Items Tagged With short stories

Mighty River Short Story Prize

Mighty River Short Story Prize

A prize of $1,000 and publication in Big Muddy, a literary journal published by Southeast Missouri State University Press, will be given annually for a short story. Submit a story of up to 30 pages with a $20 entry fee, which includes a copy of the prize issue, by October 1. Visit the website for complete guidelines.

Montana Award for Fiction

Montana Award for Fiction

A prize of $1,000 and publication in Whitefish Review is given annually for a short story. Rick Bass will judge. Using the online submission system, submit a story of up to 5,000 words with a $15 entry fee by October 1. All entries are considered for publication. Visit the website for complete guidelines.

Morton and McCarthy Prizes

Morton and McCarthy Prizes

Two prizes of $2,000 each and publication by Sarabande Books are given annually for collections of poetry and fiction. For the Kathryn A. Morton Prize in Poetry, submit a manuscript of at least 48 pages; Dean Young will judge. For the Mary McCarthy Prize in Short Fiction, submit a manuscript of 150 to 250 pages of stories, novellas, or a short novel; Stacy D'Erasmo will judge. The entry fee for each award is $28, and the deadline is April 30. Send an SASE or visit the website for complete guidelines.

National Writing Contest

National Writing Contest

Three prizes of $1,000 each and publication in Alligator Juniper are given annually for a poem, a short story, and an essay. Submit up to five poems or a story or essay of up to 30 pages with a $18 entry fee, which includes the 2016 issue of Alligator Juniper, by October 15. All entries are considered for publication. Visit the website for complete guidelines.

Nelligan Prize

Nelligan Prize

A prize of $2,000 and publication in Colorado Review is given annually for a short story. Gish Jen will judge. Submit a story of any length with a $15 entry fee by March 14. All entries are considered for publication. Send an SASE, e-mail, or visit the website for complete guidelines.

New Millennium Awards

New Millennium Awards

Four prizes of $1,000 each and publication in New Millennium Writings and on the journal's website are given twice yearly for a poem, a short story, a short short story, and an essay that have not appeared in a print publication with a circulation over 5,000. Submit up to three poems totaling no more than five pages, a short short story of up to 1,000 words, or a story or essay of up to 6,000 words with a $20 entry fee by July 31. All entries are considered for publication. Visit the website for complete guidelines.

Nimrod Literary Awards

Nimrod Literary Awards

Two prizes of $2,000 each and publication in Nimrod International Journal are given annually for works of poetry and short fiction. The winners also receive transportation and lodging to attend an awards ceremony and writing conference in Tulsa in October. A runner-up in each category receives $1,000 and publication in Nimrod International Journal. U.S. writers may submit 3 to 10 pages of poetry or up to 7,500 words of fiction with a $20 entry fee, which includes a subscription to Nimrod International Journal, by April 30. All entries are considered for publication. Send an SASE, call, e-mail, or visit the website for complete guidelines.

Orlando Prizes

Orlando Prizes

Four prizes of $1,000 each and publication in a participating journal are given twice yearly for a poem, a short story, a short short story, and an essay by women writers. Submit a poem of no more than 36 lines, a short story of up to 1,500 words, a short short story of up to 500 words, or an essay of up to 1,500 words with a $15 entry fee by January 31. Visit the website for complete guidelines.

Paterson Fiction Prize

Paterson Fiction Prize

A prize of $1,000 is given annually for a novel or short story collection published in the previous year. Publishers may submit two copies of a book published in 2015 by April 1. There is no entry fee. Send an SASE, call, or visit the website for the required entry form and complete guidelines.

Poetry and Fiction Awards

Poetry and Fiction Awards

Two awards of $1,250 each and publication in Cutthroat are given annually for a group of poems and a short story. Martn Espada will judge the Joy Harjo Poetry Award, and Bobbie Ann Mason will judge the Rick DeMarinis Short Fiction Award. Submit three poems of up to 100 lines each or a short story of up to 5,000 words with a $17 entry fee by October 20. Call, e-mail, or visit the website for complete guidelines.

Poetry and Fiction Contest

Poetry and Fiction Contest

Two awards of $1,000 each and publication in Third Coast are given annually for a poem and a short story. Nick Flynn will judge the Third Coast Poetry Prize, and Bonnie Jo Campbell will judge the Jaimy Gordon Prize in Fiction. Submit up to three poems or a story of up to 9,000 words with a $16 entry fee, which includes a subscription to Third Coast, by January 15. Visit the website for complete guidelines.

Poetry and Fiction Prizes

Poetry and Fiction Prizes

Two prizes of $1,000 each and publication in Madison Review are given annually for a group of three poems and a short story. The editors will judge. Submit three poems totaling no more than 15 pages for the Phyllis Smart Young Prize in Poetry or a story of up to 30 pages for the Chris O'Malley Prize in Fiction with a $10 entry fee by October 1. Visit the website for complete guidelines.

Prize in Literature

Prize in Literature

A prize of $1,000 is given annually for a poem, a short story, or an essay that addresses the theme of ecology. Alan Leslie Combs and David Vaux will judge. Using the online submission system, submit a poem of any length or up to 5,000 words of prose and a $30 entry fee by November 18. Visit the website for the required entry form and complete guidelines.

Pushcart Prizes

Pushcart Prizes

Publication in The Pushcart Prize: Best of the Small Presses is awarded annually for works of poetry, fiction, and creative nonfiction published by literary magazines or small presses during the previous year. Editors may nominate up to six poems, short stories, novel chapters, or essays published in 2015; submit one copy of each work by December 1. There is no entry fee. Send an SASE or visit the website for complete guidelines.

Raymond Carver Short Story Contest

Raymond Carver Short Story Contest

A prize of $1,500 and publication in Carve Magazine is given annually for a short story. Submit a story of up to 6,000 words with a $15 entry fee ($17 for electronic submissions) by May 15. Visit the website for complete guidelines.