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30 Below Contest

30 Below Contest

A prize of $1,500 and publication in Narrative is given annually for a poem, a short story, an essay, or an excerpt from a work of fiction or creative nonfiction by a writer under the age of 30. The editors will judge. Using the online submission system, submit up to five poems of any length or up to 15,000 words of prose with a $24 entry fee between September 9 and November 9. All entries are considered for publication. Visit the website for complete guidelines.

Aura Estrada Short Story Contest

Aura Estrada Short Story Contest

A prize of $1,500 and publication in Boston Review is given annually for a short story. Min Jin Lee will judge. Submit a story of up to 5,000 words with a $20 entry fee, which includes a six-month subscription to Boston Review, by October 3. E-mail or visit the website for complete guidelines.

Award Series

Award Series

Two prizes of $5,500 each and publication by a participating press are given annually for a poetry collection and a short story collection. In addition, two prizes of $2,500 each and publication by a participating press are given annually for a novel and a book of creative nonfiction. For the Donald Hall Prize in Poetry, submit a manuscript of at least 48 pages; Vijay Seshadri will judge, and University of Pittsburgh Press will publish the winning collection. For the Grace Paley Prize in Short Fiction, submit a manuscript of 150 to 300 pages; Amy Hempel will judge, and University of Massachusetts Press will publish the winning collection. For the AWP Prize for the Novel, submit a manuscript of at least 60,000 words; Karen Tei Yamashita will judge, and New Issues Poetry & Prose will publish the winning novel. For the AWP Prize for Creative Nonfiction, submit an essay collection or memoir of 150 to 300 pages; Michael Steinberg will judge, and University of Georgia Press will publish the winning book. The entry fee for each award is $30 ($20 for AWP members). Using the online submission system, submit manuscripts between January 1 and February 28. Send an SASE, call, or visit the website for the required entry form and complete guidelines.

Book Awards

Book Awards

Two prizes of $1,000 each are given annually for books of poetry and fiction published during the previous year. The Milt Kessler Poetry Book Award is given for a poetry collection of at least 48 pages. The John Gardner Fiction Book Award is given for a novel or a short story collection. Publishers or authors may submit two copies of books published in 2015 by March 1. There is no entry fee. Visit the website for the required entry form and complete guidelines.

Book Awards

Book Awards

Two prizes of $1,000 each and publication by Noemi Press are given annually for a poetry collection and a novel or short story collection. The editors will judge. Submit up to 70 pages of poetry or a fiction manuscript of any length with a $25 entry fee by April 30. Visit the website for complete guidelines.

Bridport Prize

Bridport Prize

Two prizes of £5,000 (approximately $7,150) each and publication in the Bridport Prize anthology are given annually for a poem and a short story. Two second-place prizes of £1,000 (approximately $1,430) each and publication are given in each category. A prize of £1,000 (approximately $1,430) and publication is also given for a work of flash fiction. Patience Agbabi will judge in poetry, Tessa Hadley will judge in fiction, and Tim Stevenson will judge in flash fiction. Submit a poem of up to 42 lines, a story of up to 5,000 words, or a piece of flash fiction of up to 250 words by May 31. The entry fee is £9 (approximately $13) for poetry, £10 (approximately $14) for fiction, and £8 (approximately $11) for flash fiction. Send an SASE or visit the website for the required entry form and complete guidelines.

Calvino Prize

Calvino Prize

A prize of $1,500 and publication in Salt Hill Journal is given annually for a work of fiction written in the fabulist experimental style of Italo Calvino. The winner will also receive airfare and lodging to read at the annual Louisville Conference on Literature and Culture Since 1900 in February 2017. Jonathan Lethem will judge. Using the online submission system, submit a short story or an excerpt from a story collection, novel, or novella of up to 25 pages with a $25 entry fee by October 14. Visit the website for complete guidelines.

Catherine Doctorow Innovative Fiction Prize

Catherine Doctorow Innovative Fiction Prize

A prize of $15,000 and publication by Fiction Collective Two, an imprint of University of Alabama Press, is given annually for a short story collection, novella, novella collection, or novel. U.S. writers who have published at least three books of fiction are eligible. Mary Caponegro will judge. Using the online submission system, submit a manuscript of any length, a brief bio, and a list of three previously published books of fiction with a $25 entry fee by November 1. Call or visit the website for complete guidelines.

Ciardi/Chandra Prizes

Ciardi/Chandra Prizes

Two prizes of $1,000 each and publication by BkMk Press are given annually for a poetry collection and a short story collection. Submit a manuscript of 50 to 110 pages of poetry or 125 to 300 pages of short fiction with a $25 entry fee by January 15, 2016. Send an SASE, call, e-mail, or visit the website for complete guidelines.

College Fiction Contest

College Fiction Contest

A prize of $3,000 and publication in Playboy is given annually for a short story. Fiction writers currently enrolled in college are eligible. Using the online submission system, submit a short story of up to 5,000 words with a $5 entry fee by February 13. Visit the website for complete guidelines.

Danahy Fiction Prize

Danahy Fiction Prize

A prize of $1,000 and publication in Tampa Review is given annually for a short story. The editors will judge. Submit a story of 500 to 5,000 words with a $20 entry fee, which includes a subscription to Tampa Review, by December 31. All entries are considered for publication. Send an SASE or visit the website for complete guidelines.

David Nathan Meyerson Fiction Prize

David Nathan Meyerson Fiction Prize

A prize of $1,000 and publication in Southwest Review is given annually for a short story by a writer who has not published a full-length book of fiction. Submit a story of up to 8,000 words with a $25 entry fee by May 1. All entries are considered for publication. Send an SASE, call, or visit the website for complete guidelines.

Devil's Kitchen Reading Awards

Devil's Kitchen Reading Awards

Three prizes of $1,000 each and an all-expenses-paid trip to give a reading at the Devil's Kitchen Fall Literary Festival at Southern Illinois University in Carbondale in October are given annually for a poetry collection, a novel or collection of short fiction, and a book of creative nonfiction published in the previous year. Authors and publishers may submit one copy of a book published in 2015 and a brief biography, including publication history, with a $20 entry fee by February 2. Send an SASE or visit the website for complete guidelines.

Doris Bakwin Award

Doris Bakwin Award

A prize of $1,000 and publication by Carolina Wren Press is given biennially for a short story collection, a novel, or a memoir by a woman. Using the online submission system, submit a manuscript of at least 50,000 words with a $20 entry fee by June 15. E-mail or visit the website for complete guidelines.

Drue Heinz Literature Prize

Drue Heinz Literature Prize

A prize of $15,000 and publication by University of Pittsburgh Press is given annually for a collection of short fiction. Writers who have published at least one previous book of fiction or a minimum of three short stories or novellas in nationally distributed magazines or literary journals are eligible. Submit a manuscript of 150 to 300 pages between May 1 and June 30. There is no entry fee. Send an SASE, e-mail, or visit the website for complete guidelines.