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Essay Contest

Essay Contest

A prize of $1,000 and publication in Creative Nonfiction is given quarterly for an essay. The theme for the Winter 2017 issue is "Joy." The editors will judge. Submit an essay of up to 4,000 words with a $20 entry fee ($25 to receive a subscription to Creative Nonfiction) by May 16. There is no entry fee for subscribers. All entries are considered for publication. Visit the website for complete guidelines.

Literary Awards

Literary Awards

Three prizes of $1,000 each and publication in Bellingham Review are given annually for works of poetry, fiction, and creative nonfiction. The 49th Parallel Award for Poetry is given for a poem or group of poems; Daniel Tobin will judge. The Tobias Wolff Award for Fiction is given for a short story; Sybil Baker will judge. The Annie Dillard Award for Creative Nonfiction is given for an essay; Joy Castro will judge. Using the online submission system, submit up to three poems of any length or a story or essay of up to 6,000 words with a $20 entry fee ($10 for each additional entry), which includes a copy of the prize issue, by March 15. All entries are considered for publication. Visit the website for complete guidelines.

Literary Prizes

Literary Prizes

Three prizes of $2,000 each and publication in Crab Orchard Review are given annually for a poem, a short story, and an essay. Using the online submission system, submit a poem of up to five pages, a short story of up to 6,000 words, or an essay of up to 6,500 words with a $15 entry fee, which includes a copy of the prize issue, by April 21. Send an SASE or visit the website for complete guidelines.

Writing Contests

Writing Contests

Three prizes of $1,500 each and publication in Gulf Coast are given annually for a poem, a short story, and an essay. Rick Barot will judge in poetry, Ayana Mathis will judge in fiction, and David Shields will judge in creative nonfiction. Submit up to five poems totaling no more than 10 pages or a story or essay of up to 25 pages with a $23 entry fee, which includes a subscription to Gulf Coast, by April 9. All entries are considered for publication. Visit the website for complete guidelines.

Writing Contest

Writing Contest

Two prizes of $1,000 each and publication in New South are given annually for a poem and a story or essay. Anya Silver will judge in poetry; Matthew Salesses will judge in prose. Using the online submission system, submit up to three poems or up to 9,000 words of prose with a $15 entry fee, which includes a subscription to New South, by April 15. All entries are considered for publication. E-mail or visit the website for complete guidelines.

Literary Awards

Literary Awards

Three prizes of $1,000 each and publication in the Pinch are given annually for a poem, a short story, and an essay. Alex Lemon will judge in poetry, Leslie Pietrzyk will judge in fiction, and Nicole Hardy will judge in nonfiction. Submit up to three poems of any length or a short story or essay of up to 5,000 words with a $20 entry fee ($10 for each additional entry) by March 15. All entries are considered for publication. 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.

Fellowship Competition

Fellowship Competition

Three prizes of $1,000 each and publication in Quarterly West are given annually for a group of poems, a short story or a novel excerpt, and an essay. The winners also receive tuition to attend the Writers at Work Conference in Alta, Utah, in June. Writers who have not published a book in the genre in which they are applying are eligible. Tarfia Faizullah will judge in poetry, Peter Ho Davies will judge in fiction, and Kerry Howley will judge in nonfiction. Using the online submission system, submit up to six poems totaling no more than 10 pages or up to 5,000 words of prose with a $25 entry fee by January 31. Visit the website for complete guidelines.

Lamar York Prizes

Lamar York Prizes

Two prizes of $1,000 each and publication in Chattahoochee Review are given annually for a short story and an essay. Tayari Jones will judge in fiction; Dinty W. Moore will judge in nonfiction. Using the online submission system, submit a story or essay of up to 5,000 words with a $15 entry fee, which includes a subscription to Chattahoochee Review, by January 31. All entries are considered for publication. Visit the website for complete guidelines.

Steinberg Essay Prize

Steinberg Essay Prize

A prize of $1,000 and publication in Fourth Genre is given annually for an essay. Current and former students of Michigan State University are ineligible. Ned Stuckey-French will judge. Using the online submission system, submit an essay of up to 6,000 words with a $22 entry fee by March 15. All entries are considered for publication. Visit the website for complete guidelines.