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Essay Contest

Essay Contest

A prize of $1,000 and publication in DIAGRAM is given annually for an essay. Hybrid elements and unique textual, formal, or visual elements are encouraged, but not required. Ander Monson and Nicole Walker will judge. Submit an essay of up to 10,000 words with a $17 entry fee by November 30. E-mail or visit the website for complete guidelines.

Fall Story Contest

Fall Story Contest

A prize of $2,500 and publication in Narrative is given annually for a short story, a short short story, an essay, or an excerpt from a longer work of prose. A second-place prize of $1,000 and publication in Narrative is also awarded. The editors will judge. Using the online submission system, submit up to 15,000 words of prose with a $22 entry fee by November 30. All entries are considered for publication. Visit the website for 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. Submit one copy of each work by December 1. There is no entry fee. Send an SASE or visit the website for complete guidelines.

Writing Contests

Writing Contests

Three prizes of $1,000 each and publication in Briar Cliff Review are given annually for a poem, a short story, and an essay. The editors will judge. Submit three poems or up to 5,000 words of prose with a $20 entry fee, which includes a copy of the prize issue, by November 1. Call, e-mail, or visit the website for complete guidelines.

Essay Contest

Essay Contest

A prize of $1,000 and publication in Creative Nonfiction is given annually for an essay on a theme. This year's theme is "Waiting." The editors will judge. Submit an essay of up to 4,000 words with a $20 entry fee ($25 to receive a yearlong subscription) by September 22. All entries are considered for publication. Visit the website for complete guidelines.

Essay Award

Essay Award

A prize of $1,000 and publication in Literal Latté is given annually for a personal essay. Submit an essay of up to 8,000 words with a $10 entry fee ($5 for each additional essay) by September 30. Call, e-mail, or visit the website for complete guidelines.

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 or 15,000 words of prose with a $22 entry fee between September 16 and November 15. All entries are considered for publication. Visit the website for complete guidelines.

Life Lessons Essay Contest

Life Lessons Essay Contest

A prize of $3,000 and publication in Real Simple is given annually for an essay on a theme by a U.S. writer. A second-place prize of $750 and a third-place prize of $500 are also given. This year's theme is, "Have you ever had a eureka moment?" Submit an essay of up to 1,500 words by September 18. There is no entry fee. Visit the website for complete guidelines.

Gabrielle Rico Creative Nonfiction Challenge

Gabrielle Rico Creative Nonfiction Challenge

A prize of $1,333 and publication in Reed Magazine is given annually for an essay. Using the online submission system, submit an essay of up to 5,000 words with a $15 entry fee, which includes a copy of the prize issue, by November 1. 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 Los Angeles Review are given twice yearly for a poem, a short story, a short short story, and an essay by a woman writer. Submit a poem of no more than 36 lines, a short short story of up to 500 words, a story of up to 1,500 words, or an essay of up to 1,500 words with a $15 entry fee by July 31. Call, e-mail, or visit the website for complete guidelines.