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34 Writing Contests You Can Submit to Now (June - July 2022)

34 Writing Contests You Can Submit to Now (June - July 2022)

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34 Writing Contests You Can Submit to Now (June - July 2022)

by Writing Workshops Staff

4 months ago


34 Writing Contests You Can Submit to Now (June - July 2022)

Find 34 excellent writing contests below with deadlines between June 2022 and July 2022. Polish your manuscript and submit it to one of these great writing contests (and, if you're looking for a class in fiction, poetry, nonfiction, or screenwriting, we've got you covered):

Writer’s Digest

Cash Prize: $5,000
Entry Fee: $20
Application Deadline: 6/6/22

A prize of $5,000, an interview in Writers Digest, and an all-expenses-paid trip to the Writer's Digest Annual Conference held in New York City during...

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Western Connecticut State University

Cash Prize: $1,000
Entry Fee: $25
Application Deadline: 6/13/22

Three prizes of $1,000 each are given annually for books of poetry, fiction, and nonfiction published in the previous year. The winners also receive $500 in travel expenses to...

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Omnidawn Publishing

Cash Prize: $1,000
Entry Fee: $18
Application Deadline: 6/13/22
Genre: Poetry

A prize of $1,000, publication by Omnidawn Publishing, and 100 author copies is given annually for a poetry chapbook. Ruth Ellen Kocher will judge. Submit a manuscript of 20 to...

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Towson University

Cash Prize: $1,000
Entry Fee: $0
Application Deadline: 6/15/22

A prize of $1,000 is given annually for a book of poetry, fiction, or creative nonfiction by a current resident of Maryland who has lived in the state for at least three years...

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42 Miles Press

Cash Prize: $1,000
Entry Fee: $25
Application Deadline: 6/15/22
Genre: Poetry

A prize of $1,000, publication by 42 Miles Press, and 50 author copies is given annually for a poetry collection. Current and former students of Indiana University in South...

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University of Akron Press

Cash Prize: $1,500
Entry Fee: $25
Application Deadline: 6/15/22
Genre: Poetry

A prize of $1,500 and publication by University of Akron Press is given annually for a poetry collection. Adrian Matejka will judge. Using only the online submission system,...

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Bitter Oleander Press

Cash Prize: $1,500
Entry Fee: $28
Application Deadline: 6/15/22
Genre: Poetry

A prize of $1,500 and publication by Bitter Oleander Press is given annually for a poetry collection. Submit a manuscript of 48 to 80 pages with a $28 entry fee between May 1...

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Bard College

Cash Prize: $30,000
Entry Fee: $0
Application Deadline: 6/15/22
Genre: Fiction

A prize of $30,000 and a one-semester appointment as writer-in-residence at Bard College is given annually to a U.S. fiction writer under the age of 40. The recipient must give...

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New American Press

Cash Prize: $1,500
Entry Fee: $25
Application Deadline: 6/15/22
Genre: Fiction

A prize of $1,500, publication by New American Press, and 25 author copies is given annually for a book of fiction. Weike Wang will judge. Using only the online submission...

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Pulitzer Prizes

Cash Prize: $15,000
Entry Fee: $75
Application Deadline: 6/15/22

Five prizes of $15,000 each are given annually for books of poetry, fiction, general nonfiction, U.S. history, and biography or autobiography (including memoir) first published...

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Maine Arts Commission

Cash Prize: $5,000
Entry Fee: $0
Application Deadline: 6/16/22

A fellowship of up to $5,000 is given annually to a poet, a fiction writer, a creative nonfiction writer, or a writer working in a genre beyond these categories who has lived...

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Willow Springs Books

Cash Prize: $2,000
Entry Fee: $28
Application Deadline: 6/24/22
Genre: Fiction

A prize of $2,000 and publication by Willow Springs Books is given annually for a short story collection. Using only the online submission system, submit a manuscript of three...

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Great Lakes Colleges Association

Cash Prize: $500
Entry Fee: $0
Application Deadline: 6/25/22

Three prizes are given annually for first books by a poet, a fiction writer, and a creative nonfiction writer. The winners each receive an all-expenses-paid trip to several of...

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Lascaux Review

Cash Prize: $1,000
Entry Fee: $15
Application Deadline: 6/30/22
Genre: Fiction

A prize of $1,000 and publication in Lascaux Review online and in print is given annually for a work of flash fiction. Previously published stories are eligible. Using...

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Los Angeles Review

Cash Prize: $1,000
Entry Fee: $20
Application Deadline: 6/30/22

Four prizes of $1,000 each and publication in Los Angeles Review are given annually for a poem, a short story, a short short story, and an essay. Joshua Rivkin will...

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Barrow Street Press

Cash Prize: $1,500
Entry Fee: $25
Application Deadline: 6/30/22
Genre: Poetry

A prize of $1,500 and publication by Barrow Street Press is given annually for a poetry collection. Tina Chang will judge. Submit a manuscript of 50 to 80 pages with a $25...

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Finishing Line Press

Cash Prize: $1,500
Entry Fee: $15
Application Deadline: 6/30/22
Genre: Poetry

A prize of $1,500 and publication by Finishing Line Press is given annually for a poetry chapbook by a writer who identifies as a woman and has not yet published a full-length...

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Bauhan Publishing

Cash Prize: $1,000
Entry Fee: $30
Application Deadline: 6/30/22
Genre: Poetry

A prize of $1,000, publication by Bauhan Publishing, and 50 author copies is given annually for a poetry collection. Rebecca Kaiser Gibson will judge. Using only the online...

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Griffin Trust for Excellence in Poetry

Cash Prize: $51,123
Entry Fee: $0
Application Deadline: 6/30/22
Genre: Poetry

Two prizes of $65,000 Canadian (approximately $51,123) each are given annually for poetry collections by a Canadian poet or translator and by an international poet or...

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University of North Texas Press

Cash Prize: $1,000
Entry Fee: $25
Application Deadline: 6/30/22
Genre: Fiction

A prize of $1,000 and publication by University of North Texas Press is given annually for a collection of short fiction. Using only the online submission system, submit a...

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The Moth

Cash Prize: $3,423
Entry Fee: $17
Application Deadline: 6/30/22
Genre: Fiction

A prize of €3,000 (approximately $3,423) is given annually for a short story. A prize of a weeklong retreat at Circle of Misse in Missé, France, with a €250 (approximately $285...

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Twyckenham Notes

Cash Prize: $1,000
Entry Fee: $20
Application Deadline: 6/30/22
Genre: Poetry

A prize of $1,000 and publication in Twyckenham Notes is given annually for a poem or group of poems. The editors will judge. Using only the online submission...

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University of Pittsburgh Press

Cash Prize: $15,000
Entry Fee: $0
Application Deadline: 6/30/22
Genre: Fiction

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...

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Hidden River Arts

Cash Prize: $1,000
Entry Fee: $17
Application Deadline: 6/30/22
Genre: Fiction

A prize of $1,000 is given annually for a short story or a novel excerpt. Using only the online submission system, submit up to 25 pages of fiction (and a synopsis if...

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Poetry London

Cash Prize: $6,762
Entry Fee: $11
Application Deadline: 6/30/22
Genre: Poetry

A first-place prize of £5,000 (approximately $6,762), a second-place prize of £2,000 (approximately $2,705), and a third-place prize of £1,000 (approximately $1,353) will be...

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Winning Writers

Cash Prize: $8,000
Entry Fee: $70
Application Deadline: 6/30/22

A grand prize of $8,000 and seven additional prizes of $1,000 each are given annually for self-published books of poetry, fiction, genre fiction, creative nonfiction, children’...

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Cider Press Review

Cash Prize: $1,000
Entry Fee: $26
Application Deadline: 6/30/22
Genre: Poetry

A prize of $1,000, publication by Cider Press Review, and 25 author copies is given annually for a poetry collection. The editors will judge. Submit a manuscript of 48...

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Claremont Graduate University

Cash Prize: $100,000
Entry Fee: $0
Application Deadline: 7/1/22
Genre: Poetry

The $100,000 Kingsley Tufts Poetry Award is given annually to honor a book of poetry by a midcareer U.S. poet. The winner will spend one week in residence at Claremont Graduate...

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Nuclear Age Peace Foundation

Cash Prize: $1,000
Entry Fee: $15
Application Deadline: 7/1/22
Genre: Poetry

A prize of $1,000 and publication on the Nuclear Age Peace Foundation website is given annually for a single poem that explores “positive visions of peace and the human spirit...

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Conduit Books & Ephemera

Cash Prize: $1,500
Entry Fee: $25
Application Deadline: 7/5/22
Genre: Poetry

A prize of $1,500, publication by Conduit Books & Ephemera, and 30 author copies is given annually for a debut poetry collection. Bob Hicok will judge. Submit a manuscript...

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Rattle

Cash Prize: $15,000
Entry Fee: $25
Application Deadline: 7/15/22
Genre: Poetry

A prize of $15,000 and publication in Rattle is given annually for a single poem. A Reader’s Choice Award of $5,000 is also given to one of ten finalists. Submit up to...

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Cincinnati Review

Cash Prize: $1,000
Entry Fee: $20
Application Deadline: 7/15/22

Three prizes of $1,000 each and publication in Cincinnati Review are given annually for a poem, a short story, and an essay. Rebecca Lindenberg will judge in poetry,...

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Bellevue Literary Review

Cash Prize: $1,000
Entry Fee: $20
Application Deadline: 7/15/22

Three prizes of $1,000 each and publication in Bellevue Literary Review are given annually for a poem, a short story, and an essay about health, healing, illness, the...

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Regal House Publishing

Cash Prize: $1,000
Entry Fee: $25
Application Deadline: 7/15/22
Genre: Fiction

A prize of $1,000 and publication by Regal House Publishing is given annually for a novel. The editors will judge. Submit a manuscript of 100 to 350 pages with a $25 entry fee...

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Fordham University at Lincoln Center 

Cash Prize: $1,000
Entry Fee: $28
Application Deadline: 10/15/22
Genre: Poetry

Two prizes of $1,000 each and publication by Fordham University Press are given annually for poetry collections. The winners also receive a publicity consultation and headline...

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