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Writing Contests to Enter by December 15th

Writing Contests to Enter by December 15th

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Writing Contests to Enter by December 15th

by Writing Workshops Staff

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Writing Contests to Enter by December 15th

Looking for writing contests to enter between now and December 15th, 2021? Poets & Writers has you covered. Their Grants & Awards database currently lists writing contests with deadlines between now and the end of the year. Below are a few contests of note you should check out.

And, if you need help getting your work out into the world, join Chloe Caldwell's Carving Out Space In The Literary World 1-Day Zoom Seminar, December 5th, 2021 .

Or sign up for How to Manage Your Career & Sell What You Write 1-Day Zoom Workshop, November 7th, 2021 with Ying Compestine.

Yale University Press             

Cash Prize:
Entry Fee: $25
Application Deadline: 11/15/21
Genre: Poetry

An award of publication by Yale University Press is given annually for a poetry collection by a poet who has not published a full-length book of poetry. Carl Phillips will...

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Nightboat Books

Cash Prize: $1,000
Entry Fee: $28
Application Deadline: 11/15/21
Genre: Poetry

Up to three prizes of $1,000 each and publication by Nightboat Books are given annually for poetry collections. The editors will judge. Using only the online submission system...

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Writer's Digest

Cash Prize: $3,000
Entry Fee: $25
Application Deadline: 11/15/21
Genre: Poetry, Fiction

A prize of $3,000 and travel and lodging expenses for a trip to the Writer’s Digest Annual Conference in New York City is given annually for a short short story. A second-place...

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Brooklyn Film & Arts Festival

Cash Prize: $500
Entry Fee: $0
Application Deadline: 11/15/21

A prize of $500 and publication on the Brooklyn Film & Arts Festival website is given annually for a work of nonfiction that is set in Brooklyn, New York, and renders the...

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Washington Writers’ Publishing House

Cash Prize: $1,500
Entry Fee: $25
Application Deadline: 11/15/21
Genre: Poetry, Fiction

Two prizes of $1,500 each, publication by Washington Writers’ Publishing House, and 50 author copies are given annually for a poetry collection and a short story collection or...

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Perugia Press

Cash Prize: $1,000
Entry Fee: $30
Application Deadline: 11/15/21
Genre: Poetry

A prize of $1,000 and publication by Perugia Press is given annually for a first or second poetry collection by a writer who identifies as a woman. Submit a manuscript of 45 to...

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Pushcart Press

Cash Prize: $1,000
Entry Fee: $0
Application Deadline: 11/15/21

A prize of $1,000 is given occasionally for a fiction or nonfiction manuscript that has been rejected by a commercial publisher. The award recognizes “worthy manuscripts that...

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The Story Prize

Cash Prize: $20,000
Entry Fee: $75
Application Deadline: 11/15/21
Genre: Fiction

A prize of $20,000 is given annually for a short story collection written in English and first published in the United States in the previous year. Two runners-up will receive...

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Narrative

Cash Prize: $1,500
Entry Fee: $26
Application Deadline: 11/19/21

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 longer work of fiction or creative...

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BOA Editions

Cash Prize: $1,000
Entry Fee: $25
Application Deadline: 11/30/21
Genre: Poetry

A prize of $1,000 and publication by BOA Editions is given annually for a first book of poetry by a U.S. resident. Stephanie Burt will judge. Submit a manuscript of 48 to 100...

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Munster Literature Center

Cash Prize: $2,344
Entry Fee: $8
Application Deadline: 11/30/21
Genre: Poetry

A prize of €2,000 (approximately $2,344) and publication in Southword is given annually for a single poem. Submit a poem of up to 40 lines with a €7 (approximately $8)...

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White Pine Press

Cash Prize: $1,000
Entry Fee: $20
Application Deadline: 11/30/21
Genre: Poetry

A prize of $1,000 and publication by White Pine Press is given annually for a poetry collection by a U.S. citizen. Submit a manuscript of 60 to 80 pages with a $20 entry fee by...

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Fish Publishing

Cash Prize: $3,517
Entry Fee: $26
Application Deadline: 11/30/21
Genre: Fiction

A prize of €3,000 (approximately $3,517) and publication in the annual Fish Publishing anthology is given annually for a short story. The winner will also be invited to attend...

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Green Linden Press

Cash Prize: $1,000
Entry Fee: $25
Application Deadline: 11/30/21
Genre: Poetry

A prize of $1,000 and publication by Green Linden Press will be given annually for a book of poetry “that challenges expectations of genre, form, or mode” and that “questions...

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Autumn House Press

Cash Prize: $1,000
Entry Fee: $25
Application Deadline: 11/30/21
Genre: Poetry

A prize of $1,000 and publication by Autumn House Press is given biennially for a debut poetry collection. The winner will also receive a $500 grant for travel and book...

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Narrative

Cash Prize: $2,500
Entry Fee: $27
Application Deadline: 11/30/21

A prize of $2,500 and publication in Narrative is given annually for a short story, a short short story, an essay, a short graphic narrative, or an excerpt from a...

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University of North Texas

Cash Prize: $10,000
Entry Fee: $0
Application Deadline: 11/30/21
Genre: Poetry

A prize of $10,000 is given annually for a poetry collection published in the previous year by a mid-career poet. U.S. poets who have previously published at least two poetry...

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Pushcart Press

Cash Prize:
Entry Fee: $0
Application Deadline: 12/1/21

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...

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Slipstream Press

Cash Prize: $1,000
Entry Fee: $20
Application Deadline: 12/1/21
Genre: Poetry

A prize of $1,000, publication by Slipstream Press, and 50 author copies is given annually for a poetry chapbook. The editors will judge. Submit a manuscript of up to 40 pages...

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Meadowlark Books

Cash Prize: $1,000
Entry Fee: $25
Application Deadline: 12/1/21
Genre: Poetry

A prize of $1,000, publication by Meadowlark Books, and 50 author copies is given annually for a poetry book. Using only the online submission system, submit a manuscript of at...

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Poetry International

Cash Prize: $1,000
Entry Fee: $15
Application Deadline: 12/1/21
Genre: Poetry

A prize of $1,000 and publication in Poetry International is given annually for a single poem. The editors will judge. Using only the online submission system, submit...

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African Poetry Book Fund

Cash Prize: $1,000
Entry Fee: $0
Application Deadline: 12/1/21
Genre: Poetry

A prize of $1,000 and publication by University of Nebraska Press in conjunction with Amalion Press is given annually for a debut poetry collection by an African poet. Writers...

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Five Points

Cash Prize: $1,000
Entry Fee: $25
Application Deadline: 12/1/21
Genre: Poetry

A prize of $1,000 and publication in Five Points is given annually for a group of poems. The editors will judge. Using only the online submission system, submit up to...

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Ohio University Press

Cash Prize: $1,000
Entry Fee: $30
Application Deadline: 12/1/21
Genre: Poetry

A prize of $1,000 and publication by Ohio University Press is given annually for a poetry collection. Submit a manuscript of 60 to 95 pages with a $30 entry fee by December 1....

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Langum Foundation

Cash Prize: $1,000
Entry Fee: $0
Application Deadline: 12/1/21
Genre: Fiction

A prize of $1,000 is given annually for a book of historical fiction published during the previous year. Publishers or authors may submit two copies of a book (or galleys)...

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