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51 Writing Contests You Can Submit to Now (June - September 2022)

51 Writing Contests You Can Submit to Now (June - September 2022)

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51 Writing Contests You Can Submit to Now (June - September 2022)

by Writing Workshops Staff

2 months ago


51 Writing Contests You Can Submit to Now (June - September 2022)

Find 51 excellent writing contests below with deadlines between June 2022 and September 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):

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Omnidawn Publishing

Cash Prize: $1,000
Entry Fee: $18
Application Deadline: 6/30/22
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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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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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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Ghost Story

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

A prize of $1,000 and publication on the Ghost Story website and in the 21st Century Ghost Stories anthology is given twice yearly for a work of flash fiction with a...

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The Story Prize

Cash Prize: $20,000
Entry Fee: $75
Application Deadline: 7/15/22
Genre: Fiction

A prize of $20,000 is given annually for a short story collection written in English and published in the United States in the current year. Two runners-up receive $5,000 each...

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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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Comstock Review

Cash Prize: $1,000
Entry Fee: $28
Application Deadline: 7/15/22
Genre: Poetry

A prize of $1,000 and publication in Comstock Review is given annually for a single poem. Ellen Bass will judge. Submit up to five poems of no more than 40 lines each...

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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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Narrative

Cash Prize: $1,500
Entry Fee: $25
Application Deadline: 7/15/22
Genre: Poetry

A prize of $1,500 and publication in Narrative is given annually for a poem or group of poems. The poetry editors will judge. Using only the online submission system,...

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The Word Works

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

A prize of $1,000, publication by the Word Works, and 30 author copies is given annually for a poetry collection by a poet who has published at least two full-length books of...

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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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Santa Fe Writers Project

Cash Prize: $1,500
Entry Fee: $30
Application Deadline: 7/18/22

A prize of $1,500 and publication by the Santa Fe Writers Project is given biennially for a book of fiction or creative nonfiction. Deesha Philyaw will judge. Using only the...

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Sixfold

Cash Prize: $1,000
Entry Fee: $5
Application Deadline: 7/24/22
Genre: Poetry, Fiction

Two prizes of $1,000 each and publication in Sixfold are given quarterly for a group of poems and a short story. Using only the online submission system, submit up to...

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Hidden River Arts

Cash Prize: $1,000
Entry Fee: $20
Application Deadline: 7/30/22
Genre: Fiction

A prize of $1,000 and publication by Hidden River Press is given annually for a story collection. Using only the online submission system, submit a manuscript of approximately...

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Dogfish Head Craft Brewed Ales

Cash Prize: $500
Entry Fee: $0
Application Deadline: 7/31/22
Genre: Poetry

A prize of $500, publication by Broadkill River Press, 10 author copies, and two cases of Dogfish Head craft beer are given annually for a poetry collection written by a poet...

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Munster Literature Centre

Cash Prize: $2,178
Entry Fee: $21
Application Deadline: 7/31/22
Genre: Fiction

A prize of €2,000 (approximately $2,178) and publication in Southword is given annually for a short story. The winner also receives a weeklong residency at the Anam Cara...

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Press 53

Cash Prize: $1,000
Entry Fee: $30
Application Deadline: 7/31/22
Genre: Poetry

A prize of $1,000, publication by Press 53, and 50 author copies is given annually for a poetry collection. Tom Lombardo will judge. Submit a manuscript of 50 to 120 pages with...

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New Millennium Writings

Cash Prize: $1,000
Entry Fee: $20
Application Deadline: 7/31/22

Four prizes of $1,000 each and publication in New Millennium Writings and on the journal’s website are given twice yearly for a poem, a short story, a short short...

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Prairie Heritage, Inc.

Cash Prize: $1,000
Entry Fee: $0
Application Deadline: 7/31/22

A prize of $1,000 is given annually for a published book of poetry, fiction, or nonfiction that “illuminates the heritage of North America’s mid-continental prairies.” Authors...

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Red Wheelbarrow

Cash Prize: $1,000
Entry Fee: $15
Application Deadline: 7/31/22
Genre: Poetry

A prize of $1,000 and publication in Red Wheelbarrow is given annually for a single poem. The winner will also receive 20 copies of a letterpress broadside of the...

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Staunch Book Prize

Cash Prize: $1,303
Entry Fee: $26
Application Deadline: 7/31/22
Genre: Fiction

A prize of £1,000 (approximately $1,303) will be given for a thriller novel in which “no woman is beaten, stalked, sexually exploited, raped, or murdered.” Books published or...

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Howling Bird Press

Cash Prize: $2,500
Entry Fee: $25
Application Deadline: 7/31/22

A prize of $2,500 and publication by Howling Bird Press is given in alternating years for a book of poetry, fiction, or creative nonfiction. The 2023 prize will be awarded in...

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Narrative

Cash Prize: $2,500
Entry Fee: $27
Application Deadline: 7/31/22

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 work of fiction or creative...

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Connecticut Poetry Society

Cash Prize: $1,000
Entry Fee: $15
Application Deadline: 7/31/22
Genre: Poetry

A prize of $1,000 and publication in Connecticut River Review will be given annually for an innovative poem. Richard Deming will judge. Using only the online submission...

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Sewanee Review

Cash Prize: $1,000
Entry Fee: $30
Application Deadline: 7/31/22

Three prizes of $1,000 each and publication in Sewanee Review are given annually for a group of poems, a short story, and an essay. Richie Hofmann will judge in poetry,...

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Radar Poetry

Cash Prize: $1,000
Entry Fee: $20
Application Deadline: 8/1/22
Genre: Poetry

A prize of $1,000 and publication in Radar Poetry is given annually for a group of poems by a poet who identifies as a woman. Dorianne Laux will judge. Using only the...

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Delaware Division of the Arts

Cash Prize: $6,000
Entry Fee: $0
Application Deadline: 8/1/22

Three Established Professional Fellowships of $6,000 each and three Emerging Artist Fellowships of $3,000 each are given annually to poets, fiction writers, and creative...

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Granum Foundation

Cash Prize: $5,000
Entry Fee: $0
Application Deadline: 8/2/22

A prize of $5,000 will be given annually to a poet, fiction writer, or creative nonfiction writer to support the completion of a manuscript-in-progress. Up to three finalists...

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Literary Arts

Cash Prize: $3,500
Entry Fee: $0
Application Deadline: 8/5/22

Fellowships of $3,500 each are given annually to Oregon writers to initiate, develop, or complete literary projects in poetry, fiction, and creative nonfiction. These include...

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Aspen Words

Cash Prize: $35,000
Entry Fee: $60
Application Deadline: 8/5/22
Genre: Fiction

A prize of $35,000 is given annually for a book of fiction published in the current year that “illuminates a vital contemporary issue and demonstrates the transformative power...

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Gival Press

Cash Prize: $1,000
Entry Fee: $25
Application Deadline: 8/8/22
Genre: Fiction

A prize of $1,000 and publication on the Gival Press website is given annually for a short story. Submit a story of 5,000 to 15,000 words with a $25 entry fee by August 8....

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TulipTree Publishing

Cash Prize: $1,000
Entry Fee: $20
Application Deadline: 8/9/22

A prize of $1,000 is given annually for a poem, a short story, or an essay that “tells a story that needs to be told.” The winner will also receive a two-year subscription to...

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Grayson Books

Cash Prize: $1,000
Entry Fee: $26
Application Deadline: 8/15/22
Genre: Poetry

A prize of $1,000 and publication by Grayson Books is given annually for a poetry collection. John Sibley Williams will judge. Using only the online submission system, submit a...

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Omnidawn Publishing

Cash Prize: $3,000
Entry Fee: $27
Application Deadline: 8/15/22
Genre: Poetry

A prize of $3,000, publication by Omnidawn Publishing, and 100 author copies is given annually for a poetry collection. Shane McCrae will judge. Submit a manuscript of 40 to...

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Futurepoem

Cash Prize: $1,000
Entry Fee: $28
Application Deadline: 8/15/22

A prize of $1,000, publication by Futurepoem, and 25 author copies is given annually for a book of innovative poetry, fiction, nonfiction, or hybrid-genre work “that challenges...

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Indiana Review

Cash Prize: $1,000
Entry Fee: $20
Application Deadline: 8/15/22

A prize of $1,000 and publication in Indiana Review is given annually for a poem or a work of flash fiction or creative nonfiction. Submit up to three poems, stories,...

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Kallisto Gaia Press

Cash Prize: $1,500
Entry Fee: $20
Application Deadline: 8/20/22
Genre: Poetry, Fiction

Two prizes of $1,500 each and publication in Ocotillo Review are given annually for a poem and a short story. Zoë Fay-Stindt will judge the Julia Darling Memorial...

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Masters Review

Cash Prize: $3,000
Entry Fee: $20
Application Deadline: 8/28/22
Genre: Fiction

A prize of $3,000 and publication in Masters Review is given twice yearly for a short story by an emerging writer. Writers who have not published a book are eligible, as...

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Munster Literature Centre

Cash Prize: $1,089
Entry Fee: $0
Application Deadline: 8/31/22
Genre: Poetry

A prize of €1,000 (approximately $1,089) and publication by the Munster Literature Centre is given annually for a poetry chapbook. The winner will also receive accommodations...

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Talking Gourds

Cash Prize: $1,000
Entry Fee: $10
Application Deadline: 8/31/22
Genre: Poetry

A prize of $1,000 is given annually for a single poem. The winner will also be featured in a Bardic Trails online reading in 2023 and will receive a $100 honorarium for...

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Utica College

Cash Prize: $2,000
Entry Fee: $0
Application Deadline: 8/31/22
Genre: Poetry

A prize of $2,000 is given annually for a poetry collection published in the previous year by a resident of upstate New York. The winner will also give a reading and teach a...

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Aesthetica

Cash Prize: $3,256
Entry Fee: $16
Application Deadline: 8/31/22
Genre: Poetry, Fiction

Two prizes of £2,500 (approximately $3,256) each and publication in Aesthetica Creative Writing Annual are given annually for a poem and a short story. In addition, the...

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University of New Orleans Press

Cash Prize: $10,000
Entry Fee: $28
Application Deadline: 8/31/22
Genre: Fiction

A prize of $10,000 and publication by University of New Orleans Press is given annually for a short story collection or novel. Using only the online submission system, submit a...

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Gulf Coast

Cash Prize: $1,000
Entry Fee: $26
Application Deadline: 8/31/22
Genre: Poetry

A prize of $1,000 and publication in Gulf Coast is given in alternating years for a group of poems or a prose excerpt translated from any language into English. The 2022...

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Gulf Coast

Cash Prize: $1,000
Entry Fee: $26
Application Deadline: 8/31/22

A prize of $1,000 and publication in Gulf Coast is given annually for a short work of prose. Submit a prose poem, a work of flash fiction, or a micro essay of up to 500...

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Gemini Magazine

Cash Prize: $1,000
Entry Fee: $7
Application Deadline: 8/31/22
Genre: Fiction

A prize of $1,000 and publication in Gemini Magazine is given annually for a short short story. The editors will judge. Submit a story of up to 1,000 words with a $7...

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Black Lawrence Press

Cash Prize: $1,000
Entry Fee: $27
Application Deadline: 8/31/22

A prize of $1,000 and publication by Black Lawrence Press is given annually for a debut collection of poems, short stories, or essays. The editors will judge. Using only the...

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Grid Books

Cash Prize: $1,000
Entry Fee: $25
Application Deadline: 8/31/22
Genre: Poetry

A prize of $1,000 and publication by Grid Books is given annually for a poetry collection by a writer over the age of 60. Garrett Hongo will judge. Using only the online...

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American-Scandinavian Foundation

Cash Prize: $2,500
Entry Fee: $0
Application Deadline: 9/1/22

A prize of $2,500 and publication of an excerpt in Scandinavian Review is given annually for an English translation of a work of poetry, fiction, or creative...

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Academy for Teachers

Cash Prize: $1,000
Entry Fee: $0
Application Deadline: 9/1/22
Genre: Fiction

A prize of $1,000 and publication in A Public Space will be given annually for a work of flash fiction about teachers and school, in which the protagonist or narrator is...

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Academy of American Poets

Cash Prize: $5,000
Entry Fee: $35
Application Deadline: 9/1/22
Genre: Poetry

A prize of $5,000, publication by Graywolf Press, and a six-week residency at the Civitella Ranieri Center in Umbria, Italy, is given annually for a poetry collection by a poet...

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Dogwood

Cash Prize: $1,000
Entry Fee: $12
Application Deadline: 9/5/22

Three prizes of $1,000 each and publication in Dogwood are given annually for a poem, a short story, and an essay. Submit up to three poems totaling no more than 10...

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Finishing Line Press

Cash Prize: $1,500
Entry Fee: $20
Application Deadline: 9/15/22
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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The Moth

Cash Prize: $1,089
Entry Fee: $15
Application Deadline: 9/15/22

A prize of €1,000 (approximately $1,089) and publication in the Moth is given annually for a poem, story, or essay that features “an exploration of the writer’s...

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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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