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Fifty Writing Contests to Enter Right Now!

Fifty Writing Contests to Enter Right Now!

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Fifty Writing Contests to Enter Right Now!

by Writing Workshops Staff

2 weeks ago


Fifty Writing Contests to Enter Right Now!

Here is a list of 50 writing contests to enter right now! Get your Fall 2021 submissions read and out into the world:

University of Iowa Press

Cash Prize:
Entry Fee: $0
Application Deadline: 9/30/21
Genre: Fiction

Two awards of publication by University of Iowa Press are given annually for first collections of short fiction. Submit a manuscript of at least 150 pages by September 30....

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University of Arkansas Press

Cash Prize: $5,000
Entry Fee: $28
Application Deadline: 9/30/21
Genre: Poetry

A prize of $5,000 and publication by University of Arkansas Press is given annually for a poetry collection. Patricia Smith will judge. Using only the online submission system...

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Dzanc Books

Cash Prize: $5,000
Entry Fee: $25
Application Deadline: 9/30/21
Genre: Fiction

A prize of $5,000 and publication by Dzanc Books is given annually for a novel. Nina Shope, David Tromblay, and Anne Valente will judge. Using only the online submission system...

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Ghost Story

Cash Prize: $1,500
Entry Fee: $20
Application Deadline: 9/30/21
Genre: Fiction

A prize of $1,500, publication on the Ghost Story website and in the Ghost Story print anthology, 21st Century Ghost Stories, is given twice yearly for a short...

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Dzanc Books

Cash Prize: $2,500
Entry Fee: $25
Application Deadline: 9/30/21
Genre: Fiction

A prize of $2,500 and publication by Dzanc Books is given annually for a story collection. The editors will judge. Using only the online submission system, submit a manuscript...

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Winning Writers

Cash Prize: $3,000
Entry Fee: $15
Application Deadline: 9/30/21
Genre: Poetry

Two prizes of $3,000 each and publication on the Winning Writers website are given annually for a poem in any style and a poem that either rhymes or is written in a traditional...

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Dzanc Books

Cash Prize: $1,500
Entry Fee: $25
Application Deadline: 9/30/21

A prize of $1,500 and publication by Dzanc Books is given for a nonfiction book. Using only the online submission system, submit a memoir, essay collection, biography, history...

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Boulevard

Cash Prize: $1,000
Entry Fee: $16
Application Deadline: 9/30/21

A prize of $1,000 and publication in Boulevard is given annually for an essay by a writer who has not published a full-length book in any genre with a nationally...

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Red Hen Press

Cash Prize: $1,000
Entry Fee: $25
Application Deadline: 9/30/21
Genre: Fiction

A prize of $1,000 and publication by Red Hen Press is given biennially for a short story collection or a novel. Aimee Liu will judge. Using only the online submission system,...

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University of Massachusetts Press

Cash Prize: $1,000
Entry Fee: $30
Application Deadline: 9/30/21

Five prizes of $1,000 each and publication by University of Massachusetts Press are given annually for a first poetry collection, a poetry collection by an author who has...

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California State University in Fresno

Cash Prize: $2,000
Entry Fee: $22
Application Deadline: 9/30/21
Genre: Poetry

A prize of $2,000 and publication by Anhinga Press is given annually for a poetry collection. Carmen Giménez Smith will judge. Submit a manuscript of 48 to 80 pages with a $22...

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Carlow University

Cash Prize: $2,000
Entry Fee: $20
Application Deadline: 9/30/21
Genre: Poetry

A prize valued at $2,000 is given annually to a woman poet over 40 who has not published a book in any genre. The winner receives $1,000, publication in Voices From the...

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Zoetrope: All-Story

Cash Prize: $1,000
Entry Fee: $30
Application Deadline: 10/1/21
Genre: Fiction

A prize of $1,000 and publication on the Zoetrope: All-Story website is given annually for a short story. The winner and finalists are considered for representation by...

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Missouri Review

Cash Prize: $5,000
Entry Fee: $25
Application Deadline: 10/1/21

Three prizes of $5,000 each and publication in Missouri Review are given annually for a group of poems, a short story, and an essay. Submit up to 10 pages of poetry or...

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African Poetry Book Fund

Cash Prize: $1,000
Entry Fee: $0
Application Deadline: 10/1/21
Genre: Poetry

A prize of $1,000 is given annually for a book of poetry by an African poet published in the previous year. Writers who were born in Africa, who are a national or a resident of...

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Amy Lowell Poetry Traveling Scholarship

Cash Prize: $62,500
Entry Fee: $0
Application Deadline: 10/15/21
Genre: Poetry

An award of approximately $62,500 is given annually to a U.S. poet for a year of travel and study outside of North America. Submit two copies of up to 40 pages of poetry or a...

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Copper Nickel

Cash Prize: $2,000
Entry Fee: $25
Application Deadline: 10/15/21
Genre: Poetry

A prize of $2,000 and publication by Milkweed Editions is given annually for a first or second poetry collection. Dana Levin will judge. Using only the online submission system...

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Lorian Hemingway Short Story Competition

Cash Prize: $1,500
Entry Fee: $15
Application Deadline: 10/15/21
Genre: Fiction

A prize of $1,500 and publication on the competition website is given annually for a short story by a writer whose fiction has not appeared in a nationally distributed...

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Silverfish Review Press

Cash Prize: $1,000
Entry Fee: $25
Application Deadline: 10/15/21
Genre: Poetry

A prize of $1,000, publication by Silverfish Review Press, and 25 author copies is given annually for a first poetry collection. Submit a manuscript of at least 48 pages with a...

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San Diego Poetry Annual

Cash Prize: $1,000
Entry Fee: $15
Application Deadline: 10/15/21
Genre: Poetry

A prize of $1,000 and publication in San Diego Poetry Annual is given annually for a single poem. The winner will also receive an invitation to read at an award ceremony...

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University of Louisville

Cash Prize: $2,000
Entry Fee: $25
Application Deadline: 10/15/21
Genre: Fiction

A prize of $2,000 and publication in Miracle Monocle is given annually for a work of fiction written in the fabulist experimental style of Italo Calvino. The winner will...

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Pulitzer Prizes

Cash Prize: $15,000
Entry Fee: $75
Application Deadline: 10/15/21

Five prizes of $15,000 each are given annually to U.S. writers to honor books of poetry, fiction, general nonfiction, U. S. history, and biography or autobiography (including...

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Alice James Books

Cash Prize: $2,000
Entry Fee: $30
Application Deadline: 10/15/21
Genre: Poetry

A prize of $2,000 and publication by Alice James Books is given annually for a poetry collection by a poet residing in the United States. Submit a manuscript of 45 to 100 pages...

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TulipTree Publishing

Cash Prize: $1,000
Entry Fee: $20
Application Deadline: 10/17/21

A prize of $1,000 and publication in TulipTree Review is given annually for a poem, story, or essay. The theme for this fall’s contest is “disruption.” Submit a poem of...

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Omnidawn Publishing

Cash Prize: $1,000
Entry Fee: $18
Application Deadline: 10/18/21
Genre: Fiction

A prize of $1,000, publication by Omnidawn Publishing, and 100 author copies is given annually for a work of fabulist fiction. Theodora Ziolkowski will judge. Submit a...

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Sixfold

Cash Prize: $1,000
Entry Fee: $5
Application Deadline: 10/24/21
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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F(r)iction

Cash Prize: $1,000
Entry Fee: $15
Application Deadline: 10/29/21
Genre: Fiction

A prize of $1,000 is given twice a year for a short story. Using only the online submission system, submit a story of 1,001 to 7,500 words with a $15 entry fee by October 29....

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Red Hen Press

Cash Prize: $1,000
Entry Fee: $10
Application Deadline: 10/30/21

A prize of $1,000 and publication by Red Hen Press is given annually for a short story collection or a novel by a queer writer. Kazim Ali will judge. Using only the online...

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Hidden River Arts

Cash Prize: $1,000
Entry Fee: $20
Application Deadline: 10/31/21

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

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Cloudbank Books

Cash Prize: $1,000
Entry Fee: $25
Application Deadline: 10/31/21

A prize of $1,000 and publication by Cloudbank Books is given annually for a collection of poetry, flash fiction, or a combination of the two. Submit a manuscript of 60 to 90...

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Finishing Line Press

Cash Prize: $1,500
Entry Fee: $15
Application Deadline: 10/31/21
Genre: Poetry

A prize of $1,500 and publication by Finishing Line Press is given annually for a poetry chapbook. Submit a manuscript of 16 to 36 pages with a $15 entry fee by October 31. All...

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Tupelo Press

Cash Prize: $1,000
Entry Fee: $25
Application Deadline: 10/31/21
Genre: Poetry

A prize of $1,000, publication by Tupelo Press, and 25 author copies is given annually for a poetry chapbook. Submit a manuscript of 20 to 36 pages with a $25 entry fee by...

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American Poetry Review

Cash Prize: $3,000
Entry Fee: $25
Application Deadline: 10/31/21
Genre: Poetry

A prize of $3,000 and publication by American Poetry Review is given annually for a first poetry collection. The winning book will be distributed by Copper Canyon Press...

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River Teeth

Cash Prize: $1,000
Entry Fee: $27
Application Deadline: 10/31/21

A prize of $1,000 and publication by University of New Mexico Press is given annually for a book of creative nonfiction. Rigoberto González will judge. Using only the online...

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Tucson Festival of Books

Cash Prize: $1,000
Entry Fee: $20
Application Deadline: 10/31/21

Three prizes of $1,000 each are given annually for works of poetry, fiction, and creative nonfiction. The winners will also receive scholarships to attend a workshop on the...

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Red Hen Press

Cash Prize: $3,000
Entry Fee: $25
Application Deadline: 10/31/21
Genre: Poetry

A prize of $3,000 and publication by Red Hen Press is given annually for a poetry collection. Major Jackson will judge. Using only the online submission system, submit a...

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PEN/Faulkner Foundation

Cash Prize: $15,000
Entry Fee: $0
Application Deadline: 10/31/21
Genre: Fiction

A prize of $15,000 is given annually for a book of fiction published during the current year. Four finalists will each receive $5,000. The winner and finalists will also be...

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Rotary Club of Stratford

Cash Prize: $500
Entry Fee: $0
Application Deadline: 10/31/21
Genre: Fiction

A prize of $500 will be given annually for a short story. Using only the online submission system, submit a story of up to 2,500 words by October 31. There is no entry fee....

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University of North Texas Press

Cash Prize: $1,000
Entry Fee: $25
Application Deadline: 10/31/21
Genre: Poetry

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

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Poetry Society of the United Kingdom

Cash Prize: $7,075
Entry Fee: $10
Application Deadline: 10/31/21
Genre: Poetry

A prize of £5,000 (approximately $7,075) and publication on the Poetry Society of the United Kingdom website is given annually for a single poem. A second-place prize of £2,000...

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Conduit Books & Ephemera

Cash Prize: $1,500
Entry Fee: $25
Application Deadline: 10/31/21
Genre: Poetry

A prize of $1,500, publication by Conduit Books & Ephemera, and 30 author copies is given annually for a book of poetry. The editors will judge. Submit a manuscript of 48...

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Saturnalia Books

Cash Prize: $2,000
Entry Fee: $0
Application Deadline: 10/31/21
Genre: Poetry

A prize of $2,000 and publication by Saturnalia Books will be given annually for a translation of a poetry collection. Translators who identify as female (including those who...

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Elixir Press

Cash Prize: $2,000
Entry Fee: $30
Application Deadline: 10/31/21
Genre: Poetry

A prize of $2,000 and publication by Elixir Press is given annually for a poetry collection. Esther Lee will judge. Submit a manuscript of at least 48 pages with a $30 entry...

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Persea Books

Cash Prize: $1,000
Entry Fee: $30
Application Deadline: 10/31/21
Genre: Poetry

A prize of $1,000 and publication by Persea Books is given annually for a first poetry collection by a writer who identifies as a woman and who is currently living in the...

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Fiction Collective Two

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

A prize of $1,500 and publication by Fiction Collective Two is given annually for a novel, short story collection, novella, or novella collection. U.S. writers who have not...

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Brick Road Poetry Press

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

A prize of $1,000, publication by Brick Road Poetry Press, and 25 author copies is given annually for a poetry collection. Keith Badowski and Olivia Ivings will judge. Using...

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Fiction Collective Two

Cash Prize: $15,000
Entry Fee: $25
Application Deadline: 11/1/21
Genre: Fiction

A prize of $15,000 and publication by Fiction Collective Two, an imprint of University of Alabama Press, is given annually for a novel, short story collection, novella, or...

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Briar Cliff Review

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

Three prizes of $1,000 ach 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...

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Malahat Review

Cash Prize: $1,650
Entry Fee: $33
Application Deadline: 11/1/21

Three prizes of CAD $2,000 (approximately $1,650) each and publication in Malahat Review are given annually for a poem, a short story, and an essay. Using only the...

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Academy of American Poets

Cash Prize: $5,000
Entry Fee: $35
Application Deadline: 11/1/21
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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