Seven Hills and Penumbra Writing Contests Accepting Submissions

The Seven Hills Literary and Penumbra Poetry and Haiku contests are now accepting online manuscript submissions. Aug. 30 is the upload deadline. The contests, sponsored by the Tallahassee Writers Association, are in their 19th and 27th years, respectively, and are open to all. Short stories, creative nonfiction, flash fiction, and children’s picture books (text only) […]

The North Carolina Writers’ Network and the Doris Betts Fiction Prize

The North Carolina Writers’ Network is accepting submissions for its annual Doris Betts Fiction Prize, administered by the North Carolina Literary Review. The Doris Betts Fiction Prize awards $250 and publication in the NCLR to the author of the winning short story, up to 6,000 words. The contest is open to any writer who is […]

Rose Post Creative Nonfiction Competition, The North Carolina Writers’ Network

The North Carolina Writers’ Network is now accepting submissions for its annual Rose Post Creative Nonfiction Competition, administered by the creative writing program at the University of North Carolina Wilmington. And for the first time ever, this contest is accepting electronic submissions. The final judge is award-winning author, arts journalist, and creative writing instructor Shawna […]

Tallahassee Writers Association Seven Hills and Penumbra Contests

       The Tallahassee Writers Association is accepting submissions for its 2011 Seven Hills contest: up to 2,500 word short stories, creative nonfiction, or children’s picture books; and 500 word flash fiction. Fee: $17 nonmembers, $12 TWA members with paid dues. $100 first place winners; $75 second; and $50 third; honorable mention, plus publication in […]

Fab Fiction Awards: Applications Due July 15

F. Scott Fitzgerald Literary Conference Short Story Contest Deadline: July 15, 2011 Entry Fee: $25     A prize of $1,000, publication in Potomac Review, and an invitation to speak at the F. Scott Fitzgerald Literary Conference will be given annually for a short story. Richard Peabody will judge. Residents of Maryland, Virginia, and Washington, D.C. are eligible. […]

Bard Fiction Prize Deadline July 15

Bard College Bard Fiction Prize Deadline: July 15, 2011        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 at least one public lecture and meet informally with students, but is not expected […]

Country Roads Magazine Short Story Contest

Country Roads magazine’s tenth annual Regional Writings issue will be published in June 2011, featuring the winners of their annual Short Story Contest and Readers’ Choice Award. Writers of Louisiana and Mississippi are now invited to submit works of fiction or haiku for a chance at publication. Submission deadline is Tuesday, March 15. A panel […]

University of Louisville Italo Calvino Prize

  University of Louisville Italo Calvino Prize in Fabulist Fiction A prize of $1,500, publication in Salt Hill Journal, and an all-expenses-paid trip to read at the University of Louisville’s annual Louisville Conference on Literature and Culture is given annually for a work of fabulist fiction written in the vein of Italo Calvino. Submit up […]