Tufts Poetry Awards

Don’t miss the deadline for the prestigious Tufts Poetry Awards sponsored by Claremont Graduate University. Deadline: September 15, 2010 Website: www.cgu.edu/tufts   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 University in California. The $10,000 […]

Guggenheim Fellowships

Guggenheim Fellowships average around $36,000 each. Mark your calendars for this important deadline. Deadline: September 15, 2010 Website: www.gf.org     Guggenheim Fellowships are awarded annually to poets, fiction writers, and creative nonfiction writers who are residents of the United States and Canada “on the basis of achievement and exceptional promise.” Submit a career summary, […]

New York Public Library Young Lions Fiction Award

Deadline: August 27, 2010 Web: www.nypl.org/yl E-mail address: carolyn_gan@nypl.org Entry Fee: None A prize of $10,000 is given annually to honor a novel or short story collection by a U.S. citizen who is 35 or younger. Publishers and agents may submit 10 copies of a book (or bound galleys) published in 2010, a nomination form, […]

Memphis Magazine Fiction Contest

Deadline: August 1, 2010 Web: www.memphismagazine.com Entry Fee: $10 A prize of $1,000 and publication in Memphis Magazine is given annually for a short story by a writer who lives within 150 miles of Memphis. Unpublished stories and those previously published in magazines with a circulation under 20,000 are eligible. Submit a short story of […]

Narrative Magazine Spring Story Contest

Deadline: July 31, 2010 Web: www.narrativemagazine.com Entry Fee: $20 A prize of $4,000 and publication in Narrative Magazine is given annually for a short story, a short short story, an essay, or an excerpt from a work of fiction or creative nonfiction. A second prize of $1,500 also is awarded. The editors will judge. Using the […]

Glimmer Train Press Very Short Fiction Award

Deadline: July 31, 2010 Web: www.glimmertrain.org Entry Fee: $15 A prize of $1,200 and publication in Glimmer Train Stories is given twice yearly for a short story. Submit a story of up to 3,000 words with a $15 entry fee during the month of July. Visit the website for complete guidelines.

The Story Prize

Deadline: July 15, 2010 Web: www.thestoryprize.org E-mail: info@thestoryprize.org Entry Fee: $75 A prize of $20,000 is given annually to honor a short story collection written in English and first published in the United States. Two runners-up will receive $5,000 each. Larry Dark and Julie Lindsey will select the three finalists; three independent judges will choose […]

2011 Bard Fiction Prize

Deadline: July 15, 2010 Web: www.bard.edu/bfp E-mail: bfp@bard.edu Entry Fee: None 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 […]