F. Scott Fitzgerald
Short Story Contest
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. Submit a story of less than 3,000 words with a $25 entry fee by July 15. For more information, call Lisa Friedman(301) 309-9461 or visit: www.montgomerycollege.edu/potomacreview/fscott
A prize of $1,000 is given annually to honor a book of nonfiction (including creative nonfiction) by a writer living outside New England who has published at least one previous book. The winning author will also receive an all-expenses-paid trip to Boston to teach a craft class at the Muse and the Marketplace Conference.
Submit a nonfiction book (or galleys) published in 2011 or 2012, a curriculum vitae, and a proposal for the craft class with a $10 entry fee by July 15. For more information, Call Christopher Castellani (617.695.0075), e-mail email@example.com, or visit www.grubstreet.org.
The Story Prize
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 the winner. Publishers, authors, or agents may submit five copies of a book published between January 1 and June 30, two copies of the entry form, and a $75 entry fee by July 15. The deadline for books published during the second half of the year is November 15. For more information, visit: www.thestoryprize.org or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Writer’s Center
McLaughlin-Esstman-Stearns First Novel Prize
A prize of $500 will be given annually to honor a first novel by a U.S. author published during the previous year. Commercially published, small-press published, and self-published novels are eligible. Submit three copies of a novel published in 2010 by July 15. There is no entry fee. For more information, visit: www.writer.org or e-mail email@example.com.