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University of Notre Dame-Letras Latinas/Red Hen Poetry Prize

January 15

A prize of $1,000 and publication by Red Hen Press is given biennially for a second or third poetry collection by a Latinx poet residing in the United States. Carmen Giménez Smith will judge. Submit a manuscript of 48 to 100 pages by January 15. …

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Jewish Currents-Raynes Poetry Prize

January 15

A prize of $1,000 and publication in Jewish Currents is given annually for a poem on a theme. This year's theme is "Facts, Fakes, Fictions." The winning poem will appear in Jewish Currents and in an anthology published by Blue Thread Press in Spring 2018. Esther Cohen and Jessica …

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Moment Magazine–Karma Foundation Short Fiction Contest

January 15

A prize of $1,000 and publication in Moment Magazine is given annually for a story that relates to Judaism or Jewish culture or history. The editors will judge. Using the online submission system, submit a story of up to 7,000 words with a $25 entry fee by …

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Asheville Poetry Review-William Matthews Poetry Prize

January 15

A prize of $1,000 and publication in Asheville Poetry Review is given annually for a poem. The winner is also invited to read at Malaprop's Bookstore in Asheville, North Carolina. Alfred Corn will judge. Submit up to three poems of any length with a $20 entry fee …

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Breakwater Review Fiction Contest

January 15

A prize of $1,000 and publication in Breakwater Review is given annually for a story. Joan Wickersham will judge. Submit a story of up to 5,000 words with a $10 entry fee by January 15. All entries are considered for publication.

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Literal Latté-K. Margaret Grossman Fiction Award

January 15

A prize of $1,000 and publication in Literal Latté  is given annually for a short story. Submit a story of up to 10,000 words with a $10 entry fee ($15 for two stories) by January 15, 2018. All entries are considered for publication.

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WOMR/WFMR Community Radio-Joe Gouveia Outermost Poetry Contest

January 15

A prize of $1,000 is given annually for a poem. Marge Piercy will judge. Submit up to five poems totaling no more than seven pages with a $15 entry fee by January 15, 2018.

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Masters Review Short Story Award for New Writers

January 15

A prize of $3,000 and publication in Masters Review is given twice yearly for a short story by a writer who has not published a novel. Writers who have published story collections are eligible. The winning story will also be sent to a participating literary agency. Submit …

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Wells College Press Chapbook Competition

January 15

A prize of $1,000, publication by Wells College Press, and 15 author copies will be given annually for a poetry chapbook. The winner will also receive room and board to attend a launch party at Wells College in Fall 2018. Dan Rosenberg will judge. Using …

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Permafrost Book Prize

January 15

A prize of $1,000 and publication by University of Alaska Press is given in alternating years for a book of poetry, fiction, or nonfiction. The 2018 prize will be given for a book of fiction. Using the online submission system, submit a manuscript of at …

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North Carolina Writers’ Network Rose Post Creative Nonfiction Competition

January 15

A prize of $1,000 is given annually for an essay that "is outside the realm of conventional journalism and has relevance to North Carolinians." The winning essay will also be considered for publication in Ecotone. Benjamin Rachlin will judge. Submit two copies of an essay of …

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University of Notre Dame Andrés Montoya Poetry Prize

January 15

A prize of $1,000 and publication by University of Notre Dame Press is given biennially for a debut poetry collection by a Latinx poet residing in the United States. Ada Limón will judge. Submit a manuscript of 48 to 100 pages by January 15. There …

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Fourteen Hills-Stacy Doris Memorial Poetry Award

January 15

A prize of $500 and publication in Fourteen Hills is given annually for a long poem with an inventive spirit. Chet Wiener will judge. Using the online submission system, submit a poem from 3 to 10 pages by January 15, 2018. There is no entry fee.

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BkMk Press-Ciardi/Chandra Prizes

January 15

Two prizes of $1,000 each and publication by BkMk Press are given annually for a poetry collection and a short story collection. Submit a manuscript of 50 to 110 pages of poetry or 125 to 300 pages of short fiction with a $25 entry fee …

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University of Rochester Janet Heidinger Kafka Prize

January 15

A prize of $7,500 is given annually for a book of fiction published during the previous year by a woman who is a U.S. citizen. Publishers may submit four copies of a novel or collection of short fiction published in 2017 by January 15. There …

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Third Coast Poetry and Fiction Contests

January 15

Two awards of $1,000 each and publication in Third Coast are given annually for a poem and a short story. Sarah Kay will judge the Third Coast Poetry Prize and Danielle Evans will judge the Jaimy Gordon Prize in Fiction. Using the online submission system, submit up …

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Australian Book Review Calibre Essay Prize

January 15

A prize of AUD $5,000 (approximately $3,800) and publication in Australian Book Reviewis given annually for an essay. A second-place prize of AUD $2,500 (approximately $1,900) is also given. Andrea Goldsmith, Phillipa McGuinness, and Peter Rose will judge. Using the online submission system, submit an essay …

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PRISM Jacob Zilber Prize for Short Fiction

January 15

A prize of $1,500 Canadian (approximately $1,150) and publication in PRISM is given annually for a short story. Submit a story of up to 6,000 words with a $40 entry fee, which includes a subscription to PRISM, by January 15, 2018. All entries are considered for publication.

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University of Mississippi Summer Poet-in-Residence Award

January 15

A one-month residency, which includes a $3,000 honorarium, to live and work in Oxford, Mississippi, near the University of Mississippi campus, is given annually to a poet who is working on a manuscript. The award also includes publication of a limited edition broadside, 10 author …

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University of Texas in Austin-Dobie Paisano Fellowships

January 15

Two residencies, cosponsored by the Texas Institute of Letters, at a rural retreat west of Austin are given annually to writers who are native Texans, who have lived in Texas for at least three years, or who have published significant work with a Texas subject. …

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Ellen Meloy Fund-Desert Writers Award

January 15

A prize of $5,000 is given annually to enable a creative nonfiction writer "whose work reflects the spirit and passions for the desert embodied in Ellen Meloy's writing" to spend creative time in a desert environment. Using the online submission system, submit up to 10 …

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French-American Foundation–Translation Prizes

January 15

Two prizes of $10,000 each are given annually for translations from French into English of a book of fiction and a book of nonfiction (including creative nonfiction) published during the previous year. A jury of translators and literary professionals will judge. Authors, agents, and U.S. …

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