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Autumn House Press Rising Writer Contest

January 31

A prize of $1,000 and publication by Autumn House Press will be given annually for a debut poetry collection by a writer age 33 or younger. Richard Siken will judge. Submit a manuscript of 50 to 70 pages with a $25 entry fee by January …

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Little Tokyo Historical Society-Short Story Contest

January 31

A prize of $500 and publication in Rafu Shimpo and on the Discover Nikkei website is given annually for a short story that takes place in the Little Tokyo district of Los Angeles. Submit a story of up to 2,500 words by January 31. There is no …

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Money for Women/Barbara Deming Memorial Fund Individual Artist Grants for Women

January 31

Grants of $1,500 each are given annually to feminist poets, fiction writers, and nonfiction writers who are citizens of the United States or Canada. The current round of grants will be awarded to fiction writers and mixed-genre artists who work with text and graphic or …

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Red Hen Press-Benjamin Saltman Poetry Award

January 31

A prize of $3,000, publication by Red Hen Press, and a four-week residency at PLAYA in Summer Lake, Oregon, is given annually for a poetry collection. Richard Blanco will judge. Using the online submission system, submit a manuscript of 48 to 96 pages with a …

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Caine Prize for African Writing

January 31

A prize of £10,000 (approximately $13,210) is given annually for a previously published short story by an African writer. Shortlisted candidates will receive £500 (approximately $661). Writers who were born in Africa, who are African residents, or who have a parent who is African by …

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Balcones Center for Creative Writing-Poetry and Fiction Prizes

January 31

Two prizes of $1,500 each are given annually for a poetry collection and a book of fiction published during the previous year. Authors and publishers may submit three copies of a book published in 2017 (poetry collections must be at least 42 pages) by January …

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Ohioana Library Association-Walter Rumsey Marvin Grant

January 31

A prize of $1,000 is given annually to an Ohio fiction writer or creative nonfiction writer age 30 or under who has not published a book. Writers born in Ohio or who have lived in Ohio for a minimum of five years are eligible. Submit …

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Winter Anthology-Writing Contest

January 31

A prize of $1,000 and publication in Winter Anthology is given annually for a group of poems, a story, or an essay. Using the online submission system, submit up to 10 pages of poetry or up to 25 pages of prose with a $10 entry fee by …

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Fish Publishing-Short Memoir Prize

January 31

A prize of €1,000 (approximately $1,180) and publication in the Fish Publishing anthology is given annually for a short memoir. Marti Leimbach will judge. Submit a memoir of up to 4,000 words with a €16 (approximately $19) entry fee by January 31.

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Main Street Rag-Poetry Book Award

January 31

A prize of $1,200, publication by Main Street Rag, and 50 author copies is given annually for a poetry collection. The editors and previous winners will judge. Submit a manuscript of 48 to 84 pages with a $25 entry fee ($27 for electronic submissions) by January …

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Chattahoochee Review-Lamar York Prizes

January 31

Two prizes of $1,000 each and publication in Chattahoochee Review are given annually for a short story and an essay. Using the online submission system, submit a story or essay of up to 6,000 words with an $18 entry fee, which includes a subscription to Chattahoochee Review, by …

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Writers at Work Writing Competition

January 31 - May 30

Three prizes of publication in Quarterly West are given annually for a group of poems, a short story or novel excerpt, and an essay or memoir excerpt. The winners also choose to receive either $1,000 or tuition to attend the Writers at Work Conference in Alta, Utah, …

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Black Lawrence Press-Big Moose Prize

January 31

A prize of $1,000, publication by Black Lawrence Press, and 10 author copies is given annually for a novel. The editors will judge. Using the online submission system, submit a manuscript of 90 to 1,000 pages with a $25 entry fee by January 31. All …

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Iowa Review Awards

January 31

Three prizes of $1,500 each and publication in Iowa Review are given annually for works of poetry, fiction, and creative nonfiction. Elizabeth Willis will judge in poetry, Alexander Chee will judge in fiction, and Kiese Laymon will judge in creative nonfiction. Using the online submission system, submit …

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New Millennium Writings-New Millennium Awards

January 31

Four prizes of $1,000 each and publication in New Millennium Writings are given twice yearly for a poem, a short story, a work of flash fiction, and a work of creative nonfiction. Previously unpublished works or works that have appeared in a journal with a circulation of …

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Crazyhorse Literary Prizes

January 31

Three prizes of $2,000 each and publication in Crazyhorse are given annually for a poem, a short story, and an essay. Vijay Seshadri will judge in poetry, Kelly Link will judge in fiction, and Jo Ann Beard will judge in nonfiction. Using the online submission system, submit …

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Nicholas Schaffner Award for Music in Literature

January 31

A prize of $1,000 and publication by Schaffner Press is given annually for a poetry collection, a novel, a short story collection, an essay collection, or a memoir that "deals in some way with the subject of music and its influence." Submit a poetry collection …

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Lascaux Review-Lascaux Prize in Collected Poetry

January 31

A prize of $1,000 will be given annually for a poetry collection published during the previous two years. Self-published works are eligible. Submit a book published in 2016 or 2017 with a $20 entry fee by January 31.

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