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New Criterion-Poetry Prize

September 30

A prize of $3,000 and publication by Criterion Books is given annually for a poetry collection that pays close attention to form. Morri Creech, Roger Kimball, and David Yezzi will judge. Submit a manuscript of up to 60 pages with a $25 entry fee by …

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Dzanc Books-Nonfiction, Fiction, and Short Story Prizes

September 30

The Dzanc Books Nonfiction Prize--A prize of $1,500 and publication by Dzanc Books will be given annually for a book of nonfiction. Memoirs, essay collections, biographies, and works of sociocultural or historical writing are eligible. Using the online submission system, submit a manuscript of any …

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Winning Writers-Tom Howard/Margaret Reid Poetry Contest

September 30

Two prizes of $1,500 each and publication on the Winning Writers website are given annually for a poem in any style and a poem that either rhymes or is written in a traditional style. Jim DuBois and Soma Mei Sheng Frazier will judge. Submit any …

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University of Massachusetts Press-Juniper Prizes

September 30

Five prizes of $1,000 each and publication by University of Massachusetts Press are given annually for a first poetry collection, a poetry collection, a short story collection, a novella or novel, and an essay collection. The creative writing faculty at the University of Massachusetts in …

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Cave Canem Foundation-Toi Derricotte & Cornelius Eady Chapbook Prize

September 30

A prize valued at approximately $2,500 is given annually for a poetry chapbook by a Black poet. The winner will receive $500, publication by Jai-Alai Books, and a weeklong residency at the Writer's Room at the Betsy Hotel in Miami, Florida, and will give a …

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Literal Latté-Essay Award

September 30

A prize of $1,000 and publication in Literal Latté is given annually for a personal essay. Submit an essay of up to 10,000 words with a $10 entry fee ($5 for each additional essay) by September 30.

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New Issues Poetry & Prose-Green Rose Prize

September 30

A prize of $1,000, publication by New Issues Poetry & Prose, and a reading at Western Michigan University is given annually for a poetry collection. Poets who have published at least one full-length collection of poetry are eligible. Forrest Gander will judge. Submit a manuscript …

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Hackney Literary Awards

September 30

Prizes of $5,000 is given annually for an unpublished novel, or poetry/short fiction. Submit materials with a $30 entry fee by September 30.

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Ghost Story-Supernatural Fiction Award

September 30

A prize of $1,000, publication on the Ghost Story website and in the Ghost Story print anthology, 21st Century Ghost Stories, is given twice yearly for a short story with a supernatural or magic realism theme. The editors will judge. Submit a story of 1,500 to 10,000 words with a …

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University of Arkansas Press-Miller Williams Arkansas Poetry Prize

September 30

A prize of $5,000 and publication by University of Arkansas Press is given annually for a poetry collection. Billy Collins will judge. Using the online submission system, submit a manuscript of 60 to 90 pages with a $28 entry fee by September 30.

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Red Hen Press-Fiction Award

September 30

A prize of $1,000 and publication by Red Hen Press is given annually for a short story collection or a novel. Ann Hood will judge. Submit a manuscript of at least 150 pages with a $25 entry fee by September 30.

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Boulevard-Nonfiction Contest for Emerging Writers

September 30

A prize of $1,000 and publication in Boulevard will be given annually for an essay by a writer who has not published a full-length book in any genre with a nationally distributed press. The editors will judge. Using the online submission system, submit an essay of up to …

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Hidden River Arts-Tamaqua Award

September 30

A  prize of $1,000 and publication by Hidden River Press, an imprint of Hidden River Publishing, will be given annually for an essay collection. Using the online submission system, submit a manuscript of any length with a $22 entry fee by September 30.

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Mad Creek Books-Journal/Charles B. Wheeler Poetry Prize

September 30

A prize of $2,500 and publication by Mad Creek Books, the literary trade imprint of Ohio State University Press, is given annually for a poetry collection. Marcus Jackson will judge. Using the online submission system, submit a manuscript of at least 48 pages with a …

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Slippery Elm-Multimedia Narrative Contest

September 30

Send us your hypertexts, your nonlinear narratives, your videopoems, your illustrated stories! Surprise us with genres and media we hadn’t even imagined! First, second, and third place prizes will be awarded of $300, $200, and $100. Slippery Elm staff will judge. All submitted work will …

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