Contests

 

 

“There’s no money in poetry, but then there’s no poetry in money, either.”–Robert Graves

 FEATURED CONTESTS

Chattahoochee Review

Chattahoochee Review

Lamar York Prizes

Deadline: January 31, 2014

Entry Fee:  $15

Website:  http://thechattahoocheereview.gpc.edu/prizes.htm

E-mail address:  gpccr@gpc.edu

Two prizes of $1,000 each and publication in The Chattahoochee Review are given annually for a short story and an essay. Submit a story or essay of up to 5,000 words with a $15 entry fee, which includes a subscription to The Chattahoochee Review, by January 31. All entries are considered for publication. Visit the website for complete guidelines.

Los Angeles Review

A Room of Her Own Foundation

Orlando Prizes

Deadline: January 31, 2014

Entry Fee:  $15

Website:  http://www.aroho.org

E-mail address:  tracey@aroomofherownfoundation.org

Four prizes of $1,000 each and publication in Los Angeles Review are given twice yearly for a poem, a short story, a short-short story, and an essay by women writers. Submit a poem of no more than 36 lines, a short story of up to 1,500 words, a short-short story of up to 500 words, or an essay of up to 1,500 words with a $15 entry fee by January 31. Send an SASE or visit the website for complete guidelines.

Glimmer Train

Glimmer Train Press

Short Story Award for New Writers

Deadline: February 28, 2014

Entry Fee: $15

Website: http://www.glimmertrain.com

A prize of $1,500 and publication in Glimmer Train Stories is given quarterly for a short story by a writer whose fiction has not appeared in a print publication with a circulation over 5,000. Using the online submission system, submit a story of 1,200 to 12,000 words with a $15 entry fee by February 28. Visit the website for complete guidelines.

Atlanta Review

Atlanta Review

International Poetry Competition

Deadline: March 1, 2014

Entry Fee:  $5

Website:  http://www.atlantareview.com

A prize of $1,000 and publication in Atlanta Review is given annually for a poem. Dan Veach will judge. Submit a poem of any length by mail with a $5 entry fee ($3 for each additional poem), or one to two poems via e-mail with a $10 entry fee ($5 for one or two additional poems) by March 1. All entries are considered for publication. Send an SASE or visit the website for complete guidelines.

SER

The Southeast Review

The World’s Best Short-Short Story Contest

Gearhart Poetry Contest

Deadline: March 15, 2014

Entry Fee:  $16

Website:  http://southeastreview.org/contests.html

Two prizes of $500 each and publication in The Southeast Review are given annually for a short-short story and a poem. For the WBSSSC submit up to three short-short stories per submission, accompanied by a $16 reading fee by March 15 for mailed or online submissions. Each short-short story should be no more than 500 words.  The winner and nine finalists will be published in spring/summer 2015.  For the Gearhart Poetry Contest submit up to three poems, no more than 10 pages total, accompanied by a $16 reading fee by March 15 for mailed or online submissions. Include no more than one poem per page. One winner will be chosen and awarded $500. The winning poem and nine finalists will be published in spring/summer 2015.  Visit the website for complete guidelines.

SRPR

Spoon River Poetry Review

Editors’ Prize Contest

Deadline: April 15, 2014

Entry Fee:  $20

Website:  http://www.srpr.org/contest.php

A prize of $1,000, two $100 runners-up prizes, and publication in Spoon River Poetry Review are given annually for a poem. Submit up to three unpublished poems, maximum of ten pages total by April 15. Visit the website for complete guidelines.

MARSP13

Mid-American Review

The 2014 Fineline Competition for Prose Poems, Short Shorts and Anything In Between

Deadline: June 1, 2014

Entry Fee:  $10

Website:  http://www2.bgsu.edu/studentlife/organizations/midamericanreview/fineline.html

A prize of $1,000 and publication in Mid-American Review is given annually for a previously unpublished flash fiction/prose poem.  There is a 500-word limit for each poem or short.  A $10 entry fee is required for each set of three prose poems/short-short stories.  All pieces submitted in verse form—i.e. poetry with line breaks—will be automatically disqualified, as will previously published work or pieces over 500 words.  Visit the website for complete guidelines.

The Writing Contests, Grants, & Awards Database at P&W

The  Writing  Contests,  Grants  &  Awards  database  includes  details about  the  creative   writing contests—including poetry contests,  short  story competitions, essay contests, awards for novels, and more—published in Poets & Writers Magazine during the past year.  P&W reviews  the  practices  and policies  of  each  contest  before  including it, making it one of the most trusted resources for legitimate writing contests available anywhere.

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