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


Glimmer Train Press

Short Story Award for New Writers

Deadline: October 31, 2018


Entry Fee: $18

A prize of $2,500 and publication in Glimmer Train Stories is given three times yearly for a short story by a writer whose fiction has not appeared in a print publication with a circulation of more than 5,000. Using the online submission system, submit a story of 800 to 12,000 words with an $18 entry fee between September 1 and October 31. Visit the website for complete guidelines.

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Black Warrior Review

Writing Contests

Deadline: September 1, 2018

Entry Fee: $20


Three prizes of $1,000 each and publication in Black Warrior Review are given annually for a poem, a short story, and an essay. Vanessa Angélica Villarreal will judge in poetry, Laura van den Berg will judge in fiction, and Kate Zambreno will judge in nonfiction. Using the online submission system, submit up to three poems of any length or a story or essay of up to 7,000 words with a $20 entry fee, which includes a subscription to Black Warrior Review, by September 1. All entries are considered for publication. 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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