- Are you a poet residing in Minnesota, Iowa, North Dakota, South Dakota, Wisconsin, or Michigan?
Submit your previously unpublished book-length collection for a chance to win The Ballard Spahr Prize for Poetry.
The prize awards $10,000, publication by Milkweed Editions, and other cool things.
Deadline: February 15, 2019.
- Are you a writer with a track record of publishing creative writing in the UK or Ireland?
Don’t miss your chance to win £30,000 (!)
Submit your writing to The Sunday Times Audible Short Story Award — the world’s richest and most prestigious prize for a single short story.
Deadline: February 15, 2019.
Image: Pierre-Auguste Renoir. Fruit and Bonbonnière, c. 1915–1917. Oil on canvas, Overall: 9 7/16 x 12 5/8 in. (24 x 32 cm). BF39. Public Domain.
- Do you write short fiction?
Entries are now being accepted for the Chicago Tribune’s 2019 Algren Awards contest.
There will be one grand prize winner ($3,500) and five finalists ($750). No entry fee.
Revise your original short fiction, and submit. Deadline: January 31, 2019.
The Zócalo Public Square Poetry Prize is accepting submissions.
The prize ($500, and a published interview) will be awarded to the U.S. poet whose poem best evokes a connection to place.
‘“Place” may be interpreted by the poet as a place of historical, cultural, political, or personal importance; it may be a literal, imaginary, or metaphorical landscape.’
Deadline: February 4, 2019.
Image: James Wilson Morrice. Snow Scene, c. 1905. Oil on canvas board, Overall: 9 x 12 in. (22.9 x 30.5 cm). BF2053. Public Domain.
- How does a publishing deal with a writer’s advance of £15,000 sound to you?
Have you written an adventure novel exceeding 50K words? You may be the next winner of the Wilbur Smith Adventure Writing Prize.
What’s particularly good about this opportunity is that self-published novels are eligible for the Best Unpublished Manuscript Prize.
Is your manuscript too long? Janice Hardy shares advice on how to give your manuscript a necessary trimming.
Submissions are open. Read the guidelines, revise your work, and submit.
Image: Georges Seurat. Two Sailboats at Grandcamp (Deux voiliers Ã Grandcamp), c. 1885. Oil on panel, Overall: 6 1/4 x 9 13/16 in. (15.8 x 25 cm). BF1153. Public Domain.
- Do you feel like poeming about teaching?
Go ahead. Write about K–12 teaching, and/or teachers, and submit your unpublished poem for a chance to win The $1,000 (!) On Teaching Poem Prize. No entry fee. Deadline: January 1st, 2019. Restrictions apply, read the guidelines carefully. Good luck!
- Do you publish your poetry on Instagram?
Summer 2019 issue of Rattle will be dedicated to Instagram Poets. Submit your poems for a chance to be discovered, and promoted by the notable poetry magazine. You can also nominate poems written by other poets. Deadline: January 15th, 2019.
- Have you put together your submission to Measure Review?
Guided by the editorial vision of Ashley Anna McHugh, Measure Review, an online magazine of formal poetry, will advance the legacy of Measure. Submissions will open in January, 2019. Get your unpublished sonnets, haiku, etc. ready.
Image: Paul Gauguin. Mr. Loulou (Louis Le Ray), 1890. Oil on canvas, Overall: 21 3/4 x 18 1/4 in. (55.2 x 46.4 cm). BF589. Public Domain.
The 2016 Mary Ballard Poetry Chapbook Prize is open for entries.
No entry fee. Deadline June 30th.
Some restrictions. Read the rules carefully.
My two cents: be careful about posting your work to personal blogs if you’re planning to submit it later on. Oftentimes it’ll be considered published, and you won’t be eligible. For instance, one of the rules for Mary Ballard’s Prize reads, “No more than 10% of the poetry should have been posted to the poet’s own blog or web site previously.”
The deadline for 2015 Rattle Poetry Prize is July 15th.
Do not miss your chance to win $10,000 for a single poem.
The $20 entry fee is a one-year print subscription to Rattle.