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Contest Winners :: Cleaver’s 2022 Flash Contest

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Cleaver online literary magazine has announced the winners of their 2022 Flash Contest. Winners, honorable mentions, and finalists will be published in Cleaver Issue No. 40, their 10th-anniversary issue.

Judge: Meg Pokrass

First Place: Sabrina Hicks
“When We Knew How to Get Lost”

Second Place: Janet Burroway
“The Tale of Molly Grimm”

Third Place: Dawn Miller
“The Egg”

HONORABLE MENTION
Laura Tanenbaum
Fannie H. Gray
Andrea Marcusa
Lisa Lanser-Rose
Andrew Stancek
Luke Tennis
Emily Hoover
James LaRowe
Paul Enea
Kris Willcox
Christina Simon

FINALISTS
Theo Greenblatt
Meredith McCarroll
Amanda Hadlock
Madeleine Barowsky
K Moore
Ron Tobey
Sarah Freligh
Nicholas Claro
Joe Artz
Lyn Chamberlin

October 2022 eLitPak :: Submit Your Work: Pangyrus Fiction Contest

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Deadline: December 10, 2022
Pangyrus announces its first Fiction Contest. Calling all writers of short stories! The contest is an open theme and the judge is novelist Jennifer Haigh. Cash prizes and publication for the top three winners! Please see Pangyrus‘s Fiction Contest 2022 Submittable page or view flyer for more details.

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October 2022 eLitPak :: Fifteenth Annual Tartt First Fiction Award

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Deadline: December 31, 2022
The Tartt First Fiction Award from Livingston Press at the University of West Alabama is given annually to a collection of short stories written in English by an American citizen. Writers cannot have already published or be under contract to publish a fiction collection. Winner will receive $1000, plus standard royalty contract, which includes 60 copies of the book. Visit the Livingston Press website or view flyer to learn more.

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Ocober 2022 eLitPak :: Now Open for Entries: The 17th Annual National Indie Excellence Awards

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Deadline: March 31, 2023
The 17th annual National Indie Excellence® Awards (NIEA) are open to all English language printed books available for sale, including small presses, mid-sized independent publishers, university presses, and self-published authors. NIEA is proud to be a champion of self-publishing and independent presses. Monetary awards, sponsorships, and entry rules are described in detail on our website.

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October 2022 eLitPak :: Last Call! The 32nd Annual Missouri Review Jeffrey E. Smith Editors’ Prize

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Deadline: October 15
Last call for entries for the 32nd annual Jeffrey E. Smith Editors’ Prize from the Missouri Review. Winners receive $5000, publication, and promotion. Fiction or nonfiction entries up to 8,500 words, or up to 10 pages of poems. Enter online or by mail. All entries considered for publication. Regular entry fee: $25. All-Access entry fee: $30. Guidelines and further info here.

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Where to Submit Round-up: October 14, 2022

Happy Friday! The leaves in Michigan are venturing towards their peak colors while the temperatures keep dropping and the long-awaited rain finally shows up in time for the harvest. Time to air out your sweaters, grab a warm drink, and get to writing and editing, isn’t it? Our Where to Submit Round-up covers new and ongoing submission opportunities to help you out.

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Where to Submit Round-up: October 6, 2022

Happy October! Leaves are turning color and the weather is making up its mind that it does want to be more like fall. The dog days of summer are now long gone. With cooler weather, it’s a perfect time to work hard on writing, editing, and submitting. Our weekly Where to Submit Round-up is here to help you out.

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