Category: Writing Contests

Writing and book contests from literary magazines, independent publishers, university presses, creative writing programs, and more.

  • Where to Submit Round-up: May 27, 2022

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    Welcome to the final Where to Submit Round-up for May 2022! June will be upon us next week and our year will be half over with. I hope you are doing your best and keeping your submissions goals going strong. Check out the calls for submissions and writing contests featured on NewPages for a jumping off point.

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  • May 2022 eLitPak :: 2022 Marguerite McGlinn Fiction Contest, First Place: $2,500!

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    Our contest this year will be judged by author and critic, Camille Acker. We’re looking for previously unpublished fiction of up to 8,000 words. The deadline is June 15, 2022. First place is $2,500 with an invitation to an awards dinner. Second place $750. Third place $500. The winning stories will be published in the Fall print issue of Philadelphia Stories, with all entrants receiving a complimentary copy. All authors currently residing in the United States are eligible. $15 fee. We can’t wait to read your stories! Visit website.

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  • May 2022 eLitPak :: Divot Reading Work for Summer Issues

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    Divot reads on a rolling basis and is currently reading poetry for our summer issues! Please send us your best work. We would love to read up to 6 poems. Also, check out our Divot Poetry Chapbook Contest ending June 15, 2022. See our submission and contest guidelines. We can’t wait to hear from you! Visit website.

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  • May 2022 eLitPak :: 2022 Housatonic Book Awards

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    The MFA in Creative and Professional Writing at Western Connecticut State University is still accepting all books published in 2021 for the 2022 Housatonic Book Awards. Open to fiction, nonfiction, poetry, and young adult/middle grade. Winners receive $1,500 and an invitation to our summer or winter residency. See our website for past winners and submission details.

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  • May 2022 eLitPak :: Submit to the 2023 Off the Grid Poetry Prize

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    The Off the Grid Poetry Prize recognizes the work of older poets, highlighting important contemporary voices in American poetry. Each year a winner is awarded $1,000 and publication. Contest runs from May 1 – August 31, 2022. Garrett Hongo will judge. Find full guidelines here.

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  • May 2022 eLitPak :: Flying South 2022 Annual Competition Deadline May 31

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    $2,000 in prizes. Until May 31, Flying South 2022 will be accepting entries for prizes in Fiction, Nonfiction, and Poetry. Best in Category winners will be published and receive $500 each. The WSW President’s award winner will win an additional $500. All entries will be considered for publication. For full details, please visit our website.

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  • May 2022 eLitPak :: North Street Book Prize for Self-published Books

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    Winning Writers will award a grand prize of $8,000 in its eighth annual North Street competition, and $16,750 in all. The top eight winners will enjoy additional benefits from our co-sponsors BookBaby and Carolyn Howard-Johnson. Gifts for everyone who enters. Submit books published in any year and on any self-publishing platform. $70 entry fee. Enter online or by mail by June 30. Learn more at our website.

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  • May 2022 eLitPak :: Bellevue Literary Review Prizes

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    The annual BLR Prizes award outstanding writing related to themes of health, healing, illness, the mind, and the body. Winners are published in the spring issue of BLR. For each genre, first prize is $1000 and honorable mention is $250. Submit your best poetry, fiction, and nonfiction through July 1. Visit website.

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  • Where to Submit Round-up: May 20, 2022

    Happy Friday! Mother nature is still not able to make up her mind if it’s supposed to be winter, spring, or summer. If you’re sick of the weather whiplash, it’s a great excuse to stay inside a bit longer and keep your submitting and writing goals strong.

    Take a gander at the NewPages weekly round-up of where to submit your writing to. Don’t forget newsletter subscribers get first access to writing contests and calls for submissions every Monday morning, so subscribe today!

  • Contest :: 5th Annual Marystina Santiestevan First Book Prize

    Conduit Books & Ephemera has announced their 5th annual Marystina Santiestevan First Book Prize is accepting entries through July 7, 2022. This prize is open to poets writing in English who have not yet published a full-length collection and is dedicated to championing poets who dance to their own tune not to be different, but to be true. Stop by the NewPages Classifieds to learn more.

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