Category: Writing Contests

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

  • Contest :: 1 Week Left to Enter 2022 New American Fiction Prize

    2022 New American Fiction Prize

    That’s right! There’s only one week left to enter your full-length manuscripts to the 2022 New American Fiction Prize from New American Press. Manuscripts can be novels, novellas, collections of stories, etc. Weike Wang, author of Joan Is Okay (Random House 2022) is the final judge. Enter your manuscripts by June 15, 2022! See their ad in the NewPages Classifieds to learn more.

  • Where to Submit Round-up: June 3, 2022

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    Happy June! Happy summer is nearly fully here, although the weather in Michigan still can’t make up its mind. How are your submissions goals going? If you need help, then our weekly Where to Submit Round-up is here to save the day (we hope). And while I know many of us are tired of all things virtual, do stop by and check out NewPages Editor Denise Hill’s thoughts on a recent virtual workshop she took and how writers can benefit from them.

    Don’t forget that our newsletter subscribers get early access to calls for submissions and writing contests before they go live on our site, so subscribe today!

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  • Contest :: Series Editor Tom Lombardo to Judge 2023 Press 53 Award for Poetry

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    Poetry Series Editor Tom Lombardo will serve as judge of the 2023 Press 53 Award for Poetry. Winner receives $1,000, publication, and 50 author copies. Deadline to submit unpublished manuscripts is Midnight Eastern Time on July 31, 2022. See their full ad in the NewPages Classifieds to learn more.

  • Contest :: Two Months Remain to Enter 2022 Red Wheelbarrow Poetry Prize

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    July 31 is the deadline to submit up to 3 original, unpublished poems to the 2022 Red Wheelbarrow Poetry Prize. First place receives $1,000, letterpress broadside from Felicia Rice of Moving Parts Press, and publication in Red Wheelbarrow Literary Magazine. Enter today! Learn more by stopping by the NewPages Classifieds.

  • Contest :: MAYDAY Poetry Micro Chapbook Contest Early Bird Entry Ends Soon

    MAYDAY Poetry Micro Chapbook Contest

    That’s right! June 15 is the deadline to enjoy a discount to enter literary magazine MAYDAY‘s $1,000 Poetry Micro Chapbook Contest. $10 fee if you enter before June 16. After that the fee goes up to $15. Submit your 8–12-page manuscripts by July 31, 2022. Stop by the NewPages Classifieds to learn more.

  • Contest :: 15 Days Left to Enter Poet Hunt 27 from The MacGuffin

    27th Poet Hunt Contest from The MacGuffin

    That’s right! There is only 15 days remaining to enter literary magazine The MacGuffin‘s Poet Hunt 27 contest. This year’s judge is Lynne Thompson. Send up to five poems with a $15 entry fee for a chance to win $500 and publication. See their contest ad in the NewPages Classifieds to learn more!

  • Contest :: Final Month to Enter 2022 North Street Book Prize

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    There is only one month left to enter self-published books to the 8th annual North Street Book Prize from Winning Writers. Self-published books in seven categories can win up to $8,000 plus additional benefits. They are also offering free gifts from their co-sponsors to everyone who enters. Submit your own self-published title by June 30, 2022. See their ad in the NewPages Classifieds for full details.

  • 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.

    Don’t forget that our newsletter subscribers get early access to calls and contests before they go live on our site, so subscribe today!

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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.

    View the full May 2022 eLitPak newsletter.

  • 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.

    View the full May 2022 eLitPak newsletter.

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