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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.

View the full May 2022 eLitPak newsletter.

Summer Fellowship :: The Black Fire – This Time

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The Black Fire—This Time (BFTT) Virtual Summer Fellowship from Aquarius Press and Willow Books fosters the careers of poets and writers at all stages of development through independent study, readings, Q&A sessions with prominent authors and sponsored prizes. Fellows are provided exclusive access to the Black Fire — This Time Digital Collection, which contains cultural gems from the Black Arts Movement along with an extended set of hard-to-find and out-of-print works not found in the print edition.

From June to August, BFTT Summer Fellows will work remotely on the project of their choice. Projects are self-paced at any stage of development, from literature reviews to works-in-progress to full manuscripts. The fellowship is open to poets, writers, playwrights, teaching artists and healing arts practitioners addressing the myriad aspects of the Black Arts Movement (past, present and future).

Requirements: Fellows work independently but attend weekly check-ins (approx. 60 minutes), where they receive announcements, network, enjoy readings and Q&A sessions with guest speakers and schedule critique sessions. Fellows will submit a portfolio sample of work completed during the fellowship. Select projects will be eligible for sponsored prizes (TBA).

For more information visit the BFTT Submittable page. May 31, 2022 application deadline.

Call :: Oyster River Pages Seeks De-Centered & Marginalized Writers

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This is the last month to submit work to online literary magazine Oyster River Pages for their annual issue. They seek work that stretches both creative and social boundaries and particularly seek to feature artists whose voices have been historically de-centered or marginalized. They also highlight new voices in their Emerging Voices in Poetry and Fiction. Stop by the NewPages Classifieds to learn more.

Contest :: 2022 Autumn House Prizes in Poetry, Fiction, and Nonfiction

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Deadline: May 31, 2022
The 2022 Autumn House Press Prizes in Poetry, Fiction, and Nonfiction are open! Winners of each prize receive publication of their full-length manuscripts. Each winner also receives a $1,000 honorarium and a $1,500 travel/publicity grant to promote the book. The submission period closes on May 31 (Eastern Time). Please submit online, through our online submission manager. The reading fee is $30 (we will waive the submission fee for those undergoing financial hardship or living with limited means). Submission should be previously unpublished. Simultaneous submissions permitted. The judges for the 2022 prizes are Carl Phillips (poetry), Venita Blackburn (fiction), and Lia Purpura (nonfiction).

Contest :: 2nd Annual Sheila-Na-Gig Editions Poetry Chapbook Contest Now Open

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Deadline: May 31, 2022
Sheila-Na-Gig Editions announces our second annual Poetry Chapbook Contest is now officially open! Submit a 20–40-page poetry manuscript (not including front/back matter) via Submittable. $500 prize + publication awarded. Reading Fee: $20. Familiarize yourself with the works on Sheila-Na-Gig online to get a sense of our aesthetic. We publish well-crafted free verse poetry and especially seek poems with excellent imagery and a strong sense of voice. Chapbooks should also include a consistent theme. Simultaneous submissions/previously published poems accepted if rights have reverted. Manuscripts are judged on the merits of the work alone. No author names allowed! Please read/follow all of the guidelines carefully: sheilanagigblog.com/sheila-na-gig-editions-poetry-manuscript-contest/.

Contest :: Flying South 2022 Writing Contest 1 Month Reminder!

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Deadline: May 31, 2022
$2,000 in prizes. Enter by May 31! Flying South 2022, a publication of Winston Salem Writers, is accepting entries for prizes in Fiction, Nonfiction, and Poetry. Best in Category winners will be published and receive $500 each. One of the three winners will receive The WSW President’s Favorite award and win an additional $500. All entries will be considered for publication. For full details, please visit our website: www.wswriters.org/flying-south.

Contest :: 2022 Raymond Carver Short Story Contest

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Deadline: May 16, 2022
Carve Magazine’s 2022 Raymond Carver Short Story Contest is open through May 16. Accepting submissions from all over the world. Max 10,000 words. Prizes: $2,000, $500, $250, + 2 Editor’s Choice $125 each. All 5 winners will be published in the Fall 2022 issue and reviewed by lit agencies. Entry fee $17 online. Guest judge Dariel Suarez. Guidelines and instructions: www.carvezine.com/raymond-carver-contest/.

April 2022 eLitPak :: 2022 Bath Novel Award

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Deadline: May 31, 2022
Now in its ninth year, this $4,000 international prize has been instrumental in launching the careers of novelists such as The Girl With The Louding Voice author Abi Dare and new James Bond author Kim Sherwood. A $2,300 longlist prize is co-sponsored by Cornerstones Literary Consultancy and Professional Writing Academy. Open to unpublished and indie published novelists worldwide. Enter here.

View the full April 2022 eLitPak Newsletter.

April 2022 eLitPak :: 2022 Curt Johnson Prose Awards Deadline Approaching

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Deadline: May 1, 2022
december Magazine seeks submissions for our 2022 Curt Johnson Prose Awards in fiction and creative nonfiction. Prizes each genre — $1,500 & publication (winner); $500 & publication (honorable mention). All finalists will be listed in the 2022 Fall/Winter awards issue. $20 entry fee includes a copy of the awards issue. Submit 1 story or essay up to 8,000 words by May 1. Complete guidelines at our website.

View the full April 2022 eLitPak Newsletter.

April 2022 eLitPak :: Flying South 2022 Annual Competition

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$2,000 in prizes. From March 1 to 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.

View the full April 2022 eLitPak Newsletter.