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2022 Press 53 Award for Poetry Winner

Congratulations to the winner and finalists of the Press 53 Award for Poetry.

Winner
The Italian Professor’s Wife by Ann Pedone

Finalists
We Are Children by Bill Ayres
Watts UpRise by Ron Dowell
The Bones Beneath by Sheila Smith McKoy
Splendor of Ignition by Robert Miltner
Passaic by Paula Neves
The Past Tense of Green by Alison Prine
The Ice Beneath the Earth by Brian Ascalon Roley

Tom Lombardo served as the only reader and judge for this contest, and Pedone’s manuscript was chosen from more than 380 entries. The Italian Professor’s Wife will be published by Press 53 in April 2022.

Contest :: 2022 Press 53 Award for Short Fiction Open to Entries

Deadline: December 31, 2021
Don’t forget the Press 53 Award for Short Fiction is currently open to submissions! First Prize $1,000, publication, and 50 copies (ten hardcover and 40 softcover) awarded to an unpublished collection of short stories. Press 53 Short Fiction Editor, Claire V. Foxx, will judge. Enter online through Submittable. Deadline: midnight, December 31, Eastern Time. Winner and finalists announced before May 1, 2022. Reading fee: $30. Complete information, plus a list of past winners at www.press53.com/award-for-short-fiction. Questions should be directed to Kevin Morgan Watson, Publisher and Editor in Chief at kevin@press53.com or 336-770-5353.

Contest :: 2022 Press 53 Award for Short Fiction Judged by Claire V. Foxx

Deadline: December 31, 2021
Press 53 Award for Short Fiction: First Prize $1,000, publication, and 50 copies (ten hardcover and 40 softcover) awarded to an unpublished collection of short stories. Press 53 Short Fiction Editor, Claire V. Foxx, will judge. Enter online through Submittable. Deadline: midnight, December 31, Eastern Time. Winner and finalists announced before May 1, 2022. Reading fee: $30. Complete information, plus a list of past winners at www.press53.com/award-for-short-fiction. Questions should be directed to Kevin Morgan Watson, Publisher and Editor in Chief at kevin@press53.com or 336-770-5353

Contest :: 2022 Press 53 Award for Short Fiction

Deadline: December 31, 2021
Press 53 Award for Short Fiction: First Prize $1,000, publication, and 50 copies (ten hardcover and 40 softcover) awarded to an unpublished collection of short stories. Press 53 Short Fiction Editor, Claire V. Foxx, will judge. Enter online through Submittable. Deadline: midnight, December 31, Eastern Time. Winner and finalists announced before May 1, 2022. Reading fee: $30. Complete information, plus a list of past winners at www.press53.com/award-for-short-fiction. Questions should be directed to Kevin Morgan Watson, Publisher and Editor in Chief at kevin@press53.com or 336-770-5353

Contest :: 2021 Prime Number Magazine Flash Fiction Prize

Prime Number Flash Fiction Prize 2021 bannerDeadline: August 31, 2021
2021 Prime Number Magazine Flash Fiction Prize is open to writers around the world who write in English. Any subject, no more than 751 words. Prizes are US $251 First Prize, $151 Second Prize, and $53 Third Prize. Winners announced by September 15 and winning stories will appear in the October contest issue of Prime Number Magazine. The editors of Press 53 and Prime Number Magazine will judge in a blind read (no name on manuscript). Reading fee US $11. Deadline August 31. Entries accepted only through Submittable. Complete details at www.Press53.com/flash-fiction-contest.

Contest :: Deadline to Enter the 2022 Press 53 Award for Poetry is July 31

Press 53 Award for Poetry$1,000 and 50 copies awarded to an outstanding, unpublished collection of poems of approximately 60 to 120 pages. Open to poets 18 years of age and older who live in the US or one of its territories. Tom Lombardo, Press 53 Poetry Series Editor, will serve as judge. Press 53 will publish the winning manuscript as a Tom Lombardo Poetry Selection; all prizes will be awarded upon publication. Deadline: Midnight Eastern, July 31, 2021. Winner and finalists announced on or before November 1. Reading fee: $30. Complete information at www.press53.com/award-for-poetry/.

Contest :: Two Months Left to Enter 2022 Press 53 Award for Poetry

Press 53 Award for PoetryDeadline: July 31, 2021
Final two months! $1,000 and 50 copies awarded to an outstanding, unpublished collection of poems of approximately 60 to 120 pages. Open to poets 18 years of age and older who live in the US or one of its territories. Tom Lombardo, Press 53 Poetry Series Editor, will serve as judge. Press 53 will publish the winning manuscript as a Tom Lombardo Poetry Selection; all prizes will be awarded upon publication. Deadline: Midnight Eastern, July 31, 2021. Winner and finalists announced on or before November 1. Reading fee: $30. Complete information at www.press53.com/award-for-poetry/.

Contest :: 2022 Press 53 Award for Poetry, Judged by Tom Lombardo

Press 53 Award for PoetryDeadline: July 31, 2021
$1,000 and 50 copies are awarded to an outstanding, unpublished collection of poems of approximately 60 to 120 pages. Open to poets 18 years of age and older who live in the US or one of its territories. Tom Lombardo, Press 53 Poetry Series Editor, will serve as judge. Press 53 will publish the winning manuscript as a Tom Lombardo Poetry Selection; all prizes will be awarded upon publication. Deadline: Midnight Eastern, July 31, 2021. Winner and finalists announced on or before November 1. Reading fee: $30. Complete information at www.press53.com/award-for-poetry/.

Contest :: 2022 Press 53 Award for Poetry

Press 53 Award for PoetryDeadline: July 31, 2021
$1,000 and 50 copies awarded to an outstanding, unpublished collection of poems of approximately 60 to 120 pages. Open to poets 18 years of age and older who live in the US or one of its territories. Tom Lombardo, Press 53 Poetry Series Editor, will serve as judge. Press 53 will publish the winning manuscript as a Tom Lombardo Poetry Selection; all prizes will be awarded upon publication. Deadline: Midnight Eastern, July 31, 2021. Winner and finalists announced on or before November 1. Reading fee: $30. Complete information at the www.press53.com/award-for-poetry/.

Contest :: Last Month to Submit to Press 53 Award for Short Fiction

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Deadline: December 31, 2020
Awarded to an outstanding, unpublished collection of short stories. Reading Fee: $30. Award: $1,000 cash advance, publication, and fifty copies. Enter: Submit online with Submittable or by mail from September 1–December 31, 2020. Press 53 publisher and editor-in-chief Kevin Morgan Watson will serve as the only judge. Winner and finalists announced by May 1, 2021; advance review copies sent to major reviewers and outlets; publication in October 2021. Complete details at our website.