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Contest :: Press 53 2021 Award for Short Fiction

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Deadline: December 31, 2020
The Press 53 Award for Short Fiction is awarded to an outstanding, unpublished collection of short stories.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.

Contest :: Press 53 2021 Award for Short Fiction Open to Entries

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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Awarded to an outstanding, unpublished collection of short stories.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. Past winners include Tales the Devil Told Me by Jen Fawkes (publication postponed to May 2021); The Lightness of Water and Other Stories by Rhonda Browning White; and Earthly Delights and Other Apocalypses by Jen Julian.

Contest :: 2021 Press 53 Award for Short Fiction

Press 53 Award for Short Fiction bannerDeadline: 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Awarded to an outstanding, unpublished collection of short stories.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.

Contest :: Final Month to Submit to the Press 53 Award for Poetry

Press 53 Award for PoetryDeadline: July 31, 2020
Final month to submit! $1,000 and 50 copies will be awarded to an outstanding, unpublished 60-120 page collection of poems. Tom Lombardo, Press 53 Poetry Series Editor, will serve as judge. Press 53 will publish the winning manuscript as a Tom Lombardo Poetry Selection under a standard publishing contract; all prizes will be awarded upon publication. Deadline: Midnight EST, July 31, 2020. Winner and finalists announced on or before November 1. Reading fee: $30. Complete information at www.press53.com/award-for-poetry/.

Contest :: Press 53 2021 Award for Poetry Closes on July 31

Press 53 logoHave you added July 31 to your submission calendars yet? Midnight EST is the deadline to submit your unpublished 60-120 page collection of poems to Press 53’s 2021 Award for Poetry. $1,000 and 50 copies awarded to an outstanding, unpublished collection of poems. Tom Lombardo, Press 53 Poetry Series Editor, will serve as judge. Press 53 will publish the winning manuscript as a Tom Lombardo Poetry Selection under a standard publishing contract; all prizes will be awarded upon publication. Deadline: Midnight EST, July 31, 2020. Winner and finalists announced on or before November 1. Reading fee: $30. Complete information at www.press53.com/award-for-poetry/.

Contest :: 2021 Press 53 Award for Poetry Open to Submissions

Press 53 logoYou have until July 31 to prepare an unpublished poetry collection of 60-120 pages for the 2021 Press 53 Award for Poetry. $1,000 and 50 copies awarded. Tom Lombardo, Press 53 Poetry Series Editor, will serve as judge. Press 53 will publish the winning manuscript as a Tom Lombardo Poetry Selection under a standard publishing contract; all prizes will be awarded upon publication. Deadline: Midnight EST, July 31, 2020. Winner and finalists announced on or before November 1. Reading fee: $30. Complete information at www.press53.com/award-for-poetry/.

Contest :: 2021 Press 53 Award in Poetry

Press 53 logo$1,000 and 50 copies awarded to an outstanding, unpublished 60-120 page collection of poems. Tom Lombardo, Press 53 Poetry Series Editor, will serve as judge. Press 53 will publish the winning manuscript as a Tom Lombardo Poetry Selection under a standard publishing contract; all prizes will be awarded upon publication. Deadline: Midnight EST, July 31, 2020. Winner and finalists announced on or before November 1. Reading fee: $30. Complete information at www.press53.com/award-for-poetry/.