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Narrative Spring 2014 Story Contest

 


Deadline July 31, 2014
Type Fiction/ Creative Nonfiction
Theme
Eligibility Open to all writers in English.   21+  
Prizes First Prize is $2,500, Second Prize is $1,000, Third Prize is $500, and up to ten finalists will receive $100 each. All entries will be considered for publication.
Entry Fee $22
Description OUR SPRING CONTEST is open to all fiction and nonfiction writers. We’re looking for short shorts, short stories, essays, memoirs, photo essays, graphic stories, all forms of literary nonfiction, and excerpts from longer works of both fiction and nonfiction. Entries must be previously unpublished, no longer than 15,000 words, and must not have been previously chosen as a winner, finalist, or honorable mention in another contest.

As always, we are looking for works with a strong narrative drive, with characters we can respond to, and with effects of language, situation, and insight that are intense and total. We look for works that have the ambition of enlarging our view of ourselves and the world.
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Munster Literature Centre Sean O Faolain Short Story Competition

 


Deadline July 31, 2014
Type Fiction
Theme
Eligibility Open to all writers in English.   21+  
Prizes First Prize: 2,000 euro (approx $2760/1640 sterling in April 2014), publication in the literary journal Southword, AND a week-long residency at Anam Cara Writer's and Artist's Retreat.

Second Prize: 500 euro and publication in Southword.

Four other shortlisted entries will be selected for publication in Southword and receive a publication fee of 120 euro.
Entry Fee $21(15 euro or 15 sterling)
Description The Sean O Faolain Short Story Competition is an annual short story competition open to writers from around the world. It is dedicated to one of Ireland's most accomplished story writers and theorists, sponsored by the Munster Literature Centre. If the winner comes to Cork to collect their prize, we will lavish them with hotel accommodation, meals, drinks and VIP access to the literary stars at the Cork International Short Story Festival (16 - 20 September 2014).

The competition is open to original, unpublished and unbroadcast short stories in the English language of 3,000 words or fewer. The story can be on any subject, in any style, by a writer of any nationality, living anywhere in the world. Unfortunately, translated work is not in the scope of this competition.
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Journal of Experimental Fiction Kenneth Patchen Award

 


Deadline July 31, 2014
Type Fiction
Theme
Eligibility Open to all writers in English.   21+  
Prizes A prize of $1,000 and publication by Journal of Experimental Fiction is given annually for an innovative novel.
Entry Fee $25
Description Submit a manuscript of any length with a $25 entry fee by July 31. Renowned novelist James Chapman will serve as judge

The submission can be of any length, but must be submitted in Word or PDF format. Manuscripts should be emailed or sent as CDs. The manuscript itself should not contain the author's name or address, but a separate sheet should be submitted with the title of the submission and the author's contact information.
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A Room of Her Own Foundation Clarissa Dalloway Book Prize

 


Deadline July 31, 2014
Type Poetry/Fiction/Creative Non Fiction
Theme
Eligibility Open to all writers.   21+  
Prizes Winners receive $1000 and publication of their submitted collection by Red Hen Press. In addition, AROHO will provide promotional efforts and coverage of some related travel expenses, constituting an additional $1000 in value.
Entry Fee $20
Description AROHO's To the Lighthouse Poetry and Clarissa Dalloway "everything but poetry" Book Prizes are awarded annually to one woman's excellent unpublished collection of poetry (48 to 96 pages) and prose (50,000 to 150,000 words), respectively. We encourage and enjoy a diverse range of topics and styles for both competitions. For the Clarissa Dalloway Book Prize, accepted genres include but are not limited to memoir, biography, novel or novella, young adult literature, and graphic novels.
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Stone Canoe Literary Awards

 


Deadline July 31, 2014
Type Poetry/Fiction/Creative Non Fiction
Theme
Eligibility Upstate New York   21+  
Prizes These awards consist of $500 and a replica of the original alabaster stone canoe sculpture by noted stone sculptor Tom Huff.
Entry Fee No entry fee.
Description Stone Canoe considers for inclusion previously unpublished works of short fiction, creative nonfiction, technical writing, short plays, poems, and works of visual art created by people who live or have lived in Upstate New York (not New York City).

Submit three to five poems or a short story or essay of up to 10,000 words by July 31.
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A Room of Her Own Foundation Orlando Prizes

 


Deadline July 31, 2014
Type Poetry/Fiction/Creative Non Fiction
Theme
Eligibility Open to all writers in English.   21+  
Prizes Four Orlando prizes of $1,000 each and publication in The Los Angeles Review are awarded twice yearly for a poem, a short story, a short short story, and an essay by women writers.
Entry Fee $15
Description Submit a poem of no more than 36 lines, a short short story of up to 500 words, a story of up to 1,500 words, or an essay of up to 1,500 words with a $15 entry fee.
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A Room of Her Own Foundation To the Lighthouse Prize

 


Deadline July 31, 2014
Type Poetry/Fiction/Creative Non Fiction
Theme
Eligibility Open to all writers in English.   21+  
Prizes Winners receive $1000 and publication by Red Hen Press as well as promotional efforts and coverage of some related travel expenses.
Entry Fee $20
Description Submit a manuscript of 48 to 96 pages with a $20 entry fee.
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Press 53 Award for Poetry

 


Deadline July 31, 2014
Type Poetry
Theme
Eligibility Open to all poets.   21+  
Prizes The author of the winning manuscript will receive a cash advance of $1,000, publication of the manuscript in April 2015 under a standard Press 53 book contract, and 10 copies of the completed book with an option to purchase unlimited copies at a discount for as long as the book is in print. The prize also includes travel expenses to Winston-Salem, North Carolina, for a book launch party and reading on Friday, April 24, 2015, and attendance as our special guest to the Press 53/Jacar Press Gathering of Poets on Saturday, April 25, 2015.
Entry Fee $30
Description Press 53 is proud to announce the Press 53 Award for Poetry, to be awarded annually to an outstanding, unpublished collection of poems. This contest is open to any writer, regardless of his or her publication history, provided the manuscript is written in English and the author lives in the United States.

The competition is open to manuscripts written in the English language from writers at all levels who live in the United States. Authors and editors who work for Press 53 or have published a book with Press 53 are not eligible to enter.

Manuscripts should be no less than 60 pages and no more than 120 pages in length. We do not favor one length over the other. We are only concerned with the quality of the poems.
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Glimmer Train Press Very Short Fiction Award

 


Deadline July 31, 2014
Type Fiction
Theme
Eligibility Open to all writers in English.   21+  
Prizes 1st place wins $1,500, publication in Glimmer Train Stories, and 20 copies of that issue.
2nd place wins $500 (or, if accepted for publication, $700 and 10 copies).
3rd place wins $300 (or, if accepted for publication, $700 and 10 copies).
Entry Fee $15
Description Open to all writers, this category welcomes stories that have not appeared in any print publication

submit a story of up to 3,000 words with a $15 entry fee.
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Leeway Foundation Art and Change Grants

 


Deadline August 01, 2014
Type Poetry/Fiction/Creative Non Fiction
Theme
Eligibility Delaware   18+  
Prizes The Art and Change Grant provides project-based grants of up to $2,500 to women and trans* artists in the Delaware Valley region to fund art for social change projects.
Entry Fee No entry fee.
Description We encourage you to apply if you are a woman or trans* artist who:

- Has an art for social change project or opportunity that impacts a larger group, audience, or community.
- Has financial need and limited or no access to other financial resources.
- Has a project supported by or in collaboration with a Change Partner (a person, organization, or business that is a part of the project in some way).
- Lives in the Delaware Valley area: Bucks, Camden, Chester, Delaware, Montgomery, or Philadelphia County
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