SAY Writing Contests
Writing contests open to all types of entries including essays, short stories, and poetry. Maximum length: 700 words. Entries are published in a book and readers determine the winners.
Southeastern Writers Association Contests
These contests and awards are restricted to writers attending the annual week-long Southeastern Writers Conference, held in June at St. Simons Island, Georgia. .
Tickled by Thunder fiction magazine
Sponsors quarterly poetry contests (closing February 15, et seq) and an annual fiction contest (closing February 15). A $10 subscription to the quarterly magazine offers one free entry to both contests.
Tundra Memorial Poetry and Short Fiction Contest
Offers a contest for short stories (500 to 2,000 words) and rhyming poetry (up to 100 lines), inspired by and using similar themes to the works of Emily Chesley. Prize: $100 (US). Entry fee: $5. Deadline: mid-September.
The University of Michigan Press
Annual awards, worth $1,000 each and publication, for literary fiction in the form of both a novel and a short story collection. Entrants must have at least one publication credit in the realm of literature. No entry fee. Deadline: July 1.
We Love Writers Writing Contests
Conducts regular contests on-line for poetry, short stories and essays. No entry fees. Modest cash prizes. Deadlines: June 1 and December 1.
William Saroyan International Prize for Writing
An annual prize of $12,500, this award is intended to encourage new writers who have recently published a work of fiction or memoirs.
A Woman's Write
Writing contest for women seeks a story, memoir or book chapter on a given theme. Deadline; December 31, thence monthly. Entry fee: $7. First prize: $70.
Word Smitten Annual Literary Fiction Contest
Offers a prize of $1,010 for the best on-line submission of literary (no genre) fiction totaling exactly 1,010 words. Reading fee: $15. Deadline: July 1.
Offers short story and poetry contests with modest prizes.
Writers Notes Annual Writing Award
Annual writing awards for fiction and nonfiction by the free resource tool and Writers Notes Magazine
Writers Notes Book Awards
Annual awards are granted to qualifying small-press and self-published books in eleven categories. $100 cash prize in each category. Entry fee: $40 per book. Deadline: January 15, 2005.
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