DEADLINES IN CHRONOLOGICAL ORDER

— 337 listings to date —
updates made 9.18.15

email me if i'm shy a good one :::: links to each month below

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JANUARY DEADLINES -29-

(pay keen attention to the first-of-the-month deadlines - better to treat them as end-of-the-month for the previous month lest you miss them)



January 1 - postmark - updated 3.8.16

Mississippi Review
University of Southern Mississippi
Mississippi Review Fiction Prize
$1,000 and publication
short story ¦ judged by magazine editors
1,000 - 8,000 word limit ¦ $16 entry fee ¦ e submission¦ USA



January 1 - received by

The Dr. T.J. Eckleburg Review
Gertrude Stein Award in Fiction
$500 award and publication
short story ¦ judged in 2013 by Rick Moody
5,000 word limit ¦ $10 entry fee ¦ e submission ¦ USA



January 6 - received by - updated 3.8.16 / possibly a defunct contest
(doesn't begin accepting until sept 15)

American Short Fiction
Short Story Contest
$1,000 award and publication
short story ¦ judged in 2012 by Justin Cronin
6,000 word limit ¦ $20 entry fee/multiples ok per fee ¦ e submission ¦ USA



January 7 - received by - updated 3.8.16 / possibly a defunct contest

Escape Into Life
Annual Fiction Contest
$250 award and publication
short stories ¦ judged in 2012 by Robert Olen Butler
10,000 word limit ¦ $5 entry fee ¦ e submission ¦ USA



January 10 - received by - updated 3.8.16 / possibly a defunct contest

New Delta Review
Louisiana State University
New Delta Review Chapbook Contest
$100 award and publication of chapbook
short stories ¦ judged in 2012 by Catherine Wagner
40-50 page limit ¦ $20 entry fee ¦ e submission ¦ USA



January 12 - received by

The Camargo Foundation
Cassis, France
Camargo Fellowship
$2,500 stipend and semester grant
short stories or novel ¦ judged by foundation staff
30 page limit ¦ $20 entry fee ¦ e submission ¦ FRANCE



January 15 - postmark (CANADA)

Geist: Fact and Fiction
6th Annual Geist Literal Literary Postcard Story Contest
$250 award and publication
micro fiction ¦ judged by magazine editors
500 word limit ¦ $20 entry fee ¦ snail mail ¦ CAN



January 15 - postmark

Iron Horse Literary Review
Texas Tech University
Collection Competition
$1,000 award and publication of a single issue dedicated to single author
fiction ¦ judged in 2010 by Mark Richard
between 15k and 20k words ¦ $15 entry fee ¦ snail mail ¦ USA



January 15 - postmark
(deadlines also fall in April and September)

The MacDowell Colony
MacDowell Residency
varying length residency
short stories or novel ¦ judged by professionals in field
25 page limit ¦ $20 entry fee ¦ snail mail ¦ USA



January 15 - postmark
(another deadline also falls in September)

Jentel
Wyoming
Artist Residency
$400 stipend and monthlong residency
short stories or novel excerpt ¦ judged by professionals in field
20 page limit ¦ $20 entry fee ¦ snail mail ¦ USA



January 15 - postmark

BkMk Press of the University of Missouri-Kansas City
The G. S. Sharat Chandra Prize for Short Fiction
$1,000 award and book publication
short stories ¦ judged blind
150 - 300 page limit ¦ $25 entry fee ¦ snail mail ¦ USA



January 15 - postmark

Third Coast
Western Michigan University
Third Coast Fiction Contest
$1,000 and publication
short story ¦ judged in 2012 by Jaimy Gordon
9,000 words ¦ $16 entry fee ¦ snail mail ¦ USA



January 15 - postmark

Literal Latte
K. Margaret Grossman Fiction Award
$1,000 award and publication
short stories ¦ judged by magazine editors
6,000 word limit ¦ $10 entry fee ¦ snail mail ¦ USA



January 16 - postmark

In the Snake
Elephant Prize for Short Fiction
$500 award and publication
short stories ¦ judged by magazine editors
7,500 word limit ¦ $10 entry fee ¦ e submission ¦ USA



January 20 - postmark
(this contest also requires a CD copy of story)
(must be about the Italian-Canadian experience)

Accenti: The Canadian Magazine with an Italian Accent
Annual ACCENTI Writing Contest
$1,000 (canadian) award and publication
short story ¦ judged by magazine editors
1,000 - 2,500 word limit ¦ $20 (canadian) entry fee ¦ snail mail ¦ CAN



January 28 - received by

PRISM international
Short Fiction Contest
$2,000 (canadian) award and publication
short story ¦ judged by magazine editors
25 page limit ¦ $28 (canadian) fee ¦ e submission ¦ USA



January 30 - received by

Chapter One Promotions
International Short Story Competition
£2,500 award and publication
short story¦ judge unknown
2,500 word limit ¦ £10 entry fee ¦ e submission ¦ UK



January 31 - received by

University of East Anglia
Norwich, United Kingdom
The Charles Pick Fellowship
£10,000 and 6-month Fellowship
short stories or non-fiction prose ¦ judged by University faculty
2,500 word limit ¦ no entry fee ¦ snail mail ¦ UK



January 31 - postmark

Ohio State University
The Ohio State University Prize in Short Fiction
$1,500 and book publication
short stories, novellas or combination ¦ judged by staff editors
150 - 300 pp or 40 - 80k words ¦ $20 entry fee ¦ snail mail ¦ USA



January 31 - postmark

The Iowa Review
The Iowa Review Award in Fiction
$1,000 and publication
short stories ¦ judged in 2012 by Ron Currie, Jr
7,500 word limit ¦ $15 entry fee ¦ snail mail ¦ USA



January 31 - received by

Glimmer Train
Very Short Fiction Award
$1,500 award and publication
short story ¦ judged by magazine editors
3,000 word limit ¦ $15 entry fee ¦ e submission ¦ USA




January 31 - received by

Glimmer Train
Family Matters Fiction Award
$1,200 award and publication
short story ¦ judged by magazine editors
12,000 word limit ¦ $15 entry fee ¦ e submission ¦ USA



January 31 - received by

Glimmer Train
Standard Story Submission - no contest
$700 award and publication
short story ¦ judged by magazine editors
12,000 word limit ¦ no entry fee ¦ e submission ¦ USA



January 31 - postmark

American Kennel Club
Annual Fiction Contest
$750 award and publication
short story (dog related - see guidelines) ¦ judged by magazine editors
2,000 word limit ¦ no fee ¦ snail mail ¦ USA



January 31 - postmark

The Chattahoochee Review
Georgia Perimeter College
The Lamar York Prize for Non-Fiction
$1,000 award and publication
creative essay ¦ judged by magazine editors
5,000 word limit ¦ $12 fee ¦ snail mail ¦ USA



January 31 - postmark

Literal Latte
Literal Latte Food Verse Awards
$500 award and publication
food poetry (read: disguise your microfiction) ¦ judged by magazine editors
2,000 word limit ¦ $10 entry fee ¦ snail mail ¦ USA



January 31 - received by

University of New Orleans
The Pinch Journal
The Sixth Annual Writing Contest for Study Abroad
full fee waiver to study abroad program in Mexico or Italy
short story ¦ judged by University reps
4,500 word limit ¦ $25 entry fee ¦ e submission ¦ USA



January 31 - postmark

Highlights for Children
Highlights Fiction Contest - Fiction Based on a True Family Story
$1,000 award and publication
short story ¦ judged by magazine editors
750 word limit ¦ $0 entry fee ¦ snail mail ¦ USA



January 31 - postmark

Dzanc Books
Guernica
ILP International Literature Award
airfare, accommodations, and tuition to the Disquiet program in Lisbon, Portugal in 2011 AND publication
short story ¦ judged in 2012 by Colson Whitehead
30 page limit ¦ $15 entry fee ¦ snail mail ¦ USA



January 31 - received by

Crazyhorse
College of Charleston
Crazyhorse Fiction Prize
$2,000 award and publication
short story ¦ judged in 2012 by Tony Earley
unstated page limit ¦ $20 entry fee ¦ e submission ¦ USA

FEBRUARY DEADLINES -31-

(pay keen attention to the first-of-the-month deadlines - better to treat them as end-of-the-month for the previous month lest you miss them)



February 1 - received by

American Short Fiction
American Short(er) Fiction Prize 
$500 award and publication
short story ¦ judged by Stuart Dybek
1,000 word limit and up to 3 stories per entry ¦ $15 entry fee ¦ e submission ¦ USA



February 1 - received by

Arcadia Magazine
Arcadia Short Story Contest 
$1000 award and publication
short story ¦ judged by mag editors
12,000 word limit and up to 3 stories per entry ¦ $15 entry fee ¦ e submission ¦ USA




February 1 - postmark

Salem College
Reynolds Price Short Fiction Contest
$1,200 and publication
short story ¦ judged in 2010 by Lee Martin
5,000 word limit ¦ $15 entry fee ¦ snail mail ¦ USA



February 1received by

Columbia University
Columbia: A Journal of Literature and Art
Contest in Fiction
$500 award and publication
short story ¦ judged in 2013 by Sigrid Nunez
7,500 word limit ¦ $15 entry fee ¦ e submission ¦ USA



February 1 - postmark

The Malahat Review
The Malahat Review Novella Prize
$1,500 and publication
novella ¦ judged by magazine editors
10,000 - 20,000 word limit ¦ $40 entry fee ¦ snail mail ¦ CANADA



February 1 - received by

The Madison Review
The University of Wisconsin at Madison
The Chris O'Malley Prize in Fiction
$1,000 and publication
short stories ¦ judged by magazine editors
30 page limit ¦ $10 entry fee ¦ snail mail ¦ USA



February 2 - received by
(open only to Irish writers)

The Stinging Fly
The Irish Times
The Davy Byrnes Irish Writing Award
€25,000
short story ¦ judged in 2009 by Richard Ford
no word or page limit ¦ €10 entry fee ¦ snail mail ¦ IRELAND



February 11 - received by

James Merrill House
The James Merrill Writer-in-Residence Program
$5,000 or $10,000 and 1 or 2 semester residency
unspecified prose ¦ judged by Merrill House Committee
no length limit ¦ $10 entry fee ¦ snail mail ¦ USA



February 12 - postmark

The Normal School
California State University, Fresno
The Normal Prize in Fiction
$1,000 and publication
short story ¦ judged in 2010 by Margot Livesey
10,087 word limit ¦ $20 fee ¦ snail mail ¦ USA



February 12 - postmark

Chicago Tribune
Nelson Algren Short Story Award
$5,000 and publication in the Trib
short story ¦ judged by Chicago Tribune editors
10,000 word limit ¦ no fee ¦ snail mail ¦ USA



February 15 - received by (note this is a UK pub, so allow for mailing time)

Ambit Magazine
200 Words Competition
£500 award and publication
short story ¦ judged by magazine editors
between 196 and 204 words ¦ £4 entry fee ¦ snail mail ¦ UK



February 15 - postmark

The Binnacle
University of Maine at Machias
The Binnacle Ultra-Short Competition
$50 and publication
short story or novel excerpt ¦ judged by magazine editors
short story ¦ no entry fee ¦ snail mail ¦ USA



February 15 - received by

Vermont Studio Center
Vermont Studio Center Residency
4-week Full Fellowship
short story or novel excerpt ¦ judged by VSC committee
15 page limit ¦ $25 entry fee ¦ snail mail ¦ USA



February 15 - postmark

Djerassi Resident Artists Program
Djerassi Residency
full 4 to 5 week residency
fiction ¦ judged by Djerassi panelists
25 page limit, flexible ¦ $30 entry fee ¦ snail mail ¦ USA



February 15 - postmark

Sarabande Books
The Mary McCarthy Prize in Short Fiction
$2,000 and book publication
short story, novella or novel ¦ judged by rotating fiction writers
150 to 250 page limit ¦ $25 entry fee ¦ snail mail ¦ USA



February 15 - postmark

Press 53
Press 53 Novella Award
non-monetary award and publication
novella ¦ judged in 2008 by Roy Kesey
75 page limit ¦ $15 entry fee ¦ snail mail ¦ USA



February 15 - postmark

Press 53
Press 53 Short Fiction Award
non-monetary award and publication
short story ¦ judged in 2008 by Dan Wickett
5,000 word limit ¦ $15 entry fee ¦ snail mail ¦ USA



February 15 - postmark

Press 53
Press 53 Short-Short Story Award
non-monetary award and publication
short-short story ¦ judged in 2008 by Joseph Bathanti
1,500 word limit ¦ $15 entry fee ¦ snail mail ¦ USA



February 15 - postmark

Press 53
Press 53 Flash Fiction Award
non-monetary award and publication
short-short story ¦ judged in 2008 by Jennifer Pieroni
750 word limit ¦ $15 entry fee ¦ snail mail ¦ USA



February 15 - postmark

Gertrude Press
Fiction Chapbook Competition
$50 award and publication of 50 copies
short story(ies) ¦ judged by press editors
16—20 page limit ¦ $15 entry fee ¦ snail mail ¦ USA



February 15 - received by

Summer Literary Seminars
The Walrus Magazine and The Black Warrior Review
St. Petersburg Fellowship
full fellowship in Montreal, Vilnius or Nairobi
essay, story or novel excerpt ¦ judged in 2011 by Jayne Anne Phillips
25 page limit ¦ $15 entry fee ¦ e submission ¦ USA



February 16 - postmark

Noemi Press
Noemi Press Fiction Chapbook Award
$150 award, publication and 25 author's copies
fiction ¦ judged in 2009 by Rikki Ducornet
20-40 page word limit ¦ $10 entry fee ¦ snail mail ¦ USA



February 17 - postmark

Starcherone Books
Starcherone Prize for Innovative Fiction
$1,500 award and publication
story collections, novels, or indeterminate prose ¦ judged in 2010 by Deb Olin Unferth
400 page limit ¦ $35 entry fee ¦ snail mail ¦ USA



February 21 - received by

Pacific Northwest Writers Association
First Novel and Short Story Contest - 28 pages
$700 award and Zola Award
stories and novels ¦ judged by staff
28 page limit ¦ $50 entry fee ¦ snail mail ¦ USA


February 26 - received by

University of Arizona
Fieries and Snuffies Residency
$500 and monthlong residency at U of A Poetry Center
fiction ¦ judged in 2010 by Ander Monson
20 pages ¦ $15 entry fee ¦ snail mail ¦ USA



February 28 - postmark

Grain Magazine
Postcard Story Prize
$500 award and publication
short story ¦ judged in 2008 by Yann Martel
500 word limit ¦ $36 entry fee ¦ snail mail ¦ USA



February 28 - postmark

The Ledge Poetry and Fiction Magazine
Ledge Magazine Fiction Award
$1,000 and publication
short story ¦ judged by magazine editors
7,500 word limit ¦ $10 entry fee ¦ snail mail ¦ USA



February 28 - received by

2012 SLS Unified Literary Contest
with Black Warrior Review and The Walrus
SLS Unified Literary Contest
wins attendance at any of the SLS seminars and publication in Black Warrior Review
short story or novel excerpt ¦ judged in 2012 by Mary Gaitskill
25 page word limit ¦ $15 entry fee ¦ e submission ¦ CAN



February 28 - received by

University of Wisconsin at Madison
The Wisconsin Institute Fellowship in Fiction

$25,000 stipend and academic year appointment
short story or novel excerpt ¦ judged by Dept of English faculty

30 page limit ¦ $45 entry fee ¦ snail mail ¦ USA




February 28 - received by

Kenyon College
Kenyon Review Short Fiction Contest

publication and conference scholarship
short story ¦ judged by journal editors

1200 word limit ¦ zero entry fee ¦ e submission ¦ USA



February 29 - postmark

CutBank Literary Magazine
The Montana Prize in Fiction
$500 and publication
short story ¦ judged in 2012 by Benjamin Percy
40 page limit ¦ $17 entry fee ¦ e submission ¦ USA




MARCH DEADLINES -44-

(pay keen attention to the first-of-the-month deadlines - better to treat them as end-of-the-month for the previous month lest you miss them)



March 1 - received by

Redivider Journal
Emerson College
Annual Fiction Prize 
$1,000 award and publication
short story ¦ judged by magazine staff
8,000 word limit ¦ $15 entry fee ¦ snail mail ¦ USA



March 1 - received by

The Pinch - The Literary Journal of the University of Memphis
The Pinch Literary Award in Fiction 
$1,500 award and publication
short story or novel excerpt ¦ judged in 2012 by Justin Torres
5,000 word limit ¦ $20 entry fee ¦ e submission ¦ USA



March 1 - received by

Del Sol Press
The Robert Olen Butler Fiction Prize 
$1,200 award and publication
short story ¦ judged in 2010 by Robert Olen Butler himself
8,000 word limit ¦ $16 entry fee ¦ snail mail ¦ USA



March 1 - postmark

Sycamore Review
Purdue University
Wabash Prize for Fiction 
$1,000 award and publication
short story or linked shorter stories ¦ judged in 2011 by Antonya Nelson
10,000 word limit ¦ $10 entry fee ¦ snail mail ¦ USA



March 1 - received by
(must address the theme, Restaurants and Bars)

Symphony Space
Stella Kupferberg Memorial Short Story Prize
$1000 and recording for broadcast
short story ¦ judged in 2011 by Jennifer Egan
750 word limit ¦ $25 entry fee ¦ e submission ¦ USA



March 1 - postmark or received by

Gulf Coast: A Journal of Literature and Fine Arts
University of Houston
Gulf Coast Prize in Fiction 
$1,000 award and publication
short story ¦ judged in 2010 by TBA
25 page limit ¦ $20 entry fee ¦ snail mail or e submission ¦ USA



March 1 - postmark

Wilkes University
James Jones Fellowship Contest 
$10,000 and excerpt publication
short story or novel excerpt ¦ judged by fellowship committee
50 page limit and 2 page outline ¦ $25 entry fee ¦ snail mail ¦ USA



March 1 - received by

Writers At Work, Salt Lake City
Writers at Work Fellowship Competition 
$1,500, publication in Quarterly West, featured reading and full Conference tuition
short story or novel excerpt ¦ judged in 2008 by Steve Almond
5,000 word limit ¦ $20 entry fee ¦ e submission ¦ USA



March 1 - received by
(another deadline in September for this same residency, different time of year)

Kimmel Harding Nelson Center for the Arts, Nebraska
KHN Center for the Arts Residency 
$100 weekly stipend and 2, 4, 6 or 8 week residencies with free housing
short story or novel excerpt ¦ judged by KHN jurors
30 page limit ¦ $25 entry fee ¦ snail mail ¦ USA



March 1 - postmark

The Southeast Review
World's Best Short Story Contest 
$500 award and publication
short story ¦ judged in 2008 by Robert Olen Butler
500 word limit ¦ $15 entry fee ¦ snail mail ¦ USA



March 3 - postmark

Middlebury College
Bread Loaf Writer's Conference 
various financial aid assistance for conference available - see website
short story or novel excerpt ¦ judged by conference personnal
6,000 word limit ¦ no entry fee, deposit on acceptance ¦ snail mail ¦ USA



March 4 - postmark

New South
Georgia State University's Journal of Art and Literature
New South Fiction Contest 
$1,000 award and publication
short story ¦ judged by magazine editors
7,500 word limit ¦ $15 entry fee ¦ snail mail ¦ USA



March 5 - received by

Folio
American University
Folio Prose Contest 
$500 award and publication
short story ¦ judged in 2011 by Alan Heathcock
5,000 word limit ¦ $15 entry fee ¦ snail mail ¦ USA



March 8 - postmark

New York University
Washington Square
Washington Square Award in Fiction
$500 award and publication
short story ¦ judged in 2012 by Darin Strauss
20 page word limit ¦ $10 entry fee ¦ snail mail ¦ USA



March 8 - postmark

New York University
Washington Square
Washington Square Award in Flash Fiction
$500 award and publication
short story ¦ judged in 2012 by Jim Shepard
500 word limit ¦ $10 entry fee ¦ snail mail ¦ USA



March 14 - postmark or received by

Colorado State University
Colorado Review
Center for Literary Publishing
The Nelligan Prize for Short Fiction 
$1,500 award and publication
short story ¦ judged in 2013 by Jim Shepard
50 page limit ¦ $15 entry fee ¦ snail mail or e submission ¦ USA



March 15 - postmark

New Delta Review
Louisiana State University
Matt Clark Prize in Fiction 
$2,000 award and publication
short story ¦ judged in 2012 by Susan Straight
6,000 word limit ¦ $10 entry fee ¦ snail mail ¦ USA



March 15 - postmark or received by

Willow Springs
Willow Springs Fiction Prize 
$2,000 award and publication
short story ¦ judged by magazine editors
no word limit ¦ $15 entry fee ¦ snail mail or e submission ¦ USA



March 15 - postmark

Tusculum Review
Tusculum College
Tusculum Review Fiction Contest 
$1,000 award and publication
short story ¦ judged by magazine editors
25-page limit ¦ $15 entry fee ¦ snail mail ¦ USA



March 15 - postmark

The Missouri Review
University of Missouri
Voice-Only Literature Competition
$1,000 award and semester grant
short stories ¦ judged by magazine editors
10-minute limit on CD ¦ $20 entry fee ¦ snail ¦ USA



March 15 - postmark

Northern Michigan University
Passages North: A Literary Journal
Waasmode Short Fiction Prize
$1,000 and publication
short story ¦ judged in 2011 by Caitlin Horrocks
7,500 word limit ¦ $15 entry fee ¦ snail mail ¦ USA



March 15 - postmark

Puerto Del Sol
Fiction Contest
$400 and publication
short story ¦ judged in 2012 by Kevin McIlvoy
10,000 word limit ¦ $15 entry fee ¦ e submission  ¦ USA



March 15 - postmark

Northern Michigan University
Passages North: A Literary Journal
Just Desserts Short-Short Fiction Prize
$1,000 and publication
short-short story ¦ judged in 2011 by Roxane Gay
1,000 word limit ¦ $15 entry fee (to 3 stories) ¦ snail mail ¦ USA



March 15 - postmark

Western Washington University
Bellingham Review
Tobias Wolff Award for Fiction 
$1,000 award and publication
short story ¦ judged in 2012 by Robin Hemley
6,000 word limit ¦ $20 entry fee ¦ e submission ¦ USA



March 15 - postmark

Prairie Schooner
University of Nebraska - Lincoln
Prairie Schooner Book Prize - Fiction
$3,000 award and book publication
short stories or 1 novella and short stories ¦ judged by senior editor
150 page minimum ¦ $25 entry fee ¦ snail mail ¦ USA



March 15 - received by

DIAGRAM
$5 Innovative Fiction Contest
$1,000 award and publication
short stories or 1 novella and short stories ¦ judged in 2008 by Kelly Link
10,000 word limit ¦ $5 entry fee ¦ e submission ¦ USA



March 15 - received by

Jabberwock Review
The Nancy D. Hargrove Editors' Prize for Fiction
$500 award and publication
short story ¦ judged by magazine editors
no word limit ¦ $15 entry fee ¦ e submission ¦ USA



March 17 - postmark

Florida Review
Florida Review Fiction Contest
$1,000 and publication
story or essay ¦ judge unspecified
no limit specified ¦ $15 entry fee ¦ snail mail ¦ USA



March 17 - postmark

Georgia College & State University
Arts & Letters Journal of Contemporary Culture
Arts & Letters Prize in Fiction
$1,000 award and publication
short story ¦ judged by magazine editors
25 page limit ¦ $15 entry fee ¦ snail mail ¦ USA



March 20 - received by

Fish Publishing
One-Page Story Prize 
€1,000 award and publication
short story ¦ judged by magazine editors
300 word limit ¦ €12 entry fee ¦ e submission ¦ IRELAND




March 25 postmark

nor/New Ohio Review
New Ohio Review Prize in Fiction 
$1,500 award and publication
short story ¦ judged in 2012 by Charles Baxter
25 page limit ¦ $20 entry fee ¦ snail mail ¦ USA




March 27 - received by

DIAGRAM
NMP/DIAGRAM Chapbook Contest 
$1,000 award and 25 copies
poetry, fiction, nonfiction, mixed-genre ¦ judged in 2009 by Ander Monson
18-44 manuscript page limit ¦ $16 entry fee ¦ e submission ¦ USA



March 31 - received by

Glimmer Train
Fiction Open 
$2,000 award and publication
short story ¦ judged by magazine editors
20,000 word limit ¦ $15 entry fee ¦ e submission ¦ USA



March 31 - postmark

Harpur Palate
Binghamton University
The John Gardner Memorial Prize for Fiction 
$500 award and publication
short story ¦ judged by magazine editors
8,000 word limit ¦ $15 entry fee ¦ snail mail ¦ USA



March 31 - postmark

Bristol Review of Books
The Bristol Short Story Prize 
£300 award and publication
short story ¦ judged by anthology editors
3,000 word limit ¦ £7 entry fee ¦ snail mail ¦ UK



March 31 - postmark

The Seattle Review
Al Young Prize in Fiction 
$500 award and publication
short story ¦ judged by magazine editors
4,000 word limit ¦ $15 entry fee ¦ snail mail ¦ USA



March 31 - postmark

Hooded Friar Press
The Parthenon Prize for Fiction 
$15,000 award and book publication
short story ¦ judged in 2008 by Alice Randall
60,000 - 200,000 word limit ¦ $25 entry fee ¦ snail mail ¦ USA



March 31 - received by

Whiskey Island Magazine
Cleveland State University
Annual Fiction Prize 
$500 award and publication
short story ¦ judged by magazine editors
5,000 word limit ¦ $10 entry fee ¦ snail mail ¦ USA



March 31 - received by

Short FICTION
University of Plymouth
New Writers Competition 
£250 or $500 award and publication
short story ¦ judged by magazine editors
5,000 word limit ¦ £10 entry fee ¦ snail mail ¦ UK



March 31 - postmark

John Howard Reid and Tom Howard Books
Annual John Howard Reid & Tom Howard Short Story, Essay and Prose Contest 
$2,000 award and publication
short story ¦ judged by press editors
5,000 word limit ¦ $15 entry fee ¦ snail mail ¦ USA



March 31 - postmark

Carve Magazine
Raymond Carver Short Story Contest
$1,000 award and publication
short story ¦ judged in 2009 by Melvin Sterne
6,000 word limit ¦ $15 entry fee ¦ snail mail or e submission ¦ USA



March 31 - received by

Freefall Magazine: Canada's Magazine of Exquisite Writing
Prose Chapbook Contest
award is 25 copies and publication
short story ¦ judged in 2010 by magazine editors
5,000 word limit ¦ $10 entry fee ¦ e submission ¦ CAN



March 31 - postmark

Permafrost
University of Alaska, Fairbanks
Midnight Sun Fiction Contest 
$100 award and publication
short story ¦ judged by magazine editors
30 page limit ¦ $10 entry fee ¦ snail mail ¦ USA



March 31 - postmark

Shenandoah
Washington and Lee University
Bevel Summers Prize for Short Short Stories 
$unknown award and publication
short-short story ¦ judged by magazine editors
1,000 word limit ¦ $2 entry fee ¦ snail mail ¦ USA



March 31 postmark

Cutbank
University of Montana
Cutbank Chapbook Contest for Prose 
$1,000 award and publication
fiction ¦ judged by magazine editors
25 - 40 page word limit ¦ $17 entry fee ¦ e submission ¦ USA



March 31 postmark

Bath, England Private Writing Group
Bath Short Story Award 
£1000 award and publication
fiction ¦ judged by Lucy Luck, literary agent
2,200 word limit ¦ £8 entry fee ¦ e submission ¦ IRELAND



March 31 - received by
Narrative Magazine
Winter 2009 Story Contest 
$3,000 award and publication
short story ¦ judged by magazine editors
10,000 word limit ¦ $20 entry fee ¦ e submission ¦ USA
ENTER THIS CONTEST AT PERHAPS YOUR OWN RISK...READ THE FOLLOWING FIRST...
http://artsandpalaver.blogspot.com/2008/08/did-tom-jenks-and-carol-edgarian.html


APRIL DEADLINES -14-

(pay keen attention to the first-of-the-month deadlines - better to treat them as end-of-the-month for the previous month lest you miss them)




April 15 - postmark
(deadlines also fall in January and September)

The MacDowell Colony
MacDowell Residency
varying length residency
short stories or novel ¦ judged by professionals in field
25 page limit ¦ $20 entry fee ¦ snail mail ¦ USA



April 15 - postmark

Event Magazine
EVENT 2014 Non-Fiction Contest 
$1500 award and publication
non-fiction ¦ judged in 2014 by Deborah Campbell
5,000 word limit ¦ $34.95 entry fee ¦ snail mail ¦ CAN



April 16 postmark

Willow Springs Editions
Spokane Prize for Short Fiction 
$2,000 award and book publication
short story ¦ judged by press editors
98 page minimum word limit, 3 story minimum ¦ $25 entry fee ¦ snail mail ¦ USA



April 25 - received by
(this contest runs twice per year - see october deadlines)

Raspberry & Vine
Short Story Competition 
$300 (AU) award and publication
short stories ¦ judged by site editors
4,000 word limit ¦ $10 (AU) entry fee ¦ snail mail ¦ AU



April 30 - postmark

Crab Orchard Review
Southern Illinois University Carbondale
Jack Dyer Fiction Prize 
$1500 award and publication
short story ¦ judged by magazine editors
6,000 word limit ¦ $10 entry fee ¦ snail mail ¦ USA



April 30 - postmark

Nimrod: International Journal of Prose and Poetry
The Katherine Anne Porter Prize for Fiction
$2,000, publication and a trip to Tulsa, Oklahoma for awards ceremony
short story ¦ judged by magazine editors
7,500 word limit ¦ $20 entry fee ¦ snail mail ¦ USA



April 30 - postmark

Writecorner Press
E. M. Koeppel Short Fiction Award
$1,100 and publication
short story ¦ judged by magazine editors
3,000 word limit ¦ $15 entry fee ¦ snail mail ¦ USA



April 30 - in hand

The Paris Writer's Workshop (biennial)
Paris Prize for Fiction 
$5,000 and, well, the workshop is in Paris
novel excerpt and synopsis ¦ judged by Matt Thorne
1,000 word limit for excerpt ¦ €30 entry fee ¦ snail mail ¦ FRANCE



April 30 - received by

Perigee: Publication for the Arts (LIKELY A DEAD MARKET)
Perigee Fiction Contest 
$300, publication and Pushcart Nomination
short story ¦ judged by James Brown
5,000 word limit ¦ $10 entry fee ¦ e submission ¦ USA



April 30 - received by

Glimmer Train
Very Short Fiction Award
$1,500 award and publication
short story ¦ judged by magazine editors
3,000 word limit ¦ $15 entry fee ¦ e submission ¦ USA



April 30 - received by

Glimmer Train
Family Matters Fiction Award 
$1,200 award and publication
short story ¦ judged by magazine editors
12,000 word limit ¦ $15 entry fee ¦ e submission ¦ USA



April 30 - received by

Glimmer Train
Standard Story Submission - no contest 
$700 award and publication
short story ¦ judged by magazine editors
12,000 word limit ¦ no entry fee ¦ e submission ¦ USA



April 30 - received by

Momaya Press
Momaya Short Story Competition 
£110 award and publication
short story, themed, 'alienation' ¦ judged by press editors
3,000 word limit ¦ £8 entry fee ¦ e submission ¦ UK



April 30 - received by

Camber Press (LIKELY A DEAD LINK)
Fiction Chapbook Award 
$1,000 award and publication
short story ¦ judged in 2009 by Ron Carlson
10,000 word limit ¦ $15 entry fee ¦ snail mail ¦ USA


MAY DEADLINES -27-

(pay keen attention to the first-of-the-month deadlines - better to treat them as end-of-the-month for the previous month lest you miss them)



May 1 - postmark

The Pirate's Alley Faulkner Society
William Faulkner - William Wisdom Creative Writing Competition - Novel Prize 
$7,500 award and publication
novel ¦ judged by people
minimum 50,000 word limit ¦ $35 entry fee ¦ snail mail ¦ USA



May 1 - postmark

The Pirate's Alley Faulkner Society
William Faulkner - William Wisdom Creative Writing Competition - Novella Prize 
$2,500 award and publication
novella ¦ judged by people
maximum 50,000 word limit ¦ $30 entry fee ¦ snail mail ¦ USA



May 1 - postmark

The Pirate's Alley Faulkner Society
William Faulkner - William Wisdom Creative Writing Competition - Novel-in-Progress Prize 
$2,000 award and publication
novel-in-progress ¦ judged by people
synopsis, 1st chapter or 1st 50 pages; max 12,500 words ¦ $30 entry fee ¦ snail mail ¦ USA



May 1 - postmark

The Pirate's Alley Faulkner Society
William Faulkner - William Wisdom Creative Writing Competition - Short Story Prize 
$1,500 award and publication
short story ¦ judged by people
15,000 word limit ¦ $25 entry fee ¦ snail mail ¦ USA



May 1 - postmark

The Pirate's Alley Faulkner Society
William Faulkner - William Wisdom Creative Writing Competition - Essay Prize 
$1,000 award and publication
essay ¦ judged by people
2,500 word limit ¦ $25 entry fee ¦ snail mail ¦ USA



May 1 - postmark

Spire Press
Spire 7th Annual Spring Chapbook Contest 
$500 award and 20 copies
short story ¦ judged by press editors
18—28 page limit ¦ $15 entry fee ¦ snail mail ¦ USA



May 1 - postmark

Ohio State University
The Journal
The Journal's Short Story Contest 
$1,000 award and publication
short story ¦ judged by Lee K. Abbott
7,500 word limit ¦ $10 entry fee ¦ snail mail ¦ USA



May 1 - postmark

Minnesota State University
New Rivers Press
American Fiction Prize 
$1,000 award and publication
short story ¦ judged by Clint McCown
7,500 word limit ¦ $12 entry fee ¦ snail mail ¦ USA



May 1 - postmark

University of Idaho
Fugue
Annual Prose Contest 
$1,000 award and publication
short story ¦ judged in 2012 by Pam Houston
8,000 word limit ¦ $20 entry fee ¦ e submission ¦ USA



May 1 - postmark or received by

Southern Methodist University
Southwest Review
David Nathan Meyerson Prize for Fiction 
$1,000 award and publication
short story ¦ judged by magazine editors
8,000 word limit ¦ $25 entry fee ¦ snail mail or e submission ¦ USA



May 8 - received by

Kaos Films
British Short Screenplay Competition
production of script by Kaos Films
short film script ¦ judged by industry veterans
15 minutes of screen time ¦ £25 entry fee ¦ snail mail ¦ UK



May 15 - postmark

subTerrain
Lush Triumphant Fiction Competition 
$750(Canadian) award and publication
short story ¦ judged by magazine editors
3,000 word limit ¦ $25 (CANADIAN) entry fee ¦ snail mail ¦ CANADA



May 15 - postmark

Willow Springs Editions
Inland Northwest Center for Writers
Spokane Prize for Short Fiction 
$2,000 award and publication
short story ¦ judged by press editors
98 page minimum ¦ $25 entry fee ¦ snail mail ¦ USA



May 15 - postmark

subTerrain
Lush Triumphant Creative Non-Fiction Competition 
$750(Canadian) award and publication
essay, adorned with fiction ¦ judged by magazine editors
4,000 word limit ¦ $25 (CANADIAN) entry fee ¦ snail mail ¦ CANADA



May 15 - postmark

Lorian Hemingway
Lorian Hemingway Short Story Competition 
$1,000 award
short story ¦ judged by Lorian Hemingway and panel
3,000 word limit ¦ $17 entry fee ¦ snail mail ¦ USA



May 15 - postmark

Ploughshares
Emerson College
Ploughshares Emerging Writers Contest
$1,000 award and publication
short story ¦ judged by magazine editors
6,000 word limit ¦ $24 entry fee ¦ e submission ¦ USA



May 15 - postmark

New American Press
Spring Chapbook Contest 
$250 award and 25 copies
short story ¦ judged by editor of THE JOURNAl and Kathy Fagan
20—30 page limit ¦ $12 entry fee ¦ snail mail ¦ USA



May 16 - postmark

Many Mountains Moving
Many Mountains Moving Flash Fiction Contest 
$250 award and publication
short-short story ¦ judged by anonymous judge
500 word limit, 2 stories per entry ¦ $15 entry fee ¦ snail mail ¦ USA



May 18 - postmark or received by

University of Missouri - Kansas City
New Letters
Alexander Patterson Cappon Prize for Fiction 
$1,500 award and publication
short story ¦ judged by magazine editors
8,000 word limit ¦ $15 entry fee ¦ snail mail or e submission ¦ USA



May 31 - received by

Glimmer Train
Short Story Award for New Writers 
$1,200 award and publication
short story ¦ judged by magazine editors
12,000 word limit ¦ $15 entry fee ¦ e submission ¦ USA



May 31 - postmark

Pearl: A Literary Magazine
Pearl Short Story Prize 
$250 award and publication
short story ¦ judged by magazine editors
4,000 word limit ¦ $10 entry fee ¦ snail mail ¦ USA



May 31 - postmark

University of Georgia Press
The Flannery O'Connor Award for Short Fiction 
$1,000 award and book publication
short story ¦ judged in 2008 by panel and Nancy Zafris
40k - 75k word limit ¦ $25 entry fee ¦ snail mail ¦ USA



May 31 - postmark

Antigonish Review
The Sheldon Currie Fiction Prize 
$600 award and publication
short story ¦ judged by magazine editors
20 page word limit ¦ $30 entry fee ¦ snail mail ¦ CANADA



May 31 - received by

Frome Festival
Frome Festival Short Story Competition 
£300 award and book publication
short story ¦ judged in 2010 by Kate Harrison and Paula Williams
1,000 to 2,200 word limit ¦ £5 entry fee ¦ snail mail ¦ UK



May 31 - received by
(this contest runs twice per year - see october deadlines)

Black Lawrence Press
Black River Chapbook Competition 
$500 award and publication
short stories ¦ judged by press editors
no limit stated ¦ $15 entry fee ¦ e submission ¦ USA



May 31 - received by

The Writer and
Gotham Writers' Workshop
The Writer 2010 Short-Story Contest
$1,000 award, free workshop from Gotham Writers' Workshop and subscription to The Writer
short story ¦ judged in 2010 by Susan Breen
2,000 word limit ¦ $10 entry fee ¦ e submission ¦ USA



May 31 - postmark

Elixir Press
The Elixir Press Fiction Award
$2,500 award and publication
short stories or novel ¦ judged by press editors
120 - 500 page limit ¦ $35 entry fee ¦ snail mail ¦ USA


JUNE DEADLINES -25-

(pay keen attention to the first-of-the-month deadlines - better to treat them as end-of-the-month for the previous month lest you miss them)



June 1 - postmark

Mid-American Review
Fineline Competition for Short Shorts 
$1,000 award and publication
short short story ¦ judged in 2010 by Ander Monson
500 word limit ¦ $15 entry fee ¦ snail mail ¦ USA



June 1 - received by

Sonora Review
University of Arizona
Concentrated Nonfiction Contest 
$1,000 award and publication
short short essay ¦ judged in 2010 by Alan Michael Parker
500 word limit ¦ $10 entry fee ¦ e submission ¦ USA



June 1 - received by

Dublin Review of Books
Once Off Flash Fiction Contest
1,000 award and publication
short short story ¦ judged by magazine editors
500 word limit/3 story limit ¦ €10 entry fee ¦ e submission ¦ IRE



June 1 - received by

Kennesaw Review - an online literary journal
Flash Fiction Prize 
$500 award and publication
short short story ¦ judged by magazine editors
750 word limit ¦ $15 entry fee ¦ snail mail ¦ USA



June 2 - postmark

Writer's Digest
Annual Writer's Digest Competition 
$1,000 award and critique
short story ¦ judged by magazine editors
4,000 word limit ¦ $15 entry fee ¦ snail mail ¦ USA



June 15 - postmark

Chelsea
Chelsea Award for Short Fiction 
$1,000 award and publication
short story ¦ judged by magazine editors
7,500 word limit ¦ $15 entry fee ¦ snail mail ¦ USA



June 15 - postmark or received by

Indiana Review
Indiana University
1/2 K Fiction Prize 
$1,000 award and publication
short story ¦ judged in 2010 by Alberto Rios
500 word limit ¦ $15 entry fee (up to 3 pieces) ¦ snail mail or e submission ¦ USA



June 15 - received by

Vermont Studio Center
Vermont Studio Center Residency
4-week Full Fellowship
short story or novel excerpt ¦ judged by VSC committee
15 page limit ¦ $25 entry fee ¦ snail mail ¦ USA



June 15 - postmark

Room Magazine
Room Magazine Fiction Contest 
$500 (Canadian) award and publication
short story ¦ judged in 200 by Mary Borsky
4,000 word limit ¦ $39 (Canadian) entry fee ¦ snail mail ¦ CANADA




June 15 - postmark or received by

Salamander
Suffolk University
Salamander Fiction Prize 
$1,500 award and publication
short story ¦ judged in 2012 Carolyn Cooke
35 page limit ¦ $15 entry fee ¦ snail mail or e submission ¦ USA




June 17 - received by and/or postmark

New Millennium Writings
New Millennium Award for Fiction
$1,000 award and publication
short story ¦ judged by magazine editors
6,000 word limit ¦ $17 entry fee ¦ snail mail and e submission ¦ USA



June 17 - received by and/or postmark

New Millennium Writings
New Millennium Award for Short-Short Fiction
$1,000 award and publication
short story ¦ judged by magazine editors
1,000 word limit ¦ $17 entry fee ¦ snail mail and e submission ¦ USA



June 20 - postmark

Hidden River Press
The William Van Wert Memorial Fiction Award
$1,000 award and publication
short story ¦ judged by magazine editors
25 page limit ¦ $15 entry fee ¦ snail mail ¦ USA



June 20 - postmark

Hidden River Press
The Hidden River Arts Playwriting Award
$1,000 award and publication
stage play ¦ judged by magazine editors
full-length play ¦ $15 entry fee ¦ snail mail ¦ USA



June 30 - received by

Glimmer Train
Fiction Open 
$2,000 award and publication
short story ¦ judged by magazine editors
20,000 word limit ¦ $15 entry fee ¦ e submission ¦ USA



June 30 - postmark

University of Pittsburgh Press
The Drue Heinz Literature Prize 
$15,000 award and book publication
short stories/novella mix ¦ judged in 2008 by Scott Turow
150 to 300 page limit ¦ $15 entry fee ¦ e submission ¦ USA



June 30 - received by

Autumn House Press
Autumn House Fiction Contest 
$1,000 award, $1,500 travel grant and book publication
short stories or novel ¦ judged in 2008 by Sharon Dilworth
200 to 300 page limit ¦ $25 entry fee ¦ snail mail ¦ USA



June 30 - received by

Bridport Arts Centre
The Bridport Prize for Short Story 
£5,000 award and publication
short story ¦ judged in 2010 by Zoe Heller
5,000 word limit ¦ £7 entry fee ¦ e submission ¦ UK



June 30 - received by

Bridport Arts Centre
The Bridport Prize for Flash Fiction 
£1,000 award and publication
flash fiction ¦ judged in 2010 by Zoe Heller
250 word limit ¦ £5 entry fee ¦ e submission ¦ UK



June 30 - received by

British Czech and Slovak Association
British Czech and Slovak Association Writing Contest 
£300 award and publication
short story ¦ judged in 2008 by Helen Simpson
1,500 to 2,000 word limit ¦ unknown entry fee ¦ unknown, mail or e? ¦ UK



June 30 - received by
(open only to IRISH writers)

Linen Hall Library
McLaverty Short Story Award 
£2,000 award and publication
short story ¦ judged in 2008 by Anne Tannahill and Carlo G├ębler
2,000 word limit ¦ £5 entry fee ¦ snail mail ¦ IRELAND



June 30 - received by

The Writer's Bureau
Short Story Competition 
£1,000 award and publication
short story ¦ judged in 2008 by Iain Pattison
2,000 word limit ¦ £5 entry fee ¦ snail mail ¦ UK



June 30 - postmark

Autumn House Press
The Autumn House Fiction Contest 
£1,000 award, $1,500 travel grant and publication
full manuscript ¦ judged in 2008 by Sharon Dilworth
200 - 300 page limit ¦ $25 entry fee ¦ snail mail ¦ USA



June 30 - postmark

Literal Latte
Literal Latte Short Shorts Awards 
$500 award and publication
short story ¦ judged by magazine editors
2,000 word limit ¦ $10 entry fee ¦ snail mail ¦ USA



June 30 - postmark or received by

Hunger Mountain
The Vermont College Journal of Arts & Letters
Howard Frank Mosher Short Fiction Prize 
$1,000 award and publication
short story ¦ judged in 2010 by Steve Almond
10,000 word limit ¦ $20 entry fee ¦ snail mail or e submission ¦ USA


JULY DEADLINES -16-

(pay keen attention to the first-of-the-month deadlines - better to treat them as end-of-the-month for the previous month lest you miss them)



July 1 - received by

WordSmitten
1010 Fiction Award 
$1,010 award and publication
short story ¦ judged by site editors
1,010 word limit ¦ $15 entry fee ¦ e submission ¦ USA



July 11 - postmark

Hyphen Magazine
The Asian American Writers’ Workshop
2008 Short Story Competition 
$1,000 award and publication
short works of fiction ¦ judged by magazine editors
no word limit ¦ $10 entry fee ¦ snail mail ¦ USA



July 15 - postmark

Santa Fe Writers Project
SFWP Literary Awards 
$1,750 award and publication
short works of fiction, any combination ¦ judged in 2010 by Robert Olen Butler
25 page limit ¦ $30 entry fee ¦ snail mail ¦ USA



July 16 - postmark

Wordstock Festival
City of Portland
Wordstock Short Fiction Competition 
$1,000 award and publication (2008 had 300 entries)
short story ¦ judged in 2010 by Charles D'Ambrosio
1,500 to 3,000 word limit ¦ $25 entry fee ¦ snail mail ¦ USA



July 30 - postmark

Snake Nation Press
Serena McDonald Kennedy Award 
$1,000 award and book publication
full manuscript ¦ judged by press editors
50K word limit (novella) or 200pp of short stories ¦ $25 entry fee ¦ snail mail ¦ USA


July 31 - received by

Glimmer Train
Very Short Fiction Award
$1,500 award and publication
short story ¦ judged by magazine editors
3,000 word limit ¦ $15 entry fee ¦ e submission ¦ USA



July 31 - received by

Glimmer Train
Standard Story Submission - no contest 
$700 award and publication
short story ¦ judged by magazine editors
12,000 word limit ¦ no entry fee ¦ e submission ¦ USA



July 31 - received by

Narrative Magazine
Spring Story Contest 
$3,250 award and publication
short story, novel excerpt or non-fiction in 1st person ¦ judged by magazine editors
15,000 word limit ¦ $20 entry fee ¦ e submission ¦ USA
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July 31 - received by

Highlands & Islands Short Story Association
HISSAC Annual Open Short Story Competition 
£300 award and publication
short story ¦ judged in 2008 by Clio Gray
2,500 word limit ¦ £4 entry fee ¦ snail mail ¦ SCOTLAND



July 31 - postmark or received by

The Munster Literature Centre and Southword
Sean O'Faolain Short Story Prize
 €1,500 award and publication
short story ¦ judged in 2010 by Tania Hershman
3,000 word limit ¦ €15/US$20/Irish £15 entry fee ¦ snail mail or e submission ¦ IRELAND



July 31 - received by

Opium Magazine
Opium Magazine’s 250-Word Bookmark Contest 
$1,000 award and publication
short-short ¦ judged in 2009 by Andrew Sean Greer
250 word limit ¦ $10 entry fee, $17.50 for two ¦ e submission ¦ USA



July 31 - postmark

The Cincinatti Review
University of Cincinatti
The Annual Robert & Adele Schiff Prose and Poetry Prizes 
$300 award and publication
short story ¦ judged by magazine editors
40 page limit ¦ $15 entry fee ¦ e submission ¦ USA



July 31 - received by

The Adirondack Review
Black Lawrence Press
The Fulton Prize for Short Fiction
$400 and publication
short story ¦ judged by fellowship committee
10,000 word limit ¦ $10 entry fee ¦ e submission ¦ USA



July 31- received by

Hay & District Community Support
Hay on Wye Short Story Contest  - 2010 theme AVARICE
£400 award and publication
short story ¦ judged by Hay & District Panel
2,000 word limit, themed entry ¦ £6 entry fee ¦ snail mail ¦ UK



July 31- postmark

The Oaxaca International Film and Video Festival
Literature Subcategory
The Oaxaca International Literature Competition  
$1,500 award and publication
short story ¦ judged by festival organizers
no limit specified ¦ $15 entry fee ¦ snail mail ¦ MEXICO



July 31- received by

Flatmancrooked
Flatmancrooked Fiction Prize  
$1,000 award and publication
short story ¦ judged in 2010 by Benjamin Percy
10,000 word limit ¦ $15 entry fee ¦ e submission ¦ USA


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