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Deadline: January 31, 2017

Lamar York Prizes for Fiction and Nonfiction

Two prizes of $1,000 and publication in The Chattahoochee Review are awarded to a winning story and essay in the Lamar York Prizes for Fiction and Nonfiction. Send stories and essays of up to 6,000 words, double-spaced, between November 1-January 31. Early submissions are encouraged. An entry fee of $18 includes a subscription. For complete guidelines, visit

Deadline: January 31, 2017

Crazyhorse Prizes in Fiction, Nonfiction, & Poetry

From January 1 to January 31, Crazyhorse will accept entries for our Prizes in Poetry, Fiction, and Nonfiction. Ada Limon will judge Poetry, Justin Torres will judge Fiction, and Robin Hemley will judge Nonfiction. Submit fiction and nonfiction manuscripts of up to 25 pages or 1-3 poems via Submittable. Winners in each genre receive $2,000 and publication. The $20 entry fee includes a one-year subscription to Crazyhorse; all entries will be considered for publication. For more information, visit our website:

Deadline: January 31, 2017

2017 Rising Writer Contest

Autumn House Press is pleased to announce the 2017 Rising Writer Contest is now taking submissions! The Rising Writer Contest is for a first full-length book of poetry by an author 33 years old or younger. Autumn House believes in supporting the work of younger, less-established writers who will become the voices of an emerging generation. For the 2017 contest, the preliminary judges are members of the Autumn House staff, and the final judge is Ada Limón. The winner will be awarded publication of a full-length manuscript and $1,000. The contest opens November 1, 2016 and the deadline for entries is January 31, 2017. For more information, visit our website at

Deadline: February 14, 2017

Sport Literate's Poetry Chapbook Contest

Sport Literate, the award-winning, 22-year-old journal featuring “honest reflections on life’s leisurely diversions,” wants your best sporty poems. Our first chapbook will be comprised of up to 10 poems from three winning poets, each of whom will receive $150. Send seven to 10 poems (along with a $15 entry fee) before the St. Valentine’s Day deadline (February 14, 2017). Previously published work is fine, but please tell us where it first appeared. Find detailed guidelines, as well as back issues and featured work, on our website:

Deadline: February 15, 2017

Deadline: February 15, 2017

Ruminate is a nonprofit, reader-supported magazine that celebrates slowing down, encountering honest storytelling, and living awake. First place will receive a $1500 cash prize along with publication. Runner-up will receive $200 cash prize and publication. The prize is open to all genres of fiction. $20 Entry fee also includes a complimentary copy of Ruminate. Writers may submit one fiction piece per entry and it must be 5500 words or less. There is no limit on the number of entries per person. Deadline to submit is February 15th, 2017. For more information and complete guidelines, visit Ruminate at

Deadline: February 28, 2017

The Three Mile Harbor Poetry Book Prize

$500 honorarium and book publication: submit your book-length manuscript of poems to the Three Mile Harbor Book Prize for Poetry by February 28th and a $25 reading fee. See the complete guidelines at

Deadline: March 15, 2017

Fourth Genre Steinberg Essay Contest

Fourth Genre Steinberg Essay Contest is accepting submissions from January 15 to March 15 at The 2017 contest judge is Faith Adiele ( Winning author receives $1,000 and publication in the issue that’s featured at AWP. $22 per entry, up to 6,000 words. Detailed submission guidelines:

Deadline: April 30, 2017

Force Majeure Flash Contest

Storm Cellar, a literary journal of safety and danger, seeks all the best flash for its 2017 Force Majeure contest. Winner $300, two runners-up $100. All entries considered for publication, all entrants receive the prize issue. We want to see everything under 1k words, from tiny tales to genre-busting experiments. Under-represented writers encouraged. Guidelines:

Deadline: March 15, 2017

Bellingham Review's Contests in Fiction, Nonfiction, and Poetry

Contest submissions open Dec 1st - Mar 15. We offer three $1,000-dollar first-place prizes: the Tobias Wolff Award for Fiction, the 49th Parallel Award for Poetry, and the Annie Dillard Award for Creative Nonfiction. Winners will be notified in June 2017. Winning entries and many runners up will be published in the Spring 2018 print edition, Issue 76. Entry fee $20, international entries $30. Submit one essay, one story, or up to three poems. Please limit prose to 6,000 words. Fee includes one-year subscription. For more information, visit us at: