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Deadline: May 2, 2016
Writer’s Digest Self-Published Book Awards
If you’re a self-published author looking for that one big break, here’s your chance to make a name for yourself at the premier competition made exclusively for self-published books: the Writer’s Digest Self-Published Book Awards. The grand prize winner will get $8,000 in cash, a feature article in the March/April 2017 issue of Writer’s Digest, a press release from Writer’s Digest to be sent—along with a copy of the winning book—to 10 different major publishing review houses, a paid trip to the Writer’s Digest Conference, and more!

Deadline: May 15, 2016
Ploughshares Emerging Writer's Contest
Three prizes of $1,000 each and publication in Ploughshares are given annually for a poem or group of poems, a short story, and an essay. Writers who have not published or self-published a book or chapbook are eligible. Submit three to five pages of poetry or up to 6,000 words of fiction or nonfiction with a $24 entry fee, which includes a subscription to Ploughshares, by May 15.

Deadline: May 15, 2016
Academy of American Poets James Laughlin Award
A prize of $5,000 is given annually for a second book of poetry by a living poet that will be published in the forthcoming year. The winner also receives an all-expenses-paid weeklong residency at the Betsy Hotel in Miami Beach, Florida. Copies of the winning book are purchased and distributed to approximately 1,000 members of the Academy of American Poets.

Deadline: May 15, 2016
Breakwater Review Fiction Contest
A prize of $1,000 and publication in Breakwater Review is given annually for a short story. Submit a story of up to 5,000 words with a $10 entry fee by May 15. All entries will be considered for publication.

Deadline: May 15, 2016
Lorian Hemingway Short Story Competition
A prize of $1,500 and publication in Cutthroat is given annually for an unpublished short story. Submit a story of up to 3,500 words by May 15. The entry fee is $15 before May 1, and $20 thereafter.