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Contests


Deadline: November 01, 2015
Briar Cliff Review Contest
EsThe 20th annual Briar Cliff Review contest is now accepting your entries of fiction, poetry, and creative nonfiction. Should your work garner the first prize, it will be published in the spring 2016 issue of the publication, and you will be awarded with $1,000. To learn more about this contest, please visit their website.


Deadline: November 01, 2015
Sherwood Anderson Fiction Prize & James Wright Poetry Prize
The Mid-American Review holds two writing contests each year:

  • Sherwood Anderson Fiction Award
    - Submit one story of not more than 6,000 words for a chance to win $1,000 and publication in the magazine.
  • James Wright Poetry Award
    - Submit up to three poems for a chance to win $1,000 and publication in the magazine.

There will also be finalists in each contest, whose works may possibly be published in the magazine as well. All participants will receive the contest issue.
To learn more about these prizes, please visit their website.


Deadline: November 15, 2015
James Hearst Poetry Prize
Now on its 14th year, the North American Review is now accepting entries for the annual James Hearst poetry prize. A cash prize of $1,000 will be awarded to the winner, who will be chosen by author Mary Swander.
To learn more about these prizes, please visit their website.


Deadline: December 01, 2015
Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley Award for Imaginative Fiction
Rosebud, the magazine for people who enjoy good writing, has several contests for budding and veteran writers, one of which is the Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley Award for Imaginative Fiction. The grand prize is $1,000, but there will also be four runners-up who will receive $100 each.
To learn more about this award, please visit their website.


Deadline: December 01, 2015
Tell It Slant: The Fiddlehead’s 25th Annual Contest
Atlantic Canada’s International Literary Journal, The Fiddlehead, is now accepting entries for their 25th annual writing contest. The winning works will receive cash prizes and will be published in the Spring 2016 issue as well as the website. Cash prizes are as follows:

  • Ralph Gustafson Prize for Best Poem - $2,000
  • Honorable Mentions (2) - $250 each
  • Best Story - $2,000
  • Honorable Mentions (2) - $250 each

To learn more about this contest, please visit their website.


Deadline: December 31, 2015
Knott Poetry Prize
Named after American poet Bill Knott, the Knott Poetry Prize aims to recognize poems that look beyond religion and explore themes of secularity. You may submit one to six poems of any form. Winner will receive $100 and an exclusive publishing consultation with the editors of the annual literary magazine, Clarion. All submissions will be considered for publication. To learn more about this contest, please visit their website.