Archived Opportunities

Summer 2012

  • The Missouri Review 22nd Annual Jeffrey E. Smith Editors' Prize Competition

Accepts submissions in fiction, poetry, and nonfiction--winners in each category receive a prize of $5,000, plus a feature in the Spring issue and paid travel to the gala reading and reception.  Contest finalist will receive cash prizes and have their work considered for publication as well. 

Contest deadline: October 1, 2012.  Early submissions encouraged. 
Entry fee: $20 for each entry (checks payable to The Missiouri Reveiw). 
Accepts online submissions.  For details and complete guidelines, go to

Winners will be announced in January 2013.  For any questions contact


      • Paris Literary Prize - Final Call

Submissions Due for the Paris Literary Prize September 1 (Extended Deadline September 15)

For details and information, please visit the Paris Literary Prize site:


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      • Gulf Coast's 2012 Barthelme Prize for Short Prose,  judged by Ander Monson. The deadline is coming up in just a couple of weeks!  Entrants can send up to three pieces of prose poetry, flash fiction, or micro-nonfiction of 500 words or fewer, so it's really a contest for writers of all genres. Established in 2008, the contest awards its winner $1,000 and publication in the journal. Two honorable mentions will also appear in issue 25.2, due out in April 2013, and all entries will be considered for paid publication on our website. The deadline for entries is September 1, 2012 and all entrants receive a free one-year subscription to Gulf Coast. Those interested should visit: We accept both print and online submissions.
      • The Poetry Center San Jose is looking for MFAers to participate in its Well-RED Reading Series.  The series showcases 3 MFA candidates from different MFA programs in the Bay Area and features one published poet.  To be considered for the series please send an e-mail detailing your genre, school, and what year you're in.  Our first reading will take place Wednesday evening, September 12th in downtown San Jose, and will feature poet Melissa Stein.  Best of luck, and of course, we hope to see you all there regardless if you're picked to read!
        Jasper Haze
        Program Chair
        Poetry Center San Jose

      • There are just two weeks left to submit to the Fourth Annual NANO Prize. For those of you who have not yet submitted work, please send us up to three of your best flash fiction pieces that are under 300 words. Need help getting started? We’ve got lots of writing prompts on our website. Check them out , , oh and .hereherehere Once you’ve got something great, submit it! You can send your work to us via snail mail or send them online through Submittable. We’re looking forward to reading all of the entries.


        $2000 prize and publication by Anhinga Press

        Final Judge: CORNELIUS EADY

        Postmark Deadline: 9/30/2012

        Manuscript should be original poetry, not previously published in book form, 48-100 pages, no more than one poem per page. Include two manuscript title pages: one with name and contact information and one with the name of the manuscript ONLY. Manuscripts are screened and judged anonymously. Multiple submissions are fine as long as the manuscript is withdrawn immediately upon its acceptance elsewhere. The entry fee is $25. Checks should be made out to "Fresno State (Levine Prize)". Poets can submit more than one manuscript, but each will be considered a separate entry and must be accompanied by the $25 fee. Online payments can be made via credit or debit card at the link below. Please note, online entry fee is $25 plus an additional $3.38 service charge. The Vendini system resembles an event ticketing system, but is simply a method of accepting online credit and debit card payments.

        Mail Entries to: Philip Levine Prize in Poetry Department of English, Mail Stop PB 98 5245 N. Backer Ave. California State University, Fresno Fresno, California 93740-8001


        or email

        Sponsored by:   MFA Program at California State University, Fresno and Anhinga Press

      • There's only one month left to enter to win Gulf Coast's 2012 Barthelme Prize for Short Prose, judged by Ander Monson.

        The Barthelme Prize for Short Prose is open to prose poetry, flash fiction, or micro-essays of 500 words or fewer. Established in 2008, the contest awards its winner $1,000 and publication in the journal. Two honorable mentions will also appear in issue 25.2, due out in April 2013. All entries will be considered for paid publication on our website and all entrants receive a free one-year subscription to Gulf Coast. The September 1st deadline is coming up quickly, so click here for how to enter.

        Last year's winners, selected by Sarah Manguso, are available on our website: Erica Olsen for "Grand Canyon II," Sonja Vitow for "Master Bedroom," and Paul Zaic for "Why I Became a Fireman."

        Please also check out the 2010 winner, Lillian-Yvonne Bertram's "Animals Do Not Commit Delusional Acts," selected by Joe Bonomo.

        About Our Judge

        Ander Monson is the author of a number of paraphernalia, including a website, a decoder wheel, several chapbooks, as well as five books, most recently Vanishing Point: Not a Memoir (Graywolf Press, 2010) and The Available World (Sarabande Books, 2010). He lives in Tucson where he teaches in the MFA program at the University of Arizona and edits the journal DIAGRAM and the New Michigan Press.

JULY, 2012

      • Creative Nonfiction's Southern Sin Essay Contest

        Deadline:July 31, 2012Entry Fee Amount: $20Website:

        A prize of $1,000 and publication in Creative Nonfiction will be given for an essay on the theme “Southern Sin.” The editors will judge. Submit an essay of up to 4,000 words with a $20 entry fee by July 31. Send an SASE, call, or visit the website for complete guidelines.

        Creative Nonfiction, Southern Sin Essay Contest, 5501 Walnut Street, Suite 202, Pittsburgh, PA 15232. (412) 688-0304.


      • Glimmer Train Press: Very Short Fiction Award


July 31, 2012Entry Fee Amount: $15Website:

A prize of $1,500 and publication in Glimmer Train Stories is given twice yearly for a short story. Using the online submission system, submit a story of up to 3,000 words with a $15 entry fee during the month of July. Visit the website for complete guidelines.

Contact: Glimmer Train Press, 4763 SW Maplewood Road, P.O. Box 80430, Portland, OR 97280. (503) 221-0836. Susan Burmeister-Brown and Linda Swanson-Davies, Coeditors.

      • Kore Press

        First Book Award

        Deadline:July 31, 2012Entry Fee Amount: $20Website: http://www.korepress.orgE-mail address:

        A prize of $1,000 and publication by Kore Press is given annually for a poetry collection. Female-identified poets who have not published a book-length poetry collection or a chapbook with a print run over 400 copies are eligible. Nikky Finney will judge. Using the online submission system, submit a manuscript of 48 to 80 pages with a $20 entry fee by July 31. E-mail or visit the website for complete guidelines.

        Kore Press, First Book Award, P.O. Box 42315, Tucson, AZ 85733.

      • Pavement Saw Press

        Transcontinental Poetry Award

        Deadline:August 15, 2012Entry Fee Amount: $20Website: http://www.pavementsaw.orgE-mail address:

        A prize of $1,000, publication by Pavement Saw Press, and 50 author copies is given annually for a first or second poetry collection. Poets who have not published more than one collection, or who have published a second collection of fewer than 40 pages or with a print run of fewer than 500 copies are eligible. Submit a manuscript of 48 to 70 pages with a $20 entry fee ($23 for overseas entry or $27 for online entry), which includes a selection of Pavement Saw Press books, by August 15. All entries are considered for publication. Send an SASE, e-mail, or visit the website for complete guidelines.

        Pavement Saw Press, Transcontinental Poetry Award, 321 Empire Street, Montpelier, OH 43543. David Baratier, Editor.

      • Memoir Journal

        Prize for Memoir in Prose or Poetry

        Deadline:August 16, 2012Website: http://www.memoirjournal.comE-mail address:

        A prize of $500 and publication in Memoir Journal is given twice yearly for a memoir in the form of a poem, a short story, or an essay. The editors will judge. Using the online submission system, submit up to five poems or up to 10,000 words of prose by August 16. There is no entry fee. Visit the website for complete guidelines.

        Memoir Journal, Prize for Memoir in Prose or Poetry, 1316 67th Street, #8, Emeryville, CA 94608. (510) 594-1059. Madison Brewer, Contact.

      • The 2012 Story Quarterly Prize for Fiction

Please Note: The StoryQuarterly portal will be closed to non-contest submissions until 1 October 2012.

First Runner-up: $300 and publication in SQ Online

Second Runner-up: $200 and publication in SQ Online

Grand Prize of $1000 and publication in StoryQuarterly 46

$18 contest fee includes subscription toStoryQuarterly 46, to be published in the late Fall, 2012.


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