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Poets & Writers 100 Writing Contests That Want Your Work

Written By: Jessica Morrell - May• 21•15
100 Writing Contests That Want Your Work
Whether you write short stories or translate Icelandic nonfiction, Poets & Writers has got you covered with our Writing Contests database, which lists over 100 contests with upcoming deadlines. What are you waiting for?

Gival Press Novel Award — A prize of $3,000, publication by Gival Press, and 20 author copies is given annually for a novel. Deadline: May 30.

Short Story Award for New Writers — A prize of $1,500 and publication in Glimmer Train Stories is given quarterly for a short story by a writer whose fiction has not appeared in a print publication with a circulation over 5,000. Deadline: May 31.

American-Scandinavian Foundation Translation Prizes — A prize of $2,500 and publication in Scandinavian Review is given annually for an English translation of a Danish, Finnish, Icelandic, Norwegian, or Swedish work of poetry, fiction, or creative nonfiction. Deadline: June 1.

Boulevard Emerging Poets Contest — A prize of $1,000 and publication in Boulevard is given annually for a group of poems by a poet who has not published a poetry collection with a nationally distributed press. Deadline: June 1.

Research more contests online in our Writing Contests database, or pick up the current Writing Contests issue of

Poets & Writers Magazine, on newsstands now.

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