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Creative Writing: Contest Listings

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Raymond Carver Short Story Contest
DEADLINE: 15 May 2013

$1000 prize and publication in Carve Magazine for the best short story.



Short Story Award for New Writers
DEADLINE: 31 May 2013

$1500 and publication in Glimmer Train Stories for a story that has not been published in a nationally distributed publication with a circulation over 5,000.



2013 Constance Rooke Creative Nonfiction Prize
DEADLINE: 1 August 2013 (postmark date)

$1000 Canadian dollars to the best work “for a genre that embraces, but is not limited to, the personal essay, memoir, narrative nonfiction, social commentary, travel writing, historical accounts, and biography, all enhanced by such elements as description, dramatic scenes, dialogue, and characterization.”


2013 Open Season Awards

DEADLINE: 1 November 2013

$1000 in each category of poetry, short fiction, and creative nonfiction.



The Digital Americana Prize for Storytelling
DEADLINE: Currently Open.

$500 prize to the best entry falling into the category of: interactive-PDF, enhanced eBook, or interactive iBook.



The Annual Lamar York Prizes for Fiction and Nonfiction
DEADLINE: Accepting entries between October 1 and January 31.

Two prizes of $1000 and publication in The Chattahoochee Review for the winning story and essay. See the link below for more information:



The Deborah Tall Lyric Essay Prize
DEADLINE: Accepting entries between September 1 and May 1.

$1000 to the best lyric essay published in the magazine during the calendar year. For submission information, see the link below:


2014 Novella Prize
DEADLINE: 1 February 2014

One $1500 Canadian dollar prize for the winning novella.



The Echo Student Literary Competition:
DEADLINE: Stay posted for their 2014 deadline.

An annual competition for poetry, short fiction, and creative nonfiction. Open only to undergraduates at Bethany College, Heidelberg University, Hiram College, and Marietta College. More information can be found on their Facebook page:



2015 Long Poem Prize
DEADLINE: 1 February 2015

Two $1000 (Canadian dollars) awards given for a single poem or cycle of poems between 10 and 20 pages long.



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