Writers’ Contests late November/December deadlines

Here is an extensive lists of upcoming contests. Since the holidays are fast approaching this will give you time to submit. This will be the last Contest post until January 2013. As always this Blog does not assume any responsibility for offers, or errors connected with these contests. Please review each carefully before entering.

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The Richard Wilbur Poetry Award
The Richard Wilbur Poetry Award is a national competition for book-length poetry collections. The author of the winning manuscript receives $1,000, and the manuscript is published by the University of Evansville Press … (more)
DEADLINE: 12-01-2012
PRIZES: $1,000.00
ENTRY FEE: $25.00
Added: 02-November-2012

2013 UNT Rainer Maria Rilke Prize
An annual award of a $10,000 award recognizing a book that demonstrates exceptional artistry and vision written by a mid-career poet and published in the preceding year … (more)
DEADLINE: 11-30-2012
PRIZES: $10,000.00
ENTRY FEE: $0.00
Added: 02-November-2012

The Kenneth and Geraldine Gell Poetry Prize
The Kenneth and Geraldine Gell Poetry Prize is awarded annually by Writers & Books for an outstanding unpublished book-length collection of poetry. The poet will receive an honorarium of $1000 … (more)
DEADLINE: 11-30-2012
PRIZES: $1,000.00
ENTRY FEE: $25.00
Added: 02-November-2012

Bright Hill Press Full-Length Poetry Book Competition
The first place winner of Bright Hill’s 18th Annual Full-Length Poetry Book Competition, chosen from finalists by a nationally-known poet, receives a publication contract with Bright Hill Press and $1000, publication in print format … (more)
DEADLINE: 11-30-2012
PRIZES: $1,000.00
ENTRY FEE: $25.00
Added: 02-November-2012

12th Annual A. Poulin Jr. Poetry Prize
The A. Poulin, Jr. Poetry Prize is awarded to honor a poet’s first book, while also honoring the late founder of BOA Editions, Ltd., a not-for-profit publishing house of poetry and poetry in translation. Winner receives a $1,500 Honorarium and book publication … (more)
DEADLINE: 11-30-2012
PRIZES: $1,500.00
ENTRY FEE: $25.00
Added: 02-November-2012

Dorothy Brunsman Poetry Prize
Each year Bear Star Press awards the Dorothy Brunsman Poetry Prize ($1,000 and publication) to a writer living west of the central time zone. The contest also serves as our best pool for finding new voices … (more)
DEADLINE: 11-30-2012
PRIZES: $1,000.00
ENTRY FEE: $20.00
Added: 02-November-2012

The Dream Quest One Poetry & Writing Contest
This contest is open to anyone who loves expressing innermost thoughts and feelings into the beautiful literary art of poetry and/or writing a story that is worth telling everyone. First-place winner receives $500 … (more)
DEADLINE: 01-13-2013
PRIZES: $500.00
ENTRY FEE: $10.00
Added: 19-October-2012

Kore Press Short Fiction Chapbook Award
Kore Press will award a prize of $1,000 plus publication of a chapbook publication for a short story written in English. This competition is open to any female-identified individual writing in English … (more)
DEADLINE: 11-30-2012
PRIZES: $1,000.00
ENTRY FEE: $15.00
Added: 19-October-2012

Crab Orchard Series in Poetry Open Competition Awards
Two volumes of poems will be selected from an open competition of manuscripts. The winners will each receive a publication contract and will be awarded a $2000 prize and $1500 honorarium … (more)
DEADLINE: 11-17-2012
PRIZES: $3,500.00
ENTRY FEE: $25.00
Added: 19-October-2012

The C.P. Cavafy Poetry Prize
The purpose of the C.P. Cavafy Poetry Prize is to honor a great poet of the 20th century by publishing the best possible poem we can find on annual basis. The winner will receive $1,000 and publication … (more)
DEADLINE: 11-16-2012
PRIZES: $1,000.00
ENTRY FEE: $15.00
Added: 19-October-2012

Perugia Press Prize for a First or Second Book by a Woman
Poet must have no more than one previously published book. Chapbooks and books in other genres do not count. First-place winner receives $1000 and publication … (more)
DEADLINE: 11-15-2012
PRIZES: $1,000.00
ENTRY FEE: $25.00
Added: 19-October-2012

19th Annual Howard Nemerov Sonnet Award
Sonnets must be original and unpublished. No translations. Writers may enter as many sonnets as they wish. Sonnet sequences are acceptable, but each sonnet will be considered individually … (more)
DEADLINE: 11-15-2012
PRIZES: $1,000.00
ENTRY FEE: $3.00
Added: 19-October-2012

The Walt Whitman Award
The Walt Whitman Award brings first-book publication, a cash prize of $5,000, and a one-month residency at the Vermont Studio Center to an American who has never before published a book of poetry … (more)
DEADLINE: 11-15-2012
PRIZES: $5,000.00
ENTRY FEE: $30.00
Added: 19-October-2012

The Story Prize
The Story Prize is an annual book award honoring the author of an outstanding collection of short fiction with a $20,000 cash award. Each of two runners-up will receive $5,000. Eligible books must be written in English … (more)
DEADLINE: 11-15-2012
PRIZES: $20,000.00
ENTRY FEE: $75.00
Added: 19-October-2012

The 6th Annual Micro Award
The Micro Award is presented annually for a work of prose fiction written in English, of any genre, not above 1000 words in length. The author of the winning story will receive $500 US … (more)
DEADLINE: 12-31-2012
PRIZES: $500.00
ENTRY FEE: $0.00
Added: 04-October-2012

The Willow Books Literature Awards
The Willow Books Literature Awards recognize literary excellence in prose and poetry by writers from culturally diverse backgrounds. The winner of prose will receive a cash prize of $2,000 and the winner of poetry will receive $1,000 … (more)
DEADLINE: 12-15-2012
PRIZES: $2,000.00
ENTRY FEE: $30.00
Added: 04-October-2012

2013 Sunken Garden Poetry Prize
An award of $1,000, plus publication of a chapbook by Hill-Stead Museum, and an introductory reading at the Sunken Garden Poetry Festival preceding one of the featured poets during the 2013 season … (more)
DEADLINE: 12-01-2012
PRIZES: $1,000.00
ENTRY FEE: $30.00
Added: 24-Aug-2012

The New Issues Poetry Prize
Eligibility: Poets writing in English who have not previously published or self-published a full-length collection (48+ pages) of poems. Prize is $2,000 and publication for a first book of poems … (more)
DEADLINE: 11-30-2012
PRIZES: $2,000.00
ENTRY FEE: $20.00
Added: 17-Aug-2012

White Pine Press Poetry Prize
The award consists of a $1,000 cash award and publication by White Pine Press. Manuscripts must be between 60 and 80 pages in length. Poems must be original … (more)
DEADLINE: 11-30-2012
PRIZES: $1,000.00
ENTRY FEE: $20.00
Added: 17-Aug-2012

Ruth Stone Poetry Prize
An annual poetry contest. First place winner receives $1000 and publication on Hunger Mountain online. Two honorable mentions receive $100 and publication … (more)
DEADLINE: 12-10-2012
PRIZES: $1,000.00
ENTRY FEE: $20.00
Added: 17-Aug-2012

The Tampa Review Prize for Poetry
Manuscripts must be previously unpublished. Some or all of the poems in the collection may have appeared in periodicals, chapbooks, or anthologies, but these must be identified. First-place prize is $2,000 … (more)
DEADLINE: 12-31-2012
PRIZES: $2,000.00
ENTRY FEE: $25.00
Added: 17-Aug-2012

3 thoughts on “Writers’ Contests late November/December deadlines

  1. Cynthia says:

    Thanks for this great list. I appreciate the information. I have wanted to enter a short story I wrote for quite some time, and have just not made had the time to look and see what is out there. This is a big help!

    Cynthia
    http://thethingsyoucanread.blogspot.com/

  2. narniabooks says:

    Thanks for this great list. I have a short story, I just might enter. Thanks!

    Cynthia
    http://thethingsyoucanread.blogspot.com/

  3. aronjoice says:

    Hi Cynthia, I have been enjoying your blogs. There aren’t enough hours in the day to catch up with everything. I think this is a good way to get a writers’ work out and about ,and different from the regular social networking–new eyes! Thanks for stopping by.

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