contest opportunities recently announced


Have you been polishing a manuscript? A series of poems or a short story? You may want to check out these recently announced contests…

Creative Nonfiction

Online submissions/postmark deadline: January 15, 2013. For a special “Sustainability” issue and book, Creative Nonfiction is looking for true stories/essays that illuminate environmental, economic, ethical and/or social challenges related to the state of the planet and our future. Deadline January 15, 2013. Best essay prize awarded by guest editor Donna Seaman. For more information:


2013 Colorado Prize for Poetry

$2,000 honorarium and book publication. Submit book-length collection of poems to the Colorado Prize for Poetry by January 14, 2013. Final judge is Stephen Burt. $25 entry fee includes subscription to Colorado Review (to US addresses only).


Crazyhorse Prizes in Fiction, Nonfiction, and Poetry

Entries accepted online from January 1st to January 31st. Winners receive $2,000 plus publication; all manuscripts will be considered for publication. This year’s judges: Tony Earley (Fiction), Lia Purpura (Nonfiction), and Martha Collins (Poetry). $20 entry fee includes a one-year subscription to Crazyhorse. Upload your story, essay, or 3 poems through our website:


The Rose Metal Press Annual Short Short Chapbook Contest

Online Submission Deadline: December 1, 2012. The Rose Metal Press Seventh Annual Short Short Chapbook Contest submission period begins November 1 and ends December 1, 2012. Our 2012 judge will be Deb Olin Unferth. The winner will have his/her chapbook published in summer 2013, with an introduction by the contest judge. During the submission period, please submit your 25–40 page double-spaced manuscript of short short stories (fiction or nonfiction) each under 1000 words to us through our Submittable page with a $10 reading fee. More details at


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