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Snowbound Chap Book Award

The Snowbound Chapbook Award includes a cash reward in addition to publication by Tupelo Press, 25 copies of the winning title, a book launch, and national distribution with energetic publicity and promotion. Submissions should be a previously unpublished, chapbook-length poetry manuscript (20-36 pages) with a table of contents.

Tupelo Press

πŸ“† Deadline February 28, 2019 (Expired) – πŸ’° Entry Fee: $25

Genres: Poetry,

TOP PRIZE

$1,000

Additional prizes

Publication by Tupelo Press

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20 Syllable Poetry Contest

Write a poem with only 20 syllables to enter this poetry contest. Write about anything just count those syllables.

Fan Story

πŸ“† Deadline February 17, 2019 (Expired) – πŸ’° Entry Fee: $10

Genres: Poetry,

TOP PRIZE

$100

Additional prizes

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2019 Ambroggio Prize

The Ambroggio Prize is a $1,000 publication prize given for a book-length poetry manuscript originally written in Spanish and with an English translation. The winning manuscript is published by Bilingual Press/Editorial BilingΒ™e, publisher of literary works, scholarship, and art books by or about U.S. Hispanics.

Academy of American Poets

πŸ“† Deadline February 15, 2019 (Expired) – πŸ’° Entry Fee: FREE

Genres: Fiction, Novel,

TOP PRIZE

$1,000

Additional prizes

Publication by Bilingual Press

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100 Word Flash Fiction Writing Contest

To enter this writing contest share a flash fiction story that uses only 100 words. Can you tell a complete story with only 100 words?

Fan Story

πŸ“† Deadline February 11, 2019 (Expired) – πŸ’° Entry Fee: $10

Genres: Fiction, Flash Fiction,

TOP PRIZE

$100

Additional prizes

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Fiction Factory Short Story Competition 2019

Winning stories will be published on this website and, at a later date, will be included in a planned anthology. Length of story: max 3,000 words.

Fiction Factory

πŸ“† Deadline January 31, 2019 (Expired) – πŸ’° Entry Fee: $6

Genres: Fiction, Short Story,

TOP PRIZE

$150

Additional prizes

Β£50 and Β£25

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Hillerman Prize

Sponsored by St. Martin's Press and Western Writers of America, the Tony Hillerman Prize is awarded annually for the best first mystery set in the Southwest. The winner receives a contract with St. Martin's Press for publication of the novel and $10,000.

St. Martin's Press and Western Writers of America

πŸ“† Deadline January 02, 2019 (Expired) – πŸ’° Entry Fee: FREE

Genres: Crime, Fiction,

TOP PRIZE

$10,000

Additional prizes

Publication

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