Prairie Schooner Book Prize

Book Prize2018 Prairie Schooner Book Prize Contest

Deadline: March 15
Prize: $3000 and publication through University of Nebraska Press
Entry Fee: $25
Eligibility: Living writers, published or unpublished, including non-US citizens, writing in English, excluding past or present paid employees of Prairie Schooner or the University of Nebraska Press or current faculty or students at the University of Nebraska.
Questions: Email PSBookPrize@unl.edu
Journal Submission Guidelines: submission guidelines
Book Contest Guidelines: prairieschooner.unl.edu/book-prize

Contest Guidelines:

  • Fiction manuscripts (entirely short stories or one novella plus short stories) of at least 150 pages. No novels, single novellas or novella collections.
  • Poetry manuscript of at least 50 pages.
  • No previously published manuscripts, including self-publication.
  • Writers may enter both contests.
  • Simultaneous submissions are accepted, but notify immediately if accepted elsewhere.

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The Apprentice Writer

ELIGIBILITY: Grades 9 – 12
SUBMIT: Poetry, fiction, memoir, personal essay
AWARD: Publication in the The Apprentice Writer

GUIDELINES:

  • Electronic submission via www.apprenticewriter.com
  • Submit as a Word document. Each Word document should include only 1 submission.
  • Each document should include your first and last name, and email address at the beginning of the document. It should also include your name in the header/footer section of each page for multiple page works.
  • Poetry should be single-spaced, prose double-spaced, both in 12pt Times New Roman. (We may not be able to accommodate special formatting for poetry work.)
  • Documents should be titled as follows:
    • Last Name, First Initial (Genre) Submission Title
    • ex.: Doe, J (Fiction) A Yeti’s Tale
    • Do NOT include symbols such as #, $, <, *, /, : and @ in document title.

WEBSITE: www.apprenticewriter.com
QUESTIONS:  Contact Codie Nevil Sauers at nevil@susqu.edu.
DEADLINE: March 15, 2018

Glimmer Train New Writer Short Story Award

SHORT STORY AWARD FOR NEW WRITERS

Grace Period Extended Until March 10, 2018

Glimmer Train New Writers Shorty Story AwardDeadline: The Short Story Award for New Writers is held three times per year: February 28 | June 30 | October 31. A one-week grace period follows each deadline.

Eligibility: New writers whose fiction has not appeared, nor is scheduled to appear, in a print publication with a circulation over 5,000. (Entries must not have appeared in print, but previous online publication is fine.)

Length: Most entries run from 1,000 to 5,000 words, but any lengths up to 12,000 are welcome.

Entry Fee: $18 per submission

Prizes:

  • 1st place: $2,500 | publication in Glimmer Train Stories | 10 copies
  • 2nd place: $500*
  • 3rd place: $300*

*Or, if accepted for publication, $700 and 10 copies of that issue

Announcement: Winners will be contacted directly one week prior to public announcement in our bulletins:

  • January/February contest announces May 1.
  • May/June contest announces September 1.
  • September/October contest announces January 1.

Recent winners:

  • 1st-place: Courtney Knowlton for “Mean Blonde Ponytail Girl”
  • 2nd-place: Alexandra B. Chang for “Tomb Sweeping Day”
  • 3rd-place: Amanda S. Torres for “Fortuna”

Website: GlimmerTrain.com

Guidelines: glimmertrain.com/pages/writing_guidelines.php

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