AMERICAN LITERARY REVIEW AWARDS
$15 ENTRY FEE. Deadline October 1, 2018. Three prizes of $1,000 each and publication in the Spring online issue of the American Literary Review will be given for a poem, a short story, and an essay. Short fiction limited to 8,000 words. Creative nonfiction limited to 6,500 words. Poetry limit three poems.
PRESS 53 AWARD FOR SHORT FICTION
$30 ENTRY FEE. Deadline December 31, 2018. The Press 53 Award for Short Fiction is awarded annually to an outstanding, unpublished short story collection. This contest is open to any writer, regardless of his or her publication history, provided the manuscript is written in English and the author is a resident of the United States or one of its territories. The winner of this contest will receive publication by Press 53 under a standard publishing contract, a $1,000 cash advance, and 50 copies of the book; all prizes will be awarded upon publication.
NILSEN LITERARY PRIZE FOR A FIRST NOVEL
$30 ENTRY FEE. Deadline November 1, 2018. Award: $2,000 and publication by Southeast Missouri State University Press. Submissions must be previously unpublished novels, novellas, or collections of closely linked short stories. Manuscripts that have been self-published or published online will not be accepted.