These opportunities, listed in no particular order, come from NewPages, a publication dedicated to news, information, and guides to literary magazines, independent publishers, creative writing programs, alternative periodicals, indie bookstores, writing contests, and more. If you know of an opportunity for our students, let me know at hfoster@sju.edu. Now, get to work!

  • North Carolina Writers' Network. Thomas Wolfe Fiction Prize. Fiction. Entry Fee. [mag] 1/30

  • Austin Community College. Balcones Literary Prizes. Fiction, Poetry. Entry Fee. [published book] 1/31

  • WOW! Women on Writing. Creative Nonfiction Essay Contest. Nonfiction. Entry Fee. [literary site] 1/31

  • Autumn House Press. Rising Writer Contest. Poetry. Entry Fee. [book] 1/31

  • Bauhan Publishing. The Monadnock Essay Collection Prize. Nonfiction. Entry Fee. [book] 1/31

  • Black Lawrence Press. The Big Moose Prize. Fiction. Entry Fee. [book] 1/31

  • The Chattahoochee Review. Lamar York Prizes for Fiction & Nonfiction. Fiction, Nonfiction. Entry Fee. [mag] 1/31

  • Chicago Tribune. Nelson Algren Short Story Contest. Fiction. No Fee. [mag] 1/31

  • Crazyhorse. Annual Prizes. Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry. Entry Fee. [mag] 1/31

  • Fish Publishing. Short Memoir Prize. Nonfiction. Entry Fee. [anthology] 1/31

  • The Ghost Story. Screw Turn Flash Fiction Competition. Fiction. Entry Fee. [literary site] 1/31

  • Graywolf Press. Nonfiction Prize. Nonfiction. Entry Fee. [book] 1/31
    [*even numbered years*]

  • Hurston/Wright Foundation. Award for College Writers. Fiction, Poetry. Entry Fee. [literary site] 1/31

  • Into the Void. Poetry Prize. Poetry. Entry Fee. [mag] 1/31

  • The Iowa Review. The Iowa Review Awards. Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry. Entry Fee. [mag] 1/31

  • Kenyon Review. Short Fiction Contest. Fiction. Entry Fee. [mag] 1/31

  • The Masters Review. Short Story Award for New Writers. Fiction. Entry Fee. [mag] 1/31

  • Northern New England Review. Raven Prize in Creative Nonfiction. Nonfiction. No Fee. [mag] 1/31

  • The Pinch. The Page Prize. Nonfiction. Entry Fee. 1/31 [mag]

  • Plough Arts Center (UK). Plough Prize. Open Poetry Competition/Ronald Duncan Short Poem Competition. Poetry. Entry Fee. [literary site] 1/31

  • Prole. Prole Laureate. Poetry. Entry Fee. [mag] 1/31

  • Stanford Libraries. William Saroyan International Prize for Writing. Fiction, Nonfiction. Entry Fee. [published book] 1/31 [*biennial - even-numbered years*]

  • University of Iowa School of Social Work. Poetry Contest for Social Workers. Poetry. No Fee. [writing] 1/31

  • Whitefish Review. Rick Bass/Montana Prize for Fiction. Fiction. Entry Fee. [mag] 1/31