In an effort to keep as well-informed as possible on the wonderfully wacky world of writing, I stay tuned into several sites and information sources that provide contest information for writers looking to either “make it big” or simply those trying to “earn a little cred”. Below are three contests I found in the Writer’s Digest Yearbook edition picked up in June at my local bookstore.
(As Writer’s Digest recommends, I also urge all writers to research all affiliates/contests on their own before entering their work.)
IOWA SHORT FICTION CONTEST
Submissions: Minimum of 150 pages
Deadlines: August 1 – September 30
Prize: Publication by the Iowa University Press
JUNIPER PRIZE FOR FICTION CONTEST
Submissions: Minimum of 150 pages to 350 pages
Deadlines: Check website
Prize: Publication by University of Massachussets Press and $1500
MILKWEED EDITIONS NATIONAL FICTION CONTEST
Submissions: Minimum 150 pages to 400 pages
Deadlines: Rolling deadline
Prize: Publication by Milkweed Editions and cash advance of $5000 against royalties
Again I urge all writers to do their own research regarding all affiliates to these contests; however, as Writer’s Digest is one of my trusted sources of information, I wanted to share these three potential contests with any writers who might want to utilize them.
Enjoy and Happy Writing!