The Young Buck Poetry Prize

Genre: Poetry
Entry Fee: $26 for first entry and $16 for each subsequent entries (includes a one-year subscription to CV2)
Deadline: November 1, 2019
Prize: $1,000 and publication in CV2; three honourable mention cash prizes
Description: Participating writers must be 35 years of age or younger at the time of the contest deadline. Entry may consist of 1-3 poems, and is not to exceed 80 lines total.The prize-winning poems will be published in our Summer 2019 Issue.
Website: http://www.contemporaryverse2.ca/en/contests/young-buck-poetry-prize

 

Room’s 2020 Short Forms Contest

Genre: Poetry, Flash Fiction, Flash Nonfiction
Entry Fee: $35 for Canadian entries plus $7 for each additional entry, and $42 USD for entrants outside Canada plus $7 USD for each additional entry (includes a one-year subscription to Room)
Deadline: November 1, 2020
Prize: Two first prizes of $500; honourable mention prize of $50; all prizes include publication on Room’s website
Description: Open to women (cisgender or transgender), transgender men, Two-Spirit, and nonbinary people. Each entry can consist of one or two prose poems, flash fictions, or flash creative nonfiction works of up to 500 words.
Website: http://roommagazine.com/contests#Short

 

Shaughnessy Cohen Prize for Political Writing

Genre: Political Writing
Entry Fee: None
Deadline: November 13, 2019 for books published between September 11, 2019 and December 31, 2019
Prize: First prize of $25,000; finalists will each receive $2,500
Description: Awarded annually by Writers Trust of Canada. The prize will be awarded to a book of literary nonfiction that captures a political subject of relevance to Canadian readers and has the potential to shape or influence thinking on contemporary Canadian political life. The winning work combines compelling new insights with depth of research and significant literary merit. All finalist works will demonstrate a distinctive voice, as well as a persuasive and compelling command of tone, narrative, style, and analysis. The prize particularly values books which provide the general reader with an informed, unique perspective on the practice of Canadian politics, its players, or its principles. The jurors will shortlist between three and five titles.
Website: https://writerstrust.com/Awards/Shaughnessy-Cohen-Prize-for-Political-Writing/Prize-Guidelines.aspx

 

Banff Centre Bliss Carman Poetry Award

Genre: Poetry
Entry Fee: $32 for up to three poems per entry (includes a one-year subscription to Prairie Fire)
Deadline: November 30, 2019
Prize: First prize of $1,250; second prize of $500; third prize of $250
Description: Maximum of 150 lines per entry. By entering the contest you also have a chance to win a one-week residency in the Leighton Artists Studios at Banff Centre, a replica of poet Bliss Carman’s ring, an invitation to Thin Air (produced by the Winnipeg International Writers Festival), dinner with the staff of Prairie Fire and publication in Prairie Fire magazine.
Website: http://www.prairiefire.ca/contests/2012-contests/

 

Prairie Fire Short Fiction Contest

Genre: Short Fiction
Entry Fee: $32 per story (includes a one-year subscription to Prairie Fire)
Deadline: November 30, 2019
Prize: First prize of $1,250; second prize of $500; third prize of $250
Description: Maximum of 10,000 words. By entering the contest you also have a chance to win a one-week residency in the Leighton Artists Studios at Banff Centre, a replica of poet Bliss Carman’s ring, an invitation to Thin Air (produced by the Winnipeg International Writers Festival), dinner with the staff of Prairie Fire and publication in Prairie Fire magazine.
Website: http://www.prairiefire.ca/contests/2012-contests/

 

Prairie Fire Creative Nonfiction Contest

Genre: Essay
Entry Fee: $32 per essay (includes a one-year subscription to Prairie Fire)
Deadline: November 30, 2019
Prize: First prize of $1,250; second prize of $500; third prize of $250
Description: Maximum of 5,000 words. By entering the contest you also have a chance to win a one-week residency in the Leighton Artists Studios at Banff Centre, a replica of poet Bliss Carman’s ring, an invitation to Thin Air (produced by the Winnipeg International Writers Festival), dinner with the staff of Prairie Fire and publication in Prairie Fire magazine.
Website: http://www.prairiefire.ca/contests/2012-contests/

 

The Gregory O’Donoghue International Poetry Competition

Genre: Poetry
Entry Fee: €7 per poem or €30 for a batch of five
Deadline: November 30, 2019
Prize: First prize of €2,000, a one-week residency at the Tyrone Guthrie Centre, and hotel and board at the 2020 Cork International Poetry Festival; second prize of €500; third prize of €250; ten runner-up prizes of €50; all winners receive publication in Southword: New International Writing
Description: The competition is open to original, unpublished poems in the English language of 40 lines or fewer. The poem can be on any subject, in any style, by a writer of any nationality, living anywhere in the world.
Website: http://munsterlit.ie/Gregory%20ODonoghue%20International%20Poetry%20Competition.html

 

ScreenCraft Cinematic Book 2019 Competition

Genre: Book Manuscripts with cinematic adaptation potential and a Graphic Novel category
Entry Fee: $79 USD
Deadline: November 30, 2019
Prize: First prize of $1,000 USD plus introductions to Hollywood literary agents, managers, producers and development executives at studios and publishing companies; second prize of $500 USD plus introductions; graphic novel prize of a phone call with ScreenCraft development team to discuss your project and strategize industry outreach
Description: This unique literary competition seeks book manuscripts with cinematic adaptation potential. Books must be a minimum of 10,000 words and a maximum of 150,000 words. The jury is looking for books (published or not published) especially suited for adaptation to film or TV. This year’s jury specializes in evaluating books for Hollywood.
Website: https://screencraft.org/book/

 

ScreenCraft Cinematic Short Story 2019 Competition

Genre: Short Stories with cinematic adaptation potential
Entry Fee: $59 USD
Deadline: November 30, 2019
Prize: First prize of $1,000 USD plus introductions to Hollywood literary agents and managers; second prize of $300 USD plus one-on-one consultation with a ScreenCraft mentor
Description: This unique literary competition seeks short stories (not scripts) with cinematic adaptation potential. All writers at least 18 years of age are eligible, although any writer who has earned more than $50,000 USD from professional writing services for film or TV in the preceding year is not. Short stories or novellas longer than 20,000 words will not be eligible.
Website: https://screencraft.org/shortstory/

 

The Masters Review Fall Fiction Contest

Genre: Short Story Fiction
Entry Fee: $20 USD
Deadline: November 30, 2019
Prize: First prize of $2,000; second prize of $300; third prize of $200; all prizes include online publication and agency review
Description: No style or genre preferences, however, this is a publication that focuses on literary fiction. Take chances and be bold! Previously unpublished stories under 6000 words. Emerging writers only (self-published writers and writers with story collections and novels with a small circulation are welcome to submit, and writers with novels published with a circulation of fewer than 5000 copies can also submit).
Website: https://mastersreview.com/fall-fiction-contest-2000-publication/

 

The Zebulon Pikes Peak Writers Fiction Writing Contest

Genre: Fiction
Entry Fee: The Zebulon is on hiatus for 2019
Deadline: Contest to return in November 2020
Prize: The Zebulon is on hiatus for 2019
Description: “We decided now was the right time to step back and streamline the contest to best serve the fiction writing community. Expect a new and improved version to return for 2020.”
Website: https://www.pikespeakwriters.com/contest/