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, 2020
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.
Details: 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.
Details: http://roommagazine.com/contests#Short

 

Benjamin Saltman Poetry Award

Genre: Poetry
Entry Fee: $25 USD
Deadline: November 1, 2020
Prize: $3,000 USD + publication + four-week residency
Description: Established in 1998, in honor of the poet Benjamin Saltman (1927–1999), this award is for a previously unpublished original collection of poetry. The awarded collection is selected through an annual competition which is open to all poets.
Details: https://redhenpress.submittable.com/submit/23043/benjamin-saltman-poetry-award

 

2020 Frontier Poetry Open Awards

Genre: Poetry
Entry Fee: $20 USD
Deadline: November 15, 2020
Prize: First prize of $5,000 and publication in Frontier Poetry; ten finalist prizes of $100 and publication in Frontier Poetry
Description: Submissions are open to all poets. Unpublished poems only. No more than three poems per submission. There is no line limit. Poems may be any length, any style, or any subject. Multiple submissions are allowed, but each new poem requires a new submission and fee. International submissions are welcome.
Details: https://www.frontierpoetry.com/poetry-awards/

 

Polar Expressions Publishing 2020 National Poetry Contest

Genre: Poetry (Students in Grades Kindergarten – 12)
Entry Fee: None
Deadline: November 27, 2020
Prize: First prize of $300; second prize of $200; third prize of $100
Description: Annual contests held by Polar Expressions Publishing and open to Canadian residents and citizens of all ages. Poems must be 48 lines or less.
Details: http://www.polarexpressions.ca/StudentContests.html

 

Canadian Authors Association National Capital Writing Contest

Genre: Short Story, Poetry
Entry Fee: $15 per short story; $5 per poem
Deadline: November 30, 2020 at 11:59 pm EST
Prize: First prize of $300; second prize of $200; third prize of $100
Description: Open to all Canadian citizens or landed immigrants living in Canada. For the 2020 contest, the branch will publish a 20/20 anthology, which will include the top 10 stories and the top 10 poems (authors will retain all rights).
Details: https://canadianauthors.org/nationalcapitalregion/contests/; Sherrill Wark at ncwc-ncr@canadianauthors.org

 

Prairie Fire 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, 2020
Prize: First prize of $1,250, a one-week residency in the Leighton Artists‘ Studios at Banff Centre and a replica of poet Bliss Carman’s silver and turquoise ring; second prize of $500; third prize of $250
Description: Up to 3 poems per entry, with a total maximum of 150 lines per entry. Winning entries are published in Prairie Fire.
Details: https://www.prairiefire.ca/contests/2020-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, 2020
Prize: First prize of $1,250, a one-week residency in the Leighton Artists‘ Studios at Banff Centre and a replica of poet Bliss Carman’s silver and turquoise ring; second prize of $500; third prize of $250
Description: Maximum of 10,000 words. Winning entries are published in Prairie Fire.
Details: https://www.prairiefire.ca/contests/2020-contests/

 

Prairie Fire Creative Nonfiction Contest

Genre: Essay
Entry Fee: $32 per essay (includes a one-year subscription to Prairie Fire)
Deadline: November 30, 2020
Prize: First prize of $1,250, a one-week residency in the Leighton Artists‘ Studios at Banff Centre and a replica of poet Bliss Carman’s silver and turquoise ring; second prize of $500; third prize of $250
Description: Maximum of 5,000 words. Winning entries are published in Prairie Fire.
Details: https://www.prairiefire.ca/contests/2020-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, 2020
Prize: First prize of €2,000, a one-week residency at the Tyrone Guthrie Centre, and hotel accommodation and board at the Cork International Poetry Festival in March, 2021; second prize of €500; third prize of €250; ten runner-up prizes of €50; all winners receive publication in Southword
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.
Details: http://munsterlit.ie/Gregory%20ODonoghue%20International%20Poetry%20Competition.html

 

ScreenCraft Cinematic Book 2020 Competition

Genre: Book Manuscripts with cinematic adaptation potential and a Graphic Novel category
Entry Fee: $79 USD
Deadline: November 30, 2020
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.
Details: https://screencraft.org/book/

 

ScreenCraft Cinematic Short Story 2020 Competition

Genre: Short Stories with cinematic adaptation potential
Entry Fee: $59 USD
Deadline: November 30, 2020
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.
Details: https://screencraft.org/shortstory/

 

The Masters Review Fall Fiction Contest

Genre: Short Story Fiction
Entry Fee: $20 USD
Deadline: November 30, 2020
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 6,000 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 5,000 copies can also submit).
Details: https://mastersreview.com/fall-fiction-contest-2000-publication/

 

Anthology Magazine Poetry Prize

Genre: Poetry
Entry Fee: Early Bird fee of €10 per poem and €15 per poem after September 30, 2020
Deadline: Early Bird Deadline of September 30, 2020; Deadline of November 30, 2020
Prize: €500, publication in Anthology Magazine and a one-year subscription to Anthology Magazine
Description: Entries are now invited for the Anthology Magazine Poetry Prize. Established to recognize and encourage excellence in the craft of poetry writing and to provide a platform for publication, it is open to original and previously unpublished poems in the English language. Entries are invited from poets of all nationalities, living anywhere in the world. Poems submitted must be on the theme of “Expectations” and should not exceed 40 lines. There is no limit to entries per person.
Details: https://anthology-magazine.com/poetry-prize/