The Glenna Luschei Prize for African Poetry

Genre: Poetry
Entry Fee: None
Deadline: October 1, 2019
Prize: $1,000 USD
Description: Awarded annually to a book published in the previous calendar year by an African poet. Open to any book of original poetry, in English, published during the previous calendar year in a standard edition (48 pages or more in length) of a full-length collection of poetry written by any African writer. Books must be submitted in the year after their publication, which means that books published in 2018 may be submitted for consideration.
Website: http://africanpoetrybf.unl.edu/?page_id=2058#glenna

 

6th Annual Fred Cogswell Award for Excellence in Poetry

Genre: Poetry Book
Entry Fee: $25
Deadline: October 1, 2019
Prize: First prize of $500; second prize of $250; third prize of $100
Description: Presented by the Royal City Literary Arts Society. Fred Cogswell (1917–2004) was a prolific poet, editor, professor, life member of the League of Canadian Poets, and an Officer of the Order of Canada. Open to Canadian writers who had a book published in English in 2018. Length must be a minimum of 60 pages in length.
Website: https://rclas.com/awards-contests/fred-cogswell-award/

 

Peter Porter Poetry Prize

Genre: Poetry
Entry Fee: $15 AUD for current Austrailian Book Review subscribers and students or $25 AUD for non-subscribers
Deadline: October 1, 2019 at 12:00 am
Prize: First prize of $7,000 AUD; four shortlisted awards of $500 AUD each
Description: Australian Book Review welcomes entries in the sixteenth Peter Porter Poetry Prize, one of Australia’s most lucrative and respected awards for poetry. It honours the life and work of the great Australian poet Peter Porter (1929–2010). All poets writing in English are eligible to enter. Entries must be an original single-authored poem of not more than 70 lines. Poems must not have been previously published. The five shortlisted poems will be published in the January–February 2020 issue and the winner will be announced at a ceremony later that month.
Website: https://www.australianbookreview.com.au/prizes-programs/peter-porter-poetry-prize

 

The PRISM International Pacific Spirit Poetry Prize

Genre: Poetry
Entry Fee: $35 for Canadian entries, $40 for US entries and $45 for international entries (includes a one-year subscription or extension to Prism Magazine), plus $5 for each additional entry
Deadline: October 15, 2019
Prize: Grand prize of $1,500; runner-up prize of $600; second runner-up prize of $400
Description: Up to three poems per entry, with 100 lines maximum per poem.
Website: http://prismmagazine.ca/contests/the-pacific-spirit-poetry-prize/

 

The 2019 Previously Published Poem Prize

Genre: Poetry
Entry Fee: $20 USD
Deadline: October 15, 2019
Prize: 1st Place: $2,500 plus publication; 2nd Place: $300 plus publication; 3rd Place: $200 plus publication
Description: Our landscape has exploded with presses and magazines over the last few decades with the advent of digital publications—so many good poems have been found, celebrated, and, unfortunately, forgotten. We want to bring light to those lost pieces of poetry—the work that you love but no longer receives the attention it deserves.
Website: www.palettepoetry.com/current-contest/

 

Eyelands Book Awards 2019

Genre: Any
Entry Fee: $30 USD
Deadline: October 20, 2019 at 12:00 am PST
Prize: Grand prize for published books of five-day holiday in Athens plus a special handmade ceramic; grand prize for unpublished books of translation into Greek and publication from Strange Days Books; ten category prizes
Description: Eyelands.gr literary magazine, in collaboration with Strange Days Books, organizes the only annual international short story contest based in Greece. There are no restrictions regarding nationality. Manuscripts must be written in English. There is no restriction about the form or style of writing.
Website: https://eyelandsawards.com/

 

Troubadour International Poetry Prize 2019

Genre: Poetry
Entry Fee: £5 or €6 or $7 USD per poem
Deadline: October 21, 2019 at 12:00 am
Prize: First prize of £2,000; second prize of £1,000; third prize of £500
Description: Poems may be submitted from any country & must be in English, must each be no longer than 45 lines, must fit on one A4 or US letter-size page, must show title & poem only, must not show poet’s name, must be the original work of the entrant (no translations), and must not have been previously broadcast or published in print or online.
Website: http://www.coffeehousepoetry.org/prizes

 

CBC Short Story Prize

Genre: Fiction
Entry Fee: $25
Deadline: October 31, 2019
Prize: First prize of $6,000, story published on CBC Books and will have the opportunity to attend a 10-day writing residency at the Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity. Four finalists will each receive $1,000 from the Canada Council for the Arts and have their story published on CBC Books.
Description: All Canadian citizens and permanent residents of Canada are welcome to enter this contest.
Website: http://www.cbc.ca/books/literaryprizes/cbc-short-story-prize-1.4090935

 

Southword Fiction Chapbook Competition 2019

Genre: Fiction
Entry Fee: €25
Prizes: Best International Entry and Best Irish Entry will each receive €250 advance, chapbook publication (made available internationally through Amazon), and twenty copies of the chapbook
Deadline: October 31, 2019
Description: 10,000 -15,000 words which can consist of a novella, a long short story, several short stories, a collection of flash fiction, or a mix of stories and flash.
Website: http://munsterlit.ie/Fiction%20Chapbook%20Competition.html#fee

 

The Tamaqua Award for a Collection of Essays

Genre: Personal Essay Collection
Entry Fee: $22 USD
Deadline: October 31, 2019
Prize: $1,000 and publication by Hidden River Press
Description: The Tamaqua Award for a collection of essays is looking for a collection that mines deep in its search for the truth of the human experience, essays that go beyond safe boundaries to discover deep realities. This competition is open to international submissions for all writers in English.
Website: https://hiddenriverarts.wordpress.com/awards-deadlines-and-guidelines/the-tamaqua-award-for-a-collection-of-essays/

 

National Poetry Competition 2019

Genre: Poetry
Entry Fee: First entry £7; subsequent entries £4 per poem
Deadline: October 31, 2019
Prize: First Prize is £5 000, Second Prize is £2,000, Third Prize of £1,000, and seven commendations of £200 each.
Description: The National Poetry Competition, The Poetry Society’s major prize for new writing, has just weeks to go until the deadline for submissions. To help people along, they’ve put together some writing resources with the help of some of the competition’s past prize winners. These are available on their website at https://poetrysociety.org.uk/competitions/national-poetry-competition/resources/  The competition is open to anyone aged 17 or over, anywhere in the world.
Website: https://poetrysociety.org.uk/competitions/national-poetry-competition/