Constance Rooke Creative Nonfiction Prize

Genre: Creative Nonfiction
Entry Fee: $35 CAD for Canadian entries and $45 CAD for each entry from elsewhere, plus $15 CAD for each additional entry submitted at the same time as the first entry (includes a one-year print subscription to The Malahat Review); each additional entry is $15 CAD but must be paid for at the same time
Deadline: August 1, 2024, at 11:59 pm PDT
Prize: $1,250 CAD and publication in The Malahat Review winter 2024 issue; a book prize to one lucky contest entrant
Description: The entry must be no longer than 4,000 words and not previously published or accepted for publication. There are no restrictions to the subject matter or approach, so the entries may be personal essay, memoir, cultural criticism, nature writing, literary journalism, etc.
Details: http://www.malahatreview.ca/contests/creative_non-fiction_prize/info.html

 

Writing Battle Summer Nano-Fiction Battle

Genre: Flash Fiction
Entry Fee: $18 USD to register by July 4, 2024; $20 USD to register by August 2, 2024
Deadline: August 2, 2024
Prize: The winner of each of four categories split the cash pool prize of $4,000 USD and receive publication and feedback
Description: Everyone is guaranteed feedback by four or more peer writers. This is an international competition. Participants have 2 days to write 250 words starting August 4.
Details: https://www.writingbattle.com/

 

CRAFT First Chapters Contest 2024

Genre: Excerpts of book-length fiction
Entry Fee: $20 USD per entry
Deadline: August 4, 2024
Prize: First prize of $2,000 USD; second prize of $500 USD; third prize of $300 USD; all prizes include publication in CRAFT, accompanied by an introduction by the guest judge and an author’s note (craft essay)
Description: The 2024 CRAFT First Chapters Contest, for unpublished first chapters of book-length projects up to 5,000 words, will be awarded in December 2024.
Details: https://www.craftliterary.com/craft-first-chapters-contest-2024/

 

The Masters Review Summer Short Story Award for New Writers

Genre: Short Story
Entry Fee: $20 USD
Deadline: August 25, 2024
Prize: First prize of $3,000 USD; second prize of $300 USD; third prize of $200 USD; 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 Previously unpublished stories under 6,000 words.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/short-story-award-for-new-writers/

 

BookLife Prize in Fiction

Genre: Fiction
Entry Fee: $99 USD
Deadline: August 30, 2024
Prize: Grand prize of $5,000 USD and an author profile in Publishers Weekly; one finalist from each respective submission category will receive $1,000 USD worth of BookBaby’s Facebook + Instagram for Authors service, a promotional “blurb”  from one of the guest judge’s for the Prize, and a mention in Publishers Weekly; all entrants receive a Critic’s Report (a brief critical assessment of their novel written by a Publishers Weekly reviewer)
Description: Unpublished or self-published novels in the English language. The BookLife Prize seeks to support independent authors and discover great written works in five fiction categories – Romance/Erotica, Mystery/Thriller, Science Fiction/Fantasy/Horror, General Fiction, and Middle-Grade & YA Fiction. Novels submitted to the Middle Grade & YA Fiction category must contain 30,000-100,000 words. All other submissions must contain 40,000 to 100,000 words.
Details: https://booklife.com/about-us/the-booklife-prize.html

 

Anthology Personal Memoir Competition

Genre: Memoir
Entry Fee: Early Bird rate of €12 per entry and regular rate of €15 per entry
Deadline: Early Bird deadline of April 30, 2024; final deadline of August 31, 2024
Prize: €500 and publication in a future issue of Anthology
Description: Established to recognise and encourage creative writing and provide a platform for publication. Open to original and previously unpublished short stories in the English language by a writer of any nationality, living anywhere in the world. There is no restriction on theme or style. Stories submitted must not exceed the maximum of 1,500 words.
Details: https://anthology-magazine.com/awards/memoir-competition/

 

Fool for Poetry International Chapbook Competition

Genre: Poetry
Entry Fee: €25 per manuscript
Deadline: August 31, 2024
Prize: First prize of €1,000; second prize of €500; both win a chapbook publication, 25 complimentary copies, and a featured reading at the Cork International Poetry Festival (with three-night hotel stay and full board)
Description: The competition is open to new, emerging and established poets from any country. One of these winners will be the highest scoring manuscript entered by a poet with no solo collection (full-length or chapbook) previously published. Up to 25 other entrants will be publicly listed as “highly commended”. Manuscripts can be between 24 and 36 pages in length, in the English language and the sole work of the entrant with no pastiches, translations or versions. The poems can be in verse or prose.
Details: https://munsterlit.ie/fool-for-poetry/

 

Storyhouse Biographical Nonfiction Contest

Genre: Nonfiction
Entry Fee: None
Deadline: August 31, 2024
Prize: First prize of $200 USD and automatic entry to the Winners Circle Contest; runner-up prize of $100 USD
Description: A biographical entry must be a true story of an individual(s) known to the author personally—not a fictional or historical character. Or, it could be autobiographical, a true story about the author’s life, the whole or an episode. Stories must be between 1,000–5,000 words in length. Language in the stories should be free of words or scenes not suitable for children. Stories can be submitted from any country, although they must be written in English. There is a limit of two contest submissions. No story may be entered in more than one contest. Stories entered in any of our previous contests will not be eligible for current year contests.
Details: https://www.storyhouse.org/contest2024.html

 

Letter Review Prize for Manuscripts

Genre: Manuscript Excerpt
Entry Fee:
$25 USD
Deadline:
2024 contest details to be announced
Prize:
Three prizes of publication, a letter of recommendation from the Judges for publishers, and a share in the $1,000 USD prize pool; twenty writers are longlisted
Description:
Open to anyone in the world. The entry must not have been traditionally published. Seeking all varieties of novels, short story collections, nonfiction, and poetry collections. Will accept manuscripts which are unpublished, self published, and some which are indie published. Please submit the first 5,000 words of your manuscript, whether it be prose or poetry.
Details:
https://letterreview.com/information/

 

Letter Review Prize for Nonfiction

Genre: Nonfiction
Entry Fee: $20 USD
Deadline: 2024 contest details to be announced
Prize: Three prizes of publication and a share in the $1,000 USD prize pool; twenty writers are longlisted; all entries considered for publication and submission to the Pushcart Prize and other anthologies
Description: Open to anyone in the world. All forms of nonfiction are welcome, including memoir, journalism, essay (including personal essay), fictocriticism, creative nonfiction, travel, nature, opinion, and many other permutations. Word length of up to 5,000 words.
Details: https://letterreview.com/information/

 

Letter Review Prize for Poetry

Genre: Poetry
Entry Fee:
$15 USD
Deadline:
2024 contest details to be announced
Prize:
Three prizes of publication and a share in the $800 USD prize pool; twenty writers are longlisted; all entries considered for publication and submission to the Pushcart Prize and other anthologies
Description:
Open to anyone in the world. There are no style or subject restrictions. 70 lines max per poem.
Details:
https://letterreview.com/information/

 

Letter Review Prize for Short Fiction

Genre: Short Fiction
Entry Fee: $20 USD
Deadline: 2024 contest details to be announced
Prize: Three prizes of publication and a share in the $1,000 USD prize pool; twenty writers are longlisted; all entries considered for publication and submission to the Pushcart Prize and other anthologies
Description: Open to anyone in the world. There are no genre or theme restrictions. Word length of up to 5,000 words.
Details: https://letterreview.com/information/

 

Oxford Brookes Poetry Centre’s International Poetry Competition

Genre: Poetry
Entry Fee: £5 per poem or £4 per poem for more than three entries, with a maximum of ten poems
Deadline: Inactive contest in 2023; 2024 contest details to be announced
Prize: First prize of £1,000 to each category winner; £200 to both runners-up
Description: The competition is open to both new and established poets from across the globe. There are two categories consisting of Open Category, open to all poets aged 18 years and over, and English as an Additional Language (EAL) Category, open to all poets aged 18 and over who write in English as an Additional Language. All entries must be unpublished work. All poems must have a title and must not exceed 50 lines in length. Entries can be on any subject.
Details: https://www.brookes.ac.uk/poetry-centre/international-poetry-competition/

 

Royal Society of Literature (RSL) Giles St Aubyn Awards for Non-Fiction

Genre: Nonfiction
Entry Fee: None
Deadline: 2024 contest details to be announced
Prize: First prize of £10,000; second prize of £5,000; third prize of £2,500
Description: The RSL Giles St Aubyn Awards is for first-time writers of non-fiction through a generous bequest from author and RSL Fellow Giles St Aubyn. This year’s judges are Homi K. Bhahba, Fiona Boyle and Violet Moller.
Details: RSL Giles St Aubyn Awards for Non-Fiction – Royal Society of Literature (rsliterature.org)

 

Surrey Muse Awards 2024 Faith Nolan Award for Music

Genre: Music Lyrics
Entry Fee: $25 if you are financially comfortable, $10 if you are not as comfortable, and $0 if you are financially challenged at present
Deadline:
2024 contest details to be announced
Prize: First prize of $1,000; second, third place, and honorable mention winners will receive citations and an opportunity to present their art at Surrey Muse gatherings next year
Description: Each year, Faith Nolan Award for Music will choose a Short List of six entries to determine First, Second and Third Place winners, and three Honorable Mentions. The Awards are open to Canadian citizens, members of Indigenous nations, landed immigrants, permanent residents, refugee applicants, and international students in Canada. All applicants must reside in Canada at the time of submitting their work. Send a 6-10-minute audio (.mp3) and/or video (.mp4) of your original unpublished music WITH the lyric sheets in PDF. Your submission may be one piece of music or a compilation of 1-3 songs.
Details: https://surreymuseawards.wordpress.com/music-award/

 

Surrey Muse Awards 2024 Joy Kogawa Award for Fiction

Genre: Fiction
Entry Fee: $25 if you are financially comfortable, $10 if you are not as comfortable, and $0 if you are financially challenged at present
Deadline:
2024 contest details to be announced
Prize: First prize of $1,000; second and third place winners will receive Honorable Mention
Description: Each year, the Joy Kogawa Award for Fiction will choose a short list of six entries to determine first, second and third place winners. The Awards are open to Canadian citizens, members of Indigenous nations, landed immigrants, permanent residents, refugee applicants, and international students in Canada. All applicants must reside in Canada at the time of submitting their work. Send a maximum of 10 pages, not exceeding 2,700 words, of your original, unpublished fiction.
Details: https://surreymuseawards.wordpress.com/fiction-award/

 

Surrey Muse Awards 2024 Susan Crean Award for Nonfiction

Genre: Nonfiction
Entry Fee: $25 if you are financially comfortable, $10 if you are not as comfortable, and $0 if you are financially challenged at present
Deadline:
2024 contest details to be announced
Prize: First prize of $1,000; second, third place, and honorable mention winners will receive citations and an opportunity to present their art at Surrey Muse gatherings next year
Description: Every year, Susan Crean Award for Non-Fiction will choose a Short List of six entries to determine First, Second and Third Place winners, and three Honorable Mentions. The Awards are open to Canadian citizens, members of Indigenous nations, landed immigrants, permanent residents, refugee applicants, and international students in Canada. All applicants must reside in Canada at the time of submitting their work. Send a maximum of 10 pages, not exceeding 2,700 words, of your original, unpublished (print or online), writing such as memoir, creative essay, autobiography in .doc, .docx, or .pdf format.
Details: https://surreymuseawards.wordpress.com/nonfiction-award/

 

Surrey Muse Awards 2024 Vera Manuel Award for Poetry

Genre: Poetry
Entry Fee: $25 if you are financially comfortable, $10 if you are not as comfortable, and $0 if you are financially challenged at present
Deadline:
2024 contest details to be announced
Prize: First prize of $1,000; second, third place, and honorable mention winners will receive citations and an opportunity to present their art at Surrey Muse gatherings next year
Description: Each year, Vera Manuel Award for Poetry will choose a Short List of six entries to determine First, Second and Third Place winners, and three Honorable Mentions. The Awards are open to Canadian citizens, members of Indigenous nations, landed immigrants, permanent residents, refugee applicants, and international students in Canada. All applicants must reside in Canada at the time of submitting their work. Send a maximum of 10 pages of your original, never published anywhere before, poems in .doc, .docx, or .pdf format.
Details: https://surreymuseawards.wordpress.com/poetry-award/