Red Wheelbarrow

Deadline: August 15, 2020 Entry Fee: $15 Cash Prize: $1,000 E-mail address:  weisnerken@deanza.edu   A prize of $1,000 and publication in Red Wheelbarrow is given annually for a single poem. The winner will also receive 20 copies of a letterpress broadside of the winning poem. Dorianne Laux and Joseph Millar will judge. Submit up to three poems of no more than one page each with a $15 entry fee by August 15. All entries…

Baton Rouge Area Foundation

Ernest J. Gaines Award for Literary Excellence Deadline: August 15, 2020 Cash Prize: $15,000 E-mail address: gainesaward@braf.org   A prize of $15,000 is given annually to an emerging African American writer for a book of fiction published in the current year. The winner also receives travel and lodging expenses to attend an awards ceremony and participate in educational outreach events in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, in January 2021. Submit eight copies (or bound…

Grayson Books

Grayson Books

Poetry Prize   Deadline: August 15, 2020Entry Fee: $25Cash Prize: $1,000E-mail address: gconnors@graysonbooks.com   A prize of $1,000 and publication by Grayson Books is given annually for a poetry collection. Brian Clements will judge. Using only the online submission system, submit a manuscript of 50 to 90 pages with a $25 entry fee by August 15. Visit the website for complete guidelines. Grayson Books, Poetry Prize, P.O. Box 270549, West Hartford, CT…

Dogfish Head Craft Brewed Ales

Dogfish Head Craft Brewed Ales

  Poetry Prize   Deadline: August 15, 2020 Cash Prize: $500 E-mail address: dogfishheadpoetryprize@earthlink.net   A prize of $500, publication by Broadkill River Press, 10 author copies, and two cases of Dogfish Head craft beer are given annually for a poetry collection written by a poet living in Delaware, Maryland, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Virginia, Washington, D.C., or West Virginia. The winner is expected to attend a reading and…

Great Lakes Colleges Association | New Writers Awards

Great Lakes Colleges Association | New Writers Awards

Deadline: June 25, 2020 Cash Prize: $500 E-mail address: wegner@glca.org   Three prizes are given annually to a poet, a fiction writer, and a creative nonfiction writer to honor their first books. The winners each receive an all-expenses paid trip to several of the 13 GLCA colleges, each of which pays an honorarium of at least $500, to give readings, meet with students, and lead discussions and classes. Books published in 2019…

Towson University | Prize for Literature

Towson University | Prize for Literature

Deadline: June 19, 2020 Cash Prize: $1,000   A prize of $1,000 is given annually for a book of poetry, fiction, or creative nonfiction by a current resident of Maryland who has lived in the state for at least three years. Books published within the past three years or scheduled for publication in 2020 are eligible. Publishers, institutions, or individuals may submit three copies of a book or manuscript by June 19.…

University of Pittsburgh Press

University of Pittsburgh Press

Drue Heinz Literature Prize Deadline: June 30, 2020   Cash Prize: $15,000   A prize of $15,000 and publication by University of Pittsburgh Press is given annually for a collection of short fiction. Writers who have published at least one previous book of fiction or a minimum of three short stories or novellas in nationally distributed magazines or literary journals are eligible. Submit a manuscript of 150 to 300 pages between May…