Contests and Competitions

Not a contest, but an opportunity:

 Arkansas Press’ Moon City Review 2010

An Annual of Poetry, Story, Art, & Criticism

extended submissions until 12/31/09

Details @


Now on to the Contests: 

Crucible Poetry and Fiction Competition

sponsored by Barton College

subs accepted thru May 1 of each year

Details @


Lame Goat Press

Seeks subs by 12/20/09

for their Inner Fears Anthology

See their Cover Art @

Sub Details @


Journeys International Writing Competition

sponsored by Sampad South Asian Arts

open for subs thru 1/31/10

There are 2 categories:

aged 8 to 15 & aged 16 and over.

All winning writers will be published.

Details @


Worth mentioning again:

William Carlos Williams Poetry Competition

Open to Medical Students (M.D. or D.O.)

at US & Canadian Universities

Deadline 12/31/09

Details @


2010 Northwest Perspective Essay Contest

sponsored by Oregon Quarterly

both student and open categories

Deadline 1/31/10

Details @


Donald Murray Prize

sponsored by National Council of Teachers of English

Deadline 1/15/10

Details @


Andrés Montoya Poetry Prize

$1K offered by U of Notre Dame Press

for Latino/a poet who has not professionally published a book

Chapbooks & self-published works ok

Deadline 1/15/10

Details @


Japan-US Friendship Commission Prize

$6K awarded by

The Donald Keene Center of Japanese Culture

at Columbia University

for the translation of Japanese Literature

Deadline 1/19/10

Details @


Ellen Meloy Fund for Desert Writers

$2K grant for a Nonfiction Piece

Deadline 12/31

Details @



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