Contests Worth Repeating

Highlights Fiction Contest

Opens Jan 1 and closes Jan 31, 2010
Details @


Donald Murray Prize

sponsored by National Council of Teachers of English

Deadline 1/15/10

Details @


SFReader’s Short Story 8th Annual Contest!
open to submissions from 12/1 – 12/31, 2009

“SFReader also offers free web pages

for writers and fans of speculative fiction.”

Details @


Permanent Vacation: Living and Working in Our National Parks

Bona Fide Books is “seeking literary essays

about your experience working in our national parks,

from Denali to the Everglades, Yellowstone to Yosemite.”

Due by January 5th, 2010

Details @


Queer in the Last Frontier

also @ Bona Fide Books: seeks “a diversity of experience,

from the newly arrived to the old-timer who has seen it all.”

February 5th, 2010

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 @


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 @


2010 Northwest Perspective Essay Contest

sponsored by Oregon Quarterly

both student and open categories

Deadline 1/31/10

Details @



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