Entries are invited for the 2015 Red Hen Press Poetry Award. Prize: $1000 and publication in The Los Angeles Review. Length: 120 lines. Entry fee: $20 for up to three poems.Deadline: September 30, 2015. Guidelines.
Altaire Productions and Publications (Australia) seeks submissions for an anthology: No Man’s Land: The Crime Edition. Traditional and non-traditional crime fiction. Length: 7000 words max. Payment: $200. Submission fee: $10 (includes entry to the Altaire Short Fiction award with a prize of $1000). Deadline: July 31, 2015. Guidelines.
The Seán Ó Faoláin International Short Story Competition is now open for submissions to writers worldwide. Prize: €2000, Southword publication, invitation to read at the Cork International Short Story Festival, and a writer’s retreat at Anam Cara. Length: 3000 words max. Entry fee; €15. Deadline: July 31, 2015. Guidelines.
The Malahat Review (BC) is accepting entries for the 2015 Constance Rooke Creative Nonfiction Prize. First prize: $1000 and publication. Length: 2000-3000 words. Likes the personal essay, memoir, narrative nonfiction, social commentary, travel writing, historical accounts, biography. Entry fee: $35-45 (includes subscription). Deadline: August 1, 2015. Guidelines.
WOW! Women On Writing invites entries for its Spring 2015 Flash Fiction Contest. Seeking short fiction of any genre between 250-750 words. First prize: $350, books ($579 value), $25 gift card. Top 10 stories are published in the WOW! Women On Writing e-zine. $10 entry fee. Deadline: May 31, 2015. Guidelines.
Tethered by Letters welcomes entries for their Spring 2015 Literary Contests: short story (1,000 to 7,500 words, open genre), flash fiction (55, 250, or 500 words), and poetry (max of three pages per poem). TBL strives to publish writers with engaging stories, vivid characters, and fresh writing styles. Prizes: $500 (short story), $150 (flash fiction), and $150 (poetry). Deadline: May 31, 2015. Entry fees: range $7-$15. Guidelines.
The Luke Bitmead Bursary is an annual award set up to support fledgling novelists, and is the UK’s biggest prize for unpublished authors: a publishing contract with Legend Press and a £2500 cash bursary. Submit completed fiction manuscripts (50K words min.) only. Deadline: August 1, 2015. £10 entry fee. Guidelines.
Vallum: Contemporary Poetry is accepting submissions for the annual Vallum Award for Poetry 2015. First Prize: $750, Second Prize: $250 + publication in the magazine. Contest Judge: Stephanie Bolster. Entry Fee: $25 (includes subscription). Deadline: July 15, 2015. Guidelines.
The Aspiring Canadian Poets Contest is accepting entries from unpublished or self-published Canadian writers. Prizes include website publication and private online mentoring sessions with the contest judge. Deadline: June 1, 2015.
Cranberry Tree Press (Windsor, ON) invites entires for the “You Should Enter This!” Poetry Chapbook Contest. Grand prize: 100 print copies (Value: approx. $1000).Length: 24-36 manuscript pages. No length limits on individual poems. Maximum of 25% of the poems may be previously published. Entry fee: $20. Deadline: June 1, 2015. Guidelines.