The Brighthorse Book Prize (Nebraska) honors unpublished novels, collections of short fiction, and poetry collections. Three prizes will be given in 2015: $1,000 in each category. Deadline: August 16, 2015. 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The Luke Bitmead Bursary is an annual award set up to support fledgling novelists, and is the UK’s biggest prize for unpublished authors: a publishing contract with Legend Press and a £2500 cash bursary.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.
Entries are invited for the Writers’ Village International Novel Award (UK) for a debut novel. First prize: $800. International entrant welcome. Entry fee: $22. Deadline: June 30, 2014.
New literary press Brighthorse Books (Nebraska) invites submissions of book-length manuscripts for the Brighthorse Prize is an annual awards series honoring unpublished novels, collections of short fiction, and poetry collections. Award (per genre): $1000 and publication under its standard (50/50) contract. Deadline: June 15, 2014.
Urban Farmhouse Press (US) is currently seeking book length manuscripts in poetry, fiction, and science fiction. Offers advances and royalties on both print copies (8%) and eBooks (40%). Accepting submissions year round in poetry, novellas, novels, and short fiction collections. Fee: $17.01.
Waxing Press (Ohio, US) invites entries for its inaugural contest for works of fiction, the Tide Lock Prize. Seeks new work in the form of a novel, novella, or collection of short stories. Length: 150 pages minimum. Prize: Publication in the journal’s print and digital editions. Entry fee: $5. Deadline: February 1, 2014.
- Guidelines: http://waxingpress.submittable.com
2013 Leapfrog Fiction Contest. First Prize: publication contract offer with an advance payment, plus the finalist awards ($150 and manuscript critiques). Open to adult and children’s fiction (middle grade and YA) in novella- or novel-length. Minimum length: 22,000. Deadline: May 1, 2013. Entry fee: $30.