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August Writing Contests




Manchester Metropolitan University—Poetry and Fiction Prizes

Entry fee: €26 (approximately $20 U.S.) paid via PayPal.
Prizes: First Prize is €10,000 (approximately $15,433 U.S.)
Deadline:  August 30, 2013

Prizes are given annually for a group of poems and a short story. Bernard O’Donoghue, Adam O’Riordan and Fiona Sampson will judge in poetry; Alison Moore, Nicholas Royle, and Robert Shearman will judge in fiction.

Under the direction of Poet Laureate, Carol Ann Duffy, the Manchester Writing School at Manchester Metro. University is launching the 2013 Manchester Poetry and Fiction Prizes, celebrating excellence in creative writing, and open to anyone aged 16 and over (with no upper age limit).

The project is designed to attract the best new writing from around the world, and to establish Manchester as the focal point for a major literary award. Submit three to five poems, totaling no more than 120 lines, or a story of up to 2,500 words by August 30. E-mail or visit the website for complete guidelines. www.manchesterwritingcompetition.co.uk.


Pavement Saw Press Transcontinental Poetry Award for First or Second Poetry Collection

Entry fee: $20 US and $23 Canadian; add $3 US for other countries to cover the extra postal charges; $27 for electronic submissions, world-wide
Prizes:  The winning author will receive $1,000 and 5 percent of the 1,000 press run.
Deadline:  Postmarked August 15, 2013 or earlier only.

All US contributors to the contest will receive books, chapbooks and journals equal to, or more than, the entry fee.

The manuscript should be at least 48 pages of poetry and no more than 70 pages of poetry in length. Separations between sections are NOT a part of the page count. Send a 1 page cover letter, include a brief bio, the book’s title, your name, address and telephone number and, if you have e-mail, your e-mail address.

There are additional instructions, for the complete list, please see the website: www.pavementsaw.org/pages/transaward.htm. Poems must be original, no translations or fiction are acceptable. Submit on-line using PayPal or mail with fees to:

Pavement Saw Press
Transcontinental Award Entry
321 Empire Street
Montpelier, OH 48543.



A Room of Her Own “To The Lighthouse” Poetry Publication Prize

Entry fee: $20
Prizes:  $1,000 and publication of collection by Red Hen Press
Deadline:  August 31, 2013 (postmark)

Page Limit 48-96 pages. Announcement date: December 15, 2013

The prize will be awarded for the best unpublished poetry collection by a woman. The reading fee is payable by check or money order made out to A Room of Her Own: Please indicate “To the Lighthouse ppp.” in the memo line. For additional information, go to www.aroomofherownfoundation.org/To_the_Lighthouse.php.


A Gemini Magazine—Flash Fiction Award

Entry fee:  $4  ($3 for each additional story) / Total the entry fees into one payment. 2 stories = $7; 3 stories = $10; 4 stories = $13, etc.
Prizes:  $1,000; Second Place: $100; 4 Honorable Mentions: $25 each. All six finalists will be published online in the October 2013 Issue of Gemini Magazine.
Deadline:  August 31, 2013.

Maximum length: 1,000 words. Any subject, style or genre; experimental, mainstream, noir, fantasy, humor, erotica.

Simply send your best, most powerful work. Both new and experienced writers have won our contests. Send only your story and contact information.

Enter by email or snail mail.

Postal address is:

Gemini Magazine
Flash Fiction Contest
P.O. Box 1485, Onset, MA 02558, USA.

To enter by email, go to www.gemini-magazine.com/contest.html.


Memoir Journal – Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction

Entry fee:  $0.00
Prizes:  $500 and publication in Memoir Journal is given for a memoir in the form of a poem or an essay. The editors will judge.
Deadline:  August 16, 2013

Using the online submission system, submit up to five poems and up to 10,000 words of prose.

Call, e-mail, or visit the website: http://www.memoirjournal.com for complete guidelines.

Contact:  Claudia Stembach

Memoir Journal  – Prize for Memoir in Prose or Poetry
1316  67th Street, # 9, Emeryville, CA 94608
Phone: (510) 594-1059. ,


Springfield Writer’s Guild 2013 Annual Literary Awards—Prose and Poetry

Jim Stone Grand Prize Memorial Awards: Entry Fee: $4 each entry.

Awards: 1st – $100, 2nd -$50, 3rd -$25, and 2 honorable mentions. 2012 1st place winners may not enter the same category in 2013. Only one cash award per person in the Jim Stone Division.

# 1 Poetry                    Any subject, any form                        Limit 1 page, single spaced.

# 2 Fiction                    Any subject                                        Limit: 1,000 words, double spaced.

# 3 Non-Fiction            Any Subject                                       Limit: 1,000 words, double spaced.

Other Categories                                                                   Entry Fee: $3.00 each entry

Prose: Limit 1000 words, double spaced                                   Poetry: Limit 1 page single spaced.

# 4 Fiction, any genre                                                               # 7 Any Specific Form, any subject

# 5 Non-Fiction, any subject                                                     # 8 Humorous poetry, any form

# 6 Humorous prose                                                                 # 9 Free Verse or Prose Poetry

Awards: 1st – $25; 2nd – $15, 3rd -$10, 2 honorable mentions

NO limit to the number of entries. Each must be unpublished, original work of contestant and entered in only one category. For complete guidelines and submission information, please go to: www.springfieldwritersguild.org.


Tennessee Williams New Orleans Literary Festival–Poetry Contest

Entry fee: $20
Prizes:  Grand Prize: $1,000 and VIP All Access Pass ($500 value) for the next Festival; publication in Louisiana Cultural Vistas magazine, Public reading at the Festival.  The top ten finalists will receive a panel pass ($75 value) for the next Festival, and their names will be published on this site. The winner will be announced by January 15, 2014.
Deadline:  Postmarked: August 15, 2013.

Only open to writers who have not yet published a book of poetry. Authors who have self-published or have published chapbooks are eligible provided that their poetry collection does not have an ISBN Number. Authors who have published in other genres are eligible. Only previously unpublished poems accepted. May submit online or via mail. Please review the guidelines and postal address at http://con13.tennesseewilliams.net/poetry-contest/


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