Jaggery, a DesiLit arts and literature journal, connects South Asian diasporic writers and homeland writers. They also welcome non-South Asians with a deep and thoughtful connection to South Asian countries, who bring their own intersecting perspectives to the conversation. Submissions are now open. Deadline: 8 December.

The Hamlin Garland Award for the Short Story will award US$2000 and publication in Beloit Fiction Journal to the top unpublished story on any theme. The judge for this year’s contest is Rebecca Makkai, author of Music for Wartime. Stories may be up to 7000 words. Deadline: 10 December.

Thanks to a recent donation, Writers Victoria are giving two women of colour or Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women based in Victoria will receive paid commissions for new pieces of work to be published in The Victorian Writer (to the value of AUD$200 per person). To apply, you can submit short stories, poems, creative non-fiction or non-fiction works up to 2,000 words. 150-word non-fiction pitches will also be considered. Deadline: 12 December.

The Deborah Rogers Foundation Award is open to unpublished writers residing within the British Commonwealth and Eire. One winner will receive £10,000. Submissions should take the form of 20-30,000 words of a work in progress, fiction or non-fiction, which is not under option or contract. Deadline: 13 December.

Varuna's Copyright Agency Fellowships for First Nations Writers are open to all writers, published or unpublished, who are of Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander descent and are currently living in Australia. The fellowship includes one week’s residential fellowship including accommodation, private writing space, full board and mentorship. Deadline: 15 December.

Entries are now being accepted for The Madison Review's Chris O'Malley Prize in Fiction. The winning story will be awarded US$1000 and publication. Entries may be up to 30 pages. Deadline: 31 December.

The Moth Poetry Prize is for a single unpublished poem. Entries must be in English, typed, with each entry on a new sheet. You can enter as as many poems as you like (at a cost of 12€ per poem). This year's judge is Daljit Nagra. Deadline: 31 December.

Seizure invites Australian and New Zealand writers to submit their completed novella manuscripts for consideration for Viva La Novella. In 2017 are looking for two writers, who will each receive a AUD$1000 prize and publication with Seizure in print and digital formats. Deadline: 31 December.

StylusLit is an Australian, bi-annual online literary journal, which publishes poetry, short fiction, novel excerpts, creative non-fiction, interviews and reviews. Only previously unpublished work is accepted. International submissions are welcome. Deadline: 31 December.

The River Styx Microfiction Contest is seeking stories of up to 500 words for US$1500 and publication in River Styx. Previously published works will not be considered for publication. Deadline: 31 December.

The Mozzie is an independent poetry magazine that publishes over 400 poems a year. The prizes are to commemorate its 25th year. To celebrate, a supporter who wishes to remain anonymous has donated funds to allow us to award three prizes of $100 each. Deadline: 31 December.

The Danahy Fiction Prize is an award of US$1000 and publication in Tampa Review given annually for a previously unpublished work of short fiction. Manuscripts between 500 and 5000 words, but stories falling slightly outside this range will also be considered. Each entrant receives a one-year subscription to Tampa Review. Deadline: 31 December.

Boulevard is accepting entries for its annual short fiction contest for emerging writers. The winner will receive US$1500 and have their story published in the magazine. An entry fee of US$16 is payable but all entrants will receive a one-year subscription to the magazine. Deadline: 31 December.

Applications for the M Literary Residency: Shanghai are now open. The residency allows writers with an interest in China to deepen their understanding of this vital and fascinating place. The intent of the Residency is to provide space and time primarily for writing and location-specific research. Deadline: 1 January.

Applications are currently being accepted for The Steinbeck Fellows Program of San Jose State University. The program offers emerging writers of any age and background the opportunity to pursue a significant writing project while in residence. One-year fellowships, each with a stipend of US$10,000, are open to writers of fiction, drama, creative nonfiction, and biography. Applicants do no need to be U.S. citizens. Writers may not be enrolled in an academic degree program during the fellowship period and there is no application fee. Deadline: 2 January.

The Button Poetry / Exploding Pinecone Press 2017 Chapbook Contest is now open. The winner will receive publication, 50 free author copies, a US$500 honorarium, and roundtrip travel to Minneapolis to perform at a release show and be filmed by Button’s video crew. Deadline: 5 January.