The Stella Kupferberg Memorial Short Story Prize is now seeking entries. The winning entry will receive US$1000 and the work will be performed and recorded live at the Selected Shorts performance at Symphony Space and published online. The winning writer will also earn free admission to a 10-week course with Gotham Writers Workshop. Deadline: 1 March.
The Howard Frank Mosher Short Fiction Prize seeks original stories of up to 10,000 words. The winner will receive US$$1,000 and publication. Deadline: 1 March.
Joyland's Open Border Fiction Prize seeks stories between 1900-6000 words. The winner will receive US$1000 and publication in the magazine. The contest will be judged by Rachel Khong, author of Goodbye Vitamin. Deadline: 9 March.
The Wilbur Smith Adventure Writing Prize is an annual award for adventure writing. This award is split into two separate categories – a £15,000 prize for the best published adventure novel and a £7,500 prize for the best unpublished manuscript by a debut author submitted for consideration. Deadline: 14 March.
The Nelligan Prize for Short Fiction seeks stories of up to 2500 words. USD$2,000 will be awarded for the best short story, which will be published in the fall/winter 2018 issue of Colorado Review. A USD$15 entry fee applies. Deadline: 14 March.
The Prairie Schooner Book Prize Series welcomes manuscripts from all living writers writing in English. Both unpublished and published writers are welcome to submit manuscripts. Winners will receive US$3000 and publication through the University of Nebraska Press. Deadline: 15 March.
Hardcopy is a national professional development program that helps build the capacities, aptitudes and resources emerging Australian writers need to reach their potential. Hardcopy assists participants with manuscript development, education about the publishing industry and networking. This is a special initiative of the ACT Writers Centre and funded by the Australia Council for the Arts. Deadline: 16 March.
Ricepaper Magazine is seeking content based on the theme of translation welcoming short stories, photo-essays, drama excerpts, interviews, manga/comics, creative nonfiction and poetry. Deadline: 31 March.
The Peter Carey Short Story Award seeks stories of 2000-3000 words. The winning entry receives AUD$1000, while the runner-up wins AUD$500. First and second prized stories will also be published in the Spring 2018 issue of Meanjin. Deadline: 31 March.
The annual Margaret Dooley Young Writers Fellowship is offered to support the development of young Australian writers. The Fellowship will provide a unique opportunity for an emerging Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander writer with an interest in current events, ethics and social justice to work with the editors of Eureka Street and IndigenousX, to produce 12 columns (six per platform), paid upon publication at AUD$200 per article. Deadline: 31 March.
The Brian Dempsey Memorial Poetry Competition is seeking original, previously unpublished poems of any length on any subject. First prize is £75 plus publication. Deadline: 31 March.
Grain Magazine’s Short Grain Writing Contest offers prizes for both fiction and poetry and is open to writers worldwide. A total of CA$4500 in prize money is on offer. Deadline: 1 April.
Nowhere Magazine is proud to announce their inaugural “This Land Is…” travel-writing contest. The editors are seeking nonfiction and essay submissions from writers whose story is deeply, clearly connected to a protected place. Entries should be between 800-5,000 words. The winner will receive $250, with publication in Nowhere granted under First North American Serial Rights. Deadline: 1 April.
The Australian Book Review Elizabeth Jolley Short Story Prize is one of Australia's leading prizes for an original short story. A total of AUD$12,500 (approx US$9700) in prize money and is open to writers worldwide. Entries must be between 2000-5000 words and written in English. Entries close on 10 April.
The Kerouac Project provides four residencies a year to writers of any stripe or age, living anywhere in the world. In the past we have accepted writers with no formal writing education alongside those with MFA’s and impressive résumés. You will be judged on the quality of the writing sample you submit. Each residency consists of approximately a three month stay in the cottage where Jack Kerouac wrote his novel Dharma Bums. Utilities and a food stipend of USD$1,000 are included. Deadline: 16 April.
The Australian Association for Literary Translation (AALITRA) now invites entries for the ALITRA Translation Prize. The AALITRA Translation Prize aims to acknowledge the wealth of literary translation skills present in the Australian community. In 2018, the focus language will be Indonesian. The poetry text for translation is by Amir Hamzah. The prose text for translation is by Sapardi Djoko Damono. EAt an Awards Ceremony later this year, winners will be awarded a cash prize, a book prize, and one year’s membership of AALITRA. Prize-winning entries will be read aloud at the Awards Ceremony, and will be published in the Association’s peer-reviewed open-access journal, The AALITRA Review along with a few words from the translators. Deadline: 11 May.
The Lorian Hemingway Short Story Competition is now open for entries. Stories may be up to 3500 words. The winner will receive USD$2,500. Deadline: 15 May.
Metaxu Magazine is seeking submissions for its inaugural issue on "Empire". They are open to all explorations and interpretations of this theme from writers of all languages, backgrounds and publication histories. Deadline: 1 July.