Entries are now open for the 2017 Scribe Nonfiction Prize for Young Writers! The prize is a unique development award to foster talented writers aged 30 and under writing longform work. Entries between 5,000 and 10,000 words are welcome across all nonfiction genres, including memoir, journalism, essay, and creative nonfiction. The winner will receive AUD$3000, an editorial mentorship and a generous selection of new-release Scribe books. Deadline: 10 September.
Apple Valley Review is reading submissions of short fiction, personal essays, and poetry for the Fall 2017 issue (Vol. 12, No. 2). Flash fiction, prose poetry, fabulism, and translations are welcome. Deadline: 15 September.
The Mslexia Novel Competition is open to women of any nationality. Submit a 5000 word extract of your completed novel of 50,000 words or more. As well as the top prize of £5,000, the winner and four finalists will receive manuscript feedback and introductions to agents and editors at a special event held in London. Novels must be for adult or young adult readers. Deadline: 18 September.
Applications are now open for established creative writers to apply for the Katherine Mansfield Menton Fellowship. Since 1970, the Fellowship has enabled a selected New Zealand writer to live for some months in Menton, France. There, they have access to the writing room in Villa Isola Bella where one of New Zealand’s most famous writers, Katherine Mansfield, once lived. The residency is open to creative writers across all genres including fiction, children’s fiction, poetry, literary non-fiction and playwriting. Deadline: 25 September.
The Copyright Agency will award AUD$80,000 to a mid to late career Australian author for a 12 month period to develop and create work. To be eligible, the applicant must be a mid to late career author with at least five substantial published books. Open to novelists, playwrights, poets, scriptwriters, non-fiction writers, children’s and young adult book writers, and journalists. Deadline: 25 September.
The Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center for Scholars and Writers offers fellowships to people whose work will benefit directly from access to the research collections at the Stephen A. Schwarzman Building at Fifth Avenue and 42nd Street. Renowned for the extraordinary comprehensiveness of its collections, the Library is one of the world's preeminent resources for study in anthropology, art, geography, history, languages and literature, philosophy, politics, popular culture, psychology, religion, sociology, and sports. Recipients will receive a stipend of up to US$70,000. Deadline: 29 September.
The Caterpillar Short Story for Children Prize is now open. Stories must be written for children between 7-10. The word limit is 1500. First prize is €500 plus a 2-week stay at The Moth Retreat, second prize is €300, third prize is €200. Deadline: 30 September.
Writers Omi Residency has hosted hundreds of writers and translators from roughly 50 countries around the world. Writers Omi welcome published writers and translators of every type of literature. International, cultural and creative exchange is a foundation of their mission, and a wide distribution of national background is an important part of their selection process. Guests may select a residency of one week to two months; about ten at a time gather to live and work in a rural setting overlooking the Catskill Mountains. Ledig House provides all meals, and each night a local chef prepares dinner. Daytime is reserved for writing and quiet activities, while evenings are more communal. A program of weekly visits bring guests from the New York publishing community. Deadline: 10 October.
The Deborah Cass Prize for Writing is open to emerging Australian writers with migrant backgrounds. Three of Australia’s leading writers, Christos Tsolkias, Alice Pung and Tony Ayres, are the judges of the prize again in 2017. The winner will receive a cash prize of AUD$3,000 plus a three-month mentorship with an established writer. The winning manuscript will be presented to Black Inc. There is also the opportunity for publication of the wining excerpt in Mascara Literary Review. Deadline: 16 October.
Flock seeks creative nonfiction, fiction, and poetry submissions for their spring issue. Flock, celebrating 15 years, publishes work that is slippery, electric, soulful, and lets traditional boundaries of form or content slip away. Deadline: 31 October.
Literary journal SmokeLong Quarterly is inviting applications from new and emerging flash fiction writers for the 2018 Kathy Fish Fellowship. The winner of the Kathy Fish Fellowship 2018 will act as a writer-in-residence, with their flash fiction appearing in every issue of the magazine next year. The successful writer will receive a total remuneration of US$500; US$100 per story plus US$100 when the fellowship is announced. Deadline: 31 October.
The Commonwealth Short Story Prize is an annual award for unpublished short fiction administered and funded by the Commonwealth Foundation. Entries must be in English and between 2000-5000 words. Translations of short stories written in languages other than English are eligible if submitted by the writer (not the translator) and provided the translator is a citizen of a Commonwealth country. There will be five winners, one from each region (Africa, Asia, Canada and Europe, Caribbean, Pacific). The overall winner will receive £5,000 and the remaining four regional winners £2,500. If the winning short story is a translation into English, the translator will receive equal prize money. Deadline: 1 November.
Amazon India has launched a writing contest aimed at winning over readers in India. The contest has a prize of one million Indian Rupees, worth around $15,000 USD. The contest is open to all books published in English on Amazon.in. Entry requires you to publish your book on kindle. Deadline: 10 November.
The Michael Gifkins Prize for an Unpublished Novel is an exciting new award for writers holding New Zealand citizenship or who are permanent residents of New Zealand. The winner will receive a contract for world rights with Text and an advance to the value of NZ$10,000. The New Zealand Society of Authors (PEN NZ Inc.) will administer the award. Deadline: 20 November.
The Bellagio Arts & Literary Arts Residency held at Lake Como, Italy, is for composers, fiction and non-fiction writers, playwrights, poets, video/filmmakers, dancers, musicians, and visual artists who share in the Foundation’s mission of promoting the well-being of humankind and whose work is inspired by or relates to global or social issues. The residency is for artists seeking time for disciplined work, reflection, and collegial engagement with a diverse community of academics, practitioners, and artists. Deadline: 1 December.
The Australian Book Review Peter Porter Prize is open to international poets. Entries must be a single poem of no more than 75 lines, written in English. Poems can be on any subject and in any style. First prize is AUD$5000, second prize is AUD$2000 and three shortlisted poets will receive AUD$500. A AUD$25 entry fee applies. Deadline: 3 December.
Ric Journal will consider any kind of experimental work including essays, fiction, poetry, visual arts, impressions and sounds. Submissions can be both in Hindi and English. For the section titled Apocryphal, you may take any ancient incomplete inscription and complete it as and how you like it. Please note that any publication under the Apocryphal category will be anonymous. Deadline: 31 December.
Papercuts is a bi-annual literary magazine available both in print and on the web. They invite both established and emerging writers and poets to submit poetry, fiction and nonfiction on a particular theme for each issue. Papercuts is brought out by Desi Writers Lounge (DWL), an online workshopping community for writers and poets. Deadline: 31 December.
Disclaimer Magazine is a London-based online journal of writing, art, politics, economics, and “other stuff.” They want to challenge long-cherished viewpoints and norms, to give readers a new angle of vision, and to add something meaningful to the global conversation. They showcase fresh young voices as well as seasoned standbys. Deadline: 31 December.