Apply for any of these contests or residency programs below and stand a chance to win up to $81,000. Do not underestimate the value or quality of your work. Submit them today and you could be on your way to fulfilling your writing dreams.
Are you ready? Here they are.
The Pith of Prose and Poem Contest
This prize is for poems, prose poems, visual poems, flash/sudden/quick fictions, micro-essays or other prose. Up to 250 words of prose/prose poems, or 25 lines of poetry.
Value: $250, $150, $100, $50
Deadline: 3 September 2017
Open for: All writers and poets
Japan Foreign Trade Council Essay Competition
Submit an essay on the topic ‘The Ideal Future Free Trade System – Tasks and Solutions’. Essays could be in English (2,000-4,000 words) or Japanese (5,000-10,000 characters). See guidelines for specified format sheet and tips on the essay.
Value: ¥1,000,000 (over $9,000); three prizes of ¥200,000 each; air tickets to Tokyo for the award ceremony
Deadline: 8 September 2017
Open for: All writers, particularly students, young researchers and business people
Spruce Mountain Press: Past Loves Day Story Contest
This is for an essay, of up to 700 words, about a first love. The writing could be heart-warming or humorous, and should say how that person’s presence in your life changed you and how you experience the world. Winning stories will be posted on the Spruce Mountain Press website – anonymously, if the author wishes.
Value: $100, $75, $50
Deadline: 17 September 2017
Open for: All writers
Princeton University: Hodder Fellowship
This fellowship is for artists, including writers and poets, who show exceptional promise. Fellows spend an academic year at Princeton, and no teaching duties are attached; the fellowship provides them with studious leisure to undertake significant new work. Applicants usually have a first book published. See their guidelines for the writing sample and other requirements.
Value: $81,000, residency
Deadline: 19 September 2017
Open for: All writers; usually, writers have had a first book published
Have you chosen the contest you want to submit to? Do not hesitate. Make that entry.