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Thin Air Magazine’s The Bird in Your Hands Prize 2022/ How To Apply (Prize: $500 + Publication)

The Bird in Your Hands Prize 2022 is in its third year and the organizers are thrilled to announce that their windows are open for submissions. It is sponsored by Thin Air Magazine. The contest centers around and celebrates BIPOC (Black indigenous and People of Color) voices. This contest wants to hear your story as...

The Patricia Grodd Poetry Prize for Young Writers 2023 / How To Submit (Awards: Mentorship + Publication)

The Patricia Grodd Poetry Prize for Young Writers recognizes outstanding young poets who are in high (or secondary) school. So if you would like your work to be considered for this prestigious award, send in your work.  This prize might be the springboard you ‘ve been hoping will launch your career. You probably want to...

Lunch Ticket has announced that it would be honored to serve as the host for the Diana Woods Memorial Award in Creative Nonfiction in 2020. The award was named after Author Diana Woods who, during her lifetime, exuded unwavering intellectual commitment and zeal, pursuing and receiving secondary degrees in law, social work, political science, and most recently, creative writing....

Apply for the 2020 Miles Morland Foundation Writing Scholarship (£18,000)

The Miles Morland Foundation Scholarship is open for submissions until 18th September, 2020. The scholarship is awarded annually to writers, to allow them time to write the book they propose to write. The scholarship is awarded in the fiction category and in the nonfiction category.  Previous winners of the Miles Morland Foundation Scholarship include Kola...

Green Stories Competition 2020 (£700 + Mentorship) / How to Submit

  Green Stories has recently announced the extension of the deadline for their “General Competition”. This category is for stories written for adult audiences. For this particular category, they are open to receiving full length novels for adults, that in some way discuss ideas on building a substantial society. The deadline for this competition is...

Graywolf Press Nonfiction Prize/ How to Apply (Prize: $12,000 + publication).

Graywolf Press, a press that believes in “champion(ing) outstanding writers at all stages of their careers to ensure that adventurous readers can find underrespresented and diverse voices in a crowded marketplace”, now calls for submissions for its Nonfiction Prize. The prize, which began in 2005, is awarded to the most promising and innovative project by...

The Afritondo Short Story Prize 2023/ How to Apply (Prizes: $1400 + Publication)

The Afritondo Short Story Prize 2023 is open to submissions from writers who identify as Black or who are of African descent. If you are an eloquent writer and gifted storyteller, please send them your work. Ensure that your story explores the theme of aliens. You could win $1000 for sending a well written story...