Contest General Deadlines (updated 11/27/15)

Information is accurate to the best of our knowledge, but make sure to double-check deadlines and guidelines for publications before applying. Please try to list last known deadline and genres along with a link to the contest. Do not include university-specific contests.

January Edit

Climate Fiction Short Story Contest [F]: 1/15/16

Harriet Beecher Stowe Prize [CNF]: 1/15/16

National Federation of State Poetry Societies (NFSPS): 1/31/16

February Edit

The Allegheny Review [P/F/CNF]: 2/15/16

Crab Orchard Review Student Writing Contest [P/F/CNF]: 2/20/15

March Edit

Writing For Peace - Young Writers Contest[CNF]: 3/1/15

Claremont Review[P/F]: 3/15/16

Poetry Society of New Hampshire: 3/15/15

Iris N. Spencer Award: 3/15/16

Simon 451 [F]: on hiatus

April Edit

Stonybrook Short Fiction Prize: 4/15/16

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June Edit

Norton Writer's Prize [CNF]: 6/15/16

July Edit

Sandy River Review [P/F/CNF]: 7/15/15

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September Edit

Flo Gault Poetry Prize (for Kentucky undergrads)

October Edit

Transitions Abroad[CNF]: 11/10/15

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December Edit

The Lyric Magazine[P]: 12/15/15

Gurney Norman Prize for Fiction: 12/31/15 (for students in Appalachian states)

MoRe Prize [F/P]: 12/31/15