There are a lot of great contests, workshops, and literary magazines with deadlines in the next few weeks. Check it out!
AWP Award Series – AWP sponsors the Award Series, an annual competition for the publication of new book-length works. The competition is open to all authors regardless of nationality or residence, and is available to published and unpublished authors alike. Details here. DUE DATE: February 28, 2014. Entry Fee: $30
The Ledge Fiction Award – $1,000 and publication in the Ledge is awarded to a story up to 7500 words. Submission guidelines here. DUE DATE: February 28, 2014. $15 Entry Fee.
University of Wisconsin Writing Fellowships – A year’s fellowship will be awarded to six writers working to complete a book of poems, short stories, or a novel. Submit 10 pages of poetry or up to 30 pages of fiction (short story or novel excerpt) with entry fee to the University. Details here. DUE DATE: February 28, 2014. $45 Entry Fee.
Kenyon Review Short Fiction Contest – Publication in the Kenyon Review will be awarded to one fiction writer with a single submission up to 1200 words. The contest is open to all writers who have not yet published a book of fiction. Submissions must be 1200 words or fewer. The Kenyon Review will publish the winning short story in the Winter 2015 issue, and the author will be awarded a scholarship to attend the 2014 Writers Workshop, June 14th-21st, in Gambier, Ohio. Submit here. DUE DATE: February 28, 2014. $18 Entry Fee. (Includes 4 Issues of the KR.)
Glimmer Train Short Story Award for New Writers – We all know about Glimmer Train’s contests, which run monthly, but this category is only for new and emerging authors and awards $1500 for the best piece of original Fiction up to 12,000 words. Submission details here. DUE DATE: February 28, 2014. $15 Entry Fee.
WOW! Women on Writing – This flash fiction contest closes soon, so get those entries (up to 750 words) in now! Details here. DUE DATE: February 28, 2014. $10 Entry Fee.
The Pinch Literary Awards – A prize of $1,000 and publication in the Pinch is given annually for a poem, a short story, and an essay. Submit up to three poems or a short story or essay of up to 5,000 words. Details here. DUE DATE: March 1, 2014. $20 Entry Fee.