University of Pittsburgh PressThe Drue Heinz Literature Prize recognizes and supports writers of short fiction and makes their work available to readers around the world. The award is open to authors who have published a book-length collection of fiction or at least three short stories or novellas in commercial magazines or literary journals.

Manuscripts are judged anonymously by nationally known writers. Past judges have included Robert Penn Warren, Joyce Carol Oates, Raymond Carver, Margaret Atwood, Russell Banks, Rick Moody, and Joan Didion.

Winners receive a cash prize of $15,000, publication by the University of Pittsburgh Press, and support in the nation-wide promotion of their book.

Submission from May 1, 2019 to June 30, 2019.

Submission Guidelines

WOW! NOW HAS TWO CONTESTS!

WOW! Women On Writing now hosts two quarterly contests: one for fiction writers and one for nonfiction writers. We’ve hosted the flash fiction contest since 2006, and over the years, writers have asked us to open up an essay contest. So we are happy to add the essay contest to our offerings. We look forward to reading your work!

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Quarterly Flash Fiction Contest

Quarterly Creative Nonfiction Essay Contest


WOW! Women On Writing Q3 2019 Creative Nonfiction Essay Contest
Deadline: April 30, 2019

Word count: 200 – 1000 words

WOW! Women On Writing Spring 2019 Flash Fiction Contest
Deadline: May 31, 2019
Guest Judge: Literary Agent Savannah Brooks of the Jennifer De Chiara Literary Agency
Seeking short fiction of any genre between 250 – 750 words. The mission of this contest is to inspire creativity, communication, and well-rewarded recognition to contestants. 

Kaleidoscope Ladies get those pens and laptops ready.  We are starting our next writing contest.  Below is a brief description.  When you are ready to get started click here – https://www.kaleidoscopewojo.com/take-action

Advice to Younger Self

Submission Deadline: 05/10/19             Announcement Date: 05/27/19

The philosopher Kierkegaard said, “Life can only be understood backwards; but it must be lived forwards.”  Embedded in this quote is the knowledge that when we look back at life we have the advantage of time and wisdom to reflect on our challenges and successes.  Our theme for this contest is, what advice would you give your younger self? If you had the luxury of going back and advising your younger self would there be major pitfalls to be avoided, opportunities that were missed because you were headstrong going somewhere else?  It is easily argued that a life has to be lived and pain and challenges are all part of the journey but what if you could advise that younger you?  What would you say?

Since 1963, the PEN America Literary Awards, Grants, and Fellowships Program has honored many of the most outstanding voices in literature across diverse genres, including fiction, poetry, nonfiction, children’s literature, translation, and drama. With the help of our partners, PEN America confers distinct grants each year to support writers and works-in-progress in diverse genres including translation, YA and middle grade writing, and oral history. PEN America also offers a robust national program of fellowships for emerging writers and writing for justice. In addition, PEN America provides community engagement funding to Members, writers, and allies to support activity around press freedom defense, the intersections of literature and advocacy, and the defense of free expression more broadly.

APPLICATIONS FOR GRANTS & FELLOWSHIPS NOW OPEN

For regular updates on our literary grants, subscribe to our mailing list.

Click here for information regarding PEN America’s Literary Awards.

RULES OF THE CONTEST (ENGLISH SECTION)

* Theme of the contest: Round Midnight
*Entries must be short stories, of any genre, and maximum length is 2,500 words and must be previously unpublished in a book, printed magazine or web-based journal. Entries must be in English.
* The contest closes at midnight UTC on 20th of June
*This is an international contest. There is no restriction such as nationality etc of the author, but you have to be 18 years old on the 21st of March 2019 to enter the contest.
* Winners and the shortlist to be announced on September 10th, 2019
* There will be two collections of stories – one that will be published in Greek including the translated stories of the first three winners of the English Section and another one with all the shortlisted stories of the English Section.

All prize-winners and shortlisted writers have to renew their approval for the publishing of the anthology till the 1st of October, 2019.

*First prize winner will be the judge of next year’s 10th contest!

PRIZES & HONORABLE MENTIONS

First prize is a week’s holiday on the island of Crete. Three Rock, (Triopetra beach, South Crete) is a studio for 2 people (with beds for two children also available). Air tickets not included.

  • All the shortlisted stories will be published in the anthology. The book will be released through “StrangeDays” publications andwww.amazon.com in November, 2019. All the shortlisted writers will also get a free copy of the book! (We send the books to your address once. In case of return we can’t repeat it).

First prize winner will be the judge of next year’s 10th contest! 

ENTRY FORM AND PAYMENT

Pay via paypal – See the banner in eyelands Home Page.
* After the payment is complete, you can send the e-mail with your story attached in word. doc /docx format to:
eyelandsmag@gmail.com
or
strangedaysbooks@gmail.com
writing in the subject line: Eyelands Short Story Contest or just ΕSSC
*An email confirmation that your entry has been received will be sent within three/four days after receiving your e-mail
Name and address of the author should appear only in the body of the email
*The title of your story can be anything other than ‘’Round Midnight’’
*There is no entry fee for the prize winners of previous eyelands international short story contests

links
All about 9th Short Story Contest
www.eyelands.gr
https://eyelands.gr/english-section/
https://eyelandscontes.wordpress.com/
https://www.facebook.com/eyelands.portal/

STRANGE DAYS BOOKS
www.strangedaysbooks.gr
www.paraxenesmeres.gr

THREE ROCK STUDIO
http://three-rock.blogspot.gr/
https://www.airbnb.gr/rooms/3516767

Rise Anthology 2019 NCW Anthology – Call for Submission

NCW is excited to announce a new mixed-genre anthology exploring the concepts of change, renewal, and rebirth. When things change, we experience a variety of emotions—from anger and fear to courage and hope. There is struggle and strife, but also the opportunity to rise from the ashes and create, grow, and love. Whether your specialty is poetry, fiction, or nonfiction, take us through the good, the bad, and the ugly of change.

 Click here for submission guidelines. or paste the link below.

https://northerncoloradowriters.com/anthology/2019-ncw-anthology

Submission window: March 1 – May 1, 2019

Entry fee: $15 per piece submitted. See guidelines for detailed information

A separate link for youth submissions is below.

https://northerncoloradowriters.submittable.com/submit/72e48397-13c1-4137-aab7-1d7c03baeee4/2019-anthology-submissions-youth-student

Aesthetica Creative Writing Award

Opportunities for Writers
Poetry & Short Fiction Submissions OpenAesthetica Aesthetica Creative Writing Award is Open for Entries

Showcase your work to international audiences and further your involvement in the literary world by entering the 2019 @AestheticaMagazine Creative Writing Award. Prizes include; £1,000 cash, publication in within an inspiring anthology and more. Enter your work: http://aestheti.cc/5xdj7

The Aesthetica Creative Writing Award is an international literary prize that is a hotbed for new talent in Poetry and Short Fiction. The Prize, now in its 13th year, is organised by the art and culture publication, Aesthetica Magazine. Every year, we support both emerging and established writers and through the Prize, we offer publication in an anthology that is an inspiring collection of narrative and poetic forms.

The winners also receive the following: £1,000 cash prize for poetry and short fiction, consultation with literary agents Redhammer Management, Membership to The Poetry Society, a subscription to Granta and books courtesy of Bloodaxe and Vintage.

Submissions are open until 31 August 2019.
Entry Fee: Short Fiction: £18  |  Poetry: £12

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