John Steinbeck Award

Deadline: Nov 1, 2023 Entry fee: $20 About the competition Awarding one of the richest purses among literary magazines—$1,000 for the winning story—the John Steinbeck Award for Fiction recognizes exceptional works of fiction. Aesthetically, we are open to most styles and approaches, including experimental and literary. All works should beMore

Edwin Markham Prize 2023

Deadline: November 1, 2023 Entry fee: $20 About the competition With an award of $1,000 for the winning poem, the Edwin Markham Prize honors outstanding works of poetry. Our taste is eclectic and celebrates the wonderful diversity of forms, styles, and levels of diction available to the contemporary poet. WeMore

Writing Competition: [dis]solution

Deadline: October 15, 2023 About the competition Write your story about the climate crisis in a poem or a personal essay. The competition is a collaboration between the Bergen International Literary Festival, the research project «Climate Narratives» at University of Bergen / Bjerknes Centre for Climate Research and the Rafto Foundation for Human Rights.More

Benjamin Saltman Poetry Award 2023

Deadline: October 31, 2023 Entry fee: $25 About the competition Established in 1998, in honor of the poet Benjamin Saltman (1927–1999), this award is for a previously unpublished original collection of poetry. The awarded collection is selected through an annual competition that is open to all poets. Award details $3000BookMore

Infrastructure Threat Contest

Deadline: September 30, 2023 About the competition The Center for Advanced Preparedness and Threat Response Simulation (CAPTRS) is building a catalog of threats, called the “Universe of Threats,” which will be used to prepare decision-makers for future threats. Our second essay contest to add to the Universe of Threats willMore