Deadline: July 20, 2023 About the competition Hidden Compass presents the Pathfinder Prize, which offers $15,000 in funding for a team of creative modern explorers to embark on a journey of discovery and share their findings with the world. Proposals will be accepted from now until July 20, 2023. TheMore

Deadline: June 13, 2023 Entry fee: $25 About the competition Granted to a nonfiction book published in 2022 (including all subgenres—memoir, creative nonfiction, investigative and other varieties of journalism, travel, political, science, business communications, public relations, self help, etc.). The award carries a $1,000 honorarium in exchange for appearing at the January or August residency (the first weekMore

Deadline: April 14, 2023 Entry fee: $20 About the competition We’ve all met or heard of someone who is truly exceptional. There’s something about their personality, backstory, profession or passion that tugs at us, as if daring us to learn more. If you know of a fascinating person or communityMore

Deadline: March 3, 2023 Entry fee: $30 About the competition AWP sponsors the Award Series, an annual competition for the publication of excellent new book-length works. The competition is open to all authors writing in English regardless of nationality or residence, and is available to published and unpublished authors alike.More

The Quill and Ink Literary Festival

Deadline: February 19, 2023 Entry fee: $15 About the competition The Quill and Ink Literary Festival will be awarding three authors across the categories of fiction, nonfiction and poetry. A special fourth award will be given to a standout self-published manuscript. Both traditionally published and self-published authors of book-length manuscripts may enter intoMore

Deadline: December 31, 2022 Reading fee: $3 About the competition The Southeast Review publishes poetry, literary fiction, creative nonfiction, and art in each biannual issue as well as on SER Online, in addition to online book reviews and interviews. We pride ourselves on presenting emerging writers alongside well-established ones. ​We accept submissions for publicationMore