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Contests, Markets & Grants

Kraken Book Prize for Middle-Grade Fiction. Prize $750 and publication by Regal House Publishing in paperback, hardcover, and e-book editions. Entry fee $25. Deadline April 6. http://fitzroybooks.com/the-kraken-book-prize-for-middle-grade-fiction/

Daisy Pettles Writing Residency for women 40 or older. Apply for a month-long residency in a vintage 1920s arts-and-crafts bungalow in historic Bedford, Indiana, and a $1,000 prize. Entry fee $45. Deadline April 15. (Residency is July 1–31.) https://daisypettleswritingcontest.com/womens-writing-awards-prizes/

New Ohio Review Fiction Contest. $1,500 Prize and publication in New Ohio Review. Entry fee $22 (includes one-year subscription). Deadline April 15. https://newohioreview.submittable.com/submit/157882/2020-fiction-contest-lauren-groff-judge-1-500-prize

Yemassee Fiction and Poetry Contest. Submit stories up to 7,500 words or three unpublished poems. Winner receives $1,000 and publication in Yemassee. Entry fee $15. Deadline April 15. http://yemasseejournal.com/2020-fiction-contest/

Gulf Coast seeks fiction up to 25 pages. Prize $1,500 and publication in Gulf Coast. Two honorable mentions receive $250. Entry fee $23. Deadline April 16. https://gulfcoastajournalofliteratureandfinearts.submittable.com/submit/159709/2020-gulf-coast-prize-in-fiction

Ghost Story Supernatural Fiction Award seeks stories between 1,500 and 10,000 words. Prize $1,000 and publication. Entry fee $20. Deadline April 30. Two honorable mentions receive $250 and publication. http://www.theghoststory.com/tgs-fiction-award

Craft Short Fiction Prize (up to 5,000 words). “We review literary fiction but are open to a variety of genres and styles—our only requirement is that you show excellence in your craft.” Prize $2,000. Runners-up: $500 and $300. Entry fee $20. Deadline April 30. https://www.craftliterary.com/short-fiction-prize/

Willie Morris Award for Southern Fiction seeks novels of at least 50,000 words that reflect “hope for belonging, for belief in a people’s better nature, for steadfastness against all that is hollow or crass or rootless or destructive.” Prize $10,000 and a trip to Oxford, Mississippi, to receive the award and reception. No entry fee. Deadline May 1. https://williemorrisawards.org/fiction/


Information about contests, markets, and grants is provided as a service to writers, and is not an endorsement of any particular contest or sponsoring organization. Always check contest websites for complete rules.