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Contests, Markets & Grants

First Pages Prize. Three emerging writers will win cash ($1,000, $750, $500) and partial developmental editing. First- and second-place winners also receive an invitation to a public reading and prize presentation events in Paris on June 9–10, plus travel stipend and two nights’ lodging. Submit the first 1,250 words (maximum) of a fiction or creative nonfiction manuscript. Entry fee $25. Deadline Feb. 2. https://www.firstpagesprize.com/guidelines-and-termsconditions 

Waterman Fund Essay Contest seeks essays about personal experience with changes to the wild and changes in perceptions of the wild in the last 20 years. Prizes: $1,500 and $500. No entry fee. Deadline Feb. 2. https://www.watermanfund.org/essay-contest/enter-essay-contest/ 

Jerome Hill Artist Fellowships now accepting applications for $50,000 fellowships. Deadline Feb. 4. https://www.jeromefdn.org/jerome-hill-artist-fellowships

Flash Frenzy seeks flash fiction (maximum 1,000 words; under 750 is better) where something untethered, unbridled, frenzied happens. Prizes: $250, $125, and $75. Entry fee $7. Deadline Feb. 5. https://themolotovcocktail.com/flash-frenzy-contest/ 

Chicken Soup“Listen to Your Dreams” issue seeks pieces up to 1,200 words about your dreams. Pays $200 and 10 copies for accepted stories. Deadline Feb. 28. http://www.chickensoup.com

WOW! Women on Writing Winter 2020 Flash Fiction Contest seeks fiction of any genre between 250 and 750 words. See prize details online at https://www.wow-womenonwriting.com/contest.php. Entry fee $10. Deadline Feb. 29. 

Red Hen Press Women’s Prose Award. Open to all writers who identify as women. Submit unpublished novels, short story or essay collections, memoirs, and other forms from 45,000 to 80,000 words. Prize: $1,000 and publication. Entry fee $25. Deadline Feb. 29. https://redhenpress.submittable.com/submit/68507/red-hen-press-womens-prose-prize

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. Check contest websites for complete rules.