The Writer’s Colony at Dairy Hollow invites poets to apply for their Emerging Fellowship. You can have published books in other genres but should not have published a book of poetry yet. Winners will be welcomed to a two-week residency at Dairy Hollow, which is tucked into the beautiful Ozark Mountains in Eureka Springs, Arkansas. $35 application fee; deadline June 14.
Flash fiction is enjoying a heyday, and the tiny journal invites writers to apply for their Summer Flash Fiction Contest. Winner and runners-up will be published in the tiny journal; winner will also receive $100. $3 entry fee; deadline July 1.
Backbone Press invites entrants to its annual Lucille Clifton Poetry Prize, named for the great and revolutionary poet. Submit one unpublished poem for consideration. The winner will receive $500, publication on the website, and a set of three of Clifton’s poetry collections. $15 entry fee; deadline June 15.
Online literary journal The Waking is hosting contests for both fiction and nonfiction writers who aren’t afraid to think outside the box. As the sponsors at Ruminate Magazine say, "This art can be beautiful, it can be strange, we just ask that it feels true.” Deadline for both contests is July 1; entry fee for each is $6.30.
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