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Contests, Markets & Grants

Prism Creative Nonfiction Contest. Details at http://prismmagazine.ca/contests/creative-non-fiction-contest/. Deadline July 15.


Rattle Poetry Prize. Prize: $10,000 and publication. Ten finalists also receive $200 each and publication, and are eligible for the $2,000 Readers’ Choice Award, to be selected by subscriber and entrant votes. Entry fee $25. https://www.rattle.com/prize/about/. Deadline July 15.


Louisville Anthology (part of a city anthology series) seeks poetry and essays (300–2,000 words). Submissions can relate to a specific place, event, or personage, and must take place in or around the city. Submit entries to: LouisvilleAnthology@gmail.com. Include name, phone, email, address, and short bio; indicate the neighborhood or area where the author lives or where the piece takes place. Write “Submission” on subject line. Deadline July 15.


New Limestone Review (University of Kentucky) seeks submissions for the Gurney Norman Summer Prize for Fiction. Prizes: first, $500; second, $250; publication for top three finalists. All submissions considered for publication. Deadline July 15. https://thenewlimestonereview.submittable.com/submit


Howling Bird Press seeks creative nonfiction manuscripts: memoir, personal essays, literary journalism, food and travel writing, etc. (20,000 to 50,000 words). Prize: publication and $1,000. Entry fee $25. https://augsburghowlingbirdpress.submittable.com/submit. Deadline July 31. 


Anne C. Barnhill Prize for Creative Nonfiction seeks essays up to 3,500 words. Winner receives $250. Entry fee $10. https://longridgereview.submittable.com/submit. Deadline July 31.


Press 53 Award for Poetry seeks unpublished poetry collections. $1,000 advance, publication, and 50 copies. Fee $30. Judged by Tom Lombardo, Press 53 Poetry Series Editor. https://www.press53.com/award-for-poetry. Deadline July 31. 


Crazyshorts! Fiction Contest. First prize, $1,000 and publication. Submit three short-short stories (up to 500 words each) at www.crazyhorse.cofc.edu. Entry fee $15. Deadline July 31. 


Orison Anthology Awards in poetry, fiction, and nonfiction. The winner in each category receives $500 and publication in The Orison Anthology, an annual collection of the finest spiritually engaged writing from a broad and inclusive range of perspectives. Entry fee $15. Deadline August 1. http://www.orisonbooks.submittable.com/.


Writer’s Block Prize for fiction. Submit fiction up to 4,000 words. Prize $500, publication in The Louisville Review, and opportunity to read at Writer’s Block Festival in Louisville on November 16. Entry fee $12. https://www.louisvilleliteraryarts.org/writersblockprize. Deadline August 1.


Cream City Review Summer Prizes in Fiction and Poetry. Winner in each category receives $1000 and print publication. Entry fee $15. www.uwm.edu/creamcityreview/contests. Deadline August 1. 


“Outside Roe.” Anomaly (www.anmly.org) invites people of all genders to contribute previously unpublished writing and art to an upcoming folio on reproductive justice and its intersections. No entry fee. Deadline July 31. https://medium.com/anomalyblog/call-for-submissions-after-roe-82c8a18b809f