Kentucky Foundation for Women Artist Enrichment grants provide opportunities for feminist artists and arts organizations to further artistic development and create art for positive social change. The grant program is arts-based and feminist in nature. Deadline Sept. 4. Apply at www.kfw.org/grants/artist-enrichment/.
The Anzaldua Poetry Prize. Submit 15 to 30 pages of poetry (one poem per page). First prize: $1,000, plus publication and 25 copies. Entry fee, $15. Deadline Sept. 15. https://newfound.org/poetry-prize/
Lorian Hemingway Short Story Competition seeks stories up to 3,500 words. First-place prize: $1,500 and publication in Cutthroat: A Journal of the Arts. Second- and third-place prizes: $500 each. Entry fee $15. Deadline Oct. 1. https://shortstorycompetition.com/
Saints and Sinners Poetry Contest. Grand prize $500; two second-place prizes, $100 each. Finalists will be published in the first Saints and Sinners poetry chapbook. Open to LGBTQ+ writers. Submit two to four original, unpublished poems of any style based on the theme of love, with a combined length of up to 400 lines. Entry fee $15. Deadline Oct. 16. https://tennesseewilliamsfestival.submittable.com/submit/165301/sasfest-poetry-contest-2020-21
F(r)iction Fall Contest seeks short stories, flash fiction, and poetry. “Strange is good. Strange with a strong character arc is even better.” Short story prize $1,000. Flash fiction prize $300. Poetry prize $300. Deadline Oct. 30. https://frictionlit.org/contests/
Raleigh Review Flash Fiction Contest seeks pieces up to 1,000 words. First prize, $300 and publication. Entry fee $13. Deadline Oct. 31. www.raleighreview.org/fall-flash-fiction-contest.html
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.