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Contests, Markets & Grants

Carve Magazine Prose and Poetry Contest seeks fiction and nonfiction (up to 10,000 words), and poetry (up to 2,000 words). First prize, $1,000 in each category. Entry fee, $17. Deadline Nov. 15. https://www.carvezine.com/prose-poetry-contest 

Conclave is seeking poetry (one to three poems) and fiction and creative nonfiction (up to 5,000 words) with the theme “Outliers”: “We hope to publish a wide range of outliers, genre-bending work that challenges expectations, focused on originality and emphasizing the need for universal respect. The common thread should be compassion, tolerance, and empathy for the full spectrum of human experience.” Deadline Nov. 16. https://balkanpress.submittable.com/submit 

Joy Bale Boone Poetry Prize seeks original, unpublished work. Prize, $500; all finalists will be published in The Heartland Review’s spring 2020 issue. Entry fee, $10. Deadline Nov. 16. https://www.theheartlandreview.com/page3 

Booksie Short Story Contest seeks short stories on any topic. Grand prize, $1,500. Entry fee, $9.95. Deadline Nov. 29. https://www.booksie.com/contest/booksie-2019-short-story-contest-17 

Prism ReviewContest for short fiction (up to 8,000 words) or poetry (one to five poems). Prize, $250 and publication. Entry fee, $10. Deadline Nov. 30. https://prismreview.submittable.com/submit

Scribes Valley Publishing Short Story Contest (up to 5,000 words). Prize includes publication. Entry fee $8. Deadline Nov. 30. http://www.scribesvalley.com

WOW! Women on Writing Fall 2019 Flash Fiction Contest seeks short fiction of any genre between 250 to 750 words. First prize, $400; top ten stories published in WOW! e-zine. Entry fee, $10. Deadline Nov. 30. https://www.wow-womenonwriting.com/contest.php 

Mona Schreiber Prize for Humorous Fiction and Nonfiction (up to 750 words). First prize, $500. Entry fee, $5. Deadline Dec. 1. http://www.brashcyber.com/mona.htm

An anthology of Liberian literature, to be edited by Liberian poet Patricia Jabbeh Wesley, will soon be seeking poetry, fiction, and nonfiction. The editor is not yet ready to accept submissions but urges Liberian writers to “begin to prepare your literary pieces, edit them, revise them, and prepare to submit.” Writers of Liberian descent who are currently living in Liberia or members of the diaspora are eligible to submit. Please watch this newsletter for more information in the coming months and feel free to share this if you know Liberian writers who may be interested.