Robert Golden Poetry Contest; submit up to three original unpublished poems. Entry fee, $8. Deadline Oct. 15. https://nexuspoets.com/contest/
Steve Kowit Poetry Prize. First prize, $1,000 and publication in San Diego Poetry Annual. Entry fee, $15. Deadline Oct. 15. https://sdeag.submittable.com/submit
Carl Sennhenn Poetry Prize seeks unpublished poems. Prize $500 and publication in Conclave. Deadline Oct. 16. https://www.williambernhardt.com/conclavesubmissions
Halloween 50-Word Horror Story Contest. First prize, $500 and publication. No entry fee. Deadline Oct. 25. https://www.everywritersresource.com/500-halloween-horror-50-word-story-contest-2019/
Scribes Valley Publishing Short Story Contest (up to 5,000 words). Prize includes publication. Entry fee $8. Deadline Nov. 30. http://www.scribesvalley.com
New Writer Awards for Fiction and Nonfiction: Sequestrum seeks work (up to 12,000 words) from new and emerging writers. First prize, $400 and publication. Entry fee, $15. Deadline Oct. 15 (dependent on submission volume). https://www.sequestrum.org/new-writer-awards-fiction-nonfiction
Calls for submissions: Linden Avenue Literary Journal (poetry, fiction, creative nonfiction), https://lindenavenue.submittable.com/submit; Centifictionist (micro-fiction up to 100 words), http://thecentifictionist.home.blog/; and Bluestem (fiction, poetry, creative nonfiction), www.bluestemmagazine.com.