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Contests, Markets & Grants

Poetry Society of Indiana Fall Rendezvous Contest seeks original unpublished poetry in 23 different categories. See details at http://www.poetrysocietyofindiana.org/annual-contest.html. Deadline August 15. 


Julia Peterkin Award for Flash Fiction seeks unpublished fiction (up to 850 words). Prize, $500. Entry fee, $12. www.south85.submittable.com/submit/140181/2019-julia-peterkin-award-for-flash-fiction-500-prize. Deadline August 15.


Seven Hills Literary Review 2019 seeks unpublished short stories, creative nonfiction, children’s chapter books, ten-minute plays, flash fiction, and excerpts from YA novels and adult novels. For details, see https://sevenhillsreview.submittable.com/submit. Deadline August 31. 


Baltic Writing Residency now accepting applications from writers of fiction, creative nonfiction, or plays to win $1,000 and a free 2­–3 week stay in East London. Entry fee, $25. https://balticwritingresidency.submittable.com/submit. Deadline August 31. 


Mean, Meaner, Meanest Anthology: Relational Aggression in Females seeks essays (up to 1,000 words) from women of all ages, races, and sexual orientation who have experience bullying. www.changesinlife.com. Deadline September 1. 


Black Warrior Review contests in unpublished fiction and nonfiction (up to 7,000 words), poetry (up to three poems), and flash fiction (up to three pieces). Entry fees: $8 and $20. Details at https://bwr.ua.edu/contest-2019/. Deadline September 1.


Poets & Patrons poetry contest with 14 categories. Cash prizes vary per category. Entry fee $15 per poem. www.poetsandpatrons.net. Deadline September 1. 


Poetic License Press seeking poems for (UN)SEEN anthology; poems about firsthand experience of feeling seen or unseen, understood or misunderstood, ignored or scrutinized. See details at https://www.poeticlicenseinc.net/call-for-submissions. Deadline September 1.


Streetlight Magazine Short Fiction Contest seeks unpublished fiction up to 1000 words. First place, $150. All submissions considered for future publication. Entry fee $15. www.Streetlightmag.com. Deadline September 7. 


Cobalt Review Annual Earl Weaver Baseball Writing Prize seeks fiction, nonfiction, poetry, and experimental writing with baseball as a central theme or key component. Entry fee $7. https://cobalt.submittable.com/submit/78425/2019-earl-weaver-baseball-prize

Deadline September 15.