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Glimmer Train’s April Fiction Open is accepting fiction submissions between 3,000 and 20,000 words until midnight (PST) on April 30, 2017.  This biannual opportunity is open to all writers and all subjects and themes.  Unpublished novel excerpts are considered, provided they feel like complete stories.  Up to four multiple submissions are also accepted.  The reading fee for each submission is $21.

The first place winner will receive $3,000, publication in Glimmer Train Stories, and ten copies of that issue.  The second and third place winners will receive $1,000 and $600, respectively.  Results will be announced on July 1.  For more information or to submit your work, visit the website at http://www.glimmertrain.com/pages/guidelines/fiction_open_guidelines.php.

Good luck!

 

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RUMINATE Magazine is accepting up to two previously unpublished poems per entry of no more than forty lines each for the 2017 Janet B. McCabe Poetry Prize through midnight on May 15.  A blind panel of readers will select fifteen poems as finalists, and acclaimed poet Shane McCrae will select the winning entry.  A prize of $1,500 will be awarded to the first place winner, and $200 will be awarded to the second place winner.  The entry fee is $20 and includes a copy of the magazine.

RUMINATE is a quarterly Christian literary and arts journal of short stories, poetry, creative nonfiction, and visual art “that speaks to the existence of our daily lives while nudging us toward a greater hope.”  For more information or to submit, visit the website at https://www.ruminatemagazine.com/pages/poetry-prize.

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Glimmer Train is currently accepting submissions for its Short Story Award for New Writers contest through February 28.  The contest is open to writers whose fiction has not appeared in any print publication with a circulation over 5,000.  Contest entries must not have appeared in any print publication.  Stories submitted to this category are typically 1,000 to 5,000 words and should not exceed 12,000 words.

The first place winner will receive $2,500, publication in Glimmer Train Stories, and ten copies of that issue.  The second and third place winners will receive $500 and $300, respectively, possible publication, and ten copies of the publication issue.  Results will be announced in the May 1 bulletin.  For more information or to submit your work, visit the website at http://www.glimmertrain.com.

Good luck!

 

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New Millennium Writings is accepting submissions for its forty-third Writing Awards Contest for Fiction, Nonfiction, Flash Fiction, and Poetry between now and midnight on January 31, 2017.

Fiction and nonfiction pieces should not exceed 6,000 words.  Flash (short-short) fiction entries should not exceed 1,000 words.  Poetry submissions may include up to three poems, not to exceed five pages total per entry.  Simultaneous and multiple submissions are welcome.  Previously published work will also be considered, provided circulation did not exceed 5,000 or the piece was published online only.

Winners in each category of fiction, nonfiction, flash fiction, and poetry will receive $1,000 and publication in the journal and on the NMW website.  For more information and detailed submission guidelines, visit the website at http://submit.newmillenniumwritings.org.

 

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Glimmer Train is currently accepting fiction stories of up to 12,000 words about families of all configurations for its Family Matters contest through January 2, 2017.  As always, submissions must be original and previously unpublished.  Glimmer Train does not publish poetry, fiction for children, or novel excerpts unless they read like complete stories.  Multiple submissions of up to three per contest are accepted.

The first place winner will receive $2,500, publication in Glimmer Train Stories, and ten copies of that issue.  The second and third place winners will receive $500 and $300, respectively.  Results will be announced in the March 1 bulletin.  For more information or to submit your work, visit the website at http://www.glimmertrain.com/pages/guidelines/family_matters_guidelines.php.

Good luck!

 

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The prestigious Narrative Fall 2016 Story Contest is currently accepting fiction and nonfiction submissions through the deadline of November 30.  For this award, the journal is seeking short shorts, short stories, essays, memoirs, photo essays, graphic stories, all forms of literary nonfiction, and excerpts from longer works of both fiction and nonfiction.  Entries must be unpublished, not exceed 15,000 words, and not have been chosen previously as a winner, finalist, or honorable mention in another contest.

A prize of $2,500 will be awarded to the winner, with prizes of $1,000 and $500 awarded to the second and third place winners, respectively.  An additional ten finalists will receive $100 each, and all entries will be considered for publication.  All entries are also eligible for the $4,000 Narrative Prize and acceptance as a Story of the Week.

Prior winners and finalists in Narrative contests have gone on to be recognized in prize collections, including The Pushcart Prize – Best of the Small Presses series, The Best American Short Stories anthologies, the Atlantic Book Awards, and others.

For more information and to submit online, visit the website at http://www.narrativemagazine.com/fall-2016-story-contest.

 

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Glimmer Train’s Very Short Fiction Contest is currently accepting fiction submissions up to 3,000 words until midnight on August 31.  This opportunity is open to all writers and all themes.  As always, submissions must be original, unpublished fiction.  Glimmer Train does not publish poetry, fiction for children, or novel excerpts unless they read like complete stories.  Multiple submissions are accepted.

The first place winner will receive $2,000, publication in Glimmer Train Stories, and ten copies of that issue.  The second and third place winners will receive $500 and $300, respectively.  Results will be announced in the November 1 bulletin.  For more information or to submit your work, visit the website at http://www.glimmertrain.org/pages/guidelines/very_short_fiction_guidelines.php.

Good luck!

 

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