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This Week’s Best Calls For Submissions, Writing Contests, Conferences, And Residencies

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Sixfold Poetry and Short Story Awards
Deadline: 1/24/2022
Submission Link: Sixfold Poetry and Short Story Awards
Entry Fee: $5
First Prize: $1,000
Page Count: 10 (poetry), 20 (prose)
Winning Entry Published? Yes
Genre: Poetry, Short Stories


Black Lawrence Press Big Moose Prize
Deadline: 1/31/2022
Submission Link: Black Lawrence Press Big Moose Prize
Entry Fee: $25
First Prize: $1,000, ten copies
Page Count: 90-1,000
Winning Entry Published? Yes
Genre: Novels


Masters Review Short Story Award for New Writers
Deadline: 1/31/2022
Submission Link: Masters Review Short Story Award for New Writers
Entry Fee: $20
First Prize: $3,000
Word Count: 6,000 MAX
Winning Entry Published? Yes
Genre: Short Stories


Claire Keyes Poetry Award
Deadline: 2/1/2022
Submission Link: Claire Keyes Poetry Award
Entry Fee: $10
First Prize: $1,000
Page Count: 8-10
Winning Entry Published? Yes
Genre: Poetry


Ballard Spahr Prize for Poetry
Deadline: 2/12/2022
Submission Link: Ballard Spahr Prize for Poetry
Entry Fee: N/A
First Prize: $10,000
Page Count: 48+
Winning Entry Published? Yes
Genre: Poetry Collections


Mass MoCA Writing Through Art Poetry Retreat
Location: North Adams, MA
Deadline: 3/15/2022
Submission Link: Mass MoCA Writing Through Art Poetry Retreat
Application Fee: N/A

The Blue Frog Flash Fiction Contest
Deadline: 1/31/2022
Submission Link: The Blue Frog Flash Fiction Contest
Entry Fee: $5
First Prize: $500
Word Count: 1,000 MAX
Winning Entry Published? Yes
Genre: Flash Fiction


Ethos Literacy 3rd Annual Short Story Contest
Deadline: 1/31/2022
Submission Link: Ethos Literacy 3rd Annual Short Story Contest
Entry Fee: $10
First Prize: $250
Word Count: 100 MAX
Winning Entry Published? Yes
Genre: Short Stories


A Public Space Writing Fellowships
Deadline: 1/31/2022
Submission Link: A Public Space Writing Fellowships
Entry Fee: N/A
First Prize: $1,000, 6-month fellowship, opportunity to meet with publishing professionals and participate in a public reading.
Word Count: Any
Genre: Short Stories, Essays


Southern Indiana Review Michael Waters Poetry Prize
Deadline: 2/1/2022
Submission Link: Southern Indiana Review Michael Waters Poetry Prize
Entry Fee: $25
First Prize: $5,000
Page Count: 100 MAX
Winning Entry Published? Yes
Genre: Poetry Collections


Stadler Center for Poetry & Literary Arts Philip Roth Residencies
Deadline: 2/1/2022
Submission Link: Stadler Center for Poetry & Literary Arts Philip Roth Residencies
Entry Fee: N/A
First Prize: $5,000, four-month residency
Page Count: 20
Other Submission Materials: CV, 3 letters of recommendation
Genre: Novels, Nonfiction Books

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