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2022 WaterSedge Poetry Chapbook Contest
Deadline: 12/16/2022
Submission Link: 2022 WaterSedge Poetry Chapbook Contest
Entry Fee: $20
First Prize: $500 cash prize; publication of the poetry chapbook in both print and e-book formats; Amazon distribution for Kindle and print; and 25 free print copies.
Page Count: 24-48
Poetry Book Type: Chapbook


Boulevard Short Fiction Contest for Emerging Writers
Deadline: 12/1/2022
Submission Link: Boulevard Short Fiction Contest for Emerging Writers
Entry Fee: $16
First Prize: $1,500
Word Count: 8,000 MAX
Winning Entry Published? Yes
Genre: Short Stories


Story Foundation Prize
Deadline: 12/15/2022
Submission Link: Story Foundation Prize
Entry Fee: $25
First Prize: $1,500
Word Count: 10,000 MAX
Winning Entry Published? Yes
Genre: Short Stories


LitMag Virginia Woolf Award for Short Fiction
Deadline: 12/31/2022
Submission Link: LitMag Virginia Woolf Award for Short Fiction
Entry Fee: $20
First Prize: $2,500, agent review
Word Count: 3,000-8,000
Winning Entry Published? Yes
Genre: Short Stories


Kallisto Gaia Press Acacia Fiction Prize
Deadline: 12/31/2022
Submission Link: Kallisto Gaia Press Acacia Fiction Prize
Entry Fee: $25
First Prize: $1,500
Word Count: 30,000-60,000
Winning Entry published? Yes
Genre: Any combination of: Short Stories, Flash Fiction, Novellas


Anderson Center Artist Residency
Location: Red Wing, MN
Deadline: 1/16/2023
Submission Link: Anderson Center Artist Residency
Application Fee: $20

Philadelphia Stories Sandy Crimmins National Prize for Poetry
Deadline: 11/30/2022
Submission Link: Philadelphia Stories Sandy Crimmins National Prize for Poetry
Entry Fee: $5
First Prize: $1,000
Title Count: 1
Page Count: 1-3
Winning Entry Published? Yes
Genre: Poetry


Craigarden Writer’s Residency
Location: Saratoga Springs, NY
Deadline: Rolling Admissions
Submission Link: Craigarden Writer’s Residency
Application Fee: $25


Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown Writing Fellowships
Location: Provincetown, MA
Deadline: 12/15/22
Website Link: Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown Writing Fellowships
Application Fee: $50


Michigan Quarterly Review Jesmyn Ward Prize in Fiction
Deadline: 12/31/2022
Submission Link: Michigan Quarterly Review Jesmyn Ward Prize in Fiction
Entry Fee: $25
First Prize: $2,000
Word Count: 1,500-7,000
Winning Entry Published? Yes
Genre: Short Stories


2022 SCP International Poetry Competition
Deadline: 12/31/22
Submission Link: 2022 SCP International Poetry Competition
Entry Fee: $20
First Prize: $2,000
Title Count: 1-3
Line Count: 108 MAX (total)
Winning Entry Published? Yes
Genre: Poetry


Jentel Arts Residency
Location: Banner, WY
Deadline: 1/15/2023
Submission Link: Jentel Arts Residency
Application Fee: $25


AWP Conference & Bookfair
Date: 3/8/2023-3/11/2023
Location: Seattle, Washington
Website Link: AWP Conference & Bookfair

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