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Sunspot Lit Goldilocks Zone Contest
Deadline: 4/30/2024
Submission Link: Sunspot Lit Goldilocks Zone Contest
Entry Fee: $10
First Prize: $500
Line Count: 24 MAX (poetry)
Word Count: 2,500 MAX (prose)
Genre: Poetry, Short Story, Novel or Novella Excerpt, Artwork, Graphic Novel


Autumn House Press Nonfiction Prize
Deadline: 4/30/2024
Submission Link: Autumn House Press Nonfiction Prize
Entry Fee: $35
First Prize: $2,500
Page Count: 150-300
Winning Entry Published? Yes
Genre: Nonfiction Books


Press Pause Press The Beautiful Pause Prize
Deadline: 5/1/2024
Submission Link: Press Pause Press The Beautiful Pause Prize
Entry Fee: $25
First Prize: $1,000
Word Count: 25,000-100,000
Winning Entry Published? Yes
Genre: Novels, Novellas, Short Story Collections


YELLOW: A Hue Are You Anthology Series
Deadline: 6/1/2024
Submission Link: YELLOW: A Hue Are You Anthology Series
Word Count: 500 MAX
Genre: Poetry, Short Stories, Essays


Poetry International Prize
Deadline: 4/30/2024
Submission Link: Poetry International Prize
Entry Fee: $15
First Prize: $1,000
Title Count: 1-3
Winning Entry Published? Yes
Genre: Poetry


Breakwater Review Peseroff Prize
Deadline: 5/1/2024
Submission Link: Breakwater Review Peseroff Prize
Entry Fee: $10
First Prize: $1,000
Title Count: 1-3
Winning Entry Published? Yes
Genre: Poetry


Anne LaBastille Memorial Writing Residency
Location: Twitchell Lake, NY
Deadline: 5/19/2024
Submission Link: Anne LaBastille Memorial Writing Residency
Application Fee: $30


Noemi Press Book Award
Deadline: 5/1/2024
Submission Link: Noemi Press Book Award
Entry Fee: $25
First Prize: $2,000
Page Count: Any
Winning Entry Published? Yes
Genre: Poetry Collections


AWA Press Anthology: We’ve Got Some Things to Say
Deadline: 7/1/2024
Submission Link: AWA Press Anthology: We’ve Got Some Things to Say
Title Count: 1-3
Word Count: 750 MAX (prose)
Line Count: 50 MAX (per poem)
Genre: Poetry, Short Stories, Essays

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