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Writing Contests-March through November -2011

The Richard Snyder Memorial Publication Prize
Submit book-length poetry manuscripts, original collection of poems of 50 to 80 pages, with no more than one poem per page. First place prize is $1,000.00 ... (more)
DEADLINE: 04-30-2011.
PRIZES: $1,000.00.
ENTRY FEE: $25.00.


Bosque Fiction Prize
Send no more than one story per entry. Each story must not exceed 5000 words. $1000 honorarium & publication first prize. All entries will be considered for publication ... (more)
DEADLINE: 03-31-2011.
PRIZES: $1,000.00.
ENTRY FEE: $20.00.


Spoon River Editors' Prize Contest
Submit two copies of three unpublished poems, maximum of ten pages total. One winning poem will be awarded $1000 and two runners-up will be awarded $100 each ... (more)
DEADLINE: 04-15-2011.
PRIZES: $1,000.00.
ENTRY FEE: $16.00.


The Writer's 2011 Short-Story Contest
The Writer magazine is looking for your original short stories up to 2,000 words. The story must be previously unpublished in a book, nationally distributed periodical or Web-based magazine. Entries will be judged based on creativity, sense of story, characterization, and overall quality of writing ... (more)
DEADLINE: 04-30-2011.
PRIZES: $1,000.00.
ENTRY FEE: $10.00.


Zone 3 Press First Book Award for Poetry
Submit one copy of your manuscript of 48-80 pages. Anyone who has not published a full-length collection of poems (48 pages or more) is eligible; those with chapbooks may participate. Prize: $1,000 and Publication ... (more)
DEADLINE: 05-01-2011.
PRIZES: $1,000.00.
ENTRY FEE: $20.00.


Zone 3 Press Creative Nonfiction Book Award
Submit one copy of your nonfiction book manuscript of 150-300 pages. Manuscripts that embrace creative nonfiction’s potential by combining lyric exposition, researched reflection, travel dialogues, or creative criticism. Prize: $1,000 and Publication ... (more)
DEADLINE: 05-01-2011.
PRIZES: $1,000.00.
ENTRY FEE: $25.00.


Punkin Novice Novelist Contest
We are searching for an unknown author who has a great story to tell. We will publish the best manuscript in 2011. The contest is open to all authors ages 18 and up. Grand Prize- $1000 plus Publishing Contract with Punkin House ... (more)
DEADLINE: 05-01-2011.
PRIZES: $1,000.00.
ENTRY FEE: $35.00.

Pocataligo Poetry Contest
You may submit groups of 3-5 poems per submission with an entry fee of $10. All entries will be considered for publication ... (more)
DEADLINE: 03-31-2011.
PRIZES: $500.00.
ENTRY FEE: $10.00.

The 33rd Nimrod Literary Awards
The 33rd Nimrod Literary Awards includes The Katherine Anne Porter Prize for Fiction and The Pablo Neruda Prize for Poetry. First place winner receives $2,000 and second place winner receives $1,000 ... (more)
DEADLINE: 04-30-2011.
PRIZES: $2,000.00.
ENTRY FEE: $20.00.



2011 New American Fiction Prize
Winner receives $1000 and a publication contract, including 25 complimentary copies and 15 percent royalties. Your submission may consist of stories, novellas, stories and novellas, a novel, or any exciting and innovative interpretation of these forms ... (more)
DEADLINE: 05-15-2011.
PRIZES: $1,000.00.
ENTRY FEE: $20.00.

Tusculum Review Fiction Contest
The 2011 Tusculum Review Fiction Prize offers a $1,000 (U.S.) purse and publication.Each submission is restricted to one short story no more than 30 typed, double-spaced pages in length ... (more)
DEADLINE: 03-15-2011.
PRIZES: $1,000.00.
ENTRY FEE: $15.00.

Gemini Magazine Short Story Contest
Gemini Magazine is pleased to announce its 2011 Short Story Contest featuring a grand prize of $1,000. Absolutely no restrictions on content, style, genre or length--just send your best. Second place wins $100 ... (more)
DEADLINE: 03-31-2011.
PRIZES: $1,000.00.
ENTRY FEE: $4.00.

Lorian Hemingway Short Story Competition
Writers of short fiction are encouraged to enter the 2011 Lorian Hemingway Short Story Competition. The competition has a thirty-year history of literary excellence. The first-place winner will receive $1,500. The second and third-place winners will receive $500 each ... (more)
DEADLINE: 05-15-2011.
PRIZES: $1,500.00.
ENTRY FEE: $20.00.







BOMB Magazine's 2011 Fiction Contest
Winner receives $500 and publication in BOMB Magazine. Manuscripts of one story maximum must be less than 20 pages (around 5,000 words regardless of single or double spacing) ... (more)
DEADLINE: 04-16-2011.
PRIZES: $500.00.
ENTRY FEE: $20.00.

Bellevue Literary Review's Annual Prizes
The BLR Prizes award outstanding writing related to themes of health, healing, illness, the mind, and the body. First prize is $1000 (in each genre) and publication in the Spring 2012 issue of the BLR ... (more)
DEADLINE: 07-01-2011.
PRIZES: $1,000.00.
ENTRY FEE: $15.00.

7th Annual Gival Press Novel Award
Submissions of a previously unpublished original (not a translation) novel in English must be approximately 30,000 to 100,000 words of high literary quality. Author will receive $3,000.00 and his/her novel will be published ... (more)
DEADLINE: 05-30-2011.
PRIZES: $3,000.00.
ENTRY FEE: $50.00.

SouthWest Writers International Writing Contest
The SouthWest Writers International Writing Contest puts winning manuscripts in front of agents and editors. Cash prizes are awarded to the top three entries in each category. First-place winners compete for the $1,000 Storyteller Award ... (more)
DEADLINE: 05-16-2011.
PRIZES: $1,000.00.
ENTRY FEE: $25.00.

Stan and Tom Wick Poetry Prize
This prize, awarded annually to a writer who has not previously published a full-length collection of poems, presents the winner with $2,000 and publication of his or her first full-length book of poetry ... (more)
DEADLINE: 05-02-2011.
PRIZES: $2,000.00.
ENTRY FEE: $20.00.


The 2011 FutureCycle Poetry Book Prize
FutureCycle Press annually conducts a juried full-length poetry book competition open to any poet writing in the English language. We offer to the winning author a $1,000 prize, publication in both print and ebook formats ... (more)
DEADLINE: 04-15-2011.
PRIZES: $1,000.00.
ENTRY FEE: $25.00.


E.M. Koeppel 2011 Short Fiction Contest
Annual awards for unpublished fiction in any style, any theme. First Place Award: $1,100. No limit on number of stories entered by any one writer ... (more)
DEADLINE: 04-30-2011.
PRIZES: $1,100.00.
ENTRY FEE: $15.00.

  
St. Francis College Literary Prize
The St. Francis College Literary Prize is meant to offer encouragement and significant financial support to a mid-career writer. Our award prize is $50,000. Our 2011 Prize will be awarded for an outstanding 3rd to 5th book of published fiction ... (more)
DEADLINE: 05-01-2011.
PRIZES: $50,000.00.
ENTRY FEE: $0.00.


Agnes Lynch Starrett Poetry Prize
The University of Pittsburgh Press announces the Agnes Lynch Starrett Poetry Prize for a first full-length book of poems. Named after the first director of the Press, the prize carries a cash award of $5,000 and publication ... (more)
DEADLINE: 04-30-2011.
PRIZES: $5,000.00.
ENTRY FEE: $25.00.



David Nathan Meyerson Fiction Prize
Named for the late David Nathan Meyerson (1967-1998), a therapist and talented writer who died before he was able to show to the greater world the full fruits of his literary potential, the prize consists of $1,000 and publication in SWR ... (more)
DEADLINE: 05-01-2011.
PRIZES: $1,000.00.
ENTRY FEE: $25.00.
Added: 18-March-2011
Poetry International Prize
A prize of $1,000 and publication in Poetry International is given annually for a single poem. The 2011 judge is Steve Kowit. The deadline for the 2011 Poetry International Prize is May 30th ... (more)
DEADLINE: 05-30-2011.
PRIZES: $1,000.00.

Marsh Hawk Press Poetry Prize
Submit a manuscript of 48-84 pages of original poetry in any style in English. The manuscript must not have been published previously in book form. The Marsh Hawk Press Poetry Prize offers a cash award of $1,000.00 plus publication of the winning book ... (more)
DEADLINE: 04-30-2011.
PRIZES: $1,000.00.
ENTRY FEE: $20.00.


Cave Canem Poetry Prize
Authors of chapbooks and self-published books with a maximum print run of 500 may apply. Winner receives $1,000, publication by the University of Pittsburgh Press in fall 2012, 15 copies of the book and a feature reading ... (more)
DEADLINE: 04-30-2011.
PRIZES: $1,000.00.
ENTRY FEE: $15.00.


 arch-2011
 American Fiction Prize
We accept all genres of unpublished literary fiction. Entries must be: unpublished; strictly 7,500 words or less. First place award is $1,000 ... (more)
DEADLINE: 05-01-2011.
PRIZES: $1,000.00.
ENTRY FEE: $12.00.


lulu poetry
Deadline: none
prizes: daily, monthly and annually ($25, $250 and $5000)
entry fee: FREE
note-you must join the site in order to submit poetry for consideration


this is the link to the blog post concerning Hub Pages contest for short story, poetry and those that dabble in photo galleries
http://thewritestuffpenandpaper.blogspot.com/2011/10/freelance-writing-contest.html
there are no fees to join, but you must be a member of the hubpages. you can join from my profile page
http://smcopywrite.hubpages.com/


other poetry writing contest for 2011

http://writinghood.com/writing/writing-and-poetry-competitions-contests-2011