Upcoming Contests

Now is the time many literary magazines gear up for their contest closing. Here are few you should know.

The Missouri Review’s 5th Annual Audio Contest

Deadline: March 15, 2012

The Missouri Review is running an Audio contest with you reading your work. There are 3 categories: Poetry, Prose, Audio Documentary. Each category offers a top prize of $1000. See site for details: http://www.missourireview.com/audiovisual/submissions/

Narrative Magazine’s Winter Short Story Contest

Deadline: March 12, 2012

Narrative Magazine is running a Winter Short Story Contest. You could win up to $4000.


Carve Magazine’s Esoteric Awards

Deadline: January 15, 2012

Carve is extending its search for special, rare, or unusual interest stories. The theme this year is LGBT. Winner gets $250. You can find details here: http://www.carvezine.com/contest.htm

The Kenyon Review’s Short Fiction Contest

Deadline: February 29 2012

The site will START taking submissions on February 1, 2012. See site for details: http://www.kenyonreview.org/contests/short-fiction/

Ploughshares’ Emerging Writer’s Contest

Deadline: April 2, 2012

Ploughshares is running a new writer’s contest in poetry, fiction, and nonfiction. Each genre carries a $1000 prize. See site for details: https://www.pshares.org/submit/Emerging-Writers-Contest.cfm

The Malahat Review Novella/Long Poem Contest

Deadline: February 1, 2012

The magazine is offering $1500 and $1000 for prizes. Take a look at the site for details: http://malahatreview.ca/contests/novella_contest/info.html