Nilsen Literary Prize for a First Novel         Wilda Hearne Flash Fiction Contest         The Cowles Poetry Book Prize       

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Contests

Nilsen Literary Prize for a First Novel

Submit previously unpublished novels, novellas, and collections of closely linked short stories. $25 reading fee. $1,000 award and publication. Click above link for more information.

The Cowles Poetry Book Prize

Send 48-100 pages of poetry--any style or theme--with a table of contents and an acknowledgements page for any previously published poems. $25 reading fee. $1,000 award and 30 copies for the author. Click the above link for more information.

Mighty River Short Story Contest

Searching for the best short story of any theme. Reading fee is $15, prize is $500 and publication in Big Muddy: Journal of the Mississippi River Valley. Click above link for more information.

Wilda Hearne Flash Fiction Contest

Searching for the best short-short story of any theme. Reading fee is $15, prize is $500 and publication in Big Muddy: Journal of the Mississippi River Valley. Click above link for more information.