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Submit previously unpublished novels, novellas, and collections of closely linked short stories. Deadline Nov. 1, 2015 contest: $25 reading fee. $2,000 award and publication.

Deadline November 1 annually. 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. Deadline April 1, 2015 Contest: $25 reading fee. $2,000 award and 30 copies for the author.

Deadline April 1 annually. Click the above link for more information.

Mighty River Short Story Contest

Searching for the best short story of any theme. Deadline October 1, 2015 Contest: Reading fee is $20, prize is $1,000 and publication in Big Muddy: Journal of the Mississippi River Valley.

Deadline October 1 annually. Click above link for more information.

Wilda Hearne Flash Fiction Contest

Searching for the best short-short story of any theme. Deadline October 1, 2015 Contest: Reading fee is $15, prize is $500 and publication in Big Muddy: Journal of the Mississippi River Valley.

Deadline October 1 annually. Click above link for more information.