Here at IR, the deadline for submissions to our 2011 Fiction Prize is fast approaching! Enter your short story before October 15 for a chance to win a whopping $1,000.
Indiana Review isn’t the only prize around, of course. Autumn, ’tis the season for contests. If you’re a fiction writer who’s hungry for more competition, here’s a taste of some of the other options out there, sorted by date.
- If you get your short story in by October 1, you can take a shot at winning the the 2011 Rick DeMarinis Short Fiction Contest Contest at Cutthroat, a Journal of the Arts…
- …or the Missouri Review‘s 21st annual Jeffrey E. Smith Editors’ Prize (also through October 1).
- Esquire Magazine‘s Short Short Fiction Contest, co-sponsored by the wonderful Aspen Writers’ Foundation, is open through October 7.
- Through October 15, Open City will take submissions for their 2011 RRofihe Trophy, judged by Rick Rofihe and Carolyn Wilsey.
- For those who write longer work, the Nilsen Literary Prize for a First Novel will take your book-length manuscript through November 1.
- Clapboard House‘s 2011 Best of the House Short Story Contest is judged by Gerald Duff, and will be open through November 10.
- The Florida Review is accepting submissions through December 1 for their awesome chapbook contest in fiction and graphic narrative. If you win, they’ll publish your book in gorgeous letterpress and fly you down to Florida for the book launch.
- The fabulous Cream City Review‘s annual fiction contest is open through December 31.
Here’s to a little healthy competition! May the best stories always win.
Thanks very much for the shout-out — yes, Open City as a hard-copy journal may be gone, but its book-publishing arm and their website (and the Open City RRofihe Trophy) still live on. Read the 2010 winning story, “The Wrong Heaven” by Amy Bonnaffons over @ http://www.anderbo.com/anderbo1/afiction-057.html
The 2011 Open City RRofihe Trophy Short Story Contest Results are announced at http://www.goodreads.com/author_blog_posts/1849822-2011-rrofihe-trophy-winner-jl-schneider