West Chester University Poetry Awards seek submissions

Undergraduates currently enrolled may enter unpublished, original poems for cash awards. Submissions for the Irish N. Spencer Award should feature traditional modes of meter, rhyme and received forms. The Myong Cha Son Haiku Award entries should comply with the traditional, seventeen-syllable style. For both competitions, first place winners will earn $1,500 while the runner up will receive $500.

Please submit name, address, email address, phone number, and university attended on a separate piece of paper with submission.

Submit electronically to [email protected] or mail to:

WCU Poetry Awards

Poetry House

West Chester University

West Chester, PA 19383

No entrance fee is required. Deadline is March 15. For more information, visit the website.

Submit fiction stories to Breakwater Review

Breakwater Review, an online literary journal run by University of Massachusetts Boston MFA students, is seeking submissions to the Fall 2016 Breakwater Review Fiction contest. The winning story will receive a $1,000 prize and publication in the journal. The final judge will be ZZ Packer, an American short fiction writer.

Entry fee is $10. To review the full contest guidelines visit the website.

Contest seeks first chapter entries

Writer Advice’s Scintillating Starts Contest is accepting creative nonfiction, fiction, and memoir pieces. Send up to 1,000 words of the first chapter from a finished unpublished manuscript or a work in progress.

For additional details, visit the site. Questions may be sent to [email protected]. To submit, visit the Submittable page.

Submission fee is $15. Deadline is Dec. 1.

Online journal seeks submissions

The Santa Fe Writers Project’s online journal, The Quarterly, seeks short fiction and creative nonfiction submissions for its upcoming winter and spring issues. Entries should be approximately 3,000 words.

For more details, visit the website. To submit, visit the Submittable page.

No entrance fee is required. Deadlines are rolling.


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