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Updated Often. Always visit the site for the full entry details for each contest. Information provided here was accurate at the time of entry, but keep in mind that any contest may change their rules without notice. Contest details are provided in the following format:

DEADLINE: Date contest begins (if applicable) and ends.
ENTRY FEE: If any.
CONTACT: If any.
ONLINE ENTRY: Whether or not you can submit entries online.

Published Manuscripts

Nebula Awards
DEADLINE: December 31 (annually)
LENGTH: Several categories including short story through novel. GENRE: Science Fiction or Fantasy
RULES: Eligible for 12 months after book's publication. See site for complete rules.

PEN/Faulkner Award
DEADLINE: October 31 (annually)
PRIZES: The winning writer receives $15,000 at the award ceremony held at the Folger Library in May; four other nominees receive $5,000 each.
RULES: Open to published works of fiction (in print format) by American citizens in a calendar year. The book must be published in the calendar year immediately preceding the year of the award ceremony. You must send four copies of each book, to the PEN/Faulkner office. You may send four bound galleys for books which will be published in November and December. Anyone may submit a book for consideration, including: publishers, agents, and authors.
CONTACT: PEN/Faulkner Office; Folger Shakespeare Library; 201 East Capitol Street, S.E.; Washington, D.C. 20003-1094; 202-675-0345; [email protected].

The Anisfield-Wolf Book Award
DEADLINE: January 21 of each year.
PRIZES: $10,000 for each of three winners.
GENRES: Honors books which contribute to our understanding of racism or our appreciation of the diversity of human culture published (in print format) during the year of the award. Any work addressing issues of racial bias or human diversity may qualify.
RULES: Guidelines for SASE or see site. Judged by five-member panel chaired by Dr. Henry Louis Gates of Harvard University and including Joyce Carol Oates.

Unpublished Manuscripts

Kay Snow Writing Awards
DEADLINE: May 15, 2001 (postmark) ENTRY FEE: $15 for nonmembers, $10 for members of Willamette Writers PRIZES: One first prize of $300, one second place prize of $150, one third place prize of $50. LENGTHS/CATEGORIES: Six categories; Adult fiction and nonfiction (2500 words or less), juvenile, poetry, student writer and screenwriting.

URSULA K LEGUIN prize for Imaginative Fiction
DEADLINE: September 31, 2001 (biennial)
ENTRY FEE: $10 entry fee.
PRIZES: First prize is $1000 and publication in Rosebud. Ursula K LeGuin is the final judge.
GENRES: Fantasy, horror and sci fi
RULES: Winners will be stories that reach beyond the boundaries of genre, take a variety of creative and literary risks and tell a good story.

The William Stafford Prize for Poetry #2
DEADLINE: Contest opens 11/1/01 and closes 5/31/02 (No entries accepted before contest opens-- entries must be postmarked accordingly)
PRIZES: The poet submitting the winning poem will be awarded $1,000, publication of the poem in Rosebud, and three copies of the contest issue. Runners up will be awarded publication of the poem in Rosebud and will be sent three copies of the contest issue. Winners will appear in Rosebud Issue 25, on sale 11/1/02
GENRES: Poetry RULES: Send 3-5 printed poems (any style or theme), one copy of each poem, each no longer than one page. See site for further details.

L. Ron Hubbard's Writers of the Future
DEADLINE: October 1 - December 31; January 1 - March 31; April 1 - June 30; July 1 - September 30.
PRIZES: Prizes every three months: $1000, $750, $500. Annual grand prize: $4000 additional
LENGTH: Short stories or novelets under 17,000 words in length.
GENRES: All types of science fiction, fantasy and horror with fantastic elements.
RULES: The Contest is open only to those who have not had professionally published (more than 5,000 copies) a novel or short novel, or more than three short stories, or more than one novelet in any medium. We regret we cannot consider poetry or works intended for children. Excessive violence or sex will result in disqualification.

Cookeville Creative Writers' Association 19th Annual Writing Contest
DEADLINE: April 30 (postmark)
ENTRY FEE: $5 per entry (1-3 poems count as one entry).
PRIZES: Special awards include Fowler Best of Contest Award (receive $100 and Plaque) and Woodland Award in Poetry (Plaque) for best poet, in addition to awards in poetry category for best poem. Prizes for all categories are First $50, Second $25, Third $10 and three honorable mentions.
LENGTH/CATEGORIES: FICTION: stories of 3500 words or less; NONFICTION: article or essay of 3000 words or less; POETRY: One to three poems, rhymed or unrhymed, any length or theme; SHORT-SHORT STORY: Fiction of 1250 words or less; NOVEL: Opening fifteen pages and synopsis/proposal (total not to exceed 20 pages); SONG: Any style or format, must include a written copy of the lyrics.
RULES: The 2001 contest will be judged impartially by expert published writers and editors. Winners will be announced at the conference on June 16, 2001.

Delacorte Press Prize for a First Young Adult Novel
DEADLINE: October 1-December 31 (Book must be postmarked accordingly.) ENTRY FEE: None.
PRIZES: $1,500 cash, publication and $6,000 advance against royalties RULES: Guidelines for SASE. World rights acquired. The contest is open to U.S. and Canadian writers who have not previously published a young adult novel. Sponsored by Random House.

William Faulkner Creative Writing Competition
DEADLINE: April 15, 2001.
ENTRY FEE: Novel-$35; novella-$30; short story, personal essay and individual poem-$25; high school short story-$10.
PRIZES: novel--$7,500; novella--$2,500; short story--$1,500; personal essay--$1,000; individual poem--$750; high school--$750 for student and $250 for sponsoring teacher; and expenses for trip to New Orleans for Faulkner Celebration. Winners may be published. Guidelines for SASE.
RULES: U.S. Residents.
ONLINE ENTRY: No. CONTACT: The Pirate's Alley Faulkner Society; 632 Pirate's Alley; New Orleans, LA; 70116-3254. Phone: (504) 586-1609; E-Mail: [email protected]

National Writer's Association Novel Writing Contest
DEADLINE: April 1 (annually)
ENTRY FEE: $35 fee
PRIZES: 1st-$500; 2nd-$300; 3rd-$200.
RULES: Established to help develop creative skills, to recognize and reward outstanding ability and to increase the opportunity for the marketing and subsequent publication of novel manuscripts. Guidelines for SASE.
CONTACT: The National Writers Association; 3140 S. Peoria, #295; Aurora CO 80014.

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