Author Resources
Guide to publishing


Deadline: May 15, 2018

Ploughshares Emerging Writers Competition

Three prizes of $2,000 each and publication in Ploughshares are given annually for a poem or group of poems, a short story, and an essay. Each winner also receives a consultation with the literary agency Aragi, Inc. Writers who have not published a book or chapbook are eligible.

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Deadline: May 1, 2018

William Faulkner-Wisdom Competition

A prize of $7,500 is given annually for a novel. A prize of $2,000 is given for a book of nonfiction; three prizes of $1,500 each are given for a short story, a novella, and a novel-in-progress; and two prizes of $1,000 each are given for a poem and an essay. The winners will also have excerpts of their work published in Double Dealer, the Faulkner Society's annual online publication, and will receive travel and lodging to attend the 2018 Words & Music Festival in New Orleans.

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Deadline: April 30, 2018

The Ghost Story Supernatural Fictional Award

A biannual competition that invites entries including supernatural elements. Winners of the award receive a prize of $1,000, with honorable mentions receiving smaller monetary prizes.

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