Some writing contests - but deadlines coming fast (courtesy of The Authors Guild "Bulletin Board"):
The University of Pittsburgh Press is now accepting submissions for its 2014 Drue Heinz Literature Prize for a collection of short fiction. The award is open to writers who have published a novel, a collection of short fiction, or at least three short stories or novellas in publications with national distribution. The winner receives $15,000 and publication by the University of Pittsburgh Press. Manuscripts must be between 150 and 300 typed pages. Deadline: June 30, 2013. For complete submission guidelines, please visit the website.
Glimmer Train’s Fiction Contest is currently accepting submissions. The winner will receive $2,500, publication in Glimmer Train Stories, and 20 copies of that issue. Second place will receive $1,000 and 10 copies if accepted for publication. Third place will receive $600, or $700 and 10 copies if accepted for publication. Stories can range from 2,000 to 20,000 words. Entry fee: $19. Deadline: June 30, 2013. For complete guidelines, please visit the website.
The Center for Fiction is currently accepting submissions for The Literarian Short Story Contest. Stories must be previously unpublished and should not exceed 5,000 words. The winner will be published in The Literarian – both online and in print – and will receive $1,000. Two finalists will receive $100 and possible publication. Entry fee: $15. Deadline: July 1, 2013. For complete guidelines, please visit the website.
The Comstock Review is now accepting submissions for its annual poetry contest: the Muriel Bailey Memorial Award. Entries must be original poems and cannot have been published previously. Poems should not exceed 40 lines. Entry fee: $5 per poem. There is no limit on the number of poems you can submit. Deadline: July 1, 2013. For complete guidelines, please visit the website.