Association of Literary Scholars  Deadline: September 15, 2016 Entry Fee:  $45 
The Association of Literary Scholars, Critics, and Writers is pleased to announce three awards of $2,000 each: one in poetry, one in fiction, and one in nonfiction. Each writer may submit only one entry. All entries must be previously unpublished and must be postmarked no later than September 15, 2016. The winners will be announced in December, and the winning entries will be published in either Literary Imagination or Literary Matters. For current members of The Association of Literary Scholars, Critics, and Writers, there is no entry fee; for everyone else, membership in the ALSCW is required. The necessary information for membership can be found by clicking on “Membership” at the top of our web page or by clicking on this link. All members of the ALSCW receive the annual three issues of our flagship journal, Literary Imagination, as well as access to our newsletter and the ability to attend our conferences and local gatherings
 Glimmer Train Press: Short Story Award for New Authors  Deadline: October 31, 2016 Entry Fee:  $15 
Check here for more information: Glimmer Train Press, P.O. Box 80430, Portland, OR 97280. (503) 221-0836. Susan Burmeister-Brown and Linda Swanson-Davies, Coeditors.
Check here for the 2017 Contest Booklet:

Prizes and publication in their annual anthology are given for short story, memoir, essay and  novel.  Entry fee is $10.


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