Sponsor: University of Pittsburgh Press. This is the most popular resource on my website. The Writing Contests, Grants & Awards database includes details about the creative writing contests—including poetry contests, short story competitions, essay contests, awards for novels, and more—that we’ve published in Poets & Writers Magazine during the past year. Despite all the doom and gloom surrounding the publishing of short story collections (and it’s true — agents almost always only want that novel), there are still a number of solid markets and contests for that short story collection of yours.
Updated weekly, these contests are vetted by Reedsy to weed out the scammers and time-wasters. To enter, send an original, unpublished short story, written in English on the subject of ‘Summer’ and of up to 2,200 words, to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Deadline: May 1 – June 30 yearly.
First prize is €2000 (US$2200), publication in the literary journal Southword, and a week-long residency at Anam Cara Writer’s and Artist’s Retreat. Seán Ó Faoláin International Short Story Competition is an annual short story competition open to writers from around the world. It's quite short as there aren't many opportunities for this type of book, but there are a couple of highly prestigious prizes for this niche, so it's worth checking out. Story Collection Contests.
Short Story Collection Contests.
In 2020, it will go to a work of nonfiction of at least 25,000 words; 2021 will be nonfiction.
This table lists details of short story collection / compilation awards.
Description: Seeks short fiction or novella collections.
Serena McDonald Kennedy Award (novella or short story collection, deadline August 31st 2013) The Association of Writers & Writing Programs (AWP) Grace Paley Prize for Short Fiction (annual deadline February 28th) Black River Chapbook Contest … The entry fee is €15. At the moment there are only two lists (this one and the one-off list). The contest alternates annually between fiction (novel or short story collection) and nonfiction (memoir, essay collection, narrative nonfiction).
That is because there aren't many of these types of contests in operation, so it seems pointless to have annual, prestigious and regular lists like … Discover the finest writing contests of 2020 for fiction and non-fiction authors — including short story competitions, essay writing competitions, poetry contests, and many more. This list is for single author short story collection competitions. Short Story Competitions.