The University of Wisconsin Press offers the Brittingham Prize in Poetry annually for the best book-length collection of original poetry. The winner receives publication, $1,000, and an honorarium of $1,500 to cover expenses of a reading in Madison. Deadline: September 30.
L. Ron Hubbard’s Writers of the Future Contest is offered quarterly for new and amateur writers of science fiction or fantasy short stories and novelettes. Winners receive quarterly first ($1,000), second ($750), and third ($500) place prizes, with an annual grand prize of $5,000. The next deadline: September 30.
The Iowa Short Fiction Award is offered annually by the University of Iowa Press for a first book-length collection of fiction (short stories). Winners receive publication by the University of Iowa Press with a standard publishing contract. Deadline: September 30 (postmarked).