Monday, April 5, 2010

Three May Writing Contests - thanks to Writer's Market

THREE MAY WRITING CONTESTS lists more than 1,000 contests and awards for a range of writing genres, including fiction, nonfiction, journalism, poetry, writing for children, scriptwriting, and more. Here are three with May deadlines:

The Bordighera Italian-American Poetry Prize is offered annually to find the best unpublished poetry manuscripts, in English, by an American of Italian descent. The deadline is May 31; the prize is $2,000 and bilingual book publication to be divided between the poet and consigned translator.

The Alexander Patterson Cappon Fiction Award is offered annually for unpublished fiction to discover and reward new and upcoming writers. Deadline is May 18; the prize is $1,500 and publication in a volume of New Letters. There is a $15 entry fee.

The Sow's Ear Chapbook Prize is offered for poetry chapbook manuscripts of 22-26 pages. Deadline is May 1. The prize is $1,000 and 25 copies of the published chapbook. There is a $27 reading fee that includes a one-year subscription to The Sow's Ear Review.

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