Genres: Fiction, including novels and short story collections, or narrative memoir, of 50,000 to 80,000 words. “The Writer’s Center seeks promising writers in the Washington area earning less than $25,000 annually to apply.
The Feminist Press has partnered with TAYO Literary Magazine to launch a contest seeking the best debut books by women and nonbinary writers of color.
Restrictions: The competition is open to all citizens and residents of the Commonwealth aged 18 and under. The theme of the contest is “A Connected Commonwealth.” Prize: Past prizes have included certificates, resources for winner’s school, visits to Cambridge University, a trip to London and a week of activities, work experience at international organisations, and having your entry featured in worldwide media. Trachtman’s daughter, Amy Rothholz, an actor and poet.
Restrictions: Books must have been written by Canadian citizens or permanent residents of Canada. Genre: The Governor General’s Literary Awards are given annually to the best English-language book in each of the seven categories of Fiction, Literary Non-fiction, Poetry, Drama, Young People’s Literature (Text), Young People’s Literature (Illustrated Books). The award was established in 1995 by Paula Trachtman and Edward Butscher of East Hampton, New York, in memory of Ms. Genre: Novel excerpts, short stories, plays, or poems of up to 25 pages.
“Create a piece about a coastal/marine species, place, or system that will be threatened, altered, or lost due to climate change.” Prizes: $100 — $1,500. Genre: Non-fiction in the fields of autobiography, biography or life writing.
Restrictions: Applicants must either be an Australian citizen or have Australian residency.
“The Norton Writer’s Prize will be awarded annually for an outstanding essay written by an undergraduate. Restrictions: Open to people 25 years of age or less. Theme: “Creating a Society Full of Kindness.” Prize: 1st US0, 2nd US0.
Goi Peace Foundation International Essay Contest for Young People. The Vermont Studio Center offers 54 fellowships; open to anyone in the world.
Restrictions: Only undergraduates enrolled full time in United States and Canadian universities and colleges for the academic year 2017–18 are eligible. ABA Journal/Ross Writing Contest for Legal Short Fiction.
Genre: Original works of short fiction that illuminate the role of the law and/or lawyers in modern society.