3 Writing Contests

Heads up! These 3 writing contests have deadlines in January. Take a holiday break and get an entry ready now.

By the way, the links take you to a page that lists all the writing contests offered by these 3 institutions.

AWP Award Series

Deadline: January 1-February 28, 2011.

Categories: fiction, poetry, and creative nonfiction, hosted by the Association of Writers & Writing Programs.

O. Henry Award for Magazine Journalism

Deadline: January 9, 2011.

Qualifications: writers born in Texas, living in Texas for more than 2 years, or have work associated with Texas, hosted by Texas Institute of Letters.

Prize: $1,000 prize is offered for best written work of journalism published during the previous year in a magazine or weekly newspaper.
The Ohio State University Prize in Short Fiction

Deadline: January postmark.

Categories: 150-300 pages of fiction comprised of short stories and/or novellas (novellas must not exceed 125 pages in length).

Prize: $1,500 and publication.

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Takeaway Truth

Get a jump on the New Year by readying a contest entry today.

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