On the Radar

Here’s a personalized list of opportunities I’m paying attention to this month. (Personalized for me as a fiction writer and someone working on several projects where I can use free time and space to write.)

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Boston Review Aura Estrada Short Story Contest

Deadline: October 1, 2015
Judge: Jennifer Egan
Prize: $1,500

Zoetrope: All Story Short Fiction Contest

Deadline: October 1, 2015
Judge: Adam Johnson, 2013 Pulitzer Prize winner
First Prize: $1,500

The three prizewinners and seven honorable mentions will be considered for representation by William Morris Endeavor; ICM; the Wylie Agency; Regal Literary; Dunow, Carlson & Lerner Literary Agency; Markson Thoma Literary Agency; Inkwell Management; Sterling Lord Literistic; Aitken Alexander Associates; Barer Literary; the Gernert Company; and the Georges Borchardt Literary Agency.

Lumina Fiction Contest

Deadline: October 1, 2015
Judge: Roxane Gay
First Prize: $500

StoryQuarterly Short Fiction

Deadline: October 31, 2015
Judge: Mat Johnson
First Prize: $1000


360 Xochi Quetzal

Deadline: September 27, 2015

360 XOCHI QUETZAL is a FREE artist and writer’s residency located in Chapala, Mexico.

Enjoy a month of free housing and comfortable workspaces in this vibrant, international artist mecca! The deadline for our Winter Residency Program is Sunday, September 27, 2015 (for the December 18, 2015 – January 14, 2016 residency).


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