Southeast Missouri State University Press

Southeast Missouri State University

Events

Nilsen Visiting Writers Series

Radical Writes: English Graduate Student Conference 

Contests

Nilsen Literary Prize for a First Novel

Submit previously unpublished novels, novellas, and collections of closely linked short stories.
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Deadline: November 1 annually
Reading Fee: $25
Award: $2,000 and publication

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The Cowles Poetry Book Prize

Send 48-100 pages of poetry–any style or theme–with a table of contents and an acknowledgements page for any previously published poems.


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Deadline: April 1 annually
Reading Fee: $25
Award: $2,000 and 30 copies for the author

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Mighty River Short Story Contest

Searching for the best short story of any theme.
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Deadline: October 1 annually
Reading Fee: $20
Award: $1000 and publication in Big Muddy: Journal of the Mississippi River Valley

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Wilda Hearne Flash Fiction Contest

Searching for the best short-short story of any theme.
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Deadline: October 1 annually
Reading Fee: $15
Award: $500 and publication in Big Muddy: Journal of the Mississippi River Valley

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Proud to Be: Writing by American Warriors

Searching for military service literature written by veterans and their families.

Deadline: June 1 annually
Reading fee: None
Award: Contest winners receive $250 and publication; anthology acceptances receive publication

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