We made a list of writing prizes and contests you can enter this June. Guess what? These prizes are mostly free to enter so all you have to do is just write and beat the deadlines.

Christopher Hewitt Award.

The award showcases outstanding responses to HIV/AIDS and the realities of people living with or affected by it.

Genre: Poetry, fiction, CNF, drama.

Prize: $75 in each category.

Deadline: June 15, 2021.

Details here:

The Fieldstone Review:

The theme of this year’s edition is Escapisms. The topics that fall under escapisms include imagination, reverie, daydreaming, virtual reality, fantasy, the fantastic, video games, role-play, mental wellbeing, and even simulacra.

Genre: Creative nonfiction, fiction, poetry.

Prize: $100.

Deadline: June 15, 2021.

Details here:

Norton Writer’s Prize

The Norton Writer’s Prize will be awarded annually for an outstanding essay written by an undergraduate.

Genre: Creative Nonfiction, Scholarly Essay.

Prize: $1,500. Two runner-up prizes of $1,000.

Deadline: June 15, 2021.

Details here:

Fred Otto Prize for Oz Fiction/Warren Hollister Prize for Oz Nonfiction

All work must be related to the world of Oz.

Genre: Short Fiction, Art & Creative Nonfiction.

Prize: $100 in each genre. 2nd Prize $50 in each genre.

Deadline: June 15, 2021.

Details here:

Goi Peace Foundation International Essay Contest for Young People

Theme: “What is Life?”

Restrictions: Open to people 25 years of age or less.

Genre: Essay (max 700 words).

Prize: 1st US$840, 2nd US$420.

Deadline: June 15, 2021.

Details here:

Blue Mountain Poetry Card Contest.

Write about real emotions and feelings and that you have for a special person or occasion.

Genre: Poetry

Prize: First prize $300. Second prize $150. Third prize $30.

Deadline: June 30, 2021

Details here

Eboquills Call For Submission

We have received and reviewed submissions from Switzerland, Zambia, Ghana, Liberia, the Philipines, India, and from all over Nigeria. All of us at Eboquills are committed to promoting contemporary African literature. We just sit in the back seat while keeping passion behind the steering. That way, there’s almost nothing that’s unachievable!

Our resolve to make Eboquills a cocktail of voices. Something like a fruit salad, with many tiny bits of different juicy fruits, is why we want to feature your poems, short stories (fiction/non-fiction), book reviews, and spoken word videos.

Read the submission guidelines and submit here.