WritersMarket.com lists hundreds of contests for writers of fiction, nonfiction, poetry, writing for children, and more. Here are three with April deadlines:

  • Event Nonfiction Contest is offered annually for the best previously unpublished creative nonfiction (up to 5,000 words). Judges either award three $500 prizes or two $750 prizes, plus publication. Deadline: April 15.
  • Jack Dyer Fiction Prize is offered annually for previously unpublished short fiction (up to 6,000 words). Top prize is $2,000 and publication in Crab Orchard Review. Deadline: April 21.
  • The Pablo Neruda Prize for Poetry offers a $2,000 top prize and $1,000 runner-up prize. Poets submit 3-10 pages of previously unpublished poetry. Deadline: April 30.
  • Bonus contest! Writer’s Digest Self-Published Book Awards has an early bird registration deadline ofApril 1. The grand prize for this competition is $3,000, a trip to New York City, promotion in Writer’s Digestmagazine, and so much more. Plus, there are several additional prizes, including nine first place awards (in separate categories) of $1,000 and much more.

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