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ROSEBUD CONTESTS FOR WRITERS


Please check deadlines carefully! All contests are biennial, but writers can submit at any time and be confident that their entries will be considered. Guidelines are essentially the same each time. Links for approaching contests will appear on the main page. Questions? Contact Rod Clark at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it , at
608-423-9780, 
or via U.S. mail: c/o Rosebud Magazine, N3310 Asje Road, Cambridge, WI 53523.

 


 

X. J. Kennedy Award for Creative Nonfiction

GRAND PRIZE: $1000, with four runner-up awards of $100 each. Entry fee is $12, which includes a copy of the issue featuring the winning pieces.

2017 guidelines and deadline TBA

 

 



Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley Award for Imaginative Fiction

GRAND PRIZE: $1000, with four runner-up awards of $100 each. Entry fee is $15, which includes a copy of theissue featuring the winning pieces.

NEW! As of April 2016, we are accepting entries via email for the Shelley award. Just send your entry to  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it . Then go to www.rsbd.net, click the DONATE link on the left-hand side of the page, and pay the entry fee via PayPal. (A PayPal account is not required.)

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Current deadline for the Shelley Award is June 15, 2016.

Click here for full information.

 



William Stafford Award for Poetry

GRAND PRIZE: $1000, with two runner-up awards of $100 each. Entry fee is $12 for up to three poems.  All entrants will receive a copy of the issue featuring the winning pieces.

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Because of technical difficulties possibly related to post-election internet volume, we are EXTENDING the deadline for submissions to midnightSaturday, Nov. 12 (postmark or email)

 

 



Dylan Thomas American Poet Prize

Open to American poets under the age of 40 (Dylan Thomas died in New York City at the age of 39)

Submit up to three (3) poems on any theme/any style to John Smelcer at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Pay the entry fee via PayPal by donating $12 on Rosebud's website (it's easy and safe)
Show proof that you paid the fee on PayPal (you get a receipt)

Electronic Deadline: May 1, 2017
Mailed Deadline: Postmarked on/by May 1, 2017

For snail mail submission, mail to: John Smelcer, Attn: Dylan Thomas Prize, 19544 Sunset Trail, Kirksville MO 63501