MacGuffin National Poet Hunt Contest. Submit three poems of up to 400 lines each. First prize, $500. Entry fee $15. Deadline June 3.

Miami Book Fair / de Groot Novella Prize. Fiction from 17,000 to 40,000 words. First prize: $6,000, publication, trip to Miami Book Fair. Entry fee $50. Deadline June 15.

Key West Literary Seminar Scholarships. Win full tuition to January 2018 seminar and workshop program, plus $500 honorarium. Deadlines June 15 and 30, depending on category.

Fireside submissions for flash fiction (up to 1,000 words) and short stories (1,000–4,000 words). Pays 12.5 cents per word. Accepting submissions June 18–24.

Autumn House Book Contest. Seeking poetry (50–80 pages) and fiction and nonfiction (200–300 pages). Winners receive $1,000 advance, publication, and $1,500 grant for book promotion. Entry fee $30. Deadline June 30.

Under the Gum Tree Creative Nonfiction Contest. Seeking unpublished works up to 5,300 words on the theme of (dis)empowered. First prize, $500 and publication. Deadline June 30.

Two Sylvias Press Poetry Prize. Submit 60 to 90 pages of poetry. First prize, $1,000 and publication, plus 20 copies. Entry fee $28. Deadline June 30.

Saturday Evening Post Fiction Contest seeking stories 1,500 to 5,000 words. First prize: $500 and publication in January/February 2018 issue. Entry fee $10. Deadline July 1.

Drawn to Key West, Florida? Apply for the Key West Literary Seminar Scholarship. See details on left.

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Contests, Markets & Grants