I try to avoid posting about contests that require fees, but the Missouri Review contest offers a lot of $$ for the winners and is quite prestigious. Plus, the fee gets a year-long subscription to the journal, which is such a good journal that we all probably should be subscribing to it anyway.
But get moving—the deadline is October 1:
The October 1st deadline for our 18th annual Jeffrey E. Smith Prize for fiction, essay, and poetry is rapidly approaching. Once again, we’re offering prize amounts of $3,000 per genre plus publication in our spring issue, making this one of the nation’s top literary prizes. Three finalists in each genre will also receive awards and be considered for publication. The entry fee of $20 includes a year-long, 4-issue subscription. Submit by mail or electronically.
Check out www.missourireview.com/contest for complete guidelines and on-line submission form.