By Felicia Zamora, Colorado Review Associate Editor

Bicyclists and our winged friends aren’t the only ones eager for spring. The beginning of March brings deadlines, deadlines, deadlines. It’s a full on smorgasbord of competitions for writers of all genres. Colorado Review would like to bring your attention to the following contest and prize opportunities. Salutations to these magazines and publishers! Writers, the deadlines are ripe for the sending (don’t forget to check the guidelines).

New Rivers Press
American Fiction Prize
Deadline: March 15th

The Pinch
Literary Awards
Deadline: March 15th

University of Nebraska Press
Prairie Schooner Book Prizes
Deadline: March 15th

Creative Nonfiction
Essay Contest
Deadline: March 16th

Indiana Review
Poetry Prize
Deadline: March 25th

Narrative Magazine
Winter Story Contest
Deadline: March 31st

Chapbook Contest
Deadline: April 1st

The Ledge
Poetry Award
Deadline: April 30th

Leapfrog Press
Fiction Award
Deadline: May 1st

Sow’s Ear Poetry Review
Chapbook Award
Deadline: May 1st

Crab Orchard Review
Literary Prizes
Deadline: May 2nd

Ruminate Magazine
Janet B. McCabe Poetry Prize
Deadline: May 15th