Winning a writing contest can bring you recognition and help get your work noticed by agents and editors. Our Writing Contests, Grants & Awards database is populated by a year's worth of listings from Poets & Writers Magazine, which publishes the most comprehensive listing of writing contests available to poets, fiction writers, and creative nonfiction writers. We carefully review the practices and policies of each writing competition before including it. Ours is the most trusted resource for legitimate writing contests available anywhere.
PEN American Center’s database, Grants and Awards Available to American Writers, can be found on its website and is available through a subscription. The Foundation Center offers an online directory of grants. You may also want to check on grants offered by your state or local arts council.