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The Writing Contests, Grants & Awards database includes details about the creative writing contests—including poetry contests, short story competitions, essay contests, awards for novels, and more—that we’ve published in Poets & Writers Magazine during the past year. We carefully review the practices and policies of each contest before including it. Ours is the most trusted resource for legitimate writing contests available anywhere.
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Bronx Council on the Arts
Grants of $3,000 each are given annually to poets, fiction writers, and creative nonfiction writers who reside in the Bronx in New York City. Winners must complete a one-time public service activity....
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Black Lawrence Press
Big Moose Prize
A prize of $1,000 and publication by Black Lawrence Press is given annually for a novel. All finalists will be considered for publication. The editors will judge. Submit a manuscript of any length with a...
International Writers Project Fellowship
A fellowship, including a stipend of $45,000, is given annually to an established international poet or fiction writer "who is unable to practice free expression in his or her homeland." The fellowship...
Banipal Trust for Arab Literature
Saif Ghobash Banipal Prize for Arabic Literary Translation
A prize of 3,000 euros (approximately $4,804) is given annually for a book of poetry or fiction translated from Arabic into English and published for the first time in English during the previous year....
Two prizes of $1,000 each are given annually for books of poetry and fiction published during the previous year. The Milt Kessler Poetry Book Award is given for a poetry collection of at least 48 pages....
BBC National Short Story Award
A prize of £15,000 (approximately $19,790) is given annually for a short story by an author with a prior record of publication in the U.K. A second-place prize of £3,000 (approximately $3,957) is also...