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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.
|Sponsor and Award||Entry Fee||Genre||Cash Prize||Prize includes||Application Deadline|
Dayton Literary Peace Foundation
Two prizes of $10,000 each are given annually for a work of fiction and a work of nonfiction (including creative nonfiction) published in the previous year that “foster peace, social justice, and global...
|$100||Fiction, Creative Nonfiction||$10,000||3/31/13|
Delaware Division of the Arts
Individual Artist Fellowships
Established Professional Fellowships of $6,000 each and Emerging Professional Fellowships of $3,000 each are given annually to Delaware poets, fiction writers, and creative nonfiction writers. Writers...
|$0||Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction||$6,000||8/1/12|
A prize of $1,000, publication by New Michigan Press, and 25 author copies is given annually for a chapbook of poetry, fiction, creative nonfiction, or mixed-genre work. Ander Monson will judge. Submit a...
|$18||Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction||$1,000||Publication||4/1/13|
Four prizes of $1,000 each are given annually for an unpublished group of poems, a short story, a novel or novel-in-progress, and an essay. Submit five poems of no more than 100 lines each with a $15...
|$15||Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction||$1,000||10/31/12|
A prize of $1,000 and publication in DIAGRAM is given annually for an essay. Hybrid elements and unique textual, formal, or visual elements are encouraged. Ander Monson and Nicole Walker will...
A prize of $1,000 and publication in Dogwood will be given annually for a poem, a short story, or an essay. Submit up to three poems totaling no more than 10 pages or up to 25 pages of prose...
|$15||Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction||$1,000||Publication||10/15/12|