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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|
Ellen Meloy Fund
Desert Writers Award
A prize of $3,000 is given annually to enable a creative nonfiction writer to spend creative time in a desert environment. Using the online submission system, submit up to 10 pages of creative nonfiction...
Eco Arts Awards
Prize in Literature
A prize of $1,000 will be given annually for a poem, short story, or essay that addresses the theme of ecology. Alan Leslis Combs and David de Vaux will judge. Using the online submission system, submit...
|$30||Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction||$1,000||11/15/12|
International Book Prize
A prize of $1,000 and publication by Emergency Press is given annually for a book of poetry, fiction, or creative nonfiction. Special consideration is given to submissions that are multi-media or cross-...
|$20||Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction||$1,000||Publication||5/15/13|