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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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Four Way Books
Levis Prize in Poetry
A prize of $1,000 and publication by Four Way Books is given biennially to a U.S. poet for a poetry collection. The winner will also be invited to participate in a reading in New York City. James...
Henry Hazlitt Contest for Business Fiction
A prize of $500 and a $2,000 advance against royalties for publication by Fiscal Press will be given annually for a novel on the theme of business or entrepreneurship. The editors will judge. Using the...
Finishing Line Press
Open Chapbook Competition
A prize of $1,000 and publication by Finishing Line Press is given annually for a poetry chapbook. The winner will also receive a standard royalty contract for a Kindle edition of the winning chapbook....
Foundation for Jewish Culture
Goldberg Prize for Outstanding Debut Fiction
A prize of $2,500, administered by the Jewish Book Council, will be given annually for a debut work of fiction by a U.S. writer published during the current year that explores Jewish themes. The winner...
Fiction Collective Two
Ronald Sukenick Innovative Fiction Prize
A prize of $1,500 and publication by Fiction Collective Two is given annually for a short story collection, a novella or novella collection, or a novel. U.S. writers who have not previously published...
Fish Short Story Prize
A prize of €3,000 (approximately $4,048) and publication in the annual Fish Publishing anthology is given annually for a short story. Claire Kilroy will judge. Submit a story of up to 5,000 words either...