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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
Intro Prize in Poetry
A prize of $1,000 and publication by Four Way Books is given biennially for a first poetry collection. The winner is also invited to participate in a reading in New York City. D. A. Powell will judge....
Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown
Fellowships for a seven-month residency at the Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown, Massachusetts, are given annually to 10 poets and fiction writers. Each fellowship includes a private apartment and a...
Short Memoir Prize
A prize of 1,000 euros (approximately $1,300) and publication in the 2013 Fish Publishing anthology is given annually for a short memoir. Molly McCloskey will judge. Submit a memoir of up to 4,000 words...
Fellowship of Postgraduate Medicine
Hippocrates Prize Open International Award
A prize of 5,000 euros (approximately $8,007) and publication in the Hippocrates Prize anthology is given annually for a poem on a medical theme. A second-place prize of 1,000 euros (approximately $1,600...
Finishing Line Press
New Women's Voices Chapbook Competition
A prize of $1,000 and publication by Finishing Line Press is given annually for a poetry chapbook by a woman who has not published a full-length collection. All entries are considered for publication....
Flash Fiction Prize
A prize of 1,000 euros (approximately $1,300) and publication in the 2013 Fish Publishing anthology is given annually for a short short story. Peter Benson will judge. Submit a story of up to 300 words...