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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|
A prize of $12,000 and publication by Graywolf Press is given annually for a work-in-progress of creative nonfiction by a writer not yet established in that genre. U.S. writers who have published at...
Helen and Kurt Wolff Translator's Prize
A prize of $10,000 is given annually for a book translated from German into English published in the United States during the previous year. The winner also receives an all-expenses-paid trip to the...
|$0||Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction||$10,000||1/31/13|
Nonfiction Book Prize
A prize of $5,000 is given every three years to honor a book of nonfiction (including creative nonfiction) by a writer living outside New England who has published at least one previous book. The winning...
Three prizes of $1,500 each and publication in Gulf Coast are given annually for a poem, a short story, and an essay. Submit up to five poems totaling no more than 10 pages or a story or essay...
|$23||Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction||$1,500||Publication||3/15/13|
A prize of $1,000 and publication in Georgetown Review is given annually for a poem, a short story, or an essay. All entries are considered for publication. Submit a poem, a story, or an essay...
|$10||Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction||$1,000||Publication||10/1/12|
Great Lakes Colleges Association
New Writers Awards
Three prizes are given annually to a poet, a fiction writer, and a creative nonfiction writer to honor their first books. The winners each receive an all-expenses-paid trip to several of the 13 GLCA...
|$0||Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction||$500||7/25/13|