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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|
Short Story Collection Contest
A prize of $1,500 and publication by Georgetown Review Press will be given annually for a short story collection or one or more novellas. Submit a manuscript of 150 to 300 pages with a $25 entry fee by...
A prize of $1,000 and publication in Georgetown Review is given annually for a poem, a short story, or an essay. Submit a poem, a story, or an essay of any length with a $10 entry fee ($5 for...
|$10||Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction||$1,000||Publication||10/15/13|
Great Plains Writers' Conference
Great Plains Emerging Writer Prize
A prize of $1,000 will be given annually to an emerging writer living in the Great Plains region who has not yet published a book. The winner will also receive travel and lodging expenses to give a...
|$15||Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction||$1,000||Reading||11/15/13|
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||1/31/14|
Three prizes of $1,500 each and publication in Gulf Coast are given annually for a poem, a short story, and an essay. Rachel Zucker will judge in poetry, Andrea Barrett will judge in fiction,...
|$23||Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction||$1,500||Publication||3/15/14|
Short Story Contest
A prize of $1,000 and publication in Gemini Magazine is given annually for a short story. The editors will judge. Submit a story of any length with a $5 entry fee by March 31. Send an SASE, call...