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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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Hub City Press
New Southern Voices Poetry Prize
A prize of $1,000 and publication by Hub City Press will be given biennially for a poetry collection. U.S. poets who have published no more than one book of poems and who have lived in Alabama, Arkansas...
Ruth Stone Prize
A prize of $1,000 and publication in Hunger Mountain is given annually for a poem. Submit up to three poems with a $20 entry fee by December 10. Visit the website for complete guidelines....
Hudson Valley Writers’ Center
Slapering Hol Press Chapbook Contest
A prize of $1,000 and publication by Slapering Hol Press is given annually for a first poetry chapbook. Poets who have not published a book or a chapbook of poems are eligible. Submit a manuscript of 16...
Sunken Garden Poetry Prize
A prize of $1,000 and publication by Hill-Stead Museum is given annually for a poetry chapbook. The winner will also be invited to give a reading at the Sunken Garden Poetry Festival at Hill-Stead in...
Hidden River Publishing
A prize of $1,000 and publication by Sowilo Press, an imprint of Hidden River Publishing, is given annually for a first novel or short story collection by a woman over 40 who has not published a book....
Howard Frank Mosher Short Fiction Prize
A prize of $1,000 and publication in Hunger Mountain is given annually for a short story. Submit a story of up to 10,000 words with a $20 entry fee by June 30. Visit the website for complete...