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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|
Kenyon Review Fellowships
Two two-year fellowships, each including an annual stipend of $32,500, will be given biennially to poets, fiction writers, or creative nonfiction writers who have completed an MFA or PhD in creative...
|$0||Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction||$32,500||12/1/11|
Literary Artist Fellowships
Nine fellowships of $25,000 each will be given annually to poets, fiction writers, and creative nonfiction writers living in metropolitan Detroit. The fellowships are designed to enable writers to devote...
|$0||Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction||$25,000||2/1/13|
Kentucky Arts Council
Artist Fellowships and Awards
Grants of $7,500 each are given biennially to Kentucky poets, fiction writers, and creative nonfiction writers. Emerging Artist Awards of $1,000 are also given biennially to writers in the early stages...
|$0||Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction||$7,500||3/15/12|
Short Fiction Award
A prize of $1,000 and publication by Kore Press is given annually for a short story by a female-identified writer. The winning story is published as a chapbook. Using the online submission system, submit...
First Book Award
A prize of $1,000 and publication by Kore Press is given annually for a poetry collection. Female-identified poets who have not published a book-length poetry collection or a chapbook with a print run...
Kundiman/Alice James Books
Kundiman Poetry Prize
A prize of $1,000 and publication by Alice James Books is given annually for a poetry collection by an Asian American poet. The board members of Kundiman and Alice James Books will judge. Submit a...