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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|
Massachusetts Cultural Council
Grants of $7,500 each are given biennially to Massachusetts poets, fiction writers, and creative nonfiction writers. Using the online submission system, submit up to 15 pages of poetry or 25 pages of...
|$0||Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction||$7,500||1/30/12|
Maryland State Arts Council
Individual Artist Awards
Fellowships of $1,000 to $6,000 are given annually on a rotating basis to Maryland poets, fiction writers, and playwrights. The 2013 awards will be given in fiction. Maryland residents who have lived in...
Marie Alexander Poetry Series
Prose Poetry and Flash Fiction Open
A prize of $1,000 and publication by Marie Alexander Poetry Series, an imprint of White Pine Press, is given annually for a collection of prose poems or flash fiction by a U.S. writer. Submit a...
Munster Literature Centre
Seán Ó Faoláin Short Story Competition
A prize of €2,000 (approximately $2,600) and publication in Southword, an online literary journal published in Cork, Ireland, is given annually for a short story. The winner also receives a...
Prize for Memoir in Prose or Poetry
A prize of $500 and publication in Memoir Journal is given twice yearly for a memoir in the form of a poem, a short story, or an essay. The editors will judge. Using the online submission system...
|$0||Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction||$500||Publication||8/16/12|
Three prizes of $5,000 each and publication in Missouri Review are given annually for a group of poems, a short story, and an essay. Submit up to 10 pages of poetry or up to 25 pages of prose...
|$20||Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction||$5,000||Publication||10/1/12|