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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|
Munster Literature Center
Gregory O’Donoghue International Poetry Prize
A prize of 1,000 euros (approximately $1,290) and publication in Southword is given annually for a poem. The winner also receives some travel expenses, as well as lodging and meals, to give a...
Short Story Contest
A prize of $1,000 and publication in Moment is given annually for a short story with Jewish subject matter. All entries are considered for publication. Submit a story of up to 7,000 words with a...
Munster Literature Centre
Frank O'Connor International Short Story Award
A prize of 25,000 euros (approximately $33,400) is given annually for a published short story collection. The winner also will give a reading at the Cork International Short Story Festival in September....
A nine-month fellowship, including a $16,000 stipend, is given annually to a Christian writer of poetry, fiction, or creative nonfiction to complete a first book. Writers who are U.S. citizens and have...
|$25||Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction||$16,000||Residency||3/15/13|
Maine Arts Commission
Individual Artist Fellowships
A fellowship of $13,000 is given annually to a poet, fiction writer, or creative nonfiction writer who has lived in the state of Maine for at least two years. Using the online submission system, submit...
|$0||Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction||$13,000||5/10/13|
A prize of $1,000 and publication in Mudfish is given annually for a single poem. Charles Simic will judge. Submit up to three poems of any length with a $15 entry fee ($3 for each additional...