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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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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|
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...
Main Street Rag
Poetry Book Award
A prize of $1,200, publication by Main Street Rag, and 50 author copies is given annually for a poetry collection. All entries are considered for publication. The editors will judge. Submit a...
Poetry and Fiction Prizes
Two prizes of $1,000 each are given annually for a group of poems and a short story. The editors of Madison Review will judge. For the Phyllis Smart Young Prize in Poetry, submit three poems...
A prize of $1,000 and publication in Memphis magazine will be given annually for a short story by a writer living within 150 miles of Memphis, Tennessee. Submit a story of 3,000 to 4,500 words...