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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|
New Hampshire State Council on the Arts
Individual Artist Fellowships
Fellowships of $5,000 each are given every three years to New Hampshire poets, fiction writers, and creative nonfiction writers. New Hampshire residents who are not enrolled full-time in a degree-...
|$0||Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction||$5,000||1/31/11|
New Jersey State Council on the Arts
Fellowships in Poetry and Prose
Fellowships ranging from $7,000 to $12,000 each are awarded biennially to New Jersey poets, fiction writers, and creative nonfiction writers to support new work. Full-time New Jersey residents who are...
|$0||Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction||$7,000||7/15/11|
New York Foundation for the Arts
Grants of $7,000 are given triennially to New York State fiction writers. Writers who have lived in New York State for two years or more, are at least 25 years of age, and are not enrolled in a degree-...
North Carolina Arts Council
Fellowships of $10,000 each are given biennially to North Carolina poets, fiction writers, creative nonfiction writers, and literary translators. Applicants must have lived in North Carolina for at least...
|$0||Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction||$10,000||11/1/12|
Spring Story Contest
A prize of $2,500 and publication in Narrative is given annually for a short story, a short short story, an essay, or an excerpt from a work of fiction or creative nonfiction. A second prize of...
|$22||Fiction, Creative Nonfiction||$2,500||Publication||7/31/13|
North Carolina Humanities Council
Linda Flowers Literary Award
A prize of $500, publication in North Carolina Conversations, and a weeklong residency at Weymouth Center for the Arts and Humanities in Southern Pines, North Carolina, is given annually for a...
|$0||Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction||$500||Publication, Residency||8/15/13|