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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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Life Lessons Essay Contest
A prize of $3,000 and publication in Real Simple is given annually for an essay on a theme by a U.S. writer. The winner also receives an all-expenses-paid trip to New York City to meet with the...
Literary Nonfiction Prize
A prize of $1,000 and publication by University of Nebraska Press is given annually for a book of creative nonfiction. Dan Lehman and Joe Mackall will judge. Submit a manuscript of 150 to 400 pages with...