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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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Graybeal-Gowen Prize for Virginia Writers
A prize of $500 and publication in Shenandoah is given annually for a poem by a writer born or residing in Virginia. Submit up to three poems by November 15. There is no entry fee. Send an SASE...
Graybeal-Gowen Prize for Virginia poets
A prize of $500 and publication in Shenandoah is given annually for a single poem by a writer born or residing in Virginia. Submit up to three poems and a brief biographical statement confirming...
Society of Classical Poets
A prize of $500 is given annually for a group of poems that address one or more of the following themes: beauty, Falun Dafa, great culture, or humor. Poems must incorporate meter and rhyme. Society...
Santa Cruz Writes
Morton Marcus Memorial Poetry Contest
A prize of $1,000 and publication in phren-Z, an online literary journal, will be given annually for a poem. The winner will also be invited to give a reading at the fourth annual Morton Marcus...
Morton Marr Poetry Prize
A prize of $1,000 and publication in Southwest Review is given annually for a poem or a group of poems by a writer who has not published a book of poetry. Submit up to six poems in a traditional...
Sow's Ear Poetry Review
A prize of $1,000 and publication in Sow's Ear Poetry Review is given annually for a poem. T. R. Hummer will judge. Submit up to five poems with a $27 entry fee, which includes a subscription to...