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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|
Santa Fe Writers Project
Two prizes of $1,000 are given annually for works of fiction and creative nonfiction. David Morrell will judge in fiction, and Lee Gutkind will judge in creative nonfiction. Submit a manuscript of any...
|$30||Fiction, Creative Nonfiction||$1,000||7/15/13|
Short Story and Poetry Awards
Two prizes of $1,000 each and publication in Sixfold are given quarterly for a short story and a group of poems. Using the online submission system, submit up to five poems totaling no more than...
Snake Nation Press
Serena McDonald Kennedy Award
A prize of $1,000 and publication by Snake Nation Press will be given annually for a novella or short story collection. Submit a novella of up to 50,000 words or a short story collection of up to 200...
Snake Nation Press
Violet Reed Haas Prize for Poetry
A prize of $1,000 and publication by Snake Nation Press will be given annually for a poetry collection. Submit a manuscript of 50 to 75 pages with a $25 entry fee by August 31. E-mail or visit the...
Sustainable Arts Foundation
Five awards of $6,000 each will be given twice yearly to poets, fiction writers, and creative nonfiction writers with children. Five Promise Awards of $1,000 each will also be given twice yearly to poets...
|$0||Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction||$6,000||8/31/13|
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...