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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|
Tennessee Arts Commission
Individual Artist Fellowships
Up to three grants of $5,000 each are given annually to poets, fiction writers, and creative nonfiction writers who are financially compensated for their work as professional artists. Residents of...
|$0||Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction||$5,000||1/28/13|
A prize of $1,000 and publication in the Pinch is given annually for a poem, short story, and an essay. Submit up to three poems or a short story or essay of up to 5,000 words with a $20 entry...
|$20||Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction||$1,000||Publication||3/1/13|
Prize for Literature
A prize of $1,000 is given annually for a book of poetry, fiction, or creative nonfiction by a writer who has lived in Maryland for at least three years and is currently a resident. Books published...
|$0||Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction||$1,000||6/15/13|
Teachers & Writers Collaborative
A prize of $1,000 and publication in Teachers & Writers Magazine is given annually for an essay that relates to creative writing education or literary studies. Susan Orlean will judge....
The Winter Anthology
A prize of $1,000 and publication in the Winter Anthology will be given annually for a group of poems or a poetry collection, a single story or essay, or a full-length novel, novella, or...
|$10||Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction||$1,000||Publication||1/15/13|
The Writer’s Center
Emerging Writer Fellowships
Three fellowships are given annually to poets, fiction writers, and creative nonfiction writers. Fellows who live within a 250-mile radius of the center receive a $250 honorarium each, and others receive...
|$0||Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction||$250||Reading||4/12/13|