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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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Griffin Trust for Excellence in Poetry
Griffin Poetry Prize
Two prizes of $65,000 Canadian (approximately $48,750) each are given annually for poetry collections by a Canadian poet or translator and by an international poet or translator. Alice Oswald, Tracy K....
A prize of $1,000 and publication on the Highfield Press website will be given quarterly for an essay on a theme, inspired by a photo posted on the press's website for each contest. The theme for the...
Raynes Poetry Prize
A prize of $1,000 and publication in Jewish Currents is given annually for a poem on a theme. The theme for this year's contest is "Urge." The winning poem will also appear in an anthology...
A prize of $1,000, publication by Kore Press, and 20 author copies will be given annually for a memoir or essay collection by a female-identified writer. Using the online submission system, submit a...
Langum Charitable Trust
David J. Langum Sr. Prize in American Historical Fiction
A prize of $1,000 is given annually for a book of historical fiction published during the previous year. Publishers or authors may submit a book (or bound galleys) published in 2015 by December 1. There...
Prize in Short Fiction
A prize of $1,000 and publication in Lascaux Review is given annually for a short story. Submit a story of up to 10,000 words with a $10 entry fee by December 31. Previously published stories are...