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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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Prizes in Letters
Three prizes of $10,000 each are given annually to U.S. writers to honor books of poetry, fiction, and nonfiction (including creative nonfiction) published in the United States during the current year....
|$50||Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction||$10,000||6/15/13|
Red Hen Press
Short Story Award
A prize of $1,000 and publication in Los Angeles Review is given annually for a short story. Ron Carlson will judge. Submit up to two stories of no more than 25 pages each with a $20 entry fee...
International Poetry Contest
A prize of $1,500 and publication in River Styx is given annually for a poem. All entries are considered for publication. Terrance Hayes will judge. Submit up to three poems totaling no more...
Editor’s Fiction Chapbook Prize
A prize of $1,000, publication by RopeWalk Press, and 25 author copies is given annually for a fiction chapbook. Submit a manuscript of up to 45 pages with a $20 entry fee ($5 for each additional entry)...
A prize of $1,500 and publication in Salamander is given annually for a short story. Edith Pearlman will judge. Submit a story of up to 35 pages with a $15 entry fee by June 15. Send an SASE or...
Sonia Raiziss-Giop Foundation
Bordighera Poetry Prize
A prize of $2,000 and bilingual publication by Bordighera Press is given annually for a poetry collection written in English to be translated into Italian. The prize is evenly divided between the poet,...