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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|
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...
Nicholas Schaffner Award for Music in Literature
A prize of $1,000 and publication by Schaffner Press will be given annually for a work of fiction or creative nonfiction that "deals in some way with the subject of music and its influence." Submit a...
|$25||Fiction, Creative Nonfiction||$1,000||Publication||9/1/13|
Saturday's Child Press
Short Story Award
A prize of $1,000 and publication in Saturday's Child Magazine will be given twice annually for a short story by a woman or a translation into English of a short story by a woman. Translators of...
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|
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...
Red Mountain Press
A prize of $1,000 and publication by Red Mountain Press will be given annually for a poetry collection. Submit a manuscript of 48 to 75 pages with a $30 entry fee ($27 for online submissions) by...