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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|
Ruth Hindman Foundation
H. E. Francis Short Story Competition
A prize of $2,000 is given annually for a short story. Submit a story of up to 5,000 words with a $20 entry fee. If submitting by mail, include three copies of the story. Submissions open on December 15...
Schlafly Micro-brew Micro-fiction Contest
A prize of $1,500 and publication in River Styx is given annually for a short short story. The winner also receives a case of Schlafly microbrewed beer. Submit up to three stories of no more...
Quercus Review Press
A prize of $1,000, publication by Quercus Review Press, and 15 author copies will be given annually for a poetry collection. Gillian Wegener will judge. Submit a manuscript of 48 to 96 pages with a $25...
A prize of $1,000 is given annually for a first book of fiction by an LGBT author published in the United States or Canada during the previous year. Two prizes of $1,000 each are also given for books of...
|$35||Fiction, Creative Nonfiction||$1,000||12/5/13|
Provincetown OuterMost Community Radio
A prize of $1,000 is given annually for a single poem. The winner is also invited to be featured on OuterMost Community Radio's Poets Corner program. Marge Piercy will judge. Submit up to five pages of...
Poetry Society of America
Robert H. Winner Memorial Award
A prize of $2,500 and publication of one poem on the Poetry Society of America website is given annually to a poet over 40 who has published no more than one book. Submit two copies of a manuscript of 10...