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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|
International Poetry Competition
A prize of $1,000 and publication in Atlanta Review is given annually for a poem. Dan Veach will judge. Submit a poem of any length by mail with a $5 entry fee ($3 for each additional poem), or...
Ashland Poetry Press
Richard Snyder Publication Prize
A prize of $1,000, publication by Ashland Poetry Press, and 50 author copies is given annually for a poetry collection. The winner is also invited to give a reading at Ashland University. David St. John...
Arts & Letters
Arts & Letters Prizes
Three prizes of $1,000 each and publication in Arts & Letters are given annually for a group of poems, a short story, and an essay. Stephen Dunn will judge in poetry, Kyle Minor will judge...
|$20||Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction||$1,000||Publication||3/31/15|
A Room of Her Own Foundation
Two prizes of $1,000 each and publication by Red Hen Press are given annually for a poetry collection and a book of prose by women writers. The winners also receive $1,000 each for promotional and travel...
|$20||Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction||$1,000||Publication||4/1/15|
ABQ Writers Co-op
Bosque Fiction Prize
A prize of $1,000 and publication in bosque is given annually for a short story or novel excerpt by a writer over the age of 40. Lynne Sharon Schwartz will judge. Using the online submission...
Sawtooth Poetry Prize
A prize of $1,500, publication by Ahsahta Press, and 25 author copies is given annually for a poetry collection. Current and former students of Boise State University are ineligible. Ed Roberson will...