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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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Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown
Fellowships for a seven-month residency at the Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown, Massachusetts, are given annually to 10 poets and fiction writers. Each fellowship includes a private apartment and a...
Finishing Line Press
Open Chapbook Competition
A prize of $1,000 and publication by Finishing Line Press is given annually for a poetry chapbook. The winner will also receive a standard royalty contract for a Kindle edition of the winning chapbook....
James Dickey Prize
A prize of $1,000 and publication in Five Points is given annually for a group of poems. Submit up to three poems of no more than 50 lines each with a $20 entry fee, which includes a one-year...
Three prizes of $1,000 each and publication in Florida Review are given annually for a group of poems, a short story, and an essay. All entries are considered for publication. The editors will...
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Steinberg Essay Prize
A prize of $1,000 and publication in Fourth Genre is given annually for an essay. Current and former students of Michigan State University are ineligible. Robert Root will judge. Submit an essay...
Four Way Books
Levis Prize in Poetry
A prize of $1,000 and publication by Four Way Books is given biennially to a U.S. poet for a poetry collection. The winner will also be invited to participate in a reading in New York City. James...