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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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Two prizes of $1,000 each and publication by BkMk Press are given annually for a poetry collection and a short story collection. Submit a manuscript of 50 to 110 pages of poetry or 125 to 300 pages of...
New Millennium Writings
New Millennium Awards
Four prizes of $1,000 each and publication in New Millennium Writings are given for a poem, a work of fiction, a work of short short fiction, and a work of nonfiction (including creative...
|$20||Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction||$1,000||Publication||1/31/15|
PEN Center USA
Prizes of $1,000 each are given annually for books of poetry, fiction, creative nonfiction, and translation published in 2014 by authors residing west of the Mississippi River. The winners will also...
|$35||Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction||$1,000||12/31/14|
Two prizes of $1,000 each are given annually for books of poetry and fiction published during the previous year. The Milt Kessler Poetry Book Award is given for a poetry collection of at least 48 pages....
Ohioana Library Association
Walter Rumsey Marvin Grant
A prize of $1,000 is given annually to an Ohio fiction writer or creative nonfiction writer under the age of 30 who has not published a book. Writers born in Ohio or who have lived in Ohio for a minimum...
|$0||Fiction, Creative Nonfiction||$1,000||1/31/15|
A Room of Her Own Foundation
Four prizes of $1,000 each and publication in Los Angeles Review are given twice yearly for a poem, a short story, a short short story, and an essay by women writers. Submit a poem of no more...
|$15||Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction||$1,000||Publication||1/31/15|