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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|
Griffin Trust for Excellence in Poetry
Griffin Poetry Prize
Two prizes of $65,000 Canadian (approximately $63,211) each are given annually for poetry collections by a Canadian poet or translator and by an international poet or translator. Publishers may submit...
International Writers Project Fellowship
A fellowship, including a stipend of $45,000, is given annually to an established international poet or fiction writer "who is unable to practice free expression in his or her homeland." The fellowship...
University of East Anglia
David T. K. Wong Fellowship
A one-year residential fellowship at the University of East Anglia in Norwich, which includes a £26,000 (approximately $42,133) stipend, is given annually to a fiction writer for a work that "deals...
University of Wisconsin
Wisconsin Institute for Creative Writing Fellowships
An academic year in residence, which includes a grant of $27,000, at the Wisconsin Institute for Creative Writing in Madison is given annually to up to six writers working on a first book of poetry or...
|$45||Poetry, Fiction||$27,000||Reading, Workshop, Residency||2/28/14|
PEN American Center
PEN/Bellwether Prize for Socially Engaged Fiction
A prize of $25,000 and publication by Algonquin Books is given biennially for a novel that addresses social justice and the impact of culture and politics on human relationships. U.S. writers who have...
A fellowship, which includes a stipend of $20,000, is given annually to a writer of nonfiction (including creative nonfiction) working on a book relating to the literature, history, culture, or art of...
|$0||Fiction, Creative Nonfiction||$20,000||3/15/14|