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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...
PEN American Center
PEN/Robert W. Bingham Prize
A prize of $25,000 is given annually for a debut novel or short story collection published in the United States during the previous year. Writers must be U.S. residents. Submit three copies of a book...
Ballymaloe International Poetry Prize
A prize of €10,000 (approximately $13,492) and publication in the Moth is given annually for a poem. A second-place prize of €2,000 (approximately $2,698) and a third-place prize of €1,000 (...
National Endowment for the Arts
Grants of $12,500 and $25,000 each are awarded annually to translators of poetry and prose who are working on specific translations of published works from any language into English. Applicants must have...
|$0||Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction||$12,500||12/9/13|
Anisfield-Wolf Book Awards
Prizes of $10,000 each are given annually for books of fiction or nonfiction (including creative nonfiction) published during the previous year that "contribute to our understanding of racism or...
|$0||Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction||$10,000||12/31/13|
PEN New England
Hemingway Foundation/PEN Award
A prize of $10,000 is given for a debut novel or short story collection published in the United States during the previous year. The winner also receives a residency fellowship at the Ucross Foundation in...