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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|
Jeff Sharlet Award
A prize of $1,000 and publication in Iowa Review will be given annually for a work of poetry, fiction, or creative nonfiction by a U.S. military veteran or an active duty service member. Anthony...
|$15||Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction||$1,000||Publication||5/15/14|
Late Night Library
Two prizes of $1,000 each are given annually for a book of poetry and a book of fiction published in the previous year. The winners will also be featured on the Late Night Library podcast series. Authors...
Northern Colorado Writers
Short Fiction Contest
A prize of $1,000 and publication in Pooled Ink, the Northern Colorado Writers anthology, will be given annually for a short story. Seth Brady Tucker will judge. Submit a story of up to 5,000...
Poetry Chapbook Competition
A prize of $1,000, publication by Omnidawn Publishing, and 100 author copies is given annually for a poetry chapbook. Kazim Ali will judge. Submit a manuscript of 20 to 40 pages with an $18 entry fee by...
Two prizes of $1,000 each and publication in Passages North are given biennially for a short story and a short short story, essay, or prose poem. For the Waasnode Short Fiction Prize, submit a...
|$15||Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction||$1,000||Publication||3/15/14|
Emerging Writer's Contest
Three prizes of $1,000 each and publication in Ploughshares are given annually for a poem or group of poems, a short story, and an essay. Writers who have not published a book or chapbook are...
|$24||Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction||$1,000||Publication||5/15/14|