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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|
Summer Writers' Contest
A prize of $1,000 and publication in Wag's Revue is given twice yearly for a poem or group of poems, a short story, or an essay. The editors will judge. Using the online submission system,...
|$0||Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction||$1,000||Publication||8/31/14|
Short Story and Poetry Awards
Two prizes of $1,000 each and publication in Sixfold are given quarterly for a short story and a group of poems. Using the online submission system, submit up to five poems totaling no more than...
Fairy Tale Review
Awards in Poetry and Prose
Two prizes of $1,000 each and publication in Fairy Tale Review will be given annually for a group of poems and a work of prose influenced by fairy tales. Ilya Kaminsky will judge in poetry, and...
|$10||Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction||$1,000||Publication||7/15/14|
The New Guard
Poetry and Fiction Contest
Two prizes of $1,000 each and publication in The New Guard will be given annually for a poem and a short story or novel excerpt for the Machigonne Fiction Contest and the Knightvalle Poetry...
William Stafford Award for Poetry
A prize of $1,000 and publication in Rosebud is given biennially for a poem. Submit up to three poems with a $12 entry fee by July 15. Visit the website for complete guidelines.
Fiction Chapbook Prize
A prize of $1,000, publication by Arcadia, and 25 author copies will be given annually for a fiction chapbook. Submit a manuscript of 30 to 45 pages with a $20 entry fee by August 15. All...