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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|
Four Way Books
Intro Prize in Poetry
A prize of $1,000 and publication by Four Way Books is given biennially for a first poetry collection. The winner will also be invited to participate in a reading in New York City. Brenda Shaughnessy...
ABQ Writers Co-op
Bosque Fiction Prize
A prize of $1,000 and publication in bosque is given annually for a short story or novel excerpt. Manuel Munoz will judge. Using the online submission system, submit a story or novel excerpt of...
A prize of $1,000, publication by CutBank, and 25 author copies is given annually for a chapbook of poetry, fiction, or creative nonfiction. The editors will judge. Using the online submission...
|$20||Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction||$1,000||Publication||3/31/14|
Dayton Literary Peace Prize Foundation
Two prizes of $10,000 each are given annually for a work of fiction and a work of nonfiction (including creative nonfiction) published in the previous year that "foster peace, social justice, and global...
|$100||Fiction, Creative Nonfiction||$10,000||3/31/14|
Winter Story Contest
A prize of $2,500 and publication in Narrative is given annually for a short story, a short short story, an essay, or an excerpt from a work of fiction or creative nonfiction. A second-place prize...
|$22||Fiction, Creative Nonfiction||$2,500||Publication||3/31/14|
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...