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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.
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The Word Works
Tenth Gate Prize
A prize of $1,000 and publication by the Word Works is given annually for a poetry collection by a U.S. poet who has published two or more books. Leslie McGrath will judge. Using the online submission...
A prize of $1,000 and publication in Literal Latté is given annually for a poem. Submit up to six poems of no more than 2,000 words each with a $10 entry fee ($15 for up to 12 poems) by July 15...
Southern Humanities Review
Auburn Witness Poetry Prize
A prize of $1,000 and publication in Southern Humanities Review will be given annually for a poem of witness in honor of the late poet Jake Adam York. The winner will also receive travel...
Tomaž Šalamun Prize
A prize of $1,000 and publication in Verse will be given annually for a poetry chapbook by a poet who has published no more than one poetry collection. Translations into English of works by...
A prize of $1,500 and publication in Narrative is given annually for a poem or group of poems. The poetry editors will judge. Using the online submission system, submit up to five poems with a $...
Short Story and Poetry Awards
Two prizes of $1,000 each and publication in Sixfold are given quarterly for a group of poems and a short story. Using the online submission system, submit up to five poems totaling no more than...