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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|
A Room of Her Own Foundation
To the Lighthouse Prize
A prize of $1,000 and publication by Red Hen Press is given annually for a poetry collection by a woman writer. Tracy K. Smith will judge. Submit a manuscript of 48 to 96 pages with a $20 entry fee by...
Eugene Paul Nassar Poetry Prize
A prize of $2,000 is given annually for a poetry collection by a resident of upstate New York. The winner must also give a reading and teach a master class at Utica College. Submit two copies of a book...
Snake Nation Press
Violet Reed Haas Prize for Poetry
A prize of $1,000 and publication by Snake Nation Press will be given annually for a poetry collection. Submit a manuscript of 50 to 75 pages with a $25 entry fee by August 31. E-mail or visit the...
Sustainable Arts Foundation
Five awards of $6,000 each will be given twice yearly to poets, fiction writers, and creative nonfiction writers with children. Five Promise Awards of $1,000 each will also be given twice yearly to poets...
|$0||Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction||$6,000||8/31/13|
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. All entries are considered for publication. The editors will...
|$0||Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction||$1,000||Publication||8/31/13|
Ohio Arts Council
Individual Excellence Awards
Grants of $5,000 are awarded biennially to Ohio poets, fiction writers, and creative nonfiction writers. Writers who have been residents of Ohio for one year prior to the application deadline and are not...
|$0||Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction||$5,000||9/1/13|