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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 prize of $1,000 and publication in the Winter Anthology is given annually for a group of poems or a poetry collection, a single story or essay, or a full-length novel, novella, or collection...
|$10||Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction||$1,000||Publication||1/15/14|
Anthony Hecht Poetry Prize
A prize of $3,000 and publication by Waywiser Press is given annually for a poetry collection by a poet who has published no more than one book of poems. The winner is also invited to give a reading at...
White Pine Press
A prize of $1,000 and publication by White Pine Press is given annually for a poetry collection by a U.S. citizen. Submit a manuscript of 60 to 80 pages with a $20 entry fee by November 30. Send an SASE...
Short Short Story Competition
A prize of $3,000 and an all-expenses-paid trip to the 2014 Writer's Digest Conference in New York City is given annually for a short short story. A second-place prize of $1,500 is also awarded. Both...
Two prizes of $1,000 each and publication by Willow Books will be given annually for a poetry collection and a book of fiction or creative nonfiction. The winners will also be invited to give a reading...
|$25||Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction||$1,000||Reading, Publication||11/1/13|
Washington Writers' Publishing House
Poetry and Fiction Prizes
Two prizes of $1,000 each, publication by Washington Writers, and 50 author copies are given annually for a poetry collection and a short story collection or a novel. Writers who live in Washington, D.C...