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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|
John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation
Guggenheim Fellowships are awarded annually to poets, fiction writers, and creative nonfiction writers who are residents of the United States and Canada on the basis of achievement and exceptional...
|$0||Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction||$30,000||9/19/13|
Saturday's Child Press
Short Story Award
A prize of $1,000 and publication in Saturday's Child Magazine will be given twice annually for a short story by a woman or a translation into English of a short story by a woman. Translators of...
Red Mountain Press
A prize of $1,000 and publication by Red Mountain Press will be given annually for a poetry collection. Submit a manuscript of 48 to 75 pages with a $30 entry fee ($27 for online submissions) by...
Ames Essay Award
A prize of $1,000 and publication in Literal Latté is given annually for a personal essay. Submit an essay of up to 8,000 words with a $10 entry fee ($5 for an additional essay) by...
Farmingdale State College
Paumanok Poetry Award
A prize of $1,500 and travel and lodging expenses to give a reading at Farmingdale State College is given annually for a group of poems. Submit three to five published or unpublished poems totaling no...
Claremont Graduate University
Tufts Poetry Awards
The $100,000 Kingsley Tufts Poetry Award is given annually to honor a book of poetry by a midcareer U.S. poet. The winner spends one week in residence at Claremont Graduate University in California. The...