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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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Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown
Fellowships for a seven-month residency at the Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown, Massachusetts, are given annually to 10 poets and fiction writers. Each fellowship includes a private apartment and a...
Mississippi Review Prize
Two prizes of $1,000 each and publication in Mississippi Review are given annually for a poem and a short story. Current or former University of Southern Mississippi students are ineligible....
Tony Quagliano Poetry Fund
International Poetry Award
A prize of $1,000 is given biennially to an experimental or avant-garde poet. Poets who have published at least one poetry collection or 20 poems in five or more journals or anthologies are eligible....
Bear Star Press
Dorothy Brunsman Poetry Prize
A prize of $1,000 and publication by Bear Star Press is given annually for a poetry collection by a writer residing in a state west of the central time zone. The editors will judge. Submit a manuscript...
A. Poulin Jr. Poetry Prize
A prize of $1,500 and publication by BOA Editions is given annually for a first book of poetry by a U.S. citizen. David St. John will judge. Submit a manuscript of 48 to 100 pages with a $25 entry fee by...
Cider Press Review
A prize of $1,500, publication by Cider Press, and 25 author copies is given annually for a poetry collection. Charles Harper Webb will judge. Submit a manuscript of 48 to 80 pages with a $25 entry fee,...