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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|
Academy of American Poets
James Laughlin Award
A prize of $5,000 is given annually for a second book of poetry by a U.S. poet. Copies of the winning book are purchased and distributed to approximately 5,000 members of the Academy of American Poets. U...
Arrowhead Regional Arts Council
Fellowships and Grants
Individual Artist Fellowships of $5,000 are given annually to Minnesota writers, and Career Development Grants of up to $3,000 are given twice a year to Minnesota writers to pursue a specific arts...
|$0||Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction||$5,000||4/25/14|
Wergle Flomp Humor Poetry Contest
A prize of $1,000 and publication on the Winning Writers website is given annually for a humor poem. Jendi Reiter will judge. Using the online submission system, submit one poem of any length by April 1...
Loft Literary Center
Minnesota Emerging Writers' Grants
Grants of up to $10,000 are given annually to poets, fiction writers, and creative nonfiction writers who have lived in the state of Minnesota for at least one year. Writers who have published no more...
|$0||Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction||$10,000||3/28/14|
Poetry and Short Story 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...
Trustees of the Robert Frost Farm
Frost Farm Prize
A prize of $1,000 and publication in Evansville Review is given annually for a poem written in a metrical form. The winner also receives an invitation to read at the Hyla Brook Reading Series at...