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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|
Nuclear Age Peace Foundation
Barbara Mandigo Kelly Peace Poetry Award
A prize of $1,000 and publication on the Nuclear Age Peace Foundation website is given annually for a poem that explores “positive visions of peace and the human spirit.” Submit two copies of up to three...
A prize of $1,500 and publication in Salamander is given annually for a short story. Edith Pearlman will judge. Submit a story of up to 35 pages with a $15 entry fee by June 15. Send an SASE or...
Sports Fiction & Essay Contest
Two prizes of $1,000 each and publication on the Winning Writers website are given annually for a story and an essay on the theme of sports. Jendi Reiter will judge. Submit up to 6,000 words of prose...
|$15||Fiction, Creative Nonfiction||$1,000||Publication||5/31/13|
Hidden River Arts
William Van Wert Fiction Award
A prize of $1,000 and publication in Hidden River Review is given annually for a short story or a novel excerpt. Using the online submission system, submit up to 25 pages of fiction with a $17...
Glimmer Train Press
A prize of $2,500 and publication in Glimmer Train Stories is given quarterly for a short story. Using the online submission system, submit a story of up to 20,000 words with a $19 entry fee by...
A prize of $1,500 and publication in Boston Review is given annually for a poem or group of poems. All entries are considered for publication. Linda Gregerson will judge. Submit up to five poems...