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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|
Santa Cruz Writes
Morton Marcus Memorial Poetry Contest
A prize of $1,000 and publication in phren-Z, an online literary journal, will be given annually for a poem. The winner will also be invited to give a reading at the fourth annual Morton Marcus...
Poetry and Prose Awards
Two prizes of $1,000 each and publication in Slippery Elm will be given annually for a poem and a short story or an essay. All entries will be considered for publication. Mary Biddinger will...
|$15||Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction||$1,000||Publication||9/13/13|
A prize of $5,000 and publication in Rattle is given annually for a poem. A Reader's Choice Award of $1,000 is also given to one of ten finalists. All entries are considered for publication....
Money for Women/Barbara Deming Memorial Fund
Individual Artist Grants for Women
Grants of $500 to $1,500 each are given twice yearly to feminist writers who are citizens of the United States or Canada. The current round of grants will be awarded to women poets and creative...
|$20||Poetry, Creative Nonfiction||$1,500||6/30/13|
“1/2 K” Prize
A prize of $1,000 and publication in Indiana Review is given annually for a poem or a work of fiction under 500 words. All entries are considered for publication. Dinty Moore will judge. Submit...
Pavement Saw Press
Transcontinental Poetry Award
A prize of $1,000, publication by Pavement Saw Press, and 50 author copies is given annually for a first or second poetry collection. Poets who have not published more than one collection, or who have...