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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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African Poetry Book Fund
Sillerman First Book Prize
A prize of $1,000 and publication by University of Nebraska Press and Amalion Press in Senegal is given annually for a debut poetry collection by a poet who was born in Africa, is an African national or...
Australian Book Review
Peter Porter Poetry Prize
A prize of $5,000 Australian (approximately $3,500) and publication in Australian Book Review will be given annually for a poem. The winner will also receive Arthur Boyd's etching and aquatint "...
Black Caucus of the American Library Association
Self-Publishing Literary Awards
Two prizes of $500 each will be given annually for a poetry e-book and a fiction e-book by an African American writer self-published in the United States during the previous year. The awards honor books...
Langum Charitable Trust
David J. Langum Sr. Prize in American Historical Fiction
A prize of $1,000 is given annually for a book of historical fiction published during the previous year. Publishers or authors may submit a book (or bound galleys) published in 2015 by December 1. There...
San José State University
Steinbeck Fellowship in Creative Writing
A one-year residency at San José State University, which includes a stipend of $10,000, is given annually to two or three fiction writers or creative nonfiction writers. The fellows will give one public...
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University of Notre Dame
Andrés Montoya Poetry Prize
A prize of $1,000 and publication by University of Notre Dame Press is given biennially for a poetry collection by a Latino poet who has not yet published a book. The winner is also invited to give a...