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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|
Fall Story Contest
A prize of $2,500 is given annually for a short story, a short short story, an essay, or an excerpt from a longer work of prose. A $1,000 second-place prize is also given. The editors will judge. Using...
|$22||Fiction, Creative Nonfiction||$2,500||11/30/13|
National Endowment for the Arts
Grants of $12,500 and $25,000 each are awarded annually to translators of poetry and prose who are working on specific translations of published works from any language into English. Applicants must have...
|$0||Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction||$12,500||12/9/13|
New American Press
New American Poetry Prize
A prize of $1,000 and publication by New American Press is given annually for a poetry collection. Jillian Weise will judge. Using the online submission system, submit a manuscript of 48 to 100 pages...
North Carolina Writers Network
Thomas Wolfe Fiction Prize
A prize of $1,000 is given annually for a short story. The winning story is considered for publication in Thomas Wolfe Review. Submit two copies of a story of up to 12 pages with a $25 entry fee...
National Poetry Series
Five prizes of $1,000 each and publication by participating trade, university, or small press publishers are given annually for poetry collections. Publishers currently include Fence Books, HarperCollins...
Two prizes of $1,000 each and publication in New South are given annually for a poem and a story or an essay. Brian Oliu will judge in poetry; Christopher Merkner will judge in prose. Submit up...
|$15||Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction||$1,000||Publication||3/15/14|