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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|
E. M. Koeppel Short Fiction Award
A prize of $1,100 and publication on the Writecorner Press website is given annually for a short story. All entries are considered for publication. Submit a story of up to 3,000 words with a $15 entry...
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|
Annual Writing Competition
A prize of $3,000 and an all-expenses-paid trip to New York City to meet with editors and agents is given annually for a poem, a short story, or an essay. Prizes of $1,000 each are also given for a work...
|$32||Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction||$3,000||Travel||6/3/13|
Summer Writers' Contest
A prize of $1,000 and publication in Wag's Revue is given twice yearly for a poem or group of poems, a short story, or an essay. All entries are considered for publication. The editors will...
|$0||Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction||$1,000||Publication||8/31/13|
Tom Howard/Margaret Reid Poetry Contest
Two prizes of $2,000 each and publication on the Winning Writers website are given annually for a poem in any style and a poem that either rhymes or is written in a traditional style. Ellaraine Lockie...
Two prizes of $1,000 each and publication by Willow Books will be given annually for a poetry collection and a book of fiction or creative nonfiction. The winners will also be invited to give a reading...
|$25||Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction||$1,000||Reading, Publication||11/1/13|