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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|
Tom Howard/John H. Reid Short Story Contest
A prize of $3,000 and publication on the Winning Writers website is given annually for a short story or an essay. A second-place prize of $1,000 is also awarded. John Howard Reid and Dee Konrad will...
|$16||Fiction, Creative Nonfiction||$3,000||Publication||4/30/13|
Henry Hazlitt Contest for Business Fiction
A prize of $500 and a $2,000 advance against royalties for publication by Fiscal Press will be given annually for a novel on the theme of business or entrepreneurship. The editors will judge. Using the...
Two prizes of $1,000 each and publication by Noemi Press are given annually for a poetry collection and a novel or short story collection. The editors will judge. Submit up to 70 pages of poetry or a...
A prize of $1,150 and publication by Leapfrog Press is given annually for a short story collection, a novel, or a novella. Lev Raphael and the editors will judge. Using the online submission system,...
St. Francis College
A prize of $50,000 is given biennially for a third, fourth, or fifth published work of fiction. Self-published books and English translations are eligible. Peter Cameron, Kate Christensen, and Jonathan...
David Nathan Meyerson Fiction Prize
A prize of $1,000 and publication in Southwest Review is given annually for a short story by a writer who has not published a book of fiction. Submit a story of up to 8,000 words with a $25...