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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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Poetry International Prize
A prize of $1,000 and publication in Poetry International is given annually for a poem. Sam Taylor will judge. Submit up to three poems with a $15 entry fee ($3 for each additional poem) by...
A prize of $2,000, publication by Saturnalia Books, and 20 author copies is given annually for a poetry collection. D. A. Powell will judge. Using the online submission system, submit a manuscript of at...
Zone 3 Press
First Book Award for Poetry
A prize of $1,000 and publication by Zone 3 Press is given biennially for a debut poetry collection. Douglas Kearney will judge. Submit a manuscript of 48 to 80 pages with a $25 entry fee, which includes...
Passaic County Community College
Paterson Fiction Prize
A prize of $1,000 is given annually for a novel or short story collection published in the previous year. Publishers may submit two copies of a book published in 2015 by April 1. There is no entry fee....
Trustees of the Robert Frost Farm
Frost Farm Prize
A prize of $1,000 and publication in Evansville Review is given annually for a poem written in a metrical form. The winner also receives a scholarship and honorarium to attend and read at the...
Wergle Flomp Humor Poetry Contest
A prize of $1,000 and publication on the Winning Writers website is given annually for a humorous poem. Jendi Reiter will judge. Using the online submission system, submit one poem of up to 250 lines by...