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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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Nicholas Schaffner Award for Music in Literature
A prize of $1,000 and publication by Schaffner Press will be given annually for a work of fiction or creative nonfiction that "deals in some way with the subject of music and its influence." Submit a...
|$25||Fiction, Creative Nonfiction||$1,000||Publication||9/1/13|
Snake Nation Press
Serena McDonald Kennedy Award
A prize of $1,000 and publication by Snake Nation Press will be given annually for a novella or short story collection. Submit a novella of up to 50,000 words or a short story collection of up to 200...
Snake Nation Press
Violet Reed Haas Prize for Poetry
A prize of $1,000 and publication by Snake Nation Press will be given annually for a poetry collection. Submit a manuscript of 50 to 75 pages with a $25 entry fee by August 31. E-mail or visit the...
Manchester Metropolitan University
Poetry and Fiction Prizes
Two prizes of £10,000 (approximately $15,433) are given annually for a group of poems and a short story. Bernard O'Donoghue, Adam O'Riordan, and Fiona Sampson will judge in poetry, and Alison Moore,...
First/Second Book Prize
A prize of $3,000, publication by Omnidawn Publishing, and 100 author copies is given annually for a first or second poetry collection. Donald Revell will judge. Submit a manuscript of 40 to 120 pages...
First Book Prize
A prize of $1,000, publication by ABZ Press, and 50 author copies is given annually for a first poetry collection. C. D. Wright will judge. Submit a manuscript of 48 to 76 pages with a $30 entry fee...