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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|
Prize for Memoir in Prose or Poetry
A prize of $500 and publication in Memoir Journal is given twice yearly for a memoir in the form of a poem, a short story, or an essay. The editors will judge. Using the online submission system...
|$0||Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction||$500||Publication||8/16/12|
North Carolina Humanities Council
Linda Flowers Literary Award
A prize of $500, publication in North Carolina Conversations, and a weeklong residency at Weymouth Center for the Arts and Humanities in Southern Pines, North Carolina, is given annually for a...
|$0||Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction||$500||Publication, Residency||8/15/12|
Delaware Division of the Arts
Individual Artist Fellowships
Established Professional Fellowships of $6,000 each and Emerging Professional Fellowships of $3,000 each are given annually to Delaware poets, fiction writers, and creative nonfiction writers. Writers...
|$0||Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction||$6,000||8/1/12|
Art and Change Grants
Grants of up to $2,500 each are given twice yearly by the Leeway Foundation to women and transsexual, transgender, genderqueer, and Two-Spirit poets, fiction writers, and creative nonfiction writers in...
|$0||Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction||$2,500||8/1/12|
Marie Alexander Poetry Series
Prose Poetry and Flash Fiction Open
A prize of $1,000 and publication by Marie Alexander Poetry Series, an imprint of White Pine Press, is given annually for a collection of prose poems or flash fiction by a U.S. writer. Submit a...
Maryland State Arts Council
Individual Artist Awards
Fellowships of $1,000 to $6,000 are given annually on a rotating basis to Maryland poets, fiction writers, and playwrights. The 2013 awards will be given in fiction. Maryland residents who have lived in...