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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|
Helen and Kurt Wolff Translator's Prize
A prize of $10,000 is given annually for a book translated from German into English published in the United States during the previous year. The winner also receives an all-expenses-paid trip to the...
|$0||Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction||$10,000||1/31/13|
University of East Anglia
Charles Pick South Asian Fellowship
A six-month fellowship at the University of East Anglia, which includes a stipend of 10,000 euros (approximately $16,000), is given annually to an unpublished fiction writer or creative nonfiction writer...
|$0||Fiction, Creative Nonfiction||$16,000||Residency||1/31/13|
Tennessee Arts Commission
Individual Artist Fellowships
Up to three grants of $5,000 each are given annually to poets, fiction writers, and creative nonfiction writers who are financially compensated for their work as professional artists. Residents of...
|$0||Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction||$5,000||1/28/13|
Bronx Council on the Arts
Grants of $3,000 each are given annually to poets, fiction writers, and creative nonfiction writers who reside in the Bronx in New York City. Winners must complete a one-time public service activity....
|$0||Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction||$3,000||1/27/13|
International Fellowship for Scholars and Writers
A two-year fellowship of $40,000 ($20,000 per year) will be given annually for a work-in-progress of fiction written in English or Hebrew. Writers who have not yet published a book are eligible. Submit...
San José State University
Steinbeck Fellowship in Creative Writing
A one-year residency at San José State University, which includes a stipend of $10,000, is given annually to a fiction writer or a creative nonfiction writer. The resident will give one public reading...
|$0||Fiction, Creative Nonfiction||$10,000||Reading, Residency||1/2/13|