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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|
A prize of $1,000 and publication in the annual anthology The Best Travel Writing and on the Travelers' Tales website is given annually for a travel essay. Writers from Arizona and Vermont are...
California State University in Fresno
Philip Levine Prize for Poetry
A prize of $2,000, publication by Anhinga Press, and 25 author copies is given annually for a poetry collection. The winner also receives $500 and lodging to give a reading at California State University...
Jake Adam York Prize
A prize of $2,000 and publication by Milkweed Editions will be given annually for a first or second poetry collection. Ross Gay will judge. Using the online submission system, submit a manuscript of 48...
Prize for Fiction
A prize of $10,000 and publication by Dzanc Books will be given annually for a novel. Carmiel Banasky, Kim Church, and Andrew F. Sullivan will judge. Using the online submission system, submit a...
Short Story and Nonfiction Prizes
Two prizes of $1,000 each and publication by Dzanc Books will be given annually for a short story collection and an essay collection, memoir, or biography. Michelle Dotter and Guy Intoci will judge....
|$25||Fiction, Creative Nonfiction||$1,000||Publication||9/30/16|
Washington Writers Publishing House
Poetry and Fiction Prizes
Two prizes of $1,000 each, publication by Washington Writers Publishing House, and 50 author copies are given annually for a poetry collection and a short story collection or novel. Writers who live in...