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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|
Academy of American Poets
James Laughlin Award
A prize of $5,000 is given annually for a second book of poetry by a U.S. poet. Copies of the winning book are purchased and distributed to approximately 5,000 members of the Academy of American Poets. U...
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 books published in 2013 by April 1. There is no entry fee. Send an SASE,...
A fellowship, which includes a stipend of $20,000, is given annually to a writer of nonfiction (including creative nonfiction) working on a book relating to the literature, history, culture, or art of...
|$0||Fiction, Creative Nonfiction||$20,000||3/15/14|
Arrowhead Regional Arts Council
Fellowships and Grants
Individual Artist Fellowships of $5,000 are given annually to Minnesota writers, and Career Development Grants of up to $3,000 are given twice a year to Minnesota writers to pursue a specific arts...
|$0||Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction||$5,000||4/25/14|
Wergle Flomp Humor Poetry Contest
A prize of $1,000 and publication on the Winning Writers website is given annually for a humor poem. Jendi Reiter will judge. Using the online submission system, submit one poem of any length by April 1...
Loft Literary Center
Minnesota Emerging Writers' Grants
Grants of up to $10,000 are given annually to poets, fiction writers, and creative nonfiction writers who have lived in the state of Minnesota for at least one year. Writers who have published no more...
|$0||Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction||$10,000||3/28/14|