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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|
Three prizes of $1,500 each and publication in New Letters are given annually for a group of poems, a short story, and an essay. Submit three to six poems or up to 8,000 words of prose with a $...
|$15||Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction||$1,500||Publication||5/18/14|
New England Poetry Club
Daniel Varoujan Award
A prize of $1,000 is given annually for a poem in honor of Daniel Varoujan, an Armenian poet killed in the genocide in Turkey in 1915. Submit a poem with a $10 entry fee by May 31. Send an SASE, e-mail,...
Travel Writing Contest
A prize of $1,000 and publication in Nowhere will be given annually for a fiction or nonfiction story by a writer with "a powerful sense of place in their writing." Sam Moulton will judge....
|$15||Fiction, Creative Nonfiction||$1,000||6/15/14|
Northern Colorado Writers
Creative Nonfiction Contest
A prize of $1,000 and publication in the Northern Colorado Writers anthology Pooled Ink is given annually for a work of creative nonfiction. Laura Pritchett will judge. Submit an essay or...
National Poetry Review Press
A prize of $1,000 and publication by National Poetry Review Press is given annually for a poetry collection. C. J. Sage will judge. Submit a manuscript of 45 to 80 pages with a $25 entry fee by June 30....
Nuclear Age Peace Foundation
Barbara Mandigo Kelly Peace Poetry Award
A prize of $1,000 and publication on the Nuclear Age Peace Foundation website is given annually for a poem that explores "positive visions of peace and the human spirit." Submit two copies of up to three...