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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|
Arts & Letters
Arts & Letters Prizes
Three prizes of $1,000 each and publication in Arts & Letters are given annually for a group of poems, a short story, and an essay. Carol Frost will judge in poetry, Kate Christensen will...
|$20||Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction||$1,000||Publication||3/31/16|
Ashland Poetry Press
Richard Snyder Publication Prize
A prize of $1,000, publication by Ashland Poetry Press, and 50 author copies is given annually for a poetry collection. Andrew Hudgins will judge. Submit a manuscript of 64 to 96 pages with a $25 entry...
Association of Writers & Writing Programs
Two prizes of $5,500 each and publication by a participating press are given annually for a poetry collection and a short story collection. In addition, two prizes of $2,500 each and publication by a...
|$0||Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction||$5,500||Publication||2/28/16|
International Poetry Competition
A prize of $1,000 and publication in Atlanta Review is given annually for a poem. Dan Veach will judge. Submit a poem of any length by mail with a $5 entry fee ($3 for each additional poem), or...
Australian Book Review
Elizabeth Jolley Short Story Prize
A prize of $7,000 AUD (approximately $5,040) and publication in Australian Book Review is given annually for a short story. A second-place prize of $2,000 AUD (approximately $1,440) and a third-...
Banipal Trust for Arab Literature
Saif Ghobash Banipal Prize for Arabic Literary Translation
A prize of £3,000 (approximately $4,470) is given annually for a book of poetry or fiction translated from Arabic into English and published for the first time in English during the previous year....