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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|
Black Warrior Review
Three prizes of $1,000 each and publication in Black Warrior Review are given annually for a single poem, a short story, and a work of nonfiction (including creative nonfiction). Kate Durbin...
|$15||Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction||$1,000||Publication||9/1/13|
Beyond Baroque Literary Arts Center
A prize of $1,000 is given annually for a poem. Winners and finalists are invited to read their poems at Beyond Baroque in October. Nick Flynn will judge. Submit up to three poems of no more than 40...
Ohio Arts Council
Individual Excellence Awards
Grants of $5,000 are awarded biennially to Ohio poets, fiction writers, and creative nonfiction writers. Writers who have been residents of Ohio for one year prior to the application deadline and are not...
|$0||Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction||$5,000||9/1/13|
Summer Writers' Contest
A prize of $1,000 and publication in Wag's Revue is given twice yearly for a poem or group of poems, a short story, or an essay. All entries are considered for publication. The editors will...
|$0||Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction||$1,000||Publication||8/31/13|
Sustainable Arts Foundation
Five awards of $6,000 each will be given twice yearly to poets, fiction writers, and creative nonfiction writers with children. Five Promise Awards of $1,000 each will also be given twice yearly to poets...
|$0||Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction||$6,000||8/31/13|
Snake Nation Press
Violet Reed Haas Prize for Poetry
A prize of $1,000 and publication by Snake Nation Press will be given annually for a poetry collection. Submit a manuscript of 50 to 75 pages with a $25 entry fee by August 31. E-mail or visit the...