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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|
National Book Prize in Poetry
A prize of $5,000 is given every three years for a recently published poetry collection by a writer living outside New England who has published at least one previous book of poetry. The winner also...
Tennessee Williams/New Orleans Literary Festival
A prize of $1,500 and publication in Louisiana Literature is given for a short story. The winner also receives an all-expenses-paid trip to attend the 2014 New Orleans Literary Festival and to...
Eco Arts Awards
Prize in Literature
A prize of $1,000 is given annually for a poem, a short story, or an essay that addresses the theme of ecology. Alan Leslie Combs and David Vaux will judge. Using the online submission system, submit a...
|$30||Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction||$1,000||11/18/13|
Fellowships of $7,500 are awarded biennially to Washington State poets, fiction writers, and creative nonfiction writers. Students enrolled in a degree-granting program are ineligible. Submit up to 12...
|$0||Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction||$7,500||1/13/14|
University of East Anglia
David T. K. Wong Fellowship
A one-year residential fellowship at the University of East Anglia in Norwich, which includes a £26,000 (approximately $42,133) stipend, is given annually to a fiction writer for a work that "deals...
Writers & Books
Gell Poetry Prize
A prize of $1,000 and publication by Big Pencil Press is given annually for a poetry collection. The winner also receives a weeklong residency at the Gell Center of the Finger Lakes in Bristol Valley,...