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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.
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Lexi Rudnitsky First Book Prize
A prize of $1,000 and publication by Persea Books is given annually for a first book of poetry by a woman in the United States. The winner also receives a six-week, all-expenses-paid residency at the...
Poetry Society of the United Kingdom
National Poetry Competition
A prize of 5,000 (approximately $7,588) and publication in Poetry Review is given annually for a poem. The winner is also invited to read at the U.K.'s Ledbury Poetry Festival in July 2014. A...
A prize of $1,000 and publication by Perugia Press is given annually for a first or second book of poetry by a woman. Submit a manuscript of 48 to 85 pages with a $25 entry fee by November 15. Send an SASE...
Lena-Miles Wever Todd Poetry Prize
A prize of $2,000 and publication by Pleiades Press with distribution by Louisiana State University Press is given annually for a poetry collection by a U.S. poet. The winner is also invited to read at...
Editors' Book Award
A prize of $1,000 is given occasionally for a fiction or creative nonfiction manuscript that has been submitted to but not accepted by a commercial publisher. The award recognizes "worthy manuscripts...
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C. P. Cavafy Poetry Prize
A prize of $1,000 and publication in Poetry International is given annually for a single poem. The editors will judge. Submit up to three poems with a $15 entry fee ($3 for each additional poem...