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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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Teachers & Writers Collaborative
A prize of $1,000 and publication in Teachers & Writers Magazine is given annually for an essay that relates to creative writing education or literary studies. Susan Orlean will judge....
Tennessee Williams/New Orleans Literary Festival
A prize of $1,000 and publication in Louisiana Cultural Vistas is given annually for a group of poems. The winner will also be invited to give a reading at the 2013 Tennessee Williams/New...
Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley Award for Imaginative Fiction
A prize of $1,000 and publication in Rosebud Magazine is given annually for a short story. Submit a previously unpublished story of up to 4,500 words with a $10 entry fee ($15 to receive a copy...
Short Fiction Prize
A prize of $1,000 and publication in the Chariton Review is given annually for a short story. Submit a story of up to 5,000 words with a $20 entry fee, which includes a copy of the prize issue,...
Short Story Collection Contest
A prize of $1,500 and publication by Georgetown Review Press will be given annually for a short story collection or one or more novellas. Submit a manuscript of 150 to 300 pages with a $25 entry fee by...
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...