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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. Stephen Dunn will judge in poetry, Kyle Minor will judge...
|$20||Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction||$1,000||Publication||3/31/15|
Bird Runner Wildlife Refuge
Jan Garton Prairie Heritage Book Award
A prize of $1,000 will be given annually for a book of poetry, fiction, or creative nonfiction published in the previous year that "illuminates the heritage of America's mid-continental prairies."...
|$0||Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction||$1,000||4/30/15|
Flash Fiction Prize
A prize of $1,000 and publication in Lascaux Review is given annually for a work of flash fiction. Previously published and unpublished stories are eligible. Submit a story of up to 1,000 words...
Prime Number Magazine Awards
Three prizes of $1,000 each and publication in Prime Number Magazine will be given annually for a poem, a work of short fiction, and a work of creative nonfiction. Alan Michael Parker will judge...
|$15||Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction||$1,000||Publication||3/31/15|
Three prizes of $1,000 each and publication in Sonora Review are given annually for a poem or group of poems, a short story, and a micro-essay. Rusty Morrison will judge in poetry, Stuart Dybek...
|$15||Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction||$1,000||Publication||5/15/15|
A prize of $1,150 and publication by Leapfrog Press is given annually for a short story collection, a novel, or a novella. Mark Brazaitis and the editors will judge. Submit via e-mail a manuscript of at...