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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|
Cleveland State University
Poetry Center Prizes
Two prizes of $1,000 each and publication in the Cleveland State University Poetry Series are given annually for poetry collections. The First Book Prize is open to poets who have not published a book....
Cave Canem Foundation
A prize of $1,000 and publication by University of Pittsburgh Press is given annually for a first poetry collection by an African American poet. Terrance Hayes will judge. Using the online submission...
Three prizes of $1,000 each and publication in Florida Review are given annually for a group of poems, a short story, and an essay. The editors will judge. Submit three to five poems or up to 6,...
|$15||Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction||$1,000||Publication||3/17/14|
Arts & Letters Journal of Contemporary Culture
Arts & Letters Prizes
Three prizes of $1,000 each and publication in Arts & Letters Journal of Contemporary Culture are given annually for a group of poems, a short story, and an essay. Beth Gylys will judge in...
|$15||Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction||$1,000||Publication||3/24/14|
Loft Literary Center
Minnesota Emerging Writers' Grants
Grants of up to $10,000 are given annually to poets, fiction writers, and creative nonfiction writers who have lived in the state of Minnesota for at least one year. Writers who have published no more...
|$0||Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction||$10,000||3/28/14|
Antivenom Poetry Award
A prize of $2,000 and publication by Elixir Press is given for a first or second poetry collection. George Kalamaras will judge. Submit a manuscript of at least 48 pages with a $30 entry fee by March 31...