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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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Off the Grid Press
A prize of $1,000 and publication by Off the Grid Press is given annually for a poetry collection by a poet over the age of 60. Tam Lin Neville and Bert Stern will judge. Submit a manuscript of 60 to 80...
Red Hen Press
Benjamin Saltman Poetry Award
A prize of $3,000 and publication by Red Hen Press is given annually for a poetry collection. Mark Doty will judge. Submit a manuscript of at least 48 pages with a $25 entry fee by August 31. Call or...
Crook’s Corner Book Prize Foundation
A prize of $1,000 will be given annually for a debut novel published in the United States in the preceding two years and set in the American South. The winner will also be entitled to receive a free...
New Measure Poetry Prize
A prize of $1,000 and publication by Parlor Press in the Free Verse Editions series is given annually for a poetry collection. Carolyn Forché will judge. Using the online submission system, submit a...
Nicholas Schaffner Award for Music in Literature
A prize of $1,000 and publication by Schaffner Press will be given annually for a work of fiction or creative nonfiction that "deals in some way with the subject of music and its influence." Submit a...
|$25||Fiction, Creative Nonfiction||$1,000||Publication||9/1/13|
Snake Nation Press
Serena McDonald Kennedy Award
A prize of $1,000 and publication by Snake Nation Press will be given annually for a novella or short story collection. Submit a novella of up to 50,000 words or a short story collection of up to 200...