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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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Poetry Society of America
Alice Fay Di Castagnola Award
A prize of $1,000 and publication by the Poetry Society of America is given annually to a manuscript-in-progress of poetry. Previously published work may be included. Submit a manuscript of up to 15...
Short Story Contest
A prize of $1,000 and publication in Moment is given annually for a short story with Jewish subject matter. All entries are considered for publication. Submit a story of up to 7,000 words with a...
Short Story Collection Competition
A prize of $1,000 and publication by Dzanc Books is given annually for a short story collection. Submit a manuscript of any length with a $20 entry fee by December 31. Visit the website for complete...
San José State University
Steinbeck Fellowship in Creative Writing
A one-year residency at San José State University, which includes a stipend of $10,000, is given annually to a fiction writer or a creative nonfiction writer. The resident will give one public reading...
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A prize of $2,000 and publication by the Center for Literary Publishing is given annually for a poetry collection. Stephen Burt will judge. Submit a manuscript of 48 to 100 pages with a $25 entry fee,...
K. Margaret Grossman Fiction Award
A prize of $1,000 and publication in Literal Latté is given annually for a short story. The editors will judge. All entries are considered for publication. Submit a story of up to 8,000 words...