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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|
A prize of $1,000 and publication in Indiana Review is given annually for a poem. Eileen Myles will judge. Submit up to three poems with a $20 entry fee, which includes a subscription to ...
Jeff Sharlet Award
A prize of $1,000 and publication in Iowa Review will be given annually for a work of poetry, fiction, or creative nonfiction by a U.S. military veteran or an active duty service member. Anthony...
|$15||Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction||$1,000||Publication||5/15/14|
Late Night Library
Two prizes of $1,000 each are given annually for a book of poetry and a book of fiction published in the previous year. The winners will also be featured on the Late Night Library podcast series. Authors...
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|
Lynx House Press
Blue Lynx Prize for Poetry
A prize of $2,000 and publication by Lynx House Press will be given annually for a poetry collection. Submit a manuscript of at least 48 pages with a $28 entry fee by May 15. Visit the website for...
Marsh Hawk Press
A prize of $1,000 and publication by Marsh Hawk Press is given annually for a poetry collection. Brenda Hillman will judge. Submit a manuscript of 48 to 84 pages with a $25 entry fee by April 30. Send an...