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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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Creative Nonfiction Prize
A prize of $1,000 and publication on the Hunger Mountain website is given annually for a work of creative nonfiction. Submit a manuscript of up to 10,000 words with a $20 entry fee by September...
Journal of Experimental Fiction
Kenneth Patchen Award
A prize of $1,000 and publication by Journal of Experimental Fiction/Civil Coping Mechanisms is given annually for an innovative novel. James R. Hugunin will judge. Submit a manuscript of any...
First Book Award
A prize of $1,000 and publication by Kore Press is given annually for a poetry collection. Female-identified poets who have not published a book-length poetry collection or a chapbook with a print run...
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...
Pavement Saw Press
Transcontinental Poetry Award
A prize of $1,000, publication by Pavement Saw Press, and 50 author copies is given annually for a first or second poetry collection. Poets who have not published more than one collection, or who have...
PEN Center USA
Emerging Voices Fellowships
Fellowships of $1,000 each are given annually to emerging poets, fiction writers, and creative nonfiction writers from underrepresented communities who lack access to financial and creative support. Each...
|$10||Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction||$1,000||8/12/13|