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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|
Cave Canem Foundation
Northwestern University Press Poetry Prize
A prize of $1,000 and publication by Northwestern University Press is given biennually for a second book of poetry by an African American poet. Parneshia Jones and Janice Harrington will judge. Submit...
A prize of $1,000, publication by New Michigan Press, and 25 author copies is given annually for a chapbook of poetry, fiction, creative nonfiction, or mixed-genre work. Ander Monson will judge. Submit a...
|$18||Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction||$1,000||Publication||4/1/13|
A prize of $1,000 and publication in Indiana Review is given annually for a poem. Nikky Finney will judge. Submit up to three poems with a $20 entry fee, which includes a subscription to ...
A prize of $1,000 and publication in the Ledge is given annually for a poem. Submit up to three poems of any length with a $12 entry fee ($3 for each additional poem) by April 30. Send an SASE,...
Marsh Hawk Press
A prize of $1,000 and publication by Marsh Hawk Press is given annually for a poetry collection. Charles Bernstein will judge. Submit a manuscript of 48 to 84 pages with a $20 entry fee by April 30. Send...
A prize of $1,000 and publication in the Pinch is given annually for a poem, short story, and an essay. Submit up to three poems or a short story or essay of up to 5,000 words with a $20 entry...
|$20||Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction||$1,000||Publication||3/1/13|