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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|
Tony Quagliano International Poetry Fund
A prize of $1,000 will be given biennially to an experimental or avant-garde poet. Poets who have published at least one book or 20 poems in five or more journals or anthologies may submit four copies of...
The Winter Anthology
A prize of $1,000 and publication in the Winter Anthology will be given annually for a group of poems or a poetry collection, a single story or essay, or a full-length novel, novella, or...
|$10||Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction||$1,000||Publication||1/15/13|
Two prizes of $1,000 each and publication in Tusculum Review are given annually for a poem and a short story. Nate Pritts will judge in poetry, and Kate Bernheimer will judge in fiction. Submit...
Trustees of the Robert Frost Farm
Frost Farm Prize
A prize of $1,000 and publication in Evansville Review is given annually for a poem written in a metrical form. The winner also receives an invitation to read at the Hyla Brook Reading Series at...
The Writer’s Center
Emerging Writer Fellowships
Three fellowships are given annually to poets, fiction writers, and creative nonfiction writers. Fellows who live within a 250-mile radius of the center receive a $250 honorarium each, and others receive...
|$0||Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction||$250||Reading||4/12/13|
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,...