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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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Black Warrior Review
Three prizes of $1,000 each and publication in Black Warrior Review are given annually for a single poem, a short story, and a work of nonfiction (including creative nonfiction). Kate Durbin...
|$15||Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction||$1,000||Publication||9/1/13|
Bear Deluxe Magazine
Doug Fir Fiction Award
A prize of $1,000, publication in Bear Deluxe Magazine, and a residency of up to 14 weeks at the Sitka Center for Art and Ecology in Oregon is given annually for a short story relating to the...
Santa Cruz Writes
Morton Marcus Memorial Poetry Contest
A prize of $1,000 and publication in phren-Z, an online literary journal, will be given annually for a poem. The winner will also be invited to give a reading at the fourth annual Morton Marcus...
Saturday's Child Press
Short Story Award
A prize of $1,000 and publication in Saturday's Child Magazine will be given twice annually for a short story by a woman or a translation into English of a short story by a woman. Translators of...
Poetry and Prose Awards
Two prizes of $1,000 each and publication in Slippery Elm will be given annually for a poem and a short story or an essay. All entries will be considered for publication. Mary Biddinger will...
|$15||Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction||$1,000||Publication||9/13/13|
Hidden River Arts
William Van Wert Fiction Award
A prize of $1,000 and publication in Hidden River Review is given annually for a short story or a novel excerpt. Using the online submission system, submit up to 25 pages of fiction with a $17...