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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 fellowship, which includes a stipend of $20,000, will be given annually to a writer of nonfiction (including creative nonfiction) working on a book relating to the literature, history, culture, or art...
|$0||Fiction, Creative Nonfiction||$20,000||3/15/13|
Loft Literary Center
Minnesota Emerging Writers’ Grant
Grants of up to $10,000 will be 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...
|$0||Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction||$10,000||10000||3/27/13|
Arrowhead Regional Arts Council
Fellowships and Grants
Individual Artist Fellowships of $2,500 to $5,000 are given annually to Minnesota writers, and Career Development Grants of up to $2,500 are given three times a year to Minnesota writers to pursue a...
|$0||Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction||$5,000||3/29/13|
Literary Blockbuster Challenge
A prize of $5,000 will be given annually to an unpublished or self-published novel that combines elements of literary and mainstream fiction. A second-place prize of $2,500 and a third-place prize of $1,...
Passaic County Community College
Paterson Fiction Prize
A prize of $1,000 is given annually for a novel or short story collection published in the previous year. Publishers may submit books published in 2012 by April 1. There is no entry fee. Send an SASE,...
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|