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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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Marsh Hawk Press
A prize of $1,000 and publication by Marsh Hawk Press is given annually for a poetry collection. Mark Doty will judge. Submit a manuscript of 48 to 84 pages with a $25 entry fee by April 30. Send an SASE...
Three prizes of $1,000 each and publication in the Pinch are given annually for a poem, a short story, and an essay. Alex Lemon will judge in poetry, Leslie Pietrzyk will judge in fiction, and...
|$20||Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction||$1,000||Publication||3/15/16|
Poetry International Prize
A prize of $1,000 and publication in Poetry International is given annually for a poem. Sam Taylor will judge. Submit up to three poems with a $15 entry fee ($3 for each additional poem) by...
University of Utah Press
Agha Shahid Ali Prize in Poetry
A prize of $1,000, publication by University of Utah Press, and an all-expenses-paid trip to give a reading in the Guest Writers Series at the University of Utah is given annually for a poetry collection...
Emerging Poets Contest
A prize of $1,000 and publication in Boulevard is given annually for a group of poems by a poet who has not published a poetry collection with a nationally distributed press. The editors will...
Muriel Craft Bailey Award
A prize of $1,000 and publication in Comstock Review is given annually for a poem. Marge Piercy will judge. Submit a poem of up to 40 lines with a $5 entry fee by July 1. Visit the website for...