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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|
Prize in Short Fiction
A prize of $1,000 and publication in Lascaux Review is given annually for a short story. Submit a story of up to 10,000 words with a $10 entry fee by December 31. Previously published stories are...
Tupelo Quarterly Prose Contest
A prize of $1,000 and publication in Tupelo Quarterly is given annually for a work of fiction or nonfiction (including creative nonfiction). Using the online submission system, submit up to 15...
|$20||Fiction, Creative Nonfiction||$1,000||Publication||12/1/15|
Red Hen Press
Graphic Novel Award
A prize of $1,000 and publication by Red Hen Press is given annually for a graphic novel. Kate Gale will judge. Submit a manuscript of 75 to 200 pages with a $25 entry fee by October 31, 2016. Call or...
African Poetry Book Fund
Sillerman First Book Prize
A prize of $1,000 and publication by University of Nebraska Press and Amalion Press in Senegal is given annually for a debut poetry collection by a poet who was born in Africa, is an African national or...
A prize of $1,000 and publication on the Highfield Press website will be given quarterly for an essay on a theme, inspired by a photo posted on the press's website for each contest. The theme for the...
A prize of $1,000, publication by Kore Press, and 20 author copies will be given annually for a memoir or essay collection by a female-identified writer. Using the online submission system, submit a...