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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|
Maryland State Arts Council
Individual Artist Awards
Fellowships of $1,000 to $6,000 are given annually on a rotating basis to Maryland poets, fiction writers, and playwrights. The 2013 awards will be given in fiction. Maryland residents who have lived in...
Massachusetts Cultural Council
Grants of $7,500 each are given biennially to Massachusetts poets, fiction writers, and creative nonfiction writers. Using the online submission system, submit up to 15 pages of poetry or 25 pages of...
|$0||Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction||$7,500||1/30/12|
Prize for Memoir in Prose or Poetry
A prize of $500 and publication in Memoir Journal is given twice yearly for a memoir in the form of a poem, a short story, or an essay. The editors will judge. Using the online submission system...
|$0||Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction||$500||Publication||8/16/12|
Fil Prize in Romance Languages
A prize of $150,000 is given annually to honor a poet, a fiction writer, or a creative nonfiction writer who writes in Catalan, French, Galician, Italian, Portuguese, Roumanian, or Spanish. The prize is...
|$0||Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction||$150,000||6/22/13|
A prize of $500 is given annually for a short short story published during the current year. Stories published “in any print or electronic publication designed for public display” are eligible. Jacob...
Mississippi Arts Commission
Literary Artist Fellowships
Grants of up to $5,000 each are given in alternating years to Mississippi poets, fiction writers, and creative nonfiction writers. This year the fellowships will be offered in creative nonfiction. Using...
|$0||Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction||$5,000||3/1/13|