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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|
Two prizes of $10,000 each are given annually for translations from French into English of a book of fiction and a book of nonfiction (including creative nonfiction) published during the previous year. A...
|$0||Fiction, Creative Nonfiction||$10,000||12/31/13|
PEN American Center
PEN/E. O. Wilson Literary Science Writing Award
A prize of $10,000 is given annually for a book of literary nonfiction on the subject of physical or biological sciences published during the previous year. Writers must be permanent U.S. residents or...
San José State University
Steinbeck Fellowship in Creative Writing
A one-year residency at San José State University, which includes a stipend of $10,000, is given annually to two to three fiction writers or creative nonfiction writers. The fellows will give one public...
|$0||Fiction, Creative Nonfiction||$10,000||Reading, Residency||1/2/14|
National Endowment for the Arts
Grants of $12,500 and $25,000 each are awarded annually to translators of poetry and prose who are working on specific translations of published works from any language into English. Applicants must have...
|$0||Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction||$12,500||12/9/13|
Ballymaloe International Poetry Prize
A prize of €10,000 (approximately $13,492) and publication in the Moth is given annually for a poem. A second-place prize of €2,000 (approximately $2,698) and a third-place prize of €1,000 (...
PEN American Center
PEN/Robert W. Bingham Prize
A prize of $25,000 is given annually for a debut novel or short story collection published in the United States during the previous year. Writers must be U.S. residents. Submit three copies of a book...