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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|
K. Margaret Grossman Fiction Award
A prize of $1,000 and publication in Literal Lattéis given for a short story. All entries are considered for publication. Submit a story of up to 8,000 words with a $10 entry fee ($15 for two...
Lexi Rudnitsky/Editor's Choice Award
A prize of $1,000 and publication by Persea Books is given annually for a poetry collection by a U.S. poet who has published at least one book of poetry. The winner also receives a residency of two to...
Carolina Wren Press
A prize of $1,000 and publication by Carolina Wren Press is given biennially for a first or second book of poetry. Using the online submissions system, submit a manuscript of 48 to 72 pages with a $20...
Innovative Fiction Contest
A prize of $1,000 and publication in DIAGRAM is given annually for an innovative short story. Ben Marcus will judge. Submit a story of up to 10,000 words with a $15 entry fee by March 30. Send an...
International Book Prize
A prize of $1,000 and publication by Emergency Press is given annually for a book of poetry, fiction, or creative nonfiction. Special consideration is given to submissions that are multi-media or cross-...
|$20||Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction||$1,000||Publication||5/15/13|
Four Way Books
Levis Prize in Poetry
A prize of $1,000 and publication by Four Way Books is given biennially to a U.S. poet for a poetry collection. The winner will also be invited to participate in a reading in New York City. James...