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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|
Wergle Flomp Humor Poetry Contest
A prize of $1,000 and publication on the Winning Writers website is given annually for a humorous poem. Jendi Reiter will judge. Using the online submission system, submit one poem of any length by April...
Southeast Missouri State University Press
Cowles Poetry Book Prize
A prize of $2,000, publication by Southeast Missouri State University Press, and 30 author copies is given annually for a poetry collection. Submit a manuscript of 48 to 100 pages with a $25 entry fee by...
A Room of Her Own Foundation
Two prizes of $1,000 each and publication by Red Hen Press are given annually for a poetry collection and a book of prose by women writers. The winners also receive $1,000 each for promotional and travel...
|$20||Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction||$1,000||Publication||4/1/15|
Antivenom Poetry Award
A prize of $1,000 and publication by Elixir Press is given annually for a first or second poetry collection. Nicholas Samaras will judge. Submit a manuscript of at least 48 pages with a $30 entry fee by...
Glimmer Train Press
A prize of $1,500, publication in Glimmer Train Stories, and 20 copies of the prize issue is given twice yearly for a short story about families of all configurations. Using the online...
Cleveland State University
Poetry Center Prizes
Two prizes of $1,000 each and publication by the Cleveland State University Poetry Center are given annually for poetry collections. The First Book Prize is open to poets who have not published a full-...