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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.
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Ruby Irene Poetry Chapbook Prize
A prize of $1,000, publication in Arcadia, and 25 author copies will be given annually for a poetry chapbook. All entries will be considered for publication. Submit a manuscript of 15 to 40...
A prize of $1,500 and publication in Narrative is given annually for a poem or group of poems. All entries are considered for publication. The poetry editors will judge. Using the online...
Spring Story Contest
A prize of $2,500 and publication in Narrative is given annually for a short story, a short short story, an essay, or an excerpt from a work of fiction or creative nonfiction. A second prize of...
|$22||Fiction, Creative Nonfiction||$2,500||Publication||7/31/13|
Crab Orchard Series in Poetry
First Book Award
A prize of $2,000, publication by Southern Illinois University Press, and a $1,500 honorarium to give a reading at Southern Illinois University in Carbondale is given annually for a poetry collection. U....
University of North Texas Press
Katherine Anne Porter Prize
A prize of $1,000 and publication by University of North Texas Press is given annually for a collection of short fiction. Submit a manuscript of 100 to 200 pages with a $25 entry fee between May 1 and...
Pearl Poetry Prize
A prize of $1,000 and publication by Pearl Editions is given annually for a poetry collection. Fred Voss will judge. Submit a manuscript of 48 to 64 pages with a $25 entry fee by June 30. Send an SASE or...