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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|
Unterberg Poetry Center
"Discovery"/Boston Review Poetry Prizes
Four prizes of $500 each and publication in Boston Review are given annually for a group of poems. Winners also receive transportation to and lodging in New York City to give a reading at the...
Bronx Council on the Arts
Grants of $3,000 each are given annually to poets, fiction writers, and creative nonfiction writers who reside in the Bronx in New York City. Winners must complete a one-time public service activity....
|$0||Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction||$3,000||1/27/13|
Tennessee Arts Commission
Individual Artist Fellowships
Up to three grants of $5,000 each are given annually to poets, fiction writers, and creative nonfiction writers who are financially compensated for their work as professional artists. Residents of...
|$0||Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction||$5,000||1/28/13|
North Carolina Writers Network
Thomas Wolfe Fiction Prize
A prize of $1,000 is given annually for a short story. The winning story is considered for publication in Thomas Wolfe Review. Submit two copies of a story of no more than 12 pages with a $25...
Academy of American Poets
Harold Morton Landon Translation Award
A prize of $1,000 is given annually to a U.S. citizen for a translation of a book of poetry from any language into English published in the United States during the previous year. Collaborations by two...
Iowa Review Awards
Three prizes of $1,500 each and publication in Iowa Review are given annually for works of poetry, fiction, and creative nonfiction. Mary Jo Bang will judge in poetry, ZZ Packer in fiction, and...
|$20||Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction||$1,500||Publication||1/31/13|