Winning a writing contest can bring you recognition and help get your work noticed by agents and editors. Our Writing Contests, Grants & Awards database offers a year’s worth of listings from Poets & Writers Magazine, and connects poets, fiction writers, and creative nonfiction writers with the most comprehensive selection of contests that provide publication and/or funding for writers.

We also offer a Submission Calendar that includes writing contests arranged by deadline date, as well as Recent Winners, a section from the magazine that features newly announced contest winners.

We carefully review the practices and policies of each writing competition and awards program before including it in our listings, ensuring that it is the most trusted resource for legitimate grants and awards for writers.

Other Resources

PEN American Center’s database, Grants and Awards Available to American Writers, can be found on its website and is available through a subscription. The Foundation Center offers an online directory of grants. Also, your state or local arts council provides grants for writers.

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