This issue’s Deadlines section lists a total of 67 contests with upcoming deadlines. Fifty-two (78 percent) of these contests charge entry fees ranging from $5 to $40. The median entry fee is $20. Together, the contests listed in Deadlines offer a total of $170,040 in available prize money (the median prize amount is $1,000) and are sponsored by 40 organizations. The charts below further break down the numbers behind Grants & Awards.
Find details about every creative writing competition—including poetry contests, short story competitions, essay contests, awards for novels, grants for translators, and more—that we’ve published in the Grants & Awards section of Poets & Writers Magazine during the past year. We carefully review the practices and policies of each contest before including it in the Writing Contests database, the most trusted resource for legitimate writing contests available anywhere.