This issue’s Deadlines section lists a total of 121 contests with upcoming deadlines. Of these contests, 108 (89 percent) charge entry fees. The median entry fee is $20. The 81 organizations sponsoring these contests offer an estimated $489,910 in prize money; the median prize amount is $1,000. Nonprofit organizations make up only 22 percent of the total number of sponsors, yet they offer more than 60 percent of the total available prize money. 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.