This issue’s Deadlines section lists a total of 126 contests sponsored by 97 organizations (56 of which are magazines and presses), offering an estimated total of $1,336,748.15 in prize money. As is typical, the median entry fee is $20. The chart below further breaks down the makeup of the organizations sponsoring contests.
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.