This issue’s Deadlines section lists a total of 118 contests, sponsored by 85 organizations, offering an estimated $2,709,243 in prize money. More than half of that money will be given to winners of writing fellowships awarded by the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation. Of the 118 contests, 106 (90 percent) charge entry fees (the median entry fee is $20), but those fee-charging contests offer only $275,993 (10 percent) of the total prize money.
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.