'Tis the season for year-end "Best of" lists—as evidenced most recently by the New York Times Book Review, which published its list of "Ten Best Books of 2007" in last weekend's issue—and a couple of dictionaries are getting in on the action. The editors of this year's edition of New Oxford American Dictionary recently unveiled their pick for Word of the Year: "locavore," which means someone who eats locally grown food. And Merriam-Webster will announce its own Word of the Year this week. Wordsmiths voted for their favorite word from among twenty candidates on the Merriam-Webster Web site. The list includes "apathetic," "blamestormon," "eleemyosynary," "pugnacious," and "subpoena."
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.