Grants & Awards: Your Guide to Writing Contests


Each issue of Poets & Writers Magazine features literary writing contests with upcoming deadlines. We carefully review the practices and policies of each writing contest before including it, and we’ve done so for more than twenty years. Ours is the most trusted and established resource for legitimate writing contests available anywhere. Read More

Submission Calendar

Use our handy calendar to schedule your submissions to writing contests, grants, and other literary awards. Read More

Recent Winners

For more than twenty years, we’ve celebrated the winners of writing contests by announcing their achievements in our pages. And knowing which writers have won the latest awards can help you decide which writing contests are best for your work. Read More

Conferences & Residencies

Looking to meet up with agents and editors? To join a supportive writing community? Or to find the perfect environment to fuel your writing practice? Each issue of Poets & Writers Magazine features conferences and colonies, residencies and retreats whose application deadlines are drawing near. Read More