Poets! There are almost two weeks left to submit to the following poetry contests and grants, given for single poems, full-length manuscripts, and short samples of work. Each contest has a deadline of Thursday, August 31, and offers a prize of at least $1,000.
Aesthetica Creative Writing Award: A prize of £1,000 (approximately $1,290) and publication in Aesthetica will be given annually for a poem. The winner will also receive a subscription to Granta, books courtesy of Bloodaxe Books and Vintage Books, and a full membership to the Poetry Society in London. The editors will judge. Entry fee: $15
Black Lawrence Press St. Lawrence Book Award: A prize of $1,000 and publication by Black Lawrence Press is given annually for a debut collection of poems or short stories. The editors will judge. Entry fee: $25
New Guard Poetry Contest: A prize of $1,500 and publication in the New Guard is given annually for a poem. Mark Doty will judge. Entry fee: $20
Snake Nation Press Violet Reed Haas Prize for Poetry: A prize of $1,000 and publication by Snake Nation Press is given annually for a poetry collection. Entry fee: $25
Sustainable Arts Foundation Writing Awards: Twenty awards of $5,000 each are given annually to poets, fiction writers, and creative nonfiction writers with children. Writers with at least one child under the age of 18 are eligible. Entry fee: $15
Utica College Eugene Paul Nassar Poetry Prize: A prize of $2,000 is given annually for a poetry collection published in the previous year by a resident of upstate New York. The winner will also give a reading and teach a master class at Utica College in April 2018. Entry fee: 0
Visit the contest websites for complete guidelines and submission details. Check out our Grants & Awards database and Submission Calendar for more upcoming contests in poetry, fiction, and nonfiction.