Writing Contests, Grants & Awards

The Writing Contests, Grants & Awards database includes details about the creative writing contests—including poetry contests, short story competitions, essay contests, awards for novels, and more—that we’ve published in Poets & Writers Magazine during the past year. We carefully review the practices and policies of each contest before including it. Ours is the most trusted resource for legitimate writing contests available anywhere.

National Endowment for the Arts

Cash Prize: $25,000
Entry Fee: $0
Application Deadline: 1/13/21

Grants of up to $25,000 each are given annually to translators of poetry and prose from any language into English. Applicants must have published, alone or in collaboration, at...

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French-American Foundation

Cash Prize: $10,000
Entry Fee: $0
Application Deadline: 1/14/21

Two prizes of $10,000 each are given annually for translations from French into English of a book of fiction and a book of nonfiction (including creative nonfiction) published...

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Autumn House Press

Cash Prize: $500
Entry Fee: $25
Application Deadline: 1/15/21
Genre: Poetry, Fiction

Two prizes of $500 each and publication by Autumn House Press will be given annually for a debut poetry collection and a debut book of fiction by writers who are 36 years old...

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