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.

BkMk Press

Cash Prize: $1,000
Entry Fee: $25
Application Deadline: 1/15/19
Genre: Poetry, Fiction

Two prizes of $1,000 each and publication by BkMk Press are given annually for a poetry collection and a short story collection. Submit a manuscript of 50 to 110 pages of...

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Permafrost

Cash Prize: $1,000
Entry Fee: $20
Application Deadline: 1/15/19

A prize of $1,000 and publication by University of Alaska Press is given in alternating years for a book of poetry, fiction, or nonfiction. The 2019 prize will be given for a...

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Ellen Meloy Fund

Cash Prize: $5,000
Entry Fee: $0
Application Deadline: 1/15/19

A prize of $5,000 is given annually to enable a creative nonfiction writer "whose work reflects the spirit and passions for the desert embodied in Ellen Meloy's writing" to...

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PRISM

Cash Prize: $1,150
Entry Fee: $31
Application Deadline: 1/15/19
Genre: Fiction

A prize of $1,500 CAD (approximately $1,150) and publication in PRISM is given annually for a short story. Submit a story of up to 6,000 words with a $40 CAD (...

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