Since its beginnings in 1992, the Sunken Garden Poetry Festval has taken its place as one of the premiere and best-loved venues for poetry in the country. Each summer, the festival features the top tier of American poets as well as emerging and student writers from the state and region. From its inception 20 year ago, the festival has given equal weight to the quality of text and the poet’s ability to deliver an engaging, powerful, and, yes, entertaining experience in the unique and magical theater of the Hill-Stead Museum's Sunken Garden.
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.