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. Your ultimate guide to the best writing contests happening right now. If you're looking for fiction, poetry, essay, or genre contests, you'll find it here.
Writer’s Digest Popular Fiction Awards Writer’s Digest hosts the 15th Annual Popular Fiction Awards. This competition spotlights short fiction in 6 categories including romance, young adult, science fiction and horror. This is your chance to win $2,500 in cash, a spotlight about you in an upcoming issue, and a paid trip to our ever-popular Writer’s Digest Conference! Writer’s Digest has been shining a spotlight on up and coming writers in all genres through its Annual Writing Competition for more than 80 years. Enter our 88th Annual Writing Competition for your chance to win and have your work be seen by editors and agents! Almost 500 winners will be chosen.
New Writers Awards. Prize: The winning authors tour several colleges, giving readings, lecturing, visiting classes, conducting workshops, and publicizing their books. Each writer receives an honorarium of at least $500 from each college visited, as well as travel expenses, hotel accommodations, and hospitality.Author: Jerry B. Jenkins.