Found these Contests online and thought I’d share them for any interested.
You can win $15,000 and publication by the University of Pittsburgh Press with this prize, awarded for a collection of short fiction.
You may submit an unpublished manuscript of short stories, two or more novellas or a combination of novellas and short stories. Your total word count should be between 150 and 300 typed pages.
Have you ever had a “eureka” moment? If you have, and you can write a compelling personal essay about it in no more than 1,500 words, you may be able to win $3,000 in Real Simple’s annual essay contest.
Deadline: Annually; 2016 deadline has not yet been announced.
Presented by Lee & Low Books, an award-winning children’s book publisher, this award is given for a previously unpublished children’s picture book manuscript (of no more than 1,500 words) written by a writer of color.
The winner receives $1,000 cash and a standard publication contract. You may submit up to two manuscripts.
Deadline: Submissions must be postmarked by September 30 each year.
Presented by the Chicago Tribune, this award presents $3,500 to one grand prize winner, $1,000 to four finalists and $500 to five runners-up for a short fiction story of less than 8,000 words.
You may submit up to two short stories, but note that your name must not appear anywhere on your submission as the process is anonymous.
Deadline: Annually; the 2016 deadline was January 31.
Quick links on this page:
- regular poetry competitions
- prestigious poetry contests offering substantial monetary prizes
- annual poem competitions
- poetry competitions for young writers and children
- one-off poetry competitions
- other poetry competition lists
- closed contests – a history for reference
- user comments
Last updated 2nd February 2017
Below you will find details of many national and international poetry competitions, contests, awards and prizes from all over the world, including Australia, Canada, England (and the rest of the UK), Ireland and the USA. There are competitions suitable for poets of all ages and levels of capability.
If you run a poetry competition and would like your contest to be included in the lists below, please contact me providing all of the following information (please don’t just send me a link – give the full details requested below in an email):
- How often you will be running the contest (eg, annually, quarterly, one-off)
- The name of your poetry competition
- A link to your website
- The country you are based in
- Closing date
- The date you announce winners
- Maximum word count or lines of poetry
- Entry fee
- Top prize
- Any other details, including how winning writers’ poems will be published and any limitations regarding style, theme etc
If you spot any mistakes, incorrect information or broken links on this page, please feel free to contact me – I do my best to fix any problems quickly.