Weekend Scene: Writing Contests, Grants, & Awards from Poets & Writers

Jan. 7 / 17

Good Morning! The first Saturday of the year. I’m sure most of you have read Poets & Writers magazine and they have a section where you can enter writing contests, then grants and awards. You can enter poetry, essays, short stories, even novels. Here are several you can choose from and the best part is it won’t break your bank to enter.

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Sponsor and Award Entry Fee Genre Cash Prize Prize includes Application Deadline
Poets & Writers, Inc.
Maureen Egen Writers Exchange Award

Two prizes of $500 each are awarded annually to a poet and a fiction writer from a select state. Each winner also receives an all-expenses-paid trip to New York City to give a reading and meet with…

$0 Poetry, Fiction $500 Reading 1/9/17
Notting Hill Editions
Essay Prize

A prize of £20,000 (approximately $26,600) will be given biennially for an essay. Five runner-up prizes of £1,000 (approximately $1,330) will also be given. The winners will all be published in an…

$0 Creative Nonfiction $26,600 1/9/17
Unterberg Poetry Center
Discovery/Boston Review Poetry Prizes

Four prizes of $500 each and publication in Boston Review are given annually for a group of poems. Winners also receive transportation to and lodging in New York City to give a reading at the…

$12 Poetry $500 Reading, Publication 1/13/17
Virginia Commonwealth University
Cabell First Novelist Award

A prize of $5,000 is given annually for a first novel published during the previous year. The winner and the winner’s agent will also receive lodging and travel expenses to attend the First Novelist…

$0 Fiction $5,000 1/14/17
Colorado Review
Colorado Prize for Poetry

A prize of $2,000 and publication by the Center for Literary Publishing is given annually for a poetry collection. Susan Howe will judge. Submit a manuscript of 48 to 100 pages with a $25 entry fee ($28…

$25 Poetry $2,000 Publication 1/14/17
BkMk Press
Ciardi/Chandra Prizes

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 poetry or 125 to 300 pages of…

$25 Poetry, Fiction $1,000 Publication 1/15/17

This is just what you’ll find on the Poets & Writers website. To see even more, go to Click on Magazine and then you’ll see Grants & Awards. Click on that and there it is. There are many you can choose, but please take heed to the deadlines. Now you can begin your journey as a writer.



















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