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43 Writing Contests to Enter by March 1st, 2022

43 Writing Contests to Enter by March 1st, 2022

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43 Writing Contests to Enter by March 1st, 2022

by Writing Workshops Staff

5 months ago


43 Writing Contests to Enter by March 1st, 2022

Here is a list of 43 writing contests to enter right now with deadlines through March 1st, 2022! Get your submissions read and out into the world (and, if you're looking for a class in fiction, poetry, nonfiction, or screenwriting, we've got you covered):

Black Lawrence Press

Cash Prize: $1,000
Entry Fee: $27
Application Deadline: 1/31/22
Genre: Poetry, Fiction

A prize of $1,000, publication by Black Lawrence Press, and 10 author copies is given annually for a novel. The contest is open to traditional novels as well as “novels-in-...

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Ghost Story

Cash Prize: $1,000
Entry Fee: $15
Application Deadline: 1/31/22
Genre: Fiction

A prize of $1,000 and publication on the Ghost Story website and in the 21st Century Ghost Stories anthology is given twice yearly for a flash fiction piece with a...

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Stanford Libraries

Cash Prize: $5,000
Entry Fee: $50
Application Deadline: 1/31/22

Two prizes of $5,000 each are given biennially for books of fiction and nonfiction. The awards, cosponsored by the Stanford Libraries and the William Saroyan Foundation, are “...

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Poetry Northwest

Cash Prize: $1,000
Entry Fee: $0
Application Deadline: 1/31/22
Genre: Poetry

Two prizes of $1,000 each and publication in Poetry Northwest will be given annually for a single poem by an Indigenous poet. The winners will also receive an all-...

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New Millennium Writings

Cash Prize: $1,000
Entry Fee: $20
Application Deadline: 1/31/22

Four prizes of $1,000 each and publication in New Millennium Writings are given twice yearly for a poem, a short story, a work of flash fiction, and a work of creative...

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Money for Women/Barbara Deming Memorial Fund

Cash Prize: $1,500
Entry Fee: $25
Application Deadline: 1/31/22

Grants of up to $1,500 each are given in alternating years to feminist poets, fiction writers, and nonfiction writers who are citizens of the United States or Canada. This year...

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AKO Caine Prize for African Writing

Cash Prize: $13,794
Entry Fee: $0
Application Deadline: 1/31/22
Genre: Fiction

A prize of £10,000 (approximately $13,794) is given annually for a previously published short story by a writer of African descent. Shortlisted writers will receive £500 (...

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Masters Review

Cash Prize: $3,000
Entry Fee: $20
Application Deadline: 1/31/22
Genre: Fiction

A prize of $3,000 and publication in Masters Review is given twice yearly for a short story by an emerging writer. The winning story will also be reviewed by a select...

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Fish Publishing

Cash Prize: $1,164
Entry Fee: $21
Application Deadline: 1/31/22

A prize of €1,000 (approximately $1,164) and publication in the Fish Publishing anthology is given annually for a short memoir. The winner is also invited to give a reading at...

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Iowa Review

Cash Prize: $1,500
Entry Fee: $20
Application Deadline: 1/31/22

Three prizes of $1,500 each and publication in Iowa Review are given annually for works of poetry, fiction, and nonfiction. Using only the online submission system,...

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Crazyhorse

Cash Prize: $2,000
Entry Fee: $20
Application Deadline: 1/31/22

Three prizes of $2,000 each and publication in Crazyhorse are given annually for a poem, a short story, and an essay. Aimee Nezhukumatathil will judge in poetry, Venita...

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Southern Indiana Review

Cash Prize: $5,000
Entry Fee: $25
Application Deadline: 2/1/22
Genre: Poetry

A prize of $5,000 and publication by Southern Indiana Review Press is given annually for a poetry collection. Michael Waters will judge. Submit up to 100 pages of poetry (no...

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Poetry Center at Passaic County Community College

Cash Prize: $1,000
Entry Fee: $0
Application Deadline: 2/1/22
Genre: Poetry

A prize of $1,000 is given annually for a book of poetry published in the previous year. The winning poet is expected to participate in an awards ceremony, give a reading, and...

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Salem State University

Cash Prize: $1,000
Entry Fee: $10
Application Deadline: 2/1/22
Genre: Poetry

A prize of $1,000 and publication in Soundings East is given annually for a group of poems. Richard Hoffman will judge. Using only the online submission system, submit 8...

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Stadler Center for Poetry & Literary Arts

Cash Prize: $5,000
Entry Fee: $0
Application Deadline: 2/1/22

Two four-month residencies, which include a stipend of $5,000 each, at the Stadler Center for Poetry & Literary Arts at Bucknell University are given annually to fiction...

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WB Yeats Society of NY

Cash Prize: $1,000
Entry Fee: $15
Application Deadline: 2/1/22
Genre: Poetry

A prize of $1,000 and publication on the WB Yeats Society of NY website is given annually for a single poem. The winner is also invited to a ceremony in New York City in the...

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Slippery Elm

Cash Prize: $1,000
Entry Fee: $15
Application Deadline: 2/1/22

Two prizes of $1,000 each and publication in Slippery Elm are given annually for a poem and a short story or essay. Using only the online submission system, submit up to...

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Kansas City Public Library

Cash Prize: $10,000
Entry Fee: $0
Application Deadline: 2/1/22
Genre: Poetry, Fiction

A prize of $10,000 will be given in alternating years for a poetry collection or a novel by an author whose work “has demonstrated a commitment to social justice in America and...

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Ruminate

Cash Prize: $1,500
Entry Fee: $20
Application Deadline: 2/1/22
Genre: Fiction

A prize of $1,500 and publication in Ruminate is given annually for a short story. Using only the online submission system, submit a story of up to 5,500 words with a $...

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Poetry Center at Passaic County Community College

Cash Prize: $1,000
Entry Fee: $18
Application Deadline: 2/1/22
Genre: Poetry

A prize of $1,000 and publication in Paterson Literary Review is given annually for a single poem. The winning poet will also be invited to give a reading at the Poetry...

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American Short Fiction

Cash Prize: $1,000
Entry Fee: $17
Application Deadline: 2/1/22
Genre: Fiction

A prize of $1,000 and publication in American Short Fiction is given annually for a piece of flash fiction. Using only the online submission system, submit up to three...

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Schaffner Press

Cash Prize: $1,000
Entry Fee: $25
Application Deadline: 2/2/22

A prize of $1,000 and publication by Schaffner Press is given annually for a poetry collection, a novel, a short story collection, an essay collection, or a memoir that “deals...

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Milkweed Editions

Cash Prize: $10,000
Entry Fee: $0
Application Deadline: 2/12/22
Genre: Poetry

A prize of $10,000 and publication by Milkweed Editions is given annually for a poetry collection by a poet currently residing in Iowa, Michigan, Minnesota, North Dakota, South...

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New American Press

Cash Prize: $1,500
Entry Fee: $20
Application Deadline: 2/14/22
Genre: Poetry

A prize of $1,500, publication by New American Press, and 25 author copies is given annually for a poetry collection. Eduardo C. Corral will judge. Using only the online...

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Omnidawn Publishing

Cash Prize: $3,000
Entry Fee: $27
Application Deadline: 2/14/22
Genre: Poetry

A prize of $3,000, publication by Omnidawn Publishing, and 100 author copies is given annually for a first or second poetry collection. Mary Jo Bang will judge. Submit a...

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Hippocrates Prize

Cash Prize: $1,379
Entry Fee: $10
Application Deadline: 2/14/22
Genre: Poetry

A prize of £1,000 (approximately $1,379) and publication in the Hippocrates Prize anthology and as a video recording on the Hippocrates website is given annually for a single...

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Academy of American Poets

Cash Prize: $1,000
Entry Fee: $0
Application Deadline: 2/15/22
Genre: Poetry

A prize of $1,000 and publication by University of Arizona Press is given annually for a book of poetry originally written in Spanish by a living writer and translated into...

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Academy of American Poets

Cash Prize: $1,000
Entry Fee: $0
Application Deadline: 2/15/22
Genre: Poetry

A prize of $1,000 is given annually for a book of poetry translated from any language into English and published in the United States during the previous year. David Shook will...

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Furious Flower Poetry Center

Cash Prize: $1,000
Entry Fee: $15
Application Deadline: 2/15/22
Genre: Poetry

A prize of $1,000 and publication in Obsidian, the literary journal of Illinois State University, is given annually for a group of poems. The winner also receives a $500...

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Lorian Hemingway Short Story Competition

Cash Prize: $1,500
Entry Fee: $15
Application Deadline: 2/15/22
Genre: Fiction

A prize of $1,500 and publication on the competition website is given annually for a short story by a writer whose fiction has not appeared in a nationally distributed...

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Sarabande Books

Cash Prize: $2,000
Entry Fee: $29
Application Deadline: 2/15/22
Genre: Poetry, Fiction

Two prizes of $2,000 each and publication by Sarabande Books are given annually for collections of poetry and fiction. For the Kathryn A. Morton Prize in Poetry, submit a...

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Arrowsmith Press

Cash Prize: $1,000
Entry Fee: $20
Application Deadline: 2/15/22
Genre: Poetry

A prize of $1,000 will be given annually for a poetry collection published in English by a writer who is not a citizen of the United States. The winner will also receive an...

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Academy of American Poets

Cash Prize: $10,000
Entry Fee: $0
Application Deadline: 2/15/22
Genre: Poetry

A prize of $10,000 is given biennially for the translation into English of a significant work of modern Italian poetry published in the United States. Books by living...

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Hidden River Arts

Cash Prize: $1,000
Entry Fee: $20
Application Deadline: 2/20/22
Genre: Poetry

A prize of $1,000 and publication by Hidden River Press is given annually for a poetry collection. The editors will judge. Using only the online submission system, submit a...

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Sustainable Arts Foundation

Cash Prize: $5,000
Entry Fee: $20
Application Deadline: 2/25/22

Up to twenty awards of $5,000 each are given annually to poets, fiction writers, and creative nonfiction writers with children. Writers with at least one child under the age of...

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Tupelo Press

Cash Prize: $1,000
Entry Fee: $25
Application Deadline: 2/28/22
Genre: Poetry

A prize of $1,000 and publication by Tupelo Press is given annually for a poetry chapbook. Submit a manuscript of 20 to 36 pages with a $25 entry fee by February 28. All...

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Little Tokyo Historical Society

Cash Prize: $500
Entry Fee: $0
Application Deadline: 2/28/22
Genre: Fiction

A prize of $500 and publication in Rafu Shimpo and on the Discover Nikkei website is given annually for a short story that takes place in the Little Tokyo district of...

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Fish Publishing

Cash Prize: $1,164
Entry Fee: $16
Application Deadline: 2/28/22
Genre: Fiction

A prize of €1,000 (approximately $1,164) and publication in the Fish Publishing anthology is given annually for a short short story. The winner is also invited to give a...

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Austin Community College

Cash Prize: $1,500
Entry Fee: $0
Application Deadline: 2/28/22
Genre: Poetry, Fiction

Two prizes of $1,500 each are given annually for a poetry collection and a book of fiction published during the previous year. Authors or publishers may submit three copies of...

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Black Caucus of the American Library Association

Cash Prize: $1,000
Entry Fee: $0
Application Deadline: 2/28/22
Genre: Poetry, Fiction

Two prizes of $1,000 each are given annually for a poetry e-book and a fiction e-book by an African American writer self-published in the United States during the previous year...

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Association of Writers & Writing Programs

Cash Prize: $5,500
Entry Fee: $30
Application Deadline: 2/28/22

Two prizes of $5,500 each and publication by a participating press are given annually for a poetry collection and a short story collection. In addition, two prizes of $2,500...

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Red Hen Press

Cash Prize: $1,000
Entry Fee: $25
Application Deadline: 2/28/22

A prize of $1,000 and publication by Red Hen Press is given annually for a book of fiction or nonfiction by a writer who identifies as a woman. Melanie Conroy-Goldman will...

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University of Wisconsin

Cash Prize: $39,000
Entry Fee: $50
Application Deadline: 3/1/22
Genre: Poetry, Fiction

An academic year in residence, which includes a stipend of at least $39,000, at the University of Wisconsin in Madison is given annually to at least five writers working on a...

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Mississippi Arts Commission

Cash Prize: $5,000
Entry Fee: $0
Application Deadline: 3/1/22

Grants of up to $5,000 each are given in alternating years to Mississippi poets, fiction writers, and creative nonfiction writers. This year the fellowships will be offered in...

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Broadside Lotus Press

Cash Prize: $500
Entry Fee: $0
Application Deadline: 3/1/22
Genre: Poetry

A prize of $500 and publication by Broadside Lotus Press is given annually for a poetry collection by an African American poet. Submit two copies of a manuscript of 60 to 90...

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