Entering legitimate writing contests, big or small, is a great way to get your name out to the writing community and earn a few publication credits along the way. SincePushcart Press has been honoring authors published in small presses and including them in their world-famous anthology, The Pushcart Prize — Best of the Small Presses. Literary journal and magazine editors choose nominees from work that has been featured in their publications, whether the submission is a poetry or short story collection, poem, essay, or short story.
April 1 through May 31 each year. The Carrie McCray Awards feature four 4 genres: First Chapter of a Novel — 3, word limit. Short Fiction — 3, word limit.
Creative Nonfiction — 3, word limit. Poetry — submit up to three 3 poems, not to exceed 80 lines in total. The title and page number must appear on every page of the submission.
If the work has appeared in any capacity in print or online, we cannot accept it. Simultaneous submissions are welcome, but the editors request you inform them if the work is accepted elsewhere. SCWA retains first-time print publication rights until the anthology is published, after which the rights revert back to the author.
Multiple submission are encouraged. However, a reading fee must be submitted for each additional entry. Contestants who won or placed in a category cannot enter that same category the following year; anyone winning or placing in the Carrie McCray Memorial Awards for two 2 consecutive years is not eligible for one 1 year in any category.
Response Time Submitters should receive a response by the late summer. The publication date is late fall, during the annual SCWA conference. Judging All entries are read blind.The Florida Writers Association (FWA) is proud to honor its members with opportunities to receive recognition for their writing and for their service to the association.
Royal Palm Literary Award (RPLA) A prestigious writing competition for FWA adult members 30+ categories.
Although the competitions may be conducted by the FAW NSW state body or by its Branches, they are still open to the general public, unless stated to the contrary. You may also find some outstanding writing opportunities from other groups but FAW NSW takes no responsibility for competitions administered by other organisations.
The Writing Contests, Grants & Awards database includes details about the creative writing contests—including poetry contests, short story competitions, essay contests, awards for novels, and more—that we’ve published in Poets & Writers Magazine during the past year.
We carefully review the practices and policies of each contest before including it.
Congratulations and Thanks to all Entrants to the Laura Literary Awards. ‘A Man Alone’ by David Campbell and ‘Mr Takuma’ by Coco Huang have been included in the Award Winning Australian Writing Anthology..
Poetry and Prose sections Competition for now finalised, see Winners List below. 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 .
This competition is to acknowledge excellence in creative writing, open to any emerging writer residing in South Africa. Closes 30 April; winners announced 15 June