“There’s no money in poetry, but then there’s no poetry in money, either.”–Robert Graves


Glimmer Train Press

Very Short Fiction Award

Deadline: April 30, 2017

Entry Fee: $16


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A prize of $2,000, publication in Glimmer Train Stories, and 10 copies of the prize issue is given twice yearly for a very short story. Using the online submission system, submit a story of 300 to 3,000 words with a $16 entry fee by April 30. Visit the website for complete guidelines.





Georgia Review

Loraine Williams Poetry Prize

Deadline: May 15, 2017

Entry Fee: $15


A prize of $1,000 and publication in the spring issue of Georgia Review is given annually for a poem. The editors will judge. Submit a poem of any length with a $15 entry fee (there is no fee for current subscribers) between April 1 and May 15. All entries are considered for publication. Visit the website for complete guidelines.

The Writing Contests, Grants, & Awards Database at P&W

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—published in Poets & Writers Magazine during the past year.  P&W reviews  the  practices  and policies  of  each  contest  before  including it, making it one of the most trusted resources for legitimate writing contests available anywhere.

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