Emerging Writers / Deadline: May 15

The Emerging Writer’s Contest is open to writers of fiction, nonfiction, and poetry who have yet to publish or self-publish a book. Award includes publication, $2,000, review from Aevitas Creative Management, and a 1-year subscription for one winner in each of the three genres. The 2022 contest judges are Amelia Gray (Fiction), Chen Chen (Poetry), and Danielle...
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NEA Poetry Fellowship / Deadline: March 10

The National Endowment for the Arts Literature Fellowships program offers $25,000 grants in poetry to published creative writers that enable the recipients to set aside time for writing, research, travel, and general career advancement.  Applications are reviewed through an anonymous process in which the criteria for review are the artistic excellence and artistic merit of the...
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Guggenheim Poetry Fellowship / Deadline: December 5

The Guggenheim is collaborating with the Academy of American Poets to establish a year-long poet-in-residence position open to a contemporary poet with strong interest in public engagement beginning in January 2022. The selected poet-in-residence, with the Guggenheim’s public programs department, will design activations and experiences with poetry as an artistic form for the museum’s adult,...
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Sandy Crimmins National Prize for Poetry / Deadline: November 15

Philadelphia Stories is seeking poetry for the Sandy Crimmins National Prize for Poetry contest. First place features a $1,000 cash award. Three runners up will each receive a $250 cash award. The winning and runner up poems are published in the Spring issue. The poems and honorable mentions will appear online. The Crimmins Prize celebrates risk,...
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Color is Pride Call for Poetry / Deadline: May 16

Seeking Poets! Color is Pride: The True Colors Challenge is open for submissions through May 16, 2021, at 11:59 PM EST. Each of the 15 selected winners will receive a $2,000 prize as well as the opportunity to work directly with Moleskine on their Pride Month campaign throughout the month of June, the aim of...
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Poetry Society of America Awards / Deadline: Dec. 31

The Poetry Society of America is now accepting applications for their annual awards. They offer emerging and established poets recognition at all stages of their careers, including student poetry award and book awards for publishers. They are accepting applications for the Anna Rabinowitz Award, Student Poetry Award, Book Awards for Publishers, as well as individual awards.
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