Friday, November 21, 2014

125+ Writer Awards & Contests

Below are over 125 writer awards  and contests available to writers. Listed is the name of the organization and the website where information can be found about their offerings. An additional list of other awards/contests/grants will be shared -- with more details on each award -- next month.

Academy of Poets

Alice James Books

American Academy in Berlin

American Antiquarian Society

American Literary Review

American Poetry Review

American Scandinavian Foundation

Amy Lowell Traveling Scholarship

Arrowhead Regional Arts Council

Artist Trust

Asheville Poetry Review

Autumn House Press

Balcones Center for Creative Writing

Baton Rouge Area Foundation

Bellingham Review

Binghamton University

Black Balloon Publishing       


Boston Review          

Briar Cliff Review     

Brick Road Poetry Press

Brooklyn Film and Arts Festival       

California State University    

Carlow University      

Center for Book Arts 

Center for Fiction      

Chautauqua Institution          

Coffee-House Poetry 

Colorado Review       

Comstock Review      


Creative Nonfiction   


Dana Awards 


Ellen Meloy Fund      

Elixir Press     

Fence Books  

Fiction Collective Two          

Fine Arts Work Center          

Fish Publishing           

Flipped Eye Publishing          

Fordham University at Lincoln Center          

Fourteen Hills Press   

Gemini Magazine       

Gival Press     

Glimmer Train Press   

Griffin Trust   


Gulf Coast     

Hackney Literary Awards     

Harvard University    

Hurston/Wright Foundation  


Indiana Review

Iowa Review  

Lambda Literary Foundation 

Lascaux Review         

The Ledge Press         

Les Figues Press

Literal Latte   

Loft Literary Center  

Los Angeles Review c/o Red Hen Press       

Los Angeles Times     

Lotus Press     

Measure Press            

Mid-American Review          

Missouri Review        


National Federation of State Poetry Societies           

National Poetry Review Press           

New Criterion

New Issues Poetry & Prose   

New Ohio Review -   

New Rivers Press       

New South     

New York Public Library      

Nightboat Books c/o Kazim Ali Creative Writing Program

North American Review

Northern Colorado Writers    

Oberon Foundation    

Ohio State University Press   

Ohio University Press

Omnidawn Publishing           

Passaic County Community College 

PEN New England    

Persea Books  

Perugia Press  

Pleiades Press

Poetry Foundation     

Poetry Society of the United Kingdom         

Press 53          

Publishing Triangle    

Pulitzer Prizes            

Real Simple    

Red Hen Press           

Reed Magazine          

River Teeth    

Robert Frost Foundation       

Rubery Book Award 


San Jose State University      

San Miguel Writers Conference         

Schaffner Press          

Silverfish Review Press         


Southeast Missouri State University Press    

Southewest Review - Southern Methodist University          

Sow's Ear Poetry Review      

Sozopol Fiction Seminars      


Tampa Review           

Three Percent

Tony Quagliano International Poetry Fund   

Truman State University Press           

Tucson Festival of Books      

Tupelo Press   

University of Iowa Press

University of Louisville - English Department          

University of Massachusetts Press     

University of Notre Dame     

University of North Texas Press        

University of Pittsburgh Press           

University of Texas at Austin

University of Wisconsin Press - English Department

Walker Percy Center for Writing & Publishing         

Washington College   

Washington Writers' Publishing House         

Whitefish Review      

White Leaf Press        

Winning Writers         

Yale University Press 

Zocalo Public Square 

Zoetrope All Story     

Brian Feinblum’s views, opinions, and ideas expressed in this blog are his alone and not that of his employer, Media Connect, the nation’s largest book promoter. You can follow him on Twitter @theprexpert and emailhim at He feels more important when discussed in the third-person. This is copyrighted by BookMarketingBuzzBlog © 2014

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