Grants, Awards, and Contests:
Be sure to READ ALL FINE PRINT when submitting to a contest or grant. There may be lengthy exclusivity clauses that would affect future publication. Make sure you know what you’re signing up for. **I do not endorse any of these contests or grants; I am simply putting these lists in one place. I will pull a calendar together…eventually.
Poets & Writers magazine’s listing of grants and awards: https://www.pw.org/grants
Writer’s Digest: http://www.writersdigest.com/competitions/writing-competitions
National Endowment for the Arts annual program: http://arts.gov/grants-individuals/creative-writing-fellowships/grant-program-description
Creative Writing Contests: http://writingcontests.wordpress.com/
Stephanie Smith: http://www.stephiesmith.com/contests.html *Stephanie has done all the grunt work and put together a detailed spreadsheet of major contests. Thanks, Stephanie!
Be a Better Writer: http://www.be-a-better-writer.com/creative-writing-contests.html *This page hasn’t updated in a while
Writers Views: http://writersviews.com/writing-contests.php
Swirl Awards: http://www.swirlawards.com/
Women on Writing: http://www.wow-womenonwriting.com/contest.php
Coffee and Cream Publishing: http://www.coffeeandcreampublishing.com/guidelines
Lee and Low Books New Voices Award: http://www.leeandlow.com/p/new_voices_award.mhtml