Creative Capital Grants

Prize: $50,000, Advisory and Development Services

Application: Letter of Inquiry

Deadline: March 1

Reference: Creative Capital Grants


Ellen Meloy Fund for Desert Writers

Prize: $3,000

Application: Online Application Form, Adobe PDF file with Biographical Statement, Project Title and Description, 10-page Writing Sample

Deadline: January 15

Reference: Ellen Meloy


Missouri Review: Jeffrey E. Smith Editors' Prize

Prize: $5,000

Application: Writing Sample, Entry Fee

Reference: Missouri Review Contests

Persea Books

Prize: Publication (of book), $1,000, Residency

Application: Writing Sample, Application Fee

Deadline: March 1

Reference: Persea Books Prizes


Prizes for Emerging Writers


Prize: $4,000, Publication

Deadline: June 15


University of Iowa Press

Prize: Publication

Deadline: April for Poetry, September 30 for Fiction

Reference: Short Fiction Award

Academy of American Poets First Book Award

Prize: $5,000, One-month residency, Publication

Application: Application form, Entry Fee, Manuscript

Reference: First Book Award

Deadline: September 1

The Yale Series of Younger Poets

Prize: Publication and Royalties

Deadline: November 15

Genre: Poetry

Reference: Younger Poets Rules

*Visit Poets & Writers for a longer list of prizes.