College Creative Writing Contests

How To Become A Writer
$10 Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction $1, 000 Publication
Hunger Mountain
Creative Nonfiction Prize

A prize of $1, 000 and publication on the Hunger Mountain website is given annually for a work of creative nonfiction. Submit an essay of up to 10, 000 words with a $20 entry fee by September 10.

$20 Creative Nonfiction
University of Wisconsin Press
Brittingham and Felix Pollak Prizes

Two prizes of $1, 000 each and publication by University of Wisconsin Press are given annually for poetry collections. Submit a manuscript of 60 to 90 pages with a $25 entry fee by September 15. Send an...

$25 Poetry
Les Figues Press
NOS Book Contest

A prize of $1, 000 and publication by Les Figues Press is given annually for an innovative book of poetry, fiction, or creative nonfiction. Cross-genre collections are also eligible. Fanny Howe will judge...

Farmingdale State College
Paumanok Poetry Award

A prize of $1, 500 and travel and lodging expenses to give a reading at Farmingdale State College is given annually for a group of poems. Submit three to five published or unpublished poems totaling no...

$1, 500 Reading
Red Mountain Press
Poetry Prize

A prize of $1, 000 and publication by Red Mountain Press is given annually for a poetry collection. Submit a manuscript of 48 to 72 pages with a $30 entry fee ($27 for electronic submissions) by September...

$27