Writing Contests–December 2022

Below is a list of contests that I found in the November/December 2022 issue of Poets & Writers. I listed only the free contests with a deadline from the first of December. There are more contests out there, and I recommend you do an internet search for any contests for your particular type of writing. Some of them charge fees. Do research the guidelines and conditions of any contest you wish to enter.

A personal note:  I got my first publishing contract when I won honorable mention in a small local novel writing contest.

December 1

Langum Foundation

David J. Langun Sr. Prize in American Historical Fiction

Pushcart Press

Editors’ Book Award

December 30 & 31

Virginia Commonwealth University

Cabell First Novelist Award

American Library Association

W.Y. Boyd Literary Award

Before Columbus Foundation

American Book Awards

Black Caucus of the American Library Association

Literary Awards

Cleveland Foundation

Anisfield-Wolf Book Awards

Poetry Society of America

Four Quartets Prize

January 3—13

San Jose State University

Steinbeck Fellowships in Creative Writing

Leon Levy Center for Biography

Leon Levy Biography Fellowships

New Literary Project

Jack Hazard Fellowships

National Endowment for the Arts

Translation Projects Fellowship

French-American Foundation

Translation Prize