All Contests, Grants, and Residencies
Contests, Grants, and Residencies

Calls for Submissions March 2023

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Each month we curate a list of contests, fellowships, and other writing opportunities with approaching deadlines. Opportunities will be posted in the month prior to their deadlines, so that you have ample time to submit your work or applications.

Fiction Contests

Arts & Letters Fiction Prize
Eligibility: All writers
Prize: $1,000 + publication
Entry fee: $20
Deadline: March 31, 2023

Restless Books Prize for New Immigrant Writing
Eligibility: First-generation American author with a nonfiction debut
Prize: $10,000 and publication by Restless Books
Deadline: March 31, 2023

Nonfiction Contests

Hazel Rowley Prize
Eligibility: First-time biographers writing in English
Prize: $5,000 + an agent’s reading of the manuscript + a year’s membership in BIO
Entry fee: $25
Deadline: March 1, 2023

Matthew Power Literary Reporting Award
Eligibility: Early-career nonfiction writers
Prize: $12,500
Deadline: March 2, 2023

Ida B. Wells Fellowship
Eligibility: Journalists of color
Prize: $25,000 + mentorship + additional funds for traveling, reporting, and the Investigative Reporters and Editors Conference
Deadline: March 12, 2023

Susan Atefat Prize in Creative Nonfiction
Eligibility: All writers
Prize: $1,000 + publication
Entry fee: $20
Deadline: March 31, 2023

Poetry Contests

Lexi Rudnitsky Editor’s Choice Award
Eligibility: Poets who have previously published at least one full-length book of poems and are citizens or residents of the U.S.
Prize: $2,000 + publication
Entry fee: $30
Deadline: March 7, 2023

Rumi Prize in Poetry
Eligibility: All poets
Prize: $1,000 + publication
Entry fee: $20
Deadline: March 31, 2023

Translation Contests

Raiziss/de Palchi Fellowship
Eligibility: Translators with an English translation of Italian poetry published in the U.S.
Prize: $25,000
Deadline: March 1, 2023

Banipal Prize for Arabic Literary Translation
Eligibility: Translators with works published between April 1, 2022 and March 31, 2023
Prize: £3,000
Deadline: March 31, 2023

Writing Fellowships & Residencies

National Endowment for the Arts Creative Writing Fellowships
Eligibility: Fiction and creative nonfiction writers with substantial publications from Jan 1, 2016-Mar 8, 2023 (see eligibility for details)
Prize: $25,000
Deadline: March 8, 2023