Writing Contests, Grants and Awards for Poets and Writers

Writing Contests, Grants and Awards for Poets and WritersWriters and authors trying to build their platform, gain exposure and generate revenue from their work(s) continually look for opportunities to participate in writing contests or competitions with their articles and books.  Such events provide a vehicle to have your materials critically evaluated by professionals and readers while also getting valuable exposure. Even if you do not win, you have a chance for people to view your articles and books and start to recognize your name. This personal branding can lead to future sales and writing opportunities or jobs.

Here are several useful resources for identifying contests in various genres:

Creative Writing Contests

Hay House Insights Nonfiction Writing Contest

Hunger Mountain Creative Nonfiction Prize

Poets and Writers


The SurvivalBlog Writing Contest

Writers Digest Competition Entries

About Robert W. Lucas

Bob Lucas has been a trainer, presenter and adult educator for over four decades. He who has written hundreds of articles on training, writing, self-publishing and workplace learning skills and issues. He is also an award-winning author who has written thirty-seven books on topics such as, writing, relationships, customer service, brain based learning and creative training strategies, interpersonal communication, diversity, and supervisory skills. Additionally, he has contributed articles, chapters and activities to eighteen compilation books. Bob retired from the U.S. Marine Corps in 1991 after twenty-two years of active and reserve service.
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