Author signing the title page of the novel Once Upon A River

Contests & Awards

AWP sponsors six contests, and also provides an extensive listing of literary grants, awards, and publication opportunities available from organizations and publishers throughout North America. Our own contests include the AWP Award Series, the George Garrett Award, the Small Press Publisher Award, the Intro Journals Project, the Kurt Brown Prizes, and the National Program Directors’ Prize.

Looking for contest deadlines? View the Writer's Calendar.