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Writing Contests


Writing contests offer writers the opportunity to earn recognition in the publishing field. Contest sponsors may submit their guidelines at Submit Your Announcement.

  • Deadline: December 14, 2018

    The Hurston/Wright Foundation is accepting submissions for the 2019 Legacy Awards for debut novel, fiction, nonfiction, and poetry.

    The Hurston/Wright Legacy Award TM honors the best in Black literature in the United States and around the globe. Introduced in 2001, the Legacy Award was the first national award presented to Black writers by a national organization of Black writers. Legacy Award honorees are selected in a juried competition and celebrated at a ceremony each October.

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