This page lists literary awards and the websites to which these awards are linked. These awards vary widely in subject - ranging from fiction to criticism to poetry - and reading award-winning books can often inspire a creative writer about new directions in which to take his or her work.
You can find more literary award winners through the Library database NoveList. Once you're inside the database, click Award Winners on the right sidebar to be taken to a list of many different awards, including awards for teens' and children's fiction.
Most literary contests provide information about applying and submitting on their websites. Details like the requirements to apply, the money awarded, and any forms required for entry will be outlined on the literary contest website and should therefore be your first stop if you are considering applying for a literary contest. Some links with advice for successfully applying for a literary contest are below.
For an exhaustive list of international literary prizes by country, see Wikipedia's Literary Award Page.
Prizes awarded specifically for poetry: