Early – Bird Deadline: May 5, 2017
You are a literary genius. When someone starts reading your work, they can’t seem to stop. You leave them hanging on every last word. But are you getting the accolades you deserve for your writing?
If national prestige, $5,000 in cash, an announcement on the cover of Writer’s Digest and these great prizes are what you’re looking for, enter the Writer’s Digest Annual Writing Competition. For more than 80 years, talented writers of all genres have been celebrated in this renowned competition. And this year, the spotlight could be on YOU.
Enter your best work in up to 9 categories, including Memoir/Personal Essay, Rhyming Poetry, Genre Short Story (Mystery, Romance, etc) and more!
If you’re ready to watch your writing career soar, enter your best work in the Writer’s Digest Annual Writing Competition today!
In celebration of our love for short, but powerful fiction, we’re thrilled to be hosting our first ever flash fiction contest! Submit stories 1000 words or less before May 31, 2017. [more]
Start a new chapter in your writing career
Deadline: May 1, 2017
Each word of your self-published book represents the countless hours of work and dedication you put in. Now that your vision has been published, it’s time to celebrate.
Enter the Writer’s Digest Self-Published Book Awards, and you could be on your way to the Writer’s Digest Annual Conference with $8,000 and a spotlight in the magazine bragging about your win!
Winning the Writer’s Digest Self-Published Book Awards could lead to a new chapter in your career and give you validation as a self-published author.
FAPA President’s Book Awards
Recognizing book publishing excellence and creativity in design, content, and production
The Florida Writers Association (FWA) is proud to honor its members with opportunities to receive recognition for their writing and for their service to the association. (Most of these are for members only)
Competitions & Awards
A Curated List of Creative Writing Competitions, Contests and Awards
Opportunities for experienced and aspiring writers to get published.
Creative Writing Competions in 2017
Here are 31 reputable, well-reviewed, free writing contests for poets, fiction writers, essayists and more. Some legitimate contests do charge a small entry or “reading” fee, but often a fee can be a red flag for a scam, so you may want to stick to free contests — and there are certainly enough of them.
31 Free Writing Contests: Legitimate Competitions With Cash Prizes
THE DREAMQUESTONE POETRY & WRITING CONTEST is open to anyone who loves expressing innermost thoughts and feelings into the beautiful literary art of poetry and/or writing a story that is worth telling everyone. Guidelines: (1) Write a poem, thirty lines or fewer on any subject, form or style. And/or (2) Write a short story, five pages maximum length, single or double line spacing, on any subject or theme, fiction, nonfiction or creative nonfiction. Multiple entries are accepted. Prizes: Writing First Prize is $500; Second: $250; Third: $100. Poetry First Prize: $250; Second: $125; Third: $50. Entry fees: $5 per poem/$10 per story. Postmark deadline: AUGUST 15, 2017. How to enter, visit: http://www.dreamquestone.com