WNBA contestThe 2020 WNBA Writing Contest is now open!
Deadline December 1, 2020

Do you want to show the world your writing?
Does the chance to win a cash prize and to get published excite you?
Then enter the 2020 WNBA Writing Contest!
We want to read your creative writing.
You can enter your work in four categories: fiction, creative nonfiction, flash prose, and poetry.

WNBA members receive a 25% discount on the submission fee, so join or renew now!

We can’t wait to read your work and hear your voice!

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Vic Larson

Vic Larson

Ask me what I DO and I’ll tell you I’m retired. Ask me what I AM and I’ll say that I’m a writer. I’ve been writing either professionally or as a hobby since college at the University of Illinois where I wrote for the school newspaper. If I could do it all over again I’d pursue a degree in Communications or Journalism.  When I became a writer, and then manager, of a Corporate Writing Services department in the Chicago area I joked when interviewing potential employees that I wouldn’t give myself my old job back with my degree in Medical Technology. As I told my wife the day I got my writing position, “I think I just ruined a perfectly good hobby.” And indeed, writing from nine to five is a job like any other. But I fully understood how difficult it is to make a living as a freelancer or novelist.

After twenty-seven years I left that job and moved to Port Charlotte Florida.  I now write daily, developing posts for two of my own blogs. I also post frequent movie reviews to a third site. I am Webmaster for the Port Charlotte Garden Club and Outreach For World Hope, a non-profit that rescues starving Guatemalan children. I enter contests, write reviews for new or favorite local businesses, and currently have a piece being considered for a podcast at Walt Disney World Magazine. Other than that, I live on a steady diet of rejections and M&Ms. You can find my writing at https://viclarson.blogspot.com, and movie reviews at https://www.vixflixreview.com.

GCWA 2021 Writing Contest

GCWAThe GCWA Writing Contest is now open for entries.
Deadline: January 31, 2021

Writing Contest is open to GCWA members and the public — adults 18 and over, youth 11 to 17.
Enter as many times as you want in each of the four categories.

FOUR CATEGORIES
Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Children’s Stories

Prizes for each category:
FIRST PRIZE ($100 cash)
SECOND PRIZE ($50 cash)
THIRD PRIZE ($25 cash)

Guidelines and Entry forms are available here.

WOW flash fiction

FALL 2020 FLASH FICTION CONTEST

Deadline: 11/30/2020

OVERVIEW:

WOW! hosts a (quarterly) writing contest every three months, and has done so since 2006. The mission of this contest is to inspire creativity, great writing, and provide well-rewarded recognition to contestants. The contest is open globally; age is of no matter; and entries must be in English. We are open to all styles and genres of flash fiction, although we do encourage you to take a close look at our guest judge for the season (upper right hand corner) if you are serious about winning. Please make sure you download our Contest Terms & Conditions PDF below for complete guidelines. Get creative, and let’s have some fun! Remember, we only allow for 300 entries, so enter early to ensure your spot. We look forward to reading your work!

WORD COUNT:

Maximum: 750
Minimum: 250

OPEN PROMPT!

That’s right, this is your chance to shine, and get creative. You can write about anything, as long as it’s within the word count and fiction. If you’re feeling inspired, write something new, or dig out those stories you started way back when and tailor them to the word count.

We’re open to any style and genre. So, get creative, and most of all, have fun.

Click to Download the FALL 2020 FLASH FICTION Contest Terms & Conditions PD

https://www.wow-womenonwriting.com/contest.php#FlashFictionContest

WOW! is proud to introduce our newest essay contest! The mission of this contest is to inspire creative nonfiction and provide well-rewarded recognition to contestants. The contest is open globally; age is of no matter; and entries must be in English. Your story must be true, but the way you tell it is your chance to get creative. We are open to all styles of essay—from personal essay to lyric essay to hybrid essay, and beyond! Please make sure you download our Contest Terms & Conditions PDF below for complete guidelines. Get creative and let’s have some fun! We look forward to reading your work!

WORD COUNT:

Maximum: 1000
Minimum: 200

$12 entry fee; critique option for an additional $13. Deadline: October 31, 2020

TOPIC:

OPEN TOPIC!

You can write about any subject you want to explore, as long as it’s within the word count and nonfiction. If you’re feeling inspired, write something new, or dig out those essays you started way back when and tailor them to the word count.

Click to Download the CREATIVE NONFICTION ESSAY CONTEST Terms & Conditions PDF

http://www.wow-womenonwriting.com/contest.php#EssayContest

Submit to Pure Slush Anthology

birthThrough 2020, 2021 and into 2022, Pure Slush is planning a 12-volume anthology series, looking across the Lifespan.

Submissions for Birth Lifespan Vol. 1 opened 5th September 2020, and will close on November 16th 2020.

This is a unique opportunity to contribute works that take characters across the arc of their whole life, whether prose or poetry, fiction or non-fiction.

Deadline November 16, 2020

Guidelines

Missouri Review Editors’ Prize

Editors Prize

30th Annual Jeffrey E. Smith Editors’ Prize

$5,000 Fiction | $5,000 Nonfiction $5,000 Poetry 

**CONTEST OPEN**

DEADLINE: October 1, 2020

Winners will be announced in early 2021.

The Missouri Review has opened our 30th annual Jeffrey E. Smith Editors’ Prize, which awards $5000 each to winners in fiction, poetry, and nonfiction. We’ll be open for submissions until October 1st, and welcome writers of all levels to submit.

In addition to $5000, winners in each genre will have their winning piece published in our spring issue, and will be honored with a reading in spring of 2021. All submissions are considered for publication and runners-up and finalists for the prize are often published in the Missouri Review or, in the case of poetry, as part of our Poem of the Week online feature.

We pride ourselves on focusing on the quality of the writing first and foremost—our allegiance is to finding and supporting strong work. Past winners have ranged from emerging writers to ones with established writing careers. We are particularly excited to let the writers at Gulf Coast Writers Association know about this opportunity, in hopes that we may see some of their work.

We do accept submissions online or by mail (postmark deadline is October 1) and the winners will be announced in January of 2021.

For the second year, we are offering two options for entry fees. $25 is our standard entry fee, which includes a 1-year digital subscription to TMR and Strange Encounters: Stories from the Missouri Review. $30 is our All Access option, which includes the same goodies as the standard option, plus full access to our ten-year archive, complete with print and audio versions of TMR.

You can find out more about the contest through our website: https://www.missourireview.com/contests/jeffrey-e-smith-editors-prize/.

 

Kaleidoscope Writing Contest

Kaleidoscope

 

Our latest writing contest – In the Year 2025 has a cutoff of 10/9.  There is $100 for the top winner.  All winners – grand prize winner, runner up, and honorable mention are featured on the Winning Stories page of our website and social media with their bio, picture and social media.  Show us what you’ve got.  https://www.kaleidoscopewojo.com/writing-opportunities

We never require a fee to submit!

 We continue to find ways to recognize and encourage the writers that submit to us.

2020 Craft Flash Fiction Contest

CNF flash fiction

2020 CRAFT Flash Fiction Contest
Open: September 1 to November 1, 2020
Judged by Leesa Cross-Smith

Welcome back to our annual flash fiction contest for unpublished stories up to 1,000 words!

Guest judge Leesa Cross-Smith will select three winning stories and each winning writer will be awarded $1,000, publication, a bundle of the Rose Metal Press Field Guides, and more. We have an editors’ choice round, too!

Submit Here