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: DECEMBER 28, 2019. How to enter, visit

GCWA Officer at Large

Open GCWA Officers Positions

Officer at Large. The Officer at Large shall serve as an officer without portfolio; shall be available to assume the role of any other officer except the President for a short term until said office can be filled by appointment or election. The person serving in this position shall have no specific responsibilities but shall provide advice and counsel to the rest of the Executive Committee and shall have voting rights.

GCWA Secretary

Open GCWA Officers Positions

Secretary. The Secretary shall record minutes of Executive Committee meetings and business meetings of GCWA. The draft minutes shall be distributed to the Executive Committee within ten business days of the meeting. The Secretary shall prepare and distribute, following the annual business meeting, the report of election of new officers. The Secretary shall maintain GCWA archives of minutes, reports of other officers, business correspondence, Policies and Procedures, and amendments to the Constitution and Bylaws.

Masters Fall Fiction

Fall Fiction Award Judged by Anita Felicelli

The Fall Fiction Contest is NOW OPEN for submissions through November 30th! Submit your very best fiction up to 6,000 words for the chance to win $2,000 and publication in The Masters Review. Fifteen stories will be honored on our shortlist, with the winning three selected by Anita Felicelli!  Second and third place stories earn $300 and $200, respectively, publication, and correspondence from our judge. We want you to succeed, and we want your writing to be read. It’s been our mission to support emerging writers since day one.

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Self-published ebook awards

This competition spotlights ebooks in 8 categories including Contemporary Fiction, Romance, Fantasy, Science Fiction, Mystery/Thriller, Memoir, Young Adult and Nonfiction.

Here’s what you could win:

  • $5,000 in cash
  • A feature article about you and your book in the May/June 2020 issue of Writer’s Digest
  • A paid trip to the ever-popular Writer’s Digest Conference
  • AND more!

For the chance to earn the prestige you deserve and watch your career soar to new heights, enter Writer’s Digest’s Self-Published Ebook Awards.

Essay ContestWOW! Women On Writing Q4 2019 Creative Nonfiction Essay Contest

Deadline: July 31, 2019

Seeking creative nonfiction essays on any topic (200 – 1000 words) and in any style–from personal essay to lyric essay to hybrid and more! The mission of this contest is to reward bravery in real-life storytelling and create an understanding of our world through thoughtful, engaging narratives.

Electronic submissions via e-mail only; reprints are okay; simultaneous submissions okay; reprints okay; multiple submissions are okay as long as they are submitted in their own individual e-mail. Open internationally.

Limit: 300 entries.

Prizes (20 winners!):
1st Place: $500, publication, interview, and gift card good for one item from CreateWriteNow’s Store
2nd Place: $300, publication, interview, and gift card good for one item from CreateWriteNow’s Store
3rd Place: $200, publication, interview, and gift card good for one item from CreateWriteNow’s Store
7 Runners Up receive $25 Amazon Gift Cards, publication, interview, and gift card good for one item from CreateWriteNow’s Store
10 Honorable mentions receive a gift card good for one item from CreateWriteNow’s Store

Entry: $12 entry fee; critique option for an additional $13


Jacobs Writing


  • $50
  • A critique of your story ($75 value)
  • A consultation (30 min) about your story ($50 value)
  • An edit of your story ($75 value)
  • Marketing ideas for your story ($50 value)
  • Publication in the JWC newsletter, website, and Facebook page!!!


Guidelines for A Short Story Worth Reading Contest

A Short Story Worth Reading Contest is held three (3) times a year. The deadlines for entries are as follows: January first, May first, and September first. You may enter at any time and your entry will be placed into the proper queue. Your email submission to this contest means you agree to the following:

$5 entry fee per short story – three (3) stories maximum per person ($5 each).

​All entry fees paid through PayPal using the “friends and family” option – the email address for PayPal is

​1,500 words or less.

​Be sure to include a title and your name, email address, and phone number in your email submission.

Judges will NOT know who the entrants are and their decisions are final. Do NOT include any identifiers in your story.

​Email your story to– NO ATTACHMENTS – cut and paste your story into the body of the email.

​In the subject line of your email, put “A Short Story Worth Reading Contest.”

Stories are NOT judged on editing and formatting, but it doesn’t hurt to have a second pair of eyes review your story before submitting.

No previously published material.

U.S. English.​

Author retains copyright to their story.​

Contest is open to any resident of the USA.​

JWC employees are NOT eligible.​


Eyelands Book Awards

International book awards for published and unpublished books

Grand prize (published books): Five-day holiday in Athens plus a special handmade ceramic designed especially for Eyelands Book Awards and publication (excerpts) online on our website. Grand prize (unpublished books): Publication from Strange Days Books
Six more prizes one for each category of every section also win a a special handmade ceramic designed especially for Eyelands Book Awards
Certification document for every prize.
Final results are to be announced on December 20th 2018.
The award will be given in a special ceremony in Athens
Award Ceremony: 5th of May, 2019
Place: Polis Art café, Athens, Greece
Judges: Andriana Minou (poetry), Gregory Papadoyiannis (novels, novellas), Antonis Tsirikoudis (short stories) / Entry fee: $30

Closing: Tuesday, October 20, 2018 at midnight PST.
Submit your book or manuscript online or via snail mail with a $30.00 entry fee
Eligible submissions include: poetry, novellas, short story collections, novels.
Multiple submissions allowed (with a separate fee for each submission).
Simultaneous submissions allowed, but please notify us if full manuscript is accepted elsewhere. Finalists for every category to be announced on November, 20, 2018
Final results are to be announced on December, 20, 2018.
There are no restrictions regarding nationality
Participants must be 18 years old otherwise we need parents’ consent to accept the submission.
Manuscripts must be written in English.
There is no restriction about the form or style of writing. We prefer the pages to be numbered. Files should be uploaded as an MS Word document or PDF. Fill the entry form, copy and paste it in the body of your email.

Submit your manuscript to:  [or]
or send your book by post to: Chimarras 6, 74100, Rethymno, Crete, Greece