The 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!
The 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.
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! 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!
$12 entry fee; critique option for an additional $13. Deadline: October 31, 2020
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
Through 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
$5,000 Fiction | $5,000 Nonfiction | $5,000 Poetry
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/.
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.
2021 St. Martin’s Minotaur/ Mystery Writers of America First Crime Novel Competition
The competition is open to any writer aged eighteen or older who has never been the author of any published novel (in any genre), as defined by the guidelines on the website, and who is not under contract with a publisher for publication of a novel. Authors of self-published works may enter, as long as the manuscript submitted is not the self-published work. Only one manuscript entry is permitted per writer. Murder or another serious crime or crimes must be at the heart of the story. If a winner is selected, Minotaur Books will offer to enter into its standard form author’s agreement with the entrant for publication of the winning manuscript and receive an advance against future royalties of $10,000. The winner will be recognized at the Edgar Awards Banquet in New York City in April 2021. Submissions must be received by 11:59 pm EST on January 1, 2021.
See complete guidelines here: https://mysterywriters.org/about-mwa/st-martins/
Your Story #108: Open for Entries
Prompt: Write the opening line to a story based on the photo prompt above. (One sentence only.) You can be poignant, funny, witty, etc.; it is, after all, your story.
Email your submission to email@example.com with the subject line “Your Story #108.”
No attachments, please. Include your name and mailing address. Entries without a name or mailing address with be disqualified.
Entry Deadline: November 16, 2020
See more details about this WD contest here…