background preloader

Writing Contests

Facebook Twitter

After 264 Haircuts, a Marriage Ends. Hillerman Prize. Writer Contest Rules. 1. No entry fee is required, and all rights in the story remain the property of the author. All types of science fiction, fantasy and dark fantasy are welcome. 2. By submitting to the Contest, the entrant agrees to abide by all Contest rules. 3. All entries must be original works, in English. Plagiarism, which includes the use of third-party poetry, song lyrics, characters or another person’s universe, without written permission, will result in disqualification. 4. 5. 6.

Entries submitted electronically must be double-spaced and must include the title and page number on each page, but not the author’s name. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. OR SEND YOUR ENTRY BY MAIL TO: L. Prose. | Challenges. CotW #64: Write about the most hilarious thing you have ever witnessed. The most eloquent, elegant, entertaining entry, ascertained by Prose, earns $100 and stays atop the Spotlight shelf for six straight days. Feel free to invite friends, distant family, even strange acquaintances to play this challenge with you anonymously. Please use #ProseChallenge #itslit for sharing online. It's record-breaking time. Together, we are going to break the world record for longest book. 100 word minimum. Black-out poetry! Day 4: Define boffola without looking up the definition. It happened in the library...

Tell a story through a list: 1) It can be broken by numbers or bullet points or commas or something else. 2) It can be a collection or sequence or whatever you want. 3) Winner gets 50 coins. Give us a little piece of your wisdom. Write the funniest insult you can think of. I'm giving you the power! I never would have married you if I'd known.... Short and sweet challenge. A long, long journey... 31 Free Writing Contests: Legitimate Competitions With Cash Prizes. Before you submit your work, run it through a grammar checker!

Here are several grammar checkers to choose from. When I was about 12, I saw an ad in a magazine for a poetry contest that sounded fancy and impressive, something like “International Library of Poetry.” I bled poetry at that age, so I crossed my fingers and sent in a poem I’d been slaving over for weeks. And, lo and behold, the people behind the contest quickly wrote back to tell me my poem had been selected as a winner! I was speechless with honor. Of course, I had to pay $50 if I wanted to see my work in print in the anthology, and I had to pay another $100 if I wanted the plaque. Even as a pre-teen, I sensed a scam. Sadly, not much has changed when it comes to companies trying to take advantage of writers who want a chance at recognition and maybe a little bit of money. So we’ve done the legwork for you. We found 32 reputable, well-reviewed, free writing contests for poets, fiction writers, essayists and more. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5.

Writing Contest: Novel Contest | Inkitt. Words & Brushes. The Diana Woods Memorial Award - Lunch Ticket. View the Current Winners & Finalists » Diana Woods About the Award Lunch Ticket is honored to serve as the host for the Diana Woods Memorial Award in Creative Nonfiction. Author Diana Woods exuded unwavering intellectual curiosity, pursuing and receiving secondary degrees in law, social work, political science, and most recently, creative writing. Diana was born on May 31, 1941 in Long Beach, California and passed on November 2, 2012 at the age of 71 from a recurrent battle with ovarian cancer.

The Diana Woods Memorial (DWM) Award in creative nonfiction was established in Diana’s memory by her family, friends, and the Antioch University Los Angeles MFA community. Twice each year an author of a work of creative nonfiction will be selected for the DWM award by a special guest judge. How to Submit Creative nonfiction authors are invited to submit an essay of up to 5,000 words on the subject of their choice to be considered for the DWM Award in creative nonfiction. Our Policy. The Diana Woods Memorial Award - Lunch Ticket.