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Does your kid love to crack and create secret codes? Open to all 50 states ages The Contest invites you to get outside and create original works of art, writing, photography, videography and music inspired by nature. The goal is to be as creative as possible. Enter in one of the categories: Art, Music, Video, Writing and Photos. If you are ages and you'd like to be published in this online magazine, you can submit an original work of poetry, fiction or non-fiction.

There is no entry deadline; submissions are accepted on an ongoing basis. No residence eligibility requirements are stated. Is there a place in this writers world for one like myself? Perhaps a writer lacking an idea? I love to write, but I am almost always of of ideas… Maybe you can let me know. Were do I find the legitmate ways to to get paid for entering contests? I would like to find work online and get paid weekly by check through the mail do you know of such?

Many are open worldwide, though, so good luck! I see you havent included the South African Writers college competition — held annually.. Send entries to Nichola sawriterscollege. Is there an URL with guidelines? Yes, the URL for the College is: R5, and R… and its free to enter..! Thanks for that and best wishes. Great List of Writing Contests!! Thank you very much for putting this together. As a aspiring beginner writer this is great place to decide,what contest to enter!

Folks might also want to check out Stories to Change the World, a short story contest for youth and adults about positive and possible futures. Deadline is approaching, check it out! And if you were to submit something previously published on Kindle or Smashwords or the like — could you take it down for a period and still be considered?

Some specify whether situations like self-publication are acceptable or not. That feels like a risky gamble that might get you in trouble. Thanks for posting this list. When it comes to short stories, I never think about competitions and always look for publications instead.

Thanks, Kelly, for this interesting article and list. One does have to watch out for scams and ineffective ways of publishing your work.

And entering legitimate writing contests sounds a lot more challenging and rewarding. When I was a college student, I had written some poems and essays, and was encouraged by friends to get them published. Learned my lesson to avoid being so vain. There are different fees listed on the site, as follows:. Sadly, there are all sorts of ways writers and wannabe writers can fall into the wrong hands, from scam competitions to content mills that pay pennies per word.

This site is a great place to start. I never sent in any money I was told I could win cash, and prizes, and my name can be in this analogy. Great list of resources for free contests. Appreciate the time it takes to curate such a list and so glad you shared it with us.

Is there any writing contest in Peabody and I never public a book but can I still enter the writing contest is there more writing contest for Peabody with out scams??? Thanks for chiming in, Cathy — good to know! This is well time for me and I am excited. I love to write as well! Its not childish and stupid. I work on it about every other day or when I get time. Could you experienced authors give me some tips?

Appreciate this list, my writing goal for this year- well, one of them, is to seek new writing and publishing opportunities and challenges.

We provide a contest where you get paid either way, so long as you make the cut. With the membership fee you can enter all of our contests at no charge. I have a short story of my stolen childhood.. It has touched a lot of ppl nd its very deep.. A lot of ppl who have read it has gained goose bumps nd a lot of others has related a lot to it..

I have councillors stating I should get it published as its very helpful to thoughts who have been through similar.. I write a lot about life nd the deeper I go with my words the more ppl feel it.. I have had a few ppl state they felt like it was happening to them the words stand out so much..

It would be a great honor if u could pls give me some advice on where or how to start.. If u could pls email me I will be an honour. Fiction and nonfiction writing contests Ready to share your novel or personal essay with the world? Tony Hillerman Prize Presented by St. Francis College Literary Prize This biannual prize honors mid-career writers who have recently published their third, fourth or fifth work of fiction.

See individual contest pages. Annually on December 1. Hektoen Grand Prix Essay Contest Hektoen International, an online journal dedicated to medical humanities, offers two prizes annually for essays of no more than 1, words in two categories. FutureScapes Writing Contest Want to change the world? Annually; deadline for is TBD. Poetry contests Curious about opportunities for poets? Annually on March 1. See individual prize pages.

Writing contests with multiple categories Some contests accept submissions in multiple categories, so you could submit a novella as well as a poem or other work. Annually; May 4, Where to find more legitimate, free writing contests Looking for more opportunities to submit your work to writing contests? Winning Writers A number of the contests found on our list came highly recommended by this site, which compiles some of the best free literary contests out there.

Are you planning to enter any writing contests this year? This post originally ran in February We updated it in April Kelly Gurnett Kelly Gurnett runs the blog Cordelia Calls It Quits and is growing her own freelance writing, editing and blogging empire day by day. Featured resource Creative Class Move from irregular client work and crappy pay to being a freelance leader in your field.

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They will be guests at the evening Celebration of Writing Reception. The Claremont Review - Contest in poetry and fiction for teens Commonwealth Essay Competition - For writers 18 and younger.

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On this page, you’ll find the web’s best and most updated selection of writing contests. If you’ve got a way with making your words come to life, try your hand at a poetry contest. If you’re a teen, there’s a special category of teen writing contests just for you. For everybody else, there. If you are a teenager who enjoys writing and would like a chance to share your writing with others, writing competitions offer this opportunity.

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Teen Writing Contests. New Youth Connections - A different writing prompt for each contest. You must be age to enter. Preference will be given to New York City area residents. At the editors' discretion, entries from outside the New York City area will be considered. $ maximum prize. In Our Own Teen Voice 5 and the artists will be credited and will receive one free copy of the book. To purchase In Our Own Voice , In Our Own Voice , In Our Own Teen Voice 3, In Our Own Teen Voice 4- go to our book catalogue page.