Extended DEADLINE: October 12, 2020
This competition spotlights e-books 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 2021 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 Annual Self-Published E-book Awards.
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!
Susan Grunin is featured on cover article in the September 2020 edition of the Best of the Vine magazine.
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.
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
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/
Submissions open September 15, 2020
According to Book Awards Chairman Bruce Ballister, an “Earliest Bird” option will open on September 15th with a substantial discount to $65 per entry. On November 1st, the Early Bird special commences as usual, but the entry fee goes up to $75. This rate will continue to January 15th when we go back up to the standard fee of $95 for non-members and $75 for members. Helping on the Committee this year will be Kome Onokpise and Darryl Bollinger.
Last year’s award-winning books are available in the myFAPAstore .