Contests for Writers

A Woman's Write

Features literary contests for women, with submission rules and guidelines.

Amazon Breakthrough Novel Award

International competition for first novels in General Fiction and Young Adult Fiction; prize is a publishing contract with Penguin. Contains FAQ and submissions by category for Kindle download.

APEX Awards

Presenting an annual competition for writers and editorial staff.

Arizona Authors Association

Writing competition open for unpublished poems, short stories, essays and novels.

Association of Writers and Writing Programs

Fosters development of people with literary talents through contests and award series.

Bulwer-Lytton Fiction Contest

Annual bad fiction writing contest that honors the memory of 19th century writer Edward George Earl Bulwer-Lytton.

Daniel Singer Millennium Prize Foundation

Annual original essay writing contest aims to foster socialist ideas.

Freelance Writing: Writing Contests

Researches and lists latest writing contests with sponsor, criteria, deadline, prizes, and entry fee.

Next Top Spiritual Author Competition

Allows visitors to vote for the audio/video spiritual book pitches of numerous aspiring authors, with the final prize being a publishing contract and promotion package.

Sarabande Books - Poetry and Short Fiction Contests

Annual poetry contest open to US citizens. Site provides submission guidelines as well as answers to frequently asked questions.

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