Free creative writing competitions

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.

Free creative writing competitions

The birds are singing, the flowers are almost blooming, and there are new opportunities for writers. With 50 to choose from, March is a great month for free writing contests. As always, every form and genre is represented. There are prizes for novel manuscripts, poetry, short stories, essays, works of nonfiction, children's books and more.

Some of these contests have age and regional restrictions, so be sure to check submission guidelines before submitting. For a month-by-month list of free contests see: You can also get a jump on next month's contests by checking that page periodically.

Plonsker Emerging Writer's Residency Prize.

Free creative writing competitions

Poetry - manuscript in progress. This competition is open to African American poets only. If you have already had a book published by Lotus Press, you are ineligible. However, inclusion in a Lotus Press anthology does not disqualify you. Poetry and short stories. Manuscripts should be no shorter than 20 pages and no longer than 40 pages.

This does not include the table of contents, title page, or identity statement. You may submit one chapbook in poetry and in prose. There should be no more than one poem per page.

Sponsored by the Baltimore Science Fiction Society. High school students living within miles of St.

Current FICTION Writing Contests

Open to Irish residents of the UK. Fiction on an Irish theme. Open to US citizens or permanent residents. Translation of book-length literary work from any language, except German, into English. Entries must have been published in the US in the past two years. Between 1, and 5, words.

Christopher Tower Poetry Competition. Open to UK students between years of age. Poetry, one poem, maximum 48 lines. Open to Grades Short story, and flash fiction, unpublished. A Canadian citizen or permanent resident; Under the age of 35 as of March 5, ; Previously published in an independently edited magazine or anthology; Unpublished in book form and without a book contract.

Poems must be set in St Paul, in the winter. Nantucket Directory Poetry Contest. Open to High School and College students. Original list of nature-saving rules.Search for writing contests in your genre Discover the finest writing contests of for fiction and non-fiction authors of short stories, poetry, essays and more.

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Opportunities for both experienced and aspiring writers to get published.

It's free to enter our creative writing contests. You could get published and win cash prizes. Check out free poetry contests and fiction competitions that are open right now. The Writing Contests, Grants & Awards database includes details about the creative writing contests—including poetry contests, short story competitions, essay contests, awards for novels, and more—that we’ve published in Poets & Writers Magazine during the past year.

We carefully review the practices and policies of each contest before. Creative Writing Contests and Free Poetry Contests Enter our current creative writing contests and become a published author or poet! Participation is free, and by entering, you will have the chance to be published on Creative Writing Now.

Writing contests let you express your creativity while winning great prizes. Writing contests have less competition than random-draw sweepstakes, making your odds of winning higher.

Try your hand at winning with this list of current creative writing contests . Our Writing Contests, Grants & Awards database offers a year’s worth of listings from Poets & Writers Magazine, and connects poets, fiction writers, and creative nonfiction writers with the most comprehensive selection of contests that provide publication and/or funding for writers.

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