Posts Tagged ‘competitions’

UK based #writing #contests

December 2, 2012 Leave a comment

I came a great site today that lists writing competitions. Some have entry fees, some not.

Click here for details.

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Writing Contests: Where to Find Them

October 17, 2011 2 comments

Writing contests are a great way to get noticed, especially if they’re free. There are quite a few of those around. If I do apply to a fee based one, one thing I do is to check to see if the prize money is at least twenty times the fee. Here’s a good site I often use. Do the research before applying. In other words, don’t sue me. 🙂

Contests for Writers

August 3, 2011 Leave a comment
  • Memoir in Prose or Poetry. Click here for details.
  • Golden Heart Awards from the Romance Writers of America.  Click here for details.
  • Mystery Writers of America. Click here for details.

South Asian Literature Prize

Prize is US $50,000. Deadline May 15, 2011. Books pertaining to the South Asian region should have been published between Jan 1, 2010 and Dec 31, 2010. Click here for details.

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Flash Fiction Contest

Write a story between 500-800 words where every single word is absolutely essential to the story. There should be nothing superfluous. First prize $100. Click here for details.

New Writing Contest

Rewrite a story of your choice in 3000 words or less. Pick any author, any genre. Twist it to your heart’s desire. Click here for details.

Travel Writing Competition

April 23, 2011 Leave a comment

You could win £1000 for the ‘Just Back’ article of the year, hosted by The Telegraph. That’s for the best article of the year. Every week you stand to win £200 in the currency of your choice.

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Short Stories from Asia/ Africa: “Outcasts” Anthology

April 11, 2011 Leave a comment

Short stories are invited from writers from Africa and Asia. To be part of an anthology.

Deadline is 30th May 2011.
Topic – Outcasts (contemporary or historical, adult audience)
Length – 3000-5000 words

You can expect remuneration of some sort. Details not specified.

Click here for details.

Humor Writing Contest

Humor writer, Cris Cohen, claims to be so shocked that King of Humor Dave Barry is endorsing his forthcoming book Staying Crazy To Keep From Going Insane that he’s decided to run a contest to celebrate.

Cohen’s contest rules:

  • One entry per person (“even if you have multiple personalities”
  • Limited to people in the US and Canada (“I can’t afford the cost of shipping to Yemen”)
  • Entry cannot be longer than 250 words
  • Email entry to
  • The deadline for submissions is Tuesday, April 12, 2011
  • The winner will be announced on the blog and Facebook page on Friday, April 15, 2011
  • Content must be PG-rated.

The prize is a free copy of Barry’s newest book I’ll Mature When I’m Dead.

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American Idol 2011 Theme Song Writing Contest

April 6, 2011 2 comments

If you are a poet, or fancy you can write lyrics, here’s a chance for your lyrics to be picked for the American Idol 2011 Theme Song Writing Contest.

Click here for details.