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2022 FEB Contests, Workshops, Webinars

RESOURCES-TIPS, Writing Contests

contests-02-2022Below are the Contests for FEBRUARY 2022 Most of the listing are Multiple Genre.  If you find a contest you would like added to the list, please EMAIL ME.

  • SOME SITES MAY REQUIRE YOU TO JOIN.
  • New Listing
  • ⭐ Added after mailout.
    • Daphne du Maurier Award for Excellence in Mystery/Suspense

Mixed Genre

INTERNATIONAL COMPETITIONS

A listing of competitions aroudn the world.  https://intercompetition.com/writing


NEWSPAGES BLOG

A variety of competions listed.  https://www.newpages.com/classifieds/writing-contests


WRITING COMPETIONS.NET

Sevel contests, mixed genre, by various sponsors https://writingcompetitions.net/


THE COMMON

Inspired by the mission and role of the town common, an egalitarian gathering place, The Common aims to foster the global exchange of diverse ideas and experiences. As such, we welcome and encourage submissions from writers who are Black, Indigenous, people of color, disabled, LGBTQIA+-identifying, immigrant, international, and/or otherwise from communities underrepresented in U.S. literary magazines and journals.

We seek stories, essays, poems, and dispatches that embody a strong sense of place: pieces in which the setting is crucial to character, narrative, mood, and language. We receive many submissions about traveling in foreign countries and discourage writers from submitting conventional travelogues in which narrators report on experiences abroad without reflecting on larger themes.

https://www.thecommononline.org/submit/


FAN STORY

Several contests listed – scroll for details and deadlines

https://www.fanstory.com/contestsall.jsp


JERRY JENKINS ULTIMATE GUIDE TO WRITING CONTESTS THROUGH 2021

Regardless where you are on your writing journey—from wannabe to bestseller—you can benefit from entering contests.
https://jerryjenkins.com/writing-contests/#p5   
FREE CONTESTS  https://jerryjenkins.com/writing-contests/#p5


REEDSY BEST WRITING CONTESTS OF 2021

Several contests for 2021 listed keep scrolling.  Use the search option to find tghe most recent contests, and deadlines.


ALMOND PRESS

Welcome to the most comprehensive list of creative writing competitions, short story competitions, and various events for writers.
Each item on our list includes basic information about max word count, associated fees, submission deadlines, and the maximum prize that can be won. Clicking on an item opens a new page featuring a more detailed description and a link to the organizer’s submission page. Events that are free to enter are highlighted.
https://dystopianstories.com/writing-competitions-contests/


THE WRITER MAGAZINE

The Writer encourages all of our readers to practice their craft and put their stories in front of the eyes of as many people as possible. Writing contests have always been a vital part of the writing world, giving writers the chance to have their work reviewed by editors and possibly published. Literary journals, universities and even The Writer regularly host writing competitions, helping authors gain exposure and hone their craft.  Choose your inspiration, submit before the deadline, and, as always, keep writing.  Submit your very best essay in 2,000 words or less. Any theme, subject, or genre is fair game, as long as it is nonfiction and falls under 2,000 words.
Many other contests listed be sure to scroll to the bottom and check out the pages

https://www.writermag.com/contests/


NEWFOUND PROSE PRIZE

You know that long story of yours that wickedly exceeds the word counts for journals? Or that micro-essay collection you’ve been crafting that’s still too short to publish as a book? These works deserve to exist in print. Now they have a home.

https://newfound.org/prose-prize?gclid=EAIaIQobChMI24rKj96K7wIVhYKGCh3Q1wGCEAAYASAAEgLitvD_BwE


PUBLISHING… AND OTHER FORMS OF INSANITY

This January there are more than three dozen writing contests calling for every genre and form, from poetry, to creative nonfiction, to completed novels. Prizes range from $100,000 to publication. None charge entry fees.

Publishers Accepting Unsolicited Manuscripts:  https://publishehttps://publishedtodeath.blogspot.com/p/publishers-looking-for-authors.htmldtodeath.blogspot.com/2021/02/58-calls-for-submissions-in-march-2021.html
Agents Seeking Clients:  https://publishedtodeath.blogspot.com/p/agents.html
Writing Contests:  https://publishedtodeath.blogspot.com/p/free-contests.html

https://publishedtodeath.blogspot.com/p/calls-for-submissions.html


THE WRITERS COLLEGE

If you are looking to take your writing to the next level, then entering a writing competition often provides that extra impetus to refine your work.  This is by no means a full list of competitions. Some writing competitions require an entry fee. Others don’t. This seems to be the norm these days and there are credible competitions that require an entry fee. Always check that you are comfortable with sending money to the organizers if this is the case.  Click on More details here (link almost the same color as text)

https://www.thewriterscollege.com/short-story-writing-competitions


NYC MIDNIGHT

Since 2002, NYC Midnight has hosted hundreds of inspiring competitions for storytellers around the world.  Participants are challenged to create original stories, screenplays, or films using assigned elements under time constraints.  If you enjoy a creative challenge, check out our upcoming competitions.
• Short Story Challenge
• Screenwriting Challenge
• Flash Fiction Challenge
• Microfiction Challenge/
• Short Screenplay Challenge

http://www.nycmidnight.com


WRITER’S DIGEST

(must join to see all posts)
All Contests:  https://www.writersdigest.com/wd-competitions

Annual Writing Competition
ENTER NOW! DEADLINE: 5/7/21 Writer’s Digest’s oldest and most popular competition, the Annual Writing Competition, is open for entries. Winners of the 90th Annual competition will be announced in the Nov/Dec 2021 issue of Writer’s Digest.

https://www.writersdigest.com/writers-digest-competitions/annual-writing-competition


SMART BLOGGER

So you want to compete in writing contests for prizes and recognition?  Writing contests are a fun way to evolve your writing skills — and, yes, cash prizes are a nice bonus.  But remember, the emphasis is on fun.  If cash is your primary goal, you should focus your time and energy on landing freelance writing jobs.

FREE CONTESTS https://smartblogger.com/writing-contests/#free-writing-contests
CONTESTS WITH FEES https://smartblogger.com/writing-contests/#writing-contests-with-fees


CANADIAN AUTHORS

A list of contests for All Contests:  https://canadianauthors.org/national/links/awards-competitions/


KOTOBEE BLOG

300+ Writing Contests You Need to Enter in 2021 – If there’s one thing we need these days, it’s consistency. Something that proves not everything has changed. Something that gives you a bout of comfort given the current circumstances. So what better way to do that than to know 2021 comes with a host of writing contests for people of all ages from all around the world?

Sort by Genre and Month –
https://blog.kotobee.com/writing-contests-2022/


STONE SOUP

How to Submit Creative Writing and Art to Stone Soup.  Stone Soup welcomes submissions from around the world by writers and artists ages 13 and younger. All submissions must come to us via Submittable. We do not accept submissions by email or by post  https://stonesoup.com/how-to-submit-writing-and-art-to-stone-soup/


WRITERS-EDITORS.COM

A variety of contests and genres

https://www.writers-editors.com/Writers/Contests/contests.htm


 

Children

BLUE FIRE

Welcome aspiring young authors, and thank you for your interest in the $1000 for 1000 Words Creative Writing Contest! We’re looking for an outstanding piece of short fiction that consists of exactly 1000 words. While there are no specific guidelines beyond that, we encourage you to tell a story that matters. Write something you believe in. Tell a story that only you can tell. Our judges have no specific criteria in mind other than to look for excellence. In other words, write something that moves you, that dazzles you, that says precisely what you want to say in precisely the way you want to say it. As long as you do so in precisely 1000 words.  Eligibility:  contest is open to all students enrolled in grades 6-12.

https://www.bluefire.org/about-contest


STONE SOUP

How to Submit Creative Writing and Art to Stone Soup.  Stone Soup welcomes submissions from around the world by writers and artists ages 13 and younger. All submissions must come to us via Submittable. We do not accept submissions by email or by post.  https://stonesoup.com/how-to-submit-writing-and-art-to-stone-soup/

Flash Fiction

WOW! Women On Writing Quarterly Flash Fiction Contest

Seeking short fiction of any genre between 250 – 750 words. The mission of this contest is to inspire creativity, communication, and well-rewarded recognition to contestants.

WOW! Women On Writing


REEDSY BEST WRITING CONTESTS

Several contests for listed. https://blog.reedsy.com/writing-contests/


NYC MIDNIGHT

Since 2002, NYC Midnight has hosted hundreds of inspiring competitions for storytellers around the world.  Participants are challenged to create original stories, screenplays, or films using assigned elements under time constraints.  If you enjoy a creative challenge, check out our upcoming competitions.
• Short Story Challenge
• Screenwriting Challenge
• Flash Fiction Challenge
• Microfiction Challenge/
• Short Screenplay Challenge

http://www.nycmidnight.com


Fantasy

QUARKNDAGGER.COM

We’ve put together a list of writing contests or places to publish short works. These channels are ideal for young adults (teens), especially those interested in writing sci-fi and fantasy. Scroll through, put it in your calendar and get writing. If you have any you’d like to add to the list, comment below.

https://quarkndagger.com/19-writing-contests-and-publication-outlets-for-young-adults/ 

Fiction

REEDSY BEST WRITING CONTESTS

Several contests for listed, use the search options.
https://https://blog.reedsy.com/writing-contests/


★ STOCKHOLM WRITERS FESTIVAL

SWF is proud to launch the First 5 Pages Prize to mark our 5th anniversary. Dazzle us with your brilliance. Delight us with your wit. Deceive us with your dastardly plot-twists.  Submit the first five pages of your unpublished novel, book or novella. Submissions open on October 8, 2021. Closing date for receipt of entries is 31 January 2022 at midnight local Stockholm time. Entries must be in English. 

https://stockholmwritersfestival.com/stockholm-writers-prize

Mystery - Suspense

⭐ KISS OF DEATH
Daphne du Maurier Award for Excellence in Mystery/Suspense

The Kiss of Death Chapter of RWA is happy to announce the 2022 Daphne du Maurier Award for Excellence in Mystery/Suspense Contest will open February 15, 2022.

The Daphne du Maurier Award for Excellence in Mystery/Suspense is named for Daphne du Maurier, the author of Rebecca, a suspense novel with romantic and gothic overtones and a precursor to today’s romantic suspense. The writing contest is for published and unpublished authors of mystery, suspense, and thrillers with or without romantic subplots.

The contest provides helpful feedback by trained judges. Winning or placing in the competition adds a boost to the entrant’s writing career. There are two divisions within the contest: Published and Unpublished. Entries should be received between February 15, 2022 – March 15, 2022. Finalists for each division will be announced in May [Unpublished] and June [Published]. Winners are normally announced during the Awards Ceremony at the Death by Chocolate Party held annually during the RWA® National Conference in July, but in 2021, we held a YouTube livestream of the Awards Ceremony.

  • Short Romantic Mystery/Suspense: works with a central romance that have a wordcount of 40k-65k.
  • Long Romantic Mystery/Suspense: works with a central romance that have a wordcount of 65k and above.
  • Historical Romantic Mystery/Suspense: works with a central romance set in a time that predates the end of World War II.
  • Spiritual Romantic Mystery/Suspense: works in which any religious or spiritual beliefs form a significant part of the story and could not be removed without damaging the storyline.
  • Mainstream Mystery/Suspense: any work where the mystery/suspense is the main plot.
  • Paranormal (PTTF) Romantic Mystery/Suspense: works with a central romance and in which paranormal, time travel, and/or futuristic elements play a significant role.

https://www.rwakissofdeath.org/kodcontest/


CHICKEN SOUP FOR THE SOUL

HUMOROUS STORIES – Laughter is the best medicine. And we love to publish your funny stories—in all our books. Our first ever book filled with nothing but funny stories was a bestseller, so we’re doing it again, for publication in 2022. We’re looking for those funny stories you tell again and again. The ones that make everyone laugh. August 30

https://www.chickensoup.com/story-submissions/possible-book-topics


JERRY JENKINS ULTIMATE GUIDE TO WRITING CONTESTS THROUGH 2021

Regardless where you are on your writing journey—from wannabe to bestseller—you can benefit from entering contests.
https://jerryjenkins.com/writing-contests/#p5


KOTOBEE BLOG

300+ Writing Contests You Need to Enter in 2021 – If there’s one thing we need these days, it’s consistency. Something that proves not everything has changed. Something that gives you a bout of comfort given the current circumstances. So what better way to do that than to know 2021 comes with a host of writing contests for people of all ages from all around the world?

Sort by Genre and Month –
https://blog.kotobee.com/writing-contests-2022/


Non Fiction

FREEDON WITH WRITING

Choose from Magazine or Blog Writing Jobs

https://www.freedomwithwriting.com/freedom/uncategorized/26-free-writing-contests-with-cash-prizes-up-to-20000/


THE COMMON

Inspired by the mission and role of the town common, an egalitarian gathering place, The Common aims to foster the global exchange of diverse ideas and experiences. As such, we welcome and encourage submissions from writers who are Black, Indigenous, people of color, disabled, LGBTQIA+-identifying, immigrant, international, and/or otherwise from communities underrepresented in U.S. literary magazines and journals.

We seek stories, essays, poems, and dispatches that embody a strong sense of place: pieces in which the setting is crucial to character, narrative, mood, and language. We receive many submissions about traveling in foreign countries and discourage writers from submitting conventional travelogues in which narrators report on experiences abroad without reflecting on larger themes.

https://www.thecommononline.org/submit/


CHICKEN SOUP FOR THE SOUL

HUMOROUS STORIES – Laughter is the best medicine. And we love to publish your funny stories—in all our books. Our first ever book filled with nothing but funny stories was a bestseller, so we’re doing it again, for publication in 2022. We’re looking for those funny stories you tell again and again. The ones that make everyone laugh. August 30

https://www.chickensoup.com/story-submissions/possible-book-topics


JERRY JENKINS ULTIMATE GUIDE TO WRITING CONTESTS THROUGH 2021

Regardless where you are on your writing journey—from wannabe to bestseller—you can benefit from entering contests.
https://jerryjenkins.com/writing-contests/#p5


Poetry

THE COMMON

Inspired by the mission and role of the town common, an egalitarian gathering place, The Common aims to foster the global exchange of diverse ideas and experiences. As such, we welcome and encourage submissions from writers who are Black, Indigenous, people of color, disabled, LGBTQIA+-identifying, immigrant, international, and/or otherwise from communities underrepresented in U.S. literary magazines and journals.

We seek stories, essays, poems, and dispatches that embody a strong sense of place: pieces in which the setting is crucial to character, narrative, mood, and language. We receive many submissions about traveling in foreign countries and discourage writers from submitting conventional travelogues in which narrators report on experiences abroad without reflecting on larger themes.

https://www.thecommononline.org/submit/


THE WRITER

Several contests listed…. scroll to find them.

https://www.writermag.com/contests/


FAN STORY

Several contests listed – scroll for details and deadlines

https://www.fanstory.com/contestsall.jsp


POETS & WRITERS WRITING CONTESTS, GRANTS & AWARDS

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 including it. Ours is the most trusted resource for legitimate writing contests available anywhere.  Sort by Genre, date, etc., using their filter
https://www.pw.org/grants?gclid=EAIaIQobChMI_Y29xan-5QIVGKSzCh3cQwAmEAMYAiAAEgJXqvD_BwE


REEDSY BEST WRITING CONTESTS 

Several contests listed.
https://https://blog.reedsy.com/writing-contests/


ALMOND PRESS

Welcome to the most comprehensive list of creative writing competitions, short story competitions, and various events for writers.
Each item on our list includes basic information about max word count, associated fees, submission deadlines, and the maximum prize that can be won. Clicking on an item opens a new page featuring a more detailed description and a link to the organizer’s submission page. Events that are free to enter are highlighted.  Scroll to view contests.

https://dystopianstories.com/writing-competitions-contests/


KOTOBEE BLOG

300+ Writing Contests You Need to Enter in 2021 – If there’s one thing we need these days, it’s consistency. Something that proves not everything has changed. Something that gives you a bout of comfort given the current circumstances. So what better way to do that than to know 2021 comes with a host of writing contests for people of all ages from all around the world?

Sort by Genre and Month –
https://blog.kotobee.com/writing-contests-2022/


STONE SOUP

How to Submit Creative Writing and Art to Stone Soup.  Stone Soup welcomes submissions from around the world by writers and artists ages 13 and younger. All submissions must come to us via Submittable. We do not accept submissions by email or by post.<https://stonesoup.com/how-to-submit-writing-and-art-to-stone-soup/


JERRY JENKINS ULTIMATE GUIDE TO WRITING CONTESTS

Regardless where you are on your writing journey—from wannabe to bestseller—you can benefit from entering contests.
https://jerryjenkins.com/writing-contests/#p5

Romance

ROMANCE WRITERS OF AMERICA

https://www.rwa.org/Online/Events/Chapter_Events.aspx

February Contests

The Carolyn Readers Choice Award Contest
Sponsor: NTRWA
Fee: $35
Deadline: February 18, 2022
Entry: e-books published in 2021; PDF versions only.
FMI, visit https://www.ntrwa.org/contests/the-carolyn/.

March Contests

National Excellence in Romance Fiction Award (NERFA)*
Sponsor: First Coast Romance Writers
Fee: $40 (+$5 for Best First Book entry)
Deadline: March 31, 2022
Entry: Submit a PDF file to the contest coordinator within March 1–31, 2022.
Final Judges: Librarians, bloggers, and booksellers
FMI: https://www.firstcoastromancewriters.com/national-excellence-in-romance-fiction-award/how-to-enter-nerfa/

Science Fiction

FANTASY FICTION MONTHLY

This website offers a monthly sci-fi/fantasy writing contest. Submissions are published on their website. Details about the contest are not as easily found; however, you can visit their forum page for more information. Click here to view previous winners.


QUARKNDAGGER.COM

We’ve put together a list of writing contests or places to publish short works. These channels are ideal for young adults (teens), especially those interested in writing sci-fi and fantasy. Scroll through, put it in your calendar and get writing. If you have any you’d like to add to the list, comment below.

https://quarkndagger.com/19-writing-contests-and-publication-outlets-for-young-adults/ 


Screenwriting

FULL SPECTRUM FEATURES

Full Spectrum Features will produce and exhibit three artist-led scripted short films that showcase community resilience and rebuilding. Too often, stories about underrepresented communities only center on their trauma, suffering, and pain. We also want to spotlight stories that showcase joy, healing, and peace as acts of resistance.

https://www.fullspectrumfeatures.com/community-storytellers


PAGE INTERNATIONAL SCREENWRITING AWARDS

All Contests:  https://pageawards.com/the-contest/


LA SCREEN PLAY AWARDS.COM

SUBMISSIONS:  This is the only screenplay competition founded by a team of working Hollywood professionals with more than 1,000 produced credits and a century of collective industry experience.  Our roster of Senior Judges includes multiple Oscar, Emmy, Grammy, and WGA Award Winners.

Feature Screenplay  https://lascreenplayawards.com/feature-screenplay/
TV Script  https://lascreenplayawards.com/tv-script/
Short Screenplay  https://lascreenplayawards.com/short-screenplay/

https://lascreenplayawards.com/


NYC MIDNIGHT

Since 2002, NYC Midnight has hosted hundreds of inspiring competitions for storytellers around the world.  Participants are challenged to create original stories, screenplays, or films using assigned elements under time constraints.  If you enjoy a creative challenge, check out our upcoming competitions.
• Short Story Challenge
• Screenwriting Challenge
• Flash Fiction Challenge
• Microfiction Challenge/
• Short Screenplay Challenge

http://www.nycmidnight.com

Self Publishing

REEDSY BEST WRITING CONTESTS

Several contests listed.  Use the sorting options to find deadlines.
https://https://blog.reedsy.com/writing-contests/


Short Story

★ AUSTRAILIAN BOOK REVIEW

Entries are currently open for the 2022 ABR Elizabeth Jolley Short Story Prize. The Jolley Prize is worth a total of AU$12,500 – first place will receive $6,000, second place will receive $4,000, and third place will receive $2,500.  The Jolley Prize is open to all short story writers writing in English. We seek original short stories of between 2,000 and 5,000 words.

https://www.australianbookreview.com.au/prizes-programs/elizabeth-jolley-story-prize/jolley-prize-online-entry


2022 TCK PUBLISHING SHORT STORY CONTEST

The TCK Publishing Short Story Contest is an international short story contest established in 2021. Each year’s prizewinner receives a $1,000 honorarium and publication of his or her short story on the TCK Publishing website.

https://www.tckpublishing.com/2022-short-story-awards-contest/


ALMOND PRESS

Welcome to the most comprehensive list of creative writing competitions, short story competitions, and various events for writers.
Each item on our list includes basic information about max word count, associated fees, submission deadlines, and the maximum prize that can be won. Clicking on an item opens a new page featuring a more detailed description and a link to the organizer’s submission page. Events that are free to enter are highlighted.

https://dystopianstories.com/writing-competitions-contests/


JERRY JENKINS ULTIMATE GUIDE TO WRITING CONTESTS THROUGH 2021

Regardless where you are on your writing journey—from wannabe to bestseller—you can benefit from entering contests.

https://jerryjenkins.com/writing-contests/#p5


REEDSY BEST WRITING CONTESTS

Several contestsf listed keep scrolling.


NYC MIDNIGHT

Since 2002, NYC Midnight has hosted hundreds of inspiring competitions for storytellers around the world.  Participants are challenged to create original stories, screenplays, or films using assigned elements under time constraints.  If you enjoy a creative challenge, check out our upcoming competitions.
• Short Story Challenge
• Screenwriting Challenge
• Flash Fiction Challenge
• Microfiction Challenge/
• Short Screenplay Challenge

http://www.nycmidnight.com


CHRISTOPHER FIELDEN

Below are tables listing various short story competitions. Some are based in the UK, some are global. Some contests are of high renown (like the BBC Short Story Award or the Bridport Prize), offering huge prizes, and some are lesser known, but offer great opportunities for newer writers to become published authors. I will try and keep this list up to date, but please check the rules and dates on the different competition websites before entering.  PLEASE NOTE: Most of the competitions listed on this page accept entries from writers living anywhere in the world. The country each competition is run from is listed so you know which global market you are submitting to.

https://www.christopherfielden.com/short-story-tips-and-writing-advice/book-and-novel-competitions.php


STONEY BOOK SOUTHAMTON

Only undergraduates enrolled full time in United States and Canadian universities and colleges for the academic year 2020-2021 are eligible. This Prize has traditionally encouraged submissions from students with an Asian background, but we urge all students to enter.  Deadline: June 1, 2021

https://www.stonybrook.edu/southampton/mfa/special_programs/fiction_guidelines.html

Students and Teachers

NEW YORK PUBLIC LIBRARY

STUFF FOR THE TEEN AGE, FOR TEACHERS AND STUDENTS, FOR TEACHERS
25 Writing Contests and Publication Opportunities for Teens

Have to scroll down the page to see 2021 contests:  https://www.nypl.org/blog/2020/10/26/writing-competitions-young-adults


Teens and Writing Young Adult

SCHOLASTIC ART & WRITING AWARDS

Are you a visionary? Are you an original thinker? The Scholastic Art & Writing Awards has been empowering young talent since 1923. This competition is  open for grades 7th –12th and has a submission period from September – December. Visit their page for more information. SEP – DEC

https://www.artandwriting.org/awards/how-to-enter/


HANGING LOOSE MAGAZINE

(Year Round)  This magazine invites high school students to submit their poetry or short stories for publication as well as payment if selected. This is open to high school students ages 9-12. Visit their page for more information

https://www.hangingloosepress.com/submissions/


PUBLICATION OPPORTUNITIES FOR TEENS

  • TEEN INK: is one of the most popular and diverse writing spaces to get published in high school. The broad categories for publication reflect the diversity of writing that this lively online magazine celebrates. Some publication categories include: community service, travel and culture, the environment, health, reviews of TV shows and video games, and college essays, among the more traditional poetry, fiction, and nonfiction. Visit online at: http://www.teenink.com/
  • AGNI: is Boston University’s well-respected journal. It appears in both print and online. AGNI submissions are not limited to high school writers, but the journal is known to accept and publish lots of work by new writers. Get published in high school at AGNI and you’ve taken an important step to becoming a writer in the real world! Find them online at: http://www.bu.edu/agni/submit.html
  • THE ADROIT JOURNAL: is run by high school students, college students, and emerging writers. Adroit publishes within “over 21” and “under 21” categories, so your writing will appear alongside great work by writers of any age. Adroit publishes fiction and poetry, and includes art and photography. They will reopen our submission reading period in January 2021. Find them online at: http://www.theadroitjournal.org/
  • EMBER: only published twice a year, but this beautiful and dreamy journal of poetry, fiction, and creative nonfiction appeals to all age groups. Although it doesn’t exclusively publish young writers, submissions from writers and artists ages 10 to 18 are strongly encouraged. Submissions open in February of 2021. For more details, visit them online at: http://emberjournal.org/
  • POLYPHONY LIT: invites submissions of poetry, fiction, and creative non-fiction from high school students worldwide. Student editors provide feedback to all submissions, including the ones not accepted for publication. Submissions are open from July 1 2020 – April 30, 2020. More details can be found at https://www.polyphonylit.org/.

SELECT YOUTH CONTESTS

  • HOT DISH MAGAZINE, an online journal serving up a bubbling mixture of poetry and fiction by teens (grades 9–12), wants your voice to be heard! We award cash prizes for fiction, poetry, and the Hot Dish Challenge. Our submission period is October-January. Visit us at www.hotdishmagazine.com.
  • GIRLS RIGHT THE WORLD is a literary journal inviting young, female-identified writers and artists, ages 14–21, to submit work for consideration for the fourth annual issue. We believe girls’ voices transform the world for the better. We accept poetry, prose, and visual art of any style or theme. We ask to be the first to publish your work in North America; after publication, the rights return to you. Please include a note mentioning your age, where you’re from, and a bit about your submission. Send your best work, in English or English translation, to girlsrighttheworld@gmail.com between September 1 and December 31.  https://www.girlswritenow.org/contests/
  • THE LUMIERE REVIEW is a literary magazine dedicated to shining the light on all voices (particularly young creatives) through poetry, prose, and art. We’ll be running our first annual writing contest for poetry and prose, which will be open for submission from December 1st to January 15th. Updates will be made on our social media accounts (@lumierereview on twitter and instagram). Details on the contest guidelines can be found at https://lumierereview.com/contest.
  • PRINCIPIA PERSPECTIVES WRITING CONTEST is an annual writing contest that centers around a specific theme each year. This year, the theme is family. What stories define “family” for you? We don’t limit “family” to blood relatives; any person, group of people, or community that fulfills that role is an option. We also don’t want to limit you to COVID-19 stories—the purpose here is not to reflect on the pandemic, but rather, family. Anything goes as long as the theme is addressed in a thoughtful manner. The contest is open to middle and high schoolers. View contest details and guidelines at https://www.principiatutors.com/principia-perspectives-contest.

NEWS PAGES

Where young writers can find print and online literary magazines to read, places to publish their own works, and legitimate contests. Some publish only young writers, some publish all ages for young readers. For specific submission guidelines, visit the publication’s website. Ages can include elementary, teen, or early college. This is an ad-free resource: publications and writing contests listed here have not paid to be included. This guide is maintained by Editor Denise Hill, a teacher who loves to encourage young writers.

Sort Deadline by Month:  https://www.newpages.com/writers-resources/young-writers-guide-to-contests


NEW YORK PUBLIC LIBRARY

STUFF FOR THE TEEN AGE, FOR TEACHERS AND STUDENTS, FOR TEACHERS
25 Writing Contests and Publication Opportunities for Teens

Have to scroll down the page to see 2021 contests:
 https://www.nypl.org/blog/2020/10/26/writing-competitions-young-adults


HOLLYWOOD SCHOOLHOUSE

Several different contests and different sites. http://hshla.org/writing-contests


QUARKNDAGGER.COM

We’ve put together a list of writing contests or places to publish short works. These channels are ideal for young adults (teens), especially those interested in writing sci-fi and fantasy. Scroll through, put it in your calendar and get writing. If you have any you’d like to add to the list, comment below.

https://quarkndagger.com/19-writing-contests-and-publication-outlets-for-young-adults/ 


Worklshops / Chapter Events

Romance Writers of America

https://www.rwa.org/Online/Events/Chapter_Events.aspx

February Online Workshops

50 Rude Questions to Get to Know Your Characters
Sponsor: RWA Online
Fee: $15 (free for our chapter members)
Date: Feb 1-25, 2022
Presenter: Peter Andrews
FMI, https://rwaonlinechapter.org/workshops-3/

Deep Third
Sponsor: Outreach International Romance Writers
Fee: $25, OIRW member; $35, non-member
Date: February 1–25, 2022
Presenter: Linnea Sinclair
FMI, http://www.oirwa.com/forum/campus/#FEB.

Dig Deep – Researching Your Novel
Sponsor: Outreach International Romance Writers
Fee: $25, OIRW member; $35, non-member
Date: February 1–25, 2022
Presenter: Cynthia Owens
FMI, http://www.oirwa.com/forum/campus/#FEB.

Making Sensory Details Make Sense
Sponsor: Outreach International Romance Writers
Fee: $25, OIRW member; $35, non-member
Date: February 1–25, 2022
Presenter: Mary Marvella
FMI, http://www.oirwa.com/forum/campus/#FEB.

Marketing & Branding
Sponsor: Outreach International Romance Writers
Fee: $25, OIRW member; $35, non-member
Date: February 1–25, 2022
Presenter: Cassandra Carr
FMI, http://www.oirwa.com/forum/campus/#FEB.

The Romantic Suspense
Sponsor: Outreach International Romance Writers
Fee: $25, OIRW member; $35, non-member
Date: February 1–25, 2022
Presenter: Beth Henderson
FMI, http://www.oirwa.com/forum/campus/#FEB.

Dastardly Digital Deeds (How Cybersecurity and Computer Forensics work, to Defend Against Cybercrime)
Sponsor: Kiss of Death
Fee: $25, RWA members
Date: February 1–28, 2022
Presenter: Kim Lambert with Tomasz Ciolek
FMI, http://www.rwakissofdeath.org/workshops/

Twitter for Authors
Sponsor: Aged to Perfection Seasoned Romance Writers
Fee: $15, A2P members; $30, non-A2P members
Date: February 1–28, 2022 (one month)
Presenter: Cassandra Carr
FMI, https://agedtoperfectionromancewriters.com/workshops/

Take Your Characters from Flat to Fabulous: Creating Characters Your Readers Will Love
Sponsor: Kiss of Death
Fee: $10, RWA members
Date: February 5, 2022 (90-minute virtual class ;7:00 a.m. Pacific, 9:00 a.m. Central, 10:00 a.m. Eastern)
Presenter: Cynthia Owens
FMI, http://rwakissofdeath.org/workshops

More Than Setting: World-Building
Sponsor: Kiss of Death
Fee: $20, RWA members
Date: February 7–18, 2022
Presenter: Laurie Schnebly
FMI, http://www.rwakissofdeath.org/workshops/

Instagram for Authors
Sponsor: Aged to Perfection Seasoned Romance Writers
Fee: $0, A2P members; $10, non-A2P members
Date: February 26, 2022, 9 a.m. PT
Presenter: Stephanie J. Scott
FMI, https://agedtoperfectionromancewriters.com/workshops/

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⭐ KISS OF DEATH
Daphne du Maurier Award for Excellence in Mystery/Suspense

The Kiss of Death Chapter of RWA is happy to announce the 2022 Daphne du Maurier Award for Excellence in Mystery/Suspense Contest will open February 15, 2022.

The Daphne du Maurier Award for Excellence in Mystery/Suspense is named for Daphne du Maurier, the author of Rebecca, a suspense novel with romantic and gothic overtones and a precursor to today’s romantic suspense. The writing contest is for published and unpublished authors of mystery, suspense, and thrillers with or without romantic subplots.

The contest provides helpful feedback by trained judges. Winning or placing in the competition adds a boost to the entrant’s writing career. There are two divisions within the contest: Published and Unpublished. Entries should be received between February 15, 2022 – March 15, 2022. Finalists for each division will be announced in May [Unpublished] and June [Published]. Winners are normally announced during the Awards Ceremony at the Death by Chocolate Party held annually during the RWA® National Conference in July, but in 2021, we held a YouTube livestream of the Awards Ceremony.

  • Short Romantic Mystery/Suspense: works with a central romance that have a wordcount of 40k-65k.
  • Long Romantic Mystery/Suspense: works with a central romance that have a wordcount of 65k and above.
  • Historical Romantic Mystery/Suspense: works with a central romance set in a time that predates the end of World War II.
  • Spiritual Romantic Mystery/Suspense: works in which any religious or spiritual beliefs form a significant part of the story and could not be removed without damaging the storyline.
  • Mainstream Mystery/Suspense: any work where the mystery/suspense is the main plot.
  • Paranormal (PTTF) Romantic Mystery/Suspense: works with a central romance and in which paranormal, time travel, and/or futuristic elements play a significant role.

https://www.rwakissofdeath.org/kodcontest/

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