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2022 OCT Contests, Workshops, Webinars

NEW ARTICLES, RESOURCES-TIPS, Writing Contests

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Below are the Contests, Webinars and Workshops for OCTOBER 2022 Most of the listing are Multiple Genre.  If you find a contest you would like added to, or shoud be removed from the list, please EMAIL ME.

If link is not hyperliked, no Contest, Workshiops, or Webinars active for this month’s listings

SOME SITES MAY REQUIRE YOU TO JOIN.      New Listing     ⭐ Added after mailout.

Mixed Genre

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/


BECOME A WRITER TODAY

There are as many different types of writing competitions as there are genres of content, from short story and poetry contests to science fiction, picture book, and chapbook competitions. Submitting your best work to a writing contest can help you build your reputation as an author, network with other industry professionals, and build your resume.  Here are the top 44 writing contests to apply for and answers to your most frequently asked questions about writing competitions. https://becomeawritertoday.com/writing-contests/


BOOK PIPELINE

The 2022 Book Pipeline: Unpublished contest is exclusively for unpublished manuscripts across six categories of fiction and nonfiction:  Literary
Mystery / Thriller, Sci-Fi / Fantasy, Young Adult, Middle Grade, Nonfiction
https://bookpipeline.com/shop/unpublished-contest


BOOKSIE

List of various genre contests
https://www.booksie.com/writing-contests


CANADIAN AUTHORS

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


CHANTICLEER INTERNATIONAL BOOK AWARDS 2022

16 Fiction Genere Divisions • Fiction Genere • Multiple Non-Fiction Divisions – A large list of contests for 2022 by various genre.
https://www.chantireviews.com/contests/


CREATIVE WRITING CONTESTS

Listed by genre:  Use the left menu bar.  Scroll to CATEGORIES and find what you want.
https://writingcontests.wordpress.com/


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/


CURIOSITY NEVER KILLED THE WRITER – THE MEDIUM

This September there nearly three dozen free writing contests for short fiction, novels, poetry, CNF, nonfiction, and plays. Prizes range from $70,000 to publication. None charge entry fees.
https://curiosityneverkilledthewriter.com/46-writing-contests-in-october-2022-no-entry-fees-e6b5e3b0f85f


DREAM QUEST ONE

Poetry and Writing Contest Summer 2022 is open to anyone who enjoys expressing innermost thoughts and feelings in the beautiful literary art of poetry and/or writing a story that’s worth telling everyone! Welcome to all, having the ability to dream… Write a poem or short story for a chance to win cash prizes totaling $1275.00! All works must be original. https://www.dreamquestone.com   Deadline September 20
https://www.dreamquestone.com


FAN STORY

Several contests listed – scroll for details and deadlines https://www.fanstory.com/contestsall.jsp


FREE WRITING CONTESTS

Free writing contests is your source for a listing of 2022 writing contests that you can enter. The largest collection of free creative writing contests – hand-picked for writers of all skill levels. Your online location for an updated list of writing contests from around the world delivered daily.
https://free-writing-contests.com/


GLOBAL SOUP

Short Story Writing Competitions – 1 available
https://www.globesoup.net/writing-competitions


INTERNATIONAL COMPETITIONS

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


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/


NEWSPAGES BLOG

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


NOTHING IN THE RULE BOOK

List of creative writing competitions for 2022
https://nothingintherulebook.com/2022/02/21/40-writing-competitions-for-2022/


THE NOVEL FACTORY

Many of these novel writing competitions are very prestigious, and highly likely to lead to agent representation and / or publication. We have not included any competitions that do not present a satisfactory level of credibility and authority.

A LONG LIST – JUST KEEP SCROLLING.
https://www.novel-software.com/novel-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


OWLCATION

2022 Free-entry International Writing Contests   The listed competitions are open to individuals, worldwide, or are restricted to a specific region. They may be targeted to individuals from the age of 18 (or 16) and above, or to those who haven’t attained the legal age (from 17 and below).
https://owlcation.com/humanities/Free-International-Fiction-and-Non-Fiction-Entry-Contests


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


REEDSY BEST WRITING CONTESTS

Several contests listed keep scrolling.  Use the search option to find the most recent contests, and deadlines.
https://https://blog.reedsy.com/writing-contests/


RESOURCE CENTER PAPER TRUE

Writing competitions are vital for any poets and writers who want to be successful. But it’s important to know which poetry competitions, short story contests, and nonfiction contests are worth the effort. So we took a deep dive into the web, looking for the writing contests in 2022 that are both exciting and dependable.
https://blog.papertrue.com/writing-contests-2022/


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


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/


WINNING WRITERS

Poetry, Fiction & Essay, and Self Published Book contests
https://winningwriters.com/our-contests


WRITE THE WORLD

A list of upcoming competitions.  https://writetheworld.com/competitions/upcoming


WRITING COMPLETIONS.NET

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


WRITING CONTESTS.WORDPRESS.COM

Listings updated regularly.  Scroll to CATEGORY in the left menu bar and then use the drop-down to select your category.  There is a really long list of categories.  https://writingcontests.wordpress.com/


WRITER UNBOXED

This contest submissions season covers deadlines from September 1, 2022 through November 30, 2022. Thanks to Literistic, Poets & Writers, Submittable Discover, and New Pages for many of these contests.  Much like editors are looking for reasons to reject work, I want to focus on opportunities worth my time. Thus, my list of writing contests below includes reasons to submit to that particular writing contest. May you find a promising opportunity among this list and spend less time searching for where to send your exceptional work.

https://writerunboxed.com/2022/08/15/fiction-writing-contests-worth-your-time-in-fall-2022/


THE WRITER MAGAZINE

As you already know, 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.
https://www.writermag.com/contests/


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


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


WRITERS OF THE FUTURE

Entries in the Writers of the Future Contest are adjudicated only by professional writers. Prizes of $1000, $750 and $500 are awarded every three months. From the four quarterly 1st Place winners each year, a panel of judges select one story as the grand prize winner. The writer of the grand-prize-winning story receives the L. Ron Hubbard Golden Pen Award and an additional $5000 cash prize.
https://www.writersofthefuture.com/contest-rules-writers/


WRITERS-EDITORS.COM

A variety of contests and genres
https://www.writers-editors.com/Writers/Contests/contests.htm


WRITING WORKSHOPS

51 Writing Contests You Can Submit to Now (June – September 2022)
Find 51 excellent writing contests below with deadlines between June 2022 and September 2022. Polish your manuscript and submit it to one of these great writing contests (and, if you’re looking for a class in fiction, poetry, nonfiction, or screenwriting, we’ve got you covered)
https://writingworkshops.com/blogs/news/51-writing-contests-you-can-submit-to-now-june-september-2022

Adventure

Children

★ TCK PUBLISHING

Kids have big imaginations, and when it comes to creating stories or poetry, it’s that bold creativity that can even give them an advantage over their adult counterparts. They also tend to be braver when it comes to sharing their work.
LIST OF WRITING CONTESTS FOR KIDS  https://www.tckpublishing.com/writing-contests-for-kids/


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/

Fantasy

BOOK PIPELINE

The 2022 Book Pipeline: Unpublished contest is exclusively for unpublished manuscripts across six categories of fiction and nonfiction:  Literary
Mystery / Thriller, Sci-Fi / Fantasy, Young Adult, Middle Grade, Nonfiction
https://bookpipeline.com/shop/unpublished-contest


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/ 


WRITER UNBOXED

This contest submissions season covers deadlines from September 1, 2022 through November 30, 2022. Thanks to Literistic, Poets & Writers, Submittable Discover, and New Pages for many of these contests.  Much like editors are looking for reasons to reject work, I want to focus on opportunities worth my time. Thus, my list of writing contests below includes reasons to submit to that particular writing contest. May you find a promising opportunity among this list and spend less time searching for where to send your exceptional work.

https://writerunboxed.com/2022/08/15/fiction-writing-contests-worth-your-time-in-fall-2022/

Flash Fiction

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


REEDSY BEST WRITING CONTESTS

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


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


Fiction


REEDSY BEST WRITING CONTESTS

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


THE SATURDAY EVENING POST

Great American Fiction Contest – In its two centuries of existence, The Saturday Evening Post has published short fiction by a who’s who of great American authors, including Ray Bradbury, William Faulkner, F. Scott Fitzgerald, Louis L’Amour, Sinclair Lewis, Jack London, Joyce Carol Oates, Edgar Allan Poe, Anne Tyler, and Kurt Vonnegut, among so many others. “This contest is a tribute to the Post’s legacy of featuring the most renowned American fiction writers,” says Steven Slon, editorial director and associate publisher for The Saturday Evening Post. “Our goal is to continue the tradition of finding and featuring compelling stories and the authors behind them.” The winning story will be published in the January/February 2023 edition of The Saturday Evening Post, and the author will receive $1,000. Five runners-up will each receive $200 and will also have their stories featured online. https://www.saturdayeveningpost.com/fiction-contest/

Historical Fiction

THE WRITER

THE GOETHE AWARDS – HISTORICAL FICTION – “The Goethe Awards Categories are: Regency/Victorian, World/International History (non-western culture historical fiction), 19th Century, 20th Century, World and Other Wars, US History”  DEADLINE: JUL 31 2022
https://www.writermag.com/contests/the-goethe-awards-historical-fiction/


WRITING CONTESTS.WORDPRESS.COM

Listings updated regularly.  Scroll to CATEGORY in the left menu bar and then use the drop-down to select your category.  There is a really long list of categories.  https://writingcontests.wordpress.com/category/historical-fiction/

Mystery - Suspense

CREATIVE WRITING CONTESTS

Listed by genre:  https://writingcontests.wordpress.com/category/mystery-suspense-romance-thriller/


BOOK PIPELINE

The 2022 Book Pipeline: Unpublished contest is exclusively for unpublished manuscripts across six categories of fiction and nonfiction:  Literary
Mystery / Thriller, Sci-Fi / Fantasy, Young Adult, Middle Grade, Nonfiction
https://bookpipeline.com/shop/unpublished-contest


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/


REEDSY

29 Mystery – Suspense Contests Listed for 2022 – more may be added. https://blog.reedsy.com/writing-contests/thriller/


Non Fiction

BLOG.REEDY.COM/ NON FICTION CONTESTS

A large list of non-fiction contests for 2022.
https://blog.reedsy.com/writing-contests/non-fiction/


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


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/


MISTAKES WRITERS MAKE …

Below is a list of nonfiction, essay, memoir and life writing contests from USA and Canada and mostly open to American and/or Canadian writers — although some are open to writers elsewhere.  For a list of contests from UK and Europe, some of which are open to writers outside Europe, click their link.  We aim to avoid listing competitions whose terms and conditions request copyright in entries submitted — or make other unreasonable demands. Terms and conditions are usually checked, but some copyright-grabbers may occasionally slip through. Please read carefully before participating.  Note that some entry fees may seem expensive, but often offer additional benefits, such as an annual magazine subscription.
https://mistakeswritersmake.com/competitions/writing-competitions-north-america/

 

Poetry

AUSTRALIAN BOOK REVIEW

The Peter Porter Poetry Prize is one of Australia’s most prestigious prizes for a new poem. The Prize – open to all poets writing in English – is named after the great Australian poet Peter Porter (1929–2010). The Prize was first awarded in 2005 (Stephen Edgar) and was renamed in 2011, following Peter Porter’s death. Past winners include Tracy Ryan, Judith Bishop, and Anthony Lawrence.  Entries for the next Peter Porter Poetry Prize will open in July 2022.
https://www.australianbookreview.com.au/prizes-programs/peter-porter-poetry-prize/


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/


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/


CREATIVE WRITING CONTESTS

Listed by genre:  Use the left menu bar.  Scroll to CATEGORIES and find what you want. https://writingcontests.wordpress.com/category/mystery-suspense-romance-thriller/


DREAM QUEST ONE – POETRY & WRITING CONTEST

Hello and welcome to Dream Quest One Poetry and Writing Contest – Winter 2021 – 2022! This poetry contest and writing contest is open to everyone and international. We are excited about showcasing the creative writing and poetic talent, skill, and ability of all poets and writers. We hope that you have the inspiration to display the beauty and art of writing short stories and poems for the entire world to see your “gift of a dream.”
https://www.dreamquestone.com


FAN STORY

Several contests listed – scroll for details and deadlines
https://www.fanstory.com/contestsall.jsp


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/


★ NYC MIDNIGHT

The inaugural Rhyming Story Challenge is a creative writing competition open to writers around the world. When the competition begins on September 23rd, writers are placed in groups where they will be judged against other writers within their same group. Each group will receive a unique genre, theme, and emotion assignment, and writers will have eight days to write an original 600-word story that rhymes.
https://www.nycmidnight.com/rhyme


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/


WINNING WRITERS

Poetry, Fiction & Essay, and Self Published Book contests
https://winningwriters.com/our-contests


THE WRITER

Several contests listed…. scroll to find them.
https://www.writermag.com/contests/

Romance

★ LEAGUE OF ROMANCE WRITERS

The League of Romance Writers would like to announce our upcoming Romance Writing Contest, The 2023 Emily. The contest will open for submissions on September 1, 2022, and close on October 2, 2022. Finalists will be decided by our First Round judges, and we have an awesome line-up of agent and editor judges, who will decide the winner in each category. The winners will be announced at a fun ceremony in February 2023, at which winners receive Emily Pins and learn if an agent or editor has requested to see more of their manuscript.
https://leagueromwriters.com/theemily/


NEW JERSEY ROMANCE WRITERS

​The Golden Leaf is awarded annually for excellence in published romantic fiction.
All published authors are welcome to enter books published from June 1, 2021 to May 31, 2022. You do not have to be a member of NJRW to take part. 
https://www.njromancewriters.org/golden-leaf-2022.html


ROMANCE WRITERS OF AMERICA

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

OCTOBER Contests

Science Fiction

BOOK PIPELINE

The 2022 Book Pipeline: Unpublished contest is exclusively for unpublished manuscripts across six categories of fiction and nonfiction:  Literary
Mystery / Thriller, Sci-Fi / Fantasy, Young Adult, Middle Grade, Nonfiction
https://bookpipeline.com/shop/unpublished-contest


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.
http://fantasy-faction.com/forum/monthly-writing-contest


MITHILA REVIEW

Inviting submissions for a special global Hopepunk issue of science fiction (and fantasy) devoted to positive and powerful character-driven stories that imagine an open and inclusive tech-empowered democratic future for all people, species and countries on Earth.

Mithila Review is a readers-supported international journal of science fiction and fantasy established in 2015. We have published the best of speculative fiction, poetry, non-fiction and conversations with new, emerging, and Hugo-winning authors over the years. You can read all our issues for free here on our website or on your favorite reading device.  DEADLINE: MAY 20 2022
https://mithilareview.com/hopepunk/


NEOVEL

The theme of this contest is “Time travel”. We chose this theme because it’s broad enough to include all genres and fuel your creativity.  To respect the theme of the contest, the main character or characters of your entry must go through a change of temporality and must have a significant impact on the plot. This change must occur in the story before the end of the fourth chapter and must be mentioned in your book description.
https://neovel.io/contest/time-travelers-contest?tab=2


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/ 


PRO WRITING AID

If you love writing science fiction and fantasy, submitting your work to a contest can be a fantastic way to progress on your writing journey.  With luck you can get your stories published, achieve literary recognition, and even win cash prizes. We’ve compiled a list of 23 legitimate, high-quality science fiction and fantasy writing contests that you can enter in 2022 and 2023.
https://prowritingaid.com/science-fiction-writing-contests


WRITERS OF THE FUTURE

L. Ron Hubbard’s Writers of the Future Contest is an opportunity for new writers of science fiction and fantasy to have their work judged by some of the masters in the field and discovered by a wide audience.  No entry fee is required and entrants retain all publication rights. Entries in the Writers of the Future Contest are adjudicated only by professional writers. Prizes of $1000, $750 and $500 are awarded every three months. From the four quarterly 1st Place winners each year, a panel of judges select one story as the grand prize winner. The writer of the grand-prize-winning story receives the L. Ron Hubbard Golden Pen Award and an additional $5000 cash prize.
https://www.writersofthefuture.com/enter-writer-contest/


 

 

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


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/ T
V Script  https://lascreenplayawards.com/tv-script/
Short Screenplay  https://lascreenplayawards.com/short-screenplay/ https://lascreenplayawards.com/


NYC MIDNIGHT

The 14th annual Short Screenplay Challenge kicking off on August 5th is a competition that challenges writers around the world to create short screenplays no longer than 5 pages based on genre, location, and object assignments in 48 hours. Each writer will participate in at least two writing challenges and as many as four depending on how well they place in each challenge. Feedback from the judges is provided for every submission, writers keep all the rights to the screenplays they create, and there are thousands in cash prizes for the winners. Learn more, register, and read previous winning screenplays at the link below. Good luck writers.  https://www.nycmidnight.com/shsc


PAGE INTERNATIONAL SCREENWRITING AWARDS

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


NEW RESOURCE ADDED TO SITE: SCREEN WRITING / READING Octane Seating – Guide to Finding/Reading Scripts Online  Why Should I Read Scripts?  – Scripts Reading for Budding Authors – and much more.   Even if you are not interested in becoming a scriptwriter yourself, or a writer at all, scripts are still a great way to keep your mind engaged and your imagination sharp as a whip.  Aspiring writers will especially find script reading to be a rewarding experience. Whether you are hoping to write for screen, stage, or even just novels or short stories, experiencing scripts and analyzing them is a great way to bolster your confidence and strengthen your innate skills for narrative, dialogue, action, and timing.VIEW ON:  Research Links and Magazine Links

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

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.  DEADLINE SEP 1 2022 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/


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


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/


CREATIVE WRITING INK

The Creative Writing Ink Short Story Competition 2022 is open for entries from February 25, 2022.  The deadline for receipt of all entries is September 30, 2022 at 4pm (GMT).  Entries will only be accepted through Submittable. Entries can be on any subject, theme or genre. Entry fee: £9 per entry. You can submit multiple entries as long as each entry is paid for individually and includes a separate entry form.  Maximum word count is 3,000 words.
https://creativewritingink.co.uk/creative-writing-ink-short-story-competition-2022/


GLOBAL SOUP

Short Story Writing Competitions – 1 available
https://www.globesoup.net/writing-competitions


NYC MIDNIGHT

The inaugural Rhyming Story Challenge is a creative writing competition open to writers around the world. When the competition begins on September 23rd, writers are placed in groups where they will be judged against other writers within their same group. Each group will receive a unique genre, theme, and emotion assignment, and writers will have eight days to write an original 600-word story that rhymes.
https://www.nycmidnight.com/rhyme

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


REEDSY BEST WRITING CONTESTS

Several contestsf listed keep scrolling.


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 contests:  https://www.nypl.org/blog/2020/10/26/writing-competitions-young-adults


Teens and Writing Young Adult

BOOK PIPELINE

The 2022 Book Pipeline: Unpublished contest is exclusively for unpublished manuscripts across six categories of fiction and nonfiction:  Literary
Mystery / Thriller, Sci-Fi / Fantasy, Young Adult, Middle Grade, Nonfiction
https://bookpipeline.com/shop/unpublished-contest


BRIDGEPORT PRIZE

New Memoir Award.  Launches JUNE 2022 – We all have a story to tell about ourselves, the good, the bad and the how did I end up there? Our memoir award celebrates the life story, a fragment in time or rear view mirror look at what was and now is. https://bridportprize.org.uk/memoir-award-coming-soon/


GIRLS WRITE NOW

Contest sources for youth.
https://girlswritenow.org/resource/writing-contests/


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/


HOLLYWOOD SCHOOLHOUSE

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


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


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/


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/.

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/ 


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.

 

Western

WOMEN WRITING THER WEST BLOG

– We welcome any content, written by real writers who show an understanding and expertise in a chosen topic.
– Submissions must be useful for building stronger writing platforms, practical or technical, that readers can use immediately or tag for future.
– Previously published work relating a specific topic from the suggested list, is acceptable.
– WWW cannot work with agency writers and cannot accept submissions that include political or religious views.
https://womenwritingthewest.wordpress.com/about-2/www-blog-submission-guidelines/


 

Worklshops / Chapter Events

⭐ ANDREA HYLEN

The Incubator: An On-line Co-working Space For Women
Current Topic Focus for Writing Prompts:
Mastering Your Mind: Turning Saboteurs into Allies with Sage Powers
Attn: Cultural Creatives: This is not a “program.” it is a space for women who want to create and who have something to express. This may come in the form of writing books and blogs, speaking on Facebook Live, Youtube and Podcasts, creating art, music, photography, dance with leadership in your home, communities, business and the world and the ongoing evolution and re-creation of you.
http://www.andreahylen.com/the-incubator/


★ LONG ISLAND ROMANCE WRITERS

Barbara Ankrum presents Make Your Book Un-Put-Downable
Cost:  Free for members. $15 non-members.
Is your goal to make the USA Today list? Or to finish writing a draft of that book you’ve been working on forever? Are you trying to get past the gatekeepers in New York, or simply wanting to up your game as a storyteller? Barbara Ankrum will share some simple, tried and true techniques she’s learned over her thirty plus year career in publishing to strengthen your storytelling and get those readers staying up all night reading your story. We’ll talk about how to ratchet up the sexual tension in your story, why incorporating theme is important, how pivots and turning points up the stakes, and why GMC doesn’t only apply to the overall arc of your book. Whether you’re writing romantic comedy or deeply emotional stories, this workshop is going to help you focus your attention on the parts of your book readers crave. Hope to see you there.
https://www.lirw.org/workshops


Romance Writers of America

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

October Online Workshops

Don’t Be a Hermit: Working with Retailers, Libraries and Other Authors
Sponsor: Coeur du Bois – RWA
Fee: CBC-RWA Member $0 | Non-Member $5
Date: October 1, 2022, 12:30 p.m. – 2 p.m. MT
Presenter: Skye MacKinnon
FMI: https://cbcrwa.com/meetings-events/

Every Generation
Sponsor: Aged to Perfection Seasoned Romance Writers
Fee: A2P Member No Charge| Non-Member $10
Date: October 1, 2022, 9 AM PT (approx. 90 minutes)
Presenter: Jenna Grinstead
FMI: https://a2psr.rwa.org/A2PSR/Events/A2PSR/Education/Education.aspx?CODE=A2PSR&hkey=831dbed9-2301-45ec-8c91-8abb2bfdb5bb   OR email: workshops.a2pwrwa@gmail.com

Fast Draft Your Way to the End
Sponsor: Kiss of Death
Fee: $25, RWA members
Date: October 3 – 28, 2022
Presenter: Joan Koster
FMI: RWAKissOfDeath.org/workshops

Regency Gentlemen: Occupations, Clothes, Clubs, and Sports
Sponsor: Hearts Through History
Fee: $15 for HHRW members / $25 for non-members
Date: October 3 – 28, 2022
Presenter: Nancy Mayer
FMI: https://www.heartsthroughhistory.com/product/what-about-gentlemen-oct-22/

Stuck in the Middle: Getting From Set-Up to The End
Sponsor: Hearts Through History
Fee: $15 for HHRW members / $25 for non-members
Date: October 3 – 28, 2022
Presenter: Tere Michaels
FMI: https://www.heartsthroughhistory.com/product/stuck-in-the-middle-getting-from-set-up-to-the-end-oct-22/

Water Beasties Through the Seven Seas
Sponsor: RWA Fantasy, Futuristic, & Paranormal Chapter
Fee: FF&P Member $25 / FF&P NonMember $35
Date: October 3 – 28, 2022
Presenter: Ellis Flynn
FMI: https://ffprwa.com/water-beasties/

Witches, Kelpies, and Fairies, Oh My!
Sponsor: RWA Fantasy, Futuristic, & Paranormal Chapter
Fee: FF&P Member $25 / FF&P NonMember $35
Date: October 3 – 28, 2022
Presenter: Cindy Vallar
FMI: https://ffprwa.com/witches-kelpies-fairies/

Writing a Mid to Late 20th Century Historical
Sponsor: Hearts Through History
Fee: $15 for HHRW members / $25 for non-members
Date: October 3 – 28, 2022
Instructor: Beth Daniels, aka Beth Henderson, J.B.Dane, Nied Darnell
FMI: https://www.heartsthroughhistory.com/product/writing-a-mid-to-late-20th-century-historical-oct-22/

Choosing That Fatal Flaw
Sponsor: Aged to Perfection Seasoned Romance Writers
Fee: A2P Member No Charge| Non-Member $10
Date: October 15, 2022, 9 AM PT (approx. 90 minutes)
Presenter: Laurie Schnebly Campbell
FMI: https://a2psr.rwa.org/A2PSR/Events/A2PSR/Education/Education.aspx?CODE=A2PSR&hkey=831dbed9-2301-45ec-8c91-8abb2bfdb5bb OR email: workshops.a2pwrwa@gmail.com

Preparing for NanoWrimo
Sponsor: Aged to Perfection Seasoned Romance Writers
Fee: A2P Member $10 | Non-Member $25
Date: October 18 – 31, 2022 (two weeks)
Presenter: Terri Main
FMI: https://a2psr.rwa.org/A2PSR/Events/A2PSR/Education/Education.aspx?CODE=A2PSR&hkey=831dbed9-2301-45ec-8c91-8abb2bfdb5bb or email: workshops.a2pwrwa@gmail.com

Jane Friedman | The Art & Business of Author Platform
Sponsor: ARWA
Fee: ARWA Member $79 (w/coupon RWA20)  | Non-Member $99
Date: October, 29 2022, 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. CST
Presenter: Jane Friedman
FMI: https://www.eventcreate.com/e/the-art-business-of-autho

NEW RESOURCES added to Website

⭐ Added After Mailout - Workshops & Contests ADDED

⭐ ANDREA HYLEN

The Incubator: An On-line Co-working Space For Women
Current Topic Focus for Writing Prompts:
Mastering Your Mind: Turning Saboteurs into Allies with Sage Powers
Attn: Cultural Creatives: This is not a “program.” it is a space for women who want to create and who have something to express. This may come in the form of writing books and blogs, speaking on Facebook Live, Youtube and Podcasts, creating art, music, photography, dance with leadership in your home, communities, business and the world and the ongoing evolution and re-creation of you.
http://www.andreahylen.com/the-incubator/

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