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2023 JAN Contests, Workshops, Webinars

Dec 28, 2022 | RESOURCES-TIPS, Writing Contests

2023-JAN-Writing Contests

Below are the Contests, Webinars and Workshops for JANUARY 2023 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.

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Mixed Genre

A WARM MUG OF COZY

Anthology: Submission Guidelines:  Do you like writing short cozy mysteries? If so, we would love to invite you to submit your work for potential inclusion in our first Warm Mug of Cozy Anthology.  Submission deadline: May 31, 2023.  Who can participate: Anyone at least 17 years of age, including emerging authors and never-published writers.  Language: English only.
https://warmmugofcozy.com/anthology-submission/


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/


★ ASSOCIATION OF WRTERS & WRITING PROGRAMS

Writer’s Calendar
The AWP Writer’s Calendar contains a list of upcoming events for writers; deadlines for grants, awards, and calls for submission; and deadlines for AWP contests and programs. Certain calendar listings, such as AWP and WC&C events, are available to all users. Become a member today to begin exploring our listings of grants, awards, and publication opportunities.
https://www.awpwriter.org/community_calendar/writers_calendar?year=2023&month=01&item_types%5B%5D=WCC_ENTRY&item_types%5B%5D=CALENDAR_ITEM


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


★ BRIDGEPORT PRIZE

We are committed to discovering and championing new writers in poetry, short story, flash fiction, novel and memoir. Our alumni read like a Who’s Who of the literary world: Kate Atkinson MBE, Gail Honeyman and Kit de Waal. Judges have included Roger McGough, Monica Ali and Zoe Heller. Our patron is Fay Weldon. Trust us with your words and it really could be your name up here next year.
Categories:  (Scroll down)  Dealdine MAY 31, 2023
https://thebridportprize.submittable.com/submit

https://thebridportprize.submittable.com/submit


CANADIAN AUTHORS

November Deadlines: https://canadianauthors.org/national/links/awards-competitions/awards-competitions-november-deadlines/
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 2022-2023 by various genre.
https://www.chantireviews.com/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/


★ COMPETIONS FROM ALL OVER THE WORLD

A list of available writing contest for all genre.
https://intercompetition.com/writing


CREATIVE WRITING CONTESTS

Listed by genre:  Use the left menu bar.  Scroll to CATEGORIES and find what you want.
https://creativewritingink.co.uk/writing-competitions/


CURIOSITY NEVER KILLED THE WRITER – THE MEDIUM

57 Writing Contests this January there are more than four dozen free writing contests for short fiction, novels, poetry, CNF, nonfiction, and plays. Prizes range from $100,000 to publication. None charge entry fees.  Some of these contests have age and geographical restrictions, so read the instructions carefully.  If you want to get a jump on next month’s contests go to Free Contests. Most of these contests are offered annually, so even if the deadline is past, you can prepare for next year.
https://curiosityneverkilledthewriter.com/54-writing-contests-in-january-2023-no-entry-fees-284ed9e15df1


FAN STORY

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


★ FLORIDA WRITERS ASSOCIATION

The 2023 Florida Writers Association Collection, Volume 15 theme is secrets: those untold, unseen, and seldom shared places, events, and mysteries we all carry in the hidden recess of our hearts and minds. This theme is open to a range of possibilities, so it’s with high expectations that we invite our members to submit their best fiction, nonfiction, or poetry.
https://www.floridawriters.org/writing-contests


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/


★ FREE YOUR PEN

Novel Writing Competitions. These competitions are for unpublished or self-published novels and novellas for international writers, plus a few for UK or US residents only. It’s a long list and accurate as far as possible, updated monthly, so bookmark this page! I can’t vouch for all these comps personally, but if you have experience of them, let us know in the comments.
https://jesdavidson.wordpress.com/2021/01/30/novel-writing-competitions-list/


★ FREEDOM WITH WRITING

34 Free Writing Contests and Fellowships for January 2023 – These are contests and fellowships for fiction, nonfiction, poetry, playwriting, and journalism, with prizes up to $100,000. The contests are, very loosely, divided geographically. A couple of the deadlines are in December.
https://www.freedomwithwriting.com/freedom/uncategorized/34-free-writing-contests-and-fellowships-for-january-2023/


★F(R)ICTION

We’ve put together this handy page to make it easier to navigate the various submission routes we offer, so please read all guidelines below thoroughly before submitting.  For our print magazine, we accept short fiction, flash fiction, creative nonfiction, and poetry—regardless of genre, style, or origin. To get an idea of the kind of work we look for and the ethos behind what we do, please check out this page from our editors detailing what we look for in our submissions and this CLMP Member Spotlight article. And please note that we strongly encourage you to check out a past issue of F(r)iction, available in our shop. Submissions are accepted year-round.
https://frictionlit.org/about/submit/


★ FUNDS FOR WRITERS

Writing contests provide steps up for a writer – especially a struggling writer. A portfolio that contains contest wins means more than many clips. Can’t afford the entry fees? Consider entering one contest a quarter or something more amiable to your pocketbook. A few are free. Contests provide prizes, prestige and usually publication with many offering book contracts. Denouncing contests from your writing repertoire is like discounting an entire genre or refusing to eat yellow vegetables. You’re giving up something valuable that may serve you and your career well.  Variety of Genres.
https://fundsforwriters.com/contests/


GLOBAL SOUP

Short Story Writing Competitions – 1 available
Deadline Mar 2023  https://www.globesoup.net/science-fiction-challenge
https://www.globesoup.net/writing-competitions


INTERNATIONAL COMPETITIONS

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


★ KENYON REVIEW

The Short Fiction Contest. The contest is open to all writers who have not yet published a book of fiction. Submissions must be 3000 words or fewer. The final judge will be acclaimed author Danielle Evans. The Kenyon Review will publish the winning short story, and the author will be awarded a scholarship to attend the 2023 Kenyon Review Writers Workshop. Additional info on the Writers Workshops is available here. Deadline Jan 31, 2023  
https://kenyonreview.org/contests/short-fiction/


KINGDOM WRITERS GUILD

For this quarter’s free writing contest, we want your best flash fiction on the theme “Back to Life”. This is an opportunity to prove your work, and the winner will receive a $100 Amazon gift card and have their story published to the School of Kingdom Writers website.  We’re giving you a little more breathing room this time. The maximum word count for this contest is 1,500 words. Short stories of all types, genres, and styles are welcome, but it should be narrative in nature (a story, not poetry, lyrics, etc.)
https://kingdomwritersguild.org/spring-flash-fiction-writing-contest-submissions-open-back-to-life/


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-2023/


NEWSPAGES BLOG

A variety of completions listed.  Use the filters to narrow down tyour search.
https://www.newpages.com/submission-opportunities/writing-contests/


NOTHING IN THE RULE BOOK

List of creative writing competitions for 2022 – no new 2023 contests listed yet.
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. – no 2023 listings yet.
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

2023 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


★ POETS & WRITERS

he 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.  Large database, sortable.
https://www.pw.org/grants


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

2023 Several contests listed keep scrolling.  Use the search option to find the most recent contests, and deadlines.
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.  2023 contests
https://blog.papertrue.com/writing-contests/


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/


★ THE SUN

We publish personal essays, short stories, poems, and black-and-white photography in print and online in our monthly magazine.  We’re looking for narrative writing and evocative photography from all over the world. Send us work that maps the human landscape, where the light catches on the faintest joy, where darkness sometimes threatens to overwhelm, and where ✗ never marks the spot because the truth is never so simple.
https://www.thesunmagazine.org/submit/essays-fiction-poetry


★ WAXING AND WANING

Submissions open year-round – 1 online / 1 print release per year – Simultaneous submissions accepted (please let us know, however) – Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction,  & Short Films submissions $5 – Screenplays/Plays submissions $7 – Graphic Stories submissions $3 – Art submissions FREE- All submissions must be in proper manuscript format
https://www.waxingandwaning.org/submit/


★ WEEKEND NOTES

Austrailia – 8 Writing Competitions to Enter in January 2023 – If you write short stories then you are a writer. Competitions are a great way to move from being a writer to being a published writer. I read once that there are more than 3,000 writing competitions offered across the world every year. This is just a small selection of those available with deadlines in January 2023. Enter something you’ve already written or pen something new over the Christmas holidays.  The following listings are summaries only and it is imperative that you always check the rules and terms and conditions on the competition website to ensure both you and your story are eligible to enter. For example most competitions exclude previously published or awarded stories and some have regional or age limits.
https://www.weekendnotes.com/writing-competitions-january-2023/


WINNING WRITERS

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


★ WISCONSIN ACADEMY OF SCIENCES, ARTS & LETTERS

The Wisconsin People & Ideas Fiction Contest. First-place winners in the Wisconsin People & Ideas Fiction Contest will receive a one-week artist residency at Shake Rag Alley Center for the Arts in Mineral Point. Winners will receive $500 (first place), $250 (second place), and $100 (third place) and read their work at the 2023 Wisconsin Book Festival. First- through third-place winning stories will also be published in print and online issues of Wisconsin People & Ideas magazine. First-place winners in the Wisconsin People & Ideas Fiction Contest will receive a one-week artist residency at Shake Rag Alley Center for the Arts in Mineral Point.  Deadline March 15, 2023 
https://www.wisconsinacademy.org/magazine/fiction-contest


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/2022/11/21/fiction-writing-contests-worth-your-time-in-winter-2022-2023/


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: No 2023 Contests listed yet.
https://www.writersdigest.com/wd-competitions


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 COMPETITIONS.net

All the top writing contests.. A large list of writing contests for 2023
https://writingcompetitions.net/


WRITING WORKSHOPS

49 Writing Contests Dectember 2022 – January 2023
https://writingworkshops.com/blogs/news/tagged/accepting-submissions

Adventure

★ ADVENTURE WRITERS COMPETITION

Are you ready to enter the Adventure Writers Competition?  Good! Now hear this: we exist for one purpose only: to help all writers who enter get some feedback, get a chance to meet some industry people, use the experience as a stepping stone to further your writing career, and to validate that you can write good (joke intended). We just like to help people. All fees collected or donated are used to promote the entrants and the competition. No one here makes anything on this. Many lose money. Insane but true. We don’t even pay expenses.  JAN 1 – APR 30, 2023
https://adventurewriterscompetition.com/entry-procedure.html


★ EAA.org

Pilot Your Own Adventure Writing Contest – Supported by Flight Outfitters®
The contest period for EAA’s 2023 Pilot Your Own Adventure Contest runs from January 13, 2023, to March 13, 2023.  Each pilot has a story — what’s yours? Tell us the true story of how pursuing the dream of flight enabled you to do something that would have otherwise been out of reach. We want to hear how becoming a pilot and getting involved in grassroots aviation made a memorable experience possible for you. How did you pilot your own adventure? Tell us how flying helped you transform from dreamer to doer.
https://www.eaa.org/airventure/eaa-airventure-news-and-multimedia/pilot-your-own-adventure


★ FREE YOUR PEN

These ADVENTURE WRITING competitions are for unpublished or self-published novels and novellas for international writers, plus a few for UK or US residents only. It’s a long list and accurate as far as possible, updated monthly, so bookmark this page! I can’t vouch for all these comps personally, but if you have experience of them, let us know in the comments.
https://jesdavidson.wordpress.com/2021/01/30/novel-writing-competitions-list/


★ ONE YEAR ADVENTURE NOVEL

For students 19 and under. Every year, we run a free novel contest for our students. Any One Year Adventure Novel student under 20 who has a valid curriculum license and who finishes a novel that meets the course requirements can submit.  We don’t obligate students to enter, but writing contests for teens are great way for young writers to start sharing their writing with others—and stay motivated to finish their novel! We post every novel entry on the student forum for other students to read (unless the student requests to be omitted).  Deadline AUG 15 2023
https://clearwaterpress.com/oneyearnovel/events/young-writers-novel-contest/


★ RECREATION.gov

The 2023 contest will launch on June 1, 2023. Check back for details. For inspiration for your next travel adventure, read stories from past Share Your Story contests.
https://www.recreation.gov/shareyourstory


★ WILBUR & NISO SMITH FOUNDATION

The Wilbur Smith Adventure Writing Prize is an international prize that supports and celebrates the best adventure writing today. The Prize is open to writers of any nationality, writing in English. Awards are presented in three categories:

  • Best Published Novelsubmission 26 DEC 2022 thru 30 APR 2-23
    The Best Published Novel award is designed to celebrate the best adventure stories of the last year. We invite novels to be submitted by publishers and literary agents. The award accepts entries by writers of any nationality, writing in English.
    https://www.wilbur-niso-smithfoundation.org/index.php?p=awards/best-published-novel-2019
  • New Voicessubmissions 26 DEC 2022 thru 40 APR 2023 (early bird discount)
    The New Voices Award supports writers to develop an idea they’ve yet to commit to paper, or those in the very early stages of their work in progress. The Award provides mentorship and editorial guidance for aspiring authors and encourages entries from all writers, including those from underrepresented backgrounds with a new story to tell.
    https://www.wilbur-niso-smithfoundation.org/awards/intro
  • Author of Tomorrowsubmissions 16 JAN 2023 thru 30 APR 2023
    The Author of Tomorrow is designed to find the adventure writers of the future. Part of the Wilbur Smith Adventure Writing Prize, it is an annual competition open to young people across the world who have completed a short piece of adventure writing in English.
    https://www.wilbur-niso-smithfoundation.org/index.php?p=awards/author-of-tomorrow-2019

 

Children

★ NCTE – NATIONAL COUNCIL OF TEACHERS OF ENGLISH

The 2023 contest is now open! Click here to apply today. Purpose: To stimulate and recognize the writing talents of eighth-grade students and to emphasize the importance of writing skills among eighth-grade students.  Schools in the United States, Canada, Virgin Islands and American Schools Abroad are eligible to nominate eighth-grade students. Nominating schools must be US accredited.
https://ncte.org/awards/promising-young-writers/


★ REEDSY

The Best Children’s Writing Contests of 2022 – Writing competitions curated by Reedsy
https://blog.reedsy.com/writing-contests/children-s/


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/


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/


★ WE ARE TEACHERS

A list of the Best Student Writing Contests for 2022-2023  Help your students take their writing to the next level.  When students write for teachers, it can feel like an assignment. When they write for a real purpose, they are empowered! Student writing contests are an easy and inspiring way to try writing for an authentic audience—a real panel of judges—and the possibility of prize money or other incentives. We’ve gathered a list of student writing contests below. From poetry to plays, essays to science fiction, there is something for everyone. See if any of them suit your curriculum, and get prepared to see some motivated students.
https://www.weareteachers.com/student-writing-contests/


★ YOUNG ARTS

Writing is one of 10 artistic disciplines in YoungArts’ national competition. This discipline encompasses creative nonfiction, novel, play or script, poetry, short story and spoken word. The 2024 YoungArts application opens June 2023. Elegibility grades 10–12 or 15–18 years of age on December 1 of the year  applying.
https://youngarts.org/discipline/writing/


★ YOUNG WRITERS

Young Writers was established in 1991 in a small warehouse in Eastern England and has blossomed into a worldwide brand! Today, Young Writers is still a modest family-run business, but on a much bigger scale than its humble beginnings.  We pride ourselves on encouraging young writers to read, write and enjoy poetry as well as creative writing. Having work published boosts confidence, nurtures creative talent and showcases creativity.

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
2023 Unpublished Contest  Pre-Register Deadline: January 10th, 2023
https://bookpipeline.com/shop/unpublished-contest


★ PUBLISHERS ARCHIEVE

Here you can find a large list of publishers as well as a list of awards and contests.
https://publishersarchive.com/scifi-fantasy-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/ 


★ REEDSY

Fantasy writing contests
https://blog.reedsy.com/writing-contests/fantasy/


WRITER UNBOXED

This contest submissions season covers deadlines from Winter 2022-2023 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/2022/11/21/fiction-writing-contests-worth-your-time-in-winter-2022-2023/

Flash Fiction

★ ASK HENRY

15 flash fiction is a short fiction story, written with utmost brevity. Not more than 1000 words, and still offers characters, plots, settings, style and themes. With the access of the internet, flash fiction is becoming more popular, as many journals and online magazines are dedicated to the style.
Link says 2021 but listings are 2023
https://www.henryharvin.com/blog/top-15-flash-fiction-contest-2021/


★ CHRISTOPHER FIELDEN

This page lists flash fiction, micro fiction, sudden fiction, twitterage, twitterature, dribble, drabble, minisaga, nanotale, micro-story and very short fiction competitions, prizes and awards. Please read and make sure you fully understand the rules and the terms & conditions of each competition listed 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/flash-fiction-competitions.php


★ FISH PUBLISHING

Flash Fiction Prize: Judge: Kit De Waal – Word Limit: 300 – Closes: 28 Feb ’23 – Results: 10 April ’23 – Anthology Published: July ’23
https://www.fishpublishing.com/competition/flash-fiction-contest/


★ GLOBE SOUP

Flash Fiction is defined as a very short story that can be anywhere from just a couple of words to about a thousand in length. The beauty (and difficulty) of writing flash fiction lies in trying to tell a complete story in so few words. Great flash fiction is succinct, emotive, thought-provoking, and impactful. These flash fiction contests are a great way to get your work in front of editors and agents. Winning can also lead to publication, awards, and other recognition. But competitions aren’t just about winning; they’re also a great way to get feedback on your work and improve your writing because short stories allow you to practice all the skills of writing a story in a much more condensed format.
https://www.globesoup.net/writing-blog/best-flash-fiction-contests


★ KINGDOM WRITERS GUILD

For this quarter’s free writing contest, we want your best flash fiction on the theme “Back to Life”. This is an opportunity to prove your work, and the winner will receive a $100 Amazon gift card and have their story published to the School of Kingdom Writers website.  We’re giving you a little more breathing room this time. The maximum word count for this contest is 1,500 words. Short stories of all types, genres, and styles are welcome, but it should be narrative in nature (a story, not poetry, lyrics, etc.)
https://kingdomwritersguild.org/spring-flash-fiction-writing-contest-submissions-open-back-to-life/


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/


★ STREETLIGHT

STREETLIGHT’S 2023 SUMMER FLASH FICTION CONTEST
Up to 500 of your best, previously unpublished words. Any subject.
Multiple submissions are fine — one work per entry.
This is a blind contest. Please remove all personal information from the story pages.
We encourage simultaneous submissions but if your piece is accepted elsewhere, inform us at fiction@streetlightmagazine.cdn-pi.com, right away.
Contest deadline is Monday, July 17th, 2023 midnight EST.
https://streetlightmag.com/2023-flash-fiction-contest/


TACK PUBLISHING

The TCK Publishing Flash Fiction Contest is an international writing contest. Each year’s prizewinner receives a $1,000 honorarium (cash prize) and publication of his or her flash fiction story on the TCK Publishing website.  This contest is open to writers from all countries, backgrounds, and levels of experience and we invite you to join the 2023 TCK Publishing Flash Fiction Contest.
https://www.tckpublishing.com/2023-flash-fiction-contest/


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

★ AMERICAN SHORT FICTION

We are thrilled to announce that the brilliant Karen Russell—author of the novels Sleep Donation and Swamplandia! and the story collections Vampires in the Lemon Grove, Orange World, and St. Lucy’s Home for Girls Raised by Wolves—will judge our 2023 American Short(er) Fiction Prize. The prize recognizes extraordinary short fiction under 1,000 words. The first-place winner will receive a $1,000 prize and publication. Previous winners of the Short(er) Fiction Prize have gone on to be anthologized in places such as The Pushcart Prize: Best of the Small Presses. All entries will be considered for publication. Submit your entry online between November 15, 2022 – February 1, 2023  
https://americanshortfiction.org/announcing-the-2023-american-shorter-fiction-prize/


★ BOULEVARD MAGAZINE

Nonfiction Contest for Emerging Writers – $1,000 and publication in Boulevard awarded to the winning essay by a writer who has not yet published a book of fiction, poetry, or creative non-fiction with a nationally distributed press.  All entries must be postmarked before January 31, 2023 or submitted online by midnight CT.
https://www.boulevardmagazine.org/nonfiction-contest


REEDSY BEST WRITING CONTESTS

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


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 HISTORICAL FICTION COMPANY

ENTER THE HFC 2023 BOOK AWARDS – (Deadline: November 29, 2023) – Finalists Announcements On December 21st – Category Winners Announced On December 31st – Grand Prize Winner Announced
On New Year’s Day – Novels may be Pre-published Manuscripts, ARCs, Self-published, Indie Published, or Traditionally Published, E-pub accepted.  All published novels must have ISBN/ASIN designation, manuscripts are not required to have this designation at the time of submission.  Entries must be in the English language.
No erotica.
https://www.thehistoricalfictioncompany.com/book-awards


THE WALTER SCOTT PRIZE FOR HISTORICAL FICTION

Honouring the achievements of the founding father of the historical novel, the Walter Scott Prize for Historical Fiction is one of the most prestigious literary prizes in the world. The winner receives £25,000 and shortlisted authors each receive £1,500. Since it was founded fourteen years ago by the Duke and Duchess of Buccleuch, the Prize has awarded over £300,000 to writers and brought over 150 great novels to wider public attention.
https://www.walterscottprize.co.uk/


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

A WARM MUG OF COZY

Anthology: Submission Guidelines:  Do you like writing short cozy mysteries? If so, we would love to invite you to submit your work for potential inclusion in our first Warm Mug of Cozy Anthology.  Submission deadline: May 31, 2023.  Who can participate: Anyone at least 17 years of age, including emerging authors and never-published writers.  Language: English only.
https://warmmugofcozy.com/anthology-submission/


CREATIVE WRITING CONTESTS

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


BOOK PIPELINE

Select publishers and agents get first look at the top selection for each category, including Katherine Tegen Books, Creative Artists Agency, and Verve Publishing.
Literary, Mystery / Thriller, Sci-Fi / Fantasy, Romance / Women’s Fiction, Young Adult, Middle Grade, Picture Books, Nonfiction
https://bookpipeline.com/shop/unpublished-contest


KOTOBEE BLOG

200+ Writing Contests You Need to Enter in 2023 – Writing could be rewarding in itself, but joining a writing contest could be even more exciting. Whether you need a push to finish your manuscript or want to get better exposure, competing with other writers is a great way to prove your talent and advance in the writing field. Are you ready to win some awards? Take a look at the writing contests happening in 2023 and start sharpening your skills.
Sort by Genre and Month
https://blog.kotobee.com/writing-contests-2023/


MACMILLIAN PUBLISHERS

2023 Minotaur Books/Mystery Writers of America Best First Novel Competition – Welcome to the 2023 Minotaur Books/Mystery Writers of America Best First Novel Competition.  Please read all of the rules and guidelines before submitting your entry. You can find the complete rules and guidelines at us.macmillan.com/minotaurbooks/writing-competitions.  To enter, you must complete this form and upload an electronic file of your Manuscript. – Only electronic submissions, uploaded through this entry form, will be considered; do not mail or e-mail manuscript submissions to Minotaur Books. Deadline Dec 16, 2022
https://us.macmillan.com/minotaurbooks/submit-manuscript/


REEDSY

53  Mystery – Suspense Contests Listed for 2023 – more may be added.
https://blog.reedsy.com/writing-contests/mystery/


NonFiction

★ ASSOCIATION OF WRTERS & WRITING PROGRAMS

Writer’s Calendar
The AWP Writer’s Calendar contains a list of upcoming events for writers; deadlines for grants, awards, and calls for submission; and deadlines for AWP contests and programs. Certain calendar listings, such as AWP and WC&C events, are available to all users. Become a member today to begin exploring our listings of grants, awards, and publication opportunities.
https://www.awpwriter.org/community_calendar/writers_calendar?year=2023&month=01&item_types%5B%5D=WCC_ENTRY&item_types%5B%5D=CALENDAR_ITEM


★ AUTUMN HOUSE PRESS

NONFICTION CONTEST: The winner receives publication of a full-length manuscript and $2,500. The submission period opens January 1, 2023, and closes May 31, 2023 (Eastern Time). We will announce the finalists and the winner of the contest by October 15, 2023.
https://www.autumnhouse.org/submissions/nonfiction/


★ BOULEVARD MAGAZINE

​Nonfiction Contest for Emerging Writers – $1,000 and publication in Boulevard awarded to the winning essay by a writer who has not yet published a book of fiction, poetry, or creative non-fiction with a nationally distributed press. All entries must be postmarked before January 31, 2023 or submitted online by midnight CT.
https://www.boulevardmagazine.org/nonfiction-contest


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


★ CHRISTOPHER FIELDEN

Below are tables listing various essay contests and other non-fiction writing competitions, prizes and awards. Some are academic, some offer scholarships and others are just for fun.  Please read and make sure you fully understand the rules and the terms & conditions of each competition listed before entering.
https://www.christopherfielden.com/short-story-tips-and-writing-advice/essay-contests-and-non-fiction-writing-competitions.php


★ CNFC – CREATIVE NONFICTION COLLECTIVE

2023 CNFC-HLR nonfiction contest is now open. The Humber Literary Review (HLR) and the Creative Nonfiction Collective Society (CNFC) have joined forces to bring you a Canada-wide creative nonfiction contest. Winners will be announced during the 2023 CNFC annual conference.  CONTEST CLOSES Monday February 28, 2023 
at 11:59pm PST.

At CNFC, we honour diversity and inclusivity without discrimination. We are keen to empower viewpoints from communities that include but are not limited to multiple dimensions of diversity such as race, ethnicity, religion, age, ability, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, class, socio-economic status, and neurodiversity.  Original previously unpublished creative nonfiction – maximum word length 3,000 words (no minimum). Literary journalism, memoir, and the personal or lyric essay—all are welcome. Please take note of the contest rules.
https://creativenonfictioncollective.ca/cnf-contest/


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/


★ NEWFOUND

Newfound Prose Prize – The Newfound Prose Prize is awarded annually to a chapbook-length work of exceptional fiction or creative nonfiction. The work may be in the form of a long story or essay or a collection of short pieces (60 pages max). Other than the page limit, the only formal requirement is that some aspect of the work must inform or explore how place shapes identity, imagination, and understanding.  Submission: 15 SEP 2022 thru 15 MAR 2023
https://newfound.org/prose-prize/


REEDY.COM/ NON FICTION CONTESTS

A large list of non-fiction contests for 2023.
https://blog.reedsy.com/writing-contests/non-fiction/

 

 

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 ANZALDUA POETY PRIZE

The Gloria E. Anzaldúa Poetry Prize is awarded annually to a poet whose work explores how place shapes identity, imagination, and understanding. Special attention is given to poems that exhibit multiple vectors of thinking: artistic, theoretical, and social, which is to say, political.
https://newfound.org/poetry-prize/


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

Dream Quest One Poetry & Writing Contest – WINTER 2022-2023 – Deadline: March 19, 2023
All poems must be written or translated into the English language, 30 lines or fewer, and must be neatly hand printed or typed, using single or double line spacing, on any subject, theme, style, shape, or form. All entries must be original works.

All short stories may be on any subject or theme, written or translated into the English language. For example, any fiction, non-fiction, creative nonfiction, essays, diary, screenwriting, stage plays, and journal entries are accepted. Contestants will enter their short stories neatly hand printed or typed, using single or double line spacing, within a maximum of (5) pages or less. All entries must be original works.
https://www.dreamquestone.com/rules/enter-now


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-2023/


★ POETRY MAMA

Free poetry contests to enter in 2023.  Looking for online publishers, poetry contests or magazine for submissions is quite a monotonous and tiresome process in itself , let alone the chances of finding relevant info. But not anymore.  Here you’ll find monthly updated contests and submission portals that’ll help you grow as beginners and support your writing career at the same. Every contest is provided with all the information you need to know before submitting to it. Poets from all nationalities can take part in the poetry contests without worrying about submission fee. So, go writers.
https://poetrymama.com/poetry-contests/


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://blog.reedsy.com/writing-contests/poetry/


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

CONTEMPORARY ROMANCE WRITERS

As the name suggests, we are a group of writers from around the world who love – and write – contemporary romance and contemporary romantic fiction of all sorts. Our members write all contemporary sub-genres from spicy to inspirational, young adult to adult, real-world to paranormal, and more. Contemporary Romance written or published in the previous calendar year.  Unpublished and Published Divisions, Categories include:Contemporary Romance (Long, Mid, Short), Romantic Suspense, Women’s , Fiction/Chick Lit, Young Adult/New Adult, Erotica, Contemp. Speculative Romance (Fantasy, Paranormal, Sci-Fi)  Opens again in Spring 2023
https://contemporaryromance.org/writing-contests-for-romance-writers/


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/


MID-ATLANTIC ROMANCE AUTHORS

Contests for Published and Unpublished Authors of any fiction romance sub-genre. 
The Carla – Crown Jewel of Books Published Author Contest
The Carla Contest is for any traditional, self- published, or hybrid author with an original copyright date of 2021. The first place book will receive a $100 prize, trophy, and publicity on the Mid-America Romance Authors Website, Twitter, Facebook page, and in the RWR.
http://www.mararwa.com/contests/ 


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


REEDSY

46 CONTESTS. Crime, Fantasy, Fiction, Horror, Humor, Memoir, Mystery, Non-fiction, Novel, Poetry, Romance, Science Fiction, Science Writing, Thriller, Young Adult

https://blog.reedsy.com/writing-contests/romance/


ROMANCE WRITERS OF AMERICA

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

2023 January Contests

The Rudy Contest 2023
Sponsor: Chesapeake Romance Writers
Fee: $20
Deadline: January 1st
Eligibility: story must be unpublished and include a romantic element/HEA (published/unpublished authors welcome)
Entry: first 20 pages + one-page synopsis
Categories: Historical, Paranormal+, Contemporary, Erotic, Suspense
Judges: 1st round peer judging, 2nd round industry professionals
FMI: https://www.chesapeakeromancewriters.com/


ROMANCE WRITERS OF AMERICA

RWA 2022 Audio Recordings of presentations during the 2022 Conference
https://www.rwa.org/Online/Resources/Audio/RWA2022_Recordings.aspx?fbclid=IwAR3528cjM7FDrLpRwGnyII1KIPSkUm2hSSJ1tqv2GL3WsaeC02ArctgsE78

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


★ THE LIGHT BRINGER PROJECT

OMEGA Sci-Fy Awards – Science fiction opens doors for writers of all backgrounds to create unique stories exploring how we relate to one another, to our world, and to our future.  The Omega Sci-Fi Awards seek to empower emerging writers to contribute their unique voices and diverse perspectives to the art of science fiction story writing while tapping into the power of science fiction to examine the greatest challenges and moral dilemmas humanity faces.  Submission Open
https://www.lightbringerproject.org/science-fiction-competitions


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


★ PARSEC

PETTSBURGH’S PREMIER SOCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY ORGANISATION
Short Story Contest – 2023 Contest Theme is: Preserve or Purge.
We ask that authors try and incorporate both concepts into their speculative work. This can be conveyed in the setting, plot, characters, dialogue; the only limit is your imagination. The theme must be integral to the story in some way and not just mentioned in passing.  Deadline May 1, 2023 
https://parsec-sff.org/short-story-contest/


★ PUBLISHERS ARCHIEVE

Here you can find a large list of publishers as well as a list of awards and contests.
https://publishersarchive.com/scifi-fantasy-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/ 


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


REESY

So far 58 science fiction Fantasy contests listed.
https://blog.reedsy.com/writing-contests/science-fiction/


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/
TV 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/

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 / Essay / Anthology

A WARM MUG OF COZY

Anthology: Submission Guidelines:  Do you like writing short cozy mysteries? If so, we would love to invite you to submit your work for potential inclusion in our first Warm Mug of Cozy Anthology.  Submission deadline: May 31, 2023.  Who can participate: Anyone at least 17 years of age, including emerging authors and never-published writers.  Language: English only.
https://warmmugofcozy.com/anthology-submission/


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/


ABR – AUSTRAILIAN BOOK REVIEW

CALIBRE ESSAY PRIZE: To enter the $7,500 Calibre Essay Prize, first create a free ABR account in the New User section below, or sign in to your existing account using the Existing User section below. If you are signed in, simply fill out the form below.  Multiple entries are welcome but you will need to enter them separately.  If you have any questions, please refer to the Terms and Conditions and Frequently Asked Questions for more information before contacting us for assistance. Entries for the 2023 Calibre Essay Prize will be accepted until 11:59 pm (AEST), 15 January 2023. (NB: This means at the end of the day on 15 January 2023.)
https://www.australianbookreview.com.au/prizes-programs/calibre-prize/calibre-online-entry?view=form&form_id=4


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/competitions/


GLOBAL SOUP

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


★ GOTHAM WRITERS

The Stella Kupferberg Memorial Short Story Prize is a writing competition sponsored by the stage and radio series Selected Shorts. This long-running series at Symphony Space in New York City celebrates the art of the short story by having stars of stage and screen read aloud the works of established and emerging writers. Selected Shorts is recorded for Public Radio and heard nationally on both the radio and its weekly podcast.

The 2023 Stella Kupferberg Memorial Short Story Prize will be judged by Anthony Doerr (Cloud Cuckoo Land, All the Light We Cannot See). The winning work will be performed by an actor in spring 2023, and published on Electric Literature. The winning writer will receive $1000 and a free 10-week course with Gotham Writers.  Read the 2022 contest winner, “Make Yourself Into a House” by Grace Shuyi Liew.https://v2.writingclasses.com/contests/stella-kupferberg-memorial-short-story-prize-2023

★ KENYON REVIEW

The Short Fiction Contest. The contest is open to all writers who have not yet published a book of fiction. Submissions must be 3000 words or fewer. The final judge will be acclaimed author Danielle Evans. The Kenyon Review will publish the winning short story, and the author will be awarded a scholarship to attend the 2023 Kenyon Review Writers Workshop. Additional info on the Writers Workshops is available here. Deadline Jan 31, 2023  
https://kenyonreview.org/contests/short-fiction/


KINGDOM WRITERS GUILD

For this quarter’s free writing contest, we want your best flash fiction on the theme “Back to Life”. This is an opportunity to prove your work, and the winner will receive a $100 Amazon gift card and have their story published to the School of Kingdom Writers website.  We’re giving you a little more breathing room this time. The maximum word count for this contest is 1,500 words. Short stories of all types, genres, and styles are welcome, but it should be narrative in nature (a story, not poetry, lyrics, etc.)
https://kingdomwritersguild.org/spring-flash-fiction-writing-contest-submissions-open-back-to-life/


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

Short Story Challenge 2023
Kicks off January 20, 2023  The 17th Annual Short Story Challenge is a creative writing competition open to writers around the world. There are four rounds of competition. In the 1st Round, beginning on January 20th, writers are placed randomly in groups and are assigned a genre, subject, and character assignment. Writers have eight days to write an original story no longer than 2,500 words.
https://www.nycmidnight.com/ssc


★ PARSEC

PETTSBURGH’S PREMIER SOCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY ORGANISATION
Short Story Contest – 2023 Contest Theme is: Preserve or Purge.
We ask that authors try and incorporate both concepts into their speculative work. This can be conveyed in the setting, plot, characters, dialogue; the only limit is your imagination. The theme must be integral to the story in some way and not just mentioned in passing.  Deadline May 1, 2023 
https://parsec-sff.org/short-story-contest/


REEDSY BEST WRITING CONTESTS

Several contestsf listed keep scrolling.
NEW Enter our short story competition – Submit a short story based on one of 5 weekly prompts. Winners get $50 and will feature on our app! Sign up to get this week’s prompts.
https://https://blog.reedsy.com/writing-contests/


 

Students and Teachers

★ BUILDING U – STUDENT OPPORTUNITIES

For Students by Students.  A large filterable list of things for students, including writing contests.  THERE IS A CLEAR NEED to identify and address factors that most significantly impact the odds of successful outcomes for high school students as they move forward in their present and make plans for their postsecondary future.  INDEPENDENT RESEARCH in both Canada and the US suggests that the biggest factors contributing to successful postsecondary outcomes are: awareness of and good information around relevant options, and self-determined decision-making and planning.
https://building-u.com/opportunities/


★ KET EDUCATION

KET Education is excited to announce the 2023 Young Writers Contest is open for submissions! The annual contest seeks to celebrate creativity through four categories of writing – Illustrated Story, Short Story, Poetry, and Graphic Novels. Submissions will be accepted until Friday, March 31, 2023. Winners will be announced no later than May 30, 2023.  Looking for inspiration? You can read the last year’s winning stories and poems as well as listen to audio versions from the authors themselves! Plus, don’t miss our new Creative Writing Toolkits that supply classroom-ready lessons and activities to guide you in introducing and exploring our contest categories.
https://education.ket.org/young-writers-contest/


★ NCTE – NATIONAL COUNCIL OF TEACHERS OF ENGLISH

The 2023 contest is now open! Click here to apply today. Purpose: To stimulate and recognize the writing talents of eighth-grade students and to emphasize the importance of writing skills among eighth-grade students.  Schools in the United States, Canada, Virgin Islands and American Schools Abroad are eligible to nominate eighth-grade students. Nominating schools must be US accredited.
https://ncte.org/awards/promising-young-writers/


★ NEW 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. Contestes listed for 2023, monthly, updated regularly.
https://www.newpages.com/young-writers-guide/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 contests:  https://www.nypl.org/blog/2020/10/26/writing-competitions-young-adults


★ NORTH SOUTH FOUNDATION

The primary goal of NorthSouth Foundation contests is to foster the spirit of competition and learning among the youth. Parents and children should focus on the joy of learning and interacting with other writing participants rather than on the possible outcome of the contest. Specifically, the NorthSouth Foundation Essay contest is intended to encourage writing skills, which demand quick thinking, good organization of ideas and cohesive writing style.  In addition to all the general contest rules stated by North South Foundation, the following rules are applicable for Essay Writing Bee (Leadership In Writing) Competition.

There are 3 levels of competition in Essay Bee:Essay Writing Level 1 (EW1): Grades 3, 4 and 5
Essay Writing Level 2 (EW2): Grades 6, 7 and 8
Essay Writing Level 3 (EW3): Grades 9, 10, 11 and 12
https://northsouth.org/public/USContests/EssayWriting?gclid=EAIaIQobChMI7b7CscOk_AIVKk1yCh1LEAW0EAAYBCAAEgL95fD_BwE


★ ONE YEAR ADVENTURE NOVEL

For students 19 and under. Every year, we run a free novel contest for our students. Any One Year Adventure Novel student under 20 who has a valid curriculum license and who finishes a novel that meets the course requirements can submit.  We don’t obligate students to enter, but writing contests for teens are great way for young writers to start sharing their writing with others—and stay motivated to finish their novel! We post every novel entry on the student forum for other students to read (unless the student requests to be omitted).  Deadline AUG 15 2023
https://clearwaterpress.com/oneyearnovel/events/young-writers-novel-contest/


★ REEDSY

The Best Children’s Writing Contests of 2022 – Writing competitions curated by Reedsy
https://blog.reedsy.com/writing-contests/children-s/


★ WE ARE TEACHERS

A list of the Best Student Writing Contests for 2022-2023  Help your students take their writing to the next level.  When students write for teachers, it can feel like an assignment. When they write for a real purpose, they are empowered! Student writing contests are an easy and inspiring way to try writing for an authentic audience—a real panel of judges—and the possibility of prize money or other incentives. We’ve gathered a list of student writing contests below. From poetry to plays, essays to science fiction, there is something for everyone. See if any of them suit your curriculum, and get prepared to see some motivated students.
https://www.weareteachers.com/student-writing-contests/


★ YOUNG WRITERS

Young Writers was established in 1991 in a small warehouse in Eastern England and has blossomed into a worldwide brand! Today, Young Writers is still a modest family-run business, but on a much bigger scale than its humble beginnings.  We pride ourselves on encouraging young writers to read, write and enjoy poetry as well as creative writing. Having work published boosts confidence, nurtures creative talent and showcases creativity.


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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


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/ 


★ REEDSY

The Best Children’s Writing Contests of 2022 – Writing competitions curated by Reedsy
https://blog.reedsy.com/writing-contests/children-s/


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/


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.

★ YOUNG WRITERS

Young Writers was established in 1991 in a small warehouse in Eastern England and has blossomed into a worldwide brand! Today, Young Writers is still a modest family-run business, but on a much bigger scale than its humble beginnings.  We pride ourselves on encouraging young writers to read, write and enjoy poetry as well as creative writing. Having work published boosts confidence, nurtures creative talent and showcases creativity.

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

Scene-by-Scene Writing
Sponsor: Aged to Perfection Seasoned Romance Writers
Fee: A2P Member, $15; Non-Member, $30
Date: January 2 – 31, 6 – 17, 2022 (one month)
Presenter: Sally J. Walker
FMI: https://agedtoperfectionromancewriters.com/workshops/ or email: workshops.a2pwrwa@gmail.com

Creating a Living Setting
Sponsor: Aged to Perfection Seasoned Romance Writers
Fee: A2P Member, $5; Non-Member, $10
Date: January 21, 2023, Saturday, 9 AM PST
Presenter: Jeannie Moon
FMI: https://agedtoperfectionromancewriters.com/workshops/ or email: workshops.a2pwrwa@gmail.com

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