Students must attend the specific classroom section and weekend field trip they are registered in. Switching sections is not permitted.
And, lo and behold, the people behind the contest quickly wrote back to tell me my poem had been selected as a winner! I was speechless with honor. Of the thousands of poets who must have submitted to the contest — no doubt many of them adults much wiser and more skilled than me — my poem had been chosen to be featured in an exclusive, hardcover anthology!
And honored on a something-karat-gold plaque! Sadly, not much has changed when it comes to companies trying to take advantage of writers who want a chance at recognition and maybe a little bit of money.
Here are 31 reputable, well-reviewed, free writing contests for poets, fiction writers, essayists and more. Fiction and nonfiction writing contests Ready to share your novel or personal essay with the world?
Submissions must be short stories or novelettes up to 17, words in the genre of science fiction or fantasy, and new and amateur writers are welcome to apply. Quarterly on January 1, April 1, July 1 and October 1. If you live in the U. The judges look for winners who push the boundaries of traditional literary nonfiction.
Contest is every other year, with the last one running in The deadline was January 31st. You may submit an unpublished manuscript of short stories, two or more novellas or a combination of novellas and short stories.
Your total word count should be between and typed pages. Annual submissions must be postmarked between May 1 through June Tony Hillerman Prize Presented by St. Francis College Literary Prize This biannual prize honors mid-career writers who have recently published their third, fourth or fifth work of fiction.
Francis College in Brooklyn, NY to deliver a talk on their work and teach a mini-workshop in fiction to St. Biannually; the deadline for work published between June and May has not yet been announced. Submit any novel or short story published or scheduled to be published in the calendar year.
Annually in the fall most recently in August or September. Deadline for submissions for awards was December 31, There are nearly two dozen writing contests in September, none of which charge entry fees.
This month there are contests for short stories, essays, poetry, and . Edited by the Creative Writing Department at Idyllwild Arts Academy, the magazine accepts submissions from high school students worldwide. Parallel Ink An international online literary and art publication for and by students from years old.
Teen Writing Contest Ann Arbor District Library Flash Fiction and Short Story Grades Marlboro College is intentionally small, with a student-faculty ratio of In addition to discussion-based classes, faculty members interact with students through one-to-one tutorials, Plan advising sessions, service-learning trips, and collaborative projects ranging from scholarly papers to films.
Wattpad is a community for readers and writers to publish new user-generated stories in different genres, including classics, general fiction, historical fiction, non-fiction, poetry, fanfiction, spiritual, humor, and teen fiction.
It aims to create social communities around stories for both amateur and established writers. The platform claims to have an audience of more than 65 million users.
Gotham Writers Workshop is a creative home in New York City and Online where writers develop their craft and come together in the spirit of discovery and fellowship.
web page outlining GFWC's awards, contests, and grants, including a link to a creative arts waiver form.