Discover the finest writing contests of 2018 for fiction and non-fiction authors of short stories, poetry, essays and more. Updated weekly, these contests are vetted by Reedsy to weed out the scammers and time-wasters. Manage a contest? Submit it here
Do you have the next great novel? Submit it to Inkitt's Novel Competition for the chance to win their prize including: a $300 cash prize, promotion on a special Novel Contest Winner's List, a contest Winner Badge for your Inkitt cover picture, as well as eligibility for a future publishing deal. Each month a winner is selected for the cash prize — so submit your story by the end of this month!
Cash prizes, and first place award, a one-week stay in our WTP expanded 1909 charming cape in the legendary Hamptons, NY, destination to writers from around the world; home to Peter Matthiessen, George Plimpton, and Truman Capote.
Criteria: < 3 minute reads (~750 words or less) and at least one element of original data visualization (infographics OK). Submissions must be in one of the following categories: Crypto, Commodities, Venture, Sci/Tech, & Politics.
Deadline: August 15th, 2018 (Expired)• Entry fee 💰: FREE
Submit your story of 5,500 words or less. Head Judge for this competition is Michael Zam Co-Creator, Producer and Writer of FX's hit show Feud: Bette & Joan! Get read by a Golden Globe and Emmy Nominated writer! Win a cash prize of $200, get publication on the school's website, and an overnight stay if you are out of N.C. area to hear your story read on Halloween night in a staged reading!
WOW! is proud to introduce our newest essay contest! Your story must be true, but the way you tell it is your chance to get creative. We are open to all styles of essay—from personal essay to lyric essay to hybrid essay, and beyond!
Deadline: January 31st, 2018 (Expired)• Entry fee 💰: $12
WOW! hosts a (quarterly) writing contest every three months, and has done so since 2006. We are open to all styles and genres of flash fiction, although we do encourage you to take a close look at our guest judge for the season (upper right hand corner) if you are serious about winning.
The winner will be selected from this year’s submissions of original, unpublished short stories between 3,000 and 7,000 words with LGBT content on the broad theme of “Saints and Sinners.” This contest would not be possible without a generous grant from The John Burton Harter Foundation.