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Writing contests offer writers the opportunity to earn recognition in the publishing field. Contest sponsors may submit their guidelines at Submit Your Announcement.

  • Deadline: October 1st, 2018 and October 15th, 2018
    Contact:Zachary Rosen
    Email: info@tennesseewilliams.net

    The Tennessee Williams New Orleans Literary Arts Festival is an annual celebration of the life and legacy of the legendary Tennessee Williams. In addition to panels, interviews, performances, and speeches by critically acclaimed authors, actors, and scholars, the festival hosts writing contests in poetry, fiction, short fiction, and dramatic writing, giving participants the chance to showcase their work alongside one of America’s greatest playwrights.

  • Deadline: August 31, 2018
    Contact: Nicole Pyes
    E-mail: nicole@wow-womenonwriting.com
    Website: http://www.wow-womenonwriting.com/contest.php

    About the Contest: WOW! Women on Writing invites entries to its Summer 2018 Flash Fiction Contest. The honorable guest judge this season is Literary Agent Jennifer Thompson with Nordlyset Literary Agency. Seeking short fiction of any genre between 250 - 750 words. The mission of this contest is to inspire creativity and provide well-rewarded recognition to contestants.

    Prizes: 1st Place: $400, publication, interview, and $25 Amazon Gift Certificate; 2nd Place: $300, publication, interview, and $25 Amazon Gift Certificate; 3rd Place: $200, publication, interview and $25 Amazon Gift Certificate; 7 Runners Up receive $25 Amazon Gift Cards, publication and interview; and 10 Honorable mentions receive a $20 Amazon Gift Certificate. Top 10 stories are published in the WOW! Women On Writing e-zine, and contestants are interviewed on WOW's blog, The Muffin.

    Entry Info: Electronic submissions via e-mail only; reprints are okay; multiple submissions are okay as long as they are submitted in their own individual e-mail. Open internationally. Limit: 300 entries. $10 entry fee; critique option for an additional $10. Deadline: August 31, 2018

  • Deadline: July 31, 2018
    Contact: Tigard Oregon
    E-mail: nicole@wow-womenonwriting.com
    Website: http://www.wow-womenonwriting.com/contest.php#EssayContest

    About the Contest: Seeking creative nonfiction essays between 200 - 1000 words on any topic and in any style--from personal essay to lyric essay to hybrid and more! The mission of this contest is to reward bravery in real-life storytelling and create an understanding of our world through thoughtful, engaging narratives.

    Prizes: 1st Place: $500, publication, interview, and gift card good for one item from CreateWriteNow; 2nd Place: $300, publication, interview, and gift card good for one item from CreateWriteNow; 3rd Place: $200, publication, interview, and gift card good for one item from CreateWriteNow; 7 Runners Up receive $25 Amazon Gift Cards, publication, interview, and gift card good for one item from CreateWriteNow; and 10 Honorable mentions receive a gift card good for one item from CreateWriteNow.

    Entry Info: Electronic submissions via e-mail only; reprints are okay; multiple submissions are okay as long as they are submitted in their own individual e-mail. Open internationally. Limit: 300 entries. $12 entry fee; critique option for an additional $13. Deadline: July 31, 2018

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