1. Man Up! Creative Writing Competition

    Last week was the final week of our Man Up! exhibition. To mark its end, we are inviting young writers to take part in a creative writing competition inspired by the exhibition. Man Up! highlights stories of women in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries who stepped into male roles. By picking up a pen, pistol or sword, they broke with ...

  2. 75 Writing Contests in March 2024

    T his March there are more than six dozen free writing contests for short fiction, novels, poetry, CNF, nonfiction, and plays. Prizes this month range from $25,000 to publication. ... "For this contest, write a creative, compelling, well-crafted story between 1,000 and 5,000 words long in which some kind of vehicle plays an important role ...

  3. Writing Contests, Grants & Awards March/April 2024

    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.

  4. CATE Creative Writing Contest for Students

    Student Creative Writing Contest. Each year CATE will host a writing contest, with a prompt publicized in California English and on CATEweb. Any teacher may submit up to three student entries, which must be original work from the current school year. Entries must be sent to and judged in the local council where the teacher's school is located ...

  5. How to Win a Writing Contest

    5 Tips to Win a Writing Contest. When it comes to winning story contests, follow these five tips: 1. Recognize you are human. This may be a strange way to begin a list of tips on how to win a writing contest, but let me explain. Stephen King once said, "To write is human, to edit is divine.". But instead of the word "edit," you could ...

  6. 40 Free Writing Contests: Competitions With Cash Prizes

    One of the best-loved small presses in the creative writing world, Graywolf Press hosts a variety of contests for both established and up-and-coming writers. Graywolf also offers smaller fiction and nonfiction prizes, with genres rotating by year; 2020 was a nonfiction year, so fiction was up in 2021, then back to nonfiction in 2022, and so on.

  7. 5 Creative Writing Contests to Look Out For in 2023

    Contest description: This contest is organized by the Bridport Arts Centre in Bridport, England. This contest has five categories: poetry, short story, flash fiction, novel, and memoir. Short story entries must be no more than 5,000 words. Flash fiction entries must be no more than 250 words. Your work must be in English.

  8. Creative Writing Contests & Grants

    Winning a writing contest can bring you recognition and help get your work noticed by agents and editors. Our Writing Contests, Grants & Awards database offers a year's worth of listings from Poets & Writers Magazine, and connects poets, fiction writers, and creative nonfiction writers with the most comprehensive selection of contests that ...

  9. Creative writing competition: BBC National Short Story Award 2024

    The competition for stories up to 8,000 words has a £15,000 first prize. A further four shortlisted entrants will each receive £600. Winners will be braodcast on BBC Radio 4 and avaiilable to listen to on BBC Sounds. The five winning stories will be published in an anthology by Comma Press. This year's judging panel is chaired by Paddy O'Connell.

  10. Creative Writing Competition 2023

    In 2023 there will be 5 age groups in the competition: Group 1: Years 1 & 2. Group 2: Years 3 & 4. Group 3: Years 5 & 6. Group 4: Years 7 to 9. Group 5: Years 10 & 11. To enter. Write a short story up to 500 words (primary) and 750 words (secondary) may also be an illustrated story or comic book.

  11. Best Short Story Writing Contests in 2024

    Indignor House Publishing is proud to announce that our annual writing competition (INDIGNOR PLAYHOUSE Short Story Annual Competition) is officially open with expected publication in the fall of 2024. Up to 25 submissions will be accepted for inclusion in the annual anthology. Top Prize: $500.

  12. The Ultimate List of Writing Contests in 2024 • Win Cash Prizes!

    The Letter Review Prize for Short Fiction (0 - 5000 words) is open to writers from anywhere in the world and has no theme or genre restrictions. Three Winners are published and every entry is considered for publication. 20 entries are longlisted. Additional prizes: Publication by The Letter Review. 💰 Entry fee: $20.

  13. CLASS Creative Writing Competition 2024

    About the competition. The Creative Writing Competition is aimed at inspiring primary school students to write as well as empowering them to express their creative thoughts and opinions through poetry or as an essay. The Poetry Writing category is open to Primary 5 & Primary 6 students. The closing date for submissions is Sunday, 31 March 2024.

  14. Rainbow Mega Event

    In short, writing powers the brain. Studies show that children who practice creative writing more often are generally better in other subjects too like math, science, and languages. Challenging themselves to come up with creative thoughts and problem solve, builds the confidence and discipline students need to succeed in all areas of life.

  15. Short Story and other Writing Competitions

    Submissions open 29 January. The award is for short stories between 2000 - 3000 words and is open to all Australian residents. Prizes: Winning entry receives $2000. Runner-up wins $1000. First and second prized stories will also be published in the Spring 2024 edition of Meanjin. Entry fee is $15 per story.

  16. Writing prizes and opportunities

    Writing prizes and opportunities. There are many awards and development schemes available for authors at all stages of their careers. Below is a list of monetary awards, sponsored retreats, mentorships and training opportunities. If you're looking for help both in development or funding from organisations near you, find information about local ...

  17. Creative Writing Ink Short Story Competition 2023 Winners, Runners-up

    Creative Writing Ink Short Story Competition 2023 Winners, Runners-up and Shortlist Congratulations to the winner, runners-up and shortlisted entrants of the Creative Writing Ink Short Story Competition 2023! Winner Let's Say You Dance Eamonn Mckeon A bar with a dancefloor. Somewhere in Spain, Playa-something. Blinking slowly as the music pounds. You are seventeen and you Winner, runners-up ...

  18. 2024 Creative Writing Awards Applications Are Now Open!

    The 2024 competition launches on October 16, 2023, and closes on January 16, 2024—or when 1,000 applications have been submitted. ... In recognition of the Creative Writing Awards previously being centered in New York City, the competition will award an additional first-place prize to the top entrant from the NYC area. Runners up will also be ...

  19. Writing Competitions 2024

    Writing Competitions 2024. Discover your path to literary success in 2024 with my guide to writing competitions. Explore opportunities to showcase your talent, win cash prizes, and gain recognition. Don't miss your chance to advance your author journey!

  20. Writing Competitions » Creative Writing Ink

    The Bath Short Story Award 2024. February 27, 2024. The Bath Short Story Award 2024 Closing date: April 15, 2024 Word Count: up to 2,200 words Theme: any theme/subject Entry fee: £9 Prizes: First- £1200 Second - £300 Third…. Load More. A curated list of online writing competitions, updated regularly.

  21. Competitions, Submissions & Opportunities

    The Desmond O'Grady International Poetry Competition 2024. Inaugurated in 2012 to honour Limerick poet Desmond O'Grady, the Limerick Writers Centre are accepting applications to the 2024 Desmond O'Grady International Poetry Competition. The first prize is €200 and it only costs €3.50 to enter one poem or €5.50 to enter three.