Writing Contests

We compile and provide an up-to-date listing of writing contests from all over the world and this listing (as shown below) is provided "as-is" and without any warranties. This listing is provided FREE of charge.

If you need additional information, please contact the source and request additional details from them directly.

One more thing ... good luck to all of you who participate in any one or more of the writing contests below. Do let us know that you were a winner of a specific writing contest and we will feature your writing in our member's area.

Best wishes

Elizabeth Bailey
Community co-Founder

 

Important Notes:

- WritersViews.com brings you only the writing contests that have $0 submission fee. In other words, we only list below the writing contests that do not require an entry fee. There are obviously many other writing contests, but we don't include them below.

- In most cases, you have to be at least 18 years of age to participate. Please check the qualification requirements for any of the writing contests you are interested in and make sure you meet these requirements before you submit to their respective content organizers.

- WritersViews.com has nothing to do with the Prize offering and we do not get paid in any ways, shape, or form by the writing contest organizers. We have no affiliation with any of them (unless clearly so stated) and we do not get paid any portion of your writing contest prize money. They don't even pay us to include them in this writing contest listing.

- A hint on winning these writing contests - read the description of what is expected a few times and just when you think you clearly understand the requirements, go grab a cup of tea or coffee and come back in 20 minutes and read it again to make sure you are absolutely certain what the requirements are. Speaking from experience, many writers submit their writing but never read the requirements carefully so they got disqualified right from the beginning.

Good luck

 

Writing Contests Listing (2014-2015)

 

  1. Sitcom Writing Contest, write a 22 minutes sitcom episode with the winner receiving a prize of $10,000 if the script is the sole winner (or shared if more than single winner) and another $5,000 if the script is used on sitcom independent production studios... more >>

  2. Screenplay Writing Contest, write a screenplay / teleplay about drama comedy on today's political environment and a culture difference between individuals involved in the story limited to a maximum of 5,000 words. This is jointly sponsored by Teen America Foundation and Los Angeles-based motion picture production ... more >>

  3. Poetry Writing Contest, Springfield Film Festival and Springfield Art Institute have united their prize budgets to offer a writing competition for all levels and all ages to submit their own original poetry about Climate Change for a two round contest ... more >>

  4. Satirist Comedy Writing Contest, looking for the next George Carlin, the man referred to as, "a major force in comedy since 1960s and there will be no substitute for his insight, nor his tireless and hilarious attacks on the enfranchised ...", more >>

  5. Love Story Writing Contest, is a contest for romance novelists and new writers who want to try writing about the magic of love and the everlasting love between a couple and their journey into deepest emotional bond that can be experienced ... more >>

  6. Romantic Poetry Writing Contest, by Franklin Arts Institute Grant offering new writers an opportunity to earn a cash prize for writing romantic poetry. All work submitted must be original work by the contestant and all contestants are expected to be ... more >>

  7. Ocean Dream Cruise Liner Writing Contest, sponsored by Fairview is looking for the best ocean dream poem that captured the mood of cruise passengers on the seas and the nostalgic emotional creativity that is brought to one's heart at the deep ocean at night making hearts speak of love and romance, desperation and agony, or dreams ... more >>

  8. Short Story Writing Contest, by grant offered through Georgetown English Literature Institute and Winchester Creative Writing School together uniting to promote short story competition that is both ambitious and exciting for new writers ... more >>

  9. Amazon Novel Contest, a novel writing contest for original, unpublished or self-published, fictional, English language manuscripts of any genre that is not offensive, pornography, publicity, indecent proposals, technical manuals or guides ... more >>

  10. Dayton National Story Award Contest, is aimed at providing a competition that would result in constructive and, we hope, inspiring short stories by writers of all levels, but particularly new writers joining the profession for the first time ... more >>

  11. Halloween Poetry Writing Contest, is a writing competition organized each year by Salem Writing Arts Foundation with the intention to create out of the ordinary poetry and allow the development of dark poetry as a means of communicating arts ... more >>

  12. Writers Village Writing Contest, offers a national contest for a work of fiction without a pre-defined theme and all styles are welcome. Genre-based fiction would be crime, mystery, science fiction, political, suspese, horror, or historical and all levels ... more >>

  13. Emerald City Writing Competitions Contest, a writing award contest with the famous writer Scott Moore as the panelist judge for the best new original fiction about American history that is both enticing fiction and based on an even in American history ... more >>

  14. Centerville Leaf eBooks Writing Contest, is once again presenting its annual creative writing contests and this year the theme/genre is best original work of fiction in mystery or drama that is presented and distributed in eBook format in North America ... more >>

  15. Winchester Commonwealth Short Story Prize Writing Contest, sponsors an annual $10,000 award for its short story writing competition to introduce new writers and new artistic work into the industry and is open to everyone in U.S. and ... more >>

  16. Madison Poetry Writing Contest, is open to all U.S. and international poets of all levels who may consider themselves hopeless romantics, dreamers, visionaries, idealists, or just normal people gazing into art of expression, poetically ... more >>

  17. Alexandra Manchester Fiction Writing Contest, is a joint sponsorship with publishing houses and Clinton Literary Awards Foundationthat offering a semi-annual writing competition for debut fiction, fiction, nonfiction, and young author ... more >>