Writing Contest

This post is a collection of Writing Contests, no entry free.

If you are a writer and looking for a stage to shine. This post is for you.

The contests for fiction and non-fiction, short story, poetry, and super-short story (<100 words), and all. Share your stories/ideas and win the cash prize.

I’ll be posting the links on this page (and will add more).


Write My COVID-19 STORY: REFLECTIONS ON LIFE AND HUMAN EXISTENCE DURING THE PANDEMIC

Prizes: 1st Place – $1,000 2nd Place – $500 3rd Place – $300 Two Honorable Mentions – $150 each

Deadline: for submissions: March 1, 2021.


The BBC National Short Story Award 2021

Prizes: of £15,000 for the winner, £600 for four (4) further shortlisted stories

Deadline: March 15, 2021


The Alpine Fellowship: Prose, poetry, non-academic essays. All genres permitted.

Prizes: £10,000 cash prize. £3,000 cash prize will go to the second place. £2,000 to the third place.

Deadline: April 01, 2021


Parsec Short Story Contest
All stories must be of the Science Fiction, Fantasy, or Horror genres. (<3,500 words)

Prizes: First place receives $200 and publication in the 2020 Confluence program book (Confluence). Second-place receives $100 Third-place receives $50

Deadline: April 15, 2021


The Black Orchid Novella Award (15,000 to 20,000 words)

Prize: $1,000 Additional prizes: Publication in AHMM Genres: Fiction, Mystery, Novella

Deadline: May 31, 2021


HG Wells Short Story Competition
Genres: Fiction, Short Story
£0 entry fee for a junior writer, £5 – £10 for senior

Prize: £1,000 Additional prizes £500

Deadline: July 12, 2021


53-Word Story Contest

Prize: Publication in Prime Number Magazine, along with your photo and a 53-word bio (plus a free book from Press 53)

Deadline: 15th day of each month


Imagine 2200 Climate fiction for future ancestors

Write short stories that envision the next 180 years of equitable climate progress (3,000–5,000 words.)

Prize: $8,700 & publication

Deadline: April 12, 11:59 p.m. U.S. Pacific Standard Time.


THE WRITERS OF THE FUTURE
Short stories or novelettes (<17,000 words) Genre: science fiction or fantasy

Prizes: of $1000, $750 and $500, the annual grand prize worth $5,000

Deadlines: Quarterly on March 31, June 30, and September 30.


WINCHESTER SHORT STORY WRITING CONTEST
The short story can be on any subject or theme or genre including fiction, non-fiction, essays, diary, journal entries and short screenplays.

Prize: $5,000 First Prize Winner, $1,250 for each of the other 4 finalists.

Deadline: May 21st, 2022


DREAM CRUISE LINER WRITING CONTEST
Poem, 50 lines or less, your creative writing can be either fiction or non-fiction

Prize: $2,000 to winner, $750 to second prize, $250 to 3rd & 4th place winners.

Deadline: December 21st, 2021


ROMANTIC POETRY WRITING CONTEST
(500-2500 words.)

Prize: $1,000 to winner, $500 to second prize winner, $200 to third prize winner.

Deadline: February 1st, 2022


MYSTERY WRITING CONTEST
Letters or short story about magic and mysteries of love and loving passion (<2,500 words)

Prize: $1,000 to winner

Deadline: June 1st, 2022