Writing Contests

As you already know, The Writer encourages all of our readers to practice their craft and put their stories in front of the eyes of as many people as possible.

The biggest advice to any writer is to keep writing, and to help you do that, we’ll be hosting writing contests across every genre. From time to time, we’ll team up with our esteemed colleagues in the industry to up the ante (and prizes).

Contests have always been a vital part of the writing world, giving writers the chance to have their work reviewed by editors and possibly published. Literary journals, universities and even The Writer regularly host contests, helping authors gain exposure and hone their craft. And sometimes even win some money.

Choose your inspiration, submit before the deadline and, as always, keep writing.


crime pays webThis fall, CRIME PAYS

“Crime fiction deals with the mysteries we all face: What’s going to happen? How will it end? Will good triumph over evil? Can we find order in the chaos? It does not limit a good writer but makes every aspect of the human experience available to the writer and to the reader.” –David C. Taylor, author of Night Life

Create a short story between 1,000 and 2,000 words that allows you to explore the human experience through a criminal action and a strong central character. Author David C. Taylor will choose the winning entry and comment on its effectiveness as crime fiction. That means your story will be read by an expert in the field!

Submit your entry between July 1 and July 31 for a chance to win.

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