Writing Contests

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You can also download our free guide to 2017 writing contests, which contains info on prizes, entry fees, and submission guidelines for more than 35 competitions. Get the guide today!

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. 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.

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

Our latest writing contest:


To celebrate our 130th year in print, we’re opening up our pages to our readers. Our “Your Turn” essay contests asks readers to write a 2,000-word essay about any aspect of the writing life. Any topic is fair game, so long as it pertains to some aspect of writing.  Click the link below for more information, including our full submission guidelines. You only have until February 25th to enter!

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