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.


Two roads contest websiteTwo roads diverge this winter

Have YOUR story read by novelist and short story writer Colum McCann.

Write a 2,000-word short story that include elements of duality and divergence. From duplicitous acts to binary oppositions, communication with the “other side” to double indemnity, take a plot, character, setting or theme in two directions.

Novelist and short story writer Colum McCann will read the finalists and choose the winners.

Submit between October 6 and December 6.

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