Contests

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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. Writing 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 writing competitions, helping authors gain exposure and hone their craft.

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

Our current writing contest:
100-Word Contest 

Our first-ever 100-Word contest is now live! Could you tell a complete story in just 100 words? Submit any genre – fiction OR nonfiction – to this brand-new contest for your chance to win $1,000 and publication in our magazine. But act soon: This one-of-a-kind competition ends on October 6. 

Deadline: October 6th, 2020
Grand prize: $1,000 and publication in our magazine
Word count: 100 words or less

Enter our contest today!

Need to brush up on your skills before entering the contests below?

For short story contests, here are a few of our favorite fiction writing articles:

You can also read our past writing contest winners or take inspiration from our huge collection of writing prompts