5th Annual Royal Nonesuch Humor Writing Contest


Sunday, July 1, 2018


Entry Fees

Adult: $23
Young Writer (younger than 18 at time of submission): $10


Prizes awarded for top three entries in Adult and Young Writer categories.

First Prize: $1000
Second Prize: $500
Third Prize: $250


The Mark Twain House & Museum is accepting submissions for the 5th Annual Royal Nonesuch Humor Writing Contest. Submissions must be no more than 7,000 words. Two entry categories: Adult and Young Writer. Submissions do not have to be about Mark Twain or in Mark Twain’s style.

Submissions must be received by July 1, 2018. Cash prizes for the top three entries in each category.

Our Finalist Judges this year are Michael Ian Black, Susan Harlan, Hank Herman and Julie Schumacher.

For more information:
Web: https://marktwainhouse.org/royal-nonesuch
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/royalnonesuchcontest/
Twitter: @NonesuchContest

Best of luck!

Contact Information

Bridget McGrath
[email protected]



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