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Choose from hundreds of writing contests, including competitions sponsored by The Writer magazine.

Find a Writing Contest

Browse hundreds of writing contests for poetry, essays, short fiction, and more.

Free Guide – Summer 2021 Guide to Writing Contests

Download our free guide to summer writing contests, which has the contact information, prizes, guidelines, and entry fees preferences for more than 50 contests.

Free Guide – 2022 Winter Guide to Writing Contests

In our free guide to winter writing contests, you’ll find dozens of competitions for every genre, all with deadlines in the upcoming winter months.

Past Contest Winners

Read the winning entries from previous writing contests sponsored by The Writer.