Writing Contests Are Amazing Practice
Writing contests are some of the best writing practice you can get.
We’ve found that if writing contests are set up the right way, participating in them can be life changing. That’s why four times a year, we partner with literary magazines to host writing contests, giving away over $5,000 in prizes and publishing hundreds of writers for the first time.
$1,000s in Prizes
To the victor go the spoils. When it comes to writing contests, we believe it’s about the experience more than what you win. But that doesn’t mean prizes don’t make things more fun! Since our first writing contest, we’ve given over $10,000 in prizes to writers.
Every Writer Gets Published
Your writing deserves attention, whether it’s a winning story or not. That’s why we’ve made the bold choice to work with literary magazines to publish every entry to our contests, whether your story wins or not. If you want to get published, you’ll get published.
Includes Writing Critiques
Our writing contests aren’t about winners and losers. They’re about working together to become better writers. That’s why before you submit your writing to the judges, you’ll share it in our critiquing community, ensuring you get the feedback you need to make your writing better.
Become a Better Writer Faster
To become a better writer, you need to practice writing deliberately. Deliberate practice requires two things: focus and feedback. That’s what you’ll get in this contest, giving you the chance to grow as a writer faster than ever. Plus, it’s really fun!
Fall Writing Contest
Registration is now open for our Summer Writing Contest.
- Prizes: Over $1,200 in prizes
- Theme: Let’s Fall in Love. Your contest story must contain two elements: FALL + LOVE. Whether happy or sad, in medieval France or on the moons of Jupiter, we want to read your fall love story.
- Registration deadline: Tuesday, August 22
- First draft deadline: Monday, August 28