Writing Contests

Promote your wins, your honorable mentions and your nominations as a finalist!

Welcome to Renaissance

Updated information, winners, polls, and future projects can now be found at Welcome To Renaissance , a new blog page dedicated to the Rule Of Three (REN3) blogfest/writing project. The 2011 contest is now closed, but we hope to do it again in May 2012.  Please follow the Welcome to Renaissance blog site for continuing info and updates on the writing project.

So You Think You Can Write ?

So you think you can write? Here’s your chance to find out!

Welcome to our contest, where one lucky winner will become a published author. We’re offering our standard series contract as a prize for the best romance manuscript we find through So You Think You Can Write.

Our contest is open to many different romance subgenres. In Harlequin’s North American series business, we have 16 different lines – and one of them may be the perfect fit for your manuscript. Do you like passionate romances staged in glamorous settings? Take a look at Harlequin Presents. Do you write contemporary romances that feature realistic characters and subplots? Check out Harlequin Superromance.

Micro Award

Micro Award

A prize of $500 is given annually for a short short story published during the current year. Stories published “in any print or electronic publication designed for public display” are eligible. Megan…
No Entry Fee/Deadline 12/31/2011/Fiction

What’s the Buzz(word)? Contest Entry Deadline Jan 11, 2012

Writing competitions are a great way to enhance your visibility and credibility. I’m adding these to my ‘Contests’ page but wanted to be sure you knew they were available.

The Contest
Create a buzzword that you think might emerge next year and give us a brief definition of the word and a sample sentence using the word. Entries are limited to no more than 100 words for the buzzword, definition, and sample sentence.

The Prize
The winning entry will be published in the upcoming Gotham catalog and posted online at WritingClasses.com. The author will receive a free 10-week Writing Workshop.

  1. Create a new buzzword for next year.
  2. Read the Contest Rules below.
  3. Complete and submit your entry.

2012 Sylvia K Burack Writing Award

The Sylvia K. Burack Writing Award is a writing contest for high school students in grades 11 and 12 in the U.S. and Canada. The award is made in memory of Sylvia K. Burack, longtime editor and publisher of The Writer. Burack was known for her dedication to helping writers and editors.

Entry deadline: March 15, 2012

The Indie Excellence Awards contest is taking submissions!

NIEA celebrates overall excellence, including design and promotional text. To enter, please send one copy of your book per category entered. Books with publication dates of 2009, 2010, 2011 and 2012 are eligible. Books published anywhere in the world may be submitted as long as they are in English and can be purchased in the United States.

For more information, expanded category listings and entry forms please visit:http://www.indieexcellence.com 

American Library Association

W. Y. Boyd Literary Award

A prize of $5,000 is given annually for a novel set in a period when the United States was at war. Publishers or authors may submit seven copies of books published in 2010 by December 1. No entry fee/ fiction

Commonwealth Club of California

California Book Awards

Three prizes are given annually to California writers for books of poetry, fiction, and nonfiction (including creative nonfiction). Prizes are also given for a first book of fiction and a book of fiction…
No Entry Fee/Deadline 12/16/2011/Poetry, Fiction, Creative Non-Fiction

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