Click on a contest, follow the instructions carefully, and put your work out there. You could win cash, trips, sessions with agents, and future writing assignments.
May 28, 2013
The New Quarterly Literary Contests–Information for Poetry, Personal Essay and Fiction Contests. Entry fee of $40 includes subscription.
May 31, 2013
Sheldon Currie Fiction Prize–Stories on any subject. Total entry not to exceed 20 pages. Entry fee: Canada $25, United States $30, All other countries $40.
June 3, 2013
Writer’s Digest Annual Writing Competition–Enter for a chance to win money and prizes and have your work seen by agents and editors. All genres included.
June 15, 2013
Chicken Soup for the Soul–The editors have many books in development and are adding new titles on a regular basis. Check this site for 2013 deadlines.
June 30, 2103
Great Blue Heron Poetry Contest–Poems on any subject. Maximum 150 lines. Entries could be one longer poem or several shorter ones. Entry fee: Canada $2, United States $30, All other countries $40.
Blue Mountain Arts Poetry Card Contest–Poems are judged on the basis of originality and uniqueness. No entry fee.
Writers of the Future Contest –There is no entry fee. They welcome all types of science fiction, fantasy and dark fantasy up to 17,000 words in length.
I am always on the lookout for new contests. Email me with information about your favorite contest.