For detailed information on all opportunities identified below, visit the website or e-mail the contest organizer.
Contests and Markets
Seeking Your Submissions
Each of the links will take you to a page with many submissions opportunities. What are your waiting for? Go for it, and remember that if you write Flash Fiction you have until June 1, 2017 to submit it to Writer Advice. The Submittable link is on the home page.
1. In mid-March 70 writing contests were listed at https://blog.reedsy.com/writing-contests. Check by genre or peruse the whole list.
2. “Writer’s Digest has been shining a spotlight on up and coming writers in all genres through its Annual Writing Competition for more than 80 years.” Admittedly I’m quoting from the website, but there are lots of opportunities for exposure here. http://www.writersdigest.com/writers-digest-competitions/annual-writing-competition
3. There are lots of contests and categories at Poets & Writers, https://www.pw.org/grants. There is also lots of competition, so send your best work.
4. Twenty-nine free contests with cash prizes are listed at https://thewritelife.com/27-free-writing-contests/. I don’t know that you get any feedback like you do in the Writer Advice Contest, but some of the prizes look good, and these are valid contests with specific requirements.
5. Find lots of short story contests here: http://www.aerogrammestudio.com/2016/12/13/short-story-contests-2017/
6. After a free trial period here, there is a $5 per month charge. Try it and see if it’s right for you. https://duotrope.com/
7. You might be a fan of this Fan Story page. http://www.fanstory.com/contests.jsp
8. I know we’ve written about New Pages before, but they belong in this list. https://www.newpages.com/classifieds/calls-for-submissions
9. Here are some excellent magazines that publish creative nonfiction. http://www.unm.edu/~gmartin/handouts/litmagsCNF.htm
10. Journalists should check this site out. http://www.hearstawards.org/