Writers’ Contests and Competitions

I know how difficult it is to earn a living from writing. I thought I would share monthly contests and competitions that offer cash prizes and publication. I will continue to post throughout the year. Have fun!

Georgetown Review Contest

Deadline: October 15

Entry Fee: $10, $5 each additional entry

Prizes: $1,000 and publication

Details: Any theme or subject; all genres. (In some years, a theme is required)

Contact: Georgetown Review Contest, 400 East College St, Box 227, Georgetown, KY 40324



Jeffrey E. Smith Editors’ Prize

Deadline: October 1

Entry Fee: $20

Prizes: $5,000 and publication

Details: Prose: to 25 pages

Contact:Missouri Review Editors’ Prize, 357 McReynolds Hall, University of Missouri, Columbia. MO 65211

E-mail: contest_question@moreview.com


Zoetrope All-Story Short Fiction Contest

Deadline:October 1

Entry Fee:$15

Prizes: $1,000, $500, $250; winner and seven finalists will be considered for representation by top literary agencies

Details:Literary Fiction to 5,000 words

Contact: Zoetrope: All-Story, Attn: Short Fiction Contest, 916 Kearny St., San Francisco, Ca. 94133

E-mail: contest@all-story.com

Website: http://www.all-story.com/contest.cgi

I am not receiving any form of compensation from these contests. I encourage you to check the websites for any changes in deadlines or policy.

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