Writing Competitions and Opportunities

As a new initiative we intend to offer on this page a list of writing competitions and other writing opportunities which Weegie Wednesday members may wish to avail themselves of.

Any members who know of such opportunities and feel that they should be included in our list please email details to Hugh Reid.

  1. WOW! Women On Writing Q4 2019 Creative Nonfiction Essay Contest

    Deadline: July 31, 2019
    Seeking creative nonfiction essays on any topic (200 - 1000 words) and in any style--from personal essay to lyric essay to hybrid and more! The mission of this contest is to reward bravery in real-life storytelling and create an understanding of our world through thoughtful, engaging narratives.
    Electronic submissions via e-mail only; reprints are okay; simultaneous submissions okay; reprints okay; multiple submissions are okay as long as they are submitted in their own individual e-mail. Open internationally.
    Limit: 300 entries.
    Prizes (20 winners!):
    1st Place: $500, publication, interview, and gift card good for one item from CreateWriteNow's Store
    2nd Place: $300, publication, interview, and gift card good for one item from CreateWriteNow's Store
    3rd Place: $200, publication, interview, and gift card good for one item from CreateWriteNow's Store
    7 Runners Up receive $25 Amazon Gift Cards, publication, interview, and gift card good for one item from CreateWriteNow's Store
    10 Honorable mentions receive a gift card good for one item from CreateWriteNow's Store
    Entry: $12 entry fee; critique option for an additional $13

  2. WOW! Women On Writing Summer 2019 Flash Fiction Contest

    Deadline: August 31, 2019
    Guest Judge: Literary Agent Kaitlyn Johnson with the Corvisiero Literary Agency
    Seeking short fiction of any genre between 250 - 750 words. The mission of this contest is to inspire creativity, communication, and well-rewarded recognition to contestants.
    Electronic submissions via e-mail only; reprints are okay; simultaneous submissions okay; reprints okay; multiple submissions are okay as long as they are submitted in their own individual e-mail. Open internationally.
    Limit: 300 entries.
    Prizes (20 winners!):
    1st Place: $400, publication, interview, and $25 Amazon Gift Certificate
    2nd Place: $300, publication, interview, and $25 Amazon Gift Certificate
    3rd Place: $200, publication, interview and $25 Amazon Gift Certificate
    7 Runners Up receive $25 Amazon Gift Cards, publication and interview
    10 Honorable mentions receive $20 Amazon Gift Card
    Top 10 stories are published in the WOW! Women On Writing e-zine, and contestants are interviewed on WOW's blog, The Muffin.
    Entry: $10 entry fee; critique option for an additional $10

  3. Always worth checking out
    http://scottishbooktrust.com/writing/opportunities-for-writers

  4. Scottish Book Trust

    http://scottishbooktrust.com/writing/opportunities-for-writers

    Various end dates.

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