Writing Contests And Competitions

I’ve been meaning to do a post like this for a long time. I finally got around to it.

Rachel compiles a bunch every month on her blog. Kudos to you and thanks for inspiring me!

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Title of contest: The Bazaar of Bad Dreams

Type of entry: Fictional story (max. 4,000 words)

Deadline: December 18, 2015

Fee (if any): None

Prize (if applicable): Publication, a chance to attend a masterclass

Qualifications/Restrictions: UK residents

Additional notes: King is King

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Title of contest: Poetic Power Poetry Contest

Type of entry: Poem (max. 21 lines)

Deadline: December 23, 2015

Fee (if any): None

Prize (if applicable): Publication, free copy of anthology, special recognition in the book and possibly on their blog

Qualifications/Restrictions: Students in grades K-12 in Canada and USA

Additional notes: They run fall, summer, and spring contests

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Title of contest: Poetic Power Essay Contest

Type of entry: Essay (max. 250 words)

Deadline: February 18, 2016

Fee (if any): None

Prize (if applicable): Publication, free copy of anthology, special recognition in the book and possibly on their blog

Qualifications/Restrictions: Students in grades 4-12 in Canada and USA

Additional notes: I’ve entered and won so I can vouch for the legitimacy of this contest

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Title of contest: L. Ron Hubbard’s Writers of the Future Contest

Type of entry: Science fiction or fantasy stories (max. 17,000 words)

Deadline: Quarterly on January 1, April 1, July 1 and October 1

Fee (if any): None

Prize (if applicable): Prize every three months: $1,000 for first place, $750 for second, $500 third; Annual Grand Prize: an additional $5,000

Qualifications/Restrictions: Amateur writers

Additional notes: They have another contest for illustrators

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Please do check out the complete rules and guidelines if you plan on submitting. I’ve condensed a lot of the information so I don’t mean to mislead anyone.

I hope this helps! Good luck and work hard.

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