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Certificate, prize of , Yen approx. Certificate, prize of 50, Yen approx. Travel expenses will be covered by the organizer.

Certificates and gifts will be mailed to the winners in December Q1 Are there any exceptions to the age limit for participating in the contest? A1 No, you must be 25 years old or younger as of June 15, , which is the entry deadline date. That means you must be born after June 15, On the other hand, there is no minimum age requirement. Q2 Is there a fee for participating in this contest? A2 No, participation is free of charge.

Q3 Do I have to be Japanese or Asian to join the contest? No, all nationalities can participate from anywhere in the world. Q4 My essay is a little over words. A4 No, essays must be words or less in order to qualify. However, the cover page and essay title are excluded from the word count. There is no minimum word count. Q5 Are the title and cover page included in the word count limit? A5 No, the word count limit is for the body of the essay only. Q6 Do I need a cover page for my essay submitted online?

A6 No, a cover page is only required for entries submitted by postal mail. For online entries, all required information is submitted through the registration form, and therefore, you do not need to include a cover page in your essay file.

Q7 Can I give any title to my essay? A7 Yes, you can give your essay an original title as long as the content is in line with the theme. Q8 Is there a specific format for the essay font style, size, line space, etc. A8 There are no particular rules regarding formatting. Curious about opportunities for poets? Your stanzas — rhyming or not — could be worth a fair amount of money in these competitions.

In addition, copies of her book are distributed to the 1, members of the Academy of American Poets. Annual submission window is January 1 through May Deadline for awards has passed, their next deadline is July 1, for book published between July 1, and June 30, The contest alternates annually between fiction novel or short story collection and nonfiction memoir, essay collection, narrative nonfiction.

In , it will go to a work of fiction of at least 45, words; will be nonfiction. Some contests accept submissions in multiple categories, so you could submit a novella as well as a poem or other work. We were so excited to include this competition that we overlooked its entry fees. Runners-up earn prizes in first through tenth places.

Looking for more opportunities to submit your work to writing contests? Here are a few great sites to keep an eye on. A number of the contests found on our list came highly recommended by this site, which compiles some of the best free literary contests out there. You can sort contests by recommendation level Highly Recommended, Recommended or Neutral , view plenty of info on requirements and even see which contests are better for beginners, intermediate writers and pros.

They also offer a handful of contests themselves , including the Wergle Flomp Humor Poetry Contest which sounds delightful. Writer, poet and editor Cathy Bryant sources legitimate, free-to-enter writing contests and calls for submission. She releases a new list of contests and calls each month, so check back monthly for new opportunities. This post contains affiliate links. Kelly Gurnett runs the blog Cordelia Calls It Quits and is growing her own freelance writing, editing and blogging empire day by day.

You can follow her on Twitter and Facebook and hire her services here. Move from irregular client work and crappy pay to being a freelance leader in your field. What a brilliant list! Thank you too for the mention of Comps and Calls — I love finding free writing competitions, and some of them have very impressive prizes.

I get emails from people all over the world who have had success via Comps and Calls. While free writing contests are definitely great, it would be a little odd to overlook ones with fees. Check this one out, insider tip: For example, the Erma Bombeck Writing Competition https: Entry length must be words or less for either a Humorous or Human Interest entry. I have problems in finding short story competitions as I live in England.

If you do post any short story competitions or any in the literary format, that would excite my senses. You may want to check out these sites- but be aware, some require subscriptions, give precedence to subscribers or charge small entry fees; but not all do, and there are some free entrance comps in Canada that are worthwhile. Looking for a contest that my 10 old son can enter or a publishing company that can help with self-publishing.

Any recommendation or advice please? Our university just launched a new competition no entry fee, no gimmicks called FutureScapes. Hugo-Award winning author Mary Robinette Kowal will be our judge this inaugural year. The is a Mini Essay Writing Contest at biopage.

It is for really short essays with a limit of 1, words. In the age of social media with majority of postings are pictures and videos, Biopage likes to encourage people to write — write about themselves, write their life stories and life experiences.

Now it is like there are too many people as working in the business here of transposing things across for a living. That really the only thing these vetted competitions do now is, just bunch up a bunch of people who cannot write, among judges judging as judges cannot much write either, and they sit around give a small vagabond gift amount of money in discovery for those who suck less at it.

As really a sign should go up before hand about how real writers we really need not to apply here anymore. As none of the spirit of writing is left of writing. Everyone writes politically correct as only to affirm the lack for want of any real creativity getting dispersed. Speak for yourself, honey. Who knows if anyone will publish it, though. While I like how your not afraid to speak your mind, and I really have no say in what you put in your books, could you please try not to offend too many people?

This is just a suggestion, so feel free to do whatever you like. My mind is full of stories to tell.. I am an idea person.

Is there a place in this writers world for one like myself? Perhaps a writer lacking an idea? I love to write, but I am almost always of of ideas… Maybe you can let me know.

Were do I find the legitmate ways to to get paid for entering contests? I would like to find work online and get paid weekly by check through the mail do you know of such? Many are open worldwide, though, so good luck! I see you havent included the South African Writers college competition — held annually.. Send entries to Nichola sawriterscollege.

Is there an URL with guidelines? Yes, the URL for the College is: R5, and R… and its free to enter..! Thanks for that and best wishes.

Great List of Writing Contests!! Thank you very much for putting this together. As a aspiring beginner writer this is great place to decide,what contest to enter! Folks might also want to check out Stories to Change the World, a short story contest for youth and adults about positive and possible futures.

Deadline is approaching, check it out! And if you were to submit something previously published on Kindle or Smashwords or the like — could you take it down for a period and still be considered? Some specify whether situations like self-publication are acceptable or not.

That feels like a risky gamble that might get you in trouble. Thanks for posting this list. When it comes to short stories, I never think about competitions and always look for publications instead. Thanks, Kelly, for this interesting article and list. One does have to watch out for scams and ineffective ways of publishing your work. And entering legitimate writing contests sounds a lot more challenging and rewarding.

When I was a college student, I had written some poems and essays, and was encouraged by friends to get them published. Learned my lesson to avoid being so vain. There are different fees listed on the site, as follows:.

Sadly, there are all sorts of ways writers and wannabe writers can fall into the wrong hands, from scam competitions to content mills that pay pennies per word. This site is a great place to start. I never sent in any money I was told I could win cash, and prizes, and my name can be in this analogy. Great list of resources for free contests. Appreciate the time it takes to curate such a list and so glad you shared it with us. Is there any writing contest in Peabody and I never public a book but can I still enter the writing contest is there more writing contest for Peabody with out scams???

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The is a Mini Essay Writing Contest at giruvakone.ml and there is no entry fee. The top prize is $1, and three runner-ups can win $ each, which may be running bi-monthly. It is for really short essays with a limit of 1, words.

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Opening date: 1st July Closing Date: 31st August First Prize: £ Second Prize: £ Third Prize: £ The winning essay will be published in a future issue of The London Magazine, and the second and third placed essays will appear on our website. Writing Contests - Poetry, Short Story, Essay, Screenwriting & More. On this page, you’ll find the web’s best and most updated selection of writing contests. If you’ve got a way with making your words come to life, try your hand at a poetry contest. If you’re a teen, there’s a special category of teen writing contests just for you.

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Freedom from Religion Foundation sponsors William J. Schulz High School Essay Competition with cash awards. This scholarship contest is open to North American high school seniors who graduate in spring , going on to college in fall Scholarship Essay Competition Terms & Conditions: Applicants must be between the ages of 15 and 17 on 1 st July , and currently studying at high school. The students must complete the essays independently – they must be original non-plagiarised work. The closing date for scholarship applications is 1 st of December at GMT. .