Deadline: January 14, Eligibility: The competition is open to anyone.
Your characters should consistently reflect the personality and behavioral characteristics you attached to them in all their actions and dialogue. Previous online appearances constitute prior publication.
Deadline: Biennially; the deadline for prize submissions this year is May 15,
Of the thousands of poets who must have submitted to the contest — no doubt many of them adults much wiser and more skilled than me — my poem had been chosen to be featured in an exclusive, hardcover anthology! Self-published books are not eligible. Eligibility: new or emerging writers. Deadline: February 4,
Honorable mentions and semifinalists will be listed online for up to 6 months. Instead of editors, we match your work with private beta readers on our fresh. Another important tip is to stay away from cliched phrases or anything that sounds overused and stale. Monthly, alongside the quarterly publishing deal prize draw, cash prize contest winners are announced, determined on how many likes the author has received on their book. The contest is open to prose works of fiction, non-fiction or creative non-fiction with a maximum length of words.
Deadline: December 14,
Eligibility: Open to unpublished writers. Sadly, not much has changed when it comes to companies trying to take advantage of writers who want a chance at recognition and maybe a little bit of money.
Deadline: Annually in the last quarter of the year; the deadline has not yet been announced. Eligibility: new or emerging writers. Deadline: November 1, Poetry. Restrictions: Individual poems may have been published, but the whole manuscript should be unpublished.
Entries must not have been previously published or self-published, in print or online, or have won a prize in another competition and the maximum length is 80 lines. Eligibility: Applicants must be over 18 years old and be a US resident. Restrictions: Entries must be in English, your own work, and not a translation of another poet. Restrictions: entries must be in English, not previously published in any form and each poem must be no more than 50 lines in length.
You may submit up to two manuscripts.
Without consistency, your piece will be challenging for the judges to read. See Tip 5 and 6 for more information. Deadline: Annually on October 31 for books published that calendar year. Structure is king. Of course, your writing should be captivating from the first word to the last, but especially in the case of a writing contest, it should be one of your top priorities to ensure that the judges give your piece the consideration it deserves.