Writing Opportunities Update

New Contests:  

Boston Review Contests

13th Annual Poetry Contest

First Prize $1,500

Deadline 6/1/10


Aura Estrada Short Story Contest

First Prize $1,500

Deadline 10/1/10


“Discovery”/Boston Review 2011 Poetry Contest

with the Unterberg Poetry Center/92nd Street Y

Four Prizes of $500

Deadline 1/15/2011


details for all 3 @ http://bit.ly/8XNtk0


Dear Lucky Agent Contest

theme: Kids Novels (Middle Grade & Young Adult)

runs 2/7 – 2/21/10

details @ http://bit.ly/9Qw5g4


Doodle 4 Google

K-12 students create homepage logo

theme: If I Could Do Anything, I Would…

register your school by 3/17/10

details @ http://bit.ly/9JbWRT


Flashes in the Dark

Lycanthropy Contest

Deadline 3/21/10

Prizes TBA

details @ http://bit.ly/dwNjxi

(scroll down to 12/27/09 entry)


The Legendary

Poe Contest for Fiction

Deadline 3/31/10

Unusual prizes!

details @ http://bit.ly/aCrRNg


Penguin’s 14th Annual Signet Classics

Student Scholarship Essay Contest

Essay Subject The War of the Worlds by H. G. Wells

5 students each win a $1,000 scholarship

plus a Signet Classics library for their school

details @ http://bit.ly/9nvgMj


Utmost Christian Writers

10 Best Poems Free Contest

use your favorite poems from site

Deadline 3/31/10

Cash prize

details @ http://bit.ly/aPgZOv

(other contests w/ fee @ site)




Houston Association of Hispanic

 Media Professionals (HAHMP)

Scholarship amount $2,500


details @ http://bit.ly/9MtQtq


Contests Worth Repeating:


Bulwer-Lytton Fiction Contest

“Each entry must consist of a single sentence

but you may submit as many entries as you wish…”

contest accepts submissions daily

official deadline is April 15

Details @ http://bit.ly/8Wg0D4



Crucible Poetry and Fiction Competition

sponsored by Barton College

subs accepted thru May 1 of each year

Details @ http://bit.ly/7ECHDg


Design Steam Punk Cover Art

sponsored by Sonar4 Publications

Deadline is Feb 27th 2010.

Details @ http://bit.ly/52hfo0


The Dark Moon Anthology Scary Poetry Contest

“Poems of Monsters, Mayhem and Madness:

Poetry To Keep You Awake At Night!”

Contest Deadline: July 1, 2010.

Details @ http://bit.ly/6Wc6nd


Jack L. Chalker Young Writers’ Contest

sponsored by Baltimore Sci/Fi Society

open to students 14-18 yrs

deadline May 2010

Details @ http://bit.ly/5fYN0O



2 thoughts on “Writing Opportunities Update

    • thank you for stopping by…do let me know if you submit your work to any of the sites posted, I’m interested in hearing about your writing experiences!

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