Opportunities for both experienced and aspiring writers.
Our website features the most comprehensive list of writing competitions scheduled for 2021 (and beyond). The list includes mainly short story, poetry, and flash fiction competitions, but there are also many events for essay writers and even prizes for entire novel manuscripts. Each item on our list includes basic information about max word count, entry fees, submission deadlines, and the first place prize. Clicking on an entry opens a new page featuring a more detailed description and a link to the organizer’s submission page. Events that are free to enter are highlighted. If you’d like to add any new writing competitions, please submit the details using our event submission form.
In case of questions about a particular event, please reach out to the event organizer. We do not run any of the events listed on this page, so we will be unable to answer your questions. Please do your research before entering any event.