Opportunities for both experienced and aspiring writers.
Welcome to the most comprehensive and up-to-date list of writing competitions. You will find mainly short story, poetry, and flash fiction competitions, but there are also many events for essay writers, screenwriting competitions, 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 more detailed description which includes link to the organizer’s submission page. Events that are free to enter are highlighted. 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 own research before deciding to enter any event.