Enter free Writing Contests

Do you want to get published? Do you want the world to know you are a winning writer? By entering one of the Writer’s Digest Writing Contests or Writing Competitions you can make these dreams come true! Writer’s Digest hosts fiction writing competitions, poetry writing competitions, short story competitions, screenwriting competitions, self-publishing competitions, creative writing contests and more. You could see your name in Writer’s Digest magazine, you could get the opportunity to meet with editors and agents, and you could win cash! Prizes vary depending on the writing competition you choose to enter.

By entering and winning a Writer’s Digest Competition, you can:

  • Get published. Your writing could be published in the pages of Writer’s Digest.
  • Get discovered. You could have the opportunity to meet with editors and agents at the Writer’s Digest Conference.
  • Get recognition.8078-SSS-icon_140x140 Winners are listed in the magazine, on our website and at the Writer’s Digest Conference.
  • Get feedback. Experts in the writing community will judge and provide feedback on your work.
  • Get cash. You can even win one of our cash prizes.

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Shandy Lawson talks Fiction Locker, a writing website for teens  — Hypable
I can't answer as many of those questions as I'd like, so I thought if I put all of those answers in one place, along with stuff like regular flash fiction contests, writing prompts and featured columns by guest authors, I might be able to create a ..

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Why Enter a Free Writing Contest?


It's not really a writing contest, but if your writing is good enough, they might publish it in their teenink magazines, which will be read by a lot of people!

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Are there any free writing contests teens can enter?

i need something to do this summer and love to write! a writing contest would be a great thing for me! i am 15, and a girl (duh) and it needs to be a free reliable contest! thanks!


It's not really a writing contest, but if your writing is good enough, they might publish it in their teenink magazines, which will be read by a lot of people!

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Online Writing contests?

I'm in desperate need for money. Are their any online writing contest that is free to enter? and has a money as prize? Please leave me a link.

NaNoWriMo is an online writing contest, and if you "publish" it on the website during the Writing Month, you can create some copies of your book and sell them.