Free Writing Contests for budding writers

We're nothing if not fans of the writing fraternity here at The GWG, whether it's love for a kindle, a career as a writer or merely a passion for improving your vocabulary - these sites are The Panacea for the modern writer...

Want to zoom right into that creative zone, lock yourself in your garret and just be absorbed with inspiration? Then this is your site. With a range of aspiring poets and short story writers to enjoy, you can also get your hands on a free publishing guidebook. Literary inspiration at your fingertips...

Do you like Sci-Fi; are you up for a challenge? Want to take a professional turn in your writing career? Enjoy scientific facts allied to your chosen path so your brain cogs can dream up that galactic trip to the moon. All on offer at this writers' universe.

Great Writing

This site is an excellent forum for creativity; it's free to join and offers you chunks of fresh writing to get you sharpening your pencil. It's also a great place to find an audience and become a fan of new young writers, as you can review work as well as receive feedback. A great constructive site to improve your writing.

Young Writers Project

Projects range from writing on the most current events to radio and poetry. There's loads to get you writing, from a six word short story, through to general discussions and practice aids to get you writing more. Who knows, the next best seller might be right at your fingertips...

Write It Sideways

Write It Sideways offers guidance on how to get over writers block and well, just do more writing. It offers an insight on how to succeed in writing competitions, and the best ways to end a story. Each section has a professional who contributes to helping you become a better writer. All bases covered then.With a sophisticated range of writing from academic, to exotic, to business and beyond, this site has it all. Enter competitions for sports writing, fiction and poetry, or peruse the guide for which sites to avoid. Winning Writers also offers critiques on poetry as well as good general advice for budding writers everywhere.


Wattpad is the place to go to online to share your stories. It's the largest writing community in the world, so if you want to gain an audience as well as feedback, this is the site to join. It's seriously good for building a readership, and over 500 of the site's writers have reached a whopping million reads! We love it because it's free - and because noted authors like Margaret Atwood use it.

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