Monday, August 25, 2008

Writing Contests for Writers Ages 5–105

Writing Contests for Kids (Ages 5–19)
Molly, an ambitious twelve year old, created a writing website for homeschoolers, listing details about dozens of writing contests for kids ages 5–19 in chart format. You can even sign up for a free deadline reminder.

Writers Digest (WD) Writing Contests
WD Fiction Competition

Deadline: 11/3/2008
The WD Popular Fiction Awards is now accepting entries. Compete and win in all 5 Categories! The Grand Prize-Winner will receive $2,500 cash. Click here for guidelines and to enter online.

WD Poetry Awards
Deadline: 12/19/2008
WD is now accepting entries for the 4th Annual Writer’s Digest Poetry Awards. Whether you write rhyming poetry, free verse or haiku—as long as your poems are 32 lines or fewer, WD wants them all! Winners names will appear in the August 2009 issue of Writer’s Digest. The 1st- through 50th-place poems will be printed in a special competition collection, published by Lulu.com. Click here for details.

The WD Short Short Story Competition
Deadline: 12/1/2008
Writer’s Digest is now accepting entries for the 9th Annual Short Short Story Competition. WD is looking for fiction that’s bold, brilliant...but brief. Click here to check out guidelines and to enter online.

Travel Writing Contests
Do you know about unique travel destinations where you live? Use your insider’s knowledge to enter travel writing contests. Entice people to travel to your locale.

Journeywoman.com offers a newsletter featuring tips and stories written by traveling women for traveling women and told from first person point of view. Two stories each year receive a monetary prize. The contest deadline is December 31. For details, click here.

Transitions Abroad offers a yearly contest with different categories for travelers, expatriates and students. Click here for details.

52 Perfect Days. Do you live in a place that is:
*** outside of the tourist hub?
*** in an interesting and less discovered parts of the United States?
*** off-the-beaten-track?
*** an undiscovered section of city, or a relatively unheard of town or experience?
This writing contest is for you. The theme of this writer’s contest is “Undiscovered America.” All entries must be received by October 31, 2008. For contest details, click here.

Traveler’s Tales offers their second annual Solas Awards for Best Travel Writing and a yearly $1,000 Grand Prize for Best Travel Story of the Year. The deadline for the Solas Awards is September 21, however, stories submitted after the deadline are entered in the following year's contest. They offer awards in many categories covering the full scope of travel writing, from adventure to funny, spiritual, women's, food related, memoir, destination, and more. In addition, all entries will be considered for Travelers' Tales books. For details, click here.

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