Deadline: November 5, 2018
Prize: $1000 and publication in Sonora Review
Entry: via Submittable; $15 fee
The theme for the contest is DESIRE. For a sense of what we’re looking for, please see our issue preview page.
You may submit an essay of up to 5000 words for consideration. Include a cover letter with a brief biography, your contact information and any other pertinent information about your submission. Please remove your name or any other identifying marks from your manuscript before uploading.
Deadline: August 15, 2018
Prize: $1000 & publication
Entry: Submittable only; $20 fee includes subscription
This contest will be judged by Seth Pennington and Bryan Borland of Sibling Rivalry Press.
- Remember to send up to three pieces. Any genre for this contest! Each piece should be 500 words or less and in a single word document.
- Entrant’s name must not appear on the submission.
- A cover letter is not required but can be included in the comments box if you like.
- Each $20 fee gets you a year-long subscription of the journal. International addressees, please add $12 for postage ($7 for addresses in Canada). If the fee provides a hardship, keep an eye out for discounted rates near the end of July.
- Be sure to select the genre “2018 1/2 K Prize” on the submission form. Submissions with incorrectly designated genres will not be read.
- A “Submit Entry” button will appear here when submissions open. Click it to get started. You will be redirected to the Submissions Manager to upload your submission after making the PayPal payment. If you are not automatically redirected, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org and we will ensure you are able to complete your submission.
A Kansas nonprofit established in 1980, the Writing Conference Inc. hosts an annual national writing contest for middle and high school students.
Deadline: January 15, 2018
Eligibility: Elementary through high school students
Entry Fee: None
Submit: Each student may submit ONE entry: a poem, personal essay or narration (short story or play).
Theme: “Competition.” We are trained for competition from the grade school playgrounds to the Olympic fields, from the classroom to the boardroom. What values from competition are we learning and teaching our children? How do our practices of competition influence the academic, moral, philosophical, and political frame works of our society?
Formatting: Entry form required. Read guidelines carefully.
Prize: Award winning pieces will be published in The Writers’ Slate whose audience is comprised of students and teachers at the elementary, middle, and secondary levels. Submissions should be appropriate for this audience.
Past Winners: Read 2016-2017 winners here.