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  • Writer's pictureJ. R. Erickson

Contests for Writers

I’m sitting here this morning sipping my coffee and realizing that the snow may be keeping all of us writers close to home. So let’s, at least, get something done. Check out these contests and consider writing something out of your genre. If you always stick to horror, write some poetry. It’s a great way to stretch your abilities and your mind. Also – I would love to hear your comments about success with contests, markets or jobs and if you have a blog, website or even Facebook page – let me know and I will link to your site.


Wergle Flomp Humor Poetry Contest – Deadline April 1st

Entry Fee Required

Creative Nonfiction Essays – $25 fee – Deadlines Jan. 31st and March 16th

Michael Steinberg Essay Contest – $15 fee – Deadline Feb. 28th

Julia Peterkin Award for Fiction – $15 fee – Deadline Feb. 15th

2011 Confrontation Poetry Prize – $10 fee – Deadline Jan. 31st

Glimmer Train Short Fiction Award – $15 fee – Deadline Jan. 31st

And by the way, everything in life is writable about if you have the outgoing guts to do it, and the imagination to improvise. The worst enemy to creativity is self-doubt. ~Sylvia Plath

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