3 OCTOBER WRITING CONTESTS
WritersMarket.com lists hundreds of contests for writers of fiction, nonfiction, poetry, writing for
children, and more. Here are three with October deadlines:
- Atlas Shrugged Essay Contest is offered annually to encourage analytical thinking and
- excellence in writing-open to high school seniors, undergrads, and graduate students.
- More than 80 cash prizes, including a $10,000 top prize. Deadline: October 24.
- Gerald Cable Book Award is offered annually for the best previously unpublished
- debut poetry collection. Top prize is $1,000, publication, and 25 copies of the book.
- Deadline:October 15.
- Indiana Review Fiction Contest is offered for the best previously unpublished short
- story. The winner receives $1,000, publication, and contributor copies. Deadline: October 31.
- Bonus contest! Writer's Digest Popular Fiction Awards is an annual prize for the best
- previously unpublished genre fiction (up to 4,000 words). There are six categories:
- romance, thriller, young adult, crime, horror, and sci-fi. There is one grand prize of $2,500 cash,
- a trip to the
- 2015 Writer's Digest Conference, and more! Each category winner also receives $500 cash,
- recognition in Writer's Digestmagazine, and more! While it has an early bird deadline
- of September 15, the hard deadline is October 15.
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