Creative Writing

WRITING COMPETITIONS

Below are links to writing competitions that offer cash awards for non-published, creative writing pieces. Please be sure to read the submission guidelines (aka: the fine print) before you submit; I have not vetted each one for publishing clauses. The list is organized by genre and will be updated monthly.

SCIENCE FICTION / FANTASY
FutureScapes Writing Competition: annual writing competition that asks writers to envision a particular future, and tell us its story.
*Read the entire rules page, very cool stuff!!  http://www.futurescapescontest.com/

L. Ron Hubbard Writers & Illustrators of the Future
http://www.writersofthefuture.com/contest-rules-writers/

MYSTERY
Hillerman Prize: honoring the best debut mystery set in the Southwest
http://www.hillermanprize.com/
* Excellent writing tips on the “Prize Winning Hints” page

NONFICTION
The Diana Woods Memorial Award in Creative Nonfiction
http://lunchticket.org/contests/the-diana-woods-memorial-award/

ALL GENRES
Write the World Competition: Each month Write the World holds a new competition, developed around a particular idea or genre of writing, such as poetry, fantasy, sports journalism, or flash fiction. https://writetheworld.com/competitions