2020 Free International Writing & Non-Writing Entry Contests

Updated on May 25, 2020
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If you're looking for online contests that you can participate or submit your work for free, without being required to pay entry free; don't look further.

This article will provide you with an overview of each contest including the last date to submit your work and the type of prizes to be won. A link has been included in each contest which will direct you to the relevant contest's page to better understand what's required of you.

However, unlike earlier, this article will concentrate on writing contests only, that is, short story, novel, flash fiction, poetry, article, essay and creative nonfiction. For non-writing contests - designing, illustration, drawing, painting, photography and short video/film production - a separate article has been created to provide you with an up-to-date list of the said contests.

Cheers on your success. If you don't win, don't beat yourself down. Try another one, and another one, and another one. You never know.

NOTE: Unless otherwise stated, the entries should be submitted in English language. Whereas a language(s) is accepted other than English, it will be noted in the concerned contest.

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Monthly Contests

1. The Writing District Contest

This is a monthly short story contest.

Deadline: The last date of the month

Word count: 3,000

Theme: Open

Email submission: competition@thewritingdistrict.com

Prizes: $50 to the overall winner

Visit their website for more info: The Writing District

NB: This monthly contest has been discontinued until further notice.

2. The Writing Quarter Competition

Theme: Open

Word count: 3,000 words

Only one entry per person.

Prize: $30

The winner of a particular month will be notified by the organizer of this contest by the 30th day of the following month.

Check them here to learn more.

3. Furious Fiction

Can you beat the deadline in as little as 55 hours after receiving the short story prompt? This is your chance to put your writing skill into test. Once the prompt is displayed in the organizer's website, on the first Friday of every month, you have to race against the clock to write a 500-word short story (or less) in less than 55 hours to win AUD$500.

Click this link to learn more.

4. The Third Word Press

In this contest you are required to write flash fiction of not over nor under but exactly 80 words. "Your submission can be an extract from a longer work; a full story with a beginning, a middle and end; or it can simply be a scene - it's what you do with it that is of interest. You can submit as many pieces as you like per competition."

Deadline: 2nd and 4th Mondays of each month.

Prize: £20 and your work will be published on the organizer's website.

Details here.

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Quarterly Contests

1. Writer Contest

This is a quarterly contest which occurs four times a year.

Type of contest: Scientific and Fantasy genres

Word length: 17,000 words

"The contest is open only to those who have not professionally published a novel or short novel, or more than one novelette, or more than three short stories, in any medium. Professional publication is deemed to be payment of at least six cents per word, and at least 5,000 copies, or 5,000 hits."

Prizes: $1000, $750, $500 including trophies. Additionally, the winners of quarterly contest will compete to win the annual prize of $5,000.

You can submit through email or snail mail.

Details here.

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April Deadline

1. Global Climate Fiction Short Story Contest

"The beating of drum of the climate crisis is a constant reminder that our planet is a closed, limited system, and that we're currently living far beyond its boundaries. We are looking for short stories that help us imagine how humans can live within Earth's planetary boundaries - at the individual level, yes, but more importantly at the level of organizations, communities, and societies, and at the level of a global human civilization."

Length: 5,000 words

Prizes: 1st - $1,000

9 finalists - $100

The winner and finalists will be published in our third Everything Change digital anthology.

Deadline: April 15, 2020

Details here.

2. Science-me a Story

The aim of this contest is "promoting scientific outreach in a fun and engaging way appropriate for primary school children. The ultimate goal of the contest is to promote the scientific spirit and inspire the next generation that will later build our future. We hope to achieve this through the communication of scientific achievements, findings, methods, and anecdotes in the form of short stories."

Categories: English & Spanish

Prizes: £150, £100, £50 for each category

Deadline: April 20, 2020

Details here.

3. Is Royal Relevant? A Poetry Competition

"The Task: We invite you to write a poem about a member or members of royal families from countries around the world."

Length: Not exceed 50 lines

Prize: £200

Deadline: April 27, 2020

Details here.

4. 2020 Al Blanchard Award

"Story must be a crime story by a New England author or have a New England setting if the author is not from New England."

Your story may include the following genres: mystery, thriller, suspense, caper or horror. They don't allow stories that have aspects of torture, killing of children or animals.

Length: 5,000 words

Prize: $100 cash award, publication in Level Best Books' Crime Fiction anthology, admission to the Crime Bake Conference and a handsome plaque.

Deadline: April 30, 2020

Details here.

5. Jericho Fellowship Prizes

Theme: Utopia

Categories: 5 (Essay, Playwriting, Visual Art, Innovation and Music Prize)

Prizes: One winner for each category. The winner of each category receives €8,000 and invited to attend the symposium where they will be presented with their prize. Flights and accommodation are included.

Deadline: April 30, 2020

Details here.

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May Deadline

1. The Hooded Short Story Contest

"Francis Booker and Michael Ragusa are holding a contest to see who can write the best short story that takes place in the world of The Hooded. Winning entries will be published on the Under the Hood website and reviewed on the Under the Hood YouTube channel."

Prize: $100

Deadline: May 1, 2020

"Entries must be narrative fiction that is directly related to The Hooded. They may or may not include characters, events, places, or concepts from Stand or any of the short stories already on the website. Entries do not have to follow the established canon of The Hooded and may modify events or situations as long as it is still recognizably related to The Hooded."

Details here.

2. IvyPanda $1,500 Annual Essay Writing Contest Scholarship

Eligibility: Current high school, college, or university students from any country

Awards: The winner will receive $1,000 scholarship. The runner-up prize is $500.

You are required to write an essay on any one of the following topics:

  1. Contribution of Technology in Education
  2. Is Studying Abroad Worth It?
  3. Should Video Games Be Used in Education?

Length: 500-700 words

You may only submit one essay and win just one award.

The best essays will be published on Ivypanda's blog. Also, the winners' entries will be published on IvyPanda's website and blog.

Deadline: May 31, 2020

Details here.

3. Ayn Rand Essay Contest

There are over 230 prizes to be awarded in the contest totaling to more than $70,000.

Entrants: Students

Categories: 2

a) Anthem

Subcategories: 2

i) Grades: 8, 9 & 10

Prizes: 1st - $ 2,000 (1 winner), 2nd - $250 (3 winners), 3rd - $100 (5 winners), Finalists $25 (50 winners)

ii) Grades: 11 & 12

Prizes: 1st - $ 2,000 (1 winner), 2nd - $250 (3 winners), 3rd - $100 (5 winners), Finalists $25 (50 winners)

b) The Fountainhead

Grades: 11 & 12

Prizes: 1st - $ 10,000 (1 winner), 2nd - $2,500 (3 winners), 3rd - $500 (5 winners), Finalists $50 (50 winners)

Topics: Each category of contest has its own topics which require the entrants to choose one of them.

Deadline: May 28, 2020

Details here

4. Remastered Words

The organizer of this contest is "looking for fantasy fiction stories of no more than 5,000 words and that fall within our theme, including stories that have been printed in any format before. We are not interested in fan fiction, erotica porn, or any work that has already been adapted into an audio. Any form of discrimination must play its part within the story and cannot promote those ideals in any way."

Prizes: "Authors of the top three selected stories will receive a one time payment of £75 (1st), £50 (2nd) and £25 (3rd), as well having their stories produced as an audio work by Remastered Words...Authors will receive a 30% share of the royalties that will split between the winners."

Deadline: May 1, 2020

Details here.

5. My Writing Journey

Theme: The Best Writing Tip I've Ever Received

Length: 600 words

Prize: 1 winner - £100

The best piece will be published on their online newsletter and their blog.

Deadline: May 31, 2020

Details here.

6. 2020 Writing Contest

Categories:

Fiction: 1,000-3,000 words

Creative Nonfiction: 2,500 words

Poetry: 1-3 poems

Short-short 2020: 750 words

Humor: 1,500 words

Prizes: 1st and 2nd prize winners in each category will be awarded $100. In addition, all contributors will receive a copy of the issue. Prize winners will receive 3 copies of the issue.

Deadline: May 31, 2020

Details here.

7. A Voice for Animals Contest

Theme: Address the history of animal welfare over the last three decades. "This could mean showcasing the progress made in improving the lives of animals over the years and/or examining where society has fallen short," states the institute.

You can submit your entry in photography, essay or video section.

There are three categories: 14-15 years and 16-18 years.

Prizes: " Prizes up to a total of $5,900 will be awarded to high school students whose entries best promote the humane treatment of animals" including 1st, 2nd and 3rd prize in each category and Active Involvement (16-18).

The contest is also open to ESL students.

Deadline: May 31, 2020

Details here.

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June Deadline

1. International Essay Contest for Young People

The aim of the contest: "This annual essay contest is organized in an effort to harness the energy, creative and initiative of the world's youth in promoting a culture of peace and sustainable development. It also aims to inspire society to learn from the young minds and turn to think about how each of us can make a difference in the world."

Theme: A Letter from Myself in 2030

Age: Up to 25 years

Categories: Children (ages up to 14) and youth (ages 15-25)

Length: 700 words

Languages: English, French, Spanish, German, 1600 characters or less in Japanese

Deadline: June 15, 2020

Details here.

2. 2020 Young Writers Contest

"Writing for peace challenges young writers (ages 13-19) to expand their empathy skills by researching an unfamiliar culture and writing from the point-of-view of a character within that new world, while exploring social, political, and environmental pressures, and universal themes," states the website.

There are three categories to choose from: fiction (800-1,000 words), poetry (one poem no longer than 1,000 words) and nonfiction (800-1000 words essay)

Prizes: "First, second and third place prizes will be awarded in fiction, nonfiction, and poetry categories.

First, second and third prize winners will receive a certificate, publication and an invitation to participate in our 2020 Youth Summit. One grand prize winner will receive $200."

Deadline: June 1, 2020

Details here.

3. 2020 Dan Veach Prize for Younger Poets

"The Dan Veach Prize for Younger Poets solicits poems from college-age students, aged 18-23, on any subject or style. Poems with an international focus are especially welcomed, but all poems must be written in English," states the website.

Students can submit a total of two poems. Each poem should have forty or fewer lines.

You're required to accompany your poem with a letter of recommendation from your teacher and also include a brief statement about yourself.

Prizes: One winner will be awarded $100 and their poem published in the Fall/Winter issue of Atlanta Review.

Deadline: June 2, 2020

Details here

MichelsonIP Udemy Learner Writing Contest

Theme: "Tell us how learning about intellectual property has been a part of your invention, entrepreneurship, or innovation journey!"

Length: 500-800 words

Prizes:

  • 1st winner: $500 and their essay published on the Michelson IP blog and in an upcoming issue of Inventors Digest!
  • 2nd prize: $200 USD cash prize and $20 worth of Udemy credits to a course of their choice!
  • 3rd prize: $100 USD cash prize and $20 worth of Udemy credits to a course of their choice!

Second and third place winners will also receive an honorable mention in the Michelson IP blog.

Participants must have been enrolled - completion NOT required - in the free Intellectual Property: Inventors, Entrepreneurs, Creators Udemy course by June 1, 2020.

Deadline: June 5, 2020

Details here.

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July Deadline

1. Foyle Young Poets of the Year Award

Age: 11-17 years

Theme: Any

Length: Any

Languages: English, British Sign Language or Braille.

Awards: "Winners receive a fantastic range of prizes, from mentoring to a residential Avon writing course, Poetry Society membership to books. The Poetry Society also continues to support winners' development with performance, publication and internship opportunities."

Deadline: July 31, 2020

Details here.

2. 2020 Essay Competition

The purpose of John Locke Institute essay contests is to "encourage young people to cultivate the characteristics that turn good students into great writers: independent thoughts, depth of knowledge, clear reasoning, critical analysis and persuasive style."

There are six category-topics questions students can choose to submit their essays: philosophy, politics, economics, history, psychology, theology and law.

Also, there is Junior category for students below the age of 15.

Age: 18 years and younger

Prizes: "There is a prize for the best essay in each category. Each subject prize is worth £100, and the essays will be published (with the author's permission) on the Institute website."

Deadline: July 25, 2020

Details here

August Deadline

1. Under the Hooded Monster Contest

"Francis Booker and Michael Ragusa are holding a contest to see who can write the best short story about facing down a monster and overcoming it. Winning entries will be published on the Under the Hood website and reviewed on the Under the Hooded YouTube channel...

We want to see stories the stories about confronting your best monsters. Bonus points for original monsters!"

Genre: Young Adult Fantasy

Award: $100, publication on the Under the Hooded website, and a review on the Under the Hooded YouTube channel.

Entrants: Individuals living in United States

Entries: A maximum of 3 entries per entrant

Length: 1,000-10,000 words

Deadline: August 31,2020

Details here

Questions & Answers

  • Are there writing competitions for students below the age of 15?

    Yes, there are, for instance, the Commonwealth competition. If a contest accepts entries from participants from the age of 13 upward, I will indicate so that you can know.

  • Are the writing contests described in this article open for any age?

    These contests are mostly opened for people above the age of 18. Wherein there is a specific age required for in a contest, I will indicate it. Some contests have not mentioned the age range but normally the interested participants should be 18 years and above.

  • What is the preferred language when participating in international writing contests?

    The preferred language is English. In each contest I have provided a link which will direct you to the website's contest page. In that page they will indicate which languages they accept. If they have not indicated which language you should use in submitting your entry, the English language is the preferable one or the one you should use.

  • Are there any writing competitions for people from India?

    Yes. The writing contests listed on this page accept entrants from any part of the world. They are not limited to specific country. Only a few contests are limited to specific regions. In this case, I have noted the contests which are limited to specific regions.

  • What if you have a club of writers and want to contest fielding?

    My suggestion: You can discuss together on the contests you want to participate then each of you can enter the desired contests individually.

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    • Ben716 profile imageAUTHOR

      Alianess Benny Njuguna 

      7 weeks ago

      Thank you, Rajpereira.

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      Rajpereira 

      7 weeks ago

      Useful information

    • Ben716 profile imageAUTHOR

      Alianess Benny Njuguna 

      2 months ago

      Not all contests offer certificate of participation. It depends with an organizer of a contest.

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      Saksham 

      2 months ago

      Should we get certificate

    • Ben716 profile imageAUTHOR

      Alianess Benny Njuguna 

      2 months ago

      Thank you, Casey. I appreciate bringing fort these two contests. I will post them on the contest page.

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      CaseyPeta 

      2 months ago

      Hello! LiteraTea is also hosting two new (free!) writing contests:

      1) LiteraTea Emerging Writers’ Short Story Contest

      Link: www.LiteraTea.com

      Prize: Grand Prize is $345 and a free six-month membership in LiteraTea’s Advanced Writers’ Program. All qualified entrants will receive professional feedback on their stories and a free provisional membership to LiteraTea.

      Entry Period: For this special contest, LiteraTea employs a rolling reading period. Once sufficient qualified entries, around 100, are received, finalists will be selected and announced. A community reading period follows this announcement, prior to judging. Then, the contest will reset.

      Word Count: 1200-3000 words.

      2) LiteraTea Spring Short Story Contest

      Link: https://literatea.com/outreach/current_rules

      Prize: Grand Prize is $345 and a free six-month placement in our Advanced Writers’ Program.

      Entry Period: The entry period is now open and runs through 5/7/2020.

      Word Count: 1200-3000 words.

      Theme: Write a short story about COMMUNITY - however you see it. For example, you could write about a colony - whether it be ant or nudist! Just put your all into it.

      U.S. residents only please.

    • Ben716 profile imageAUTHOR

      Alianess Benny Njuguna 

      3 months ago

      Thank you, You don't need to know. Maybe you'll find the contest you want in future.

    • Ben716 profile imageAUTHOR

      Alianess Benny Njuguna 

      3 months ago

      Thank you, You don't need to know. Maybe future contests will.interest you.

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      Alianess Benny Njuguna 

      3 months ago

      Thank you, Ibeoonline2008@yahoo.com

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      You don't need to know 

      3 months ago

      Thank anyways I couldn't find a a contest

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      Ibeoonline2008@yahoo.com 

      3 months ago

      I like what your doing

    • Ben716 profile imageAUTHOR

      Alianess Benny Njuguna 

      3 months ago

      Thank you, Alifiya

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      Alifiya 

      3 months ago

      Bestest

    • Ben716 profile imageAUTHOR

      Alianess Benny Njuguna 

      4 months ago

      Thank you, Neelamani. I appreciate it.

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      Neelamani Sutar 

      4 months ago

      Your site is a great platform for writers. I always get valuable information.

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      Alianess Benny Njuguna 

      4 months ago

      In some contests individuals who are less than 18 years can participate. When contests require people of below 18 years to participate incl 12 years, I will indicate in the details of the contest.

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      anonymous 

      4 months ago

      is a twelve year old eligible to participate in any writing contests?

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      Alianess Benny Njuguna 

      5 months ago

      M. Kalaivani, I don't conduct the contests or organizer of any of the contests on this page. I list genuine free to enter contests. I have provided links under each contest which will direct you to the contests' page where you can find more information on how to submit.

      You can send your entry to the address provided if the contest allows. Or you can access a computer that is internet enabled at your local cyber cafe.

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      M.kalaivani 

      5 months ago

      I have many story .but I don't have cell.plese give a chance send letter to the address

    • Ben716 profile imageAUTHOR

      Alianess Benny Njuguna 

      5 months ago

      Thank you, Donna. I wish you all the best in the contests which you'll participate.

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      Donna Rayne 

      5 months ago from Greenwood, In

      Thank you for sharing all these links to writing contests. I am going to enter some of the poetry contest! Awesome article!

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      Alianess Benny Njuguna 

      6 months ago

      Thank you, Sayali

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      Alianess Benny Njuguna 

      6 months ago

      Thank you, Sayali for the feedback.

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      Sayali Sharad rane 

      6 months ago

      Thank you.

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      Alianess Benny Njuguna 

      6 months ago

      Thank you, Jupitara.

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      jupitara kalita 

      6 months ago

      thanks a lot for the information

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      Alianess Benny Njuguna 

      7 months ago

      Thank you, Diana

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      Alianess Benny Njuguna 

      7 months ago

      Thank you Nonso, you found this helpful.

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      Diana 

      7 months ago

      Nice

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      Nonso 

      7 months ago

      I'm really glad I found these. Thanks alot!

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      Alianess Benny Njuguna 

      7 months ago

      Thank you, Shirly. Much appreciated.

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      Shirly Singh 

      7 months ago

      This site was bery helpful... i.never knew it had so many writing contests.

      Thank you

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      shivanshi 

      8 months ago

      gamsamnida, thank you for putting everything at a single place. it helped a lot.

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      Alianess Benny Njuguna 

      8 months ago

      You are welcome, Daanish.

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      Daanish 

      8 months ago

      thank you for this

    • Ben716 profile imageAUTHOR

      Alianess Benny Njuguna 

      8 months ago

      Thanks Afshin for considering us. I will post your contest.

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      Alianess Benny Njuguna 

      8 months ago

      Thank you, Afshin for considering us. I will include it in this list.

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      Afshin 

      8 months ago

      Hi,

      Great resource!

      I just launched our 2019 Short Story Competition and I'm hoping that you can add it to your list. It expires on November 10th of 2019.

      Here's the link for the competition information:

      https://www.estatediamondjewelry.com/microstory/

      Thanks,

      Afshin

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      Alianess Benny Njuguna 

      8 months ago

      @nyi, postal code refers to sending mail through postal mail. This is when you take the envelope containing a letter or whatever is in the envelope to the post office so that they can send it to the intended person.

      I think is what you are asking.

    • Ben716 profile imageAUTHOR

      Alianess Benny Njuguna 

      8 months ago

      @Rana. You can join anytime. Each contest has a deadline. Choose the contest you want and submit your entry before the deadline.

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      nyi one/kopyinnyar40@gmail.com 

      8 months ago

      what is postal code?please I want to know this word for form writing.

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      Rana 

      8 months ago

      Can I join now??

    • Ben716 profile imageAUTHOR

      Alianess Benny Njuguna 

      8 months ago

      Thank you, Sujwin for considering this webpage in announcing your contest. I will include it in this page.

    • Ben716 profile imageAUTHOR

      Alianess Benny Njuguna 

      9 months ago

      I don't know what you mean but the contests are helpful in a number of ways e.g. sharpening your writing skills, recognition of winning a contest and winning the mentioned prizes.

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      caitlyn 

      9 months ago

      is this helpful?

    • Ben716 profile imageAUTHOR

      Alianess Benny Njuguna 

      10 months ago

      Thank you, Kasha.

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      Kansha 

      10 months ago

      Thanks for the list! Really helpful and informative

    • Ben716 profile imageAUTHOR

      Alianess Benny Njuguna 

      11 months ago

      I agree with you, Rakesh.

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      rakesh pattar Aikur 

      11 months ago

      essay competition is very good for students and modern youths

    • Ben716 profile imageAUTHOR

      Alianess Benny Njuguna 

      11 months ago

      Tishya, I am not the organizer of these competitions. I have only listed contests that are free to enter. Choose the contest you want as there are many short story contests to choose from the above list. At the end of each contest I have provided a link, which is a one word in colour. Click it and you will be directed to another page where you will get information how to apply. Try your lack because they are free to participate.

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      Tishya 

      11 months ago

      Hey.

      Writing is my passion and my dream is to become a writer.I have written a number of stories based on the mind contents of a teenager . I have written motivational stories and stories that can enhance a teenage mind. I am just searching for a chance. I request you to give me a chance.

      thanks.

      Tishya.

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      Rohan singh 

      12 months ago

      I am rohan from jamshedpur jharkhand

      Writing is my hobby and I want to become a writer. I have written many stories in my copy .please give me a chance to write a story. I writes horror stories,sad stories, about dream. So sir please give me a chance to participate in this contest

    • Ben716 profile imageAUTHOR

      Alianess Benny Njuguna 

      12 months ago

      @ Any, yes you can participate in the contests. You are not required to be a professional writer to participate.

      Choose the contest you want, click the link at the end of the contest you want. The link is in colour. It will take you to the contest's page where you will get more information about the contest. You can participate in many contests you want.

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      Alianess Benny Njuguna 

      12 months ago

      @ Manish, I'm not the one holding contests. I have only listed the contests. Read the contest you want then click a link at the end of the contest which will take you to you the contest's page where you will get more information how to participate. The link is red in colour.

      Ensure you only write the names of one person. You can write together but only put the name of one person in your entry.

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      Anu 

      12 months ago

      Sir I am an Indian Housewife, no professional writer, can I participate in competitions

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      Manish Kashyap 

      12 months ago

      I Manish Kashyap and my Girl Friend Mrigakshi Kashyap we are in a relationship since class 8 and we want to write essay together so please give us a chance now immediately.

    • Ben716 profile imageAUTHOR

      Alianess Benny Njuguna 

      12 months ago

      At the end of each contest, I have included a link that directs you to the website's contest page. There you'll find information how to send your entry.

      When you see a word in colour at the end of each contest, that is the link you need to click. It will direct you to another website where it contains more information about the contest and how to send your entry.

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      Tia 

      12 months ago

      Where should I send my writing like Short story, poem, essay?

    • Ben716 profile imageAUTHOR

      Alianess Benny Njuguna 

      12 months ago

      Yes, you can participate in any of the contest including short stories that have been posted in this page.

    • Ben716 profile imageAUTHOR

      Alianess Benny Njuguna 

      12 months ago

      Thank you, Glory. I am glad to hear this article was helpful to you. If you ever win from any of these contests let me know. It will mean a lot to me.

    • Ben716 profile imageAUTHOR

      Alianess Benny Njuguna 

      12 months ago

      @Krishna, there are free entry poetry contests for people under the age of 18. As of now, I haven't come across one but keep on checking. When I come across the free poetry contests, I will post them in this contest page.

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      Glory Godday 

      12 months ago

      this article is an open door for writers, including one like me

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      Krishna kant sharma 

      12 months ago

      Is there any poetry contest in written form for below 18 years of age and with free entry for Indian residents

    • Ben716 profile imageAUTHOR

      Alianess Benny Njuguna 

      12 months ago

      It will depend with the contest. Some allow you to publish the work you have submitted and won to other contests or online sites. If you don't win, you are free to submit the work in any contest. Do click the link I have provided under each contest to learn if you can own rights to your work or they will be reverted to the contest.

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      Eddy 

      13 months ago

      Do I still own my work if I will or don't??!Like I can publish it??

    • Ben716 profile imageAUTHOR

      Alianess Benny Njuguna 

      13 months ago

      This article contains list of free short story and essay contests. I have included a link under each contest, which is red in colour. Click it and it will direct you to the contests page which contains more information.

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      Ayena bridget 

      13 months ago

      I was looking for more essay and short story writing contests that are free to enter and open internationally for all. If you can assist me please give in your links.

    • Ben716 profile imageAUTHOR

      Alianess Benny Njuguna 

      13 months ago

      Thank you Placide, and I hope you'll enjoy your stay here.

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      Placide 

      13 months ago

      Thanks

      This is important. It's a really encouraging article for writters.

    • Ben716 profile imageAUTHOR

      Alianess Benny Njuguna 

      13 months ago

      आपकी टिप्पणी के लिये धन्यवाद। मुझे पता है कि आपकी व्यक्तिगत कहानी किसी चीज के बारे में दूसरों को प्रोत्साहित, प्रेरित या शिक्षित करेगी। आपके द्वारा प्राप्त अंतर्राष्ट्रीय मान्यता आपको कई तरीकों से सहायता करेगी। मैं आपके सर्वोत्तम की कामना करता हूं।

      मुझे आपकी टिप्पणी को पढ़ने में सक्षम होने के लिए Google अनुवाद का उपयोग करना था जो कि हिंदी में है। इस प्रकार, मैंने उसी कार्यक्रम पर भरोसा किया है। मुझे आशा है कि इसका अनुवाद अभीष्ट है।

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      Alianess Benny Njuguna 

      14 months ago

      @Asiya, there are many story contests that I have listed than essays and poems; starting with the first contest.

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      Alianess Benny Njuguna 

      14 months ago

      @Asiya, I don't give money to people who have won the contest. I only list contests that are free to enter and when you win the organizers of that contest will pay you.

      When you click the link under each contest, it will direct you to the contest page. There you'll see how you'll be paid.

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      asiya 

      14 months ago

      there are so many contest but not a story writing contest

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      asiya majid 

      14 months ago

      thank you miss Alianess Benny Njuguna but i have one more question i am from Pakistan so how you give me money of i will win.

      pleas give me the answer

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      Alianess Benny Njuguna 

      14 months ago

      @Asiya, when you have located the contest you are interested in, at the same end of that contest I have indicated you should click 'here' or for more details click 'here,' or this 'website.' Click with your mouse or your finger I you're using a smartphone and you will be directed to the website of that contest. There you will find all details of how to participate.

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      asiya majid 

      14 months ago

      how can i get enter in this contents i want to participate in it so pleas tell me about it okay

      thanks

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      Alianess Benny Njuguna 

      14 months ago

      Yes, Tricia. There are contests for people under the age of 18. I will be indicating the minimum age so as to know right away if you're eligible. Therefore, keep checking.

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      Alianess Benny Njuguna 

      14 months ago

      Just follow the rules for each contest and you are good to go. All the best Mayank.

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      Mayank Singh 

      14 months ago

      Sure you can write an article i also want to participate in contest by writting

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      Alianess Benny Njuguna 

      15 months ago

      Sure you can write an article but only in contests that allow submission of articles or essays

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      Zoha ali 

      15 months ago

      I also want to participate in contest by writting an article!

      Can i?

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      Alianess Benny Njuguna 

      17 months ago

      Hi Kautham. I am working on January 2019 contests

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      Kautham 

      18 months ago

      Please publish another article for 2019's contests...Thank you!!!

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      Alianess Benny Njuguna 

      18 months ago

      Saeed, many countries have no writing or online contests as is your case.

      The contests listed in this page are free to enter and any individual from any part of the world can participate including you from Iran. If a contest is limited to a particular country it will be indicated. Feel free to enter:)

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      Saeed barari 

      18 months ago

      Can we attend from another country? For example, we send the script from Iran to US via email ( we have almost nothin useful in iran :-( )

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      Alianess Benny Njuguna 

      18 months ago

      Hussein, these contests are free to enter. There is no fee to enter.

      XYZ, the prizes and payment depend with an organization and how much money they can afford to pay winners.

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      XYZ 

      18 months ago

      please motivate writers by providing good prizes and good payments.

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      Hussein Sabbaghi 

      18 months ago

      Isn't any free entry fee?

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      Alianess Benny Njuguna 

      19 months ago

      Thank you Creative writing news. I agree with your comment, and you're warmly welcome.

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      Creative writing news 

      19 months ago

      Thank you for publishing this list of contests.

      Writing contests encourage writers to push boundaries.

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      Alianess Benny Njuguna 

      21 months ago

      Thank you Ann Gibson. I very much appreciate your comment and encouragement. Thanks too for the blessing.

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      Ann Gibson 

      21 months ago

      Thank you so much for this article... You're such of a kind... God bless you Njuguna

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      Alianess Benny Njuguna 

      21 months ago

      Thank you Madhvi for your feedback. The contests are free to enter, and any citizen from any part of the world can participate. If a contest is restricted to a specific region or nation, it will be indicated.

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      madhvi 

      21 months ago

      thanx for updating with such lovely contest.Citizen of all countries are allowed to participate or some specific countries?

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      Alianess Benny Njuguna 

      21 months ago

      You are welcome Douglas. There are plenty of them. I am sure you will find a couple to participate.

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      DOUGLAS CHUUMBWE 

      21 months ago

      I really want to participate in the competition

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      Alianess Benny Njuguna 

      21 months ago

      Thanks for your feedback. I will consider it

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      欢 

      22 months ago

      Go Shortcuts!

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      Alianess Benny Njuguna 

      22 months ago

      I'm sorry to hear that. You're welcome. I hope through writing you'll be comforted and it will aid in the healing process because you've lost a very special person in your life. My condolence.

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      Jean Saville 

      22 months ago

      I am interested in some of the competitions. I have just lost my ony daughter in a motor accident - i need o write !

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