Creative Writing Contests and Free Poetry Contests
Enter our current creative writing contests and become a published author or poet!
Participation is free, and by entering, you will have the chance to be published on Creative Writing Now. You could also earn Amazon or cash prizes.
Guidelines for participation:
- You may submit as many entries as you like.
- All of your entries must be original and must not have been published previously.
- By entering our contests, you give us permission to publish your entries on the Creative Writing Now website. All valid entries (not just the prize winners) may be published.
- There is no cost to enter our free poetry contests and fiction competitions.
Check out the open competitions below. Submit your creative work and leave positive comments on other authors' contributions.
Open Creative Writing Contests
Currently, there are no open contests. Check back here soon for new contests.
Recent Creative Writing Contests
Story Openers Contest
- Description: Post an irresistible story opener on Twitter. In your Tweet, include our username @cwritingn and the hashtag #storyhooks
- First place: "It looked dead, but I began to back away just in case" by Maryanne Stahl
Short Short Stories Competition
- Description: Can you write a story in under 300 words? Get tips on writing very short stories, and publish your own ultra-short fiction.
- First Place: "Love" by David M. Harris
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Creative Writing Ideas Competition
- Description: Where do you find inspiration for your writing? Do you keep a dream journal, listen to inspiring music, or follow a special warm-up routine? Share your tip with other writers.
- First Place: "Pick-tionary" by Corrie Ann Gray
Poets & Writers offers a useful list of reputable poetry contests and fiction competitions
. Note that most of the contests in this list require an entry fee to participate.
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