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Free Writing Contests is your source for a listing of 2017 writing contests that you can enter. The largest collection of writing contests - hand-picked for writers of all skill levels. Your online location for an updated list of writing contests from around the world delivered daily.

Share Your Story

What's your story? Share your story (yes, you can make stuff up!) and enter it in this writing contest. Chance at a $100 prize.
Deadline: Saturday, December 16, 2017    Contest Details

Christmas Story

Share a story that somehow involves the holiday. Win a cash prize.
Deadline: Monday, December 25, 2017    Contest Details

Horror Story Writing Contest

Write a horror story to enter this writing contest. Terrorize your reader for your chance at the cash prize.
Deadline: Friday, December 29, 2017    Contest Details

Hershey Story Writing Contest

The Hershey story writing contest is interested in student submissions. The objective of this contest is to encourage interest and knowledge of history.
Deadline: February 15.   Contest Details

Dialogue Only Writing Contest

Dialogue is an important part of any story. The challenge here is to strip away everything from a story and only use dialogue. No speech tags are even permitted. Write a complete story with only dialogue.
Deadline: Monday, January 8, 2018    Contest Details

Flash Fiction - A Secret

In this flash fiction writing contest your character must have a secret that somehow influences the story.
Deadline: Wednesday, January 17, 2018    Contest Details

True Story Contest

Non fiction stories are requried for this writing contest. Share a moment, an object, a feeling, etc. The object is to share your feelings and observations during an important event in your life.
Deadline: Thursday, January 25, 2018    Contest Details

100 Word Flash Fiction

A drabble is a flash fiction story that only uses 100 words. Can you write a story with only 100 words? The winner of this writing contest will win $100.
Deadline: Monday, February 26, 2018    Contest Details

75 Words Flash Fiction

Flash fiction is writing a story but with a limited number of words. For this contest write a story with only 75 words. Win a cash prize.
Deadline: Saturday, March 10, 2018    Contest Details

Non-Fiction Writing Contest

Share your non-fiction writing to enter this writing contest. Share your memoir or any post that is not fiction. Cash prize.
Deadline: Saturday, March 17, 2018    Contest Details

L Ron Hubbard Writing Contest

For new and amateur writers to share science fiction or fantasy short stories. Novelettes are also welcomed.
Deadline: Every three months.   Contest Details

Dribble Flash Fiction

Write a story with only 50 words! That is the challenge of this writing contest. Can you tell a complete story with only 50 words?
Deadline: Wednesday, April 4, 2018    Contest Details

Romance Writing Contest

Write a classic romance story. Share a a story the brings two people together. These two don't realize that they are made for each other. But your readers do! Romance sells! This is your chance to get into the most popular genre.
Deadline: Friday, April 13, 2018    Contest Details

This Sentence Starts The Story


Deadline: Friday, May 11, 2018    Contest Details

 

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