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    Bulwer-Lytton Fiction Contest - San Jose State University sponsored yearly challenge "to compose the opening sentence to the worst of all possible novels".

    We Love Writers - Displaying writing submissions which viewers can vote on and short profiles of contestants. Bi-monthly contest, rules and guidelines. THIS SITE IS TEMPORARILY INACTIVE.

    Callboys - Contests of all kinds (including writing), and links for advice to models and actors starting out in the industry.

    Southeastern Writers Association Contests - These contests and awards are restricted to writers attending the annual week-long Southeastern Writers Conference, held in June at St. Simons Island, Georgia. .

    Writing Contests - Information on writing, advice on writing contests including lists of various competitions with their deadlines and requirements.

    Tundra Memorial Poetry and Short Fiction Contest - Offers a contest for short stories (less than 2,000 words) and rhyming poetry (up to 100 lines), inspired by and using similar themes to the works of Emily Chesley.

    National Writing Contest - Original, unpublished novels are sought in this annual contest. Manuscripts must be at least 90 pages in length.

    Biff's Boards - Online Magazine - A Christian site offering contests for both short stories (limited to 3,000 words) and poetry, both on open themes.

    Zoetrope - Short-fiction magazine founded by Francis Coppola. Features online submissions and reviews of short stories and novellas, plus rules and deadline for the annual short story contest.

    Richard J. Margolis Award - A $4,000 prize, awarded annually to a promising non-fiction writer whose work combines "wisdom, humor, warmth, and concern, combined with social justice."

    Novel Advice Writing Contest - A contest for original, unpublished novels and short stories. Only the first chapter of the novel is required. Both novel chapters and short stories must not exceed 5,000 words.

    International Short Story Contest - An annual contest for short stories (1,600 to 1,800 words in length) on a given theme.

    Annual APEX Awards for Publication Excellence - An annual competition for writers, editors, publications staff, and both business and non-profit communicators.

    Futures Annual Competition for Mystery Story Writers - Original, unpublished manuscripts for both short stories and novels are eligible, though first chapters only of the novels will be considered.

    Page One Contests - A writing contest, in which readers are urged to write 100 words on a given theme, in order to win a first edition copy of a current bestseller.

    $5000 Literati Short Story Competition - A short story contest for original, unpublished manuscripts of less than 3,000 words, offering significant cash, publication and publishing prizes.

    Tom Howard Short Story Contest - An annual contest for short stories of less than 8,000 words, providing both on-line and traditional print publication for both new and professional authors.

    Paddy's Post Journalism Competition - Paddy's Post is an online newspaper that runs ongoing writing competitions with cash prizes. The winning entries are published in Paddy's Post.

    Frank O'Connor Short Story Contest - An annual contest for original, unpublished short stories, written in a "basically realistic" style. Maximum length: 5,000 words.

    Boston Review Annual Short Story Contest - A contest for original, unpublished stories in any genre, under 4,000 words in length.

    Arizona Literary Contest - An annual contest for original, unpublished short stories, as well as poetry, essays, novels and non-fiction, sponsored by the Arizona Authors Association.

    Winning Writers Annual Poetry Contest - Original, unpublished poetry, up to 500 lines in length, is sought on a specific theme. (The 2002 theme is War).

    Park Publications U.K. - Publishers of short story and poetry magazines, holding quarterly competitions for original, unpublished short stories and poems, some open, some limited to specific themes.

    Pronghorn Press Publishing - Promotes annual prose (up to 5,000 words) and poetry (no more than 60 lines) contests relating to contemporary life in three specific regions, namely, the Rockies, the Desert Southwest, and the Northwest Coast.

    Biannual Haiku Poetry Contest - An international contest, open to both children and adults. Includes guidelines for writing haiku poems.

    Literati Writing Competition - Original, unpublished stories are sought from writers of all ages. Entry Fee: $30.

    Writers Digest Writing Competition - Writer's Digest offers total prize money of $25,000 for original, unpublished work in ten categories, including poetry, short stories, plays, movie scripts, articles, and children's fiction.

    I Ching Collection Writing Competition - Seeks poetry, novelettes, and short stories, based on paintings and drawings in the I Ching collection.

    Communicator Awards, The - Annual competitions honoring excellence in all areas of communication, with separate categories for print (177 sub-categories), video (216 sub-categories) and audio (140 sub-categories).

    Scribes Hill Publishing Contests - Annual contests offer seven different categories of short stories, including one for children, plus a poetry competition.

    Serpentine Short Story Contest - An annual contest, offering a total of $1,500 in prize money, for short stories of no more than 10,000 words in length.

    Coffeehouse for Writers Short Fiction Contest - An annual contest for original, unpublished short stories. not exceeding 2,000 words. Stories must have "a resonant literary quality, rich in theme and dressed in layers of meaning."

    Screenwriting Contests Database - An extensive database of screenwriting contests, including submission details and prizes.

    International Annual Fish Short Story Prize - Original, unpublished short stories, less than 5,000 words, on any theme, are sought.

    Washington Prize for Poetry - An annual poetry contest that awards $1500, and publication, to a full-length collection of poems by a living poet.

    Brooklyn Short Fiction Contest - Original, unpublished short stories in any genre are sought up to a maximum length of 5,000 words. No entry fees.

    Gardenia Press First Novel Competition - Annual contest requires original, unpublished novels (45,000 to 175,000 words) by first time novelists. The winner is guaranteed publication by Gardenia Press.

    CyberOnion Essay Contest - Original, unpublished essays, either fact or fiction, are sought on a specific topic. The topic for Spring 2002 is Technological Evolution. Length 1,000 to 5,000 words.

    Writing Contests Sponsored by Potpourri Magazine - Potpourri,a magazine of the Literary Arts, invites submissions to the 2002 contest for original, unpublished fiction (limited to no more than 3,500 words)on the theme, "Our Multi-cultural Diversity and/or Our National Heritage."

    Erato Literary Contest - Original, unpublished Poetry, including haiku and songs, are sought.

    Drama In Real Life Writing Contest - Unpublished authors are invited to submit original stories, less than 8,000 words in length, depicting a real life event.

    International STC Technical Communications Competition - The Society for Technical Communication sponsors annual competitions to recognise achievements in the technical communications field.

    Donard Short Story Competition - An annual short story contest providing opportunities for publication, as well as cash prizes.

    Golden Phoebus Heritage Award - Online "creativity in self-expression" award to recognize poets, writers, and artists.

    Associated Writing Programs Awards - Annual awards are offered for original, unpublished work in four categories: novels, poetry, short fiction, and creative non-fiction.

    Optima Fishing Tales - Write an essay on fishing and enter a contest sponsored by Optima Batteries to win a fishing vacation in Canada.

    New Voices, New Worlds First Novel Award - An annual award is offered for an original, unpublished novel, set in the US, suitable for readers aged 8 through 12. The author must reside in the US, and have not published any previous novels.

    Writer's Digest National Self-Published Book Awards - Win $1,500 in cash! Gain national exposure for your book! Catch the attention of prospective editors and publishers!

    Playwriting Contest - Annual contest seeks original, unproduced plays, open in theme, but suitable in both subject, and language, for family-oriented amateur groups. The winner receives a $1,000 royalty advance, and publication.

    Announcing Writing Contests, Free Entry - Writing Holidays in Spain - Authors Society.Org - Win Writing Holidays in Spain - FREE Entry, Annual October/October Web Based Competition Open To ALL Regions

    International Imitation Hemingway Competition - Sponsored by the PEN Center USA West, this annual contest seeks true, funny, clean, and well-lighted Hemingway parodies, no longer than 500 words.

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