There are many contests available for aspiring writers to enter. Many of these contests, however, require that entrants pay a fee to participate. The fees typically have a range between $10 – $30, depending on the genre and length of submission.
Unfortunately, not every aspiring writer, especially students, is in a position to spend $10 or more for every contest that he or she would like to enter.
Fortunately, there are also many contests that do not require an entry fee or the entry fee is significantly lower than the average.
So, here are three upcoming contests for the end of July and during August. Hopefully, one will spark your interest!
- Blue Earth Review – Flash Fiction Contest
Deadline: Friday, August 1, 2014
Entry Fee: $2
Prizes: $500 (1st), $250 (2nd), and $100 (3rd)
Submission Maximum: Two pieces of flash fiction, each of 750 words or fewer. Online.
- The Ordinary Guru Project – Ordinary Guru Contest
Deadline: Sunday, August 31, 2014
Entry Fee: FREE
Prizes: $5,000 (1st), $2500 (2nd), and $1,500 (3rd)
Submission Maximum: None indicated. Any genre.
- The Haiku Society of America – HSB Haibun Contest, Gerald B Brady Senryu Contest, and the Harold G Henderson Contest
Deadline: Thursday, July 31, 2014
Entry Fee: $2-5 (depending on contest)
Prizes: Range between $50-$100
Submission Maximum: Up to 3 unpublished haibun and 10 unpublished haiku/senryu
Wishing You Luck and Happy Writing!