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EditRed Writing Competitions

 

Deadline Ongoing Monthly
Theme Changes monthly
Eligibility International, Open to all ages.
Prizes Cash Prizes vary, usually $100 US.
Entry Fee Free
Description
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SWW INTERNATIONAL Monthly Contest

 

Deadline Monthly
Theme Writing
Eligibility International, Open to all ages, Original, unpublished work only.
Prizes Prizes: $50 1st Prize; $30 2nd Prize; $20 3rd Prize + certificates.
Entry Fee 5 entry fee for SWW members; $10 entry fee for nonmembers.
Description Now there's an quick and easy, low-cost writing competition at SWW to sharpen your skills. A different category will be offered each month. Enter them all!
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Write where the Money is

 



David Letterman's Top Ten Contest

 

Deadline Weekly
Theme Essay/ Top Ten Punchlines To Dirty Pilgrim Jokes
Eligibility USA, Open to all ages, Original one liners
Prizes Sure to be something silly .
Entry Fee Free
Description Try your hand at the comedy-writing craft in our weekly Top Ten Contest. If your joke makes our Top Ten, you'll win something stupid.
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The Forgotton Laws



Shout Out Teen Writing Contest

 

Deadline Ongoing
Theme Essay, Fiction.
Eligibility Open to teens in the USA and Canada.
Prizes $100
Entry Fee Free
Description The Next Step Magazine seeks first-person accounts written by teens for teens about subjects like peer pressure, politics, friends, world events, culture, dating or other relevant topics about teen life. We encourage you to be creative and create your own topic!.
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Scribble Open Quarterly Competitions

 

Deadline Ongoing
Theme Essay, Fiction
Eligibility International, Open to all ages, Short stories on any subject. Max. 3000 words.
Prizes Prizes of £75.00, £25.00, and £15.00 for the best three stories in each issue, as chosen by the readers.
Entry Fee £3, Free to Subscribers
Description Free entry for annual subscribers. These competitions are ongoing: no closing date. We run several competitions every year including 2 open poetry competitions, two open short story competitions and the annual article competition. These competitions are in addition to those in each issue of the magazines..
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How to Control the Mind of Your Prospects --
And Influence Them to Buy What You're Selling

 



Teen Ink's Environmental Solutions Contest

 

Deadline Entries are accepted throughout the year
Theme Essay, Global warming, clean water, species preservation, air quality, the rain forest, alternative power, depletion of resources and more!
Eligibility International, Open to all teens. Essays should be between 150 and 1,000 words.
Prizes In June at least one teen will be honored for the best environment article published in Teen Ink in the past 10 months. In addition to being published in Teen Ink and receiving a copy of the magazine (and pen and pad) featuring his or her environment piece, the winner will have the opportunity to choose from an exciting selection of Teen Ink merchandise - apparel and other items - available exclusively from Teen Ink.
Entry Fee Free
Description Hybrid cars? Organic food? Solar and wind energy? Pay-as-you-throw trash programs? Required recycling? If you have a plan to save the world, we sure do want to hear about it.
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How To Get Rich Selling Information
Even If You Aren't An Expert On Anything



Teen Ink's Non Fiction Contest

 

Deadline Entries are accepted throughout the year
Theme Non-Fiction
Eligibility International, 19 years and less, Original.
Prizes Nonfiction pieces are published in Teen Ink magazine and contest winners receive a copy of the magazine (as well as a pad and pen) featuring their work.
Entry Fee Free
Description Make us laugh, move us to tears ... write a fabulous, memorable piece and not only will you be published in Teen Ink, you may be one of our two monthly winners for outstanding work.
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How To Write A Sales Letter That Will Make You Rich

 



Teen Ink's What Matters Contest

 

Deadline Entries are accepted throughout the year
Theme Essay
Eligibility International, 19 years and less, Submission can be up to 2,500 words.
Prizes Pieces are published in Teen Ink magazine and receive a copy of the magazine (as well as a pad and pen) featuring their work. Plus, the two annual winners will have the opportunity to choose from an exciting selection of Teen Ink merchandise - apparel and other items - available exclusively from Teen Ink.
Entry Fee Free
Description Tell us what values are most important to you.
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How to publish your own best selling ebook without writing

 



Free Poetry Contest

 

Deadline Anytime
Theme Poetry/ Who's The Poet .
Eligibility International, Open to all ages.
Prizes Prizes from $1,000 to $10,000.
Entry Fee Free
Description Original work and under own copyright.
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Write were the Money is


Scribophile Monthly Writing Contest

 

Deadline Ongoing Monthly
Theme Varies
Eligibility International, Open to all ages.
Prizes Varying; usually $50 gift card for 1st place, $25 gift card for 2nd place.
Entry Fee Free
Description Scribophile hosts a new writing contest each month. Themes and requirements vary, but we always want to see your best work! Entry is free to all members, so sign up, get great feedback on your work, and win some prizes!
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How to quickly and easily find hidden niche markets
you can profit from now!

 


Jot A Bit Monthly Writing Contest

 

Deadline Monthly
Theme Peotry and Short Stories
Eligibility International, Open to all ages.
Prizes Handcrafted products
Entry Fee Free
Description Encourage other writers, break your writing block, enter our writing contests, win great prizes, make a few new friends and have a great time doing it!
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Motivate, Influence, and Persuade People to
Open their Wallets and Give You Money!

 


Our Common Experience Weekly Contest

 

Deadline Each Sunday
Theme Essay, Your Culture, Your Story
Eligibility International, Open to all ages.
Prizes T-shirts, charity donations, cash
Entry Fee Free
Description Through the sharing of the everyday details of life around the globe, Our Common Experience fosters a better understanding of the interconnectedness we all share as citizens of our planet.

Send us your story at ourcommonexperience@gmail.com. The only criteria is that the article further the understanding of your culture and your life.

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Make Money from a Digital Camera
and an Internet Connection

 


Spiritual & Political Creative Writing Contest

 

Deadline Monthly
Theme Fiction and Non-Fiction, Spiritual & Political Creative Writing
Eligibility International (written in English), Open to all ages.
Prizes 1st Prize: $30 and publication.

Multiple pieces will be selected for publication with author credit. One piece will be selected each month for cash prize.

Entry Fee Free
Description Writing Topics include:

Theos, Earth, Tribe & Clan, and Parables. In other words, God, the World and Politics, Society & Family, and the Arts.

Writings may be in the format of short stories, essays, or poems.

Must be original, unpublished works.

We recommend between 500 to 1,500 words per submission for short-stories and essays. No limitation on poetry.

See website for full details.

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How To Get Rich Selling Information
Even If You Aren't An Expert On Anything

 


Notes & Grace Notes Monthly Contests

Deadline Monthly
Theme Poetry, short fiction, creative essay
Eligibility International, 18 year old and above.
Prizes 50% of all site revenue (advertising, donations, and publication sales) are devoted to prize amounts every month.
Entry Fee Free
Description Notes & Grace Notes hosts monthly competitions in three categories (poetry, fiction, CNF) with fluctuating cash prizes based on revenue, professional judging, publication opportunities through our own anthology and through out affiliate organizations, and professional feedback provided to all finalists.
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How to publish your own best selling ebook without writing

 


Memoirs Ink Free Status Contest

Deadline End of every month
Theme Nonfiction
Eligibility International, Open to all ages.
Prizes Publication and glory!
Entry Fee Free
Description Memoirs Inks free mini-memoir competition was inspired by some great lines weve seen on Gmail status, Facebook status, Twitter and others. Please email us your status. 150 characters max. You may enter as many times as you like. Enter here: www.memoirsink.com.
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How to Find Not One, Not Two…But Dozens
of Red-Hot, Hidden Profitable Niches
and Have a Your Very Own 'Money Faucet'
That You Can Turn On at Will

 


Gigglegig Funny Story Contest

 

Deadline Monthly
Theme Funny Stories
Eligibility International, Open to all ages.
Prizes Each month we choose the best true funny story submitted and pay $500 to the writer.
Entry Fee Free
Description Gigglegig.com has hundreds of stories to keep you laughing for hours and you can submit yours for a chance to be our monthly $500 prize winner. There is no limitation to the number of stories you can submit nor the amount you could win! Come check us out and have a laugh!
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There are Dozens of Writing Contests in the DEADLINE CONTESTS section.

Disclaimer: Proof Positive does not run the contests that are listed above. Ultimately, it is up to YOU to check out each contest you enter including the rules and the company or organization running the contest.

 

 

 

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