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Competitions Creative Writing Competition Page

In our small attempt to offer recognition to the very newest emerging writers, offers several writing competitions each year. From our twice-yearly fiction contest to the annual poetry contest to our most-popular In the Midnight Hour Halloween Fiction Contest, there is a contest style for almost everyone. Why not dust off the old keyboard and enter now?.

Midnight Hour
Halloween Fiction Contest Creative Writing Competition: Halloween Fiction ContestScare us, depress us, inspire us, we don't care, but tell us a great story about what happens in The Midnight Hour.

Prizes: $500, $100
Deadline: August 31, 2009
Fee: $15 / $10

Midnight Hour Halloween Fiction Contest

Contest Creative Writing Competition: Fall Fiction ContestPerfect for new and emerging writers, the Fall Fiction Contest showcases mostly unheard of fiction writers and their works.

Prizes: $1,000, $100
Deadline: October 31, 2009
Fee: $20 / $15

Fiction Contest

Poetry Contest Annual Poetry ContestOur no-limits poetry contest. We're looking for outstanding poetry. We're open to subject, theme and are particularly interested in poems that have a unique sound. Although the contest is open to everyone, this is the perfect venue for new poets.

Prizes: $500, $100
Deadline: March 31, 2010
Fee: $15 / $10

Poetry Contest

Short Story
Contest Creative Writing Competition: Spring Short Story ContestPerfect for new and emerging writers, the Spring Short Story Contest is designed to showcase exciting new voices in the world of fiction.

Prizes: $1,000, $100
Deadline: April 30, 2010
Fee: $20 / $15

Short Story Contest


A Letter From a Past Writing Competition Winner

Neil Davies, 2004 Midnight Hour Halloween Fiction Winner"Last year I was lucky enough to win the Midnight Hour writing competition on your site and I really just wanted to drop you a brief note to say thank you and tell you how getting my story onto your site has changed things for me.

I have written stories for as long as I can remember but I never really tried to do anything with them (perhaps the occasional half-hearted attempt but nothing more). When I came across your competition and the inspiration hit me that was really the first serious attempt I had made to do something with my writing. When I actually won (something I never dreamed would happen) it gave such a boost to my confidence that I haven't stopped writing or sending stories off since!"

*Editor's Note: Since writing this letter, Neil Davies, who won the 2004 Midnight Hour Halloween Fiction Contest, has gone on to publish his first book A World of Assassins.


As a service to its readers, maintains a comprehensive list of world-wide writing contests that offer great prizes and/or recognition.

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