3 Open Writing Challenges for the lockdown – no entry fees

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3 Open Writing Challenges for the lockdown - no entry fees

A. The Writer Contest (Spring 2020 Short Story Contest)

2020 Fall Short Story Contest by The Writer Magazine
2020 Fall Short Story Contest by The Writer Magazine

“Submit your best short story for your chance to win $1,000 and publication in our magazine! Any genre is fair game as long as your submission is a work of fiction under 2,000 words.”

The Writer

About

Organized by The Writer magazine, this contest is aimed at helping writers gain exposure and hone their craft. It welcomes entries under 2,000 words from any genre.

Submission Deadline: 2nd June 2020
Prize: $1,000 and publication of your story in The Writer Magazine

Read more and apply here


B. Everything Change Climate Fiction Contest 2020 ($1,000 + $100 consolation prizes)

Everything Change Climate Fiction Contest 2020
Everything Change Climate Fiction Contest 2020

About

Organized by the Arizona State University’s Imagination and Climate Futures Initiative. This contest calls for climate fiction stories across all genres and styles. Acceptable length is 5,000 words at the most. Applications are welcome from participants 18 years or older from all around the world including ASU students and employees.

Submission Deadline: 11:59PM Mountain Standard Time (GMT-7) on the 15th of April 2020.

Prizes

$1000 prize for the author of the winning story
$100 each prizes for nine (9) finalists
The winning story and stories from finalists will be published in an anthology by the Imagination and Climate Futures Initiative at Arizona State University.

Read more and apply here


C. The 2020 Slackjaw Humor Writing Challenge (cash prizes & bragging rights)

2020 Slackjaw Humor Writing Challenge
2020 Slackjaw Humor Writing Challenge

“$2,450 in cash prizes and bragging rights to the winners”

Slackjaw

About

Slackjaw (with over 107,000 followers) is a widely read humor publication on Medium. This challenge is an open invitation for entries from writers and aspiring writers all around the world to submit humor themed writings for a chance to win a wide range of prizes (as listed below).

Submission Deadline: 30th April 2020

Prizes

1ST PLACE: $1,000 cash prize
2ND PLACE: $500 cash prize
3RD PLACE: $250 cash prize
FINALISTS: $100 cash prize each
Additionally, All winning pieces will be published on Slackjaw and promoted Slackjaw’s email list of 30,000+ people, all over social media and internally on Medium.

Read more and apply here

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