December 1 2018

17 Free Writing Contests With Cash Prizes (Up to $25,000)/SHARE

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1. Nelson Algren Literary Awards: $3,500 Short Story Prize (Submission Guidelines)
One of the year’s best short story contests has arrived. It’s the Nelson Algren Literary Awards, hosted by the Chicago Tribune. The prize? $3,500 USD. There is absolutely no entry free. Writers can submit their stories starting November 15th, 2017. (Sadly, it is only open to residents of the United States.) Stories should be 8,000… Keep reading…
2. $450 for Holiday Stories
Cricket Magazine, often referred to as The New Yorker for Children, is seeking submissions of writing on the topic “Home for the Holidays.” They’re asking for historical fiction, nonfiction, poetry, crafts, and recipes about holidays around the world and in the U.S. They pay up to twenty five cents per word. Most short stories they… Keep reading…
3. $200 for Short Stories and Essays
The Masters Reviews bills itself as a “Platform for Emerging Writers.” They publish short stories and narrative non-fiction. One key point: They want writing from writers who are not yet established. That means, “any new and emerging author who has not published a work of fiction or narrative nonfiction of novel length. You must not… Keep reading…
4. 10 Blogs and Magazines that Pay Writers (Up to $200)
As part of our weekly roundup of paid writing opportunities, here are ten publishers that pay writers. A wide variety of topics is coveed, including graphic design, roleplaying games, virtual reality, and travel. We’ve found payment information and submission guidelines for all of these publishers, though keep in mind that payment rates are not set… Keep reading…
5. 99 Magazines & Blogs that Pay Writers for Essays
Dear Writers, Here is a huge list of publishers that pay for personal essays — including essays, photographic essays, memoir, and narrative non-fiction. We’ve researched the payment rates for these publishers, and found links directly to their submission guidelines pages. You won’t find a more comprehensive list anywhere else on the internet. Sincerely, Jacob Jans… Keep reading…
6. 10 Calls for Submissions: Up to $750 for Short Stories
Some of these fiction markets pay up to $150, and some pay more, up to approximately $750. Some of these also accept poetry and non-fiction. They are either open for submissions now or will open soon. Some deadlines are approaching quickly. — S. Kalekar Escape Artists: PodCastle They want quality fantasy fiction, and publish both… Keep reading…

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