The 2013 Hay House Insights Nonfiction Writing Contest

How to enter:
Fill out and submit the registration form on then submit original 30,000 word manuscript

The deadline is 11:59p on May 1st. Winners will be announced on June 3rd and it is free to enter

Grand Prize winner gets a publishing contract with Hay House Insights and a $5,000 advance.

One first place winner gets a Discover Publishing Package from Balboa Press with video press release and Hay House Radio interview

One Second Place winner gets free Connect Publishing Package from Balboa

30 Finalists will receive 20% off any Balboa Press publishing package

Literary Upstart Contest

Submission guidelines:

Limit 2 submissions

Email submissions as an attached Word document in 12 pt font size to with Literary Upstart in subject line

Include your name, title of story and email address on first page

Must be unpublished. Maximum of 1300 words

Winner gets $500 and publication in Annual Summer Fiction Issue

Top writers will be invited to one of three semi final round readings on April 17th, May 1st or May 22nd. Grand finale is June 4th

Visit to get full details!

The Kiss Writing Contest

Writers get your pencils ready. You need a story 500 words or less on a forbidden relationship. This is for YA readers, no freaky, deaky stuff!

Winner will get story posted onto Patterson’s YA site. Also they will win $500 along with a 16GB iPad Mini uploaded already with James Patterson ebooks. Nice, huh?

Readers, fans, etc can start to vote now until March 11th for your favorite short story. 200 most voted stories will be judged by Patterson’s publisher and the winner will be announced in July so submit now, deadline is Feb. 26th. Visit for full details and good luck! March contests

Anthem Essay Contest
– encourages students to the philosophic ideas of Ayn Rand
– top prize is $2000
– deadline is March 20th

Binghamton Univ. John Gardner Fiction Book Award
– novel or collection of fiction published in 2012
– prize $1000
– deadline is March 1st

Four Way Books Poetry
– previously published book length collection of poetry
– prize $1000
– deadline March 31

Good luck!

The Great Tumblr Book Search


Tag a post ‘Tumblr Book Search’ and include:
– title of humor themed book
– written synopsis of your idea (200 words or less)
– examples of book’s concept
– email your basic info & link to your post

Grand Prize:
– book considered for publication
– $500 of Chronicle books
– your Tumblr featured on Tumblr Tuesday
– feedback session with a Chronicle Books editor and with Rachel Fershleiser, Tumblr’s Director of Literary Outreach

Deadline is 2/28
Good luck!

The Digital Storymakers Awards

High school, college and graduate students are eligible to participate in the digital storymakers contest. Students can present their best nonfiction work in order to win the grand prize which is $5000 and have their work published in the Digital Storymakers App. Nine grand prize winners will be chosen.

Another incentive is once you register you get free access to use a software called Atavist which guides you to create the best work rather through text, audio, video or animation. Get your package together because the start date to send in submissions is Jan. 1st and the deadline is April 15th.

Visit for complete contest rules.


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