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Free writing contest for high school seniors


Win a $5,000 college scholarship in the “Out of the Easy” Scholarship Contest; submit a 3-page essay on:

Out of the Easy references the following quote from Charles Dickens’ David Copperfield. How does this quote relate to the journey of the characters in “Out of the Easy” and also to your personal journey as you prepare for college? 

Whether I shall turn out to be the hero of my own life, or whether that station will be held by anybody else, these pages must show. — Charles Dickens


Deadline is May 31, 2013. Details HERE: www.outoftheeasy.com

FREE nonfiction contest


Warren Hollister Prize; This one is for NONFICTION about the Land of Oz. Deadline April 15, 2013; cash prizes; 10,000 words max; details HERE:


Food Truck Race scholarship contest – essay


win up to $20,000 toward a culinary education; deadline Feb. 28, 2013; details HERE:


Free essay contest for grades 5-12 or enrolled in college courses


People to People – Holly’s Holiday Global Giveaway Essay Contest; deadline Jan. 31, 2013; details HERE:


FREE – Liternational’s fiction and nonfiction contests


no entry fee; deadline is Aug. 15, 2012; prizes $250 and $500; open to adult who have not published professionally; up to 5,000 words; details HERE:


“Two Ways Writing Contest” – May FREE Scribophile contest


Scribophile.com is pleased to announce the Two Ways writing contest. No entry fee.

This fee-free contest has a $50 first prize and a $25 second prize.  To enter, write a piece on any theme which contains both a prose section and a poetry section.  These two sections can be integrated or discrete, but must address the same core story.  Entries must be 2500 words or fewer.

Contest deadline May 31, 2012.  This contest is hosted by Scribophile–a friendly, knowledgeable, and intensive online critique community for writers and poets.  Entrants must create a free account on Scribophile.com to participate.  E-mail entries will not be accepted.

For full rules and guidelines, visit http://www.scribophile.com/contests/two-ways-contest/

FREE – Mad as a Hare writing contest


Scribophile.com; no entry; prizes are $50 and $25; fiction and nonfiction; 2,500 words max; entries must be about personified animals; deadline is March 31, 2012; details HERE:


FREE monthly blogging and writing contest


Next deadline is Feb. 29, 2012; held by StageOfLife.com, free to enter; various prizes; details HERE: