For the past few years, on the 1st of each month, I’ve been reminding followers here that the creative writing contest table has been updated. I update it several times each month, adding details, but this reminder is posted just once a month.
Sadly, support for this effort has been poor; no feedback, little sharing, and only a couple of generous souls have donated to my Ko-fi fund (green coffee button to the right) to help with the financial costs involved. I can use the hours I’ve spent each month on this to much better effect. So, it’s with a heavy heart that I make this the last post on the topic. I’ll maintain the table online until it comes to its natural end. Sorry.
You can access the table through the ‘Resources’ page, here.
Many contests are free to enter and offer great prizes, mostly of cash. Some seek unpublished or beginner writers. The table currently offers contests with entry dates from Aug 2020 to April 2021.
It’s best to submit entries in plenty of time for a chance to win spectacular prizes and some real kudos.
Please ignore moans about ‘paid for’ contests: while there are occasional scams masquerading as legit contests, most competitions are run by voluntary organisations with little money. Entry fees provide prizes and sometimes pay judges; usually professional people in the writing world whose time is precious.
Imagine the joy when you win! The cash and the kudos. And it won’t hurt your CV.
The table updates every time I save it, so whenever you visit, it’s as current as on my PC. You can access it by clicking here. Have fun and get some cash for your writing.
The picture above is intended as inspiration. I’m a photographer as well as a writer and belong to Picfair, an organisation that believes photographers should be paid for their work. You can find the original of the picture above here. And my gallery of work on the site, here.