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Welcome to Just a Contest, the website dedicated to writing contests. Browse our pages: you'll find dozens of competitions, grouped by genre (fiction, non-fiction and poetry, with or without entry fee) and by deadline. Use our calendar, selecting your favorite category.

- Are you a United States Writer? Take a look to our list of writing contests for United States writers: Fiction, Poetry and Non-Fiction. You'll find what you are looking for.
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Newly contests (Fiction)

posted: 2013/3/26 8:43:37
Deadline: 30th April 2013 Tuesday
Far Horizons Award for Short Fiction

ENTRY FEE: $ 25 (CAD)
PRIZE: Publication (magazine)

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posted: 2013/3/26 8:21:25
Deadline: 30th May 2013 Thursday
Elderberry Prize for Short Fiction

ENTRY FEE: $ 18
PRIZE: $ 500

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posted: 2013/3/26 3:27:52
Deadline: 14th April 2013 Sunday
Knife Edge Anthology

ENTRY FEE: £ 5
PRIZE: £ 450 - Publication

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posted: 2013/3/26 3:17:26
Deadline: 28th March 2013 Thursday
Fiction in Five

ENTRY FEE: $ 5
PRIZE: $ 75 - Publication

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posted: 2013/3/20 14:53:10
Deadline: 29th April 2013 Monday
2013 Winkie Convention Research Table

ENTRY FEE: Free
PRIZE: $100

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posted: 2013/3/20 14:43:14
Deadline: 30th March 2013 Saturday
LuckyCinda Publishing Book Contest 2013

ENTRY FEE: $ 50
PRIZE: Evaluation - Review - Banner

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posted: 2013/3/19 15:25:43
Deadline: 31st March 2013 Sunday
Paterson Fiction Prize

ENTRY FEE: Free
PRIZE: $1000

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posted: 2013/3/19 15:10:01
Deadline: 29th April 2013 Monday
Elderberry Essay Prize

ENTRY FEE: $ 18
PRIZE: $ 500

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posted: 2013/2/22 13:35:52
Deadline: 30th March 2013 Saturday
CheerReader Spring Short Story Competition

ENTRY FEE: € 5
PRIZE: € 100

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posted: 2013/2/16 13:07:27
Deadline: 19th March 2013 Tuesday
Lascaux Flash Fiction Contest

ENTRY FEE: Free
PRIZE: $ 250 - Publication (emagazine)

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Newly contests (Non-Fiction)

posted: 2013/3/20 14:53:10
Deadline: 29th April 2013 Monday
2013 Winkie Convention Research Table

ENTRY FEE: Free
PRIZE: $100

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posted: 2013/3/20 14:43:14
Deadline: 30th March 2013 Saturday
LuckyCinda Publishing Book Contest 2013

ENTRY FEE: $ 50
PRIZE: Evaluation - Review - Banner

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posted: 2013/3/19 15:10:01
Deadline: 29th April 2013 Monday
Elderberry Essay Prize

ENTRY FEE: $ 18
PRIZE: $ 500

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posted: 2013/3/19 15:06:44
Deadline: 30th March 2013 Saturday
Elderberry Prize for Short Biography

ENTRY FEE: $ 18
PRIZE: $ 500

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posted: 2013/1/23 5:27:22
Deadline: 28th February 2013 Thursday
Sinclair Community College Annual Creative Writing Contest

ENTRY FEE: $ 7
PRIZE: $60 - Scholarships to the Antioch Writers' Workshop

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posted: 2013/1/23 5:08:07
Deadline: 21st February 2013 Thursday
Next Generation Indie Book Awards

ENTRY FEE: $ 75
PRIZE: $ 1,500 - Trophy

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posted: 2013/1/18 14:15:33
Deadline: 30th May 2013 Thursday
Creative Nonfiction Sustainability Essay Contest

ENTRY FEE: $ 20
PRIZE: $10,000

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posted: 2013/1/14 6:34:51
Deadline: 30th January 2013 Wednesday
Pearce Publications Free Writing Contest

ENTRY FEE: Free
PRIZE: $ 50

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posted: 2013/1/13 12:14:02
Deadline: 31st January 2013 Thursday
Valhalla Press Legal Professionals Writing Contest

ENTRY FEE: $ 15
PRIZE: $ 500 - Publication (website)

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posted: 2013/1/8 13:10:58
Deadline: 14th February 2013 Thursday
VanderMey Nonfiction Prize

ENTRY FEE: $ 15
PRIZE: $ 1,000 - Publication (magazine)

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Newly contests (Poetry)

posted: 2013/3/26 9:12:19
Deadline: 30th March 2013 Saturday
Songs of Angels Poetry Competition

ENTRY FEE: £ 3
PRIZE: £ 100 - Publication (website)

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posted: 2013/3/26 8:50:58
Deadline: 31st March 2013 Sunday
Zócalo Public Square Poetry Prize

ENTRY FEE: Free
PRIZE: $ 500

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posted: 2013/3/26 8:28:18
Deadline: 30th April 2013 Tuesday
Janet B. McCabe Poetry Prize

ENTRY FEE: $ 18
PRIZE: $ 1,500 - Publication

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posted: 2013/3/20 14:53:10
Deadline: 29th April 2013 Monday
2013 Winkie Convention Research Table

ENTRY FEE: Free
PRIZE: $100

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posted: 2013/3/20 14:43:14
Deadline: 30th March 2013 Saturday
LuckyCinda Publishing Book Contest 2013

ENTRY FEE: $ 50
PRIZE: Evaluation - Review - Banner

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posted: 2013/2/22 13:54:11
Deadline: 30th March 2013 Saturday
Bare Hands Poetry & Photography Postcard Competition

ENTRY FEE: € 5
PRIZE: € 100 - Publication (website)

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posted: 2013/2/7 6:38:49
Deadline: 16th May 2013 Thursday
Asheville Award

ENTRY FEE: $ 25
PRIZE: $ 500 - Publication

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posted: 2013/2/4 5:26:49
Deadline: 29th April 2013 Monday
Tapestry of Bronze Odes to Olympians Spring 2013 Contest

ENTRY FEE: Free
PRIZE: $ 50

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posted: 2013/1/23 5:45:32
Deadline: 28th February 2013 Thursday
Sixteen Rivers Press Manuscript Competition

ENTRY FEE: Free
PRIZE: Publication

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posted: 2013/1/23 5:27:22
Deadline: 28th February 2013 Thursday
Sinclair Community College Annual Creative Writing Contest

ENTRY FEE: $ 7
PRIZE: $60 - Scholarships to the Antioch Writers' Workshop

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Newly contests (WORLDWIDE)

posted: 2013/3/26 9:12:19
Deadline: 30th March 2013 Saturday
Songs of Angels Poetry Competition

ENTRY FEE: £ 3
PRIZE: £ 100 - Publication (website)

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posted: 2013/3/26 8:56:24
Deadline: 27th March 2013 Wednesday
The Edna Staebler Personal Essay Contest

ENTRY FEE: $ 40 (CAD)
PRIZE: $1,000 (CAD) - Publication (magazine)

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posted: 2013/3/26 8:43:37
Deadline: 30th April 2013 Tuesday
Far Horizons Award for Short Fiction

ENTRY FEE: $ 25 (CAD)
PRIZE: Publication (magazine)

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posted: 2013/3/26 8:28:18
Deadline: 30th April 2013 Tuesday
Janet B. McCabe Poetry Prize

ENTRY FEE: $ 18
PRIZE: $ 1,500 - Publication

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posted: 2013/3/26 8:21:25
Deadline: 30th May 2013 Thursday
Elderberry Prize for Short Fiction

ENTRY FEE: $ 18
PRIZE: $ 500

go to the guidelines



posted: 2013/3/26 3:27:52
Deadline: 14th April 2013 Sunday
Knife Edge Anthology

ENTRY FEE: £ 5
PRIZE: £ 450 - Publication

go to the guidelines



posted: 2013/3/26 3:17:26
Deadline: 28th March 2013 Thursday
Fiction in Five

ENTRY FEE: $ 5
PRIZE: $ 75 - Publication

go to the guidelines



posted: 2013/3/20 14:53:10
Deadline: 29th April 2013 Monday
2013 Winkie Convention Research Table

ENTRY FEE: Free
PRIZE: $100

go to the guidelines



posted: 2013/3/20 14:43:14
Deadline: 30th March 2013 Saturday
LuckyCinda Publishing Book Contest 2013

ENTRY FEE: $ 50
PRIZE: Evaluation - Review - Banner

go to the guidelines



posted: 2013/3/19 15:25:43
Deadline: 31st March 2013 Sunday
Paterson Fiction Prize

ENTRY FEE: Free
PRIZE: $1000

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