September Writing Contests

WritersMarket.com lists hundreds of contests for writers of fiction, nonfiction, poetry, writing for children, and more. Here are three with September deadlines:

  • Christian Book Awards is offered annually for the best contribution to evangelical Christian book publishing. Winners are recognized by the Evangelical Christian Publishers Association. Writers should submit between September 2-30.
  • Juniper Prize for Poetry is an annual award for a previously unpublished manuscript of poetry-in odd years such as this year, they are looking for first-time authors. Prize is $1,500, plus publication. Deadline: September 30.
  • Writer’s Digest Popular Fiction Awards is offered annually for the best previously unpublished short genre fiction. Categories included science fiction, horror, thriller, romance, crime, and young adult. Grand prize is $2,500 and a trip to the Writer’s Digest Conference in New York City; each category also has a $500 first place prize. Early bird deadline: September 16.

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