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How to Enter Them - Beware of scams.

Please Note

The information given here is for GUIDANCE ONLY. While every effort is made to ensure that it is accurate,

before entering any listed competition you should obtain full rules and an entry form from the organisers.



First Prize


30th April 2015 1st 100

entry free

City, Town or Village Writing Competition
Closing date: Midnight on 30th April 2015
Prize: 100.00 cash prize and published on website
Entry fee: Free to enter
Length: Maximum 750 words, fact or fiction
We are looking for an interesting, original travel article about any city, town or village, which will persuade readers of the Senior Travel Expert website that this is somewhere they would really like to visit!
See the website for full details:

30th April 2015 1st $1500.

entery $16

Tom Howard/John H. Reid Fiction & Essay Contest

Judge: Arthur Powers

30th April 2015

First Prize $1,500 (two awards)

Ten honorable mention prizes of $100

23rd annual contest sponsored by Winning Writers. Submit short fiction and nonfiction on any theme, up to 6,000 words per entry. Both published and unpublished work accepted. All entries that win cash prizes will be published on (nearly one million page views per year) and announced in the Winning Writers Newsletter, with over 50,000 subscribers. See guidelines, past winners, and enter online at

30th June 2015 1st  $1500

entry $50

North Street Book Prize for Self-Published Books

Judges: Jendi Reiter and Ellen LaFleche

30th June 2015

First Prize $1,500 (three awards)

Six honorable mention prizes of $250

Entry fee: $50

A new annual contest sponsored by Winning Writers. Submit self-published books in the categories of Mainstream/Literary Fiction, Genre Fiction, and Creative Nonfiction. The top winner in each category will receive $1,500, a marketing analysis and one-hour phone consultation with Carolyn Howard-Johnson, a $300 credit at BookBaby, and 3 free ads in the Winning Writers newsletter (a $450 value). All contestants will receive a copy of The Frugal Book Promoter by Carolyn Howard-Johnson and free publishing guides from BookBaby. See guidelines and enter online or by mail at