May is a hot month for contest deadlines. Here are few that have come into my inbox in the last few weeks:
82nd Annual Writer’s Digest Writing Competition – Deadline May 6
Writer’s Digest has been having this contest for over 80 years! It’s a great website for those interested in all kinds of writing classes, competitions and general information.
CBC Literary Prizes/Canada Writes – Poetry Competition – Deadline May 1st
CBC has been hosting literary awards for years. It’s highly competitive, but a great place to read stellar writing – including your own when you win!
Malahat Review – Far Horizons Short Fiction Award – Deadline May 1st
If short stories are more up your writing alley, you may want to submit to this contest.
All of these contests cost money to enter, but the prizes are quite lucrative. And, if nothing else, you’ll get practice submitting, be connected to all three literary sites, and have the possibility of winning!
Here is a link to a cool thing that Canada Writes is also doing called Hyperlocal.
Hyperlocal allows you to share stories about where you live – and plots it on a map! Check it out!
What writing contests to you enter? What literary magazines to you submit to?