September Writing Contests

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

Atlas Shrugged Essay Contest is offered to high school seniors, college undergraduates or grad students who write an 800-1,600-word essay on Ayn Rand’s novel Atlas Shrugged. First place wins $10,000, but there are more than 40 other prizes as well. Deadline: September 17.

L. Ron Hubbard’s Writers of the Future Contest is a contest offered for the best science fiction or fantasy short story written by a new writer. The deadline is September 30, and the contest offers a $1,000 quarterly first prize and $5,000 annual grand prize.

Pudding House Chapbook Competition is an annual contest for poetry chapbooks of 10-36 pages. The deadline for submissions is September 30, and the grand prize is publication and $1,000.


Author: diannegsagan

Dianne G. Sagan has written over 25 books and more than 300 articles in her 20 years as a ghostwriter and published her own work traditionally and indie. She writes fiction and nonfiction. She's an experienced speaker at writers' conferences in the region and an experienced facilitator for writers classes and workshops.

One thought on “September Writing Contests

  1. Thanks, Dianne – and happy day to you!

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