You heard it here first, folks. FREE! Now, of course, you have to actually write something that you can submit to one of these contests to be eligible to win anything.
Details. Minor, minor details.
Praise be to Kelly Gurnett for putting together this list of 31 writing contests that range from short fiction and novels to full-length non-fiction and military stories – and all of which offer cash rewards with NO ENTRY FEE!