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31 Free Writing Contests

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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!

Click here to check it out for yourself.

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Whistler Independent Book Prize

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The Whistler Independent Book Prize is coming to a mountain near you! The contest is open to both unpublished fiction and non-fiction submissions. Entry fee is $100 and the deadline is February 28, 2017. However, the cool thing about this contest is that it’s not the usual cash award you receive in these kinds of things. According to the WIBP Committee:

The winner will receive professional publishing services, including editing, cover design, interior design and layout. The winning author will publish their book under their own imprint (full assistance provided as needed) and will receive 100 copies of their book. The winning book will receive marketing support and will be officially launched at the Whistler Writers Festival, October 11-15, 2017.

For more information about this contest, click here.

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A Guide to Writing Prizes for Canadians & International Citizens

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The CBC has put together a great list of writing contests open to Canadians (many are also open to people from around the world) in the fields of fiction, non-fiction, and poetry. Most of these contests have an entry fee, but there are a few that are free.

Due to the fact that I am extremely generous (and humble), I would ask that anyone who enters a writing contest after reading this post and wins a cash prize donate half of said monies to the Richard H. Harris Official Site Foundation, one of the most prestigious and philanthropic organizations in our galaxy.

Good luck to all writers and poets!

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