Any writer may enter our contests, regardless of residence. All entries will receive comments from the judges. Authors retain all rights. The entry fee for all contests is $25, or $20 for Workshop members. The entry fee is payable online through PayPal, check, or money order. Scroll down for submission guidelines.
Awards for all contests: 1st Place: Your choice of a 2 night stay at our Mountain Muse B&B; or 3 free workshops (in person or online); or 50 pages (or 10 poems) line-edited and revised by our editorial staff. 2nd Place: Your choice of a 1 night stay at our B&B; 2 free workshops (in person or online); or 35 pages (or 8 poems) line-edited. 3rd Place: Your choice of 1 free workshop (in person or online); or 25 pages (or 5 poems) line-edited.
Up to 10 Honorable Mentions will be awarded.
18th Annual Hard Times Essay Contest Deadline Extended!! Postmarked or emailed by July 30, 2019
Write about a difficult experience in your life, how you overcame this obstacle, and how you were changed by it. Winning stories will be chosen for originality and creative writing style. Stories should not exceed 5,000 words (double-spaced, 12 point font). Your name, address, email and title of work should appear on the first page. The entry fee per submission is $25 ($20 for Workshop members). Multiple entries are accepted. Enclose self-sealing SASE for critique and list of winners. Make check or money order payable to The Writers’ Workshop, and mail to: Hard Times Contest, 387 Beaucatcher Road, Asheville, NC 28805. If entering by mail, please include your email address to receive judge's comments. Emailed submission may be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org in Word Doc, with " 2019 Hard Times Contest" in the subject. The entry fee is payable online.
Literary Fiction Contest Deadline (postmarked or emailed): Sep 30, 2019
Submit a short story or chapter of a novel of 5,000 words or less.
Pages should be paper clipped, with your name, address, phone number, and title of work on the first page. Double-space, and use 12 point font.
The entry fee is $25 per story, or $20 for Workshop members. Multiple entries are accepted. See below for submission instructions.