If you’re a writer a great way to get your name out there AND make a little extra money (something all struggling writers need – unless you have a nice cushiony publishing deal), is through writing contests.
Maybe you have a short story in your folder of stories that you’re not totally sure what to do with. Maybe you want to flex some writing muscles. Either way, here are a few short story/writing contests for the month of January –
The Mogford Prize for Food and Drink Writing – Deadline January 15th – There is a small entry fee – https://www.oxford-hotels-restaurants.co.uk/mogford-prize/
Portable Story Series – Deadline January 20th – Small entry fee – Theme is ‘Love Story’ – http://portablestoryseries.com/
The Iowa Review Awards – Deadline January 31st – https://iowareview.org/rules
Imagine Little Tokyo Short Story Contest – Deadline January 31st – Free – http://www.littletokyohs.org/short-story-contest-2017-guideline.html
Judith A. Markowitz Award for Emerging LGBTQ+ Writers – Deadline January 31st – Free – must have written and published one but no more than two books – must identify as lesbian, gay, transgender, bisexual or queer – http://www.lambdaliterary.org/emerging-writer-award/
Nelson Algren Literary Awards – Deadline January 31st – Free – http://www.chicagotribune.com/about/ct-2017-nelson-algren-literary-awards-official-rules-20161201-story.html
Words and Brushes Story Contest – Deadline January 31st – Free – short story inspired by one of the sponsor’s online image gallery – http://www.wordsandbrushes.com/instruction
Happy writing – and GOOD LUCK!