Writer's Resources

Resources & Advice for Writing Competitions

Welcome to the resources page for writing competitions where you’ll find links to advice and loads of competition listings to help you make the most of your talent. These are some of the sites I’ve found most useful… Bookmark this page!


On this Site

Competition Advice: Articles

4 Tips for Building Your Screenwriting Competition Submission Strategy – great advice and genuinely useful strategy by KT Parker on Bang 2 Write

7 Things To Do Before You Submit Your Screenplay – excellent advice from Screencraft. Applies equally to novels.

Online Writing Contests: Three Questions to Ask Yourself – great advice from Adventures in YA Publishing

Scam Busting – links to articles on dodgy competitions from Winning Writers

Writer Beware: Contests & Awards – essential advice from the SFWA including links to more advice on dodgy contests

Writing Contests: Facts & Fakes – and how to tell the difference. By Victoria Stauss

Competition Listings

Creative Writing Ink – links to lots of writing competitions

Gotham Writers – contests from the Gotham Writers Workshop

InkTip – search for screenwriting competitions in the InkTip Directory

ISA Contests – search for current screenplay contests worldwide from the International Screenwriters Association

NAWE Young Writers’ Hub – competitions and submissions from the National Association of Writers in Education

Poets & Writers – search for contests, grants and awards from this trusted resource

Publishers Archive – young adult book awards and writing competitions

Writers & Artists – various competitions from the publisher of the W&A Yearbook

The Writer’s Guide – comprehensive list of writing competitions

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Have I missed any good ones? Add your recommendations in the comments below…



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