by Erica Verrillo on Publishing … and Other Forms of Insanity:
There are nearly three dozen free writing contests in October.
They cover the full range of topics, styles and genres, from short stories, to essays, to poetry, to full-length works.
In addition to the prestige of winning a contest, some of the monetary prizes this month are substantial.
Be sure to check the submission requirements carefully, as some have age and geographical restrictions.
Many contests are held annually, so if you miss a contest you may be able to catch it next year.
NOTE: On the last Thursday of every month, I post upcoming writing contests for the following month.