Free Writing Contests

typewriter-801921_960_720At Creative Talents Unleashed, we never charge an entry fee for our writing contests. Writers are already struggling to make ends meet, so it seems indecent to charge each poet for submissions. All the proceeds from the anthologies we put together for these contests go into our Starving Artist Fund, so that we can help poets publish their very own book when they are ready. Getting into one of our anthologies is also a step into getting your name into the world of writing.

Explore our site and our talented authors. This might just be the opportunity to get your name into the writing world.

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There are many other contests out there that do not require a submission fee. Do your research to find them in any genre. And make sure you read all the contest rules carefully, because one small error will be grounds for rejection. Here are a few to get you started:

Ron Hubbard’s – Writers of the Future.

If you love to write science fiction and fantasy, then this is the contest for you and there are prizes to be won quarterly.

Real Simple – Life Lessons

The magazine has an annual contest looking for the most compelling personal stories. You can get you work published, as well as a $3000 prize.

Winning Writers – Wergle Flomp Humor Poetry Contest

Only able to submit one poem at a time annually, this magazine is in search of a poem of humor, awarding 1st, 2nd and honorable mention cash prizes.

Here are a few sites you can subscribe to, to get alerts for free writing contests:

20161107_133412-2Written by: Donna J. Sanders

Donna is a freelance writer and blogger in West Palm Beach, FL. She is the author of Ataraxia, Cardboard Signs, Devour Me and Charcoal Kisses.

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5 replies

  1. Thank you for including my blog! Those looking for free contests can check my listings specifically for contests here:


  2. Reblogged this on Trish Hopkinson and commented:
    Big thanks to Creative Talents Unleashed for including my blog as a reference for free writing contests. There are some other great resources here too.


  3. Here’s the current link for the Real Simple contest… I’m guessing they will kick off the one for this year in May.


  4. Just a month left to enter our free contest on the theme of Kindness. Check out the Origami Poems Project homepage (origamipoems). Here’s the entry blurb: The 2nd Annual Origami Poems 2017 Kindness contest is open through 3/5/2017 – Enter up to 2 original, unpublished poems via Submittable: There is no fee.


  5. Awesome! This article is really helpful for writers like me, who are constantly on the lookout for contests they can get into!


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