A Few Writing Contests and Other Helpful Websites


On Line Writers’ Contests: Contests I‘ve Entered or Will Be Entering in the Near Future

Amazon Breakthrough Novel Award page

Next contest ~ Jan-Feb 2014

Pirate’s Alley Faulkner Society

Contest open now until May 15, 2013

NAESP Children’s Book of the Year Contest

Next contest ~ March 2014

The Times/Chicken House Children’s Fiction Competion

Contest open now: from April 13th, 2013 to *November 01st, 2013. (*Note that entries must be received by mail by this date.)

Query Kombat CONTEST 

(11am EST May 13th, 2013 to 12pm May 17th, 2013)

The Writer’s Voice–Twitter Pitch Party

(8am to 8pm, May 28th, 2013 EDT)

Project Mayhem
(5pm May 24th, 2013 )

One Line Pitch Contest (HSG Agency)
(5pm May 24th, 2013 )

Twitter Pitch Party  (PitMad)
(8 am to 8pm May 28th, 2013 EDT )

Like a Virgin-Pitch Contest
(6 am July 12th, 2013 EST until 50 entries received)

Editor in the Alley Pitch Contest
(1 am June 5th, 2013  to 11:59 pm June 12th, 2013 PST)

On Line Writers’ Contests: Contests I Haven’t Entered

Cheerios / Spoonfuls of Stories / Author Contest
(12am CT May 01st, 2013 to 11:59pm July 31st, 2013)

L. Ron Hubbard Writers of the Future

Amazon.ca: First Novel Award

Writer’s Digest Writer’s Competition

(June 03rd, 2013)

On Line Writers’ Groups 

Absolute Write

On this site is a forum that is a great resource with information on all kinds of things.

Stephie Smith’s Contest Chart for Writers

Writers and Poets Writing Contests

LovetoKnow Freelance Writing contests

Canadian Authors’ Association

A List of Online Writers’ Contests


Websites Listing Agents:

The Writers’ Union of Canada

Writers Service:


Help for Query Letters:

Query Shark

This is a website by an agent, Janet Reid, where you can send your query letter and it will be critiqued online


Guide to Literary Agents’ Editor’s Blog

This is a website by Chuck Sambuchino. At the bottom of this website there are some really good links.

Getting Started Writing:


Author, Tamara Pierce:

There are some good tips on this website about how to get started writing (how she chooses characters, etc.)

There are several places that list really good websites for writers.

Critique Circle


In Seoul

Seoul Writer’s Workshop

Seoul Writer’s Collective



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