Writing Contests

As always, it pays to spend some time researching your options. We’re including some helpful links below to get you started.

The Alliance of Independent Authors has created a list of writing contests and rated them. This is by no means a comprehensive list, but it’s a good start.

Writer’s Digest Contests   – There are a number listed on their site, with a wide range of deadlines.

Poets and Writers – this is a long list, but may be worth searching for opportunities.



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Alliance of Independent Authors

We’re pleased to be a partner member in this group, which offers outstanding advice and information about all aspects of independent publishing.

Willamette Writers

If you’re in Oregon, Willamette Writers is a great resource for writing inspiration and more.

Wordcrafters in Eugene

We make no secret of the fact that Wordcrafters is one of our favorite organizations. From stellar conferences to writing retreats to classes – not to mention the work they do in the schools for the next generation of writers – they are a go-to gem in the Eugene/Springfield area.

Northwest Independent Editors Guild

This group operates throughout the Northwest, and has a helpful list of editors and their specialties. We even had our first meeting in Eugene recently, and hope to continue, so stay tuned for more news.