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Category Archives: Writing Contests

Congratulations to our 25th Anniversary 25-Word Contest Winners!

Thank you to everyone who participated and helped make our 25th Anniversary memorable. It wasn’t easy to choose just four from all the wonderful submissions! Here are the winning entries:

 

Client Division: A Tie For First Place! 

“Easy reading is damn hard writing.” Submitting is double damn hard. With Writer’s Relief, I can focus on one damn hard thing at a time. — Beth Walker

 

A “Writer’s Relief”
could mean bourbon, or snuff.
But best is this place,
that sends out your stuff,
because marketing alone
is much too tough! — Ellen Berger

 

General Public Division First Place:

Like the wind carries leaves or
A wave pushes sand and surfers to the shore
Writer’s Relief emails
Remind me to write more and more. — Grace Wood

 

General Public Division Honorable Mention:

Writer’s Relief
gives opportunity
for one to believe
that writing words has power.
To breathe life to paper,
for release.
To empower others
to believe. — McCayla Fleming

Congratulations to all our winners!

 

8 Tips To Winning A Poetry Chapbook Contest And Getting Published | Writer’s Relief

Even though most major publishing houses tend to shy away from publishing collections of poems (except for those written by famous authors), Writer’s Relief knows a way that poets can get their collections published: Enter a chapbook contest. What Exactly Are Poetry Chapbook Contests? A “chapbook” is, essentially, a small book. Independent presses often host contests to… Continue Reading

6 Signs Your Writing Has A Good Shot At Winning A Writing Contest

  You’ve finished your work in progress. Hooray! You’ve printed it out and proofread it (and proofread it again!). It’s perfectly polished—and honestly, it may be one of your best works yet. So what’s your next move? Should you send this carefully crafted piece to your usual batch of literary journal editors? Or should you… Continue Reading

It’s Easier To Win A Creative Writing Contest Than You Think

Many writers choose not to enter creative writing contests because they think the low odds of winning aren’t worth the effort. And yet, that’s exactly the kind of thinking that makes it easy for other people to enter writing contests and actually win them! If You Think It’s Too Hard To Win A Writing Contest, Consider This:… Continue Reading

6 Surprising Ways Winning A Writing Contest Can Boost Your Writer Clout

Entering a writing contest might seem to take more effort than making a regular submission; after all, writing contests will often cost you an entry fee, have idiosyncratic submission guidelines, and might not accept simultaneous submissions. But the rewards of submitting to a writing contest can be even greater than a publication credit—the extra effort… Continue Reading



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