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Last Call for the Tom Howard/John H. Reid Fiction & Essay Contest

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Winning Writers’ 32nd annual Fiction & Essay Contest has a May 1 deadline. Submit published or unpublished work. Max 6,000 words. Prizes: 2 X $3,500, 10 X $300. Top 12 entries published online. Entry fee: $22. Final judge: Mina Manchester. Co-sponsored by Duotrope and recommended by Reedsy. View flyer to see guidelines and enter online on our website.

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March 2024 eLitPak :: Last Call! Wergle Flomp Humor Poetry Contest

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Deadline: April 1
Submit one humor poem to Winning Writers’ 2024 contest to win $2,000 and online publication. Accepts published and unpublished work. Co-sponsored by Duotrope. Recommended by Reedsy. Judged by Jendi Reiter and Lauren Singer. Winners announced on August 15. Visit our website and view our flyer for more information.

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September 2023 eLitPak :: Tom Howard/Margaret Reid Poetry Contest – Last Call!

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Submit published or unpublished poems to the 21st annual Tom Howard/Margaret Reid Poetry Contest sponsored by Winning Writers and co-sponsored by Duotrope. We will award $3,000 for the best poem in any style and $3,000 for the best poem that rhymes or has a traditional style. The top 12 poems will be published online. Final judge: Michal ‘MJ’ Jones. Deadline: September 30. Fee: $22 for 1-3 poems. View flyer for more information.

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August 2023 eLitPak :: 2023 Tom Howard/Margaret Reid Poetry Contest

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Submit published or unpublished poems to the 21st annual Tom Howard/Margaret Reid Poetry Contest sponsored by Winning Writers and co-sponsored by Duotrope. We will award $3,000 for the best poem in any style and $3,000 for the best poem that rhymes or has a traditional style. The top 12 poems will be published online. Final judge: Michal ‘MJ’ Jones. Deadline: September 30. Fee: $22 for 1-3 poems. View flyer for more information.

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June 2023 eLitPak :: Last Call! North Street Book Prize for Self-Published & Hybrid-Published Books

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Winning Writers will award a grand prize of $10,000 cash in its ninth annual North Street competition and $20,400 in all. See our flyer to learn why our contest is one of the very best for self-published and hybrid-published authors. Submit books published in any year and on any platform. $75 entry fee. Enter online or by mail by June 30. Learn more at our website.

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May 2023 eLitPak :: North Street Book Prize for Self-Published and Hybrid-Published Books

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Winning Writers will award a grand prize of $10,000 in its ninth annual North Street competition, and $20,400 in all. The top nine winners will enjoy additional benefits from co-sponsors BookBaby, Carolyn Howard-Johnson, and Book Award Pro. Gifts for everyone who enters. Submit books published in any year and on any self-publishing or hybrid-publishing platform. $75 entry fee. Enter online or by mail by June 30. Learn more at our website and share our flyer.

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April 2023 eLitPak :: 31st Annual Tom Howard/John H. Reid Fiction & Essay Contest

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Last call for the Tom Howard/John H. Reid Fiction and Essay Contest. Winning Writers’ 31st annual Fiction & Essay Contest has an April 30 deadline. Submit published or unpublished work. Max 6,000 words. Prizes: 2 X $3,000, 10 X $300. Top 12 entries published online. Entry fee: $22. Final judge: Mina Manchester. Co-sponsored by Duotrope and recommended by Reedsy. See guidelines and enter online on our website.

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March 2023 eLitPak :: Last Call to Enter 2023 No Fee Wergle Flomp Humor Poetry Contest

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Deadline: April 1
Submit one humor poem to Winning Writers’ 2023 no-fee Wergle Flomp Humor Poetry Contest to win $2,000 and online publication. Accepts published and unpublished work. Co-sponsored by Duotrope. Recommended by Reedsy. Judged by Jendi Reiter and Lauren Singer. Winners announced on August 15. View website.

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February 2023 eLitPak :: 2023 Wergle Flomp Humor Poetry Contest

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No reading fee! 22nd year. Submit one humor poem to Winning Writers’ 2023 contest to win $2,000 and online publication. Accepts published and unpublished work. Co-sponsored by Duotrope. Recommended by Reedsy. Judged by Jendi Reiter and Lauren Singer. Deadline: April 1. Winners announced on August 15. View website or view flyer to learn more.

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September 2022 eLitPak :: Tom Howard/Margaret Reid Poetry Contest – Last Call!

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Submit published or unpublished poems to the 20th annual Tom Howard/Margaret Reid Poetry Contest sponsored by Winning Writers and co-sponsored by Duotrope. We will award $3,000 for the best poem in any style and $3,000 for the best poem that rhymes or has a traditional style. The top 12 poems will be published online. Final judge: S. Mei Sheng Frazier. Deadline: September 30. Fee: $20 for 1-3 poems. View flyer to learn more.

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Contest :: 1 Month Left to Enter the 2022 Tom Howard/Margaret Reid Poetry Contest

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That’s right. There is now only one month left to enter Winning Writers’ Tom Howard/Margaret Reid Poetry Contest. This is open to poems written in English. They can have been previously published. $20 fee to enter 1-3 poems for a chance to win $3,000. Deadline to enter is September 30.

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August 2022 eLitPak :: 20th Annual Tom Howard/Margaret Reid Poetry Contest

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Deadline: September 30
Submit published or unpublished poems to the 20th annual Tom Howard/Margaret Reid Poetry Contest sponsored by Winning Writers and co-sponsored by Duotrope. We will award $3,000 for the best poem in any style and $3,000 for the best poem that rhymes or has a traditional style. The top 12 poems will be published online. Final judge: S. Mei Sheng Frazier. Fee: $20 for 1-3 poems.

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Contest :: September 30 Deadline for 2022 Tom Howard/Margaret Reid Poetry Contest

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Don’t forget September 30 is the deadline to enter the 2022 Tom Howard/Margaret Reid Poetry Contest from Winning Writers. This contest awards two top prizes: $3,000 for a poem in a traditional/rhyming style and $3,000 for a poem in any style. Work can be previously published. $8,000 awarded in total. Stop by the NewPages Classifieds to learn more.

Contest :: 20th Tom Howard/Margaret Reid Poetry Contest

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Winning Writers announces they are open to entries for their 20th Tom Howard/Margaret Reid Poetry Contest! Two prizes of $3,000 will be awarded: one to a poem in any style and the other for a poem that rhymes or has a traditional style. Both published and unpublished work accepted. Deadline to enter is September 30. S. Mei Sheng Frazier will judge this year’s contest. Stop by the NewPages Classifieds to learn more.

June 2022 eLitPak :: Last Call! North Street Book Prize for Self-Published Books

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Winning Writers will award a grand prize of $8,000 in its eighth annual North Street competition, and $16,750 in all. The top eight winners will enjoy additional benefits from our co-sponsors BookBaby and Carolyn Howard-Johnson. Gifts for everyone who enters. Submit books published in any year and on any self-publishing platform. $70 entry fee. Enter online or by mail by June 30. Learn more at our website and view flyer for full details.

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Contest :: Final Month to Enter 2022 North Street Book Prize

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There is only one month left to enter self-published books to the 8th annual North Street Book Prize from Winning Writers. Self-published books in seven categories can win up to $8,000 plus additional benefits. They are also offering free gifts from their co-sponsors to everyone who enters. Submit your own self-published title by June 30, 2022. See their ad in the NewPages Classifieds for full details.

May 2022 eLitPak :: North Street Book Prize for Self-published Books

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Winning Writers will award a grand prize of $8,000 in its eighth annual North Street competition, and $16,750 in all. The top eight winners will enjoy additional benefits from our co-sponsors BookBaby and Carolyn Howard-Johnson. Gifts for everyone who enters. Submit books published in any year and on any self-publishing platform. $70 entry fee. Enter online or by mail by June 30. Learn more at our website.

View the full May 2022 eLitPak newsletter.

February 2022 eLitPak :: Wergle Flomp Humor Poetry Contest

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Deadline: April 1, 2022
21st year. Submit one humor poem to Winning Writers’ 2022 contest to win $2,000 and online publication. Accepts published and unpublished work. Co-sponsored by Duotrope. Recommended by Reedsy. Judged by Jendi Reiter and Lauren Singer. Winners announced on August 15. There is no entry fee. View website.

View the full February 2022 eLitPak Newsletter here.

September 2021 eLitPak :: Last Call! Tom Howard/Margaret Reid Poetry Contest

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Deadline: September 30, 2021
Submit published or unpublished poems to the Tom Howard/Margaret Reid Poetry Contest sponsored by Winning Writers and co-sponsored by Duotrope. We will award $3,000 for the best poem in any style and $3,000 for the best poem that rhymes or has a traditional style. The top 12 poems will be published online. Final judge: S. Mei Sheng Frazier. Fee: $15 for 1-2 poems.

View the full September 2021 eLitPak Newsletter here.

Contest :: Last Call to Enter 19th Annual Tom Howard/Margaret Reid Poetry Contest

drawn lion head on peach colored backgroundDeadline: September 30, 2021
19th year, sponsored by Winning Writers. Win $3,000 for a poem in any style and $3,000 for a poem that rhymes or has a traditional style. Total prizes: $8,000. The top two winners will also receive two-year gift certificates from our co-sponsor, Duotrope (a $100 value). Both published and unpublished work accepted. Winning entries published online. Submit two poems for one $15 entry fee. Length limit: 250 lines per poem. Judged by S. Mei Sheng Frazier. This contest is recommended by Reedsy. See past winners, advice from the judge, and submit online at winningwriters.com/tompoetrynp21.

August 2021 eLitPak :: Tom Howard/Margaret Reid Poetry Contest

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Submit published or unpublished poems to the 19th annual Tom Howard/Margaret Reid Poetry Contest sponsored by Winning Writers and co-sponsored by Duotrope. We will award $3,000 for the best poem in any style and $3,000 for the best poem that rhymes or has a traditional style. The top 12 poems will be published online. Final judge: S. Mei Sheng Frazier. Deadline: September 30.

View the full NewPages August 2021 eLitPak newsletter.

Contest :: $8,000 in Total Prizes Awarded

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Deadline: September 30, 2021
19th year, sponsored by Winning Writers. Win $3,000 for a poem in any style and $3,000 for a poem that rhymes or has a traditional style. Total prizes: $8,000. The top two winners will also receive two-year gift certificates from our co-sponsor, Duotrope (a $100 value). Both published and unpublished work accepted. Winning entries published online. Submit two poems for one $15 entry fee. Length limit: 250 lines per poem. Judged by S. Mei Sheng Frazier. This contest is recommended by Reedsy. See past winners, advice from the judge, and submit online at winningwriters.com/tompoetrynp21.

Contest :: 2021 Tom Howard/Margaret Reid Poetry Contest

drawn lion head on peach colored backgroundDeadline: September 30, 2021
19th year, sponsored by Winning Writers. Win $3,000 for a poem in any style and $3,000 for a poem that rhymes or has a traditional style. Total prizes: $8,000. The top two winners will also receive two-year gift certificates from our co-sponsor, Duotrope (a $100 value). Both published and unpublished work accepted. Winning entries published online. Submit two poems for one $15 entry fee. Length limit: 250 lines per poem. Judged by S. Mei Sheng Frazier. This contest is recommended by Reedsy. See past winners, advice from the judge, and submit onlne at winningwriters.com/tompoetrynp21.

June 2021 eLitPak :: Last Call to Win $5,000 for Your Self-Published Book

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Deadline June 30, 2021
Winning Writers will award a grand prize of $5,000 in its seventh annual North Street Book Prize competition, and $13,750 in all. Co-sponsored by BookBaby and Carolyn Howard-Johnson. Recommended by Reedsy and the Alliance of Independent Authors. $65 entry fee. Submit online or by mail. View full guidelines at our website.

Contest :: Final Month to Enter 2021 North Street Book Prize

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Now in its seventh year, the North Street Book Prize is sponsored by Winning Writers and co-sponsored by BookBaby and Carolyn Howard-Johnson. Self-published books in seven categories can win up to $5,000 plus additional benefits. Submit online or by mail. Winning Writers is a partner member of the Alliance of Independent Authors, and this contest is recommended by Reedsy. Entry fee: $65 per book. Free gifts for everyone who enters. Final month to enter! Deadline: June 30. winningwriters.com/northnp21

May 2021 eLitPak :: North Street Book Prize for Self-Published Books

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Deadline: June 30, 2021
Winning Writers will award a grand prize of $5,000 in its seventh annual North Street Book Prize competition, and $13,750 in all. The top eight winners will enjoy additional benefits from our co-sponsors BookBaby and Carolyn Howard-Johnson. Submit self-published books in one of seven categories. All self-publishing platforms are welcome. $65 entry fee. Learn more at our website.

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Contest :: 7th North Street Book Prize for Self-Published Books

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Now in its seventh year, the North Street Book Prize is sponsored by Winning Writers and co-sponsored by BookBaby and Carolyn Howard-Johnson. Self-published books in seven categories can win up to $5,000 plus additional benefits. Submit online or by mail. Winning Writers is a partner member of the Alliance of Independent Authors, and this contest is recommended by Reedsy. Entry fee: $65/book. Free gifts for everyone who enters. winningwriters.com/northnp21

April 2021 eLitPak :: Tom Howard/John H. Reid Fiction & Essay Contest

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Deadline: April 30

Winning Writers will award $3,000 for the best story and $3,000 for the best essay in its Tom Howard/John H. Reid Fiction & Essay Contest. The winners will also receive two-year gift certificates from the contest co-sponsor, Duotrope. Top 12 entries published on Winning Writers. Submit published or unpublished work. This contest is recommended by Reedsy. Enter online via Submittable.

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Contest :: North Street Book Prize for Self-Published Books

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Now in its seventh year, the North Street Book Prize is sponsored by Winning Writers and co-sponsored by BookBaby and Carolyn Howard-Johnson. Self-published books in seven categories can win up to $5,000 plus additional benefits. Submit online or by mail. Winning Writers is a partner member of the Alliance of Independent Authors, and this contest is recommended by Reedsy. Entry fee: $65 per book. Free gifts for everyone who enters.

Contest :: Tom Howard/John H. Reid Fiction & Essay Contest

Lion's head on pastel blue and purple backgroundDeadline: April 30, 2021
29th year, sponsored by Winning Writers, co-sponsored by Duotrope, and recommended by Reedsy. Submit published or unpublished work online to win $3,000 for the best story and $3,000 for the best essay. Ten Honorable Mentions will receive $200 each. Length limit: 6,000 words. Entry fee: $20. Top 12 entries published online. Final judge: Dennis Norris II. Learn more at winningwriters.com/tomstorynp2104.

Contest :: 20th Wergle Flomp Humor Poetry Contest (no fee)

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20th year. Top prize: $2,000. Total prizes: $3,500. Sponsored by Winning Writers, co-sponsored by Duotrope, and recommended by Reedsy. Winning entries published online. Submit one humor poem online, up to 250 lines long. Both published and unpublished work accepted. Final judge: Jendi Reiter. Enter for free at winningwriters.com/werglenp21.

Contest :: 2020 Tom Howard/Margaret Reid Poetry Contest Deadline is September 30

Winning Writers Tom Howard/Margaret Reid Poetry ContestDeadline: September 30, 2020
The Tom Howard/Margaret Reid Poetry Contest is now in its 18th year, sponsored by Winning Writers. Win $3,000 for a poem in any style and $3,000 for a poem that rhymes or has a traditional style. Total prizes: $8,000. The top two winners will also receive two-year gift certificates from our co-sponsor, Duotrope (a $100 value). Both published and unpublished work accepted. Winning entries published online. Fee: $15 per poem. Length limit: 250 lines. Judged by S. Mei Sheng Frazier, assisted by Jim DuBois. This contest is recommended by Reedsy as one of the best of 2020. See past winners, advice from the judge, and submit online at winningwriters.com/tompoetry.

Contest :: 2020 Tom Howard/Margaret Reid Poetry Contest

Winning Writers Tom Howard/Margaret Reid Poetry ContestDeadline: September 30, 2020
18th year, sponsored by Winning Writers. Win $3,000 for a poem in any style and $3,000 for a poem that rhymes or has a traditional style. Total prizes: $8,000. The top two winners will also receive two-year gift certificates from our co-sponsor, Duotrope (a $100 value). Both published and unpublished work accepted. Winning entries published online. Fee: $15 per poem. Length limit: 250 lines. Judged by S. Mei Sheng Frazier, assisted by Jim DuBois. This contest is recommended by Reedsy as one of the best of 2020. See past winners, advice from the judge, and submit online at winningwriters.com/tompoetry.

Contest :: North Street Book Prize Deadline is June 30

Winning Writers North Street Book PrizeNow in its 6th year with a grand prize of $5,000, the North Street Book Prize for Self-Published Books closes to entries on June 30. Top winner in each category will win $1,000. Co-sponsored by BookBaby and Carolyn Howard-Johnson. Categories: Mainstream/Literary Fiction, Genre Fiction, Creative Nonfiction & Memoir, Poetry, Children’s Picture Book, and Graphic Novel & Memoir. $12,500 in total cash prizes. Fee: $65 per book. Final judges: Jendi Reiter and Ellen LaFleche. Submit online or by mail. Winning Writers is one of the “101 Best Websites for Writers” (Writer’s Digest). Guidelines: winningwriters.com/north.

Contest :: North Street Book Prize for Self-Published Books

Winning Writers North Street Book PrizeDeadline: June 30, 2020
6th year. Grand prize of $5,000. Top winner in each category will win $1,000. Co-sponsored by BookBaby and Carolyn Howard-Johnson. Categories: Mainstream/Literary Fiction, Genre Fiction, Creative Nonfiction & Memoir, Poetry, Children’s Picture Book, and Graphic Novel & Memoir. $12,500 in total cash prizes. Fee: $65 per book. Final judges: Jendi Reiter and Ellen LaFleche. Submit online or by mail. Winning Writers is one of the “101 Best Websites for Writers” (Writer’s Digest). Guidelines: winningwriters.com/north.

Contest :: Tom Howard/John H. Reid Fiction & Essay Contest 2020

Deadline: April 30, 2020
28th year, sponsored by Winning Writers and Duotrope. $8,000 in cash prizes, including two top awards of $3,000 each. Seeks short stories and essays up to 6,000 words each. Both published and unpublished work accepted. Fee per entry is $20. Final judge: Dennis Norris II, assisted by Lauren Singer Ledoux. Winning Writers is one of the “101 Best Websites for Writers” (Writer’s Digest). See guidelines, past winners, and enter online at winningwriters.com/tomstory.

Contest :: Wergle Flomp Humor Poetry Contest 2020

Deadline: April 1, 2020
19th year. Free contest sponsored by Winning Writers and Duotrope. $2,250 in cash prizes, including a top prize of $1,000. Both published and unpublished work welcome. All entries that win cash prizes will be published on WinningWriters.com. Final judge: Jendi Reiter, assisted by Lauren Singer Ledoux. Winning Writers is one of “101 Best Websites for Writers” (Writer’s Digest). See guidelines, past winners, and submit one humor poem online at winningwriters.com/wergle.