on Publishing … and Other Forms of Insanity:
This August there are nearly three dozen writing contests calling for every genre and form, from poetry, to creative nonfiction, to completed novels.
Prizes range from $20,000 to publication. None charge entry fees.
Some of these contests have age and geographical restrictions, so read the instructions carefully.
This August there are more than six dozen calls for submissions.
All of these are paying markets, and none charge submission fees.
As always, every genre, style, and form is wanted, from short stories to poetry to essays.