Steps In Between

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And the Winner is…A Writing Contest List

Wading between the muck and magic of writing contests and submissions can be a messy job. Which ones are legitimate and which ones should we toss out? But thanks to Lana B. over at, writers now have a resource that has already been researched. (

I haven’t investigated every link on this list. And, as our world today is filled with unexpected surprises, I would encourage writers to delve deeper into any organization chosen before sending their work. However, this inventory might be a helpful stepping stone to get started, one that’s already been given a quality onceover.

In fact, I did discover many of these contests take place annually, so they’ve been around for a long time. I’ve been told that’s a good sign!

Although I have not jumped into the world of contests much myself, other than Moonbeam and the PNWA literary contests, having my hands on this rich starter list makes me wonder if I might explore more! 🙂

As a writer who loves helping other writers, I hope this post finds you well and motivated to reach for the stars! As always though, I believe every writer is a winner just by taking the time to sit down and write.

Happy writing (because at least you’re writing),

Celaine Charles, June 5, 2022


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3 replies

  1. Thank you. I’m looking at the creative non-fiction contests. I have always had a strong feeling that my book in progress Same Moon Shining is more creative non-fiction than memoir, but I’m still not sure.

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    • Oh yes! This could be a great way to find out. Or it could lead to choosing which direction seems to fit the best. Part of the process is imaging the other stories your book will sit next to on a bookshelf in a library or a bookstore. What section or genre of shelves? These kinds of thoughts help reign me in so I can speak right to my reader. Best of luck to you!! 🖊💻🖤


  2. Thanks for sharing this list. What a great resource!

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