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Entries for the 2024 Writing Contests may be submitted at any time after the entrant has registered. The deadline for entries is August 20, 2024. Winners will be announced at the conference. You must be registered for the conference to enter. Once you have paid the contest entry fee, you may enter as many categories as you wish, up to five entries in each category. You may not enter the same material in multiple categories. The categories are listed below.

The Categories are


Flash Fiction



Writing for Young Readers

(including picture books, chapter books, middle-grade, and YA)


All submissions are limited to ten pages or fewer, except for Flash Fiction, which should be limited to two pages.  Entries must be submitted in the following format: double-spaced, Times New Roman, twelve-point font, one-inch margins on all sides–except poetry, which may be formatted as the author pleases. The title, author name, and category of each entry should appear on the first page of the file, but not on any of the subsequent pages. The file should be saved in this format: Author Last Name-Title Key Word” to “Category-Author First & Last Name” then add Pub WriterCon Contests in the subject line of your email.


No manuscript that has been previously published, in print or electronically, may be submitted. Material that has previously placed first in the WriterCon Contests may not be resubmitted. Presenters at WriterCon are not eligible.


The contest entry fee is $19.99. Contest submissions should be emailed to: willbern@gmail.com.