Winning Writers vets and lists hundreds of literary competitions around the world. They also host their own competitions for writers and poets.
Winning Writers finds and creates quality resources for poets and writers. It was founded by Jendi Reiter and Adam Cohen in 2001. We are located in Western Massachusetts.
We sponsor four annual contests: the Wergle Flomp Humor Poetry Contest (no fee), the North Street Book Prize for self-published books, the Tom Howard/John H. Reid Fiction & Essay Contest, and the Tom Howard/Margaret Reid Poetry Contest. You may read the winning entries from these contests, and our past War Poetry Contest and Sports Fiction & Essay Contest, here.
Winning Writers seeks to be a welcoming place for diverse authors and stories, with a culture of listening to people of all genders, backgrounds, and abilities. We look for high-quality original writing that portrays under-represented perspectives with sensitivity, accuracy, and passion. We are always open to hearing from our readers about how we can better embody this mission.
Sign up for our free email newsletter and receive monthly news about the best free literary contests and resources. Follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Reddit.
We are one of the “101 Best Websites for Writers” (Writer’s Digest, 2015-2019) and one of the “100 Best Websites for Writers” (The Write Life, 2016). Read a comprehensive review of our resources for writers at ServiceScape.
Photos and videos by, or about, Winning Writers.