Contests are a great way to sharpen your submission skills and get your work out there. Plus, you could win part of the $1,300 in prize money we award to our contest winners. Winning entries are also critiqued in our Winners' Workshop where we announce the winners in a live webinar.

The Institute for Children's Literature and the Institute for Writers offer writing contests year around for various genres. Please see our most current contests below:

IFW Sci-Fi First Pages Contest

Click the image to enter. Check out the full contest rules HERE.

Deadline is March 31, 2018.

For tips on how to win a contest, check out this post by ICL instructor Nancy Coffelt: How to Win a Contest

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