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iWrite Writing Contests
and Author Awards

You are invited to submit your story to the first annual iWrite Writing Contest! Our goal of this challenge is to encourage imagination, exceptional writing, and contribute to the awareness of both new and established authors.


General Contest Rules & Information

All decisions made by the judges regarding the winners are final


No contest entry fees will be returned


Stories will be run through a plagiarism check


By submitting, you are agreeing to all contest rules


Contest rules are subject to change


Shipping and handling will be funded by iWrite, LLC

All stories must be submitted by Midnight EST on January 2, 2023. Winners will be announced on April 3, 2023.

Prizes, Awards, and Accolades

Youth Contest Winners

A printed copy with a cover of their short story

A trophy

Adult Contest Winners

1500 word edit for free with the purchase of an editing package

An award seal graphic for their website and publications

A trophy

All Winners

Bio, social media links, and title of story along with other publications if desired


Adult Writing Contest   18+

Genre: Young Adult

Theme: Unrequited Love

Word Count: 3,000 - 8,000

Entry Fee: $20.00 USD


Youth Writing Contest
18 and under

Genre: Crime Fiction/Mystery

Theme: Sherlock Holmes Inspired Short Story

Word Count: 500 - 5,000

Entry Fee: Free


iWrite will donate 10% of all writing contest proceeds to support current undergraduate student leaders in attending a variety of workshops and retreats. Our contributions will allow more students to attend each year.

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