Check out the Contest Roundup Calendar for contests, pitch events, and other opportunities for writers and illustrators! We strive to add good opportunities to help you further your writing and/or illustration goals on your way to publication. To us a good contest opens the door to agents, editors, and ways to improve your work. As a general rule our listings are for no fee contests (although we may post a fee contest on rare occasion.)
Scroll through the calendar to find listings. Click on the listing for descriptions and links. Contests are listed by closing date. Many are open for much longer than one day so check ahead on the calendar to see what fits your work. The calendar will be updated whenever we find a something great to add, so check back as often as you like. When new contests are added we’ll post in our Sub It Club submission support group and @subitclub on Twitter.
Is there a good contest that you know of that we should add? Email us a link!
Additional opportunities not listed on the calendar (start days vary):
Adventures in YA Publishing – Monthly workshop opportunities with agents participating.
Illustrators of the Future – A quarterly contest open to unpublished artists’ science fiction & fantasy illustrations. Quarterly and annual cash prizes.
Secret Agent Contest – Send in the first 250 words of your manuscript to be posted and given feedback by an agent. Genres vary.
Writers of the Future – A quarterly contest open to unpublished writers of Science Fiction & Fantasy. Quarterly and annual cash prizes.