Community Authors Annual Writing Competition

Enter the Community Authors Annual Writing Competition for your chance to win your share of $2,000 and have your work be seen by editors and agents. Winners will be chosen from each category.



One Grand Prize winner will receive:

The First place winner in each category will receive $100 in cash and $200 off the purchase of a Community Authors’ editing or writing coaching services.

All top winners will also receive:

  • An announcement of the winner on
  • $100 in cash
  • An interview with the author on
  • Forever access to the award-winning month-long Craft of Writing video series
  • $200 off the purchase of a Community Authors’ editing or writing coaching services


  • Full Length Fiction Novel
  • Inspirational Writing (Spiritual/Religious)
  • Memoirs/Personal Essay
  • Magazine Feature Article
  • Genre Short Story (Mystery, Romance, etc.)
  • Mainstream/Literary Short Story
  • Poetry
  • Script (Stage Play or Television/Movie Script)
  • Children’s/Young Adult Fiction


 How to Enter
  • Copy and paste your entry into the body of an email to: (please do not send your entry as an attachment)
  • Please include the following in the top of the email:
    • The author’s full name
    • Name used for payment, if different
    • The category of your entry
  • Pay your $45 entry fee at:
  • Your entry must be original, in English, unpublished and unproduced, not accepted by any other publisher or producer at the time of submission. Community Authors retains one-time nonexclusive publication rights to the Grand Prize and First Place winning entries in each category to be published in a Community Authors’ publication. Entries in the Magazine Feature Article category may be previously published. Any piece posted online, anywhere other than a personal blog, is considered published. For poetry, online postings are not considered published.
  • Due to U.S. Government restrictions we are unable to accept entries from Syria, Iran, North Korea, or Sudan.


Competition Rules


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