Unleash Your Inner Author: Enter the Gulf Coast Writers Association Contest!


Aspiring writers, your time to shine has arrived! The Gulf Coast Writers Association (GCWA) is proud to announce our annual writing contest, offering exciting prizes and recognition for talented wordsmiths in all genres.


Here’s what you need to know:


  • Submit online: All entries must be submitted electronically through our website. Make sure to pay the entry fee online as well.
  • Craft your masterpiece: Unleash your creativity with a captivating story of 1500 words or less. Double-space your entry in a clear and readable 12-point font like Times New Roman, Arial, Calibri, or similar.
  • Blind judging: Rest assured that your work will be judged anonymously. Your name, address, and email will not be revealed to our panel of esteemed judges.
  • Reap the rewards: Winners will be notified by July 15th and can claim exciting prizes: $200 for first place, $75 for second place, and $50 for third place in each category.
  • Expert evaluation: Our judges are renowned members of the GCWA and the greater writing community, ensuring your work receives a fair and insightful evaluation.
  • 3 Categories: Fiction, Non-Fiction, and Poetry
  • Questions? Email Gcwacontest@gmail.com

Ready to claim your writing glory?

Submit your entry today! Don’t miss this chance to showcase your talent and win big.

Submission Dates: April1, 2024 – May 31st, 2024 at 11:59 p.m. EST

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