Gotham always has a writing contest (or two) going. These contests are a great way to stretch your talent and imagination, and we dangle nice prizes to give you extra motivation. Check out our current contests. And it's worth a look at the winners and finalists in our past contests; the quality of work always amazes us.


Stella Kupferberg Memorial Short Story Prize

Deadline: March 5, 2021

Every year, the Selected Shorts program at Symphony Space hosts the Stella Kupferberg Memorial Short Story Contest. The winner will have his or her work performed and recorded live at Symphony Space in NYC.

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Back to School Contest

Deadline: November 30, 2020

Almost all of us can wander the hallways of our mind and find many memories from our days in school.

We invite you to share a memory about school in 20 words or fewer. Anything from a toddler class to a college experience. Whoever writes the memory we like best will win a Gotham class of their choosing.

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Deadline: monthly

Each month we invite you to post a story on Twitter using #GWstorieseverywhere for a chance to win a free class.

Your stories (which can be true or made up) will be inspired by what you see, know, or do, and they should relate in some way to our monthly “themes.”

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