Contests

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.

Contest

Stella Kupferberg Memorial Short Story Prize

Deadline: March 1, 2018

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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Contest

Future First Line Contest

Deadline: November 28, 2017

George Orwell picked the year for his novel 1984 by inverting the last two numbers of the then-current year, 1948. So let’s do the same here in 2017, and say you’re writing a novel set in 2071.

Now, we want you to give us the first line of that novel.

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Contest

#GWstorieseverywhere

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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