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, 2020

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

Mistakes Were Made

Deadline: March 1, 2020

The year 2020 reminds us of the phrase: Hindsight is 20/20. So we invite you to look back on your life and tell us about something that, in hindsight, you would have done differently.

The person who most impresses us with their mistake will win a Gotham class of their choosing.

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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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