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.


25 Words of Wonder

Deadline: November 16, 2015

This time we give you a contest that lets you wander wherever you like. Give us a story of any kind, true or made up. Prose, poetry, script, whatever.

The only catch: It must be 25 words or fewer. (Use a title. You get extra words for that.)

The winner gets a free Gotham class of his or her choosing.

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Stella Kupferberg Memorial Short Story Prize

Deadline: March 15, 2016

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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Deadline: monthly

Each month we invite you to post a story on Twitter using #storieseverywhere 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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