JetWriters Essay Writing Contest 2015

We are happy to open the 2nd edition of JetWriters Essay Writing Contest! If you want to try yourself in essay writing, don’t miss the opportunity to receive the evaluation by professional essay writers and win a cash prize! Winners will be featured on our blog and social media pages.


1st place – $400
2nd place – $250
3rd place – $150


Essays are accepted from September 15, 2015 till November 15, 2015. Winners will be announced on November 23, 2015.


  • Your submission should be between 800 and 1,200 words and double-spaced
  • Essay should be written in English
  • Submit your work in the following format: Word (.doc, .docx, .rtf), PDF
  • By sending an essay, you confirm that your work is unique and previously unpublished. No plagiarism please!

Remember that we accept one submission per participant. No entry fee is required

Choose  one topic out of five listed below.


  1. Essay Writing as a Tool for Developing One’s Literary Voice
  2. Why Is It Important To Learn Storytelling in College
  3. Urgent Reforms Modern Education Needs
  4. How EdTech Can Boost Students’ Creativity?
  5. Do You Need a College Degree To Be Successful?


How To Participate

Share this opportunity on Facebook, Google Plus, Twitter and don’t forget adding #JetWritersEssay and #EssayWritingContest. Email your essay to Include your full name, date of birth, country and college/university name (if any). Subject line should be “JetWriters Essay Contest”. Attach your work and name it according to the topic you have chosen.

If you have any questions, send them to or leave a comment below.

Keep calm and write a winning essay!


Past Contest: JetWriters Essay Writing Contest March-May 2015

essay writing contest 2015

Previous Topics:

  1. Education in Digital Age: Opportunities and Threats
  2. Creativity In School: How Art Can Be Leveraged
  3. Relevance Of Classic Literature For Today’s Students
  4. Do Colleges Actually Prepare Students For Successful Career?
  5. Writing Essays at College: Why It’s Important

The WINNERS of JetWriters Essay Writing Contest Spring 2015:

1st place – Luiza Costa Ribeiro (Brazil) with her essay: Writing Essays at College: Why It’s Important
2nd place – Asher S. de Sadeleer (Belgium) with his essay: Do Colleges Actually Prepare Students For Successful Career?
3rd place – Obasogie, Osamwonyi (Nigeria) with his essay: Creativity In School: How Art Can Be Leveraged


Writing Contest in August and September 2015

Writing Contest 2015 – In the month of August and Septemper there are many writing competitions. You certainly do not want to miss the information. Therefore we present some info existing writing competition in August and September 2015.

For more details about the writing contest information you can directly visit the organizer’s website.

Writing Contest in August and September 2015

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Deadline: August 15, 2015 (midnight PST)

In no more than 600 words, entrants are asked to “describe a moment on the job, real or imagined, when you realized you made a mistake. A terrible, *terrible* mistake.” Prize: “$200 for the winner, to be announced on August 22, 2015. The winning entry, and perhaps some other entries, will be published here on Work Stew.” – Free Writing Contest

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Deadline: August 31, 2015 (received)

“Established in 2001, The New York Public Library Young Lions Fiction Award is a $10,000 prize awarded each spring to a writer age 35 or younger for a novel or a collection of short stories. Each year, five young fiction writers are selected as finalists by a reading committee of Young Lions members, writers, editors, and librarians. A panel of judges selects the winner.” Entrants must be U.S. citizens.

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Deadline: September 17, 2015
Writing Contest No Entry Fee

“Nearly everyone has memories of a former sweetheart. Write your true story of an earlier love, in no more than 700 words. Tell us about someone whose memory brings a smile or a tear, or both….Your story may be heart-warming or humorous. Just tell about your earlier sweetheart as if you were talking to your best friend.” Cash prizes will be awarded: $100/$75/$50. “Winning stories will be posted (anonymously, if requested by author) on this website.”

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Applications: “Applications will be accepted electronically beginning August 15 and ending September 15, 2015.”


“This two-year post-graduate residential fellowship at Kenyon College offers qualified individuals time to develop as writers, teachers, and editors. Fellows will receive a $33,150 stipend, plus health benefits.” Check announcement for eligibility requirements (including “an MFA or PhD in creative writing, English literature, or comparative literature completed before September 15, 2015 but no earlier than January 1, 2010″) and other information.

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Submissions: August 1-September 30 (postmarked)

“Any writer who has not previously published a volume of prose fiction is eligible to enter the competition. Previously entered manuscripts that have been revised may be resubmitted. Writers are still eligible if they have published a volume of poetry or any work in a language other than English or if they have self-published a work in a small print run. Writers are still eligible if they are living abroad or are non-US citizens writing in English. Current University of Iowa students are not eligible. The manuscript must be a collection of short stories in English of at least 150 word-processed, double-spaced pages. We do not accept e-mail submissions. The manuscript may include a cover page, contents page, etc., but these are not required. The author’s name can be on every page but this is not required. Stories previously published in periodicals are eligible for inclusion.” NB: “Award-winning manuscripts will be published by the University of Iowa Press under the Press’s standard contract.”


Deadline: September 1, 2015

“For a special fiction issue, The Hudson Review is sponsoring a short story competition. First prize is $500, second and third are $250 each. 10,000 words and under.”



Deadline: September 18, 2015

“The Award for Excellence in Journalism recognizes professional reporting of outstanding merit that contributes in an exceptional way to the public understanding of psychoanalytic and psychological principles and phenomena. The $500 award is broadly conceived. Nominated work need not be specifically about psychoanalysis or psychotherapy per se. And, nominated work may critique or question psychoanalysis as long as it advances understanding of human relationships and/or the life of the mind. The Award is juried by a panel of professional journalists as well as by psychoanalysts.”


That was some of the latest information writing competitions in August and September. may be useful for you


Poetry Out Loud 2015 – Contest For High School Student

Contest Name: Poetry Out Loud 2015


Poetry Out Loud 2015 is here! High school students across Southwest Louisiana are needed for this highly competitive poetry recitation contest. Interested schools, students, and parents need to contact the Arts Council at 337-439-2787 for further information.

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Poetry Out Loud began in 2005 when the National Endowment for the Arts and the Poetry Foundation came together to yield a program that would challenge high school students to study and memorize poetry in a competitive setting while building public speaking skills, confidence, and character.

poetry contest for high school student


For students to compete at Regional’s, the schools must register their own Poetry Out Loud competition with the Arts Council. For more information on Poetry Out Loud or the Regional Competition, contact the Arts Council office at (337) 439-2787.


Poetry Writing Contest

Fiction Contest 2015 Deadline June

Bywater Prize for Fiction 

About: Bywater Books is dedicated to excellence in publishing, producing notable commercial fiction for lesbians and all readers.

Bywater Prize for Fiction First Prize: $1,000.00.
Entry fee: $13.
Deadline: 06-30-2015.

The Bywater Prize for Fiction seeks to highlight and promote novels written for and about lesbians. The competition is open to all authors, published and unpublished. Novel must be for and about lesbians. Novel must fall within general fiction, mystery, or romance genres. Novel length manuscript (min. of 60,000 words). Novel must not been previously published, or slated for publication either under contract or under an option clause. The first place winner receives an honorarium of $1,000, and publication by Bywater Books, the sponsor of the contest. Second and third place winners will receive honorariums of $200 and $100 respectively.

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Southern Gothic Revival Anthology Short Fiction Contest

Road Publications is seeking stories that reveal the lives of marginalized groups and individuals by developing complex characters and realistic settings. “Southern Gothic” means examining the social order of the new south, which the judges believe is as fragile and the realities behind it as disturbing as anything Faulkner imagined. However, since some of the best stories in the “Gothic” tradition are from outside the region, entries do not necessarily have to be set in the south.

Winning entries will be awarded the following: 1st place: $500; 2nd place: $250; 3rd place: $100. Winners, Honorable Mentions, and Editor’s Picks will be published in the anthology, (due out by September 1, 2016) and receive 2 free copies.

About: Bestselling author Dorothy Allison will select the final winners of the Twisted Road Publications Southern Gothic Fiction Short Story Anthology Contest. Southern Gothic Revival Anthology Short

Fiction Contest First Prize: $500.00.

Entry fee: $16.

Deadline: 07-31-2015.


Writing Contest 2015


Ploughshares Emerging Writer’s Contest 2015

Writing Contest Name: Ploughshares Emerging Writer’s Contest 2015
By: Ploughshares
Deadline:  Friday 15 May 2015.
Categories: fiction, nonfiction and poetry who have yet to publish or self-publish a book


Ploughshares literary magazine was established in 1971 and is widely considered to be one of the most prestigious magazines in the United States. Its writers have frequently been recognised by The Pushcart Prize and selected for The Best American Short Stories.

Ploughshares Emerging Writer’s Contest 2015 is open to writers of fiction, nonfiction and poetry who have yet to publish or self-publish a book. The winning story, essay and poems from the 2015 contest will be published in the Winter 2015-16 issue of Ploughshares, and each writer will receive $1000.

Emerging Writer’s Contest 2015

The contest is open to fiction and nonfiction pieces up to 6000 words; poetry entries must be between 3 and 5 pages.

The winners of the 2014 Ploughshares Emerging Writer’s Contest can be read in full online: Tomiko M. Breland’s Rosalee Carrasco (fiction); Eliese Colette Goldbach’s In the Memory of the Living (nonfiction) and Rosalie Moffett’s Three Poems.

Entries for the Ploughshares Emerging Writer’s Contest open on Sunday 1 March and close on Friday 15 May 2015.

For full entry details visit the Ploughshares website. Writers are also encouraged to subscribe to the magazine’s email newsletter for advice and exercises from the Ploughshares blog to help in the writing process.

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