Contests

Challenge yourself and participate!

Redwood Writers hosts several writing contests each year with prestigious judges, cash prizes, and special recognition for winners of themed contests in genres including:

Fan Fiction

Fiction

Historical Fiction

Memoir

Mystery

Nonfiction

Plays***

Poetry

Prompt

Prose

Science Fiction

Screenplay

Steampunk

Young Adult Fiction

*** Winning plays become stage  productions and performed by professional actors at theatres such as 6th Street Playhouse.

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Current Contest

Memoir

Sorry, you missed our latest contest.

Check back soon for details about our next contest, Young Adult and Middle Grade, open for submissions in September, 2018.

WINNING STORIES

Curious about the winners and their stories?
Pick up a copy of the 2017 Redwood Writers Anthology
No Contest: A Decade of Contest-Winning Stories from Redwood Writers 
at the monthly meetings or from Amazon.

COVER-FINAL

In the words of one contest judge, there really was “no contest.” These stories won because they demand to be read. No Contest is a collection of ten years of contest-winning stories, from members of the Redwood Branch of the California Writers Club. The stories are flash and short fiction, nonfiction, and memoir. The collection includes crime, mystery, murder, love and loss. There are tales of science fiction and steampunk. Stories of family and childhood.

Watch for more writing contests in 2018

(Specific details will be announced throughout the year.)