WOW! A Great Writing Contest for Women

Sorry guys, bad news.  This writing contest is only for females (I know!  Sorry!) WOW! stands for Women on Writing, you see.  But ladies, this is good news for you because it instantly cuts out half of the competition.  Another thing that’s cutting down the competition is the fact that they’re limiting the contest to 300 submissions.  So even though they say they’re accepting until August 31st, there is a cut off point, so submit now and submit fast!

What They Want: 250-750 word flash fiction

When They Want It: August 31st or first 300 submissions, whichever happens first.

How They Want It: online only.

Entry Fee?  $10, via paypal

Prize?  There are 20 winners for every contest (they host this contest 4 times a year).  There’s actually A LOT of prizes–cash, Amazon gift cards, and more–so I’m just going to provide the link.

Good luck!


Published by hannahkarena

author & book publishing person.

4 thoughts on “WOW! A Great Writing Contest for Women

  1. Hello Hannah,
    Just found your website. I’m waiting too…

    Did they change the rules for this WOW contest? A gentleman won the Spring 2011 flash fiction contest. I thought both men and women could enter.


    1. Hello Melissa! Glad you could join in while we wait! Concering the WOW contest, the ezine’s tag is “promoting the communication between women writers, authors, editors, agents, publishers, and readers.” I haven’t found information yet about a gentleman award winner, but I”m going to look into it because it sounds very curious to me!


    1. Huh, that’s strange. I explored the website and it doesn’t explicitly say that only women may submit, but it is clearly tailored to women and the women’s experience. Though, interestingly enough, the winning story never used a pronoun or any clues that suggested the gender of the narrator. I’ve emailed the editors to clear up my confusion. I’ll let you know as soon as they respond!


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