Free Writing Contests

Fiction in a Flash – Show us what you’ve got!

You know you want to.

You know you want to.


Flash us with your fiction! That’s right! Show us whatcha got. We want to see it all (ahem…in writing, of course). A short fictional story (300 to 1000 words) is what we want from you. Don’t miss your chance to win one of our three, really cool, prizes!

First place prize: $300 Amazon gift card
Second place prize: $200 Amazon gift card
Third place prize: $100 Amazon gift card

Just think of how many eBooks that would get you!

This is an opportunity for you to use your imagination and dream up a short fictional story. You have the freedom to choose your topic as long as it fits the fiction theme. However, please read the Guidelines and the complete Conditions of Entry for eligibility requirements.

And you’d better get started now – there are already a ton of great entries posted in the contest!

What Does It All Mean? Writing Contest!

GraphicSquare_What_does_it_all_meanWhat does it all mean?  Contest

Do you have a love of game playing and an affinity for entering contests?  Look no further – our newest contest is based on the world famous “Balderdash” board game!  Get ready to show off your creative writing skills in this easy to play game of words and definitions.

Top 3 entries win a $25 Amazon Gift Card!

There are two categories to choose from (or choose both if you want): Words and/or Definitions

Words provides you with 10 words (half of which are not even real words) and then you can choose a word and create a definition that you think works best with that particular word.  Here is the list to choose from:

1.  Finnimbrum
2.  Blunderbuss
3.  Mumpsimus
4.  Wazziwoot
5.  Plurgamania
6.  Snickersneen
7.  Scargalumps
8.  Lagopodous
9.  Vomingus
10. Zombrilific

Definitions is simply the reversal of Words – We supply 10 definitions for you to choose from and then you can create a word to go with it.  Here is the list to choose from:

  1. A person who enjoys eating oranges only at midnight
  2. An old-fashioned snow shovel
  3. When a cloud resembles a historical figure
  4. To be addicted to cotton candy
  5. A disreputable scientist
  6. To go about your entire life with one finger in your nose>
  7. To make a really awkward mistake
  8. The fear of sugar cubes
  9. A collector of shoelaces
  10. The sound a cat makes when it’s watching a fly

*You can enter the contest up to 20 times (One entry for each word/definition.)
*Post your one word/definition in the contest entry thread when it opens on <b>September 11 through October 16, 2012,  11am EDT in the I Love BookRix Writing Contests group.
*Please be sure to include both the word and the definition for each entry.

* This contest is meant for all ages. Therefore, care should be taken to exclude any form of crass humor, explicit sexuality and violence, and excessive use of slangs. It’s better to imply some things than describe in detail. Any entry found to violate this will be disqualified immediately.

* The top 3 entries voted by the community, in a separate voting thread, from October 16-23, 2012, will each receive a $25 Amazon gift card!

Click  Here for more information about our contests.

If you have any questions please post them here: Support

Hearts, Roses and Tears: A BookRix User Contest

hearts roses and tears

We celebrated the month of August as National Romance Month. It has since come to an end, however our user contest ‘Hearts, Roses and Tears’ is still going strong and we’d love to see your participate before it comes to a close on September 9th. So how about it? Do you feel the love?
Whether it’s dark, bad, or scary, the plot is yours! We all love a  good romance that pulls at our heart strings, so pull away! We want stories that make us reach for a box of Kleenex or stories that make us search for that special someone. Write us a story about Romance! Any kind of romance; whether it made you happy, sad or indifferent, let us feel it with your words in any genre you choose.

The contest will run from Aug 27-Sept 9, 2012, 11:59pm EST, in the African American Speculative Fiction Group.

1st place: A Feature on Ripples’ Blog
2nd place: Experienced Editing of one Book
3rd place: One Professional looking Book Cover

*This contest will run from Aug 27 – Sept. 9, 2012, 11:59 pm EST in African American Speculative Fiction Group
*Be sure your story has a cover and is in book form.
*Your story must be complete and there is a recommended word count of 1,500
*You can enter up to 3 times, but the story must have a creation date of July 1, 2012 or later.
*Entries should be placed in the African American Speculative Fiction group, in the contest thread, beginning on Aug. 27th.
*Everyone is welcome to enter this contest.
* Voting will begin on Sept 10 2012. There will be a three judge panel that will decide the winner.

If there are any question, please send a private message to Ripples.

Newbie Contest: 13 Days Left!!!


That’s right, you’re just shy of two weeks to reach the final stage of the contest dedicated to all the fresh BookRix meat out there. If you became a member of our super duper awesome BX community between January 2012 and now, you need to stop what you’re doing immediately and partake in this contest. Shut off the cute kitten videos and put down that bag of kettle corn. We’ve got Amazon gift cards and we’re not afraid to give ‘em away.

You’ve brainstormed plot ideas and developed characters in your sleep. You know what you want to write about. You’ve just been looking for an excuse to put all the pieces together. What better reason to follow through on your ideas than an awesome contest targeted specifically towards you?

So get crackin’. You’ve got 13 days left to enter your eBook into our Newbie contest so don’t waste any more time.

Tick tock.

First place prize: $100 Amazon gift card and 1 free Professional eBook publication
Second place prize: $75 Amazon gift card and 1 free Professional eBook publication
Third place prize: $50 Amazon gift card and 1 free Professional eBook publication

Here’s an opportunity for the newcomers of BookRix to enter their very own contest and show the veterans around here what you can do. This is the writer’s choice so you are free to let your mind capture whatever ideas that come to you. However, please read the guidelines and the complete Conditions of Entry for eligibility requirements.

Good luck to all participants!


* You can enter as many stories as you like, but they cannot be stories you have entered in previous contests.

* You are eligible to enter this contest only if you have been a BookRix member from Jan. 2012 through now. Any other member that submits an entry into the contest will have their story deleted.

* There are no page/word limits in this contest, but the book must have a cover.

* Submit your story between August 1 – September 13, 2012, 11 a.m. EDT, 4 p.m. London Time/GMT.

* The top 15 stories, voted by the community on September 13 – October 15, 2012, 11 a.m. EST, will move on to the BookRix Team to choose the top 3 winners.

How to Enter the Contest:

Click the “Join as an Author” button that will appear at the bottom of this page when the contest begins on August 1, 2012. Follow the instructions on how to submit your story.

Click HERE for more information about our contests.

If you have any questions please post them here: Support

Attention all Newbz!

newbie contest

Have you entered our Newbie contest yet? If not, what are you waiting for? This contest is specifically for YOU! That’s right. If you created your BookRix account between January and now, you’re eligible to compete in our Newbie writing challenge going on now through October 15th.

So get those creative juices flowing and check out the competition here. Simply scroll to the bottom of the page and click ‘Join as Author’. By doing this, you can view all the awesome entries from our BookRix newbies. We currently have 6 pages of submitted work an that number is growing. Isn’t that exciting? October will come sooner than you think, so don’t wait on this awesome contest. Submit your entry and win!

What’s Your Biggest Fear? Share With Us To Win!

Biggest Fear


Have you ever opened a door and come face to face with your worst nightmare? Maybe stepped onto the deck of a cruise ship, knowing deep down inside you shouldn’t have? What is your BIGGEST FEAR? Tell us, in 1,000 words or less, all the gruesome, frightening, even gory details! Dust off your best imagination brain cells and start writing!

The contest will start on August 6th and will run through August 20th, 2012 in the SERIOUS WRITERS group.

1st place – $50 Amazon gift card
2nd place – $25 Amazon gift card
3rd place – $25 Amazon gift card


* You must be a member of SERIOUS WRITERS group.

* You may enter as many stories as you like, but limit each to 1,000 words or less.

* Your story must be complete and must have a creation date of June 1, 2012 or later

* Your entry must be in book form and must have a cover.

*Submit your entry in the contest thread in the SERIOUS WRITERS group when it opens on August 6, 2012 through August 20, 2012.


* Anyone of any status is welcome to write and enter, but only those with Penman status or above are eligible to vote.

Click here to see more about user ranking status:

* Voting will begin on August 21, 2012. To cast your vote you will be directed to send a personal message to member, Alsam2,who will secretly tally the votes and announce the three winners at the end of the contest.

If you have any questions, please direct them to member:


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