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International Humour Writing competition in honour of Mark Twain

Mark Twain

Against the assault of Laughter nothing can stand  — Mark Twain

This is the second annual competition organised to raise funds for the Mark Twain House and Museum in Connecticut USA and entries are welcome from around the world.

Humourous essays and stories can be up to a generous 7000 words long AND you’re allowed to send in work that has already been published. Your submission can’t have won a prize in a humourous writing contest before, but that’s the only restriction. Entry fees are on the high side at $22 for those 18 and over and $12 for 17 and under. At the time of writing $22 was roughly 20 euros or £14.25 . However, the prizes are reasonable wads of cash.


•      1st Prize: $1,000 (Adult), $600 (Young Author)

•      2nd Prize: $500 (Adult), $400 (Young Author)

•      3rd Prize: $250 (Adult), $200 (Young Author)

•      Three Honorable Mention Prizes: $100 Gift Certificate for the Mark Twain Museum Store (Adult & Young Author).

Deadline  July 10th, 2015.

For more informatio0n click HERE

photo credit: Mark Twain Sculpture at Dusk via photopin (license)

6 comments on “International Humour Writing competition in honour of Mark Twain

  1. MRS N, the Author
    May 13, 2015

    Reblogged this on Princess of the Light: Books, Writing and Inspiring Others and commented:
    For all you funny writers out there:

    A great contest and the best part is that it can be something that has been published before! YAY!

  2. Pingback: Here Goes Nothing! Entering the Royal Nonesuch Humor Writing Contest | Kylie Betzner

  3. Let's CUT the Crap!
    May 13, 2015

    A.w.e.s.o.m.e. ❤

  4. theowllady
    May 20, 2015

    Reblogged this on theowlladyblog.

  5. aurorajeanalexander
    May 20, 2015

    Reblogged this on Writer's Treasure Chest and commented:
    International Humour Writing competition in honour of Mark Twain.
    What a great chance for writers!

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