Devin Alexander Creative Writing Contest

Here Women Talk is holding their first ever creative writing contest served to inspire, entertain, and educate women. The categories are fiction, nonfiction, and poetry. It is open to everyone (including men) so spread the word to your friends and family and have them submit a piece. The submission deadline is midnight March 31.  Acceptable submissions will be posted and open for voting April 7.  Voting closes midnight of April 14.  The submission with the highest number of votes in each of the three categories will receive an honorable mention and the author’s bio featured on the Here Women Talk homepage.  Voting will then reopen from April 15 – April 21 between the three honorable mention pieces; the work with the highest number of votes wins the $100 Grand Prize (generously donated by HWT-member Devin Alexander).

Writing Requirements:

  • Fiction, Nonfiction, or Poetry
  • Original piece that hasn’t been published elsewhere
  • Maximum 4,000 words (including any footnotes)
  • Appropriate for ages 13 and up
  • No topic is taboo

Submission Guidelines:

  • Maximum of one submission per category per author
  • Email your submission to [email protected]
  • Your email should include:
    • Author’s name (pen names accepted)
    • Author bio (100 words max)
    • Maximum of two photos (including picture of yourself)
    • Email subject line: State the category for your submission (i.e., fiction, nonfiction, or poetry).
    • Each category submission should be made separately
  • By emailing your work, you have agreed to the terms and conditions


  • Must be 13 years of age or older
  • Paid employees of ZeusMedia and Here Women Talk are ineligible to participate

Leave a comment below if you have any questions or concerns