The Write Well Award

The Write Well Award seeks to recognize excellence in published short fiction in both print and electronic magazines.

Submissions are now CLOSED for the 2018 award.

The deadline for submissions from 2017 was March 31, 2018.

We will be judging the submissions received and reporting the final results by August 1, 2018.


Publishers may submit up to three short stories for consideration.

This award is sponsored by the Silver Pen Writers Association. Entries will be judged by the editors of the various Silver Pen magazines and by outside judges. After the final selection of winning entries is made, they will be published in an anthology by Silver Pen Writers in both e-book and print formats and made available through various online retailers.

Please see the GUIDELINES for details on submitting.