Memberships

Access the writing contests, submit to the magazine, and get exclusive perks from our partners.

Free

$ 0 / Per month
  • Submit work to the magazine
  • Get paid professional rates
  • Community Workshop

Elegant +

$ 9
99
/ Per month
  • Everything from Free plus:
  • Access all Contests
  • Unlimited Contest Entries
  • Exclusive Partner Discounts:
  • $100 off ProWritingAid
  • 20% off Scrivener
  • 20% off Scapple
  • 3 Months Todoist Pro
  • $150 off Novel Factory

Yearly

$120
$ 99
99
/ Per year
  • Everything from Elegant +
  • 2 months free

FAQ

Why is there a membership fee?

This acts as an “entry fee” for the contest, but unlike regular contests, you can enter as many times as you like. As we add more contests, your membership will allow you unlimited entries to all of them. Membership also comes with extra perks that other contests don’t, such massive discounts with our partners.

Who can enter the contest? Is there an age limitation?

Anyone, worldwide (excluding Quebec), can enter the contest as long as they are an Elegant+ member and are 13 years of age or older, though we ask professional authors not to enter.

Do I have to pay to be published?

No. You can have a free membership and submit work to the magazine. However, each issue of the magazine is based on the month’s theme or prompt. Your work will be evaluated alongside all other stories received that month, but you won’t be eligible to win prizes.

What are the fees used for?

Membership fees are used to pay the winners, purchase work from writers like yourself, and produce the magazine. Excess money is used to increase future prize value and buy greater quanities of work in accordance with our goal of promoting new authors.

Can I receive feedback on my work?

We have a Community Workshop in the Members Area where you can have your work proofread and receive feedback and critiques from other Members. The judges will not comment on any stories except those they select as winners.

When does the contest close?

Contests close at 11:59 pm EST on the last day of each month.

Why is there a membership fee?

This acts as an “entry fee” for the contest, but unlike regular contests, you can enter as many times as you like. As we add more contests, your membership will allow you unlimited entries to all of them. Membership also comes with extra perks that other contests don’t, such as giveaways and partner discounts.

Who can enter the contest? Is there an age limitation?

Anyone, worldwide (excluding Quebec), can enter the contest as long as they are an Elegant+ member and are 13 years of age or older, though we ask professional authors not to enter.

Do I have to pay to be published?

No. You can have a free membership and submit work to the magazine. However, each issue of the magazine is based on the month’s theme or prompt. Your work will be evaluated alongside all other stories received that month, but you won’t be eligible to win prizes.

What are the fees used for?

Membership fees are used to pay the winners, purchase work from writers like yourself, and produce the magazine. Excess money is used to increase future prize value and buy greater quanities of work in accordance with our goal of promoting new authors.

When does the contest close?

Contests close at 11:59 pm EST on the last day of each month.

Can I receive feedback on my work?

We have a Community Workshop in the Members Area where you can have your work proofread and receive feedback and critiques from other Members. The judges will not comment on any stories except those they select as winners.

Why is there a membership fee?

This acts as an “entry fee” for the contest, but unlike regular contests, you can enter as many times as you like. As we add more contests, your membership will allow you unlimited entries to all of them. Membership also comes with extra perks that other contests don’t, such as giveaways and partner discounts.

What are the fees used for?

Membership fees are used to pay the winners, purchase work from writers like yourself, and produce the magazine. Excess money is used to increase future prize value and buy greater quanities of work in accordance with our goal of promoting new authors.

Who can enter the contest? Is there an age limitation?

Anyone, worldwide (excluding Quebec), can enter the contest as long as they are an Elegant+ member and are 13 years of age or older, though we ask professional authors not to enter.

Do I have to pay to be published?

No. You can have a free membership and submit work to the magazine. However, each issue of the magazine is based on the month’s theme or prompt. Your work will be evaluated alongside all other stories received that month, but you won’t be eligible to win prizes.

When does the contest close?

Contests close at 11:59 pm EST on the last day of each month.

Can I receive feedback on my work?

We have a Community Workshop in the Members Area where you can have your work proofread and receive feedback and critiques from other Members. The judges will not comment on any stories except those they select as winners.