Unless otherwise stated on the individual contest rule page, the general rules for MAISON Press writing contests are as follows: Submissions must be 2,500 words or fewer; submissions must be in English and original work by the submitter. Only unpublished work is eligible for MAISON Press contests. Most contests are open to multiple formats such as poetry, fiction, non-fiction, short story, essay, and illustrations. Participants retain the rights to their submissions. Participants grant us allowance to share work online on the MAISON Press Blog. We will not publish your work without further approval. Standard participant is open to anyone from anywhere.


Featured contest

We are excited to announce our writing contest on the topic of women empowerment. We are looking for thought-provoking and insightful essays that explore the various ways in which women can be empowered, both personally and collectively. Whether it be through education, career opportunities, political representation, overcoming obstacles, or any other means, we want to hear your ideas on how we can create a more equitable and empowering society for women. Submissions should be no longer than 2,500 words. Poetry may be up to 3 pages long, single-spaced. Illustrations must be high-resolution images in JPEG or PNG format. All submissions will be evaluated based on originality, clarity, and relevance to the theme. The deadline for submissions is April 1, 2023. We can’t wait to read your submissions!


Past contests

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tales of the journey


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