The Mark Twain House & Museum’s Inaugural “Royal Nonesuch” Humor Writing Contest

This writing contest is for writers of all ages from around the world.

There are two categories, adult (18 and over) and young author (17 and under). It costs $22 to submit an entry in the adult category and $12 in the young author one.

Submissions fees go towards the preservation of The Mark Twain House & Museum.

Judges (Adults) Roy Blount, Jr., Colin McEnroe, and Lucy Ferris.
And for young authors: Tim Federle, Jessica Lawson.

Submit original humorous essays and stories, up to 10,000 words for a chance at a cash prize, and the opportunity to meet bestselling authors at their annual “Mark My Words” event in October 2014.

PRIZES (winners in both categories):
1st: $1,000 (Adult & Young Author)
2nd: $500 (Adult & Young Author)
3rd: $250 (Adult & Young Author)
Three Honorable Mention Prizes: $100 Gift Certificate for the Mark Twain Museum Store (Adult & Young Author).

You can find out more here.