Calling All Storytellers
The Medium Writers Challenge is now live and waiting for your entries
Human Parts has long been a place for stories that make readers feel, think, and, we hope, consider what it means to be a person in the world. If you’re reading this, maybe you’re a writer yourself — or have always wanted to try it. Well, let this be the sign you’ve been looking for!
The Medium Writers Challenge is now accepting submissions of your best personal essays on the topics of Reentry, Death, Work, and Space. Select one or more to write to, then publish your story on Medium with the relevant tag. (Just like with any post on Medium, you’ll retain the copyright and ownership of your essays, and Medium may eventually feature them in lists, previews, and summaries.) Your work will be reviewed by Medium staff and a host of incredible VIP judges.
Oh — and the grand prize winner will get $50k. That’s like 2,000 hardcover books! Just saying.
For more details about The Medium Writers Challenge, who’s eligible to submit, and how to participate, see our full announcement with writing prompts and a link to the official rules below.
Introducing The Medium Writers Challenge
Featuring judges Natalie Portman, Roxane Gay, Saeed Jones, Susan Orlean, and more
And if you don’t already read and follow Creators Hub, please do! We’ll be providing writing tips and updates over the course of the challenge to help you produce your best work. Creators Hub is always a great place for Medium tips and tricks, sources of inspiration, and thoughts on the writing life.