Due to popular demand by writing perfectionists and clock watchers, the first Ageless Authors Writing Contest has been extended to Wednesday, August 31, 2016.

Already we have exceeded our goals for submissions to this first contest for writers and artists age 65 and older. But several people have asked us to give them a couple more weeks to polish their best work. And while time is at a premium for the elder set, we decided this was not too much to ask.

Ageless Authors is an organization designed to encourage creativity and action among older people. This first contest invites writers to submit short stories, essays and poetry on any subject that pleases them. Artists are encouraged to submit cartoons, line drawings or illustrations. Winners in each category will receive cash prizes and the best work will be included in an anthology to be published this fall.