Submissions Now Being Accepted!

2017 Ageless Authors Writing Contest

Military Memories
Oh Dang

Our Writing Topics

Military Memories
Dang, I Wish I Hadn’t Done That
Parents, For Better or Worse

We are accepting submissions now for our next contest. Write on one of the topics above. Deadline for entries December 15, 2017. Read the general guidelines for this year’s competition here. Or go here to submit your work. This is truly an original contest. We hope you’ll love it.

Our first Ageless Authors Anthology of the best work from last year’s writing contest will publish in November. Watch this space for pre-sale information.

Volunteer judges are needed for our next contest, which begins now. Must have some experience judging, editing or grading others’ writing; basic computer skills; time to judge and critique the work. Adults of all ages are invited to volunteer as judges here. Need more information? Email Larry Upshaw at

Check out the winners of our 2016 contest!


Read about Ageless Authors in an article by Cheryl Hall in the business section of The Dallas Morning News.

We Offer These Services to People age 65 and Older…


Enter your best short stories, essays, poetry and artwork, win cash prizes. Feel the pride of authorship, impress your family and friends.


Your best entries appear in our anthologies, available for purchase. These books are proof that the creativity keeps flowing with age.


Want to publish a book but don’t know where to start? Now you can have editing, production, and promotional help from top professionals.

2017 Ageless Authors Contest

Submissions now being accepted!

Writer John Garzone of Lenox, MA shows his certificate and check for winning first prize in the short story category of the 2016 contest.

Writers 65+ and older are invited to submit short stories, essays, and poetry based on the following prompts: (Category 1) “Military Memories;” (Category 2) “Dang, I Wish I Hadn’t Done That;” and (Category 3) “Parents, For Better or Worse.” Show younger authors the freedom and creativity that comes with age. Click below to submit to our contest. It doesn’t cost very much and the benefits can be tremendous. You can win a cash prize and be published. For more information, email or call 214 405-5093.

“Our first contest was so successful that it took us by surprise,” says Larry Upshaw, Editorial Director. “We have staffed up this year and offer some interesting writing prompts. It’s nice to work with such a creative community.”


Our online bookstore is a work in progress. Very soon, it will sell titles that interest senior readers, most of them written by older writers. But this is the portion of our website that will take some time to set up. If you are 65 or older and have a book to sell, send us information on it. In the meantime, we want to tell you about the other benefits of Ageless Authors. Let’s just say the Ageless Authors Bookstore is coming soon.


At 65 years of age, some people are still climbing mountains or fording rivers. But you don’t need physical feats to express yourself. All you need for writing or art is a brain and fingers. As long as you have the physical ability to sit and work, you can create. And now you can show your work through Ageless Authors. It’s about time the world discovered your talents.

What Parents Can Do For and To Their Offspring

Parents, can't live with them and you don't get much if you sell them. The second category in the 2017 Ageless Authors Writing Contest is Parents, For Better or Worse. Entrants are asked to pen a short story, essay or poem that relates a rich and interesting tale of...

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Dang, I Wish I Hadn’t Done That

The dozen or so mistakes made in the process of creating this blog post and installing it on the website illustrates the point that throughout life, we miscalculate so often that in the end, it's hard to keep track of the oops moments we experience. "Dang, Wish I...

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Tell Us About Your Military Memories

Category #1 in the 2017 Ageless Authors Writing Contest is Military Memories. Entrants are asked to pen a short story, essay or poem that relates a rich and interesting tale of the battlefield, back on the base or on the home front. We want stories that encompass the...

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Th3 Simple Questions: Slice Open Everyday Life
By Jean W. Yeager


MARK KRAUSMAN  / GoodReads Review –   5Stars –

“Honestly I have been in a slump for awhile when it comes to reading books until I got my hands on this one… let’s just say this amazing book found me and I am ecstatic that it did. The style of short essays or “slices” each with the “Who am I”, “Why am I here”, and “What do I want”, format took me by surprise as it was an energizing way to read and process thought provoking concepts with each “slice” only being a few pages long and the analogies were artfully presented as real life experiences to which anyone can relate.”


JACK MAGNUS / Readers Favorite Review:

When I finished the last response to the three simple questions, I realized that I had gotten to know a kindred spirit, someone whose blog seems well worth getting to know a lot better. Th3 Simple Questions: Slice Open Everyday Life is highly recommended.”  5-Stars

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Have questions? Contact us so we can answer any questions you may have. We consider Ageless Authors a coordinated effort between us and all of the 65+ talents out there.