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The storytelling urge grows stronger with age and experience. Ageless Authors helps senior writers age 65 and older gain an audience through contests, anthologies and publishing assistance.

Submit entries in memoir, humor, adventure, romance and poetry to our new writing contest now through Friday, March 15, 2019. Enter from our contests page.

2017 Ageless Authors Anthology is the only book of its kind, a collection of the finest short stories, essays and poetry from our first writing contest exclusively for senior writers. The 2019 Anthology is coming soon, but you can purchase our first book at a reduced price.



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Read about Ageless Authors in an article by Cheryl Hall in The Dallas Morning News.


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Volunteers Needed to Judge Senior Writing Contest

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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 in the publishing business with a specialty serving senior writers.


“My interest in writing began a few years ago before my grandmother died at 96 years of age. She had saved all the letters I had sent her from Vietnam. My memories of actual events and the interesting people from my early life…are stories that I had never been able to tell until now.”

Larry Sanders
Dallas, TX author

“To the anthology judges’ credit, they favor writers who treat familiar topics with unpredictable style, sliding toward sly and pleasing and possessing twists in the tale. Diverse talent graces these pages, and while you might spot an overdone sentiment, you will always experience an exceptional storyteller. And it matters not one whit if she found her stride after she quit dancing to others’ tunes.”

Bill Sanderson
Dallas, TX author

“Ageless Authors captures the best offered by seasoned writers – and no other contest does that! I’m grateful to be judged against my peers. We may be the fine aged wines of the writing world!”

Jean Yeager
Rutland, VT author, essayist, playwright

“At age 70, my biggest fear is that I’ll run out of time before I’ve written all the poems from the ideas scribbled on the paper scraps that cover my desk.”

Norma Bernstock
Milford, PA poet

“Recently I took a few writing classes at the local community college and started putting down stories about my past. With great trepidation, I submitted one to the Ageless Authors Contest as a sense of relief and pride came over me. I had actually created something that I felt worthy of an audience. The result of the contest almost didn’t matter. Of course, I received an additional and exciting benefit when the piece I submitted was recognized for quality.”

Hedda Herzog
Berkeley, CA short story writer


Some of the best literature is written by and for senior readers and writers. We are collecting the finest books available for our bookstore, BOOKS FOR GROWNUPS. Each week, the number and quality grow under the expansive banner of fiction, non-fiction and poetry. Click on the genre you prefer and see what we are offering now. Come back next week and the bookshelf will have more content. All books are available on Amazon.

We recommend the books whose covers are featured below. These volumes are from authors associated with Ageless Authors. Those offerings will change regularly.

Featured Books

Ann Howells

Shaneisha Dodson

James R. Callan

Jane Giddan

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Ageless Authors
10844 Meadowcliff Lane
Dallas, Texas 75238
214 405-5093

Want to know about our next writing contest? What about the next anthology? Looking to volunteer with Ageless Authors or need some help with your next writing project? In the message field to your left, tell us what you need and how we can help you. Ageless Authors is the only worldwide organization of senior writers age 65 and older. This is your group, dedicated to helping promote you. You may have a wild and crazy idea that's just right for this group. Tell us about it.

Larry Upshaw
Executive Director