"Top quality" prize winners, honorable mentions recognized

Ageless Authors Anthology is the only book of its kind, a collection of the finest short stories, essays and poetry, 52 winning entries from our recent contest exclusively for writers age 65 and older. The book makes a great present for people of all ages who appreciate good storytelling.


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Beginning October 15, we will accept submissions for the 2019 Ageless Authors Writing Contest. We will accept your outstanding writing through March 15, 2019. Also in October, we will publish our second anthology of the best writing from our last contest exclusively for senior writers age 65 and older. Very soon, you can locate the guidelines for this next contest on our Contests page.


Announcing the winners of the 2018 Ageless Authors Writing Contest.
Read about our master storytellers.

Volunteer judges are needed for future contests. 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 in the publishing business with a specialty serving senior writers.

Call to Action: Ageless Authors Sponsors Readings of Anthology, Other Works in Your Hometown

Most book signings highlight a single celebrity author, but Ageless Authors events are different. Our book readings/signings are meant to make celebrities of all senior writers age 65 and older, and we will help you set one up at your local bookstore or library.

We’ve already held such events in the home cities of our two directors. Larry Upshaw emceed a reading in the Dallas area of those published in the first Ageless Authors Anthology at Half Price Books in January. Five senior writers signed books purchased at the event and writers working on pieces for our current writing contest asked questions of the winners about the contest and how to submit their work.

Jean Yeager, our newest director with responsibilities in IT and promotion, expanded the concept with an open mic night at this local bookstore, Phoenix Books in Rutland, Vermont. Prior to joining the Ageless Authors staff, Jean was a first prize winner in the essay category in our first writing contest. He read his winning essay, “The Kite of Our Genius — Sail On.” He also invited local senior writers to read their work to an overflow audience at the town’s main bookstore, and 15 local people responded.

Other readings/signings/workshops are being planned for senior writers across the country. Events should include reading from the Ageless Authors Anthology and other works. We can help you set up the event, make sure the bookstore has copies of the Anthology, secure other readers and publicize the event.

For more information on these events, email us or call Larry Upshaw at 214 405-5093.

The Ageless Authors event was a big hit at Half Price Books in Dallas. These events are probably best held in bookstores, where the Anthology can be stocked and managers are often more receptive to publicizing the event.

Jean Yeager, seated front left, worked with the manager of Phoenix Books in Rutland, Vermont to hold an open mic night of senior writings.


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.

Ann Howells

Shaneisha Dodson

James R. Callan

Jane Giddan


Volunteers Needed for Specific Ageless Authors Tasks

Like to contribute to the group but don’t have money to donate? If you have one of the following skills, your help would be greatly appreciated. Web development or the web savvy to post on a Wordpress website. Experience at manipulating the Ageless Authors section of...

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Seniors Given Freedom to Tell Us About Coping With Crisis

Seniors are being urged to use their stay-at-home time to write about their experiences with the pandemic by the world’s largest writers’ group dedicated solely to creative oldsters. “Coping With Crisis” is the theme of the current Ageless Authors Writing Contest...

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Local media highlights first book reading/signing/workshop

With all the books being published these days, it's a wonder any of them get any notice. But our anthology, DANG, I Wish I Hadn't Done That, seems to be the exception. The Dallas Morning News recognized the book's position in two areas. It was mentioned a couple of...

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New Ageless Authors Writing Contest Deadline February 29

Short ... Everything. In a nutshell, that's the new Ageless Authors Writing Contest, which extends to Saturday, February 29. The categories of this contest are Short Fiction, Short Essay (Nonfiction) and Short Poetry. Stories for the first two categories are limited...

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Ageless Authors Exhibits at Texas Book Festival

Once again, Ageless Authors will be selling our new book and writing contest at the prestigious Texas Book Festival, Sunday, October 27 in Austin, Texas. AA Executive Director Larry Upshaw will sell copies of DANG, I WISH I HADN'T DONE THAT and other senior moments...

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Start Writing With A Manageable Project

By Edith Cook
You are aching to write the great American novel, or the life and times of a famous person you knew, or the definitive answer to the climate crisis, but can’t get started? Try a smaller project first.

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Ageless Authors Director Speaks to Senior Groups

Larry Upshaw, Executive Director of Ageless Authors, speaks to senior groups about continuing to write into old age. Recently he told the Silver Leos writers everything they need to know about improving their writing at their monthly meeting at Texas A&M --...

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California Senior Writers Take Top Contest Prizes

Although the annual Ageless Authors Writing Contest attracts many hundreds of international submissions, four of the 15 winners announced for the 2019 contest are Californians. This contest, open to senior writers age 65 and older, awarded first, second and third cash...

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Writing Contest Recognizes A Dozen Texas Senior Entries

Rosanne Gordon of Dallas won a cash prize in the 2019 Ageless Authors International Writing Contest, while Tank Gunner of Duncanville had two stories among a dozen honored entries from Texas writers and poets. The 2019 contest awarded first, second and third cash...

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Whodathunkit? Anthology Delayed by Contractual Disputes

The anthology of best work from the 2018 Ageless Authors Writing Contest has been delayed due to contractual problems with some winning stories. The book was originally scheduled to be released in mid-February of this year, when Ageless Authors was informed about...

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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. If you want to participate in the activities of Ageless Authors, email