"Top quality" prize winners, honorable mentions recognized

Ageless Authors Anthology is a collection of the finest short stories, essays and poetry, 52 winning entries from our contest exclusively for writers age 65 and older from across the country. The book makes a great present for seniors who want to show they can keep the creative fires burning, their family and friends, and anyone who appreciates good storytelling.

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  • Regular price $18.95
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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.


Below are some of our best books by and for senior readers and writers. Click on a book cover and learn more about it. All books are available on Amazon.

Ann Howells

Shaneisha Dodson

James R. Callan

Jane Giddan


Lessons in Living Long and Well

By Elizabeth Meade Howard

He was my hero. He was a New York ad man, writer, gentle teacher and, life-long role model. My father lived to 90 but when he died, even so many years felt too few.

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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

6x9 Perfect Bound Softcover @ $11.95 – ISBN: 978-1-4908-7124-0

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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