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Ageless Authors supports senior writers through contests, anthologies and publishing.
Access our writing contest results: 2019 Ageless Authors Writing Contest Winners
Check here in the Fall for news of our next writing contest.
PRE-ORDER NEW ANTHOLOGY, GET DIGITAL COPY, FIRST BOOK FREE
Our second anthology of outstanding work from senior writers age 65 and older will be available soon. Pre-order the book, which ships in August, and receive a PDF copy and a copy of our first anthology FREE.
DANG, I Wish I Hadn’t Done That contains 34 short stories, essays and poetry from our 2018 writing contest. Read the powerful coming-of-age tale Moon of the Popping Trees by Bivona Prize winner Hugh Gardner; Geoffrey Graves’ ode to family quirkiness, The Klutzwit Gene; and Rae Lake’s stunning portrait of a woman on the run, Refugee, among many others.
Price $15.95 plus tax and shipping
Many entrants are confused about whether their work has been selected for publication. Check the lists below to see if you are represented. “We wish we could publish all of the stories and poems we receive,” says Larry Upshaw, Executive Director of Ageless Authors,...read more
By Edith Cook
Creativity can be with us no matter our age, provided we continue to open ourselves to new ideas. This truism was recently affirmed by Sarah Yerkes of Washington,read more
Author Jane Giddan is one of our most experienced judges. In our last writing contest, Jane led the Memoir category. She and best friend Ellen Cole are co-authors of 70Candles: Women Thriving in Their 8th Decade,read more
Few of us can live off the cash prizes, winning certificates and other “laurels” that accompany excellence in our senior literary experiences. But at any age, being honored does feed you.read more
Bivona Prize winner Pattie Palmer-Baker, a native of Portland, Oregon, has been honored with a story in her hometown paper, The Oregonian. Pattie is a well known local artist and writer. Access her story in The Oregonian here:read more
The Bivona Prize for the year’s most outstanding senior writing effort has been awarded by Ageless Authors to Portland, Oregon artist and writer Pattie Palmer-Baker.read more
THE AGELESS TRAVELER
When given the choice between making a harrowing journey across majestic lands and being pampered with unlimited food and drink, most elderly travelers would prefer to travel well fed.read more
As my wife and I rushed through Heathrow Airport in London, we were gripped with the panic that accompanies those who are certain they will not make their connecting flight.read more
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.
BOOKS FOR GROWNUPS
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.
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.