The writing competitions existed long before there appeared the online ones and usually were quite long as the work of the authors were sent via mail. The jury though consisted of the well-known and respectful writers. The winner was lucky to be accepted to the writers society and the way to the great literature became open for him. The vast amount of the present-day contests are held by the amateurs and the skills of the competitors don’t always exceed the ones of the jury. But there are still some annual competitions that provide a real free pass to the literature Olympus for the talented authors. There are many experienced writers participating n these contests as well as the gifted beginners who present their first works.