Enter The March/April 2012 Lyric Contest


For 27 years, the American Songwriter Amateur Lyric Contest has helped thousands of songwriters become involved in our community. Established in 1984, America Songwriter magazine sponsors six (6) contests per year that run in conjunction with each issue published.  Entry fee is $12 per lyric which comes with a complimentary trial issue of American Songwriter.  Contest is open to entrants in all countries.

PRIZES: The winning lyric, along with three (3) additional runners-up and ten (10) honorable mentions from each contest, will be published in the issue of American Songwriter that follows the deadline of each contest.

First Place: First place winner also receives a Gibson SJ-200 True Vintage and a Shure SM58 Microphone.

PARTNERS: The Lyric Contest is presented by American Songwriter Magazine and sponsored by Gibson Guitars and Shure Microphones. (NOTE: Apple is not a sponsor or involved in the Contest or activity in any manner.)

EDITORIAL COVERAGE: One of the four finalists will also be chosen for American Songwriter’s one-page Q&A feature: “Lyric Spotlight” in the print issue and online.

FREE COMPLIMENTARY ISSUE: Entry fee of $12 per lyric comes with a complimentary trial issue of American Songwriter.  Due to shipping costs, complimentary issues available to entrants in the U.S. only.

YEARLY GRAND PRIZE: One of the bi-monthly First Place winners is selected each year for a Grand Prize trip to Nashville, Tennessee (includes 1 round-trip travel ticket). We’ll schedule a “Dream Co-Writing Session” for the winner with veteran Music Row songwriter and also coordinate a recording of the new song with a professional demo company, valued at more than $600.


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