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Since 1984, the American Songwriter Lyric Contest has helped aspiring songwriters get noticed and have fun.

Enter your lyrics for your chance to win a high-end guitar and a full page feature in the May/June American Songwriter Issue.

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Submit your lyrics before the deadline.

Now accepting lyrics for the May/June Issue Lyric Contest

1st Place Prizes:

Runner Ups and Honorable Mentions:

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Win a 1 page feature in the May/June 2021 Issue

Featured in this image is the current contest winner, Brian Estes, with his song “Some Boys Grow Up To Be Soldiers”.

Win the "Dream Day on Music Row" with Robert Earl Keen

This year's Dream Day on Music Row includes:

2019 Winner Mike Guiney's Dream Day on Music Row

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Hear from Past Winners

From Lyric Contest Win to Billboard #1

From Lyric Contest Win to Signed by Jimmy Buffett

Meet the Contest Judges

Get your lyrics in front of...

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Contest FAQ

How much does it cost?

$15 per song

How do I submit my lyrics?

Copy and paste your lyrics into the form below.

Do I maintain ownership of my lyrics?

Yes! We do NOT claim ownership in the materials you submit in conjunction with the Contest.

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Get started by submitting the form below

Copy/paste your lyrics into the "Song Title & Lyrics" field

Evergreen Lyric Contest Form

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Add Lyric Entries

The entry fee is $15.00 per song. You may submit as many entries as you like for each contest.
Please enter the title of your song in the first line.

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