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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 July/August American Songwriter Issue.

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Submit your lyrics before the deadline.

Now accepting lyrics for the July/August Issue Lyric Contest

1st Place Prizes:

Runner Ups and Honorable Mentions:

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Win a 1 page feature in the July/August 2021 Issue & a J-45 Guitar

Featured below is previous contest winner, Brian Estes, with his song “Some Boys Grow Up To Be Soldiers” & The Gibson J-45 Standard Guitar – Vintage Sunburst (List Price: $2,749)

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

This year's Dream Day on Music Row includes:

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2020 Winner Shawn Byrne's Dream Day on Music Row

Shawn Byrne's Dream Co-Write with Dallas Davidson

Shawn Byrne's Dream Session at OmniSound Studios

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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

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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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