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, mic and a full page feature in American Songwriter. Plus a "Dream Day" on Music Row.

Now accepting lyrics for the Sept/Oct Issue Lyric Contest:

1st Place Prizes:

  • Ovation Exotic Wood Legend Guitar C2079AXP2-PB
  • Sennheiser E935 Microphone
  • Full page feature in and promotion across American Songwriter
  • Out of the 6 winners, 1 will win a "Dream Day" on Music Row

Runner Ups and Honorable Mentions:

  • Top 4 get their lyrics placed in American Songwriter
  • Ten "Honorable Mentions" are placed in American Songwriter by writer and song title

2019 Winner Mike Guiney's Dream Day on Music Row

This year's "Dream Day" on Music Row includes:

  • Round Trip Flight to Nashville (domestic only)
  • Professional Demo Session (1 song) at Omni Sound Studios
  • Two nights at Union Station Hotel Nashville, Autograph Collection
  • Co-Write with Dallas Davidson (25 #1s)

Hear from Past Winners

From Lyric Contest Win to Billboard #1

From Lyric Contest Win to Signed by Jimmy Buffett

Meet the Contest Judges

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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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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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