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 Jan/Feb American Songwriter Issue.

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Submit your lyrics before the deadline.

Now accepting lyrics for the Jan/Feb Issue Lyric Contest.

1st Place Prizes:

  • Ovation C2079AXP2-PB ExoticWood Legend Guitar
  • Full page feature in and promotion across American Songwriter
  • Out of the 6 bi-monthly Lyric Contest winners, one annual Grand Prize winner will receive a “Dream Day” on Music Row
  • 1 Year Songcraft Pro subscription

Runner Ups and Honorable Mentions:

  • Top 4 get their lyrics placed in American Songwriter
  • Ten "Honorable Mentions" are placed in American Songwriter by writer, hometown, and song title
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Win a 1 page feature in the Jan/Feb 2021 Issue

Featured in this image is last contest winner, William Simons, with his song “The Blindness Excuse”.

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
  • Lifetime subscription to Songcraft Pro
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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

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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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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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