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For 30 years, the American Songwriter 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. Entrants should send lyric sheet only, no cassettes or musical direction.

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 J-15 Dreadnought Guitar and a Shure SM58 Microphone.

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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 in the print issue and online.

YEARLY GRAND PRIZE: One bi-monthly First Place winner will win a round-trip domestic flight to Nashville for a “Dream Co-writing Session” with Warner Nashville artist and hit songwriter Ashley Monroe. The winner will also receive a full band demo recording session at Omni Sound Studios.

* Past Grand Prize Lyric Contest winners have co-written with hit songwriters such as Lee Brice, Hayes Carll, Chris Young, Rodney Crowell, Bobby Braddock and Chris Stapleton.

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NOTE: Entry form is not required. Simply include Full Name, Mailing Address, Phone & Email with Lyrics & Entry Fee.

Mail to: American Songwriter, ATTN: Lyric Contest, 113 19th Avenue South, Nashville TN 37203
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Feel free to email us at: info@americansongwriter.com if you have any questions.