Sentinel Literary Quarterly Competitions

12 August 2014

SENTINEL LITERARY QUARTERLY SHORT STORY COMPETITION

For original, previously unpublished short stories in English language on any subject, in any style up to 1500 words long.

Closing Date: August 31, 2014

Judge: Brindley Hallam Dennis

Prizes: £200 (1st), £75 (2nd), £50 (3rd), £20 x 3 (High Commendation)

Fees: £5/1, £8/2, £10/3, £12/4

Enter competition now

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SENTINEL LITERARY QUARTERLY POETRY COMPETITION

For original, previously unpublished poems in English language on any subject, in any style up to 50 lines long.

Closing Date: August 31, 2014

Judge: Will Daunt

Prizes: £200 (1st), £75 (2nd), £50 (3rd), £20 x 3 (High Commendation)

Fees: £4/1, £7/2, £9/3, £11/4, £12/5, £16/7, £22/10

Enter competition now


MILKEN COMMUNITY SCHOOLS ANNOUNCES NEW PLAYWRITING PRIZE – International search for plays written for teens to perform

12 August 2014

 

Milken Playwriting Prize photo

Milken Community Schools is excited to announce the creation of a major international playwriting prize for plays written to be performed by teenagers.  The prize includes a cash award of $2,000, a script development process, and a full production of the play. A professional dramaturg will assist the playwright and provide readings as needed during the rewriting process. The winner will be promoted to theatres and high schools internationally.

This much-needed award encourages the writing of plays meant for teenagers to perform. High schools, unlike theatres, are constantly looking for large-cast plays with a majority of female actors. Although a variety of grants currently exist for both plays written for adults to perform and plays created by children, the Milken Playwriting Prize is for plays written to be performed by teens.  


“This is a wonderful opportunity for playwrights,” says Milken Playwriting Prize Director Robert Menna . “Our hope is that an increasing number of writers will focus on plays for younger performers. It’s also a chance for writers to challenge themselves in a new way, with the assurance of a professional-level development process and a full production.”


SUBMISSION POLICY:  Professional playwrights and authors are especially encouraged to submit. There is no entry fee. The plays must be unproduced and unpublished, have casts larger than 10, use a majority of female actors, and be between 30 and 90 minutes in length. Other parameters can be found on the Milken Playwriting Prize web page:
 www.milkenschool.org/playprize

DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSIONS:   September 15, 2014 .
Prize announced: January, 2015
Development process:  through April, 2015
Production opens:  November, 2015 

Robert Menna , Director of the Milken Playwriting Prize, has extensive experience working with playwrights. He served as Dramaturg/Literary Manager at Seattle’s Intiman Theatre, founded the Seattle Playwrights Alliance, and worked as co-director of the Ojai Playwrights Conference. He has written and directed dozens of plays, working with noted writers and receiving a commission from the Denver Center to adapt Newbery Award Winner Avi’s The End of the Beginning  . As an educator, Menna  taught in the MFA Acting Program at the National Theatre Conservatory in Denver as well as in various high schools.  For more than eight years, he has taught at Milken Community Schools. He has also co-directed the Denver Center’s Living History program, which reached more than 10,000 high school students annually with its mix of theatre, history, ethics and literature. He holds an MFA in Directing from the University of Washington. 

About Milken Community Schools
Milken Community Schools is one of the largest Jewish, independent, co-educational schools in the country. Serving grades 7-12, Milken is a place of rigorous academic exploration and intellectual inquiry built on a foundation of spiritual and ethical practice, developing students with sharp minds, generous hearts, and kind souls. The school’s 10-acre campus is located in the Santa Monica Mountains along the Mulholland Corridor.


Summer of Content: Blog Contest

12 August 2014

Are you enthusiastic about bridging the gap between marketing and writing? Do you feel that you have what it takes to be a blogger? Would you like to see your work published and recognized as a part of the nDash brand?

If you answered yes to any of the above, you’re in luck! nDash Marketing is launching our first blog writing contest,Summer of Content!

All submissions to Summer of Content must reflect on one of these pivotal topics: 

  • Your reaction/insight on an article in the news that reflects on content marketing (must quote/credit).
  • A personal reflection on content marketing, and its usefulness for b2b and/or b2c companies.
  • How you believe content marketing affects the way a business is viewed (negative or positive).
  • Why you are interested in the concept of content marketing.

We are looking for submissions that shed light on these questions in a fun, unique and up-beat way.

Blog Guidelines:

  • Articles submitted must be between 400-600 words
  • All articles must be original content.  If you do write an article as a reflection of a previously written article, by a different author, then you must cite.
  • Articles must not have been opted elsewhere/published previously
  • All posts must be written in English

Rules:

  • Contestants will be paid via PayPal.  You must have a PayPal account to enter.
  • All articles must be submitted in the body of the email; no attachments will be opened/accepted.
  • Contestants must include their first and last name, and the email address utilized by their PayPal account, within their submission email.
  • No submissions will be accepted after August 31, 2014 at 11:59pm EST. 
  • Must comply with the Terms & Conditions.

Prizes:

  • 1st Place: $700
  • 2nd Place: $150
  • 3rd Place: $100
  • 4th Place: $50

How to Enter:

Please submit your blog post to contest@ndashmarketing.com

Posts should be in the body of the email (no attachments!) 

Deadline:  

August 31st, 2014 @ 11:59pm EST

The winners will be announced on September 15th, 2014 on this webpage, in addition to Facebook, Twitter andLinkedIn.

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If you have any further questions or concerns, please contact the nDash Marketing Team at: contest@ndashmarketing.com.

Cheers! And may the best blogger win!

-The nDash Team

 


Call for Entries: Self-Published/Independently Published Authors

12 August 2014

Deadline: October 1, 2014

Announcing the Third Annual Shelf Unbound Writing Competition for Best Independently Published Book, sponsored by Bowker.

Details and rules are here: http://www.shelfmediagroup.com/pages/competition.html

The winner, finalists, and more than 100 notable books from the competition

will be featured in the December/January 2015 issue of Shelf Unbound magazine.

The overall winner will receive a year’s worth of full-page ads in Shelf Unbound magazine

(rate card value $6,000).

Entry fee: $40 per book

Contact: Margaret Brown, publisher, margaret@shelfmediagroup.com


2015 BlueCat Screenplay Competition – SHORT SCRIPTS WANTED – EARLY DEADLINE SEPTEMBER 1ST

12 August 2014

The BlueCat Screenplay Competition awards the world’s largest cash prize for best short screenplay: $10,000, with three finalists each receiving a cash prize of $1,500.      

In keeping with our longstanding tradition, every screenplay will receive one written analysis. All submissions entered by September 1st, 2014 will receive their written analysis by October 1st, 2014.

If you enter during our next submission period (September 2nd – October 15th), you will not receive your analysis until November 10th.

 

ENTRY FEES: $40 for short screenplays, $60 for feature length screenplays. Students will be eligible to submit their short screenplay at a discounted $35 rate for the duration of the competition.   

 

  • All screenplays submitted early, by September 1st, 2014 will receive their written analysis by October 1st, 2014. ($60 Features, $40 Shorts)

Read more at http://www.bluecatscreenplay.com/rules-guidelines/#IHLkvhuZJdV4ZjJI.99

  • All screenplays submitted by October 15th, 2014 will receive their written analysis by November 10th, 2014. ($65 Features, $50 Shorts)
  • All screenplays submitted by November 15th, 2014 will receive their written analysis by March 1st, 2015. ($70 Features, $60 Shorts)
  • All analyses will be returned by March 1, 2015.

Short screenplays must be between 5 and 40 pages in length.

Check out these interviews with last year’s Short Winner and Finalists:

Interview with 2014 Short Screenplay Winner Jennifer Cui

Interview with 2014 Short Finalist Wenonah Wilms

Interview with 2014 Short Finalist Athenia Paris Mekarnia

Interview with 2014 Short Finalist Jeremy Lerman

Since 1998, the BlueCat Screenplay Competition has provided a community for the unknown screenwriter to develop their work, giving undiscovered talent a path to professional success.

Recent achievements by BlueCat Alumni include:

  • Aaron Guzikowski’s #1 Film “Prisoners,” starring Hugh Jackman, Jake Gyllenhaal, and Melissa Leo, was released in September 2013. He is also the creator of “The Red Road,” a Sundance Channel original series.
  • Young Il Kim’s script, “Rodham,” a 2012 Blacklist Script, recently attached director James Ponsoldt (“The Spectacular Now”). Young recently won the 2013 Alfred P. Sloan Commissioning Grant from Sundance, where he will write a biopic on Stephen Hawking.
  • Ana Lily Amipour’s debut feature, “A Girl Walks Home Alone At Night,” premiered at 2014 Sundance.
  • Ashleigh Powell sold her script, “SomaCell,” to Warner Brothers, with David Goyer attached to produce.

SUBMIT YOUR SCREENPLAY:

http://www.bluecatscreenplay.com/submit/

 

Website: http://www.bluecatscreenplay.com

Facebook: http://facebook.com/BlueCatScreenplayCompetition

Twitter: https://twitter.com/BlueCatPictures

Instagram: http://instagram.com/bluecatscreenplay

Pinterest: http://pinterest.com/bluecatpictures

Youtube: http://www.youtube.com/bluecatscreenplay

Newsletter: http://www.bluecatscreenplay.com/bluecat-newsletter


NEGATIVE CAPABILITY PRESS POETRY BOOK CONTEST

12 August 2014

CONTEST DETAILS: A prize of $2000, manuscript publication, and 25 copies will go to a single winner. Two runner-ups will be chosen for publication. Manuscripts that do not win will be considered for regular publication in the future. The final judge is Amy King of New York.

SUBMISSION PERIOD / DEADLINE: All entries must be submitted online, Deadline: October 15, 2014(entries will be accepted until 11:59:59 PM (CST)). Please do not make revisions once your work is submitted; the winner will be given an opportunity to work with an editor before the manuscript is published.

INSTRUCTIONS FOR SUBMISSIONS: All entries and payment should be made online through Submittable.
Manuscripts should be a minimum of 50 pages to a maximum of 125 pages. Please submit your file in .doc, .docx format. Manuscripts must be typed in 12-point font, Times New Roman or Times. Please make your file name the same as your manuscript title. 

Include a single title page with only the manuscript title. Only one poem should appear on a page. Include a Table of Contents as well as an acknowledgments page listing poems that have been previously published. No more than ten poems may have been previously published in a book. There is no limit on the amount of poems that have been published in journals and magazines, but be aware that the editors prefer new work. The author’s name should appear nowhere in your manuscript or in the file name.

ENTRY FEE: $25.00 per manuscript. Entry fees will not be refunded for manuscripts withdrawn by the author.

Visit the website for details:  http://www.negativecapabilitypress.org/contests/


The Magic Oxygen Literary Competition

12 August 2014

Our short story and poetry competition has an incredible prize fund of £3,000, which will be awarded to each category as follows:

  • First Prize – £1,000
  • Second Prize – £300
  • Third Prize – £100
  • Two Highly Commended – £50

In addition, we will be planting a tree in Kenya for each entry, so every entrant is a winner! When the contest closes we will email the GPS co-ordinates of your tree to you.

Brief guidelines:

  • Short Stories up to 4,000 words, excluding title
  • Poetry up to 50 lines, excluding title and lines between stanzas
  • The theme is open
  • Online entries preferred but written entries are also accepted
  • Open to writers all over the world
  • Entrants must be 16 or over at the time of submission
  • Entries must be written in English and must be your own previously unpublished work
  • Entries must show no name, address or identifying marks other than the title.
  • You may submit as many entries as you wish
  • £5 per entry
  • Closing date midnight 30th November 2014

For complete guidelines on how to enter, visit http://www.magicoxygen.co.uk/competition/


Dream Quest One Poetry & Writing Contest – Winter 2014 – 2015

7 July 2014

The Dream Quest One Poetry & Writing Contest is open to anyone who loves expressing innermost thoughts and feelings into the beautiful art of poetry or writing a story that is worth telling everyone! And welcome to all having the ability to dream… Write a poem or short story for a chance to win cash prizes totaling $1275.00. All works must be original. http://www.dreamquestone.com
Guidelines:
Write a poem, thirty lines or fewer on any subject, style, or form, typed or neatly hand printed.
And/or write a short story, five pages maximum length, on any subject or theme, creative writing fiction or non-fiction (including essay compositions, diary, journal entries and screenwriting). Also, all entries must be typed or neatly hand printed.
Multiple and simultaneous poetry and short story entries are accepted.
Postmark deadline: December 31, 2014
All contest winners will be announced on February 25, 2015.
Prizes:
Writing First Prize is $500. Second Prize: $250. Third Prize: $100.
Poetry First Prize is $250. Second Prize: $125. Third Prize: $50.
Entry fees:
$10 per short story, $5 per poem.
To send entries: Include title(s) with your story (ies) or poem(s), along with your name, address, phone#, email, brief biographical info. (Tell us a little about yourself), on the coversheet. Add a self-addressed stamped envelope for entry confirmation. Fees payable to: “DREAMQUESTONE.COM”
Mail to:
Dream Quest One
Poetry & Writing Contest
P.O. Box 3141
Chicago, IL 60654

Visit http://www.dreamquestone.com for details on how to enter!

No one who achieves success does so without acknowledging the help of others. The wise and confident acknowledge this help with gratitude. “And remember, in whatever you do, it’s okay to dream, for dreams do come true.” –Dream Quest One


Tom Howard/Margaret Reid Poetry Contest

7 July 2014

Tom Howard/Margaret Reid Poetry Contest
Deadline: September 30, 2014
Our 12th annual open-theme poetry contest will award $3,000 in prizes. The Tom Howard Prize of $1,000 will go to the best poem in any style or genre. The Margaret Reid Prize of $1,000 will go to the best poem that rhymes or has a traditional style. Ellaraine Lockie will judge. New this year, you may submit 1-2 poems of any length for a flat $16 fee. Published and unpublished work welcome. Submit online.


Stage of Life Writing Contest

7 July 2014

Deadline:

Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Entry Fees:

$0. No entry fees.

Prizes

In addition to a SWAG package, Stage of Life’s educational literacy sponsors Papa John’s, IHOP, Applebee’s, and SpaWeek donate gift cards to the winning teen and adult essay writers each month.

Description

What’s your story? Educational literacy initiative, StageofLife.com, hosts an international writing contest every month centered around a specific “life” topic. Topic themes have ranged from mental health to consumerism to fear to goal setting to our relationship with nature. The writing community welcomes nearly 1,000,000 teens, college students, teachers, parents and bloggers each year who come to read the stories or enter the writing contests. Answer the monthly “life question” by submitting a 500-word essay to StageofLife.com tailored to the writing prompt and be automatically entered into the writing contest.

Contact Information

contact@stageoflife.com

Website:

http://www.stageoflife.com/Writing_Contests.aspx


Midlife Collage Contests

7 July 2014

Deadline:

Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Entry Fees

No Fee.

Prizes

Cash prize of $50. Winners are eligible for $100 contest.

Description

Free, weekly writing contest for a cash prize. We collect submissions 24/7; it’s a rolling deadline. Must be age 40 or older to enter a short story. See submissions page for guidelines. Go to our Calendar page and watch the short videos for topic ideas.

Contact Information:

ContactUs@MidlifeCollage.com

Website:

http://midlifecollage.com/


The Al Savard Memorial Poetry Contest

7 July 2014

Deadline:

Tuesday, December 30, 2014

Entry Fees

$10

Prizes

$100, $75, $50 and publication in Long River Run.

Description

Open to Connecticut poets only. Submit up to three unpublished poems, maximum 40 lines each, via regular mail.

Contact Information

Savard Poetry Contest, CPS, PO Box 270554, West Hartford, CT 06127.

connpoetry@comcast.net

Website:

http://www.ct-poetry-society.org


NBF Annual Legal Writing Contest

7 July 2014

Deadline:

Saturday, November 15, 2014

Entry Fees:

None, Free to Enter

Prizes

The winner will be awarded with $1,500 to be applied towards law school or college tuition. The winning submission will also be published to the National Bankruptcy Forum website.

Description

The contest is for law school or college students. To participate in the contest, students will have to submit an essay arguing how best to solve America’s student loan problem.

Essay Requirements:
– Submitted work must be at least 2,000 words
– Submissions are due by November 15
– Submissions can be sent using the submission form on the NBF website

Eligibility:
– Recipient must be a law school or college student
– Recipient is a U.S. citizen or legal resident

The winner will be announced by December 1, 2014.

Website:

http://www.natlbankruptcy.com/scholarship/


The Third Annual Thomas Morton Memorial Prize

7 July 2014

Deadline:

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Entry Fees

Donation of $15 per entry.

Prizes

The first prize in each category (fiction and poetry) is $1,000 and a package of books from some of Canada’s best publishers (including Coach House, House of Anansi, and Bookthug) valued at $700, plus publication in our Fall 2014 issue.

Description

The Third Annual Thomas Morton Prize is a yearly contest run by The Puritan Magazine which searches for the finest in groundbreaking fiction and poetry. This year, we are thrilled to announce that our judges will be MARGARET ATWOOD (poetry) and ZSUZSI GARTNER (fiction).

If you have previously unpublished fiction or poetry that you’d like to have considered, submissions can be made through our website at http://www.puritan-magazine.com/submissions/. Each submission is $15.

Full submission rules and formatting guidelines can be found on our website, but basic length rules are: Fiction – no longer than 8,000 words, double-spaced. Poetry – either four poems or four pages, whichever comes first.

Contact Information

For more information, please visit our website at:  www.puritan-magazine.com

Website:

http://puritan-magazine.com/submissions/


Chanticleer Book Review Blue Ribbon Awards

7 July 2014

Deadline:

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Entry Fees

$40

Prizes

First Place Category award winners will compete for the Overall Best Book CBR Grand Prize of a $1,000 and 1st Place Genre Awards for $250.
Award winning books will have the opportunity to be placed on the Chanticleer Book Shelves (which sell and promote the winning titles). Our CBR Book Shelves are located in participating Independent Book Stores across the U.S.
A Chanticleer Book Review
A CBR Blue Ribbon embossed with the Contest Name, Author Name, and Book Title to use in promotion at book signings and book festivals
Digital award stickers for on-line promotion
Adhesive book stickers
Shelf-talkers and other promotional items
Promotion in print and on-line media
Review of book distributed to on-line sites and printed media publications
Review, cover art, and author synopsis listed in CBR’s newsletter

Description

The Chanticleer Book Review (CBR) is looking for published novels and unpublished manuscripts in the following categories:

  • Fantasy and Science Fiction (deadline Jan. 31)
  • Narrative Nonfiction (deadline Feb. 28)
  • Cozy Mystery (deadline March 31)
  • Young Adult (deadline April 30)
  • Romance (deadline May 31)
  • Historical Fiction (deadline June 30)
  • Western, Pioneer, Civil War Historical Fiction, Pre-1900s (deadline July 31, 2014)
  • Mystery/Thriller/Suspense (deadline Sept. 30, 2014)
  • Paranormal/Speculative Fiction (deadline Oct. 31, 2014)

Stories will be judged based on effective use of characterization, an intriguing opening, continuity, a unique story, writing craft, professionalism of editing and formatting throughout the piece, and a satisfying (not necessarily happy) ending. No erotica or graphic violence, please.

Novels may be self-published, indie published or traditionally published. E-pub novels with ISBN or ASIN designations will be accepted in the published division. All novels must have an ISBN or ASIN designation. Entries must be in the English language (please note if British Standard English –BSE – is used instead of ASE). Novels must be 30,000 plus words.

Accepts work in two divisions: Published (Legacy, Indie, Self-Pub, Small Press, E-pub) and Manuscripts.

Contact Information:

info@ChantiReviews.com

Website:

http://chantireviews.com/contests


Bartleby Snopes Literary Magazine 6th Annual Dialogue Only Writing Contest

7 July 2014

Deadline:

Monday, September 15, 2014

Entry Fees

$10 for unlimited entries (only one entry allowed at a time; see Response/Notification section for more details). Entry fee is due at time of submission and will be collected through Submittable.

Prizes

Prizes: A minimum of $500 will be awarded, with at least $300 going to the grand prize winner. Our five finalists will also appear in Issue 13 of the magazine due out in January 2015. Last year we awarded $945 in prize money. For every entry over 50, an additional $5 will be added to the total prize money.

2014 Prize Structure:
1st Prize: $300 minimum + $3 for every entry over 50
2nd Prize: $100 minimum + $1 for every entry over 50
3rd Prize: $50 minimum + $1 for every two entries over 50
4th Prize: $30 minimum + $1 for every 4 entries over 50
5th Prize: $20 minimum + $1 for every 4 entries over 50

Description

Compose a short story entirely of dialogue. You may use as many characters as you want. Your entry must be under 2,000 words. Your entry does not have to follow standard rules for writing dialogue. Your entry cannot use any narration (this includes tag lines such as he said, she said, etc.). Be sure to read our dialogue writing tips for advice on crafting your entry. You can also read our past winners while you’re there.

All finalists will be chosen by the Staff of Bartleby Snopes.

 

Bartleby Snopes was named one of Flavorwire’s “Top Ten Online Literary Magazines You Should Be Reading”. It has nominated yearly for storySouth’s Million Writer’s Award, The Pushcart Prize, and Best of the Net, and has become a force as a short story publication.

Contact Information

http://www.bartlebysnopes.com

Website:

http://www.bartlebysnopes.com/contests.htm


2014 Book Pipeline Contest

7 July 2014

Deadline:

Monday, September 15, 2014

Entry Fees

$50 per entry

Prizes

- Entrance to the Book Pipeline event in Santa Monica, CA in November 2014, where one winner is announced (finalists chosen will range from 2-8) The event will include representatives from Energy Entertainment, Benderspink, and Paradigm.
– $1,000 cash to winning entry
– Airfare to attend the Book Pipeline event (or $500 airfare reimbursement for international finalists)
– Additional development assistance and consultation from Script Pipeline executives

Description

The Book Pipeline Competition, presented by Script Pipeline, is searching for playwrights and authors with material well-suited for film or television adaptation. The winning writer will have meetings with Energy Entertainment (Extant), Benderspink (We’re the Millers, A History of Violence), and Paradigm to discuss further development and the potential for production.

After 12 seasons running the successful Script Pipeline Screenwriting Competition, the 1st Annual Book Pipeline Contest aims to continue discovering new talent and delivering unique, compelling stories to the industry–with the specific intent of getting projects on the fast-track to production.

Contact Information:

Email: entry@scriptpipeline.com

Phone: 323-424-4243

Website:

http://www.bookpipeline.com


2014 Green River Writers Contests

7 July 2014

Deadline:

Sunday, August 31, 2014

Entry Fees

$2-$3 for GRW members
$3-$5 for non-members

Prizes

2 Grand Prizes
1st: $175
2nd: $100
3rd: $50

16 Fiction and Poetry Categories
1st: $30
2nd: $20
3rd: $10

Some are higher, varies by category & sponsor

Description

Offers contests for short fiction, poetry, creative nonfiction and writing for children in a variety of subjects and forms. Poetry categories include sonnets, limericks, rhymed poems, humorous poems, persona poems and free verse. Also offers poetry and nonfiction categories that address social injustice, environmental issues or a love nature. See website for category guidelines.

Contact Information:

contest@greenriverwriters.org
Chuck Suddeth

Green River Writers, Inc.
2014 Writing Contest
c/o Charles Suddeth
9815 Farnham Drive
Louisville, KY 40223

Website:

http://www.greenriverwriters.org/contest2.html


The Ordinary Guru Contest

6 July 2014

Deadline:

Sunday, August 31, 2014

Entry Fees:

FREE to enter!

Prizes:

First Prize: $5,000
Second Prize: $2,500
Third Prize: $1,500

Description:

Have you ever met an everyday, ordinary guru who helped you break a myth that held you back, sparked insight, or helped you see the world a little differently? If so, tell us your story by entering the Ordinary Guru Contest. You can submit a short story, essay, memoir, photo essay, cartoon,graphic novel or poem.

Whomever/whatever the ordinary guru, your story must embody a personal experience. We’re looking for short stories, essays, memoirs, photo essays, graphic stories, cartoons, and poems about ordinary gurus. Ordinary gurus teach us what we need to know in order to expand our view of ourselves and the world. These gurus aren’t just people— they can also be anything in nature that offers you an insight or life-lesson, perhaps a pet, a wild animal, or even a tree that helps you see yourself or life differently.

Contact Information:

Nicholas Kent
nick@mindadventure.com

Website:

http://ordinarygurus.com


The 3rd Hysteria 2014 Writing Competition

6 July 2014

Deadline:

Sunday, August 31, 2014

Entry Fees

£5 for each short story entry and £3 for each flash fiction and poetry entry. Entries are made through the website at http://ht.ly/tlczg where more information, competition rules and guidelines can be found.

Prizes

There are three prizes in each category of £150 (short story), £75 (flash fiction) and £75 (poetry). Each category winner will receive a copy of the final anthology and an interview to help promote them and their work. Second and third prize winners in each category will each get a copy of the anthology to add to their collection and with an author interview.

The top ten stories in each category will also be incorporated into the third anthology, Hysteria 3, which is due for release on December 1, 2014.

Description

The 3rd Hysteria Writing Competition for women opens to entries on April 1 and will close on August 31, 2014.

The Hysteria Writing Competition is organized by The Hysterectomy Association for women only. This year we have three different competitions: short stories of up to 2,000 words, flash fiction of up to 200 words and poetry of up to 20 lines. As usual we are looking for entries that are inspiring and relevant to women.

Contact Information:

More information can be obtained on the website at:  http://www.hysterectomy-association.org.uk/hysteria-writing-competition/ or by emailing linda@hysterectomy-association.org.uk

Website:

http://www.hysterectomy-association.org.uk/hysteria-writing-competition/


Mind Magazine Insight Poetry Prize Competition

6 July 2014

Deadline: Friday, August 15, 2014

Entry Fees: $10 entry per 3 poems.

Prizes:
First place: $300 plus publication; Second place: $150 plus publication, Three honorable mentions: $50 plus publication.

Description:
2014 Mind Magazine INSIGHT Poetry Prize Competition.
Winners will be published in Mind Magazine’s top talent showcase section. All poems submitted will be considered for standard publication. Submit 1–3 unpublished poems, up to three pages each. Entry fee $10, check or money order to Mind Magazine, PO Box 387, O’Brien, OR 97534; or via PayPal to mindmagazinestore@gmail.com
Deadline for all entries is August 15th, 2014. Winner will be announced in September 2014. The Mind Magazine 2014 INSIGHT Poetry Prize Competition will be judged by award winning poet Michael Spring and Editor-in-chief Rich Norman. For more information visit http://www.mindmagazine.net

Contact Information:
Rich Norman
mindmagazinesubmissions@gmail.com

Website:
http://www.mindmagazine.net/#!contests-and-submissions/c1j72


Writer’s Digest Short Story Competition 2014

6 July 2014

We’re looking for short stories! Think you can write a winning story in less than 1,500 words? Enter the 15th Annual Writer’s Digest Short Short Story Competition for your chance to win $3,000 in cash, get published in Writer’s Digest magazine, and a paid trip to our ever-popular Writer’s Digest Conference! The winning entries will be on display in the 15th Annual Writer’s Digest Competition Collection.

Wondering what’s in it for you?

  • A chance to win $3,000 in cash
  • Get national exposure for your work
  • A paid trip to the ever-popular Writer’s Digest Conference

How to enter: register and pay online or download a printable entry form. (Early-Bird Entry fees are $20 per manuscript.)

Early-Bird Entry Deadline: November 17, 2014

Entry Deadline: December 15, 2014

The early-bird entry fee is $20 per manuscript. The regular deadline entry fee is $25 per manuscript.You may enter as many manuscripts as you wish. If you are submitting your entry via regular mail, you may send one check (in U.S. funds) and one entry form for all entries. We accept checks or money orders, Visa, American Express, Discover, and Mastercard for all entries submitted online or via regular mail. Checks should be made out to F+W Media, Inc. Credit cards will be charged within 30 days of the contest deadline. Charges will appear on your statement as “F+W Contests.”

One First Place Winner will receive:

  • $3,000 in cash
  • Their short story title published in Writer’s Digest magazine’s July/August 2015 issue
  • A paid trip to the ever-popular Writer’s Digest Conference!
  • A copy of the 15th Annual Writer’s Digest Short Short Story Competition Collection
  • A copy of the 2015 Novel & Short Story Writer’s Market
  • A copy of the 2015 Guide to Literary Agents

The Second Place Winner will receive:

  • $1,500 in cash
  • Their short story title published in Writer’s Digest magazine’s July/August 2015 issue
  • A copy of the 15th Annual Writer’s Digest Short Short Story Competition Collection
  • A copy of the 2015 Novel & Short Story Writer’s Market
  • A copy of the 2015 Guide to Literary Agents

The Third Place Winner will receive:

  • $500 in cash
  • Their short story title published in Writer’s Digest magazine’s July/August 2015 issue
  • A copy of the 15th Annual Writer’s Digest Short Short Story Competition Collection
  • A copy of the 2015 Novel & Short Story Writer’s Market
  • A copy of the 2015 Guide to Literary Agents

Fourth through Tenth Place Winners will receive:

  • $100 in cash
  • Their short story titles published in Writer’s Digest magazine’s July/August 2015 issue
  • A copy of the 15th Annual Writer’s Digest Short Short Story Competition Collection
  • A copy of the 2015 Novel & Short Story Writer’s Market
  • A copy of the 2015Guide to Literary Agents

Eleventh through Twenty-Fifth Place Winners will receive:

  • A $50 gift certificate for writersdigestshop.com
  • A copy of the 15th Annual Writer’s Digest Short Short Story Competition Collection

 

Early-Bird Entry Deadline: November 17, 2014

Entry Deadline: December 15, 2014

 

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Be sure to check out more writing contests sponsored by Writer’s Digest.


About 15th Annual Writer’s Digest Short Story Competition Collection
This special competition collection features the winning entries by the top 25 winners. You can purchase a copy online or order by mailing in the printable entry form. (You are not required to purchase the collection to enter the competition.)


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Call for submissions: Tinderbox Poetry Journal

6 July 2014

Rolling deadline. Tinderbox Poetry Journal accepts unpublished submissions of all forms of poetry—be it formal to experimental, free verse to hybrid voices, lyric and narrative, language and visual, and all else. They are also interested in critical pieces—essays on craft, poetic issues, interviews, conversations, the like. Launching in June 2014, the first issue features work by DA Powell, Ed Skoog, Amy Gerstler, Rachel Richardson, Farrah Field, Leslie Harrison, Jennifer Firestone, Kelli Russell Agodon, and Ray Gonzalez, among others. Enter via Submittable online form.

Source: https://tinderboxpoetryjournal.submittable.com/submit


Call for Submissions: The Chattahoochee Review – Fall/Winter 2014

6 July 2014

CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS: SKIN

The Chattahoochee Review seeks submissions for its Fall/Winter 2014 double issue with a special focus on “Skin.” Literal and figurative explorations of the theme welcome. We’re particularly interested in sophisticated treatments, whether of sexuality, race, health, species, food, anatomy, or surfaces. Please note the call for submissions in a cover letter and follow the general guidelines below. Our special-focus issues fill quickly; we encourage submissions by August 1, 2014.

GENERAL GUIDELINES

TCR welcomes online submissions via Submittable. We no longer accept paper submissions. General submissions will close during the month of January, but prize submissions will be open during that time.

Since we acquire first North American rights, submissions should be works previously unpublished in North America. Please single-space between sentences. We appreciate a short cover letter with a concise bio that could be used should we publish the work. Please inform us of a simultaneous submission and email us immediately if the work is accepted elsewhere. Please do not mail or email submissions; to be fair to all submitters, these will be returned unread. Questions? Need to withdraw a poem or part of a submission? Email us at gpccr@gpc.edu. Need to withdraw another genre or an entire submission? Please do so via Submittable.

Familiarity with our journal is the best way to know whether or not work is right for us, and reading in general improves writing; we strongly encourage reading a sample copy or subscribing before submitting. Our current issue, Volume 34.1, is available in a Kindle Edition for $3.99, and the first issue under new editorship, featuring Aimee Bender and Natasha Trethewey, is available for $4 in PDF. Please consider reading an issue before submitting. Our response time averages three to four months, longer only in special circumstances. We read year-round.

Submit only your very best work with our assurance it will be given every consideration.

FICTION
TCR publishes high quality literary fiction characterized by interest in language, development of distinctive settings, compelling conflict, and complex, unique characters. Please read a sample copy. Fiction should be double-spaced with numbered pages and one-inch margins. Submit only one story or up to three short-shorts (500-1,000 words each). We consider longer stories of up to 6,000 words and novellas.

POETRY
TCR publishes excellent poetry of all types, including informal personal narratives, prose poems, and formal poems. We consider English translations of poetry from other languages, in which case a brief biography of the poet and translator should be included. Poetry should be single-spaced and include three to five poems per submission.

NONFICTION
TCR publishes distinctive topical essays and personal creative nonfiction of any kind; this includes pieces that might fit into the memoir, travel, and historical nonfiction categories. We are not an academic journal and publish for a general readership. Above all, we are interested in publishing nonfiction that surprises and intrigues us.

INTERVIEWS
TCR publishes interviews with writers of all kinds: literary, academic, journalistic, and popular. Recent interviews have featured Kwame Dawes, Tony Grooms, Wells Tower, Larry Brown, Claude Wilkinson, Ferreira Gullar, and Kunal Basu. Please query us at gpccr@gpc.edu with a proposal for a particular interview.

REVIEWS AND REVIEW ESSAYS
TCR publishes reviews of current fiction, poetry, and nonfiction books, especially those from writers with an innovative approach to subject matter. Several related works may be reviewed at more length in a review essay that engages critical issues not appropriate to a single review. We are always in search of new reviewers. Please query us at gpccr@gpc.edu about the possibility of a particular review or review essay, specifying your credentials for the review.

VISUAL ART
TCR accepts visual art submissions, photography included, by invitation only.

PAYMENT

All contributors receive two copies.

Deadline: August 1, 2014

Visit the website:  http://thechattahoocheereview.gpc.edu/submissions.htm


The 2014 Rattle Poetry Prize

6 July 2014

Postmark deadline: July 15, 2014. The annual Rattle Poetry Prize offers $5,000 for a single poem to be published in the winter issue of the magazine. Ten finalists will also receive $100 each and publication, and be eligible for the $1,000 Readers’ Choice Award, to be selected by subscriber and entrant vote.

With the winners judged in a blind review by the editors to ensure a fair and consistent selection, an entry fee that is simply a one-year subscription to the magazine—and now a large Readers’ Choice Award to be chosen by the writers themselves—we’ve designed the Rattle Poetry Prize to be one of the most writer-friendly contests around.

We accept entries online and by mail. See www.rattle.com for the complete guidelines and past winners, and enjoy “The Fire This Time,” by Roberto Ascalon, winner of our 2013 contest.


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