New Call for Cross-Genre Travel Writing!

13 October 2014

Here is a little blurb about our journal:

This is not so much a journal as a collaborative literary geography of the places we’ve read about, and subsequently visited.
We live thousands of lives through the pages of our beloved books, and sometimes we are blessed with the luck of being able to physically visit the spaces occupied by our fictional friends (or foes). This is a place to discover those spaces; and perhaps find a new one or two near you.
If you know of a destination or landmark that can be found in a book, or you have a sneaking suspicion of one, please, submit to us your encounter. Give us your thoughts, feelings, even pictures. The strange, funny, sad, and silly are all welcome here.

And here is a description of what we are looking for specifically:

Any piece published on this site must contain two things:
1. It must contain a physical place.
2. It must contain a specific geographical point from an actual book, author, genre, or period of writing.
I am looking for engaging, touching, funny, soulful, sad, silly, enchanting, and interesting pieces about the interactions between the fictional books we love (and the people that wrote them) and the places they wrote about, the places they wrote in, or the places they wished existed which now exist.
The only exception to this is literary landmarks that stand on their own such as libraries.
Preferably posts would come with pictures, but it is not necessary.

Visit our website for details: http://bibliophilicwanderlust.com/about/

Bethlehem Writers Roundtable 2015 Short Story Award

13 October 2014

We are now accepting submissions of
short fiction or memoir
(2000 words or fewer)
once again on the theme
“Food Stories”
for our
2015 Short Story Award
Contest runs from 10/1/14 – 1/31/15

The First Place winner story will receive a $200 cash award and publication of the winning story either in the Bethlehem Writers Group’s upcoming anthology of food stories, A Readable Feast: Sweet, Funny, and Strange Tales for Every Taste, or as a featured story in Bethlehem Writers Roundtable.
Our first anthology, A Christmas Sampler: Sweet, Funny, and Strange Holiday Tales (2009), won two Next Generation Indie Book Awards: Best Anthology and Best Short Fiction. Our second anthology, Once Around the Sun: Sweet, Funny, and Strange Tales for All Seasons came out on November 5, 2013, and was a Finalist for Best Anthology in the 2014 Next Generation Indie Book Awards.
Second and Third Place winners will receive a cash award ($100 and $50 respectively) and publication in Bethlehem Writers Roundtable.
Entry Requirements:
• Stories must be submitted using the form below
• Entries must be no more than 2000 words
• All entries must be previously unpublished, and adhere to our Terms and Conditions. (visit website)
• Submissions open at 12:01 a.m. on October 1, 2014 and must be received by 11:59 p.m. EST, January 31, 2015.
• Payments are requested within 24 hours of submissions. All payments must be received through PayPal no later than 11:59 p.m. EST on February 2, 2015.

Entry Fee:
• $10 per story.

Prizes:
• First prize: $200 and consideration for inclusion in the upcoming BWG anthology, A Readable Feast: . If it is not accepted for publication in the print anthology, it will be featured in an upcoming edition of the Bethlehem Writers Roundtable. (There is no guarantee of print publication, but all previous contest winners have been accepted to be published in print.)
• Second prize: $100 and publication in the Bethlehem Writers Roundtable.
• Third prize: $50 and publication in the Bethlehem Writers Roundtable.
• Honorable Mentions: Stories may be selected for Honorable Mention and offered publication in the Bethlehem Writers Roundtable.
Judging:
• Initial blind judging will be performed by members of the Bethlehem Writers Group, LLC. Finalists will be notified by March 30, 2015.
• Final selection of winners will be done by author Curtis Smith. Prize winners will be notified by April 30, 2015.
• Contest winners will be announced on the Bethlehem Writers Roundtable website and on the Bethlehem Writers Group website (www.bethlehemwritersgroup.com) by May 1, 2015.

Visit the website for Terms and Conditions:  http://www.bwgwritersroundtable.com/


Table 4 Writers Foundation – 3rd Annual Writing Competition

13 October 2014

The Table 4 Writers Foundation, formed to honor the legendary restaurateur Elaine Kaufman, will award a grand prize of $5,000 and two runner-up prizes of $2,500 apiece to promising writers as part of its third annual competition.

What’s at Stake: One grand prize of $5,000; two runner-up prizes of $2,500 apiece.

Who’s Eligible: Writers 21 and older; Previous winners not eligible.

What to Submit:
1. A completed application form obtained from the foundation’s website (www.table4.org). Information will include your full name, home address, phone number(s), email address, and title of the entry. In addition, the entrant must explain how the grant will be used to further their work. Identifying information should appear only on the entry form and should not appear on the title page or any other page of the entry.
2. Four hard copies of one piece of unpublished prose (fiction or nonfiction) that deals with some aspect of New York City in a meaningful way. Submissions are limited to short stories, essays, and book excerpts. Each entry should be about 4 to 10 pages long, or 1,000 to 2,500 words. The work can be self-contained or an excerpt of a longer work, but must be the work of only one person (no collaborative entries). Submissions must be the original work of the entrant and may not be based, in whole or in part, on any other fiction or nonfiction material, published or unpublished.
3. A $10 entry fee (check or money order), made out to The Table 4 Writers Foundation.
Where to Submit: Send by U.S. Mail to 1650 Broadway, Suite 405, New York, NY, 10019. No electronic submissions will be accepted.
The Deadline: Entries must be postmarked no later than Nov. 15, 2014.

Download the 2014 Grant Guidelines

Download the 2014 Entry Form >

Where to Submit:
Send by U.S. Mail to: Table 4 Writers Foundation 1650 Broadway, Suite 405 New York, NY 10019
No electronic submissions will be accepted.
The Deadline: Entries must be postmarked no later than Nov.15, 2014.
Additional Terms:
• All entries must be written in English
• Submissions will not be returned
• Members, employees, competition judges of the Table 4 Writers Foundation and their immediate families, and previous winners are not eligible to take part in the competition
• Grant recipients will be notified no later than Feb. 1, 2015
• Grants will be awarded at the annual spring event in 2015

Visit the website:  http://www.table4.org/


22nd ANNUAL MEMOIRS COMPETITION

13 October 2014

Deadline: Postmarked by November 30, 2014.


AWARDS:

1ST Place:  Your choice of a 2 night stay at The Mountain Muse B&B in Asheville; or 3 free workshops (in person or online); or 50 pages line-edited and revised by our editorial staff

2nd Place: Two free workshops; or 35 pages line-edited

3rd Place:  One free workshop, or 25 pages line-edited

10 Honorable Mentions

GUIDELINES:

Submit a memoir of 5,000 words or less.  Multiple entries are accepted.  All work must be unpublished.

Pages should be paper clipped, with your name, address, email, phone and title of work also on a cover sheet. Double-space, and use 12 point font. The entry fee is $25 per story, or $20 for Workshop members.

 Enclose self-addressed stamped envelope for critique and list of winners.

Please make check or money order payable to The Writers’ Workshop, and mail to:

Memoirs Contest, 387 Beaucatcher Road, Asheville, NC  28805.

Emailed submissions may be sent to: writersw@gmail.com, with “Memoirs Contest” in the subject. No SASE is necessary.

The entry fee is payable online at www.twwoa.org


2nd GINOSKO FLASH FICTION CONTEST

13 October 2014

$500 Award, $10 entry fee,

deadline: March 1, 2015

Submit up to 2 pieces, 800 words maximum each piece.

Final Judges: 
Maggie Heaps, Michael Hettich, Gary Lundy, E M Schorb, Larissa Shmailo, Andrena Zawinski, Andrei Guruianu, Robert Paul Cesaretti.

Awarded work will be published on Ginosko Literary Journal website.

Guidelines and Eligibility:

The Ginosko Flash Fiction Award is for an unpublished work of flash fiction. Awarded piece is selected through a submission process open to all writers with the following exception:

Relatives or individuals having a personal or professional relationship with any of the final judges where they have taken any part whatsoever in shaping the submitted manuscript.

Procedures and Considerations:

Please submit work, along with a brief bio, and cover letter if desired, to GinoskoContest@gmail.comAttachments must be in .wps, .doc, .rtf, or .pdf form, otherwise they will not be considered (please include last name on every page submitted).

Send print submissions to:

CONTEST
Ginosko Literary Journal
PO Box 246
Fairfax, CA 94978

Payment Procedures:

Online submissions will receive emailed invoices via PayPal, though you do not need a PayPal account. Print submissions may send $5 in cash or check (made payable to Ginosko Literary Journal) to the above address. 

Visit the website:  http://www.ginoskoliteraryjournal.com/contest.htm


Call for Submissions: The Multiple eXposure Project Zine 1.0

13 October 2014

Attention writers, researchers, photographers, visual artists, and image-makers!

The Multiple eXposure Project is a multimedia, multi/trans/inter-disciplinary artistic practice and research-based initiative that explores the many layers of image-making, participatory photography, visual ethnography, and performative encounter(s) between the image and the spectator.

We are happy to announce that we will be publishing the very first issue of our collaborative zine and we are now accepting submissions until December 31, 2014.

The theme of our upcoming zine is “Self-as-Subject”, an exploration of the “self” and its manifold permutations – its presence, identity, representation, liminality, and (dis)embodiment – in this day and age of digital madness, hyperreality and mobility.

The zine is multimedia so we are accepting text and image-based submissions related to the theme in any format imaginable such as: articles, essays, reviews, short stories, poetry, interviews, photographs (film or analogue), visual narratives, videos, digital art, illustrations, cartoons, mixed media, collages, experimental pieces, etc. Collaborative projects are very much welcome. Multiple entries are also accepted. Digital and printed copies of the zine will be released.

Some notes to remember:

-   Please include your name, short profile, country of origin, and blog/website (if applicable) in your email.

-   Photo submissions in jpeg format must include a title and description.

-   When necessary, please follow the proper citations (MLA style) in article submissions.

Please email your submissions to themultipleexposureproject@gmail.com.

For more information on The Multiple eXposure Project, check out our website: http://www.themultipleexposureproject.co.nr


Writing Guest Blogging: Daily (w)rite A Daily Ritual of Writing

12 October 2014

Guest Post Guidelines

The guidelines might change with time, but so far this is what I request. I realize the list is long, but it is essential in order to avoid misunderstandings and time-wasting down the road. I respect your time and effort, and this is a good way to ensure neither is wasted. The following requirements are also valid for guest interviews.
General Guidelines:
•  Your post must be original and must not have been published before on the web.
•  You agree to not publish the post anywhere else for 3 months after it is published on this blog, to maintain its uniqueness.
•  The guest posts need to be related to reading, writing, publishing, inspirational, or self-improvement/ lifestyle topics, as that is what this blog is about.
•  You may include two links in the byline, which will be displayed at the bottom of the post, and one link inside the post linking back to your blog/ content.
•  Please include a bio, so readers can get to know you better, and add your Twitter handle, if you have one. Your own picture would be nice, but it is optional. These would help me feature you on my Guest Blogger page, dedicated to all the writers who have guested on my blogs.
•  Please send in an accompanying image that is relevant to the post, and is not so heavy that I have to resize it.
•  Please ensure that the post is well-edited, readable, and written in good English.

Promotion Guidelines
•  Talk about the guest post at your blog and on Twitter or any other social media, so the post you write gets comments from your regular readers. I’ll do the same, but I’ll notice if you do not make any effort to promote your own post.
•  Stick to a word count of up to 400 words to ensure that you hold the readers’ attention. A well-thought-out title would attract more visitors, which is after all what this is all about: providing you more exposure.
•  Ensure that you’re available to interact with readers who comment on your post.
Formatting Guidelines
•  Make sure to include the author byline at the bottom, with the link to your website, twitter links etc. already formatted.
•  Make sure the paragraphs are short, for easy reading. Bullet points welcome.
Submission Guidelines
·      Before you submit a guest post, please check with me about the topic etc so I can tell you if it has been covered recently, or is not relevant to the blog. This should be done at least a month before you want the post to appear.
·      I do not support overt advertisements, unless it is to promote an author’s book: fiction, or related to publishing fiction in some way.
·      You can send the post to me on the email atozstories at gmail dot com. Please include the post in the body of the email itself, or as a .doc attachment. It is helpful if you add the link to your site/blog on all your mails, so I can easily find what to promote.
·      Usually within 2-3 days of receiving it, I’ll reply stating what date the post will be up.
·      The guest post should be with me at least four days before the date of publication, so I can schedule it correctly, and in some cases, run it by you, to check everything looks right.
·      I would mostly feature regular followers of my blog or authors I have interacted with before, so any outside blog tours must discuss a possible guest post or interview with me about two months in advance.
 
I’ll make exceptions to some of these guidelines as and when necessary, but that depends entirely on the circumstances. Any questions, tweet me up@damyantig, or mail me at atozstories at gmail dot com.
Visit http://damyantiwrites.wordpress.com/guest-bloggers-on-amlokiblogs/  the Guest Bloggers page for examples of acceptable writing submission. No spam or commercial advertisement whatsoever!
Visit the website:  http://damyantiwrites.wordpress.com/

About the writer:

Damyanti is an established freelance writer who wants to try out an experiment. She has an ambition of writing something everyday, something that could be long or short, on any topic whatsoever, but always imaginative and meaningful.

She is also trying to figure out a way to step into fiction: a field she has touched before, but never professionally. She has been published in QLRS, and her stories have been included in different anthologies by Twelve Winters Press, USA , Monsoon Press Singapore, Marshall Cavendish Singapore , MPH Malaysia and others.


‘At War’ Poetry Competition

11 October 2014
‘At War’ Poetry Competition (Free entry)
Arts Award Voice is an online magazine created by young people, for young people interested in the arts (artsawardvoice.com). As nations across the globe mark one hundred years since the beginning of the First World War, Arts Award Voice are excited to have launched a poetry-writing competition that will encourage writers to engage with the centenary in a creative way. 
We are asking young people aged 11-22 to submit original poems on the theme ‘At War’. The competition deadline is November 11th 2014 – Remembrance Day. 
The competition is open to two age categories, 11-16 and 17-22, and the judges are looking forward to reading poems from a wide range of young people. The prize includes a National Art Pass, and feedback from the judges for the winning poems – an invaluable opportunity for any budding writers. We will also publish a selection of poems in an e-book which will have a small print run, and winners will each receive a copy.
Arts Award Voice is delighted that Joelle Taylor, Kat Francois and Caroline Bray have agreed to judge the competition. 
Joelle Taylor is a spoken word artist and poet, and Founder and Artistic Director of SLAMbassadors UK, the Poetry Society’s national youth slam championship. She worked alongside Caroline Bray (Arts Award Museums, Heritage and Libraries Associate) with Bronze Arts Award students recently on a project which saw them writing poetry inspired by First World War objects and stories from The British Postal Museum and Archive, before performing their work at the Roundhouse in Camden. 
Kat Francois is a performance poet. She is the 2005 World Slam Champion and a resident poet at Theatre Royal, Stratford East. She has also written and performed a one-woman play called Raising Lazarus, charting the journey of West Indian soldiers who came to fight for Britain during the First World War.
The potential of this poetry competition is far reaching; as Joelle Taylor notes, reading the poetry of young people it “like listening to thoughts from the future. I believe that poetry can affect positive change in the world, and even that these poems can help us erase war and find peaceful ways to end conflict. I can’t wait to read them.”
Entries should be sent to voice@artsaward.org.uk, along with name, age and email address. All questions and queries regarding this competition can also be sent to voice@artsaward.org.uk.
For more information, please visit this link: http://www.artsawardvoice.com/magazine/articles/general-features/war-poetry-competition-0

Writers’ Village International Short Fiction Award Winter 2014

11 October 2014

$1600 is the top prize on offer for short fiction in the Writers’ Village International Short Fiction Award winter 2014. The second prize is $800, third prize $400 and there are five runner up prizes of $80. A further ten Highly Commended entrants will receive a free entry in the next round.

Everyone wins because every contestant, win or lose, gains feedback on how their stories were graded – plus tips for improvement.

Winners will be awarded the title ‘Winner, the Writers’ Village International Short Fiction Award winter 2014’ and see their work showcased online.

Any genre of prose fiction may be submitted up to 3000 words, except playscripts and poetry. Entries are welcomed world-wide. The fee is $24 and multiple entries are permitted. Deadline is midnight 31st December 2014. Entry rules plus all winning stories since 2009 can be found at:

http://www.writers-village.org


RUMINATE Magazine: 2014 William Van Dyke Short Story Prize

11 October 2014

RUMINATE Magazine is currently accepting submissions for our 2014 William Van Dyke Short Story Prize with final judge Larry Woiwode.

Along with publication in our Spring 2015 issue, the winner and runner-up will be awarded $1500 and $200, respectively.

There is a $20 entry fee, which includes a complimentary copy of the Spring 2015 issue.

The deadline for submissions is October 27th, 2014.

To read the complete contest guidelines and to submit, please visit our website: http://www.ruminatemagazine.com/submit/contests/fiction/


THE FIFTH ANNUAL GeminiMAGAZINE POETRY OPEN

11 October 2014

THE FIFTH ANNUAL
GeminiMAGAZINE
POETRY OPEN
GRAND PRIZE: $1,000
SECOND PLACE: $100
Four Honorable Mentions ($25 each)

ENTRY FEE: $5 (up to three poems)

DEADLINE: January 2, 2015

All Six Finalists Will Be Published in
The March 2015 Issue of Gemini

prose poem rhyme free verse

ballad aubade

haiku haibun

sonnet lyric elegy limerick. . .

Doesn’t matter what it’s called as long as it moves us!
No restrictions on subject, style or length. We welcome
work from new and established poets and everyone in
between. Entries are read blind so everyone gets an
equal chance.

Simply send your best unpublished poems by email or
snail mail.

How to enter, visit: http://www.gemini-magazine.com/poetryopen.html

 


2104 Walker Percy Prize in Short Fiction

11 October 2014

The search is what anyone would undertake if he were not sunk in the everydayness of his own life. To become aware of the possibility of the search is to be onto something. —Walker Percy

We are looking for well-crafted, dynamic writing that demonstrates attention to the language, writing that engages, surprises, and moves us. We subscribe to the belief that in order to truly write well, one must master the basics: grammar and syntax, punctuation, diction, the sentence, the paragraph. Beyond that, we are looking for writing that has something honest to say about human experience—writing that, in the spirit of Walker Percy, is onto something.

Winner receives $1,000 and publication in New Orleans Review. All finalists considered for publication.

Enter previously unpublished original stories up to 7,500 words. The author’s name should not appear on the manuscript. Entries may be simultaneous submissions but the entry fee is nonrefundable if the story is accepted elsewhere. Please notify us immediately to withdraw a story that is taken elsewhere. There is no limit on the number of entries you may submit.

Contest open to all writers in English with the exception of current students or employees or others affiliated with New Orleans Review or Loyola University New Orleans. Writers who have a strong personal or professional relationship with the editorial staff or with the final judge are asked to abstain from entering the contest in order to prevent a conflict of interest. We comply with the Council of Literary Magazines and Presses (CLMP) Code of Ethics. Final judge: Christopher Chambers.

Entry fee: $15.00

Deadline December 15, 2014. Winner announced and published in 2015.

How to enter, visit:  https://walkerpercy.submittable.com/submit


InkTears Short Story Competition 2014

11 October 2014

Now open for entries.

Deadline: 30 November 2014

Type: Short story (UK + International)

Prizes:

Winner:  £1,000

Runner-up: £100

4 x Highly Commended £25

All prizewinners will have their story published to the InkTears Readers and their Bio published on the InkTears website.

Full results will be announced by 30 March 2015.

Fee: £6.00.  Length:1000-3500 words, any theme and open to age 18+.

NB: stories may have been previously published or unpublished – see website Rules 2 and 3.

www.inktears.com for full details and how to enter.

 

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theNewerYork Department of Forms and Records Contest

11 October 2014

theNewerYork Department of Forms and Records

is a large, desolate building

You can hear the wind whistling through our empty filing cabinets. The dazed bureaucrats in our skyscrapers have no one to direct. They have each other sign documents in triplicate out of boredom. We need your help to make our government real, because we’ll never be a real fictional city-state without halls of paperwork.

Fill our coffers with your weirdness

We need you to take the dull bureaucracy of paperwork, legal documents, laws, and forms and tell some stories, make some art. We’re looking for stories that looks like or are inspired by the drudgery of paperwork, straight faced legal forms, the sub-clauses found in laws, or the elaborate and confusing Terms and Conditions we lie about having read almost every day. Think fictional contracts, procedural documents, policy summations, court transcripts, and so on. We want to see how much drama, excitement, satire, and pathos you can infuse into the barren wordscape of legal mumbojumbo.


 

Entry fee: $11.15

Entry fee + judge’s response (critique/review): $26.15

1st Place: $511.10

Also:

  • Story will be featured on the website (and social media)
  • You’ll receive a framed and designed poster/printed version of the story
  • Free copies of all (5) of theNewerYork’s print books
  • “Stay Horny for Art” tote bag

2nd Place: $103.34

Also:

Runners-Up:

Several pieces will be chosen and put together to be printed into standardized-test-style pamphlets and printed on demand from the website, with royalties given. Depending on final numbers, we will probably send free copies to all included writers.

Visit the website for details on how to enter!  http://theneweryork.com/bureaucrat/

 


Announcing a Bibliophilia writing contest:

11 October 2014

“What does your avatar say about you?”

Ah, the avatar–as forum communities grow, new and creative ways of self-expression flourish. One such way is through the use of avatars, an image that reflects some aspect of the user’s personality. An avatar can either chip away at the bland anonymity of cyberspace or it can symbolize something private to the user–or both at the same time. It can deceive, invent, re-invent, encapsulate, magnify, or downplay. An avatar can relate to a forum member’s username, but it doesn’t have to. It may or may not be obvious to other members of the same forum what that avatar symbolizes.

Bibliophilia is running a contest to challenge our members to answer the question “What does your avatar say about you?” Write a fiction or non-fiction piece, or even a poem, that works with the visual component of your avatar and guides us in interpreting your avatar.

Entry is free. If you are not already a member of Bibliophilia, you can register for free, upload an avatar, and enter the contest before the November 1, 2014 deadline.

General Guidelines:

Entrants must be registered members of Bibliophorum.org by the deadline of midnight GMT, November 1; registration is free.
Entrants must have posted an avatar to their user profile by the deadline of midnight GMT, November 1, 2014 (see “Avatar guidelines” below).
Entrants must write 500 words of prose or less (exclusive of the title) or 40 lines or less of poetry (exclusive of the title) to answer the question “What does your avatar say about you?” Entries may be non-fiction or fiction prose or a poem, and must not be published elsewhere either in print or in any digital form (including online).
Entries must have a title.
Entries must include a cover letter with the entrant’s username, legal name, pen name (if applicable), mailing address, and email address, as well as a brief (2-3 sentence) bio that will be posted online with the winning entries.
Individuals may enter only once, regardless of how many user profiles they have at the forum. In the event that an individual is found to have entered the contest more than once, all entries from that individual will be deemed invalid.
Entries must be submitted by email to:
bibliophorum1 (at) gmail.com
with the required information and the text of the entry pasted into the body of the email. The administrator of Bibliophilia.org and Bibliophorum.org is not responsible for lost entries.
Judge’s decisions are final. Judge will not enter into any correspondence with the entrants.
No amendments, additions, or changes to an entry are allowed once the entry has been submitted to the above email address. You may withdraw your entry from the contest at any time by emailing us at:
bibliophorum1 (at) gmail.com
Simultaneous submissions are discouraged; please do not submit a work to this contest that is under consideration for publication elsewhere, and please do not submit your entry to this contest for consideration for publication elsewhere until the winners of this contest are announced.
Avatar guidelines:

Entrant’s avatar may not be a copyrighted image and must not be previously published in print or in digital form (including online).
Entrant’s avatar may not be blank, i.e. the entrant must upload an avatar to their user profile by the deadline of midnight GMT, November 1, 2014.
The avatar must be no larger than 120 x 120 pixels and no smaller than 100 x 100 pixels.
The avatar which is the basis of an individual’s entry must remain part of their user profile until a winner is announced.
Prizes

The top three entries will be published on Bibliophilia.org and archived on the site with unrestricted public access. By entering this contest, entrants are thereby agreeing to have their entry published on the site.
First prize: five books authored by Bibliophilia members to be delivered to the prizewinner’s mailing address by regular post. Books will represent various genres, including poetry and non-fiction.

Second prize: four books authored by Bibliophilia members to be delivered to the prizewinner’s mailing address by regular post. Books will represent various genres, including poetry and non-fiction.

Third prize: three books authored by Bibliophilia members to be delivered to the prizewinner’s mailing address by regular post. Books will represent various genres, including poetry and non-fiction.
Prizewinners will not receive copies of their own book.
Judging

The judge for this competition will be Victor Martinez (*read a note from the judge below).
Entries will be judged on the basis of expressiveness, writing skill, creativity in answering the focus question, and the degree of congruence between the entrant’s avatar and written entry.
The administrator of Bibliophilia.org and Bibliophorum.org reserves the right not to award any or all of the prizes in the event that none of the entries are judged to be of sufficient merit.
The administrator of Bibliophilia.org and Bibliophorum.org reserves the right to extend the deadline in the event that none of the entries submitted by the deadline of midnight GMT, November 1, 2014 are judged to be of sufficient merit.
Response time for the announcement of the winners will depend on the number of entries received.

If you have any questions, please email the forum administrator (bintarab) at:

bibliophorum1 (at) gmail.com
*A Note From the Judge, Victor Martinez

My name is Victor Martinez, and I have been asked to judge the Bibliophilia Avatar Writing Contest. You know how judging a literary contest can be, it all depends on how the judge feels on that particular day. I can tell you that most nights, I don’t sleep well, so I promise to take the appropriate dosage of pills the night before I get into judging mode.

As for my experience, I have written one novel, two plays, countless short stories, and a bunch of poetry. I’ve always wanted to be a writer, and as a result I spent 16 years as an English teacher always with a ton of papers to grade, developing rubrics that would be fair to all students. So, all I can hope is that I will be a fair judge to all you writers out there. I look forward to reading your entries, and most of all, to your enthusiasm.

Visit the website:  http://www.bibliophilia.org/


Call for submissions: GeminiMagazine

11 October 2014

We have no guidelines or restrictions on
writing style or content—nada, zilch, keine. As
Charlie “Bird” Parker pointed out, “There’s no
boundary line to art.” We don’t want to set any
boundaries so we use a clean, simple selection
process: if it strikes a chord with us we print it.

Payment: $10 per published piece

TO SUBMIT BY EMAIL (except contest entries):

Paste previously unpublished fiction, poetry,
essays, memoirs, short plays or other
interesting work into body of email and send to:

submissions@gemini-magazine.com

No attachments except JPEG images for art and
photography. Don’t send contest entries to this
email address. See box at top for contest info.

TO SUBMIT BY SNAIL MAIL:

Gemini Magazine
P.O. Box 1485
Onset, MA 02558 USA

(include SASE/email address for reply)

*****

Submission period: 365 days per year

Response time: We have a large backlog and
are making every effort to catch up. After 60
days please feel free to inquire about your
submission. We will respond to all submissions.

Rights: All rights revert to author upon
publication in Gemini Magazine.

Visit the website:  http://www.gemini-magazine.com/submit.html


Top of the Mountain Book Award

11 October 2014

Two Categories:

Fiction & Creative/Narrative Nonfiction

Dates of submission:

September 15, 2014 to February 1, 2015

www.NorthernColoradoWriters.com

PRIZE: $1,000

Finalists will be announced and notified on or around March 1, 2015 and the winners will be announced in March 27, 2015 during dinner at the NCW 10th Anniversary Writers Conference. Attendance at the conference is not required.

First Place: Framed certificate and $1,000 

Finalists: Certificate

*Please read guidelines carefully and thoroughly; some rules have changed. Failure to properly submit entry per guidelines may result in disqualification and your entry fee will be forfeited.*

*Manuscripts cannot be print form (or e-published) during submission dates. Should it be published in any form during submission dates, please contact us via email: TOM@northerncoloradowriters.com and let us know. Your submission will not be considered and you’ll be refunded your entry fee. If your manuscript is found to be published, your entry fee will not be refunded and your manuscript will not be considered.*

FICTION GUIDELINES

CREATIVE NONFICTION GUIDELINES

Visit the website:  http://northerncoloradowriters.com/upcoming-events-mainmenu-133/writing-contests


Green Lady Award for Fiction

11 October 2014

Green Lady Press is offering up-and-coming writers from around the world the chance to be published. We will award prizes for outstanding fiction, plus feature selected works in an online anthology for our launch. The theme is ‘resistance’ and we will be looking for innovative interpretations. Deadline is November 30th, midnight GMT. Winners and shortlisted entries will be announced in January 2015. The anthology will be made available free for all entrants and their families.

1st Place: £50

2nd Place: £25

During the competition process, exceptional entries may be singled out for ‘Author Highlight’ features which may involve a brief excerpt, Q and A, and link to the author’s website. 

10th Sept update: we’ve had some wonderful entries so far! Should the quality of the anthology be high enough, we will invest in a small print run for The Book of Resistance; a beautiful book for sale in UK gift shops.

18th Sept update: please note that ‘resistance’ does not always have to be overt. We appreciate subtlety too, and the many ways in which the word can be interpreted!

Guidelines:

* The work must be your own, and previously unpublished in print or online. 

* Word limit: 3000 words. We prefer shorter, highly compact stories. 

* The entry fee is £5. A maximum of 3 stories may be submitted. 

* All genres are permitted. 

Visit the website for details on how to enter: 

http://www.greenladypress.com/#!competition/c18g4


PRISM international writing contests

11 October 2014

All contests: Each entry includes a one-year subscription or subscription extension for PRISM international, beginning with the contest issue (Spring 2015 for Non-Fiction and Summer 2015 for Fiction/Poetry).

All 1st prize winners will be published in PRISM, and runners-up will be published at the discretion of the editors. All other entries will be considered for publication as regular submissions (for the possibility of publication in other issues of PRISM).

Please see below for details on each contest. Before you submit your entry, make sure you read the contest rules (found on the paper entry form and on the online submission system).

Creative Non-Fiction Contest

Contest Deadline: November 21st, 2014.

Prize: $1,500 grand prize, $300 runner-up, $200 2nd runner-up
Entry fee: $35 Canadian entries; $40 US entries; $45 Int’l entries (includes a one-year subscription or extension)

Additional entry: $5 each piece
Max. word count: 6,000

Short Fiction Contest

Contest Deadline: January 23rd, 2015.

Prize: $2,000 grand prize, $300 runner-up, $200 2nd runner-up
Entry fee: $35 Canadian entries; $40 US entries; $45 Int’l entries (includes a one-year subscription or extension)

Additional entry: $5 each piece
Max. word count: 6,000

Poetry Contest

Contest Deadline: January 23rd, 2015.

Prize: $1,000 grand prize, $300 runner-up, $200 2nd runner-up

Entry fee: $35 Canadian entries; $40 US entries; $45 Int’l entries (up to three poems may be submitted with each entry, each entry includes a one-year subscription or extension)
Additional entry: $5 each poem

PRISM MAGAZINE IS NOW ACCEPTING ONLINE SUBMISSIONS USING SUBMITTABLE at http://prisminternational.submittable.com/submit

MAIL CONTEST ENTRIES TO EXECUTIVE EDITOR, PROMOTIONS:
CLARA KUMAGAI
PRISM international
Creative Writing Program, UBC
Buch. E462 – 1866 Main Mall
Vancouver, BC, V6T 1Z1
Canada

Visit the website:  http://prismmagazine.ca/contests/

If you have any questions, please contact:   promotions@prismmagazine.ca.

SENTINEL ANNUAL POETRY & SHORT STORY COMPETITIONS 2014

11 October 2014

Sentinel Annual Poetry Competition 2014

Closing Date: 21 December 2014

The Sentinel Annual Poetry Competition 2014 is now accepting entries. Now in its 5th year, previous winners include Bridport Winner Terry Jones, Oz Hardwick, and Sharon Black. Marking Time author and former editor of Envoi, the multi-award-winning poet Roger Elkin returns to judge this competition for the 5th time.

Details: This competition is for original, previously unpublished poems in English Language on any subject, in any style, up to 60 lines long (excluding title). Poems entered should not be under consideration or accepted for publication elsewhere.

Eligibility: Poets of all ages, gender, and nationality living in any part of the world are eligible to enter.

First Prize: £700

Second Prize: £350

Third Prize: £175

High Commendation: £55 x 5

Commendation: Publication in winners anthology only

First Publication: All prize winners and commended poets will receive first publication in an anthology of winners scheduled for September 2015.

Entry Fees: £5 per poem. No maximum number of entries.

Results: Will be announced on 2nd March 2015

How to Enter:  http://www.sentinelpoetry.org.uk/sawc/poetry.html

 

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Sentinel Annual Short Story Competition 2014

Closing Date: 21 December 2014

The Sentinel Annual Short Story Competition 2014 is now accepting entries. Now in its 3rd year, the maiden prize was won in 2012 by Alison Bouhmid, and the 2014 prize was won by Clare Marsh. Tears in the Fence Editor, David Caddy returns to judge the competition for a third time.

Details: This competition is for original, previously unpublished short stories in English Language on any subject, in any style, up to 2000 words long (excluding title). Stories entered should not be under consideration or accepted for publication elsewhere.

Eligibility: Writers of all ages, gender, and nationality living in any part of the world are eligible to enter.

First Prize: £700

Second Prize: £350

Third Prize: £175

High Commendation: £55 x 5

Commendation: Publication only

First Publication: All prize winners and commended authors will receive first publication in an anthology of winners scheduled for September 2015.

Entry Fees: £5 per story. No maximum number of entries.

Results: Will be announced on 2nd March 2015

How to Enter:  http://www.sentinelpoetry.org.uk/sawc/short-story.html


Sentinel Literary Quarterly – Call for Submissions

11 October 2014

Publishing Cycle & General Information

Sentinel Literary Quarterly is currently published on 31st January, 30th April, 31st July, and 31st October. The magazine appears in print, online and eBook formats. Due to space constraints, some items accepted for publication may only appear in the online version, while some may appear both online and in print. There will be some that will appear in print only. All items accepted for publication always appear in the eBook. What appears where is at the discretion of the editors and publisher. Please bear these options in mind while submitting to SLQ.

 

General Submissions Guidelines

 

Deadlines:

December 31st for January 31st publication.

March 31st for April 30th publication.

June 30th for July 31 publication.

September 30th for October 31st Publication.

 

Please note that if you submit your work within the window for a particular quarter and we like your work but may not be able to use it that quarter, we will write to let you know when your work will get published.

Poems: Submit up to 6 poems on any subject of 60 lines or less, or a long poem up to 200 lines plus 2 shorter poems. We generally like to see a range of poems from a poet to help us choose the very best from that author.

Fiction: Submit Short Stories, or Excerpts from Novels on any subject or theme up to 5000 words long. It is probably best to keep your story around the 3000 word mark. However a story needs to be as long or as short as it needs to be. If it has to get to 5000 words, so be it, but not a word more.

Essays: May be up to 10,000 words long.

Plays: Short plays or excerpts from longer plays no longer than 6,000 words. Plays may be on any subject.

Reviews and Interviews: These may be up to 3000 words long.

All materials submitted must be in English Language. We encourage poems written in other languages as long as they are sent together with appropriate translations.

The name of the author as he/she would like to be credited must appear on the materials.

Please send a photograph of yourself in Jpeg format to go on your page.

Copyright: Remains with the authors at all times.

Simultaneous Submissions: We discourage simultaneous submissions. The turnaround time is 8 weeks. Hopefully that is not too long for you.

 

Previously Published Work:

We discourage submissions of previously published work. If we feel strongly about a previously published work we may solicit it. If your work has been published elsewhere and you feel it has not been given the exposure it deserves, and you feel strongly about it, by all means submit it, but please mention where and when it was first published.

Payment: Sentinel Literary Quarterly does not currently pay authors any money for work accepted and published. Every author published in print will receive a complimentary contributor’s copy.

Important: Please submit only materials that are your original work. Bear in mind that Sentinel Literary Quarterly is a magazine and not a blog or discussion forum. Therefore the form and content of any work published in the magazine is final and any aspect of the work, or its authorship, may not be modified after publication. We may alter the content of your work if requested only if the work has been published online. Requests for modification of content, authorship or deletion will not be entertained.

Featured Country

From time to time we will have a section called Featured Country in which we will present a supplement on that country’s literature. If you would like to submit your work specifically for the Featured Country Supplement, please indicate that in your submission. For instance if you are submitting to the issue that will have Argentina as a featured country, in your submission subject, type: ‘Poetry Submission (Argentina Supplement)’ To be included in the Supplement, your poem, essay, short story, or interview will have relevance to the featured country. If we will feature a country in any quarterly we will make a call for submissions on this page.

Submissions by e-mail only:

Send all Poems to Mandy Pannett:  poetryeditor@sentinelquarterly.com  

Send all Short Stories, and excerpts from novels to Ngozi Chuma-Udeh:  fictioneditor@sentinelquarterly.com  

Send all book reviews, essays, plays, and interviews to Nnorom Azuonye:  editor@sentinelquarterly.com

Visit the website:  http://sentinelquarterly.com/submissions-2/


NEGATIVE CAPABILITY PRESS POETRY BOOK CONTEST

11 October 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 between June 18, 2014 and March 13, 2015 (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.

SUBMISSION GUIDELINES: 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.

We will  promote select work of the top three winners on Twitter, Facebook, and other venues.

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

The $25 fee for each entry offsets administrative costs and supports ongoing Negative Capability Press publications.

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


The London Magazine’s Short Story Competition 2014

11 October 2014

This annual international contest from the venerable London Magazine (first published 1732) is for stories of up to 4,000 words.

Closing: October 31, 2014 

Prizes : £500, £300, £200.  The winner will be published in the mag, and the runners-up on the website.                                                                                                                  

Entry Fee: £10.                                                                                             

Comp Page: Click Here .  

Winners: will be announced at a champagne reception at the House of Commons in early 2015. This is a fantastic networking experience and gives the winners a chance to meet The London Magazine team.

Judges: Polly Samson (the author of two collections of short stories and a novel and has written lyrics for two number one albums) and Harriet Kline (the winner of last year’s short story competition).

Visit the website:  http://thelondonmagazine.org/tlm-competition/the-london-magazines-short-story-competition-2014/


BlueCat Screenplay Competition: Feedback for all Entrants

11 October 2014

BlueCat Screenplay Competition Offers Analysis to Every Script

Here at BlueCat Screenplay Competition we provide written analysis for every script submitted. Our group of readers issue detailed notes with the goal of helping every entrant improve their screenplay. This process affords our entrants the option to rework, and then re-submit their scripts based on the feedback they receive. This is just one example of BlueCat’s main objective—to support and develop all screenwriters at every stage of the writing process.

For more information and examples of our script analysis here at BlueCat follow the link: http://www.bluecatscreenplay.com/script-analysis/
Thank You,
Claudia Summerfield
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Upcoming Submission Deadlines:
MID DEADLINE: October 15th, 2014
Submit by: October 15th, 2014
Receive written analysis by:  November 10th, 2014.
Fees:($65 Features, $50 Shorts)

 

FINAL DEADLINE: November 15th, 2014
Submit by: November 15th, 2014
Receive written analysis by: March 1st, 2015.
Fees: ($70 Features, $60 Shorts)

 

SUBMIT YOUR SCREENPLAY: http://www.bluecatscreenplay.com/submit/

 

BlueCat Awards
 
BEST FEATURE SCREENPLAY
$15,000 Grand Prize
Four Finalists
$2,500 Prize

 

BEST SHORT SCREENPLAY
$10,000 Grand Prize
Three Finalists
$1,500 Prize

 

THE CORDELIA AWARD
Best Feature Screenplay from the UK
$1,500 Prize
THE JOPLIN AWARD
Best Feature Screenplay from outside the USA, Canada or the UK
$1,500 Prize
 
Recent achievements by BlueCat Alumni include:
  • 2014 BlueCat Winner HF Crum has signed with manager Michelle Knudsen at MXN. Knudsen co-produced Jason Bateman’s “Bad Words” and also represents screenwriting team Yana Gorskaya & Maia Rossini, who are currently writing a film for FOX and director Paul Feig.
  • 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.

Visit the website:  http://www.bluecatscreenplay.com/


The Magic Oxygen Literary Competition

11 October 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.

Please Read the Rules Before Entering!

In brief, they are:-

  • 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 (Click here for the address and postal details)
  • 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

Visit the website for details on how to enter:  http://www.magicoxygen.co.uk/competition/

 


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