The Boston Review: Annual Poetry Contest

21 November 2014

Deadline: June 1, 2015
Judge: TK
First Prize: $1,500 and publication

Complete guidelines:
The winning poet will receive $1,500 and have his or her work published in the November/December 2015 issue of Boston Review. Submit up to five unpublished poems, no more than 10 pages total. Any poet writing in English is eligible, unless he or she is a current student, former student, relative, or close friend of the judge. Mailed manuscripts must be submitted in duplicate, with a cover note listing the author’s name, address, email, and phone number. No cover note is necessary for online submissions. Names and other identifying information must not be on the poems themselves. Simultaneous submissions are not permitted, submissions will not be returned, and submissions may not be modified after entry. Failure to comply with any contest guidelines may result in your submission being disqualified. A non-refundable $20 entry fee, payable to Boston Review in the form of a check or money order or by credit card, must accompany all submissions. All submitters receive a complimentary half-year subscription (3 issues) to Boston Review. Mailed submissions must be postmarked no later than June 1, 2015.

The winner will be announced in the fall on the Boston Review Web site. All poems submitted to the contest will be considered for publication in Boston Review.

Please enter online using our contest entry manager. This requires payment using a credit card.

Or mail submissions to:

Poetry Contest, Boston Review
PO Box 425786
Cambridge, MA 02142


Doubleday Books presents the Haunted City Short Story Contest

19 November 2014

Want to see your frightening and fantastic work in 2015′s most entertaining collection of horror fiction? Blumhouse Books, from the producers of Paranormal Activity, Insidious, and The Purge, will launch in July 2015, with the publication of THE BLUMHOUSE BOOK OF NIGHTMARES: THE HAUNTED CITY, an anthology of original short fiction written by some of the most inventive voices in horror today. And you have the chance to be included!

Doubleday and Blumhouse Books invite you to submit your short story, on the theme of urban horror, for inclusion in The Blumhouse Book of Nightmares: The Haunted City.

Your story:
- Must fit the theme of urban horror.
- Must be less than 2000 words.
- Must be your original work.
- Must be written in English.

Once submissions close, on December 1, 2014, Doubleday and Blumhouse will select six finalists.

Final stories will be posted on the Blumhouse Books and Knopf Doubleday websites and social media, where fans can vote on their favorite story. Voting will be open for a period of two weeks after finalists are announced and stories are posted.

The winning story will be announced on or around January 1, 2015 and will be included in the e-book and print editions of The Blumhouse Book of Nightmares: The Haunted City.

All finalists will receive a hardcover edition of The Blumhouse Book of Nightmares: The Haunted City.

Enter here! http://blumhousebooks.com/#


Share Your Driving Stories and Earn Cash!

19 November 2014

Share Your Driving Stories and Earn Cash!
Safe2Drive is seeking true stories about your experiences as a new or young driver to be published in our driver education course and textbook. We want to hear from teens about what it’s really like out there on the road. What experiences challenged you? Changed you? Scared you straight? Made you proud of your defensive driving skills?
Below are some of the topics you may choose to write about, though you are not required to write about any of these topics as long as your story is related to driving.

• Getting your permit or license
• Challenges or fears you faced when you first started driving
• Mistakes you made or witnessed while driving
• Aggressive driving or road rage
• Drinking and driving
• Texting and driving
• Being distracted while behind the wheel
• A time you did or did not use IPDE
• An accident caused by tailgating or not using proper space management
• Giving the right-of-way correctly/incorrectly
• Parallel parking
• Sharing the road with trucks, motorcycles or vulnerable roadway users
• Vehicle breakdowns or malfunctions
• Taking a road trip

Writing Guidelines:
• Your story must be written in the first person and be about you.
• Your story must be true. No fictional accounts.
• Your story must be between 250-1,200 words.

Writing Tips:
• Make it a story—something funny, exciting, or scary—that readers can relate to. We are not looking for an essay with a thesis or a journalistic article that you would see in a newspaper. This should feel personal.
• Try incorporating dialogue and descriptions of the people and setting to draw the reader in and make them feel like they are really there, experiencing this along with you. Try evoking the five senses.
• Think about having a beginning, middle, and end to the story. In the beginning, you should introduce the setting (i.e. time and place).
• Start as close to the main action/event as possible.
If Your Story is Chosen
If we choose your story for publication in our course, we will notify you by email and request your permission to publish it. You will be paid $100 for all rights to your work. You may use a pen name if you do not feel comfortable using your real name.

Submission Deadline: January 1, 2015

Please submit your story to:  safe2drive1@gmail.com

Visit the website:  http://www.safe2drive.com/


Last Call for Submission: Poetic License 6@6 Reading Series – Deadline: November 20, 2014

19 November 2014
Poetic Theater Productions is seeking submissions for the 6@6 Reading

Series in Poetic License: our 4th annual festival of new poetic

theater, taking place February 2-22, 2015 at Wild Project.

To Submit:

Please fill out the form on our website, poetictheater.com, and e-mail a PDF of your play to submit@poetictheater.com by Thursday, November 20, 2014 for consideration.

Please include your name and contact information along with the script in .PDF format with the file name LastName_FirstName.PDF (i.e. Doe_John.PDF).

Due to the festival time constraints, scripts should be no more than 75 minutes in length.

17 shows have previously been read in the 6@6 Reading Series. Highlights include: Foreign Bodies by Eboni Hogan, faith by Caroline Rothstein, Ricky’s Way by Maurice Decaul, and Paradox of the Urban Cliché by Craig muMs Grant Poetic Theater Productions seeks to define the modern genre of “poetic theater” by connecting and fostering a community of artists who are passionately creating relevant and accessible work and reinvigorating a conscious theater of language.  Through a multi-runged platform of developmental programming, Poetic Theater Productions offers resources and opportunities for poets, playwrights, and theater artists to develop new work and see it through to production. PTP seeks out and creates opportunities to connect with communities affected by the issues of topic within our productions, in NYC and nationwide, through collaborative projects and exchanges of art and ideas.

Visit the website:  poetictheater.com

Essaymama’s Christmas Writing Contest

19 November 2014
Christmas is fast approaching and Essaymama is here to treat the most talented writers with great prizes!With what do you associate Christmas? For EssayMama there are Christmas decorations, flashlights, frosty smell of pine needles and of course “A Christmas Carol” by Charles Dickens. Christmas gives us inspiration; you just need to add a little motivation and effort!
So, (attention!), EssayMama essay writing helper announces Christmas Writing Contest! Yes, exactly. This is a great opportunity for all talented writers to express themselves.

Why compete in Essaymama Christmas Writing Contest?

  • Get published. Fame and popularity! 15 best works will be added to the printed “Best EssayMama’s Stories: Christmas Edition” book and published on the best resources for writers.
  • Get cash. $ 330 will be given to each of the top 3 writers.
  • Get discovered. Share your Christmas spirit with the world!

Terms and Conditions:

Deadline – December 25, 2014Submit your stories from November 5 till December 25, 2014.

One participant can send only one story!

Stories will be checked by our team during the period from December 26, 2014 till January 04, 2015. The final results will be announced January 05, 2015.
The winners will be published on our site. Also, each winner will receive a personal email alert.

Entry Fee $ 0. Just “like” Essaymama Facebook page and share on your own Facebook page the post about Essaymama Writing contest. Link to your shared post on Facebook is the ‘entry fee’ to the competition, so do not forget to add it to your letter!

Submit to:  info[at]essaymama.com

First prize. Each of the top 3 writers will be awarded with $330.

Additional Prizes. 15 best works will be added to the printed “Best EssayMama’s Stories: Christmas Edition” book and published on the best resources for writers. Every winner will get his/her own copy via mail. Christmas dreams come true – you will become popular!

Submission Guidelines

  • Type Prose (no min, 4,000 words MAX).
  • Topic Christmas. The story can be written in any style – instructive, funny, sad, for children. The main thing – it must be about Christmas.
  • Language English only
  • Formats .doc, .rtf, .odt, and .docx
  • 100% unique All submissions will be checked via Copyscape.
  • Participation in the contest automatically constitutes your agreement to the Terms and Conditions and the rejection of any claim.
  • Mail title should be [EssayMama Christmas Writing Contest], your name.

- See more at: http://www.essaymama.com/blog/essaymamas-christmas-writing-contest/#sthash.xCaOw8Kn.dpuf


Last Call! RoseQuill Press’ First Annual Crappy Query Contest

19 November 2014

Submit your most hilarious, most awfully,

awesome novel queries by midnight,

November 21, 2014, Midway Island Time.

Who knows, if it’s based on a real manuscript

you might even score a request! 

The Crappy Query Contest does not discriminate

on the basis of genre, sub-genre, or sub-sub-genre.

Prizes

Third through First Prize gets a quarter and a certificate!

Winning queries will also be featured in our RoseQuill Quickies e-zine.

To Enter -

It’s free to enter. Send your Crappy Query to submissions@rosequill.com

Deadline: November 21, 2014, midnight – Midway Island Time

Make sure your email subject says “Crappy Query Contest.” 

If your Crappy Query is based on your (unpublished, and completed)

Romance novel include a P.S. alerting us to that fact. We just might request it!

For more information: www.rosequill.com


Call for submissions: Creative Nonfiction.org

19 November 2014

“Exploring the Boundaries”

$3 reading fee

Deadline: January 20, 2015

“Exploring the Boundaries” is a recurring section of our magazine. We’re looking for writing for our next issue that is ambitious, pushes against the conventional boundaries of the genre, plays with style and form, and makes its own rules.

https://creativenonfiction.submittable.com/submit/19757

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Beyond Crazy, book

$3 reading fee

Deadline: February, 9, 2015

For an upcoming anthology, we’re seeking original stories that address—either directly or obliquely—the trials of living with mental illness. 

https://creativenonfiction.submittable.com/submit/35836

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Becoming a Teacher, book

$3 reading fee

Deadline: March 9, 2015

For an upcoming anthology, we’re looking for stories by and/or about elementary and secondary school teachers, recalling and reflecting on the most salient moments of their careers.

https://creativenonfiction.submittable.com/submit/35652

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The Weather issue essay contest

$20 reading fee, $25 with magazine subscription

Deadline: April 13, 2015

We’re not just making idle chit-chat; the weather affects us all, and talking about the weather is a fundamental human experience. Now, as we confront our changing climate, it may be more important than ever. Essays must be vivid and dramatic; they should combine a strong and compelling narrative with an informative or reflective element and reach beyond a strictly personal experience for some universal or deeper meaning.

First place prize: $1,000

Runner-up prize: $500

https://www.creativenonfiction.org/submissions/weather

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Visit the website:  https://www.creativenonfiction.org/submissions
Contact information@creativenonfiction.org with questions


The 2014 Walker Percy Prize in Short Fiction: Extended deadline: 12/31/2014

19 November 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. The final judge is now Tim Parrish (http://timparrishauthor.com/index.php/about/about-the-author)

Entry fee: $15.00

Extended Deadline: December 31, 2014.

Winner announced and published in 2015.

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


Sequestrum: Editor’s Reprint Award – 2015

19 November 2014
Sequestrum is accepting submissions for our first annual Editor’s Reprint Award! For complete guidelines, visit:  http://www.sequestrum.org/contests
Contest Guidelines:
  • Open to reprints of fiction and nonfiction in any original format (electronic or print).
  • One $200 prize plus publication.
  • One runner-up prize including publication and payment (just above our usual rates). Finalists listed on the site.
  • $15 entry fee.
  • Tentative close date of April 30th, 2015. (See site for details)
  • Include the name and email address of the original publisher in your cover letter.
  • Length and subject are open.
  • Submit via our online submission system.
  • Manuscripts reviewed on a rolling-basis.
  • Multiple submissions allowed.
  • No identifying information should be on your manuscript.
Not previously published? No worries! We’re always accepting general submissions: http://www.sequestrum.org/submissions
 
About Sequestrum:
We average 1,000+ readers a month, keep our archives free and open to the public, are a paying market, and pair all our publications with stunning visual arts created by outside artists or our staff. Our contributors range from award-winning novelists and poets (with other works featured in publications including The New Yorker, The Atlantic, The American Scholar, The Kenyon Review, many other university periodicals, and Best American Anthologies) to emerging voices and first-time writers.
We’re proud of our little plot on the literary landscape and the writers and artists we share it with. Come see why.
Visit the website:  http://www.sequestrum.org/contests

Last call for prose, translations, hybrid work and visual art submissions at Duende!

19 November 2014

We are open for submissions until November 30, 2014 for prose, translations, hybrid work and visual art. (The deadline for poetry submissions was November 15, 2014.)

Duende welcomes submissions of prose, hybrid writing, and visual art. We are especially interested in collaborations between two or more writers, or between writers and visual artists. We accept submissions from writers working in English, or translating into English, from anywhere in the world.

Duende tastes good on the tongue and caresses the ear. Duende seeks authenticity & soulfulness, earthiness & expressiveness, a chill up the spine. It encompasses darkness and intensity; elicits sorrow and joy; wrests a response from the body.

Duende aspires to represent the true beauty and diversity of the U.S. literary ecosystem. A majority of the work we publish will be from writers and artists who are queer, of color, differently abled, immigrant, working class, youth, elder, and / or otherwise from communities underrepresented in U.S. literary magazines and journals. Please send us your work!

DUENDE Literary Journal seeks your literary and visual art for its Spring 2015 issue. If your fiction will make us feel more human and less alone; if you enjoy exploration of new forms at the edges of the literary universe; if you can bring us elegant translations of literature from far corners of the globe; if your nonfiction is wild and honest; if your visual art is raw and earnest, we want to see it. Our mission is to publish work from writers and artists from communities underrepresented in U.S. literary magazines and journals. Open for submissions until November 30, 2014. DUENDE is edited, curated and produced by students in Goddard College’s BFA in Writing Program. http://duende.submittable.com

Visit the website for submission details:
http://www.duendeliterary.org/submissions/


Last Call! Full Fathom Five’s $10,000 Fiction Contest – Deadline: Nov. 30, 2014

19 November 2014

Submit your manuscript to Full Fathom Five’s Fiction Contest!

FFF Digital is a new publisher of quality fiction e-books.

We are searching for some of the best original fiction
out there, and hosting a contest to find it.

Four Finalists will receive an offer for a publishing deal with FFF Digital,
and one Grand Prize Winner will take home $10,000!

Worried you might not win? Don’t be!

Non-Finalists are still eligible to receive
an offer of a digital publishing contract.

So get crackin’, because our team is excited to read your work.

Here’s everything you need to know:

(1)Deadline: November 30th, 2014 at 11:59 PM (EST).

(2) It is FREE to participate

(3) Participants must be at least 13 years of age

(4) Full Fathom Five employees, family members, or those living in the same household as FFF employees are not eligible to participate. All other participants are welcome, unless participation is prohibited by local law.

(5) Participants may enter multiple submissions

(6) Works written by multiple participants (“co-authors”) may be submitted as a single entry—but you’ll have to split the prize money!

All submissions must include:

(1) Participant’s legal name (which will be kept anonymous)

(2) Participant’s email address and phone number

(3) A full manuscript (DOC, DOCX, or PDF) of at least 50,000 words

(4) A brief pitch and synopsis of the manuscript (excluding name and/or pseudonym)

Your submission must be: 

(1) An original unpublished or self-published work of fiction

(2) A minimum of 50,000 words. There is no word limit, and entries may be part of a larger series. We love series!

(3) Written for an Adult, New Adult, and/or Young Adult audience

(4) Identified as ONE of the following genres*:

        – Horror
        – Romance
        – Science Fiction/Fantasy
        – Mystery/Thriller

*Submissions will be separated for judging by genre. Each individual submission may include more than one genre, but must be categorized by the participant under one of the four applicable genres for judging.

(5) Complete & Final. Submitted manuscripts cannot be edited or resubmitted after the fact. (If you believe you have made an error after submitting, please email contest@fullfathomfive.com within 48 hours of the initial submission.)

Judging: 

(1) All submissions will be judged by a team of Full Fathom Five editors.

(2) To ensure anonymity during the judging process, all entries will be filtered through a third party. Submissions will contain none of your identifying information once it reaches our judges’ hands.

(3) Submissions will be judged against entries submitted within the same genre (horror, romance, science fiction/fantasy, or mystery/thriller).  One Finalist will be selected from each of these genres, with a total of four Contest Finalists.

(3) One submission out of the four Finalists will be selected as the Contest Winner. Finalists and the Contest Winner will be notified at least 15 days prior to the winning announcement on February 25th, 2015.

(4) Submissions will be judged on a scale of 1­–20 in each of the following categories, for a combined scored out of 60:

       - Originality of concept /idea

       - Quality of writing and structure

       - Execution of concept, character and plot developement

PRIZES! 

(1) We’ll announce the Contest Winner right here, at www.fullfathomfive.com/contest, on Wednesday, February 25th, 2015 at 4PM EST.

(2) The Contest Winner will receive a prize of $10,000, and an offer for an exclusive publishing contract with Full Fathom Five Digital.

*Bonus: The $10,000 is not an advance to earn out—it’s yours to spend!*

(3) The remaining three Finalists will receive an offer for an exclusive publishing contract with Full Fathom Five Digital.

(4) Many wonderful submissions won’t make the final cut—but we may still be interested in publishing your work! If that’s the case, we promise to notify you within 90 days of completion of the contest.

READY, SET, SUBMIT! VISIT:

http://fullfathomfive.com/?page_id=780


Sanguine Theatre Company announces our 5th annual playwriting competition.

19 November 2014

Deadline: November 30, 2014 at 5PM, EST.

Project Playwright is a result of Sanguine’s love for playwrights and new works. Once all submissions have been read, a panel will select a small number of finalists. Sanguine Theatre Company will produce a festival evening of staged readings in New York City with excerpts from the finalists’ scripts. Excerpts will be determined by Sanguine’s team in collaboration with the playwrights. On the evening of the Festival, a grand prize winner will be chosen and have his or her play fully produced in a New York City theatre as a part of Sanguine’s season, along with opportunities to workshop their script.

  • No submissions will be accepted after November 30, 2013 at 5pm EST
  • A $5 non-refundable administrative fee is due at the time of submission. It can be paid through PayPal on our submission page.
  • We are a contemporary theatre group looking for pieces that deal with contemporary issues, and our target audience is generally in their 20’s to 30’s.

Please check out our website (http://www.sanguinenyc.com) to get a sense of who we are.

For submission guidelines please visit:

http://www.sanguinenyc.com/#!project-playwright/cihc


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. The final judge is now Tim Parrish (http://timparrishauthor.com/index.php/about/about-the-author)

Entry fee: $15.00

Extended Deadline December 31, 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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