Archive for September 25th, 2011

NILSEN LITERARY PRIZE FOR A FIRST NOVEL

25 September 2011

NILSEN LITERARY PRIZE FOR A FIRST NOVEL
http://www6.semo.edu/universitypress/nilsennovel.htm

$25 ENTRY FEE
The competition is to identify and publish completed fiction
manuscripts of high literary quality by authors who have not
previously published a full-length novel or novella. Submit
previously unpublished novels, novellas, and collections of
closely linked short stories. Does not accept manuscripts that
have been self-published. The competition is open to unpublished
novelists who are U.S. residents writing in English. The Prize
includes a $1,000 cash award and publication by Southeast
Missouri State University Press. The winning author will be
invited to present a reading at the University.

Deadline
November 1, 2011.

THE CREATIVE WORK FUND

25 September 2011

THE CREATIVE WORK FUND
http://www.creativeworkfund.org/

For artists and organizations in Alameda, Contra Costa, Marin,
Monterey, Napa, San Benito, San Francisco, San Joaquin, San
Mateo, Santa Clara, Santa Cruz, Solano, Sonoma, and Stanislaus
counties in California. Currently accepting letters of inquiry
from media artists or performing artists. Just finished a
deadline for literary artists and traditional artists. Annually,
the Creative Work Fund invites letters of inquiry for projects
in which artists and nonprofit organizations collaborate to
create new works. Deadline, artforms invited, funding available,
and eligible counties vary from year to year. Sign up to keep
informed about deadlines, guidelines and projects. $10,000 to
$40,000 for projects in which artists and nonprofit organizations
are working closely together to create new art works. Any kind of
nonprofit organization is eligible to apply to collaborate with
an artist.

Lit Fest Magazine writing contest

25 September 2011

Short Story Contest: Lit Fest Magazine
www.litfestmagazine.com

Enter a 3,000 word or less short story or article on a topic or theme of your choice. Our favorite each week will run in our WEEKLY SHORT STORY column. Email your writing to: amanda@litfestmagazine.com. Please paste your writing in the body of your email, (attachments will not be opened). Place WEEKLY SHORT STORY in the subject line and don’t forget to give us your name!

ESQUIRE SHORT SHORT FICTION CONTEST

25 September 2011

ESQUIRE SHORT SHORT FICTION CONTEST
http://www.esquire.com/promotions/contestandsweeps/fiction-contest

Deadline October 7, 2011. Top ten finalists will receive
reimbursement for up to $500 from Aspen Writer’s Foundation
for a roundtrip economy plane ticket to New York City from
anywhere in the 50 United States, District of Columbia,
Puerto Rico and Canada, reimbursement for up to $500 for
two nights lodging in New York City to be provided by Aspen
Writer’s Foundation, two-hour workshop with Colum McCann,
and an invitation to a party with top literary luminaries
hosted by Esquire and the Aspen Writers’ Foundation all at
a total estimated value of $2,000/person. From the finalists,
one finalist will be chosen as winner of a scholarship to 2012
Aspen Summer Words fiction workshop, 5 nights lodging in Aspen,
and reimbursement for up to $500 from Aspen Writer’s Foundation
for a roundtrip economy ticket to Aspen from anywhere in the 50
United States, District of Columbia, Puerto Rico and Canada,
and will have his/her entry published by Esquire either in the
magazine or online at esquire.com. (The estimated retail value
of the Winner’s prize package, including the trip to New York
is $8,000). Submit the entry form pursuant to the onscreen
instructions along with your original fictional short story
of exactly 78 words.

The 10th Annual FundsforWriters Essay Contest

25 September 2011

The 10th Annual FundsforWriters Essay Contest seeks nonfiction
submissions.

First prize $400. Five additional cash prizes.

Zero entry fee and $5 entry fee categories.

Theme: Diligence.

Limit 750 words. Email submissions only.

Receipt deadline: Midnight (Eastern Time), October 31, 2011

Guidelines at www.fundsforwriters.com/annualcontest.htm

TOM HOWARD/JOHN H. REID POETRY CONTEST – LAST CALL!

25 September 2011

TOM HOWARD/JOHN H. REID POETRY CONTEST – LAST CALL!
Ninth year. Ten cash prizes totaling $5,550. Top prize $3,000. Submit poems in any style or genre. Both published and unpublished work accepted. All entries that win cash prizes will be published on WinningWriters.com (over one million page views per year) and announced in the Winning Writers Newsletter, with over 35,000 subscribers. Entry fee is $7 for every 25 lines, payable to Winning Writers. Postmark deadline: September 30. Judges: John H. Reid, Dee C. Konrad. Submit online or mail to Winning Writers, Attn: Tom Howard Poetry Contest, 351 Pleasant Street, PMB 222, Northampton, MA 01060. Winning Writers is one of the “101 Best Websites for Writers” (Writer’s Digest, 2005-2011). More information: www.winningwriters.com/tompoetry

The Sitcom Mission Writing Competition

25 September 2011

The Sitcom Mission

Prizes: £5000 script commission from Hat Trick Productions

Entry fees: £10 early bird, £15 final deadline

Closing date 24 January 2012 (early bird) 31 January 2012 (final deadline)

Brief contest details:  Write a 15-minute sitcom episode

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

Contact info: info@sitcommission.com

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