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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/

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

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/

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.

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

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/

Call for submissions to Big Pond Rumours, the Literary E-Zine

11 October 2014

BIG POND RUMOURS is returning with both summer and winter issues! On hiatus since the Winter 2008 issue, this literary e-zine is coming back with a difference. We are still international but now you can make a regular submission (not considered for the contest) or you can submit to the contest (mark “Contest” on each poem or story). The contest pays the winners in addition to publishing them!

1st place for poetry or story $50, 2nd place $25, 3rd place $10.

The entry fees are: $10 for up to 3 poems (75 lines total) and $15 for each story (up to 3,500 words) or $20 for longer stories (3,500 to 5,000 words).

We seek quality in the writing and do not have a preference for any particular genre.

Mail your submissions to:

Sharon Berg, Big Pond Rumours, 67 Emerald Street North, Hamilton, Ontario, L8L 5K2

or email them to editor@big-pond-rumours.com

If you are emailing contest submissions simply e-transfer the appropriate fee. 

Submission deadline is November 30th, 2014 for the Winter 2015 issue.

Check us out at: http://www.big-pond-rumours.com

Stage of Life Writing Contest

7 July 2014

Deadline:

Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Entry Fees:

$0. No entry fees.

Prizes

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

Description

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

Contact Information

contact@stageoflife.com

Website:

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

Call for submissions: Tinderbox Poetry Journal

6 July 2014

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

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

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

6 July 2014

CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS: SKIN

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

GENERAL GUIDELINES

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

PAYMENT

All contributors receive two copies.

Deadline: August 1, 2014

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

2014 Platt Family Scholarship Prize Essay Contest

21 June 2014

2014 Platt Family Scholarship Prize Essay Contest

1st Prize $1500 | 2nd Prize $750 | 3rd Prize $500

Our Topic for 2014 – “Lincoln and the Hard Hand of War”

In 1864 the American Civil War became even more savage. Casualties rose and prisoner exchanges stopped. During William Tecumseh Sherman’s March to the Sea and Phil Sheridan’s Shenandoah Valley campaign, civilian property was deliberately targeted. Was Lincoln in part responsible for this hardening and brutalization of war in 1864, or was it an unpreventable development–a consequence of war’s inertia? Should he have tried to mitigate it? Was this more brutal war and its hundreds of thousands of casualties and endless destruction justified in the effort to save the Union and destroy slavery – or was it not acceptable for any reason?

Contest Rules
  • Please examine the rules below closely before contacting The Lincoln Forum or the contest coordinator with eligibility questions.
  • The scholarship essay contest is designed for students who are FULL TIME, undergraduate students in an AMERICAN COLLEGE OR UNIVERSITY during the Spring 2014 semester. The July 31, 2014 deadline is designed to give these students time to finish their essays, if need be, after final exams.
  • You do not have to be an American citizen, but you do need to be attending an AMERICAN COLLEGE OR UNIVERSITY during the eligibility period.
  • It is NOT open to high school students. Key question to consider; when we contact your college or university registrar will they be able to confirm that you were enrolled as a full-time college student during the spring 2014 semester? If the answer is no, you are not eligible.
  • The eligibility of entrants will be confirmed by the Lincoln Forum prior to the awarding of prizes.
  • Entries will be judged by the essay committee of The Lincoln Forum.
  • Deadline for entries is July 31, 2014
  • Entries must contain a minimum of 1,500 and a maximum of 5,000 words.
  • Essays may be submitted via regular mail (postmarked by July 31, 2014) or via e-mail (time stamped before midnight PST July 31, 2014) to the address below.
  • The essay must be typed and include a works-cited page or bibliography. End notes are suggested but not required.
  • There is no application form for the contest. The essay and your contact information serves as your application.
  • Applicants must include the name of their college or university with their entire and all contact information (regular and email address) must be put on the essay proper.
  • Judging will take place during the fall. The three winners will be announced at the Lincoln Forum annual meeting in Gettysburg on November 18th. Checks from the Lincoln forum will be sent to the winners in December 2014 The scholarship prize money is designed as a reward for academic excellence. It can be used for any purpose the winner desires.
  • The essay can be sent via email ( e-mail: archives@akspl.org ) or regular mail to the address below.

Don McCue, curator of The Lincoln Shrine in Redlands, California serves as coordinator of the Essay Contest.

Visit the website:  http://www.thelincolnforum.org/scholarship-essay-contest.php

If the above information does not answer your question please contact:

The Linda Bruckheimer Series in Kentucky Literature

21 June 2014

DEADLINE: July 31, 2014

NO ENTRY FEES
PRIZES: $3,000
DETAILS: Open to Kentucky residents, or writers whose work is set in or is about Kentucky. Winner must be willing to travel to KY for readings and events. Submissions may include: a collection of poetry (48-100 pages); a collection of short stories, one or more novellas, a short novel, a collection of essays or creative nonfiction (to 250 pages). No history, scholarly works, children’s literature, plays, genre literature. No single stories or poems under 150 pages.
CONTACT:

The Linda Bruckheimer Series in Kentucky Literature,

Sarabande Books, Inc.

2234 Dundee Road

Suite 200, Louisville, KY 40205

WEBSITE: http://www.sarabandebooks.org/submissions-bruckheimer

BEST PRIVATE EYE NOVEL COMPETITION

21 June 2014

DEADLINE: July 1, 2014
PRIZES: Advance against royalties of $10,000
DETAILS: Open to any professional or non-professional writer who has never been the author of a published “private eye” novel and who is not under contract with a publisher for publication of a “private eye” novel. Must be book-length (approx. 60,000 words) in English. A “private eye” novel is defined as: A novel in which the main character is an independent investigator who is not a member of any law enforcement or government agency, and who receives a fee for his or her investigative services.
CONTACT: PWA Best First Private Eye Novel Competition, Thomas Dunne
Books, St. Martin’s Press, 175 5th Avenue, New York, NY 10010
(entry form will provide submission address)
WEBSITE:
http://us.macmillan.com/Content.aspx?publisher=minotaurbooks&id=4933

Submit Work to Teen Ink & Get Published!

21 June 2014

Teen Ink has no staff writers; we depend completely on you to send writing, art, and photos. There is no charge to submit or be published. All submissions will be considered for publication in Teen Ink’s print magazine and website.

General Guidelines
  • All submissions of writing and artwork will be considered for publication in our monthly print magazine and on TeenInk.com, and are also automatically entered into any relevant contests.
  • Teen Ink has no deadlines. We accept submissions year round. If, however, you are sending work that is holiday-specific, please submit it at least two months ahead.
  • You must be 13 to 19 years old to be a TeenInk.com user and be published in Teen Ink magazine.
  • Requesting anonymity. If, due to the personal nature of a piece, you don’t want your name published, please check the anonymous box when submitting your work. We will respect your request and not publish your name in print or online, but we must still have accurate name and address information for every user.
  • All materials submitted become the property of Teen Ink. By submitting your work to us, you are giving Teen Ink and its partners, affiliates, and licensees the non-exclusive right to publish your work in any format, including print, electronic, and online media. However, all individual contributors to Teen Ink retain the right to submit their work for non-exclusive publication elsewhere, and you have our permission to do so. Teen Ink is copyrighted by the Young Authors Foundation, Inc.
  • Plagiarism. Teen Ink has a no-tolerance policy for plagiarism. We check the originality of all published work through WriteCheck.

How to submit, visit:  http://www.teenink.com/submit

FreelanceWriting.com is now reviewing nonfiction (how-to) articles on the business and craft of freelance writing

20 June 2014

FreelanceWriting.com is now reviewing nonfiction (how-to) articles on the business and craft of freelance writing. This also includes topics on how-to write fiction and poetry. Word length is between 700 and 1,200 words. Payment, on acceptance, is an honorarium of $25. The editors work with both emerging and seasoned writers. Writers are invited to submit a query letter with up to three article ideas at https://freelancewritingcom.submittable.com/submit/25231
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FYI: We’ve been publishing new articles at http://www.freelancewriting.com/articles/articles-new.php over the last year.

Our full writer’s guidelines are at: http://www.freelancewriting.com/write-for-freelance-writing-dot-com.php

Shelf Unbound Magazine Launches Third Annual Contest to Discover the Best in Self-Published Books

20 June 2014

Now sponsored by Bowker, the annual competition for independent publishers is accepting entries through October 1, 2014.

Book review magazine Shelf Unbound is accepting entries for its third annual competition to crown the best from independent presses, self-published authors and publishers producing five or less titles per year. The winning entry, selected by the editors of Shelf Unbound, will be featured with runners-up in the magazine’s December/January 2015 issue – read by 125,000 book. This year’s competition is sponsored by Bowker, the official U.S. ISBN registration agency and creator of SelfPublishedAuthor.com.

“The publishing universe is transforming, opening to many more authors and providing an extraordinary new range of books for readers,” said Beat Barblan, director of Identifier Services at Bowker, a ProQuest affiliate. “Bowker has always played a key role in connecting publishers with readers. We see this wonderful competition as a way to extend that mission in a fun and exciting new way.”

More than 391,000 books were self-published in 2012 – more than 400% growth in just five years, according to Bowker’s renowned industry tracking. While traditional book reviewing media rarely feature titles from small presses, Shelf Unbound curates the best of independently published books, helping to connect readers with high-quality titles that might otherwise be missed. Two years ago, they founded the Shelf Unbound Writing Competition for Best Independently Published Book. Past winners include The Last Death of Tev Chrisini by Jennifer Bresnick and The Life and Times of Persimmon Wilson by Nancy Peacock.

“The quality of the best of self-published books is extraordinary, and we are thrilled to discover and promote the cream of the crop,” said Shelf Unbound Publisher Margaret Brown. “The December/January issue of Shelf Unbound featuring our competition winners, finalists, and notable books has become one of our editors’ and readers’ favorites – a place to find the best indie books in a variety of genres.”

Any independently published book or e-book in any genre with any publication date is eligible for entry and the competition is open to authors around the globe. This year the competition also introduces the Pete Delohery Award for Best Sports Book, open to fiction and non-fiction sports-related books, in honor of Pete Delohery, author of Lamb to the Slaughter.

Entry fee is $40 per book. There is no limit to the number of books an individual can enter. The deadline is midnight on October 1, 2014, with winners notified by November 2, 2014. Rules and submission details can be found at www.shelfmediagroup.com.

About Shelf Media Group
Dallas-based Shelf Media Group is the publisher of Shelf Unbound, a book review magazine that presents the best of independent publishing in a digital format. Curated by editors with their fingers on the pulse of small press, independent, and self-published books, Shelf Unbound features “must read” new fiction and nonfiction releases in a rich, visually engaging design.

Media Contact: Beth Dempsey, for Shelf Unbound

Email or 248-915-8160

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Essay Tigers Writing Contest – 2014

20 June 2014

Submissions for Essay Tigers Writing Contest are now open!

Deadline – August 1, 2014.

Welcome to essay writing contest created by Essay Tigers! We invite all the writers internationally to submit previously unpublished entries and showcase your creative talent!

There Is No Entry Fee!

Please choose one of the following topics:

1) According to Jim Morrison, a friend is someone who gives you total freedom to be yourself. Does social media allow to experience friendship to the fullest, or does it only make us more self-centered?

2) Studying abroad is a beneficial experience that offers a world of new opportunities. Discuss some of the arguments for and/or against this prospect.

3) What can be done to promote LGBT tolerance in colleges? Write an essay to support your ideas.

Deadline: August 1, 2014.

The Prizes

  • Winner – $250
  • First runner up – $100
  • Second runner up – $100

Honorable Mentions
Several notable essays will receive an honorable mention on our website.

Judging

Essays submitted will be judged by a jury consisting of two judges, selected by Essay Tigers. Your anonymity will be preserved during the examination. Please enter your contact information on a separate page. The submission should contain only the title and the text of the essay.

Essays are judged on the basis of creativity, interestingness, and ability to express the idea.
Winners will be announced on the website, Facebook, and Twitter. Follow us to stay updated.

Rules

Word count: Minimum – 700. Maximum – 1100.
Essays should be double-spaced.

File types accepted: Word (.doc, .rtf, .odt, and .docx).

Entries must be written in English, original, and never published before. Contact information should be written on a separate page.
By entering this essay contest, you accept its rules and understand that judges’ decision is final.
Only one entry per person is allowed.

Equal Opportunity Statement

Essay Tigers does not discriminate participants on the basis of age, race, religion, color, national origin or ancestry, gender, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, genetic information, gender identity or expression.

To Enter the Contest

Submissions should be sent to contest@essaytigers.com, with the subject line: “Essay Contest”.

Finalists will be notified by August 4, 2014.

Visit the website: http://www.essaytigers.com/writing-contest

If you have any questions, please contact us!

Believe you can and you’re halfway there. – Theodore Roosevelt

Anthology call for poems about the body

31 May 2014

Parts of the Whole: Poetry of the Body is looking for poems about the body. Please submit up to 4 poems in any style to the editors at potwanthology@gmail.com between now and September 15, 2014. No poem should exceed 80 lines or approximately 2 pages. Include a brief 150 words or less bio and attach poems in Word or RTF. Also, we would like to see a brief explanation of how the poet believes this work fits into our theme. We will consider previously published poems so long as you acknowledge it was previously published in the cover letter and let us know if the anthology can obtain reprint rights for free or low cost. Editors: M. E. Silverman & Jillian Phillips

Retell & Share Stories with the World @ Tell It My Way.org

31 May 2014

TellItMyWay’s stories are written by its users. You can vote on, share, retell, and publish stories.

Tell it my Way is e-storytelling on steroids. The bard at the tree gone viral. Click  tell it my way to the right of any story title to retell the tale.
Watch story chains grow!

Vote. Vote on any story!  One story, one vote.

Publish. As the first contributor of a tale, your name will always be shown with your story.

Sign up to publish!

How it works:

Tell it my Way is e-storytelling on steroids. The bard at the tree gone viral. Click tell it my way to the right of any story title to retell the tale.
Watch story chains grow!

Vote. Vote on any story!  One story, one vote.

Publish. As the first contributor of a tale, or as a reteller, your name will always be shown with your story. Sign up to publish.

Rules

Don’t plagiarize. Only post original children’s stories or retellings of stories on Tell it my Way. More info

Don’t spam. More info

Don’t try to manipulate votes or rankings. More info

Don’t post anyone’s personal information. More info

Don’t use this site for bullying or harassing anyone. More info

Do not write anything that is sexually suggestive. Keep it clean. More info

If you violate one of these rules, your story may be permanently deleted, and any retellings of your story will also be deleted. So be nice!

Visit the website: https://www.tellitmyway.org/

Call for submissions: Duenda online literary journal

5 May 2014
Please send prose, poetry, hybrid work, translations, visual art & literary collaborations to DUENDE: the new, online literary journal of Goddard College’s BFA in Writing Program. DUENDE seeks authenticity & soulfulness, earthiness & expressiveness; as Lorca said, DUENDE “climbs up inside you, from the soles of the feet.” Submissions for our inaugural issue accepted through June 1, 2014. First issue debuts online in October. Writers from underrepresented groups especially welcome.
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Letter to Potential Submitters:
Duende…insinuates authenticity and soulfulness, earthiness, expressiveness and a chill up the spine.  It encompasses darkness and intensity.  It emotes.  It elicits sorrow and joy.  It wrests a response from the body.It is a word and concept that experts attempt to translate in paragraphs and pages. In a full lecture on duende given in 1933,  Frederico Garcia Lorca says that it brings the artist face-to-face with death.  The artist must fight to uncover its gifts.  He calls it “a sort of corkscrew that can get art into the sensibility of an audience” and says it “climbs up inside you, from the soles of the feet.”

We ask you for your deepest and best work.  We who will read and accept your writing and art are fellow students of Goddard College’s undergraduate program (primarily the BFA in Creative Writing).  We chose Goddard due to its rich history of student-directed curriculum which allows eclectic, individualized focuses of study.  Thanks to our home at Goddard, Duende opens to include all forms of literature and art.  We welcome hybrids, collaborations, and other experiments in form, in addition to artful fiction, poetry, nonfiction, interviews, etc.

Push the envelope.  Push yourself and your work just a little more, make your offering just a bit larger, your understanding a layer deeper.

Then send it to us.  We can’t wait to see it.

Visit http://www.duendeliterary.org/ for complete details.

Call for Submissions: Holocaust Remembrance Day

23 April 2014
The mission of the Poetry Super Highway
is to expose as many people to as many other
people’s poetry as possible.

Holocaust Remembrance Day (Yom Hashoah) is this Monday, April 28th. We’re looking for submissions of poetry written in response to the Holocaust for next week’s annual Yom Hashoah (Holocaust Remembrance Day) issue.

  • Please read and follow these guidelines carefully. Because of the tight turnaround of this submission period, we will not be able to consider any submissions that do not follow the submission guidelines, and there will be no time to resubmit.
  • Submission deadline is this Friday, April 25th (midnight pacific) to be considered for this special issue.
  • Send no more than 3 poems in the body of an email (No Attachments)
  • Include a short bio which includes what city you live in.
  • Poems submitted or published for previous PSH Holocaust Remembrance Day issues (regardless of whether we publishd them) are not eligible for re-submission. We welcome your previously unpublished on Poetry Super Highway submissions.
  • The subject of your email should be “Holocaust Poetry Submission
  • E-mail your submission to potw@poetrysuperhighway.com (please note you will receive an automatic response indicating your work has been received for “weekly Poet of the Week consideration”…as long as you specify in the email subject that this is for the special Holocaust Remembrance Day issue, we will understand to consider it for this special issue.)
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