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Summer High School Medical Program (for teens) at Georgetown University

12 April 2014

Lay the foundation for a future in medicine.

During the 8-day Medical Institute program,

you’ll experience hands on learning opportunities

typically reserved for 1st year medical students —

viewing patient simulators, seeing cutting-edge medical facilities,

and listening to lectures on new medical innovations.

In addition to the 8-day Institute, Georgetown offers three-credit

programs in medicine, anatomy, or neuroscience.

Priority application deadline is April 15, 2014 – apply today!
Visit the website for details:

Summer High School Program – Georgetown University

12 April 2014

If you are a high school student looking to immerse yourself in an accelerated,

hands-on learning experience in one of the most vibrant and culturally diverse cities in the world,

the Georgetown High School Summer Program is for you.

Credit and noncredit courses are available in medicine, science, international relations,

law, business, arts & humanities, college prep, and more.

Priority application deadline is April 15, 2014 – apply today!
Visit the website for details:

Summer Writing Programs at Yale & Brown

12 April 2014

Join Education Unlimited at writing programs held on the campuses of Yale and Brown University this summer for two great writing programs for teens. Emerging Writers Institute is a two-week creative writing program for rising 10th-12th graders, designed to develop students’ imaginative writing across literary genres. A+ Summer pre-college is an intensive pre-collegiate research program from 11th & 12th graders with an emphasis on academic writing. Pay in full by May 10, 2014 and save $200 on any Education Unlimited program at Yale or Brown with a special offer for Teen Ink readers. Use discount code TEENINK200.

Visit for details!

A Call for Submissions: Hermeneutic Chaos Literary Journal

12 April 2014

Hermeneutic Chaos Literary Journal has embarked on its maiden voyage and we are extremely excited to anticipate all that this adventure will entail. The journal will publish its inaugural issue composed of beautifully handcrafted semantic mindscapes in May, and is accepting submissions for the same.

We want poetry and prose that evade the limitations of genre and celebrate the commotion of the liminal space.Writings which provoke secluded emotions to emerge and clash with words with all their infinite capacities, making them perspire. We want to witness the manner in which the absence finds its presence by wringing the silence. All this, however, with a certain aesthetic humility.

Please read the literary ethos of the journal and the submission guidelines before submitting your creations to us. We look forward to an exciting literary  journey, and welcome you to become a part of it.

Visit the website for Submission Guidelines:

Writing Contest: Describe a Movie Clip and You Could Win $2000!

6 April 2014
Take a look at this. CaptionMax, a subtitle and video description company, is inviting writers to describe a short movie clip. The best entry wins $2,000 (or $1,000 for second, $500 for third). That’s a lot of money for describing 90 seconds of video!
And it’s for a good cause. Description, as it’s called in the industry, helps people with vision loss enjoy movies and TV programs. Writers translate visual information into words, inserting description of the scene into the pauses between spoken words in the original soundtrack.
CaptionMax is looking to promote the next generation of Description writers. Is it one of your writers?
Help me spread the word in any one of these ways:
1.  Invite the writers that you know to participate.  Details are found at
2.  Post the news on FB or tweet all this goodness.
3.  Place a banner on your site or page using the contest graphics (I can send these to you).
Let’s get some writers paid for doing good work.
Submissions due by April 30, 2014 
If you have any questions, I’d be happy to get you answers. Cheers!
Luke Finsaas


Write an article on the theme of “Generation-Y” and receive a cash prize of $200

19 March 2014

Generation-Y, also known as Millennials, or the YOLO Generation. The generation that are into selfies, swag, drunken snapchats, instagramming your food and #hashtaging#everything#you#say. Every generation has its own set of aspirations and challenges, and these are both exciting and uncertain times to be living in.

What are your thoughts on Generation-Y?

We’re calling all bloggers, writers, thinkers, part-time philosophers and aspiring journalists to write an 800 word article on the theme of Generation-Y. Enter it into our Gen-Y competition on ReadWave and the article that receives the most ‘likes’ will win a cash prize of $200 (or equivalent value in your local currency).

We accept entrants from all over the world. Articles that are over 800 words will not be considered. The deadline for submissions is 14th April 2014. For more information, visit

Arch Street Press’ Annual Prize for America’s Best College Writer

19 March 2014

Arch Street Press is pleased to announce its annual prize chosen from America’s top undergraduate and graduate student writers in the nonfiction category. The Arch Street Prize is designed to stimulate interest in writing across the country and to promote today’s extraordinary young writers. Arch Street Press offers each winner a standard contract, together with a mentoring program and $1,000 cash prize.


Any writer between the ages of 18 and 30 who has not previously published a volume of nonfiction prose is eligible to enter the competition. Writers must submit proof of enrollment (a transcript or letter from a school official confirming his/her status as an undergraduate/graduate student) from an accredited U.S. institution. Writers are still eligible if they are living abroad while enrolled in a graduate or undergraduate program in the U.S. 


The manuscript must be a word-processed work of nonfiction that does not exceed 5,000 words. We accept both email (preferred) and postal mail submissions. Please include a cover sheet with your name, address, phone number and the title of your manuscript. Put your name on the cover sheet only; to ensure that every manuscript finalist is evaluated with the utmost fairness, all manuscripts are submitted to the judges without any identifying material. Enclose a stamped, self-addressed envelope for mail submissions, for notification of the title and author of the winning manuscript, and for the return of your submitted manuscript. There is no reading fee; please do not include checks or cash with your manuscript submission. Reasonable care will be taken, but Arch Street Press cannot be held responsible for manuscripts lost in the mail, or for the return of those unaccompanied by a self-addressed, stamped envelope. Please do not send your only copy of the manuscript.


Details will be sent to all finalists.  


Manuscripts may be mailed to: 

Arch Street Press • 1485 Valley Forge Road • Valley Forge, PA 19481

Email submissions (preferred) should be sent to Robert Rimm, Managing Editor of Arch Street Press.  

Submissions for this year’s competition must be postmarked by April 30, 2014; announcement of the winner will be made on this page and by press release on June 2, 2014.

You can read the full rules and submission guidelines for the Arch Street Prize on our website,

2014 Writing Contest Competion $1000 in prizes (for students and authors)

19 March 2014

Writing Contest Theme

For high school and university students

Writing prompt: “Good Writing is_________”

Suggested Topics: writing tips, strategies, how to write more, better, how to get creative, writing inspiration, etc. We want articles that are useful + informative + interesting. We like the use of quotes by famous writers. We like anecdotes, either historical or personal.

First prize: $250 cash + $250 in free editing (for your papers, applications, etc).

Second Prize: $100 cash + $100 in free editing (essays, etc.)

For published or aspiring authors

Writing prompt: “How to write a book.”

Suggested Topics: writing a book, literature, story and character development, your personal strategies for productivity, dealing with writer’s block, etc.

First Prize: Up to 50,000 words free editing ($900 value)

Second Prize: eBook Cover Design and Formatting from Creativindie ($679 value)

Third Prize: 1 Week Writer’s Vacation ($500 value)

Essay length 500~1500 words


We will post all the articles on this website as they come in (We will edit them for free, just to remove any typos, spelling or grammar issues, but leave the basic content and style as is.) If you’d like a link back to your personal site, so readers can find you, just tell us (may be useful for book promotion, or if you’re a freelance copy writer).

We’d also like to choose 10 to 20 of the best submissions and put them together in a book, which will be made available in print and ebook formats. If we pick yours we’ll give you bragging rights as a published author and an Amazon gift card.

Contest Deadline:

The contest will be open until May 31st, 2014. That’s a nice long period of time for you to think about and write your essays. Please copy and paste them into an email (rather than attaching a file), with your full name, city/country, age and category (author/student).

PS) We’re really flexible on the prizes – let us know what you hope to win and we’ll make sure you’re in the right category; switching from one prize to another will most likely be possible as well.

Send your submissions to:  (make sure you put “writing contest” in the subject field).

website :


19 March 2014

Howdy Partners!

The Round Up Writer’s Zine is currently courting fresh, new and relatively unpublished writers to submit short stories, poetry, or essays/musings for the 3rd installment. The Round Up Writer’s Zine is an online literary magazine devoted to transgressive pieces, dark humor and works laced in sarcasm. In fact we are partisan to works that are edgy and/or possibly offensive. If this sounds like the type of literature that you secretly (or not so secretly) dabble in, this is the place for you! 
We are not a paying gig, but if we choose your work we can showcase it in a way that will make you look like the amazing writer that you are! REPEAT OFFENDERS WELCOME!
For more info. go to


13 March 2014

Cover Art Contest
Send your best photo or artwork and it could be published on the cover of Teen Ink magazine.

Nonfiction Contest

Two winners selected every month out of the following nonfiction sections: Nonfiction, Focus/Special Issue, College Essays, Heroes, Pride & Prejudice, Health, What Matters, and Sports.

Poetry Contest

Are you the next Maya Angelou or e.e. cummings? Serious, funny, long or short – send us your poems today! One winner selected each month!

Educator of the Year Contest
Send your nominating essay today to recognize that amazing teacher in your life, and give him or her a chance to be in the spotlight.

Fiction Contest

Fairy tales, sci-fi, horror, romance – short stories galore!
Entries of all kinds are accepted throughout the year. Winner selected twice yearly.

Travel & Culture Contest

Hiking in Yosemite. Strolling through Paris. Celebrating Chinese New Year.
Describe your latest cultural adventures at home or abroad. Winners selected twice a year.

Environment Contest

Hybrid cars? Required recycling? Tell us about a problem facing the planet … and abour your solutions and ideas. Winners selected annually.

Community Service Awards

What do you do to make the world a better place?
Tell us about it and win $100 for your favorite charity, plus a prize for you. Winners selected annually.

Visit the website:


13 March 2014

Photo Contest: #pbQuotes

Its a new year and Spring is right around the corner. Where will your fresh start lead you? Are you on the road to amazing travels or walking a path to discover new things around you? Share your journey with a photo and the words of wisdom that paved the way.

How to enter:

  1. Dig up or shoot an unforgettable travel photo
  2. Add your favorite quote using the Photobucket editor
  3. Share it on Instagram, Twitter or Photobucket using the hashtag #pbQuotes

See what others are submitting, visit:

Announcing NASA’s 2014 Edition of the Cassini Scientist for a Day Essay Contest

10 March 2014

The Cassini spacecraft launched in October 1997 and has been orbiting Saturn since 2004.  We are celebrating Cassini’s 10-year anniversary orbiting Saturn with a special edition of the essay contest.

 The 2014 Cassini Scientist for a Day Essay Contest is open to students in grades 5-12.  Essays must be under 500 words.

There are three essay topics to choose from:

Target 1.  Saturn’s F ring

Target 2.  Saturn’s moon, Titan

Target 3.  Saturn (specifically the north polar region of Saturn)

 Students choose one of these topics and write an essay about why they think this image should be taken by the Cassini spacecraft.  What questions do they hope will be answered by taking this picture?

 The essay contest meets U.S. National Science and Language Arts Standards.

 For contest rules, videos about each essay topic, a downloadable contest flyer, frequently asked questions, and more information, visit:

The contest deadline is Thursday, April 17, 2014.  All essays must be submitted by the student’s teacher (or parent, if home schooled).  If the essay contest is used as a class assignment, please send the top 3 essays from each class, along with a list of other students who wrote essays for the contest.

 All students who write essays will receive a certificate of participation.  U.S. winners and their classes will be invited to participate in a teleconference with Cassini scientists.  U.S. and international winning essays will be posted on the Cassini website.

  For questions about the contest, e-mail

Call for submissions: AGAVE MAGAZINE

7 March 2014


Submit by email or by using online
submissions manager.  Submit up to 5
poems.  Submit original, unpublished
work that has not been published
elsewhere.  Submit documents as .doc
or .docx files in easy to read fonts
such as Times New Roman, Helvetica, etc.
Include valid email address.  Sim subs
okay with notification of work
acceptance elsewhere.  Read publication
agreement on website as by submitting
you acknowledge that you have read
and have consented to the publication
if your work is accepted for publication.

Submit by email:

Submit online:

White Ash Magazine: call for submissions

7 March 2014


Accepts all forms of poetry, short
fiction and quotes. Does not accept
submissions with explicit language,
horror or the names of living or
recently deceased persons. Submit only
1-3 submissions per issue.  No word
limit for poetry.  No age limit.
Writers of all types, ages, origins,
and views may submit.  Minors
must have parental permission to publish.
Notification by email if your work has
been accepted for publication.  No
payment.  Include email address to be
contacted at above title.  Include
first and last name below title.
Include title and name you want to be
published under.  Do not submit unless
you can complete the publication
process.  See website for more details.

Submit online:

Call for submissions: Silver Apples Magazine

7 March 2014

Silver Apples Magazine
Currently accepting submissions for
inaugural issue on the theme of
“Modern Mythologies” in poetry,
one act plays, etc.  See website for
current calls for submissions before
submitting.  Current deadline is:
March 31st, 2014.

New ezine with no need for previous
publication history to submit.  See
website for more details on theme.
Submit original, previously unpublished
works.  Will consider works only
published on your personal blog if
you disclose that in your submission.
Accepts submissions in all genres.
Email submissions and put “Submission”
in the subject line with the type
of submission and the title.  Include
a short bio up to 50 words.  Submit
poems as a .doc, .docx file and in
Times New Roman 12 point font, double
spaced.  Submit up to 5 poems.  Each
muxt be in a separate document with
the file clearly named.  No  payment.
Author retains copyright, but magazine
has right of first publication.

Visit the website:

Email submissions:

Hark Magazine’s: Call for submissions

7 March 2014

HARK is a magazine of poetry and short fiction.

we are looking for writing that “makes strange”. We want experimentation. We want the liminal – the hint of something just beyond reach. We like to see ordinary things looked at in unusual ways. We’re looking for confidence and innovation with language. Magical realism, the fantastic, or the simply bizarre are just fine with us.

Above all, we want good writing.

Please no genre fiction. That being said, genre fiction is okay if it has
an experimental/liminal edge to it. In other words, if you’re breaking the genre.

If you have any mixed media to go with your work – a video, a piece of music, etc – please let us know.

Unfortunately we can’t pay you at this time. But we’ll be the best advocate for your writing. If your writing is accepted, we’ll link your personal webpage, Twitter, etc, to the post. 



please send us 3-5 poems, none longer than 50 lines. We like brevity and force
and feeling.



please send us up to three pieces of flash/short short fiction. Again, brevity is key. No more than 750 words, but 500 is the sweet spot.



please send us one short story. No more than 2,000 words.

 Submissions deadline: March 15, 2014


 We will read your submission carefully and thoughtfully. We will try and get back
to you within a month, and we’ll try to say something about your submission(s) even if you aren’t accepted.

We don’t mind simultaneous submissions. Please just let us know if your piece is accepted elsewhere. And please only
send one submission at a time.

All works of original fiction and poetry are published with the permission of their authors, with whom all copyright remains. We ask that contributors acknowledge HARK Magazine as the place in which their work was first published if it is later reproduced. All work published may not be reproduced without permission.

Finally, please don’t send us something that has been previously published. We don’t mind if you’ve published it on
your personal blog, though.



Send the email to harkeditor [at] outlook [.com] with “SUB” in the title line, its category, and its title
(e.g., SUB poetry “the cat’s pyjamas” / “three poems”, etc). Please send the submission as an attachment rather than in the body of the email
(.docx, .doc and .oft are fine, but no PDFs, please)
Don’t worry too much about formatting.

Please include your name (real or not), and just a line about you if you’d like to. We don’t mind either way, but it will be
nice to know our contributors a little better.

Please don’t list where you’ve been published before.

Visit the website:

MeeGenius Call for Submissions

7 March 2014

MeeGenius is looking for new authors!

Submit your manuscripts to!

What type of submissions do you accept?

We accept word documents, PDFs, physical books; anything that allows us to see the work as you intended.

Just be sure that the content is original and appropriate for children up to 8 years old.

Author Guidelines:

No closing date- Open call

Visit the website:


Call for submissions: NOVELLE – Magazine for Experimentalism #3 (June 2014):

4 March 2014

The enthusiastic response and the amount of submissions for the first and second issue of our new magazine NOVELLE were quite overwhelming. Now it’s time to gather some great material for issue #3 to be released in June 2014.

Submission guidelines:

•          The submitted work may be unpublished or published – in the latter case please make sure there is no third-party infringement involved.

•          We are interested in all sorts of fictional and non-fictional texts, regardless of genre and form (poems, essays, flash fiction, reviews, comics, drawings, paintings, interviews, ads, investigative reports, etc.). We are especially looking forward to receiving submissions that transcend the purely textual …

•          The submissions should be experimental in nature.

•          Topic for #3: Dead Places

•          Max. 5 pages per submission, 1 submission per author

•          File formats: doc / docx / odt / rtf / tiff / jpeg / bmp / png (graphics: b/w, minimum resolution: 300 dpi)

•          All published authors will receive one free copy of the NOVELLE (unfortunately, we are not able to offer payment yet, but this may change in the future …)

•          Please send us your work until May 31th, 2014, with the reference subject “NOVELLE #3” via email to, and don’t forget to add a short CV, including name, address, email, and a list of publications (if available)

We are looking forward to your creative/eccentric/idiosyncratic awesomeness!

Experimentally yours,


Call for submissions: The Casserole Art & Literary Joural

4 March 2014

The Casserole is an art + lit journal based out of the University of Toronto. 

We are now seeking submission for our spring issue, as well as online publication to our website.

We are looking for content that expresses the human experience and identity.

We publish art, fiction, creative non-fiction, poetry, personal essays, rants, tweets, and interview.

To see our work: 

For info on submitting:

Twisted Vine Literary Arts Journal Open for Submissions

17 February 2014

Submission deadline: April 7th, 2014

Twisted Vine is the literary journal for Western New Mexico

University’s Masters of Arts in Interdisciplinary Studies program.

We are open for submissions for our spring issue.

Our staff is looking for original and previously unpublished fiction,

creative nonfiction, poetry, art, interview and video.

We have a special affinity for those works that succeed in crossing,

overlapping and transcending traditional genres.

Twisted Vine strongly encourages submissions that are interdisciplinary in nature

(poetry about math is one example).

Progressive, unexpected and ever-evolving works are also preferential. 

More Info:


4 February 2014

The Georgia Theatre Conference (, the official theatre organization for the state of Georgia, is now taking submissions for its annual One Act New Play Competition. The competition is open writers inside and outside of Georgia. The Competition is hosted by the Professional Division of GTC. The winning play will receive a $250.00 prize and will also be performed as a staged reading at the Georgia Theatre Conference convention held in Columbus, GA, October 9-11, 2014.

Guidelines are listed below:

Entries will be accepted between March 1, 2014 and July 15, 2014.

One submission per playwright only. Play submissions must be one act in length.  Plays should be approximately 50 pages in length, with a running-time between 30 minutes and one hour, and limited to 10 or fewer characters.

Full length scripts, children’s plays, 10 Minute plays, and musicals are not accepted.

Plays must be unproduced (no professional productions) and unpublished. Plays that have gone through readings and workshops are acceptable.

Plays must be submitted by email attachment in Microsoft Word or PDF format:

§  Text in 11-12 point type and in plain font (e.g. Times New Roman)

§  Script must include page numbers at the bottom of each page

§  The author’s name should not appear anywhere in the script

§  Do not include resumes, playwright biographies, or history of the play

§  Send a separate title page with the author’s name and contact info.

Please email all entries to:


Assistant Professor

University of North Georgia

In association with the Gainesville Theatre Alliance

*There is no submission fee required for this competition.

CHICKEN SOUP The Power of Forgiveness: 101 Stories about How to Let Go and Change Your Life

2 February 2014

For the “New Year New You” 2015 season we plan to publish a book about the power of forgiveness.

Have you ever noticed how forgiving someone frees you to move on with your life?

We are looking for stories that will show our readers how forgiving someone

or being forgiven by someone changed your life in a positive way.

Were you able to reestablish a relationship after forgiving or being forgiven?

Did letting go of your hurt feelings heal you and bring you a sense of peace?

Help others find the same resolution by sharing your story.

Pays $200 and 10 copies of the book. Limit 1,200 words.


2 February 2014

FEMRITE is calling for submissions for the 6th Residency for African Women Writers,

which will be co-hosted with the Swedish literary magazine Karavan, in October 2014.

The 10-Day Writing Residency aims to give women writers space to reflect on their writing,

connect with one another, read each others’ manuscripts and give feedback,

interact with established writers and build literary bridges across cultures of the continent.

The residency is also aimed at strengthening collaboration among women writers’ initiatives in Africa.

Open to an African woman writer who lives on the Continent and needs such space and able to write & express herself in English.

For details, visit:


2 February 2014


A first prize of $5,000 plus tuition for the 30-week creative writing correspondence program

at the Humber School for Writers valued at $3,000.

Deadline for submissions is 5 p.m. February 28, 2014.

Second prize is $2,000 while third is $1,000.

Open to Ontario residents 16 and older, submissions can be on any topic,

but must be previously unpublished and not exceed 2,500 words.

There’s a limit of one entry per person.

The 13th Annual Poetry Super Highway Great Poetry Exchange

1 February 2014

The 13th Annual Poetry Super Highway
Great Poetry Exchange

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

What? – Send a book – Get a book

In February 2014, the Poetry Super Highway will coordinate a great free exchange of poetry publications amongst poets worldwide.

It’s not a contest. There are no judges, entry fees, winners, or losers.

Last year, 76 poets participated both sending their book and receiving another poet’s book from another randomly selected participant

By agreeing to participate, someone will be exposed to your poetry, and you will be exposed to someone else’s poetry.


To participate you must volunteer to mail one copy of one poetry book that you have written to one other person participating. Just one book. In exchange, you will receive in the mail one copy of one poetry book written by another participating poet.

E-books are not eligible for the Great Poetry Exchange. Your book must be physical entity. Even if it’s self published, or one of one that you printed from your computer and stapled together…but please no e-books. (Though we will be repeating our annual Great E-Book Free For All later in the year!)

To Join In:

Go to Make sure you’ve read all the guidelines and click on “ONLINE SUBMISSION FORM” to enter your book’s information

In early March, we will randomly assign the books to each participant and email to you the name and address of the person you are supposed to send your book to.

We will also list your book and description on this web page along with the link to your website for all to see. In addition we will list the new books in our weekly e-mailed update which goes out to thousands of people.

What else?

Please note, as the Great Poetry Exchange is open to everyone on planet Earth, it’s possible that you will be required to send your book to someone outside of your own country which will, of course cost you more in postage than it would to send it domestically.

Also, we’ll ask that you send us an e-mail in March once your book has actually been sent so we can keep track and make sure that all participants who send a book also get one.

You also must agree to send out your book within 2 weeks of being notified of who to send your book to.

Please note, it’s a circular exchange: You will be sending a book to a different person than you will be receiving one from.

Get all the details at


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