Archive for the 'Fiction Contests' Category

Last Call for entries! Dream Quest One Poetry & Writing Contest – Summer 2014

7 July 2014

 

 

Attention! Yes, there is still time to send in your poems and short stories to enter this summer competition. The deadline has been extended from July 31 to August 11, 2014. All entries submitted electronically by email or via postal mail must be postmarked by August 11, 2014 at 11:59pm. Enter now for a chance to win cash prizes totaling $1275.00!

The Dream Quest One Poetry & Writing Contest is open to anyone who loves expressing innermost thoughts and feelings into the beautiful art of poetry or writing a story that is worth telling everyone! And welcome to all having the ability to dream… Write a poem or short story for a chance to win cash prizes totaling $1275.00. All works must be original. http://www.dreamquestone.com
Guidelines:
Write a poem, thirty lines or fewer on any subject, style, or form, typed or neatly hand printed.
And/or write a short story, five pages maximum length, on any subject or theme, creative writing fiction or non-fiction (including essay compositions, diary, journal entries and screenwriting). Also, all entries must be typed or neatly hand printed.
Multiple and simultaneous poetry and short story entries are accepted.
Extended Postmark deadline: August 11, 2014
All contest winners will be announced on October 5, 2014
Prizes:
Writing First Prize is $500. Second Prize: $250. Third Prize: $100.
Poetry First Prize is $250. Second Prize: $125. Third Prize: $50.
Entry fees:
$10 per short story, $5 per poem.
To send entries: Include title(s) with your story (ies) or poem(s), along with your name, address, phone#, email, brief biographical info. (Tell us a little about yourself), on the coversheet. Add a self-addressed stamped envelope for entry confirmation. Fees payable to: “DREAMQUESTONE.COM”
Mail to:
Dream Quest One
Poetry & Writing Contest
P.O. Box 3141
Chicago, IL 60654

Visit http://www.dreamquestone.com for details on how to enter!

No one who achieves success does so without acknowledging the help of others. The wise and confident acknowledge this help with gratitude. “And remember, in whatever you do, it’s okay to dream, for dreams do come true.” –Dream Quest One

The Third Annual Thomas Morton Memorial Prize

7 July 2014

Deadline:

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Entry Fees

Donation of $15 per entry.

Prizes

The first prize in each category (fiction and poetry) is $1,000 and a package of books from some of Canada’s best publishers (including Coach House, House of Anansi, and Bookthug) valued at $700, plus publication in our Fall 2014 issue.

Description

The Third Annual Thomas Morton Prize is a yearly contest run by The Puritan Magazine which searches for the finest in groundbreaking fiction and poetry. This year, we are thrilled to announce that our judges will be MARGARET ATWOOD (poetry) and ZSUZSI GARTNER (fiction).

If you have previously unpublished fiction or poetry that you’d like to have considered, submissions can be made through our website at http://www.puritan-magazine.com/submissions/. Each submission is $15.

Full submission rules and formatting guidelines can be found on our website, but basic length rules are: Fiction – no longer than 8,000 words, double-spaced. Poetry – either four poems or four pages, whichever comes first.

Contact Information

For more information, please visit our website at:  www.puritan-magazine.com

Website:

http://puritan-magazine.com/submissions/

Chanticleer Book Review Blue Ribbon Awards

7 July 2014

Deadline:

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Entry Fees

$40

Prizes

First Place Category award winners will compete for the Overall Best Book CBR Grand Prize of a $1,000 and 1st Place Genre Awards for $250.
Award winning books will have the opportunity to be placed on the Chanticleer Book Shelves (which sell and promote the winning titles). Our CBR Book Shelves are located in participating Independent Book Stores across the U.S.
A Chanticleer Book Review
A CBR Blue Ribbon embossed with the Contest Name, Author Name, and Book Title to use in promotion at book signings and book festivals
Digital award stickers for on-line promotion
Adhesive book stickers
Shelf-talkers and other promotional items
Promotion in print and on-line media
Review of book distributed to on-line sites and printed media publications
Review, cover art, and author synopsis listed in CBR’s newsletter

Description

The Chanticleer Book Review (CBR) is looking for published novels and unpublished manuscripts in the following categories:

  • Fantasy and Science Fiction (deadline Jan. 31)
  • Narrative Nonfiction (deadline Feb. 28)
  • Cozy Mystery (deadline March 31)
  • Young Adult (deadline April 30)
  • Romance (deadline May 31)
  • Historical Fiction (deadline June 30)
  • Western, Pioneer, Civil War Historical Fiction, Pre-1900s (deadline July 31, 2014)
  • Mystery/Thriller/Suspense (deadline Sept. 30, 2014)
  • Paranormal/Speculative Fiction (deadline Oct. 31, 2014)

Stories will be judged based on effective use of characterization, an intriguing opening, continuity, a unique story, writing craft, professionalism of editing and formatting throughout the piece, and a satisfying (not necessarily happy) ending. No erotica or graphic violence, please.

Novels may be self-published, indie published or traditionally published. E-pub novels with ISBN or ASIN designations will be accepted in the published division. All novels must have an ISBN or ASIN designation. Entries must be in the English language (please note if British Standard English –BSE – is used instead of ASE). Novels must be 30,000 plus words.

Accepts work in two divisions: Published (Legacy, Indie, Self-Pub, Small Press, E-pub) and Manuscripts.

Contact Information:

info@ChantiReviews.com

Website:

http://chantireviews.com/contests

Bartleby Snopes Literary Magazine 6th Annual Dialogue Only Writing Contest

7 July 2014

Deadline:

Monday, September 15, 2014

Entry Fees

$10 for unlimited entries (only one entry allowed at a time; see Response/Notification section for more details). Entry fee is due at time of submission and will be collected through Submittable.

Prizes

Prizes: A minimum of $500 will be awarded, with at least $300 going to the grand prize winner. Our five finalists will also appear in Issue 13 of the magazine due out in January 2015. Last year we awarded $945 in prize money. For every entry over 50, an additional $5 will be added to the total prize money.

2014 Prize Structure:
1st Prize: $300 minimum + $3 for every entry over 50
2nd Prize: $100 minimum + $1 for every entry over 50
3rd Prize: $50 minimum + $1 for every two entries over 50
4th Prize: $30 minimum + $1 for every 4 entries over 50
5th Prize: $20 minimum + $1 for every 4 entries over 50

Description

Compose a short story entirely of dialogue. You may use as many characters as you want. Your entry must be under 2,000 words. Your entry does not have to follow standard rules for writing dialogue. Your entry cannot use any narration (this includes tag lines such as he said, she said, etc.). Be sure to read our dialogue writing tips for advice on crafting your entry. You can also read our past winners while you’re there.

All finalists will be chosen by the Staff of Bartleby Snopes.

 

Bartleby Snopes was named one of Flavorwire’s “Top Ten Online Literary Magazines You Should Be Reading”. It has nominated yearly for storySouth’s Million Writer’s Award, The Pushcart Prize, and Best of the Net, and has become a force as a short story publication.

Contact Information

http://www.bartlebysnopes.com

Website:

http://www.bartlebysnopes.com/contests.htm

2014 Book Pipeline Contest

7 July 2014

Deadline:

Monday, September 15, 2014

Entry Fees

$50 per entry

Prizes

- Entrance to the Book Pipeline event in Santa Monica, CA in November 2014, where one winner is announced (finalists chosen will range from 2-8) The event will include representatives from Energy Entertainment, Benderspink, and Paradigm.
- $1,000 cash to winning entry
- Airfare to attend the Book Pipeline event (or $500 airfare reimbursement for international finalists)
- Additional development assistance and consultation from Script Pipeline executives

Description

The Book Pipeline Competition, presented by Script Pipeline, is searching for playwrights and authors with material well-suited for film or television adaptation. The winning writer will have meetings with Energy Entertainment (Extant), Benderspink (We’re the Millers, A History of Violence), and Paradigm to discuss further development and the potential for production.

After 12 seasons running the successful Script Pipeline Screenwriting Competition, the 1st Annual Book Pipeline Contest aims to continue discovering new talent and delivering unique, compelling stories to the industry–with the specific intent of getting projects on the fast-track to production.

Contact Information:

Email: entry@scriptpipeline.com

Phone: 323-424-4243

Website:

http://www.bookpipeline.com

2014 Green River Writers Contests

7 July 2014

Deadline:

Sunday, August 31, 2014

Entry Fees

$2-$3 for GRW members
$3-$5 for non-members

Prizes

2 Grand Prizes
1st: $175
2nd: $100
3rd: $50

16 Fiction and Poetry Categories
1st: $30
2nd: $20
3rd: $10

Some are higher, varies by category & sponsor

Description

Offers contests for short fiction, poetry, creative nonfiction and writing for children in a variety of subjects and forms. Poetry categories include sonnets, limericks, rhymed poems, humorous poems, persona poems and free verse. Also offers poetry and nonfiction categories that address social injustice, environmental issues or a love nature. See website for category guidelines.

Contact Information:

contest@greenriverwriters.org
Chuck Suddeth

Green River Writers, Inc.
2014 Writing Contest
c/o Charles Suddeth
9815 Farnham Drive
Louisville, KY 40223

Website:

http://www.greenriverwriters.org/contest2.html

The Ordinary Guru Contest

6 July 2014

Deadline:

Sunday, August 31, 2014

Entry Fees:

FREE to enter!

Prizes:

First Prize: $5,000
Second Prize: $2,500
Third Prize: $1,500

Description:

Have you ever met an everyday, ordinary guru who helped you break a myth that held you back, sparked insight, or helped you see the world a little differently? If so, tell us your story by entering the Ordinary Guru Contest. You can submit a short story, essay, memoir, photo essay, cartoon,graphic novel or poem.

Whomever/whatever the ordinary guru, your story must embody a personal experience. We’re looking for short stories, essays, memoirs, photo essays, graphic stories, cartoons, and poems about ordinary gurus. Ordinary gurus teach us what we need to know in order to expand our view of ourselves and the world. These gurus aren’t just people— they can also be anything in nature that offers you an insight or life-lesson, perhaps a pet, a wild animal, or even a tree that helps you see yourself or life differently.

Contact Information:

Nicholas Kent
nick@mindadventure.com

Website:

http://ordinarygurus.com

The 3rd Hysteria 2014 Writing Competition

6 July 2014

Deadline:

Sunday, August 31, 2014

Entry Fees

£5 for each short story entry and £3 for each flash fiction and poetry entry. Entries are made through the website at http://ht.ly/tlczg where more information, competition rules and guidelines can be found.

Prizes

There are three prizes in each category of £150 (short story), £75 (flash fiction) and £75 (poetry). Each category winner will receive a copy of the final anthology and an interview to help promote them and their work. Second and third prize winners in each category will each get a copy of the anthology to add to their collection and with an author interview.

The top ten stories in each category will also be incorporated into the third anthology, Hysteria 3, which is due for release on December 1, 2014.

Description

The 3rd Hysteria Writing Competition for women opens to entries on April 1 and will close on August 31, 2014.

The Hysteria Writing Competition is organized by The Hysterectomy Association for women only. This year we have three different competitions: short stories of up to 2,000 words, flash fiction of up to 200 words and poetry of up to 20 lines. As usual we are looking for entries that are inspiring and relevant to women.

Contact Information:

More information can be obtained on the website at:  http://www.hysterectomy-association.org.uk/hysteria-writing-competition/ or by emailing linda@hysterectomy-association.org.uk

Website:

http://www.hysterectomy-association.org.uk/hysteria-writing-competition/

Writer’s Digest Short Story Competition 2014

6 July 2014

We’re looking for short stories! Think you can write a winning story in less than 1,500 words? Enter the 15th Annual Writer’s Digest Short Short Story Competition for your chance to win $3,000 in cash, get published in Writer’s Digest magazine, and a paid trip to our ever-popular Writer’s Digest Conference! The winning entries will be on display in the 15th Annual Writer’s Digest Competition Collection.

Wondering what’s in it for you?

  • A chance to win $3,000 in cash
  • Get national exposure for your work
  • A paid trip to the ever-popular Writer’s Digest Conference

How to enter: register and pay online or download a printable entry form. (Early-Bird Entry fees are $20 per manuscript.)

Early-Bird Entry Deadline: November 17, 2014

Entry Deadline: December 15, 2014

The early-bird entry fee is $20 per manuscript. The regular deadline entry fee is $25 per manuscript.You may enter as many manuscripts as you wish. If you are submitting your entry via regular mail, you may send one check (in U.S. funds) and one entry form for all entries. We accept checks or money orders, Visa, American Express, Discover, and Mastercard for all entries submitted online or via regular mail. Checks should be made out to F+W Media, Inc. Credit cards will be charged within 30 days of the contest deadline. Charges will appear on your statement as “F+W Contests.”

One First Place Winner will receive:

  • $3,000 in cash
  • Their short story title published in Writer’s Digest magazine’s July/August 2015 issue
  • A paid trip to the ever-popular Writer’s Digest Conference!
  • A copy of the 15th Annual Writer’s Digest Short Short Story Competition Collection
  • A copy of the 2015 Novel & Short Story Writer’s Market
  • A copy of the 2015 Guide to Literary Agents

The Second Place Winner will receive:

  • $1,500 in cash
  • Their short story title published in Writer’s Digest magazine’s July/August 2015 issue
  • A copy of the 15th Annual Writer’s Digest Short Short Story Competition Collection
  • A copy of the 2015 Novel & Short Story Writer’s Market
  • A copy of the 2015 Guide to Literary Agents

The Third Place Winner will receive:

  • $500 in cash
  • Their short story title published in Writer’s Digest magazine’s July/August 2015 issue
  • A copy of the 15th Annual Writer’s Digest Short Short Story Competition Collection
  • A copy of the 2015 Novel & Short Story Writer’s Market
  • A copy of the 2015 Guide to Literary Agents

Fourth through Tenth Place Winners will receive:

  • $100 in cash
  • Their short story titles published in Writer’s Digest magazine’s July/August 2015 issue
  • A copy of the 15th Annual Writer’s Digest Short Short Story Competition Collection
  • A copy of the 2015 Novel & Short Story Writer’s Market
  • A copy of the 2015Guide to Literary Agents

Eleventh through Twenty-Fifth Place Winners will receive:

  • A $50 gift certificate for writersdigestshop.com
  • A copy of the 15th Annual Writer’s Digest Short Short Story Competition Collection

 

Early-Bird Entry Deadline: November 17, 2014

Entry Deadline: December 15, 2014

 

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Be sure to check out more writing contests sponsored by Writer’s Digest.


About 15th Annual Writer’s Digest Short Story Competition Collection
This special competition collection features the winning entries by the top 25 winners. You can purchase a copy online or order by mailing in the printable entry form. (You are not required to purchase the collection to enter the competition.)


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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

Houston Writers Guild Fall Contest 2014

6 July 2014
2014 Houston Writers Guild Fall Contest is open for submission!

Entry fee $35 for fiction/nonfiction. $25 for poetry.
Open to all writers, regardless of publishing status.
Winners will be announced at our annual Fall Conference.
$75 prize awarded to first place in each category.
Entering is easy. Deadline is September 1, 2014.

For more information visit:  http://houstonwritersguild.org/contests

The Writers’ Workshop of Asheville is sponsoring two writing competitions

6 July 2014

 WRITING COMPETITIONS

 The Writers’ Workshop of Asheville is sponsoring two writing competitions, open to any writer regardless of residence. The awards for both contests are:

1st Place: Your choice of a 3 night stay at our Mountain Muse B&B, 3 free workshops, or 75 pages line-edited and revised by our editorial staff.

2nd Place: 2 night stay at our B&B; or 2 free workshops; or 50 pages line-edited

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

10 Honorable Mentions

 

Hard Times Essay Contest  -  Deadline: Extended to July 30, 2014.

 Write about a difficult experience in your life, how you overcame this obstacle, and how you were changed by it. Winning stories will be chosen for originality and creative writing style. Stories should be previously unpublished, and should not exceed 5,000 words (double-spaced, 12 point font).

Your name, address, email and title of work should appear on a separate cover sheet. The entry fee per submission is $25 ($20 for Workshop members).

Multiple entries are accepted. Enclose SASE for critique and list of winners. Make check or money order payable to The Writers’ Workshop, and mail to:  Hard Times Contest, 387 Beaucatcher Road, Asheville, NC  28805.

Emailed submission may be sent to writersw@gmail.com, with “Hard Times Contest” in the subject. The entry fee is payable online.

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Literary Fiction Contest   –    Deadline: Postmarked by August 30, 2014.

Submit a short story or chapter of a novel of 5,000 words or less.  Multiple entries are accepted.  All work must be unpublished. Pages should be paper clipped, with your name, address, phone and title of work on a cover sheet. Double-space, and use 12 point font.

The entry fee per submission is $25 ($20 for Workshop members). Enclose self-addressed stamped envelope for critique and list of winners.

Make check or money order payable to The Writers’ Workshop, and mail to:  Fiction Contest, 387 Beaucatcher Road, Asheville, NC  28805. 

Emailed submissions may be sent to writersw@gmail.com, with “Fiction Contest” in the subject. No cover sheet or SASE is necessary. The entry fee is payable online at www.twwoa.org.

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

FAIRY TALE REVIEW AWARDS IN POETRY AND PROSE

20 June 2014

Fairy Tale Review is thrilled to announce the debut of an annual contest,

beginning this year with Prose & Poetry awards.

We’re interested in poems, stories, and essays with a fairy-tale feel

– mainstream to experimental, genre to literary, realist to fabulist.

Both contests will award $1,000, and all submissions will be considered for publication in The Mauve Issue.

$10 ENTRY FEE.

Deadline July 15, 2014

Visit the website for details on how to enter:
https://fairytalereview.submittable.com/submit

BLUE EARTH FLASH FICTION CONTEST 2014

20 June 2014

We will hold our annual flash fiction contest for the Fall 2014 issue.

Submit a story 750 words or fewer.

Enter a maximum of two stories.

First place $500. Second place $250. Third place $100.

Winners will be published. We also may publish other admirable submissions.

Winners will be notified after the contest has closed.

$2 ENTRY FEE.

Visit the website:  https://blueearthreview.submittable.com/submit/24696

The New Guards Contests in Fiction & Poetry

20 June 2014
THE NEW GUARD VOLUME IV contest submission period runs from February 10 to July 14, 2014. The entry fee is $15. Guidelines are below. Click the link below to submit via Submittable’s online submission manager. We are looking forward to reading your work!
MACHIGONNE FICTION CONTEST: $1,000 for an exceptional fiction in any genre. Submit up to 5,000 words: anything from flash to the long story. Novel excerpts are welcome if the excerpt functions as a stand-alone story. We do not publish illustrations.
Judged by Letters to Wendy’s author Joe Wenderoth.
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KNIGHTVILLE POETRY CONTEST: $1,000 for an exceptional poem in any form. Three poems per entry. Up to 150 lines per poem.
Judged by National Book Award Finalist and author of Fast Animal, Tim Seibles.
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We accept .doc or similar files–no PDFs, please. We do pay strict attention to word and line count. We accept previously unpublished work only. Any size print run or online publication (including blogs and/or social networking) disqualify an entry. Simultaneous submissions are accepted, provided we’re notified upon publication elsewhere. If we accept your story or poem for publication, we trust you will remove that story or poem from all other contests upon our acceptance of your work.
Contest winners and all finalists get one free copy of The New Guard, and each submission will be carefully considered for publication. Final judging is blind.
TNG retains standard first publication rights; all rights immediately revert to the writer upon publication. We are presently accepting contest submissions only. Please note that we no longer accept submissions via postal mail.
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Please direct all submission questions to:  info@newguardreview.com
Visit the website for details:  http://www.newguardreview.com/

JOHN KENNETH GALBRAITH LITERARY AWARD

20 June 2014

Accepting short stories of Canadian fiction in English from 3,000 to 3,500 words.

The finalist receives a cash prize of $2,000

and a cast pewter medallion.

$10 ENTRY FEE.

Deadline August 5, 2014

Visit the website:  http://www.johnkennethgalbraithliteraryaward.ca/

A ROOM OF HER OWN FOUNDATION ORLANDO PRIZES

20 June 2014

$15 ENTRY FEE.

Four Orlando prizes of $1,000 each and publication in The Los Angeles Review

are awarded twice yearly for a poem, a short story, a short short story,

and an essay by women writers.

Deadline July 31, 2014

Visit the website:

http://aroomofherownfoundation.org/awards/

The Creative Competitor.com Writing Competitions

20 June 2014

Descriptive Mystery Story Competition

1st Prize: £100.00

2nd Prize: £75.00

3rd Prize: £50.00

Closing date:  16th August 2014

Entry fee: £2.00 or Free to Premier1 Write, Learn and Publish members

We want you to write a story inspired by the photo published online.   Consider that something unusual or unexplained happened here.  Importantly, we want you to bring the scenes to life by making it beautifully descriptive.

Maximum word count: 1200 including the title

http://creativecompetitor.com/creative-writing-competitions/writing-competitions-2014/creative-writing-competitions-july-to-september-2014/descriptive-mystery-story-competition/
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Erotic Fiction Writing Competition

1st Prize: £200.00

2nd Prize: £150.00

3rd Prize: £100.00

Closing date: 25th August 2014

Entry fee: £3.00 or FREE to Premier1 Write, Learn and Publish members

Using the photo published online for inspiration, create a story that both captivates and tantalises the reader. The story can be deeply moving, sensual, sexual or even contain moments of humour, but it should be well-written, with a start, middle and ending. Please note that gratuitous sex scenes are not permitted.  Erotic content should be relevant to the progression of characters and plot.
Maximum word count: 2000 excluding the title

http://creativecompetitor.com/creative-writing-competitions/writing-competitions-2014/creative-writing-competitions-july-to-september-2014/erotic-fiction-writing-competition/
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This Living Planet Poetry Competition

1st Prize: £150.00

2nd Prize: £100.00

3rd Prize: £75.00

Closing date: September 1st 2014

Entry fee: £3.00 or Free to Premier1 Write, Learn and Publish members

Craft a poem around any aspect of our living planet and you could be in with a chance of winning our top prize of £150 plus publication.

http://creativecompetitor.com/creative-writing-competitions/writing-competitions-2014/creative-writing-competitions-april-june-2014/open-poetry-competition/this-living-planet-poetry-competition/

The Atlantis Short Story Competition 2014

20 June 2014

Cash prizes ($450, first prize is $300) and in-depth feedback await unpublished writers.

No theme or genre restrictions.

Maximum 2,500 words.

Entry fee: starts from $10 (depends on level of feedback wanted when the story does not place)

Deadline: November 30, 2014

Info: http://www.atlantis-shortstorycontest.com/

Contact e-mail: inquiry@atlantis-shortstorycontest.com

For further updates & announcements (dates), check atlantis-shortstorycontest.com !

Tethered by Letters: Fall Literary Contests 2014

20 June 2014

Contest Submission

 

TBL is pleased to announce our second annual Fall Literary Competition. There are three submission categories: 1) short stories of any genre ranging from 1,000 to 7,500 words, 2) flash fiction with a word limit of either 55, 250, or 500 words, and 3) poetry no longer than three pages. For these contests we are looking for engaging stories, vivid characters, and fresh perspectives and styles.

Deadline: July 15th, 2014. Midnight EST.

Judging: All submissions will be judged by the professional editing team at TBL and the winner will be announced publicly on August 1st, 2014. All participants will be notified about the contest results by email from TBL judges by the end of July 2014. Judges decisions are final.

Submission Guidelines: Please visit our guidelines page to properly format your work for submission. Staff members are not eligible for participation. Any work previously submitted to TBL for publication is not eligible if the piece received free edits from our team.

Notes: Simultaneous submissions are accepted, but please notify TBL if your work is selected for publication elsewhere as soon as possible. We encourage writers to submit as many stories as they wish. All stories will be considered for publication in our quarterly journal.

Our judges also reserve the right not to award a winner in either category if the submissions do not meet our standards of publication.

Other Categories: Please visit our submissions page for more ways to submit your work to TBL for possible publication and learn about our free-editing policy for work submitted to our journal.

 

Short Story Contest

 

The winner of our short story contest will be awarded $250.00 and publication as the featured short story in our Literary Journal. Five finalists will be considered for subsequent quarterly journal publications as well as our monthly story selection. Each finalist will also receive free professional edits on their submission.*

Criteria: Any genre ranging from 1,000 to 7,500 words.

 

There is a $10.00 USDA entry fee for each submission.

 

Click here to submit your story!

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Flash Fiction Contest

 

The winner of our flash fiction contest will be awarded $50.00 and publication as the featured flash fiction in our Literary Journal. Three finalists will be considered for subsequent quarterly journal publications as well as our monthly story selection. Each finalist will also receive free professional edits on their submission.*

Criteria: Any genre with a word limit of either 55, 250, or 500 words.

 

There is a $4.00 reading fee per entry, or you may choose to submit three entries for $10.00.

Click here to submit your story!

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Poetry Contest

 

The winner of our poetry contest will be awarded $100.00 and publication as the featured poem in our Literary Journal. Three finalists will be considered for subsequent quarterly journal publications as well as our monthly poem selection. Each finalist will also receive free professional edits on their submission.*

Criteria: Any genre or form, three three pages or less per poem.

There is a $5.00 reading fee per entry, or you may choose to submit three entries for $12.00.

Click here to submit your poetry!

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* Tethered by Letters reserves the rights to NOT award a winner in any of the above categories if the submissions do not reach a publishable standard. In this case, reading fees will NOT be refunded and a winner will not be announced. Although this has never come to pass in our four-year-publishing history, our top priority must remain with the quality of work we publish.

Visit the website:  http://tetheredbyletters.com/submissions/contest-submission

 

Call for Submissions Sixth Annual Dialogue Only Writing Contest

31 May 2014

CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS–beginning June 1, 2014

Bartleby Snopes Literary Magazine welcomes the opportunity to read your fiction.
We will hold our Sixth Annual Dialogue Only Writing Contest beginning June 1, 2014.
All initial submissions up to 2,000 words must be received by September 15th, 2014. Winners will be announced by October 19th, 2014.
As always, our contest information will post with New Pages and Poets & Writers, as well as on the Bartleby Snopes web page.
Judges: All finalists will be chosen by the Staff of Bartleby Snopes. Five finalists will be submitted to the final round of voting. The order of winners will be determined by the staff of Bartleby Snopes and our two guest judges. This year we are pleased to have last year’s winner Ronald Friedman and author Ben Tanzer (Orphans and Lost in Space) as our guest judges. All decisions regarding contest winners are final.

Prizes: A minimum of $500 will be awarded, with at least $300 going to the grand prize winner. Our five finalists will also appear in Issue 13 of the magazine due out in January 2015. Last year we awarded $945 in prize money. For every entry over 50, an additional $5 will be added to the total prize money.
2014 Prize Structure:
1st Prize: $300 minimum + $3 for every entry over 50
2nd Prize: $100 minimum + $1 for every entry over 50
3rd Prize: $50 minimum + $1 for every two entries over 50
4th Prize: $30 minimum + $1 for every 4 entries over 50
5th Prize: $20 minimum + $1 for every 4 entries over 50

Entry Fee: $10 for unlimited entries (only one entry allowed at a time; see Response/Notification section for more details). Entry fee is due at time of submission and will be collected through Submittable.
Be sure to read our dialogue writing tips for advice on crafting your entry. You can also read our past winners while you’re there.
Bartleby Snopes was named one of Flavorwire’s “Top Ten Online Literary Magazines You Should Be Reading”.
It has nominated yearly for storySouth’s Million Writer’s Award, The Pushcart Prize, and Best of the Net, and has become a force as a short story publication.
We hope to hear from you soon.

CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS–beginning June 1, 2014
Contest begins June 1, 2014. All initial submissions up to 2,000 words must be received by September 15th. 2014. Winners will be announced by October 19th, 2014. Judges: The order of winners will be determined by the staff of Bartleby Snopes and our two guest judges, Ronald Friedman and Ben Tanzer. Prizes: A minimum of $500 will be awarded, with at least $300 going to the grand prize winner. Our five finalists will also appear in Issue 13 of the magazine. Last year we awarded $945 in prize money.

How to enter:  http://www.bartlebysnopes.com/contests.htm

The First Annual Authors First Writing Contest

31 May 2014
For the novel contest, entrants can submit a work of 40,000 words or longer. There is no limit on the genre – the author just has to show a passion for writing on the page. The work cannot have been previously published anywhere. The winner will receive a publishing contract from The Story Plant, $5000, and an iPad mini loaded with a year’s worth of Story Plant books. Five runners-up will receive an iPad mini loaded with a year’s worth of Story Plant books.
Deadline:  September 30, 2014 at 11:59 PM EST
For the short story contest, entrants can submit a work of 20,000 words or less. The same stipulations apply – there is no limit on genre or topic, just demonstrate a passion for writing on the page. Twenty winners will be picked and each will receive a publishing contract to have their work included in an Authors First anthology (published by The Story Plant) along with a pro-rated share of royalties, a one hour editorial/publishing consultation with a member of Authors First, and five Story Plant e-books of your choosing.
You can find the contest rules and the submission form at the website:  http://www.authorsfirst.com/the-contest
http://www.authorsfirst.com/the-contest/contest-rules
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