Posts Tagged ‘essay writing contests’

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

NBF Annual Legal Writing Contest

7 July 2014

Deadline:

Saturday, November 15, 2014

Entry Fees:

None, Free to Enter

Prizes

The winner will be awarded with $1,500 to be applied towards law school or college tuition. The winning submission will also be published to the National Bankruptcy Forum website.

Description

The contest is for law school or college students. To participate in the contest, students will have to submit an essay arguing how best to solve America’s student loan problem.

Essay Requirements:
– Submitted work must be at least 2,000 words
– Submissions are due by November 15
– Submissions can be sent using the submission form on the NBF website

Eligibility:
– Recipient must be a law school or college student
– Recipient is a U.S. citizen or legal resident

The winner will be announced by December 1, 2014.

Website:

http://www.natlbankruptcy.com/scholarship/

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:

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

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

Call for submissions: A Letter To My Mom book project

20 June 2014
I work at a small production company in Los Angeles, and our next book, A Letter to My Mom, honors the powerful, loving, complicated, one-of-a-kind relationships we all have with our mothers. It’s a collection of personally-crafted letters to moms written by individuals from all walks of life including celebrities, influencers, everyday people and kids.
We are trying to include letters from all over the country, which is why I am reaching out to you.  We want to get as many letters as possible – and provide the letter-writers a chance to be published in our book.
Here is a little more info on the books we’ve done: 
A Letter to My Mom will be published by Crown Archetype, a division of Random House, and is the third book in the “A Letter to…” series created by Lisa Erspamer, former co-EP of The Oprah Winfrey Show and Chief Creative Officer and Executive Vice President of the OWN network. The publication date is May 2015.
 
The first book, A Letter To My Dog, and the highly anticipated follow-up, A Letter To My Cat, feature letters from celebrities including Oprah Winfrey, Tony Bennett, Kristin Chenoweth, Dr. Oz, Hilary Duff, Chelsea Handler, Dita Von Teese, Amy Smart, Mariel Hemingway, Tyler Perry, Cynthia McFadden, Robin Roberts and more.
 
A portion of the proceeds from every book in the series goes to charity, and for A Letter To My Mom, we are teaming up with Baby2Baby.  Baby2Baby supplies Los Angeles families in need with essential baby gear and clothing for their children up to age 12. By distributing new and gently used items to over 50 non-profit organizations including homeless and domestic violence shelters, Head Start programs and hospitals, Baby2Baby serves over 67,000 children each year.
 
Again – we would love your help getting members from your organization to submit letters and join us in this special project honoring our moms!
If they are willing to participate, they’ll need to write a letter with a maximum of 700 words, and provide a couple of favorite photos of his/her mom, as well as a couple of shots of them together, from various stages of their lives.
Here is our landing page where folks can go to submit letters:
http://www.alettertomymom.com

ORDINARY GURU CONTEST

25 April 2014

NO ENTRY FEE.

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.

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

Open only to legal residents of the 50 United States

and the District of Columbia, and Canada (excluding Quebec),

who are 18 years and older.

Contest ends August 31, 2014.

Visit the website:  http://ordinarygurus.com/

Tell It Strange Essay & Story Contest

19 April 2014

Deadline: Saturday, May 31, 2014

Entry Fees:

$15 per entry March 2 through May 31, 2014

Prizes:

First Place: $1,000 (USD); publication, along with the finalist judge’s comments, in The Writer magazine; a creative writing workshop offered in New York City or online by Gotham Writers Workshop ($445 value); and a one-year subscription to The Writer magazine.

Second Place: $500 (USD); publication on The Writer website (WriterMag.com); one-year subscription to The Writer magazine; a creative writing workshop, either in New York City or online, offered by Gotham Writers Workshop.

Third Place: $250 (USD); publication on The Writer website (WriterMag.com); and a one-year subscription to The Writer magazine; a creative writing workshop, either in New York City or online, by Gotham Writers Workshop. Gotham Writers Workshop will also publish an excerpt of this story on its website.

Description

Choose one of the Ms. Proulx’s insightful quotes to respond to:

“We’re all strange inside. We learn how to disguise our differences as we grow up.” –The Shipping News

“There’s something wrong with everybody and it’s up to you to know what you can handle.” –Close Range

Entries may be in any genre — including fiction, memoir, essay and poetry.

Contact Information

TWEditorial@madavor.com
Contact@GothamWriters.com

Website:

http://www.writingclasses.com/InformationPages/index.php/PageID/910

PROUD TO BE: WRITING BY AMERICAN WARRIORS CONTEST AND ANTHOLOGY

19 April 2014

— NO ENTRY FEE.

Open to all military personnel, veterans, and their families.

Call for Submissions and Contest for Volume 3,

Proud to Be: Writing by American Warriors.

Deadline: June 1, 2014 (postmarked).

Five categories for the contest, $250 prize in each.

Poetry, Short Fiction, Essay, Photography, Interview with a Warrior.

Poetry: up to 3 poems (5 pages maximum).

Fiction, essay, interview: 5,000-word limit.

Interviews are with military or veterans.

Questions?: contact the University Press at upress@semo.edu

Visit  http://www6.semo.edu/universitypress/Contests/PTB_Contest.htm 

Tom Howard/John H. Reid Fiction & Essay Contest: More Advice from the Judge

7 April 2014

You have a little more than three weeks to enter this year’s Tom Howard/John H. Reid Fiction & Essay Contest sponsored by Winning Writers. The best story will receive $1,000, the best essay will receive $1,000, and we’ll award ten Honorable Mention prizes of $100 each. The winning entries will be published on our website. Submit entries by April 30.

Arthur Powers is the judge of this year’s contest. We are pleased to present his thoughts on essays. (We published Mr. Powers’ thoughts on fiction two weeks ago.)

I do not want to overly influence any writer—it is the individuality of your work that makes it interesting. But here are qualities I am looking for in essays:

  1. Have something to say.
  2. Say it in a way that makes readers see differently or understand differently—that provides a new angle or a new insight, without necessarily doing acrobatics to try to be different.
  3. Say it with style—a style that has texture, that readers can savor.
  4. Make it memorable—words, phrases, thoughts, images that will stay in readers’ minds for days—perhaps years—that will give them something to ponder.
  5. Develop it beautifully (whether the subject is beautiful or not)—with a quality that carries readers along with you, whether elegantly or on a bumpy (but meaningful) road.

May you break any of these guidelines? Of course. Surprises are always welcome. Write with your best craftsmanship—I look forward to reading your work.

The entry fee for this contest is $16. Each entry may contain up to 6,000 words. Entries may be published or unpublished. All themes and genres are welcome, and you may enter as many submissions as you like.

Submit online here

Dream Quest One Poetry & Writing Contest is now accepting entries!

3 April 2014

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. All works must be original.
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.
Postmark deadline: July 31, 2014
All contest winners will be announced on September 20, 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

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 http://bit.ly/OobECW.

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.

ELIGIBILITY 

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. 

 MANUSCRIPT SUBMISSIONS 

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.

CONTRACT AND MENTORING PROGRAM

Details will be sent to all finalists.  

SUBMISSION VIA EMAIL OR POSTAL MAIL

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, http://archstreetpress.org/arch-street-prize/

Wedding-Themed Writing Contest

19 March 2014

Deadline:

Monday, May 19, 2014

Categories:

Nonfiction, Personal Journals

Entry Fees:

Free. No entry fee.

Prizes:

Cash prize.

Description:

Looking for short stories for our wedding-themed contest. Your own true story of your wedding or any wedding or preparations of a wedding. This themed contest is subject to the same rules and guidelines as our regular weekly contests. See our Submissions page for the guidelines and enter your story. The deadline is May 19, 2014.

Contact Information

Enter your questions on our Contact Us page.

Website:

http://www.MidlifeCollage.com

 

Dream Quest One Poetry & Writing Contest – Summer 2014

7 March 2014

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. 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, must be typed or neatly hand printed.

Multiple and simultaneous poetry and short story entries are accepted.

Postmark deadline: July 31, 2014

All contest winners will be announced on September 20, 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

THREE CONTESTS OPEN AT WINNING WRITERS – SEE OUR SPIFFY NEW WEBSITE!

27 January 2014

Each one accepts published as well as unpublished work. Winners are promoted online and in our email newsletter, with over 50,000 subscribers. Follow us on Twitter at @winningwriters.

Wergle Flomp Humor Poetry Contest

WinningWriters.com

No fee, $2,000 in prizes, April 1, 2014 deadline
https://www.winningwriters.com/wergle

Tom Howard/John H. Reid Fiction & Essay Contest
All subjects welcome. $16 fee, $3,000 in prizes, April 30, 2014 deadline
https://www.winningwriters.com/tomstory

Sports Fiction & Essay Contest
$16 fee, $3,000 in prizes, May 31, 2014 deadline
https://www.winningwriters.com/sports

Announcing NASA’s 2013 Edition of the Cassini Scientist for a Day Essay Contest

2 September 2013

The Cassini spacecraft launched in October 1997 and has been orbiting Saturn since 2004.


The 2013 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: 


1.  Saturn’s moon, Iapetus

2.  Saturn’s moon, Dione

3.  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:


http://saturn.jpl.nasa.gov/scientistforaday/


The contest deadline is Friday, October 25, 2013.  All essays must be submitted by the student’s teacher (or parent, if homeschooled).  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: scientistforaday@jpl.nasa.gov

RICHARD J. MARGOLIS AWARD

3 June 2013

DEADLINE: July 1, 2013
GENRE:  Nonfiction
DETAILS:   Award for promising new journalist or essayist whose
work contains warmth, humor, wisdom and social justice.  Submit two
samples of your writing (published or unpublished) 30 pages max.
PRIZE: $5000 and one month residency at Blue Mountain Center.
URL:  http://award.margolis.com/

WILLIAM HAZLITT ESSAY PRIZE

2 June 2013

NO ENTRY FEE
Notting Hill Editions is delighted to launch an annual literary prize for the best essay in the English language, of between 2,000 and 8,000 words, published or unpublished, on any subject. Award value £15,000. Five runners-up will each receive £1000.

Deadline August 1, 2013.

Authors of any nationality are eligible, but submissions must have been written originally in English. If already published, the essay must have appeared for the first time in periodical (print or online) but not book form, between 1 January 2012 and 31 July 2013.

Visit the website: http://www.nottinghilleditions.com/essay-prize

THE RENAL SUPPORT NETWORK INVITES PEOPLE WITH KIDNEY DISEASE TO ENTER THE 11TH ANNUAL RSN ESSAY CONTEST

16 May 2013

 

2013 Theme: “Provide an example of how you became an active participant

in your care”; cash prizes to be awarded

 

Renal Support Network (RSN), a nonprofit, patient-focused, patient-run organization that provides nonmedical services to those affected by chronic kidney disease (CKD), encourages people with kidney disease to let their voices be heard by entering the 11th Annual RSN Essay Contest. This year’s theme is, “Provide an example of how you became an active participant in your care.” All submissions must be written by someone who has been diagnosed with CKD, and cash prizes will be awarded.

 

 

RSN Essay Contest winners will receive cash prizes: First Place, $500; Second Place, $300; and Third Place, $100. Winners’ names will be announced after September 10, 2013, and the winning essays will be featured in RSN’s publication, Live & Give, and posted on RSNHope.org.

 

HOW TO ENTER

  • Essays must not exceed 750 words and must focus on this year’s theme: “provide an example of how you became an active participant in your care.” Limit one entry per person. Additional contact information (the author’s complete name, address, phone number, and email address, if applicable) must be included on a separate page. All submissions become the property of RSN and will not be returned.

 

  • Entries can be faxed to  (818) 244-9540 , emailed to essay@RSNhope.org or mailed to RSN Essay Contest, Renal Support Network, 1311 N. Maryland Ave., Glendale, CA 91207. All entries must be postmarked or received by 12:00 p.m. EDT on August 1, 2013.

 

HOW ENTRIES WILL BE JUDGED

  • All entries will be judged by an expert panel of writers and people with kidney disease on the basis of the following factors: appropriateness to the Contest Theme, Originality and Creativity, and Technical Correctness (spelling, grammar, and an accurate explanation of the disease and/or treatment). In the event of a tie, the entry with the highest Originality and Creativity score will be selected as the winner.

 

OFFICIAL RSN ESSAY CONTEST RULES

  • The contest is open only to people who have been diagnosed with CKD and live in the United States and is void where prohibited by law. Employees of RSN or of agencies advertising and promoting the contest, their immediate family members and/or those living in the same household are not eligible to enter. The winner is not permitted to substitute or transfer the prize. All federal, state and local laws apply, and the winner is responsible for paying any applicable taxes.

 

  • Essays must be typed. Handwritten essays will NOT be accepted.

 

  • The winners will receive an Affidavit of Eligibility/Release of Liability and Publicity and have 15 days to execute it, certifying that the entry is their own original work. If the winner is a minor, a parent or guardian must sign the affidavit on behalf of the minor. Noncompliance can result in disqualification and the selection of another winner.

 

  • All entries must consist of original works that have never been published before and must not infringe on any third-party rights. By entering the contest, the entrant gives RSN the right to use, edit or publish the entry without further compensation. The winners assign all copyrights to RSN.

 

  • Unless such use or permission is prohibited by law, those who enter the contest and/or accept a prize grant permission to sponsors and their agencies to use the winners’ names and/or likenesses for purposes of advertising/trade without further compensation. Prizes are nontransferable. By accepting a prize, the winner agrees to hold RSN and its directors, officers, employees and assignees harmless against any and all claims of liability arising from the use of the prize. The winner assumes all liability for any injury or damage caused by, or claimed to be caused by, participation in this promotion or by the use/redemption of any prize.

 

  • Entrants agree to be bound by the Official Rules as stated and the decisions of the judges. RSN is not responsible for any typographical or other error in the printing of the offer, the administration of the contest or the announcement of the prizes. In addition, RSN is not responsible for lost, late, mutilated or illegible entries.

 

For further information about the contest and its rules, entrants can visit RSNHope.org.

 

About RSN

Renal Support Network (RSN) is a nonprofit, patient-focused, patient-run organization that provides nonmedical services to those affected by chronic kidney disease (CKD). RSN strives to motivate and assist people with CKD and to help them develop their personal coping skills, special talents and employability by educating and empowering them (and their family members) to take control of the course and management of their disease. RSN values people with kidney disease and helps them become self-sufficient through education, advocacy and the hope for a better tomorrow through its many educational and support programs, including the RSN HOPEline, KidneyTalk, and the Live & Give newsletter. Visit RSNHope.org for more information.

$10,000 Walton Sustainability Solutions Best Creative Nonfiction Essay Award

2 April 2013

Postmark Deadline: May 31, 2013

Creative Nonfiction and Arizona State University’s Global Institute of Sustainability are looking for remarkable true stories that illuminate and present the human side of environmental, economic, ethical, and/or social challenges related to the state of the planet and our future.

We welcome personal essays or stories about extraordinary individuals or communities, and stories about innovative solutions to sustainability. We seek essays on topics that range from global to local, from “big” (e.g., Resilience after natural disasters; New technology solutions vs. common sense; Energy harvesting) to “small” (e.g., Personal decisions about consumption; Reuse, recycle, up-cycle, bicycle?; Green, clean—what does it mean?; What can we learn from past generations?). Whatever the subject, we want to hear about it in an essay that blends facts and research with narrative—employing scenes, descriptions, etc.

Your essay can channel Henry David Thoreau or Henry Ford, Rachel Carson or (a literary) Rush Limbaugh; but all essays must tell true stories and be factual and scientifically accurate (we will fact-check, so please keep your documentation).

All essays submitted will be considered for publication in a special “Human Face of Sustainability” issue of Creative Nonfiction magazine. One writer will be awarded the $10,000 Walton Sustainability Solutions Best Creative Nonfiction Essay Award.

The prize recipient will be invited to a special launch event hosted by Arizona State University’s Global Institute of Sustainability.

Guidelines: Essays must be previously unpublished and no longer than 4,000 words. There is a $20 reading fee (or send a reading fee of $25 to include a 4-issue subscription to Creative Nonfiction—U.S. submitters only); multiple entries are welcome ($20/essay) as are entries from outside the United States (though due to shipping costs we cannot offer the subscription deal).

You may submit essays online or by regular mail. To submit by mail, please send manuscript and a cover letter with complete contact information including the title of the essay and word count, a SASE or email address for response, and payment to:

Creative Nonfiction
Attn: Sustainability
5501 Walnut Street, Suite 202
Pittsburgh, PA 15232

Last Call for Entries: HESA Imprint – Apocalypse Maailmanloppu

24 November 2012

We are now accepting submissions for our next issue APOCALYPSE. The final deadline is November 29th 2012, midnight FINNISH TIME. We strongly suggest that you send your work in before then.


Haku MAAILMANLOPPU julkaisuumme on alkanut. Viimeinen ilmoittautumispäivä on marraskuun 29 päivä, keskiyöllä SUOMEN AIKAA. Suosittelemme kuitenkin, että lähetätte töitänne jo aikaisemmin.

You don’t have to be a professional artist, writer, photographer or a filmmaker to get involved with HESA inprint. We are looking for anyone with a vision and voice to share their opinions, work and stories not for a pay check but for the love of creating. You are welcome to write in English, Finnish or even Finglish. Those who can and so choose are encouraged to translate their work so it can be enjoyed by a broader audience. If your work is chosen for our monthly publication it will be translated to the subsequent language needed by our HESA inprint team.

How to get involved

TO SUBMIT your works for our publication send it to submission@hesainprint.com in the subject box write: “submission — APOCALYPSE – Your Name– Work Title “. You can also include in the email, your website URL and twitter username so we can link back to you.

IMPORTANT! Remember to include your full name, email address and titles for all work submitted in your email! We also greatly welcome introduction texts on the series (work) submitted and how you see it fitting with the current theme.

Written work can be in any form that fits the piece. (Essay, poetry, story etc.) The submission however should not exceed the 500 word limit. Longer pieces will be considered for the blog but will not be eligible as submissions for the magazine and zine publications.

Images we welcome visual essays, art works and photographs of all kinds but ask that the email size does not exceed 2Mb. The submitted images sent should be 72dpi with the longest side no bigger than 1280 pix. In the case of a series of images that go together we ask there are no more than 6 images included. If you want your work to be considered for the monthly issue you must be able to provide images with 300 dpi on request.

Video work can be broadcast on our blog, but will not be available in the monthly publication. If you wish you can submit up to 6 images and a synopsis from the video for inclusion in the magazine. All video should be formatted through Vimeo or youtube and sent as a link with information about the film. Videos should not be longer than 30 minutes.

Artwork submission to HESA Inprint is subject to approval of our Terms & Conditions.

What’s next

Once we received your submission and don’t need any further information, your work will be published on the blog. Once submissions for the current theme are closed, a curated selection of the work will be featured in the magazine, online and in the printed version. You will be notified by email if your work is selected for the magazine

FanStory.com Writing Contests – Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry

29 October 2012

FanStory.com Writing Community

Get Feedback For Your Poetry and Stories
Join Writing Contests!
Over 50 Poetry and Story Writing Contests Now Available
FanStory.com, helping writers improve their craft since the year 2000
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A Love Poem Contest

Write a love poem. Your love poem can be fictional or non-fictional.
Cash prize for the winner of this poetry contest.
FanStory.com Information: http://www.fanstory.com
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Flash Fiction Contest

Write a flash fiction story using only 800 words on the topic provided.
The topic is “the white picket fence”. Cash prize to the winner.
Info On FanStory.com: http://www.fanstory.com

Full Contests Listing: http://www.fanstory.com/contests.jsp

The Empire State Building Short Story Competition

29 October 2012

The Empire State Building is an iconic landmark that has been featured in pictures, movies, plays, and novels. Built during the Great Depression it was at one time the tallest building in the world. The building was named one of the seven wonders of the world by the American Society of Civil Engineers.

You can learn more about the building and its stories history here.

For this contest, write a short story in the past, present, or future that includes the Empire State Building in it. The story can be of any genre. Judging will be based on how well the writer integrates the building into a creative, original, and entertaining story.

Deadline: 11:59 PM ET on December 21, 2012

Prize: $150.00

Receive feedback on every pitch you submit.

Meet other authors, get motivated, and get noticed.

Learn more about the Empire State Building Short Story Contest

Official Rules: http://www.thenextbigwriter.com/competition/empire-state-building-writing-contest.html

Read current entries

The New Writer Magazine: Prose & Poetry Prizes 2012

29 October 2012

Prose and Poetry Prizes

This is the 13th year of the Prose & Poetry Prizes sponsored by The New Writer magazine, although it is the 16th consecutive year of the Poetry Prizes – previous winners include Judi Moore, Sharon Black, Wes Lee, Alexandra Fox, Cathy Whitfield, Mo McAuley, Alesha Racine, David Grubb, Katy Darby and Graham Clifford, whose award winning entries appeared in our anthologies – find details on this website. Prizes are awarded in the following categories:

The next closing date for the annual prose and poetry prizes is 30th November 2012/

FACT

Essays, Articles, Interviews – covering any writing-related or literary theme in its widest sense up to 2,000 words. 1st prize £150, 2nd £100, 3rd £50.

FICTION

Short Stories, Micro Fiction – short stories 500 to 5,000 words, micro fiction up to 500 words; on any subject or theme, in any genre (not children’s). Previously published work is not eligible. Short Stories: 1st prize £300, 2nd £200, 3rd £100. Micro Fiction: 1st prize £150, 2nd £100, 3rd £50.

POETRY

Single Poems and Collections – Single Poems up to 40 lines; Collections of between 6 – 10 poems – no restriction on length of poems in the Collection category. Single poem entries must be previously unpublished; previously published poems can be included as part of a Collection. Collection: 1st prize £300, 2nd £200, 3rd £100. Single: 1st prize £100, 2nd £75, 3rd £50.

Total Prize Fund £2,500

How to Enter the Prose & Poetry Prizes

If sending poetry by email please send as an attachment – either Microsoft Word (.doc) or plain text (.txt) formats. However, we would prefer to receive longer MSS of poetry collections, short stories and features in the post to The New Writer at the address at the foot of this page along with a covering sheet with your name, address, tel/fax/email, and the title(s) of your work. For payment details see the Rules of entry and Entry Form page.

These are annual prizes – for more information contact The New Writer tel 01580 212626 or email <editor@thenewwriter.com>

Click Here For Rules of Entry and online entry form

Click Here for previous winners

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