Whisper Poetry Club Annual Competition – Multimedia

7 May 2015

Hi FOLKS Whisper Poetry Club is sending out a call for you to enter any of the five categories in our annual competition closing 30th September 2015.

The Categories are:

Poetry (32 Lines max)

Short Stories (2000 words max)

Art

Photography

Music

For a small contribution payable via the PayPal facility on our Web Site (www.whisperpoetry.com) you stand a chance to win one of our valuable prizes.

If selected you could see your work published in our annual Book of Verse and Short Stories.

We believe this is going to be a record year for Whisper Poetry and your support can make this happen.

More details from: giselle@whisperpoetry.com

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


Enter to win a Prize Package from Writer’s Digest, BookBaby, and Edit911

7 May 2015

Everything you need to release your inner book!

The complete prize package includes:

  • Writer’s Digest 1-Year Subscription ($55.92 value)
  • Suite of Writer’s Digest Books
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    • The Author Training Manual ($19.99 value)
    • The Writer’s Idea Book ($19.99 value)
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  • 2015 Writer’s Digest Conference Pass ($449 value)
  • 1-Year Subscription to Writer’s Digest Online Tutorials ($199 value)
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Giveaway ends June 15, 2015.

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2015 Arizona Mystery Writers 4th Annual- Jim Martin Memorial Story Contest

7 May 2015

2015 Arizona Mystery Writers 4th Annual-
Jim Martin Memorial Story Contest

Opens January 1, 2015

Deadline is: June 1, 2015

$10 entry fee.

Prizes:
1st=$200
2nd=$100
3rd=$75

We are now accepting – Mystery, suspense, or thriller stories.
2500 word maximum length.

Blind judging.

Contest rules and entry form on the website:  http://www.arizonamysterywriters.com/?page_id=1449

Past winners are posted on the website. We are an independent, nonprofit club supporting mystery writing in Arizona. Contest deadline: June 1, 2015.

This contest is open to all.

Contact: amwcontest@gmail.com

Visit our website for details: http://www.arizonamysterywriters.com/?page_id=1449


The Writers’ Workshop of Asheville 2015 Writing Competitions

7 May 2015

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 2 night stay at our Mountain Muse B&B, 2 free workshops (in person or on-line), or 50 pages line-edited and revised by our editorial staff.

2nd Place: Two free workshops, in person or on-line; or 50 pages line-edited.

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

      10 Honorable Mentions

Hard Times Essay Contest   

Deadline: Postmarked by May 30, 2015.

 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.

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 at www.twwoa.org.

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Literary Fiction Contest      

Deadline: Postmarked by August 30, 2015.

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. 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.


Announcing the Rothstein Diversity Prize: an Essay Contest for Teachers on Diversity in the Classroom

7 May 2015

The Rothstein Diversity Prize is open to teachers of any grade, from private or public school, child care through four-year universities. Retired teachers are also eligible to enter. Entries may be on any subject related to diversity, but winning essays will be grounded in storytelling that brings the topic and the people involved to life.

The deadline for entries is 11:59 PM on June 1, 2015.

The Prize has no entry fee.

The winner will receive $300 and a copy of Irving Rothstein’s memoir It Couldn’t Have Been the Pay. 

Three runners-up will receive a copy of Rothstein’s memoir.

Essays by the winner and four runners-up will be featured on the Rocín website along with other selected submissions. Meaningful excerpts that share poignant ideas or perspectives on teaching and diversity may be showcased on social media.

Essays have no requirements for length or form. The essay’s content is most important.

Excerpts from all submissions may be featured on Rocín social media accounts, including Facebook and Twitter.

Entries must be submitted through the form at the bottom of this page, and must include a bio that includes a brief overview of their teaching career.

Winners will be announced on June 6, 2015 at Irving Rothstein’s book launch celebration in San Francisco. Winners do not need to attend, but selected excerpts will be read at the event.

Questions about the Prize can be directed to:
Alex Russell at:  alex@rocinpublishing.com

Visit the website for details: 

http://www.rocinpublishing.com/rothsteinprize/


Eden Mills Literary Festival: 2015 Literary Contest

7 May 2015

Submission Deadline: July 31, 2015

Open internationally to aspiring or and modestly published writers, over the age of 16. 

Contest categories:

  • Short story (2500 words max.)
  • Poetry collection ( of 5 poems or less), or
  • one-act play

The best entry in each category will win a $250 prize. Winners will be invited to read a short selection of one to two minutes from their work at the Eden Mills Writers Festival on Sunday Sept. 13, 2015.

Entry Requirements:

  • Include four copies of each submission*
  • On a cover page, include title, with your name address, phone number, and email. Name and contact info should not appear on the copies of your manuscript.
  • Email entries will not be accepted.
  • Manuscripts will not be returned.

Submission Fee:

$15.00 (CDN) per entry. Cheques to be made payable to Eden Mills Writers’ Festival.

*A combination of entries may be sent in one envelope with one payment for each entry (e.g. a short story and a poetry collection, and $30.00).

To submit, mail four copies to:

Laurel Marsolais
39 Bushmills Crescent
Guelph, ON N1K 1T6

For more information, please email:  lmlmarso@gmail.com

Visit the website:  http://edenmillswritersfestival.ca/web/contests/


Salamander 2015 Fiction Prize $1,500 Honorarium and Publication

7 May 2015

Submissions run from May 1 – June 1, 2015

Salamander magazine will award a cash prize of $1,500 plus publication for the best fiction story. All entries will be considered for publication. Send no more than one story per entry. Each story must not exceed 30 double-spaced pages in 12 point font. Multiple entries are acceptable, provided that a separate reading fee is included with each entry. Contest reading fee: $15, includes a one-year subscription. 

Judge: Andre Dubus III
Andre Dubus III, author of six books, has been the recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship, The National Magazine Award for Fiction, and a 2012 Academy of Arts and Letters Award in Literature. His novel House of Sand and Fog was a National Book Award finalist, a #1 New York Times Bestseller, and an Academy Award-nominated film. His book Dirty Love, published in 2013, was a New York Times “Notable Book” and a New York Times “Editors’ Choice” selection. His novel The Garden of Last Days is soon to be a major motion picture. 

Submit Entries Online or by Mail to:
2015 Fiction Prize
Salamander/Suffolk University English Dept.
8 Ashburton Place 
Boston, MA 02108

Contest guidelines: http://salamandermag.org/contests/


Call for Entries! Big Pond Rumours, the Literary E-Zine

27 April 2015

This is a call for entries to the contest in every issue of Big Pond Rumours, the International Literary E-Zine. We have two issues a year with the deadline for the Summer issue being June 30th and deadline for the Winter issue is November 30th. BPR strives to have two independent Judges for each issue and delivers publication and $350 in prizes to the contest winners. We have no particular preference for genre and the primary requirement is that all submissions be previously unpublished.

Poetry:

1st place $100

2nd place $50

3rd place $25

Fiction:

1st place $100

2nd place $50

3rd place $25

Please submit:

1-3 poems for $5 USD;

1-3 flash fiction for $5 USD;

or 1 story of 3,500 to 5,000 words for $5 USD

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

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

Submit your entries online, electronically at: https://bigpondrumourstheliterarye-zine.submittable.com/submit


Sledgehammer 36-Hour Writing Contest – July 25 to July 26, 2015

23 April 2015

Deadline: Sunday, July 26, 2015

Entry Fees

$36 adults, $3.60 students in high school or lower

Prizes

$1,000+ divided among First-Place Individual, First-Place Team, Readers’ Choice, Judge’s Choice, and Youth

Description

Sledgehammer is a quirky writing contest that incorporates an online scavenger hunt, four writing prompts, a 36-hour time window (start at noon PST, Saturday, July 25, 2015; end by 11:59 p.m. PST, Sunday, July 26, 2015), the option to write as a team or solo, a celebrity judge and cash prizes.

Read past winning stories and contest details at www.sledgehammercontest.com.

Contact Information

Ali McCart, Director

Website

www.sledgehammercontest.com


Brighthorse Book Prize

23 April 2015

Deadline: Sunday, August 16, 2015

Entry Fees

$25 per entry

Prizes

$1,000 and publication to the best novel, collection of short stories, and collection of poetry received.

Description

The Brighthorse Book Prize, now in its second year, is an annual awards series honoring unpublished novels, collections of short fiction and poetry collections. Three prizes will be given in 2015. Authors writing in English—regardless of nationality, residence or publication history—may submit to the competition. Winning manuscripts will be published by Brighthorse Books. A $1,000 prize and publication will be offered to one writer in each category. The editors reserve the right to offer to publish any manuscripts submitted to the competition in addition to the prize winners. http://brighthorsebooks.com.

Contact Information

info@brighthorsebooks.com

Website

http://brighthorsebooks.com


Dream World Defenders Call-To-Write Challenge

23 April 2015

Deadline: Tuesday, December 15, 2015

Entry Fees

No entry fee.

Prizes

Publication in a collaboration book.

Description

Award-Winning Author Kathleen J. Shields is proud to announce her highly anticipated “Dream World Defenders” chapter book for ages 8 and up. At the end of the book she included a ‘Call to Write’ for all children in hopes that they would use their highly active imaginations to end the story. She had hoped this would be an excellent creative writing assignment for classrooms, but Erin Go Bragh Publishing Company has taken that dream a step further.

We call it the Dream World Defenders Call to Write Challenge – and we are encouraging readers ages 8-15 to finish the story and submit it to us for publication.

Step 1: Read Dream World Defenders (paperback or ebook)

Step 2: Write Your Own Ending (short story no more than 1500 words)

Step 3: Submit it and your signed release with parent’s permission to Erin Go Bragh Publishing

At the end of the year, Erin Go Bragh Publishing will combine the best stories into a collaboration book via ebook and print so every child can see their name and story published. Each author will receive a link to download their free e-book. Print books must be purchased. There is no entry fee or charge for publication. Author retains all rights to their story. No purchase required.

Guidelines:

Age Range: 8-15
Word Count: 500 – 1500
Deadline: December 15, 2015
Language: English only
Permission: Must have Parents Permission

Submissions:

• Must begin at the end of the last chapter and must include the characters in the book.
• Profanity, violence, crimes and death will instantly be rejected.
• Story must be submitted as doc or txt file provided digitally. No PDFs or hand written pages.
• Please supply a title to your story.
• Contest open to all US residents, age 8-15.
• Minors must have parent’s permission.

Learn more at:  http://www.eringobraghpublishing.com/challenge.html

Contact Information

Erin Go Bragh Publishing
Learn more at: http://www.eringobraghpublishing.com/challenge.html

Website

http://www.eringobraghpublishing.com/challenge.html


Indies Unlimited Flash Fiction Challenge

23 April 2015

Deadline: Thursday, December 31, 2015

Entry Fees

Free

Prizes

Each Friday afternoon, the winner will be recognized as we post the winning entry along with the picture as a feature. Then, at year end, the winners will be featured in an anthology published by Indies Unlimited.

Description

Ongoing, weekly contest: Every Saturday at 9 a.m. Pacific time, Indies Unlimited hosts a Flash Fiction Challenge. In 250 words or less, write a story incorporating the elements in the picture and/or the written prompt provided. Do not include the prompt in your entry. The 250 word limit will be strictly enforced. Please keep language and subject matter to a PG-13 level. Use the comment section on the prompt’s page to submit your entry. Entries for that week’s prompt are accepted until Tuesday at 5:00 PM Pacific Time. On Wednesday afternoon, we will open voting to the public with an online poll for the best writing entry accompanying the photo. Voting will be open until 5:00 PM Thursday. More details and information are available at http://www.indiesunlimited.com/flash-fiction/.

Contact Information

http://www.indiesunlimited.com/contact/

Website

http://www.indiesunlimited.com/flash-fiction/


FREE CALLS FOR SUBMISSIONS

23 April 2015

WritingCareer.com is a free online resource to find

paying markets for your poetry, fiction, and nonfiction.

Updated daily, we report on current needs of editors

and publishers who are open for submissions,

pay competitive rates, and do not charge reading fees.

Visit the website:

http://www.writingcareer.com


Last Call! Children’s Writer-in-Residence Fellowship

23 April 2015

The Associates of the Boston Public Library is currently accepting applications for its twelfth Children’s Writer-in-Residence. The program was created to provide an emerging children’s author with the financial support and quiet space needed to complete one literary work. Eligible projects include fiction, nonfiction, a script, or poetry intended for children or young adults. The fellowship provides a $20,000 stipend and an office at the Boston Public Library in Copley Square from September 2015 through May 2016.

Applications must be postmarked by April 30th, 2015.

To learn more about the program & prior winners please see: http://www.writer-in-residence.org.

Download the 2015-2016 application form here:  http://www.bpl.org/general/associates/Associates_BPL_WIR_Application_2015.pdf


OPPORTUNITIES FOR WRITERS: Crooked Lane Books Publisher

23 April 2015

Crooked Lane Books is a publisher of original mystery and crime fiction. We are looking for talented writers who are interested in writing to our specifications. These writers will receive a”bible,” outline or other “concept piece” that will lay out the settings, characters and sample plot kernels so that manuscripts can be written within our guidelines. This is the equivalent of writing for an existing series where characters and setting have been established and writers are fulfilling story ideas and turning them into finished manuscripts.

We are a legitimate publisher and we will pay fees to writers who we work with; the possibility for multiple writing contracts for the proficient writer is a possibility. These will be “work for hire” agreements and will pay flat fees.

We are interested in seeing a note from writers interested in working with us; this note should include any works published and/or a sample of mystery or crime writing.

Inquiries should be addressed to : inquiries@crookedlanebooks.com

Visit http://www.crookedlanebooks.com for more information.


[The Poetry Market Ezine] may issue poetry news wanted‏

23 April 2015

Poetry News Update Reminders:

Send in your poetry news for inclusion in an upcoming issue (as space permits).  Poetry news
can be poem publications, chapbook or book publications, awards, etc.  News items must be
poetry or writing related.  Poetry contest info should include contact info and be a short paragraph
(don’t send a press release or a link only)

Email news items to:  thepoetrymarket@yahoo.com

For general info:  tpme@thepoetrymarket.com

Submissions wanted:  Currently accepting poetry reviews submissions of poetry book or chapbooks.
Guidelines http://www.thepoetrymarket.com
(click on ABOUT or email for guidelines)

TIPS:  Do not send Press Releases.
No poems.  We don’t publish poems.

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“District of Confusion (The
Washington, DC poems)” by
LB Sedlacek

Poems written April 2012 and
they are one poet’s return to
Washington, D.C. They were written
on this particular trip back to
visit Washington, D.C. where I
lived for many years.  Poems include
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The New Guard Fiction & Poetry Contests: Volume V

23 April 2015

Deadline is August 20, 2015

$3,000 in prizes.

$20 to submit.

MACHIGONNE FICTION CONTEST: $1,500 and publication for an exceptional work of 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. Judge: ADAM BRAVER.

Fiction submissions click herehttps://thenewguard.submittable.com/submit/11762

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KNIGHTVILLE POETRY CONTEST: $1,500 and publication for an exceptional poem in any form. Three poems per entry. Up to 150 lines per poem. Please submit all three poems in a single document. Judge: ROGER BONAIR-AGARD.

Poetry submissions click here:   https://thenewguard.submittable.com/submit/11763

 
We also have a year-round call for submissions via our BANG! page, where we showcase a single author online for one month.
 
BANG! https://thenewguard.submittable.com/submit/27469

Palaver Journal call for submissions

23 April 2015
Palaver is UNCW’s online interdisciplinary journal housed in the Graduate Liberal Studies program.
Palaver seeks creative and academic submissions that defy the confines of a single discipline.
We accept art submissions in any medium, including video, still image, and multimedia.
Visit us at palaverjournal.com to peruse our past issues and to submit your work!
Email us at admin@palaverjournal.com with any questions.
Please make sure you follow us on Twitter and like us on Facebook.
We look forward to reading your work!
Visit the website for details: http://palaverjournal.com/submit-to-palaver/

All About My Mother: Poetry & Creative Writing Contest

23 April 2015

Mother’s Day is a not just a day to connect and celebrate your mother – but a day to honor her and show her how much you care. We are celebrating motherhood the entire month of May, through our All About My Mother Writing Contest.

Write an original essay, poem, prose poem or short story – no more than 400-500 words – by: May 1, 2015 at 11:59 p.m. PDT, to win flowers on Mother’s Day (or choose to send flowers to your loved one).

Here are some things to consider when honoring your mom:

  1. Write about what your mom means to you.
  2. Visualize a time when your mother was laughing. Recall a time when you two shared a good laugh over something.
  3. Write a physical description of your mother. Write as if you were looking at a movie rather than a photograph.
  4. Concentrate on a particular habit that your mother has and write about it.
  5. Write about a moment when you discovered something new about your mother (maybe seeing her in a fresh way).

Stories can be shared below, through our Facebook page under “A Place for Mom Writing Contest,” or emailed to us at: content@aplaceformom.com

Visit the website:  http://www.aplaceformom.com/blog/4-6-15-all-about-my-mother-writing-contest/


The 2015 RRofihe Trophy No-Fee Short Story Contest

23 April 2015

2015 RRofihe Trophy

For an unpublished short story
(Minimum word count: 3,500; maximum to 5,000 words)

Winner Receives:

$500 cash
Trophy
Announcement & Publication on anderbo.com

Judged by Rick Rofihe

2015 Contest Assistant: Carolyn Wilsey
Carolyn Wilsey has read fiction for Esquire and Swink,
and is the Managing Editor of Anderbo. She teaches
writing privately and at colleges in New York City.

2015 Contest Reader: Jean Hartig
Jean Hartig is a writer and editor living in Brooklyn. She is
former associate editor of Poets & Writers Magazine and
has served on the editorial staff of A Public Space and Lumina,
published by Sarah Lawrence College, where she earned her MFA.
  Guidelines:
–Stories should be typed, double-spaced, with the author’s
name, the story’s title, and contact information on the
first page
–Submissions must be received by October 15th, 2015
–Limit one submission per author
–Author must not have been previously published
on Anderbo
–E-mail submissions to: editors@anderbo.com with
RROFIHE TROPHY in the subject line
–YOU MUST SUBMIT YOUR STORY-MANUSCRIPT
ENTRY WITHIN THE BODY OF THE E-MAIL—NO
ATTACHMENTS!
–THERE IS NO READING FEE and all literary rights will
remain with the author

Contest Judge Rick Rofihe is the author of FATHER MUST, a collection of short stories published by Farrar, Straus & Giroux. His fiction has appeared in The New Yorker, Grand Street, Open City, Swink, Unsaid, and on epiphanyzine, slushpilemag, and fictionaut. His nonfiction has appeared in The New York Times, The Village Voice, SPY, and The East Hampton Star, and on mrbellersneighborhood. A recipient of the Whiting Writers’ Award, he has taught MFA writing at Columbia University. He currently teaches privately, and was an advisor to the Vilcek Foundation for their 2011 prizes in the field of literature. Rick is the Editor of Anderbo.

Visit the website for guidelines:
anderbo.com


The 2015 Winter Tangerine Awards

23 April 2015
The Awards will honor new and emerging poets and prose writers. Our two judges are Ocean Vuong, in poetry, and Jaquira Diaz, in prose. Like other Winter Tangerine ventures, the Awards will be judged blindly, so the focus is on the merit of the work rather than the prestige of the writer’s name.
We will be accepting free submissions of unpublished poetry and prose from April 1st to June 1st, 2015
We want to use this award to give writers the opportunity for recognition without imposing (sometimes restrictive) reading or contest fees on them – we want to make the WT Awards as inclusive of a competition as possible. We are very much interested in recognizing emerging writers specifically, so we will only accept submissions from writers who have not yet published a chapbook, collection of short stories, or a novel.
After going through an initial screening by WTR readers, the top 10 pieces in each category will be forwarded to the judges by June 5th for the final call of one winner and four finalists. The winners will be announced on July 1st. The winner in poetry and the winner in prose will receive a cash prize of $250 each, as well as a small box of (gently used) books and (never used) cookies.
Past features by WTR include Hands Up Don’t Shoot (guest-edited by Danez Smith, Alysia Harris, Sam Vernon & other extraordinary black writers), which explored what it means to be black in America, and Fragments of Persephone (guest-edited by Alexandra Levasseur and Jeanann Verlee) which explores the spectrum of femininity. We are truly dedicated to amplifying voices that deserve to be heard and we hope you join us in this effort.
For more information please visit: www.wintertangerine.com/wt-awards

Poetic Republic Poetry Prize 2015 | Short Story Prize 2015

23 April 2015

First Prize:  2 x £2,000

Poems up to 42 lines | Stories up to 3,000 words

Both prizes are judged through an anonymous peer review online process.

Established eBook anthologies.

Closing date: 30 April 2015

More information: www.poeticrepublic.com

 


The Weather Contest for Creative Nonfiction Magazine

23 April 2015

Postmark (extended) deadline May 11 2015.

For an upcoming issue, Creative Nonfiction is seeking new essays about THE WEATHER. We’re not just making idle chit-chat; the weather affects us all, and talking about the weather is a fundamental human experience. Now, as we confront our changing climate, talking about the weather may be more important than ever.

Send us your true stories—personal, historical, reported—about fog, drought, flooding, tornado-chasing, blizzards, hurricanes, hail the size of golf balls, or whatever’s happening where you are. We’re looking for well-crafted essays that will change the way we see the world around us.

Essays must be vivid and dramatic; they should combine a strong and compelling narrative with an informative or reflective element and reach beyond a strictly personal experience for some universal or deeper meaning. We’re looking for well-written prose, rich with detail and a distinctive voice; all essays must tell true stories and be factually accurate.

A note about fact-checking: Essays accepted for publication in Creative Nonfiction undergo a rigorous fact-checking process. To the extent your essay draws on research and/or reportage (and it should, at least to some degree), CNF editors will ask you to send documentation of your sources and to help with the fact-checking process. We do not require that citations be submitted with essays, but you may find it helpful to keep a file of your essay that includes footnotes and/or a bibliography.

Creative Nonfiction editors will award $1,000 for Best Essay and $500 for runner-up. All essays will be considered for publication in a special “Weather” issue of the magazine.

Guidelines: Essays must be previously unpublished and no longer than 4,000 words. There is a $20 reading fee, or $25 to include a 4-issue subscription to Creative Nonfiction (US addresses only). If you’re already a subscriber, you may use this option to extend your current subscription or give your new subscription as a gift. 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). All proceeds will go to prize pools and printing costs.

To submit: https://www.creativenonfiction.org/submissions/weather


$1600 top prize for short fiction in Writers’ Village Contest summer 2015

23 April 2015

$1600 is the top prize on offer for short fiction in the Writers’ Village International Short Fiction Award summer 2015, with cash prizes totaling $3200. The second prize is $800, third prize $400 and there are five runner up prizes of $80. Ten further Highly Commended entrants will have their stories acknowledged at the site.

Everyone wins because every contestant, win or lose, gains feedback on how their stories were graded – plus tips for improvement.

Winners will be awarded the title ‘Winner, the Writers’ Village International Short Fiction Award summer 2015’ and see their work showcased online.

Any genre of prose fiction may be submitted up to 3000 words, except playscripts and poetry. Entries are welcomed world-wide. The fee is $24 and multiple entries are permitted.

Deadline is midnight 30th June 2015.

Entry rules plus all winning stories since 2009 can be found at:
http://www.writers-village.org


Wasafiri New Writing Prize 2015

23 April 2015

The Wasafiri New Writing Prize welcomes entries from around the world in three categories:

Poetry, Fiction and Life Writing and is judged this year by Yasmin Alibhai-Brown, Toby Litt and Roger Robinson.

The competition is open to anyone who has not published a complete book in their chosen category.

Entries should be no longer than 3000 words or a maximum of 5 poems and

should be submitted by 5pm GMT on 24 July 2015

along with a completed application form and appropriate fee.

For further information contact: wasafiriprize@open.ac.uk

or Visit the website for details: www.wasafiri.org/wasafiri-new-writing-prize.asp.


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