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The Brighthorse Book Prize, now in its second year, is an annual awards series honoring unpublished novels, collections of short fiction and poetry collections.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

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Submissions wanted:  Currently accepting poetry reviews submissions of poetry book or chapbooks.
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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
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visit Washington, D.C. where I
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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.


Prolitzer Prize for prose writing, 2015

23 April 2015

Prize: Winner: £200, publication in Prole; 2 x runner up: £50, possible publication in Prole 18; publication on the Prole website

Judge: Jaki McCarrick. Entries are anonymised prior to judging.

Deadline: October 1st 2015

Details: Open in style or form. Unpublished only. Word limit 2500.

Fees: £4.00 for one entry, £3.00 each for further entries.

How to enter: Via our website (preferred) www.prolebooks.co.uk – or by post to: P Robertson, 27 Thornton Avenue, Heaton, Bolton, BL1 5PJ

Payment can be made by PayPal on website, or by cheque in GBP, made out to P Robertson

Full details on our website:  http://prolebooks.co.uk/prose%20competition.html


May 7-10, 2015: WRITERS’ RETREAT at FOLLY BEACH, SC

23 April 2015
The Writers’ Workshop 15th Annual Writers’ Retreat will be held May 7-10 (Thurs.-Sun.) at Folly Beach, SC. It is open to a small group of beginning or experienced writers, and is an ideal place to relax, write and review participant’s work.

Twice-daily sessions in fiction, creative non-fiction and memoirs will be led by The Writers’ Workshop instructors. Participants stay at a beach house near the ocean.

The all-inclusive rate (except for meals) is $495 for a private room, or $450 shared. The commuter rate is $35 per session.

Please register a.s.a.p. since space is limited, at www.twwoa.org, or contact 828-254-8111writersw@gmail.com for more information.

 
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       Upcoming Workshops in Asheville:
 

 April 11: SCIENCE FICTION WORKSHOP with Norris Orbach

April 25: SCREENPLAY WRITING with Bob Hardison

May 2: SHORT FICTION WORKSHOP with Richard Krawiec

 
For details or to register, please go to our website, www.twwoa.org.

Final Week to Enter Our Tom Howard/John H. Reid Fiction & Essay Contest

23 April 2015

The deadline is April 30, 2015, for this year’s Tom Howard/John H. Reid Fiction & Essay Contest. We’ll award 12 cash prizes totaling $4,000. The winning entries will be published on our website. The top winners will receive prominent exposure on our home page.

Key contest information:

  • Judge: Arthur Powers (see his advice)
  • Top prizes: Best Story, $1,500; Best Essay, $1,500
  • Submit as many entries as you like
  • Entry fee: $16 per entry
  • Length limit: 6,000 words per entry
  • Subject: Any
  • Previously published work OK? Yes
  • Writers from all countries eligible
  • Past winning entries with judges’ remarks: See our archives

Submit online here

Questions? Please email adam@winningwriters.com

Can’t Enter Our Contest Online?

If you are using a mobile device, or are otherwise having difficulty using our online entry form, you may mail your entry to:

Winning Writers
Attn: Tom Howard/John H. Reid Fiction & Essay Contest
351 Pleasant Street, PMB 222
Northampton, MA 01060-3961

Include a check or money order for $16 payable to Winning Writers, and note your email address and phone number with your payment. Please postmark your entry by April 30, 2015.

Visit the website:  Submit online here


THE LORAINE WILLIAMS POETRY PRIZE

23 April 2015
Postmark deadline/Online submission deadline: May 15, 2015
The Georgia Review announces the third annual Loraine Williams Poetry Prize—$1,000 and publication in The Georgia Review for a single poem, originally written in English and never before published either in print or online.
Deadline: May 15, 2015,
with the winning poem to be announced on August 15, 2015.
Current subscribers may enter free of charge;
nonsubscribers may begin a subscription at the time of entry—$35 for four issues, which is $5 off the regular price
—or pay an entry fee of $15.
The Georgia Review editors will judge.
Poems may be submitted electronically or by post.
For full submission details, visit: http://www.garev.uga.edu/submissions.html

2015 Spider’s Web Flash Fiction Prize

23 April 2015

“Fiction is like a spider’s web, attached ever so lightly perhaps, but still attached to life at all four corners.”

―Virginia Woolf, A Room of One’s Own

We at Spider Road Press are celebrating excellent, unpublished flash fiction featuring a female protagonist. Enter your compelling flash fiction about complex women to win the 2015 Spider’s Web Flash Fiction Prize!

First Prize:  $100 and publication in the print and e-book editions of the next Spider Road Press anthology.

Second Prize: $25, publication on the Spider Road Press website, and a free copy of any Spider Road Press title.

Honorable Mention: Publication on the Spider Road Press website and a certificate.

Entries accepted March 1-May 1, 2015.

Fiction will be judged “blind” by a panel that includes authors Lani Longshore, Pamela Mooman, and Patricia Flaherty Pagan. Winners will be contacted in June, 2015. Enter your fiction today!

Submissions criteria:

•  Unpublished flash fiction featuring a female protagonist.

•  750 word limit per piece.

•  $12 entry fee per piece. (A $5 entry fee is available for graduate/undergraduate students, qualifying Texas writers, & Goddard College alumni. Students must state the name of their university in their cover email.)

•  No more than three submissions per writer.

•  Standard formatting. Please include your home address in your cover email.

•  Excerpts from longer works are not eligible.

•  No children’s fiction, romance, erotica, extreme horror or gore, young adult fiction, vampire or werewolf fiction, dark fantasy, erotic horror, or fan fiction.

•  No explicit scenes of sexual violence or child abuse.

•  Writers who enter simultaneous submissions must contact us should their work be published before June, 2015.

•  We regret that we cannot accept any submissions from writers under the age of 18.

•  We regret that, due to our small staff, it may take us four months to get back to writers about non-winning entries.

·  In recognition of their contribution to the writing community, members of the Houston Writers Guild, Writers’ League of Texas, and Goddard College alumni community may pay a reduced submission fee of $5. The willingness to provide us with a copy of your membership information (upon request) or Goddard graduation date are required.

Visit the website for details: https://spiderroadpress.submittable.com/submit/39508

Further Questions? Email our staff at:  editor@spiderroadpress.com


Clive Cussler Adventure Writer’s Competition

23 April 2015

The 2015 Adventure Writer’s Competition is sponsored by the Clive Cussler Collector’s Society and is open for submissions:

Deadline: July 1, 2015.

In our fifth year, we remain focused on adventure novels of all types, and accept unpublished novels, as well as e-published or traditionally published novels that have sold or given away less than 5000 copies.  $1000 prize awarded October 10 in Las Vegas!, along with other prizes. $25 entry fee that is used solely to promote the winners and the contest.  Please visit our website for more details: www.adventurewriterscompetition.com

Here is a link to our full marketwired press release:  http://www.marketwired.com/press-release/novel-writing-contest-sponsored-clive-cussler-collectors-society-open-submissions-april-2005106.htm


MUSICWORKS’ 5th ANNUAL “SONIC GEOGRAPHY” WRITING CONTEST NOW OPEN

23 April 2015

OPEN YOUR EARS AND SHARPEN YOUR PENCILS!

MUSICWORKS’ 5th ANNUAL “SONIC GEOGRAPHY” WRITING CONTEST NOW OPEN

Juried contest offers top three winners cash prizes and publication

in Canada’s acclaimed magazine about experimental music and sound art

 

DEADLINE FOR ENTRIES IS JUNE 30, 2015

 Musicworks’ 2015 contests are now open to receive entries from anywhere in the world! Musicworks is Canada’s only magazine that explores experimental music. Its two annual juried contests spotlight new literary and musical talent, offering cash prizes and opportunities to be published and heard.

 

“Sonic Geography” Writing Contest

Echoes in a Lisbon square. Waterdrops from an Iceland glacier. Birds in a Buenos Aires barrio. These are some of the sounds that have inspired contributors to “Sonic Geography,” our regular essay column. Choose any location—urban or rural, indoors or outside, cacophonous or mysteriously quiet. You have 500 words to describe how sound shapes your experience. So open your ears, and pick up your pencils.

Accepted file types: PDF only. $30 entry fee includes a one-year subscription to Musicworks; $5 each additional entry (unlimited).

 

First Prize: $500 cash AND your work published in Musicworks and on musicworks.ca

Second Prize: $200 cash AND your work published on musicworks.ca

Third Prize: $100 cash AND your work published on musicworks.ca

 

Also check out our Electronic Music Composition Contest: Compose a piece in one of the following experimental genres: Acousmatic, Electroacoustic, Glitch, Intelligent Dance Music, Turntable art, or Video music. Maximum time: 10 minutes. Accepted file types: MP3 or MP4 only.

 

Visit our contest landing page and peruse the work of our 2014 contest winners!

2015 Contest prize details, eligibility and assessment criteria, and entry forms can be found at: musicworks.ca/contest

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Since 1978, Musicworks has been dedicated to the development of new and passionate audiences for experimental music. Published three times a year with accompanying CDs, Musicworks features in-depth articles on Canadian and international composers, improvisers, instrument designers, and artists who work in genres such as radio, electroacoustics, concert music, sound installation, and sound sculpture. With a dynamic website and outreach programs, Musicworks creates an inclusive community within which to exchange and develop ideas, and excite curious listeners with adventurous music.

For more information, contact Anastasia Klyushin at manager@musicworks.ca OR (416) 977-3546


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

2 April 2015

2015 Arizona Mystery Writers 4th Annual-

Jim Martin Memorial Story Contest

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


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