2017 San Francisco Writing Contest

26 August 2016

The San Francisco Writers Conference is pleased to announce the 2017 San Francisco Writing Contest. The contest is open to all writers everywhere, including those attending the 2017 San Francisco Writers Conference. The entry fee is $35 per item.

Your entry must fit into one of the following categories:
* Adult Fiction
* Adult Nonfiction (including memoir)
* Children’s/YA Books

Entries may have been self-published or not-yet published, but not traditionally published. Entries can be up to 1500 words in length (or less, but not more).

Please use the contest registration form on this web site SFWriters.org/contest-registration to upload your entry/entries and pay. It’s easy! If you prefer to send your fee by check, mail both the entry and check to SF Writing Contest, PO Box 326, Oakley, CA 94561.

All fees and entries must be received by 5:00 pm Pacific Time on January 13, 2017.

Finalists will be announced on the website on February 3, 2017.

Winners will be announced during lunch on Friday, February 17, 2017, at the Conference.

The Grand Prize winner will receive $250 and a 15-minute in-person meeting at the conference or a 15-minute scheduled telephone call with a literary agent who represents work like yours. First place winners in each category will receive checks for $100.

Questions? Problems? Contact Contest Coordinator Tricia Skinner at SFWritingContest@gmail.com.

Contest Rules:  https://sfwriters.org/2017-contest-rules/


Shelf Unbound Best Indie/Self-Published Book Competition

26 August 2016

Deadline: October 1, 2016

Shelf Unbound book review magazine announces the Shelf Unbound Best Indie/Self-Published Book Competition. Any independently published book in any genre is eligible for entry. Entry fee is $50 per book. The winning entry will be selected by the editors of Shelf Unbound magazine.

“Independently Published” books include self-published books and e-books (such as those published through CreateSpace, Lulu.com, iUniverse, etc.) and/or books and e-books published through small presses releasing less than five titles per year. Books entered in last year’s competition are eligible for re-submission in this year’s competition. There is no limit to the number of books an individual can enter; each book is a separate entry. The competition is open to authors worldwide; books must be in English. Any length book is eligible. The competition also includes the Pete Delohery Award for Best Sports Book, open to fiction and non-fiction sports-related books, in honor of Pete Delohery, author of the novel Lamb to the Slaughter.

The official rules for the competition can be found at here. Entries are not divided into genre categories.

To submit an entry, email a PDF or Word Doc of your entire book, including the cover, tocontest@shelfmediagroup.com, subject line Contest Entry (or mail a physical copy of your book to: Shelf Media Group, PO Box 852321, Richardson, Texas 75085-2321; be sure to include your email so we can send a receipt confirmation), and submit entry fee of $50 via PayPal to Margaret@shelfmediagroup.com. If you prefer to send a check, make it out to Shelf Media Group and send to Margaret Brown, Shelf Media Group, PO Box 852321, Richardson, Texas 75085.  All entries received (and entry fee paid) will be considered. Please include your email and book title with your entry if sending by mail. OUR PREFERENCE IS EMAIL SUBMISSIONS.

The author of the book named as the Best Independently Published book will receive $500 and editorial coverage in the December/January 2017 issue of Shelf Unbound. Five finalists will receive editorial coverage in the December/January 2017 issue of Shelf Unbound. More than 100 books deemed by the editors as “notable” entries in the competition will also be featured in the December/January 2017 issue of Shelf Unbound.

The winner of the Pete Delohery Award for Best Sports Book will receive $1,000.

The deadline for entry is midnight on October 1, 2016.

The winners will be notified by November 2, 2016. Additional information and rules can be found on our contest rules page at www.shelfmediagroup.com.

For further information, please feel free to contact Margaret Brown, Publisher, via email: Margaret@shelfmediagroup.com.

Shelf Unbound book review magazine, the 2015 Maggie Award Winner for Best Digital Publication, reaches more than 125,000 avid readers in the U.S. and in 65 other countries around the globe. Subscriptions to Shelf Unbound are free at http://www.shelfmediagroup.com.


5th Annual Literary Fiction Contest – Deadline August 30, 2016.

19 August 2016

The Writers’ Workshop of Asheville, a nonprofit literary center founded in 1984, is sponsoring its 10th Annual Literary Fiction Contest, open to any writer regardless of residence.

The deadline is: postmarked or emailed by August 30, 2016.

 

Awards:

1st Place: Your choice of a 2 night stay at our Mountain Muse B&B in Asheville, NC; or 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 35 pages line-edited.

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

10 Honorable Mentions

Guidelines:

Submit a short story or chapter of a novel of 5,000 words or less.  Multiple entries are accepted.  All work must be unpublished.

Winning stories will be chosen for originality and creative writing style.

All work must be double-spaced, in 12 point font.

Your name, address, email and title of work should appear on the first page. The entry fee per submission is $25 ($20 for Workshop members).

Enclose self-sealing SASE 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. Or pay online at www.twwoa.org.

Emailed submissions may be sent in Word document to writersw@gmail.com, with “Fiction Contest” in the subject. The entry fee is payable online at www.twwoa.org. No SASE is necessary as judges will email their comments.


Creative Writing Institute’s Annual Short Story Contest

9 August 2016

Get Published in our 2016 Anthology

DEADLINE: September 15, 2016

First, second and third place winners and seven additional Judge’s Choice stories will receive publication in our fourth annual anthology, and for the first time, we are awarding professionally designed eMedals to post on your site or blog. You’ll love them! Make them any size you want.

First place: Professionally designed Gold eMedal and $100, plus publication

Second place: Striking Silver eMedal and $50, plus publication

Third place: Brilliant Bronze eMedal and $25, plus publication

 Fourth and Fifth place: Finalist eMedal and publication

This is a themed contest and this exact sentence must appear in the story:

“Explain how that happened.”

  • Open genre
  • Your story must be between 1,500 and 2,000 words.
  • No swearing, profanity, explicit sexual scenes, graphic violence, etc.
  • Your story must not have been published before. By entering this contest, winners grant minor editing rights for publication; Creative Writing Institute has first, non-exclusive, electronic rights to publish the winners and Judge’s Choice stories in our anthology. All Rights return to the author upon publication.
  • ONE submission per person, please
  • Entry fee: $5
  • Accepting submissions until September 15, 2016, midnight, USA Eastern Standard Time. No early or late submissions, please.
  • Entries will only be accepted through the form at https://CreativeWritingInstitute.submittable.com/submit
  • As you go through the submission process, there will be a space for you to copy and paste your document. Do NOT email attachments as these will not be accepted.

VISIT THE WEBSITE:  http://www.creativewritinginstitute.com

Please direct questions to Ms. Jo Popek, head judge, at ms.jo@cwinst.comOur special thanks to assisting Competition Co-coordinator and award winning author, Jianna Higgins.


SUMMER 2016 FLASH FICTION CONTEST

9 August 2016

DEADLINE: August 31st, 11:59 PM (Pacific Time) – NOW OPEN!

OVERVIEW:

WOW! hosts a (quarterly) writing contest every three months. The mission of this contest is to inspire creativity, communication, and well-rewarded recognition to contestants. The contest is open globally; age is of no matter; and entries must be in English. We are open to all styles and genres of writing, although we do encourage you to take a close look at our guest judge for the season (upper right hand corner) if you are serious about winning. We love creativity, originality and light-hearted reads. That’s not to say that our guest judge will feel the same… so go wild! Express yourself, and most of all, let’s have some fun!

WORD COUNT:

Maximum: 750

Minimum: 250

The title is not to be counted in your word count. We use MS Word’s word count to determine the submitted entry’s word count.

PROMPT:

OPEN PROMPT!

That’s right, this is your chance to shine, and get creative. You can write about anything, as long as it’s within the word count and fiction. So, dig out those stories you started way back when and tailor them to the word count.

We’re open to any style and genre. From horror to romance. So, get creative, and most of all, have fun.

Click to Download the SUMMER 2016 FLASH FICTION Contest Terms & Conditions PDF

How to enter:  http://www.wow-womenonwriting.com/contest.php


Hourglass Literary Magazine

9 August 2016
I am writing to you on behalf of the board members and editors of Hourglass Literary Magazine (CLMP member). Hourglass Literary Magazine needs you!– we solicit your kind support for our magazine. As we are currently crowdfunding, (just) by pre-ordering our magazine you will help us! Hourglass is founded in former Yugoslavia where cultural oppression is blossom. Our magazine is staffed mostly by volunteers; it is first international literary journey that brings you both emerging and yet to be discovered authors along with widely recognized writers.
 
PLEASE, take a look at our crowdfunding campaign at www.igg.me/at/hlm; pre-order/contribute/learn even more about Hourglass Literary Magazine/share if you cannot (to) contribute. Become part of this beautiful journey! A BIG THANK YOU IN ADVANCE.
 
At last, do let us know may we add your e-mail to our monthly newsletter?
 
Warm, warmest regards,
 
Voki Erceg
Hourglass Literary Magazine
Editor-in-Chief
www.linkedin.com/company/hourglass-literary-magazine
www.hourglassonline.org

Mike’s Not-Entirely-Serious Wantonly-Rule-Breaking Adverb Writing Challenge

9 August 2016

Greetings from Bristol,

In the last couple of emails I’ve mentioned the rather fun and not particularly serious Adverb Writing Challenge. I’m pleased to say we have received over 20 stories, so the challenge now has a dedicated page on my website.

I’d like to say a big THANK YOU to all the writers that have submitted their stores and supported this rather crazy project. Special mentions go to Mike Scott Thomson, for co-creating the challenge with me, and Allen Ashley, who has spread the word like a madman and encouraged many of the entries.

Because everyone is giving their time for free, Mike and I thought it would be nice if the challenge were to support a charity. So, this is how it will work…

How the Adverb Challenge Works

  • 100 words max
  • Cram your story with as many adverbs as you can
  • Entry is FREE
  • EVERY story is published
  • If we receive over 100 stories, we’ll produce an anthology

If we do get to 100 stories, the anthology will be released in print and eBook formats.

Any profit made from book sales will be donated to First Story, a charity that supports and inspires creativity, literacy and confidence in UK secondary schools where over 50% of the pupils are considered deprived.

So, by writing a short adverb-riddled tale, you will be supporting a very worthy charity and you’ll be published. Everyone wins🙂 You can learn far more details and read all the entries on the Adverb Writing Challenge page.


First Edition Children’s Book Writing Contest

9 August 2016

Southwest Human Development is seeking children’s book manuscripts

in the First Edition Children’s Book Writing Contest. The manuscript should

be 600 words or less and suitable for children birth to five years old.

The winning author will receive a $1,000 advance, an 8% royalty,

and have their book professionally edited, illustrated and promoted.

The book will be sold using a buy one-give one model similar to Tom’s Shoes.

Submission fee is $50 until August 31 and $75 September 1 – September 30, 2016.

Late submission from October 1 – 15  is $100.

Get your submission in early!

For full details or to submit your manuscript

go to: www.firsteditionproject.com

Send questions to: lcroy@swhd.org.


THE POETRY KIT SUMMER COMPETITION 2016

9 August 2016

This year’s competition is for poetry on any subject or theme.  There are no style or length restrictions but it should be stressed that a short poem is just as likely to be selected as a longer one. 

1st prize is £100.

The top ten poems will be published in a special edition of CITN

ENTER ONLINE

Entry is by email to comps@poetrykit.org  after an appropriate fee is paid by Pay Pal to the account of info@poetrykit.org

all entries must be received before midnight 10th October 2016

Entries received after this time will be discarded. All entries are judged anonymously so please do not put any identifying features on the poems.

Entry fees are as follows; 

1 poem    £3.50  

3 Poems  £8.00

5 poems  £10

Competition Judge;  TBA

Competition Rules

Poems, which must be in English, can be on any subject and presented in any form or style . 

There are no restrictions on content. Though if there is any doubt the poet might be asked to justify how their poem engages the theme.

All poem must be the unpublished work of the person entering them into the competition.

The actual given name of the entrant must be given, even if the poem is to be published under a pen name.

Poems should not have any indication within them to allow for the identification of the poet.

There is no length or content restrictions and a short poem is just as likely to win as a longer one.

Poems must be entered by email to comps@poetrykit.org  the appropriate fee is paid through PAY PAL in Pound Sterling (GB Pounds).

Please attach all entered poems in one attachment using a standard Word file

Poems will not be accepted by post.

We cannot accept alterations to the poem once it has been submitted.

Poems cannot be withdrawn from the judging process once they have been entered.

Although copyright will remain with the poet, we reserve the right to publish any shortlisted poem on our website.

The decision of the judges is final and no correspondence will be entered into.

HOW TO ENTER: http://www.poetrykit.org/comp_pk.htm

ALL POEMS MUST BE RECEIVED BEFORE MIDNIGHT 10th OCTOBER 2016

TUSCANY RETREAT : AUGUST 28TH – SEPTEMBER 3RD, 2016

9 August 2016

A WRITING RETREAT FOR THE SENSES

AUGUST 28TH – SEPTEMBER 3RD, 2016

If inspiration, landscape, mouthfuls of words and food and wine are what you’re looking for, 

If getting away, delving deep, writing, being heard, writing some more and attentive feedback are what you’re looking for,

If gentle morning yoga, invigorating hikes, days of sun and the occasional afternoon rain are what you’re looking for,

If unexpected friendships, belly busting laughter and being moved to tears are what you’re looking for, 

If sudden ahahs about who you are as a creative soul is what you’re looking for.

Then come join us.

Spend seven days and six nights of writing and nurturing your creative self in a farmhouse nestled in the Chianti region of Italy. Through daily morning yoga, workshops, writing prompts and using all that the countryside has to offer, this retreat is guaranteed to transform your writing and your connection to your senses.

To hear what past participants have said about us and our retreats, visit our Praise page.

COST

The cost in a shared room is $2150 and includes all meals (and wine!), workshop fees, private transportation between the farmhouse and Florence.  Limited single rooms available at a supplemental cost.  A non-refundable deposit of $250 is necessary to secure your spot. 

EARLY BIRD SPECIAL:  Act fast, the retreat is filling up! 

If you have any questions about whether or not this retreat is for you, please contact us.  We’d be happy to answer your questions or even put you in touch with a past participant.

For more information or to sign up, contact us below:

http://www.wideopenwriting.com/tuscany/

 


BlueCat Announces GOALPOST: Write a Script in One Month!

4 August 2016

The BlueCat Screenplay Competition Launches Writing Challenge in August!

Writers will gather for a virtual write-in on Facebook to complete a screenplay in 31 days. 

This August, join hundreds of writers and complete a feature-length screenplay in one month! It’s completely free. Throughout the whole month, BlueCat’s writers will write 3 pages per day, led by BlueCat judge and founder Gordy Hoffman. Every day, writers will share their daily progress on our Facebook Group and encourage each other in the pursuit of completing an entire screenplay in one month. No rules, no judgement——simply write a script by the end of August!

Here is what you have to do:

  1. Join our Facebook Groupto share your progress with others as you write your script
  2. Subscribe to our Newsletter to receive updates throughout the challenge
  3. Find an idea and get ready to start writing August 1st!

Check out this video with Gordy Hoffman explaining more about Goalpost:

http://www.bluecatscreenplay.com/blog/new-goalpost-video-gordy-introduces-screenplay-writing-challenge/

Since 1998, the BlueCat Screenplay Competition has provided a community for the unknown screenwriter to develop their work, giving undiscovered talent a path to professional success.

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

Please share our news with your community!

Thank you!

Claudia Summerfield

Contact:

BlueCat Screenplay Competition

PO Box 2635

Los Angeles, CA 90078

 

Website:  http://www.bluecatscreenplay.com

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/bluecatwriters

Twitter: https://twitter.com/BlueCatPictures

Instagram: http://instagram.com/bluecatscreenplay

Pinterest: http://pinterest.com/bluecatpictures

Youtube: http://www.youtube.com/bluecatscreenplay

Newsletter: http://www.bluecatscreenplay.com/bluecat-newsletter


2016 Tom Howard/Margaret Reid Poetry Contest

4 August 2016

Tom Howard/Margaret Reid Poetry Contest

Welcome to the 14th annual Tom Howard/Margaret Reid Poetry Contest. Submit published or unpublished work. $4,000 in prizes.

Please submit during April 15-September 30, 2016. We will award the Tom Howard Prize of $1,500 for a poem in any style or genre, and the Margaret Reid Prize of $1,500 for a poem that rhymes or has a traditional style. Ten Honorable Mentions will receive $100 each (any style). The top 12 entries will be published online. Length limit: 250 lines per poem. No restrictions on age or country. Click the Submittable button below for full details. The results will be announced on April 15, 2017. Fee: $10 per poem.

submit

THE 2016 GULF COAST PRIZE IN TRANSLATION (POETRY)

4 August 2016

Deadline: August 31st, 2016

Gulf Coast is now accepting entries for the Gulf Coast Prize in Translation for an extra three weeks. In 2016, the contest is open to poetry in translation. The winner receives $1,000 and publication in the journal. Two honorable mentions will each receive $250. All entries will be considered for paid publication on our website as Online Exclusives.

Entry to the contest also includes a one-year subscription to Gulf Coast, beginning with the issue in which the corresponding prize winners are published.

2016 Prize in Tranlsation judge Idra NoveyThis year’s contest will be judged by Idra Novey. She is the author of the novel Ways to Disappear, selected as a New York Times‘ Editors’ Choice. Her most recent poetry collection,Exit Civilian, was chosen by Patricia Smith for the 2011 National Poetry Series. Her translations include Clarice Lispector’s The Passion According to G.H. and Birds for a Demolition, the Selected Poems of Manoel de Barros.

Guidelines

Poetry: Send up to ten pages of poetry translated into English. Excerpts from longer works are welcome and preference will be given to contemporary work published within the last fifty years. As part of your submission, include the text in its original language, provide a brief synopsis (no more than 200 words) of the work and the author you are translating, and indicate whether you have, and can grant us, permission to publish the original work and the translation.

Demonstrations of Permission

We will not consider submissions without permissions. In your submission, please provide the following:

  • A note (from the translator) in the Comments section of our Online Submission Manager stating that permissions are granted.
  • In the event that the piece makes it to the final judging round: Written permission from the copyright holder granting you right to translate the work in your contest submission. Permission should name the work being translated, date consent was given, and identify the copyright holder.

Contest Guidelines for Online Submissions

  • Submissions accepted via Gulf Coast’s online submissions manager.
  • Submit up to ten pages of poetry along with the original text in a single .doc, .docx, .rtf, or .pdf file.
  • Only previously unpublished translations will be considered.
  • The contest will be judged blindly, so please do not include your cover letter, your name, or any contact information in the uploaded document. This information should only be typed in the “Comments” field.

Contest Guidelines for Postal Mail Submissions

  • Only previously unpublished work will be considered.
  • Please address postal mail entries to:
    ATTN: Translation Prize
    Department of English
    University of Houston
    Houston, TX 77204-3013
  • The contest will be judged blindly, so your contact information should appear only on your cover letter.
  • Please include your $18 reading fee, payable in U.S. dollars to “Gulf Coast.”

Visit the website:  http://gulfcoastmag.org/contests/barthelme-prize/

We can’t wait to read your translations!


THE BARTHELME PRIZE FOR SHORT PROSE

4 August 2016

ACCEPTING ENTRIES UNTIL AUGUST 31ST, 2016 (8/31/2016), AT 11:59 CST

The Barthelme Prize for Short Prose is open to pieces of prose poetry, flash fiction, and micro-essays of 500 words or fewer. Established in 2008, the contest awards its winner $1,000 and publication in the journal. Two honorable mentions will receive $250, and all entries will be considered for paid publication on our website as Online Exclusives. To view last year’s winner and honorable mentions, you can purchase issue 28.2 here.

Deadline: August 31, 2016

All entrants to the Barthelme Prize receive a one-year subscription to Gulf Coast, beginning with the year in which the corresponding prize winner is published.

2016 Barthelme Prize Judge Jim Shepard has written seven novels, including The Book of Aron, published in 2015, which won the Sophie Brody Medal for Excellence in Jewish Literature and the PEN/New England Award for Fiction, and four story collections, includingLike You’d Understand, Anyway, a finalist for the National Book Award and Story Prize winner. His previous novel, Project X, won the Library of Congress/Massachusetts Book Award for Fiction as well as the ALEX Award from the American Library Association. His short fiction has appeared in, among other magazines,Harper’s, McSweeney’s, The Paris Review, The Atlantic Monthly, Esquire, The New Yorker, Granta, Zoetrope: All-Story,Playboy, and Electric Literature. He’s won a Guggenheim Fellowship, five of his stories have been chosen for The Best American Short Stories, two for The PEN/O. Henry Prize Stories, and one for a Pushcart Prize. He teaches creative writing and film at Williams College.

We will accept submissions both via our online submissions manager and via postal mail.

Barthelme Prize Guidelines: Online Submissions

  • Submissions accepted via Gulf Coast’s online submissions manager.
  • Submit up to three pieces of short prose in a single .doc, .docx, .rtf, or .pdf file.
  • Only previously unpublished work will be considered.
  • The contest will be judged blindly, so please do not include your cover letter, your name, or any contact information in the uploaded document. This information should only be pasted in the “Comments” field.

Barthelme Prize Guidelines: Postal Mail Submissions

  • Only previously unpublished work will be considered.
  • Please address postal mail entries to:
    Gulf Coast
    ATTN: Barthelme Prize in Short Prose
    Department of English
    University of Houston
    Houston, TX 77204-3013
  • The contest will be judged blindly, so your contact information should appear only on your cover letter.
  • Please include your $18 reading fee, payable in U.S. dollars to “Gulf Coast.”

Visit the website:  http://gulfcoastmag.org/contests/barthelme-prize/


10th ANNUAL LITERARY FICTION CONTEST

4 August 2016

Deadline: Postmarked by August 30, 2016. 

 
The Writers’ Workshop of Asheville, a nonprofit literary center founded in 1984, is sponsoring its 10th Annual Literary Fiction Contest, open to any writer regardless of residence. The deadline is: postmarked or emailed by August 30, 2016.
 
Awards:
 
1st Place: Your choice of a 2 night stay at our Mountain Muse B&B in Asheville, NC; or 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 35 pages line-edited.
3rd Place: One free workshop; or 25 pages line-edited.
10 Honorable Mentions
Submit a short story or chapter of a novel of 5,000 words or less.  Multiple entries are accepted.  All work must be unpublished.         
Winning stories will be chosen for originality and creative writing style.
All work must be double-spaced, in 12 point font.
Your name, address, email and title of work should appear on the first page. The entry fee per submission is $25 ($20 for Workshop members).  
Enclose self-sealing SASE 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. Or pay online at www.twwoa.org.
Emailed submissions may be sent in Word document to writersw@gmail.com, with “Fiction Contest” in the subject. The entry fee is payable online at www.twwoa.org. No SASE is necessary as judges will email their comments.

MUSICWORKS’ 6th ANNUAL SONIC GEOGRAPHY WRITING CONTEST

4 August 2016

OPEN YOUR EARS AND SHARPEN YOUR PENCILS!

MUSICWORKS’ 6th ANNUAL SONIC GEOGRAPHY WRITING CONTEST IS OPEN

 ***DEADLINE EXTENDED TO AUGUST 28, 2016***

Juried contest offers top three winners cash prizes and publication in Canada’s acclaimed magazine about experimental music and sound art

Musicworks’ 2016 contests are open to receive entries from anywhere in the world! Musicworks is Canada’s only print 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: The external made internal in the sonic city. “Field recordings” of literary classics. The sounds of bugs and telephone wires by the ocean. Winners of the Sonic Geography contest have been sensually attentive and formally inventive. 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.
  • Maximum length per entry: 500 words
  • Contest entry fee is C$25,and includes a one-year subscription to Musicworks (less than our normal subscription rate!). $5 for 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.

2016 Contest prize details, eligibility and assessment criteria, and entry forms can be found at: musicworks.ca/contest

Visit our contest landing page and peruse the work of our 2015 contest winners!

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.


Unplag Plagiarism Busters Contest

4 August 2016

Closing Date: August 18, 2016
Open to: current students who are in age of majority in country of Participant’s citizenship
Category: Nonfiction, Short Stories
Theme: Imagine that the army of ghosts has suddenly overrun your school/college/university and describe your following actions
Accepts: Short story via Facebook
Size: up to 300 words
Entry Fee: None
Prize: an Amazon Gift Card total amount $150 (US).
More details: https://unplag.com/blog/unplag-plagiarism-busters-contest and https://unplag.com/blog/terms


Become an Authorpreneur with this free 7-Step Guide‏

26 July 2016

Ok, just what is authorpreneurship?

Award-winning author Rochelle Carter defines it as, “Coming up with an idea centered on book publishing and turning it into a profitable business.” It’s a process any author selling their book can benefit from?and now you can get this eBook that has helped countless authors become authorpreneurs for free (a $9.99 value!).

The 7-Step Guide to Authorpreneurship explains how to

  • Write and polish your manuscript
  • Create your business plan
  • Create your author platform
  • Engage your audience
  • Prepare for your book launch
  • Maintain your momentum
  • Sharing the value of your success

Get your free copy of Rochelle’s enlightening eBook now.

Download at:  https://goo.gl/siIZKa


THE POETRY KIT SUMMER COMPETITION 2016

26 July 2016

This year’s competition is for poetry on any subject or theme. There are no style or length restrictions but it should be stressed that a short poem is just as likely to be selected as a longer one.

1st prize is £100.

The top ten poems will be published in a special edition of CITN

ENTER ONLINE

Entry is by email to comps@poetrykit.org after an appropriate fee is paid by Pay Pal to the account of info@poetrykit.org

all entries must be received before midnight 10th October 2016

Entries received after this time will be discarded. All entries are judged anonymously so please do not put any identifying features on the poems.

Entry fees are as follows;

1 poem £3.50

3 Poems £8.00

5 poems £10

Competition Judge; TBA

Competition Rules

Poems, which must be in English, can be on any subject and presented in any form or style .

There are no restrictions on content. Though if there is any doubt the poet might be asked to justify how their poem

engages the theme.

All poem must be the unpublished work of the person entering them into the competition.

The actual given name of the entrant must be given, even if the poem is to be published under a pen name.

Poems should not have any indication within them to allow for the identification of the poet.

There is no length or content restrictions and a short poem is just as likely to win as a longer one.

Poems must be entered by email to comps@poetrykit.org the appropriate fee is paid through PAY PAL in Pound

Sterling (GB Pounds).

Please attach all entered poems in one attachment using a standard Word file

Poems will not be accepted by post.

We cannot accept alterations to the poem once it has been submitted.

Poems cannot be withdrawn from the judging process once they have been entered.

Although copyright will remain with the poet, we reserve the right to publish any shortlisted poem on our website.

The decision of the judges is final and no correspondence will be entered into.

ALL POEMS MUST BE RECEIVED BEFORE MIDNIGHT 10th OCTOBER 2016

HOW TO ENTER, VISIT: http://www.poetrykit.org/comp_pk.htm


Free Guide – How to Find a Literary Agent

26 July 2016

You’ve polished your drafts and completed your manuscript. The next step? Finding a literary agent to represent your hard work in the industry.

But seeking out the best literary agents in the biz can seem like searching for a tiny needle in a giant Google haystack. That’s why we’ve collected the submission details and contact information for 88 agencies looking for queries.

We’ve also rounded up what genres and subjects each agency is looking for as well as tips from published authors on finding the right literary agent for you.

So go ahead, scribes: Start your querying journey today.

Download our free literary agent guide now.

Free Download – Guide to Finding an Agent

Visit http://www.writermag.com/find-a-literary-agent/


Last call! New Millennium Writings Literary Awards

22 July 2016

New Millennium Writings’ 42nd Literary Competition

Poetry

Fiction

Flash Fiction

Nonfiction

~$4,000 in Awards~

Award Winner in each category receives $1,000 plus publication.

Every submitter receives a free copy of the anthology.

$20 per submission

July 31, 2016 deadline

Visit the website for details: www.newmillenniumwritings.org

Contact: Alexis Williams Carr, Editor, hello@newmillenniumwritings.org


Creative Writing Institute Short Story Contest

22 July 2016

First, second and third place winners and seven additional Judge’s Choice stories will receive publication in our fourth annual anthology. In addition, we are giving cash prizes and professionally designed eMedals to post on your site.

First place: Professionally designed Gold eMedal and $100, plus publication

Second place: Striking Silver eMedal and $50, plus publication

Third place: Brilliant Bronze eMedal and $25, plus publication

Fourth and Fifth place: Finalist eMedal and publication

This is a themed contest and this exact sentence must appear in the story:

“Explain how that happened.”

  • Open genre.
  • Your story must be between 1,500 and 2,000 words.
  • No swearing, profanity, explicit sexual scenes, graphic violence, etc.
  • Your story must not have been published before. Winners grant minor editing rights for publication; Creative Writing Institute has first, non-exclusive, electronic rights to publish the winners and Judge’s Pick stories in our anthology. All Rights return to the author upon publication.
  • ONE submission per person, please.
  • Accepting submissions from July 15, 2016 until September 15, 2016, midnight, USA Eastern Standard Time.
  • Entries will only be accepted through the form at https://CreativeWritingInstitute.submittable.com/submit.
  • As you go through the submission process, there will be a space for you to copy and paste your document. Do NOT email attachments as these will not be accepted.
  • Entry fee $5.

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

Please direct questions to Ms. Jo Popek, head judge, at Ms.Jo@CWinst.com. Our special thanks to all judges and award winning Competition Co-coordinator, Jianna Higgins.


*Verbolatry Laugh-a-Riot Contest 2016*

19 July 2016

*Verbolatry Laugh-a-Riot Contest 2016*

Entries are now being accepted for the Verbolatry Laugh-a-Riot
Contest. Humorous essays and cartoons about writing/publishing.

Prize: £150 to the winning entry, via PayPal & publication in the Verbolatry newsletter
Eligibility: Anyone over the age of 18, except contest judges and family
Topic: Writing/publishing
Language: English
Genres: Humorous fiction, humorous nonfiction
Types: Cartoon, Essay
Specifications:
Cartoon – JPG, PNG or GIF file, resolution 75dpi min., dimensions 900x1400px max., as attachment
Essay – 100 words min., 500 words max., in message body
Original, previously unpublished work only
One entry per author, regardless of type
Mention the category and title of your entry in the subject line
Include an accurate word count
Tell us where you heard about this contest (Our charismatic promoters)
Send entry to: v3rbolatry(at)gmail(dot)com
“Early Bird” submission period*: 1 April 2016 to 31 July 2016
Last date: 31 August 2016
Results announced: October 2016 newsletters
Send us your funnies about writing, and win £150!

Deadline 31 August 2016.

Two categories, free and paid,

Entry fee:  £5 per entry via PayPal , with cash
prizes and publication.

Results announced October 2016. Sponsored by
Anam Cara Writer’s and Artist’s Retreat.

Details at:
http://devyaniborade.blogspot.com

TWITTER: @v3rbolatry
http://bit.ly/1pSghsz
#Verbolatry #LaughContest


Last call for entries! Dream Quest One Poetry & Writing Contest – Summer 2016

19 July 2016

Attention: The contest deadline has been extended! All entries must be submitted via postal mail or electronically by August 18, 2016 – 11:59PM – Central Standard Time (CST).

The Dream Quest One Poetry & Writing Contest is open to anyone who loves expressing innermost thoughts and feelings into the beautiful literary art of poetry and/or writing a story that’s worth telling everyone! And welcome to all, having the ability to dream… Write a poem or short story for a chance to win cash prizes totaling $1275.00. All works must be original. http://www.dreamquestone.com

Guidelines:

Write a poem, 30 lines or fewer on any subject, style, or form, typed or neatly hand printed.

And/or write a short story, 5 pages maximum length, on any subject or theme; fiction, nonfiction or creative nonfiction (including essay compositions, diary, journal entries and screenwriting). Also, all entries must be either typed or neatly hand printed.

Multiple and simultaneous poetry and short story entries are accepted.

Extended deadline: August 18, 2016, 11:59PM, CST.

All contest winners will be announced on October 9, 2016

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 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


Submit Work to Teen Ink & Get Published!

13 July 2016

Submit Work to Teen Ink & Get Published!

  • All submissions of writing and artwork will be considered for publication in our monthly print magazine and on TeenInk.com, and are also automatically entered into any relevant contests.
  • Teen Ink has no deadlines. We accept submissions year round. If, however, you are sending work that is holiday-specific, please submit it at least two months ahead.
  • You must be 13 to 19 years old to be a TeenInk.com user, post your work online, and/or be published in Teen Ink magazine.
  • Requesting anonymity. If, due to the personal nature of a piece, you don’t want your name published, please check the anonymous box when submitting your work. We will respect your request and not publish your name in print or online, but we must still have accurate name and address information for every user.
  • All materials submitted become the property of Teen Ink. By submitting your work to us, you are giving Teen Ink and its partners, affiliates, and licensees the non-exclusive right to publish your work in any format, including print, electronic, and online media. However, all individual contributors to Teen Ink retain the right to submit their work for non-exclusive publication elsewhere, and you have our permission to do so. Teen Ink is copyrighted by the Young Authors Foundation, Inc.
  • Plagiarism. Teen Ink has a no-tolerance policy for plagiarism. We check the originality of all published work through WriteCheck.
  • Do not include last names, names of schools and names of cities/towns in your submission.

How to submit, visit:  http://www.teenink.com/submit

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