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

1 February 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


Cycles Theme – Nonfiction Stories Wanted

1 February 2015

Deadline: Sunday, March 1, 2015

Entry Fees:

None

Prizes:

Every contributor accepted for the issue will receive a $30 CanvasPop gift card and a digital contributors copy of the issue.

Description

Vol 3, Issue 1 2015 – Thought Notebook Journal

The space and time continuum that we live in produces many instances of cycles. Our breathing continues on in a cyclical nature, as does many processes in science, and society. These rhythmic events are observed all around us, some unconsciously and others controlled.

Be challenged and consider submitting your Cycles themed literary and visual art for our next journal issue. Think deeper about your work and provide a thematic connection with your submission.

All literary art submitted should be 3000 words or less. We are open to various sizes of visual art. Along with you submission please provide some thoughts on how your piece connects with the theme. See our guidelines page for additional details at www.thoughtcollection.org/submissions

See www.thoughtnotebook.org/journal-issues to learn more about our journal and our current issue just released – The Nature Of Occurrences. The journal is available in print and digital. The digital issue is only $0.99 as we believe in equal access to art and literature.

Contact Information:

journal@thoughtcollection.org

Visit the website:

http://www.thoughtcollection.org/calls.html


GINOSKO FLASH FICTION CONTEST

1 February 2015

Deadline: Sunday, March 1, 2015

Entry Fees

$10

Prizes

$500 and publication

Description:

The Ginosko Flash Fiction Award is for an unpublished work of flash fiction. Awarded piece is selected through a submission process open to all writers. Submit up to 2 pieces, 800 words maximum each piece.

Final Judges:  Maggie Heaps, Michael Hettich, Gary Lundy, E M Schorb, Larissa Shmailo, Andrena Zawinski, Andrei Guruianu, Robert Paul Cesaretti.
Awarded work will be published in Ginosko Literary Journal, http://GinoskoLiteraryJournal.com/

Please submit work, along with a brief bio, and cover letter if desired, to GinoskoContest@gmail.com . Attachments must be in .wps, .doc, .rtf, or .pdf form, otherwise they will not be considered (please include last name on every page submitted).

Contact Information

Ginosko Literary Journal
P.O. Box 246
Fairfax, CA 94978

GinoskoContest@gmail.com

Visit the website:

http://www.GinoskoLiteraryJournal.com/


“Magnificence” International Call For Writers by ArtAscent – Deadline February 28, 2015

1 February 2015

Deadline: Saturday, February 28, 2015

Entry Fees:

Writers – Entries start at $10
$10+

Prizes:

The Gold writer will be featured in the ArtAscent Art & Literature Journal complete with an artist profile review written by our art writer. From three to seven writers in total will be published in ArtAscent Art & Literature Journal; showcased, along with website links, in an online exhibition on the ArtAscent website for at least two years; and, promoted on the ArtAscent Facebook and Twitter feeds.

Description:

| Theme:
This call theme is “Magnificence” A concept that is noble or sublime. A thing that is lavishly munificent or extravagant. An object that is of exceptional beauty, size or other feature. A place that is extraordinarily fine or superb. A person of greatness, making a splendid appearance or show. A feeling of grandness. What magnificence will you showcase?

| Eligible Submissions:
Entries may include fiction, poetry, short stories and other written explorations (up to 900 words). Previously published or unpublished are eligible. Submissions must be the original work of the applicant(s).
Open to international artists. Apply using the online form.

| About ArtAscent:
The mission of ArtAscent is to promote artists of images and words, and connect them with art lovers. This is accomplished by calls for artists and writers, artist profiling, art magazine publication, and artist and writer online showcasing. Each call is theme based, with the intent to showcase diverse creative explorations of that theme via various media.

Contact Information:

| Call application:
https://artascent.com/the-call-for-artists-and-writers/

Visit the website:

https://artascent.com/


The Park Bench Writing Competition

1 February 2015

Deadline: Saturday, February 28, 2015

Entry Fees

£3.00 or free to Write, Learn and Publish members

Prizes

1st Prize: £195
2nd Prize: £150
3rd Prize: £100

Description

Using the photo published online for inspiration, you have just 1000 words in which to complete your story. Open to writers worldwide.

Contact Information

Creative1 Publishing
Larch House
Route de la Taoulere
Eysus
64400
France

Visit the website for details:

http://creativecompetitor.com/creative-writing-competitions/writing-competitions-2015/park-bench-writing-competition/


The Red Line Short Fiction Competition

1 February 2015

Deadline: Saturday, February 28, 2015

Entry Fees:

No Fees

Prizes:

Fifty Pounds Sterling/equivalent

Description:

The Red Line is an online magazine publishing English Language short stories from International writers.

We run a free-to-enter, bi-monthly, themed competition which carries a fifty pound cash prize and is judged by different people every time. These can be reading groups, editors of other magazines, writers, or maybe somebody with a specific interest in the theme. At the end of each competition we turn all of the stories and the feedback into a magazine which is available for free on this website and via Issuu.

Themes and deadlines here: http://overtheredline.com/submissions/

Contact Information:

http://overtheredline.com/submissions/

Visit the website for details:

http://overtheredline.com/submissions/

 


Nivalis Short Story Contest 2015

1 February 2015

Deadline: Saturday, February 28, 2015

Entry Fees: $10

Prizes:

First Prize: US$150, publication and 2 copies of the anthology
Second Prize: US$100, publication and 2 copies of the anthology
Third Prize: US$100 and publication in the contest anthology

Description:

“Nivalis”, the theme of the contest, represents the winter season. Interpretation of the theme is left to the writer’s fancy – the story may have winter as the backdrop, or may convey a sense of chill. It may be a gloomy tale up in the north, or a pleasant story away from the tropical heat. We are not too choosy about the genre either – we love what is known as literary fiction, but your story could as easily belong to the crime / mystery genre, or it may be a tale of horror if you have Edgar Poe in you. In other words, so long as there is a commonly accepted or acceptable interpretation of the theme embedded in the plot, it works for us. However, this contest is not for children’s stories, science fiction, fantasy, young adult, chick lit or similar such.

The contest will be judged by four independent judges, including Clare Wallace, Literary Agent for Darley Anderson.

Contact Information:

editors@fabulapress.com

Visit the website for details:

http://www.fabulapress.com/the-contest/


Bethlehem Writers Roundtable Short Story Award

1 February 2015

Deadline: Saturday, February 28, 2015

Entry Fees:

$10.00

Prizes:

First: $200.00
Second: $100.00
Third: $50.00

Description:

Short Story Contest: 2015 Bethlehem Writers Roundtable Short Story Award

http://bwgwritersroundtable.com/

Once again we are accepting submissions (2000 words or fewer) on the theme of “Food Stories” for the Bethlehem Writers Roundtable Short Story Award.

In addition to a $200 prize, the first place winner’s story will be considered for print publication in the Bethlehem Writers Group, LLC’s next anthology or as a featured story in Bethlehem Writers Roundtable. Our first publication, A Christmas Sampler: Sweet, Funny, and Strange Holiday Tales (2009), won two Next Generation Indie Book Awards for Best Anthology and Best Short Fiction. Our second anthology, Once Around the Sun: Sweet, Funny, and Strange Tales for All Seasons, was a finalist for Best Anthology in the 2014 Next Generation Indie Book Awards.

Second place will receive $100 + publication in the BWG Writers Roundtable on-line literary magazine

Third place will receive $50 + publication in the BWG Writers Roundtable on-line literary magazine

Honorable Mentions may also be published in the BWG Writers Roundtable on-line literary magazine in a month selected by the editors.

All stories must be submitted by February 28, 2015

Our Celebrity Judge: Curtis Smith.

Contact Information:

http://bwgwritersroundtable.com/

Website:

http://bwgwritersroundtable.com/


Doris Betts Fiction Prize

1 February 2015

Deadline: Sunday, February 15, 2015

Entry Fees:

$10 (members/subscribers) / $20 (non-members, non-subscribers)

Prizes:

$250 and publication in North Carolina Literary Review

Description:

The Doris Betts Fiction Prize awards the first-prize winner $250 and publication in the North Carolina Literary Review. Finalists will also be considered for publication in the NCLR.

Eligibility and Guidelines:

The competition is open to any writer who is a legal resident of North Carolina or a member of the North Carolina Writers’ Network. North Carolina Literary Review subscribers with North Carolina connections (lives or has lived in NC) are also eligible.

The competition is for previously unpublished short stories up to 6,000 words. One entry per writer. No novel excerpts. Stories do NOT have to relate to NCLR’s annual special feature topic.

Submit previously unpublished stories online at https://nclr.submittable.com/submit . Submittable will collect your entry fee via credit card ($10 NCWN members or NCLR subscribers / $20 for non-members/non-subscribers).

To pay submission fees by check or money order, make payable to the North Carolina Writers Network and mail to: Ed Southern, PO Box 21591, Winston-Salem, NC 27120- 1591

Documents must be Microsoft Word or .rtf files. Author’s name should not appear on manuscripts. Instead, include a separate cover sheet with name, address, phone number, e-mail address, word count, and manuscript title. (If submitting online, do not include a cover sheet with your document; Submittable will collect and record your name and contact information.) If you have any problems submitting electronically, email NCLR’s Submission Manager.

The winner and finalists will be announced in April. The winning story and select finalists will be published in the next year’s issue of the North Carolina Literary Review.

Contact Information:

Questions may be directed to Margaret Bauer, Editor of the North Carolina Literary Review, at BauerM@ecu.edu .

Visit website for details: http://www.ncwriters.org/2014-01-07-18-35-09/network-news/5186-submit-to-the-2014-doris-betts-fiction-prize

 

 


Worldwide Essay Contest: Education In 50 Years

1 February 2015

Deadline: Sunday, February 15, 2015

Entry Fees:

*No entry fees*

Prizes:

1st place prize – $500
2nd place prize – $200
special 3rd prize: 3Doodler 3D Printing Pen

Description:

For college students and young writers from all over the world: Bid4papers announces an international essay writing competition. Show your creativity and writing skills, take part in this contest, and win $500 doing what you like most – composing.

Write an essay “Education In 50 Years: A Futurist’s Perspective”

Be creative, use your imagination, and try to cover some of the following questions in your essay:

How do you imagine education of the future? What will it look like? Will technologies play an important role to education process? What will the role of a teacher be? What will a student of the future look like?

Contact Information:

contact@bid4papers.com

Website:

http://bid4papers.com/blog/essay-contest/


THEATRE OXFORD’S NATIONAL 10 MINUTE PLAY CONTEST & ANNUAL FESTIVAL

1 February 2015

http://www.theatreoxford.com

Entry Fees:

$10 (US Dollars) check made to Theatre Oxford–Fee MUST accompany each entry.

Mail entries to:

10 Minute Play Contest

PO Box 1394

Oxford, MS 38655

Deadline is Feb. 15th 2015.

All authors agree to permit Theatre Oxford to produce their contest entry play if the theatre should wish to do so. Authors retain copyright and full ownership of their plays.

-Authors may submit multiple plays, but each play submitted must be accompanied by the submission of an entry fee.

Prizes:

Only the five finalists will be notified of judging results. All plays are judged blind.

-Five finalists will be chosen. The Grand Prize Winner will receive the LW Thomas Award of $1,000 and a production of the winning script.

Description:

10 MINUTE PLAY CONTEST– ENTRY RULES

-Only original plays, never before produced, are eligible.
-The play, exclusive of title and cast pages, may be no more than ten pages.
-Play should have 2-4 characters and minimal props and costumes.

-Assemble script as follows:
-TWO COPIES OF THE PLAY.
-Optional cover letter.
-A title page with the play’s title, author’s name, address, phone number, and e-mail address. THIS IS THE ONLY PLACE THE AUTHOR’S NAME SHOULD APPEAR.
-The second page should contain a cast of characters and time and place information. PLEASE INCLUDE THE TITLE ON THIS PAGE.
-The third page will be the first page of the script. The other pages of the play follow.
-NAME OF THE PLAY AND PAGE NUMBERS ON EVERY PAGE, starting with the first page of the script.

-Staple or paperclip the play. DO NOT use binders or folders of any kind. Plays cannot be returned. Enclose a self-addressed stamped envelope if you want assurance that your play was received.

Contact Information:

If you have questions, please e-mail Meaghin Burke, Contest Director, at theatreoxford@gmail.com

Visit website for details: http://www.theatreoxford.com/#!10-min-rules/cejw

 


Call for submissions: TulipTree Review

1 February 2015

Deadline: Monday, March 9, 2015

Entry Fees:

$20 per entry

Prizes:

$1,000 in each category: short fiction, creative nonfiction, and poetry

Description:

TulipTree Review is looking for submissions for its inaugural issue! $1,000 will be awarded in each category, and the suggested theme for this round of contests is “Begin.”

Contact Information:

jennifer@tuliptreepub.com

Website:

www.tuliptreepub.com/contests.html


PATERSON FICTION PRIZE

1 February 2015

http://www.pccc.edu/poetry

NO ENTRY FEE.

For a novel or collection of short fiction published in 2014.

$1,000 award.

Deadline April 1, 2015.

For details, visit:  http://www.pccc.edu/uploads/69/d4/69d445c428d9ff10172e754dcf6db63c/Flyer_Fiction_Prize_rules.pdf


PATERSON PRIZE FOR BOOKS FOR YOUNG PEOPLE

1 February 2015

http://www.pccc.edu/poetry

NO ENTRY FEE.

For books published in 2014.

$500 award in each category:

Pre-K – Grade 3;

Grades 4 – 6;

and

Grades 7 – 12.

Deadline March 15, 2015.

For details, visit: http://www.pccc.edu/home/cultural-affairs/poetry-center/prizes


ALLEN GINSBERG POETRY AWARDS

1 February 2015

http://www.pccc.edu/poetry

First prize, $1,000; second prize, $200; third prize, $100.

Sponsored by the Poetry Center at Passaic County Community College.

Submit up to five unpublished poems.

$18 ENTRY FEE.

Deadline  April 1, 2015.

For details, visit:  http://www.pccc.edu/home/cultural-affairs/poetry-center/prizes


The Poetry Super Highway: Send a Book and Get a Book

1 February 2015

The 14th Annual Poetry Super Highway
Great Poetry Exchange

The mission of the Poetry Super Highway
is to expose as many people to as many
other people’s poetry as possible.
What? – Send a book – Get a book

In February 2015, the Poetry Super Highway will coordinate a great free exchange of poetry publications amongst poets worldwide.

It’s not a contest. There are no judges, entry fees, winners, or losers.

Last year, 71 poets participated both sending their book and receiving another poet’s book from another randomly selected participant

By agreeing to participate, someone will be exposed to your poetry, and you will be exposed to someone else’s poetry.

How?

To participate you must volunteer to mail one copy of one poetry book that you have written to one other person participating. Just one book. In exchange, you will receive in the mail one copy of one poetry book written by another participating poet.

E-books are not eligible for the Great Poetry Exchange. Your book must be physical entity. Even if it’s self published, or one of one that you printed from your computer and stapled together…but please no e-books. (Though we will be repeating our annual Great E-Book Free For All later in the year!)

To Join In:

Go to http://poetrysuperhighway.com/psh/great_poetry_exchange/. Make sure you’ve read all the guidelines and click on “ONLINE SUBMISSION FORM” to enter your book’s information

In early March, we will randomly assign the books to each participant and email to you the name and address of the person you are supposed to send your book to.

We will also list your book and description on this web page along with the link to your website for all to see. In addition we will list the new books in our weekly e-mailed update which goes out to thousands of people.

What else?

Please note, as the Great Poetry Exchange is open to everyone on planet Earth, it’s possible that you will be required to send your book to someone outside of your own country which will, of course cost you more in postage than it would to send it domestically.

Also, we’ll ask that you send us an e-mail in March once your book has actually been sent so we can keep track and make sure that all participants who send a book also get one.

You also must agree to send out your book within 2 weeks of being notified of who to send your book to.

Please note, it’s a circular exchange: You will be sending a book to a different person than you will be receiving one from.

Get all the details at: http://poetrysuperhighway.com/psh/great_poetry_exchange/


The CutBank Chapbook Contest

21 January 2015

Submissions Open
: January 1 – March 31, 2015

Award
: Publication, $1000 cash prize, and 25 contributor copies. 



Eligibility
: This competition is open to original English language manuscripts in the genres of poetry, fiction, and creative nonfiction. While previously published stand-alone pieces or excerpts may be included in a manuscript, the manuscript as a whole must be an unpublished work. Translations and previously self-published collections are ineligible. Simultaneous submissions are acceptable; please note that reading fees are non-refundable, and you must withdraw the manuscript immediately via Submittable if it is accepted elsewhere. Please do not include cover artwork with your submission; black and white illustrations are acceptable so long as you’ve obtained the rights. The author must not have a close personal or professional relationship with any current or previous CutBank staff members. Reading Fee: 
$20; includes consideration and a copy of CutBank 83 upon its release in summer 2015. International applicants must send a SASE to receive a copy of the issue, or email editor.cutbank[at]gmail[dot]com to coordinate shipping as we are no longer able to ship internationally.

What We’re Looking For:
 Startling, compelling, and beautiful original work. We’re looking for a fresh, powerful manuscript. Maybe it will overtake us quietly; gracefully defy genres; satisfyingly subvert our expectations; punch us in the mouth page in and page out. We’re interested in both prose and poetry – and particularly work that straddles the lines between genres. Manuscripts should be cohesive and coherent; in other words, your manuscript should resonate and make sense as a book.

Guidelines for Electronic Submissions: We only accept submissions electronically. Entries must be received no later than midnight MST on March 31, 2015. Please submit 25 to 40 pages of typed poetry or prose in either DOC/DOCX/RTF/PDF format. For poetry and short prose, please include no more than one piece per page. Images are acceptable, but only in black and white; you must obtain reprint rights for any included images. Include page numbers, table of contents, and, if applicable, an acknowledgments page addressing where sections have been previous published. Submissions should include two cover pages as the first two pages of the document: one with the manuscript’s title, the other with the title, author’s name, address, and e-mail address. The author’s name should not appear anywhere else in the manuscript. Results will be announced via e-mail and posted at www.cutbankonline.com in late May 2015. 



The Long and Short of It
: The CutBank Chapbook Contest honors a book of original poetry, fiction or creative nonfiction by a single author; translations are not eligible for this award. The winning author receives a $1000 honorarium plus 25 copies of the published book. The winner will be announced by CutBank, the winning book will be featured on the CutBank website, and we’ll do our best to distribute it to regional independent bookstores. The contest will be judged by the CutBank editorial staff. Entries must be submitted between January 1 and March 31, 2015. All entries must be made through our submission manager. Manuscripts should be 25-40 pages in length of poetry (a cohesive poetry manuscript), fiction (either a short fiction collection or novella), or creative nonfiction (one long essay or a short collection of essays). Please indicate in the acknowledgements if any sections of the manuscript have been previously published, and where; the manuscript as a whole must be an unpublished work. Manuscript revisions are not permitted during the contest. Multiple entries are fine as long as each is accompanied by a submission fee (in which case you will receive an additional copy of CutBank). The author must not have a close personal or professional relationship with any current or previous CutBank staff members.

The CLMP Code of Ethics: 
CLMP’s community of independent literary publishers believes that ethical contests serve our shared goal: to connect writers and readers by publishing exceptional writing. We believe that intent to act ethically, clarity of guidelines, and transparency of process form the foundation of an ethical contest. To that end, we agree to 1) conduct our contests as ethically as possible and to address any unethical behavior on the part of our readers, judges, or editors; 2) to provide clear and specific contest guidelines — defining conflict of interest for all parties involved; and 3) to make the mechanics of our selection process available to the public. This Code recognizes that different contest models produce different results, but that each model can be run ethically. We have adopted this Code to reinforce our integrity and dedication as a publishing community and to ensure that our contests contribute to a vibrant literary heritage.

 It is truly an honor to read your work. We wish you the best of luck!

Visit the website: http://www.cutbankonline.org/submit/contests/


SNOWBOUND CHAPBOOK AWARD

21 January 2015
http://www.tupelopress.org/snowbound.php
$25 ENTRY FEE.
The Snowbound Chapbook Award includes a cash award of $1,000 in addition to publication by Tupelo Press, 25 copies of the winning title, a book launch, and national distribution with energetic publicity and promotion.
Deadline February 28, 2015.
The Snowbound Chapbook Award is open to anyone writing in the English language, whether living in the United States or abroad.
Submit a previously unpublished, chapbook-length poetry manuscript (20-36 pages)with a table of contents.

CSU ESSAY COLLECTION COMPETITION

21 January 2015
http://www.csupoetrycenter.com/essay-prize/
$28 ENTRY FEE.The winner will receive $1,000,
publication, and a standard royalty contract.
Deadline March 31, 2015.
All essay collections are welcome, regardless of author’s previous publications;
manuscripts should be approximately 100-300 pages in length.
The CSU Poetry Center reserves the right to consider all entrants for publication;
a listing of all winters and finalists will be posted on the Poetry Center website.

Creative Competitor Writing Contests & Poetry Contest

21 January 2015
ENTRY FEE £3 (FREE TO MEMBERS).
PRIZES: 1st Prize: £150. 2nd Prize: £100. 3rd Prize: £75.
Deadline February 2, 2015.
Craft a beautiful poem that captures the spirit of a winter landscape. Whether it’s snow-capped mountains, misty rivers or frost-laden fields…we don’t mind, just paint the scene with your words. You can use the online photo for inspiration or, be inspired by a wintry landscape close to you. It’s your choice.
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65 LITTLE WORDS WRITING COMPETITION
ENTRY FEE £2 (OR FREE TO MEMBERS).
PRIZES: 1st Prize: £260. 2nd Prize: £195.
Deadline February 10, 2015.
You have just 65 words or less including the title to write a complete story. It’s a tough one, but you can do it,and we look forward to receiving your submissions. You must use the photo published online.
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THE PARK BENCH WRITING COMPETITION
£3 ENTRY FEE (FREE TO MEMBERS).
PRIZES: 1st Prize: £195. 2nd Prize: £150. 3rd Prize: £100.
Deadline February 28, 2015.
Using the photo for inspiration, you have just 1,000 words (including the title) to write a complete story that captures the imagination of the reader. To be in with a chance of winning this writing competition, you must include the park bench in your story.

 


DZANC SHORT STORY CONTEST

21 January 2015

https://dzancbooks.submittable.com/submit

$25 ENTRY FEE.
Dzanc is currently holding its fifth annual contest for all authors wishing to submit a short story collection to Dzanc Books.
The winning author will be published by Dzanc in late 2016, and will receive a $1,000 advance.
Entry to the Dzanc Short Story Collection Contest requires a $25 reading fee and the submission of a full manuscript.
The contest deadline is January 31, 2014.

Narrative Magazine’s: Winter 2015 Story Contest

21 January 2015

Our winter contest is open to all fiction and nonfiction writers. We’re looking for short shorts, short stories, essays, memoirs, photo essays, graphic stories, all forms of literary nonfiction, and excerpts from longer works of both fiction and nonfiction. Entries must be previously unpublished, no longer than 15,000 words, and must not have been previously chosen as a winner, finalist, or honorable mention in another contest.

Narrative winners and finalists have gone on to win the Pushcart Prize, the Whiting Writers’ Award, and the Atlantic prize, and have appeared in The Best American Short Stories, The Best American Nonrequired Reading, and others. View all the recent awards won by Narrative authors.
As always, we are looking for works with a strong narrative drive, with characters we can respond to as human beings, and with effects of language, situation, and insight that are intense and total. We look for works that have the ambition of enlarging our view of ourselves and the world.
We welcome and look forward to reading your pages.
Awards: First Prize is $2,500, Second Prize is $1,000, Third Prize is $500, and ten finalists will receive $100 each. All entries will be considered for publication.

Submission Fee: There is a $22 fee for each entry. And with your entry, you’ll receive three months of complimentary access to Narrative Backstage.

All contest entries are eligible for the $4,000 Narrative Prize for 2015 and for acceptance as a Story of the Week.

Timing: The contest deadline is March 31, 2015, at midnight, Pacific daylight time.

Judging: The contest will be judged by the editors of the magazine. Winners and finalists will be announced to the public by April 30, 2015. All writers who enter will be notified by email of the judges’ decisions. The judges reserve the option to declare a tie in the selection of winners and to award only as many winners and finalists as are appropriate to the quality of work represented in the magazine.

Submission Guidelines: Please read our Submission Guidelines for manuscript formatting and other information.

Other Submission Categories: In addition to our contest, please review our other Submission Categories for areas that may interest you.


Zoetic Press Calls for Submissions

21 January 2015

Zoetic Press wants art and literature that tiptoes the tightrope between now and then—we are actively reading submissions for both NonBinary Review & Unbound Octavo.

We want language that makes us reach for a dictionary, a tissue, or both. Words in combinations and patterns that leave the faint of heart a little dizzy. We want insight, deep diving, broad connections, literary conspiracies, personal revelations, or anything you want to tell us about the themes we’ve chosen. Literary forms are changing as we use technology and typography to find new ways to tell stories—for work that doesn’t fit neatly into any one genre, we’ve created a separate category to properly evaluate submissions of a hybrid or experimental nature.

Each issue of NonBinary Review is focused on a single theme:

 

Issue #5 (reading period closes April 1, publication June 2015): Robert W. Chambers’ The King in Yellow

https://nonbinaryreview.submittable.com/submit/36219


Issue #6 (reading period closes June 1; publication August 2015): 1001 Arabian Nights

https://nonbinaryreview.submittable.com/submit/37890

 

 

We are a paying market–1 cent per word for prose/hybrid work, $10 flat fee per poem, and $25 flat fee for art.

 

Please note that at present, the Zoetic app is accessible through iPad & iPhone only, with future updates to include Android versions. When submitting your work, please note that if selected for publication, your work will appear in electronic form only. Please download our free app to familiarize yourself with our content and unique publishing model!  http://ow.ly/xj6fa

 

 

For more detailed guidelines, please expand the guidelines box of the genre you’re submitting to on our Submittable page.

https://nonbinaryreview.submittable.com/submit

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Unbound Octavo is a collaborative publication, with each issue featuring a set of “interlocking” stories created by authors who may never have otherwise “met”—we are reading stories which interlock into the current story published on the website—every six weeks, a new story will post online and we’ll be reading stories related to the new posted story. UO’s word limit is 1,000 words for interlocking stories.

 

To read the current story we’re looking for which we’re seeking interlocking stories, please visit www.unboundoctavo.com

 

To submit a story (up to 1000 words) to Unbound Octavo, visit:

https://nonbinaryreview.submittable.com/submit/35982

 

Unbound Octavo is a paying market, $25 flat fee per piece of art or flash fiction!

 

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Zoetic Press is always looking to publish reviews—though this is the only category for which we do not pay authors, we definitely work hard to promote authors through our social media networks. Unlike our imprints NonBinary Review & Unbound Octavo, book reviews are published online.  To submit a review, visit:

https://nonbinaryreview.submittable.com/submit/36181

 

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Zoetic Press is seeking associate editors! This position is a volunteer position & will require no more than a 4-hour weekly time commitment. We are looking for associate editors with a background in the arts, who can give articulate feedback on fiction, poetry & visual art. The duties for this position are light, and include reading submissions, voting on submissions, and basic copy editing duties. To join our team & gain experience working for a publisher on the cutting edge of technology, send a cover letter and resume to: alliebatts@narrativetechnologies.com


FormSwift $1,000 Scholarship Contest

21 January 2015

Either Write a One-Page Business Plan, Make a Brief PowerPoint, or Make a Two-Minute Video about one of the following topics for a chance to win the FormSwift Scholarship:

  • How Student Organizations Could Use FormSwift
  • The Benefit of FormSwift to Schools & Colleges
  • Registration Documents That Should Be Online
  • How Volunteer Groups Could Use FormSwift
  • The Environmental Benefits of E-Signature/Paperless Documents                                                                                  

To be eligible:
1. You must be a graduating senior in high school or either a freshmen, sophomore or junior in college.
2. You may not be related to any of FormSwift’s staff or our extended family.
3. You must be graduating high school or in college between the ages of 16 and 35.
4. We reserve the right to verify date of high school graduation and/or college enrollment.

Here is how you enter:
1. As mentioned above, either write a one-page business plan, make a brief PowerPoint, or make a two-minute video about one of the suggested topics.
2. Send your entry to jamie[at]formswift.com by February 28, 2015 with the email subject line “FormSwift Scholarship Entry”
3. Make sure to include your full name, state, and date of birth within your submission.

We will notify and announce the winner on March 30, 2015.   

Visit the website:  http://formswift.com/startup-scholarship


“FIVES” New Play Festival seeking submissions

21 January 2015

BLACK BOX Playwriting Competition: FIVES

Five plays. Five actors. Five winners. $500 in prize money!

BLACK BOX is pleased to announce our second annual new theatre festival, FIVES. We are seeking submissions of unpublished, original work (works that have received previous staged readings or productions will also be considered), between 10-20 minutes in length. Contest is open to playwrights ages 16 and up.

Plays should be of a strong ensemble nature with emphasis on character rather than spectacle. Successful entries will have a five-member cast, and be crafted specifically to exploit our intimate performance space (30′ x 15′ stage). Changes in scenery or setting should be achievable quickly and with few major set moves. Our focus is on fundamental dramaturgy: plot, character and theme. All types of work will be reviewed – comedy, drama, fantasy, etc; however, musicals and children’s scripts are not being solicited at this time.

All work must be compatible with the BLACK BOX mission to produce “theatre with integrity.”

*Entries must be submitted as hard copies (3 copies) by MARCH 5, 2015. (We are not accepting electronic submissions at this time.)

Up to two entries may be submitted by an author. Each entry must be submitted separately, and include a different pseudonym. A $10.00 entry fee (check or money order) must accompany each script. 

Visit the website for details:  http://www.blackboxdrama.com/#!fives-play-festival/cpyv


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