Call for Submissions: 5th Annual Free 6-Month Fellowship to theOffice

14 March 2015

Looking for a writer’s sanctuary? A place where you can leave the distractions of life behind and just sit down in peace to put words on the page? That’s what we offer here at theOffice – a quiet, communal workspace on the westside of Los Angeles. We have a roster filled with A-list screenwriters, novelists and more, but sometimes the cost of membership can be too much for up-and-coming writers. That’s why five years ago we started our free fellowship to theOffice. And we’re happy once again to offer it to you.

Announcing our 5th Annual Free 6-Month Fellowship to theOffice.

It works like this:

You send us an example of your best piece of writing along with a paragraph or two explaining why this fellowship would help you. We select one winner who will receive 6 months of free 24/7* access to the space. This is equivalent to a Premium Membership, the highest level of membership we offer, worth upwards of $2500. Winner gets his/her own door code to the space with the ability to come and go even when staff isn’t here. You wanna write at 2AM on a Wednesday night? The space is all yours. You also get all the other perks of membership including unlimited, free coffee & tea, wifi, ergonomic workstations with Aeron chairs, a small reference library and all the peace and quiet you can handle.

The fellowship starts May 1st and goes through October 31st, 2015. It is completely free to enter. Winner will be announced the last week of April. Contest is open to all new/aspiring/struggling writers who are looking to kick their productivity into overdrive.

Think of this as your very own writer’s retreat right here in the city.

Here’s what we need from you:

  • An email with your contact information: Full name, phone, and email address. We will contact the winner via email.
  • In the body of the email, please explain why you need this fellowship and what you hope to gain from it. (200 words or less, please)
  • A 10 page .pdf writing sample of your work. Attach this to the email. Your best 10 pages. Do not submit pages that need to be set up or explained. Send 10 pages that stand alone. Only pdf submissions. All other attachments will be deleted.

Email to: theOfficeFellowship(at)gmail(dot)com by April 15, 2015. That’s it. You’re done!

Some important points to remember:

  • Do your research on theOffice. Don’t submit if you’re not local, if you’re not sure you’ll be available, if you don’t like writing in a room with others. Be honest, if you live in Pasadena and won’t want to drive across town to write every day, then this fellowship isn’t for you. If you don’t flourish in a quiet space, skip it. We want this to be of major value to the winner.Serious submissions only please.
  • If you’ve never been to theOffice and would like to try it out before submitting, please do! You’re welcome to do the FREE WEEK. Just be sure to call first for availability. Contact info here. More photos of the space here.
  • The field is open to ALL new writers. Submit 10 pages of your screenplay, play, short story, novel, memoir, poem, article etc. We’ll read it all.
  • By “new writers” we mean you can have no feature film credits as a writer on IMDb (short films are okay) and no more than 1 hour of television credit as a writer on IMDb. For fiction writers, we just want to make sure you’re not someone with a three book deal and money to spare. Key words here are new/aspiring/struggling.
  • DEADLINE to enter is April 15th, 2015. No submissions accepted past midnight PST.
  • You must have sole writing credit for the sample pages you submit. This fellowship is for one (1) free membership and is non-transferrable.
  • If you have any questions, please comment here, email the fellowship gmail address listed above or ask us on Twitter:@theOffice_LA. theOffice staff will NOT be able to assist you with the fellowship so please DO NOT call, email, or drop by theOffice with questions.
  • Winner will be announced and notified by April 30thThis fellowship is an opportunity to take your craft and your career to the next level. If you are looking for a place to be inspired, a place to write with the big guns, a place to GET IT DONE, submit now. We look forward to reading your work!

*theOffice is closed to ALL members Mondays 6PM-11PM, Saturdays 8AM-10AM, Sundays 8AM-10:30AM due to outside rentals. Otherwise, the space is yours.

Visit the website:

http://theofficeonlineblog.com/2015/03/02/call-for-submissions-2015-fellowship-to-theoffice/


Tethered by Letters Spring Literary Contest

14 March 2015

Tethered by Letters’ Spring 2015 Literary Contest

We are currently accepting submissions for our short story contest (1,000 to 7,500 words, open genre), flash fiction contest (55, 250, or 500 words), and poetry contest (max of three pages per poem). TBL strives to publish writers with engaging stories, vivid characters, and fresh writing styles. All winners will be published in F(r)iction. All finalists will receive free professional edits on their submission and be considered for later publication. The prizes are $500 (USDA) for the short story winner, $150 (USDA) for the flash fiction winner, and $150 (USDA) for the poetry winner. Winners will be announced publicly in August. Multiple entries accepted. International submissions welcome. Good luck to all our authors!

Deadline: May 31, 2015

Prize: $500 for Short Story, $150 for Flash Fiction, $150 for Poetry

Entry Fee: $15 per Short Story; $7 per Flash Fiction OR $15 for three Flash Fictions; $7 per poem OR $15 for three poems

URL: http://tetheredbyletters.com/submissions/contest-submission

Contact Info: Joe Reinis, jreinis@tetheredbyletters.com

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Tethered by Letters’ Spring 2015 Short Story Contest

We are currently accepting short stories of any genre ranging from 1,000 to 7,500 words. The short story contest winner will be published in F(r)iction. Five finalists will be considered for subsequent journal publications or a TBL online monthly feature. Each finalist will also receive free professional edits on their submission. International submissions welcome.

Deadline: May 31, 2015

Prize: $500 and publication in the quarterly journal

Entry Fee: $15 per entry

URL: http://tetheredbyletters.com/submissions/contest-submission

Contact Info: Joe Reinis, jreinis@tetheredbyletters.com

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Tethered by Letters’ Spring 2015 Flash Fiction Contest

We are currently accepting flash fiction submissions of 55, 250, or 500 words in length. The flash fiction contest winner will be published in F(r)iction. Three finalists will be considered for subsequent quarterly journal publications or a TBL online monthly feature. Each finalist will also receive free professional edits on their submission. International submissions welcome.

Deadline: May 31, 2015

Prize: $150 and publication in the quarterly journal

Entry Fee: $7 per entry OR $15 for three entries

URL: http://tetheredbyletters.com/submissions/contest-submission

Contact Info: Joe Reinis, jreinis@tetheredbyletters.com

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Tethered by Letters’ Spring 2015 Poetry Contest

We are currently accepting poetry submissions of all genres and styles—from traditional form to free verse. Length requirements are no more than three pages per poem, single-spaced with double spacing between stanzas. The poetry contest winner will be published in F(r)iction. Three finalists will be considered for subsequent quarterly journal publications or a TBL online monthly poetry feature. Each finalist will also receive free professional edits on their submission. International submissions welcome.

Deadline: May 31, 2015

Prize: $150 and publication in the quarterly journal

Entry Fee: $7 per entry OR $15 for three entries

URL: http://tetheredbyletters.com/submissions/contest-submission

Contact Info: Joe Reinis, jreinis@tetheredbyletters.com


Spoon River Poetry Review (SRPR) Editors’ Prize Contest

14 March 2015

First Place Prize: $1,000, publication, and introduction written by prominent outside judge
Entry Fee: $20, includes one-year subscription to SRPR (two issues).
Deadline: April 15, 2015 (postmark)
Submission: ONLINE as well postal
SRPR (Spoon River Poetry Review) is pleased to announce our annual Editors’ Prize Contest! One winning poem will be awarded $1,000, two runners up will be awarded $100 each, and three-five honorable mentions will be selected. All winning poems, honorable mentions, and several finalists are published in the winter issue of SRPR. Please note that we are now accepting online submissions.
Recent judges include Joshua Corey, Juliana Spahr, David Baker, C.S. Giscombe and Jeanne Marie Beaumont. Judges are announced after winners are selected. Please check our new website in August for announcement of winners.

For full guidelines please visit our website: http://www.srpr.org/contest.php


Wergle Flomp Humor Poetry Contest – Last Call (no fee)‏

7 March 2015

Enter Our Wergle Flomp Humor Poetry Contest

Our 14th annual Wergle Flomp Humor Poetry Contest welcomes your entry through April 1, 2015. There’s no fee to enter. Jendi Reiter will judge, assisted by Lauren Singer. We’ll award $2,000 in prizes, including a top prize of $1,000. Winners are published on our website.

This contest welcomes published and unpublished work. Your poem may be of any length. Click to submit online.

After screening last year’s 4,484 entries, Lauren has advice for this year’s contestants:

Parodies based on Poe, “The Night Before Christmas”, Yeats, and Frost: If you are going to have a “With Apologies To…” poem, it needs to be clever enough to back up the fact that it is based on a famous original. So many of these poets jumped ship somewhere in the middle and did not utilize any clever parodying qualities, and merely wrote poems that were completely separate from the originals. Just stealing the voice of a dead poet does not a good poem make!

Poems that I found particularly arduous to read: Poems about pooping, farting, vomiting, getting fat, having saggy boobs, tricking your husband so that he would stay with you, tricking your wife so that she would leave you, wrinkles, chocolate addiction, unoriginal limericks that began “There once was a man from Nantucket” that ended with “f*** it!”, poems that invented their own language without a glossary and just translated as wan gibberish.

Poems that were offensive: Ones that embraced a pro-rape culture (there were more of these than you might think, and it was quite disheartening); poems that described women as objects; poems that led the reader to believe they were about women and then turned into poems about an object (odes to a car, boat, La-Z-Boy, golf club, burger, guitar, etc.); homophobic, sexist, xenophobic, racist poems, of which there were many; poems that mock a lifestyle in attempts to undermine it (making light of stay-at-home moms/dads, that sort of thing); poems that made light of mental illness, addiction, and recovery, in an offensive way as opposed to a self-deprecatingly humorous way.

“I’m getting so old” poems: These were by far the highest number of poems submitted in 2014. These have the ability to be funny, but more often than not there is SO much overlap. “I used to be so attractive, thin, energetic. Now I’m fat, wrinkly, and don’t have sex. I can’t bend over anymore, I can’t sit up without grunting, I can’t eat fried foods, I can’t enjoy life because I’m over 60.” These become tiring and disheartening after a while. There were a few that embraced an original voice and those made the cut, but the vast majority of poems about aging were nearly indistinguishable from each other.

Feeling squirrelly: There were well over a hundred poems solely about squirrels. This is merely a side note, as some of them were quite funny, but out of sheer curiosity, what the hell was it about squirrels this year? What is this obsession? Why are squirrels so dang poetic? Any squirrel poems that ended in a pun about nuts generally didn’t make the cut.

All the Wergle Flomp winning poems and judges’ comments going back to 2002 are available for reading in our website archives.

Submit your 2015 entry now at:
http://www.winningwriters.com/wergle


4th Women Inspirational Poetry Contest

2 March 2015

4th Women Inspirational Poetry Contest

This poetry contest is a celebration of inspirational women. Our journey as people and writers is to recognize those who display great attributes, those who endure through diverse challenges, and those who enrich us with their words. This contest is dedicated to all those women who have added to our lives, and made it easier for us to have hope. We encourage all writers to commemorate their loving memories of a phenomenal woman.

This is a call to all poets who write about WOMEN. Write about someone who inspires you. You may use a character depiction, a triumphant situation; can surprise us with your talent. ALL writers welcome; written in english, original and unpublished entries. Winners will be notified in August 2015 by Oneal Walters; their names and the title of their winning poems will be published on www.wipconline.com. All poems remain the property of the poet.

1st Place $500 US, Interview

2nd Place $300 US

3rd Place $200 US

Since writing is your passion, this contest is your chance to create the masterpiece that will showcase your talent for all to read and appreciate.

Submission fees

$31.00 US 1-2 poem submission.

$51.00 US 4 poem submission.

$41.00 US 3 poem submission.

Don’t miss your chance to be named the 2015, 4th Women Inspirational Poetry Contest Winner! Submit online at contest@wipconline.com

Deadline of June 24, 2015

There are two options for the submission fee; through mail by money order or certified cheque, or online through PayPal.

Printed mail entries and submission fees mailed to:
Women Inspirational Poetry Contest
2 Bloor Street West, Suite 700
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
M4W 3R1

Make US money order or certified cheque payable to: Women Inspirational Poetry Contest.
Printed on a separate sheet of paper, please include your contact information (name, address, email and number)

Contact:  contest@wipconline.com

How to enter online, visit: http://wipconline.com/


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

2 March 2015

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


Call for entries! Dream Quest One Poetry & Writing Contest – Summer 2015

2 March 2015

The Dream Quest One Poetry & Writing Contest is open to anyone who enjoys expressing innermost thoughts and feelings into the beautiful literary art of poetry or writing a story that is worth telling everyone! Welcome to all having the ability to dream… We are now in the 10th year of our mission to inspire, motivate, and encourage anyone having the desire or love for poetry and writing, to continue doing so without fear of failure or success. 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, thirty lines or fewer on any subject, style, or form, typed or neatly hand printed.
And/or write a short story, five pages maximum length, on any subject or theme, fiction or non-fiction (including essay compositions, diary, journal entries and screenwriting). Also, all entries must be either typed or legibly hand printed.
Multiple and simultaneous poetry and short story entries are accepted.

Postmark deadline: July 31, 2015
All winners will be announced on September 26, 2015

Prizes:
Writing First Prize is $500. Second: $250. Third: $100.
Poetry First Prize is $250. Second: $125. Third: $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


My Dream Blog Writing Contest 2015

2 March 2015

My Dream Blog Writing Contest 2015

Do you have a blog? Or would you love to start one soon? Then tell us why you started your blog or why you would love to start a blog, and you could win one of our amazing prizes.

My Dream Blog Writing Contest by HowToStartABlogOnline.net is open to anyone of any age and nationality. There are 2 topics and you’re to write on only one:

  1. “Why I started my blog” (write on this if you already have a blog)
  2. “Why I would love to start a blog” (write on this if you don’t have a blog yet)

All entries MUST quote at least one sentence from this article: 29 Reasons Everyone Should Blog. In responding to the contest question, you can provide just one reason or many reasons. The choice is yours.

Seriously, let your imagination take over. Write the piece you want. Just make sure you read the above article on 29 reasons to start a blog and quote at least one sentence from it. You’re welcome to agree with or disagree with the quoted sentence from the article.

Here are the prizes you could win…

First place: A self-hosted WordPress blog with a premium theme and professional design (value: $354)

Second place: A self-hosted WordPress blog (value: $137)

Third place: Honourable mention

There are a few rules to note…

Each entry must be between 300 and 700 words and be formatted in Times New Roman, font size 12 with double line spacing. On the first page of your entry, include your name, email, phone number and country of residence.

The entry must be in MS Word (.doc or .docx) and the file name should be “Your Name_My Dream Blog Writing Contest”

You must read and quote at least one sentence from the above-linked article: 29 Reasons To Start A Blog.

Only one entry per participant is allowed. Save your entry in MS Word and submit it as an email attachment to Abdullahi [at] HowToStartABlogOnline [dot] net

The deadline for submission of entries is 12 April, 2015 (by 23:59 GMT). Any entry received after this date will not be considered.

For more details and to ask any question about the contest, see the contest page.

So, get your creative juice flowing, express yourself freely and enjoy your writing. You could be our winner!

Visit the website for details:  http://howtostartablogonline.net/my-dream-blog-writing-contest-2015/


Rat’s Ass Review Call for Submissions

2 March 2015
Rat’s Ass Review is back in business and once again soliciting submissions.
Submissions info is at:  http://ratsassreview.net/
Submissions are to be sent to:  ratsassreview@gmail.com
The info which you showed before remains correct:
Editor plans to publish poetry that he likes.
 
No theory, no themes, just his personal taste.
 
Also no pay.
 
Online only.
Visit the website:  http://ratsassreview.net/

Indiana Review 2015 Poetry Prize

2 March 2015

Indiana Review 2015 Poetry Prize

FINAL JUDGE: EDUARDO C. CORRAL

Winner receives $1000 and publication in Indiana Review plus a scholarship to attend Adrian Matejka’s workshop at this year’s Indiana University Writers’ Conference. All entries are considered for publication. We look forward to reading your work!

Submissions Deadline: March 15, 2015

EDUARDO C. CORRAL

Eduardo C. Corral is a CantoMundo fellow. He holds degrees from Arizona State University and the Iowa Writers’ Workshop. His poems have appeared in Best American Poetry 2012, Beloit Poetry Journal, Huizache, Jubilat, New England Review, Ploughshares, Poetry, Poetry Northwest, and Quarterly West. His work has been honored with a “Discovery”/The Nation Award, the J. Howard and Barbara M. J. Wood Prize from Poetry, and writing residencies to the MacDowell Colony and Yaddo. He has served as the Olive B. O’Connor Fellow in Creative Writing at Colgate University and as the Philip Roth Resident in Creative Writing at Bucknell University. Slow Lightning, his first book of poems, was selected by Carl Phillips as the 2011 winner of the Yale Series of Younger Poets competition. The recipient of a Whiting Writers’ Award and a National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship, he currently lives in New York City.

Reading Fee: $20 USD—Includes a one-year subscription

The winner of our contest will receive $1,000 and publication in Indiana Review. The winner will also receive a scholarship to attend Adrian Matejka’s poetry workshop at this year’s Indiana University Writers’ Conference.

All entries are considered for publication.

All entries are considered anonymously.

Previously published works and works forthcoming elsewhere cannot be considered.

Simultaneous submissions are okay, but the fee is non-refundable if accepted elsewhere.

Multiple entries are okay, as long as a separate reading fee is included with each entry.

Further, IR cannot consider work from anyone currently or recently affiliated with Indiana University or the prize judge.

Guidelines:

  • Send up to 3 poems per submission (a single submission should not exceed 8 pages)
  • As of September 2014 we no longer accept hard-copy submissions.
  • Entrant’s name must not appear on the submission.
  • Cover letter must include name, address, phone number, and title. Entrant’s name should appear ONLY in the cover letter.
  • Each fee entitles entrant to a one-year subscription, an extension of a current subscription, or a gift subscription. Please indicate your choice and enclose complete address information for subscriptions. International addresses, please add $12 for postage ($7 for addresses in Canada).
  • Be sure to select the genre “Poetry Prize” on the submission form.

How to enter, visit:  http://indianareview.org/contests/


The 37th Nimrod Literary Awards

2 March 2015

The 37th Nimrod Literary Awards
The Katherine Anne Porter Prize for Fiction
& The Pablo Neruda Prize for Poetry

Founded by Ruth G. Hardman

FIRST PLACE: $2,000 and publication
SECOND PLACE: $1,000 and publication

Postmark Deadline: April 30, 2015

Contest Rules:

Poetry: 3-10 pages of poetry (one long poem or several short poems).

Fiction: 7,500 words maximum (one short story or a self-contained excerpt from a novel)

No previously published works or works accepted for publication elsewhere. Author’s name must not appear on the manuscript. Include a cover sheet containing major title and subtitles, author’s name, full address, phone & email. Manuscripts should be stapled, if possible; if not, please bind with a heavy clip. “Contest Entry” should be clearly indicated on both the outer envelope and the cover sheet.

Include SASE for results only. If no SASE is sent, no contest results will be sent; however, the results will be posted on Nimrod’s website. Manuscripts will not be returned.

Submitters must be living in the US by October of 2015 to enter the contest.

Winners will also be brought to Tulsa for the Awards Ceremony in October. All finalists will be considered for publication.

Entry/Subscription Fee: Each entry must each be accompanied by a $20 fee. Make checks payable to Nimrod. $20 includes both entry fee & a one-year subscription (two issues).

Send to:

Nimrod Journal
Literary Contest–Fiction or Poetry
The University of Tulsa
800 S. Tucker Dr.
Tulsa, OK 74104

Visit the website: http://utulsa.edu/nimrod/awards.html


The Radiant Peace Education Awards 2015

2 March 2015

The Radiant Peace Education Awards

Spring 2015 (The Twenty-fifth Annual)

All students in grades 1-12 — from public and private schools, home schools, youth and after-school groups, and abroad — are welcome to enter the spring 2015 national program of The Radiant Peace Education Awards®! The Radiant Peace Education Awards program gives students an opportunity to express themselves about Radiant Peace in their own lives in essays, art, videos and projects.

Deadline: All entries must be postmarked by April 14, 2015,

with winners being announced around May 18, 2015. All participants receive beautiful iron-on Radiant Peace Patches, and outstanding entries will also receive certificates and cash awards! Winner’s classrooms will also receive cash awards. In addition, many of the most creative or exceptional entries will be displayed in The International Museum of Radiant Peace.

Printable information is available here in PDF format: the complete packet of information (5 pages), which includes the guidelines, permission form and entry checklist; and the permission form and checklist only for submitting entries (2 pages). If you have any questions or need copies faxed or mailed, please contact the Foundation office.

The next program will be offered with a December 2015 postmark deadline. Materials will be posted online in the fall. If you are not already on the mailing list, please contact the Foundation office to ensure that you receive an announcement.

Visit the website for details:  http://radiantpeace.org/trpea/invitation.html


Wasafiri New Writing Prize 2015 – Now Open!

2 March 2015

The 2015 Wasafiri New Writing Prize is now open!

Entries are now welcome for the 2015 Wasafiri New Writing Prize.

We are looking for submissions in three categories: Poetry, Fiction and Life Writing.

Prize for each category: £300 and publication in Wasafiri Magazine

Deadline: 5pm GMT on Friday 24 July 2015.

Judges

Toby Litt

Yasmin Alibhai Brown

Roger Robinson

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

Entries for Fiction and Life Writing should be no longer than 3000 words, and Poetry submissions should comprise of no more than five poems.

To Enter:

DOWNLOAD ENTRY FORM HERE 

Email your entry along with the form and proof or notice of payment to wasafiriprize@open.ac.uk.

Or you can post the form, along with your entry and cheque or paypal receipt to: The Wasafiri New Writing Prize, Wasafiri, 1-11 Hawley Crescent, London, NW1 8NP, UK

Fees”
£6 – one category
£10 – two categories
£15 – three categories

Further Queries:
Email wasafiriprize@open.ac.uk for any further details.

Visit the website for further details and to enter:

http://www.wasafiri.org/wasafiri-new-writing-prize.asp


Creative Competitor Writing Competitions

2 March 2015
The Fortune-Teller Writing Competition

1st Prize: £395.00

2nd Prize: £250.00

3rd Prize: £150.00

Closing date: 10th March 2015

Entry fee: £5.00 or FREE to Write, Learn and Publish members

All you have to do to win this exciting new writing competition is to craft a story around a fortune teller in a maximum of 1000 words including the title. Consider your starting point carefully to maximise the strength of your story. We want to be hooked by every word. Rules online.

http://creativecompetitor.com/creative-writing-competitions/writing-competitions-2015/fortune-teller-writing-competition/

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Twist in the Tale Writing Competition

1st Prize: £195.00

2nd Prize: £125.00

3rd Prize: £100.00

Closing date: 21st March 2015

Entry fee: £3.00 or FREE to Write, Learn and Publish members

To stand a chance of winning this exciting writing competition, all you have to do is create a strong, compelling story in 1100 words or less, but, it must have an unique twist ending. We want you to surprise us with your fantastically, unexpected ending.

http://creativecompetitor.com/creative-writing-competitions/writing-competitions-2015/twist-tale-writing-competition/

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65 Little Words Writing Competition

1st Prize: £260.00

2nd Prize: £195.00

Closing date: May 10th 2015

Entry fee: £2.00 or FREE to Premier1 Write, Learn and Publish Members

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.

Of course it doesn’t have to be exactly 65 words but if you win the top prize, it’s equivalent to £4.00 per word.

Your submission must be inspired by the photo published online.

http://creativecompetitor.com/65-little-words-creative-writing-competition/65-little-words-writing-competition-may/


Spring 2015 Leapfrog Press Fiction Contest

2 March 2015

Fiction Contest

Welcome to the 2015 Leapfrog Fiction Contest page!

Deadline: May 1, 2015

Adult, YA, and middle grade novels, novellas and story collections; minimum length 22,000 words. 

Finalist: $150 plus manuscript critique by this year’s finalist judge, author Mark Brazaitis.

First prize: Finalist awards plus publication contract with $1,000 royalty advance.

Past Winners: 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009

the entry fee is $30.

What to Enter

Adult, young adult (YA) and middle grade (MG) novels, novellas, and short story collections are accepted. Minimum word count: 22,000. Individual stories in a collection may have been published in journals. Books that have been self-published will be considered “:unpublished” if fewer than about 200 copies were printed.

We look for literary fiction and mainstream fiction, including science fiction. Generally we are less interested in strict genre fiction, but if a manuscript is good and grabs our attention, we don’t care what the genre is.

How to Enter

All entries must be submitted by email to fictioncontest@leapfrogpress.com . Subject line: “Contest entry Book Title–adult novel.” Use your actual manuscript title or part of it, and indicate whether it is a novel, story collection, novella, YA novel, or MG novel. If you are unsure whether it is for adults or young adults, or should be called a novel or a novella, just take a guess. We are not picky about category.

In the body of your email message, please include your name, complete manuscript title, mailing address, and email address. Please do not include any biographical information. Indicate whether your entry fee will be coming by check or via PayPal/credit card. This helps us match PayPal payments to manuscripts.

Attach your complete manuscript to your message as a Word or PDF file. Please REMOVE any identifying information from the file before sending: no author name or address should be included. This includes information in page headers/footers, title pages, and so forth. If you forget, don’t worry: we’ll remove the information before the manuscript reaches the judges.

We ask that you do not attach a file greater than bout 1.5 MB. If this is a problem, please contact us. You may send larger files by Hightail or some other file-sharing system, but we need to know in advance if you are doing so. However, there is no reason for any manuscript file to exceed a couple of MB at the most. If yours does, it has illustrations that need to be removed or made smaller (lower resolution).

Finally, use the PayPal link below for your entry fee of $30, or send a check to Leapfrog Press 2015 Fiction Contest, PO Box 505, Fredonia, NY 14063.

Visit the website for complete guidelines:  http://leapfrogpress.com/contest.htm


Ploughshares Emerging Writer’s Contest

2 March 2015

In the spirit of the journal’s founding mission,

the Ploughshares Emerging Writer’s Contest recognizes

work by an emerging writer in each of three genres:

fiction, nonfiction, and poetry.

One winner in each genre per year will receive $1,000

and publication in the literary journal. 

We consider writers “emerging” if they have not published

or self-published a book. 

Submit three to five pages of poetry or up to 6,000 words of prose

with a $24 entry fee (there is no entry fee for current subscribers),

which includes a subscription to Ploughshares,

Deadline: May 15, 2015 at noon EST.

Visit the website for complete guidelines at:

https://www.pshares.org/submit/emerging-writers-contest/guidelines


Palaver Journal call for submissions

2 March 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!

Deadline April 1, 2015.

Email us at:  admin@palaverjournal.com with any questions.

Please make sure you follow us on Twitter and like us on Facebook.

Visit the website: http://palaverjournal.com/submit-to-palaver/


Spring Essay Writing Contest for writers

2 March 2015

Essaymama Spring Essay Writing Contest

Spring is coming! It’s time for a new writing contest from Essaymama essay writing service. EssayMama announces Spring Essay Writing Contest! Yes, exactly. This is a great opportunity for all talented writers to express themselves.

Why compete in Essaymama Spring Essay Writing Contest?

Get published. Fame and popularity! Three best works will be published on the Essaymama Blog.

Get cash.
1st place – $450
2nd place – $300
3rd place – $200

Get discovered. Share your Spring spirit and writing talent with the world! We can give participation badges and certificates (on request).

Terms and Conditions

(Please, read Terms and Conditions carefully)

Deadline – May 25, 2015

One participant can send only one essay!

Essays will be checked by our team during the period from May 26, 2015 till June 01, 2015. The final results will be announced on June 02, 2015.

The winners will be published on our site. Also, each winner will receive a personal email alert.

Judging Criteria. Your essay will be evaluated by our team of writers and editors. Scale – from 0 to 100 points. You can get extra points for extra social sharing (see the information below).

Entry Fee $ 0. Just follow Essaymama’s Google+ Page and share the post about Essaymama Writing Contest ( don’t have G+ account? Then you can “like” Essaymama Facebook page and share the post about Essaymama Writing Contest to your own Facebook page). Link to your shared post is the ‘entry fee’ to the competition, so do not forget to add it to your letter!

ATTENTION! You can get extra points for extra social sharing! Share/follow/like other our social pages and get more points to your essay score! You can find the links to Essaymama social pages in the sidebar. Page follow – 5 extra points, post sharing – 2 extra points. – See more at: http://www.essaymama.com/contests

 Submit to contest[at]essaymama.com

Submission Guidelines

Type Essay (800 – 1300 words).

Topics:

  1. Successful Writer: What Does It Mean Nowadays?
  2. Connection Between Writing and the Formation of Personality
  3. How Essay Writing Can Help You In Your Life?
  4. Future of Education: Trends and Forecasts
  5. The Most Inspiring Book You’ve Ever Read
  6. Life Obstacles: The Punishment or The Necessary Impetus?
  7. Novel ‘1984’ by George Orwell – Dystopia or possible reality?
  8. Modern Art And Modern Education: What Is Common Between These Two Concepts

Language English only
Formats .doc, .rtf, .odt, and .docx
100% unique All submissions will be checked via Copyscape.
Participation in the contest automatically constitutes your agreement to the Terms and Conditions and the rejection of any claim.
Mail title should be [EssayMama Spring Essay Writing Contest], your name.


Merrimack Media 2015 Outstanding Writer Contest

2 March 2015

First place wins complete publication package, second place wins a book cover!

 SUBMIT A SHORT SYNOPSIS AND FIRST CHAPTER

DEADLINE FOR ENTRIES: FRIDAY, MARCH 20th, 2015.

FIVE SEMI-FINALISTS WILL BE SELECTED BY APRIL 20th, 2015.

Semi-finalists will submit a full manuscript at that time.
WINNERS WILL BY ANNOUNCED, MONDAY JUNE 1st, 2015.

ENTRY FEE: $20

Upon payment, you will receive an email with instructions on submitting your synopsis and chapter.

How to enter, visit:  http://merrimackmedia.com/2015-outstanding-writer-contest/


FormSwift $1,000 Scholarship Contest (New April 30, 2015 Deadline)

2 March 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

 

Scholarship Prize: $1000      

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 April 30, 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 May 15, 2015.

*All submissions become the property of FormSwift.com

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


The London Magazine’s Poetry Competition 2015

2 March 2015

The London Magazine has been home to the likes of Sylvia Plath, Ted Hughes, Christopher Reid, Helen Dunmore and many more. We are on the hunt for new talent – unpublished poems from across the world. 

This is a fantastic opportunity for writers across the world to get published in the most prestigious literary journal in the UK plus winning a cash prize. First prize wins £200 and publication the magazine, whilst second and third prize win £150 and £100 respectively, with all three poems being published on our website. Poems will be judged by Holly Howitt-Dring and Tristam Fay Saunders.

Submissions open on 1st April 2015 and the deadline is 31st May 2015.

Entry fee is £5 per poem and there is no limit to the number of poems that you can submit; a line limit of 40 applies. The winners will be announced at a special London networking drinks reception; this is a fantastic networking experience and gives the winners a chance to meet The London Magazine team.

For more details: http://thelondonmagazine.org/tlm-competition/tlm-poetry-competition-2015/


Last Call! TulipTree Review Writing Contests

2 March 2015

TulipTree Review is looking for contest entries for its inaugural issue.

Enter short fiction, creative nonfiction, and/or poetry (optional theme: Begin)

Deadline: March 9, 2015

Prizes are $1,000; $200; and $100 in for 1st-3rd place in each category.

Entry fee is $20 (enter up to 3 poems per entry fee). Editors will judge.

See http://www.tuliptreepub.com/contests.html for details.


Legendary Women Literary Contest 2015

2 March 2015

Is your literature LEGENDARY?

Are you 16 years or older?

 If you fit the bill, now is your chance to prove it. Legendary Women, Inc. invites you to submit your piece of Legendary literature to our Second Annual Literary Contest.

As a celebration of women in fiction, we will be accepting English-language entries that feature women protagonists and follow the criteria outlined in our Official Contest Rules, which can be found here: http://legendarywomen.org/contest
The final round of judging will be conducted by a panel of professional authors, feminist scholars, and activists, so you can be sure that your work rests in capable hands.

All stories must be sent in with the nonrefundable, $5.00 U.S. entry fee.

Prizes for our Top Three Winners’ Circle include having your story published and promoted on our website, featured interviews, and cash prizes totaling $200 USD. Of course, bragging rights come standard.

Third place: You will win $25.00 USD have your story published on our site, and also have a short paragraph written up about you and featured on our site.

Second place: You will win $50.00 USD, have your story published on our site, and have a short interview with you featured on our site.

First place: You will win $125.00 USD, have your story published on our site, and have a long form interview featured on our site. All bragging rights are implied!

Deadline: March 31st, 2015, 11:59 pm Pacific Standard Time in the United States.

We can’t wait to read what you’ve created!

Feel free to contact us with any questions or concerns at:  contests@legendarywomen.org

Visit the website for guidelines:  http://legendarywomen.org/contest


The Citron Review Poetry Contest

2 March 2015

We are excited to announce The Citron Review 2015 Poetry Contest!
 
The contest calls for poems in the spirit of Carl Sandburg. There is an entry fee of $10. Send us three to five poems that you feel channel his spirit. Our normal line limits (30 lines per poem) still apply. The winner will receive $250, publication and mention in The Friends of Carl Sandburg at Connemara newsletter. Three other finalists will receive publication alongside the winning poem.

Visit our website http://citronreview.com/ for details on guidelines and to pay your entry fee and submit your work. Submissions are open now until April 1st, 2015.

*Any remaining funds (after the $250 grand prize) will go to a Collections Management Intern/archivist fund for The Carl Sandburg Estate in Flat Rock, NC. Currently, there is one archivist in charge of Sandburg’s personal effects, which total over 300,000 documents.


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


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