Archive for November 15th, 2009

Limnisa’s 2nd Creative Writing Competition

15 November 2009

Win a Holiday in Greece with your Short Story.

We are looking for SHORT STORIES on any subject up to 3000 words

Closing date: March 1st, 2010

Entry fee: £5 / €6 / $7.50

1st and 2nd Prize

One week holiday in a sea-view apartment, or a free place at a Writing Seminar by the sea in Greece.

Many other prizes. /

The Beauty Contest: Last Call

15 November 2009

Beauty does not last forever. You have until midnight on Sunday, November 15th (U.S.A. Eastern Time) to send in your short-story entry to the Beauty Contest.

If you still haven’t visited and voted on the contest entries, we need your vote! Votes for the Reader’s Choice Award will be accepted until midnight on Friday, Nov. 21st.

Winners announced on Sunday, Nov. 22nd.

Look for our next contest announcement soon.

Your story could be the next winner of a $25 gift certificate!

For all the details click here.


15 November 2009

Deadline: 30th November

International competition for short story writers successfully published in magazines and/or placed in competitions, but no book deal.
Prizes: £150, £50; £25 x 4.
All prizewinners get their story published to the InkTears Readership, along with an offer of publication of their own short story collection or as part of an InkTears anthology.
Full results posted on website by February 28
Fee: £4.50. Length:1000-3000 words.
NB: may have been previously published (looking for best quality story from the writer), as long as it was published before 30 March 2009 and copyright is still with author.

Cloudbank Poetry Competition

15 November 2009

Cloudbank is now accepting poetry submissions for our next issue. A prize of $200 will be awarded for one poem.

Address for submissions:

PO Box 610
Corvallis, Oregon 97339-0610

The deadline for contest submissions is December 15, 2009.
The winner will be announced in February, 2010.

1. The contest fee is $15.00 The check should be made out to Cloudbank. All poets who enter the contest will receive a one-year (two-issue) subscription to Cloudbank magazine.
2. Submissions without payment will also be considered for publication, but will not be eligible for the prize. We read submissions year-round.
3. Please do not send more than five poems for either the contest or regular submissions.
4. For contest submissions, the poet’s name, address, e-mail address, and poem titles should be typed on a cover sheet only, not on the pages of poems. For non-contest submissions, the poet’s name and address should appear on each page.
5. We do not accept electronic submissions.
6. The poems may not have been published elsewhere.
7. Simultaneous submissions: Please let us know if your poems are accepted elsewhere.
8. Your poems will not be returned. Enclose a self-addressed, stamped envelope (SASE) so that we can notify you of acceptance.
9. Feel free to send us prose poems, reviews, essays on poetry, short fiction (1000 words max.). We are open to all types of quality writing.
10. For those who do not enter the contest, one-year (two-issue) subscriptions to Cloudbank magazine are $15.00. Individual copies are $8.
11. Two contributors’ copies will be sent to writers whose work appears in the magazine.
12. If you already have a subscription and want to enter the next contest, your subscription will be renewed for two more issues.

Address any questions to:
Michael Malan
Cloudbank, PO Box 610,
Corvallis, Oregon 97339-0610

Soul-Making Literary Competition

15 November 2009

The deadline for the 15th open, annual Soul-Making Literary Competition is November 30, 2009. We are accepting entries in twelve categories: Short Story; Poetry; Flash Fiction; Prose Poetry; Memoir; Novel Excerpt; Intercultural Essay; Humor; Literary Nonfiction; Environmental Futures Writing; Young Adult Poetry; Young Adult Prose. Cash prizes in all categories. Competition is an arts outreach of Pen Women, Nob Hill, San Francisco Branch. For details pls go to: and for more information please contact Eileen Malone at

The 2010 Stella Kupferberg Memorial Short Story Prize

15 November 2009

with guest judge Nathan Englander

The winning submission, selected by Nathan Englander, will be read as part of the Selected Shorts performance at Symphony Space on April 7, 2010. The story will be recorded for possible later broadcast as part of the public radio series. The winner will receive $1000.

Story requirements
· Submit a single short story that addresses the theme, Apartments and Neighbors
· Your story must have a title.
· Make sure your name and contact information appear on the first page of your story. If you are submitting by online, this information needs to appear on the first page of the attached Word document. Include page numbers.
· Your story must be no more than 2 double-spaced typed pages in length (Times New Roman, 12pt font) and no more than 750 words.

All submissions must be received by January 29, 2010. To be specific, online submissions must be submitted by 5pm Eastern Standard Time. Mailed submissions must arrive with the day’s mail. (Entries postmarked on January 29 will NOT be accepted.)

Where to submit your story
Submit your submission online

Mail to
CONTEST, Selected Shorts
Symphony Space
2537 Broadway
New York, NY 10025.

Mailed submissions must also include a check for $25, written to Symphony Space. Online submissions must give credit card information to submit. Stories will not be accepted without payment of the $25 fee.

Please do not send duplicate copies (online or snail-mail is sufficient). We cannot allow revisions to your story once we have received it. Due to the high volume of submissions and the small size of our office, we will not be able to notify you when we receive your story. The winner will be selected by Nathan Englander and notified by mid-March. As soon as the winner is selected, his or her name will be posted to this page.

Contestants who submit by online or provide their email address will be added to the Selected Shorts email list – please let us know if you do not wish to receive email about upcoming programs.

The Prize
$1000 and two tickets to the April 7th Selected Shorts at Symphony Space, when the prizewinning story will be read.

About this year’s guest judge
Nathan Englander is the author of the PEN/Malamud Award and American Academy of Arts and Letters’ Sue Kaufman Prize-winning short story collection For the Relief of Unbearable Urges and the novel The Ministry of Special Cases, winner of The Harold U. Ribalow Prize. His fiction has appeared in The New Yorker, The Best American Short Stories, The Atlantic Monthly, and The O. Henry Prize Stories. Englander has been a Guggenheim Fellow, a Fellow of the Cullman Center for Scholars and Writers, and was selected as one of “20 Writers for the 21st Century” by The New Yorker.