Archive for April 6th, 2010

FiFo Books – Summer 2010 Writing Contest

6 April 2010

Win $1,500 for publishing the most popular ebook on

Publish an ebook for sale on between now and June 30, and you are automatically entered to win $1,500.

If you are not yet registered as an author, just sign up to get started (registration is free). You can also find out more about being an author here.

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If you have any questions that are not answered here or in the Rules below, please feel free to contact us and ask.

Eligibility & Rules

1. The Contest is open to anyone over the age of thirteen (13)

2. There is no entry fee

3. Each contestant must submit at least one work in ebook form

4. Multiple submissions per contestant are allowed

5. Entries can be in any language

6. There is no minimum length requirement: poems, short stories, and essays are eligible, as well as longer works

7.Entries can be fictional or non-fictional, and about any subject

8. The winning ebook is the most popular, as determined by total sales (number of downloads times sale price)

9. Free ebooks are ineligible

10. Contestants may enter work that has been submitted in other contests or work that has appeared elsewhere

11. All entries must abide by the Terms of Use

12. The deadline for submissions is June 30th, 2010 at midnight, Eastern Time

13. The winner will be determined the following day and announced on

14. The prize money will be paid in U.S. dollars (if you are not a U.S. resident, payments will be made in either your local currency or U.S. dollars, depending on your location)

For contest details visit:


6 April 2010

Bottle Tree Productions

First Prize $1,000
Second Prize $250
Third Prize $100

One Act Plays of up to 70 minutes may be submitted
to Bottle Tree Productions at 445 Southwood Drive, Kingston, Ontario K7M-5P8
Phone 613-542-0070 or 613-384-8433 or email
Please have your copy bound and if you wish it returned, please include a manuscript-sized SASE.
or check out
for email submissions, Paypal options and further details
The entry fee for each submission is $25. Please make cheque payable to Bottle Tree Productions.
Multiple submissions accepted
Plays can have previously been produced but not professionally
Please do not attach your name or contact name to the script but have that information on a separate sheet of paper.

The competition runs until November 30th 2010.
Winners will be announced in January of 2011.

If you want a critical analysis of your work please enclose a cheque for $50 made payable to Bottle Tree Productions.

Charles Robertson

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The Bridport Prize

6 April 2010

Competition Rules

Closing date for receipt of postal entries: 30th June 2010 5.30pm

Closing date for online entries: 30th June 2010 Midnight GMT

Maximum of 5000 words for short stories (no mimimum)

Maximum of 42 lines for poems (no minimum)

Maximum of 250 words for flash fiction (no minimum)

The Prize is open to anyone, including non-UK applicants, over 16 years.
Entries must be entirely the work of the entrant and must never have been published, self-published, published on any website or public online forum, broadcast nor winning or placed in any other competition.
Entries submitted posthumously will not be eligible.

Entry fee is £5 per flash fiction, £6 per poem or £7 per story (you can send as many entries as you like).
Fees are payable in sterling by credit/debit card, cheque or postal order. Cheques must be from a UK bank and should be payable to The Bridport Prize with the sender’s name and address on the back.
Online entries are paid as you submit, using the RBSWorldPay system.
Postal entries from overseas can only be paid by credit/debit card or in cash (notes only, NO coins) – either US dollars or Euros at the current exchange rate.
Overseas cheques, money orders or drafts will not be accepted.

Entry Format
Entries must be in English, typed, single sided, with pages numbered and securely fastened; each entry on a new sheet
Stories and flash fiction to be double spaced and a word count noted at the top of the first page, poems to be single spaced
Entries must show no name, address or identifying marks other than the title (Online entries should have an ID number which we will supply when you enter)
The filename of online entries must be the title of the entry and it must be either a .doc, .docx, .rtf,.wps or .txt file.
Entries are not returned, keep a copy
No corrections can be made after receipt, nor fees refunded
Please ensure that you use the correct postage.

Receipt of entry
Enclose a stamped addressed postcard marked ‘ACKNOWLEDGEMENT’ if you require acknowledgement of receipt of your postal entry
Online entries are confirmed by the email receipt of your payment to WorldPay
It is not possible to confirm receipt of entries by phone or email
Overseas entrants : please send an international reply coupon from your Post Office rather than stamps.

To receive the judges’ reports (winning entries only) and full results in November 2010 – enclose an A5 stamped addressed envelope marked ‘RESULTS’
Alternatively, check the website for details after November 2010
Overseas entrants : please send an international reply coupon from your Post Office rather than stamps.

Worldwide copyright of each entry remains with the author, but the Bridport Prize will have the unrestricted right to publish the winning poems and stories, (including runners up), in the annual anthology and any relevant promotional material.

The judges’ decision is final and no individual correspondence can be entered into
Judges are unable to comment on individual entries
Judging is fair and unbiased. Experienced readers assist the named judges in selecting the shortlists, headed by Jon Wyatt for short stories and Candy Neubert for poems.

Prizes for both short story and poetry categories are:

1st £5000
2nd £1000
3rd £500
plus 10 supplementary prizes of £50 each

The prize for winning flash fiction category is £1000
No competitor may win more than one prize in each category
The Dorset Award for the highest placed writer resident in Dorset is £100

Prizewinners / prizegiving
Prizewinners will be notified in writing by beginning of October 2010
The list of prizewinners will be displayed on the website after the prizegiving ceremony in October
Prizes will be awarded during the Bridport Literary Festival

Entry implies acceptance of all the rules

Failure to comply with the entry requirements will result in disqualification

Print entry form fill in and then post with fee and entry


Enter online

Postal entries should be sent to:

The Bridport Prize
PO Box 6910

Tel: 01308 428333

Visit The Bridport Prize website: