Archive for April 21st, 2010

Tennessee Williams/New Orleans Literary Festival Poetry Writing

21 April 2010

We’re running our first ever Poetry Contest here at the Tennessee Williams Festival in New Orleans!

Here are the details:
Tennessee Williams/New Orleans Literary Festival Poetry Writing Contest. Judge: Louisiana Poet Laureate Darrell Bourque. 2-4 unpublished poems of any theme with combined length of up to 400 lines.

Prize: $1000, public reading and VIP Festival pass($500 value) at 25th anniversary Festival (March 23-27, 2011), publication in Louisiana Cultural Vistas.

Deadline: 8/15/2010

Entry fee: $20

Mail to:
Poetry Contest
938 Lafayette Street, Suite 514
New Orleans, LA 70113


CenTENNial celebration: March 23-27, 2011
25th anniversary Festival & the 100th birthday of Tennessee Williams! Celebrate with us!

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Tennessee Williams/New Orleans
Literary Festival
938 Lafayette Street, Suite 514
New Orleans, LA 70113

The Festival’s mission is threefold: to serve the community through educational, theatrical, literary, and musical programs; to nurture, support, and showcase regional, national and international writers, actors, musicians, and other artists; to honor the creative genius of Tennessee Williams, who considered this city his spiritual home.


21 April 2010

DEADLINE: June 1, 2010

GENRE: Poetry

DETAILS: Poems by disabled authors or on the theme of disability, from a Philadelphia center for wheelchair-bound adults. Prefers unpublished but accepts published work also. Category 1): Open contest: Poems must relate to disabilities Category 2): Disabled authors contest: Any style or theme. Maximum 75 lines per poem; 1-2 poems per author for open contest, 1-3 poems for disabled contest

PRIZES: $50, $30, $20



21 April 2010

DEADLINE: June 30, 2010

GENRE: Short Stories

OPEN TO: Authors with No Published Books: The Contest is open only to those who have not had professionally published a novel or shortnovel, or more than one novelette, or more than three shortstories, in any medium. Professional publication is deemed to be payment, and at least 5,000 copies, or 5,000 hits for online publication.

DETAILS: Fantasy, Sci-Fi or Horror: All types of science fiction, fantasy and horror with fantastic elements, are welcome. 17,000 words welcome.

PRIZES: $1,000 first prize awarded each quarter; one of those winners also receives the $5,000 annual “Gold Award” grand prize. Each quarter, 2nd Prize $750, 3rd Prize $500; winners and finalists receive all-expense-paid trip to the award ceremony in Seattle and tuition for week-long workshop with science fiction professionals, plus publication in the award-winning anthology series ‘L. Ron Hubbard Presents Writers of the Future



21 April 2010

DEADLINE: June 30, 2010

GENRE: Short Stories, Nonfiction

DETAILS: Unpublished short fiction or essays up to 10,000 words. Deadlines are quarterly but the prize is awarded annually.

PRIZE: $500 and publication in Best New Writing anthology



21 April 2010

DEADLINE: June 18, 2010
GENRE: Short Stories
OPEN TO: UK residents and British Citizens aged 18+ with some print publication history.
DETAILS: One story, any genre, max 8000 words.

PRIZE: 1st £15,000; 2nd £3,000; three at £500.



21 April 2010

DEADLINE: June 1, 2010
GENRE: Novels
OPEN TO: Authors with No Published Books: The Competition is open
to any professional or non-professional writer, regardless of
nationality, who has never been the author of a published mystery,
and is not under contract with a publisher for publication of a
DETAILS: Murder or another serious crime or crimes is at the heart
of the story, and emphasis is on the solution rather than the
details of the crime. The story’s primary setting is the
Southwestern United States, including at least one of the following
states: Arizona, Colorado, Nevada, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Texas,
and/or Utah. Minimum 220 pages/60,000 words
PRIZES: $10,000 advance against royalties and publication by St.
Martin’s Press.


21 April 2010 is an exciting, independent and free online channel for kids (3 – 8 years old)
to watch great new stories being read by other kids.
Click here to start watching.

If you have an unpublished children’s story, you can submit it here.
We are offering US$1,500 worth of prize money for the 5 best stories submitted each month.

The current competition closes 30 April 2010.
You can submit from anywhere in the world.
Submission is free.


A shortlist of the 50 stories we like best will be announced on 05 May.
These 50 stories will then get narrated by kids, which we film.
The 50 films will then appear on on 01 June.
To remove bias, film positioning on the channel will be randomised every time the page is opened.
Viewers will be able to rate the stories .
After a month, 5 winners will be announced based on the number of views they receive.
This cycle will be repeated every month. Yay!


First Prize: US$500
Second Prize: US$400
Third Prize: US$300
Fourth Prize: US$200
Fifth Prize: US$100

We are receiving submissions from all over the world.
If you are a winner outside the US, the prize money will be converted into your local currency.


Not be longer than 750 (seven hundred and fifty) words.
Text only, in English.
Must be fiction for children from 3 to 8 years old.
Poetry & rhyming stories may also be submitted.
You must be the writer or owner of the copyright.
A maximum of two stories per writer per month can be submitted.
Typos, syntax and grammatical errors will prejudice your chances of selection.
No redrafts accepted. Final versions only.


05 May 2010: Shortlist of the 50 stories announced.
01 June 2010: The completed films will simultaneously appear on the smories online channel.
30 June 2010: The 5 stories receiving the highest traffic & ratings over the preceding 30 days will win the prizes.


Stories will appear online on the smories channel only (
Full credit and copyright will be attributed to the writer.
All rights will remain with the writer.
Stories can be removed from the smories channel at any time at the behest of the writer. will hold no claim to the story in any form.

See our FAQ page at for more detailed explanation of Rights.

For more info visit:

The New Writer Magazine Prose and Poetry Prizes 2010

21 April 2010

Prose and Poetry Prizes 2010
from The New Writer magazine

Closing date: 30 November 2010

Established in 1997, one of the major annual international competitions for short stories, novellas, single poems, poetry collections, essays and articles; offers cash prizes as well as publication for the prize-winning writers in The Collection, special edition of The New Writer magazine each July (back copies available on TNW website).

Further information including guidelines and entry fees at:
Writers can enter online at our secure credit card server at:
Or, the entry form can also be downloaded from that page on the website and sent in the post with your entry.

Also, we can supply this years printed Entry Forms on request, and in bulk to writers’ groups and organizations – just let us know, no SAE required.

The winners of the 2009 Prose & Poetry Prizes are announced on this webpage: