Archive for October 15th, 2010

(Short) Fiction Collective Writing Contest

15 October 2010

(Short) Fiction Collective is proud to celebrate our 100th story!

In order to do so we’ve set up a writing contest. Don’t worry, no entry fees! So here’s the deal, send up to 3 short stories (no romance or sci-fi please) of no more than 5,000 words each (email above.)

Contest ends on November 1st, 2010.

Winner will be announced in mid November. If you’re selected you’ll have your story published on the site, a hundred dollar check mailed to you, a few randomly selected books from the Editor’s private library, and eternal bragging rights.

 If you don’t win, don’t despair because when we re-open the site for regular submissions in January of 2011 (we need a break for the holidays after all!) all of the stories that weren’t selected will be up for publication (no promises though.)

No lose situation so don’t miss out! We look forward to reading your submissions.

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The 7th Annual Writing Contest for Study Abroad is now open

15 October 2010


Please note that these are the complete guidelines. Queries are not necessary.

Submission Deadline: January 31, 2011.

Eligibility, Contestants: The contest is open to anyone writing in English who has not yet published a book of 45 pages or more in the genre of application, except faculty and administrators employed by the University of New Orleans.

Eligibility, Work: Work submitted must be unpublished and eligible for publication in the sponsoring journal.

Entry Fee: An entry fee of $25 must be paid for each submission. Fees can only be paid online using the link below. No checks or cash can be accepted.

Submission Format: The submission process is entirely electronic. No paper manuscripts can be accepted.

Multiple Submissions: Applicants may submit multiple applications in one or more genres, however each application must be complete with entry fee. Payment for multiple submissions may be made in aggregate (see below), but each submission must be uploaded separately.

Submission Limits and Format: Prose submissions should not exceed 4500 words (about 15 pages double spaced). Prose submissions may be excerpts from longer works or a complete story or stories, so long as the length limit is adhered to. Poetry submissions should not exceed 5 pages and may include a maximum of 3 poems. The submitted work must be unpublished at the time of submission, though it may be under consideration. The author’s name must not appear anywhere in the work, including in headers or footers.

Acknowledgments: Acknowledgments by email query only. Each applicant will be emailed a list of winners when the contest has been decided, around the end of March.

Submission Procedure: To begin the process, click “Register” in the menu at the left. Once you are registered and logged in, you will see detailed submission instructions below. (Note: even if you entered the contest last year, you must register and select a new username this year.)

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Questions and comments may be emailed to

Saints and Sinners GLBT Literary Festival’s Second Annual Short Fiction Contest

15 October 2010

The Saints and Sinners GLBT Literary Festival’s Second Annual Short Fiction Contest is soliciting original, unpublished short stories between 5,000 and 7,000 words with GLBT content on the broad theme of Saints and Sinners.

The contest is open to authors at all stages of their careers and to stories in all genres. This year’s contest will be judged by best-selling author John Berendt (Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil, The City of Falling Angels).

The entry fee is $15 per story.

There is no limit on the number of stories each author may enter.

One grand prize of $250 and two second place prizes of $50 will be awarded. In addition, the top stories will be published in an anthology from QueerMojo, an imprint of Rebel Satori Press.

There will also be a book release party held during the 9th annual Saints and Sinners Literary Festival in New Orleans May 12-15, 2011. The deadline for the receipt of manuscripts is November 1, 2010.

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

See website to download entry form.
Questions? Contact

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.

Sanguine Productions Project Plawright Competition

15 October 2010

Sanguine Productions announces “Project Playwright,” our premiere play writing competition. Once all submissions have been read a panel will select three scripts of which Sanguine Productions will produce a staged reading in New York City of excerpts from the play that will be determined by Sanguine Productions in collaboration with the playwright. From there, a grand prize winner will be chosen and have their play fully produced in a New York City theatre along with opportunities to workshop their script.

Submission Guidelines:
*One full-length play (no longer than 90 pages, no less than 70 pages)
*2-7 characters
*Minimal set and costume
*The title page must include the playwright’s name, address, telephone number, email address and a brief synopsis of the play
*A $15 administrative fee will be due at the time of the playwright’s submission to Sanguine Productions via PayPal.  Please see  for more information.
*Previously produced plays will not be accepted
*No children’s plays or musicals
*Sanguine Productions reserves the right to change any contest rules
*Sanguine Productions reserves the right to accept or reject any play submitted to the contest for any reason
*No playwright revisions will be accepted once a script has been submitted. Sanguine Productions reserves the right to request changes to any script.
*For the staged reading, two complimentary tickets will be made available for each of the three playwrights selected. In order to reserve these complimentary tickets please notify Sanguine Productions at least one week in advance of opening night. *After this time, Sanguine Productions will release all seats for sale to the general public.
*For final performances, two complimentary tickets will be made available to the playwright who has been selected as the grand prize winner. In order to reserve these complimentary tickets please notify Sanguine Productions at least one week in advance of opening night. After this time, Sanguine Productions will release all seats for sale to the general public.
*Any additional tickets must be purchased. Ticket pricing for the contest is currently to be determined.
*No submissions will be accepted after November 19, 2010 at 5pm EST.
*We are a contemporary theatre group looking for pieces that deal with contemporary issues, and our target audience is generally in their 20’s to 30’s. Please check out our website  to get a sense of who we are.
For full submission guidelines and rules, please go to

The 2011 Colorado Prize for Poetry

15 October 2010

The Center for Literary Publishing at Colorado State University is
accepting submissions for the 2011 Colorado Prize for Poetry from October 1
through January 14, 2011.

This year’s final judge is Cole Swensen.

The prize is given annually for an outstanding book-length collection of poems.
The winner will be awarded a $1,500 honorarium and his or her book will be
published by the Center. Anyone may submit (with the exception of friends
and students of the judge and CSU students, alumni, and employees). The $25
entry fee includes a one-year subscription to Colorado Review.

For complete guidelines, please go to or call


15 October 2010

Established in memory of the late James Knudsen, author, teacher and Creative Writing Workshop Director (2001-2003) at The University of New Orleans, “The James Knudsen Editor’s Prize for Fiction” aims to encourage and celebrate the work of emerging fiction writers.

Submissions must be previously unpublished work, no longer than 7500 words.

The top prize is $500 and publication.

All other entries will be considered for publication.

The reading fee is $15 and includes a one-year subscription to Bayou Magazine.

Deadline: December 31, 2010.

Please see Contest Guidelines for complete contest information.
Bayou Magazine is a non-profit journal for the arts based at The University of New Orleans. We are a member of the Council of Literary Magazines and Presses, and every year Bayou nominates one of its published works for the Pushcart Prize, O.Henry Award and Best American Essays.  Additionally, we publish the winner of the Tennessee Williams/New Orleans Literary Review One-Act Play Contest.

Christmas Chillers short story competition

15 October 2010

The latest competition from Writelink offers prizes of £50 for the winner plus two runners up prizes of £25 and publication on the website.  

Stories should begin with … “The only thing the children had in common was they’d all disappeared on Christmas Eve …

Word count is 1500. 

Entry fee is £5.00. 

Last year’s winner and the adjudicator’s report can be read on the website.  As entry is limited to 100, writers can register for a place immediately and submit their entry any time up until the closing date, 18th November, 2010.  

All entrants will receive a personal copy of the judge’s report and a full results listing provided an email address or s.a.e. is submitted.

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