Archive for October 16th, 2010

Paris Short Story Contest

16 October 2010

PARIS SHORT STORY CONTEST
Deadline: November 30, 2010
Prize: 200 euros plus publication of top 12 stories in a book called “The Best and Most Delightful Stories About Paris”
Entry fee: 10 euros (paypal)
Finalist judges : Nicola Keegan, Janet Skeslien Charles, Elizabeth Bard, Charles Trueheart, Brian Spence, Charles and Clydette De Groot, Cara Black, Anne Korkeakivi, Heather Stimmler Hall, Penelope Fletcher, Robert Stewart, and Diane Johnson.
Restrictions: Maximum 5,000 words. Submission in the body of the email (no attachments, please)

For info and submissions:  http://parisstoriescontest.blogspot.com/

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Last Call for Entries: 2011 Kore Press Short Fiction Award

16 October 2010

2011 KORE PRESS
SHORT FICTION AWARD
Judge: Antonya Nelson
Deadline: October 31, 2010
A prize of $1,000 plus chapbook publication by Kore Press will be given for a short story written in English.
This competition is open to any woman writing in English, regardless of nationality.

How to Submit
Submit your manuscript and $15 entry fee on-line here: http://korepress.org/submissions

Comment box should include:
daytime and evening telephone numbers
where you heard about the contest
Manuscripts must be:
NO DOCX FILES. ONLY DOC AND RTF.
A minimum of 4,000 words and a maximum of 12,000 words
Doublespaced
Paginated
Anonymous (do not include your name anywhere on the manuscript).
Original fiction written by applicant (translations are not eligible)
Unpublished at the time of submission (if the story is accepted elsewhere during our deliberation process, please notify us immediately)
For more information reference: http://korepress.org/KorePressShortFictionAward.htm

 Email: editorial@korepress.org or call 520-327-2127.

Camping Writing Contest

16 October 2010

We are running a writing contest on our website CampTrip.com and are looking for people to share their camping Advice, Expertise, Tips or Informative Experience etc. The topic can be anything camping related and be from anywhere in the world. Entries which are informative on camping will be entered to win one of three VISA Gift Cards (USD).
 
1st prize: $100
2nd prize:$75
3rd prize: $25
 
The contest will close once we have 100 entries and the winners will be notified via e-mail.

Visit the website: http://writingcontest.camptrip.com/

International Essay Contest for High School Students

16 October 2010

As the Gulen Institute at the University of Houston, we are happy to announce the International Essay Contest for all high school students from all over the world.

This is a unique opportunity in which winners will be awarded as follows:
1st place                  :    4,000 USD
2nd place                 :    2,500 USD
3rd place                  :    1,000 USD
4th – 20th place       :     300 USD 
21st – 30th place     :     Trip to Washington, D.C.

DEADLINE FOR THE SUBMISSION OF ESSAYS IS JANUARY 31, 2011.
In ddition to these awards, all winners who ranked from 1st place to 30th place, will be invited to Washington, D.C. for the award ceremony in March 2011. During their 4-day trip to D.C., students will have the opportunity to meet U.S. Congress members, and visit think tank organizations and tourist attractions including museums.

Winning students’ airfare, accommodations, meals, and transportation will be sponsored.

Visit the website for details: www.gulenyouthplatform.org

Creative Writers’ Circle Short Story Contest

16 October 2010

Creative Writers’ Circle Short Story Contest

 Write an original short story based off of the prompt given at our
website and submit for a chance to win awesome prizes, including cash and
publication of your story on our website. Word limit: 3,500 First, second and third place prizes will be awarded.  As always, our contests and fun and free – no strings attached.  Anyone can enter, so why not start writing your entry
today? 

See full contest and prize details at:
www.creativewriterscircle.com

Submission Deadline: December 31, 2010

Winner Announced: January 15, 2010

How To Books Monthly Competitions

16 October 2010

How To Books Launch Monthly Competitions

Oxford based book publisher How To Books is launching a monthly competition for the best articles submitted to its website www.howto.co.uk
Following the success of its competition in July, when author Alan Barker received £200 for his article How to Run an Effective Meeting, How To Books is introducing monthly competitions for the best articles submitted to its site www.howto.co.uk
The competitions will start in October, when three prizes of £50 will be made available to the authors of the best three articles submitted to the site. This will then change in November to £100 for the best article, and the prizes will alternate from each month thereon.
Alan Barker (www.kairostraining.co.uk), winner of the last competition said: “I was so pleased to receive the cheque for my article that it seemed a shame to pay it in.  I was tempted to frame it!” on winning in July.
How To Books is an Oxford based book publisher specialising in ‘how to’ books. In early 2009 the publisher took the bold move of making all of its print content available online, for free. The catalogue was then augmented by a large number of short articles. The resulting site is now a repository of valuable, practical information on a wide range of topics.
This year the company has opened up article submission to all users of the site, implementing a system that allows prospective authors to submit work directly to the editors through an online account. All submissions received this way will be entered automatically into the new competitions, with the winner(s) decided by the publisher’s editors on a monthly basis.
Commenting on the new competitions, Nikki Read, Chief Editor of How To Books said: “We’re absolutely thrilled to be running these competitions on a monthly basis, and hope that our future winners will be just as pleased as Alan Barker.”
For more information, and guidelines on entering, please visit www.howto.co.uk/competition.html
Any enquiries should be sent to competition@howtobooks.co.uk

Call for Entries: Dream Quest One Poetry & Writing Contest – Winter 2010 – 2011

16 October 2010

The Dream Quest One Poetry & Writing Contest is open to anyone who loves expressing innermost thoughts and feelings into the beautiful art of poetry or writing a short story that is worth telling everyone! And to all who have the ability to dream… Write a poem or short story for a chance to win cash prizes. 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, creative writing fiction or non-fiction (including essay compositions, diary, journal entries and screenwriting). Also, must be typed or neatly hand printed.

Multiple poetry and short story entries are accepted.

Postmark deadline: December 31, 2010

All winners will be announced on January 31, 2011

Prizes:

Writing Contest First Prize is $500. Second Prize: $250. Third Prize: $100.

Poetry Contest First Prize is $250. Second Prize: $125. Third Prize: $50.

Entry fees: $10 per short 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 and 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