Archive for November 2nd, 2010

Snag Today Writing Contest

2 November 2010

Welcome to the Snag Today Writing Contest.  Any type of original short story, essay or other work of prose is eligible.  Prizes totalling $75 will be awarded including a top prize of $50.
Submission Period:  Entries accepted November 1, 2010-January 31, 2011.  (postmark dates). Early submission is encouraged.
What to Submit: Short stories, essays, or other works of prose, up to 4,000 words each. There are no restrictions on style or theme. Each entry should be your own original work. You may submit the same work simultaneously to this contest and to others, and you may submit works that have been published or won prizes elsewhere, as long as you own the online publication rights.
Prizes and Publication:  First Prize: $50, Second Prize:  $20, Third Prize $5.  Winning submissions will be featured on our homepage and posted in our featured articles section.
Entry Fee:  The reading fee is $5 per entry.
Eligibility:  Only Snag Today members ae eligible for participation.  Membership to Snag Today is free.
Deadline:  All entries must be postmarked by January 31, 2011.
How to Submit: Entries must be submitted via mail. To enter by mail, please include a cover sheet with your submission. It should include your name, address, phone number, email address and the title/s of your entry. It is not necessary to provide word counts for your entries. Entries should be typed or printed by computer. We prefer white, letter-size paper. The 12-point font size is ideal. Please avoid fancy, hard-to-read typefaces. Include your fee as a check or money order payable to Snag Today. Entries will not be returned, so please don’t send your only copy. Please clip everything together and mail your submission to:

Snag Today
Attn: Editor
Snag Today Writing Contest
8688 Thornbrook Terrace Pt.
Boynton Beach, FL 33473
Announcement of Results:  Winners of the contest will be announced on February 15, 2011.  Results will be posted on the Snag Today homepage at  Additionally, all Snag Today Members with a valid email address will receive email notification.

English Language: Writers of all nations may enter. However, the works you submit should be in English. If you have written a work in another language, you may submit an English translation.
Copyright: If your entry wins any cash prize, you agree to give Snag Today a nonexclusive license to publish your work online. You are free to publish your work in print or online elsewhere, and to enter it into other contests, whether or not you win a prize in this contest.  The author retains all rights to the work submitted.
Thank you for choosing the Snag Today Writing Contest.  We look forward to reading your submissions.

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Crazyhorse Writing Contest

2 November 2010

The Crazyhorse Fiction Prize and the Lynda Hull Memorial Poetry Prize:

$2000 each and publication of your poem or short story in Crazyhorse literary journal.

 Deadline to enter: January 15, 2011.

Reading fee of $16 per entry includes one-year subscription.

Full entry guidelines at:

or email:

Blue Thumbnail Short Story & Poetry Competitions

2 November 2010

Win a Writing Holiday in Greece with your Short Story or poem.

We are looking for SHORT STORIES up to 3000 words and POEMS up to 500 words.

With the theme: BLUE.

Closing date: January 2nd, 2011

Entry fee: £6 

In each category 1st Prize One week free place at a Writing Retreat by the sea in Greece.

For details see the website:

Or ask for the rules:

Scinti Story Contest

2 November 2010

Scinti Story Contest

Everyone has a story. We want yours.

We are looking for true stories that astound, enchant, enlighten and startle us. We want to be swept up and away, pulled from our moorings, left shaken and inspired. We want to think, wonder, imagine, believe.

Do you have a story that is especially meaningful to you, something hilarious or harrowing that touched you deeply, changed your heart, your soul, your way of seeing the world? It can be the story of you, a loved one, a stranger, a moment, a day, a lifetime. We hope you’ll share it here with us and with people around the world.

Entry Requirements:

1. “Like” Scinti on Facebook.

2. You can express yourself in any format – stories (100 to 3000 words), poems, photo stories, hand written letters, drawings, whatever you can imagine!

3. All formats must be digital (emailed).

Feel free to send previously published stories you have written, such as stories from your blog. If you are using previously-published material, please provide a link (if applicable) to your work so we can give credit where credit is due.


1. Submissions must be true stories, not fictional.

2. Submissions must be your own original content.

3. Although entries remain the property of the writer, finalists agree to acknowledge first publication in in the credit line for all subsequent publications (unless your work has been published previously).

Process and Prizes:

Deadline: January 31, 2011

After reviewing each submission, we will pick the most scintillating stories for our finalists and the winners will be by popular choice, based on Facebook likes on our fan page.

The prizes are as follows:

1. First Prize – $100
2. Second Prize – $50
3. Third Prize – $25

Finalists and winners will be announced by end of February 2011.

Visit the website for details and to enter:

Videojug Page Makers Writing Competition

2 November 2010

November online writing contest – $3,000 prize fund
This competition is to find skilled and prolific writers of non-fiction content. The competition is hosted by Videojug Pages, a new knowledge & revenue-sharing website that has a growing writers’ community who write & publish hundreds of informative new Pages each week on
The aim of Videojug Pages is to create a vibrant website that allows skilled writers to share what they know & love (i.e. their favourite pastimes, hobbies, interests and general ‘know-how’) with an audience of knowledge-hungry readers. Videojug has over 5 million monthly users all looking for answers to life’s everyday questions. These answers come from our writers –  our real-world experts.
As a writer you can use Videojug Pages to freely & easily publish your writing, promote it to a wide online audience and build-up a loyal following of readers. Videojug Pages shares any advertising revenue 50:50 with their writers so earn money from content in perpetuity.
Kick-start your writing on Videojug Pages by taking part in the November Page Maker Competition. It’s FREE to enter and there are 10 cash prizes up for grabs for the most deserving writers.
Prizes – $3,000 prize fund – 10 individual prizes
–          1st Place – $1,000
–          2nd Place – $750
–          3RD Place – $500
–          4th Place – $150
–          5th-10th Place – $100 each
Eligibility –
–          All entrants must be over 18
–          This is an International contest but all Pages must be written in English
Themes –
–          All content & Pages need to be non-fiction. The nature of the content needs to be informative, useful and helpful to readers.
–          Writers can choose any topic to write about as long as it isn’t obscene, adult or cause offense.
–          IP rights & ownership of content created on Videojug Pages remains with the writers.
Entry Criteria –
–          All content needs to be written & published online at
–          All Pages must be published on Videojug Pages between 1st-30th November 2010
–          All Pages need a minimum of 300 words of text + be accompanied by 1 photo (or 1 online video) related to the topic written about
–          All content must be unique and original work – not copied from elsewhere on the internet

–          A full set of T&Cs can be found here – 
Visit the website for full details: