Archive for November, 2010

Win £100 for Writing the Best ‘How To” Article

11 November 2010

We are now taking entries for our November writing competition, offering you the chance to win £100 for your ‘how to’ article! The prize will be awarded for the best article submitted during the month of November, as judged by our editors.


Here’s what Alan Barker, author of July’s winning entry, How to Run an Effective Meeting had to say about winning the competition:


“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!”


The article can be in any category and on any topic. As long as it’s a ‘how to’

article, and fits our normal writer’s guidelines, it’s in with a chance. So get

writing now!


Before entering, make sure you read the terms and conditions below and brush up on our normal writer’s guidelines. Once you’ve familiarised yourself with these, sign in or register for an account by using the big ‘User Login’ box on the top-left and start putting together your article!


Click here to enter.


The October competition is now closed. The three winners will be announced via this page on Monday the 16th of November.

For any queries, questions or press enquiries, please e-mail


Terms & Conditions


1. Entrants must be over 18 years of age and have access to the internet.

2. Any accepted article submitted using the user submission system during the

month of November (1st of November 2010 to midnight UK time 30th November 2010) is automatically entered into the competition.

3. Condition two (2) does not exclude multiple entries by any individual,

although each entry must be unique.

4. Any articles submitted by employees, investors or other associates of How To Books and will not be eligible for entry into the competition.

5. ‘Accepted article’ denotes any article submitted that is accepted for

publication under the normal writing guidelines of subject to

condition four (4).

6. Copyright in all entries submitted will be retained by the writer unless and

until transfer of copyright is subsequently agreed with How To Books Ltd.

7. The winner will be decided by the editors of, whose names are available on request.

8. There can only be one winner who will be notified by e-mail.

9. There is a limit of one prize per person.

10.Payment of the £100 prize will be arranged within one month of notification.

11.The winner of the competition will be announced on and all other media channels available to on Monday the 13th of December 2010.


 The competition is held by How To Books Ltd., Spring Hill House, Spring Hill Road, Begbroke, Oxford, OX5 1RX


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Southington Journal Poetry & Writing Contest

6 November 2010

Southington Journal is having a contest for publication and awards.   The title of the journal is “100 Memories,” but the type of memory is up to you!
$20 entry fee for up to three poems (rhyming, sonnet, haiku, concrete, or free verse – 30 lines maximum), short stories (1,000 words maximum), flash fiction (500 words maximum), humor, personal essay, or memoir (1,000 words maximum).  Entry fee includes one mailed copy of the journal.  Works submitted may be in different genres.  Original, previously unpublished work only. No works containing violence, profanity, or obscenity will be considered.  
Postmark deadline is March 1, 2011.  
Mail typed entries along with complete mailing address and contact information with check or money order made out to Southington Press to:
Dr. K. Nicklaus, editor, Southington Journal
639 E. Edgewood Drive
Lakeland, Fl 33803
All winners will be notified by May 1, 2011 and will be published in the Summer 2011 Southington Journal.
Winners will also receive an awards certificate along with a copy of the journal.

Gold Line Press Poetry Chapbook Contest – Deadline: November 15

6 November 2010

Gold Line Press is pleased to announce its annual chapbook contest, which is open to submissions through our online submission manager through November 15. 

The contest alternates yearly between poetry and fiction, and this year’s contest is for poetry manuscripts of 20 – 30 pages.

The winning book receives $500 and publication of a gorgeous perfect-bound book. Our priority is to publish the highest quality work, but we are also very concerned with the artistic value and detail of the finished product we produce for our authors. Because we are committed to promoting the chapbook as a valuable, viable medium for emerging writers, our winners receive the benefit of publicity; we send 30 copies directly to respected literary reviewers around the country after consulting with the author, who also receives 10 copies of the book in addition to the prize money.

Our final judge this year is California Poet Laureate Carol Muske-Dukes. Your entry fee of $15 includes a copy of the winning chapbook. Complete guidelines, information about Gold Line Press, and a link to our online submission page are available at

Kore Press Short Fiction Award – Extended Dealine

4 November 2010

Judge: Antonya Nelson
EXTENDED Deadline: November 30, 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:
Comment box should include:
daytime and evening telephone numbers
where you heard about the contest
Manuscripts must be:
A minimum of 4,000 words and a maximum of 12,000 words
Anonymous (do not include your name anywhere on the manuscript, please do not include a title page with names).
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, email or call 520-327-2127.

PPooDD Monthly Travel Writing Competition

4 November 2010

PPooDD is a cooperative and collaborative travel writing project holding monthly writing competitions to attract new membership and reward current members. There is no entry fee, but you must be an active participant in the project to enter.
November – Encounters With Animals
December – Music
January – Christmas
Closing date is the final day of the month
An ‘active participant’ on the site submits three new and original pieces of work in the month to
and comments upon, improves, edits and advises other members on at least six pieces of work.
All entries must be ‘travel writing’, and exactly what that means is an open issue, but the participatory aspects of the project should identify when a piece is not travel writing. Poetry is permitted.
Entries must be:
Less than 500 words
Not be written in the first person
Epitomize some aspect of the place in question
And should be:
About the darker seamier side of life: sickness, sex, drugs, crime, grime, whaling, death, danger, recklessness, dangerous places, terrorism, eating yak.
Full details, terms and conditions are here.

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: