Archive for December 1st, 2010

Nickelodeon Writing Fellowship

1 December 2010

Nickelodeon is offering writing fellowships in live action and animated television to writers with diverse backgrounds and experiences. Participants will have hands-on interaction with executives writing spec scripts and pitching story ideas. The program, developed to broaden Nickelodeon’s outreach efforts, provides a salaried position for up to one year.

Deadline to submit is February 28, 2011.

For more information, visit

2011 Sylvia K. Burack Writing Award

1 December 2010

The Sylvia K. Burack Writing Award is a writing contest for high school students in grades 11 and 12 in the U.S. and Canada.

The award is made in memory of Sylvia K. Burack, longtime editor and publisher of The Writer. Burack was known for her dedication to helping writers and editors.

 The winner receives $500, publication in The Writer, and more.

Entry is free at Burack. Submission deadline is March 31, 2011.

Visit the website for details: CLICK HERE!

What’s The Buzz(word)? Contest

1 December 2010

Writing is all about words. Many writers spend time poring over dictionaries and thesauri, absorbing intriguing words into their mental database. Now we invite you to create your own word in our What’s the Buzz(word)? Writing Contest.

Tell us a new buzzword that you believe could appear in 2011 and you could win a free 10-week writing workshop.

For examples, complete rules, and a free online entry form, click Buzzword. Entry deadline is January 10, 2011.

Burner Magazine: ISSUE 03 CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS: Writers, Artists, Photographers!

1 December 2010

Burner is that girl. She’s witty, pretty, and doesn’t dumb herself down. By day, she’s a kindergarten teacher and by night, dances gogo. She’s the chick who soundtracks her days with Wagner, and goes out to see The Warlocks in a grungy downtown bar at night. She saves Bach for rainy mornings, The Beatles for sunny afternoons. She’s a muse and amusing, compelling and never complacent. She gets her greatest inspiration from the sounds, images and words that the world has produced, and certainly can’t live without music.

Burner Issue 03, set for release March 1, 2010, will be MUSIC themed. We’re interested in science, art, truth, conspiracies, naturalism, cyborgs, music, beauty, sex, and everything in between, so long as you in some way, shape or form relate it back to MUSIC: your most powerful experiences with it, how you interact with it on a daily basis, the day you heard the first song that broke your heart – go wild, dearest contributor, these choices are yours to make. We will, however, toss your submission into the proverbial wastebasket faster than you can say ‘Exile on Main Street’ if it even remotely resembles the uninspired and pretentious academia which so bored us to death we had to create our own magazine.

For Issue 03, we’re looking for you crazy, beautiful Burner girls and boys to send us your most glorious, inspired, heartbreaking, and most importantly music-related work to us at by no later than January 18, 2011.

Poetry: 3-5 poems that you feel fit the Burner Magazine ethos in respect to Issue 03’s theme of MUSIC. Please attach all poems in a single document with full formatting (.doc/.rtf preferred), and include the word “POETRY” in the subject line.

Short fiction/non-fiction: Submissions of short fiction and non-fiction should be limited 500-1000 words, fit into Issue 03’s theme of MUSIC, and be attached in a single document. Include the words “FICTION” or “NON-FICTION” in the subject line.

Photography/Visual Art: We need your most incendiary and inspiring visual works that are somehow related to the wide and wonderful world of MUSIC to bring our issue to life. Please send us high-resolution images and include the word “PHOTO” in the subject line.

Music: We’d love to hear from all you bands, producers and music lovers! If we absolutely adore it, we’ll find a way to slip in audio files and music-related write-ups. Please ensure the word “MUSIC” is included in the subject line.

Gak: Have you been working on something that you feel is right up Burner’s alley but doesn’t fit into any of the above categories? Send it anyways (so long as it has something to do with MUSIC)! Include the word “GAK” in the subject line.
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Happy journies darlings!
Burner Magazine, Editorial Staff

New Writing Competition: Jane Austen Parody Contest, “Bad Austen” – winners get published, win cash!

1 December 2010

Join the esteemable company of Ms. Jane Austen! In the tradition of the Bulwer Lytton Contest and the Bad Hemingway and Bad Faulkner contests, here’s your chance to pen a scene of a “classic” novel Jane Austen never wrote.

How is it done?

* Everything is done through – register, submit your scene, and spread the word to get people to vote for your entry!

* Sharpen your wit, let your imagination run wild, and write a scene (no longer than 800 words, please!).

* You are free to determine plot, characters, and setting.

* Our only requirement is that the style must parody Austen.

Deadline: The Contest entry period will begin on November 15, 2010, and continue until March 1, 2011.

* Other rules apply, which you can read about here:

* WHAT YOU WIN: Our distinguished panelists ( will read all of the entries on the website to decide which awful scene submissions to feature in a Bad Austen compilation that will be published in Fall 2011 by Adams Media ( The Grand Prize winner will also receive $250 in addition to being in the book. Readers can also vote for your favorite scenes on the site, and the top reader-voted scene will receive special recognition in Bad Austen.

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A Very Short Story Writing Competition

1 December 2010

Monthly writing competition to provide writers with a platform to tell a tall tale in a small way.

Each story should not exceed 1000 words.

 Award: £50 and publication on the Web. 

 Entry fee: £4.

Deadline: Last day of each month; December 31, 2010.