Archive for December 17th, 2010

Call for Entries: Dream Quest One Poetry & Writing Contest

17 December 2010

The Dream Quest One Poetry & Writing Contest is open to anyone who loves arranging words 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.


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.

Deadline: July 31, 2011


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 for further details, to print out an entry form or to enter online.

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

New Exposure Opportunity for Children’s Authors… For Free

17 December 2010

HOBOKEN, NJ (12/14/10) —  There are countless tips for children’s authors at the beginning of their careers, as well as those looking to grow a career that has recently taken off.  These tips all center around the importance of exposure for the authors work.  In the past this important exposure has relied on the author investing in marketing, but there are new avenues for exposure that do not cost anything such as online publication with

FreeChildrenStories.Com is visited regularly by thousands of parents, teachers and children around the globe.  The website, was founded with the goal of making access to new and original stories as easy as possible for children regardless of whether their family could afford costly hardbound books.  The site is always accepting submissions from children’s authors, in any language, to be selected by the review team for publication at no cost.  The level of exposure provided by the website can be leveraged when trying to obtain a literary agent, and included in submissions to publishers. publication can also be used for transfer to ebook publication.

The Short Story Competition

17 December 2010

The competition is open-themed and run on a quarterly basis.

The closing dates are 31 March, 30 June, 30 September, 31 December. If you miss a closing date you will be entered into the following quarter’s competition.

Stories received now are for inclusion in the competition closing on 31 March 2011.

Entry fee is £5 for the first story, £3 for additional stories.

Critiques are available for £5 per story.

First Prize is £250.

Second Prize is £100.

Third Prize is £50.

Winners will be notified within 4 weeks of the closing date.

Winners will be announced, and winning stories published on this site, within 6 weeks of the closing date.

For competition rules and details of how to enter visit: