Archive for March, 2011

Convozine’s March Short Story Challenge

3 March 2011

The Assignment:

This month’s challenge is to write a creative short story or essay on the theme “Baggage Claim“. Similar to the prior challenges, what that means is completely up to you. Travel, self-reflection, relationships or personal realizations — there are a lot of interpretations. Surprise us! Bonus points for creative application of the theme, so don’t be afraid to look beyond the obvious.

How short or long you make your story is also up to you, but we recommend anywhere from 250-1000 words. Submissions can be in the form of a short story or an essay. Above all, be creative and have fun with it!

Entries begin now and will be accepted through March 31st, 2011.

Limit: four entries per person.

Winners will be announced on April 4th, 2011.


First, second and third place prizes will be awarded by our editorial team, based on overall creativity, quality and artistic merit.

First Place: US$500

Second Place: US$300

Third Place: US$200

All winners will also receive an award print piece based on this month’s entries and theme, designed by Convozine’s Maurice Woods.  Check out one of the past examples here:

How to Enter:


The Quotable Lit Call for Submissions

3 March 2011

The Quotable is the quarterly publication of quotable writers.  Each issue is based on a theme and a quote.  We’re searching for fiction, non-fiction, poetry and art for our “Escape” issue using the following quote as a springboard: 

“Many of us who walk to and fro upon our usual tasks are prisoners drawing mental maps of escape.” -Loren Eiseley

3,000 word maximum. 

Deadline: May 1, 2011

More info at:

Camping Writing Contest

3 March 2011

We are running a free writing contest on our website and are looking for people to share their camping How to’s, Reviews, useful Tips and Advice or any other camping topic. 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.

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.

Enter here: