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Dream Quest One Poetry & Writing Contest is now accepting entries! – Winter 2013-2014

9 June 2013

The Dream Quest One Poetry & Writing Contest is international, open to anyone who loves expressing innermost thoughts and feelings into the beautiful art of poetry or writing a story that is worth telling everyone! And welcome to all having the ability to dream… Write a poem or short story for a chance to win cash prizes. All works must be original. http://www.dreamquestone.com

Guidelines:

Write a poem, 30 lines or fewer on any subject, style, or form, typed or neatly hand printed.

And/or write a short story, 5 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 and simultaneous poetry and short story entries are accepted.

Postmark deadline: January 16, 2014

All contest winners will be announced on February 28, 2014.

Prizes:

Writing First Prize is $500. Second Prize: $250. Third Prize: $100.

Poetry 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 http://www.dreamquestone.com for details on how to enter!

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

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Rescue Press’ 2013 Black Box Poetry Prize

9 June 2013

The Black Box Poetry Prize

June, 2013

Judge: Heather Christle

Rescue Press presents The Black Box Poetry Prize, a contest for full-length collections of poetry, open to poets at any stage in their writing careers. This year’s submissions will be accepted during the month of June 2013.

To enter:

1. Attach your manuscript and cover letter to an email (.pdf or .doc only) addressed to: rescuepressprize@gmail.com. The cover letter should briefly introduce yourself and include any biographical details, acknowledgements, contact information, or notes you may wish to send. Your name should not appear in the manuscript beyond the title page, and simultaneous submissions are allowed but please notify the editors if your manuscript is accepted elsewhere. Students or close friends of the judge are ineligible.

2. Participants have the option to submit a reading fee via this Paypal link. Rescue Press is supporting an offer-what-you-will payment method. In other words, you are not required to pay a fee in order to enter the contest but donations of any amount are appreciated and go toward publishing the winning manuscript and potentially an editor’s choice. Let us know if you have questions.

3. Rescue Press editors will send a select number of anonymous manuscripts to our judge, Heather Christle, who will choose the 2013 Black Box Poetry Prize winner. Results will be announced in Fall 2013 on our website and via email, and the winning manuscript(s) will be published in Fall 2014.

Judge: Heather Christle is the author of What Is Amazing (Wesleyan University Press, 2012), The Difficult Farm (Octopus Books, 2009), and The Trees The Trees (Octopus Books, 2011), which won the 2012 Believer Poetry Award. Her poems have appeared in publications including Boston Review, Gulf CoastThe New Yorker, and The Best American Poetry. She has taught poetry at Sarah Lawrence College, the University of Massachusetts Amherst, and Emory University, where she was the 2009-2011 Poetry Writing Fellow. She is the Web Editor for jubilat and frequently a writer in residence at the Juniper Summer Writing Institute. A native of Wolfeboro, New Hampshire, she lives in Yellow Springs, OH.

See our website or blog for submission guidelines and previous winners: www.rescue-press.org.

Previous Winners:

2011
Judge’s Choice: Blueberry Morningsnow’s WHALE IN THE WOODS, selected by Sabrina Orah Mark

Editor’s Choice: Philip Sorenson’s OF EMBODIES

2012
Judge’s Choice: Todd Melicker’s RENDEZVOUS, selected by Zach Savich

Editor’s Choice: Hannah Brooks-Motl’s THE NEW YEARS

2013 Robert and Adele Schiff Awards in Poetry and Prose

9 June 2013
The Cincinnati Review is now accepting entries for the 2013 Robert and Adele Schiff Awards in Poetry and Prose. One poem and one prose piece (fiction or creative nonfiction) will be chosen for publication in our 2014 prize issue, and the two winners will each receive $1,000.
The entry fee of $20 includes a year-long subscription, and submissions will be accepted from June 1st to July 15th. All entries will be considered for publication. Please submit up to 8 pages of poetry or 40 pages of prose per entry. All entries should be submitted through our online submission manager here.
For complete contest guidelines, please visit www.cincinnatireview.com

 

Underground Voices Short Story Competition

9 June 2013

NOW OPEN
Underground Voices is sponsoring an exciting short story competitionwith partial proceeds going to READING IS FUNDAMENTAL, a nonprofit program that gets books and literacy resources to kids who need them most. The competition runs until September 21st (postmarked by September 21st or received via email by September 21st.) The winner wins $700, publication in the 2013 print anthology of Underground Voices and the story online at the Underground Voices’ website. 2nd place wins $300, publication in the 2013 print anthology of Underground Voices and the story online at the Underground Voices’ website. 3rd place wins $100, publication in the 2013 print anthology of Underground Voices and the story online at the Underground Voices’ website. The entry fee is $15. Submit up to two stories of no more than 25 pages each.

Submissions can be mailed to:
Underground Voices
2046 Hillhurst Ave, #116
Los Angeles, CA 90027

OR submissions can be emailed to uveditor@undergroundvoices.com
Put ‘COMPETITION’ in the subject line with payments being made via Paypal to uveditor@undergroundvoices.com

Please see more details here:
http://www.undergroundvoices.com/UVCompetition.html

And more about us here:
http://www.undergroundvoices.com/UVBAbout.html

WILDA HEARNE Flash Fiction Contest

8 June 2013

 Deadline: October 1. $500,

publication in Big Muddy.

Best short-short story, 500 words or less.

$15 fee includes copy of Big Muddy with winning story.

Wilda Hearne Flash Fiction Contest, Southeast Missouri State University Press, MS 2650 One University Plaza, Cape Girardeau, MO 63701.

Website:http://www6.semo.edu/universitypress/hearne.htm

Marguerite McGlinn Prize for Fiction

8 June 2013

This annual national short fiction contest features a first place $2,000 cash award, and includes an invitation to an awards dinner on the campus of Rosemont College on Friday, October 11, 2013. New for 2013: a second place cash prizeof $500 and third place cash prize of $250. The winning stories will appear in the Fall 2013 print and online issue ofPhiladelphia Stories. The Marguerite McGlinn Prize for Fiction is made possible by the generous support of the McGlinn, Hansma, and Dry families.

Contest Submission Guidelines:

  • Submission period: EXTENDED DEADLINE TO JUNE 15, 2013.
  • Previously unpublished works of fiction up to 8,000 words.
  • Multiple submissions will be accepted for the contest only. Simultaneous submissions are also accepted, however, we must be notified immediately if your work is accepted elsewhere.
  • Only authors currently residing in the United States are eligible.
  • Submissions will only be accepted via the website.
  • There is a $10 reading fee for each story submitted.
  • All entrants will receive a complimentary one-year membership to Philadelphia Stories.
  • Winners will be announced by October 1, 2013.

Visit the website for details:

http://www.philadelphiastories.org/marguerite-mcglinn-prize-fiction-0

WASAFIRI NEW WRITING PRIZE

8 June 2013

ENTRY FEE £6, £10 or £15
The competition is open to anyone worldwide who has not published a complete book. We are looking for creative submissions in one of three categories: Poetry, Fiction or Life Writing. £300 will be awarded to the winner in each category and their work will be published in Wasafiri. Deadline July 26, 2013.

Visit the website for details:

http://www.wasafiri.org/wasafiri-new-writing-prize.asp

HILLERMAN PRIZE

8 June 2013

NO ENTRY FEE
The contest is open to any professional or non-professional writer, regardless of nationality, who has never been the author of a published mystery. All manuscripts submitted must be original works of book length (no less than 220 typewritten pages or approximately 60,000 words) written in the English language by the contestants. Murder or another serious crime or crimes is at the heart of the story, and emphasis is on the solution rather than the details of the crime.The story’s primary setting is the Southwestern United States, including at least one of the following states: Arizona, California, Colorado, Nevada, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Texas, and Utah. (The decision of the Competition’s judges as to whether or not a manuscript qualifies will be final.) If a winner is selected, St. Martin’s Press will publish the winning manuscript by offering to enter into its standard form author’s agreement with the contestant. The winner will receive an advance against future royalties of $10,000.

Deadline August 1, 2013.

Visit the website for guidelines and specifics:

http://www.hillermanprize.com/#!about1/c20ee

Friends of the Mustang Library Fiction Writing Contest

6 June 2013

Deadline: Sunday, September 1, 2013

Categories: Fiction

Entry Fees:

$25.00

Prizes:

$1,000.00 award plus plaque

Description:

Fiction writing contest on any topic with a 4,000 maximum word count. Judge is a nationally known, published author. Visit www.mustanglibrary.org, click on Friends of the Library link.

Contact Information:

FriendsWriting@ymail.com or

Tel.# 405-376-2226 

Website:

www.mustanglibrary.org

Carolyn A. Klepper Youth Fiction Writing Contest

6 June 2013

Deadline: Sunday, September 1, 2013

Categories:

Fiction

Entry Fees:

$20.00

Prizes:

$500.00 award and plaque

Description:

Contest open to youth age 17 and younger. Any topic is acceptable. 4,000 maximum word count. Submit manuscript and entry fee at www.mustanglibrary.org. Click on “Friends of the Library” link.

Contact Information:

FriendsWriting@ymail.com or  

Tel.# 405-376-2226 

Website:

www.mustanglibrary.org

Literal Latté Poetry Awards

6 June 2013

Deadline: Monday, July 15, 2013

Categories

Entry Fees:

$10 per set of six poems or $15 for a set of 10; check or money order made out to Literal Latté

Prizes:

$1,000/$300/$200

Description:

Send unpublished poems up to 2,000 words. All styles welcome and all entries considered for publication.

Contact Information:

Literal Latté, 200 E. 10th St., Suite 240, New York, NY 10003

212-260-5532 

Email via online form

Website:

http://www.literal-latte.com

Bard Fiction Prize

6 June 2013

Deadline: Monday, July 1, 2013

Categories:

Entry Fees: None

Prizes:

Monetary award and writer-in-residence appointment for one semester at Bard College.

Description

Offered to encourage and support young fiction writes, the prize is open to American citizens age 39 or younger at the time of application. Requires the applicant to submit a published book that shows their best work.

Contact Information

Bard Fiction Prize, Bard College, Annandale-on-Hudson, NY 12504-5000

Tele# 845-758-7087 

bfp@bard.edu

Website:

http://www.bard.edu/bfp

Writing-World.com – Helpful Articles on Querying and Submissions

6 June 2013

In case you didn’t already know, Writing World has some helpful articles on querying and submissions on their Successful Queries and Submissions page, which you can find here:

http://www.writing-world.com/queries/index.shtml. If you’ve got questions about how to format a manuscript, who to address your query letter to, and what to do if you don’t have clips,

this is the place to go. You know you need to write a query letter that’s professional yet compelling. But what does a “good” query letter look like? How much information should you include in

your query? Should you tell the editor your age, your job title, your education level? In the eBook “21 Query Letters That Sold,” you can read real query letters that resulted in sales to TIME, The

New York Times, Elle and other well-known publications. Go to journalist Mridu Khullar Relph’s website to sign up for her weekly newsletter and get a free copy of the eBook:

http://www.mridukhullar.com/ebook-queries/.

Constance Rooke Creative Nonfiction Prize

5 June 2013

Deadline: Thursday, August 1, 2013

Categories

Entry Fees

$35 CAD for Canadians
$40 USD for residents of the US
$45 USD for entries from elsewhere (entry fee includes a one-year subscription to The Malahat Review)
Additional entries: $15 CAD.

Prizes

$1000 CAD

Description

The Malahat Review invites you to enter a piece of creative nonfiction between 2000 and 3000 words in length. Entries can be sent via email or regular mail.

Contact Information

cnfprize@uvic.ca

Website:

http://www.malahatreview.ca/contests/creative_non-fiction_prize/info.html

Shirley You Jest! Book Awards

5 June 2013

Deadline: Monday, July 22, 2013

Categories

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Entry Fees

$50 per entry

Prizes

First and second place fiction and non-fiction winners receive interviews, reviews, special blog promos and social media mentions from SYJ! sponsors.

Description

Shirley You Jest! Book Awards honors books by self-published and traditionally published indie authors that “deliver the funny” in the categories of fiction and non-fiction. E-book and print titles released between 2012 – 2013 are eligible.

Contact Information

syjbookawards@gmail.com

Visit the website for details:

http://www.shirley-you-jest.net/#!the-contest

Tennessee Williams/New Orleans Literary Festival ONE-ACT CONTEST & FICTION CONTEST

5 June 2013

Our One-act competition is now accepting submissions. The Grand Prize includes a staged reading at the next festival, $1,500, VIP All-Access Festival pass for two years, and publication in Bayou. Additionally, there will be a full production of the winners work at the Festival the following year. The University of New Orleans Creative Writing Workshop and the Department of Film, Theatre, and Communication Arts will judge our 28th Annual One-Act Contest. Playwrights who have not been previously produced, published, or performed may submit a play running no more than an hour with an entry fee of $25 by November 1st, 2013. Visit the website for complete guidelines. 

Tennessee Williams/New Orleans Literary Festival
One-Act Contest
938 Lafayette Street, Suite 514
New Orleans, LA 70113.
contests@tennesseewilliams.net

http://con13.tennesseewilliams.net/play-contest
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Victor LaValle and Emily Raboteau will judge the 6th Annual Fiction Contest. A prize of $1,500 and Publication in Louisiana Literature. There will also be a public reading of the of the winning piece at the next Festival. Writers who have not published a work of fiction may submit a work of fiction up to 7,000 words with an entry fee of $25.00 by November 15th. Visit the website for more information.

Tennessee Williams/New Orleans Literary Festival
Fiction Contest
938 Lafayette Street, Suite 514
New Orleans, LA 70113.
contests@tennesseewilliams.net

http://con13.tennesseewilliams.net/fiction-contest/

INKTEARS FLASH FICTION COMPETITION 2013

5 June 2013

Now open for entries. Age 18+ 

Closing date 31 July 2013

 

There are six prizes available:  

Winner:  £250  GBP      

Runner Up:  £50 GBP               

4 x Highly Commended:  £25.00 GBP

 

All prize-winners will have their story published to the InkTears Readership and their Bio published on the InkTears website.

 

Submissions must be 500 words or less in length, any theme.

 

Fees: 1 entry £3.00 GBP; 2 entries £5.00 GBP; 3 entries £6.50 GBP; 4 entries £7.50 GBP

 

Full results will be posted on the InkTears website by 10th November 2013.

 

NB: stories may have been previously published (in a magazine or online providing the author still owns the copyright and there is no exclusivity with the prior publication) or unpublished. 

 

www.inktears.com for full details. 

 

Creative Nonfiction is seeking new essays about “Mistakes”

5 June 2013

Deadline: November 1, 2013

 

For an upcoming issue, Creative Nonfiction is seeking new essays about mistakes—major or minor, tragic or serendipitous, funny or painful. We’re looking for stories about poor decisions, missteps, or miscalculations; we want to read about embarrassing boo-boos, dangerous misjudgments, or fortuitous faux pas in well-crafted stories that explore the nature and outcomes of human fallibility.

 

Essays must be vivid and dramatic; they should combine a strong and compelling narrative with an informative or reflective element, and reach beyond a strictly personal experience for some universal or deeper meaning. We’re looking for well-written prose, rich with detail and a distinctive voice; all essays must tell true stories and be factually accurate.

 

Creative Nonfiction editors will award $1000 for Best Essay & $500 for runner-up.

 

Guidelines: Essays must be previously unpublished and no longer than 4,000 words. There is a $20 reading fee (or send a reading fee of $25 to include a 4-issue subscription to Creative Nonfiction—US submitters only); multiple entries are welcome ($20/essay) as are entries from outside the United States (though due to shipping costs we cannot offer the subscription deal). All essays will be considered for publication in a special “Mistakes” issue.

 

You may submit essays online or by regular mail:

 

By regular mail Postmark deadline November 1, 2013
Please send manuscript, accompanied by cover letter with complete contact information including the title of the essay and word count; SASE or email for response; and payment to:

 

Creative Nonfiction
Attn: Mistakes
5501 Walnut Street, Suite 202
Pittsburgh, PA 15232

Online Deadline to upload files: 11:59 pm EST November 1, 2013

Visit the website to enter online at:

https://www.creativenonfiction.org/submissions/mistakes

 

2013 DANA AWARDS – Ficiton, Poetry, Novels

4 June 2013

POSTMARK DEADLINE OCTOBER 31, 2013

3 AWARDS:

$1,000 each for Novel, Short Fiction,  Poetry // $3,000 in awards


RESULTS LETTERS by MAY 1, 2014 (to your email address or via SASE) 

WEBSITE:     www.danaawards.com 

E-MAIL:     danaawards@gmail.com   for questions only.

NO E-MAIL OR ELECTRONIC SUBMISSIONS. 

PLEASE  NOTE: 

WE ASK THAT ALL WORK BE UNAWARDED AND UNPUBLISHED WHEN SUBMITTED TO US AND NOT PROMISED FOR AWARD OR FOR PUBLICATION, EITHER IN PRINT OR ONLINE. YOU 

YOU MAY SIMULTANEOUSLY SUBMIT.  IF YOUR WORK IS ACCEPTED ELSEWHERE , PLEASE TELL US IMMEDIATELY. BUT BECAUSE WE DON’T PUBLISH (WE OFFER MONETARY AWARDS ONLY), IT WILL STILL BE ELIGIBLE FOR OUR MONETARY AWARDS. 

POEMS, STORIES, OR NOVEL EXCERPTS ALREADY PUBLISHED INDIVIDUALLY ARE NOT ELIGIBLE, EVEN IF SENT FROM PART OF A LARGER BOOK WHICH HAS NOT BEEN PUBLISHED.

IMPORTANT:  FOR ALL AWARDS, THE TERM MANUSCRIPT DOES NOT MEAN A FULL BOOK. We mean first 40 pages for a  Novel ms., 1 short story for a Short Fiction ms.,  and 5 poems for a Poetry ms.

                            OUR 3 AWARDS:

DANA AWARD FOR THE NOVEL is $1,000 

for the first 40 pages ONLY of a  novel either completed or in progress (in-progress submissions should be as polished as possible).  All types of novels accepted (NO MEMOIRS).  No novels for or by persons under 16.  Typed, double-spaced only.

DANA AWARD FOR SHORT FICTION is $1,000 

for the best short fiction (NO MEMOIRS for this award.  Instead, submit under ESSAY category below).  Maximum 10,000 words per short story.  No stories for or by persons under 16.  Typed, double-spaced only.

DANA AWARD FOR POETRY is $1,000

for the best group of 5 poems, judged on the overall excellence of all 5. 5 poems per entry.  No light verse or verse for or by persons under 16.  Poems may be thematically related but need not be. Poems longer than 100 lines are discouraged.  Typed. Single-spaced preferred.

READING FEES:
$15 per 5 poems

$15 per short story 

$25 per novel entry

          
MAKE CHECKS PAYABLE TO:  “DANA AWARDS”

From outside U.S., send INTERNATIONAL money orders, traveler’s checks, or bank checks (all must be formally stamped by the issuing bank as “U.S. funds” AND must be drawn on U.S. banks only).

COVER SHEET:  Include SEPARATE COVER SHEET with name, address, phone number, e-mail address, title(s) of work(s) submitted.  NO AUTHOR’S NAME ON MANUSCRIPT.

SASE FOR RESULTS ONLY.   NO MSS. RETURNED.

MAIL BY OCTOBER 31, 2013 (POSTMARKED) TO:


MARY ELIZABETH PARKER, CHAIR

DANA AWARDS

200 FOSSEWAY DRIVE

GREENSBORO, NORTH CAROLINA USA 27455

Visit the website: www.danaawards.com

QUESTIONS ONLYEMAIL: danaawards@gmail.com

2013 Muriel Craft Bailey Contest

4 June 2013
Deadline: July 1, 2013
Entry Fee: $5

A prize of $1,000 and publication in Comstock Review is given annually for a poem. Submit poems of up to 40 lines each with a $5 entry fee per poem by July 1. Send an SASE, call, e-mail, or visit the website for complete guidelines.

Comstock Review, Muriel Craft Bailey Award, 4956 St. John Drive, Syracuse, NY 13215.  (315) 488-8077 . Georgia Popoff, Managing Editor.

E-mail address: 

poetry@comstockreview.org

University of Pittsburgh Press Drue Heinz Literature Prize

4 June 2013
Deadline: June 30, 2013

NO ENTRY FEE

A prize of $15,000 and publication by University of Pittsburgh Press is given annually for a collection of short fiction. The prize is open to writers who have published a book of fiction or a minimum of three short stories or novellas in nationally distributed magazines or literary journals. Submit a manuscript of 150 to 300 pages between May 1 and June 30, 2013. There is no entry fee. Send an SASE, e-mail, or visit the website for complete guidelines.

University of Pittsburgh Press, Drue Heinz Literature Prize, Eureka Building, 5th Floor, 3400 Forbes Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15260.

Money for Women/Barbara Deming Memorial Fund

4 June 2013

Individual Artist Grants for Women

Deadline: June 30, 2013
Entry Fee: $20

Money for Women/Barbara Deming Memorial Fund, Individual Artist Grants for Women, P.O. Box 309, Wilton, NH 03086. Susan Pliner, Executive Director.

Pearl Editions Pearl Poetry Prize

4 June 2013
Deadline: June 30, 2013
Entry Fee: $25
A prize of $1,000 and publication by Pearl Editions is given annually for a poetry collection.
Fred Voss will judge. Submit a manuscript of 48 to 64 pages with a $25 entry fee by June 30.
Send an SASE or visit the website for complete guidelines.

Pearl Editions, Pearl Poetry Prize, 3030 East Second Street, Long Beach, CA 90803. Marilyn Johnson, Editor.

RopeWalk Press Editor’s Fiction Chapbook Prize

4 June 2013
Deadline: June 15, 2013
Entry Fee: $20

A prize of $1,000, publication by RopeWalk Press, and 25 author copies is given annually for a fiction chapbook. Submit a manuscript of up to 45 pages with a $20 entry fee ($5 for each additional entry) by June 15, 2013. Visit the website for complete guidelines.

RopeWalk Press, Editor’s Fiction Chapbook Prize, 8600 University Boulevard, Evansville, IN 47712.  (800) 464-1916 . Nicole Louise Reid, Editor.

Glimmer Train Press – Fiction Contest

4 June 2013
Deadline: June 30, 2013
Entry Fee: $19

A prize of $2,500 and publication in Glimmer Train Stories is given quarterly for a short story. Using the online submission system, submit a story of up to 20,000 words with a $19 entry fee by June 30, 2013. Visit the website for complete guidelines.

Glimmer Train Press, 4763 SW Maplewood Road, P.O. Box 80430, Portland, OR 97280.  (503) 221-0836 .

Susan Burmeister-Brown and Linda Swanson-Davies, Coeditors.