Archive for June 2nd, 2013


2 June 2013

The mission of The Lillian E. Smith Center for Creative Arts is to offer a place where gifted creative artists and scholars in various disciplines may find the conditions of quiet solitude and privacy in which to pursue their work. The Center offers each resident a furnished cottage, which includes a bathroom and a kitchen facility. A fee of $100 per week is charged to help defray the basic expenses of maintenance and operation. It is anticipated that the length of each residency period shall be negotiable between the applicant and the director. Location Clayton, GA.

Applications will be accepted from August 15th, 2013 to June 1, 2014

All inquiries re: The Lillian E. Smith Center for Creative Arts should be addressed to Nancy Smith Fichter at the following address:
August 15-June 1: 710 Waverly Road, Tallahassee, FL 32312
June1-August 15: P.O.Box 467, Clayton, GA 30525
Email: Dr. Nancy Smith Fichter, Director.

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2 June 2013

Apply from August 1st through September 15th for the mid-February through April residency period. Hambidge is closed from mid-December
to mid-February. All new applicants will automatically be considered for the NEA Fellowship which provides a $700 stipend and waives the $400 residency fee for two-week residencies. This is offered to the nine top scoring candidates. $30 application fee. Submit up to 30 pages of a novel, play, short story or other written work. Please include a synopsis if necessary. Poets submit 5 to 8 poems or appropriate excerpts from longer works. For writers who work in languages other than English, submit both original language examples and English translations. Location Rabun Gap, GA.

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2 June 2013

Notting Hill Editions is delighted to launch an annual literary prize for the best essay in the English language, of between 2,000 and 8,000 words, published or unpublished, on any subject. Award value £15,000. Five runners-up will each receive £1000.

Deadline August 1, 2013.

Authors of any nationality are eligible, but submissions must have been written originally in English. If already published, the essay must have appeared for the first time in periodical (print or online) but not book form, between 1 January 2012 and 31 July 2013.

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2 June 2013

We seek well crafted, character driven literary fiction in any genre
with a maximum of 10,000 words per story. Each of the selected story
authors will receive national publication and distribution, author
discount, and two complimentary copies.

First Prize: $1,000
Second Prize: $500
Third Prize: $250


Deadline: June 15, 2013

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2 June 2013

Deadline July 12, 2013.

The contest is for fiction about exploration for kindergarteners up to 150 words. The story should be appropriate to children 5 to 7 learning to read on their own. The theme of exploration could be set at home, down the block, at school, on vacation, in books: Use your imagination! The story should be fun, colorful, use well-targeted words, and have special interest for the age group. Do not write too high for this readership. Know what a five or seven-year-old can and cannot read. Originality and the overall quality of writing will also be considered. Publishability is the ultimate criterion.

There are five cash prizes:

$500 for the top winner,
$250 for second place,

and $100 for third, fourth, and fifth places.


If you’re not currently a subscriber to Children’s Writer,
the reading fee will also pay for an introductory eight-month subscription
to Children’s Writer.

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Announcing the Rehoboth Beach Reads Short Story Competition $500 First Prize

2 June 2013

Cat & Mouse Press, a small publishing company based in Lewes, DE has announced a new contest and invites writers to submit short pieces of fiction or nonfiction that are entertaining, interesting, humorous or just plain fun. The Rehoboth Beach Reads Short Story Competition features a $500 first prize sponsored by Browseabout
Books in Rehoboth Beach. The theme for the contest is The Beach House. Each story must incorporate that theme and also have a strong connection to Rehoboth Beach. A panel of judges will select the best entries, which will be published in a professionally designed
paperback book.


  1. Submissions must fit the theme.
  2. Written works may be fiction or nonfiction, but must be plausible as a “beach read” (engaging, entertaining, and/or humorous).
  3. No poetry, erotica, children’s literature, or religious material.
  4. All work must be original, unpublished, and free from libelous material.
  5. Length must be 500-5,000 words
  6. Work must be submitted electronically, in Microsoft Word.
  7. Work should be publication-ready (in final form, and free from grammatical, spelling, or structural mistakes).
  8. Writers retain copyright but must grant first publication rights if their work is selected
  9. There is no guarantee of publication
  10. Limit of three entries per person
  11.  Publisher reserves right to edit for grammar and spelling.
  12. No entries will be accepted after the deadline.
  13. Each entry must be accompanied by a $10 fee.
  14. Writers do not have to reside in Rehoboth, but the written piece must include a substantive connection to the area.
  15. Work will be judged on creativity, quality of writing, suitability as a beach read, and fit with the theme.

The deadline for entries is July 1, 2013.

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Win the $1,000 cash prize for Chanticleer Book Reviews Grand Prize for Best Book 2013

2 June 2013

Grand Prize Blue Ribbon for Best Book 2013

will receive $1,000 plus prizes and promotion.


The winner will be announced in early
October 2013. There will be only one CBR Grand Prize Blue Ribbon
Winner 2013. Only First Place Genre award winners may compete for
the Grand Prize for Best Book 2013. If a manuscript wins, it will
be eligible to be forwarded to literary agents who have contacted
CBR for first peeks at outstanding manuscripts (upon author approval).

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The Producers Club Short Play Contest

2 June 2013

The Producers Club Short Play Contest for fall is back! This Contest is to encourage emerging writers and find original shows we can produce. There is no fee to submit your play to the contest. We select the best of 5 plays from the submissions we receive. We are in the middle of producing previous contest’s five short plays. We have have directors like Richard Kline, Bob McAndrew and John J Bruno directing the plays. They are scheduled for July 21st, July 22nd and July 23rd at the Producers Club.

Once you are accepted, a $300 refundable deposit will be required. The deposit will be returned as long as your play sells 20 tickets in total to all three performances assigned to your show.

All plays selected will be given a three-performance run at the Producers Club on 44th Street and 9th Ave in Midtown Manhattan, NY.

Submission Rules
In order to submit a play, please send the following via email:
1. A 200- to 300-word synopsis of the play
2. The complete script in either a word document or PDF file
3. Your telephone number and home address
4. Your bio

Play Guidelines

Entries must be submitted by June 21st 2013.
All entries must the writer?s original work.
The entries should be between 10 and 15 minutes.
Maximum number of actors/actresses is 5 per entry.
The play will be produced with minimal set/props/costuming.
The judges will announce their selections on or about June 28th and the successful writers will be notified via email.
As soon as your play is accepted, you will be sent the festival guidelines. The refundable $300 deposit should be paid before the show rehearsals and will be refunded after the sales of the first 20 tickets; that means an average of 7 people per performance = 20 audience members in total to all three performances assigned. Each ticket will be $15.00 and will be admission to 5 short plays, that’s a full evening of great theater for $15.00 for your friends and family.

After all plays have had their three-performance run, the first place play will receive the $2,000.00 video package. The video will be a three-camera shoot of the play with pickup shots, close ups, etc.  The video will then be edited and a DVD will be created.  The producer/submitter of the play will be given 10 copies of the DVD.  You will own the video and can use it for any legal and non-derogatory purpose.

During the course of the performances three judges will attend, one per performance, to judge the plays. This panel of judges will choose the winning play and all decisions are final decision. Winners will be announced one week after the last performance.

Again, there is no submission fee. Only those plays that are accepted will be required to send in participant deposit, which is fully refunded if at least 20 people buy a ticket to see your play. (Each play will be listed separately on our website for ticketing purpose)

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The Next Novelist Novel Contest

2 June 2013

We’re Looking For

We want page-turning thrillers, crime novels and mysteries. The finalists will be voted on by the public, so readers need to be pulled in for you to win.

Submit a novel of at least 50,000 words and no more than 150,000. We’d be happy with a great beginning to a series.

Include your name and the title on every page of the manuscript.

We will only judge one submission per person. If you submit multiple, the first submission will be judged.

The Judging Process

Our editors will choose the finalists.

We release one section of each finalist book to the public each week, giving the audience the ability to vote for their favorites.

Each week we eliminate half the books, release another section of the remaining books, and repeat the process until we have a champion.


The winning author receives a $5,000 advance and a publishing deal with Atlatl.

Finalists will be promoted to 5,000+ readers on The Next Novelist website and receive 50% royalties from sales of their eBook.

How to Enter

Read the Official Rules.

Fill out the submission form.

Submissions before June 21st are free. Otherwise, there is a $20 submission fee.

Submissions for this round of the competition will close on August 31st or after 5,000 submissions.

Finalists will be announced by October 31st.

Visit the website for details on how to enter:


2 June 2013

Our competition this year is for poems on the theme of “stories” (this can be broadly interpreted).
There are no style or length restrictions
but it should be stressed that a short poem is just as likely to be selected as a longer one.
Competition Judge; Jim Bennett
1st prize is £100.
All shortlisted poems will be published as a “Poem of the Week” on the PK Blog and the top five will
be invited to be part of our CITN Featured Poet series.
Entry is by email to after an appropriate fee is paid by Pay Pal to the account
and all entries must be received before midnight 30th September 2013
Entries received after this time will be discarded.
First prize is £100 and the winning poem plus those selected for special commendation will be published at the
Poetry Kit website.
Entry fees are as follows;
1 poem £3.50, 3 Poems £8.00, 5 poems £10

For more details please go to our dedicated page at