Archive for June 3rd, 2013

Indiana Review 1/2 K Prize – Now Accepting Short Stories and Prose Poetry

3 June 2013


Reading Fee: $20

(includes one-year subscription)

The winner of our contest will receive $1,000 and publication in Indiana Review.
All entries are considered for publication.
All entries are considered anonymously.

Previously published works and works forthcoming elsewhere cannot be considered.

Simultaneous submissions are okay, but the fee is non-refundable if accepted elsewhere.

Multiple entries are okay, as long as a separate reading fee is included with each entry.

Further, IR cannot consider work from anyone currently or recently affiliated with Indiana University or the prize judge.


Send no more than three short shorts or prose poems per entry, maximum 500 words each. Entrant’s name must not appear on the submission.

Read examples (by J. Bowers and Megan Moriarty) of 2012 Half-K Finalists to be published in our forthcoming Summer 2013 issue!

Each fee entitles entrant to a one-year subscription, an extension of a current subscription, or a gift subscription. Please indicate your choice and enclose complete address information for subscriptions. International addresses, please add $12 for postage ($7 for addresses in Canada).

We prefer that you pay online. If online payment is impossible, please make checks payable to Indiana University. Please note that we cannot accept money orders or checks from foreign banks. We cannot accept checks made out to Indiana Review.

If submitting electronically, please click here for our submission manager. Be sure to select the genre “1/2 K Prize 2013.”

If submitting by post, please click here for our official entry form. With your entry, include a printout of your payment confirmation receipt e-mail. If desired, include self-addressed stamped envelope for notification. Manuscripts will not be returned.

Send entries to:
½ K Prize
Indiana Review

Ballantine Hall 465
1020 E. Kirkwood Ave.
Bloomington, IN 47405-7103

Remember: If submitting payment via regular mail, please make checks payable to “Indiana University.” We cannot accept checks addressed to “Indiana Review,” and correcting this can cause significant delays to your submission.

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Barbara Mandigo Kelly Peace Poetry Award

3 June 2013

The Barbara Mandigo Kelly Peace Poetry Awards are an annual series of awards to encourage poets to explore and illuminate positive visions of peace and the human spirit. The Poetry Awards include three age categories: Adult, Youth 13-18, and Youth 12 & Under. The contest is open to people worldwide. Poems must be original, unpublished and in English.
DEADLINE: 07-01-2013
PRIZES: $1,000.00
ENTRY FEE: $15.00

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Writing Markets – Income Opportunities

3 June 2013

North American Review, USA 
The oldest literary magazine in America, published at the University of Northern Iowa. Interested in high-quality poetry, fiction, and nonfiction on any subject; especially interested in work that addresses contemporary North American concerns and issues, particularly with the environment, race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, and class.
According to their guidelines fiction and nonfiction submissions should have reopened on 1st May. Pays $1 per line for poems or $5 per 350 words of prose (minimum payment for either genre is $20, maximum $100).

Leading Edge, USA
A semi-professional speculative fiction magazine produced at Brigham Young University. Dedicated to the presentation of new and upcoming talent. Accepts science fiction and fantasy short stories, novelettes, novellas, and poetry, as well as scholarly articles, book reviews, and interviews that deal with current popular authors. Fiction payment is 1 cent per word, $10 minimum, $50 maximum.  Poetry: $10.

New England Review, USA
Literary journal published quarterly. Welcomes submissions in fiction, poetry, nonfiction, drama, translation, and cover art. Pays $10 per page ($20 minimum) or $100 for cover art.

Law Officer Magazine, USA
Monthly publication for law enforcement personnel across the United States. Emphasizes tactics, technology and training in every issue. Pays $200 to $350 for features, $150-200 for departments. $25 for news items.

New Humanist, UK
A bi-monthly magazine that supports and promotes humanism and rational inquiry, and opposes religious dogma, irrationalism and bunkum wherever it is found. Carries articles with a humanist perspective. No fiction. Length: Up to 2,000 words. Nominal payment for features.

E Magazine, USA
The voice for the environmental movement and as a vital information source on national and international coverage of environmental issues. “Green Living” section features regular departments: Your Health, Eating Right, House and Home, Going Green, Money Matters, Consumer News and Tools for Green Living. Features are 3,200 to 4,200 words. Pays $0.30 per word.

Parents, USA
National publication interested in stories that will appeal to a wide variety of parents. All articles include expert advice and real-parent examples as well as study data. Query first. High-paying market.


3 June 2013

DEADLINE: July 1, 2013
GENRE:  Nonfiction
DETAILS:   Award for promising new journalist or essayist whose
work contains warmth, humor, wisdom and social justice.  Submit two
samples of your writing (published or unpublished) 30 pages max.
PRIZE: $5000 and one month residency at Blue Mountain Center.


3 June 2013

DEADLINE: June 30, 2013
GENRE: Short stories
OPEN TO: Those who have not had professionally published a novel or short novel, or more than one novelette, or more than three short stories, in any medium. Professional publication is deemed to be payment, and at least 5,000 copies, or 5,000 hits for online publication.
DETAILS:  Fantasy, Sci-Fi or Horror: All types of science fiction, fantasy and horror with fantastic elements, are welcome. 17,000 words max.
PRIZES:  $1,000 first prize awarded each quarter, 2nd Prize $750, 3rd Prize $500. One of the quarter winners also receives the $5,000 annual “Gold Award” grand prize.


3 June 2013


DEADLINE: June 30, 2013
GENRE: Humour
DETAILS:  Write a bad opening line to a novel.  The sentence
shouldn’t be longer than 50 – 60 words.  All genres accepted.
Multiple entries accepted. All original and unpublished.
PRIZES:  a pittance


3 June 2013

DEADLINE: June 30, 2013
GENRE:   Short stories
DETAILS:  5000 word maximum apocalyptic/dystopian short story. 
PRIZE:  $£100 and publication


3 June 2013

DEADLINE:  June 30, 2013
GENRE:  Short stories
DETAILS: A two thousand word tale with crime at its heart. 
PRIZE:  £100, £50, £25 and publication


3 June 2013

DEADLINE: June 15, 2013
GENRE: Short Stories
DETAILS:  Quarterly contest for science fiction and fantasy
stories. 1000 – 5000 words long, previously unpublished stories
PRIZE:  £50 and publication.