Archive for August 21st, 2013


21 August 2013

DEADLINE: October 1, 2013

GENRE: Books

DETAILS: Any genre of novel is accepted, as long as it includes a love story.

“Boy meets girl, girl meets girl, girl meets shark, shark meets pirate — anything goes.”

Previously unpublished novel, 50,000 words minimum, no maximum.

PRIZE: $10,000 and publication by Quirk Books.

There are no entry fees.




21 August 2013

DEADLINE: October 31, 2013
OPEN TO:  Writers aged 18 to 25 only. 
GENRE:   Nonfiction
DETAILS: Theme for the essay is: ""Dost thou love life? Then do not
squander time, for that is the stuff life is made of." 1000 - 1500
PRIZES: £750, £500 and publication. 


21 August 2013

DEADLINE:  October 1, 2013

GENRE:  Short Stories

DETAILS: Food and drink has to be at the heart of the tale. The story could, for instance, be fiction or fact about a chance meeting over a drink, a life-changing conversation over dinner, or a relationship explored through food or drink. It could be crime or intrigue; in fact, any subject you like as long as it involves food and/or drink in some way. Submit one unpublished story, 2,500 word maximum.

PRIZE: £7,500  



21 August 2013

 DEADLINE: September 30, 2013

GENRE: Nonfiction, short stories

DETAILS: One story or essay 10,000 words maximum.

PRIZE: $250, both categories compete together.


DoubleDragon Publishers Open to Science Fiction Novel Submissions

21 August 2013

DoubleDragon is an ebook publisher currently seeking science
fiction novels including Hard (Science) SF, Space Fiction, Sci Fi,
Future Fiction, Lost Civilizations, Utopias, Distopias, Disaster
Novels, Alternate Histories, Time Travel, Parallel Worlds, etc.,
and FANTASY, including Myth, Legend, Fairy Tales, Traditional
Fantasy, Magic Realism, Sword and Sorcery, Epic Fantasy, Horror,
Gothic, etc.
They pay royalties of 30%. 

For more details visit:

300 Days of Sun Open to Submissions

21 August 2013

300 Days of Sun is a student-run literary journal sponsored by the

Nevada State College Humanities Department. It is a print journal

featuring poetry, fiction, creative non-fiction, and visual art.

It is open to original, unpublished work in English, from authors

and artists living in the Southwest (Nevada, California, Arizona,

New Mexico & Utah). They are open to submissions of poetry,

fiction, flash fiction, nonfiction and hybrid forms.

For more details visit:


21 August 2013

* FEEDBACK. Get feedback for every poem and story that you write.

* CONTESTS. Over 50 contests are always open and free to enter.

* FUN! Get feedback, enter writing contests, and learn.

Now Open: Wergle Flomp Humor Poetry Contest (no fee)

21 August 2013

Online Submission Deadline: April 1, 2014
Winning Writers invites you to enter the 13th annual Wergle Flomp Humor Poetry Contest. We’ll award $2,000, including a top prize of $1,000. Submit one humor poem online. No length limit. Both published and unpublished poems are welcome. No fee to enter. Final judge: Jendi Reiter.

See the complete guidelines and past winners.

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Closing Next Month: Tom Howard/Margaret Reid Poetry Contest

21 August 2013

Postmark Deadline: September 30, 2013
Now in its 11th year. Over $5,000 in prizes will be awarded, including $2,000 for a poem in any style and $2,000 for a poem that rhymes or has a traditional style. You may submit work that has been published or won prizes elsewhere, as long as you own the online publication rights. The entry fee is $8 for every 25 lines you submit. Submit online or by mail. Early submission encouraged. New judge: Ellaraine Lockie.

See the complete guidelines and past winners.

Call for 10-Minute Play Submissions!

21 August 2013
The University of Houston School of Theatre & Dance is excited to announce a new 10-Minute 
Play Festival for spring of 2014. We will begin accepting submissions for this festival on August 1, 
2013; the submission period closes on October 15, 2013. 12-14 selected 10-minute plays will 
receive productions as part of a multi-evening festival, produced in the newly upgraded José 
Quintero Theatre on the University of Houston campus. This festival is open to all applicants, 
amateur or professional. 
Submission rules:
• Scripts will only be accepted during a submission window of August 1 through 
October 15, 2013. Scripts received outside this window will not be accepted. The list of winning plays will be announced in early November.
• We will accept only one play per playwright.
• Scripts should fall in the range of 8-13 pages and run roughly ten minutes. (Page count does not include the title page.)
• Characters in submitted plays should fall between the ages of 16-30, or else there should be no specific restrictions on the ages of the characters.
• Previously produced plays are not eligible.
• Musicals and plays for children are discouraged.
• Submissions will be acknowledged via email, but we do not offer critiques.
• Please staple or paper-clip copies of the script. Do not use binders, covers, or folders of any kind.
• 12-14 winning plays will receive productions in the José Quintero Theatre at the University of Houston in spring of 2014. The festival will present an alternating bill of 6-7 plays per evening.
• Along with production of their plays, the winning playwrights will each receive an award certificate. There is no financial compensation for winning entries.
How to submit:
We will only accept hard copies of plays via mail. Scripts will not be returned. Please send two copies of your play in one envelope. One copy should include a cover page with all of the following information:
• play title
• your name
• your mailing address
• your phone number
• your email address
In addition, include a second copy of the same play for the judges with no contact information –just the title and the play itself. Mail both copies in one envelope to:
University of Houston
School of Theatre & Dance 
Dr. Robert Shimko
Ten-Minute Play Submission
133 CWM Center
Houston, TX 77204


21 August 2013

Entice us. Submit the opening (up to 1500 words) of your book (any

genre) to Writer Advice’s 2nd Scintillating Starts Contest. I’ll respond

like an agent/editor. You get perspective.

DEADLINE: October 18, 2013.

JUDGES: Writer and editor B. Lynn Goodwin will judge and may

consult with other writers as part of the process. All finalists are

winners (small cash award) & can say that to prospective publishers.

PRIZES: Small cash award split evenly among all winners. ENTRY

FEE: $20.


1. Include your name, contact information, and title in the

cover letter, but only include your title in the submission so

it remains anonymous.

2.   Tell us if the submission is fiction or memoir in the cover


3.   Since we judge these anonymously, please don’t tell us

      your background or where you’ve been published. If you

      are a finalist, we’ll ask for a bio.

 4.   Please double-space your submission.

 SUBMISSIONS: All entries should be submitted through Submittable.

Submit to Writer Advice.

You may enter UP TO THREE stories, but each is a separate

submission with a separate fee of $20.

Winning pieces will be posted in the fall issue of Writer Advice.

E-mail questions, but not submissions to editor B. Lynn Goodwin at

Visit the website:

Free Webinar: Secrets of an Acquisition Editor: How to Get the Attention of a Traditional Publisher

21 August 2013

Just wanted to let you know that Simon and Schuster and Archway Publishing are offering a free webinar. On August 22nd at 11:30 A.M, join Michael Szczerban, Editor at Simon and Schuster, as he reveals key tips on presenting yourself and your book to grab an editor’s attention.  This webinar will offer valuable insight and practical advice to help you get your book noticed–whether you’re pitching an agent, an editor or trying to engage a consumer. 

We thought this might appeal to your audience and would be grateful if you’d be willing to share the event.  In return, we would be happy to promote your site through our Twitter and Facebook pages.

Title:  Secrets of an Acquisition Editor: How to Get the Attention of a Traditional Publisher

Time: August 22nd at 11:30 AM EST