Archive for October, 2013

Remarkable Theatre 2nd annual ‘Pint-Size Plays NZ’ short play writing competition

19 October 2013

Remarkable Theatre

Queenstown

New Zealand

Are calling for entries to their 2nd annual ‘Pint-Size Plays NZ’ short play writing competition.

1.       The competition is open to anyone, provided the script is the original work of the entrant.

2.       Plays must be capable of being staged in a pub, with a running time of between 5 – 10 minutes.

3.       Scripts should require no more than 3 actors using a minimal number of props.

4.       Scripts will be judged on originality, writing quality and entertainment value.

5.       The author’s name must not appear in the script – this is an anonymous competition.

6.       Scripts will be short listed to 8 – which will be performed, before a live audience, who will decide the winner.

7.       Entries close:  30 – Nov – 2013

8.       Performance date:  02 – March – 2014

9.       For further information or enquires contact: David Cantwell davidcantwell@xtra.co.nz

INKTEARS SHORT STORY COMPETITION 2013

19 October 2013

Now open for entries.

Deadline: 30th November 2013

Type:  Short Story (UK and International)

Prizes:

Winner:  £1000

Runner-up:  £100

4 x Highly Commended £25.00

All prize-winners will have their story published to the InkTears Readers and consideration for a short story collection/anthology publication.  Full results will be announced by 30th March 2014.

Fee £6.00.  Length:  1000 – 3000 words, any theme and open to age 18+

NB:  Stories may have been previously published or unpublished – see website Rules 2 and 3.

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Visit the website for full details on how to enter:

http://www.inktears.com/Inktears/WritersNewWritersContest.html

Rhino Founder’s Prize for Poetry 2013

19 October 2013

OPEN TO ALL POETS WITH A DISTINCTIVE VOICE

Submissions must be postmarked or submitted online between September 1 – October 31 (mail and online submissions guidelines below)

All contest submissions will also be considered for regular publication in the 2014 edition of RHINO Poetry.

The winner will receive $300.00, publication in the next issue, and will be featured on our website, and nominated for a Pushcart Prize.

Two runners up will receive $50.00, publication in the next issue, and will be featured on our website. We occasionally nominate a runner-up for a Pushcart Prize.

2013 Founders’ Prize Winner

Penelope Scambly Schott – Shadow Play for my Mother in Six Scenes

Runners-up
Jeffery Allen
Johnny

Penelope Scambly Schott – Story of the Beautiful Daughter Ralinavut

In addition, we selected contest poems by these Finalists for publication in the 2013 issue of RHINO:

Claudia Cortese, M.S. Pfaff, Albert DeGenova, Sara Talpos, B.L. Gentry, Sophie Klahr, Katie Hartsock, Jeanne Wagner, Don Judson


NOTE: On Tuesday, September 24th, from 1:00AM through 2:00AM EDT, our server’s network engineering team will be performing scheduled maintenance in our East Coast data center. Do not submit your entry on September 24 from 1 am – 2 am EDT.

Guidelines:

ELECTRONIC SUBMISSIONS (preferred)

Group up to 5 previously unpublished poems into one document – upload a single file in .doc or .docx .rtf or .PDF format

Cover letter in the “Comments” field – to “Founders’ Prize Contest” listing your name, address, email address and/or telephone number and titles of your poems, and how you learned of the contest.

Pay your $10 entry fee through the online submission page.

Founders Prize 2013 online submissions and to check the status of your submission – click here

SUBMISSIONS BY MAIL

Send up to 5 unpublished poems (no more than 5 pages total) between September 1 and October 31. No identifying information should appear on the poems.

Submissions must include a cover letter to “Founders’ Prize Contest” listing your name, address, email address and/or telephone number and titles of your poems, and how you learned of the contest.

Enclose a $10 entry fee (check or money order payable to RHINO or Rhino Poetry – no cash)

Manuscripts will not be returned. Include a SASE for notification of results.

Mail your submission and entry fee to:

Founders’ Contest
RHINO Poetry
P.O. Box 591
Evanston, IL 60204

Visit the website: http://rhinopoetry.org/contests/founders-prize/

QUERCUS REVIEW PRESS ANNUAL BOOK AWARD 2013

19 October 2013

QUERCUS REVIEW PRESS ANNUAL BOOK AWARD
SUBMISSION GUIDELINES

MANUSCRIPTS should include a brief cover letter that includes author’s name, address, phone number, e-mail address, book title, and brief biography; an acknowledgment’s page listing previously published poems; table of contents; 48–112 pages of original poetry; and an SASE for reply or return of manuscript (as requested). *Manuscripts should be unbound, typed, & page numbered, and may contain author’s name and information.

*Note to Poets: In an effort to make life easier on you (so you don’t have to reformat your entire manuscript) and easier on us (so we don’t have a clerical nightmare), book-contest submissions are not “blind.”  (Frankly, we don’t really believe that even “blind” submissions are truly blind, but that’s another story).  Our editors read poems, not bios.  So it really doesn’t matter who you are.  What is your writing like?  We have published debuts from authors with very few publications and we have published seasoned author’s with previous books.  We can totally, honestly, and ethically say that we have never/will never publish a collection based on who the poet is or where the poet is from. The poems matter. That is all.

ELIGIBILITY: Open to all poets, with or without previous book publication. New and emerging writers are especially invited to submit. No restrictions on content, style or subject matter. We are simply looking for the best poetry we can find.  When Poets & Writers asked us what we were looking for, here was our response (maybe it will help you consider submitting):  “We like honest voices, stunning imagery, and language so good we get chills reading it.  We like books that open themselves, invite us to sit in comfortable chairs, and speak to us like we’re equals in an imbalanced world.  Mainly, we want to publish poetry with a pulse in the heart of the Central Valley for as long as we live here.”

PRIZE: Winner receives $1000, a publishing contract with generous royalties paid to the author for every book sold, and 15 free copies of published book.

$25 READING FEE: Make checks payable to “Quercus Review Press”

SUBMISSION DEADLINE: Postmarked by Friday, December 13th, 2013.

SEND SUBMISSIONS TO Quercus Review Press, MJC English Dept., 435 College Ave. Modesto, CA 95350

CONTACT: pierstorffs@mjc.edu / 209-575-6183

Visit the website for details on how to enter:

http://quercusreviewpress.com/2013/06/22/annual-book-award-2013/

Call for Creative Writing Submissions at Zymbol

19 October 2013
Zymbol accepts work inspired by Symbolism & Surrealism year-round.
Currently reading for S/S 2014: Exploration of radicalism, deviancy and surrealism. Outsider thinking and artistic expression.We welcome submissions that transcend the boundaries of genre and form—as long as the “form” you’re transcending isn’t one of our supported file formats.

  • Art and Graphic Storytelling Guidelines

    Zymbol accepts submissions of visual art and graphic storytelling year-round. Email work in .jpg, .pdf or .tiff format to editor@zymbolmag.com with the subject line “A/G SUBMISSION.” Please keep files under 10MB (if accepted, we will ask you for the large high-quality file).

  • Poetry Guidelines

    We strongly recommend submitting .doc or .docx files written in 12-point Times New Roman font, single-spaced (.pdf format is acceptable for works that require special formatting). We accept up to 5 poems per submission. If submitting multiple poems, please put your last name and the number of poems submitted in the “Submission Title” field; for example: “Smith, 5 Poems.” Simultaneous submissions are fine—please notify us immediately if the work is accepted elsewhere. Zymbol will consider work previously self-published or posted to a personal blog. We endeavor to respond to submissions within 10 weeks; you can log into the submissions manager to check on the status of your submission. If you encounter any technical problems, email us at tech@zymbolmag.com.

  • Fiction, Memoir, and Essay Guidelines

    We strongly recommend submitting .doc or .docx files written in 12-point Times New Roman font, single-spaced (.pdf format is acceptable for works that require special formatting). Submissions under 7,000 words are given preference over longer works; however, the editors will consider works of exceptional merit up to 10,000 words. Simultaneous submissions are fine—please notify us immediately if the work is accepted elsewhere. Zymbol will consider work previously self-published or posted to a personal blog. We endeavor to respond to submissions within 10 weeks; you can log into the submissions manager to check on the status of your submission. If you encounter any technical problems, email us at tech@zymbolmag.com.

  • Visit the website for details on how submit your work at:

http://zymbolmag.com/submission-guidelines/

The Harpur Palate’s Prizes for Poetry and Creative Non-Fiction

19 October 2013

Harpur Palate’s Milton Kessler Memorial Prize for Poetry is open to all writers who submit unpublished poems in any style, form or genre. The small $15 entry fee includes a one-year subscription to Harpur Palate. No more than 5 poems per entry. The winner receives a $500 prize, publication in the winter issue of Harpur Palate, and two copies of the issue in which the winning piece appears. Winners are also featured on our blog and highlighted in the journal. We encourage emerging as well as established writers to submit to our contests.

Contest Guidelines:

All poems entered will be considered for publication, and all entrants will receive a copy of the issue in which the winning poem appears. Please include a cover letter with your name, address, phone number, e-mail address and poem titles.  Entrant’s name should only appear on the cover letter and should not appear anywhere on the manuscript. Manuscripts cannot be returned. Please be advised that we do not accept entrants who have any affiliation with Binghamton University.

Postmark deadline: November 15, 2013

We prefer online submissions which you can do here: Harpur Palate Online Submissions.

For paper entries please send along with fee and SASE to:

Milton Kessler Poetry Contest

Harpur Palate

English Department

Binghamton University

Box 6000

Binghamton, NY 13902-6000

Visit the website:

http://harpurpalate.binghamton.edu

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The brand-new Harpur Palate Prize for Creative Nonfiction is open to all writers who submit unpublished creative nonfiction short story submissions under 8000 words. You may enter as many stories as you wish. No more than one piece per entry. The small $15 entry fee includes a one-year subscription to Harpur Palate. The winner receives a $500 prize, publication in the winter issue of Harpur Palate, and two copies of the issue in which the winning piece appears. Winners are also featured on our blog and highlighted in the journal. We encourage emerging as well as established writers to submit to our contests.

Contest Guidelines:

All creative nonfiction submissions entered will be considered for publication, and all entrants will receive a copy of the issue in which the winning story appears.  Please include a cover letter with your name, address, phone number, e-mail address and story’s title.  Entrant’s name should only appear on the cover letter and should not appear anywhere on the manuscript. Manuscripts cannot be returned. Please be advised that we do not accept entrants who have any affiliation with Binghamton University.

Postmark deadline: November 15, 2013

We prefer online submissions which you can do here: Harpur Palate Online Submissions.

For paper entries please send along with fee and SASE to:

Harpur Palate Creative Nonfiction Contest

Harpur Palate

English Department

Binghamton University

Box 6000

Binghamton, NY 13902-6000

Visit the website:

http://harpurpalate.binghamton.edu

If you have any questions regarding the contest, feel free to e-mail harpur.palate@gmail.com

The Writers’ Workshop: Fiction and Memoirs Contests

19 October 2013

  The Writers’ Workshop of Asheville is sponsoring two contests, Fiction and Memoirs, open to any writer regardless of residence. The awards for both contests are:

 1ST PLACE:  Your choice of a 3 night stay at The Mountain Muse B&B in Asheville; or 3 free online workshops; or 100 pages line-edited and revised by our editorial staff

2nd PLACE: 2 night stay at the B&B; or 2 free workshops; or 50 pages line-edited

3rd PLACE:  One free workshop, or 25 pages line-edited

10 Honorable Mentions

Fiction Contest

Deadline: Postmarked by October 30, 2013.

Guidelines:

 Submit a short story or chapter of a novel of 5,000 words or less.  Multiple entries are accepted.  All work must be unpublished.

Pages should be paper clipped, with your name, address, phone and title of work on a cover sheet. Double-space, and use 12 point font.

The entry fee is $25 per story.  Enclose self-addressed stamped envelope for critique and list of winners. Make check or money order payable to The Writers’ Workshop, and mail to: Fiction Contest, 387 Beaucatcher Road, Asheville, NC  28805.

Emailed submissions may be sent to writersw@gmail.com, with “Fiction Contest” in the subject.  No cover sheet or SASE is necessary. The entry fee is payable online at www.twwoa.org.

25th  Annual Memoirs Competition

Deadline: Postmarked by November 30, 2013.

 Guidelines:

 Submit a memoir of 5,000 words or less.  Multiple entries are accepted.  All work must be unpublished. Pages should be paper clipped, with your name, address, email, phone and title of work also on a cover sheet. Double-space, and use 12 point font.

The entry fee is $25 per story.  Enclose self-addressed stamped envelope for critique and list of winners.   

Please make check or money order payable to The Writers’ Workshop, and mail to:

Memoirs Contest, 387 Beaucatcher Road, Asheville, NC  28805.

Emailed submissions may be sent to writersw@gmail.com, with “Memoirs Contest” in the subject. No cover sheet or SASE is necessary. The entry fee is payable online at www.twwoa.org

The Time and Place Prize Literary Competition

19 October 2013

The Time & Place Prize is an international literary award
established to provide the two things every writer
requires . . .

the time and the place

to write.

 

Join us in France!
The winner of The Time & Place Prize receives a month-long stay in an idyllic
cottage nestled among the menhirs, myths and mists of Bretagne, France.

The Prize includes:

 

Round-trip airfare to and from Paris, France

plus ground transport to and from the cottage

Room & board for the month of July in a

private cottage in bucolic Brittany

The cottage is equipped with all the tools a

writer needs, including library, computer,
internet access, a complete OED, etc.

Time and place to work on your ideas

The Time & Place Prize

All literary genres considered.
Winner(s) selected by independent, third party judges.
Submissions limited to 5,000 words.
A $25 submission fee will be charged.

The Time & Place Prize Award Timeline

The 2012 Prize list of winners can be found on the Winners page.  
Submissions for the 2013 Prize are being accepted until November 30, 2013.
The 2013 shortlist will be announced mid-February, 2014.
The 2013 winner will be announced on March 31, 2014.
The 2013 winner will visit France for the month of July, 2014.

Visit the website:

http://timeandplaceprize.com/

Last Call! The London Magazine Short Story Competition

19 October 2013

The London Magazine is currently hosting a short story competition!
1st – £500 This will be published in the magazine and featured on the website.
2nd – £300 This will be featured on the website.
3rd – £200 This will be featured on the website.

  • We will consider short stories of up to 4,000 words in length (no flash fiction). The title is NOT included in the word count.
  • The competition is open to everyone: it is not restricted to those who live in the UK.
  • For more details on what we are looking for in a short story, please visit our submission guidelines’.

Entry Fee: £10 per story. There is no limit to the number of stories submitted.

Postmark deadline: 31st of October 2013

All other information necessary for the applicants are available via this link below:
http://thelondonmagazine.org/tlm-competition/the-london-magazine-short-story-competition-2013/