Archive for January 7th, 2014

Story Share $50,000 Writing Contest

7 January 2014
Deadline

Saturday, February 1, 2014

Categories

Children’s, Drama, Fiction, General, Mystery, Nonfiction, Science Fiction, Young Adult

Entry Fees

$0

Prizes

Beginning Reading Level Grand Prize: $10,000
Beginning Reading Level Second Prize: $5,000
Intermediate Reading Level Grand Prize: $7,500
Intermediate Reading Level Second Prize: $4,500
Best Series or Collection: $5,000
Best Character-Based Story: $3,000
Best Use of Images or Illustrations: $3,000
People’s Choice Best Submission by Educator: $5,000
People’s Choice Best Submission by Parent: $3,000
People’s Choice Best Submission by Author/Creative Writer: $2,000
People’s Choice Best Submission by Student Author or Classroom: $2,000

Description

Benetech, the National Center for Learning Disabilities (NCLD), the Center for Applied Special Technology (CAST) and Orca Book Publishing have come together to expand the body of contemporary leveled reading material available to young adults aged 13+ who struggle with reading.

Prior experience writing for struggling reader audiences is not required. A step-by-step guide available at http://www.storysharecontest.com will assist writers in leveling their stories.

At the close of the contest, all writer submissions will be added to free open platforms that will serve as easily accessible online libraries for struggling or beginning readers of all ages.

Contact Information

Website: http://www.storysharecontest.com

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/StoryShare50KContest

Website

http://www.storysharecontest.com

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Tethered By Letters’ Spring Short Story Contest

7 January 2014

Deadline

Friday, January 31, 2014

Categories

Entry Fees

Entry Fee: $10 per story

Prizes

$250 and publication in our quarterly journal

Description

Currently accepting short stories of any genre ranging from 2,000 to 7,500 words. TBL strives to publish writers with engaging stories, vivid characters, and fresh perspectives and styles. All winners will be published in Tethered By Letters’ Spring Quarterly Journal and finalists will be considered for later publication, after working with a senior editor. International submissions welcome.

Contact Information

Contact Info: Elliot Hughes, EHughes@tetheredbyletters.com

Website

http://tetheredbyletters.com/index.php/submissions/contest-submission

Last Call! LEAH RYAN’S FUND FOR EMERGING WOMEN WRITERS

7 January 2014

NO ENTRY FEE.

Deadline January 13, 2014.

All women who consider themselves emerging playwrights (as distinct from fledgling or mid-career playwrights) are eligible to apply for the FEWW Prize. Playwrights from all over the world are encouraged to apply, but the play must be written in English. Eligibility does not require that a submitted work adhere to the traditional three-act structure. One-acts, two-acts (even four-, five-, six- acts), monologues, adaptations, and any other wild (or deceptively tame) format will be considered with equal seriousness. The only absolute requirement is that the submitted text be a completed full-length work for theater. The winner will receive a cash award of $1,000 as well as a staged reading of her play hosted by FEWW at a theater in New York City. In addition, a stipend of up to $700 for travel and accommodation may be provided by FEWW if necessary.

http://www.leahryansfeww.com/apply.html

PHOEBE JOURNAL WINTER 2014 WRITING CONTESTS

7 January 2014

Greg Grummer Poetry Award

Judge: Eduardo C. Corral

DEADLINE: February 1, 2014
PRIZE: $1,000, publication in Phoebe 43.1, and a one year subscription.
ENTRY FEE: $17
SUBMISSION SIZE: Up to 4 poems per submission, totaling no more than 10 pages.

http://www.phoebejournal.com/2014-winter-writing-contests/

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PHOEBE JOURNAL WINTER FICTION CONTEST

Judge: Benjamin Percy

One piece per submission, up to 7,500 words. Novel excerpts will
not be accepted. Prizes: $1,000 and publication.

ENTRY FEE $17.

Deadline:
February 1, 2014.

http://www.phoebejournal.com/2014-winter-writing-contests/

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Annual Creative Nonfiction Prize

Judge: Cheryl Strayed

DEADLINE: February 1, 2014
PRIZE: $750, publication in Phoebe 43.1, and a one year subscription.
ENTRY FEE: $17
SUBMISSION SIZE: 1 piece per submission, up to 5,000 words.

http://www.phoebejournal.com/2014-winter-writing-contests/