Archive for January 27th, 2014

2014 Ledge Fiction Awards Competition

27 January 2014

PRIZES: First prize: $1,000 and publication in The Ledge Magazine. Second prize: $250 and publication in The Ledge Magazine. Third prize: $100 and publication in The Ledge Magazine.

ENTRY FEE: $15 for the first story; $7 for each additional story. $22 subscription (two issues) to The Ledge gains free entry for the first story.

ALL STORIES must be previously unpublished and not exceed 7,500 words. Simultaneous submissions are acceptable but we must be notified if your story is accepted elsewhere for publication.

PLEASE include your name, mailing address and email address on each story. Please also enclose a SASE for the competition results or manuscript return.

POSTMARK DEADLINE: February 28, 2014.


The Ledge 2014 Fiction Awards Competition
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Bellport, NY 11713

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Thunderbird Stories Writing Contest — No Entry Fee Prize: $1,000.00. Entry fee: $0.00. Deadline: 02-28-2014 WRITING CONTEST WEBSITE Thunderbird Times has launched its first Thunderbird Stories Writing Contest and invites Canadian writers to submit stories about legends that have become a foundation of Canadian culture, history, and society. The finalist will receive a cash prize of $1,000; the second-place winner will receive $500, and a third-place winner will receive $250. Thunderbird Times will publish their stories as well as stories from other honorable mentions in a special book. All stories must feature Indigenous subject matter. Word length: under 2K words.Read more at:
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27 January 2014

Deadline February 28, 2014. $2,000 and $6,000 awards. To be eligible, the applicant must have at least one child under the age of 18. The foundation offers awards in two major categories: visual arts and writing. We encourage writers working in fiction, nonfiction, playwriting, and poetry to apply. $10 application fee. Writing portfolios should be no more than 25 pages.

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27 January 2014

A competition for unpublished short stories of up to 2,200 words. We accept work on all subjects, so write about anything and everything you fancy – we love to read it. First prize £2,000 plus two optional extras: a week’s writing retreat at Chawton House Library, and a day with a Virago editor. Second prize: £500. Third prize: £250. Three other finalists each receive £100. Deadline March 17, 2014. All winning stories will be published in the Jun/Jul/Aug 2014 edition of Mslexia.

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27 January 2014

Each one accepts published as well as unpublished work. Winners are promoted online and in our email newsletter, with over 50,000 subscribers. Follow us on Twitter at @winningwriters.

Wergle Flomp Humor Poetry Contest

No fee, $2,000 in prizes, April 1, 2014 deadline

Tom Howard/John H. Reid Fiction & Essay Contest
All subjects welcome. $16 fee, $3,000 in prizes, April 30, 2014 deadline

Sports Fiction & Essay Contest
$16 fee, $3,000 in prizes, May 31, 2014 deadline

The Poetry Market Ezine – poetry news and updates‏

27 January 2014

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Spoon River Poetry Review – Editors’ Prize Contest

27 January 2014

SRPR Editors’ Prize Contest

First Place Prize: $1,000, publication, and introduction written by prominent outside judge

Entry Fee: $20, includes one-year subscription to SRPR (two issues).

Deadline: April 15, 2014 (postmark)

Submission: ONLINE as well postal

SRPR (Spoon River Poetry Review) is pleased to announce the opening of our annual Editors’ Prize Contest! One winning poem will be awarded $1,000, two runners up will be awarded $100 each, and three-five honorable mentions will be selected. All winning poems, honorable mentions, and several finalists are published in the winter issue of SRPR. Please note that we are now accepting online submissions.

Recent judges include Juliana Spahr, David Baker, C.S. Giscombe and Jeanne Marie Beaumont. Judges are announced after winners are selected. Please check our new website in August for announcement of winners. For full guidelines please visit our website:

Win a £500 ($800) bursary for your debut novel

27 January 2014

$800 bursary offered to debut novelists


Debut novelists can win a $800 bursary to have their novel professionally critiqued at the Writers’ Village Foundation, a not-for-profit award scheme established to help new authors. The top eight submissions will also gain personal feedback from the award judge, novelist Michelle Spring, a Royal Literary Fellow at Magdalene College, Cambridge.


Entry is $19 and the deadline is 31st March 2014.

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