Archive for March 13th, 2014

Mother’s Day Contest

13 March 2014


Monday, April 21, 2014



Entry Fees

Free. No entry fee.


Cash Prize


Looking for short stories for our Mother’s Day contest. Your own true story of your mother or being a mother. This themed contest is subject to the same rules and guidelines as our regular weekly contests. See submission page for the guidelines and to enter your story.

Contact Information

Please enter your questions on our Contact Us page.


Stairway Flash Fiction Writing Competition

13 March 2014


Sunday, April 20, 2014



Entry Fees

£3.00 per entry or Free to Creative Competitor Premier Write, Learn and Publish members


1st Prize: £150.00
2nd Prize: £100.00
3rd Prize: £75.00


Use the photo published online as a kick-start to your creativity. Your story must include the image in some way but we welcome creative interpretation of the photo. Maximum 700 words including the title.

Submissions should be pasted into the body of the email. Please add the title of the competition to the subject line.

Contact Information

Creative1 Publishing
1 Passage du Guet



Dreaming Poetry Competition

13 March 2014


Thursday, April 3, 2014



Entry Fees

£5.00 per poem or free to Creative Competitor Premier Members


1st Prize: £300.00
2nd Prize: £200.00
3rd Prize: £150.00
4th Prize: £75.00


Create a poem about dreaming. You can interpret the theme in any way that you like but do make sure that your entry adheres to the rules.

Maximum 20 lines. Poems must be written in English. Multiple submissions are acceptable providing the appropriate fees are paid. More rules online.

Contact Information

Creative1 Publishing
1Passage du Guet
We prefer submissions to be emailed within the body of the email;


A Writer’s Weekend with Dr. Wayne Dyer: You could be the NEXT Hay House Author

13 March 2014

Date: May 03, 2014 – May 04, 2014

Sponsored by: Hay House

Format: Lectures & Events

Location: Broward County Convention Center, Fort Lauderdale, FL $450.00

Take advantage of this rare opportunity to work side by side with one of the most prolific authors of all time and give yourself permission to make your writing and publishing dreams come true! Imagine empowering others with your book.

Author of 16 New York Times best-sellers including The Power of Intention, Wishes Fulfilled, and Your Erroneous Zones – the #1 bestselling non-fiction book of the decade for the 1970s, Wayne shares his personal insights and writing practices to inspire you to write the book of your dreams!

Reid Tracy (President and CEO of Hay House) shares expert information about publishing and building a platform to get attention.

PLUS! Your chance to enter and win a $10,000 Publishing Advance from Hay House!

First Runner-Up receives a Balboa Press Master Package
(a $7999 value)

Second Runner-Up wins Balboa Press Inspire Package
(a $3599 value)

Read more about our special offer
and view other exciting events.

Visit the website for details:

Freelance Writing Markets

13 March 2014

CHICKEN SOUP FOR THE SOUL: CHRISTMAS IN CANADA — 101 Stories About the Joy and Wonder of the Holidays, Canadian Style! We’re making another book for Canada. Christmas in Canada is a special time. The nights are long but our hearts are warm and the lights are bright. We want your true, dramatic stories that took place at Christmas time in Canada, whether you are Canadian, a resident of Canada, or a visitor to Canada. And keep that Canadian spelling in your computer, eh? We are defining Christmas as the entire December holiday season and the New Year festivities too. Limit 1,200 words. Pays $200 and 10 copies of the book. Deadline May 30, 2014.



CHICKEN SOUP FOR THE SOUL: 101 Empowering Stories of Resilience, Positive Thinking, and Overcoming Challenges — It is amazing how people persevere, find hope, and use positive thinking in situations they never dreamed would happen to them. What challenges have you faced in your life, and what did you do to overcome them? Limit 1,200 words. Pays $200 and 10 copies of the book. Deadline March 31, 2014.



LANICO ENTERPRISE – ANTHOLOGY CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS — We are currently putting two anthologies together. We are accepting stories for these. Our Christian fiction romance anthology, currently untitled, requires 3,500-5,000 words. Compensation $50-$200. Our Mystery anthology, currently untitled, requires 4,000-5,000 words. Compensation $50-$200.


JUPITER PRESS – SPECIAL CALL — From time to time our editors will have specific needs for manuscripts. Seeking one or two 20,000 to 35,000 word erotic romance contemporary M/M novella(s) set in Las Vegas in or around casinos or the casino industry.



PROFIT GUIDE — PROFIT is Canada’s most-read and best-targeted publication for entrepreneurs and small business executives. Canadian stories only. Needs how-to, management tips and profiles. Pays up to $1/word.

Writing Residencies open for applications

13 March 2014

HAMBIDGE RESIDENCIES Apply through April 15th for the September through December residency period. Hambidge provides a residency program that empowers talented artists to explore, develop, and express their creative voices. Situated on 600 acres in the mountains of north Georgia, Hambidge is a sanctuary of time and space that inspires artists working in a broad range of disciplines to create works of the highest caliber.

HEDGEBROOK RESIDENCY — Hedgebrook retreat for women writers is on Whidbey Island, about thirty-five miles northwest of Seattle. Situated on 48 acres of forest and meadow facing Puget Sound, with a view of Mount Rainier, the retreat hosts women writers from all over the world for residencies of two to six weeks, at no cost to the writer.

JENTEL RESIDENCY — Jentel has two sessions and two deadlines. All application materials, including contact information, resume, work sample, and reference contacts must be completed online through Submittable by January 15 for the May 15 – December 13 residencies (notification by March 15) or September 15 for the January 15 – May 13 residencies (notification by November 15). Jentel Artist Residency Program lies in the Lower Piney Creek Valley with spectacular views over scoria topped hills to the majestic Big Horn Mountains of Wyoming.

GEORGIA FEE ARTIST/WRITER RESIDENCY IN PARIS — The goal of the Georgia Fee Artist/Writer Residency in Paris is to support and invest in emerging artists and writers, to provide an opportunity for them to advance their work and explore and engage with the cultural landscape of Paris, to encourage experimentation, and to increase exposure of their work to an international audience. The Residency is open to visual artists of all mediums, art writers, critics, poets, and creative writers, 24 years or older. Recent graduates are especially encouraged to apply. NOTE: No set deadline, but it opened for applications in February and said it stays open about a month, so get your application in ASAP.

SHAKE RAG ALLEY WRITING RESIDENCY – WISCONSIN — In the tradition established by Edenfred, the Terry Family Foundation’s artist residence in Madison, Wisconsin, contest-winning writers and poets are provided with a week of uninterrupted time to focus on a project of their choice. Between the months of November through April artists stay in Shake Rag’s inspiring lodging facilities in the nurturing environment of historic Mineral Point’s artist community while participating in workshops, readings and community outreach activities.


13 March 2014

 — ENTRY FEE $34.95.

Submit an article or essay of 5,000 words.

Deadline April 15, 2014.

Prize: $1,500 in prizes plus publication in EVENT.

EVENT reserves the right to award the prize money as it sees fit

(e.g., two prizes valued at $750, three at $500, or one at $1000 and one at $500, etc.)

in accordance with the judge’s decision.

Published entries will be paid our standard publication payment in addition to any prize money.

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13 March 2014

  — $65 ENTRY FEE.

This prize is the only recognition of the art of humor writing in the United States.

The winner receives $5,000, a commemorative plaque, and is invited to Thurber House in Columbus, Ohio.

Deadline April 1, 2014.

Eligible books are those that are published in book form, whether as a hardcover or as an original paperback,

in the United States. Fiction, nonfiction, and collections of short stories are eligible.

Visit the website for details:


13 March 2014

 — $25 ENTRY FEE.

$1,000 plus publication by Lost Horse Press for a book-length poetry manuscript.

Submit a manuscript of 48 or more pages of poetry.

Deadline May 15, 2014.

Mail manuscripts of 48 or more pages of poetry, no more than one poem per page.

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13 March 2014

 — $28 ENTRY FEE.

Categories of fiction and poetry.

Winners will receive a cash award of $1,000.

Deadline April 30, 2014.

Debut books first published in North America between January 1, 2013 and December 31, 2013 are eligible in fiction and poetry.

Authors, agents, publicists, or publishers may submit entries.

Entries must be published in English and available for purchase in either hardcover or bound paperback book form.

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13 March 2014

 — £7 ENTRY FEE.

Deadline Friday, May 30, 2014.

The first prize is £500, and there are at least five finalist prizes of £100 each,

with both winner and finalists being published in an upcoming Fiction Desk anthology.

Stories should be between 2,000 and 5,000 words in length.

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13 March 2014

Cover Art Contest
Send your best photo or artwork and it could be published on the cover of Teen Ink magazine.

Nonfiction Contest

Two winners selected every month out of the following nonfiction sections: Nonfiction, Focus/Special Issue, College Essays, Heroes, Pride & Prejudice, Health, What Matters, and Sports.

Poetry Contest

Are you the next Maya Angelou or e.e. cummings? Serious, funny, long or short – send us your poems today! One winner selected each month!

Educator of the Year Contest
Send your nominating essay today to recognize that amazing teacher in your life, and give him or her a chance to be in the spotlight.

Fiction Contest

Fairy tales, sci-fi, horror, romance – short stories galore!
Entries of all kinds are accepted throughout the year. Winner selected twice yearly.

Travel & Culture Contest

Hiking in Yosemite. Strolling through Paris. Celebrating Chinese New Year.
Describe your latest cultural adventures at home or abroad. Winners selected twice a year.

Environment Contest

Hybrid cars? Required recycling? Tell us about a problem facing the planet … and abour your solutions and ideas. Winners selected annually.

Community Service Awards

What do you do to make the world a better place?
Tell us about it and win $100 for your favorite charity, plus a prize for you. Winners selected annually.

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The 2014 Wasafiri New Writing Prize is now open

13 March 2014

The prize is open to anyone worldwide who has not published a complete book.

Three categories: Poetry, Fiction and Life Writing.

Fees: £6 for one category, £10 for two categories and £15 for three categories.

To enter, simply fill in the entry form and send it to us with your entry and fee in UK Sterling.

The closing date is 5pm GMT on 25 July 2014.

A maximum of 5 poems can be entered and the word limit for Fiction and Life Writing is 3000. Other terms and conditions apply.

£300 will be awarded to the winner in each category and their work will be published in Wasafiri.

NWP 2014 entry form (Word doc)
NWP 2014 entry form (PDF)


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Our judges this year are:

Susheila Nasta MBE(Chair) Editor of Wasafiri and Professor of Modern Literature at the Open University

Bidisha Writer and broadcaster who has published with many leading newspapers and presented on the BBC

Inua Ellams Award-winning poet, playwright and performer who has appeared both nationally and internationally

Monique RoffeyAward-winning writer and memoirist, author White Woman on the Green Bicycle and Archipelago

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Get Clean, Get Creative: Write-In at Gotham Writers

13 March 2014

An average March To-Do List:

  • Start spring cleaning
  • Complete March Madness bracket
  • Attend a Write-In

For those of you who have never been to a Write-In
It’s equal parts social and literary.
A teacher gives an interesting writing prompt.

We write.
We share.
We eat, drink, and mingle.

No pressure, no critiquing, no angst.
Just freewheeling creativity. It will get your juices flowing no matter what type of writing you favor.

Cost: $20

Times and Locations

Friday evenings, 6:30-8:30 pm, Manhattan
Gotham Headquarters

Saturday afternoons, 12:00-2:00 pm, Brooklyn
Two Moon Cafe
(Check the schedule for upcoming dates.)

Come join us!


13 March 2014

Photo Contest: #pbQuotes

Its a new year and Spring is right around the corner. Where will your fresh start lead you? Are you on the road to amazing travels or walking a path to discover new things around you? Share your journey with a photo and the words of wisdom that paved the way.

How to enter:

  1. Dig up or shoot an unforgettable travel photo
  2. Add your favorite quote using the Photobucket editor
  3. Share it on Instagram, Twitter or Photobucket using the hashtag #pbQuotes

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