Archive for April 25th, 2014

PLOUGHSHARES EMERGING WRITER’S CONTEST

25 April 2014

$24 ENTRY FEE.

The 2014 Emerging Writer’s Contest is open to writers of

fiction, nonfiction, and poetry who have yet to publish a book.

The winner in each genre will be awarded $1,000.

We define an “emerging writer” as someone who has yet to publish a book,

including chapbooks, eBooks, and self-published works,

in any of the content genres: creative nonfiction, poetry, or fiction.

Deadline May 15, 2014.

Fiction and nonfiction entries should be under 6,000 words.

Poetry entries should contain 3-5 pages of poetry. For poetry,

we will be reading both for the strongest individual poem

and the general level of work, and may choose to publish

only some of the winner’s submitted poem.

Visit the website:  http://www.pshares.org/submit/emerging-writers-contest.cfm

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NCW PERSONAL ESSAY/CREATIVE NONFICTION CONTEST

25 April 2014

$20 ENTRY FEE. 

Northern Colorado Writers is hosting its 4th annual Personal Essay/

Creative Nonfiction writing contest, open to everyone.

1st: $1,000; 2nd: $250; 3rd: $100.

Winners and honorable mentions of this and the other two contests in the series

(Poetry coming up next) will be published in

and receive a free copy of the winners’ anthology, POOLED INK.

Maximum 5,000 words.

Deadline June 30, 2014.

Visit the website:  http://northerncoloradowriters.com/upcoming-events-mainmenu-133/writing-contests/307-2012-writing-contests

ORDINARY GURU CONTEST

25 April 2014

NO ENTRY FEE.

Have you ever met an everyday, ordinary guru who helped you break a myth that held you back,

sparked insight, or helped you see the world a little differently?

If so, tell us your story by entering the Ordinary Guru Contest.

You can submit a short story, essay, memoir, photo essay,

cartoon, graphic novel or poem.

First Prize: $5,000. Second Prize: $2,500. Third Prize: $1,500.

Open only to legal residents of the 50 United States

and the District of Columbia, and Canada (excluding Quebec),

who are 18 years and older.

Contest ends August 31, 2014.

Visit the website:  http://ordinarygurus.com/

PALETTES & QUILLS BIENNIAL POETRY CHAPBOOK COMPETITION

25 April 2014

PALETTES & QUILLS BIENNIAL POETRY CHAPBOOK COMPETITION

$20 ENTRY FEE.

$200 cash award plus 50 copies of the published book.

Additional copies will be available at an author’s discount.

All finalists will receive one free copy of the published book.

Deadline September 30, 2014.

Visit the website:  http://www.palettesnquills.com/palettes__quills_2nd_biennial_p.htm

 

Tallenge Short Story and Poetry contests!

25 April 2014

Tallenge, which is a global talent platform. It has ongoing short story and poetry contest where writers amateurs and professionals from all over the world are invited to upload their works in any language.

TALLENGE WRITING CONTEST – the winner receives $100 prize money

The deadline for the contest is 11:59 PM GMT on 20-May-2014. The winner will be announced on 23-May-2014
You may enter as many times as you wish, provided that each submission is unique and satisfies the submission requirements
The submission must be the submitting entrant’s original work and not contain any third party copyrighted material, nor any obscene, defamatory or illegal material
By participating in the contest, each entrant unconditionally accepts and agrees to comply with and abide by the Official Rules and the decisions of Tallenge Inc.
No entrant will be eligible to receive a prize unless Tallenge determines, in its sole and absolute discretion, that such entrant’s submission has been or can be sufficiently cleared for legal purposes
No purchase necessary and no entry fee to participate
If you have any questions please email us at support@tallenge.com be sure to put “Tallenge Short Story Contest” in the subject line.
Visit the website: http://www.tallenge.com/contest/literaturestorycontest.html
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TALLENGE POETRY CONTEST – the winner receives $100 prize money

The deadline for the contest is 11:59 PM GMT on 23-May-2014. The winner will be announced on 26-May-2014
You may enter as many times as you wish, provided that each submission is unique and satisfies the submission requirements
The submission must be the submitting entrant’s original work and not contain any third party copyrighted material, nor any obscene, defamatory or illegal material
By participating in the contest, each entrant unconditionally accepts and agrees to comply with and abide by the Official Rules and the decisions of Tallenge Inc.
No entrant will be eligible to receive a prize unless Tallenge determines, in its sole and absolute discretion, that such entrant’s submission has been or can be sufficiently cleared for legal purposes
No purchase necessary and no entry fee to participate
If you have any questions please email us at support@tallenge.com be sure to put “Tallenge Poetry Contest” in the subject line.
Visit the website: http://www.tallenge.com/contest/literaturepoetrycontest.html