Archive for May, 2014

Call for Submissions Sixth Annual Dialogue Only Writing Contest

31 May 2014

CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS–beginning June 1, 2014

Bartleby Snopes Literary Magazine welcomes the opportunity to read your fiction.
We will hold our Sixth Annual Dialogue Only Writing Contest beginning June 1, 2014.
All initial submissions up to 2,000 words must be received by September 15th, 2014. Winners will be announced by October 19th, 2014.
As always, our contest information will post with New Pages and Poets & Writers, as well as on the Bartleby Snopes web page.
Judges: All finalists will be chosen by the Staff of Bartleby Snopes. Five finalists will be submitted to the final round of voting. The order of winners will be determined by the staff of Bartleby Snopes and our two guest judges. This year we are pleased to have last year’s winner Ronald Friedman and author Ben Tanzer (Orphans and Lost in Space) as our guest judges. All decisions regarding contest winners are final.

Prizes: A minimum of $500 will be awarded, with at least $300 going to the grand prize winner. Our five finalists will also appear in Issue 13 of the magazine due out in January 2015. Last year we awarded $945 in prize money. For every entry over 50, an additional $5 will be added to the total prize money.
2014 Prize Structure:
1st Prize: $300 minimum + $3 for every entry over 50
2nd Prize: $100 minimum + $1 for every entry over 50
3rd Prize: $50 minimum + $1 for every two entries over 50
4th Prize: $30 minimum + $1 for every 4 entries over 50
5th Prize: $20 minimum + $1 for every 4 entries over 50

Entry Fee: $10 for unlimited entries (only one entry allowed at a time; see Response/Notification section for more details). Entry fee is due at time of submission and will be collected through Submittable.
Be sure to read our dialogue writing tips for advice on crafting your entry. You can also read our past winners while you’re there.
Bartleby Snopes was named one of Flavorwire’s “Top Ten Online Literary Magazines You Should Be Reading”.
It has nominated yearly for storySouth’s Million Writer’s Award, The Pushcart Prize, and Best of the Net, and has become a force as a short story publication.
We hope to hear from you soon.

CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS–beginning June 1, 2014
Contest begins June 1, 2014. All initial submissions up to 2,000 words must be received by September 15th. 2014. Winners will be announced by October 19th, 2014. Judges: The order of winners will be determined by the staff of Bartleby Snopes and our two guest judges, Ronald Friedman and Ben Tanzer. Prizes: A minimum of $500 will be awarded, with at least $300 going to the grand prize winner. Our five finalists will also appear in Issue 13 of the magazine. Last year we awarded $945 in prize money.

How to enter:  http://www.bartlebysnopes.com/contests.htm

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The First Annual Authors First Writing Contest

31 May 2014
For the novel contest, entrants can submit a work of 40,000 words or longer. There is no limit on the genre – the author just has to show a passion for writing on the page. The work cannot have been previously published anywhere. The winner will receive a publishing contract from The Story Plant, $5000, and an iPad mini loaded with a year’s worth of Story Plant books. Five runners-up will receive an iPad mini loaded with a year’s worth of Story Plant books.
Deadline:  September 30, 2014 at 11:59 PM EST
For the short story contest, entrants can submit a work of 20,000 words or less. The same stipulations apply – there is no limit on genre or topic, just demonstrate a passion for writing on the page. Twenty winners will be picked and each will receive a publishing contract to have their work included in an Authors First anthology (published by The Story Plant) along with a pro-rated share of royalties, a one hour editorial/publishing consultation with a member of Authors First, and five Story Plant e-books of your choosing.
You can find the contest rules and the submission form at the website:  http://www.authorsfirst.com/the-contest
http://www.authorsfirst.com/the-contest/contest-rules

Sentinel Literary Quarterly Poetry & Short Story Competitions

31 May 2014

SENTINEL LITERARY QUARTERLY POETRY COMPETITION

£770 in Prizes

Closing Date: 31-May-2014

For original, previously unpublished poems in English Language, on any subject, in any style up to 50 lines long. This competition is open to all poets regardless of nationality, living anywhere in the world. Judge: Dominic James.

Prizes: £200 (First), £75 (Second), £50 (Third), £20 x 3 (High Commendation).

The winners and commended poems will receive first publication in Sentinel Literary Quarterly magazine.

Fees: £4/1, £7/2, £9/3, £11/ 4, £12/5, £16/7, and £22 for 10 poems.

Enter online and pay securely by PayPal or print out an Entry Form for postal entries at: www.sentinelquarterly.com/competitions/poetry

Or send your poems with a cover note titled ‘Sentinel Literary Quarterly Poetry Competition May 2014’, together with a cheque/postal order for the applicable payment in favour of SENTINEL POETRY MOVEMENT to: Sentinel Poetry Movement, Unit 136, 113-115 George Lane, South Woodford, London E18 1AB, United Kingdom

SENTINEL LITERARY QUARTERLY SHORT STORY COMPETITION

Closing Date: 31-May-2014

For original, previously unpublished short stories in English Language, on any subject, in any style up to 1500 words long. This competition is open to all writers regardless of nationality, living anywhere in the world. Judge: Catherine Edmunds

Prizes: £200 (First), £75 (Second), £50 (Third), £20 x 3 (High Commendation).

The winners and commended stories will receive first publication in Sentinel Literary Quarterly magazine.

Fees: £5 per story, £8 for 2, £10 for 3, £12 for 4.

Enter online and pay securely by PayPal or print out an Entry Form for postal entries at: www.sentinelquarterly.com/competitions/short-stories

Or send your stories with a cover note titled ‘Sentinel Literary Quarterly Short Story Competition May 2014’, together with a cheque/postal order for the applicable payment in favour of SENTINEL POETRY MOVEMENT to: Sentinel Poetry Movement, Unit 136, 113-115 George Lane, South Woodford, London E18 1AB, United Kingdom

Visit the website: www.sentinelquarterly.com/competitions/short-stories

Any questions regarding any aspect of our competitions please ask by email competitions@sentinelpoetry.org.uk or by text/call +44 7812 755751

Room Magazine’s Writing Contest 2014

31 May 2014

Room’s Annual Writing Contest: 2014

Send us your best work! 
 
Submissions to our annual contest are open!
 
Deadline: Contest closes on July 15, 2014.
 
Categories: Fiction, Poetry and Creative Non-Fiction 

Prizes

Per category
First prize: $500 + publication in Room
Second prize: $250 + publication in Room
Honourable mention: publication on Room‘s website

Judges
Saleema Nawaz (Fiction)
Sonnet L’Abbé (Poetry)
Sarah de Leeuw (Creative Non-Fiction)
 

CALL FOR ENTRIES: 2015 BlueCat Screenplay Competition

31 May 2014

Since 1998, the BlueCat Screenplay Competition has provided a community for the unknown screenwriter to develop their work, giving undiscovered talent a path to professional success.

BlueCat accepts both feature length and short screenplays, and in keeping with our longstanding tradition, every screenplay will receive one written analysis, with our best screenplays receiving over $40,000 in cash prizes.

All submissions received by June 15th, 2014 will receive their written analysis by July 1st, 2014.

Students will be eligible to submit their short screenplay at a special rate of $35.

The final deadline for the competition is November 15th, 2014.

We look forward to working with you!

Awards

$15,000 Best Feature Screenplay
$2500 Four Feature Finalists

$10,000 Best Short Screenplay
$1500 Three Short Finalists

$1500 The Cordelia Prize
Best Feature Screenplay from the UK

$1500 Joplin Award Prize
Best Feature Screenplay from outside the USA, Canada or the UK

Movie Title Contest: Three Winners $250 each
All screenplays entered by August 1st are eligible
Recent achievements by BlueCat Alumni
Young Il Kim’s script, “Rodham”, a 2012 Blacklist Script, recently attached director Jason Ponsoldt (“The Spectacular Now”). Young recently won the 2013 Alfred P. Sloan Commissioning Grant from Sundance, where he will write a biopic on Stephen Hawking.
Elijah Wood produced Ana Lily Amipour’s “A Girl Walks Home Alone At Night”, set for release in late 2013.
Aaron Guzikowski’s “Prisoners”, starring Hugh Jackman, Jake Gyllenhaal and Melissa Leo, will be released September 2013. The Sundance Channel recently bought Aaron’s TV pilot, “The Descendents”, making it their second scripted show after “Rectify.”
Ashleigh Powell sold her script, “SomaCell”, to Warner Brothers, with David Goyer attached to produce.
“SomaCell”, along with “Rodham”, were two 2012 Blacklist Scripts written by BlueCat Alumni.

Visit the website:  http://www.bluecatscreenplay.com/

 

New Voices International Writing Contest

31 May 2014
I am the Editor of Pakistan-based journal The Missing Slate  — we’re holding an international writing competition, taking fiction submissions of up to 10,000 words. The competition, ‘New Voices’, seeks to promote new and emerging talent from around the world. The guaranteed minimum cash prize of $150 will increase upon each submission: there is a $10 submissions fee, which goes towards the final prize. Full submissions guidelines can be found here .
Deadline for submissions is July 1, 2014.

Though the magazine originated in Pakistan, our editorial staff is sprawled across five continents and we have published some of the best poetry and fiction from over 50 countries including work from Pulitzer winner (and Booker Prize 2013 shortlisted writer) Jhumpa Lahiri, Musharraf Ali Farooqi, Mohsin Hamid, Moniza Alvi, Kamila Shamsie, Anis Shivani, Luke Kennard, S.J. Fowler, Jeet Thayil, Sidin Vadukut, Tishani Doshi, Shikha Malaviya, Anuradha Roy, Ravi Shankar, among others.

The Missing Slate is an arts and literary journal that aims to uphold free speech, irrespective of geography and political or religious affiliations. Our goal is simple: honor talent and incorporate as many styles, opinions and cultures as possible. The magazine is “borderless” with a culturally and intellectually diverse team that believes if art can’t be quantified, it can’t be mapped either.

Visit The Missing Slate:
http://www.themissingslate.com
For the discerning metropolitan

Twitter: http://twitter.com/themissingslate
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Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/themissingslate

2014/2015 Winter Art and Writing Residency

31 May 2014

Deadline: June 20th, 2014 by 11:59pm (EST)

The Wassaic Artist Residency is accepting 1-6 month proposals for the 2014/2015 Winter Residency Season. Our winter residency runs from November 1, 2014 – April 30th, 2015. Artists receive an adaptable raw studio space in the Old Hotel in the Maxon Mills, as well as living accommodations. Artists also have access to workshop facilities and the possibility of working outside. The winter residency workshop facilities include a full wood shop.

Artist in residence thru January 2015 are invited to submit proposals for inclusion in the 2015 Wassaic Project Summer Exhibition or 2015 Summer Festival. Artists participating February 2015 and after will be invited to submit proposals for 2016. All artists are invited to participate in a monthly evening of artist’s talks and presentations. Artists are required to be available on the last Saturday of every month to participate in open-studios. Additionally, the Wassaic Artist Residency facilitates one-on-one studio visits with professional artists and curators at least twice per month. In keeping with the Wassaic Project’s community-oriented mission, the Wassaic Artist Residency will offer several Education Fellowships to applicants interested in working with students and teachers in the local public school district.

This year’s jury will include:

Cybele Malone (Director Urban Glass, NY)
John Silvis (Artist, )
Jessica Steller (The Curator Gallery, FLATT Magazine)
Kevin McCoy (Artist)
Julia Sedlock and Mark Rown Tree (Artists, Past Residents)
Sarah Walko (Artist, Writer, Programs Director Marble House Project)
Katia Zavistovski (Independent Curator)
Additional information can be found at:  http://wassaicartistresidency.org/

Feel free to email questions to:   opportunities@wassaicartistresidency.org

Application instructions and our application portal are available athttp://wassaicartistresidency.org/apply/

Deadline: June 20th, 2014 by 11:59pm (EST)

Anthology call for poems about the body

31 May 2014

Parts of the Whole: Poetry of the Body is looking for poems about the body. Please submit up to 4 poems in any style to the editors at potwanthology@gmail.com between now and September 15, 2014. No poem should exceed 80 lines or approximately 2 pages. Include a brief 150 words or less bio and attach poems in Word or RTF. Also, we would like to see a brief explanation of how the poet believes this work fits into our theme. We will consider previously published poems so long as you acknowledge it was previously published in the cover letter and let us know if the anthology can obtain reprint rights for free or low cost. Editors: M. E. Silverman & Jillian Phillips

Blue Lyra Review: Poetry and Writing Prizes

31 May 2014

The Blue Lyra Longish Poem Prize – one poem of 2-6 pages, or 2-6 pages of strongly linked shorter poems. Judge: Andrew McFadyen-Ketchum, author of Ghost Gear. $9 per entry, $15 with anthology. May 1 – June 30.


(2) The Living Earth Creative Nonfiction Prize – 5000 word maximum and no theme so long as it has something remotely to do with this Earth (which means anything). Judge: Sharman Apt Russell, author of Standing in the Light: My Life as a Pantheist and Diary of a Citizen Scientist. Guidelines online & Submittable link. Prize: $100 per category. $9 per entry, $15 with anthology. May 1 – June 30.


(3) Blue Lyra Flash Fiction Prize  – 1000 word max. Judge: Stefanie Freele, author of Surrounded by Water. $9 per entry, $15 with anthology. July 1 – Aug 31.


(4) Blue Lyra Poetry Prize  – 65 line max. Judge: Katherine E. Young, author of Day of the Border Guards. Guidelines online & Submittable link. Prize: $100 per category. $9/3 entries, $15 with anthology. $9 per entry, $15 with anthology. July 1 – Aug 31.

Winners will be announced in November-December 2014. Submissions through Submittable only.

Visit the website:  https://bluelyrapress.submittable.com/submit

The Writers’ Workshop of Asheville, NC: National Writing Contests

31 May 2014

The Writers’ Workshop of Asheville, NC is sponsoring four annual contests, open to any writer regardless of residence.

Guidelines can be found at www.twwoa.org., or by emailing writersw@gmail.com or calling 828-254-811.

The awards for all contests are:

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

10 Honorable Mentions

 

Hard Times Essay Contest

Deadline: Postmarked by May 30, 2014.

Literary Fiction Contest

Deadline: Postmarked by August 30, 2014.

24th Annual Memoirs Competition

Deadline: Postmarked by November 30, 2014.

26th Annual Poetry Contest

Deadline: Postmarked by Feb. 28, 2015.

 

  Guidelines can be found at www.twwoa.org

2014 Eden Mills Writers’ Festival Literary Contest

31 May 2014

Eden Mills Writers’ Festival 2014 LITERARY CONTEST

DEADLINE: JULY 31, 2014

If you have writing within you that must be shared, we encourage you to enter the EMWF’s annual literary contest. Open internationally to new and modestly published writers, ages 16­ and older, the contest requires entrants to submit a short story (2500 words max.), poetry collection (of 5 poems or less), or one­-act play.

The best entry in each category will win a $250 prize. Winners will be invited to read a short selection of one to two minutes from their work at the EMWF on Sunday Sept. 14, 2014.

Entry Requirements:

Include four copies of each submission*

On a cover page, include title, with your name address, phone number, and email. Name and contact info should not appear on other copies. Email entries will not be accepted

Manuscripts will not be returned

Finalists will be notified prior to the Festival, and winners will be announced at the Festival.

Submission Fee:

$15.00 (CDN) per entry. Cheques to be made payable to Eden Mills Writers’ Festival.

*A combination of entries may be sent in one envelope with one payment for all entries. (i.e. a short story and a poetry collection, and $30.00).

To Submit, mail four copies to:

Laurel Marsolais

39 Bushmills Cres.

Guelph, ON N1K 1T6

Submission Deadline: July 31, 2014

For more information, please email lmlmarso@gmail.com or visit our site.

Visit the website:

www.edenmillswritersfestival.ca

Knoxville Writers’ Guild: Writing and Poetry Contests

31 May 2014

Enter as many of the following contests as you wish.

The deadline for submissions is June 15, 2014.

Entries must be received before the deadline to be considered.
See Contest Guidelines for more information, like how to submit your entries and other fun facts.

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Creative Nonfiction

A piece written on a given topic. Creative nonfiction is the truth as you know it; the telling of a true story using the tools of fiction. However, names of people and places can be changed.

Guidelines:

Entry consists of one typed, double-spaced nonfiction essay of no more than 3,000 words.

See General Guidelines.

Entry Fee – Members:
$10.00
Entry Fee – Non-Members:
$20.00
For This Years Entries: Topic: Local Ghost Stories.
Judged by: Not Named Yet

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Crime/Mystery

Guidelines:

Entry consists of one short story in the crime/mystery genre totaling no more than 3,000 words, double-spaced.

See General Guidelines.

Entry Fee – Members:
$10.00
Entry Fee – Non-Members:
$20.00
Judged by: Not Named Yet
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Fiction – SciFi/Fantasy

Guidelines:

Entry consists of one short story or standalone novel excerpt in the SciFi/Fantasy genre totaling no more than 3,000 words, double-spaced.

All forms of Sci-Fi/Fantasy are acceptable, including the following: Sci-Fi, Fantasy, Young Adult, Steampunk, Cyberpunk, Splatterpunk, Alternative History, Paranormal, Urban Fantasy, High Fantasy, etc., or a combination thereof.

See General Guidelines.

Entry Fee – Members:
$10.00
Entry Fee – Non-Members:
$20.00
Judged by: Not Named Yet
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Leslie Garrett Award For Literary Fiction

In memory of the late Knoxville author, Leslie Garrett.
Fee: There is no fee for entering this contest.

Guidelines:

Entry consists of one short story totaling no more than 3,000 words, double-spaced.

Only one entry per contestant.

See General Guidelines.

Entry Fee – Members:
$0.00
Entry Fee – Non-Members:
$0.00
Judged by: Not Named Yet

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Novel Excerpt

Send us something that makes us want to read more.

Guidelines:

Entry consists of typed, double-spaced novel excerpt or novella totaling no more than 10,000 words.

Please, include the word count on the cover sheet.

See General Guidelines.

Entry Fee – Members:
$10.00
Entry Fee – Non-Members:
$20.00
Judged by: Not Named Yet
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One Act Play

Guidelines:

15-50 minutes in length

The script should follow common playwriting guidelines and formatting.

Produced but not published plays accepted.

Entry Fee – Members:
$10.00
Entry Fee – Non-Members:
$20.00
Judged by: Not Named Yet
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Poetry

Guidelines:

Entry consists of three typed poems of no more than totaling 100 lines or fewer. If more than one poem is entered, poems will be judged as a collection.

No restrictions as to style or content, or spacing.

See General Guidelines.

Entry Fee – Members:
$10.00
Entry Fee – Non-Members:
$20.00
Judged by: Not Named Yet
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Romance

Entry Fee – Members:
$10.00
Entry Fee – Non-Members:
$20.00
Judged by: Not Named Yet
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Screenwriting

Guidelines:

A one-hour or less script, 10 – 55 pages.

The script should follow common scriptwriting guidelines and formatting. Camera transitions are not necessary.

If the author is writing a television script, the script should not be for any existing television show, but should include original material.

Entry Fee – Members:
$10.00
Entry Fee – Non-Members:
$20.00
Judged by: Not Named Yet
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Young Writers’ Fiction Prize

Highschool students only.

Guidelines:

Entry consists of one short story totaling no more than 3,000 words, double-spaced.

Open to all high school students in the Greater Knoxville Area of East Tennessee, grades 9-12. No identifying information on poems themselves.

If you are a teacher or school submitting entries on behalf of your students, please add the following in the email body (in addition to information required by the Genera Guidelines):

School:

Name

    Address

    Phone Number

Please contact KWG President Erin Atchley if your school or club needs any additional information for bookkeeping or payment purposes.

Entry Fee – Members:
$5.00
Entry Fee – Non-Members:
$5.00
Judged by: Not Named Yet
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Young Writers’ Poetry Prize

Highschool students only.

Guidelines:

Entry consists of three typed poems of no more than totaling 100 lines or fewer. If more than one poem is entered, poems will be judged as a collection.

No restrictions as to style or content, or spacing.

Open to all high school students in the Greater Knoxville Area of East Tennessee, Grades 9-12. No identifying information on poems themselves.

If you are a teacher or school submitting entries on behalf of your students, please add the following in the email body (in addition to information required by the Genera Guidelines):

School:

Name

    Address

    Phone Number

Please contact KWG President Erin Atchley if your school or club needs any additional information for bookkeeping or payment purposes.

Entry Fee – Members:
$5.00
Entry Fee – Non-Members:
$5.00
Judged by: Not Named Yet

The Creative Competitor.com: Writing Contests

31 May 2014
7 Day Creative Writing Challenge

1st Prize:£250

2nd Prize: £200

3rd Prize: £100

4th Prize: £75

5th Prize: £50

Closing date: 5th July 2014

£5 for one entry. Or £7.50 including feedback. 

If you would like a chance of winning £250, all you have to do is to sign up for our 7 Day Creative Writing Challenge which goes live on the 5th July.

http://creativecompetitor.com/creative-writing-competitions/writing-competitions-2014/creative-writing-competitions-july-to-september-2014/7-day-creative-writing-challenge-july/
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First Chapter Writing Competition

1st Prize: £250.00

2nd Prize: £200.00

3rd Prize: £150.00

4th Prize: £100.00

5th Prize: £75.00

Closing date: 12th  July 2014

£4 per submission. Professional feedback is available for an additional £5.00 per submission

This competition is perfect if you have an unpublished novel and would like to enter the first chapter into our fantastic new competition. You can also have your submissions evaluated professionally for an additional £5.00 each.

All we ask is that your first chapter has a maximum of 6000 words and that you are the author. Full details online.

http://creativecompetitor.com/creative-writing-competitions/writing-competitions-2014/creative-writing-competitions-july-to-september-2014/first-chapter-writing-competition/
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Horror Writing Competition

1st Prize: £300.00

2nd Prize: £200.00

3rd Prize: £100.00

Closing date:  1st August 2014

Entry fee: £4.00 per submission

Could you capture the entire atmosphere of a horror story? Could you write such compelling fiction that it makes the reader tingle with anticipation and experience genuine fear? Do you think that you could dip into the bloody thirsty mindset of a serial killer or write with conviction about unspeakable horrors and things that go bump in the night?

http://creativecompetitor.com/creative-writing-competitions/writing-competitions-2014/creative-writing-competitions-july-to-september-2014/horror-fiction-writing-competition/

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Flash Fiction Writing Competition

1st Prize: £150.00

2nd Prize: £100.00

3rd Prize: £75.00

Closing date: 14th August 2014

Entry fee: £3.00 or Free to Creative Competitor Premier1 Write, Learn and Publish members

Using the photo at the website for inspiration, write a complete story in 700 words or less.

http://creativecompetitor.com/creative-writing-competitions/writing-competitions-2014/creative-writing-competitions-july-to-september-2014/flash-fiction-writing-competition/

The London Magazine’s Poetry Competition 2014

31 May 2014

For the first time since its resurgence, The London Magazine, the UK’s oldest literary journal, is hosting a worldwide poetry competition which is open for all ages. Submit your poems to the most prestigious literary journal in the UK, home to Sylvia Plath, Ted Hughes and more. First prize: £200 (plus publication in a future issue). Second prize: £150 (plus publication online) Third prize: £100 (plus publication online)  Entry fee: £5. Deadline: June 30, 2014.

Link:

http://thelondonmagazine.org/tlm-competition/the-london-magazines-poetry-competition-2014/

Email: competition@thelondonmagazine.org

Retell & Share Stories with the World @ Tell It My Way.org

31 May 2014

TellItMyWay’s stories are written by its users. You can vote on, share, retell, and publish stories.

Tell it my Way is e-storytelling on steroids. The bard at the tree gone viral. Click  tell it my way to the right of any story title to retell the tale.
Watch story chains grow!

Vote. Vote on any story!  One story, one vote.

Publish. As the first contributor of a tale, your name will always be shown with your story.

Sign up to publish!

How it works:

Tell it my Way is e-storytelling on steroids. The bard at the tree gone viral. Click tell it my way to the right of any story title to retell the tale.
Watch story chains grow!

Vote. Vote on any story!  One story, one vote.

Publish. As the first contributor of a tale, or as a reteller, your name will always be shown with your story. Sign up to publish.

Rules

Don’t plagiarize. Only post original children’s stories or retellings of stories on Tell it my Way. More info

Don’t spam. More info

Don’t try to manipulate votes or rankings. More info

Don’t post anyone’s personal information. More info

Don’t use this site for bullying or harassing anyone. More info

Do not write anything that is sexually suggestive. Keep it clean. More info

If you violate one of these rules, your story may be permanently deleted, and any retellings of your story will also be deleted. So be nice!

Visit the website: https://www.tellitmyway.org/

Last Call for Our Sports Fiction & Essay Contest

17 May 2014

Deadline: May 31, 2014
Now in its third year, this contest seeks published and unpublished work on themes related to sports. Jendi Reiter will judge, assisted by Ellen LaFleche. $16 fee for each entry of up to 6,000 words. $3,000 in prizes. Submit online.

Also open now, our Tom Howard/Margaret Reid Poetry Contest, with $3,000 in prizes. New this year, the fee is a flat $16 for 1-2 poems of any length. Deadline: September 30, 2014.

Visit the website:  https://winningwriters.com/our-contests/sports-fiction-essay-contest

Round Table’s Joke Writing Competition #2 – “Words to Live By”

5 May 2014

ROUND TABLE is hosting anew Joke Writing Contest – Words to Live By. This is a chance for writers to show off your joke writing skills and win a cash prize.

This contest will be a bit different in that visitors to our website will be picking the best lines. Three cash prices will be awarded to the lines that get the most points — $125 for 1st place; $75 for 2nd place, and $25 for 3rd, 4th, 5th and 6th place lines will each receive a $10 Round Table gift certificate.

What we are looking for are lines that are not only funny, but share some kind of wisdom. For example, this Bob Hope line: “If you haven’t any charity in your heart, you have the worst kind of heart trouble.”

Gene Perret generated a Hint Sheet on Writing a Great Line that may help you write your entries. This is available to you free. Simply request the Hint Sheet by sending an email to us at RTComedy@cwo.com.

So give it some thought and start working on your lines. For full details and rules visit: http://www.comedywritersroom.com/Index_files/Page757.htm

This writing competition is open to everyone, but there is a $5 entry fee (per five jokes). This fee is waived for subscribers of Round Table (an online subscription newsletter for comedy writers and performers).

Call for submissions: Duenda online literary journal

5 May 2014
Please send prose, poetry, hybrid work, translations, visual art & literary collaborations to DUENDE: the new, online literary journal of Goddard College’s BFA in Writing Program. DUENDE seeks authenticity & soulfulness, earthiness & expressiveness; as Lorca said, DUENDE “climbs up inside you, from the soles of the feet.” Submissions for our inaugural issue accepted through June 1, 2014. First issue debuts online in October. Writers from underrepresented groups especially welcome.
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Letter to Potential Submitters:
Duende…insinuates authenticity and soulfulness, earthiness, expressiveness and a chill up the spine.  It encompasses darkness and intensity.  It emotes.  It elicits sorrow and joy.  It wrests a response from the body.It is a word and concept that experts attempt to translate in paragraphs and pages. In a full lecture on duende given in 1933,  Frederico Garcia Lorca says that it brings the artist face-to-face with death.  The artist must fight to uncover its gifts.  He calls it “a sort of corkscrew that can get art into the sensibility of an audience” and says it “climbs up inside you, from the soles of the feet.”

We ask you for your deepest and best work.  We who will read and accept your writing and art are fellow students of Goddard College’s undergraduate program (primarily the BFA in Creative Writing).  We chose Goddard due to its rich history of student-directed curriculum which allows eclectic, individualized focuses of study.  Thanks to our home at Goddard, Duende opens to include all forms of literature and art.  We welcome hybrids, collaborations, and other experiments in form, in addition to artful fiction, poetry, nonfiction, interviews, etc.

Push the envelope.  Push yourself and your work just a little more, make your offering just a bit larger, your understanding a layer deeper.

Then send it to us.  We can’t wait to see it.

Visit http://www.duendeliterary.org/ for complete details.

Dream Quest One Poetry & Writing Contest – Summer 2014

2 May 2014

The Dream Quest One Poetry & Writing Contest is open to anyone who enjoys expressing their innermost thoughts and feelings into the beautiful literary art of poetry and/or writing a story that is worth telling everyone. Welcome to all having the ability to dream… Write a poem or short story for a chance to win cash prizes totaling $1275.00! All works must be original.
Guidelines: http://www.dreamquestone.com/rules.html
Write a poem, thirty lines or fewer on any subject, style, or form, typed or neatly hand printed.
And/or write a short story, five pages maximum length, on any subject or theme, fiction or non-fiction (including essay compositions, diary, journal entries and screenwriting). Also, all entries must be typed or legibly hand printed.
Multiple and simultaneous poetry and short story entries are accepted.
Postmark deadline: July 31, 2014
All winners will be announced on September 20, 2014
Prizes:
Writing First Prize is $500. Second: $250. Third: $100.
Poetry First Prize is $250. Second: $125. Third: $50.
Entry fees: $10 per story, $5 per poem
To send entries: Include title(s) with your story (ies) or poem(s), along with your name, address, phone#, email, brief biographical info. (Tell us a little about yourself), on the coversheet. Add a self-addressed stamped envelope for entry confirmation. Fees payable to: “DREAMQUESTONE.COM”
Mail to:
Dream Quest One
Poetry & Writing Contest
P.O. Box 3141
Chicago, IL 60654
Visit http://www.dreamquestone.com for details on how to enter!

No one who achieves success does so without acknowledging the help of others. The wise and confident acknowledge this help with gratitude. “And remember, in whatever you do, it’s okay to dream, for dreams do come true.” –Dream Quest One

Call for Entries! Ruminate Magazine Poetry Contest

2 May 2014

Ruminate is pleased to announce the 2014 Ruminate Poetry Prize

with Jeanne Murray Walker as our finalist judge! 

The winner of the Janet B. McCabe Poetry Prize

will receive $1500 and publication in the Summer 2014 issue.

The runner up will receive $200 and publication.

We invite you to enter. The deadline for entry is May 15, 2014

and the submission fee is $20.

The link to submit your work is:  http://www.ruminatemagazine.org/contests/janet-mccabe-poetry-prize.html

For any questions regarding the poetry prize, you can contact us here: http://www.ruminatemagazine.com/about-ruminate/contact/

Sentinel Literary Quarterly Poetry & Short Story Competitions

2 May 2014

SENTINEL LITERARY QUARTERLY POETRY COMPETITION

Closing Date: 31-May-2014

For original, previously unpublished poems in English Language, on any subject, in any style up to 50 lines long. This competition is open to all poets regardless of nationality, living anywhere in the world. Judge: Dominic James.

Prizes: £200 (First), £75 (Second), £50 (Third), £20 x 3 (High Commendation).

The winners and commended poems will receive first publication in Sentinel Literary Quarterly magazine.

Fees: £4/1, £7/2, £9/3, £11/ 4, £12/5, £16/7, and £22 for 10 poems.

Enter online and pay securely by PayPal or print out an Entry Form for postal entries at: www.sentinelquarterly.com/competitions/poetry

Or send your poems with a cover note titled ‘Sentinel Literary Quarterly Poetry Competition May 2014’, together with a cheque/postal order for the applicable payment in favour of SENTINEL POETRY MOVEMENT to: Sentinel Poetry Movement, Unit 136, 113-115 George Lane, South Woodford, London E18 1AB, United Kingdom

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SENTINEL LITERARY QUARTERLY SHORT STORY COMPETITION

Closing Date: 31-May-2014

For original, previously unpublished short stories in English Language, on any subject, in any style up to 1500 words long. This competition is open to all writers regardless of nationality, living anywhere in the world. Judge: Catherine Edmunds

Prizes: £200 (First), £75 (Second), £50 (Third), £20 x 3 (High Commendation).

The winners and commended stories will receive first publication in Sentinel Literary Quarterly magazine.

Fees: £5 per story, £8 for 2, £10 for 3, £12 for 4.

Enter online and pay securely by PayPal or print out an Entry Form for postal entries at: www.sentinelquarterly.com/competitions/short-stories

Or send your stories with a cover note titled ‘Sentinel Literary Quarterly Short Story Competition May 2014’, together with a cheque/postal order for the applicable payment in favour of SENTINEL POETRY MOVEMENT to: Sentinel Poetry Movement, Unit 136, 113-115 George Lane, South Woodford, London E18 1AB, United Kingdom

Any questions regarding any aspect of our competitions please ask by email competitions@sentinelpoetry.org.uk or by text/call +44 7812 755751

ON THE SAME PAGE FESTIVAL ANNOUNCES OPENING OF 2014 WRITER’S COMPETITION

2 May 2014

West Jefferson, NC – Ashe County’s On the Same Page Literary Festival, now in its seventh year, is opening the Festival’s annual writing competition. In association with the 2014 Festival, which will take place September 16-20 in Ashe County, NC, the Page Crafter’s Prize recognizes writers of fiction, nonfiction, and poetry with cash awards. Winning writers will have the opportunity to read their work during the On the Same Page Literary Festival.
The Page Crafter’s competition is designed to encourage and acknowledge emerging writers and to reinforce the On the Same Page Literary Festival’s commitment of celebrating the creation of new work.
Page Crafter’s Prizes will be awarded for first and second place in fiction, non-fiction and poetry. Prize money totaling $900 will be presented: $200 for first place, $100 for second place, in each category.
Deadline for submissions is July 17, 2014, (postmarked snail mail or email submissions) and winners will be notified by August 21, 2014. Prose entries are limited to 1,000-words; no more than 50 lines of poetry will be accepted. A non-refundable entry fee of $10 (U.S.) per submission is required. There is no limit to the number of entries per person.

The Festival’s website, www.onthesamepagefestival.org , provides further details, including format requirements for the blind-copy submission process. Only previously unpublished entries qualify. Authors retain all rights to submitted works. Winners need not be present to win, but are encouraged to attend the Festival and read their work at the Saturday, September 20, 2014, 2:30 p.m. Page Crafter’s award presentations.

Visit the website:  http://www.onthesamepagefestival.org

Claim A $800 Cash Award For Your Unpublished Novel

2 May 2014

A $800 cash prize can be won for a debut novel

in the Writers’ Village International Novel award,

Deadline: 30th June 2014

Novels that have previously been self-published are also eligible.

The winning author will be assessed by international literary agency

A. M. Heath for possible representation.

The top eight contestants will receive personal feedback on their novels by the judge,

novelist Michelle Spring, Royal Literary Fellow at Magdalene College, Cambridge.

Entries are welcome worldwide.

Entry is $22.

Details at: http://www.writers-village.org/foundation.php