Archive for July 7th, 2014

Dream Quest One Poetry & Writing Contest – Winter 2014 – 2015

7 July 2014

The Dream Quest One Poetry & Writing Contest is open to anyone who loves expressing innermost thoughts and feelings into the beautiful art of poetry or writing a story that is worth telling everyone! And 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. http://www.dreamquestone.com
Guidelines:
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, creative writing fiction or non-fiction (including essay compositions, diary, journal entries and screenwriting). Also, all entries must be typed or neatly hand printed.
Multiple and simultaneous poetry and short story entries are accepted.
Postmark deadline: December 31, 2014
All contest winners will be announced on February 25, 2015.
Prizes:
Writing First Prize is $500. Second Prize: $250. Third Prize: $100.
Poetry First Prize is $250. Second Prize: $125. Third Prize: $50.
Entry fees:
$10 per short 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

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Tom Howard/Margaret Reid Poetry Contest

7 July 2014

Tom Howard/Margaret Reid Poetry Contest
Deadline: September 30, 2014
Our 12th annual open-theme poetry contest will award $3,000 in prizes. The Tom Howard Prize of $1,000 will go to the best poem in any style or genre. The Margaret Reid Prize of $1,000 will go to the best poem that rhymes or has a traditional style. Ellaraine Lockie will judge. New this year, you may submit 1-2 poems of any length for a flat $16 fee. Published and unpublished work welcome. Submit online.

Stage of Life Writing Contest

7 July 2014

Deadline:

Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Entry Fees:

$0. No entry fees.

Prizes

In addition to a SWAG package, Stage of Life’s educational literacy sponsors Papa John’s, IHOP, Applebee’s, and SpaWeek donate gift cards to the winning teen and adult essay writers each month.

Description

What’s your story? Educational literacy initiative, StageofLife.com, hosts an international writing contest every month centered around a specific “life” topic. Topic themes have ranged from mental health to consumerism to fear to goal setting to our relationship with nature. The writing community welcomes nearly 1,000,000 teens, college students, teachers, parents and bloggers each year who come to read the stories or enter the writing contests. Answer the monthly “life question” by submitting a 500-word essay to StageofLife.com tailored to the writing prompt and be automatically entered into the writing contest.

Contact Information

contact@stageoflife.com

Website:

http://www.stageoflife.com/Writing_Contests.aspx

Midlife Collage Contests

7 July 2014

Deadline:

Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Entry Fees

No Fee.

Prizes

Cash prize of $50. Winners are eligible for $100 contest.

Description

Free, weekly writing contest for a cash prize. We collect submissions 24/7; it’s a rolling deadline. Must be age 40 or older to enter a short story. See submissions page for guidelines. Go to our Calendar page and watch the short videos for topic ideas.

Contact Information:

ContactUs@MidlifeCollage.com

Website:

http://midlifecollage.com/

The Al Savard Memorial Poetry Contest

7 July 2014

Deadline:

Tuesday, December 30, 2014

Entry Fees

$10

Prizes

$100, $75, $50 and publication in Long River Run.

Description

Open to Connecticut poets only. Submit up to three unpublished poems, maximum 40 lines each, via regular mail.

Contact Information

Savard Poetry Contest, CPS, PO Box 270554, West Hartford, CT 06127.

connpoetry@comcast.net

Website:

http://www.ct-poetry-society.org

NBF Annual Legal Writing Contest

7 July 2014

Deadline:

Saturday, November 15, 2014

Entry Fees:

None, Free to Enter

Prizes

The winner will be awarded with $1,500 to be applied towards law school or college tuition. The winning submission will also be published to the National Bankruptcy Forum website.

Description

The contest is for law school or college students. To participate in the contest, students will have to submit an essay arguing how best to solve America’s student loan problem.

Essay Requirements:
– Submitted work must be at least 2,000 words
– Submissions are due by November 15
– Submissions can be sent using the submission form on the NBF website

Eligibility:
– Recipient must be a law school or college student
– Recipient is a U.S. citizen or legal resident

The winner will be announced by December 1, 2014.

Website:

http://www.natlbankruptcy.com/scholarship/

The Third Annual Thomas Morton Memorial Prize

7 July 2014

Deadline:

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Entry Fees

Donation of $15 per entry.

Prizes

The first prize in each category (fiction and poetry) is $1,000 and a package of books from some of Canada’s best publishers (including Coach House, House of Anansi, and Bookthug) valued at $700, plus publication in our Fall 2014 issue.

Description

The Third Annual Thomas Morton Prize is a yearly contest run by The Puritan Magazine which searches for the finest in groundbreaking fiction and poetry. This year, we are thrilled to announce that our judges will be MARGARET ATWOOD (poetry) and ZSUZSI GARTNER (fiction).

If you have previously unpublished fiction or poetry that you’d like to have considered, submissions can be made through our website at http://www.puritan-magazine.com/submissions/. Each submission is $15.

Full submission rules and formatting guidelines can be found on our website, but basic length rules are: Fiction – no longer than 8,000 words, double-spaced. Poetry – either four poems or four pages, whichever comes first.

Contact Information

For more information, please visit our website at:  www.puritan-magazine.com

Website:

http://puritan-magazine.com/submissions/

Chanticleer Book Review Blue Ribbon Awards

7 July 2014

Deadline:

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Entry Fees

$40

Prizes

First Place Category award winners will compete for the Overall Best Book CBR Grand Prize of a $1,000 and 1st Place Genre Awards for $250.
Award winning books will have the opportunity to be placed on the Chanticleer Book Shelves (which sell and promote the winning titles). Our CBR Book Shelves are located in participating Independent Book Stores across the U.S.
A Chanticleer Book Review
A CBR Blue Ribbon embossed with the Contest Name, Author Name, and Book Title to use in promotion at book signings and book festivals
Digital award stickers for on-line promotion
Adhesive book stickers
Shelf-talkers and other promotional items
Promotion in print and on-line media
Review of book distributed to on-line sites and printed media publications
Review, cover art, and author synopsis listed in CBR’s newsletter

Description

The Chanticleer Book Review (CBR) is looking for published novels and unpublished manuscripts in the following categories:

  • Fantasy and Science Fiction (deadline Jan. 31)
  • Narrative Nonfiction (deadline Feb. 28)
  • Cozy Mystery (deadline March 31)
  • Young Adult (deadline April 30)
  • Romance (deadline May 31)
  • Historical Fiction (deadline June 30)
  • Western, Pioneer, Civil War Historical Fiction, Pre-1900s (deadline July 31, 2014)
  • Mystery/Thriller/Suspense (deadline Sept. 30, 2014)
  • Paranormal/Speculative Fiction (deadline Oct. 31, 2014)

Stories will be judged based on effective use of characterization, an intriguing opening, continuity, a unique story, writing craft, professionalism of editing and formatting throughout the piece, and a satisfying (not necessarily happy) ending. No erotica or graphic violence, please.

Novels may be self-published, indie published or traditionally published. E-pub novels with ISBN or ASIN designations will be accepted in the published division. All novels must have an ISBN or ASIN designation. Entries must be in the English language (please note if British Standard English –BSE – is used instead of ASE). Novels must be 30,000 plus words.

Accepts work in two divisions: Published (Legacy, Indie, Self-Pub, Small Press, E-pub) and Manuscripts.

Contact Information:

info@ChantiReviews.com

Website:

http://chantireviews.com/contests

Bartleby Snopes Literary Magazine 6th Annual Dialogue Only Writing Contest

7 July 2014

Deadline:

Monday, September 15, 2014

Entry Fees

$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.

Prizes

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

Description

Compose a short story entirely of dialogue. You may use as many characters as you want. Your entry must be under 2,000 words. Your entry does not have to follow standard rules for writing dialogue. Your entry cannot use any narration (this includes tag lines such as he said, she said, etc.). 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.

All finalists will be chosen by the Staff of Bartleby Snopes.

 

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.

Contact Information

http://www.bartlebysnopes.com

Website:

http://www.bartlebysnopes.com/contests.htm

2014 Book Pipeline Contest

7 July 2014

Deadline:

Monday, September 15, 2014

Entry Fees

$50 per entry

Prizes

– Entrance to the Book Pipeline event in Santa Monica, CA in November 2014, where one winner is announced (finalists chosen will range from 2-8) The event will include representatives from Energy Entertainment, Benderspink, and Paradigm.
– $1,000 cash to winning entry
– Airfare to attend the Book Pipeline event (or $500 airfare reimbursement for international finalists)
– Additional development assistance and consultation from Script Pipeline executives

Description

The Book Pipeline Competition, presented by Script Pipeline, is searching for playwrights and authors with material well-suited for film or television adaptation. The winning writer will have meetings with Energy Entertainment (Extant), Benderspink (We’re the Millers, A History of Violence), and Paradigm to discuss further development and the potential for production.

After 12 seasons running the successful Script Pipeline Screenwriting Competition, the 1st Annual Book Pipeline Contest aims to continue discovering new talent and delivering unique, compelling stories to the industry–with the specific intent of getting projects on the fast-track to production.

Contact Information:

Email: entry@scriptpipeline.com

Phone: 323-424-4243

Website:

http://www.bookpipeline.com

2014 Green River Writers Contests

7 July 2014

Deadline:

Sunday, August 31, 2014

Entry Fees

$2-$3 for GRW members
$3-$5 for non-members

Prizes

2 Grand Prizes
1st: $175
2nd: $100
3rd: $50

16 Fiction and Poetry Categories
1st: $30
2nd: $20
3rd: $10

Some are higher, varies by category & sponsor

Description

Offers contests for short fiction, poetry, creative nonfiction and writing for children in a variety of subjects and forms. Poetry categories include sonnets, limericks, rhymed poems, humorous poems, persona poems and free verse. Also offers poetry and nonfiction categories that address social injustice, environmental issues or a love nature. See website for category guidelines.

Contact Information:

contest@greenriverwriters.org
Chuck Suddeth

Green River Writers, Inc.
2014 Writing Contest
c/o Charles Suddeth
9815 Farnham Drive
Louisville, KY 40223

Website:

http://www.greenriverwriters.org/contest2.html