Archive for July, 2014

THE PORTICO BROTHERTON POETRY PRIZE

6 July 2014

£5 ENTRY FEE. FREE FOR YOUTH.

Deadline August 31, 2014.

Prizes offered in two categories for a poem on ‘Conflict and Community’.
Entries may want to focus on particular conflicts and their effect on a community or write from the perspective of an individual experiencing conflict. OPEN CATEGORY (Over 16s). 1st: £250, 2nd: £150, 3rd: £100. Poems, up to 40 lines, in English. YOUNG CATEGORY (Under 18s). 1st: book tokens, 2nd: book tokens, 3rd: book tokens. Poems, up to 40 lines, in English.

Visit the website for details:  http://www.theportico.org.uk/prizes/poetry-prize

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HAWKSNEST WRITERS CONFERENCE

6 July 2014
Speakers include Lyle Ernst, Kim Sigafus, Lori Perkins, Anthony Wedgeworth and Keynote C. Hope Clark of FundsforWriters and The Carolina Slade Mystery Series
 
Saturday, July 12, 2914 9 a.m. — 4 p.m.
State Bank of Cross Plains Conference Room
Black Earth, WI
Cost $50 (includes catered lunch)
To register of for further information call: 608-278-8575 or email Kathy Erdman at: redtailhawkwoman44@yahoo.com

MALAHAT REVIEW CONSTANCE ROOSE CREATIVE NONFICTION CONTEST

6 July 2014

ENTRY FEE $35 for Canadian entries, $40 for U.S. entries, and $45 elsewhere.
Canada’s premier literary magazine invites emerging and established writers from Canada, the United States, and elsewhere to enter the 2014 Constance Rooke Creative Nonfiction Contest. A prize of $1,000 will be awarded to the best work that embraces, but is not limited to, the personal essay, memoir, narrative nonfiction, social commentary, travel writing, historical accounts, and biography, all enhanced by such elements as description, dramatic scenes, dialogue, and characterization. All entries should be previously unpublished, and between 2,000-3,000 wordsin length. Deadline August 1, 2014 (postmark date). Entries can be sent by regular mail or email.
Visit the website: http://www.malahatreview.ca/contests/creative_non-fiction_prize/info.html

Upcoming BlueCat Screenwriting Workshops

6 July 2014

The BlueCat Screenwriting Workshops

UPCOMING SCHEDULE

Gordy Hoffman, the Sundance award-winning writer/director (LOVE LIZA, A COAT OF SNOW) and founder of the BlueCat Screenplay Competition, is leading upcoming screenwriting workshops in LA, Pittsburgh, Honolulu, and San Francisco.
Winner of the Waldo Salt Screenwriting Award at the Sundance Film Festival for LOVE LIZA, Gordy Hoffman has taught screenwriting at the USC School of Cinematic Arts in Los Angeles, as well as led workshops all over North America, Poland, Australia, New Zealand and the UK. He has served as a panelist for the IFP Script to Screen Conference in NYC, Women in Film’s Script DC Conference in Washington, DC, and the George Eastman House Film Festival, as well as a judge for the McKnight Screenwriting Fellowships in Minnesota. Gordy Hoffman founded the BlueCat Screenplay Competition in 1998 and remains its judge. He’s currently developing a movie with Abigail Spencer.
UPCOMING WORKSHOPS:
THE FULL SCRIPT WORKSHOP (Limit 7 Writers)
Participants read seven screenplays in advance of the workshop. During the workshop, Gordy provides direct and in-depth feedback on each screenplay, with everyone encouraged to contribute his or her own thoughts and concerns.
Each writer will leave with a great sense of what they can do specifically to improve their screenplay, as well as a better awareness of where they might properly develop as a professional screenwriter as a whole.
Writers benefit from the direct focus placed on their screenplays by the workshop, along with the analysis of the six other scripts.
Screenplays can be first drafts or rewrites, incomplete or partial, with first time writers and veterans all welcome. Scripts are due 10-14 days prior to the date of the workshop.
Note: Screenplays submitted to the workshop are not eligible to be entered into the BlueCat Screenplay Competition.
Regular Registration Option:
Do you want to participate, but do not have a script to submit at this time? Regular registration for the workshop allows you to attend without submitting written material, read the scripts in advance and still participate in the discussion.
For more info and to register:
For more info on The BlueCat Screenplay Competition, you can visit: http://www.bluecatscreenplay.com/
For more info on Gordy Hoffman: http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0388896/

The Writers’ Workshop of Asheville is sponsoring two writing competitions

6 July 2014

 WRITING COMPETITIONS

 The Writers’ Workshop of Asheville is sponsoring two writing competitions, open to any writer regardless of residence. The awards for both contests are:

1st Place: Your choice of a 3 night stay at our Mountain Muse B&B, 3 free workshops, or 75 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: Extended to July 30, 2014.

 Write about a difficult experience in your life, how you overcame this obstacle, and how you were changed by it. Winning stories will be chosen for originality and creative writing style. Stories should be previously unpublished, and should not exceed 5,000 words (double-spaced, 12 point font).

Your name, address, email and title of work should appear on a separate cover sheet. The entry fee per submission is $25 ($20 for Workshop members).

Multiple entries are accepted. Enclose SASE for critique and list of winners. Make check or money order payable to The Writers’ Workshop, and mail to:  Hard Times Contest, 387 Beaucatcher Road, Asheville, NC  28805.

Emailed submission may be sent to writersw@gmail.com, with “Hard Times Contest” in the subject. The entry fee is payable online.

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Literary Fiction Contest   –    Deadline: Postmarked by August 30, 2014.

Submit a short story or chapter of a novel of 5,000 words or less.  Multiple entries are accepted.  All work must be unpublished. Pages should be paper clipped, with your name, address, phone and title of work on a cover sheet. Double-space, and use 12 point font.

The entry fee per submission is $25 ($20 for Workshop members). Enclose self-addressed stamped envelope for critique and list of winners.

Make check or money order payable to The Writers’ Workshop, and mail to:  Fiction Contest, 387 Beaucatcher Road, Asheville, NC  28805. 

Emailed submissions may be sent to writersw@gmail.com, with “Fiction Contest” in the subject. No cover sheet or SASE is necessary. The entry fee is payable online at www.twwoa.org.

SENTINEL LITERARY QUARTERLY POETRY AND SHORT STORY COMPETITIONS

6 July 2014

SENTINEL LITERARY QUARTERLY POETRY COMPETITION

Closing Date: 31-August-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: WILL DAUNT.

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 August 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-August-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: BRINDLEY HALLAM DENNIS

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 August 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