Archive for January 16th, 2016

4th Women Inspirational Poetry Contest

16 January 2016

This is a call to all women poets to write about WOMEN. Write about someone who inspires you. You may use a character depiction, or a triumphant situation; or you can surprise us with your creativity and talent. Submit in English, original and unpublished poems. We’re searching for the next emerging woman poet. Winners will be notified in June 2016 by Oneal Walters (Founder & Author) ; their names and the title of their winning poems will be published on All poems remain the property of the poet.


1st Place $300 US, plus interview with Oneal Walters

2nd Place $180 US

3rd Place $120 US

Submission fees:

$15.00 US 1-2 poem submission.

$22.00 US 3 poem submission.

$26.00 US 4 poem submission.

Submit the poems that will change your life!

Deadline: April 12, 2016

Submit your poems today!

There are two options for the submission fee; through mail by money order or certified check, or online through PayPal.

Printed mail entries and submission fees mailed to:
Women Inspirational Poetry Contest
2 Bloor Street West, Suite 700
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
M4W 3R1

Visit the website for details on how to enter:


16 January 2016

We are now accepting entries!

Fiction (maximum 2,000 words)*

Non-fiction (maximum 2,000 words)*

Poetry (1-3 poems per single submission) (total maximum 75 lines)*

OPEN for SUBMISSIONS until Midnight, Valentine’s Day, Feb 14, 2016


FIRST PRIZE: $1000.00 CDN (per category) plus a full manuscript review** by the literary agency The Rights Factory


What does LOVE mean to you? We want your fiction, non-fiction and poetry, exploring love in any of its myriad expressions: romantic, platonic, parental, and much, much more. We know there is a whole world of love out there, and we want to read about it.

All submitted works must be original and unpublished works. All works that have published in print or on the Internet, including self-published works, as well as works that have been broadcast or delivered in front of a public audience, are considered previously published and are therefore not eligible for submission.

Texts must be written in English. All works must fall within one of the following categories and be within the specified word/line count.*

Participants may submit as many texts as they wish in one or all categories. A writer can win only one prize per category. Each text may be submitted to only one category. For each entry, participants must complete a separate submission form and pay the entry fee. Please see complete Submission Guidelines on the Submittable submissions form.

*   Word count includes titles, except poetry. Submissions over the specified word count will be disqualified. Word counts are determined using Microsoft Word’s word counter.

**  Manuscript review for up to 75,000 words for Fiction and Non-fiction; 10,000 words for Poetry. Review will be in the form of a one-hour personal/skype/telephone meeting.

Winners will be announced in June 2016

Visit the website for details:

10 Minute Play Contest for Edinburgh Fringe Festival Production

16 January 2016

A production team from Sedos (,

a well-respected London based theatre company is looking for submissions

of 10 minute scripts to be performed in late July/early August 2016

in both London (the Bridewell Theatre) and at the Edinburgh Fringe festival (Greenside Venues).

Deadline: The submission period runs from now until 11th March 2016.

There is a £5 entry fee for non-Sedos members which is payable upon submission.

The key requirement is that scripts must follow the theme of “Frenemies”

but interpretation of that theme and choice of genre

and format is open to the writer’s imagination

(subject to a couple of practical parameters as set out in the guidelines).

Submissions are open now and can be accessed at this link:

Submission guidelines can be found via a link on the submission page,