Archive for March, 2016

HARD TIMES ESSAY CONTEST

28 March 2016

The Writers’ Workshop of Asheville is sponsoring its 26th Annual Hard Times Essay Contest, open to any writer regardless of residence.

The deadline is: postmarked or emailed by May 30, 2016.

Awards: 

1st Place: Your choice of a 2 night stay at our Mountain Muse B&B; or 2 free workshops (in person or on-line); or 10 poems line-edited and revised by our editorial staff.

2nd Place: Two free workshops, in person or on-line; or 8 poems line-edited.

3rd Place: One free workshop; or 5 poems line-edited.

10 Honorable Mentions 

Guidelines:

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Stories should be previously unpublished, and should not exceed 5,000 words (double-spaced, 12 point font).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 legal size self-sealing 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.

 

Visit the website:  http://www.twwoa.org/\

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Call for Submissions: The Write Idea “A Day in the Life of …(You). ” Poem Title Prompt

28 March 2016

“… Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner; Morning, Afternoon, and Night.

Two lines for each word above, and a couplet of advice.

Tell us in a sonnet how you live your life ...”

 

Write a Sonnet, It doesn’t have to rhyme, or not.

Write two lines for each word-time of the prompt.

The last two lines are your words of advice.

Tell us in a Sonnet, 14 lines, how you lead your life.

Entitle the poem “A Day in the Life of ..(You)”.

Winners will be published in LONE STARS.

 

USMail on paper, or, in the body of an email.

The way you want to see it in print.

No files or attachments.

One entry per submission.

Single spaced.

 

Milo Rosebud, Ed. & Pub.

LONE STARS

4219 Flinthill Street

San Antonio, TEXAS 78230-1619

 

Any questions, contact: lonestarsmagazine@yahoo.com

 

A Touch of Love: From my mind, to my lips, from the heart

                                                                by Terry Lee Salute 2010

 

LONE STARS 25+ years publishing Poetry

POETRY SUPER HIGHWAY wants you to send a writing prompt!

24 March 2016

Poetry – A Writing Prompt-A-Day

In honor of National Poetry Month, for the fourth year, we will publish a poetry writing prompt every day during the month of April. Where will we get these prompts? From YOU of course!

Check out last year’s writing prompts here.

Submit your best writing prompt below…Get our creative juices flowing…Send us in unexpected directions…Help us discover poetry where we never knew it existed.

We’re particularly looking for prompts that provide a specific direction as opposed to a prompt consisting only of a phrase or stanza of poetry – though feel free to include that as example referred to in your direction.

Fill out the form below (just once please) and we’ll choose one every day to publish on the our website and Facebook page. If we use your prompt, we’ll give you credit as well as include your website link (if you include one in the form below.)

Not sure what a writing prompt is? Check out Poets and Writers offerings here: http://www.pw.org/writing-prompts-exercises – (scroll within the “Poetry Prompts” box on that page. Yours doesn’t have to be as complex or as detailed as those (though it could be more so if you want.) Make sure to give a direction of some kind in your prompt.

Hot to submit:  http://poetrysuperhighway.com/psh/a-poetry-writing-prompt-a-day/

Last Call! Able Muse Book Award (for Poetry) — 2016

24 March 2016

$1000 prize plus publication of the winning manuscript by Able Muse Press.

Finalists will also be considered for publication.

Entry deadline: March 31, 2016

Final Judge:
A.E. Stallings - Final Judge
A.E. Stallings

Guidelines:

  • Blind Judging by the Final Judge A.E. Stallings.
  • Initial screening will be done by readers from our contest selection committee—consisting of accomplished and award-winning poets, with members renewed yearly—who will also be reading the entries blind. Thus, judging of the contest will be completely anonymous from start to finish!
  • Entries may not be previously published, but individual poems and chapbook-length sections may have been if the previous publisher gives reprint permission. (Still, more than half of the manuscript may not have been previously published as a collection.)
  • Entries consisting in part or whole of translations into English are also welcome, provided that the original-language poems are in the public domain, or where the original-language poems are still under copyright protection, written permission from the rights holder to translate into English is provided.
  • Simultaneous submissions accepted as long as we’re immediately notified if your work is accepted elsewhere.
  • Unlimited entries per person—if you wish to enter more than once, then a separate entry fee and submission form must be completed for each entry.
  • All poetry styles are welcome (metrical or free verse).
  • A poetry manuscript of 50 to 120 pages.
  • Acknowledgments may be included in the manuscript but are not required.
  • We prefer online entries, however, paper/snail mail entry is available for those who insist on the traditional submission method.
  • If you’re entering by paper/snail mail, the manuscripts cannot be returned so, do not send us your only copies.
  • For paper/snail mail entries, include an SASE (self-addressed stamped envelope) to receive the announcement of the winner.
  • The contests will be judged blind by the final judge, so:
    • Author’s name should only appear on cover page/cover letter and nowhere else.
    • Initial screening will be done by the editors of Able Muse.
      1. The final judge will received anonymized manuscripts (five to ten depending and the number of total entries and their quality).
      2. The final judge will be instructed to disqualify any work that he recognizes. The entry fee the work thus disqualified will be refunded.
    • Include on your cover page ONLY:
      1. the title of your manuscript
      2. a brief bio
      3. the poet’s/writer’s name
      4. address
      5. phone number, and
      6. email address.

Entry Methods:

  1. Preferred method is our online entry form
    1. DO NOT type or copy and paste your manuscript in the poem text box. Rather, upload your submission file from the upload field (accepted formats are: Text, RTF, Word, Wordperfect, PDF, HTML).
    2. Only send one file attachment with everything (50 to 120 pages), with the cover page prepared as described in the blind judging section above (do NOT attach a separate file for each poem!)
    3. There should be no identification in the manuscript file itself as described in the blind judging section above.
    4. Enter at http://www.ablemuse.com/enter-contest online.
  2. Second favorite entry method is via e-mail—
    1. Again, do not type your submission in the body of the email. Rather, attach your submission file to the email (accepted formats are: Text, RTF, Word, Wordperfect, PDF, HTML).
    2. The subject of the email should be: “<Your Name>: Book Award (poetry)”
    3. Email your entry to submission@ablemuse.com without any identification in the manuscript file itself as described in the blind judging section above.
  3. Least favorite entry method is paper by snail mail—
    1. The manuscript should be without any identification as explained in the blind judging section above.
    2. The cover page should be prepared as explained in the blind judging section above.
    3. Duplicates not required, so do NOT send duplicate of the manuscript.
    4. Send your entry to:Able Muse Review
      Book Award for poetry Contest
      467 Saratoga Avenue #602
      San Jose, CA 95129
      USA

Entry Fees:

  • $25 for a manuscript of 50 to 120 pages.
  • No matter how you choose to enter (online or email or snail mail) you may choose to pay:
    1. Online OR,
    2. By check: Able Muse Review, and sent to the contest address indicated above.
    3. In the event of a withdrawal, entry fees are non-refundable.
    4. To enable us to match your payment to your entry, be sure to indicate the name you entered with in your manuscript (i.e. your pen name, etc), if it’s different from the one under which payment was made, and this applies for online or check payment by snail mail.

Visit the website for details on how to enter:  http://www.ablemusepress.com/ablemuse-book-award

26th Annual Memoirs Competition

24 March 2016

26th Annual Memoirs Competition

Deadline: Postmarked by November 30, 2016. 

  •  Submit a memoir 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). Entry fee ispayable online.
  • Enclose legal size self-sealing SASE for critique and list of winners. Do not send via Fedex, certified mail, etc.
  • Make check or money order payable to The Writers’ Workshop, and mail to:  Memoirs Contest, 387 Beaucatcher Road, Asheville, NC  28805.
  • Emailed submission may be sent to writersw@gmail.com, with “Memoirs Contest” in the subject.

Enter here

Literary Fiction Contest

24 March 2016

Literary Fiction Contest

Deadline: Postmarked by August 30, 2016.

  •  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). Entry fee is payable online.
  • 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.

Enter here

Hard Times Writing Contest

24 March 2016

Hard Times Writing Contest

Deadline: Postmarked by May 30, 2016.

  •  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 legal size self-sealing SASE for critique and list of winners. Do not use Fedex, certified mail, etc.
  • 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. Entry fee is payable online.

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

Enter here

The Writers’ Workshop of Asheville – 26TH ANNUAL POETRY CONTEST

24 March 2016

THE WRITERS’ WORKSHOP

387 Beaucatcher Road     Asheville, NC 28805

www.twwoa.org *  828-254-8111 *    writersw@gmail.com

 

 26TH ANNUAL POETRY CONTEST

The Writers’ Workshop of Asheville is sponsoring its 26th Annual Poetry Contest, open to any writer regardless of residence. 

The deadline has been extended to April 30, 2016.

AWARDS:

1st Place: Your choice of a 2 night stay at our Mountain Muse B&B; or 2 free workshops (in person or on-line); or 10 poems line-edited and revised by our editorial staff.

2nd Place: Two free workshops, in person or on-line; or 8 poems line-edited.

3rd Place: One free workshop; or 5 poems line-edited.

10 Honorable Mentions

 

GUIDELINES:

– All work must be unpublished.

-Your name, address, email and title of work should appear on the first page.

-The entry fee is $25 ($20 for Workshop members) for up to three entries. –

– Multiple entries are accepted. Each poem should not exceed two pages.

– Enclose self-sealing SASE for critique and list of winners.  Make check or money order payable to The Writers’ Workshop, and mail to:  Annual Poetry Contest, 387 Beaucatcher Road, Asheville, NC  28805.

– Emailed submission may be sent to writersw@gmail.com, with “Poetry Contest” in the subject.

Visit the website:  www.twwoa.org

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The Chattanooga Writers’ Guild 2016 Spring Writing contest

24 March 2016

The Chattanooga Writers’ Guild is sponsoring its

2nd Annual Spring Writing
Contest

Eligibility:
Open to any piece that has not been previously published.

Deadline: April 15, 201​6

Categories:

  • Poetry
  • Fiction
  • Creative Non-fiction

Length:

  • Poetry: 40 lines or fewer
  • Prose: 2,500 words or fewer

Judging:
CWG Board Members will select the finalists in a blind judging. Winners will be selected by:

Initial judging by CWG board: April 16 to May 15

Final judging by guest judges: May 16 to May 31

​Winners will be notified by email and announced at the CWG monthly meeting on June 14 and on the website in early June.

Fees:
$5 per entry for CWG members; $10 per entry for non-members. Pay below via PayPal or mail a check payable to:
Chattanooga Writers’ Guild
2288 Gunbarrel Rd, Ste. 154-251
Chattanooga, TN 37421

Prizes (for each category):
First place: $50
Second place: $30
Third place: $20

​All winners and honorable mentions will also be published in the Chattanooga Writers’ Guild 2016 Anthology! 
Click here to buy a copy of last year’s anthology.

How to Submit: 

  • All submissions must be attached as a Word document, with no identifying information on the manuscript itself.
  • A cover page must be attached separate from the manuscript, with your full name, address, phone number, email address, and title of the manuscript.
  • Email entries to submissions@chattanoogawritersguild.org, or click the button at the top of the page.
  • Don’t forget to pay your entry fee!

Any questions? Contact: Rosemary Walch (info@chattanoogawritersguild.org)

Visit the website for details and PayPal entries:

http://www.chattanoogawritersguild.org/2016-spring-writing-contest.html

THE DEADLY QUILL SHORT STORY WRITING CONTEST

24 March 2016

What we want: We want stories that reach out and grab us and won’t let us stop reading until we get to the very last sentence. Multiple submissions are welcome but we do not want simultaneous submission.

Entry fee: $10.00 CAD payable through PayPal to lorne@deadlyquill.com. Be sure to include payment number in the body of the email so we can mark down that you are entered.

Length: 1500 to 3000 words. This is absolute. If you send a story with 1499 or 3001 words, your story will be disqualified. That number does not include the title.

Judges: Renowned author Edward Willett (EC Blake)

             Author and editor of Deadly Quill Lorne McMillan

             Author Colin Douglas

             Another yet to be determined

Deadline: August 31st, 2016

Prizes: 1st 2nd and 3rd prize will all include payment for their stories – $250.00, $200.00, and $150.00 respectively – and publication in an anthology of all the winners. They will also receive a free hard copy of the anthology. 4th place to 10th will receive publication and a hard copy of the anthology. Places 11 to 25 will get published in the anthology and receive free ebook editions. The top 5 will also receive two years free subscription to the Deadly Quill Ezine. All monetary prizes are in CAD.

Rights: Deadlyquill.com and Lorne McMillan gets one time non-exclusive publication rights to all contest entrants, even non-winning entries, for later publication in the Deadly Quill ezine.

How to submit: Stories must be in standard manuscript professional submission style. No unusual fonts. Anything hard to read won’t be read, the same going for if it isn’t formatted professionally. Add all your information, as well as a short bio in the body of the email. Don’t forget to include the PayPal transaction number. Make sure stories are sent as attachment in .docx format. If it doesn’t open easily, it will be disqualified. If for some reason you are not able to send in this format, please state reason in body of email so that can be given consideration. Email entries to: contest@deadlyquill.com

Contact:  lorne@deadlyquill.com

Visit the website for details: http://www.deadlyquill.com/#!the-contest/dy4nv

The Chatelaine Awards ~ Romantic Fiction Novel Writing Contest ~2016

24 March 2016

Chatelaine Awards

Deadline:

Wednesday, August 31, 2016

Entry Fees:

$55

Prizes: Chanticleer Book Reviews runs 14 genre writing competitions during the year, all together there are 78 first place category winners, who receive a Chanticleer prize package (including ribbon, book stickers and digital badge, and an editorial book review and marketing package (over $345 value), 14 grand prize genre winners, who receive $200, and 1 overall grand prize winner, who receives $1,000.

Grand prize winners announced in April 2017 at our Chanticleer Awards Gala. The gala features includes a PNW dinner buffet and is a part of our Chanticleer Authors Conference, which hosts authors from around the world and focuses on the business side of writing.

Description:

Chanticleer Book Reviews is looking for the best books featuring romantic themes and adventures of the heart, historical love affairs, perhaps a little steamy romance.

Categories:
Contemporary romance,
Romantic adventure & suspense,
Historical romance,
Inspirational/restorative romance,
Romantic steamy/sensual

Contact Information:

editor@chantireviews.com (submissions via website only please)

Visit the website:

http://chantireviews.com/services/#!/Romance-&-Womens-Fiction-Writing-Contests/p/21521080/category=5193080

The Laramie Awards ~ Western, Pioneer, Civil War Fiction Novel Writing Contest ~2016

24 March 2016

Laramie Awards

Deadline:

Sunday, July 31, 2016

Categories

FictionYoung Adult

Entry Fees

$55

Prizes

Prizes: Chanticleer Book Reviews runs 14 genre writing competitions during the year, all together there are 78 first place category winners, who receive a Chanticleer prize package (including ribbon, book stickers and digital badge, and an editorial book review and marketing package (over $345 value), 14 grand prize genre winners, who receive $200, and 1 overall grand prize winner, who receives $1,000.

Grand prize winners announced in April 2017 at our Chanticleer Awards Gala. The gala features includes a PNW dinner buffet and is a part of our Chanticleer Authors Conference, which hosts authors from around the world and focuses on the business side of writing.

Description

Chanticleer Book Reviews is looking for the best books featuring cowboys, the wild west, pioneering, civil war and early North American history.

Eligibility: Work must be at least 40,000 words in length. Books may be published, unpublished, indie or traditional. More eligibility requirements: http://www.chantireviews.com/contests/contest-guidline/

Submissions are online, entries must be the full work as PDF or DOC file format. Fee: $55

Genre: Western/pioneer/Civil War fiction

Categories:
Western romance
Adventure/caper
Classic
Civil War/prairie/pioneer
Contemporary western
Western YA

Contact Information

editor@chantireviews.com (submit via website only)

Visit the website:

https://chantireviews.com/services#!/Western-Pioneer-&-Civil-War-Historical-Fiction-Novels-Pre-1900s/p/21521125/category=5193080

Saturday Evening Post 2017 Great American Fiction Contest

24 March 2016

Saturday Evening Post 2017 Great American Fiction Contest

Deadline:

Friday, July 1, 2016

Entry Fees:

$10

Prizes

Winning story will be published in the January/February 2017 edition of The Saturday Evening Post, and the author will receive $500. Five runners-up will each receive $100 and will also have their stories published online.

Description

In its nearly three centuries of existence, The Saturday Evening Post has published short fiction by a who’s who of American authors — Ray Bradbury, F. Scott Fitzgerald, William Faulkner, Louis L’Amour, Jack London, Joyce Carol Oates, Edgar Allan Poe, Anne Tyler, Kurt Vonnegut Jr., Sinclair Lewis, among many others — ultimately helping to define what it means to be an American.

Now you have the opportunity to join this illustrious lineup by entering The Saturday Evening Post’s Fifth Annual Great American Fiction Contest.

Submission guidelines
• Stories must be between 1,500 and 5,000 words in length.
• All stories must be previously unpublished.
• No extreme profanity or graphic sex scenes.
• All stories must be submitted by the author and in Microsoft Word format with author’s name, address, telephone number and email address on the first page.
• Entries should represent the highest quality fiction, regardless of genre.
• All entries must be received electronically (see http://www.saturdayeveningpost.com/fiction-contest for more entry details and other guidelines).

Contact Information

For more information and guidelines, visit us at http://www.saturdayeveningpost.com/fiction-contest

Visit the website:

http://www.saturdayeveningpost.com/fiction-contest

The Impress Prize for New Writers 2016

24 March 2016

The Impress Prize for New Writers

Deadline:

Friday, July 1, 2016

Entry Fees:

£15

Prizes:

Winner gets a publishing contract, and their book is published with the following year in ebook and paperback forms. Runners up also considered for publishing potential.

Description:

The prize was created to discover and publish new writing talent. Entries are assessed by the Impress team and a shortlist produced from which a panel chooses the winner. The panel is comprised of representatives from the publishing industry and the writing community.

The winner of the prize is offered a publishing contract with Impress Books with the aim of publishing the book in the year following the award. The Impress team also looks at all entries, whether on the shortlist or not, with a view to publication by Impress Books. Numerous entries from previous years have gone on to be published by Impress Books and other publishers, and many authors who have entered the prize have also gone on to be represented by agents.

It is our firm belief that the prize is not just about the winner but should also encourage emerging authors to write and to provide them with a focus and forum for their talent.

Contact Information:

enquiries@impress-books.co.uk

Visit the website:

http://www.impress-books.co.uk/impress-prize/

Goethe Awards

24 March 2016

Goethe Awards

Deadline:

Thursday, June 30, 2016

Entry Fees:

$55

Prizes:

Prizes: Chanticleer Book Reviews runs 14 genre writing competitions during the year, all together there are 78 first place category winners, who receive a Chanticleer prize package (including ribbon, book stickers and digital badge, and an editorial book review and marketing package (over $345 value), 14 grand prize genre winners, who receive $200, and 1 overall grand prize winner, who receives $1,000.

Grand prize winners announced in April 2017 at our Chanticleer Awards Gala. The gala features includes a PNW dinner buffet and is a part of our Chanticleer Authors Conference, which hosts authors from around the world and focuses on the business side of writing.

Description:

Chanticleer Book Reviews is looking for the best books featuring late period historical fiction. Regency, Victorian, 18th Century, 19th Century, 20th Century, World and other wars, history of non-western cultures, set after the 1750s.

Eligibility: Work must be at least 40,000 words in length. Books may be published, unpublished, indie or traditional. More eligibility requirements: http://www.chantireviews.com/contests/contest-guidline/

Submissions are online, entries must be the full work as PDF or DOC file format. Fee: $55

Genre: Historical fiction post-1750

Category:
Regency, Victorian, 1700s/1800s
Turn of the century
20th Century
World wars and other wars
World/international history post 1750s
U.S. history

Contact Information:

editor@chantireviews.com

Visit the website:

https://chantireviews.com/services#!/Late-Historical-Fiction-Writing-Contest-Chanticleer-Book-Reviews/p/57936173/category=5193080

Chaucer Awards

23 March 2016

Chaucer Awards

Deadline:

Thursday, June 30, 2016

Entry Fees:

$55

Prizes:

Prizes: Chanticleer Book Reviews runs 14 genre writing competitions during the year, all together there are 78 first place category winners, who receive a Chanticleer prize package (including ribbon, book stickers and digital badge, and an editorial book review and marketing package (over $345 value), 14 grand prize genre winners, who receive $200, and 1 overall grand prize winner, who receives $1,000.

Grand prize winners announced in April 2017 at our Chanticleer Awards Gala. The gala features includes a PNW dinner buffet and is a part of our Chanticleer Authors Conference, which hosts authors from around the world and focuses on the business side of writing.

Description:

Chanticleer Book Reviews is seeking for the best books featuring pre-1750s historical fiction, including pre-history, ancient history, classical, world history (non-western culture), Dark Ages and Medieval Europe, Renaissance, Elizabethan, Tudor, 1600s.

Eligibility: Work must be at least 40,000 words in length. Books may be published, unpublished, indie or traditional. More eligibility requirements: http://www.chantireviews.com/contests/contest-guidline/

Submissions are online, entries must be the full work as PDF or DOC file format. Fee: $55

Genre: Historical fiction pre-1750s

Categories:
Pre-historical fiction
Ancient historical Fiction
Dark Ages, Medieval, Renaissance
Elizabethan/Tudor
1600s
World/international history pre-1750s
Americas – historical fiction pre-1750s

Contact Information:

editor@chatireviews.com (website form for entries please)

Visit the website:

http://chantireviews.com/services/#!/Historical-Fiction-Contest/p/21521105/category=5193080

Hourglass Literary Magazine Writing Contest

23 March 2016

Hourglass Literary Magazine Writing Contest

Deadline:

Tuesday, May 31, 2016

Entry Fees

Entry fee: $13.59 per paper ($20 for up to three pieces); except for poetry, where up to three submissions are accepted for $13.59.

Prizes

Best Short Story ($1,000)
Best Poem ($1,000)
Best Essay ($1,000)

The jury, comprising highly-respected authors Sibelan Forrester, Jelena Lengold and John K. Cox, has the right to give a special prize (US$ 500 for entry in each category).

Ten finalists in each category will be published in the first issue of the literary magazine.
All published works will be financially compensated and finalists will be provided with one copy of the printed edition of the Hourglass Literary Magazine.

Description

Hourglass Literary Magazine is an annual and bilingual magazine published in print and digital form in English, as well as the languages of the region (BCMS).

The international competition is open to all authors writing in English or any of the BCMS languages. No theme, genre limitations or boundaries. Work must be original and unpublished. One author can compete in all categories, for all three awards respectively. Limited multiple submissions are allowed (as well as simultaneous submissions).

We want to achieve an intercultural mélange, which is first and foremost literary. We aim to pose a series of questions on the pages of Hourglass Literary Magazine, such as: What are poetics and the formal solutions and (pre)dominant themes for authors who write in English? What remained of post-modernism, textual acrobatics and semantic gymnastics (John Barth, Robert Coover, Ronald Sukenick, etc.)? “Return to tradition”? How does the “Beat” generation echo in the work of contemporary writers? Where do we write from? What do we write about when we write about love?

Contact Information

Information about contest: contest@hourglassonline.org
Press inquiries: press@hourglassonline.org
Board and editorial staff: hourglass.literary.magazine@gmail.com
Voki Erceg, Editor-in-Chief: vokierceg@hourglassonline.org

Visit the website:

http://www.hourglassonline.org/

The Dante Rossetti Awards ~ Young Adult Fiction Novel Writing Contest ~2016

23 March 2016

The search for 2016’s best Young Adult Fiction Books

Deadline: May 30th, 2016

Chanticleer Book Reviews is looking for the best books featuring stories of all shapes and sizes written to an audience between the ages of about twelve to eighteen. Science Fiction, Fantasy, Dystopian, Mystery, Paranormal, Historical, Romance, Literary, we will put them to the test and choose the best Young Adult Books among them.

Prizes to be won:

  • All First in Category Winning Titles will be placed in a queue to receive a coveted Chanticleer Book Review Package (value $345) and go on to compete for the Dante Rossetti Grand Prize
  • The Dante Rossetti Grand Prize Winner is named Chanticleer Reviews Best Young Adult Fiction Book of the Year, awarded a$200 prize, and goes on to compete for the Chanticleer Overall Grand Prize Best Book of the Year
  • The Overall Grand Prize Winner is named Chanticleer Reviews Best Book of the Year, and awarded the $1000 prize
  • All Winners receive a Chanticleer Prize Package which includes a digital badge, a ribbon and a whole assortment of goodies detailed below (winners outside the US pay a shipping & handling fee)

That’s more than $30,000.00 worth of cash and prizes! The Fine Print.

~$1000 for one lucky Overall Grand Prize Winner
~$2800 in Genre Grand Prizes
~$28,980 in reviews, prizes, and promotional opportunities awarded to Category Winners

Currently accepting entries. Deadline: May 30th, 2016.

What are you waiting for? Enter today!

The Chanticleer Prize Package includes:

  • A Prize Ribbon to use in promotion at book signings and book festivals
  • Digital Badges for display on your website or incorporation into book covers
  • Book stickers to identify your print books to book store shoppers as they browse

In addition to all the ribbons and badges and cash awards we will be showering you with, you will also receive a powerful promotional boostfrom Chanticleer Reviews, with:

  • Your name and book title announced on our high traffic website at the finalist stage, the category winner stage, the genre grand prize stage, and the overall grand prize stage, depending on how far you go in the competition
  • Corresponding social media announcements of your contest advancements
  • Corresponding newsletter announcements to our sizable email list
  • Your winning title’s review published in our Chanticleer Reviews Magazine
  • Your book may also receive trade show representation as we show off our winners at conferences and trade shows across the US and Internationally. We like to show off our winners in as many ways as we can.
  • Your book may also be seen and noticed by agents, publishers, Hollywood producers, and others within the publishing and entertainment industry who see our contests as a way to spot new and upcoming talent and original story ideas

The Dante Rossetti Awards Categories are:

  • Contemporary Young Adult
  • SFF & Paranormal
  • Dystopian/Edgy/Urban
  • Mystery/Thriller/Suspense
  • Historical Young Adult
  • YA Adventure/Romance

Each work submitted will be judged on the following criteria:

  • Is the story compelling?
  • Professionalism of editing and formatting
  • Characterization
  • Continuity of storyline
  • Satisfying ending (not necessarily “happy”)
  • Intriguing opening
  • Uniqueness of story
  • Writing craft
  • World construct
  • Premise

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Novels may be Manuscripts, Self-published, Indie Published or Traditionally Published.
  • E-pub accepted.
  • All published novels must have ISBN/ASIN designation, manuscripts are not required to have this designation at the time of submission.
  • Entries must be in the English language.
  • No erotica. No graphic violence, please.
  • Copyrighted works before Dec. 31, 2013 will not be accepted.
  • Novels must be 40,000 plus words.
  • You may enter in more than one category. However, each entry must be accompanied by the entry fee.
  • You may enter more than one novel into a given contest.
  • Default winners will not be declared. Contests are based on merit and writing craft.
  • Digital Files must be submitted in PDF or Word DOC format.
  • Fees and Digital File must be received before May 30th, 2016 midnight.
  • Please read our Terms and Conditions page aka The Fine Print. Prizes and Award Packages may change without notice.

Helpful Links

Announcement Schedule

Previous Winners:

2014 Grand Prize & Best Book Winners

2013 Grand Prize & Best Book Winners

2012 Grand Prize & Best Book Winners

How The Contests Work

The Fine Print

If you have any questions or concerns, please email: info@ChantiReviews.com

Note: You will receive a confirmation email after you have uploaded your work and paid entrance fees through PayPal. PayPal also sends us your contact information. If we have any questions or concerns, we will contact you within 72 business hours of receiving entry(ies).

You should receive a confirmation emails from PayPal and from Chanticleer Book Reviews & Media. If you have any questions or concerns about your submission, please contact us at admin@ChantiReviews.com.

Visit the website:  https://www.chantireviews.com/services#!/Young-Adult-Novels-Writing-Contest/p/21521206/category=5193080

The Gertrude Warner Awards ~ Middle Grade Fiction Novel Writing Contest ~2016

23 March 2016

Gertrude Warner Awards

Deadline:

Monday, May 30, 2016

Entry Fees

$55

Prizes: Chanticleer Book Reviews runs 14 genre writing competitions during the year, all together there are 78 first place category winners, who receive a Chanticleer prize package (including ribbon, book stickers and digital badge, and an editorial book review and marketing package (over $345 value), 14 grand prize genre winners, who receive $200, and 1 overall grand prize winner, who receives $1,000.

Grand prize winners announced in April 2017 at our Chanticleer Awards Gala. The gala features includes a PNW dinner buffet and is a part of our Chanticleer Authors Conference, which hosts authors from around the world and focuses on the business side of writing.

Description:

Chanticleer Book Reviews is looking for the best books featuring stories of all shapes and sizes written to an audience between the ages of about 8 to 12. Science fiction, fantasy, mystery, paranormal, historical, adventure. We will put them to the test and choose the best middle grade books among them.

Eligibility: Work must be at least 40,000 words in length. Books may be published, unpublished, indie or traditional. More eligibility requirements: http://www.chantireviews.com/contests/contest-guidline/

Submissions are online, entries must be the full work as PDF or DOC file format. Fee: $55

Genre: Middle grade

Categories:
Contemporary middle grade
SFF & paranormal middle grade
Mystery middle grade
Historical middle grade
Adventure middle grade

Contact Information

editor@chantireviews.com (submissions on website only)

Visit the website:

https://chantireviews.com/services#!/Middle-Grade-Fiction-Writing-Contests-Chanticleer-Book-Reviews/p/58078131/category=5193080

Writing Contest: HOW WINNING ARE YOUR ESSAYS?

23 March 2016

Writing Contest: HOW WINNING ARE YOUR ESSAYS?

Deadline:

Sunday, May 15, 2016

Entry Fees

None

Prizes

1st place – $500, 2nd place – $300, 3rd place – $100.

Description

If you like to write and do it the best, if your parents, friends and family say that you have a talent, if you can’t imagine your life without writing, then you should take part in this contest.

Write a unique essay in English between 800 and 1,000 words. Upload your files in the text formats .doc, .docx, .rtf, and .odt.

For more details please read “Instructions” on http://24writer.com/writing-contest

Select the topic that you like the most from “Topics” on http://24writer.com/writing-contest/.  After your essay is ready, send it to our support team via an online form (first name, email address and upload file).

Submit by 23:59 on May 15, 2016.

Our three winners will be notified via email and Facebook on June 1, 2016.

24Writer, the host of this contest, is an online resource which renders services in writing sphere.

Visit the website:

http://24writer.com/writing-contest/

The 2nd Annual Peseroff Prize Poetry Contest

23 March 2016

The Peseroff Prize Poetry Contest

Deadline:

Sunday, May 15, 2016

Entry Fees

$10

Prizes

$1,000

Description

“Whenever something new develops in poetry, many will argue, ‘That’s not poetry.’ Think of the reception of William Carlos Williams . . . spoken word poets, poets who incorporate graphics, poets who write in code so robots can read them. It’s all poetry.” –Joyce Peseroff

Breakwater Review is proud to announce The Second Annual Peseroff Prize: publication and $1,000 for a single poem. The Peseroff Prize honors Joyce Peseroff’s work as a poet, teacher, editor, innovator and mentor. She helped found the MFA Program in Creative Writing at the University of Massachusetts Boston, served as its first director, and retired from teaching in 2014.

Submit up to three poems and a $10 entry fee.

Deadline: May 15, 2016

There are no restrictions on length, content or form: “it’s all poetry.” Submit through our online submission manager; all submissions will be considered for publication. Winners will be announced in September 2016.

Contact Information

https://breakwaterreview.submittable.com/submit

breakwaterreview@gmail.com

Visit the website:

http://www.breakwaterreview.com/peseroffprize/

CDS LANGE-TAYLOR PRIZE — WORDS + IMAGES

23 March 2016

CDS LANGE-TAYLOR PRIZE — WORDS + IMAGES

Deadline:

Monday, May 9, 2016

Entry Fees

$65

Prizes

The winner receives $10,000, features in Center for Documentary Studies’ print and digital publications and inclusion in the Archive of Documentary Arts at Rubenstein Library, Duke University. The winner will be publicly announced in September 2016.

Description

$10,000 award from the Center for Documentary Studies at Duke University supports documentary artists, working alone or in teams, who are involved in extended, on-going fieldwork projects that rely on and exploit the interplay of words and images. To learn more, go to documentarystudies.duke.edu/awards.

Deadline: May 9, 2016

Contact Information

Caitlin Johnson, caitlin.johnson@duke.edu, 919-660-3685

Website

http://documentarystudies.duke.edu

The Conium Review 2016 Innovative Short Fiction Contest

23 March 2016

The Conium Review 2016 Innovative Short Fiction Contest

Deadline:

Sunday, May 1, 2016

Entry Fees

$15

Prizes

$500 prize, publication in The Conium Review, five copies of the print issue and one copy of the judge’s latest book.

Description

Submit one or more short stories up to 7,500 total words.

Innovative short fiction should take risks that pay off. Don’t tell us a story we’ve already heard. Show us something new with your subject, style or characters. Make sure your writing has a “wow” factor.

This year’s contest judge is Lindsay Hunter, author of Ugly GirlsDon’t Kiss Me and Daddy’s.

Contact Information:

editors@coniumreview.com

Visit the website:

http://coniumreview.com/contests/innovative-short-fiction-contest/

Announcing four new awards from The Los Angeles Review!

23 March 2016

Red Hen Press and The Los Angeles Review are pleased to announce the inception of a brand new bi-annual award series. A prize of $1,000 and publication in The Los Angeles Review will be given to four authors each issue for exceptional writing in each genre.

The new contests are:

Short Fiction Award, with inaugural judge Tom Janikowski (1500 word max)

Flash Fiction Award, with inaugural judge Ron Koertge (500 word max)

Creative Nonfiction Award, with inaugural judge Seema Reza (1500 word max)

Poetry Award, with inaugural judge Brynn Saito (50 line max)

Complete Guidelines:

  • Submissions for each contest are accepted via Submittable for $20 USD.
  • The contest closes May 1, 2015.
  • Simultaneous submissions are accepted, but please notify us immediately at lareview.maddox.assteditor@gmail.com if the work is accepted elsewhere.
  • Only previously unpublished writing will be considered. Entries are not considered for general inclusion inThe Los Angeles Review.
  • In the cover letter field of each submission, include author’s name, mailing address, email address, and telephone number. Do NOT include this information in the submitted file.

Deadline: May 1, 2015

  • The winners will be selected in fall of 2016 and announced via our website, and a Red Hen Press press release.
  • The winning works will be published in The Los Angeles Review, Issue 21.
  • Please direct questions to: lareview.maddox.assteditor@gmail.com

Visit the website for details: http://losangelesreview.org/awards/

Leapfrog Press Fiction Contest

23 March 2016

Leapfrog Press Fiction Contest

Deadline:

Sunday, May 1, 2016

Entry Fees

$30

Prizes

First Prize: publication contract offer from Leapfrog Press, with an advance payment, plus the finalist awards (see below).

Finalists: $150 and one or two critiques of the manuscript from contest judges; permanent listing on the Leapfrog Press contest page as a contest finalist, along with short author bio and description of the book

Description

Unpublished novels, novellas and short story collections over 22,000 words. Novels may be adult, young adult (YA) or middle grade (MG).

We look for literary fiction and mainstream fiction, including science fiction. Generally we are less interested in strict genre fiction, but if a manuscript is good and grabs our attention, we don’t care what the genre is.

See http://leapfrogpress.com/contest.htm for further information.

Contact Information

fictioncontest@leapfrogpress.com

Visit the website:

http://leapfrogpress.com/index.html