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[The Poetry Market Ezine] poetry news reminder update‏

19 June 2016

Poetry News Update Reminders:  Send in your poetry news for inclusion in an
upcoming issue (as space permits).  Poetry news can be poem publications,
chapbook or book publications, awards, etc.  News items must be poetry or
writing related.  Poetry contest info should include contact info.

TIPS:  Do not send Press Releases.  We don’t publish poems.

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One Acts Festival Script Submissions & Timeline

17 June 2016

    CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS

Seeking All Original Plays (up to 12 minutes)

Canton’s Biennial One Acts Festival

Cash Prize Awarded

 January 13-15, 2017

  2016-17 GUIDELINES
1. Scripts in length up to 12 minutes are welcomed-max characters: 4.
2. No children shows or shows with children as characters will be considered.
3. Up to two submissions from a playwright are welcomed ($10 per script).
4. Only original scripts will be accepted. Rewrite of existing story/play not allowed.
5. Scripts will not be returned.  If script is selected, TLC Productions receives full rights (without a cost for royalties) to produce the show for only the Canton One Acts Festival.
6. ONLY the first 50 scripts will be considered that follow the above guidelines, even if all are received before the stated deadline below.
7. Non-staged scripts submitted in previous years are permitted for re-submission.
8. Authors should be mindful that all plays need to keep the sets minimal as shows will be performed on a stage, approximately 16′ x 16′, in the Biltmore Studio at The Village Theater at Cherry Hill.

PROCESS
Judging and selection will be a blind review process. Authors’ information should appear on cover sheet ONLY. Remove all personal information within the script being submitted. Semi-finalists and finalists will be notified by phone or e-mail.

ELECTRONIC SUBMISSIONS ONLY
STEP 1:  Complete Cover Sheet for each script
STEP 2:  E-mail script as PDF to Script2017@Cantononeacts.com
* Subject Line should read: “FESTIVAL SCRIPT”
* Title of script should appear in a header or footer on all pages
* Only one script per email

SUBMISSION DONATION
A donation/fee of $10 per script to the Canton One Acts Festival must be submitted for entry.

TIMELINE
August 31, 2016           Date Stamp Deadline for Script Submissions (E.D.T.)

September, 2016           Judging/Semi-Finalists Selected
October 3, 2016             Dramatic Readings of Semi-Finalists/Selection of Shows
October 17-18, 2016       Auditions/Cast selection
October 20, 2016           Cast and Crew overview meeting
November 2, 2016          Rehearsals begin
January 8-12, 2017         Tech Week for Shows
January 13-15 2017        3 Performances in the Biltmore Studio at
The Village Theater at Cherry Hill (Canton,  MI)
(8 p.m. Friday, 8 p.m. Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday)

ANNOUNCEMENT OF SHOWS
Selected shows for the One-Acts Festival will be announced online attlcproductions.org by October 5, 2016.

PRODUCTION PROCESS
Rehearsal space to be provided at The Village Theater at Cherry Hill (VTCH). Production team from TLC Productions to provide support and supervision. Rehearsals at VTCH are required. A limited budget for each show to be provided, along with joint printed programs and technical support (lights/sound/stage management). No remuneration for actors or production team members available.

DIRECTOR SUBMISSION FORM AND OTHER NOTES
Playwrights can request to direct their own show if show is selected or TLC Productions will appoint a director. Preference will be given to aspiring directors.  Director Submission Form can be found here! Previous experience is not necessary.

QUESTIONS?

Contact info@cantononeacts.com or (734) 926-TLC-R

Visit the website:  https://tlcprod.wordpress.com/one-acts-festival-script-submissions/

Produced by TLC Productions
Offered in partnership with The Village Theater at Cherry Hill

Anomalous Press: Speculative Writing Folio

16 June 2016

Deadline June 30, 2016 (must be received by this date). Anomalous Press, an imprint of the literary journal Drunken Boat, seeks speculative works by women writers for a folio that will appear in DB24. As an experimental sandbox of Drunken Boat, Anomalous wants to showcase science fiction, fantasy, slipstream, and/or supernatural writing. The editors are especially interested in work by women and non-binary writers of color. Poetry, prose, and translation submissions welcome. Prose submissions should be under 5,000 words. To submit, email your submission as a doc, docx, or pdf attachment to sarah@anomalouspress.org with the subject line: Folio Submission. Please include a short bio in the body of the email. Check their Facebook or Twitter feeds for the dates when the regular $3 submission fee will be waived.

Source: https://drunkenboat.submittable.com/submit

On The Premises Short Story Contest (no fee)

16 June 2016

Deadline: September 2, 2016. The premise of our 28th short story contest is “Darkness”. Write a creative, compelling, well-crafted story between 1,000 and 5,000 words long in which the concept of “darkness” plays an important role. You may interpret “darkness” any way you want—literally, metaphorically, or any other way. Darkness doesn’t have to have a value judgment attached to it, and it doesn’t have to be symbolic in any way, although it can.

Please remember that we value creativity. A story about “the forces of light” fighting “the forces of darkness” will struggle to rate highly on the creativity meter. Try something else.

Winners receive between US$60 and US$220, and publication. There is no fee to enter our contest.

GENRE NOTE: Any genre except children’s fiction, exploitative sex, or over-the-top gross-out horror is fine. We will also never accept parodies of another author’s specific fictional character(s) or world(s). No exceptions!

Click for details and instructions on submitting your story. To be informed when new contests are launched, subscribe to our free, short, monthly newsletter. On The Premises magazine is recognized in Duotrope, Writer’s Market, Ralan.com, and other short story marketing resources.

Visit the website:  http://onthepremises.com/current-contest/

 

Awards for Poetry and Fiction at Snake Nation Press

16 June 2016

Deadline: August 31, 2016. 

Submit electronically or by mail. We congratulate the winner of our most recent Serena McDonald Kennedy Fiction Award, Misty Urban of Findlay, IL, for her manuscript A Lesson in Manners, chosen by Jacob Appel. The winner of our Violet Reed Haas Prize for Poetry is John Paul O’Connor of Franklin, NY, for his manuscript Half the Truth, chosen by Tania Rochelle. Read the judges’ comments.

Violet Reed Haas Prize for Poetry

  • $1,000 award and publication
  • Entry fee: $25
  • Submit a manuscript of up to 75-100 pages
  • Previously published works may be entered
 
Visit the website for detailshttp://www.snakenationpress.org/submission-guidelines/
 
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Serena McDonald Kennedy Fiction Award

  • $1,000 award and publication
  • Entry fee: $25
  • Submit a novella of up to 50,000 words or a manuscript of short stories of up to 200 pages
  • Any well-written manuscript on any topic will be considered
  • Previously published works may be entered
 
Visit the website for details: http://www.snakenationpress.org/submission-guidelines/

Freelance Writing Markets

16 June 2016

Here are some writing markets for you to consider.

American Educator, USA

Quarterly professional magazine of the American Federation of Teachers. Interested in articles on new trends in education, politics, well-researched news features on current problems in education, education law, professional ethics, international affairs and labor issues of interest to teachers. Minimum payment $300 for articles of 1,000 to 5,000 words.

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Griffith Review, Australia
Australian quarterly of writing and ideas designed to foster and inform public debate. Each edition explores a topical theme from a number of different points of view, with writing from a range of genres – reportage, essay, memoir, fiction and poetry. Pay negotiated.
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Monsoon Books, Singapore
A Singapore-based independent publisher of English-language fiction (literary and commercial) and nonfiction (biography and autobiography, true crime, food and drink, cookery, travellogue and current affairs) – usually with Asian themes – with distribution throughout Asia, the United States, Canada, UK, South Africa, Australia and New Zealand.
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Alaska Airlines Magazine, USA
The monthly in-flight magazine for Alaska Airlines. 75% freelance. Columns include Journal (arts and culture), Business, On Location, Profiles, Sports, Technology and Travel. Mission is to be the best travel, lifestyle and business publication covering the Alaska Airlines route system. Rates begin at $150 to $250 for shorts through to $500 for columns (1,600 words) and $700 for features (2,000 to 2,500 words).
Air & Space, USA
A general interest magazine about flight. Its goal is to show readers, both the knowledgeable and the novice, facets of the enterprise of flight that they are unlikely to encounter elsewhere. The emphasis is on the human rather than the technological, on the ideas behind events, rather than a simple recounting of details. Fees vary.
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Alberta Views, Canada
A magazine dedicated to covering the culture, politics and economy of Alberta. 10 issues per year. Pays up to $0.50 (Canadian) per word for features, and up to $100 for reviews.
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Airstream Life, USA
Quarterly lifestyle magazine. Interested in articles, queries, story ideas, and photographs that have to do with Airstream motorhomes and trailers, and the lives of Airstreamers. Generally, the goal of Airstream Life is to expand the enjoyment of Airstream travel and ownership. Pays $0.10 per word.
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American Angler, USA
Devoted exclusively to fly fishing. Focus is mainly on coldwater fly fishing for trout, steelhead, and salmon, but also covers warmwater and saltwater fly fishing. As a guideline, features pay $450 to $600. Short features pay $200 to $400. Essays for “Waterlines” or “Expeditions” departments pay $600.
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Canadian Geographic, Canada
Owned by The Royal Canadian Geographical Society, this publication is all about celebrating Canada – uncovering and communicating the stories about people, places, frontiers and issues that Canadians want to read. They publish Canadian Geographic six times a year and Canadian Geographic Travel four times a year. That means they buy about 30 feature stories each year.

$2000, Publication, and Agency Review – Short Story Award For New Writers

13 June 2016

The Short Story Award for New Writers is open from May 15 – July 15, 2016 and will award $2000 to the winner — the best piece of fiction by an emerging writer. Second and third place prizes will be $200 and $100, respectively, and all three stories will earn publication on the site and agency review by Amy Williams of The Williams Agency, Victoria Marini by GELFMAN SCHNEIDER / ICM PARTNERS and Laura Biagi from Jean V. Naggar Literary Agency, Inc. in New York.

DEADLINE: July 15, 2016

PRIZE: $2000 and publication to the winner. $200, $100 and publication to second and third place stories, respectively. All winners receive agency review by Victoria Marini of GELFMAN SCHNEIDER / ICM PARTNERS, Laura Biagi from Jean V. Naggar Literary Agency, Inc. in New York, and Amy Williams of the Amy Williams Agency.

GUIDELINES:

  • 6000 word limit
  • Fiction only
  • No writing preferences. Just your best work
  • Emerging Writers Only (have not published a novel at the time of submission. You may have a book under contract. Short story collections are not considered novels and therefore you qualify. We welcome work from self-published writers.)
  • $20 to enter
  • Previously unpublished work only
  • Multiple and simultaneous submissions are allowed, but please notify us if your story is accepted elsewhere
  • International submissions allowed

To submit a story or learn more about our guidelines:  https://mastersreview.com/short-story-award-for-new-writers/

Submissions accepted for THE POETIC BOND VI (2016) until June 30, 2016

13 June 2016

Read the guidelines and conditions below.

The closing date for submissions is June 30, 2016

Payment of the submission fee denotes that you agree to the Guidelines and Conditions below and agree for your work, should it be selected, to be published in THE POETIC BOND VI (2016)

Guidelines and conditions

1            All poems submitted, for which the submission fee has been paid, will be considered for inclusion in an anthology to be named THE POETIC BOND VI (2016)

2            All poems must be the authors own work

3            Unpublished poems and those previously published can be submitted

4            Authors are responsible for informing Willowdown Books of any licenses or conditions they may have assigned to third parties; any dispute that may arise is solely a matter for the author and the owner and the third party.

5            Copyright remains with the author and authors of all poems selected will be asked to  agree to the copyright notice below (14)

6            Poems can be any length; however, due to practical constraints up to 120 lines of any one work will be included in the publication.  Longer poems should give a web link to the full piece

7            Poems can be on any subject, have any form or style

8            Poems will be read by an anonymous panel and those selected will appear in the anthology

9            Based on the emergent themes within the selection the editor will arrange the poems into chapters in an anthology

10          The decisions of the panel and the editor to select poem (s) for the anthology are final and no correspondence will be entered into save for notification of whether the work is to be included in the anthology

11          Poets submitting work can CHOOSE to receive feedback on their work; this feedback is in the form of the REPORTS that the readers send to the editor.  These reports are NOT professional critiques tailored to the poet; THEY ARE the professional opinions of the readers and their purpose is to help the editor in their selection of poems to be included in the anthology.  Only poets who REQUEST feedback will receive it.

12          Copyright of individual poems remains with the author at all times

13          Successful entries will be published in paperback in or after September 2016

14          Copyright Notice

Should my poem(s) be selected, I, as author of the work, agree to give Willowdown Books permission to publish my poem(s) within the anthology known as THE POETIC BOND VI (2016), in any media, and to use my name and poem in any marketing or promotional activity which pertains to the marketing and promotion of said anthology.  Willowdown Books agree that they cannot print or use any other media to publish any poem from the anthology individually, except with the express permission of the author.

The following, or equivalent, will appear in the anthology;

Willowdown Books asserts its copyright of this book as an anthology, by which is meant the collection of poems.  Willowdown Books asserts no copyright over any of the individual poems.  Copyright is asserted (by both Willowdown Books and the individual authors) under the Copyright Laws of the British Commonwealth of Nations, the United States of America and all the countries of the Berne and Universal Copyright Conventions. All rights, including Stage, Motion Picture, Television, Public Reading, Translation into foreign language, any Internet or related media is strictly reserved (by the author, or WillowdownBooks as detailed above)

How to Submit, visit the website:  http://www.thepoeticbond.com/2016submissiondetail.htm

How to Break Into the Greeting Card Industry

13 June 2016

By Christine Edwards –

Making extra income doesn’t have to take hours away from your leisure time. In fact, if you have a way with words, you can make as much as $75 in as little as half an hour.

The greeting card industry is enormous and boasts billions of dollars in sales annually. Greeting card companies are always on the lookout for the next best idea and pay contributors very well. The pay scale ranges from $75 to $300 for a few heartwarming, romantic or funny lines. This makes greeting card writing one of the best-paid gigs for clever writers. 

Anyone who has ever stood in a greeting card aisle and thought, “I could write a better card than that,” is welcome to send submissions to the dozens of card lines looking for freelance writers.

There’s some basics that writers should know before pitching their ideas to card publishers:

1. Artists and writers are hired separately.

A writer’s input on artwork may or not be solicited. Don’t send your artwork unless it’s expressly permitted in the publisher’s submission guidelines.

2. Shop markets akin to your writing.

Blue Mountain Arts creates poetic cards. Smart Alex creates racy humor cards. Peruse the company’s current line so that you don’t accidentally submit a raunchy birthday card to a devoutly Christian publisher and get yourself blacklisted.

3. Track markets and submissions. 

Refrain from simultaneous submissions of card ideas. Feel free to submit rejected content to similar markets once it’s returned to you. Create a spreadsheet to help you keep track of when and where you sent each submission. Number your card ideas to make them easier to track.

4. Less is more.

Writing cards isn’t rocket science, but it is a distinct style of writing. Use words sparingly and intentionally. Cards are written in a conversational tone, not glittering Elizabethan prose. You should write greeting cards as if you are talking to your best friend, spouse or grandma, but not at the same time. That may make for an awkward card.

5. Broad approach has greater reach.

Not everyone has had a Persian cat named Pocahontas recently pass away. However, there are many people who have recently lost a beloved pet. To those card buyers I send my condolences, because it’s awful to lose a pet. To card writers, I offer a piece of advice: Keep your ideas broad enough that they appeal to a large market, but narrow enough that they feel genuine to readers.

6. Request writer’s guidelines or research them online.

Each card publisher has distinct tastes and submission preferences. In that way, they are very similar to literary agents and publishers. Take the time to do your homework. Many card publishers post their submission guidelines on their sites. Some will send their guidelines and current needs if you request them. This is the preferred method, because it clues you in to what they are shopping for in their next line.

7. Follow the publisher’s submission format.

Greeting card publishers do not subscribe to a specified submission format. In this way they are akin to literary agents and publishers, but that’s where the similarities end. Greeting card submissions are much shorter and far easier to compose than queries. This doesn’t mean writers may fling grammatical caution to the wind. Be sure to follow the format so your submission isn’t tossed. If the submission guidelines don’t specify a format, the one provided below is acceptable:

OCCASION: Birthday
OUTSIDE TEXT: Place outside text here
INSIDE TEXT: Place inside text here
OUTSIDE IMAGE SUGGESTION: Place any art ideas here

Marilyn Dunroe, mdunroe@gmail.com, 321-321-3321

8. Search for additional markets.

Check the backs of the cards being sold in your local chain and specialty stores for publisher info. Most cards are imprints of American Greetings and other large publishers. They occasionally hold contests, but hire staff writers to create their content. Smaller publishers are more apt to accept unsolicited submissions.

Card writing is a great way to earn extra income from the comfort of your home for the small sum of your clever quips. Ready to get started? Good. Here’s a list of card publishers that accept submissions from freelance writers:

Oatmeal Studios: Style: lighthearted humor

Blue Mountain Arts: Style: poetic heartfelt verse

Calypso Cards: Style: modern, sassy (offers a line of divorce cards)

Smart Alex: Style: controversial and crude humor

BIO: 
Christine Edwards was once an educator, but always a writer. One day, she realized she wanted to make a career change. It took her a solid year complete the transition from teaching to writing full-time, but it was worth it. Today, she is a freelance writer with several magazines and newspapers in her local area, a professional blogger and a greeting card author. Christine shares helpful tips with aspiring writers on her blog: christinedwards.blogspot.com.

EDITOR’S THOUGHTS: “PLEASE CONSIDER ME FOR MONEY”

13 June 2016

Our title FundsforWriters draws a lot of attention in Google searches, especially if someone seeks money. The people who contact me the most are often:

1) from developing countries
2) brand new writers
3) broke from all other resources and in a financial bind
4) retired academics

A lot of writers think grants and support money are only available for people who fall into demographic, race, age, educational, or ethnic categories ahead of the writing talent, but in every single case, who you are is less important than your project. You present proposals to be considered for grants, and most grantors refuse money for marketing, self-publishing (especially with vanity presses), and living expenses, unless you’re a proven writer, and then in rare instances.

In many of the cases, the individual has decided that writing will elevate them from whatever lifestyle they are in and hope to escape from. Nicely, I attempt to explain that making money as a writer isn’t like deciding to deliver newspapers for extra money. Doing so flies in the face of writers who’ve fought to learn the craft and the business.

I’ve probably been snubbed as much by academics as people from developing countries who want to make six figures writing SEO articles. One scholarly gentleman actually scolded me for not sending him the names of people with means and willingness to support credentialed souls with obvious intellect worthy of such endorsement. Accused me of withholding those names for a selected few.

New writers want financial assistance to break free or justify taking the time away from other distasteful income, and the broke ones are grasping at last resorts, hoping that publishing a book will keep the wolf at bay. Writing doesn’t exactly work that way. Quick money ain’t gonna happen in this environment. We have to learn the craft, then strategically seek the right avenues to publish and market. Grants are out there, but they are a tool, not a God-send.

But regardless the person’s background, request, or experience, I send them to these sources:

1) their state arts council
2) their state humanities council
3) crowdfunding sites (kickstarter.com or indiegogo.com )
4) any nonprofit or educational institution that might be interested in their subject/research. While the institutions may not have the funds, they can serve as fiscal agent, acquiring the grant on a writer’s behalf and administering the grant. See http://foundationcenter.org/getstarted/tutorials/fiscal/ .
5) check out http://www.fracturedatlas.com or http://creative-capital.org/aboutus/whatwedo/services orhttp://www.nyfa.org  – These sites offer to be fiscal agents for grants, and they might have something to fit a writer’s project.
6) local community foundations where small grants are made available to those living in a geographic area.

With the small cost of indie publishing, and the negligible cost of traditional publishing, grants are not needed to become a published author. And most of all, the project is the driving force of receiving a grant. The quality of work, the human message, the overall impact of the art/artist upon society and readers, are what matter. As with writing, it’s more about the impact on the reading public than the author. Remember this when seeking funding: It’s more about the bigger picture.

~C. Hope Clark is a publish of author of the award-winning Carolina Slade Mystery Series, owner and editor at http://www.fundsforwriters.com – Offering tips and tools for serious writers to advance their careers!

Dream Quest One Poetry & Writing Contest – Summer 2016

13 June 2016

The Dream Quest One Poetry & Writing Contest is open to anyone who loves expressing innermost thoughts and feelings into the beautiful literary art of poetry and/or writing a story that’s 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, 30 lines or fewer on any subject, style, or form, typed or neatly hand printed.

And/or write a short story, 5 pages maximum length, on any subject or theme; fiction, nonfiction or creative nonfiction (including essay compositions, diary, journal entries and screenwriting). Also, all entries must be either typed or neatly hand printed.

Multiple and simultaneous poetry and short story entries are accepted.

Postmark deadline: August 17, 2016

All contest winners will be announced on October 9, 2016

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:

$5 per poem, $10 per story

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

Submit for the next issue of VerbalArt

10 June 2016

VerbalArt

(A Global Journal Devoted to Poets  & Poetry)

www.verbalart.in

The new issue of Phenomenal Literature is released and you can find its details on its website www.phenomenalliterature.com. Now we are looking for anything on poets and poetry for the next issue of VerbalArt: A Global Journal Devoted to Poets and Poetry. The submission guidelines can be found at http://verbalart.in/submission.php. The last date of submission is 31 July 2016 and the next issue will come out by 30 Sep 2016.

Looking forward to your submission(s)! 

Please read the submission guidelines carefully to get your submission approved:-

VerbalArt welcomes unsolicited submissions of poems and anything about poets and poetry. We also publish critical/research articles, translation, book reviews, interviews, biographies, autobiographies, memoirs, essays, travelogues and creative writings pertaining to poems, poets and poetry. We consider both unpublished and previously published works.

We read submissions round the year. Reviewed and accepted manuscripts are published in the latest issue of the journal. Therefore, you are requested to wait until you receive our decision on the status of your previous submission. The response time can vary according to the number of submissions we receive. Remember,  poems submitted for the journal, VerbalArt can also be considered for its sister journal, Phenomenal Literature: A Journal Devoted to Language & Literature.

Submission Categories

Poetry: A set of five poems. Each poem should be a maximum of 40 lines.

Biography/Autobiography/Memoir/Travelogue: Submit a piece of Biography/ Autobiography/Memoir/Travelogue on/by established poet only. It should be of no more than 3000 words.

Interviews: You can send your interview with a celebrated poet and should not be of more than 3000 words. The interview should be informative and inspiring.

Book Reviews: Please read carefully our review policy:-

1. Please send your review for consideration as a Microsoft Word document atchandrashekhardu99@gmail.com

2. If you are interested in reviewing books for VerbalArt please send a mail to Review Editor at:  chandrashekhardu99@gmail.com

3. If you want us to review your book please send a hard copy of it on the following postal address:- 

                Dr Chandra Shekhar Dubey
                A-114/5, PARYAVARAN COMPLEX ,
                IGNOU ROAD
                NEW DELHI- 110030
                Mb No. 09868164405 

4. Any queries pertaining to the book reviews should be sent directly to Review Editor, Dr Chandra Shekhar Dubey at chandrashekhardu99@gmail.com

5. Please note, we can’t guarantee all books sent to VerbalArt will be reviewed and all reviews submitted will be published. The quality will be given preference.

Critical/Research/Academic Articles: Please read carefully to avoid the rejection of submissions:

1. Articles should be only on poets, poetry and poems.

2. Article should be a maximum of 3000 words.

3. Every critical/research/academic article if accepted for publication should be accompanied by submission fee. For details and options of pay please refer the page of subscription.

Translations: You can submit English translation of poetry too. The word limit of submissions will remain same as in the cases of original categories. If you are submitting work in translation, please indicate whether or not you are in possession of translation rights from its original poet.

Where & How to Submit

All submissions are to be sent as an MS Word attachment at an email id editor@verbalart.in (except book review). Don’t forget to mention your brief bio, email id, postal address and contact number (optional) at the top page of attached document.  You will receive Auto Response of your submission.

Disclaimer

VerbalArt retains the right to use the accepted work in future online or print anthologies, as well as in the online archives. All other rights remain with the author. The journal will not be liable in any way for any sort of copyright infringements/plagiarism.

Compensation

Every Indian contributor will get a free print copy and foreign contributor will get a free ecopy of the journal in which issue his submitted piece is published. Even foreign contributor can get a free print copy of the journal if he/she bears the shipping charge. This is indispensably required as we don’t want to take a risk of another literary journal getting ceased its publication after few issues because the cost of shipping the journal to overseas is more than its printing price.

Visit the website: http://verbalart.in/submission.php

2016 Conium Press Book & Chapbook Contest

10 June 2016

2016 Conium Press Book & Chapbook Contest

Deadline: Thursday, September 1, 2016

Entry Fee: $25

Prize:

$1,000 prize, publication of the winning manuscript, ten author copies, and a copy of the judge’s latest book.

Description:

Word count is flexible. Chapbooks and full-length books receive equal consideration. Conium Press is a publisher of innovative fiction. We lean toward unconventional plots, bizarre settings, and experimental language. This year’s contest judge is Matt Bell, author of Scrapper, In the House Upon the Dirt Between the Lake and the Woods, Cataclysm Baby, and How They Were Found.

Visit the website:

http://coniumreview.com/contests/book-chapbook-contest/

LITERARY FICTION CONTEST – Deadline August 30, 2016.

10 June 2016

The Writers’ Workshop of Asheville, a nonprofit literary center founded in 1984, is sponsoring its 10th Annual Literary Fiction Contest, open to any writer regardless of residence.

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

Awards:

                 1st Place: Your choice of a 2 night stay at our Mountain Muse B&B in Asheville, NC; or 2 free workshops (in person or on-line); or 50 pages line-edited and revised by our editorial staff.

2nd Place: Two free workshops, in person or on-line; or 35 pages line-edited.

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

10 Honorable Mentions

Guidelines:

Submit a short story or chapter of a novel of 5,000 words or less.  Multiple entries are accepted.  All work must be unpublished.         

Winning stories will be chosen for originality and creative writing style.

All work must be double-spaced, in 12 point font.

Your name, address, email and title of work should appear on the first page. The entry fee per submission is $25 ($20 for Workshop members).  

Enclose self-sealing SASE 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. Or pay online at www.twwoa.org.

Emailed submissions may be sent in Word document to writersw@gmail.com, with “Fiction Contest” in the subject. The entry fee is payable online at www.twwoa.org. No SASE is necessary as judges will email their comments.

(Annual) Atlantis Short Story Contest

10 June 2016

Cash prizes ($450, first prize is $300)

and in-depth feedback await unpublished writers.

No theme or genre restrictions.

Maximum 2,500 words.

Entry fee: starts from $10

(depends on level of feedback wanted when the story does not place)

Deadline: November 30, 2016

Info: http://www.atlantis-shortstorycontest.com/

Contact e-mail: inquiry@atlantis-shortstorycontest.com

The Rattle Poetry Prize

8 June 2016

Deadline: July 15, 2016. The annual Rattle Poetry Prize is once again offering $10,000 for a single poem to be published in the winter issue of the magazine. Ten finalists will also receive $200 each and publication, and be eligible for the $2,000 Readers’ Choice Award, to be selected by subscriber and entrant vote. The entry fee is a one-year subscription to Rattle (or a one-year extension for subscribers) at our regular $20 rate. Prior to May 1st, new subscriptions will start with the Summer 2016 issue, arriving in June. After May 1st, new subscriptions will start with the Fall 2016 issue, arriving September. Current subscribers will receive a one-year extension.

With the winners judged in a blind review by the editors to ensure a fair and consistent selection, an entry fee that is simply a one-year subscription to the magazine—and a runner-up Readers’ Choice Award to be chosen by the writers themselves—the Rattle Poetry Prize aims to be one of the most writer-friendly and popular poetry contests around.

We accept entries online and by mail. See www.rattle.com for the complete guidelines and to read all of the past winners.

Enjoy “Morning at the Welfare Office” by Valentina Gnup, winner of the 2015 Readers’ Choice Award.

How to enter:  http://www.rattle.com/prize/guidelines

Our 2016 Full-Length Contests for Poetry, Fiction, and Nonfiction are now open!

8 June 2016

The annual Autumn House Press Contests award publication of full-length manuscripts in PoetryFiction, and Nonfiction. Send us your full-length manuscripts of poetry (50-80 pages), fiction (200-300 pages), and nonfiction (200-300 pages)! Each winner also receives $2,500 ($1,000 advance against royalties and a $1,500 travel/publicity grant to promote the book). The postmark deadline for entries is June 30, 2016. To submit online, please visit our online submission manager. Please note that, at this time, Autumn House accepts unsolicited manuscripts only through these contests. Entry fee: $30 per manuscript.

Though we are open to all styles of poetry, fiction, and nonfiction, we suggest you familiarize yourself with previous Autumn House publications before submitting. We are committed not just to publishing the prominent voices of our age, but also to publishing first books and lesser-known authors who will become the important writers of their generation. Many of our past winners have been first-book authors. We encourage writers from all backgrounds to submit; it is our goal at Autumn House to develop a rich and varied literary tradition.

For further questions, feel free to email us.

The judges of the 2016 contests are:
  • Poetry: David St. John
  • Fiction: William Lychack
  • Nonfiction: Michael Martone

Visit the website for details:  http://www.autumnhouse.org/contest-submissions/

Teen Online Writing Classes

8 June 2016

in partnership with:

Pressure-free, creativity-stretching, not-like-school courses for writers ages 13-17. Useful for expanding your talent or gaining skills bound to help with essays and schoolwork.

These Teen courses are offered both in New York City and Online. The NYC classes are conducted by Gotham Writers Workshop. The Online classes are a partnership between Gotham Writers Workshop and Teen Ink. All students in the online classes receive a free one-year subscription to Teen Ink.

Unbound: Teen Creative Writing

Explore creativity in writing, with both fiction and nonfiction.

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Learn More

True Story: Teen Creative Nonfiction

Explore the creative forms of nonfiction—including memoir, essay, feature articles, and reviews.

Learn More

Visit the website:  https://www.writingclasses.com/classes/teen-ink

Freelance Writing Market Opportunities

8 June 2016
Freelance Writing Opportunities:
ChristianWeek, Canada
An independent, national Christian newspaper published in Canada every two weeks. Primary need is for news. Writers are encouraged to submit articles about people or news events in your own region or denomination that would be of interest and importance to readers in other church communities and areas of the country.
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Nightmare, USA
An online horror and dark fantasy magazine. Seeking original horror and dark fantasy stories. Length: 1500-7500 words, under 5000 words preferred. Pays 6 cents per word for original fiction, or 1 cent per word for reprints.
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Canadian Newcomer Magazine, Canada
The mission of the magazine is to connect the diverse ethnic communities in Canada by providing free information, advice, entertainment and encouragement to new immigrants. Subjects covered include employment, housing, Canadian lifestyles, health, finances, ethnic media and education. Published six times per year with all issues available online in both English and French. Pays from $0.10 per word and up.
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Caribbean Beat, Trinidad & Tobago
In-flight magazine of Caribbean Airlines. The magazine appears six times a year. It is a general-interest, pan-Caribbean publication, produced in the Caribbean by Caribbean people, with a strong focus on music and the arts, sport, personalities, festivals and the environment. Paying market.
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The Diplomat, Japan
An international current-affairs magazine for the Asia-Pacific region. Covers: Geo-political Trends throughout the Asia-Pacific; Defense and Intelligence; Environment, Human Security and Development; Arts, Social Trends and Popular Culture.  “If you seek compensation, please indicate this clearly in your pitch, and whether the article has been published elsewhere. Any payment must be agreed by the editor in advance.”
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Chatelaine, Canada
Chatelaine empowers Canada’s busiest women to create the lives they want. The magazine is organized into five sections: Style and Beauty, Home, Health, Life and Food. Pays $1.00 per word.
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Gulf Coast Literary Journal, USA
A nationally-distributed journal of literature and fine arts, housed within the University of Houston’s English Department. There is a $2.50 reading fee. Pays $50 per page for poetry, fiction, and nonfiction. Submission period is from September 1 through to March 1.
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Cincinnati Parent, USA
Parenting publication dedicated to promoting healthy families and positive parenting, and serving the Greater Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky area. Paying market.
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Chicken Soup for the Soul, USA
Changing the world one story at a time. Stories are inspirational, true stories about ordinary people doing extraordinary things. They are stories that open the heart and rekindle the spirit. Pays $200 per story, $100 for devotionals.

Christopher Fielden’s Annual Short Story Competition

8 June 2016

A Humorous Writing Contest – Deadline: July 31, 2016

Quick links on this page:

prizeskey datesruleshow to enterterms & conditionsextra details

2015 results2016 competition now open

The 2016 To Hull & Back Competition

Welcome!

The third ‘To Hull & Back’ Short Story Competition is an annual short story contest with a humorous twist that celebrates the most imaginative and amazing short stories from writers all over the world. Some highly prestigious writing contests offer huge cash prizes – Writers of the Future award a top prize of $5,000, the BBC award £15,000 and the Sunday Times give a whopping £30,000 to their winner. What can you win by entering this competition that contends with these short story prize giving heavyweights? THE most amazing, innovative and sought after writing prize on the planet! Forget the Pulitzer. THIS is the badger*.

Admittedly, I may have slipped into sales-pitch-chaos-mayhem-overdrive-mode whilst writing the first paragraph, but I firmly believe that I can live up to expectation. See if you agree.

Prizes:

If you’re selected as a winner:

You Will Win Cash

1st Prize: £1,000

2nd Prize: £150

3rd Prize: £75

But it doesn’t end there, my fine writing friends, oh no, not by a LONG shot.

You Will Be Published

All winners and short listed entries will be published in the To Hull & Back Short Story Anthology. This will be available as a professionally published, printed book and as a Kindle download. The book will have an ISBN number.

If you’re published in the book, a writer’s profile will appear alongside your story and on my website. This will consist of a delightful picture of you, a short bio telling readers all about how amazing you are and details of your website, if you have one.

In addition to this, an author interview with the winner will be published alongside their story.

And there’s more…

You Will Win the Most Awesomely Awesome in its Awesomeness Writing Prize in the Known Macrocosm

This is the bit that will send tingles down your spine. Joy will ravage your very being and you will feel compelled to dance naked for no reason, no matter where you might be. I guarantee it**.

The winner will be taken to Hell Hull and back.

Allow me to explain.

The winner’s face will appear on the front cover of the To Hull & Back Anthology. They will be depicted riding a flaming motorcycle and holding a quill of wrath. Each year, the cover will be unique and created by a different artist.

Hull is a city in the UK that sounds (and looks) like somewhere else reported to be rather unpleasant, fiery and obsessed with eternal damnation. I dwell in the fair city of Bristol. I will ride the book to Hull. And back.

OK. So now you have to enter, right? Before doing so, PLEASE read the rules and terms and conditions. If you don’t abide by the rules, you may be disqualified.

I’ve been involved with administrating other competitions. The number of stories that are disqualified because writers can’t be bothered to read the rules is staggering. One year, 40% of entries were disqualified for sending in stories that did not obey the rules. PLEASE READ THE RULES AND TERMS AND CONDITIONS THOROUGHLY BEFORE ENTERING.

Key Dates

The competition closes to entries 11.59pm GMT (Greenwich meantime, the time in London, UK) on 31st July 2016*. The competition is run annually, so stories received after this deadline will be entered into next year’s competition, which opens immediately after the current contest closes.

The shortlist will be announced on this website by 19th September 2016.

Winners will be contacted by email or telephone by 30th September 2016 and announced on this website, celebrated and generally adored by 1st October 2016.

Prize money will be paid to winners via PayPal in October 2016.

The ‘To Hull and Back Anthology’ will be released on 31st October 2016. ‘Hulloween’ seemed like an appropriate launch date…

The winner’s book will be taken to Hull and back during spring 2017 (usually around March/April), weather permitting. Shortly afterwards the winner’s copy of the anthology will be delivered to them and the video of the book’s journey will be made available on YouTube and this website.

* Previous competitions have closed on the 31st August. Due to the large volume of entries received in the most recent competition, the contest will now close in July to allow more time to read entries and compile the shortlist.

Visit the website for complete guidelines on how to enter:

http://www.christopherfielden.com/short-story-competition/

Thriller and Suspense Fiction Novel Writing Contest

7 June 2016
Thriller, Suspense Writing Contest | Chanticleer Book Reviews

The Clue Awards ~ Thriller and Suspense Fiction Novel Writing Contest ~2016
The search for 2016’s best Thriller & Suspense Fiction Books

Deadline Sept. 30th, 2016

Chanticleer Book Reviews is looking for the best books featuring suspense, thrilling adventure, detective work, private eye, police procedural, and crime solving, we will put them to the test and choose the best among them. (For light-hearted Mystery and Suspense entries see ourMystery & Mayhem Awards)

Prizes to be won:

  • All First in Category Winning Titles will be placed in the queue to receive a coveted Chanticleer Book Review Package (value $345)and go on to compete for the Clue Grand Prize
  • The Clue Grand Prize Winner is named Chanticleer Reviews Best Suspense/Thriller 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 opportunites awarded to Category Winners

Currently accepting entries. Deadline: Sept. 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 boost from 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 Clue Awards Categories are:

  • Suspense/Thriller
  • Detective/Crime
  • Private Eye (Noir)
  • Legal/Medical/Police Procedural
  • Spy/Espionage

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 Sept. 30th, 2016 midnight.
  • Please read our Terms and Conditions page aka The Fine Print. Prizes and Award Packages may change without notice.

Visit the website:  https://www.chantireviews.com/services#!/Mystery-Thriller-Suspense-Writing-Contest/p/21521209/category=5193080

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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.

Romantic Fiction Novel Writing Contest

7 June 2016
Romantic Fiction Writing Contests | Chanticleer Book Reviews

The Chatelaine Awards ~ Romantic Fiction Novel Writing Contest ~2016
The search for 2016’s best Romantic Fiction Books

Deadline Aug. 31st, 2016

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, we will put them to the test and choose the best among them. (Hint: check other genres for romance categories as well, such as paranormal, young adult, mystery, etc., multiple submissions are welcome)

Prizes to be won:

  • All First in Category Winning Titles will be placed in the queue to receive a coveted Chanticleer Book Review Package (value $345)and go on to compete for the Chatelaine Grand Prize
  • The Chatelaine Grand Prize Winner is named Chanticleer Reviews Best Romantic 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: Aug. 31st, 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 boost from 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 Chatelaine Awards Categories are:

  • Contemporary Romance
  • Historical Romance
  • Adventure & Suspense
  • Romantic Steamy/Sensual (Not Erotic)
  • Inspirational/Restorative

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 August 31st, 2016 midnight.
  • Please read our Terms and Conditions page aka The Fine Print. Prizes and Award Packages may change without notice.

Visit the website:  https://www.chantireviews.com/services#!/Romance-&-Womens-Fiction-Writing-Contests/p/21521080/category=5193080

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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.

Western, Pioneer, Civil War Fiction Novel Writing Contest

7 June 2016
Western, Pioneer, & Civil War Historical Fiction Novels, Pre-1900s | Chanticleer Book Reviews

The Laramie Awards ~ Western, Pioneer, Civil War Fiction Novel Writing Contest ~2016
The search for 2016’s best Early North American Historical Fiction Books

Deadline July 31st, 2016

Chanticleer Book Reviews is looking for the best books featuring cowboys, the wild west, pioneering, civil war, and early North American History, we will put them to the test and choose the best among them.

Prizes to be won:

  • All First in Category Winning Titles will be placed in the queue to receive a coveted Chanticleer Book Review Package (value $345) and go on to compete for the Laramie Grand Prize
  • The Laramie Grand Prize Winner is named Chanticleer Reviews Best Fantasy Early North American Fiction 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: July 31st, 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 Laramie Awards Categories are:

  • Classic
  • Civil War/Prairie/Pioneer
  • Young Adult
  • Drama
  • Adventure/Caper
  • 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 July 31st, 2016 midnight.
  • Please read our Terms and Conditions page aka The Fine Print. Prizes and Award Packages may change without notice.

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

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.

Early Historical Fiction Novel Writing Contest

7 June 2016
Historical Fiction Pre-1750s Writing Contest | Chanticleer Book Reviews

The Chaucer Awards ~ Early Historical Fiction Novel Writing Contest ~2016
The search for 2016’s best Early Historical Fiction Books

Deadline June 30th, 2016

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, we will put them to the test and choose the best among them.

Prizes to be won:

  • All First in Category Winning Titles will be placed in the queue to receive a coveted Chanticleer Book Review Package (value $345)and go on to compete for the Chaucer Grand Prize
  • The Chaucer Grand Prize Winner is named Chanticleer Reviews Best Early Historical 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: June 30th, 2016.

What are you waiting for? Enter today!

Chaucer Award Winners will be announced at the 2017 Historical Novel Society Conference

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 boost from 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 Chaucer Awards Categories are:

  • Pre-Historical Fiction
  • Ancient Historical Fiction
  • World/International History (non-western culture historical fiction)
  • Dark Ages, Medieval, Renaissance
  • Elizabethan/Tudor
  • 1600’s
  • America’s – Historical Fiction Pre-1750s

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 June 30th, 2016 midnight.
  • Please read our Terms and Conditions page aka The Fine Print. Prizes and Award Packages may change without notice.

VISIT THE WEBSITE:  https://www.chantireviews.com/services#!/Historical-Fiction-Contest/p/21521105/category=5193080

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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.

July 2016 Artist of The Month Contest

7 June 2016

Win a featured showcase as TheArtList.com’s
July 2016 Artist of The Month – Call to Artists!

Deadline: June 28, 2016 – Don’t Miss Out!

Sponsored by TheArtList.com and online art supply company Jerry’s Artarama.com. Each month we host a FREE contest. The Artist of The Month Contest is open to *ALL* artists and photographers who have not previously been winners in the Artist of the Month contest.

Grand PrizeWinner selected by TheArtList.com Editors

  • Featured Artist interview page on TheArtList.com website that showcase several pieces of your work.
  • Featured on the homepage of TheArtList.com website for the month of July 2016.
  • Artwork featured on TheArtList.com’s Facebook page cover image during the month of July 2016.
  • $75 Gift Certificate to JerrysArtarama.com
  • NOTE – Grand Prize winner is selected by TheArtList.com Editors, NOT the highest number of votes.

2nd Place – Runner Up Winner selected by TheArtList.com Editors

  • Promoted on TheArtList.com’s Facebook page to thousands of artists and art enthusiasts.
  • $50 Gift Certificate to JerrysArtarama.com
  • NOTE – winner is selected by TheArtList.com Editors, NOT the highest number of votes.

Viewers Choice selected by Facebook users voting. Highest # of Votes Wins!

  • Promoted on TheArtList.com’s Facebook page to thousands of artists and art enthusiasts.
  • $25 Gift Certificate to JerrysArtarama.com

The Deadline to submit is June 28, 2016 and it is FREE to enter.

IMPORTANT: We will be selecting the winners on June 29th. If you are selected as the Grand Prize winner, we will email you an interview survey to be filled out for your July AOM page. This will need to be completed by June 30, 2016.

For an example of an Artist of the Month page go to:
https://www.theartlist.com/aom_06_16.html

=> Go Enter Now!

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