Archive for October, 2016

Dream Quest One Poetry & Writing Contest is now accepting entries!

30 October 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: January 31, 2017

All contest winners will be announced on March 26, 2017

Prizes:

Writing First Prize is $500. Second Prize: $250. Third Prize: $100.

Poetry First Prize is $250. Second Prize: $125. Third Prize: $50.

Entry fees:

$10 per story, $5 per poem.

To send entries: Include title(s) with your story (ies) or poem(s), along with your name, address, phone#, email, brief biographical info. (Tell us a little about yourself), on the coversheet. Add a self-addressed stamped envelope for entry confirmation. Fees payable to: “DREAMQUESTONE.COM”

Mail to:

Dream Quest One

Poetry & Writing Contest

P.O. Box 3141

Chicago, IL 60654

Visit http://www.dreamquestone.com for details on how to enter!

No one who achieves success does so without acknowledging the help of others. The wise and confident acknowledge this help with gratitude. “And remember, in whatever you do, it’s okay to dream, for dreams do come true.” –Dream Quest One

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2017 LaBute New Theater Festival Set for July 7-30, 2017-Call For Submissions

30 October 2016

Call for Submissions For 5th Annual LaBute New Theater Festival

The St. Louis Actors’ Studio is proud to announce a call for submissions for the 5th Annual LaBute New Theater Festival at the Gaslight Theater, with plays debuting from July 07 – 30, 2017.  Submissions will be accepted through December 31, 2016. 

Professional Submissions: Successful entries will have no more than four characters and be crafted specifically to exploit our intimate performance space. (18′ x 18′ stage) Changes in scenery or setting should be achievable quickly and with few major set moves.  Our focus is on fundamental dramaturgy: plot, character, and theme.

Professional, new and previously unproduced one-act play submissions should include a letter of inquiry, a synopsis and a 10-page sample from the script. Running time for each performance should not exceed 45 minutes.

Up to eight plays will be chosen,  in addition, a new piece from Mr. LaBute will be performed every night for the run of the festival.  Mr. LaBute is scheduled to participate in the opening weekend activities.

High School Submissions: Winning plays by high school students will be presented in readings. The guidelines are straightforward:  The one act should include no more than four characters featuring a clearly developed plot and distinctive characters. No longer than 15 minutes in length.

Non-Professional, new and previously unproduced one-act play submissions should include a letter of inquiry and complete script.

Submissions should be sent to:

LaBute New Theater Festival

St. Louis Actors’ Studio

360 N Boyle Ave

St. Louis, MO 63108

314-458-2978

help@stlas.org

Visit the website: http://stlas.org/

 

The creative team for the festival includes:

Neil LaBute-Film Director, Screenwriter and Playwright

William Roth-Actor, Founder, Artistic Director St. Louis Actors’ Studio

Milton Zoth – Director, Arts Educator

Nathan Bush – Actor

Andra Harkins – Actor

Ann Haubrich – Writer, Arts Administrator

Edward Scott Ibur-Middle School Teacher (Webster), Novelist, Founder- Gifted Writers & Artists Project for Middle & High School

Christopher Limber – Actor, Director Prison Performing Arts, Playwright

John Pierson-Actor, Theatre, Speech & Dance Chair, English Teacher John Burroughs School

Elizabeth Helman-Actor, Writer, Director, Professor of Theatre Arts -Oregon State University

Patrick Huber-Associate Director, St. Louis Actors’ Studio-Set Design and Lighting, Teacher Theater, Design and Architecture Mary Institute, Country Day Prep School

The Radiant Peace Education Awards

30 October 2016

Fall 2016 (Twenty-sixth Annual)

All students in grades 1-8 — from public and private schools, home schools, youth and after-school groups, and abroad — are welcome to enter the Fall 2016 national program of The Radiant Peace Education Awards®! The Radiant Peace Education Awards program gives students an opportunity to express themselves about Radiant Peace in their own lives in essays, art, videos and projects.

This year’s entries must be postmarked by December 7, 2016, with winners being announced in January 2017. All participants receive beautiful iron-on Radiant Peace Patches, and outstanding entries will also receive certificates and cash awards! Winner’s classrooms will also receive cash awards. In addition, many of the most creative or exceptional entries will be displayed in The International Museum of Radiant Peace.

Printable information is available here in PDF format: the complete packet of information (4 pages), which includes the guidelines, permission form and entry checklist; and the permission form and checklist only for submitting entries (2 pages). If you have any questions or need copies faxed or mailed, please contact the Foundation office.

The next program, open to students in grades 1-12, will be offered with a spring 2017 postmark deadline. Materials will be posted online by the end of January. If you are not already on the mailing list, please contact the Foundation office to ensure that you receive an announcement.

Visit the website: 

http://www.radiantpeace.org/trpea/invitation.html

Last call! VanderMey Nonfiction Prize 2017

30 October 2016

The 2017 Nonfiction Prize is now open–we invite you to submit your essay to our nonfiction contest.

Our VanderMey Nonfiction Prize has gained national recognition, with our 2013 recipient receiving a Pushcart Prize and appearing in the 2013 Pushcart Prize anthology. The winner of the VanderMey Nonfiction Prize will receive $1500 and publication in Ruminate. The runner-up will receive $200 and publication in Ruminate. 

We strongly recommend ordering a past copy of Ruminate to better understand the type of work we are looking for. You can order a nonfiction bundle of print issues featuring our nonfiction prize winners from past years, Issue 35, Issue 32, Issue 28, and Issue 24. PDF versions of the magazine are also available for $5 each.

Nonfiction Contest Guidelines:

  • We’re pleased to announce that author Josh MacIvor-Andersen will be serving as our finalist judge.
  • The submission deadline for the nonfiction contest is November 15th, 2016. Note – there is a grace period of three days for this prize. Entries submitted by 11:59 PST on Nov. 18 will be entered into the contest.
  • The entry fee is $20 (includes a complimentary copy of Ruminate, international entries will receive a complimentary PDF copy).
  • You may submit one nonfiction piece per entry and it must be 5500 words or less. There is no limit on the number of entries per person.
  • $1500 and publication in Ruminate will be awarded to the winner. The runner-up will receive $200 and publication.
  • An anonymous reading of all entries will be conducted by a panel of Ruminate readers, who will select 10 nonfiction finalists. Those finalists will then be read for our final judge who will select a winner.
  • Close friends and students (current & former) of the final judge are not eligible to compete, nor are Ruminate blog contributors or close friends of the Ruminate staff. Previous first-place winners of the Nonfiction Prize and previous judges of the Nonfiction Prize are also not eligible to compete.
  • All submissions must be submitted via our online submission form manager. We will not accept mail or email submissions.
  • All submissions must be previously unpublished.
  • You may enter simultaneously submitted work, however, please withdraw your work immediately if accepted elsewhere.
  • You may submit any type of creative nonfiction–personal essay, short memoir, literary journalism, etc.
  • We will notify all entrants of submission status in mid-January, 2017.
  • Please remove your name, bio, and any contact info from the file that you submit.

Visit the website for details on how to enter:

http://www.ruminatemagazine.com/submit/contests/nonfiction/

Last call! HUMAN RELATIONS INDIE BOOK AWARDS 2016

30 October 2016

Deadline: November 7, 2016

2016 Human Relations Indie Book Awards Judging Guidelines

The purpose of the Human Relations Indie Book Awards is to recognize indie authors who have written books with a human relations focus related to various interactions among people in different settings such as work, organizations, school, home, family or in personal lives. Book entries for the 2016 Human Relations Indie Book Awards should be published between 2010 and 2016 and must be received in print version (no ebooks accepted) and written for an English speaking audience.Books can be self-published, independently published or have a creative or scholarly writing approach from smaller publishing companies or presses where the author had a voice in the publishing process.

Each contest category (depending on the number of entries) will recognize Gold, Silver and Bronze Winners and Honorable Mention (s) may also be given to recognize honorable writing in the area of human relations. All book entries will also be considered for Director’s Choice awards who exhibit outstanding writing in the area of Human Relations and the selected Director’s Choice winners will receive the following: a book tweeting package provided by BookTweeters.com, a social media press release provided by Online PR Media and a cinematic trailer provided by International Book Promotion.

Each author should complete a book submission form with three copies of the book and the entry fee for each entry. Authors may enter more than one book category, but will need to mark the additional categories on the book submission form and add the additional entry fee for each category.  Entry fees should be paid in check in U.S. dollars or sent with a U.S. postal service money order. No books will be returned after the contest and will be donated to libraries, charities, educational programs or those in need.  Entry fees start at $65.00 for the first category ($55.00 for the first category if entry is postmarked by October 1, 2016), $45.00 for the second category and $35.00 for the third category.

2016 Human Relations Indie Book Awards final deadline for entry is November 7, 2016, but earlier entries are encouraged to allow more time for judging the book entries. Winners will be announced on or before Dec. 15, 2016.

Judges names will not be posted due to confidentiality. Books will be judged on book content, book organization, book presentation and the human relations message conveyed in the book. Judges decisions are final.

A broad range of book categories will provide authors the opportunity to enter one or more categories that may be related to the book’s human relations content. There are over 30 categories that include topics related to human relations issues, children’s books with a human relations focus, poetry human relations books and general human relations categories.

If you would like to enter-simply request a book submission entry form by filling out the contact form or sending your email to: humanrelationsindiebookawards@gmail.com       Thanks!

http://humanrelationsindiebookawards.com

23rd ANNUAL MEMOIRS CONTEST

30 October 2016
Deadline: Nov. 30, 2016.
The Writers’ Workshop of Asheville, a nonprofit literary center founded in 1984, is sponsoring its 23rd Annual Memoirs Contest, open to any writer regardless of residence. The deadline is: postmarked or emailed by Nov. 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 memoir of 5,000 words or less.  Multiple entries are accepted.  All work must be unpublished.
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:  Memoirs 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 “Memoirs Contest” in the subject. The entry fee is payable online at www.twwoa.org. No SASE is necessary as judges will email their comments.

“Romance Me” Novel Writing Contest

30 October 2016
Deadline: December 15, 2016
Winners announced: February 14, 2017
Cost: Free; must create an AUTHORS.me account (which is also free)
AUTHORS.me is now accepting submissions for their first-ever romance genre novel contest, “Romance Me.” Through December 15, 2016, writers may submit an original romance novel to the contest for the chance to win cash prizes, query consultations, and featured excerpted publication on RomanceJunkies.com. The top three manuscripts will be featured in the company’s select titles sent to their more than 40 partners, including Trident Media Management, Forever, and more. The contest will be judged by editors and marketers from Penguin Random House, Macmillan, and Hachette Book Group.
Contest page: http://www.authors.me/romance-contest
Sign Up Page: https://app.authors.me/#sign-up

Sanguine Theatre Company: Project Playwright Contest 2017

30 October 2016
Submissions are open until November 15, 2016.
Writers based anywhere in the world are encouraged to apply. Plays submitted through this program are reviewed by Sanguine’s team of readers and chosen based on theatricality, craft, and voice. Finalists will be invited to participate in a festival evening of excerpted staged readings in New York City, and one play will be chosen by the Festival audience to receive a fully-produced world premiere production as part of Sanguine’s 2017 season. A stipend will also be provided to the playwright for their production.

A GREAT PROJECT PLAYWRIGHT SUBMISSION:
-is a complete, full-length play.
-requires a cast of at least two but no more than eight actors.
-utilizes technical elements in minimal but theatrical ways.
-may have had a workshop or staged reading performance
-aligns with Sanguine’s mission to pursue relevant, thought-provoking new works.

APPLICATION PROCESS
Please read the Project Playwright Consent Agreement.
– In PDF format, please submit the following to info@sanguinenyc.org:
a cover sheet with your name, address, telephone number, email address, and a brief synopsis of the play
-your complete, full-length work in the subject line, please write “Project Playwright” and your last name
-A $5 non-refundable administrative fee is due at the time of submission.

Website: http://www.sanguinenyc.com/project-playwright-application

Contact: info@sanguinenyc.org