Archive for April, 2019

Tom Howard/John H. Reid Fiction & Essay Contest

10 April 2019

Our Tom Howard/John H. Reid Fiction & Essay Contest will award $2,000 for the best story and $2,000 for the best essay, and the top winners will receive prominent exposure on our home page. For this contest, a story is any short work of fiction, and an essay is any short work of nonfiction. Enter by April 30, 2019.

Key contest information:
  • Final judge: Dennis Norris II
  • 12 cash prizes totaling $5,000
  • All 12 winning entries published on our website
  • Entry fee: $20 per entry
  • Enter online using Submittable
  • Length limit: 6,000 words per entry
  • Subject: Any
  • Multiple entries OK? Yes
  • Previously published work OK? Yes
  • Writers from all countries eligible
  • See past winning entries with judges’ remarks
  • Read Duotrope’s interview with Winning Writers editor Jendi Reiter about this contest

 

CLICK HERE TO ENTER ONLINE VIA SUBMITTABLES

 

Prefer to enter by mail? 

If you are using a mobile device, or are otherwise having difficulty using our online entry system, you may mail your entry to:

Winning Writers
Attn: Fiction & Essay Contest
351 Pleasant Street, PMB 222
Northampton, MA 01060-3961
USA

Please include a check or money order for $20 payable to Winning Writers, and note your email address and phone number with your payment. You may mail multiple submissions in a single envelope with one combined payment. Please send US funds drawn on a US bank, or send your fee as US currency.
Postmark your Entry by April 30, 2019.
Click on the link below to visit the website:
https://winningwriters.com/our-contests/tom-howard-john-h-reid-fiction-essay-contest?utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=190410a%20Tom%20Story&utm_content=190410a%20Tom%20Story+Version+A+CID_bd538760260a65a7a1e6a6b36e8d6613&utm_source=Email%20marketing%20software&utm_term=Dennis%20Norris%20II%20is%20the%20final%20judge%20of%20our%20Fiction%20%20Essay%20Contest
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NING Scholarship: Community Sponsored Essay Writing Contest 2019

10 April 2019

We reward students for opinions and creative thinking…

NING encourages young minds to think outside of the box by offering a chance to win up to $500. All you need to do is send us an original and inspired essay on a topic specified below.

What to know about the NING scholarship?

The essay topic

Share your thoughts on How Social Networks Will Impact The Future Of Communication. Looks like a piece of cake? Yet we want you to be as creative and insightful as you can! Original opinions and daring assumptions are welcome.

Essay requirements

Your essay must be submitted in a Word document. The essay size: 500-1000 words. The text must be unique and well-structured (introduction, main body, conclusion). Feel free to include relevant images if necessary.

Scholarship period

You can apply for the scholarship and send us your essays until September 30, 2019.

We will evaluate the applicants by the end of October 2019 and notify the winners at the beginning of November 2019.

Prize pool

Three scholarships totaling $1,000 will be awarded to students whose essays will impress us most:

1st place reward: $500;

2nd place reward: $300;

3rd place reward: $200.

The funds will be transferred via PayPal.

Who is eligible to apply?

Individuals who are 18 years old or older.

US citizens/residents or students with a valid US visa.

Currently enrolled bachelor’s or master’s degree students at any accredited university, college or school within the United States.

Only one essay is accepted per applicant.

 

How to apply for the scholarship?

Step 1. Write a convincing essay.

Step 2. Submit your essay as a document attachment to scholarships@ning.com.

Note: Please specify your name, age, university, degree, and major in the email body and attach your photo.

Step 3. Share this page with your friends so that more students could benefit from our scholarship program.

Time to put your author skills to test and compete for the first prize!

There is NO entrance fee for participating.

 

Visit the website:

https://www.ning.com/scholarship/

WOW! Women On Writing Spring 2019 Flash Fiction Contest

10 April 2019
 
Deadline: May 31, 2019
 
Guest Judge: Literary Agent Savannah Brooks of the Jennifer De Chiara Literary Agency
 
Seeking short fiction of any genre between 250 – 750 words. The mission of this contest is to inspire creativity, communication, and well-rewarded recognition to contestants. 
 
Prizes (20 winners!):
1st Place: $400, publication, interview, and $25 Amazon Gift Certificate
2nd Place: $300, publication, interview, and $25 Amazon Gift Certificate
3rd Place: $200, publication, interview and $25 Amazon Gift Certificate
7 Runners Up receive $25 Amazon Gift Cards, publication and interview
10 Honorable mentions receive $20 Amazon Gift Card
Top 10 stories are published in the WOW! Women On Writing e-zine, and contestants are interviewed on WOW’s blog, The Muffin. 
 
Details: Electronic submissions via e-mail only; reprints are okay; simultaneous submissions okay; reprints okay; multiple submissions are okay as long as they are submitted in their own individual e-mail. 
 
Open internationally. 
 
Entry: $10 entry fee; critique option for an additional $10 
 
Limit: 300 entries
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WOW! Women On Writing Q3 2019 Creative Nonfiction Essay Contest

10 April 2019
 
Deadline: April 30, 2019
 
Word count: 200 – 1000 words
 
Seeking creative nonfiction essays on any topic and in any style–from personal essay to lyric essay to hybrid and more! The mission of this contest is to reward bravery in real-life storytelling and create an understanding of our world through thoughtful, engaging narratives. 
 
Prizes (20 winners!):
1st Place: $500, publication, interview, and gift card good for one item from CreateWriteNow’s Store
2nd Place: $300, publication, interview, and gift card good for one item from CreateWriteNow’s Store
3rd Place: $200, publication, interview, and gift card good for one item from CreateWriteNow’s Store
7 Runners Up receive $25 Amazon Gift Cards, publication, interview, and gift card good for one item from CreateWriteNow’s Store
10 Honorable mentions receive a gift card good for one item from CreateWriteNow’s Store
 
Details: Electronic submissions via e-mail only; reprints are okay; simultaneous submissions okay; reprints okay; multiple submissions are okay as long as they are submitted in their own individual e-mail. 
 
Open internationally.
 
Entry: $12 entry fee; critique option for an additional $13
 
Limit: 300 entries
 
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