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Call for Submissions: 5th Annual Free 6-Month Fellowship to theOffice

14 March 2015

Looking for a writer’s sanctuary? A place where you can leave the distractions of life behind and just sit down in peace to put words on the page? That’s what we offer here at theOffice – a quiet, communal workspace on the westside of Los Angeles. We have a roster filled with A-list screenwriters, novelists and more, but sometimes the cost of membership can be too much for up-and-coming writers. That’s why five years ago we started our free fellowship to theOffice. And we’re happy once again to offer it to you.

Announcing our 5th Annual Free 6-Month Fellowship to theOffice.

It works like this:

You send us an example of your best piece of writing along with a paragraph or two explaining why this fellowship would help you. We select one winner who will receive 6 months of free 24/7* access to the space. This is equivalent to a Premium Membership, the highest level of membership we offer, worth upwards of $2500. Winner gets his/her own door code to the space with the ability to come and go even when staff isn’t here. You wanna write at 2AM on a Wednesday night? The space is all yours. You also get all the other perks of membership including unlimited, free coffee & tea, wifi, ergonomic workstations with Aeron chairs, a small reference library and all the peace and quiet you can handle.

The fellowship starts May 1st and goes through October 31st, 2015. It is completely free to enter. Winner will be announced the last week of April. Contest is open to all new/aspiring/struggling writers who are looking to kick their productivity into overdrive.

Think of this as your very own writer’s retreat right here in the city.

Here’s what we need from you:

  • An email with your contact information: Full name, phone, and email address. We will contact the winner via email.
  • In the body of the email, please explain why you need this fellowship and what you hope to gain from it. (200 words or less, please)
  • A 10 page .pdf writing sample of your work. Attach this to the email. Your best 10 pages. Do not submit pages that need to be set up or explained. Send 10 pages that stand alone. Only pdf submissions. All other attachments will be deleted.

Email to: theOfficeFellowship(at)gmail(dot)com by April 15, 2015. That’s it. You’re done!

Some important points to remember:

  • Do your research on theOffice. Don’t submit if you’re not local, if you’re not sure you’ll be available, if you don’t like writing in a room with others. Be honest, if you live in Pasadena and won’t want to drive across town to write every day, then this fellowship isn’t for you. If you don’t flourish in a quiet space, skip it. We want this to be of major value to the winner.Serious submissions only please.
  • If you’ve never been to theOffice and would like to try it out before submitting, please do! You’re welcome to do the FREE WEEK. Just be sure to call first for availability. Contact info here. More photos of the space here.
  • The field is open to ALL new writers. Submit 10 pages of your screenplay, play, short story, novel, memoir, poem, article etc. We’ll read it all.
  • By “new writers” we mean you can have no feature film credits as a writer on IMDb (short films are okay) and no more than 1 hour of television credit as a writer on IMDb. For fiction writers, we just want to make sure you’re not someone with a three book deal and money to spare. Key words here are new/aspiring/struggling.
  • DEADLINE to enter is April 15th, 2015. No submissions accepted past midnight PST.
  • You must have sole writing credit for the sample pages you submit. This fellowship is for one (1) free membership and is non-transferrable.
  • If you have any questions, please comment here, email the fellowship gmail address listed above or ask us on Twitter:@theOffice_LA. theOffice staff will NOT be able to assist you with the fellowship so please DO NOT call, email, or drop by theOffice with questions.
  • Winner will be announced and notified by April 30thThis fellowship is an opportunity to take your craft and your career to the next level. If you are looking for a place to be inspired, a place to write with the big guns, a place to GET IT DONE, submit now. We look forward to reading your work!

*theOffice is closed to ALL members Mondays 6PM-11PM, Saturdays 8AM-10AM, Sundays 8AM-10:30AM due to outside rentals. Otherwise, the space is yours.

Visit the website:

http://theofficeonlineblog.com/2015/03/02/call-for-submissions-2015-fellowship-to-theoffice/

Tethered by Letters Spring Literary Contest

14 March 2015

Tethered by Letters’ Spring 2015 Literary Contest

We are currently accepting submissions for our short story contest (1,000 to 7,500 words, open genre), flash fiction contest (55, 250, or 500 words), and poetry contest (max of three pages per poem). TBL strives to publish writers with engaging stories, vivid characters, and fresh writing styles. All winners will be published in F(r)iction. All finalists will receive free professional edits on their submission and be considered for later publication. The prizes are $500 (USDA) for the short story winner, $150 (USDA) for the flash fiction winner, and $150 (USDA) for the poetry winner. Winners will be announced publicly in August. Multiple entries accepted. International submissions welcome. Good luck to all our authors!

Deadline: May 31, 2015

Prize: $500 for Short Story, $150 for Flash Fiction, $150 for Poetry

Entry Fee: $15 per Short Story; $7 per Flash Fiction OR $15 for three Flash Fictions; $7 per poem OR $15 for three poems

URL: http://tetheredbyletters.com/submissions/contest-submission

Contact Info: Joe Reinis, jreinis@tetheredbyletters.com

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Tethered by Letters’ Spring 2015 Short Story Contest

We are currently accepting short stories of any genre ranging from 1,000 to 7,500 words. The short story contest winner will be published in F(r)iction. Five finalists will be considered for subsequent journal publications or a TBL online monthly feature. Each finalist will also receive free professional edits on their submission. International submissions welcome.

Deadline: May 31, 2015

Prize: $500 and publication in the quarterly journal

Entry Fee: $15 per entry

URL: http://tetheredbyletters.com/submissions/contest-submission

Contact Info: Joe Reinis, jreinis@tetheredbyletters.com

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Tethered by Letters’ Spring 2015 Flash Fiction Contest

We are currently accepting flash fiction submissions of 55, 250, or 500 words in length. The flash fiction contest winner will be published in F(r)iction. Three finalists will be considered for subsequent quarterly journal publications or a TBL online monthly feature. Each finalist will also receive free professional edits on their submission. International submissions welcome.

Deadline: May 31, 2015

Prize: $150 and publication in the quarterly journal

Entry Fee: $7 per entry OR $15 for three entries

URL: http://tetheredbyletters.com/submissions/contest-submission

Contact Info: Joe Reinis, jreinis@tetheredbyletters.com

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Tethered by Letters’ Spring 2015 Poetry Contest

We are currently accepting poetry submissions of all genres and styles—from traditional form to free verse. Length requirements are no more than three pages per poem, single-spaced with double spacing between stanzas. The poetry contest winner will be published in F(r)iction. Three finalists will be considered for subsequent quarterly journal publications or a TBL online monthly poetry feature. Each finalist will also receive free professional edits on their submission. International submissions welcome.

Deadline: May 31, 2015

Prize: $150 and publication in the quarterly journal

Entry Fee: $7 per entry OR $15 for three entries

URL: http://tetheredbyletters.com/submissions/contest-submission

Contact Info: Joe Reinis, jreinis@tetheredbyletters.com

2015 Arizona Mystery Writers 4th Annual – Jim Martin Memorial Story Contest

2 March 2015

Jim Martin Memorial Story Contest

Deadline is: June 1, 2015

$10 entry fee.

Prizes:

1st=$200
2nd=$100
3rd=$75

We are now accepting – Mystery, suspense, or thriller stories.

2500 word maximum length.

Blind judging.

Contest rules and entry form on the website:  http://www.arizonamysterywriters.com/?page_id=1449

Past winners are posted on the website. We are an independent, nonprofit club supporting mystery writing in Arizona. Contest deadline: June 1, 2015.

This contest is open to all.

Contact: amwcontest@gmail.com

Visit our website for details: http://www.arizonamysterywriters.com/?page_id=1449

Call for entries! Dream Quest One Poetry & Writing Contest – Summer 2015

2 March 2015

The Dream Quest One Poetry & Writing Contest is open to anyone who enjoys expressing innermost thoughts and feelings into the beautiful literary art of poetry or writing a story that is worth telling everyone! Welcome to all having the ability to dream… We are now in the 10th year of our mission to inspire, motivate, and encourage anyone having the desire or love for poetry and writing, to continue doing so without fear of failure or success. 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, thirty lines or fewer on any subject, style, or form, typed or neatly hand printed.
And/or write a short story, five pages maximum length, on any subject or theme, fiction or non-fiction (including essay compositions, diary, journal entries and screenwriting). Also, all entries must be either typed or legibly hand printed.
Multiple and simultaneous poetry and short story entries are accepted.

Postmark deadline: July 31, 2015
All winners will be announced on September 26, 2015

Prizes:
Writing First Prize is $500. Second: $250. Third: $100.
Poetry First Prize is $250. Second: $125. Third: $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

The 37th Nimrod Literary Awards

2 March 2015

The 37th Nimrod Literary Awards
The Katherine Anne Porter Prize for Fiction
& The Pablo Neruda Prize for Poetry

Founded by Ruth G. Hardman

FIRST PLACE: $2,000 and publication
SECOND PLACE: $1,000 and publication

Postmark Deadline: April 30, 2015

Contest Rules:

Poetry: 3-10 pages of poetry (one long poem or several short poems).

Fiction: 7,500 words maximum (one short story or a self-contained excerpt from a novel)

No previously published works or works accepted for publication elsewhere. Author’s name must not appear on the manuscript. Include a cover sheet containing major title and subtitles, author’s name, full address, phone & email. Manuscripts should be stapled, if possible; if not, please bind with a heavy clip. “Contest Entry” should be clearly indicated on both the outer envelope and the cover sheet.

Include SASE for results only. If no SASE is sent, no contest results will be sent; however, the results will be posted on Nimrod’s website. Manuscripts will not be returned.

Submitters must be living in the US by October of 2015 to enter the contest.

Winners will also be brought to Tulsa for the Awards Ceremony in October. All finalists will be considered for publication.

Entry/Subscription Fee: Each entry must each be accompanied by a $20 fee. Make checks payable to Nimrod. $20 includes both entry fee & a one-year subscription (two issues).

Send to:

Nimrod Journal
Literary Contest–Fiction or Poetry
The University of Tulsa
800 S. Tucker Dr.
Tulsa, OK 74104

Visit the website: http://utulsa.edu/nimrod/awards.html

Wasafiri New Writing Prize 2015 – Now Open!

2 March 2015

The 2015 Wasafiri New Writing Prize is now open!

Entries are now welcome for the 2015 Wasafiri New Writing Prize.

We are looking for submissions in three categories: Poetry, Fiction and Life Writing.

Prize for each category: £300 and publication in Wasafiri Magazine

Deadline: 5pm GMT on Friday 24 July 2015.

Judges

Toby Litt

Yasmin Alibhai Brown

Roger Robinson

The competition is open to anyone worldwide who has not published a complete book in their chosen category.

Entries for Fiction and Life Writing should be no longer than 3000 words, and Poetry submissions should comprise of no more than five poems.

To Enter:

DOWNLOAD ENTRY FORM HERE 

Email your entry along with the form and proof or notice of payment to wasafiriprize@open.ac.uk.

Or you can post the form, along with your entry and cheque or paypal receipt to: The Wasafiri New Writing Prize, Wasafiri, 1-11 Hawley Crescent, London, NW1 8NP, UK

Fees”
£6 – one category
£10 – two categories
£15 – three categories

Further Queries:
Email wasafiriprize@open.ac.uk for any further details.

Visit the website for further details and to enter:

http://www.wasafiri.org/wasafiri-new-writing-prize.asp

Creative Competitor Writing Competitions

2 March 2015
The Fortune-Teller Writing Competition

1st Prize: £395.00

2nd Prize: £250.00

3rd Prize: £150.00

Closing date: 10th March 2015

Entry fee: £5.00 or FREE to Write, Learn and Publish members

All you have to do to win this exciting new writing competition is to craft a story around a fortune teller in a maximum of 1000 words including the title. Consider your starting point carefully to maximise the strength of your story. We want to be hooked by every word. Rules online.

http://creativecompetitor.com/creative-writing-competitions/writing-competitions-2015/fortune-teller-writing-competition/

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Twist in the Tale Writing Competition

1st Prize: £195.00

2nd Prize: £125.00

3rd Prize: £100.00

Closing date: 21st March 2015

Entry fee: £3.00 or FREE to Write, Learn and Publish members

To stand a chance of winning this exciting writing competition, all you have to do is create a strong, compelling story in 1100 words or less, but, it must have an unique twist ending. We want you to surprise us with your fantastically, unexpected ending.

http://creativecompetitor.com/creative-writing-competitions/writing-competitions-2015/twist-tale-writing-competition/

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65 Little Words Writing Competition

1st Prize: £260.00

2nd Prize: £195.00

Closing date: May 10th 2015

Entry fee: £2.00 or FREE to Premier1 Write, Learn and Publish Members

You have just 65 words or less including the title to write a complete story. It’s a tough one but you can do it and we look forward to receiving your submissions.

Of course it doesn’t have to be exactly 65 words but if you win the top prize, it’s equivalent to £4.00 per word.

Your submission must be inspired by the photo published online.

http://creativecompetitor.com/65-little-words-creative-writing-competition/65-little-words-writing-competition-may/

Spring 2015 Leapfrog Press Fiction Contest

2 March 2015

Fiction Contest

Welcome to the 2015 Leapfrog Fiction Contest page!

Deadline: May 1, 2015

Adult, YA, and middle grade novels, novellas and story collections; minimum length 22,000 words. 

Finalist: $150 plus manuscript critique by this year’s finalist judge, author Mark Brazaitis.

First prize: Finalist awards plus publication contract with $1,000 royalty advance.

Past Winners: 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009

the entry fee is $30.

What to Enter

Adult, young adult (YA) and middle grade (MG) novels, novellas, and short story collections are accepted. Minimum word count: 22,000. Individual stories in a collection may have been published in journals. Books that have been self-published will be considered “:unpublished” if fewer than about 200 copies were printed.

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

How to Enter

All entries must be submitted by email to fictioncontest@leapfrogpress.com . Subject line: “Contest entry Book Title–adult novel.” Use your actual manuscript title or part of it, and indicate whether it is a novel, story collection, novella, YA novel, or MG novel. If you are unsure whether it is for adults or young adults, or should be called a novel or a novella, just take a guess. We are not picky about category.

In the body of your email message, please include your name, complete manuscript title, mailing address, and email address. Please do not include any biographical information. Indicate whether your entry fee will be coming by check or via PayPal/credit card. This helps us match PayPal payments to manuscripts.

Attach your complete manuscript to your message as a Word or PDF file. Please REMOVE any identifying information from the file before sending: no author name or address should be included. This includes information in page headers/footers, title pages, and so forth. If you forget, don’t worry: we’ll remove the information before the manuscript reaches the judges.

We ask that you do not attach a file greater than bout 1.5 MB. If this is a problem, please contact us. You may send larger files by Hightail or some other file-sharing system, but we need to know in advance if you are doing so. However, there is no reason for any manuscript file to exceed a couple of MB at the most. If yours does, it has illustrations that need to be removed or made smaller (lower resolution).

Finally, use the PayPal link below for your entry fee of $30, or send a check to Leapfrog Press 2015 Fiction Contest, PO Box 505, Fredonia, NY 14063.

Visit the website for complete guidelines:  http://leapfrogpress.com/contest.htm

Ploughshares Emerging Writer’s Contest

2 March 2015

In the spirit of the journal’s founding mission,

the Ploughshares Emerging Writer’s Contest recognizes

work by an emerging writer in each of three genres:

fiction, nonfiction, and poetry.

One winner in each genre per year will receive $1,000

and publication in the literary journal. 

We consider writers “emerging” if they have not published

or self-published a book. 

Submit three to five pages of poetry or up to 6,000 words of prose

with a $24 entry fee (there is no entry fee for current subscribers),

which includes a subscription to Ploughshares,

Deadline: May 15, 2015 at noon EST.

Visit the website for complete guidelines at:

https://www.pshares.org/submit/emerging-writers-contest/guidelines

Merrimack Media 2015 Outstanding Writer Contest

2 March 2015

First place wins complete publication package, second place wins a book cover!

 SUBMIT A SHORT SYNOPSIS AND FIRST CHAPTER

DEADLINE FOR ENTRIES: FRIDAY, MARCH 20th, 2015.

FIVE SEMI-FINALISTS WILL BE SELECTED BY APRIL 20th, 2015.

Semi-finalists will submit a full manuscript at that time.
WINNERS WILL BY ANNOUNCED, MONDAY JUNE 1st, 2015.

ENTRY FEE: $20

Upon payment, you will receive an email with instructions on submitting your synopsis and chapter.

How to enter, visit:  http://merrimackmedia.com/2015-outstanding-writer-contest/

Last Call! TulipTree Review Writing Contests

2 March 2015

TulipTree Review is looking for contest entries for its inaugural issue.

Enter short fiction, creative nonfiction, and/or poetry (optional theme: Begin)

Deadline: March 9, 2015

Prizes are $1,000; $200; and $100 in for 1st-3rd place in each category.

Entry fee is $20 (enter up to 3 poems per entry fee). Editors will judge.

See http://www.tuliptreepub.com/contests.html for details.

Legendary Women Literary Contest 2015

2 March 2015

Is your literature LEGENDARY?

Are you 16 years or older?

 If you fit the bill, now is your chance to prove it. Legendary Women, Inc. invites you to submit your piece of Legendary literature to our Second Annual Literary Contest.

As a celebration of women in fiction, we will be accepting English-language entries that feature women protagonists and follow the criteria outlined in our Official Contest Rules, which can be found here: http://legendarywomen.org/contest
The final round of judging will be conducted by a panel of professional authors, feminist scholars, and activists, so you can be sure that your work rests in capable hands.

All stories must be sent in with the nonrefundable, $5.00 U.S. entry fee.

Prizes for our Top Three Winners’ Circle include having your story published and promoted on our website, featured interviews, and cash prizes totaling $200 USD. Of course, bragging rights come standard.

Third place: You will win $25.00 USD have your story published on our site, and also have a short paragraph written up about you and featured on our site.

Second place: You will win $50.00 USD, have your story published on our site, and have a short interview with you featured on our site.

First place: You will win $125.00 USD, have your story published on our site, and have a long form interview featured on our site. All bragging rights are implied!

Deadline: March 31st, 2015, 11:59 pm Pacific Standard Time in the United States.

We can’t wait to read what you’ve created!

Feel free to contact us with any questions or concerns at:  contests@legendarywomen.org

Visit the website for guidelines:  http://legendarywomen.org/contest

2015 Arizona Mystery Writers 4th Annual – Jim Martin Memorial Story Contest

1 February 2015

2015 Arizona Mystery Writers 4th Annual-

Jim Martin Memorial Story Contest

Deadline is: June 1, 2015

$10 entry fee.

Prizes:

1st=$200
2nd=$100
3rd=$75

We are now accepting – Mystery, suspense, or thriller stories.

2500 word maximum length.

Blind judging.

Contest rules and entry form on the website:  http://www.arizonamysterywriters.com/?page_id=1449

Past winners are posted on the website. We are an independent, nonprofit club supporting mystery writing in Arizona. Contest deadline: June 1, 2015.

This contest is open to all.

Contact: amwcontest@gmail.com

Visit our website for details: http://www.arizonamysterywriters.com/?page_id=1449

GINOSKO FLASH FICTION CONTEST

1 February 2015

Deadline: Sunday, March 1, 2015

Entry Fees

$10

Prizes

$500 and publication

Description:

The Ginosko Flash Fiction Award is for an unpublished work of flash fiction. Awarded piece is selected through a submission process open to all writers. Submit up to 2 pieces, 800 words maximum each piece.

Final Judges:  Maggie Heaps, Michael Hettich, Gary Lundy, E M Schorb, Larissa Shmailo, Andrena Zawinski, Andrei Guruianu, Robert Paul Cesaretti.
Awarded work will be published in Ginosko Literary Journal, http://GinoskoLiteraryJournal.com/

Please submit work, along with a brief bio, and cover letter if desired, to GinoskoContest@gmail.com . Attachments must be in .wps, .doc, .rtf, or .pdf form, otherwise they will not be considered (please include last name on every page submitted).

Contact Information

Ginosko Literary Journal
P.O. Box 246
Fairfax, CA 94978

GinoskoContest@gmail.com

Visit the website:

http://www.GinoskoLiteraryJournal.com/

“Magnificence” International Call For Writers by ArtAscent – Deadline February 28, 2015

1 February 2015

Deadline: Saturday, February 28, 2015

Entry Fees:

Writers – Entries start at $10
$10+

Prizes:

The Gold writer will be featured in the ArtAscent Art & Literature Journal complete with an artist profile review written by our art writer. From three to seven writers in total will be published in ArtAscent Art & Literature Journal; showcased, along with website links, in an online exhibition on the ArtAscent website for at least two years; and, promoted on the ArtAscent Facebook and Twitter feeds.

Description:

| Theme:
This call theme is “Magnificence” A concept that is noble or sublime. A thing that is lavishly munificent or extravagant. An object that is of exceptional beauty, size or other feature. A place that is extraordinarily fine or superb. A person of greatness, making a splendid appearance or show. A feeling of grandness. What magnificence will you showcase?

| Eligible Submissions:
Entries may include fiction, poetry, short stories and other written explorations (up to 900 words). Previously published or unpublished are eligible. Submissions must be the original work of the applicant(s).
Open to international artists. Apply using the online form.

| About ArtAscent:
The mission of ArtAscent is to promote artists of images and words, and connect them with art lovers. This is accomplished by calls for artists and writers, artist profiling, art magazine publication, and artist and writer online showcasing. Each call is theme based, with the intent to showcase diverse creative explorations of that theme via various media.

Contact Information:

| Call application:
https://artascent.com/the-call-for-artists-and-writers/

Visit the website:

https://artascent.com/

The Park Bench Writing Competition

1 February 2015

Deadline: Saturday, February 28, 2015

Entry Fees

£3.00 or free to Write, Learn and Publish members

Prizes

1st Prize: £195
2nd Prize: £150
3rd Prize: £100

Description

Using the photo published online for inspiration, you have just 1000 words in which to complete your story. Open to writers worldwide.

Contact Information

Creative1 Publishing
Larch House
Route de la Taoulere
Eysus
64400
France

Visit the website for details:

http://creativecompetitor.com/creative-writing-competitions/writing-competitions-2015/park-bench-writing-competition/

The Red Line Short Fiction Competition

1 February 2015

Deadline: Saturday, February 28, 2015

Entry Fees:

No Fees

Prizes:

Fifty Pounds Sterling/equivalent

Description:

The Red Line is an online magazine publishing English Language short stories from International writers.

We run a free-to-enter, bi-monthly, themed competition which carries a fifty pound cash prize and is judged by different people every time. These can be reading groups, editors of other magazines, writers, or maybe somebody with a specific interest in the theme. At the end of each competition we turn all of the stories and the feedback into a magazine which is available for free on this website and via Issuu.

Themes and deadlines here: http://overtheredline.com/submissions/

Contact Information:

http://overtheredline.com/submissions/

Visit the website for details:

http://overtheredline.com/submissions/

 

Nivalis Short Story Contest 2015

1 February 2015

Deadline: Saturday, February 28, 2015

Entry Fees: $10

Prizes:

First Prize: US$150, publication and 2 copies of the anthology
Second Prize: US$100, publication and 2 copies of the anthology
Third Prize: US$100 and publication in the contest anthology

Description:

“Nivalis”, the theme of the contest, represents the winter season. Interpretation of the theme is left to the writer’s fancy – the story may have winter as the backdrop, or may convey a sense of chill. It may be a gloomy tale up in the north, or a pleasant story away from the tropical heat. We are not too choosy about the genre either – we love what is known as literary fiction, but your story could as easily belong to the crime / mystery genre, or it may be a tale of horror if you have Edgar Poe in you. In other words, so long as there is a commonly accepted or acceptable interpretation of the theme embedded in the plot, it works for us. However, this contest is not for children’s stories, science fiction, fantasy, young adult, chick lit or similar such.

The contest will be judged by four independent judges, including Clare Wallace, Literary Agent for Darley Anderson.

Contact Information:

editors@fabulapress.com

Visit the website for details:

http://www.fabulapress.com/the-contest/

Bethlehem Writers Roundtable Short Story Award

1 February 2015

Deadline: Saturday, February 28, 2015

Entry Fees:

$10.00

Prizes:

First: $200.00
Second: $100.00
Third: $50.00

Description:

Short Story Contest: 2015 Bethlehem Writers Roundtable Short Story Award

http://bwgwritersroundtable.com/

Once again we are accepting submissions (2000 words or fewer) on the theme of “Food Stories” for the Bethlehem Writers Roundtable Short Story Award.

In addition to a $200 prize, the first place winner’s story will be considered for print publication in the Bethlehem Writers Group, LLC’s next anthology or as a featured story in Bethlehem Writers Roundtable. Our first publication, A Christmas Sampler: Sweet, Funny, and Strange Holiday Tales (2009), won two Next Generation Indie Book Awards for Best Anthology and Best Short Fiction. Our second anthology, Once Around the Sun: Sweet, Funny, and Strange Tales for All Seasons, was a finalist for Best Anthology in the 2014 Next Generation Indie Book Awards.

Second place will receive $100 + publication in the BWG Writers Roundtable on-line literary magazine

Third place will receive $50 + publication in the BWG Writers Roundtable on-line literary magazine

Honorable Mentions may also be published in the BWG Writers Roundtable on-line literary magazine in a month selected by the editors.

All stories must be submitted by February 28, 2015

Our Celebrity Judge: Curtis Smith.

Contact Information:

http://bwgwritersroundtable.com/

Website:

http://bwgwritersroundtable.com/

Doris Betts Fiction Prize

1 February 2015

Deadline: Sunday, February 15, 2015

Entry Fees:

$10 (members/subscribers) / $20 (non-members, non-subscribers)

Prizes:

$250 and publication in North Carolina Literary Review

Description:

The Doris Betts Fiction Prize awards the first-prize winner $250 and publication in the North Carolina Literary Review. Finalists will also be considered for publication in the NCLR.

Eligibility and Guidelines:

The competition is open to any writer who is a legal resident of North Carolina or a member of the North Carolina Writers’ Network. North Carolina Literary Review subscribers with North Carolina connections (lives or has lived in NC) are also eligible.

The competition is for previously unpublished short stories up to 6,000 words. One entry per writer. No novel excerpts. Stories do NOT have to relate to NCLR’s annual special feature topic.

Submit previously unpublished stories online at https://nclr.submittable.com/submit . Submittable will collect your entry fee via credit card ($10 NCWN members or NCLR subscribers / $20 for non-members/non-subscribers).

To pay submission fees by check or money order, make payable to the North Carolina Writers Network and mail to: Ed Southern, PO Box 21591, Winston-Salem, NC 27120- 1591

Documents must be Microsoft Word or .rtf files. Author’s name should not appear on manuscripts. Instead, include a separate cover sheet with name, address, phone number, e-mail address, word count, and manuscript title. (If submitting online, do not include a cover sheet with your document; Submittable will collect and record your name and contact information.) If you have any problems submitting electronically, email NCLR’s Submission Manager.

The winner and finalists will be announced in April. The winning story and select finalists will be published in the next year’s issue of the North Carolina Literary Review.

Contact Information:

Questions may be directed to Margaret Bauer, Editor of the North Carolina Literary Review, at BauerM@ecu.edu .

Visit website for details: http://www.ncwriters.org/2014-01-07-18-35-09/network-news/5186-submit-to-the-2014-doris-betts-fiction-prize

 

 

Call for submissions: TulipTree Review

1 February 2015

Deadline: Monday, March 9, 2015

Entry Fees:

$20 per entry

Prizes:

$1,000 in each category: short fiction, creative nonfiction, and poetry

Description:

TulipTree Review is looking for submissions for its inaugural issue! $1,000 will be awarded in each category, and the suggested theme for this round of contests is “Begin.”

Contact Information:

jennifer@tuliptreepub.com

Website:

www.tuliptreepub.com/contests.html

PATERSON FICTION PRIZE

1 February 2015

http://www.pccc.edu/poetry

NO ENTRY FEE.

For a novel or collection of short fiction published in 2014.

$1,000 award.

Deadline April 1, 2015.

For details, visit:  http://www.pccc.edu/uploads/69/d4/69d445c428d9ff10172e754dcf6db63c/Flyer_Fiction_Prize_rules.pdf

Creative Competitor Writing Contests & Poetry Contest

21 January 2015
ENTRY FEE £3 (FREE TO MEMBERS).
PRIZES: 1st Prize: £150. 2nd Prize: £100. 3rd Prize: £75.
Deadline February 2, 2015.
Craft a beautiful poem that captures the spirit of a winter landscape. Whether it’s snow-capped mountains, misty rivers or frost-laden fields…we don’t mind, just paint the scene with your words. You can use the online photo for inspiration or, be inspired by a wintry landscape close to you. It’s your choice.
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65 LITTLE WORDS WRITING COMPETITION
ENTRY FEE £2 (OR FREE TO MEMBERS).
PRIZES: 1st Prize: £260. 2nd Prize: £195.
Deadline February 10, 2015.
You have just 65 words or less including the title to write a complete story. It’s a tough one, but you can do it,and we look forward to receiving your submissions. You must use the photo published online.
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THE PARK BENCH WRITING COMPETITION
£3 ENTRY FEE (FREE TO MEMBERS).
PRIZES: 1st Prize: £195. 2nd Prize: £150. 3rd Prize: £100.
Deadline February 28, 2015.
Using the photo for inspiration, you have just 1,000 words (including the title) to write a complete story that captures the imagination of the reader. To be in with a chance of winning this writing competition, you must include the park bench in your story.

 

Narrative Magazine’s: Winter 2015 Story Contest

21 January 2015

Our winter contest is open to all fiction and nonfiction writers. We’re looking for short shorts, short stories, essays, memoirs, photo essays, graphic stories, all forms of literary nonfiction, and excerpts from longer works of both fiction and nonfiction. Entries must be previously unpublished, no longer than 15,000 words, and must not have been previously chosen as a winner, finalist, or honorable mention in another contest.

Narrative winners and finalists have gone on to win the Pushcart Prize, the Whiting Writers’ Award, and the Atlantic prize, and have appeared in The Best American Short Stories, The Best American Nonrequired Reading, and others. View all the recent awards won by Narrative authors.
As always, we are looking for works with a strong narrative drive, with characters we can respond to as human beings, and with effects of language, situation, and insight that are intense and total. We look for works that have the ambition of enlarging our view of ourselves and the world.
We welcome and look forward to reading your pages.
Awards: First Prize is $2,500, Second Prize is $1,000, Third Prize is $500, and ten finalists will receive $100 each. All entries will be considered for publication.

Submission Fee: There is a $22 fee for each entry. And with your entry, you’ll receive three months of complimentary access to Narrative Backstage.

All contest entries are eligible for the $4,000 Narrative Prize for 2015 and for acceptance as a Story of the Week.

Timing: The contest deadline is March 31, 2015, at midnight, Pacific daylight time.

Judging: The contest will be judged by the editors of the magazine. Winners and finalists will be announced to the public by April 30, 2015. All writers who enter will be notified by email of the judges’ decisions. The judges reserve the option to declare a tie in the selection of winners and to award only as many winners and finalists as are appropriate to the quality of work represented in the magazine.

Submission Guidelines: Please read our Submission Guidelines for manuscript formatting and other information.

Other Submission Categories: In addition to our contest, please review our other Submission Categories for areas that may interest you.

CALLING FOR SUBMISSIONS – CHILDREN STORIES WANTED

18 January 2015

Soap Stone Creek Literary Journal

for kids of all ages
http://soapstonecreekjournal.com/

Bi-monthly Print Journal for Children of all Ages
Debuting May 2015

$25 (6 issues) USA
$35 (6 issues) Canada & Other Countries
WE ACCEPT PAYPAL OR CHECK OR MONEY ORDER PAYABLE TO
RIVERCITY TODAY/PRESS

Current Needs
Fiction: Short Stories for children, all ages (500-1000 Words)
Essays for children, all ages (500-1000 Words)
Poetry for children, all ages (Up to 20 lines)
We accept stories by children (Parents Signature Form Upon Request)
Artwork by students: 8 1/2 x 11 original pictures by students
Photos (no more than 6 per submission)

Manuscript Format: WORD, Double Spaced, Attachment – cover letter in the body of the email.
Please include name, contact info and brief bio with all submissions. Pay is in copies. Journal Size: 8 1/2 x 11

Soap Stone Creek Literary Journal
for kids of all ages

Visit the website for submissions details:

http://soapstonecreekjournal.com/

Email: soapstonecreekjournal@gmail.com

http://soapstonecreekjournal.com/
2413 Bethel Rd.
Logansport LA 71049 USA

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