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Scholarship Essay Competition

16 September 2017

Deadline: November 30, 2017

Best Essay Education is a top academic writing service that, for years, has produced high quality academic writing for students in high school, college and graduate/professional programs. We pride ourselves in employing only the best writers, with Bachelor’s through Ph.D. degrees in all academic disciplines, so that we can serve any student need. As students use our service, and receive original, custom academic writing, they are able study those pieces and become better writers themselves. Best Essay Education has created a scholarship essay competition to encourage students to produce their own great essays and have the opportunity to win a sizeable financial award to help with their own educational expenses. Below, you will find all of the details. If you meet our entry requirements and are ready to craft that perfect essay, we urge you to enter.

Who is Eligible?

To apply, you must be a student at an accredited college, university, community college, oct-tech certificate program, or any graduate or equivalent professional program. High school students who have just enrolled in college, are certainly eligible.

Essay Prompts

Entrants must choose one of the following three prompts:

Should students have the right to evaluate their teachers? Why or why not? If so, how should this be done? What new innovations promise to significantly change your life in college? How will they change your life? Of all of the environment threats, which do you see as the most dangerous right now?

Rules

1. The entry is free, but a student may only enter one time

2. The essay has a word maximum of 1,000 words and must be in English

3. Essays must be submitted through our application form or as a Word attachment, sent to bestessay.education@gmail.com, with the subject line “Scholarship Essay Contest.”

4. Once the essay is submitted, entrants must access their Facebook, Twitter, Flipboard or Stumbleupon page and repost this page. Help us to spread the word about the scholarship to as many students as possible.

5. Entrants must also “Like” our Facebook page and “follow” us on Twitter.

6. No offensive, harassing, or incendiary, defaming content may be used.

7. By submitting an essay, the student is certifying that the content in fully original.

8. Entry automatically constitutes agreement on the part of the entrant to all of the Terms and Conditions listed below.

9. Entrant’s full name, email, and social media account ID’s should appear on a separate page and submitted with the essay.

Methods of Judging

All eligible essays will be evaluated by a panel of Best Essay Education writers and editors.

The following criteria will be used:

  • Originality of thought and structure
  • Quality of grammar and composition, including organization, vocabulary, etc.
  • Creativity and depth of thought

The panel shall determine the top three winners, based upon a scored rubric, and will then publish those winner names on its site, and social media pages, as it deems appropriate. Winners will receive notification via email and will be required to reply to those emails. Should a winner fail to respond to the email or, for any reason, refuse the prize award, the award will be provided to the entrant who is next in line.

Deadline for entries is 30 November, 2017.  

Visit the website:  https://bestessay.education/blog/best-essay-scholarship-contest

 

 

Terms and Conditions: 

By submitting an entry to Scholarship Contest, the entrant automatically agrees to be bound by these Terms and Conditions. Entrants attest that any entry submitted to the Best Essay.Education scholarship essay contest will be fully original and is one that has never been submitted or published anywhere else. We reserves the right to subject every entry to a plagiarism-scan, in order to verify originality. Once an entry is submitted, entrant agrees that all ownership rights to that essay are transferred to BestEssay.Education, and all copyright laws protect ownership by BestEssay.Education. Entrant understands and agrees that s/he may not reproduce, transfer, share, republish, or otherwise use or distribute the entry essay in any way, without express written permission. Entrant agrees that the company may use his/her name in publishing the contest entrants and/or winners. BestEssay.Education shall protect all other personal information of every contestant and shall not provide that personal information to any third party.

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Grants, Scholarships, Fellowships, Awards & stuff like that…

24 January 2017

DON AND GEREL NICHOLL FELLOWSHIPS IN SCREENWRITING
https://nicholl.oscars.org
This international screenwriting competition awards up to five fellowships of US$35,000 each year. The competition is open to writers based anywhere in the world, regardless of citizenship. All entrants must be aged over 18. The fellowships are intended for new and/or amateur screenwriters. In order to be eligible, an entrant’s total earnings for motion picture and television writing may not exceed US$25,000 before the end of the competition.

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COMMUNITY OF WRITERS
https://communityofwriters.org/workshops/financial-aid-scholarships
A limited amount of financial aid is available each year for both the Poetry Workshop and Writers Workshops. Much of the financial aid is granted in the form of tuition waivers and scholarships, which are funded by donations from our past participants, staff and friends. Some of the scholarships are noted for specific populations. Location Nevada City, California.

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ASSOCIATION OF WRITERS & WRITING PROGRAMS WRITER TO WRITER PROGRAM
https://awp.submittable.com/submit/51044/writer-to-writer-mentor-application
AWP’s mentorship program, Writer to Writer, matches emerging writers and published authors for a three-month series of modules on topics such as craft, revision, publishing, and the writing life. Mentors volunteer their time and receive a free one-year AWP membership. Writer to Writer is free of charge to mentees.

New writing scholarships / contests for writers from Killer Nashville

7 June 2016
The Lisa Jackson Scholarship: The Lisa Jackson Scholarship is designed to help someone who is struggling financially attend The Killer Nashville Writers’ Conference. Funds will be awarded to authors who demonstrate need in an essay format. The money will be used to pay for attendance to the conference, breakout sessions, a critique, and lodging on a case-needed basis. Write a 500-word essay that illustrates your financial need and why you want to attend the Killer Nashville Writers’ Conference. Scholarships will be awarded by July 31, 2016. The conference isAugust 18-21, 2016 and is being held at the Embassy Suites Nashville South Cool Springs.
Deadline: July 1, 2016.
For entry details, see here.
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The Jimmy Loftin Memorial ScholarshipThe Jimmy Loftin Memorial Scholarship is designed to help someone who is struggling financially attend The Killer Nashville Writers’ Conference. Funds will be awarded to authors who demonstrate need in an essay format. The money will be used to pay for attendance to the conference, breakout sessions, a critique, and lodging on a case-needed basis. Write a 500-word essay that illustrates your financial need and why you want to attend the Killer Nashville Writers’ Conference. The conference is August 18-21, 2016 and is being held at the Embassy Suites Nashville South Cool Springs. 
Deadline: July 31, 2016.
For entry details and prizes, see here.   
 
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The Killer Nashville Writers’ Conference was founded in 2006 by writer and filmmaker Clay Stafford as a trademarked charitable production of American Blackguard, Inc. With 500 participants every year, it has developed a reputation as a leading advocate for writers and readers of all genres.
The next conference will be held August 18-21, 2016 in Nashville, Tennessee. 

The FundsforWriters Killer Nashville Scholarship Giveaway – Deadline July 1, 2016‏

7 June 2016

Want to attend a conference but can’t afford the cost? 

Want to be around others who enjoy reading mystery and suspense? 

FundsforWriters, in partnership with 2016 Killer Nashville, is offering a scholarship to one lucky individual who wishes to hob-nob with other mystery enthusiasts for the three days of August 18-21, 2016 in Franklin, TN.

But wait, there’s more. Guess who will be the Guests of Honor at this shin-dig?

Besides so many other published and almost-published authors . . .besides a sea of mystery aficionados?

Janet Evanovich is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of the
Stephanie Plum series, the Fox and O’Hare series with co-author Lee
Goldberg, the Lizzy and Diesel series, twelve romance novels, the
Alexandra Barnaby novels, the Troublemaker graphic novel, and
How I Write: Secrets of a Bestselling Author.

Before his thrillers landed him on The New York Times Bestseller list, Kevin O’Brien was a railroad inspector who worked all the live long day and wrote novels at night. His first thriller, The Next To Die (2001)
became a USA Today Bestseller. Then came The Last Victim (2005), which hit the New York Times Bestseller list and won the Spotted Owl Award for Best Pacific Northwest Mystery.

So, what does this scholarship include?

  • 3-day full registration for the conference ($300 value)
  • Agent/Editor Roundtable participation (free for you because you have a 3-day registration)
  • A free Network Lunch on Saturday with Guest of Honor Janet Evanovich ($45 value)
  • A free Breakout Session any of the three days ($15 value and only open to 3-day registrants)
  • A ticket to the Guest of Honor Dinner & Awards Banquet ($95 value)
  • $100 toward travel and transportation (issued by FundsforWriters to winner, not via Killer Nashville).
  • Total value $555

***NOTE: Conference does not include all costs of transportation or motel accommodations.
See Killer Nashville’s site for information on the special hotel rates for this conference.

So, how do you enter for a chance to win this opportunity?

  • Email hope@chopeclark.com with KILLER NASHVILLE SCHOLARSHIP in the subject.
  • Include name, address, phone, email, website/blog/Facebook (if applicable)
  • Explain what this scholarship means to you in 100-500 words.
  • Agree to write a 500-600-word piece for FundsforWriters within 30-days after the event,
    talking about the conference and how you benefited from the experience.
    Piece will also be considered for publication on the Killer Nashville site.
  • Winner selected based upon the quality of submission.

DEADLINE for entries is midnight (Eastern Time), on July 1, 2016. (Winner to be announced July 8, 2016.)

So, why is FundsforWriters sponsoring this contest?

  • Because C. Hope Clark is an avid mystery author and enthusiast and wants to share that joy.
  • Because C. Hope Clark believes every author ought to experience the thrill of a writing conference.
  • Because C. Hope Clark wants to give back to the readers of her mysteries.

Thanks . . . looking forward to your entries . . . http://www.fundsforwriters.com/killernashvillescholarship

FEEL FREE TO SHARE THIS ANNOUNCEMENT!

Direct any questions to hope@chopeclark.com

DISCLAIMER: C. Hope Clark reserves the complete right to make the final decision of winner, not to be disputed.
Article to be submitted upon return from the conference to be turned in no later than September 23, 2016 and will
not receive additional compensation. The scholarship is not transferable. If winner cannot attend,
C. Hope Clark/FundsforWriters reserves the right to give the scholarship to the runner-up on her choice in the contest.

FundsforWriters.com, 140A Amicks Ferry Road #4, Chapin, SC 29036, USA

GRANTS, SCHOLARSHIPS, RESIDENCIES and such…

20 May 2016

BINDERCON SCHOLARSHIPS

Deadline May 31, 2016

The Out of the Binders Scholarship Program is designed to increase diversity by offering free admission to up to 25 promising writers who might not otherwise be able to attend due to financial hardship. Diversity includes but is not limited to: age; racial, ethnic, and cultural backgrounds; sexual orientation; gender identity; marital and parental status; disability. The scholarships include free attendance to all the events on Saturday, October 29, 2016 and Sunday, October 30, 2016 networking opportunities to meet agents and editors, and a ticket to the VIP party, but do not include airfare and/or accommodations, or food. (Some meals may be provided as part of the conference programming.) Additionally, we are thrilled to offer stipends to select applicants: parents who require financial assistance with childcare and out of town attendees in need of travel assistance. Please indicate if you would like to be considered for any of these stipends. .

Visit the website:  http://nyc.bindercon.com/apply-scholarship/

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MEXICO RESIDENCIES
http://azarts.gov/arts-op/self-directed-instructional-artist-writers-residencies-mexico/
http://www.arquetopia.org

Arquetopia is an international award-winning, Mexican official nonprofit foundation run entirely by artists. Has many opportunities for those in the arts, to include writers,

with deadline of May 29, 2016.

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AUSTRALIAN INDIVIDUAL ARTIST GRANTS
http://www.australiacouncil.gov.au/funding/new-grants-model/arts-projects-for-individuals-and-groups/

Deadlines June 7 and October 4, 2016.

If you are applying as an individual or group, you must be a practicing artist or arts worker and an Australian citizen or an Australian permanent resident. Applications for funding to the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander panel must come from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander individuals or groups.

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THE CAMBRIDGE WRITERS’ WORKSHOP SCHOLARSHIPS

Deadline June 10, 2016.

For student writers, diversity fellows, and writers who are parents. Join the CWW 2016 Summer in Barcelona and South of France Writing Retreat (July 18-26, 2016) and Summer in Granada, Spain Writing Retreat (July 28-August 5, 2016). Limited scholarships of $500-$1,500 are available for each program. Scholarships are available for student writers (for undergraduate or graduate students in literary fields), diversity fellows (for writers of color and writers from marginalized communities), and for writers who are parents.

Deadline June 10, 2016.

https://cww.submittable.com/submit/58767

https://cww.submittable.com/submit/52214

I MUST BE OFF CONTEST

20 May 2016

2016 Travel Writing Contest — Submissions are Open!

It’s that time of year again: time to type up those travel articles, travel anecdotes and travel reflections. If it’s about travel, we want to read it. We want to read about that place that changed you.We want to read about the experiences you can’t wait to share with other travelers. Whether your work is humorous, informative, quirky or profound–we want to read it.

Submission Guidelines:

  • Maximum 1200 words
  • Edited to the best of your ability for spelling, grammar and punctuation
  • Up to three photos may be submitted with your entry. Photos not necessary to win.
  • Previously unpublished work only! Blog posts are considered published (and I research all finalists).
  • No entry fee. Yes, that’s right. You have nothing to lose.
  • Open to anyone worldwide, but you need (access to) a PayPal account
  • Entries must be in English
  • One entry per person
  • Deadline for submissions: July 31, 2016
  • Send entries with a 50-word third-person bio to christopher@imustbeoff.com with the heading TRAVEL WRITING CONTEST. Entries will be read blind by this year’s judge and travel writer, Paola Fornari. It is not necessary to delete identifying information from your entry. If your name appears anywhere, it will be removed before it’s forwarded to the judge.
  • Word doc, docx and rtf files only. 
  • Finalists announced in August 2016. Winners announced and published in late summer 2016.

The Prizes: 

  • The Top essays will be published at I Must Be Off! (Authors retain copyright.)
  • Second place prize: $50
  • First place prize: $200
  • Readers’ Choice Award ($50) based on unique hits and comments tallied on September 30, 2016.

Good luck and happy writing!

I must be off,
Christopher

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Christopher Allen is the author of Conversations with S. Teri O’Type (a Satire), an episodic adult cartoon about a man struggling with expectations. Allen’s writing has appeared, or is forthcoming, in Eclectica Magazine’s 20th-Anniversary Best of Speculative anthology, Indiana Review, Night Train, Quiddity, SmokeLong Quarterly: the Best of the First Ten Years anthology, Prime Number Magazine, [PANK] blog, Necessary Fiction, Word Riot, Bootsnall Travel, Chicken Soup for the Soul and lots of other good places. A finalist at Glimmer Train in 2011, Allen has been nominated for Best of the Net and the Pushcart Prize twice.

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Previous Winners and Placers:

“A Leaf on the Wind” by Joel Hindson
“Burning My Boots in Cabo Fisterra” by Gabriella Brand
Discovering Hến Rice in Central Việt Nam” by Chris Galvin
“Oh, Calcutta” by Paola Fornari
“The Scarlet Mile” by Gillian Brown
“Bodrum, Turkey’s San Tropez” by Jack Scott
“The Children of Chitwan, Nepal” by Hannah Thompson-Yates
“God’s Own Country” by Saahil Acharya

    

      Pictured above: The 2016 Judge — Paola Fornari

Travel writer Paola Fornari was born on Ukerewe Island in Lake Victoria, Tanzania. She has lived in a dozen countries over four continents, speaks five and a half languages, dabbles in several others, and describes herself as an expatriate sine patria. In every new posting, her curiosity leads her to explore every corner of her host country, and experience as much ‘real life’ as she can.

Her travel and lifestyle articles have appeared extensively online, and in print magazines as diverse as Cycling World, Practical Fishkeeping The Oldie andThe Buenos Aires Herald.

She has judged several writing competitions, and was co-judge in Expatclic’s prestigious Travel Reflections competition in 2013.

In 2013 she won the Senior Travel Expert travel writing competition, and was third in the Go Walkabout competition.

Her relationship with I Must be Off goes back a long way. Apart from having several interviews published on the site, she was highly commended in the first I Must be Off travel essay contest in 2013, and won in 2014.

She recently moved from Dhaka, Bangladesh, to Accra, Ghana.

Visit the website:  http://www.imustbeoff.com/p/blog-page.html

Writing Grants & Scholarships

14 May 2016

PERIPATETIC WRITING WORKSHOP FELLOWSHIP
http://www.peripateticwritingandart.org/home
The Peripatetic Writing Workshop, now in its 25th year, returns to Woodstock this summer for workshops plus a one-week retreat. The fiction/nonfiction workshops run August 22–29 followed by a retreat with writing exercises and individual tutorials from August 29 through September 5. Writers may participate in one or both weeks. Work/Study Scholarship: (Live-in participants only) – $500 off the final bill. To apply send 15 double-spaced pages of writing by June l, 2016; plus a short biography, including writing experience and publications, if any. This work/study scholarship is awarded in exchange for help in preparing and cleaning up after daily breakfasts and help with home dinners.

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SCHOLARSHIPS AVAILABLE FOR SHORE THING WRITING GETAWAY 
https://murphywriting.submittable.com/submit/54970 
Murphy Writing of Stockton University is offering two scholarships to first-time participants. The Shore Thing Writing Getaway program will take place June 4, 2016 in Atlantic City, NJ. This writing retreat is open to poets, fiction, memoir and nonfiction writers. Treat yourself to a writing retreat at the shore. Down the block from Atlantic City’s famous beach and boardwalk, this workshop will energize and inspire you. Head home with sand between your toes, a few new pieces of writing and the glow that comes from spending the day with an encouraging community of writers. Application deadline June 9, 2016.

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BADLANDS PARK RESIDENCY
https://www.nps.gov/badl/learn/photosmultimedia/artist-in-residence.htm
The Artist in Residence program at Badlands National Park was founded in 1996 and is open to all professional artists. Writers, composers and all visual and performing artists are invited to interpret this wind-swept environment through their work. The program provides time for artists to get away from everyday responsibilities to focus on their surroundings and their medium.

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LANDESBORO RESIDENCIES
http://lanesboroarts.org/artist-residency-program/
The Artist Residency Program currently awards two residencies per year, allowing artists to benefit from studio space, ample time to create, and a supportive community. Artist Residents focus on community engagement, and are encouraged to explore ways in which their work can be applied to the community, and how Lanesboro’s rural community can inform their work. The annual deadline for the Artist Residency Program is July 30, 2016. 

Grants, Fellowships, Writing Residencies, and such…

24 April 2016

CHULITNA LODGE ARTIST IN RESIDENCE
http://chulitnalodge.com/artists
Chulitna Lodge Artist-In-Residence Program seeks to provide the time, space, clarity, and facilities for all forms of creative professionals to make and meditate. Full scholarships include Room & Board plus flight from anywhere in the continental U.S. and commuter flight from Anchorage to Port Alsworth and require a minimum of six weeks commitment between June 1 and Sept 30. Partial scholarships include Room & Board, but not transportation. Work study options are also available. All scholarship and work study artists are expected to participate in meal preparation, and clean up, and/or gardening.

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SOUTHEASTERN MINNESOTA ARTS COUNCIL
http://semac.org/grant-categories.php
SEMAC will provide Individual Artist Grants to encourage the development of entirely original work by both Emerging Artists and Established Artists from the region.  Such works could include original literary or dramatic scripts, musical compositions, choreographies, visual arts creations, and interdisciplinary works. The original work must be earmarked for a public showcasing, via publication, performance, or exhibition, in conjunction with a non-profit arts organization. Individual Artist Grants of no less than $300 and no more than $2,500 will be considered for funding in the Emerging Artist category, and no more than $5,000 in the Established Artist category.

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NATIONAL STORYTELLING BRIMSTONE AWARD
http://www.storynet.org/grants/brimstone.html
Grants of $5,000 will be awarded in support of model storytelling projects that are service-oriented, based in a community or organization, and replicable, to some extent, in other places and situations. Projects should have impact beyond their own communities, organizations, or clients; inspire excellence in applied storytelling work; and communicate to new audiences the humanitarian possibilities of storytelling. Deadline April 28, 2016.

ANTARACTIC ARTISTS AND WRITERS PROGRAM (NATIONAL SCIENCE FOUNDATION)
http://tinyurl.com/hum9o3k

Deadline June 1, 2016.

Furnishes U.S. Antarctic Program operational support and round-trip economy air tickets between the United States and the Southern Hemisphere, to artists and writers whose work requires them to be in the Antarctic to complete their proposed project. The Program does not provide any funding to participants. The program does not support short-term projects that are essentially journalistic in nature.

Grants & Fellowships

13 April 2016

TENNESSEE ARTS COMMISSION
http://tnartscommission.org/news/funding-2016-tn-arts-conference/

The deadline for this opportunity is  May 17, 2016, or when all funds are allocated—whichever comes first.
This special opportunities grant will provide up to $500 for individual applicants or $1000 for organizational applicants registering a minimum of two or more staff toward travel & registration fees to attend the Tennessee Arts Commission statewide conference. The conference will be held June 7-10, 2016 at Bradley Academy and Patterson Park Community Center in Murfreesboro, TN. Bringing together arts administrators, educators, and artists in a new way, this convening combines the former Create education institute with the biennial statewide arts conference.

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AUTHORS LEAGUE FUND
http://www.authorsleaguefund.org/
Since 1917, the Authors League Fund has been helping professional writers and dramatists who find themselves in financial need because of medical or health-related problems, temporary loss of income, or other misfortune. Most of those we help suffer severe health problems but have inadequate insurance; some face eviction; many are older writers whose income has ceased through no fault of their own. The Fund exists to help professional writers continue their careers, even their lives, with dignity by providing open-ended, interest-free, no-strings-attached loans to pay for pressing expenses. The Authors League Fund provides assistance to book authors, dramatists, and freelance writers, including journalists and poets.

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KENTUCKY WRITERS FELLOWSHIP
https://balticwritingresidency.submittable.com/submit

Deadline May 15, 2016.
The fellowship is open to any writer of English who is a native of Kentucky, or who has been living in Kentucky for at least six months, or who lived, at some point in the past, in Kentucky for one year or more, or whose selection is set in Kentucky, or whose selection is about Kentucky, or who is or has been a student in a graduate program in creative writing based in Kentucky. Pays $500.

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ARIZONA ARTS LEARNING COLLABORATIVE GRANTS
http://azarts.gov/grant/arts-learning-collaboration-grant/
Arts Learning Collaboration Grants enhance the work of arts educators, classroom teachers and school-based arts programs through collaborative projects taking place in-school (during regular school hours), after-school, or during summer/inter-session and in-services.

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

24 March 2016

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

Finalists will also be considered for publication.

Entry deadline: March 31, 2016

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

Guidelines:

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

Entry Methods:

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

Entry Fees:

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

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

WRITERS EMERGENCY ASSISTANCE FUND

23 March 2016

WRITERS EMERGENCY ASSISTANCE FUND
The Writers Emergency Assistance Fund helps established freelance writers who, because of advanced age, illness, disability, a natural disaster, or an extraordinary professional crisis are unable to work. A writer need not be a member of ASJA to qualify for a grant. However, applicants must establish a record of past professional freelance nonfiction writing over a sustained period of years, which means qualifications generally similar to those of ASJA members. WEAF does not award grants to beginning freelancers seeking funding for writing projects, nor does it fund works-in-progress of any kind.

Visit the website for complete details:  http://www.asja.org/for-writers/weaf/

CLAYTON MEMORIAL MEDICAL FUND

23 March 2016

CLAYTON MEMORIAL MEDICAL FUND

The fund helps professional science fiction, fantasy, horror, and mystery writers living in the Pacific Northwest states of Oregon, Washington, Idaho, and Alaska deal with the financial burden of medical expenses.

Visit the website for details:  http://www.osfci.org/clayton/index.html

ACADEMY NICHOLL FELLOWSHIPS in SCREENWRITING

23 March 2016

ACADEMY NICHOLL FELLOWSHIPS

The Academy Nicholl Fellowships in Screenwriting is an international screenwriting competition established to identify and encourage talented new screenwriters. Early Deadline: March 7, 11:59 pm PT ($45 entry fee). Regular Deadline: April 18, 11:59 pm PT ($60 entry fee). Late Deadline: May 2, 11:59 pm PT ($85 entry fee). Each year, the Academy Nicholl screenwriting competition awards up to five $35,000 fellowships to amateur screenwriters. To enter, submit a feature length screenplay and entry fee via the online application. Up to five fellows in the Academy Nicholl Fellowships in Screenwriting competition will be invited to participate in awards week ceremonies and seminars in November. Fellowship recipients will be expected to complete at least one original feature film screenplay during the fellowship year.

Visit the website for details: http://www.oscars.org/nicholl

Filigree anthology: call for submissions

13 March 2016

http://peepaltreepress.com/

The Inscribe imprint of Peepal Tree Press, one of the UK’s largest publishers of Black and Asian British writing, is seeking submissions of original poetry for an upcoming anthology titled, ‘Filigree’.

‘Filigree’ typically refers to the finer elements of craftwork – the parts that are subtle; our ‘Filigree’ anthology seeks work that plays with the possibilities that the word suggests, work that is delicate, that counters the heavy handed representation of colour in the media, work that responds to the idea of edging, a comment on the daily marginalisation of the darker voice. But as Inscribe enjoys pushing boundaries, we are open to poets turning the word, the image, upside down to present us with a Filigree poem that we wouldn’t expect!

Poems for ‘Filigree’ must be previously unpublished. The anthology will include work from established Black British poets residing inside and outside the UK, Black poets who have made Britain their home, as well as exciting new and emerging poets around the country who have never published a poem before who respond in compelling ways to the idea of ‘Filigree’.

The deadline for submissions is Saturday, 30 April 2016.

Further information can be found at:

https://peepaltreepress.submittable.com/submit/47692

MasterClass Provides Aspiring Writers A Once-In-A Lifetime Chance To Co-Author A Book With New York Times Bestselling Author James Patterson

6 March 2016

The world’s bestselling author, James Patterson, will pick a student from his online writing MasterClass to be his co-author.

MasterClass (masterclass.com), the premiere online education platform offering classes taught by the world’s best, announced today a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for students to collaborate with acclaimed authorJames Patterson. Aspiring authors from around the country can compete for the chance to co-author a novel with the New York Times bestselling writer.

The idea was proposed by Patterson after seeing the quality of work students were submitting in his MasterClass. “There are a lot of people who have the talent, but haven’t been shown the door to walk through. I’ve been surprised and impressed by the passion, devotion and talent of my students. They inspired me to want to help guide one of them through the publishing process. I’m looking forward to reading the submissions that are skillful, fast-paced and unpredictable,” said Patterson.

Students can visit http://www.masterclass.com/jp to signup and enroll in James Patterson’s writing class, where those who wish to enter the competition can submit an original book hook, story summary and a sample chapter. Each stage of the competition is designed to help writers learn how to craft and pitch their novel.  Students submit their initial submission through MasterClass’ website. The initial submission period begins February 16, 2016 and ends Tuesday, March 22, 2016. The top 10 semi-finalists will be awarded $1,000 and, from there, 3 finalists will be awarded $2,500 and given the opportunity to write an outline for their idea. Patterson will select the winner by May 24, 2016 and offer to co-author a future book with them. See Official Rules for details. There is no additional fee after enrollment and submissions are limited to one per student.

In the past year, MasterClass launched a series of popular courses, including those taught by Patterson (writing), Dustin Hoffman(acting), Serena Williams (tennis), and Usher (performance). Each of these classes make it possible for anyone to learn directly from the world’s best.

“The goal of MasterClass is to educate and inspire people around the globe by creating classes from the very best” said David Rogier, CEO and co-founder at MasterClass. “I don’t know if this sort of opportunity has ever been available in history before, and I can’t wait to see it unfold. It’s incredible that James wanted to select a student from his MasterClass to co-author a book with him,” Co-founder, CTO, and Creative Director Aaron Rasmussen added,

About James Patterson’s writing class:
Class synopsis: James Patterson, the author of a record breaking 19 consecutive No. 1 New York Times Best Sellers, teaches you everything he knows about writing a bestseller.

Class Includes:

  • 22 video lessons (3.5 hours)
  • A workbook filled with writing exercises
  • A complete outline of Patterson’s book Honeymoon
  • Additional class materials like excerpts from Patterson’s first drafts.
  • Collaborative learning: students can upload writing samples and receive feedback from other students (and sometimes even James himself!). When James gives feedback, he shares it with the whole class so everyone can learn from it.
  • Class discussions via an online community forum
  • Q&A: James answers select questions submitted by students the whole class can access.

About MasterClass:

San Francisco-based MasterClass was founded by David Rogier and Aaron Rasmussen on the idea that everyone should have access to genius. MasterClass makes it possible for anyone with an Internet connection to learn from the best through immersive online classes from the world’s most esteemed authors, actors, performers, athletes and more. Learn writing from James Patterson; acting from Dustin Hoffman or Kevin Spacey; tennis from Serena Williams; performance from Usher; or singing from Christina Aguilera. MasterClass pairs world-class instructors with Hollywood directors and Silicon Valley engineers to create a brand new type of learning experience. For more information, please visit:  www.masterclass.com.

CONTACT: Marian Koltai-Levine, PMK-BNC, Marian.Koltai@pmkbnc.com, O. +1 212.373.6130 M: +1 914.672.2418; Leesa D’Alto, Director, Moxie Communications, Leesa@moxiegrouppr.com, M. +1 516-524-7913

The Radiant Peace Education Awards Spring 2016 (The Twenty-sixth Annual)

6 March 2016

All students in grades 1-12 — from public and private schools, home schools, youth and after-school groups, and abroad — are welcome to enter the spring 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 April 14, 2016, with winners being announced around May 18, 2016. 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 (5 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, pleasecontact the Foundation office.

The next program will be offered with a December 2016 postmark deadline. Materials will be posted online in the fall. If you are not already on the mailing list, please contact the Foundation office to ensure that you receive an announcement.

Visit the website for details: http://www.radiantpeace.org/trpea/invitation.html

Broadside Lotus Press – Naomi Long Madgett Poetry Award

18 January 2016

Broadside Lotus Press

Naomi Long Madgett Poetry Award

Deadline: March 1, 2016
E-mail address: broadsidelotus@gmail.com

A prize of $500 and publication by Broadside Lotus Press is given annually for a poetry collection by an African American poet. Submit two copies of a manuscript between 60 to 90 pages between January 2 and March 1. There is no entry fee. Send an SASE, call, e-mail, or visit the website for complete guidelines.

Broadside Lotus Press, Naomi Long Madgett Poetry Award, Gloria House, 8300 East Jefferson Avenue #504, Detroit, MI 48214. (313) 736-5338.

Salem State University – Claire Keyes Poetry Award

18 January 2016

Salem State University

Claire Keyes Poetry Award

Deadline: March 1, 2016
Entry Fee: $10

A prize of $1,000 and publication in Soundings East will be given annually for a group of poems. Submit 8 to 10 pages of poetry (no more than one poem per page) with a $10 entry fee, which includes a subscription to Soundings East, by March 1. Visit the website for complete guidelines.

Salem State University, Claire Keyes Poetry Award, English Department, 352 Lafayette Street, Salem, MA 01970. J. D. Scrimgeour, Advisory Editor.

Persea Books – Lexi Rudnitsky Editor’s Choice Award

18 January 2016

Persea Books

Lexi Rudnitsky Editor’s Choice Award

Deadline: March 5, 2016
Entry Fee: $25
E-mail address: info@perseabooks.com

A prize of $1,000 and publication by Persea Books is given annually for a poetry collection by a U.S. poet who has published at least one book of poetry. The winner also receives up to $1,000 for travel expenses and promotional activities. Using the online submission system, submit a manuscript of at least 40 pages with a $25 entry fee by March 5. Visit the website for complete guidelines.

Persea Books, Lexi Rudnitsky Editor’s Choice Award, P.O. Box 1388, Columbia, MO 65205. (212) 260-9256. Gabriel Fried, Poetry Editor.

Robinson Jeffers Tor House Foundation – Poetry Prize

18 January 2016

Robinson Jeffers Tor House Foundation

Poetry Prize

Deadline: March 15, 2016
Entry Fee: $10
E-mail address: thf@torhouse.org
A prize of $2,000 is given annually for a poem. Edward Hirsch will judge. Submit up to three poems of no more than three pages each with a $10 entry fee by March 15. Send an SASE, call, e-mail, or visit the website for complete guidelines.

Robinson Jeffers Tor House Foundation, Poetry Prize, P.O. Box 223420, Carmel, CA 93922. (831) 624-1813. Elliot Ruchowitz-Roberts, Coordinator.

Hidden River Publishing – Eludia Award

18 January 2016

Eludia Award

Deadline: March 15, 2016
Entry Fee: $30
E-mail address: hiddenriverarts@gmail.com

A prize of $1,000, publication by Sowilo Press, an imprint of Hidden River Publishing, and 10 author copies is given annually for a first novel or short story collection by a woman over the age of 40 who has not published a book of fiction. Submit a manuscript of any length with a synopsis, an author bio, a resume, and a $30 entry fee by March 15. All entries are considered for publication. Visit the website for complete guidelines.

Hidden River Publishing, Eludia Award, P.O. Box 63927, Philadelphia, PA 19147. (610) 764-0813. Debra Leigh Scott, Director.

Fourth Genre Steinberg Essay Prize

18 January 2016

Steinberg Essay Prize

Deadline:
March 15, 2016
Entry Fee: $22
E-mail address: genre4@msu.edu

A prize of $1,000 and publication in Fourth Genre is given annually for an essay. Current and former students of Michigan State University are ineligible. Ned Stuckey-French will judge. Using the online submission system, submit an essay of up to 6,000 words with a $22 entry fee by March 15. All entries are considered for publication. Visit the website for complete guidelines.

Fourth Genre, Steinberg Essay Prize, Michigan State University, Department of Writing, Rhetoric and American Cultures, 434 Farm Lane, Room 235, East Lansing, MI 48824.

A Room of Her Own Foundation

18 January 2016

Gift of Freedom Award

Deadline:
November 2, 2016
Entry Fee:

$45

E-mail address:

tracey@aroho.org

A prize of $50,000 is given biennially to a female poet, fiction writer, or creative nonfiction writer to complete a project for publication over a two-year period. The top finalist in each of the two remaining genres will receive $5,000. Submit up to 10 pages of poetry or prose, an essay on financial status, an essay on the meaning of writing, an artist’s statement, a project plan, and a community benefit proposal with a $45 entry fee ($35 for electronic submissions) by November 2, 2016. Send an SASE or visit the website for the required application and complete guidelines.

A Room of Her Own Foundation, Gift of Freedom Award, P.O. Box 778, Placitas, NM 87043. (505) 867-5373. Tracey Cravens-Gras, Associate Director.

Lake Forest College – Madeleine P. Plonsker Residency

18 January 2016

Madeleine P. Plonsker Residency

A prize of $10,000, publication by &NOW Books, an imprint of Lake Forest College Press (with distribution by Northwestern University Press), and a three-week residency at Lake Forest College is given in alternating years to an emerging poet or fiction writer to complete an innovative work-in-progress. This year the residency will be offered to a fiction writer. Brian Evenson will judge. Writers who are under the age of 40 and who have not published a book are eligible. Using the online submission system, submit up to 30 pages of prose, a project statement, and a curriculum vitae by March 1. Only the first 200 entries will be considered. There is no entry fee. Visit the website for complete guidelines.

Lake Forest College, Madeleine P. Plonsker Residency, English Department, P.O. Box A16, 555 North Sheridan Road, Lake Forest, IL 60045. (847) 735-5274. Joshua Corey, Contact.

DEBORAH ROGERS FOUNDATION – must be from the Commonwealth or Ireland

9 January 2016

DEBORAH ROGERS FOUNDATION

A £10,000 award to a first-time writer who needs financial support to complete their work.

Entrants must be from the Commonwealth or Ireland

and submissions should take the form of 20-30,000 words

of a work in progress (fiction or nonfiction) which is not under option or contract.

Deadline: January 31, 2016

Visit the website: http://www.deborahrogersfoundation.org/writers-award