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Please support this Kickstarter Project by poet & author LB Sedlacek – “MARS OR BUST” Project!

20 November 2016

This project will only be funded if at least $250 is pledged by Thursday, December 8, 2016 – 7:48 AM, CST.

Adventurous poems about traveling to Florida: I-95, Kennedy Space Center, Legoland, Savannah by poet and publisher L.B. Sedlacek.

View LB’s “MARS or BUST” Mission Statement Video by clicking on the link provided below:

About this project:

I’m a long-time poet and I love to read and write poetry. I had the privilege to be a poetry seminar class with Maya Angelou in graduate school. Since then I started a free poetry resource for poets, “The Poetry Market Ezine” and I’ve been publishing it for more than 10 years. We have over 2,000 subscribers. “Mars or Bust” is full of poems about my family’s annual trip from North Carolina to Florida. We love Legoland! We love Kennedy Space Center! We love Florida! My son is my co-collaborator on many of my projects and draws my cover art. I believe the Arts are so important in education so I truly enjoy working on projects that encompass more than one of the Arts at a time. These are fun whimsical poems about a rather unusual (but not so unusual for us) family vacation in Florida and also traveling through South Carolina and Georgia at Christmas time.

I plan to offer free copies of my ebooks from the popular series for poets “The Poet’s Survival Guides” and to also offer a free copy of my chapbook when published, and other goodies depending on the level of commitment. With funds from my project, I plan to publish “Mars or Bust” as a chapbook and ebook and to sell it online and at readings.

I’m a true poet’s poet:  I read poetry every day, I subscribe to poetry magazines, I buy and read poetry books.  I truly love poetry.  “Mars or Bust” will help me to continue to introduce poetry to folks who may come to love it as much as I do!

Thank you for your support!

 This project will only be funded if at least $250 is pledged by Thursday, December 8, 2016 – 7:48 AM CST.

RISKS and CHALLENGES:

Some of the obstacles I’d face is that is hard to get people interested in poetry. I offer my chapbooks at readings and also online as ebooks. That helps keep the expense down and make it affordable for people to try it out. If I break even on my chapbooks and maybe make a few extra dollars that is my goal as I’m mainly trying to cover my expenses and publishing and promoting my chapbook. Just getting one more person interested in poetry is a win! Just like one small step for mankind, it’s one more small step for poetry to get a new poetry reader!

PLEASE VISIT THE MARS OR BUST KICKSTART PAGE AND SUPPORT. 

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/342889535/mars-or-bust

Laura “LB” Sedlacek is an award-winning poet with poems published in numerous journals, e-zines and magazines. She is also a publisher, editor, reviewer, and does poetry critiques. LB has also had several short stories published.

 This project will only be funded if at least $250 is pledged by Thursday, December 8, 2016 – 7:48 AM CST.

Websites:

Note: This kickstart mission is near fruition. Give whatever you can and pass along the information to others if you will. Thank you for your support! : )

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Vallum Award for Poetry 2012

15 June 2012

Vallum Award for Poetry 2012

DEADLINE JULY 15, 2012 (postmark)

Some of the best poets in the world have graced the pages of
Vallum: new international poetics. Time to join the ranks!

Vallum is accepting original and previously unpublished poetry submissions for the Vallum Award for Poetry 2012.

ENTRY FEE:

$20 CDN for Canadian residents, $20 USD for international entrants, which includes a free one-year subscription to Vallum. Payment can be made by cheque (payable to “Vallum”) or through our online store hosted by PayPal.

CONTEST RULES:

Submit up to 1-3 poems of maximum 60 lines each. Do not label your poems with your name or address; instead include a cover letter with all pertinent information.

Poems may be on any theme or subject, but must be original and not previously published.

1st prize is $500, 2nd $250. Both 1st and 2nd prize-winning poems will be published in Vallum Magazine and on Vallum’s website. Honourable Mentions may be selected and published but are not eligible for cash prizes. 

If mailing your entry, please send it to:

Vallum Contest
PO Box 598, Victoria Station
Montreal, QC – H3Z 2Y6
CANADA

YOU NOW HAVE THE OPTION TO SEND CONTEST SUBMISSIONS FOR THE VALLUM AWARD FOR POETRY ELECTRONICALLY, FOLLOWING PAYMENT OF ENTRY FEE.

Please write your name, contact information and each poem’s title in the body of the email. Include your poems in an attachment, without any identification. The contest is judged blind. Also write “VALLUM AWARD” in subject line of your email. Your contact information and poem titles must be clearly delineated.
SEND TO:  vallumcontest[at]gmail[dot]com

Visit the website for details and enter: http://vallummag.com/contestrules.html

The Writer 2012 Travel Essay Contest

20 May 2012

The Writer 2012 Travel Essay Contest

Have you learned something surprising about another culture – or your own? Met a memorable character who altered your world view in some way? Seen something monumental or simple that left an indelible impression? It’s time to write about your unforgettable experiences as a traveler, whether your travels took you to an exotic destination or a hometown treasure. We’re looking for personal stories of up to 1,200 words that convey readers to distant lands – or the park around the corner – to share the traveler’s experience and insight. 

Deadline: June 15, 2012  

Entry fee: $10 per entry.

Prizes: 

• First Place: $1,000 (USD); enrollment in a 10-week online writing workshop offered by Gotham Writers’ Workshop ($420 value); publication in The Writer and on WriterMag.com; and a one-year subscription to The Writer.

• Second Place: $300 (USD); enrollment in a four-week How to Get Published seminar taught online by a literary agent and Gotham Writers’ Workshop ($150 value); publication on WriterMag.com; and a one-year subscription to The Writer.

• Third Place: $200 (USD); enrollment in a four-week How to Get Published seminar taught online by a literary agent and Gotham Writers’ Workshop ($150 value); publication on WriterMag.com; and a one-year subscription to The Writer.

For rules and submission information: http://www.writermag.com/travelcontest

Creative Competitor Writing Competitions

20 May 2012

Young Adult Fiction Competition

1st Prize: £200.00

2nd Prize: £150.00

3rd Prize: £100.00

Closing date: June 12th 2012

Entry Fee: £3.50 Free to Creative Competitor Premier1 Members

To win any one of our three fantastic prizes, simply create the opening page to  a young adult fiction story and send to us. There is no set word count but please note that your entry must fit onto one A4 page including the title.

Now remember that this story is aimed at the young adult market, so consider your terminology and style.

Your entry must be unique and previously unpublished. All submissions must be written in English.

Email: info@creative-competitor.co.uk

http://creativecompetitor.com/young-adult-fiction-contest/

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The Text Message Writing Competition

 1st Prize: £75.00

2nd Prize: £50.00

3rd Prize: 3 Months Premier1 Membership

Closing date: June 30th 2012

Entry fee: £2.00 or FREE to Premier1 Members

To win any of our great prizes, all you have to do to win this fantastic writing contest is to interpret the photo and create a text message in less than fifty words. You can be as creative as you like. Surprise us, shock us or simply impress us.

Please do not use ‘text speak’.

Email: info@creative-competitor.co.uk

http://creativecompetitor.com/the-text-message-writing-competition/

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Family Secrets Writing Competitions

1st Prize: £150.00

2nd Prize: £100.00

3rd Prize: £75.00

Closing date: 10th July 2012

Entry Fee: £3.00 or FREE to Premier1 Members

Using the photo for inspiration, write a story around the couple and create a family secret. You have only 1200 words excluding the title  in which to wow us with your creativity so don’t waste a word.  All entries must be in English and be unique and previously unpublished.

Email: info@creative-competitor.co.uk

http://creativecompetitor.com/family-secrets-writing-competition/

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500 Word Fiction Competition

1st Prize: £150.00

2nd Prize: £100.00

3rd Prize: £75.00

Closing date: 25th July 2012

Entry fee: £3.00 or FREE to Premier1 Members

To win this fabulous writing competition, all you  have to do is to complete the story in 500 words or less. The title of the story is called ‘ Late’ and you have been given the opening sentence to start you off.

Late again! Vicky knew she was in real trouble this time….

The word count excludes the story title and the opening sentence. Your story must be written in English, be original and previously unpublished.

Competitors must be aged 18 and over to enter.

http://creativecompetitor.com/500-word-writing-competition/

Email: info@creative-competitor.co.uk

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Witness to Murder Writing Competition

1st Prize: £200.00

2nd Prize: £150.00

3rd Prize: £100.00

4th Prize: £50.00

Closing date: 10th August 2012

Entry Fee: £4.00

Imagine that you have witnessed a crime and your life may be in danger. This competition is all about your story-telling abilities writing the story in the first person as the crime and any potential risks unravel for the reader.

You have a maximum of 2000 words excluding the title.  Entries must be original and previously unpublished. All submissions must be written in English.

Email: info@creative-competitor.co.uk

http://creativecompetitor.com/witness-to-murder-writing-competition/