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TOM HOWARD/JOHN H. REID FICTION & ESSAY CONTEST – LAST CALL!

11 April 2016

$1,500 For a Story, $1,500 For an Essay

Arthur Powers

The deadline is April 30 to enter this year’s Tom Howard/John H. Reid Fiction & Essay Contest. We’ll award 12 cash prizes totaling $4,000. The winning entries will be published on our website. The top winners will receive prominent exposure on our home page.

Key contest information:

  • Final judge: Arthur Powers (see his advice)
  • Top prizes: Best Story, $1,500; Best Essay, $1,500
  • Submit as many entries as you like
  • Entry fee: $18 per entry
  • Enter using Submittable or our standard entry form
  • Length limit: 6,000 words per entry
  • Subject: Any
  • Previously published work OK? Yes
  • Writers from all countries eligible
  • Past winning entries with judges’ remarks: See our archives

Click to submit your entry

Questions? Please email adam@winningwriters.com.

Can’t Enter Online?

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

Winning Writers
Attn: Tom Howard/John H. Reid Fiction & Essay Contest
351 Pleasant Street, PMB 222
Northampton, MA 01060-3961

Please include a check or money order for $18 payable to Winning Writers, and note your email address and phone number with your payment.

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The London Magazine’s Poetry Competition 2015

2 March 2015

The London Magazine has been home to the likes of Sylvia Plath, Ted Hughes, Christopher Reid, Helen Dunmore and many more. We are on the hunt for new talent – unpublished poems from across the world. 

This is a fantastic opportunity for writers across the world to get published in the most prestigious literary journal in the UK plus winning a cash prize. First prize wins £200 and publication the magazine, whilst second and third prize win £150 and £100 respectively, with all three poems being published on our website. Poems will be judged by Holly Howitt-Dring and Tristam Fay Saunders.

Submissions open on 1st April 2015 and the deadline is 31st May 2015.

Entry fee is £5 per poem and there is no limit to the number of poems that you can submit; a line limit of 40 applies. The winners will be announced at a special London networking drinks reception; this is a fantastic networking experience and gives the winners a chance to meet The London Magazine team.

For more details: http://thelondonmagazine.org/tlm-competition/tlm-poetry-competition-2015/

SENTINEL ANNUAL POETRY & SHORT STORY COMPETITIONS 2014

11 October 2014

Sentinel Annual Poetry Competition 2014

Closing Date: 21 December 2014

The Sentinel Annual Poetry Competition 2014 is now accepting entries. Now in its 5th year, previous winners include Bridport Winner Terry Jones, Oz Hardwick, and Sharon Black. Marking Time author and former editor of Envoi, the multi-award-winning poet Roger Elkin returns to judge this competition for the 5th time.

Details: This competition is for original, previously unpublished poems in English Language on any subject, in any style, up to 60 lines long (excluding title). Poems entered should not be under consideration or accepted for publication elsewhere.

Eligibility: Poets of all ages, gender, and nationality living in any part of the world are eligible to enter.

First Prize: £700

Second Prize: £350

Third Prize: £175

High Commendation: £55 x 5

Commendation: Publication in winners anthology only

First Publication: All prize winners and commended poets will receive first publication in an anthology of winners scheduled for September 2015.

Entry Fees: £5 per poem. No maximum number of entries.

Results: Will be announced on 2nd March 2015

How to Enter:  http://www.sentinelpoetry.org.uk/sawc/poetry.html

 

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Sentinel Annual Short Story Competition 2014

Closing Date: 21 December 2014

The Sentinel Annual Short Story Competition 2014 is now accepting entries. Now in its 3rd year, the maiden prize was won in 2012 by Alison Bouhmid, and the 2014 prize was won by Clare Marsh. Tears in the Fence Editor, David Caddy returns to judge the competition for a third time.

Details: This competition is for original, previously unpublished short stories in English Language on any subject, in any style, up to 2000 words long (excluding title). Stories entered should not be under consideration or accepted for publication elsewhere.

Eligibility: Writers of all ages, gender, and nationality living in any part of the world are eligible to enter.

First Prize: £700

Second Prize: £350

Third Prize: £175

High Commendation: £55 x 5

Commendation: Publication only

First Publication: All prize winners and commended authors will receive first publication in an anthology of winners scheduled for September 2015.

Entry Fees: £5 per story. No maximum number of entries.

Results: Will be announced on 2nd March 2015

How to Enter:  http://www.sentinelpoetry.org.uk/sawc/short-story.html

NEGATIVE CAPABILITY PRESS POETRY BOOK CONTEST

11 October 2014

CONTEST DETAILS: A prize of $2000, manuscript publication, and 25 copies will go to a single winner. Two runner-ups will be chosen for publication. Manuscripts that do not win will be considered for regular publication in the future. The final judge is Amy King of New York.

SUBMISSION PERIOD / DEADLINE: All entries must be submitted online between June 18, 2014 and March 13, 2015 (entries will be accepted until 11:59:59 PM (CST)). Please do not make revisions once your work is submitted; the winner will be given an opportunity to work with an editor before the manuscript is published.

SUBMISSION GUIDELINES: All entries and payment should be made online through Submittable.
Manuscripts should be a minimum of 50 pages to a maximum of 125 pages. Please submit your file in .doc, .docx format. Manuscripts must be typed in 12-point font, Times New Roman or Times. Please make your file name the same as your manuscript title.

Include a single title page with only the manuscript title. Only one poem should appear on a page. Include a Table of Contents as well as an acknowledgments page listing poems that have been previously published. No more than ten poems may have been previously published in a book. There is no limit on the amount of poems that have been published in journals and magazines, but be aware that the editors prefer new work. The author’s name should appear nowhere in your manuscript or in the file name.

We will  promote select work of the top three winners on Twitter, Facebook, and other venues.

ENTRY FEE: $25.00 per manuscript. Entry fees will not be refunded for manuscripts withdrawn by the author.

The $25 fee for each entry offsets administrative costs and supports ongoing Negative Capability Press publications.

Visit the website:  http://www.negativecapabilitypress.org/contests/

The Return of the Miami University Press Novella Contest!

2 May 2013

After a brief hiatus, Miami University Press invites submissions to the 2014 Novella Contest. This award has been given annually since 2005 to a novella length manuscript of original fiction. The winning manuscript will receive $750 and publication.

Submissions are currently open. All entries will be reviewed blindly.

  • Deadline: October 14, 2013
  • Submission Fee: $25
  • Judge: Joseph Bates, author of Tomorrowland

For more information on how to enter, please visit the website, http://www.orgs.muohio.edu/mupress/

Poisoned Pen Press invites aspiring mystery novelists to write, win, publish:

5 March 2013

Poisoned Pen Press Now Accepting Submissions for the Second Annual Discover Mystery Award;

will award a $1000 cash prize and publishing contract to this year’s winner

 

Poisoned Pen Press is now accepting entries for its second annual Discover Mystery Award. A first book contest specifically for unpublished writers trying to break into the mystery genre, the Discover Mystery Award will include a $1000 cash prize, the Discover Mystery title, and a publishing contract from Poisoned Pen Press.

Writers unpublished within the mystery genre are invited to submit their original mystery fiction manuscripts of between 60,000 and 90,000 words.

Entries must be received by 11:59 PM Pacific on March 30, 2013.

The Discover Mystery Award will be announced on May 31, 2013.

A $20 entry fee applies for all submissions. For full details, eligibility requirements, and manuscript submission instructions, visit: www.poisonedpenpress.com/contest

Entries submitted for the Discover Mystery Award will be judged by members of the Poisoned Pen Press editorial staff, along with an as-yet-to-be-named celebrity guest judge.

Poisoned Pen Press published Ronald Sharp’s No Regrets, No Remorse, the winner of 2012 Discover Mystery Award, in November.

Jessica Tribble, Publisher at Poisoned Pen Press, stated, “ Poisoned Pen Press is always looking to discover something new, which is why we launched the Discover Mystery Award last year.  We were overwhelmed both by the volume and quality of submissions we received. While the competition was stiff, we were thrilled to publish No Regrets, No Remorse by Ronald Sharp, the winner of the first annual Discover Mystery Award. And now we are looking for the next winner.  We can’t wait to see what we discover.”

In addition to the grand prizes, Poisoned Pen Press will also provide support in publicizing the winning work, and sharing information with prominent booksellers. However, should no entry meet the standards of the editorial team, Poisoned Pen Press reserves the right not to declare a winner, or to offer the cash prize without publication.

Found in 1997, Poisoned Pen Press is an independent publisher specializing in the highest quality mystery books. Based in Scottsdale, Arizona, Poisoned Pen Press is one of the largest publishers of hardcover mysteries in the world.

Visit the new Poisoned Pen Press author blog and Discover Mystery™ at: www.poisonedpenpress.com

For details visit: visit: www.poisonedpenpress.com/contest