Posts Tagged ‘Creative Nonfiction Contests’

Dream Quest One Poetry & Writing Contest – Winter 2014 – 2015

7 July 2014

The Dream Quest One Poetry & Writing Contest is open to anyone who loves expressing innermost thoughts and feelings into the beautiful art of poetry or writing a story that is worth telling everyone! And welcome to all having the ability to dream… 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, creative writing fiction or non-fiction (including essay compositions, diary, journal entries and screenwriting). Also, all entries must be typed or neatly hand printed.
Multiple and simultaneous poetry and short story entries are accepted.
Postmark deadline: December 31, 2014
All contest winners will be announced on February 25, 2015.
Prizes:
Writing First Prize is $500. Second Prize: $250. Third Prize: $100.
Poetry First Prize is $250. Second Prize: $125. Third Prize: $50.
Entry fees:
$10 per short 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

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The Linda Bruckheimer Series in Kentucky Literature

21 June 2014

DEADLINE: July 31, 2014

NO ENTRY FEES
PRIZES: $3,000
DETAILS: Open to Kentucky residents, or writers whose work is set in or is about Kentucky. Winner must be willing to travel to KY for readings and events. Submissions may include: a collection of poetry (48-100 pages); a collection of short stories, one or more novellas, a short novel, a collection of essays or creative nonfiction (to 250 pages). No history, scholarly works, children’s literature, plays, genre literature. No single stories or poems under 150 pages.
CONTACT:

The Linda Bruckheimer Series in Kentucky Literature,

Sarabande Books, Inc.

2234 Dundee Road

Suite 200, Louisville, KY 40205

WEBSITE: http://www.sarabandebooks.org/submissions-bruckheimer

The First Annual Authors First Writing Contest

31 May 2014
For the novel contest, entrants can submit a work of 40,000 words or longer. There is no limit on the genre – the author just has to show a passion for writing on the page. The work cannot have been previously published anywhere. The winner will receive a publishing contract from The Story Plant, $5000, and an iPad mini loaded with a year’s worth of Story Plant books. Five runners-up will receive an iPad mini loaded with a year’s worth of Story Plant books.
Deadline:  September 30, 2014 at 11:59 PM EST
For the short story contest, entrants can submit a work of 20,000 words or less. The same stipulations apply – there is no limit on genre or topic, just demonstrate a passion for writing on the page. Twenty winners will be picked and each will receive a publishing contract to have their work included in an Authors First anthology (published by The Story Plant) along with a pro-rated share of royalties, a one hour editorial/publishing consultation with a member of Authors First, and five Story Plant e-books of your choosing.
You can find the contest rules and the submission form at the website:  http://www.authorsfirst.com/the-contest
http://www.authorsfirst.com/the-contest/contest-rules

NCW PERSONAL ESSAY/CREATIVE NONFICTION CONTEST

25 April 2014

$20 ENTRY FEE. 

Northern Colorado Writers is hosting its 4th annual Personal Essay/

Creative Nonfiction writing contest, open to everyone.

1st: $1,000; 2nd: $250; 3rd: $100.

Winners and honorable mentions of this and the other two contests in the series

(Poetry coming up next) will be published in

and receive a free copy of the winners’ anthology, POOLED INK.

Maximum 5,000 words.

Deadline June 30, 2014.

Visit the website:  http://northerncoloradowriters.com/upcoming-events-mainmenu-133/writing-contests/307-2012-writing-contests

MASON’S ROAD LITERARY PRIZE

12 April 2014

MASON’S ROAD LITERARY PRIZE  — $15 ENTRY FEE. Submissions for Issue 9 are open until May 15, 2014, and we are looking for creative and unique interpretations of our theme: TRUTH. ?Please submit only one document in a genre for each issue, and limit prose and screenplay/drama to 5,000 words (double-spaced), poetry to 3 poems (up to 3 poems in a single document). Our submissions period runs for three months: February 15 – May 15, 2014. There are two ways to submit to Mason’s Road. You can submit for free any time during our submissions period, and your work will be given thorough consideration for publication. Or, you can submit with a $10 fee, and your work will also be considered for our Mason’s Road Literary Prize, which includes publication and a $500 prize to the best entry we receive.

Visit the website:  http://www.masonsroad.com/about-2/submission-guidelines/

SLO NightWriters 25th Annual Writing Contest

12 April 2014

The 2014 Golden Quill Awards

Short Story/Memoir – 1,000 word maximum; Poetry – 40 line maximum

Entries must include the words ‘Déjà vu’ and depict the theme.

Entry Fee: $15 per entry, multiple entries are allowed in both categories

Prizes: $750 – First Prize, $400 – Second Prize, for each category, plus Honorable Mentions

Deadline: June 30th, 2014

ALL WRITERS ARE WELCOME!

Visit our website for more contest details at:  www.slonightwriters.org

Tom Snow, Contest Director

Contest email:  nightwriterscontest@gmail.com

In association with The Central Coast Writers Conference

www.communityprograms.net

Lush Triumphant Literary Awards

20 March 2014

Our Annual Lush Triumphant Literary Awards competition is now open for submissions.

DEADLINE for entries: May 15, 2014 (postmarked)

The Competition awards cash prizes & publication:

3 categories

3 cash prizes

one deadline

$3,000 in cash prizes, plus publication

The skinny . . .

FICTION MAXIMUM 3,000 WORDS (no specific theme, we simply want to be amazed!)

POETRY A SUITE OF 5 RELATED POEMS (MAXIMUM 15 PAGES)

CREATIVE NON-FICTION (Based on fact, adorned w/fiction) MAXIMUM 4,000 WORDS

ENTRY FEE: $27.50 PER ENTRY. You may send a cheque or money order along with your submission (cheque/money order made payable to subTerrain Magazine) or submit your entry and payment online at the link below.

DEADLINE FOR ENTRIES: MAY 15th annually (POSTMARKED — Or submit online at the link below)

You may submit as many entries in as many categories as you like!

The winning entries in each category will receive a $750 cash prize (plus payment for publication) and will be published in our Winter issue. First runner-up in each category will receive a $250 cash prize and be published in our Spring issue of the following year.

All entries MUST be previously unpublished material and not currently under consideration in any other contest or competition. Entries will NOT be returned (so keep a copy for yourself). Results of the competition are posted here in the fall, prior to publication in our Winter issue.

ALL ENTRANTS RECEIVE A ONE-YEAR SUBSCRIPTION TO SUBTERRAIN!

 SUBMIT ONLINE HERE: Submit to Subterrain Magazine

Or …

SEND ENTRIES & PAYMENT TO:

Lush Triumphant Literary Awards

c/o subTerrain Magazine

PO Box 3008, Main Post Office

Vancouver, BC V6B 3X5

Visit the website: http://subterrain.ca/about/103/lush-2013-awards-open+for+entries

32nd Annual SouthWest Writers International Competition

20 March 2014

Visit swwcontest.com for complete rules and entry form. Entries are open from February 1 to May 1, 2014 and may be submitted after May 1 until May 15 with payment of a late fee.

Deadline: Thursday, May 15, 2014

Categories:

Fiction, Non-fiction, Creative Non-fiction, Poetry

Entry Fees:

Poetry: $10 for SouthWest Writers members, $20 for all other entrants.
All entries except poetry: $20 for SouthWest Writers members, $30 for all other entrants.

For an additional $20 for poetry entries or $25 for all other entries, you’ll be entered in the contest but also receive a critique of your entry.

Late entries through May 15th accepted with a late fee.

Prizes:

A 1st, 2nd, and 3rd Place winner will be judged in each of the 10 categories.

1st Place: $300
2nd Place: $200
3rd Place: $150

Winners will be notified in August 2014. Winners’ names will be posted on the Southwest Writer website at or about the same time.

Description:

The 32nd Annual SouthWest Writers International Competition is open to all original, unpublished work by English-language writers in 10 categories for novels, creative nonfiction, essay, short stories, children’s picture books, and poetry.

Winners are selected by agents or editors unaffiliated with SouthWest Writers. First place winning entries in prior SWW contests may not be resubmitted for judging in 2014.

Contact Information:

Email: swwcontest@gmail.com

SouthWest Writers
Carlisle Executive Offices
3200 Carlisle Blvd NE, Suite 114
Albuquerque, NM 87110

Website: http://www.southwestwriters.com/contest/sww-annual-international-writing-contest/

Mother’s Day Contest

13 March 2014

Deadline:

Monday, April 21, 2014

Categories

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Entry Fees

Free. No entry fee.

Prizes

Cash Prize

Description

Looking for short stories for our Mother’s Day contest. Your own true story of your mother or being a mother. This themed contest is subject to the same rules and guidelines as our regular weekly contests. See submission page for the guidelines and to enter your story.

Contact Information

Please enter your questions on our Contact Us page.

Website:

http://www.midlifecollage.com

The First Annual Virgin Awards Contest

19 October 2013

The Virgin Awards Contest is now accepting submissions!

Late Night Library is excited to announce the first annual Virgin Awards—a contest for poets, fiction writers, and creative nonfiction writers.

Submissions: All entries must be previously unpublished. Entrants must submit in English approximately 1,000 to 5,000 words of prose, or 3-5 typed pages of poetry.

Eligible Poets & Writers: We define a literary virgin as anyone who hasn’t published a full-length book. If you’ve never published a full-length book, you may enter the contest!
CREATIVE NONFICTION AWARDS
First Prize: $300, publication, and three debut memoirs.
Second Prize: $200, publication, and two debut memoirs.
Third Prize: $100, publication, and one debut memoir.
FICTION AWARDS
First Prize: $300, publication, and three debut novels.
Second Prize: $200, publication, and two debut novels.
Third Prize: $100 , publication, and one debut novel.
POETRY AWARD
First Prize: $300, publication, and three debut poetry collections.
Second Prize: $200, publication, and two debut poetry collections.

Third Prize: $100, publication, and one debut poetry collection.

Deadline: November 30, 2013

Guidelines:

Specs: Nine prizes will be awarded annually in the genres of creative nonfiction, fiction, and poetry. The contest is open to any writer who has not published a full-length book or collection.

Submit in the following manner: (1) an attached paginated file without any kind of identification, with the exception of the title and entry category, (2) the submission title and category in the Title field, (3) the following information in the cover letter field: name, address (street, city, and state with zip code), telephone number, and email address. A short bio should also be included.

Reading Fee: $10.

Process: Submissions will be read anonymously by our editorial staff. Ten finalists will be selected in each category and read anonymously by our judges. The decisions made by the judges will be final. Competition judges: Aisha Sabatini Sloan (creative nonfiction), Matthew Pitt (fiction), Rebecca Lehmann (poetry).

Additional Guidelines:
1. Participants must submit online through Submittable. Any submissions mailed to Late Night Library will not be considered or returned.
2. Staff and board directors of Late Night Library are not eligible to participate in the competition.
3. Family, friends, students, and former students of a contest judge are not eligible to participate in that judge’s category.
4. Reading fees are non-refundable.

5. Email LNL@latenightlibrary.org for additional information. All inquiries should be addressed to the Editorial Staff. Please type the words “Virgin Awards Question” in the subject line.

Announcement of the Awards: Visit the website on January 15, 2014 for the announcement of the nine winners and twenty one honorable mentions. Winners will be contacted in advance.
Visit the website for details on how to enter:

Constance Rooke Creative Nonfiction Prize

5 June 2013

Deadline: Thursday, August 1, 2013

Categories

Entry Fees

$35 CAD for Canadians
$40 USD for residents of the US
$45 USD for entries from elsewhere (entry fee includes a one-year subscription to The Malahat Review)
Additional entries: $15 CAD.

Prizes

$1000 CAD

Description

The Malahat Review invites you to enter a piece of creative nonfiction between 2000 and 3000 words in length. Entries can be sent via email or regular mail.

Contact Information

cnfprize@uvic.ca

Website:

http://www.malahatreview.ca/contests/creative_non-fiction_prize/info.html

Last Call for Entries! – Contest Two: “Una Mujer” – Prose and Poetry

23 May 2013

Contest Two: “Una Mujer” runs from May 2, 2013 to June 1, 2013, and winners will be announced July 1, 2013 to coincide with the launch of Spark: A Creative Anthology, Volume II.

Awards:

Grand Prize

We will award one Grand Prize for poetry, and one for prose. Each of the two Grand Prize winners will receive:

  • US$500.00
  • Publication in Spark: A Creative Anthology, Volume III
  • Lifetime Premium Membership at Scribophile, the online writing group for serious writers
  • Six-Month Scribe’s Forge Ultimate Writer’s Passport
  • Complimentary print & digital copies of Spark: A Creative Anthology, Volumes I through IV
  • Million Dollar Outlines by David Farland (2013 Kindle or Nook edition)

Second Place

We will award one Second Place prize for poetry, and one for prose. Each of the two Second Place winners will receive:

  • US$100.00
  • Lifetime Premium Membership at Scribophile
  • Complimentary digital copies of Spark: A Creative Anthology, Volumes I through IV
  • Complimentary print copy of Spark: A Creative Anthology, Volume I
  • Print subscription to American Poetry Review
  • Million Dollar Outlines by David Farland (2013 Kindle or Nook edition)

Third Place

We will award one Third Place prize for poetry, and one for prose. Each of the two Third Place winners will receive:

  • One-year Premium Membership at Scribophile
  • Complimentary digital copy of Spark: A Creative Anthology Volumes I through IV
  • Digital Subscription to American Poetry Review
  • Million Dollar Outlines by David Farland (2013 Kindle or Nook edition)

Fees

A fee of US$10 must accompany each entry.

Guidelines

Your writing prompt for this contest is the artwork Impresión del perfil de una mujer by Rodney Artiles, which will be featured on the cover of Spark: A Creative Anthology Volume III. Entries are not required to adhere to this prompt, but you are encouraged to let it inspire your creativity. There are no age or genre restrictions for this contest, and content guidelines are similar to our standard submission guidelines, including what we are not accepting.

Contest Two awards prizes for poetry and prose according to our contest judging criteria.

Prose includes both fiction and creative nonfiction, but we have not divided the category further because we believe that well-written creative nonfiction should tell a story so well that the result is indistinguishable from fiction. Prose must be less than 12,000 words.

Poetry includes all styles, meters, and rhyme schemes, or may be free-form. Poetry must be less than 150 lines.

DEADLINE: JUNE 1st, 2103

Rules & Restrictions

  • Publication Rights remain with the author or poet. Grand Prize winners are not obligated to publish their winning entry in Spark, but if our publication offer is accepted, the cash portion of the prize serves to purchase First Publication rights as outlined on our Rights & Rates page. All other entrants retain full rights to submit and publish their entries as they wish.
  • Prose limits: We are looking for excellent writing and storytelling, not length. A compelling and well-written “flash fiction” piece has equal chance against a novelette. Prose must be less than 12,000 words.
  • Poetry limits: We are looking for evocative imagery that paints a small story in a poem. A haiku or tanka has equal chance against a sonnet or epic. Poetry must be less than 150 lines.
  • Only previously unpublished works will be considered.
  • You may enter a previously-written piece if you feel that it satisfies the prompt for this contest.
  • There are no age limits for this contest other than legal restrictions imposed by your local jurisdiction. In the event that a younger winner is ineligible for any non-cash prize because of age, an equivalent cash prize will be substituted.
  • Spark: A Creative Anthology contest judges and their immediate families are not eligible.
  • Because entries are blindly judged, authors and poets who have previously had work accepted for any volume of Spark: A Creative Anthology may enter this contest. In the event that a Grand Prize winner is an author or poet whose work has been accepted for Spark: A Creative Anthology, Volume III, we may choose to postpone or decline publication of either the previously-accepted work or the winning contest entry.
  • You may enter multiple pieces in this contest, and you may enter both poetry and prose, but each entrant can win at most one prize, no matter how many entries are made.
  • Contest entry fees are non-refundable.
  • All proceeds after prizes are awarded will be applied toward publication costs of Spark: A Creative Anthology at the sole discretion of Empire & Great Jones Creative Arts Foundation, a registered non-profit corporation.
  • Because this contest is judged blindly—that is, the author’s name is withheld from the judges—please omit personal information from the manuscript. Your name and contact information will be attached to the entry form.
  • Judges will be unable to provide feedback on specific pieces.

Visit the website for details on how to enter:

http://sparkanthology.org/contests/two/

Dream Quest One Poetry & Writing Contest is now accepting entries!

2 May 2013

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The Dream Quest One Poetry & Writing Contest is open to anyone who loves expressing innermost thoughts and feelings into the beautiful art of poetry or writing a story that is worth telling everyone! And welcome to all having the ability to dream… Write a poem or short story for a chance to win cash prizes. 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, creative writing fiction or non-fiction (including essay compositions, diary, journal entries and screenwriting). Also, must be typed or neatly hand printed.

Multiple and simultaneous poetry and short story entries are accepted.

Postmark deadline: July 31, 2013

All contest winners will be announced on September 9, 2013

Prizes:

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

Poetry First Prize is $250. Second Prize: $125. Third Prize: $50.

Entry fees:

$10 per short 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

$10,000 Walton Sustainability Solutions Best Creative Nonfiction Essay Award

2 April 2013

Postmark Deadline: May 31, 2013

Creative Nonfiction and Arizona State University’s Global Institute of Sustainability are looking for remarkable true stories that illuminate and present the human side of environmental, economic, ethical, and/or social challenges related to the state of the planet and our future.

We welcome personal essays or stories about extraordinary individuals or communities, and stories about innovative solutions to sustainability. We seek essays on topics that range from global to local, from “big” (e.g., Resilience after natural disasters; New technology solutions vs. common sense; Energy harvesting) to “small” (e.g., Personal decisions about consumption; Reuse, recycle, up-cycle, bicycle?; Green, clean—what does it mean?; What can we learn from past generations?). Whatever the subject, we want to hear about it in an essay that blends facts and research with narrative—employing scenes, descriptions, etc.

Your essay can channel Henry David Thoreau or Henry Ford, Rachel Carson or (a literary) Rush Limbaugh; but all essays must tell true stories and be factual and scientifically accurate (we will fact-check, so please keep your documentation).

All essays submitted will be considered for publication in a special “Human Face of Sustainability” issue of Creative Nonfiction magazine. One writer will be awarded the $10,000 Walton Sustainability Solutions Best Creative Nonfiction Essay Award.

The prize recipient will be invited to a special launch event hosted by Arizona State University’s Global Institute of Sustainability.

Guidelines: Essays must be previously unpublished and no longer than 4,000 words. There is a $20 reading fee (or send a reading fee of $25 to include a 4-issue subscription to Creative Nonfiction—U.S. submitters only); multiple entries are welcome ($20/essay) as are entries from outside the United States (though due to shipping costs we cannot offer the subscription deal).

You may submit essays online or by regular mail. To submit by mail, please send manuscript and a cover letter with complete contact information including the title of the essay and word count, a SASE or email address for response, and payment to:

Creative Nonfiction
Attn: Sustainability
5501 Walnut Street, Suite 202
Pittsburgh, PA 15232

Recording Artist Gloria Gaynor Seeks Personal Stories of Survival for New Book: Paid Market

28 March 2013

Have you survived an illness, personal tragedy, devastating loss, abusive relationship, financial ruin, or other life experience that brought you to your knees? Did the song “I Will Survive,” by Grammy Award-winning songstress Gloria Gaynor, inspire you to rise, survive, and move forward? If so, we’d love to share your story in a new book of personal narrative essays that tell the story of how you survived the experience and how the song influenced your life (essential). We’re looking for real-life stories that read like fiction — similar to those in the Cup of Comfort book series, compiled and edited by Colleen Sell. The book, to be published by Gray Harbor Press, will include 50 stories of 1,000-1,500 words each. For each essay selected for publication in the book, the author will receive $75, a complimentary copy of the book signed by Gloria Gaynor, and a signed photo of Ms. Gaynor.

Submit by April 30, 2013

to glolo2004@me.com or susancarswell@aol.com

How to submit, visit the website:

http://www.gloriagaynor.com/

Medusa’s Laugh Press: Calsl for Submissions for Anthologies

27 March 2013

Medusa’s Laugh Press is currently actively seeking work for the following anthologies.

Submissions are open until June 15th, 2013

There is no entry fee, maximum of three entries per person, per call.

More information can be found on our website, http://medusaslaugh.com

  • Cadavre Exquis Anthology: “Exquisite Corpse” is the name of a part game re/invented by Surrealists. It is a collaborative activity in which multiple players contribute to a short literary text or visual image. In the text version, the first player writes some text at the top of a piece of paper, and then folds the paper over to conceal all but the last bit of writing. The next player adds to the piece, starting from the visible fragment. Each subsequent player writes something connected to whatever the previous player has left showing, and then conceals all but the final part of their section in this way. The game ends when all players have contributed, and the final work is read aloud. The game can also be played to produce a visual image.

    Medusa’s Laugh continues this tradition via this call for submissions. Use the first and last sentence provided below for a short work of fiction or poetry. The word limit is 2,000 words; works longer than that will not be considered. Other than the required opening/closing text, there is no limit on genre, writing style, length, or thematic elements. The more creative and playful, the better!

    Beginning Sentence: I have forgotten my umbrella.
    End Sentence: They are not shouting at the moment.

  • Miniature Book MicroText Anthology: We seek compelling short works for this anthology of microfiction, micro creative nonfiction and very short poems. This work will be produced as a limited edition miniature book. Our absolute word limit for this anthology is 1,000 words, although shorter works are preferred. There is no theme for this anthology, and all genres and approaches are welcome.

    We agree with microfiction writer Joseph Young when he describes microfiction as work that “need[s] to use language, description, dialogue, character to tell a story that can’t be told any other way. It’s not just compression, and it’s not just leaving things out, background info on characters or such. Microfiction needs to carve out whole worlds in a space small enough to fit the eye. You look, just once, and there the whole story is, on the page.” This description applies to the kind of writing we’d like to publish, whether it be fiction, nonfiction or poetry.

Visit the website for details on how to submit:

http://medusaslaugh.com/calls/1.htm

The 2013 EVENT Non-Fiction Contest

6 March 2013

The 2013 EVENT Non-Fiction Contest

$1500 in prizes available, plus publication. EVENT reserves the right to award the prize money as the judge sees fit (i.e., two prizes at $750 each, or three at $500 each, or one at $1,000 and one at $500). Publication in EVENT 42/3 (December 2013), with standard publication payment. Other manuscripts may be published. Preliminary judging by the editors of EVENT.

Final Judge: Russell Wangersky. Wangersky’s most recent novel, The Glass Harmonica, won the 2010 BMO Winterset Award and was long-listed for the ReLit Awards. His previous book, Burning Down the House, won non-fiction awards from both coasts, as well as the Edna Staebler Award for Creative Non-Fiction. The Hour of Bad Decisions was long-listed for the Scotiabank Giller Prize, and was short-listed for the Commonwealth Writer’s Prize. Wangersky lives and works in St. John’s, where he is an editor and columnist with the St. John’s Telegram. His new book, Whirl Away, is a collection of short stories, and has been nominated for the Giller prize.

Details: Writers are invited to submit manuscripts exploring the creative non-fiction form. Check your library for back issues of EVENT with previous winning entries and judges’ comments. Contest back issues are available for $9 (includes taxes and postage; US$12 for American residents; CAN$15 for overseas residents).

Rules:    http://eventmags.com

Previously published material, either in print or online, or material accepted elsewhere for publication, cannot be considered.

No simultaneous submissions.

Do not identify yourself on the entry. Include a separate cover sheet with name, address, phone number / email, and title(s). Send to EVENT (see address below).

Entries will not be returned.

If entrants wish feedback and commentary on manuscripts, please check out our Readers Service for Writers page on our website.

Douglas College students, employees and their immediate family members are not eligible to enter. Douglas College students may enter two years after completing courses at Douglas College.

Contest results are posted on our website and through social media in August. The winning entries and judges essay are published in the December issue of EVENT.

Entry fee: Multiple entries are allowed, however, each entry must be accompanied by a $34.95 entry fee (includes taxes and a one-year subscription; make cheque or international money order payable to EVENT). Those already subscribing will receive a one-year extension. American and overseas entrants please pay in US dollars. Payment can also be made via our website and PayPal (see Contest page).

Deadline for entries: Postmarked April 15, 2013

Send entries to:  

EVENT Non-Fiction Contest

P.O. Box 2503

New Westminster, BC

Canada   V3L 5B2

 

Tel.:  (604) 527-5293 

email: event@douglascollege.ca

Visit the website: http://eventmags.com

Words with JAM First Page Competition 2013

6 March 2013

Our popular first page competition is back. We’re looking for the most captivating first page (up to 400 words) of a story. Entries can be from a novel previously unpublished, a part written novel, or simply a first page written purely for the competition. Entries will be judged anonymously. 

 

Prizes

1st Prize – £500

2nd Prize – £100

3rd Prize – £50

 

Closing Date:

31st May 2013

You can submit more than one entry. 

First entry submitted is £6, and £4 per entry thereafter, regardless of category.

Results

All three winning entries will be published in the August 2013 issue of Words with JAM.

Judge: Sue Grafton

Sue Grafton is published in 28 countries and 26 languages—including Estonian, Bulgarian, and Indonesian. She’s an international bestseller with a readership in the millions. She’s a writer who believes in the form that she has chosen to mine: “The mystery novel offers a world in which justice is served. Maybe not in a court of law,” she has said, “but people do get their just desserts.” And like Raymond Chandler and Ross Macdonald, Robert Parker and the John D. MacDonald—the best of her breed—she has earned new respect for that form. Her readers appreciate her buoyant style, her eye for detail, her deft hand with character, her acute social observances, and her abundant storytelling talents. www.suegrafton.com/sue-grafton.php

ENTRY DETAILS CAN BE FOUND HERE: http://wordswithjam.co.uk/#/first-page-competition-2013/4573741026

The 2013 Open City Magazine No-Fee RRofihe Trophy Short Story Contest @ Anderbo

5 March 2013

2013 RRofihe Trophy

For an unpublished short story
(Minimum word count: 3,500; maximum to 5,000 words)

Winner Receives:

$500 cash
Trophy
Announcement & Publication on anderbo.com

Judged by Rick Rofihe

2013 Contest Assistant: Carolyn Wilsey
Carolyn Wilsey has read fiction for Esquire and Swink,
and is the Managing Editor of Anderbo. She teaches
writing privately and at colleges in New York City.

2013 Contest Reader: Jean Hartig
Jean Hartig is a writer and editor living in Brooklyn. She is
former associate editor of Poets & Writers Magazine and
has served on the editorial staff of A Public Space and Lumina,
published by Sarah Lawrence College, where she earned her MFA.

Guidelines:
–Stories should be typed, double-spaced, with the author’s
  name, the story’s title, and contact information on the
  first page
– DEADLINE: Submissions must be received by January 7th, 2014
–Limit one submission per author
–Author must not have been previously published in
  Open City Magazine or on Anderbo
–E-mail submissions to editors@anderbo.com with
  RROFIHE TROPHY in the subject line
–YOU MUST SUBMIT YOUR STORY-MANUSCRIPT
  ENTRY WITHIN THE BODY OF THE E-MAIL—NO
  ATTACHMENTS!
–THERE IS NO READING FEE and all literary rights will
  remain with the author

 Visit the website:   http://www.anderbo.com/

Contest Judge Rick Rofihe is the author of FATHER MUST, a collection of short stories published by Farrar, Straus & Giroux. His fiction has appeared in The New Yorker, Grand Street, Open City, Swink, Unsaid, and on epiphanyzine, slushpilemag, and fictionaut. His nonfiction has appeared in The New York Times, The Village Voice, SPY, and The East Hampton Star, and on mrbellersneighborhood. A recipient of the Whiting Writers’ Award, he has taught MFA writing at Columbia University. He currently teaches privately in New York City, and was an advisor to the Vilcek Foundation for their 2011 prizes in the field of literature. Rick is the Editor of Anderbo.

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WRITER ADVICE 8TH FLASH PROSE CONTEST

3 February 2013

WRITER ADVICE 8TH FLASH PROSE CONTEST
http://www.writeradvice.com/

$13 ENTRY FEE

WriterAdvice seeks flash fiction, memoir, and creative non-fiction running 750 words or less.

Enlighten, dazzle, and delight us.

Finalists receive responses from all judges.

Deadline: April 18, 2013

First Place earns $200; Second Place earns $100; Third
Place earns $50; Honorable Mentions will also be published.

Visit the website: http://www.writeradvice.com/

Meridian Writing Spring Competition 2013

2 February 2013

  Unpublished short stories of up to 3,000 words but with no lower limit
      Any genre/theme
•       Prizes of £100, £50 and £25 plus a firstwriter.com voucher for each winner
•       Closing date: 31st March 2013
•       Entry fee – £5/story. Multiple submissions permitted
•       Critique options available. See website for full details
•       Website: www.meridian-writing.co.uk

Creative Writing Institute’s Spring Fling Anthology Contest – No Entry Fee!

31 January 2013

This is a themed contest.  Stories must be between 1000 and 1750 words and may be any genre, but the following sentence must appear in the story: Tonight we re-write the rules… ”

CASH PRIZES!  Three cash winners and seven additional Judge’s Choice stories will receive publication in our first anthology and Ebook, entitledOVERRULED!We will endeavor to sell the anthology for ninety-nine cents. Proceeds will benefit Creative Writing Institute, Inc., a 501(c)3 nonprofit charity that sponsors cancer patients in writing courses.
Accepting submissions from February 1, 2013 through February 28, 2013.
Entries must be received by midnight, February 28, 2013, USA Eastern Standard Time.  

Learn more at https://CreativeWritingInstitute.submittable.com/submit. Hurry! CASH prizes. No entry fee. See your story in an anthology! Ends Feb. 28, 2013.

Harpur Palate Prize for Creative Nonfiction

4 November 2012

The brand-new Harpur Palate Prize for Creative Nonfiction is open to all writers who submit unpublished creative nonfiction short story submissions under 8000 words. You may enter as many stories as you wish. No more than one piece per entry. The small $15 entry fee includes a one-year subscription to Harpur Palate. The winner receives a $500 prize, publication in the winter issue of Harpur Palate, and two copies of the issue in which the winning piece appears. Winners are also featured on our blog and highlighted in the journal. We encourage emerging as well as established writers to submit to our contests.

Opens: September 1
Postmark Deadline: November 15

Contest Guidelines:
All creative nonfiction submissions entered will be considered for publication, and all entrants will receive a copy of the issue in which the winning story appears.  Please include a cover letter with your name, address, phone number, e-mail address and story’s title.  Entrant’s name should only appear on the cover letter and should not appear anywhere on the manuscript. Manuscripts cannot be returned. Please be advised that we do not accept entrants who have any affiliation with Binghamton University.

We prefer online submissions which you can do here:  Harpur Palate Online Submissions

For paper entries please send along with fee and SASE to:

Harpur Palate Creative Nonfiction Contest
Harpur Palate
English Department
Binghamton University
Box 6000
Binghamton, NY 13902-6000

http://harpurpalate.binghamton.edu

If you have any questions regarding the contest, feel free to e-mail harpur.palate@gmail.com

Valhalla Press is pleased to announce all the winners of the first Valhalla Press Literary Fiction and Creative Nonfiction Writing Contest

29 October 2012

Washington, DC October 17, 2012 – Valhalla Press is pleased to announce all the winners of the first Valhalla Press Literary Fiction and Creative Nonfiction Contest. The contest sought out the best in original short literary fiction and nonfiction work written in English.

We previously announced that the First Prize winner in the Valhalla Press Literary Fiction and Creative Nonfiction Writing Contest is Jan English Leary for her story, Mother’s Helper, a classic short story reminiscent of John Updike. Jan received $500 and her e-reader of choice, the Nook ST with Glolight.

We also previously announced that Mary Beth Ellis won second prize for her creative nonfiction piece, People Who Choose to Run, written in the New Journalism tradition of Tom Wolfe. Mary selected a Nook Color for her prize, which will be sent as soon as the new version is available.

We are now pleased to announce our list of Honorable Mention winners. Each of these pieces will appear in the inaugural issue of Ragnarok, Valhalla Press’ e-lit journal, which will be published on November 1, 2012. The Honorable Mention winners also received payment of $25 for their work. The winners are:

Loss by Jamie Derkenne

Hip, Hip Harrumph! by Mark Levine

The Atrocities of War by Jennifer Peckinpaugh

Canadian Geese in Phoenix by Davey Jones

The Leaving of Things by Jaidev Antani

The judges will provide individual feedback to each contest entrant over the next few weeks. We apologize for the brief delay in feedback – we are hard at work. Valhalla Press would like to thank all entrants for their help in making our inaugural writing contest a success.

For more information, go to www.valhallapress.com/contest.php

About Valhalla Press

Valhalla Press is a publisher of an eclectic list of ebooks and soon the e-lit journal, Ragnarok. Our authors include seasoned published writers as well as newly discovered writers.