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Win up to $500 for writing a poem or short story!

9 January 2018

The Dream Quest One Poetry & Writing Contest is open to anyone who enjoys expressing innermost thoughts and feelings into the beautiful literary art of poetry or writing a story that’s worth telling everyone! 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, 30 lines or fewer on any subject, style, or form, typed or neatly hand printed.

And/or write a short story, 5 pages maximum length, on any subject or theme. Genres: fiction, non-fiction or creative nonfiction (including essay compositions, diary, journal entries, short screenplays and screenwriting). All entries must be either typed or legibly hand printed. Multiple and simultaneous poetry and short story entries are accepted.

Postmark deadline: February 28, 2018

All winners will be announced on March 31, 2018

Prizes(USD):

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

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

Entry fees(USD): $5 per poem, $10 per story

To send entries: Include title(s) with your story (ies) or poem(s), along with your name, mailing address, phone#, email, brief biographical info. (Tell us a little about yourself), on the cover sheet. 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!

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Last call! HARD TIMES ESSAY CONTEST

18 May 2016
Deadline: Postmarked by May 30, 2016

 

AWARDS:
 
1st Place: Your choice of a 2 night stay at our Mountain Muse B&B; or 2 free workshops (in person or on-line); or 50 pages line-edited and revised by our editorial staff.
2nd Place: Two free workshops, in person or on-line; or 35 pages line-edited.
3rd Place: One free workshop; or 25 pages line-edited.
10 Honorable Mentions
GUIDELINES:
 
Write about a difficult experience in your life, how you overcame this obstacle, and how you were changed by it. Winning stories will be chosen for originality and creative writing style. Stories should be previously unpublished, and should not exceed 4,000 words (double-spaced, 12 point font). Multiple entries are accepted.
Your name, address, email and title of work should appear on the first page. The entry fee is $25 ($20 for Workshop members) per entry.
Enclose legal size self-sealing SASE for critique and list of winners.  Make check or money order payable to The Writers’ Workshop, and mail to:  Hard Times Contest, 387 Beaucatcher Road, Asheville, NC  28805. Entry fee is payable online at www.twwoa.org.
Emailed submission may be sent to writersw@gmail.com, with “Hard Times Contest” in the subject. Comments will be emailed, so no SASE is necessary. The entry fee is payable online at www.twwoa.org, or by mail.

Last Call! THE FLORIDA REVIEW EDITORS’ AWARDS

23 March 2016

THE FLORIDA REVIEW EDITORS’ AWARDS

$15 ENTRY FEE.

For prose, submit up to 25 pages.

For poetry, submit up to five poems.

Deadline March 31, 2016.

Winners receive $1,000 and publication.

Finalists are published as well.

Visit the website for details on how to enter: http://floridareview.cah.ucf.edu/editorsinfo.php

Hourglass Literary Magazine Writing Contest

9 January 2016

CONTEST GUIDELINES:

The competition is international and is open to all authors writing in English or any of the BCMS languages (comprising Bosnian, Croatian, Serbian, Montenegrin.) There are no theme, or genre limitations and boundaries. Work must be original and unpublished. One author can compete in all categories, for all three awards respectively. Limited multiple submissions are allowed (as well as simultaneous submissions).

Short story: should not exceed 7000 words or be less than 700 words.

Poetry: Poems should not have more than 3500 words. Writers can submit up to three works.

Essays: Essays should not exceed 9000 words or be less than 1000 words.

Please read General criteria of the competition carefully: http://www.hourglassonline.org/contest/

PRIZES OR AWARD:

For the competition winners, in addition to symbolic prize, there is $ 1000 in prize money for each category (Best Short Story, Best Essay, Best Poem). The jury, comprising highly respected authors Sibelan Forrester, Jelena Lengold and John K. Cox has the right to give a special prize (US$ 500 for entry in each category).
Ten Finalists in each category will be published in the first issue of the literary magazine.
All published works will be financially compensated and finalists will be provided with one copy of the printed edition of the Hourglass Literary Magazine.

ENTRY FEES:
$13.59 per paper
$20 for up to three pieces
(Except for poetry where up to three submissions are accepted for $13.59.)

RESTRICTIONS:
We only accept submissions online via Submittable tool: http://hourglass.submittable.com/ . The document (work for submission) should only contain the name and text of the story, poem(s), essay. Personal details should be included in the Cover letter of the Submittable’s submission tool.

CLOSING DATE:
11:59 P.M. on May 31st 2016 (US Central time)

CONTACT EMAIL:
Voki Erceg
contest (at) hourglassonline.org
press (at) hourglassonline.org

Visit the website: http://hourglassonline.org/contest/

Essaymama Winter Essay Writing Contest 2015-2016

9 January 2016

Writing Contest from EssayMama writing service is a great opportunity for both young and experienced writers to express themselves. So don’t hesitate – enter the contest and win great prizes! Entry Fee – $ 0!

Why compete in EssayMama Essay Writing Contest?

Get cash.

  • 1st place – $550
  • 2nd place – $400
  • 3rd place – $250

Get published.

Get fame and popularity! Three best works will be published on the EssayMama Blog.

Get discovered.

Share your writing spirit and talent with the world!

Deadline and Judging Criteria

Deadline – February 29, 2016.

Essays will be checked by EssayMama team of professional writers and editors from March 1, 2016 till March 8, 2016. Scale – from 0 to 100 points. You can get extra points for extra social sharing (see the information below).

The final results will be announced on March 9, 2016. The winning essays will be published on EssayMama blog. Each winner will receive a personal email alert.

How to enter EssayMama Winter Essay Writing Contest?

To enter the contest you need to “like” EssayMama Facebook Page and share the post about EssayMama Writing Contest on your own Facebook page OR to follow EssayMama Twitter Profile and retweet the tweet about EssayMama Writing Contest. When submitting your essay via email, please, add a screenshot where you like EssayMama page and share the post about contest.

! Please, do not forget to send us a screenshot where you like EssayMama Facebook/Twitter page and share the post/tweet about contest – it is the ‘entry fee’ to the competition !

ATTENTION!

You can get extra points for extra social sharing! Share/follow/like other EssayMama social profiles (Google+, Tumblr,Pinterest) and get more points to your essay score! Page follow – 5 extra points, post sharing – 2 extra points.Send us screenshots where you like EssayMama pages and posts.

Submission Guidelines

Type Essay (800 – 1300 words) – one participant can send only one essay!

Topics:

  1. How Necessary Is a College Education For You?
  2. Why Do We Enjoy Watching Rich People on TV and in the Movies?
  3. Does ‘Shame and Blame’ Method Work to Change Student’s Behavior?
  4. Are Anti-smoking Advertisements Effective?
  5. How Concerned Are You About Where Your Food Comes From?
  6. Which Is More Important: Talent or Hard Work?
  7. Can a Video Game Be a Work of Art?
  8. Is Academic Cheating Getting Worse?

Language English only

Formats .doc, .rtf, .odt, and .docx

100% unique All submissions will be checked via PlagTracker.

Participation in the contest automatically constitutes your agreement to the Terms and Conditions and the rejection of any claim.

Mail title should be [EssayMama Essay Writing Winter Contest], your name.

Submit to contest@essaymama.com

Visit the website: https://www.essaymama.com/contests/

The Writers’ Workshop of Asheville 2015 Writing Competitions

7 May 2015

The Writers’ Workshop of Asheville is sponsoring two writing competitions, open to any writer regardless of residence. The awards for both contests are:

1st Place: Your choice of a 2 night stay at our Mountain Muse B&B, 2 free workshops (in person or on-line), or 50 pages line-edited and revised by our editorial staff.

2nd Place: Two free workshops, in person or on-line; or 50 pages line-edited.

      3rd Place: One free workshop; or 25 pages line-edited.

      10 Honorable Mentions

Hard Times Essay Contest   

Deadline: Postmarked by May 30, 2015.

 Write about a difficult experience in your life, how you overcame this obstacle, and how you were changed by it. Winning stories will be chosen for originality and creative writing style. Stories should be previously unpublished, and should not exceed 5,000 words (double-spaced, 12 point font).

Your name, address, email and title of work should appear on a separate cover sheet. The entry fee per submission is $25.

Multiple entries are accepted. Enclose SASE for critique and list of winners. Make check or money order payable to The Writers’ Workshop, and mail to:  Hard Times Contest, 387 Beaucatcher Road, Asheville, NC  28805.

Emailed submission may be sent to writersw@gmail.com, with “Hard Times Contest” in the subject. The entry fee is payable online at www.twwoa.org.

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Literary Fiction Contest      

Deadline: Postmarked by August 30, 2015.

Submit a short story or chapter of a novel of 5,000 words or less.  Multiple entries are accepted.  All work must be unpublished. Pages should be paper clipped, with your name, address, phone and title of work on a cover sheet. Double-space, and use 12 point font.

The entry fee per submission is $25. Enclose self-addressed stamped envelope for critique and list of winners. Make check or money order payable to The Writers’ Workshop, and mail to:  Fiction Contest, 387 Beaucatcher Road, Asheville, NC  28805. Emailed submissions may be sent to writersw@gmail.com, with “Fiction Contest” in the subject. No cover sheet or SASE is necessary. The entry fee is payable online at www.twwoa.org.

Final Week to Enter Our Tom Howard/John H. Reid Fiction & Essay Contest

23 April 2015

The deadline is April 30, 2015, for 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:

  • 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: $16 per entry
  • 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

Submit online here

Questions? Please email adam@winningwriters.com

Can’t Enter Our Contest 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

Include a check or money order for $16 payable to Winning Writers, and note your email address and phone number with your payment. Please postmark your entry by April 30, 2015.

Visit the website:  Submit online here

My Dream Blog Writing Contest 2015

2 March 2015

My Dream Blog Writing Contest 2015

Do you have a blog? Or would you love to start one soon? Then tell us why you started your blog or why you would love to start a blog, and you could win one of our amazing prizes.

My Dream Blog Writing Contest by HowToStartABlogOnline.net is open to anyone of any age and nationality. There are 2 topics and you’re to write on only one:

  1. “Why I started my blog” (write on this if you already have a blog)
  2. “Why I would love to start a blog” (write on this if you don’t have a blog yet)

All entries MUST quote at least one sentence from this article: 29 Reasons Everyone Should Blog. In responding to the contest question, you can provide just one reason or many reasons. The choice is yours.

Seriously, let your imagination take over. Write the piece you want. Just make sure you read the above article on 29 reasons to start a blog and quote at least one sentence from it. You’re welcome to agree with or disagree with the quoted sentence from the article.

Here are the prizes you could win…

First place: A self-hosted WordPress blog with a premium theme and professional design (value: $354)

Second place: A self-hosted WordPress blog (value: $137)

Third place: Honourable mention

There are a few rules to note…

Each entry must be between 300 and 700 words and be formatted in Times New Roman, font size 12 with double line spacing. On the first page of your entry, include your name, email, phone number and country of residence.

The entry must be in MS Word (.doc or .docx) and the file name should be “Your Name_My Dream Blog Writing Contest”

You must read and quote at least one sentence from the above-linked article: 29 Reasons To Start A Blog.

Only one entry per participant is allowed. Save your entry in MS Word and submit it as an email attachment to Abdullahi [at] HowToStartABlogOnline [dot] net

The deadline for submission of entries is 12 April, 2015 (by 23:59 GMT). Any entry received after this date will not be considered.

For more details and to ask any question about the contest, see the contest page.

So, get your creative juice flowing, express yourself freely and enjoy your writing. You could be our winner!

Visit the website for details:  http://howtostartablogonline.net/my-dream-blog-writing-contest-2015/

Spring Essay Writing Contest for writers

2 March 2015

Essaymama Spring Essay Writing Contest

Spring is coming! It’s time for a new writing contest from Essaymama essay writing service. EssayMama announces Spring Essay Writing Contest! Yes, exactly. This is a great opportunity for all talented writers to express themselves.

Why compete in Essaymama Spring Essay Writing Contest?

Get published. Fame and popularity! Three best works will be published on the Essaymama Blog.

Get cash.
1st place – $450
2nd place – $300
3rd place – $200

Get discovered. Share your Spring spirit and writing talent with the world! We can give participation badges and certificates (on request).

Terms and Conditions

(Please, read Terms and Conditions carefully)

Deadline – May 25, 2015

One participant can send only one essay!

Essays will be checked by our team during the period from May 26, 2015 till June 01, 2015. The final results will be announced on June 02, 2015.

The winners will be published on our site. Also, each winner will receive a personal email alert.

Judging Criteria. Your essay will be evaluated by our team of writers and editors. Scale – from 0 to 100 points. You can get extra points for extra social sharing (see the information below).

Entry Fee $ 0. Just follow Essaymama’s Google+ Page and share the post about Essaymama Writing Contest ( don’t have G+ account? Then you can “like” Essaymama Facebook page and share the post about Essaymama Writing Contest to your own Facebook page). Link to your shared post is the ‘entry fee’ to the competition, so do not forget to add it to your letter!

ATTENTION! You can get extra points for extra social sharing! Share/follow/like other our social pages and get more points to your essay score! You can find the links to Essaymama social pages in the sidebar. Page follow – 5 extra points, post sharing – 2 extra points. – See more at: http://www.essaymama.com/contests

 Submit to contest[at]essaymama.com

Submission Guidelines

Type Essay (800 – 1300 words).

Topics:

  1. Successful Writer: What Does It Mean Nowadays?
  2. Connection Between Writing and the Formation of Personality
  3. How Essay Writing Can Help You In Your Life?
  4. Future of Education: Trends and Forecasts
  5. The Most Inspiring Book You’ve Ever Read
  6. Life Obstacles: The Punishment or The Necessary Impetus?
  7. Novel ‘1984’ by George Orwell – Dystopia or possible reality?
  8. Modern Art And Modern Education: What Is Common Between These Two Concepts

Language English only
Formats .doc, .rtf, .odt, and .docx
100% unique All submissions will be checked via Copyscape.
Participation in the contest automatically constitutes your agreement to the Terms and Conditions and the rejection of any claim.
Mail title should be [EssayMama Spring Essay Writing Contest], your name.

Cahaba River Literary Journal Essay Contest

12 January 2015
The April issue of The Cahaba Literary Journal will blossom into a beautiful butterfly about the last week of March 2015. Excitement is mounting at the editorial office and the editor and writers are patiently waiting the new birth of this beautiful magazine filled with essays, short stories, poetry and artwork. April can’t get here soon enough!
Since there is so much excitement in the air, I have decided to have an essay writing contest. Since April is such a beautiful time of year, I challenge each of you to a writing contest! Hold Up, Guys! There is a little catch! There is an entry fee of $15 — but! wait for it! There is also a prize to be given away too!
One lucky writer will get $100 and a $25 Olive Garden Gift Card on February 15th, 2015!
All essays must be about April – it can be about your cat named April, your wife, sister or your secret love! Or it can be about the month! As long as April is in your title! It can be about something that may have happened in your past in the month of April!
All essays must be typed, double spaced with your name, address and a short bio attached. All entries must be accompanied with a check or money order (or paid with PayPal) for emailed submissions for $15. Length of essays: 1000-3500 words. You may enter more than one essay but each one must be accompanied with entry fee.
No poetry with this contest – strictly essays!
Deadline for entries is February 1st, 2015. Entry Fee: $15.
All essays accepted will be published in a special magazine that will be published in March in an effort to promote the debut of The Cahaba River Literary Journal in April! One lucky writer will get the prize. Twenty writers will be in the spotlight (along with winner) in this special magazine so get those entries in today!
Cahaba River Literary Journal Essay Contest – “April”
2413 Bethel Rd.
Logansport LA 71049
318-697-5649
Visit the website for details:

The Writers’ Workshop of Asheville is sponsoring two writing competitions

6 July 2014

 WRITING COMPETITIONS

 The Writers’ Workshop of Asheville is sponsoring two writing competitions, open to any writer regardless of residence. The awards for both contests are:

1st Place: Your choice of a 3 night stay at our Mountain Muse B&B, 3 free workshops, or 75 pages line-edited and revised by our editorial staff.

2nd Place: 2 night stay at our B&B; or 2 free workshops; or 50 pages line-edited

3rd Place: One free workshop; or 25 pages line-edited

10 Honorable Mentions

 

Hard Times Essay Contest  –  Deadline: Extended to July 30, 2014.

 Write about a difficult experience in your life, how you overcame this obstacle, and how you were changed by it. Winning stories will be chosen for originality and creative writing style. Stories should be previously unpublished, and should not exceed 5,000 words (double-spaced, 12 point font).

Your name, address, email and title of work should appear on a separate cover sheet. The entry fee per submission is $25 ($20 for Workshop members).

Multiple entries are accepted. Enclose SASE for critique and list of winners. Make check or money order payable to The Writers’ Workshop, and mail to:  Hard Times Contest, 387 Beaucatcher Road, Asheville, NC  28805.

Emailed submission may be sent to writersw@gmail.com, with “Hard Times Contest” in the subject. The entry fee is payable online.

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Literary Fiction Contest   –    Deadline: Postmarked by August 30, 2014.

Submit a short story or chapter of a novel of 5,000 words or less.  Multiple entries are accepted.  All work must be unpublished. Pages should be paper clipped, with your name, address, phone and title of work on a cover sheet. Double-space, and use 12 point font.

The entry fee per submission is $25 ($20 for Workshop members). Enclose self-addressed stamped envelope for critique and list of winners.

Make check or money order payable to The Writers’ Workshop, and mail to:  Fiction Contest, 387 Beaucatcher Road, Asheville, NC  28805. 

Emailed submissions may be sent to writersw@gmail.com, with “Fiction Contest” in the subject. No cover sheet or SASE is necessary. The entry fee is payable online at www.twwoa.org.

CONSTANCE ROKE CREATIVE NONFICTION CONTEST

20 June 2014

The Malahat Review, Canada’s premier literary magazine,

invites emerging and established writers from Canada, the United States, and elsewhere to enter.

$1,000 awarded to the best work that embraces, but is not limited to, the personal essay, memoir,

narrative nonfiction, social commentary, travel writing, historical accounts, and biography,

all enhanced by such elements as description, dramatic scenes, dialogue, and characterization.

All entries should be previously unpublished, and between 2,000-3,000 words in length.

ENTRY FEE $35 for Canadian entries, $40 for U.S. entries, and $45 elsewhere.

Deadline August 1, 2014 (postmark date).

Visit the website for details:

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

The Writers’ Workshop of Asheville, NC: National Writing Contests

31 May 2014

The Writers’ Workshop of Asheville, NC is sponsoring four annual contests, open to any writer regardless of residence.

Guidelines can be found at www.twwoa.org., or by emailing writersw@gmail.com or calling 828-254-811.

The awards for all contests are:

 

1ST PLACE: Your choice of a 3 night stay at our Mountain Muse B&B, 3 free workshops, or 100 pages line-edited and revised by our editorial staff.

 

2nd PLACE: 2 night stay at our B&B; or 2 free workshops; or 50 pages line-edited.

 

3rd PLACE: One free workshop; or 25 pages line-edited.

 

10 Honorable Mentions

 

Hard Times Essay Contest

Deadline: Postmarked by May 30, 2014.

Literary Fiction Contest

Deadline: Postmarked by August 30, 2014.

24th Annual Memoirs Competition

Deadline: Postmarked by November 30, 2014.

26th Annual Poetry Contest

Deadline: Postmarked by Feb. 28, 2015.

 

  Guidelines can be found at www.twwoa.org

Last Call for Our Sports Fiction & Essay Contest

17 May 2014

Deadline: May 31, 2014
Now in its third year, this contest seeks published and unpublished work on themes related to sports. Jendi Reiter will judge, assisted by Ellen LaFleche. $16 fee for each entry of up to 6,000 words. $3,000 in prizes. Submit online.

Also open now, our Tom Howard/Margaret Reid Poetry Contest, with $3,000 in prizes. New this year, the fee is a flat $16 for 1-2 poems of any length. Deadline: September 30, 2014.

Visit the website:  https://winningwriters.com/our-contests/sports-fiction-essay-contest

SONORA REVIEW NONFICTION CONTEST

19 April 2014

— $15 ENTRY FEE.

Deadline May 15, 2014.

Essays and nonfiction up to 6,000 words.

Hybrid projects warmly welcomed.

Winner receives $1,000 prize and publication,

and finalists will be considered for publication

in Issue 66 of Sonora Review.

Visit the website:  http://sonorareview.com/contest/ 

Tom Howard/John H. Reid Fiction & Essay Contest

20 March 2014

Deadline: Apr 30, 2014

Results Announced: Sep 15, 2014

Theme: All themes accepted

Word Limit: 6,000 words

Entry Fee: $16.00 per entry. You may submit multiple entries.

Prefer to pay via PayPal?

Prizes: FICTION: First Prize, $1,000; Honorable Mentions, 5 awards of $100 each | ESSAYS: First Prize, $1,000; Honorable Mentions, 5 awards of $100 each

Full Guidelines

Tribe Yoga Teacher Training and Retreats: Yoga Scholarship Competition 2014

25 October 2013

Yoga Scholarship Competition


1st Annual Tribe Scholarship Writing Competition

Win a scholarship on a forthcoming Tribe Yoga Teacher Training
or 500 Euros cash prize!

SCHOLARSHIP COMPETITION DEADLINE EXTENSION
YOU HAVE MORE TIME TO WRITE YOUR STORY
RELAUNCH OF COMPETITION IN JANUARY 2014

Competition ends 31st March 2014.

POST NOTE: after cancelling the scholarship competition due to very few entries some people wrote in to tell us they were still writing!! If you have a story hold on to it. We will relaunch the competition in Jan 2014. The 3 entries we did receive were truly beautiful reads and worthy to be shared . We still would love to make a yoga stories book and with your participation we can. So please prepare your story and tell your friends to send in their stories too.
The winning TTC scholarships will be for 2014/2015
The entry fee has been reduced to 15 euros per entry

Tribe is offering a great opportunity to combine the art of writing with the spirit of Yoga. If you have experienced yoga, practiced yoga, lived yoga or just observed yoga, then you probably have a story to tell.

We hope this competition motivates you to pick up a pen and paper and write down yoga stories that will inspire, educate, enthuse or simply entertain others about the yoga world, yoga community or yoga practice.

Submit your stories, memoirs, essays, poetry, etc before the end of March 2014 for the chance to get your entry published and/or win a scholarship for one of our upcoming Yoga Alliance-Certified Yoga Teacher Trainings or 500 euros prize money.

A selection of yoga stories from those submitted will be chosen for publication in a book which will also offer insight into yoga practice and yogic living. All featured yoga stories will be complimented by text that explores the theme, message, experience, etc. that each story tells.

Not sure what yoga story you have to tell? Here are a few suggestions to get you started:

A specific incident that happened on the yoga mat, that magical moment when everything clicked into place.

Your story of healing through yoga.

Experiencing a particular yoga practice or discipline.

How yoga changed the way you live, think, love, exist?

A funny experience in a yoga retreat or in a yoga class.

How learning about the yamas & niyamas can impact one’s life.

A tangible experience of the chakras.

A mind-blowing breakthrough, that ‘Eureka’ yoga moment which brought you to a new understanding of yourself or the practice.

Meeting a ‘famous’ yoga personality, an Indian Guru, a well-known yoga teacher.

Your yoga story can be something you want to share or something you want to say. It can be philosophical, funny, moralistic, educational, touching, dramatic, etc. It can be told from a personal view or in the third person.
Winners:
Writers of the top three winning stories will be awarded a choice of a FREE place in a Tribe Yoga Teacher Training (as below) or a 500 Euros cash prize. The winning submissions along with other top stories will be published by Tribe in the forthcoming ‘Yoga Stories’ book.

All writers of any story published in the ‘yoga stories’ book will be credited in the book and will recieve a free copy.

Level 2 300hr Yoga Teacher Training in Austria, 8th June – 4th July, 2014 (Tribe Level 1 Graduates only)

Level 1 200hr Yoga Teacher Training in Goa, 23rd Nov – 19th Dec, 2014

Level 1 200hr Yoga Teacher Training in Goa, 4th Jan – 30th Jan, 2014

OR 500 euros prize money


Judging Criteria: Winners will be selected based on:

Personal Style (33%);

Content/Creativity (33%); and

Writing Skills (34%).

Judges
The winning stories will be selected by a panel of 3 judges. All jugdes are Tribe Faculty Teachers. In the event that a decision on 3 winners cannot be made the finalist entries will be placed in a hat and drawn at random.

Entry Fee

The 15 Euros entry fee payable when you submit your story contributes towards the publishing cost for the ‘Yoga Stories’ book. Any excess funds will be given to a charity of Tribe’s choice. You can enter as many individual stories as you like.

Competition ends 31st March 2014.

All entrants must be 18 years or older to enter.

VISIT THE WEBSITE TO READ THE COMPLETE ENTRY REQUIREMENTS:

http://www.tribe-yoga.com/competition-entry.html

Chronic Resilience Summer 2013 Essay Contest: Topic – “Who inspires your chronic resilience?”

23 May 2013

In anticipation for release of Chronic Resilience: 10 Sanity-Saving Strategies for Women Coping with the Stress of Illness (Cornari Press, August 2013)  Author Danea Horn is pleased to announce a Summer 2013 Essay Contest. The topic is “Who inspires your chronic resilience?”  She is inviting the nearly 45% of American’s coping with chronic illness to honor the special people in their lives who motivate them every day.

Essays must be submitted by 11:59 P.M. PST on Friday, July 26th  2013 for a chance to win the top prize of $250! Two additional essays will be honored with a spa gift basket full of self-pampering goodies. All winners will be recognized and have their essay posted on Danea Horn’s websites, www.chronicresilience.com and www.creativeaffirmations.com.

Participants wishing to enter the contest should write an essay of no more than 1,000 words describing who they are chronically resilient for.

For details and official rules, visit www.chronicresilience.com/essay-contest

 

HARD TIMES WRITING CONTEST

15 May 2013

Deadline: Postmarked by June 30, 2013

Awards:

1ST PLACE:  Your choice of a 3 night stay at The Mountain Muse B&B in Asheville; or 3 free online workshops; or 100 pages line-edited and revised by our editorial staff

2nd PLACE: 2 night stay at the B&B; or 2 free workshops; or 50 pages line-edited

3rd PLACE:  One free workshop, or 25 pages line-edited

10 Honorable Mentions

Guidelines:

Write about a difficult experience in your life, how you overcame this obstacle, and how you were changed by it. Winning stories will be chosen for originality and creative writing style. Stories should be previously unpublished, and should not exceed 4,000 words (double-spaced, 12 point font). Multiple entries are accepted.

Your name, address, email, phone and title of work should also appear on a cover sheet. Enclose a self-addressed, self-sealing stamped envelope for critique and list of winners, and the reading fee of $25 (or $20 for Workshop members) per entry. Please make check or money order payable to Writers’ Workshop, and send to: Hard Times Contest, 387 Beaucatcher Road, Asheville, N.C.  28805.

Emailed submissions may be sent to writersw@gmail.com, with “Hard Times Contest” in the subject. Entry fee is payable online at www.twwoa.org.

Visit the website: http://www.twwoa.org

Tom Howard/John H. Reid Short Story Contest – Last Call!

25 April 2013

Tom Howard/John H. Reid Short Story Contest – Last Call!

21st year. $5,550 in cash prizes, including a top prize of $3,000. Seeks short stories, essays and other works of prose, up to 5,000 words. All entries that win cash prizes will be published on WinningWriters.com (over one million page views per year) and announced in the Winning Writers Newsletter, with over 40,000 subscribers. Both published and unpublished work accepted.

Fee per entry is $16. Enter online or by mail. Winning Writers

Postmark deadline: April 30, 2013

Judges: John H. Reid, Dee C. Konrad.

Winning Writers is one of the “101 Best Writing Websites” (Writer’s Digest, 2005-2012).

See guidelines, past winners, and enter now at:

www.winningwriters.com/tomstory

Last Call for Entries – The Cupboard’s Third-Ever Contest –

25 April 2013
– The Cupboard’s Third-Ever Contest –
Deadline:  Tues., May 7th, 2013
Prize: $500 & publication
Judge: Kevin Wilson!
There’s still time to submit to The Cupboard’s Third-Ever Contest. The winning author receives $500, and the manuscript will be published as an upcoming volume. We’re looking for prose submissions between 4k and 10k words. In the past, we’ve published short stories, essays, collections of flash fiction and prose poems, and combinations thereof. Send us your best work. Reading fee is $10. Submissions are received and read anonymously, and all submissions are eligible for regular publication. Kevin Wilson will serve as final judge.
To submit, go to: http://www.thecupboardpamphlet.org/contest/
Please email cupboard@thecupboardpamphlet.org with any questions.
Kevin Wilson is the author of Tunneling to the Center of the Earth (Ecco/Harper Perennial, 2009), and The Family Fang (Ecco, 2011). His fiction has appeared in Ploughshares, Tin House, One Story, Cincinnati Review, and elsewhere, and has appeared in four volumes of the New Stories from the South: The Year’s Best anthology as well as The PEN/O. Henry Prize Stories 2012. He has received fellowships from the MacDowell Colony, Yaddo, and the KHN Center for the Arts. He’s an Assistant Professor in the English Department at the University of the South.
The Cupboard is published four times a year. Each volume features a body of work by a single author. Previous authors include Jesse Ball, Mathias Svalina, Courtney Maum, Joshua Cohen, and Anne Marie Rooney.
More information can be found at www.thecupboardpamphlet.org

Valentine’s Day Ideas Romantic Story Writing Content

5 March 2013

Valentine’s Day Ideas Romantic Story Writing Content, an international contest on love and friendship. The competition is open to authors worldwide.

http://valentinsdayideas.com is specially designed for all those people who are in love or are searching for their soul mate.  Since Valentine’s Day is here so we are starting a writing competition where people can share their special moments in form of a story. Love is a special feeling which brings in lots of emotion and all of us at one time or the other has experienced it. So this writing competition will give an opportunity to all the love birds to pen down their story and share with the others.  Those who fall short of words while expressing themselves, sending pictures and drawings of their special moments will also work great.

 The complete details of the competition are given below:

 
Name of the Competition Romantic Story Writing Competition
Starting Date 14th February, 2013
End Date 14th February, 2014
Entry Fees Free
Website Name http://valentinsdayideas.com

 

Competition Link http://valentinsdayideas.com/contest/

 

Competition Email contest@valentinsdayideas.com
Details Pen down your love story which is special and interesting. The story should be original and of 3000 words. If words are not your friends then you can also send in your romantic drawings or photographs to enter the contest. Complete details regarding the rules, eligibility and others are present on the site.

 

Prizes The judges will select 10 best stories. First prize $1000. Nine authors will get one of nine $100 Amazon Gift Cards. Moreover the best stories will be published on the site and will be given a space in an e-Book.

The X.J. Kennendy Award for Nonfiction – 7th Biennial Contest

7 February 2013

THE X.J. KENNEDY AWARD FOR NONFICTION

$10 ENTRY FEE ($15 if you desire a copy of the winning publication)

Deadline March 1, 2013.

Winner will receive $1,000, publication of the work in Rosebud, and three copies.

Four runners-up will receive $100 and publication. 3,500 words more or less.

Up to 4,500 words will be considered.

Submit any kind of nonfiction, including essays of all kinds,

nature and travel writing, and memoir.

Visit the website for details: http://www.rsbd.net/NEW/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=81&Itemid=27

Writer’s Digest Annual Writing Competition

3 February 2013

 

Writer’s Digest has been shining a spotlight on up and coming writers in all genres through its Annual Writing Competition for more than 80 years. Enter our 82nd Annual Writing Competition for your chance to win and have your work be seen by editors and agents! The winning entries will also be on display in the 82nd Annual Writer’s Digest Competition Collection.

Wondering what’s in it for you?

  • A 30-minute Platform Strategy Consultation with Chuck Sambuchino*
  • A one year subscription to Writer’s Digest eBooks
  • A chance to win $3,000 in cash
  • Get national exposure for your work
  • One on one attention with four editors or agents
  • A paid trip to the ever-popular Writer’s Digest Conference in New York City!

*A 30-Minute Platform Strategy Consultation with Chuck Sambuchino: In this 30-minute session, Chuck Sambuchino will review your current platform-building efforts, discuss goals for your platform, then provide tailored advice and a specific strategy for launching or growing your platform to achieve the results you want.

Chuck Sambuchino is the author of Formatting & Submitting Your Manuscript (Writer’s Digest, 2009), the bestselling humor book How to Survive a Garden Gnome Attack (Running Press, 2010), which has been optioned for film by Robert Zemeckis, and the forthcoming titles Red Dog, Blue Dog (Running Press, July 2012) and Create Your Writer Platform (Writer’s Digest, Nov 2012). Chuck is also the editor of the bestselling Guide to Literary Agents and Children’s Writer’s & Illustrator’s Market annuals (Writer’s Digest). Chuck is a former staffer of several newspapers and magazines. During his tenure as a newspaper reporter, he won awards from both the Kentucky Press Association and the Cincinnati Society of Professional Journalists. During the past decade, more than 650 of his articles have appeared in newspapers, magazines and books. Chuck also speaks at more than a dozen writing conferences each year on the topics of securing an agent and building a platform.

 

How to enter: register and pay online or download a printable entry form.

Early Bird Entry fees are $27 for the first manuscript; $20 for each additional entry submitted during the same transaction. Poems are $15 for the first entry; $10 for each additional poem submitted submitted during the same transaction. Entries submitted after that May 6, 2013 Early Bird deadline are $32 for the first manuscript; $25 for each additional entry submitted during the same transaction. Poems are $20 for the first entry; $15 for each additional poem submitted submitted during the same transaction.

Enter your work into one or more of these categories:

  • Inspirational Writing (Spiritual/Religious)
  • Memoirs/Personal Essay
  • Magazine Feature Article
  • Genre Short Story (Mystery, Romance, etc.)
  • Mainstream/Literary Short Story
  • Rhyming Poetry
  • Non-rhyming Poetry
  • Stage Play
  • Television/Movie Script
  • Children’s/Young Adult Fiction

One Grand Prize winner will receive:

  • $3,000 in cash
  • One on one attention from four editors or agents
  • A paid trip to the ever-popular Writer’s Digest Conference in New York City!
  • A one year subscription to Writer’s Digest eBooks
  • A 30-minute Platform Strategy Consultation with Chuck Sambuchino

First place will receive $1,000 in cash and $100 off any purchase from the Writer’s Digest Shop

Second place will receive $500 cash and $100 off any purchase from the Writer’s Digest Shop

Third place will receive $250 in cash and $100 off any purchase from the Writer’s Digest Shop

Fourth place will receive $100 in cash and $50 off any purchase from the Writer’s Digest Shop

Fifth place will receive $50 in cash and $50 off any purchase from the Writer’s Digest Shop

Sixth through Tenth place winners will receive $25 in cash.

All winners will also receive:

Be sure to check out more writing contests sponsored by Writer’s Digest.


EARLY BIRD DEADLINE: MAY 6, 2013

 


About 82nd Annual Writer’s Digest Writing Competition Collection
This special competition collection will be published in November 2013 and consists of the grand prize manuscript, the first place manuscript in each category, and the names of the top 10 winners in each category. You can purchase a copy online or order by mailing in the printable entry form. (You are not required to purchase the collection to enter the competition.)

VISIT THE WEBSITE: http://www.writersdigest.com/competitions/writers-digest-annual-competition


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Wag’s Revue Writing Contest

31 January 2013

The editors are excited to announce that beginning with Issue 11, the magazine compensates $100 per piece (poem or group of poems, essay, or short story).

Wag’s Revue holds two contests annually, the Winter Writers Contest from December through March and the Summer Writers Contest from June through August. The contests are open to all three genres and are judged by the editors. For each, first prize is $1000 and guaranteed publication, second prize $500 and third $100. All pieces are considered for publication. There is a $20 reading fee per piece.

Open reading periods are held from early March through May and from September through November. Submissions are currently open.

This year, we switched over to Submittable (the service formerly known as Submishmash). There you’ll find all guidelines and can upload your submission. While we allow for simultaneous submissions, if your work is accepted elsewhere, please withdraw the piece on Submittable, rather than emailing us about it.

Take Me to Submittable!

If you submitted during the open period this Spring, the editors are still reading those submissions and you will hear from us in the coming months. Thanks to those who submitted to the Summer Writers Contest. Winners will be announced in the new year.

If you are at all concerned about your submission, please email the editors at editors@wagsrevue.com.

If you’re interested in writing for our blog, The Wag, please shoot an email to blog sultan Ray Sultan at sultan@wagsrevue.com  ,including your resume, clips, and pitches of columns to write.

Visit the website:  http://www.wagsrevue.com/home