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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

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The New Writer Magazine: Prose & Poetry Prizes 2012

29 October 2012

Prose and Poetry Prizes

This is the 13th year of the Prose & Poetry Prizes sponsored by The New Writer magazine, although it is the 16th consecutive year of the Poetry Prizes – previous winners include Judi Moore, Sharon Black, Wes Lee, Alexandra Fox, Cathy Whitfield, Mo McAuley, Alesha Racine, David Grubb, Katy Darby and Graham Clifford, whose award winning entries appeared in our anthologies – find details on this website. Prizes are awarded in the following categories:

The next closing date for the annual prose and poetry prizes is 30th November 2012/

FACT

Essays, Articles, Interviews – covering any writing-related or literary theme in its widest sense up to 2,000 words. 1st prize £150, 2nd £100, 3rd £50.

FICTION

Short Stories, Micro Fiction – short stories 500 to 5,000 words, micro fiction up to 500 words; on any subject or theme, in any genre (not children’s). Previously published work is not eligible. Short Stories: 1st prize £300, 2nd £200, 3rd £100. Micro Fiction: 1st prize £150, 2nd £100, 3rd £50.

POETRY

Single Poems and Collections – Single Poems up to 40 lines; Collections of between 6 – 10 poems – no restriction on length of poems in the Collection category. Single poem entries must be previously unpublished; previously published poems can be included as part of a Collection. Collection: 1st prize £300, 2nd £200, 3rd £100. Single: 1st prize £100, 2nd £75, 3rd £50.

Total Prize Fund £2,500

How to Enter the Prose & Poetry Prizes

If sending poetry by email please send as an attachment – either Microsoft Word (.doc) or plain text (.txt) formats. However, we would prefer to receive longer MSS of poetry collections, short stories and features in the post to The New Writer at the address at the foot of this page along with a covering sheet with your name, address, tel/fax/email, and the title(s) of your work. For payment details see the Rules of entry and Entry Form page.

These are annual prizes – for more information contact The New Writer tel 01580 212626 or email <editor@thenewwriter.com>

Click Here For Rules of Entry and online entry form

Click Here for previous winners

Call for submissions: [ brainfilter ] seeks smart and provocative non-fiction

24 October 2012
We are seeking writing that is provocative and politically incorrect. Your submission can be personal, political, philosophical, whatever…so long as it’s compelling. We aren’t afraid of sex or four-letter words. We want the kind of writing others would deem unpublishable (but we’re open to milder content as well).Ideally, we are looking for non-fiction (essays, memoirs, interviews, book excerpts, etc.) that is between 1000 – 5000 words, but this is not a strict guideline.

We accept submissions throughout the year, so there is no deadline.

Selected articles will be published on our web site (http://brainfilter.tv).

By submitting your writing to [ brainfilter ] you grant us the right to republish your work, but you retain full rights.

There are so few places where adults can have adult conversations; let’s do something to change that.

Submit your writing using the link below:
http://brainfilter.tv/submit/