Posts Tagged ‘fiction competition’

The Redline Writing Competition is accepting submissions

25 October 2013

We have started a magazine aimed at encouraging writers

to produce quality work in the short story form.

Being writers ourselves we found being charged to submit work a bit dry,

albeit necessary for the larger prizes.

We wanted to fill that gap for writers of the short story

who want to have a bit of fun and get some exposure,

as well as all-important constructive feedback.


The competitions are bi-monthly, themed, and carry a fifty pound prize.

You can find us, and all of the details about how to enter, at www.overtheredline.com.


The current theme that we are accepting submissions for is “Urban Fiction”.

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Fish Short Story Prize 2013/14

19 October 2013

Ten Best Stories Published
Claire Kilroy is the judge.

We are honoured that she will select the best ten stories for publication in the 2014 Fish Anthology.

Clare Kilroy is the acclaimed author of 4 novels including All Summer, (recipient of the 2004 Rooney Prize for Irish Literature and was short-listed for the Kerry Group Irish Fiction Award), Tenderwire (shortlisted for the Hughes & Hughes Irish Novel Award), All Names Have Been Changed and The Devil I Know.

In 2002 she received an Arts Council Literature Award.

Closing Date: 30 November 2013.

Word limit is 5,000. There is no restriction on theme or style, and the prize is open to writers from all countries who are writing in English.

First Prize: €3,000, of which €1,000 is for travel to the launch of the Fish Anthology in July 2014 at the West Cork Literary Festival.

Second Prize: a week at the Anam Cara Writers Retreat in West Cork, plus €300.

Third prize: €300.

Entry fee: €20 (€10 subsequent entries). Online Entry. Once you register and enter online, you can login and check your entry(ies) at any time.

Results will be announced on 17 March on the Fish website, and sent out in the newsletter.

 

Enter Online

 

Stories must not have been published previously, and must be eligible for publication in the 2014 Fish Anthology.

Stories cannot be altered or changed after they have been entered. Judging at all stages is anonymous. Names or addresses must not appear on the stories, but on a separate sheet if entering by post, or in the appropriate place if entering online.

Postal entries: €22 (€12 subsequent entries)

Address: Fish Publishing, Durrus, Bantry, Co. Cork, Ireland.

Visit the website: http://author.fishpublishing.com/accounts/login/?next=/

The Time and Place Prize Literary Competition

19 October 2013

The Time & Place Prize is an international literary award
established to provide the two things every writer
requires . . .

the time and the place

to write.

 

Join us in France!
The winner of The Time & Place Prize receives a month-long stay in an idyllic
cottage nestled among the menhirs, myths and mists of Bretagne, France.

The Prize includes:

 

Round-trip airfare to and from Paris, France

plus ground transport to and from the cottage

Room & board for the month of July in a

private cottage in bucolic Brittany

The cottage is equipped with all the tools a

writer needs, including library, computer,
internet access, a complete OED, etc.

Time and place to work on your ideas

The Time & Place Prize

All literary genres considered.
Winner(s) selected by independent, third party judges.
Submissions limited to 5,000 words.
A $25 submission fee will be charged.

The Time & Place Prize Award Timeline

The 2012 Prize list of winners can be found on the Winners page.  
Submissions for the 2013 Prize are being accepted until November 30, 2013.
The 2013 shortlist will be announced mid-February, 2014.
The 2013 winner will be announced on March 31, 2014.
The 2013 winner will visit France for the month of July, 2014.

Visit the website:

http://timeandplaceprize.com/

Salamander 2013 Fiction Prize

23 May 2013

 

Salamander 2013 Fiction Prize

$1,500 Honorarium and Publication
Final Judge: Edith Pearlman

SUBMIT: Online or by mail from May 15 through June 15, 2013; on-​​line submission available at end of day on May 15th.

Reading fee: $15.00

  • All entries will be considered for publication. All entries will be considered anonymously.
  • Send no more than one story per entry. Each story must not exceed 30 double-​​spaced pages in 12 point font. Multiple entries are acceptable, provided that a separate reading fee is included with each entry.
  • Please submit two separate cover sheets with each entry, one with the title of the story only, and the other with the title of the story and your name, address, phone number, and email. Your name should not appear anywhere on the story itself.
  • Simultaneous submissions are acceptable, but the contest fee is non-​​refundable if the submission is withdrawn. Please notify the editors as soon as possible if a submitted story is accepted elsewhere.
  • Previously published works and works accepted for publication elsewhere cannot be considered. Salamander’s definition of publishing includes electronic publication.
  • No handwritten, faxed, emailed, or poorly copied/​printed manuscripts will be considered.
  • Salamander will not consider work from anyone currently or recently (within the past 4 years) affiliated with Suffolk University or the prize judge.
  • If you wish to be notified of the arrival of your manuscript, please enclose a self-​​addressed stamped postcard. Please also include a self-​​addressed stamped business-​​sized envelope for notification of contest results. Manuscripts cannot be returned. Contest results will be emailed to entrants and will be posted on salamandermag​.org
  • Contest reading fee includes a one-​​year subscription. Checks should be made out to Salamander. We will send your subscription to the address on your cover sheet unless instructed otherwise. Overseas addresses, please add $10 for subscription postage ($5 for addresses in Canada). Please note that we cannot accept money orders or checks from foreign banks.
  • Online contest submissions and payment will be available starting May 15.

Edith Pearlman’s most recent collection of short stories, Binocular Vision, received the 2011 National Book Critics Circle Award. Her other books are How to Fall, Love Among the Greats, and Vaquita. She has published more than 250 works of short fiction and nonfiction in national magazines, literary journals, anthologies, and online publications. Her work has appeared in Best American Short Stories, The O. Henry Prize Stories, and New Stories from the South.

Deadline: JUNE 15, 2013

Visit the website:  http://salamandermag.org/contests/

NORTHERN COLORADO WRITERS SHORT FICTION CONTEST

31 January 2013

NCW Short Fiction Competition

Stories can be in any style or genre, though they should have a broad appeal.

Max 5,000 words.

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

$20 ENTRY FEE

Winners and honorable mentions will be published in and receive a free copy of the winners’ anthology,

Pooled Ink: Celebrating the 2013 NCW Contest Winners, due out in December.

The final judge for this category is Ms. Alyson Hagy.

See the website for full submission guidelines.

http://www.northerncoloradowriters.com/upcoming-events-mainmenu-133/writing-contests/307-2012-writing-contests.html

Deadline March 31, 2013.

Deep Sea Publishing Writing Contests

24 November 2012

Deep Sea Publishing is announcing several new contests!

To find out more about these contests, go to http://deepseapublishing.com/contest/

Authors’ Contest: Deep Sea Publishing is announcing a new contest for authors.   DMT will select a minimum of  5 authors to publish free of charge. Winners will be announced on this website on January 31, 2013.  The publication goal is to have all authors published by May 15, 2013.  Valued at over $1,000, this is a dream offer to first-time or seasoned authors.   The winners receive:

  • paperback book up to 450 pages (in 5 x 8 format) published free of charge;
  • e-book published free of charge;
  • 2 ISBN’s (one for paperback and one for e-book);
  • free deluxe book cover design;
  • free book editing, proofing, and formatting;
  • 10 copies in paperback form;
  • low-cost copies for the author whenever more copies are desired;
  • book listed and sold on Amazon.com (paperback and e-book), BarnesandNoble.com (e-book), and others;
  • book listed and sold on Deep Sea website;
  • author webpage on Deep Sea website;
  • book webpage on Deep Sea website;
  • social media advertizing on Facebook and Twitter;
  • advertizing on other channels.
  • Entrance fee: $5
  • Submittal deadline is: January 15, 2013. Early submittal is encouraged.

Check out all details at: http://deepseapublishing.com/contest/authors-contest/

HIGH SCHOOL TEACHERS:  Deep Sea Publishing is going to have a contest for your reading, English and literature classrooms. We will be looking for great, well-written stories written collectively by students in class. Starting December 1, 2012 for high school reading and literature classrooms. Check out our link for more details: http://deepseapublishing.com/contest/classroom-contest-2013/

Young Adult Authors: DSP is launching a contest just for you. Find out more details at: http://deepseapublishing.com/contest/ya-contest-2013/ . The deadline for all entries is  9:00 pm EST,  February 28, 2013.   The award winner will be announced by March 17, 2013.  Early entrance is suggested.

Free Books:   Deep Sea Publishing gives away free copies of its books every month.   To enter the book contest, register (subscribe) at this site or send an email to  register@deepseapublishing.com and put Free Book in the subject or body of the email.

Deep Sea Publishing had a number of winners for its free book give-aways. People like Anna Jones of Midlothian, Virginia, Blake Kaplan of Gautier, Mississippi, and Meredith Booker of Sarasota, Florida won free copies of The Bryant Family Chronicles: Death and Gold in Zara Zote.  You can also check for free books on our Facebook page:  http://www.facebook.com/#!/pages/Deep-Sea-Publishing/192930410753256 or on Twitter: @DeepSeaPublish .    Free shipping is only within the USA.  See more information plus our prize puzzles at our prize page: http://deepseapublishing.com/contest/free-books-prize-puzzles/Like a good crossword puzzle, here’s one for our readers:  http://deepseapublishing.com/contest/crossword-puzzle/

Last Call for Entries: Fish Short Story Prize 2012/13 (€3,000)

24 November 2012

Fish Short Story Prize 2012/13 (€3,000) 

CLOSES: 30 NOV 2012

FISH WILL PUBLISH THE TEN BEST STORIES IN THE 2013 FISH ANTHOOGY

Enter Online Here

Judge: Philip O’Ceallaigh will select the best ten stories for publication in the 2013 Fish Anthology.

Philip is the acclaimed author of two collections of short stories, Notes From a Turkish Whorehouse, and The Pleasant Light of Day. He is described by Joseph O’Connor as an author who is “touched by greatness.”

Closes: 30 November 2012

Word limit: 5,000. There is no restriction on theme or style, and the prize is open to writers from all countries who are writing in English.

Ten best stories published.

First Prize: €3,000, of which €1,000 is for travel to the launch of the Fish Anthology in July 2013 at the West Cork Literary Festival.

Second Prize: a week at the Anam Cara Writers Retreat in West Cork, plus €300.

Third prize: €300.

Online Entry fee: €20 (€10 subsequent entries). Online Entry. Once you register and enter online, you can login and check your entry(ies) at any time.

Results: announced on 17 March on the Fish website, and sent out in the newsletter.

Stories must not have been published previously, and must be eligible for publication in the 2013 Fish Anthology.

Stories cannot be altered or changed after they have been entered. Judging at all stages is anonymous. Names or addresses must not appear on the stories, but on a separate sheet if entering by post, or in the appropriate place if entering online.

Postal entries: €22 (€12 subsequent entries)

Address: Fish Publishing, Durrus, Bantry, Co. Cork, Ireland.

Roddy Doyle, Dermot Healy and Colum McCann are honorary patrons of the Fish Short Story Prize.

Full Details * http://www.fishpublishing.com/short-story-competition-contest.php

FanStory.com Writing Contests – Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry

29 October 2012

FanStory.com Writing Community

Get Feedback For Your Poetry and Stories
Join Writing Contests!
Over 50 Poetry and Story Writing Contests Now Available
FanStory.com, helping writers improve their craft since the year 2000
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A Love Poem Contest

Write a love poem. Your love poem can be fictional or non-fictional.
Cash prize for the winner of this poetry contest.
FanStory.com Information: http://www.fanstory.com
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Flash Fiction Contest

Write a flash fiction story using only 800 words on the topic provided.
The topic is “the white picket fence”. Cash prize to the winner.
Info On FanStory.com: http://www.fanstory.com

Full Contests Listing: http://www.fanstory.com/contests.jsp

The Sophie King Prize: an exciting new competition for romantic fiction writers

29 October 2012

The Sophie King Prize.

This romantic fiction short story competition aims to discover a great new romance short story.

The winning story will be chosen by best-selling novelist and short story writer Sophie King.

This free-to-enter competition is open to both published and unpublished writers resident in the UK.

The winning story will be recorded by a professional actor,

and broadcast from a dedicated online audio player at www.sophieking.info

and www.greatstorieswithheart.com.

The winner will also receive a beautiful silver-plated jug and £50 gift voucher

courtesy of The Handpicked Collection. Entrants must submit a short story

of between 2,000 to 2,500 words with a romantic theme.

The submissions deadline is January 10th 2013

and the winner will be announced in March 2013.

More at www.sophieking.info