Posts Tagged ‘prose contests’

FAIRY TALE REVIEW AWARDS IN POETRY AND PROSE

20 June 2014

Fairy Tale Review is thrilled to announce the debut of an annual contest,

beginning this year with Prose & Poetry awards.

We’re interested in poems, stories, and essays with a fairy-tale feel

— mainstream to experimental, genre to literary, realist to fabulist.

Both contests will award $1,000, and all submissions will be considered for publication in The Mauve Issue.

$10 ENTRY FEE.

Deadline July 15, 2014

Visit the website for details on how to enter:
https://fairytalereview.submittable.com/submit

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THE WRITERS’ UNION OF CANADA SHORT PROSE COMPETITION

2 February 2014

Attention: Eligible Writers must be Canadian citizens or landed immigrants.

$29 ENTRY FEE.

Winner and finalists will have their stories submitted to three Canadian magazine publishers for consideration.

Deadline: postmarked March 1, 2014.

All writers must not have been published in book format,

in any genre and not have a contract with a book publisher.

Eligible entries nonfiction and fiction prose; up to 2,500 words, English language.

Visit the website for details:

http://www.writersunion.ca/short-prose-competition

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 Both published and unpublished work accepted.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

Winning Writers Announces 4 Literary Contests for 2013, Over $16,000 in Prizes

6 February 2013

Founded in 2001, Winning Writers provides fast, easy and affordable access to expert literary contest information. It’s celebrating its 12th year in business by hosting four international contests that will award over $16,000 in prizes.

Here are summaries of the contest guidelines:

Wergle Flomp Humor Poetry Contest
(no fee)

12th annual free contest seeks humor poems. Eleven cash prizes totaling $2,000 will be awarded. Top prize of $1,000. Submit one poem by April 1 deadline. No entry fee. Winning entries published online. Final judge: Jendi Reiter. The most recent winner was Judith Sanders for “Shoppin’ Spree.”
Deadline: April 1, 2013

Click Here for Full Guidelines

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Tom Howard/John H. Reid Short Story Contest

21st year. Ten cash prizes totaling $5,550 will be awarded. Top prize $3,000. Seeks short stories, essays and other works of prose, up to 5,000 words. Winning entries published online. Both published and unpublished work accepted. Fee per entry is $16. Postmark deadline: April 30. Judges: John H. Reid, Dee C. Konrad. The most recent winner was Tony Myres for “Searching for Father–A Tale of Repentance, Redemption and Resurrection.”
Deadline: April 30, 2013

Click Here for Full Guidelines

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Sports Fiction & Essay Contest

Now in its second year. Twelve cash prizes totaling $3,000 will be awarded. Two top prizes of $1,000 each. Submit stories and essays on sports-related themes, up to 6,000 words each. Winning entries published online. Entry fee: $15. Postmark deadline: May 31. Final judge: Jendi Reiter. The most recent top winners were Starkey Flythe for “State Champ” and Scott Winkler for “The Kicker.”
Deadline: May 31, 2013

Click Here for Full Guidelines

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Tom Howard/Margaret Reid Poetry Contest

11th year. $5,500 in prizes will be awarded, including $2,000 for a poem in any style and $2,000 for a poem that rhymes or has a traditional style. Both published and unpublished work accepted. Winning entries published online. Entry fee is $8 for every 25 lines. Postmark deadline: September 30. Judges: John H. Reid, Dee C. Konrad. The most recent top winners were Carmine Dandrea for “A Wake in the House” and Myron Stokes for “For My Ancestors.”
Deadline: September 30, 2013

Click Here for Full Guidelines

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Find out more at WinningWriters.com – http://winningwriters.com/index.php#.URM1aGfxmC8

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