Posts Tagged ‘publication’

“THE LIGHT OF THE STARS” 2016 ANNUAL POETRY CONTEST

15 November 2016

“The Light of the Stars” 2016 Annual Poetry Contest
(co-sponsored by LONE STARS MAGAZINE and CONCEIT MAGAZINE) 

Annual DEADLINE Extended: November 30, 2016
Postmarked

Judging Editors: Milo Rosebud and Perry Terrell
of LONE STARS and Conceit Magazines

READING FEE: $2.00 per poem
5 poems per submission
UNLIMITED ENTRIES
Unpublished, simultaneous and previously published entries accepted.
Entries are to be 32 lines or less, single spaced, camera ready – “the way you want to see it in print.”
Contest Name & Author’s Name and Address on each page
Include SASE or postcard for acknowledgment.
One-time magazine publication rights to each publisher. Author’s own copyrights guaranteed.

Winners:
40% of fees collected – First Prize
20% of fees collected – Second Prize
20% of fees collected – Third Prize
PLUS: 1 YEAR Subscription to LONE STARS MAGAZINE
6 MONTH Subscription to CONCEIT MAGAZINE

US Mail to: LONE STARS Magazine

or
email to: Conceitmagazine2007@yahoo.com

Use PayPal: lonestarsmagazine@yahoo.com

or US Mail entries and reading fees to:
LONE STARS Magazine
Milo Rosebud, Editor & Publisher
“THE LIGHT OF THE STARS” Poetry Contest

4219 Flinthill Drive
San Antonio, TX 78230-1619
or
Perry Terrell, Editor

“THE LIGHT OF THE STARS” Poetry Contest

Conceit Magazine
P.O. Box 884223
San Francisco, CA 94188-4223

MAKE Checks PAYABLE TO: Milo Rosebud

The Art of Poetry is The Art of the Story”.  by Terry Lee

LONE STARS 25+ years Publishing Poetry

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The Biggest Error of a New Writer

20 May 2016

Here lately I’ve received a rash of emails asking me how to become a freelance writer and make money. Well, actually, they ask how they can write and get paid by me, and then they ask me to mentor them so that their writing is good enough.

So, let’s look at this for a moment . . . I’m supposed to take on someone who is not a commercial writer, teach them how to write such that it IS marketable, then pay them $50 for 500 words that fit FundsforWriters.

Some submitters become quite disgruntled when I refuse them. Some pitch me anyway, then when I reject (always with reasons to help them learn), they get angry that I am not giving a new writer a chance by educating them how to write it better.

Note to writers everywhere: It is not an editor’s job to teach you how to write. When you pitch, you are professing to already know the craft. It should be only a matter of the writer’s pitch fitting the need of the publication.

The best ways to learn how to write for a publication:

1) Read all the freelance chapters in a Writers Market.
2) Read enough of the publication you’re pitching to understand their style.
3) Read the guidelines and study the editorial calendar (if available).
4) Ensure your writing is polished enough so that the editor wants to read more.
5) Know the Chicago Manual of Style.

Second note to writers: Editors are not there to edit your work for you. They are there to edit for the publication, to find the best topics for their readers and then edit the stories to fit the space.

Take the time to learn how to write well. Then take the time to learn how to pitch smart. Do not use editors for your trial and error learning process. Find beta readers and critique groups to test drive your work.

You cannot undo a first impression, and yes, many editors remember. An idea that doesn’t quite fit is one thing….not knowing how to write is quite another.

Freelance writing resources for the new freelance writer:

http://www.therenegadewriter.com/
http://www.makealivingwriting.com/
http://www.writersmarket.com/

By C. Hope Clark, award-winning author of the Carolina Slade Mystery Series, creator and editor at http://www.fundsforwriters.com 

Hunger Mountain – Literary Prizes

18 January 2016

Hunger Mountain

Literary Prizes

Deadline: March 1, 2016
Entry Fee: $20
E-mail address: hungermtn@vcfa.edu

Three prizes of $1,000 each and publication in Hunger Mountain are given annually for a poem, a short story, and an essay. Lee Upton will judge in poetry, Janet Burroway will judge in fiction, and Robert Michael Pyle will judge in nonfiction. Submit up to three poems or a story or essay of up to 10,000 words with a $20 entry fee by March 1. All entries are considered for publication. Visit the website for complete guidelines.

Hunger Mountain, Literary Prizes, Vermont College of Fine Arts, 36 College Street, Montpelier, VT 05602. (802) 828-8517. Samantha Kolber, Managing Editor.

Nivalis Short Story Contest 2015

1 February 2015

Deadline: Saturday, February 28, 2015

Entry Fees: $10

Prizes:

First Prize: US$150, publication and 2 copies of the anthology
Second Prize: US$100, publication and 2 copies of the anthology
Third Prize: US$100 and publication in the contest anthology

Description:

“Nivalis”, the theme of the contest, represents the winter season. Interpretation of the theme is left to the writer’s fancy – the story may have winter as the backdrop, or may convey a sense of chill. It may be a gloomy tale up in the north, or a pleasant story away from the tropical heat. We are not too choosy about the genre either – we love what is known as literary fiction, but your story could as easily belong to the crime / mystery genre, or it may be a tale of horror if you have Edgar Poe in you. In other words, so long as there is a commonly accepted or acceptable interpretation of the theme embedded in the plot, it works for us. However, this contest is not for children’s stories, science fiction, fantasy, young adult, chick lit or similar such.

The contest will be judged by four independent judges, including Clare Wallace, Literary Agent for Darley Anderson.

Contact Information:

editors@fabulapress.com

Visit the website for details:

http://www.fabulapress.com/the-contest/

SENTINEL ANNUAL POETRY & SHORT STORY COMPETITIONS 2014

11 October 2014

Sentinel Annual Poetry Competition 2014

Closing Date: 21 December 2014

The Sentinel Annual Poetry Competition 2014 is now accepting entries. Now in its 5th year, previous winners include Bridport Winner Terry Jones, Oz Hardwick, and Sharon Black. Marking Time author and former editor of Envoi, the multi-award-winning poet Roger Elkin returns to judge this competition for the 5th time.

Details: This competition is for original, previously unpublished poems in English Language on any subject, in any style, up to 60 lines long (excluding title). Poems entered should not be under consideration or accepted for publication elsewhere.

Eligibility: Poets of all ages, gender, and nationality living in any part of the world are eligible to enter.

First Prize: £700

Second Prize: £350

Third Prize: £175

High Commendation: £55 x 5

Commendation: Publication in winners anthology only

First Publication: All prize winners and commended poets will receive first publication in an anthology of winners scheduled for September 2015.

Entry Fees: £5 per poem. No maximum number of entries.

Results: Will be announced on 2nd March 2015

How to Enter:  http://www.sentinelpoetry.org.uk/sawc/poetry.html

 

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Sentinel Annual Short Story Competition 2014

Closing Date: 21 December 2014

The Sentinel Annual Short Story Competition 2014 is now accepting entries. Now in its 3rd year, the maiden prize was won in 2012 by Alison Bouhmid, and the 2014 prize was won by Clare Marsh. Tears in the Fence Editor, David Caddy returns to judge the competition for a third time.

Details: This competition is for original, previously unpublished short stories in English Language on any subject, in any style, up to 2000 words long (excluding title). Stories entered should not be under consideration or accepted for publication elsewhere.

Eligibility: Writers of all ages, gender, and nationality living in any part of the world are eligible to enter.

First Prize: £700

Second Prize: £350

Third Prize: £175

High Commendation: £55 x 5

Commendation: Publication only

First Publication: All prize winners and commended authors will receive first publication in an anthology of winners scheduled for September 2015.

Entry Fees: £5 per story. No maximum number of entries.

Results: Will be announced on 2nd March 2015

How to Enter:  http://www.sentinelpoetry.org.uk/sawc/short-story.html

Mind Magazine Insight Poetry Prize Competition

6 July 2014

Deadline: Friday, August 15, 2014

Entry Fees: $10 entry per 3 poems.

Prizes:
First place: $300 plus publication; Second place: $150 plus publication, Three honorable mentions: $50 plus publication.

Description:
2014 Mind Magazine INSIGHT Poetry Prize Competition.
Winners will be published in Mind Magazine’s top talent showcase section. All poems submitted will be considered for standard publication. Submit 1–3 unpublished poems, up to three pages each. Entry fee $10, check or money order to Mind Magazine, PO Box 387, O’Brien, OR 97534; or via PayPal to mindmagazinestore@gmail.com
Deadline for all entries is August 15th, 2014. Winner will be announced in September 2014. The Mind Magazine 2014 INSIGHT Poetry Prize Competition will be judged by award winning poet Michael Spring and Editor-in-chief Rich Norman. For more information visit http://www.mindmagazine.net

Contact Information:
Rich Norman
mindmagazinesubmissions@gmail.com

Website:
http://www.mindmagazine.net/#!contests-and-submissions/c1j72

Call for submissions: AGAVE MAGAZINE

7 March 2014

AGAVE MAGAZINE
http://www.agavemag.com/submit.html

Submit by email or by using online
submissions manager.  Submit up to 5
poems.  Submit original, unpublished
work that has not been published
elsewhere.  Submit documents as .doc
or .docx files in easy to read fonts
such as Times New Roman, Helvetica, etc.
Include valid email address.  Sim subs
okay with notification of work
acceptance elsewhere.  Read publication
agreement on website as by submitting
you acknowledge that you have read
and have consented to the publication
agreement,
http://www.agavemag.com/publication-agreement—terms–conditions.html
if your work is accepted for publication.

Submit by email:
ariana@agavemag.com

Submit online:
https://agavemagazine.submittable.com/submit

Literal Latté Poetry Awards

6 June 2013

Deadline: Monday, July 15, 2013

Categories

Entry Fees:

$10 per set of six poems or $15 for a set of 10; check or money order made out to Literal Latté

Prizes:

$1,000/$300/$200

Description:

Send unpublished poems up to 2,000 words. All styles welcome and all entries considered for publication.

Contact Information:

Literal Latté, 200 E. 10th St., Suite 240, New York, NY 10003

212-260-5532 

Email via online form

Website:

http://www.literal-latte.com

The Return of the Miami University Press Novella Contest!

2 May 2013

After a brief hiatus, Miami University Press invites submissions to the 2014 Novella Contest. This award has been given annually since 2005 to a novella length manuscript of original fiction. The winning manuscript will receive $750 and publication.

Submissions are currently open. All entries will be reviewed blindly.

  • Deadline: October 14, 2013
  • Submission Fee: $25
  • Judge: Joseph Bates, author of Tomorrowland

For more information on how to enter, please visit the website, http://www.orgs.muohio.edu/mupress/