Posts Tagged ‘writing’

Scholarship Essay Competition

16 September 2017

Deadline: November 30, 2017

Best Essay Education is a top academic writing service that, for years, has produced high quality academic writing for students in high school, college and graduate/professional programs. We pride ourselves in employing only the best writers, with Bachelor’s through Ph.D. degrees in all academic disciplines, so that we can serve any student need. As students use our service, and receive original, custom academic writing, they are able study those pieces and become better writers themselves. Best Essay Education has created a scholarship essay competition to encourage students to produce their own great essays and have the opportunity to win a sizeable financial award to help with their own educational expenses. Below, you will find all of the details. If you meet our entry requirements and are ready to craft that perfect essay, we urge you to enter.

Who is Eligible?

To apply, you must be a student at an accredited college, university, community college, oct-tech certificate program, or any graduate or equivalent professional program. High school students who have just enrolled in college, are certainly eligible.

Essay Prompts

Entrants must choose one of the following three prompts:

Should students have the right to evaluate their teachers? Why or why not? If so, how should this be done? What new innovations promise to significantly change your life in college? How will they change your life? Of all of the environment threats, which do you see as the most dangerous right now?

Rules

1. The entry is free, but a student may only enter one time

2. The essay has a word maximum of 1,000 words and must be in English

3. Essays must be submitted through our application form or as a Word attachment, sent to bestessay.education@gmail.com, with the subject line “Scholarship Essay Contest.”

4. Once the essay is submitted, entrants must access their Facebook, Twitter, Flipboard or Stumbleupon page and repost this page. Help us to spread the word about the scholarship to as many students as possible.

5. Entrants must also “Like” our Facebook page and “follow” us on Twitter.

6. No offensive, harassing, or incendiary, defaming content may be used.

7. By submitting an essay, the student is certifying that the content in fully original.

8. Entry automatically constitutes agreement on the part of the entrant to all of the Terms and Conditions listed below.

9. Entrant’s full name, email, and social media account ID’s should appear on a separate page and submitted with the essay.

Methods of Judging

All eligible essays will be evaluated by a panel of Best Essay Education writers and editors.

The following criteria will be used:

  • Originality of thought and structure
  • Quality of grammar and composition, including organization, vocabulary, etc.
  • Creativity and depth of thought

The panel shall determine the top three winners, based upon a scored rubric, and will then publish those winner names on its site, and social media pages, as it deems appropriate. Winners will receive notification via email and will be required to reply to those emails. Should a winner fail to respond to the email or, for any reason, refuse the prize award, the award will be provided to the entrant who is next in line.

Deadline for entries is 30 November, 2017.  

Visit the website:  https://bestessay.education/blog/best-essay-scholarship-contest

 

 

Terms and Conditions: 

By submitting an entry to Scholarship Contest, the entrant automatically agrees to be bound by these Terms and Conditions. Entrants attest that any entry submitted to the Best Essay.Education scholarship essay contest will be fully original and is one that has never been submitted or published anywhere else. We reserves the right to subject every entry to a plagiarism-scan, in order to verify originality. Once an entry is submitted, entrant agrees that all ownership rights to that essay are transferred to BestEssay.Education, and all copyright laws protect ownership by BestEssay.Education. Entrant understands and agrees that s/he may not reproduce, transfer, share, republish, or otherwise use or distribute the entry essay in any way, without express written permission. Entrant agrees that the company may use his/her name in publishing the contest entrants and/or winners. BestEssay.Education shall protect all other personal information of every contestant and shall not provide that personal information to any third party.

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*Verbolatry Laugh-a-Riot Contest 2016*

19 July 2016

*Verbolatry Laugh-a-Riot Contest 2016*

Entries are now being accepted for the Verbolatry Laugh-a-Riot
Contest. Humorous essays and cartoons about writing/publishing.

Prize: £150 to the winning entry, via PayPal & publication in the Verbolatry newsletter
Eligibility: Anyone over the age of 18, except contest judges and family
Topic: Writing/publishing
Language: English
Genres: Humorous fiction, humorous nonfiction
Types: Cartoon, Essay
Specifications:
Cartoon – JPG, PNG or GIF file, resolution 75dpi min., dimensions 900x1400px max., as attachment
Essay – 100 words min., 500 words max., in message body
Original, previously unpublished work only
One entry per author, regardless of type
Mention the category and title of your entry in the subject line
Include an accurate word count
Tell us where you heard about this contest (Our charismatic promoters)
Send entry to: v3rbolatry(at)gmail(dot)com
“Early Bird” submission period*: 1 April 2016 to 31 July 2016
Last date: 31 August 2016
Results announced: October 2016 newsletters
Send us your funnies about writing, and win £150!

Deadline 31 August 2016.

Two categories, free and paid,

Entry fee:  £5 per entry via PayPal , with cash
prizes and publication.

Results announced October 2016. Sponsored by
Anam Cara Writer’s and Artist’s Retreat.

Details at:
http://devyaniborade.blogspot.com

TWITTER: @v3rbolatry
http://bit.ly/1pSghsz
#Verbolatry #LaughContest

Freelance Markets and Job opportunities

19 April 2014

FREELANCE MARKETS:

ADOPTIVE FAMILIES http://www.adoptivefamilies.com/articles.php?aid=259 — Adoptive Families is the leading information resource for families before, during, and after adoption. The award-winning national bimonthly magazine provides independent, authoritative adoption information in an accessible and reader-friendly format.

 

PARENTLIFE – http://blog.lifeway.com/parentlife/about-parent-life/#.U1AZ1-ZdVFQ — A Christian parenting magazine designed to take parents from pregnancy through the preteen years. ParentLife brings a Christian worldview to today’s top parenting and cultural issues, covering topics related to health, development, education, discipline, and spiritual growth. Each issue of ParentLife gives practical ideas and insights to help parents meet the responsibilities and celebrate the joys of parenting. ParentLife is set apart from other secular parenting magazines in that it alone addresses the whole child: physically, cognitively, socially, emotionally … and spiritually. Pays up to $350 for articles of 350 to 1,200 words.

 

HOW –  http://www.howdesign.com/get-into-how-magazine/ — HOW is the business magazine for graphic designers and a leading source of ideas and creative solutions for the industry. Published bimonthly, it’s about 75 percent freelance written. Articles include: detailed information on industry trends; outstanding examples of design / illustration / photography (whether in the form of printed material, identity design, videos, CDROM, Web sites, signage programs, etc.); profiles of noteworthy industry figures, usually in conjunction with a specific project they’ve completed; business tips; new technology; new disciplines for graphic designers; and pressing industry issues. Columns typically run around 1,200 words. Features run 1,500 to 2,000 words. Payment ranges $250-$800. 20 percent kill fee.

 

COLUMBIA KIDS –  http://columbia.washingtonhistory.org/kids/spring2010/guidelines.aspx — COLUMBIAKids is a free online magazine that features exciting, interesting, and informative articles and stories based in Pacific Northwest history. Our target readers are children up to age 14 who live in the states of Washington, Oregon, Idaho, and Alaska, but we also welcome subscribers from all over the world. All articles considered on spec. Features- Length: 800-1,200 words each; $200. Departments 200-800 words each; $50-$500.

 

FLW OUTDOORS –  http://www.flwoutdoors.com/contact-us/flw-outdoors-magazine/ — Provides information to avid anglers to include techniques, tips, destinations, and tournaments. Has a children’s pull-out section as well. Welcome family-oriented topics as well as competitive fishing information. Articles are up to 200 words. Fiction accepted up to 500 words. Several other columns open to freelancers. Pays $200 to $500.

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*JOBS:

KPOPSTARZ – FREELANCE WRITERS Location Virtual http://www.journalismjobs.com/Job_Listing.cfm?JobID=1580213 — KMEDIA Group is hiring energetic and internet-savvy K-Pop news reporters/writers (I.C.) who have experience writing for online media, are willing to be passionate in this entertainment field, are willing to research, write and meet daily deadlines and goals. Reporters/writers will write about Korean pop and entertainment that are trending in real time. Bachelor’s degree in journalism or related field. Minimum of 1 year of journalism experience for online multimedia. Proficient in AP Style.

 

COPY EDITOR/WRITER – VIBEVIXEN.COM Partial Virtual/part New York – http://ed2010.com/whisper-jobs/vibevixen-com-freelance-copy-editorwriter/ — Does bad grammar give you a grimace and careless copy make you cringe? Vixen, VIBE Magazine’s sister brand, is looking for a grammar-obsessed copy editor/writer to top edit (and cover) beauty, fashion, entertainment, and celeb interviews for vibevixen.com. Candidates must have a highly developed editorial voice with a distinctly feminine perspective and urban edge. We’re only looking for a part-time commitment of three days per week—two of which can be worked remotely!

National Novel Writing Month – November 1 – 30, 2012

4 November 2012

National Novel Writing Month is a fun and frenetic approach to novel writing. Participants begin writing November 1. The goal is to write a 175-page (50,000-word) novel by midnight, November 30.

Valuing enthusiasm and perseverance over painstaking craft, NaNoWriMo is a novel-writing program for everyone who has thought fleetingly about writing a novel but has been scared away by the time and effort involved.

Because of the limited writing window, the ONLY thing that matters in NaNoWriMo is output. It’s all about quantity, not quality. The kamikaze approach forces you to lower your expectations, take risks, and write on the fly.
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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

All Fish Competitions Now Open

26 October 2012

The Fish Flash Fiction Prize 2013

OPEN FOR SUBMISSIONS

Judge: Molly McCloskey
Closes: 31 January 2013
Results Announced: 1 April 2013
Max Length: 4,000 words
All memoirs must be written in English and must not have been published previously.

Best 10 memoirs will be published in the 2013 Fish Anthology.

First Prize: €1,000.

Online Entries: €16 (€10 subsequent entries). Postal entries: €18 (€12 subsequent entries)

FULL DETAILS *

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The Fish Flash Fiction Prize 2013

OPEN FOR SUBMISSIONS
Judge: Peter Benson
Closes: 28 Feb 2013
Results Announced: 10 April 2013
Max Length: 300 words

All memoirs must be written in English and must not have been published previously.

Best 10 stories will be published in the 2013 Fish Anthology.

First Prize: €1,000.

Online Entries: €14 (€8 subsequent entries). Postal entries: €16 (€10 subsequent entries)

FULL DETAILS *

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The Fish Poetry Prize 2013

OPEN FOR SUBMISSIONS
Judge: To be announced
Closes: 31 March 2013
Results Announced: 15 May 2013
Max Length: 300 words

All poems must be written in English and must not have been published previously.

Best 10 poems will be published in the 2013 Fish Anthology.

First prize: €1,000.

Online Entries: €14 (€8 subsequent entries). Postal entries: €16 (€10 subsequent entries)

FULL DETAILS *

Vallum Award for Poetry 2012

15 June 2012

Vallum Award for Poetry 2012

DEADLINE JULY 15, 2012 (postmark)

Some of the best poets in the world have graced the pages of
Vallum: new international poetics. Time to join the ranks!

Vallum is accepting original and previously unpublished poetry submissions for the Vallum Award for Poetry 2012.

ENTRY FEE:

$20 CDN for Canadian residents, $20 USD for international entrants, which includes a free one-year subscription to Vallum. Payment can be made by cheque (payable to “Vallum”) or through our online store hosted by PayPal.

CONTEST RULES:

Submit up to 1-3 poems of maximum 60 lines each. Do not label your poems with your name or address; instead include a cover letter with all pertinent information.

Poems may be on any theme or subject, but must be original and not previously published.

1st prize is $500, 2nd $250. Both 1st and 2nd prize-winning poems will be published in Vallum Magazine and on Vallum’s website. Honourable Mentions may be selected and published but are not eligible for cash prizes. 

If mailing your entry, please send it to:

Vallum Contest
PO Box 598, Victoria Station
Montreal, QC – H3Z 2Y6
CANADA

YOU NOW HAVE THE OPTION TO SEND CONTEST SUBMISSIONS FOR THE VALLUM AWARD FOR POETRY ELECTRONICALLY, FOLLOWING PAYMENT OF ENTRY FEE.

Please write your name, contact information and each poem’s title in the body of the email. Include your poems in an attachment, without any identification. The contest is judged blind. Also write “VALLUM AWARD” in subject line of your email. Your contact information and poem titles must be clearly delineated.
SEND TO:  vallumcontest[at]gmail[dot]com

Visit the website for details and enter: http://vallummag.com/contestrules.html

The Writer 2012 Travel Essay Contest

20 May 2012

The Writer 2012 Travel Essay Contest

Have you learned something surprising about another culture – or your own? Met a memorable character who altered your world view in some way? Seen something monumental or simple that left an indelible impression? It’s time to write about your unforgettable experiences as a traveler, whether your travels took you to an exotic destination or a hometown treasure. We’re looking for personal stories of up to 1,200 words that convey readers to distant lands – or the park around the corner – to share the traveler’s experience and insight. 

Deadline: June 15, 2012  

Entry fee: $10 per entry.

Prizes: 

• First Place: $1,000 (USD); enrollment in a 10-week online writing workshop offered by Gotham Writers’ Workshop ($420 value); publication in The Writer and on WriterMag.com; and a one-year subscription to The Writer.

• Second Place: $300 (USD); enrollment in a four-week How to Get Published seminar taught online by a literary agent and Gotham Writers’ Workshop ($150 value); publication on WriterMag.com; and a one-year subscription to The Writer.

• Third Place: $200 (USD); enrollment in a four-week How to Get Published seminar taught online by a literary agent and Gotham Writers’ Workshop ($150 value); publication on WriterMag.com; and a one-year subscription to The Writer.

For rules and submission information: http://www.writermag.com/travelcontest

Tennessee Williams Annual Poetry Contest – Accepting Submissions Now!

20 May 2012

Our Annual Poetry Contest accepts submissions each year from April 15th through August 15th.

The judge of the Third Annual Poetry Contest is Ava Leavell Hayman.

Grand Prize:

$1,000

VIP All Access Pass ($500 value) for the next Festival

Publication in Louisiana Cultural Vistas magazine

Public reading at the next Festival


Deadline:
August 15th 2012 (postmark).

The top ten finalists will receive a panel pass ($75 value) to attend the next Festival,

and their names will be published on this site. The winner will be announced by January 15th.

Guidelines:

Submit 2-4 original poems of any style or theme, written in English, with a combined length of up to 400 lines.

Include a separate cover page with name of collection, poem titles, number of total lines, plus poet’s name, address, phone, and email address.

Give your collection of poems a title. Include this title on the first page of the manuscript, above the title of the first poem in the collection.

Type and number all pages in your entry (not including cover page).

Please use standard fonts such as Times New Roman, Arial, or Georgia in 10, 11, or 12 point font size.

Author’s name should only appear on cover page.

Unlimited entries per person. Simultaneous submissions accepted. Please notify the Festival if your work is accepted elsewhere.

Manuscripts will not be returned. Please do not send return envelopes with postage.


Eligibility:

Only open to writers who have not yet published a book of poetry. Authors who have self-published or have published chapbooks are eligible provided that their poetry collection does not have an ISBN number.

Authors who have published in other genres are eligible.

Only previously unpublished poems accepted.


Entry Fee:
$20

Visit the website for guidelines/how to enter:

http://www.tennesseewilliams.net/contests/poetry-contest

NCW Personal Essay/Creative Nonfiction Contest Announcement

20 May 2012

NCW Personal Essay/Creative Nonfiction Contest
Northern Colorado Writers, LLC announces the second contest in its 2012 contest series: Personal Essay/Creative Nonfiction.

The contest is open to everyone and offers cash prizes of 1st: $200, 2nd: $100, and 3rd: $50.

Winners and honorable mentions will be published in and receive a free copy of the second annual winners’ anthology, Pooled Ink: Celebrating the 2012 NCW Contest Winners, scheduled for release on December 1.

Entry fees are $10 if mailed, $15 if e-mailed.

The final judge for this category is writer, poet, and songwriter, Mr. Kim Stafford. Stafford’s books include The Muses Among Us: Eloquent Listening and Other Pleasures of the Writer’s Craft; Early Morning: Remembering My Father, William Stafford; Having Everything Right: Essays of Place; and many others.

Contest deadline is June 15.

Details can be found at www.northerncoloradowriters.com by clicking on Writing Contests.

The winners and judges of last year’s contests as well as the 2012 Short Fiction category can be viewed on the contest Web page.