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Tiferet Journal Writing Contest

April 22, 2014

Tiferet Journal Writing Contest

We are accepting submissions for the 2014 TIFERET Writing Contest from January 1, 2014
June 1, 2014.
$1,200 will be awarded in prizes
•$400 for the best poetry submission
•$400 for the best short story (fiction)
•$400 for the best essay or interview (non-fiction)

One prize winner and two honorable mentions will be awarded in each category.
Please read our normal submission guidelines for help in determining what kind of writing we seek.

A $15 fee is required for each entry. Entries are defined as follows
•Poetry: You may submit up to six poems. (Poems should be submitted in one document with each poem on a separate page and each page/poem titled.)
•Fiction: You may submit a story up to 20 pages.
•Essay/Interview: You may submit an essay or an interview up to 20 pages.

All submissions must be made electronically.


The Wolfe Pack Black Orchid Award for the Novella

April 22, 2014
NO ENTRY FEE. Entries must be 15,000 to 20,000 words in length, and submitted by May 31, 2014. Each entry must be an original unpublished work of fiction that conforms to the tradition of the Nero Wolfe series. The mystery should be "traditional" in flavor. The crime must be solved using the deductive abilities of the sleuth. No coincidences. The det...

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Arizona Mystery Writers Story Contest

April 20, 2014
Arizona Mystery Writers Jim Martin Memorial Story Contest
The annual story contest for 2014 is now open!  Anyone can enter. All you have to do is write a short story in mystery, suspense, or thriller style. Up to 2500 words, which is about 10 double-spaced pages. It’s loads of fun and a good exercise of your writing skills.
Deadline: June 1, 2014. That date will creep up on you, so start sketching your ideas!
Fabulous Prizes: $200 for Fi...

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Jack of No Trades Productions

April 19, 2014
Jack of No Trades Productions
Type: Poetry (5 poems MAX, 250 words MAX per poem)
         Fiction (10,000 words MAX)
Seeking material for the following themed anthologies –
Theme for Nothing’s Sacred: Horror
Theme for Serenity Rising: Inspirational/spiritual
Theme for Cuts ‘n’ Slices: Open to all material
Theme for Chalk Line: Murder mystery
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Appleseeds: Marco Polo

April 18, 2014
APPLESEEDS is a 36-page, multidisciplinary, nonfiction social studies magazine for children ages 6 and up (primarily in grades 3 & 4). We are looking for articles that are lively, age-appropriate, and exhibit an original approach to the theme. Scientific and historical accuracy is extremely important. Authors are urged to use primary sources and up-to-date resources for their research....

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Not Your Mother's Book: On Military Life

April 17, 2014
Not Your Mother’s Book on Military Life
Deadline: June 1, 2014
Consisting of real-life stories written by individuals 18 years and older, NYMB is tailored for a mature-audience readership; stories may contain language and situations akin to a PG-13 or TV-14 rating. While not all stories will fall into this rating system, the series will not focus on death/dying, cry-your-eyes out sad selections, but only hip, fun, ...

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Professional Writers of Prescott Annual Contest

April 16, 2014
Professional Writers of Prescott Annual Contest
It’s your time to shine!  Professional Writers of Prescott (PWP) is pleased to announce the 2014 Professional Writers of Prescott Writing Contest for Fiction, Non-Fiction and Poetry.
Monetary prizes will be awarded for first ($150), second ($75) and third place ($50) winners of original work, not previously published.  All winners will be invited to read from their entries at the November meeting...

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Saturday Writers: Short Story or Essay Contest

April 15, 2014
Saturday Writers 2014 Writing Contests
Current Theme: Jealousy/Envy/Pride
Current Form: Short Story or Essay
Deadline: May 31, 2014
Word Count: 2014
Entry Fee: $5 for members, $7 for non-members
Prizes: Winners and Honorable Mentions may win a cash prize of up to $25.00 and will be published in our 2014 anthology.
The works must be unpublished at the time of submission and be the original work of the contestant.  Unpublished includ...

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River Styx International Poetry Prize

April 14, 2014

River Styx 2014 International Poetry Contest

$1500 First Prize
2014 Judge: Joan Murray
Submissions open January 1, 2014

Send up to three poems, no more than 14 pages. Please include all poems in a single document.

Entry fee: $10 or $20. $20 entry fee includes a one-year subscription (3 issues). $10 entry fee includes a copy of the issue in which the winning stories will appear.

Entries must be received by May 31, 2014.

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Creative Nonfiction: The Memoir Issue

April 13, 2014
Creative Nonfiction: The Memoir Issue
Deadline: May 31, 2014
Creative Nonfiction is seeking new work for an upcoming issue dedicated to memoir. We’re looking for stories that are honest, accurate, informative, intimate, and—most important—true. Whether your story is revelatory or painful, hilarious or tragic, if it’s about you and your life, we want to read it.
Submissions must be vivid and dramatic; they should combine a s...

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