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Browsing Archive: July, 2013

Inland Empire California Writers Club

Posted by Sally Clark on Wednesday, July 31, 2013,
 Inland Empire California Writers Club
2013 Short Story, Poetry, Nonfiction Contest
 
Theme: The Truest Wisdom
Deadline: August 15, 2013
Entry fee: $15 per submission. (For poetry, you may submit up to three poems)
Open to all writers
 
Your short story, poem or nonfiction must touch on the theme “The truest wisdom” in some way. Entries must be previously unpublished. Short story and nonfiction entries may not e...

Continue reading ...
 

The Higgs Weldon Comedy Website

Posted by Sally Clark on Tuesday, July 30, 2013,

The Higgs Weldon: A Comedy Website with New Content Monday thru Friday

All written submissions should be about 1,000 words or fewer.

Please submit your piece in the text of an email, not as an attachment. (We don’t want to risk getting viruses.) Please do not submit anything you've posted on Facebook, Tumblr, your blog, etc. Please only submit previously unpublished content. If you submit your piece to multiple places and it is accepted somewher...


Continue reading ...
 

Indiana State Federation of Poetry Clubs

Posted by Sally Clark on Monday, July 29, 2013,
 
Indiana State Federation of Poetry Clubs
 
29 categories to enter including: Acts of Patriotism, Going Green, Happiness, Favorite Toy, Storms, Absence of Light, Seashells, Luck, Spring, Nature, Deception, A Carnival, Twilight, Smiles, Food, Regrets and more.
 
Enter all contests for one fee of $10. Prizes range from $10 to $50.
 
Deadline: September 1, 2013

Continue reading ...
 

2013 NANO Prize

Posted by Sally Clark on Sunday, July 28, 2013,

2013 NANO Prize

http://nanofiction.org/submit

The Fifth Annual NANO Prize, awarding publication and $500 to a previously unpublished work of fiction 300 words or fewer, is open as of May 1st. All entrants will receive a one year subscription to NANO Fiction and winners will be announced in September.

This year’s contest will be judged by Sean Lovelace.

The entry fee is $15 for up to three shorts.

Deadline: September 1, 2013.



Continue reading ...
 

Modern-Day Parables: A Fiction-Lover's Devotional

Posted by Sally Clark on Saturday, July 27, 2013,
 
Modern-Day Parables: A Fiction-Lover's Devotional
 
Deadline: September 1, 2013
Submissions should be sent to: Kathy Ide at kathy@kathyide.com
Please write “Modern-Day Parables” in the subject line.
 
Kathy Ide is putting together a compilation of short fictional stories accompanied by Life Applications to help readers glean scriptural truths from the stories—similar to the format Jesus used when He told parables and then...

Continue reading ...
 

Pockets: New Life

Posted by Sally Clark on Friday, July 26, 2013,

Pockets: Connecting Kids and God the Other Six Days

http://pockets.upperroom.org/write-for-us/writers-guidelines

Designed for 6- to 12-year-olds, Pockets magazine offers wholesome devotional readings that teach about God’s love and presence in life. The content includes fiction, scripture stories, puzzles and games, poems, recipes, colorful pictures, activities, and scripture readings. Freelance submissions of stories, poems, recipes, puzzles and games, and activities are welcome. The m...


Continue reading ...
 

Chicagoland Poets and Patrons Annual Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Thursday, July 25, 2013,

Chicagoland Poets and Patrons Annual Contest

http://www.poetsandpatrons.net/contest13.html

Prizes range from $10 - $45. Entry fee is $15 to enter all categories. When you click on the link, you will notice the contest is dated for 2012 but everything is the same for 2013.  

Contest categories include: religious poems, humorous poems, formal verse, free verse, social conscience, miniature poem, and nature.

Deadline: September, 1, 2013.



Continue reading ...
 

HOOT

Posted by Sally Clark on Wednesday, July 24, 2013,
HOOT: a postcard review of mini poetry and prose
 
HOOT publishes flash fiction, poetry, and memoir - all fewer than 150 words. Submissions fee: $2 for every two entries submitted by email; free entry to snail mail submissions.

The author we publish receives 30% of all the submission money for that month, from the 20th of the month two months prior publication, to the 20th of the month one month prior (guaranteed minimum of $10!), along with five copies of that month’s issue.

Info: http:/...

Continue reading ...
 

Fall 2013 Wordrunner eChapbook Anthology

Posted by Sally Clark on Tuesday, July 23, 2013,

Fall 2013 Wordrunner eChapbook Anthology

http://echapbook.com/submissions.htm

Poetry, fiction and memoir by several authors will be considered for the fall 2013 e-chapbook anthology, to be published around September 25.

THEME = WORK
What is work? How does it shape lives?
Is it, as Gibran says, that “you work that you may keep pace with the earth”?
Or Aristotle, that you “work to have leisure, on which happiness depends”?
Has Studs Terkel got it right when he says “Work is abou...


Continue reading ...
 

Society of Southwestern Authors Writing Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Monday, July 22, 2013,

Society of Southwestern Authors Writing Contest

http://www.ssa-az.org/contest.html

Deadline: August 31, 2013

Categories:
Short Story - 2,500 words max
Personal Essay/Memoir - 2,500 words max
Poetry - 40 lines max

Prizes Awarded In Each Category:
1st: $250, 2nd: $125, 3rd: $75, Honorable mentions: $25
1st place through Honorable Mention winning stories printed in The Story Teller
Commendation - non-monetary only author's name and submission title will be printed in The Story Teller

Entry fee...


Continue reading ...
 

Women on Writing Summer Flash Fiction Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Sunday, July 21, 2013,

Women on Writing Summer Flash Fiction Contest

http://wow-womenonwriting.com/contest.php

WOW! hosts a (quarterly) writing contest every three months. The mission of this contest is to inspire creativity, communication, and well-rewarded recognition to contestants. The contest is open globally; age is of no matter; and entries must be in English. We are open to all styles of writing, although we do encourage you to take a close look at our guest judge for the season if you are serious about wi...


Continue reading ...
 

Eden Street Publishing

Posted by Sally Clark on Saturday, July 20, 2013,

Eden Street Publishing

http://www.edenstreetlit.com

Kindly send via email to submissions@edenstreetlit.com, a picture book manuscript or dummy; a synopsis and three chapters of a middle-grade or YA novel; for non-fiction, a proposal and three sample chapters is recommended. We give priority to members of the Society of Children's Writers and Illustrators.

from: www.fundsforwriters.com


Continue reading ...
 

Tiger's Eye Press Annual Poetry Chapbook Competition

Posted by Sally Clark on Friday, July 19, 2013,

Tiger's Eye Press Annual Poetry Chapbook Competition

http://www.tigerseyejournal.com/index.html

Deadline: August 31

Winner receives $100 and 25 copies.

Send 20-25 pages of poetry, a title page, table of contents, and an acknowledgements page, all with no identifying information. Send a second title page with your name and contact information.

Submit entire manuscript, e-mail address or SASE, a short bio, and a $15 reading fee

Judge: Jose Angel Araguz

http://thefridayinfluence.wordpress.com


Continue reading ...
 

Seven Hills Literary Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Thursday, July 18, 2013,

Seven Hills Literary Contest

http://twaonline.org/pgs/contst/svn_hlls/12svn_hlls.html

August 31, 2013 deadline for all contest categories.

$100 first place winners, $75 second, and $50 third plus publication in the Seven Hills Review.
Entry fee is $17 per submission.

Contest Categories -

Short Story 2,500 word maximum, any genre.

Creative Nonfiction 2,500 word maximum. Submissions in this genre could include (but are not limited to) memoir, food or travel writing, persona...


Continue reading ...
 

Chicken Soup for the Soul: Stories About Dogs

Posted by Sally Clark on Wednesday, July 17, 2013,

Chicken Soup for the Soul: Stories about Dogs

http://www.chickensoup.com

Stories about Dogs

We love stories about our dogs and the amazing things they do. They are part of our families. We include them in our celebrations and even buy them gifts for special occasions. They have a special place in our lives and in our hearts. What do you do to make your dog feel special? What does your dog expect from you? How has your dog changed your life? We know you'll have many great stories for ...


Continue reading ...
 

Penumbra Poetry & Haiku Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Tuesday, July 16, 2013,

2013 Penumbra Poetry Contest  

http://twaonline.org/pgs/contst/pnuba/17_09_penbra_gdlnes.html

ALL ENTRIES MUST BE DIGITALLY SUBMITTED by Aug. 31, 2013, EDT.

All submissions will be the original work of the contestant, unpublished in any form, including electronically, not under consideration or accepted for publication. There is no limit to the number of entries. All skill levels welcome.

Up to 50 lines, any style or subject; line length may be edited to fit chapbook publication...


Continue reading ...
 

Not Your Mother's Book: On Senior Moments

Posted by Sally Clark on Monday, July 15, 2013,
 
Not Your Mother’s Book: On Senior Moments
 
You never thought one day you’d grow up to be an old person, did you? Youth was always in your favor, but the fact is, the years keep flying by faster and faster. And now here you are, in your prime, and the things that go with being an older person can be both frustrating and gratifying at the same time. Why is that?
 
We want to r...

Continue reading ...
 

Oregon Poetry Association Fall 2013 Poetry Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Monday, July 15, 2013,

Oregon Poetry Association Fall 2013 Poetry Contest

http://www.oregonpoets.org/sites/default/files/OPA%20Fall%202013%20Contest%20Guidelines.pdf

Categories - Limit: one entry per category. Judges to be announced.

1) Poet’s Choice: Limit 80 lines, any subject, any form.

2) Free Verse: Limit 40 lines, any subject, any free form.

3) Traditional Verse: Limit 40 lines, any subject, any traditional form.

4) Dueling Judges: Limit 40 lines, any form. Subject: “Sport,” inspired by a...


Continue reading ...
 

Green River Writers Annual Writing Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Saturday, July 13, 2013,
Green River Writers Annual Writing Contest
Contest categories: http://greenriverwriters.org/contests.html
Rules and guidelines: http://greenriverwriters.org/contestrules.html
 
18 categories to enter including: short fiction up to 1000 words, humorous poetry, found poetry, free verse poetry, short poetry up to 20 lines, limericks, persona poetry, sonnets, creative nonfiction up to 3000 words, and prose or poems written for children 12 years old and younger.
 
Prizes range from $...

Continue reading ...
 

Awards for Best Haiku and Best Senryu

Posted by Sally Clark on Friday, July 12, 2013,

The Annual Harold G. Henderson Awards for Best Unpublished Haiku

The Annual Gerald Brady Memorial Awards for Best Unpublished Senryu

http://www.hsa-haiku.org/hsa-contests.htm

Deadline: Inhand by August 31, 2013. Entries received after that date will not be accepted.

Eligibility: Both contests are open to the public.

Regulations: Up to 10 unpublished haiku or senryu, not submitted for publication or to any other contest. Publication is defined as an appearance in a printed b...


Continue reading ...
 

2013 Professional Writers of Prescott Writing Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Thursday, July 11, 2013,

2013 Professional Writers of Prescott Writing Contest http://prescottwriters.com/2013/05/22/2013-pwp-writing-contest-rules-and-entry-form  

Fiction, Non-Fiction & Poetry
 
Prizes in each category will be awarded for First Place ($150), Second Place ($75) and Third Place ($50).
 
Entry fee: $20. Entries must be submitted online or postmarked by August 30, 2013.
 
Fiction and non-fiction entries are not to exceed 3,000 words. Poetry entries are limited to five pages total per e...


Continue reading ...
 

The Sun Magazine

Posted by Sally Clark on Wednesday, July 10, 2013,

The Sun Magazine

http://thesunmagazine.org/about/submission_guidelines/readers_write

Readers Write column asks readers to address subjects on which they're the only authorities. Topics are intentionally broad in order to give room for expression. Writing style isn't as important as thoughtfulness and sincerity.

We publish only nonfiction in Readers Write. Feel free to submit your work under "Name Withheld" if it allows you to be more honest, but be sure to include your mailing addr...


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Fairy Tale Review

Posted by Sally Clark on Tuesday, July 9, 2013,

Fairy Tale Review

http://digitalcommons.wayne.edu/fairytalereview/call_for_submissions.html

The Emerald Issue, the 10th annual edition of Fairy Tale Review, to feature work inspired by The Wonderful Wizard of Oz. The Emerald Issue will appear in 2014.

Seeking:

Poetry, fiction, creative nonfiction, drama, scholarship, research, artwork that imaginatively explores Oz ephemera; from creative retellings/revisions of the Oz tales (whether the literary series or the classic film, whic...


Continue reading ...
 

Saturday Evening Post Limerick Laughs Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Monday, July 8, 2013,
 

 
 
Saturday Evening Post Limerick Laughs
 
The Sasturday Evening Post will award $25 to the author of the winning limerick for the illustration above by George Hughes.
 
RULES: Limericks must contain five lines. Enter as many times as you wish. All entries must be submitted by August 3. The July/Aug Limerick Laughs winner will be annnounced in the Nov/Dec issue. Entries will not be returned.
 
HOW TO SUBMIT:...


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Chicken Soup for the Soul: Stories About Cats

Posted by Sally Clark on Sunday, July 7, 2013,

Chicken Soup for the Soul: Stories About Cats

http://www.chickensoup.com

We love stories about our cats. They are part of our families or perhaps it might be better to say that they allow us to think of them as family! We include them in our celebrations and buy them gifts for special occasions. They have a special place in our lives and in our hearts. What do you do to make your cat feel special? What does your cat expect from you? How has having a cat changed your life? We kn...


Continue reading ...
 

Beyond the Glass Slipper Writing Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Saturday, July 6, 2013,

Enchanted Conversation: A Fairy Tale Magazine

Beyond the Glass Slipper Writing Contest

http://www.fairytalemagazine.com/p/beyond-glass-slipper-writing-contest.html

Grand Prize: $200

Four Honorable Mention Prizes: $50 each

Deadline: August 15, 2013, at 11:59 p.m., EST

Enchanted Conversation editor Kate Wolford is interested in stories or poems that are inspired by these works, but not very close retellings of the stories: "The Nixy," "The Soldier and the Vamp...


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Pockets Annual Fiction Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Friday, July 5, 2013,

Pockets: Connecting Kids and God the Other Six Days

Annual Fiction Contest

http://pockets.upperroom.org/write-for-us/annual-fiction-contest

Postmark deadline: August 15, 2013

•Please Indicate FICTION CONTEST on both the outside envelope and the cover sheet.

•There is no set theme and no entry fee.

•Stories should be 750–1,000 words. (Stories shorter than 750 words or longer than 1,000 words will be dis-qualified.)

•Please include an accurate word...


Continue reading ...
 

Poetry Society of Texas Annual Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Thursday, July 4, 2013,

Poetry Society of Texas Annual Contest

http://dpapst.files.wordpress.com/2012/09/pst-annual-awards-contests-20131.pdf

Deadline: August 15, 2013

51 categories open to nonmembers.

Entry fees: Up to 3 poems may be entered for a $5.00 entry fee. Poems entered in addition to the first 3 poems require an additional $2.00 entry fee per poem.

Prizes: $400 - $25



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Glimmer Train Very Short Fiction Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Wednesday, July 3, 2013,

Glimmer Train Very Short Fiction Contest

http://www.glimmertrain.com/veryshort.html

Open to all writers, this category welcomes stories that have not appeared in any print publication.

Maximum length: 3,000 words.

Held just twice a year: Open to submissions in JANUARY and JULY.

Next deadline: July 31.*

January and July winners and finalists will be officially announced in the April 1 and October 1 bulletins, respectively, and will be contacted directly one week e...


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Writers Relief: The Peter K. Hixson Memorial Award

Posted by Sally Clark on Tuesday, July 2, 2013,

Writers Relief: The Peter K. Hixson Memorial Award

http://www.writersrelief.com/peter-k-hixson-writing-award

Once a year, Writer's Relief hosts the Peter K. Hixson Memorial Award, a no-fee contest that allows talented writers in need to join Writer’s Relief for six months totally free of charge.

New and veteran writers are welcome to apply. They will begin accepting submissions (of unpublished work only) on July 8. Get ready now by checking out our Submission Guidelines....


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Jennifer Dechiara Literary Agency

Posted by Sally Clark on Monday, July 1, 2013,

Jennifer Dechiara Literary Agency

http://www.jdlit.com/aboutus.html

The agency represents children’s literature for all ages – picture books and middle-grade and young adult novels – but also represents high-quality adult fiction and non-fiction in a wide range of genres. The categories we are most enthusiastic about agenting are literary and commercial fiction; mysteries, thrillers, celebrity biographies; humor; psychology and self-help; parenting; health and fitness; wom...


Continue reading ...
 
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Browsing Archive: July, 2013

Inland Empire California Writers Club

Posted by Sally Clark on Wednesday, July 31, 2013,
 Inland Empire California Writers Club
2013 Short Story, Poetry, Nonfiction Contest
 
Theme: The Truest Wisdom
Deadline: August 15, 2013
Entry fee: $15 per submission. (For poetry, you may submit up to three poems)
Open to all writers
 
Your short story, poem or nonfiction must touch on the theme “The truest wisdom” in some way. Entries must be previously unpublished. Short story and nonfiction entries may not e...

Continue reading ...
 

The Higgs Weldon Comedy Website

Posted by Sally Clark on Tuesday, July 30, 2013,

The Higgs Weldon: A Comedy Website with New Content Monday thru Friday

http://thehiggsweldon.com/submit/

All written submissions should be about 1,000 words or fewer.

Please submit your piece in the text of an email, not as an attachment. (We don’t want to risk getting viruses.) Please do not submit anything you've posted on Facebook, Tumblr, your blog, etc. Please only submit previously unpublished content. If you submit your piece to multiple places and it is accepted somewher...


Continue reading ...
 

Indiana State Federation of Poetry Clubs

Posted by Sally Clark on Monday, July 29, 2013,
 
Indiana State Federation of Poetry Clubs
 
29 categories to enter including: Acts of Patriotism, Going Green, Happiness, Favorite Toy, Storms, Absence of Light, Seashells, Luck, Spring, Nature, Deception, A Carnival, Twilight, Smiles, Food, Regrets and more.
 
Enter all contests for one fee of $10. Prizes range from $10 to $50.
 
Deadline: September 1, 2013

Continue reading ...
 

2013 NANO Prize

Posted by Sally Clark on Sunday, July 28, 2013,

2013 NANO Prize

http://nanofiction.org/submit

The Fifth Annual NANO Prize, awarding publication and $500 to a previously unpublished work of fiction 300 words or fewer, is open as of May 1st. All entrants will receive a one year subscription to NANO Fiction and winners will be announced in September.

This year’s contest will be judged by Sean Lovelace.

The entry fee is $15 for up to three shorts.

Deadline: September 1, 2013.



Continue reading ...
 

Modern-Day Parables: A Fiction-Lover's Devotional

Posted by Sally Clark on Saturday, July 27, 2013,
 
Modern-Day Parables: A Fiction-Lover's Devotional
 
Deadline: September 1, 2013
Submissions should be sent to: Kathy Ide at kathy@kathyide.com
Please write “Modern-Day Parables” in the subject line.
 
Kathy Ide is putting together a compilation of short fictional stories accompanied by Life Applications to help readers glean scriptural truths from the stories—similar to the format Jesus used when He told parables and then...

Continue reading ...
 

Pockets: New Life

Posted by Sally Clark on Friday, July 26, 2013,

Pockets: Connecting Kids and God the Other Six Days

http://pockets.upperroom.org/write-for-us/writers-guidelines

Designed for 6- to 12-year-olds, Pockets magazine offers wholesome devotional readings that teach about God’s love and presence in life. The content includes fiction, scripture stories, puzzles and games, poems, recipes, colorful pictures, activities, and scripture readings. Freelance submissions of stories, poems, recipes, puzzles and games, and activities are welcome. The m...


Continue reading ...
 

Chicagoland Poets and Patrons Annual Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Thursday, July 25, 2013,

Chicagoland Poets and Patrons Annual Contest

http://www.poetsandpatrons.net/contest13.html

Prizes range from $10 - $45. Entry fee is $15 to enter all categories. When you click on the link, you will notice the contest is dated for 2012 but everything is the same for 2013.  

Contest categories include: religious poems, humorous poems, formal verse, free verse, social conscience, miniature poem, and nature.

Deadline: September, 1, 2013.



Continue reading ...
 

HOOT

Posted by Sally Clark on Wednesday, July 24, 2013,
HOOT: a postcard review of mini poetry and prose
 
HOOT publishes flash fiction, poetry, and memoir - all fewer than 150 words. Submissions fee: $2 for every two entries submitted by email; free entry to snail mail submissions.

The author we publish receives 30% of all the submission money for that month, from the 20th of the month two months prior publication, to the 20th of the month one month prior (guaranteed minimum of $10!), along with five copies of that month’s issue.

Info: http:/...

Continue reading ...
 

Fall 2013 Wordrunner eChapbook Anthology

Posted by Sally Clark on Tuesday, July 23, 2013,

Fall 2013 Wordrunner eChapbook Anthology

http://echapbook.com/submissions.htm

Poetry, fiction and memoir by several authors will be considered for the fall 2013 e-chapbook anthology, to be published around September 25.

THEME = WORK
What is work? How does it shape lives?
Is it, as Gibran says, that “you work that you may keep pace with the earth”?
Or Aristotle, that you “work to have leisure, on which happiness depends”?
Has Studs Terkel got it right when he says “Work is abou...


Continue reading ...
 

Society of Southwestern Authors Writing Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Monday, July 22, 2013,

Society of Southwestern Authors Writing Contest

http://www.ssa-az.org/contest.html

Deadline: August 31, 2013

Categories:
Short Story - 2,500 words max
Personal Essay/Memoir - 2,500 words max
Poetry - 40 lines max

Prizes Awarded In Each Category:
1st: $250, 2nd: $125, 3rd: $75, Honorable mentions: $25
1st place through Honorable Mention winning stories printed in The Story Teller
Commendation - non-monetary only author's name and submission title will be printed in The Story Teller

Entry fee...


Continue reading ...
 

Women on Writing Summer Flash Fiction Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Sunday, July 21, 2013,

Women on Writing Summer Flash Fiction Contest

http://wow-womenonwriting.com/contest.php

WOW! hosts a (quarterly) writing contest every three months. The mission of this contest is to inspire creativity, communication, and well-rewarded recognition to contestants. The contest is open globally; age is of no matter; and entries must be in English. We are open to all styles of writing, although we do encourage you to take a close look at our guest judge for the season if you are serious about wi...


Continue reading ...
 

Eden Street Publishing

Posted by Sally Clark on Saturday, July 20, 2013,

Eden Street Publishing

http://www.edenstreetlit.com

Kindly send via email to submissions@edenstreetlit.com, a picture book manuscript or dummy; a synopsis and three chapters of a middle-grade or YA novel; for non-fiction, a proposal and three sample chapters is recommended. We give priority to members of the Society of Children's Writers and Illustrators.

from: www.fundsforwriters.com


Continue reading ...
 

Tiger's Eye Press Annual Poetry Chapbook Competition

Posted by Sally Clark on Friday, July 19, 2013,

Tiger's Eye Press Annual Poetry Chapbook Competition

http://www.tigerseyejournal.com/index.html

Deadline: August 31

Winner receives $100 and 25 copies.

Send 20-25 pages of poetry, a title page, table of contents, and an acknowledgements page, all with no identifying information. Send a second title page with your name and contact information.

Submit entire manuscript, e-mail address or SASE, a short bio, and a $15 reading fee

Judge: Jose Angel Araguz

http://thefridayinfluence.wordpress.com


Continue reading ...
 

Seven Hills Literary Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Thursday, July 18, 2013,

Seven Hills Literary Contest

http://twaonline.org/pgs/contst/svn_hlls/12svn_hlls.html

August 31, 2013 deadline for all contest categories.

$100 first place winners, $75 second, and $50 third plus publication in the Seven Hills Review.
Entry fee is $17 per submission.

Contest Categories -

Short Story 2,500 word maximum, any genre.

Creative Nonfiction 2,500 word maximum. Submissions in this genre could include (but are not limited to) memoir, food or travel writing, persona...


Continue reading ...
 

Chicken Soup for the Soul: Stories About Dogs

Posted by Sally Clark on Wednesday, July 17, 2013,

Chicken Soup for the Soul: Stories about Dogs

http://www.chickensoup.com

Stories about Dogs

We love stories about our dogs and the amazing things they do. They are part of our families. We include them in our celebrations and even buy them gifts for special occasions. They have a special place in our lives and in our hearts. What do you do to make your dog feel special? What does your dog expect from you? How has your dog changed your life? We know you'll have many great stories for ...


Continue reading ...
 

Penumbra Poetry & Haiku Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Tuesday, July 16, 2013,

2013 Penumbra Poetry Contest  

http://twaonline.org/pgs/contst/pnuba/17_09_penbra_gdlnes.html

ALL ENTRIES MUST BE DIGITALLY SUBMITTED by Aug. 31, 2013, EDT.

All submissions will be the original work of the contestant, unpublished in any form, including electronically, not under consideration or accepted for publication. There is no limit to the number of entries. All skill levels welcome.

Up to 50 lines, any style or subject; line length may be edited to fit chapbook publication...


Continue reading ...
 

Not Your Mother's Book: On Senior Moments

Posted by Sally Clark on Monday, July 15, 2013,
 
Not Your Mother’s Book: On Senior Moments
 
You never thought one day you’d grow up to be an old person, did you? Youth was always in your favor, but the fact is, the years keep flying by faster and faster. And now here you are, in your prime, and the things that go with being an older person can be both frustrating and gratifying at the same time. Why is that?
 
We want to r...

Continue reading ...
 

Oregon Poetry Association Fall 2013 Poetry Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Monday, July 15, 2013,

Oregon Poetry Association Fall 2013 Poetry Contest

http://www.oregonpoets.org/sites/default/files/OPA%20Fall%202013%20Contest%20Guidelines.pdf

Categories - Limit: one entry per category. Judges to be announced.

1) Poet’s Choice: Limit 80 lines, any subject, any form.

2) Free Verse: Limit 40 lines, any subject, any free form.

3) Traditional Verse: Limit 40 lines, any subject, any traditional form.

4) Dueling Judges: Limit 40 lines, any form. Subject: “Sport,” inspired by a...


Continue reading ...
 

Green River Writers Annual Writing Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Saturday, July 13, 2013,
Green River Writers Annual Writing Contest
Contest categories: http://greenriverwriters.org/contests.html
Rules and guidelines: http://greenriverwriters.org/contestrules.html
 
18 categories to enter including: short fiction up to 1000 words, humorous poetry, found poetry, free verse poetry, short poetry up to 20 lines, limericks, persona poetry, sonnets, creative nonfiction up to 3000 words, and prose or poems written for children 12 years old and younger.
 
Prizes range from $...

Continue reading ...
 

Awards for Best Haiku and Best Senryu

Posted by Sally Clark on Friday, July 12, 2013,

The Annual Harold G. Henderson Awards for Best Unpublished Haiku

The Annual Gerald Brady Memorial Awards for Best Unpublished Senryu

http://www.hsa-haiku.org/hsa-contests.htm

Deadline: Inhand by August 31, 2013. Entries received after that date will not be accepted.

Eligibility: Both contests are open to the public.

Regulations: Up to 10 unpublished haiku or senryu, not submitted for publication or to any other contest. Publication is defined as an appearance in a printed b...


Continue reading ...
 

2013 Professional Writers of Prescott Writing Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Thursday, July 11, 2013,

2013 Professional Writers of Prescott Writing Contest http://prescottwriters.com/2013/05/22/2013-pwp-writing-contest-rules-and-entry-form  

Fiction, Non-Fiction & Poetry
 
Prizes in each category will be awarded for First Place ($150), Second Place ($75) and Third Place ($50).
 
Entry fee: $20. Entries must be submitted online or postmarked by August 30, 2013.
 
Fiction and non-fiction entries are not to exceed 3,000 words. Poetry entries are limited to five pages total per e...


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The Sun Magazine

Posted by Sally Clark on Wednesday, July 10, 2013,

The Sun Magazine

http://thesunmagazine.org/about/submission_guidelines/readers_write

Readers Write column asks readers to address subjects on which they're the only authorities. Topics are intentionally broad in order to give room for expression. Writing style isn't as important as thoughtfulness and sincerity.

We publish only nonfiction in Readers Write. Feel free to submit your work under "Name Withheld" if it allows you to be more honest, but be sure to include your mailing addr...


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Fairy Tale Review

Posted by Sally Clark on Tuesday, July 9, 2013,

Fairy Tale Review

http://digitalcommons.wayne.edu/fairytalereview/call_for_submissions.html

The Emerald Issue, the 10th annual edition of Fairy Tale Review, to feature work inspired by The Wonderful Wizard of Oz. The Emerald Issue will appear in 2014.

Seeking:

Poetry, fiction, creative nonfiction, drama, scholarship, research, artwork that imaginatively explores Oz ephemera; from creative retellings/revisions of the Oz tales (whether the literary series or the classic film, whic...


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Saturday Evening Post Limerick Laughs Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Monday, July 8, 2013,
 

 
 
Saturday Evening Post Limerick Laughs
 
The Sasturday Evening Post will award $25 to the author of the winning limerick for the illustration above by George Hughes.
 
RULES: Limericks must contain five lines. Enter as many times as you wish. All entries must be submitted by August 3. The July/Aug Limerick Laughs winner will be annnounced in the Nov/Dec issue. Entries will not be returned.
 
HOW TO SUBMIT:...


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Chicken Soup for the Soul: Stories About Cats

Posted by Sally Clark on Sunday, July 7, 2013,

Chicken Soup for the Soul: Stories About Cats

http://www.chickensoup.com

We love stories about our cats. They are part of our families or perhaps it might be better to say that they allow us to think of them as family! We include them in our celebrations and buy them gifts for special occasions. They have a special place in our lives and in our hearts. What do you do to make your cat feel special? What does your cat expect from you? How has having a cat changed your life? We kn...


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Beyond the Glass Slipper Writing Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Saturday, July 6, 2013,

Enchanted Conversation: A Fairy Tale Magazine

Beyond the Glass Slipper Writing Contest

http://www.fairytalemagazine.com/p/beyond-glass-slipper-writing-contest.html

Grand Prize: $200

Four Honorable Mention Prizes: $50 each

Deadline: August 15, 2013, at 11:59 p.m., EST

Enchanted Conversation editor Kate Wolford is interested in stories or poems that are inspired by these works, but not very close retellings of the stories: "The Nixy," "The Soldier and the Vamp...


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Pockets Annual Fiction Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Friday, July 5, 2013,

Pockets: Connecting Kids and God the Other Six Days

Annual Fiction Contest

http://pockets.upperroom.org/write-for-us/annual-fiction-contest

Postmark deadline: August 15, 2013

•Please Indicate FICTION CONTEST on both the outside envelope and the cover sheet.

•There is no set theme and no entry fee.

•Stories should be 750–1,000 words. (Stories shorter than 750 words or longer than 1,000 words will be dis-qualified.)

•Please include an accurate word...


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Poetry Society of Texas Annual Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Thursday, July 4, 2013,

Poetry Society of Texas Annual Contest

http://dpapst.files.wordpress.com/2012/09/pst-annual-awards-contests-20131.pdf

Deadline: August 15, 2013

51 categories open to nonmembers.

Entry fees: Up to 3 poems may be entered for a $5.00 entry fee. Poems entered in addition to the first 3 poems require an additional $2.00 entry fee per poem.

Prizes: $400 - $25



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Glimmer Train Very Short Fiction Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Wednesday, July 3, 2013,

Glimmer Train Very Short Fiction Contest

http://www.glimmertrain.com/veryshort.html

Open to all writers, this category welcomes stories that have not appeared in any print publication.

Maximum length: 3,000 words.

Held just twice a year: Open to submissions in JANUARY and JULY.

Next deadline: July 31.*

January and July winners and finalists will be officially announced in the April 1 and October 1 bulletins, respectively, and will be contacted directly one week e...


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Writers Relief: The Peter K. Hixson Memorial Award

Posted by Sally Clark on Tuesday, July 2, 2013,

Writers Relief: The Peter K. Hixson Memorial Award

http://www.writersrelief.com/peter-k-hixson-writing-award

Once a year, Writer's Relief hosts the Peter K. Hixson Memorial Award, a no-fee contest that allows talented writers in need to join Writer’s Relief for six months totally free of charge.

New and veteran writers are welcome to apply. They will begin accepting submissions (of unpublished work only) on July 8. Get ready now by checking out our Submission Guidelines....


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Jennifer Dechiara Literary Agency

Posted by Sally Clark on Monday, July 1, 2013,

Jennifer Dechiara Literary Agency

http://www.jdlit.com/aboutus.html

The agency represents children’s literature for all ages – picture books and middle-grade and young adult novels – but also represents high-quality adult fiction and non-fiction in a wide range of genres. The categories we are most enthusiastic about agenting are literary and commercial fiction; mysteries, thrillers, celebrity biographies; humor; psychology and self-help; parenting; health and fitness; wom...


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Sally Clark Like finding shells on the beach, I love doing market research! And what I find, I love to share! I write in a variety of genres including children's, Christian, poetry, fiction, and nonfiction, so these post follow along those lines. Check out my web site: www.sallyclark.info, for more about me.
 
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