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2012 Rattle Poetry Prize

Posted by Sally Clark on Wednesday, June 27, 2012, In : Contest 

The 2012 Rattle Poetry Prize

http://www.rattle.com/poetry/prize/about

Deadline: August 1, 2012

The annual Rattle Poetry Prize offers $5,000 for a single poem to be published in the winter issue of the magazine. Ten finalists will also receive $100 each and publication, and be eligible for the $1,000 Readers’ Choice Award, to be selected by subscriber and entrant vote.

Guidelines: http://www.rattle.com/poetry/prize/guidelines

Entry fee: $18 for up to 4 po...


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Massachusetts State Poetry Society Annual Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Sunday, June 24, 2012, In : Contest 
Masssachusetts State Poetry Society Annual Contest
http://mastatepoetrysociety.tripod.com/id16.html

Entry fee: $10 for entire contests for nonmembers. 25 categories to enter. Prizes $5 - $50. Categories include: sonnets, food, nature, humor, grandparents, teachers, spring, freedom, new starts, pets, rock, the seashore, time, life lessons and more.
 
Deadline: August 1, 2012.

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The First Line Literary Journal

Posted by Sally Clark on Thursday, June 21, 2012, In : Contest 

The First Line Literary Journal

http://www.thefirstline.com/submission.htm

This is a quarterly contest in which you use the first line prompt they provide to write your story of 300 to 3,000 words. The editors are open to all genres and try to pick as eclectic a group of winners as possible.

The next deadline is
August 1, 2012
. The first line of the story must be: "A light snow was falling as Charlie Reardon left the diner and made his way down Madison Street."


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Good Earth Tea Tag Quote Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Tuesday, June 19, 2012, In : Contest 

Good Earth Tea Tag Quote Contest

http://www.goodearthtea.com/?page_id=521

It's time to tag your ideals, scribble down your most certain sentiments, and share whatever rings true to you. Be it music in the valley or a taste of something special, you’re flavored by the world you experience.

Show off your own brand of bold by submitting an original quote that tells how you keep the sweet, spice and everything nice in your life.

If your words are uniquely inspired, you could be...


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SouthWest Writers Anything Goes Poetry Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Saturday, June 16, 2012, In : Contest 

SouthWest Writers 2012 3rd Bi-Monthly Writing Contest: Anything Goes Poem

http://southwestwriters.com/contestBiMonthlyCurrent.php

Send us your best poem about any subject, any format, and any length up to two pages. Postmark deadline: June 30, 2012.

Please include your contact information (address, phone and email) and permission to publish or not on a separate sheet. Do not include any identifying infor-mation on the manuscript itself.

All entries $10. Prizes: $150/1st pr...


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Fort Worth Haiku Society Summer Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Thursday, June 14, 2012, In : Contest 

Fort Worth Haiku Society announces the Summer-Quarter Haiku Contest.

Kigo (topic): Summer.

Deadline: in hand by July 15, 2012.

Entries received after that date will not be accepted. Submit each haiku on two separate 3" x 5" cards, one with the haiku only (for anonymous judging), the second with the haiku and the author's name, address, phone number and/or email address in the upper left-hand corner. The contest is open to the public. No previously published entries. The appearance of po...


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Grandmother Earth/Life Press National Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Wednesday, June 13, 2012, In : Contest 

Grandmother Earth/Life Press National Contest

http://www.grandmotherearth.org/Grandmother_Earth_National_Writers_Contest.html

NATIONAL AWARDS: Open to anyone who pays the entry fees of 1-3 entries: $10; $2 for each additional entry. No limit on the number of entries in each category as long as fees are paid. Critique: $10 for 1-4; $15 for up to 10 entries (limit 4 in each category to be critiqued, but no limit on the number of entries in category.) Poems non-published previously or published...


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Belleview Literary Review Literary Prizes Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Monday, June 11, 2012, In : Contest 

Belleview Literary Review: A Journal of Humanity and Human Experience

Literary Prizes Contest

http://blr.med.nyu.edu/submissions/BLRPrizes/guidelines

The BLR Prizes award outstanding writing related to themes of health, healing, illness, the mind, and the body. First prize is $1000 (in each genre) and publication in the Spring 2013 issue of BLR. Honorable mention winners will receive $250 and publication in the Spring 2013 issue of BLR.

Prose should be limited to 5000 words.

P...


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The Manny Awards

Posted by Sally Clark on Sunday, June 10, 2012, In : Contest 
The Manny Awards
http://www.midwestwriters.org/writing-contests/
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NO ENTRY FEE
The Manny Awards have become a tradition at Midwest Writers Workshop. The contest offers cash awards and is designed to recognize works in progress in four categories: short fiction, novel, poetry and nonfiction. The Manny Writing Contest’s top winner receive will receive The R. Karl Largent Writing Award and a $200 cash award. You may enter one category only. Entries are limited to the first fiv...

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2012 Senior Poets Laureate Poetry Competition

Posted by Sally Clark on Saturday, June 9, 2012, In : Contest 
2012 Senior Poets Laureate Poetry Competition
 

PUBLISHED and UNPUBLISHED Poems okay

NO LIMIT to number of ENTRIES you may submit

A literary contest open to all American poets age 50 and older who are U.S. Citizens regardless of where they live or are staying around the world, the 2012 SPL Contest is privately sponsored by WANDA SUE PARROTT, original co-founder of the competition and current administrator of the 2012 ...


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Dictionary Word Project

Posted by Sally Clark on Saturday, June 9, 2012, In : Contest 
Dictionary Word Project
http://thedictionaryprojectblog.com/2012/05/01/write-this-word-contest/
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NO ENTRY FEE
Introducing the dictionary project’s first “write this word” contest! Writers have to June 15, 2012 to write and submit an essay, poem, or fiction piece inspired by the selected dictionary project word. Entries must be inspired by the write this word contest word. Judges will look for influence of the word as well as for creativity and innovation. The actual word need not be in...

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2012 Gabehart Prize

Posted by Sally Clark on Friday, June 8, 2012, In : Contest 

Kentucky Women Writers Conference

2012 Gabehart Prize for Fiction, Creative Nonfiction, and Poetry

http://www.uky.edu/WWK/documents/2012%20Gabehart%20Guidelines.pdf

Each year the Kentucky Women Writers Conference offers opportunities for both emerging and established voices to be singled out and cheered on by our community. The Betty Gabehart Prize honors our good friend, patron, and former director who led the conference during its seminal decade in the 1980s.

Prize in e...


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The Comstock Review Annual Poetry Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Friday, June 8, 2012, In : Contest 

The Comstock Review Annual Poetry Contest
The Muriel Craft Bailey Memorial Award
http://www.comstockreview.org/annualcontest.html

Final Judge: Dorianne Laux

First Prize - $1 ,000   2nd Prize  -$250;   3rd Prize - $100
Honorable Mentions - Subscriptions

DEADLINE:  Postmark by July 1, 2012

Poems must be original, unpublished in ANY Medium,print or electronic, and not under consideration elsewhere.  Simultaneously submitted poems will disqualify ALLof a poet's poems fro...


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Arizona Authors Association Writing Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Thursday, June 7, 2012, In : Contest 

Arizona Authors Association Writing Contest http://www.azauthors.com/contest_guidelines.html

Categories and Entry Fees:

Unpublished Poem at $15 US (50-line maximum)
U
npublished Short Story at $20 US (15-page maximum)
Unpublished Essay/Article/True Story at $20 US (15-page maximum)
Unpublished Novel or Novella at $30 US (First 25 pages PLUS 5-page synopsis+ )
Published Novel at $30 US
Published Nonfiction book at $30 US
Published Children's Book at $20 US

Prizes:
The first...


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Saturday Evening Post fiction Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Tuesday, June 5, 2012, In : Contest 

Saturday Evening Post Fiction Contest

http://www.saturdayeveningpost.com/fiction-contest

In its nearly three centuries of existence, The Saturday Evening Post has published short fiction by a who’s who of American authors including F. Scott Fitzgerald, William Faulkner, Kurt Vonnegut, Ray Bradbury, Louis L’Amour, Sinclair Lewis, Jack London, and Edgar Allan Poe. Now you have the opportunity to join that illustrious line-up by taking part in the 1st Annual Saturday...


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National Writers Association Short Story Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Sunday, June 3, 2012, In : Contest 

National Writers Association Short Story Contest

http://www.nationalwriters.shoppingcartsplus.com/f/SSCON.pdf

PURPOSE OF THE CONTEST: The purpose of the National Writers Assn. Short Story Contest is to encourage the development of creative skills, recognize and reward outstanding ability in the area of short story writing.

CONTEST RULES: Any genre of short story manuscript may be entered. All entries must be postmarked by July 1. Only unpublish...


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Mary Ballard Poetry Chapbook Prize

Posted by Sally Clark on Friday, June 1, 2012, In : Contest 
Mary Ballard Poetry Chapbook Prize
http://caseyshaypress.blogspot.com/2012/04/2013-mary-ballard-poetry-chapbook-prize.html
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NO ENTRY FEE
The winner of the Mary Ballard Poetry Chapbook Prize will receive $500, 25 printed copies of the chapbook, and a book contract for the sale of physical and electronic versions of the chapbook. Deadline June 30, 2012. Manuscripts may be either a collection of poems or one long poem and should be a minimum of 20 pages and a maximum o...

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Literal Latte Short Shorts Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Wednesday, May 30, 2012, In : Contest 

Literal Latté Short Shorts Contest
http://www.literal-latte.com/contests/#short_shorts  

First Prize $500

1.Send unpublished shorts. 2,000 words max. All styles welcome.
2.Postmark by June 30th.
3.Name, Address, Telephone Number, Email Address (optional) — on Cover Page only.
4.Include Self Addressed Stamped Envelope or Email Address for reply.
5.Include $10 Reading Fee per set of up to 3 Shorts — OR — $15 Reading Fee per set of 6 Shorts.
All entries considered for publication.

All curr...


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Massachusetts State Poetry Society Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Tuesday, May 29, 2012, In : Contest 

Massachusetts State Poetry Society Contest
http://mastatepoetrysociety.tripod.com/id14.html

NAOMI CHERKOFSKY MEMORIAL CONTEST
Deadline:  June 30
Subject and Form:  Poet's Choice
Line Limit:  40 Lines
Prizes:  $50     $30     $20
Poems entered must NOT have been published or won ANY prize.

Contests are open to all poets.
Poets may enter as many poems as they wish but only one prize may be won by any poet.
Entry Fee is $3.00 per poem.
Send two copies of each poem - one with name and address and on...


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Katherin Paterson Prize for Young Adult and Children's Writing

Posted by Sally Clark on Tuesday, May 29, 2012, In : Contest 

Katherine Paterson Prize for Young Adult and Children’s Writing

http://www.hungermtn.org/katherine-paterson-prize-for-young-adult-and-childrens-writing

An annual prize for Young Adult and Children’s Literature. A chance for your YA and Children’s Lit to be read by Hunger Mountain editors and guest judges!

One overall first place winner receives $1,000 and publication!

Three category winners receive $100 each and publication. The categories are:

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Twentieth Biannual Poetry Card Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Monday, May 28, 2012, In : Contest 
Twentieth Biannual Poetry Card Contest
http://www.sps.com/poetry/index.html

1st prize: $300, 2nd prize: $150, 3rd prize: $50
 
Winning poems will be displayed on sps.com Poems can be rhyming or non-rhyming. Suggests you write about real emotions and feelings and that you have some special person or occasion in mind as you write. Poems judged on the basis of originality and uniqueness. English-language entries only. Enter as many times as you...

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The Writer Magazine 2012 Travel Essay Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Sunday, May 27, 2012, In : Contest 

The Writer Magazine 2012 Travel Essay Contest
http://www.writermag.com/travelcontest 


$10 ENTRY FEE

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 unpublish...


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Women Who Write Prose and Poetry Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Saturday, May 26, 2012, In : Contest 
Women Who Write Contest - Prose and Poetry
http://www.womenwhowrite.com/Submit.html
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$12 ENTRY FEE
Our prizes are $300 (first), $200 (second) and $100 (third) in each of two categories (poetry and short prose), plus publication in the 18th edition of our annual anthology, Calliope. Prose pieces can be fiction or non-fiction and
are limited to 3,000 words or less. Deadline June 30, 2012.
 

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ScienceThrillers Creative Science Writing Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Friday, May 25, 2012, In : Contest 
ScienceThrillers Creative Science Writing Contest
www.sciencethrillers.com/sciencethrillers-writing-contest-sci-with-fi/

Submit: any unpublished, original work of fiction (including, but not limited to, short stories, poetry, fables, and short graphic works/comics) that meets the following criteria:
1. The work is suitable for a youth audience (grades 4-12).
2. The work contains accurate scientific content.
3. The scientific content should feel entertaining but secretly be educ...

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Kentucky State Poetry Society Poetry Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Thursday, May 24, 2012, In : Contest 
Kentucky State Poetry Society Poetry Contest

http://www.kystatepoetrysociety.org/files/KSPS_2012_Adult_Contest_Brocure.pdf

DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSIONS:  JUNE 30, 2012

27 categories to enter including: Ancestors, Unfulfilled, The Thing Itself, Look to the Future, In the Twilight Hours, If I Had to do it Over, Would I do it Again?, Small Town Living, In the Face of the Storm, Fine Lines, Seasons of Life, Haiku, Sonnet, Bitterness or Surprise, Military, poetry for children, Natural World...


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Margaret Reid Poetry Contest for Traditional Verse

Posted by Sally Clark on Tuesday, May 22, 2012, In : Contest 

Margaret Reid Poetry Contest for Traditional Verse

http://www.winningwriters.com/contests/margaret/ma_guidelines.php

Entries accepted November 15, 2011 - June 30, 2012 (postmark dates or submitted online)


Poetry in traditional verse forms. Your entry should be your own original work. You may submit the same poem simultaneously to this contest and to others, and you may submit poems that have been published or won prizes elsewhere, as long as you own the online publication righ...


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Word and Sound International Writing Competitions 2012

Posted by Sally Clark on Tuesday, May 22, 2012, In : Contest 

Word and Sound International Writing Competitions 2012

http://sites.google.com/site/aafcags  

Deadline: June 30, 2012

Poetry, Essay, Short Story (1500 words minimum) Short-Short Story (1500 words maximum)

WSI Creative Writing Competitions are designed to instill new writing. Entries must be original work and neither be a previous competition winner nor previously published. Sections judged by prominent writers in the area of expertise. Prizes: 1st place-$100, 2nd plac...


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Saturday Writers Writing Contest: Science Fiction & Fantasy

Posted by Sally Clark on Sunday, May 20, 2012, In : Contest 

Saturday Writers 2012 Writing Contest: Science Fiction and Fantasy 

http://www.saturdaywriters.org/sw-contests.html

Deadline:  June 30, 2012
Entries may be submitted beginning May 26, 2012 with deadline of June 30, 2012
Short story - 2012 words or less
No gore, pornography, or gratuitous violence
Writing prompts: FRankenstein, the Solar System, Harry Potter, The Fifth Element, Carl Sagan, Prophecy 

Entry Fees:
Members: $5.00 per entry (limit three entries per co...


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New Millennium Writings Writing Competition

Posted by Sally Clark on Saturday, May 19, 2012, In : Contest 

New Millennium Writings Writing Competition

Born to write? New Millennium Writings has launched careers!

Online Submission Deadline: Midnight, June 17

http://www.newmillenniumwritings.com/awards.php

Newcomers published alongside famous writers, in our anthology and online. Best poem—$1,000; Fiction—$1,000; Nonfiction—$1,000; Short-short fiction—$1,000. Enter at www.writingawards.com or follow these guidelines: No restrictions as to style, content, or number of submissions. P...


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Southern Poetry Review

Posted by Sally Clark on Friday, May 18, 2012, In : Contest 

Southern Poetry Review
http://www.southernpoetryreview.org

Guy Owen Prize
Deadline: June 15, 2012
Entry Fee: $20
Website: www.southernpoetryreview.org

A prize of $1,000 and publication in Southern Poetry Review is given annually for a poem. Submit three to five poems totaling no more than 10 pages with a $20 entry fee, which includes a subscription to Southern Poetry Review, by June 15. All entries are considered for publication. Visit the website for complete guidelines.

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The Rusty Nail Literary Journal Poetry Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Wednesday, May 16, 2012, In : Contest 
The Rusty Nail Literary Journal Poetry Contest
http://www.rustynailmag.com/poetrycontest.html

Welcome to the first poetry contest sponsored by “The Rusty Nail.” We are committed to providing readers with fine poetry and prose. We are also committed in our support of the writers themselves.

The prize for this contest is $250. The winner and the winning piece will be featured both on “The Rusty Nail” website and also in the August print edition.

The reading period opens March 19. The dead...

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Northern Colorado Writers Personal Essay/Creative Nonfiction Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Friday, May 11, 2012, In : Contest 
Northern Colorado Writers
Personal Essay/Creative Nonfiction Contest
 
NOW OPEN: Personal Essay/Creative Nonfiction
Deadline:  June 15
The personal essay should be about a personal experience, told in your own words, with a great story and a great theme.  We are delighted to announce that the final judge for this year's Personal Essay/Creative Nonfiction category is the multitalented...

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Fifteenth San Antonio Poetry Fair 2012 Adult Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Thursday, May 10, 2012, In : Contest 
Fifteenth San Antonio Poetry Fair 2012 Adult Contest
http://www.unusualmuseums.org/sapf/adult.html

The San Antonio Poetry Fair offers two poetry contests to adults this year.

Contest 1 is offered to all adult poets in the nation, a broader competition, with $350.00 in cash awards.

Contest 2 is limited to adult poets in the San Antonio area, also offering $350.00 in cash awards.

Winners for both contests: 1st Place - $200, 2nd Place - $100, 3rd Place - $50.

DEADLINE...


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The MacGuffin's 17th National Poem Hunt Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Wednesday, May 9, 2012, In : Contest 

The MacGuffin’s 17th National Poem Hunt Contest

http://www.schoolcraft.edu/macguffin/documents/contest-rules-2012.pdf

First Place Prize: $500 plus two honorable mentions

Entry fee: $15. An entry consists of five poems. Poems must not be previously published and may be under consideration elsewhere. The MacGuffin reserves the right to disqualify work that is accepted elsewhere. Deadline is June 4, 2012. Winners announced in September, 2012.



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Professional Writers of Prescott Writing Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Tuesday, May 8, 2012, In : Contest 

2012 Professional Writers of Prescott Writing Contest
for Fiction, Nonfiction and Poetry
http://www.prescottwriters.com/category/contests

New Increased Amounts for Prize Money This Year!!

Prizes in each category will be awarded for First Place ($150), Second Place ($75) and Third Place ($50). Winners will be announced by September 30th. The names will be published in the PWP newsletter and on the PWP website, as well in general publicity and media. Winners will als...


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HOOT

Posted by Sally Clark on Saturday, May 5, 2012, In : Contest 
HOOT: a postcard review of mini poetry and prose
 
HOOT has a flash fiction, poetry, and memoir monthly contest - fewer than 150 words. Award: 30% of the entry fees we receive. Entry fee: $2 for every two entries, unlimited entries.
 
Deadline: The 20th of every month (next is May 20, 2012).
 

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New Letters Literary Awards

Posted by Sally Clark on Saturday, May 5, 2012, In : Contest 

The $1,500 New Letters Literary Awards

for Poetry, Esssay, and Fiction

http://www.newletters.org/awards.asp

All entrants considered for publication and receive 1 year subscription to "New Letters." Simultaneous submissions ok with notification of acceptance elsewhere.

Entry fee = $15 for first entry, $10 for subsequent entries.

Make checks payable to New Letters Literary Awards. Entries from outside US receive all contest privileges except subscription. Include 2 cover sheet...


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BOULEVARD Literary Journal

Posted by Sally Clark on Thursday, May 3, 2012, In : Contest 

BOULEVARD Literary Journal

Poetry Contest for Emerging Poets

http://www.boulevardmagazine.org/poetry-contest.html

$1,000 and publication in Boulevard awarded for the winning group of three poems by a poet who has not yet published a book of poetry with a nationally distributed press.

RULES - The poems may be a sequence or unrelated.  All entries must be postmarked by June 1, 2012.  Simultaneous submissions are allowed, but previously accepted or published work is ineligible.  Ent...


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Tony Hillerman Prize

Posted by Sally Clark on Wednesday, May 2, 2012, In : Contest 
Tony Hillerman Prize
http://www.wordharvest.com/contest.php
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NO ENTRY FEE
Co-sponsored by St. Martin's Press, the Tony Hillerman Prize is awarded annually for the best first mystery set in the Southwest. The prize winner is awarded a contract with St. Martin's Press for publication of the novel and $10,000. No less than 60,000 words. Murder or another serious crime or crimes must be at the heart of the story, and emphasis is on the solution rather than the details of the crime. The story's ...

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2012 Tiferet Journal Spiritual Writing Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Tuesday, May 1, 2012, In : Contest 

2012 Tiferet Jounal Spiritual Writing Contest

http://tiferetjournal.com/2011/12/26/2012-writing-contest-2/

$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 (nonfiction)

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....


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Knoxville Writers Guild

Posted by Sally Clark on Sunday, April 29, 2012, In : Contest 

Knoxville Writers Guild

http://www.knoxvillewritersguild.org/contests.htm

Knoxville Writers Guild contest for fiction, creative nonfiction, novel excerpts, one-act plays/scripts.

$20 entry fee for nonmembers. Prizes $100, $50, $25 in each category.

Postmarked or emailed before midnight, May 31, 2012.

Open to all individuals over the age of 18.



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Keel Fiction Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Sunday, April 29, 2012, In : Contest 
Keel Short Short Fiction Contest
http://bateaupress.org/chapbooks/keel/contest-submission-guidelines
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$15 ENTRY FEE
Short Short Fiction to us means less than 500 words. Open to all writers. Age and previous book publication are not considerations for eligibility. Work published in periodicals may be included in the manuscript. Please, no submissions from students or close friends of the editors. Submit 20-30 pages. Winner will receive $250 and several copies of the winning chapbook.
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Crab Creek Review Poetry Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Saturday, April 28, 2012, In : Contest 
Crab Creek Review Poetry Contest
http://www.crabcreekreview.org/contest.htm
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$10 ENTRY FEE
Deadline May 31, 2012. Three poems per entry. The winning poet will receive $200 and publication in Crab Creek Review. All entries will be considered for publication.
 

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On the Premises Humor Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Friday, April 27, 2012, In : Contest 

On the Premises, a web-based fiction magazine current contest #17 

http://www.onthepremises.com/current_contest.html

Its premise is: “AND NOW FOR SOMETHING COMPLETELY DIFFERENT”

Humorous prose is not taken seriously in today’s literary world. We aim to rectify that. We dare you to write a short piece of fiction that makes us laugh, or at least smile. If you can make us laugh and think, or laugh and feel deeply about someone or something, all the better.

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Sports Poetry & Prose Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Thursday, April 26, 2012, In : Contest 

Sports Poetry and Prose Contest

Prize: $1,500.00. Entry fee: $15.00. Deadline: 05-31-2012.

http://www.winningwriters.com/contests/sports/sp_guidelines.php  

This contest aims to bridge the gap between the worlds of physical culture and literary culture. An entry is 1-2 poems, one story, or one essay on a sports-related theme. Entries should be original and unpublished. Each entry may contain up to 6,000 words. First place prize is $1,500. Second Prize, $500 cash. Five Honorable Menti...


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Women on Writing Quaterly Flash Fiction Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Wednesday, April 25, 2012, In : Contest 
WOW! Women On Writing Quarterly Flash Fiction Contest

Open to all themes and fiction genres; 250-750 words.
Awards: 20 Winners Total
1st Place: $350 Cash, $25 Amazon Gift Certificate, 1 Year Premium Membership to AutomatedEditing ($420 value), publication;
2nd Place: $250 Cash, $25 Amazon Gift Certificate, 1 Year Standard Membership to AutomatedEditing ($240 value), publication;
3rd Place: $150 Cash, $25 Amazon Gift Certificate, 1 Year Standard ...

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The Connecticut Poetry Award

Posted by Sally Clark on Tuesday, April 24, 2012, In : Contest 

The Connecticut Poetry Award

http://www.ct-poetry-society.org/contests.htm

The Connecticut Poetry Award honors Connecticut Poetry Society founders Winchell, Brodine and Brodinsky. It is open to all poets.

- Submit poems: April 1- May 31 (postmark)

-Send up to 3 unpublished poems, any form, 80 line limit.

-Include two copies of each poem: one with complete contact information and one with NO contact information.

-Include SASE (self-addressed, stamped envelope) for resu...


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The Chameleon Theatre Circle 13th Annual New Play Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Saturday, April 21, 2012, In : Contest 
The Chameleon Theatre Circle 13th Annual New Play Contest
www.chameleontheatre.org/newplay/index.php
 
All submissions must be original works that have not been produced. The company is accepting 10-minute plays, one-acts and full-length features, including musicals. Awards. Winning plays will be showcased in a concert-format festival in September 2012. Cash awards of $100, $50, $25 depending on play length. No entry fee.
Deadline: May 31, 2012.
 
from: http://www.writers-editors.com/...

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Saturday Writers 2012 Writing Contest: Personal Essay

Posted by Sally Clark on Wednesday, April 18, 2012, In : Contest 

Saturday Writers 2012 Writing Contest:

Personal Essay 

http://www.saturdaywriters.org/sw-contests.html

Deadline:  May 26, 2012

Entries may be submitted beginning April 28, 2012 with deadline of May 26, 2012

Story must be non-fiction and can be about yourself or family members, 2012 words or less

Writing prompts: family tree, the Mayflower, black & white pictures

Entry Fees:

Members: $5.00 per entry (limit three entries per contest per member)

Non-Members: $7.00 per entry (...


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The Abstract Quill Short Story Competition

Posted by Sally Clark on Monday, April 16, 2012, In : Contest 

The Abstract Quill: All You Need is a Quill and a Question

http://theabstractquill.com/?p=82

  

SHORT STORY COMPETITION

As we edge into the middle of March, it is time to announce our Short Story Competition! This is exciting news for several profound reasons:

1. We get to read more of your amazing work

2. It is our first competition with more to come!

3. 1st and 2nd place winners will receive CASH prizes and all winners will appear in The Abstract Quill

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2nd Annual ridge to River contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Sunday, April 15, 2012, In : Contest 
2nd Annual Ridge to River Contest
www.adventummagazine.com
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$15 ENTRY FEE
Enter the 2nd annual Ridge to River Contest for an outstanding work of outdoor creative nonfiction. Winner receives $500, an MSR Pocket Rocket stove, and publication. Adventum, a biannual literary magazine of outdoor adventure writing, photography and haiku, publishes creative nonfiction, essays, and memoir pieces that explore some aspect of personal experience in the outdoors. Deadline: May 15, 2012.
 
from: www.fun...

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Appalachian Heritage Writers

Posted by Sally Clark on Sunday, April 15, 2012, In : Contest 

Appalachian Heritage Writers
http://appheritagewritersym.wordpress.com/2011-writing-contest-guidelines/
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ENTRY FEE:
Adult - $10/submission
Youth - Free/limited to one submission per genre

Poetry - Limited to 30 lines or less - use 12 point type.
Essay - Limited to 1,500 words - double-spaced - use 12 point type.
Short Story - Limited to 2,500 words - double-spaced - use 12 point type.

Deadline May 15, 2012.  Attendance at the symposium is not required for entries.

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Middle Grade Mystery Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Saturday, April 14, 2012, In : Contest 
Middle-Grade Mystery Contest
http://www.thechildrenswriter.com/BA329/
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ENTRY FEE $0 - $15
The winners in this contest will be published in Children's Writer, the monthly newsletter that goes to almost 1,300 children's book and magazine editors in North America. Along with the winning pieces, we'll publish an article about the top-ranked entries and their authors. The contest is for a well-constructed fictional mystery that will engage readers 9 to 12, to 900 words. Entries will be judged on ...

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Amy Dengler Memorial Poetry Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Friday, April 13, 2012, In : Contest 
Amy Dengler Memorial Poetry Contest, sponsored by the Wordcrafters Poetry Group, a chapter of the Massachusetts State Poetry Society: an annual poetry contest to honor the memory of Amy L. Dengler, accomplished poet and active member of the North Shore writing community.
 
The contest is open to all adults. Prizes will be awarded to poems for first, second and third place winners ($50/$20/$10). Contestants may enter any number of poems at $3 per poem, but only one poem will be eligible for ...

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Southern Writers Short Story Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Thursday, April 12, 2012, In : Contest 
Southern Writers Short Story Contest
http://www.southernwritersmagazine.com/contest.html
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$10 ENTRY FEE
Grand prize $125, subscription, publication.
Second prize $50, subscription, publication.
Third prize $25, subscription, publication.

This summer we'll publish a bonus magazine of Southern short stories by our readers, and we want you to be in it. Whether you're already a well-known novelist, or a newcomer ready to get in print, the Southern Writers Short Story Contest is your chance to make y...

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Ruminate Magazine Poetry Prize

Posted by Sally Clark on Wednesday, April 11, 2012, In : Contest 

Ruminate Magazine: Chewing on Life, Faith, and Art

Janet B. McCabe Poetry Prize

http://www.ruminatemagazine.com/submit/contests/poetry-prize

The submission deadline for the prize is May 1st, 2012.

The entry fee is $15 (includes a free copy of the Fall 2012 Issue).

All submissions must be previously unpublished work.

You may submit up to two poems per entry, no longer than 40 lines each.

$1000 will be awarded to the winner, and publication in the Fall 2012 Issue will be awarded...


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Writer's Didgest Writing Competition

Posted by Sally Clark on Tuesday, April 10, 2012, In : Contest 

81st Annual Writer’s Digest Writing Competition

http://www.writersdigest.com/competitions/writers-digest-annual-competition

Winning entries will be on display in the 81st Annual Writer’s Digest Competition Collection.

Compete in 10 Categories: Inspirational Writing (Spiritual/Religious), Memoirs/Personal Essay, Magazine Feature Article, Genre Short Story (Mystery, Romance, etc.), Mainstream/Literary Short Story, Rhyming Poetry, Non-rhyming Poetry, Stage Play, Television/Movie S...


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Pikes Peak Branch Nat'l League of American Pen Women Flash Fiction Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Friday, April 6, 2012, In : Contest 
Pikes Peak Branch National League of American Pen Women
Flash Fiction Contest
http://www.ppb-nlapw.org/contests.php
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$10 ENTRY FEE
Theme: Are you devious at heart? Deadline May 1, 2012. Prizes: 1st- $100; 2nd- $50; Judge's Merit Award- $25. A complete but very short story of 100 words or less.
 
from: www.fundsforwriters.com


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Crucible Poetry and Fiction Competition

Posted by Sally Clark on Thursday, April 5, 2012, In : Contest 
Crucible Poetry and Fiction Competition
http://www.barton.edu/academics/english/crucible.htm
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NO ENTRY FEE
The Crucible poetry and fiction competition is open to all writers. Fiction must be limited to 8,000 words or less. Poetry must be limited to five poems. No prizes will be given in other categories. Winner also receivespublication in Crucible, a literary journal. All submissions to the magazine are automatically considered for the contest.

Poetry: $150 First P...

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The First Line Literary Journal

Posted by Sally Clark on Wednesday, April 4, 2012, In : Contest 
The First Line Literary Journal

This is a quarterly contest in which you use the first line prompt they provide to write your story of 300 to 3,000 words. The editors are open to all genres and try to pick as eclectic a group of winners as possible.
 
The next deadline is May 1, 2012. The first line of the story must be: "Rachel's first trip to England didn't go as planned."

Fiction: All stories must be written with the first line provi...


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The Ledge Poetry Awards

Posted by Sally Clark on Monday, April 2, 2012, In : Contest 

The Ledge Poetry & Fiction Magazine 2012 Poetry Awards Competition

http://theledgemagazine.com/Annual%20Contests.html

PRIZES: First prize: $1,000 and publication in The Ledge Magazine. Second prize: $250 and publication in The Ledge Magazine. Third prize: $100 and publication in The Ledge Magazine.

ENTRY FEE: $12 for the first three (3) poems; $3 for each additional poem. $20 subscription (two issues) to The Ledge gains free entry for the first three poems.

NO RESTRICTIONS on fo...


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The Write Helper Novel Beginnings 1st Chapter Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Sunday, April 1, 2012, In : Contest 
The Write Helper Novel Beginnings 1st Chapter Contest
http://thewritehelper.com/id74.html

The Great American Novel beckons! (Or any other country for that matter!) You accept the challenge. But first things first, you must write the opening chapter. Your objective: to write the best attention-grabbing, heart-stopping, thought-provoking chapter imaginable. So get started, your adoring public awaits!

Free critique available upon request! To request your free critique, write the words "free c...


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SouthWest Writers Contest: Story-Telling Hook

Posted by Sally Clark on Saturday, March 31, 2012, In : Contest 
SouthWest Writers 2012 Second Bi-Monthly Writing Contest: Story-Telling Hook
http://southwestwriters.com/contestBiMonthlyCurrent.php
 
The first 500 words of a novel of any genre or the first 500 words of a short story of any genre.
Postmark deadline: April 30, 2012. Please include your contact information (address, phone and email) and permission to publish or not on a separate sheet. Do not include any identifying information on the manuscript itself.
All entries $10. Prizes: $150/1st ...

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Dallas Poets Community Annual Chapbook Competition

Posted by Sally Clark on Friday, March 30, 2012, In : Contest 

Dallas Poets Community Annual Chapbook Competition

http://www.dallaspoets.org

 
Win $200 & 30 copies

Send 16 to 20 pages of poetry with 2 title pages: one with contact information and one with title only along with a $15 reading fee to:

DPC Chapbook Contest

P.O. Box 700865, Dallas, TX 75370

Postmark Deadline: April 30, 2011 


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Forrest Fest Poetry Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Thursday, March 29, 2012, In : Contest 

Forrest Fest Poetry Contest
http://forrestfest.org/about2.html

Submission Deadline April 01, 2012
Peggy Zuleika Lynch Competition
Adults and Children, Submit your poem now:
1. 32 line limit, in the subject line of your e-mail submission put contest
2. by e-mail, add contact info ten lines below poem to forrestpoetry@live.com
3. or by snail mail to: 301 N. 19th,
Lamesa, TX 1st Place Adult. 18 and over, $75, 1st Place
Children, under 12, $75.00, 1st Place young people 14 - 17, $75.00
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The Writers Short Story Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Thursday, March 29, 2012, In : Contest 
The Writer Short Story Contest
www.writermag.com/storycontest
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$10 ENTRY FEE
First prize: $1,000; a free 10-week creative writing workshop offered online by Gotham Writers' Workshop ($420 value); publication in The Writer and on WriterMag.com; and a one-year subscription to The Writer.

Second prize: $300; free 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....

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2012 Passager Poetry Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Wednesday, March 28, 2012, In : Contest 

2012 Passager Poetry Contest
FOR WRITERS OVER 50

http://www.ubalt.edu/passager/guidelines.htm

Submit work through- April 15, 2012 (postmarked date)
Winner receives $500 and publication.
Honorable mentions will also be published.


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Arkansas Writers' Conference Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Sunday, March 25, 2012, In : Contest 
Arkansas Writers' Conference Contest
http://www.arkansaswritersconference.org/2.html

15 contest open to all writers including: mystery, flash fiction, poetry, articles, ghost stories, the beauty of God's creation (poetry), poetry honoring the Lord Jesus Christ, short story, humorous fantasy short story, essay, and narrative poem.
 
Postmark deadline: April, 30, 2012.
Fee to enter any or all categories is $10.

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Poetry International Prize

Posted by Sally Clark on Saturday, March 24, 2012, In : Contest 

Poetry International Prize

http://poetryinternational.sdsu.edu/Contests.htm#guidelines

A prize of $1,000 and publication in Poetry International is given annually for a single poem. Jericho Brown will judge. Submit up to 3 poems with a $15 entry fee. You may submit additional poems for a $3 reading fee per poem. Please make checks payable to Poetry International. The winner will be announced on our website in the fall of 2012.

Please mail your submissions to:

Poetry Internationa...


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2012 Clockwise Chapbook Competition

Posted by Sally Clark on Saturday, March 24, 2012, In : Contest 

The 2012 Clockwise Chapbook Competition

 

Competition Guidelines: http://tebotbach.org/clockwise.html

Winner will receive Book Publication in Perfect Bound Editions

Winner announced in September 2012 with Publication in April 2013

Deadline: April 30, 2012

Judge: Gail Wronsky

The competition is open to all poets writing in English.

Individual poems in the manuscript previously published in magazines, print or web journals, or anthologies are acceptable, but the work ...


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Gulf Coast Writers Association

Posted by Sally Clark on Thursday, March 22, 2012, In : Contest 
Gulf Coast Writers Association
"Let's Write" Literary Contest 2012
http://gcwriters.org/contest.html
 
Deadline: April 15, 2012
 
Entry fee for two poems up to 50 lines - $8
Entry fee for fiction and nonfiction up to 2500 words - $8
 
Prizes: $80, $50, $20 plus publication

 

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Mad as a Hare Writing Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Wednesday, March 21, 2012, In : Contest 

Mad as a Hare Writing Contest

Scribophile.com is pleased to announce the Mad as a Hare writing contest.

This fee-free contest has a $50 first prize and a $25 second prize, and is for fiction or non-fiction of 2500 words or fewer. 

Entries must be about personified animals in some way, shape, or form. 

Beyond that, there are no limits!

Entry is free!

Contest deadline March 31, 2012. 

This contest is hosted by Scribophile–a friendly, knowledgeable, and ...


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Solstice: A Magazine of Diverse Voices Literary Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Tuesday, March 20, 2012, In : Contest 
Solstice: A Magazine of Diverse Voices
Third Annual Literary Contest for Fiction, Nonfiction, and Poetry
http://solsticelitmag.org/contests

Entry fee: $18 for fiction and nonfiction up to 23 pages. Poetry up to 3 poems
Prizes: $1000 for fiction, $500 for nonfiction, $500 for poetry. Winners and finalists will be published.
 
Deadline: April 5, 2012.

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The Cancer Poetry Project

Posted by Sally Clark on Monday, March 19, 2012, In : Contest 

The Cancer Poetry Project
http://www.cancerpoetryproject.com

$5 ENTRY FEE

The Cancer Poetry Project is accepting cancer-related poems for the second volume of its award-winning national anthology. Approximately 150 poems will be selected for the new book. Of those selected, a dozen winning poets will each receive both a cash prize and an invitation to select a cancer organization to which the Cancer Poetry Project will make a donation. Poems will be accepted through April 30, 2012.

Three wi...


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971 Short Fiction Menu Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Sunday, March 18, 2012, In : Contest 
971 Short Fiction Menu Contest
http://www.971menu.com/misc.html
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$3 ENTRY FEE

The 971 Prize: $200 US and publication in our Prize Issue.

Runners-up:
1st: $100 US and publication in our Prize Issue
2nd-4th: recognition and publication in our Prize Issue

Deadline: April 1, 2012. Fiction stories word limits: 1,500 - 4,500.
Word limits may be met with a single piece or with a combination of up to three pieces (three 500-word stories will get the job done, as will two 750-word stories, or a 1,000-word ...

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Gemini Magazine Short Story Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Saturday, March 17, 2012, In : Contest 
 Gemini MAGAZINE
http://www.gemini-magazine.com/contest.html

We are pleased to announce the third annual Gemini Magazine Short Story Contest featuring a Grand Prize of $1,000. Second place wins $100 and there will also be three honorable mentions.

There are no restrictions on content, style, genre or length--just send your best. All five finalists will be published online in the June 2012 issue of Gemini.

Entry fee: $4. Deadline: March 31, 2012. Enter by email or snail mail.

Best wishes!

David Br...

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Saturday Writers 2012 Writing Contest: Poetry and Flash Fiction

Posted by Sally Clark on Tuesday, March 13, 2012, In : Contest 

Saturday Writers 2012 Writing Contest:
Poetry and Flash Fiction
http://www.saturdaywriters.org/sw-contests.html

Deadline:  April 28, 2012
Entries will not be accepted until the dates listed for this contest
Poetry - 50 lines or less
Prose - 500 words or less
Entries may be submitted beginning March 24, 2012 with deadline of April 28, 2012 - see Official Rules for Submission Information

Entry Fees:
Members: $5.00 per entry (limit three entries per contest per member)
Non-Members: $7.00 per e...


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Willamette Writers 2012 Kay Snow Writing Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Monday, March 12, 2012, In : Contest 

Willamette Writers 2012 Kay Snow Writing Contest

http://www.willamettewriters.com/1/guidelines.php
The purpose of this annual contest, named in honor of Willamette Writer's founder, Kay Snow, is to help writers reach professional goals in writing in a broad array of categories.

Entry Dates

Beginning Date: November 1, 2011

Postmark Deadline: April 23rd, 2012

Category Guidelines

Adult Fiction - maximum 2500 words. One complete short story (or novel excerpt; excerpt can be any p...


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Alabama Writers' Conclave Competition

Posted by Sally Clark on Sunday, March 11, 2012, In : Contest 
Alabama Writers' Conclave Competition
http://www.alabamawritersconclave.com/
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ENTRY FEE $5/$8 EXCEPT NOVEL EXCERPT $10/$12 and POETRY $3/$5.
Deadline April 20, 2012. Prizes $100, $75, $50, and up to 4 honorable mentions receive $25. Limit 2,500 words fiction, 1,000 words short fiction, 2,500 words juvenile fiction, 2,500 words nonfiction, 2,000 words humor, 50 lines humor poetry, 40 lines traditional poetry. 60 lines free verse, 10 double-spaced pages for first chapter of novel.
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Massachusetts State Poetry Society Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Friday, March 9, 2012, In : Contest 

Massachusetts State Poetry Society Contest
http://mastatepoetrysociety.tripod.com/id14.html

AMBASSADOR OF POETRY AWARD

Deadline:  April 15 
Subject and Form:  Poet's Choice
Line Limit:  40 Lines
Prizes:  $50     $30     $20
Poems must NOT have been previously published or won ANY prize.

Contests are open to all poets.
Poets may enter as many poems as they wish but only one prize may be won by any poet.
Entry Fee is $3.00 per poem.
Send two copies of each poem - one with name and addre...


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Idaho Writers Rendezvous Writing Contests

Posted by Sally Clark on Thursday, March 8, 2012, In : Contest 
Idaho Writers Rendezvous Writing Contests
http://www.idahowritersrendezvous.com/contest.htm
 
Short Story (4,000 words max), Short Screenplay (10 pages max), Poetry. Awards: $100 each category plus books and software. Entry fee: $15 poetry; $30 short story and short screenplay. Deadline: March 30, 2012.
 
from: http://www.writers-editors.com/Writers/Contests/contests.htm


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Wergle Flomp Humor Poetry Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Wednesday, March 7, 2012, In : Contest 
Wergle Flomp Humor Poetry Contest

11th annual free contest. Fifteen cash prizes totaling $3,600. Top prize $1,500.

Submit one humor poem by April 1 deadline. No entry fee.

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. Final judge: Jendi Reiter.

Sponsored by Winning Writers, one of the "101 Best Websites for Writers" (Writer's
Digest, 2005-2011).

Guideli...

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All About the Poetry Award

Posted by Sally Clark on Monday, March 5, 2012, In : Contest 
All About The Poetry Award http://www.poetrymatterscelebration.com/poetrymatterscelebration.com/About_the_Poetry_Award.html
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NO ENTRY FEE
Deadline March 23, 2012. Location Evans, GA.

Awards categories:
Middle School
High School
Adult - Poets between age 20 and 60.
Senior - Poets age 61 and beyond.

Cash Prizes are given to 1st ($100), 2nd ($75), 3rd ($50) and 4th ($35) place winners. To receive the cash prize winners must have their poem read (in person or via video) at the poetry reading event.
 
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Serendipity Writing contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Friday, March 2, 2012, In : Contest 
Serendipity Writing Contest

Entries are accepted in two categories:
    very short fiction (1,000 word limit)
    short story (5,000 word limit)
A grand prize of $250 will be awarded for the best entry. Additional prizes will be awarded for 1st ($75) and 2nd ($50) place in each category.
 
Here are the rules.
    Any genre is acceptable but no kidlit or porn.
    Winners agree to first time publication rights in...

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SLO Nightwriters Annual Short Story & Poetry Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Thursday, March 1, 2012, In : Contest 
SLO Nightwriters Annual Short Story and Poetry Contest 
http://slonightwriters.org/Default.aspx?pageld=962273

$10 ENTRY FEE SLO NightWriters has launched its 23rd annual writing contest, with two contest streams: a 750-word Short Story Contest and 40-line Poetry Contest. Theme this year is any aspect of "Forgiveness." Each stream has a first place prize of $100 and a plaque, second place of $75 and a certificate, third place of $25 and a certificate and certificates for honorable mention. Deadl...

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Saturday Writers: Crime, Mystery, Whodunits

Posted by Sally Clark on Wednesday, February 29, 2012, In : Contest 

Saturday Writers 2012 Writing Contest: Crime, Mystery, Whodunits
http://www.saturdaywriters.org/sw-contests.html

Deadline:  March 24, 2012

Entries will not be accepted until the dates listed for this contest

Short story – 2012 words or less

Entries may be submitted beginning February 25, 2012 with deadline of March 24, 2012 - see Official Rules for Submission Information

No gore, pornography, or gratuitous violence

Writing prompts: Sherlock Holmes, Agatha Christie, the ...


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Tom Howard/John H. Reid Short Story Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Tuesday, February 28, 2012, In : Contest 
Tom Howard/John H. Reid Short Story Contest
http://www.winningwriters.com/contests/tomstory/ts_guidelines.php
Deadline: March 31, 2012
 
Short stories, essays or other works of prose, up to 5,000 words each. There are no restrictions on style or theme. Each entry should be your own original work. You may submit the same work simultaneously to this contest and to others, and you may submit works that have been published or won prizes elsewhere, as long as you own the online publication ri...

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Writecorner Press Poetry Prize

Posted by Sally Clark on Monday, February 27, 2012, In : Contest 
 
Postmark Deadline: March 31
First Place $500; Editors' Choices, $100.
Seeks the best unpublished poems of 40 lines and under. Any style, any theme. Send 2 copies of each poem, with author's name, address, phone, short bio, and email address on only one copy. Make other copy anonymous. Fee: $5 first poem, $3 each additional poem, payable to Writecorner Press. Read the complete guideli...

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America's Funniest Humor Writing Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Sunday, February 26, 2012, In : Contest 
ENTER "AMERICA'S FUNNIEST HUMOR"TM  WRITING CONTEST!  
 
"America's Funniest Humor!"TM is an excellent writing contest & publishing project, giving you a great opportunity to get published, add to your writing credits, receive valuable exposure and publicity, and get your share of $250.00 in PRIZE MONEY!
 
This humor writing contest is brought to you exclusively by Humor PressTM, one of America's most popular humor contest sites. We want to see your ...

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Mississippi Valley Annual Poetry Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Saturday, February 25, 2012, In : Contest 
Mississippi Valley Annual Poetry Contest

http://midwestwritingcenter.org/WhatWeDo/MCVP2011.htm

Deadline: March 31, 2012

Prizes given in two categories: National and Regional (for poets residing in the Northern Mississippi Valley Region states of Illinois, Iowa, Minnesota, Missouri, and Wisconsin). 

First, second, and third place prizes for each category are as follows: $250, $175 and  $100; Entry fee is $9 for up to three poems; $2 for each additional poem. To su...


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Foley Poetry Prize

Posted by Sally Clark on Thursday, February 23, 2012, In : Contest 
Foley Poetry Prize
http://www.americamagazine.org/content/article.cfm?article_id=10540

P
oems are being accepted for the 2012 Foley Poetry Award. Each entrant is asked to submit only one typed, unpublished poem of 30 lines or fewer that is not under consideration elsewhere.
 
Include contact information on the same page as the poem. Poems will not be returned. Please do not submit poems by e-mail or fax. Submissions must be postmarked between Jan. 1 and March 31.
 
Poems received outside t...

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Write Integrity Press

Posted by Sally Clark on Wednesday, February 22, 2012, In : Contest 

Write Integrity Press

http://writeintegrity.blogspot.com/2012/01/call-for-submissions-three-anthologies.html?spref=tw


Call for Submissions: Three Anthologies

They are currently seeking submissions for the following:

Life Lessons from MOMS

To be released May 2012

Life Lessons from DADS

To be released June 2012

Life Lessons from TEACHERS

To be released August 2012

We learn about life from many different sources, and WIP wants to honor and recognize folks who've taugh...


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Oregon Poets Society Spring 2012 Contests

Posted by Sally Clark on Tuesday, February 21, 2012, In : Contest 
Oregon Poets Society Spring 2012 Contests
http://www.oregonpoets.org/contests
 
Deadline: March 1, 2012
 
5 categories for nonmember to enter, 1 addition category for members only.
Prizes range from $100 - $20. Entry fee for nonmember is $4 per poem.


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Silver Boomer Books Anthology: Widowhood

Posted by Sally Clark on Tuesday, February 21, 2012, In : Contest 
Silver Boomer Books Anthology: Widowhood
http://silverboomerbooks.com/sbb/wp/for-writers/on-our-own

Silver Boomer Books seeks your stories, poems, essays and interviews dealing with widowhood. As always, we're looking for quality over quantity and actually favor shorter works, especially shorter poetry. Projected release date for the anthology is October, 2012. We need your submissions until March 30, 2012, and will let you know in August if your work is selected for inclusion. Pays $5 for po...

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Alabama State Poetry Society Annual Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Monday, February 20, 2012, In : Contest 
Alabama State Poetry Society Annual Contest
http://alabamapoets.org/poetry_contests.php?contest_id=46

Deadline: March 23, 2012
14 categories to enter for $3 per entry. Prizes from $10 to $100.


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2012 Christian Writing Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Sunday, February 19, 2012, In : Contest 
2012 Christian Writing Contest
http://christianwritingcontest.com/contest2012
 
Deadline: March 19, 2012
 
Fiction Short Story - 1,500 to 7,500 words. Must implicitly or explicitly reflect the orthodox Christian world view. Prizes $550, $300, $200, & $125
 
Poetry up to 2,500 words. Must implicitly or explicitly reflect the orthodox Christian world view. Prizes $300, $200, $100, & $50
 
$15 entry fee for either contest.


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Westmoreland Arts & Heritage Festival Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Saturday, February 18, 2012, In : Contest 
Westmoreland Arts & Heritage Festival Contest 
http://www.artsandheritage.com/Downloads/PSS%20Application%202012.pdf
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$10 ENTRY FEE FOR TWO POEMS OR ONE SHORT STORY.
Deadline March 16, 2012. $200 for top award in fiction and in poetry. Other poetry and short fiction awards: 1st $125, 2nd $100, 3rd $75. All genre accepted. Limit 4,000 words for fiction. No limit for poetry.




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2012 Foolish Writing Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Friday, February 17, 2012, In : Contest 
2012 Foolish Writing Contest
www.foolishtimes.net

Answer this question, "It was so funny …." in 200 words or less. Awards: $100, $50, $25. Winners will be published in the April 2012 issue of Foolish Times. Entry fee: $5.
Deadline: March 15, 2012.
 
from: http://www.writers-editors.com/Writers/Contests/contests.htm

 
 

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Northern Colorado Writers 2012 Short Fiction Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Thursday, February 16, 2012, In : Contest 
Northern Colorado Writers 2012 Short Fiction Contest
http://tinyurl.com/8x5ynkj

Awards: $200, $100, $50. Winners and honorable mentions will be published in the second annual winners' anthology, Pooled Ink: Celebrating the 2012 NCW Contest Winners, scheduled for release on December 1. Entry fee: $10 if mailed, $15 if emailed. Deadline: March 15, 2012.


 

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Ft. Worth Haiku Society Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Thursday, February 16, 2012, In : Contest 
 
Fort Worth Haiku Society announces the Winter-Quarter Haiku Contest.
Kigo (topic): Winter.
Deadline: in hand by March 15, 2012.
 
Entries received after that date will not be accepted. Submit each haiku on two separate 3" x 5" cards, one with the haiku only (for anonymous judging), the second with the haiku and the author's name, address, phone number and/or email address in the upper left-hand corner. The contest is open to the public. No previously published entries. The appearanc...

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Birds and Blooms Backyard Blunder Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Wednesday, February 15, 2012, In : Contest 
Birds and Blooms Backyard Blunder Contest
http://www.birdsandblooms.com/Contests/Backyard-Blunder-Contest
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NO ENTRY FEE
Do you have a funny birding or gardening story to share from your backyard? We want to hear it! Send us your best "backyard blunder," and the winning story will receive $500.
To enter, email your true story (no more than 400 words) to
contests@birdsandblooms.com. Please put "backyard blunder contest" in the subject line. Deadline March 15, 2012.
 
from: www.fundsforwriters.c...

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Writers-Editors International Writing Competition

Posted by Sally Clark on Tuesday, February 14, 2012, In : Contest 

2012 Writers-Editors International Writing Competition

http://www.writers-editors.com/Writers/Contests/Contest_Guidelines/contest_guidelines.htm

The contest is open to all writers.

Deadline: Entries must be postmarked no later than March 15, 2012.

Nonfiction Division:

(A) Previously Published Article/Essay/Column/Nonfiction Book Chapter 

(B) Unpublished or self-published Article/Essay/Column/Nonfiction Book Chapter

Fiction Division: (C) Unpublished or self-publish...


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National Federation of State Poetry Societies Annual Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Monday, February 13, 2012, In : Contest 
National Federation of State Poetry Societies
Annual Poetry Contest
http://nfsps.com/poetry_contests.htm
 
50 contests to enter - 30 open to nonmembers for a fee of $1.00 per poem. Contest subjects include free verse, rhymed verse, sunsets, cinquains, the art of poetry, nature, let the good times roll, American Indians, games, enviromental issues, poetry for children, wildlife, melting pot, music, the sea, and more.
 
Prizes range from $15 - $1500.
 
Postmark deadline: March 15, 201...

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Center for Writing Excellence Genre-Writing Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Sunday, February 12, 2012, In : Contest 
Center for Writing Excellence Genre-Writing Contest
http://janiewrites.com/writing-contests/c4we-writing-contest/
 
Genre for the first contest: Spiritual Fiction; 1500-2000 words. Awards: $50, $25, $15. Entry fee: $15. Critiques are available for an additional $10. Deadline: midnight on March 1, 2012.
 
from: http://www.writers-editors.com/Writers/Contests/contests.htm



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NETWO 2012 Short Story Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Saturday, February 11, 2012, In : Contest 

Northeast Texas Writers’ Organization (NETWO)

2012 Short Story Contest

http://netwo.org/conference/sscontest08.htm

Short stories between 1,000 and 2,500 words.

Prizes $150, $100, $50, and $25.

First Place winner will be offered publication.

Entry fee is $10 for the first entry, $8 for each story after.

Entry deadline: March 15, 2012.

Judges comment sheet possible on all entries.



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Massachusetts State Poetry Society Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Friday, February 10, 2012, In : Contest 
Massachusetts State Poetry Society Contest

THE GERTRUDE DOLE MEMORIAL AWARD
 
Deadline:  March 15 Subject and Form:  Poet's Choice
Line Limit:  40 Lines
Prizes:  $25     $15     $10
Poems must NOT have been previously published or have won ANY prize.
 
Contests are open to all poets.
Poets may enter as many poems as they wish but only one prize may be won by any poet.
Entry Fee is $3.00 per poem.
Send two copies of each poem - on...

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Foster City International Writers Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Thursday, February 9, 2012, In : Contest 
Foster City International Writers Contest

For fiction, humorous story, children's story, personal essay, or poetry.
$10 entry fee. Prizes range from $75-$125.

Deadline: March 30, 2012.


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Carteret Writers of North Carolina 2012 Writing Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Wednesday, February 8, 2012, In : Contest 
Carteret Writers of North Carolina 2012 Writing Contest
 
For fiction (3000 word limit), nonfiction (3000 word limit), writing for children (for children under the age of 13; 2000 word limit), poetry (up to 50 lines) and flash fiction (less that 750 words). $10 per entry.
 
Deadline is March 13, 2012. Prizes $25-$100. Winners will be published in their yearly anthology The...

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New Mexico State Poetry Society Contests

Posted by Sally Clark on Saturday, February 4, 2012, In : Contest 

New Mexico State Poetry Society Contests

http://nmpoetry.org/nmsps-contests.shtml

Convention Kitty Contest
Open to all poets.

Help us prepare for the 2013 National Federation Convention!!

Only $1 per poem, maximum of 15 poems per entrant per contest. The NMSPS will award half the pot (up to $100) to three prizewinners in the following proportions:

1st Prize: 50%    -    2nd Prize: 30%    -    3rd Prize: 20%

All contests accept any form or free verse, 40 lines maximum.

Contest 1, post...


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SouthWest Writers: Personal Essays About Animals

Posted by Sally Clark on Tuesday, January 31, 2012, In : Contest 
SouthWest Writers 2012 First Bi-Monthly Writing Contest

Personal Essay About Animals
A short, personal essay about an animal of any species, whether it's your pet dog or parakeet, an animal in a zoo or preserve, or an animal you photo-graphed, observed or bagged int he wild. In other words, the sky's the limit on writing about any crit-ter on Earth. Just make sure there's some form of personal interaction. 750 word limit.

More details:
http://southwestwriters.com/contestBiMonthlyCurrent.php

Postma...
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Chaparral Poets Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Sunday, January 29, 2012, In : Contest 
Chaparral Poets Contest 
http://www.chaparralpoets.org/AdultContest12.pdf

$3 ENTRY FEE
Open to all poets. Fourteen categories. Prizes for each category are: 1st $60, 2nd $40, 3rd $25.
Deadline midnight January 31, 2012.
 
from: www.fundsforwriters.com



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The Most Quotable Woman I Know Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Friday, January 27, 2012, In : Contest 
The Most Quotable Woman I Know Contest
http://www.thequotablewoman.com/contest-the-most-quotable-woman-i-know
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$10 ENTRY FEE
The Quotable Woman® is looking for original, well-written true stories about a woman who has said something or many things that have made an impact on your life and/or the lives of others. Stories can be funny or sad, political or personal, artsy or straightforward. The essay may center on one particular quotation or several, but it must be something she actually said...

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Arizona Mystery Writers 2012 Writing Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Wednesday, January 25, 2012, In : Contest 
Arizona Mystery Writers 2012 Writing Contest
http://amw.satoriwebdesign.com/blogs/calendar/events/2012-writing-contest/
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$10 ENTRY FEE
Deadline February 29, 2012. Mystery includes suspense and thriller but no horror or sci-fi.
First place $200.
Second place $100.
Third place $75.
Short pieces up to 2,500 words only.
from: www.fundsforwriters.com




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String Poet Prize

Posted by Sally Clark on Tuesday, January 24, 2012, In : Contest 
String Poet Prize
http://www.stringpoet.com/2011/12/2012-string-poet-prize-guidelines/
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ENTRY FEE $10 up to 3 poems, $15 up to 5 poems. Up to 40 lines, all forms accepted. Contest theme: "Remembrance." No previously published or contest-winning poems. Winner receives $200 and winning poem set to original music by professional composer. Winner and Runners-up published in Spring 2012 issue of String Poet; all contest submissions are considered for publication in journal.
 
Submissions dea...

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WRITERS' Journal Fiction Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Saturday, January 21, 2012, In : Contest 
WRITERS' Journal Fiction Contest
http://www.writersjournal.com/FictionContest.htm

Deadline: Jan. 30, 2012

Entry fee: $15

Word limit: 5000 words

Prizes: First: $500.00, Second: $200.00, Third: $100.00, Plus Honorable Mentions. First, Second, Third, and selected Honorable Mention winning stories will be published in future issues of the WRITERS' Journal.


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Memoir (and) Pirzes for Prose or Poetry

Posted by Sally Clark on Monday, January 16, 2012, In : Contest 
Memoir (and) Prizes for Prose or Poetry 
http://memoirjournal.squarespace.com/contest-details/

Free contest awards twice-yearly prizes for the best memoirs submitted to their magazine during each reading period (November 1-February 16, May 1-August 16). Online submissions preferred. Send 1-5 poems or one prose piece, maximum 10,000 words. See website for art formatting requirements. "Memoir (and) Literary Journal publishes memoirs in many forms. We strive with each issue to include a selecti...

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Tiny Lights Narrative Essay Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Sunday, January 15, 2012, In : Contest 
Tiny Lights: A Journal of Personal Narrative Essay Contest
http://www.tiny-lights.com/contest.php
 
18th Annual Contest Deadline: February 17, 2012

Tiny Lights
invites entries that feature a distinctive voice, discernible conflict and an eventual shift in the narrator's perspective. We are looking for writers who weave the struggle to understand into the fabric of their essays.

This year, we offer 5 prizes in the "Standard" category and 3 "Flashpoint" prizes. Prizes range from $100-$350. Sta...

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Missouri State Poetry Society Winter contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Saturday, January 14, 2012, In : Contest 
Missouri State Poetry Society Winter Contest
 
http://www.nfsps.com/mo/winter.htm
 
Four categories open to anyone; one more open to members only. Prizes - $25, $15, $10. Entry fee: $2 per poem.
 
Deadline: February 15, 2012




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Sleepytown Press New Voice Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Friday, January 13, 2012, In : Contest 

Sleepytown Press New Voice Contest

http://www.sleepytownpress.com/new-voice-contest.html

Entry fee: Free

Deadline: February 14, 2012

Open to any author who has not been published in book form. No entry fee. Open to children’s novels, young adult novels, or picture books. Two winners will be chosen for publication by Sleepytown. Although Sleepytown is normally a subsidy press, no fees will be involved in publication (and books not chosen for the win will NOT be s...


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Deep River Books Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Thursday, January 12, 2012, In : Contest 

Deep River Books (a Christian self-publisher) is looking for the next bestselling book to publish from a new author. We are offering a $1000 cash prize to the best manuscript submitted and accepted for publishing. We are also offering a $500 award for the second and third place manuscripts accepted in these categories for publication.  “Certificates of Merit” will be awarded for runner up contestants whose manuscripts are of merit but do not win the $1000 cash prize.

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The Binnacle Ultra-Short Competition

Posted by Sally Clark on Wednesday, January 11, 2012, In : Contest 
The Binnacle Ultra-Short Competition
http://www.umm.maine.edu/ultra-short-competition.html
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NO ENTRY FEE
We are looking for prose works of 150 words or fewer and poetry of sixteen lines or fewer and fewer than 150 words. All works should have a narrative element to them. A minimum of $300 in cash prizes will be awarded, with a minimum prize of $50. At least one of the prizes will go to a UMM student. Please submit no more than two works total, prose and/or poetry. Deadline February 15, 2012.
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Poetry Society of South Carolina

Posted by Sally Clark on Monday, January 9, 2012, In : Contest 
The Poetry Society of South Carolina Spring Contest

Deadline: Feb. 15, 2012.
Five categories for nonmembers to enter including: Charleston, any style or theme, a Southern setting, theatre, and one student category.
 
Prizes range from $50 - $200, one prize for each category. Entry fee is $5 per poem. All winning poems are published.


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North Carolina Poetry Society Annual Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Wednesday, January 4, 2012, In : Contest 
North Carolina Poetry Society Annual Contest
http://www.ncpoetrysociety.org/adultcontests

Deadline is February 1, 2012
. Entry fee is $3 per poem.
 
Eight categories to enter including: poems for children, sonnets, American heritage, haiku, courage, love, and open themes and forms. Prizes range from $10 to $50. All winning poems will be published. No simultaneous submissions.

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The First Line Literary Journal

Posted by Sally Clark on Saturday, December 31, 2011, In : Contest 
The First Line Literary Journal
http://www.thefirstline.com/submission.htm

This is a quarterly contest in which you use the first line prompt they provide to write your story of 300 to 3,000 words. The editors are open to all genres and try to pick as eclectic a group of winners as possible.
 
The next deadline is Feb. 1, 2012. The first line of the story must be: "There are a few things you need to know before we start." 

Fiction: All stories must be written with the first line provide...


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Bethlehem Writers Roundtable Short Story Awards

Posted by Sally Clark on Thursday, December 29, 2011, In : Contest 
Bethlehem Writers Roundtable Short Story Awards
http://www.bwgwritersroundtable.com
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$10 ENTRY FEE
The Bethlehem Writers Group is currently accepting submissions for their debut Short Story Award. Jonathon Maberry, a NY Times bestselling
author, will judge. The winner will receive $200 plus the opportunity to be published in their next anthology, "Seasonal Pursuits: Sweet, Funny and Strange Tales," due to be released next fall. There are runners-up prizes also.
 
Deadline January 31, 2012...

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Seacoast Writers Association 2012 Writing Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Wednesday, December 28, 2011, In : Contest 
Seacoast Writers Association 2012 Writing Contest
 
http://seacoastwritersassociation.org/Contestrules.aspx

For fiction, poetry, and nonfiction. Entries must be IN HAND, NOT POSTMARKED, by February 1, 2012. Prizes: $100, $75, and $50 in each category. Nonmember fee is $15 per entry. First, Second, and Third place winners will be published in Currents, the SWA's anthology.





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Northern Colorado Writers Short Fiction Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Tuesday, December 27, 2011, In : Contest 
Northern Colorado Writers Short Fiction Contest
 
Short Fiction Contest. Limit 5000 words. Deadlline: Jaunary 31, 2012.
 
You do not need to be a member to enter the contests. Prizes range from $50-$200. Winners & honorable mentions will be published in their annual anthology. $10 entry fee.


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Literal Latte Food Verse Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Monday, December 26, 2011, In : Contest 
 
Literal Latté Food Verse Contest
 
First Prize $500
 
1.Send unpublished poems with food as an ingredient. 2,000 words max. All styles and subjects welcome.
2.Postmark by January 31st.
3.Name, Address, Telephone Number, Email Address (optional) — on Cover Page only.
4.Please put poem titles/first lines on Cover Page as well.
5.Include Self Addressed Stamped Envelope or Email Address for reply.
6.Include $10 Reading Fee per se...

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Highlights for Children Annual Fiction Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Saturday, December 24, 2011, In : Contest 
Highlights for Children Annual Fiction Contest
 
GUIDELINES
HIGHLIGHTS 2012 FICTION CONTEST
CATEGORY:
A funny story inspired by an unusual newspaper headline.
PRIZES:
Three prizes of $1,000 or tuition for the Highlights Foundation Writers Workshop at Chautauqua.
ENTRY DATES:
All entries must be postmarked between January 1 and January 31, 2012.
RULES:
No entry form or fee is required.
Entrants must be at least 16 year...

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Central Coast Writers 2012 Writing Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Friday, December 23, 2011, In : Contest 
 
Central Coast Writers (a branch of the California Writers Club) Spring 2012 Writing Contest for poetry, nonfiction, and short fiction.
 
Awards in each category: $250 for each of two winners in each category and publication (print and online) in the Spring 2012 Homestead Review (Hartnell College, Salinas).
All entries will be considered for publication.
Entry fees: $8-$10 ficiton and nonfiction; $3-$5 first poem, $2-$3 second and subsequent poems.
Deadline: January 31, 2012. Info:...

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Houston Writers Guild Genre 2012 Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Thursday, December 22, 2011, In : Contest 
Houston Writers Guild Genre 2012 Contest
www.houstonwritersguild.org/Contests.htm

Deadline: January 30 , 2012
Categories:
1. Mystery/Thriller
2. Woman's Fiction/Romance/Memoir
3. Young Adult/Midle School
4. Nonfiction
5. Fantasy/Sci-fi
6. Screenplays
$15 per entry. Limit three entries. First 10 pages required.
First Prize for the Creme-de-la-Creme: Free Ticket to all 2012 Houston Writers Guild Conference events or cash: $500.
For all the rules, visit www.houstonwritersguild.org/Co...

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Poetry Society of Virginia Annual Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Monday, December 19, 2011, In : Contest 
Poetry Society of Virginia Annual Poetry Contest
 
31 categories to enter including: sonnets, gardens, mountains, the sea, inter-ethnic relationships, women, limericks, nature, American heritage, American blues, rhymed poems, spiritual impact of loss, birds, narrative poems, villanelle, song lyrics, travel, technology, SW Virginia mountains, overcoming adversity, fathers, and haiku.
 
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Ruminate Magazine: VenderMey Nonfiction Prize

Posted by Sally Clark on Saturday, December 17, 2011, In : Contest 
 
Ruminate Magazine: Chewing on Life, Faith, and Art
VanderMey Nonfiction Prize  
   
We are thrilled to announce our second annual nonfiction prize, now sponsored by the VanderMey family: Ruminate Magazine's VanderMey Nonfiction Prize. We invite you to enter your work! The finalist judge will be announced in the coming months. 
 
Guidelines:
 
-The submission deadline for the prize is midnight January 15th, 2012.
-...

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Pennsylvania Poetry Society Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Thursday, December 15, 2011, In : Contest 
Pennsylvania Poetry Society Annual Contest
 
Deadline: January 15, 2012
 
Prizes range from $20 - $100. Entry fee $2 per poem for nonmembers.
Categories include: free verse, sea and sand, stones, dramatic monologue, sonnet, haiku, PA history, rhymed verse, memories, art & artists.
Poems must be unpublished and not entered in any other contest at the time of entry. 
Poems that win First or Second place will be published in their annual chapbook and winners ...

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Massachusetts State Poetry Society Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Tuesday, December 13, 2011, In : Contest 
Massachusetts State Poetry Society Contest

OF THEE I SING CONTEST
 
Deadline:  January 15
Subject:  Praise of Someone - Someplace - Something (human - vegetable - animal - mineral - flora, etc.)
Form:  Poet's Choice  Line Limit:  40 Lines
Prizes:  $50     $25     $10
Poems must NOT have been previously published or won ANY prize.
Contests are open to all poets.
Poets may enter as many poems as they wish but only one prize may be w...

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Literal Latte K. Margaret Grossman Fiction Awards

Posted by Sally Clark on Sunday, December 11, 2011, In : Contest 
 
Literal Latte K. Margaret Grossman Fiction Awards
 
Contest Guidelines
 
First Prize - $1000, Second Prize - $300, Third Prize - $200
 
Send unpublished stories, 8,000 words max. All subjects and styles welcome.
Postmark by January 15th.
Name, Address, Telephone Number, Email Address (optional) — on Cover Page only.
Include Self Addressed Stamped Envelope or Email Address for reply.
Include $10 Reading Fee per story ...

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Gemini Magazine Poetry Open

Posted by Sally Clark on Thursday, December 8, 2011, In : Contest 
 
 
GRAND PRIZE: $1000
2nd PLACE : $100
3rd PLACE : $50
HONORABLE MENTION (3)
ENTRY FEE: $5 (up to three poems)
DEADLINE: January 3, 2012
 
All Six Finalists Will Be Published in the March 2012 Issue of Gemini
 
prose poem free verse ballad
ballade rhyme haiku haibun
sonnet lyric elegy limerick
narrative pastoral acrostic
cinquain quatrain allegory...
 
Doesn't matter what it's called as long as it mo...

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The Austin Chronicle Short Story Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Wednesday, December 7, 2011, In : Contest 

The Austin Chronicle Short Story Contest
Sponsored by The Austin Chronicle, BookPeople, and 93.3 KGSR
http://www.austinchronicle.com/gyrobase/Market/ShortStory


Submit Your Manuscript To:

Short Story Contest,
PO Box 49066, Austin, TX 78765

Deadline for Submissions
Submissions must be postmarked by December 15, 2011.

Prize Money
$1,500 to be divided among the five winners
Manuscript to be published in early winter in The Austin Chronicle


Rules

1. Your work must be unpublished, typewritten, and mus...


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Angels & Devils Poetry Competition

Posted by Sally Clark on Monday, December 5, 2011, In : Contest 
Angels & Devils Poetry Competition
http://hollandparkpress.co.uk/magazine_detail.php?magazine_id=124&language=English
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NO ENTRY FEE
You are asked to write a poem of no more than 30 lines about family relationships. You can write in English or Dutch. We are looking for poems that look at one's relatives in an original way; we are especially interested in poems that use a personal experience to create general empathy. The author of the winning poem will receive £100 plus the winning poem will b...

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The Scent of an Ending Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Saturday, December 3, 2011, In : Contest 
The Scent of an Ending Contest
http://thescentofanending.com/
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ENTRY FEE $6.37
Deadline January 2, 2012. Submit the Title of an imaginary novel and the Final 25-125 Words. 1st Place $89.93, 2nd Place $67.32, 3rd Place $31.18 plus dubious fame and publication for winners and all finalists. Initial publication on website, then in print
 
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Franklin-Christoph Poetry Prize

Posted by Sally Clark on Thursday, December 1, 2011, In : Contest 
Franklin-Christoph Poetry Prize
http://www.franklin-christoph.com/Writing/PoetryContest.html   

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NO ENTRY FEE
We will award $2,500 in total prizes, including the $1,000 cash grand prize. 10 Merit Award Winners will receive $150 Franklin-Christoph writing instruments. Deadline December 31, 2011. Original, unpublished poem of any theme. Limit of two entries per contestant. Entries should not exceed 100 lines each.

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SPS Studios Poetry Card Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Tuesday, November 29, 2011, In : Contest 
SPS Studios Poetry Card Contest
 
Announces Its Nineteenth Biannual Poetry Card Contest
Deadline: December 31, 2011
1st prize: $300 * 2nd prize: $150 * 3rd prize: $50
 
In addition, the winning poems will be displayed on our website sps.com.
 
Entry is Free
 
Poetry Contest Guidelines:
Poems can be rhyming or non-rhyming, although we find that non-rhyming poetry reads better. We suggest that you write abou...

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Cream City Review Contests

Posted by Sally Clark on Monday, November 28, 2011, In : Contest 
Cream City Review Contests
http://www.creamcityreview.org/submit/#contests   
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$15 ENTRY FEE
Deadline December 31, 2011. Cream City Review sponsors three annual contests judged by established writers: the A. David Schwartz Fiction Prize; the Beau Boudreaux Poetry Prize; and the David B. Saunders Prize for Creative Nonfiction. Limit 30 pages or five poems. Prize: $1,000 plus publication in each category.


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Little Red Tree - International Poetry Prize

Posted by Sally Clark on Sunday, November 27, 2011, In : Contest 
Little Red Tree - International Poetry Prize
 
Little Red Tree Publishing is proud to announce the launch of the second International Poetry Prize, with a first prize of $1,000, runner-up $250 with $50 to 5 finalists. The prizewinner, runner-up and third place will feature prominently, with full biography, in a special collection called The Little Red Tree International Poetry Prize 2011 Anthology. The...

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Wine, Cheese and Chocolate Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Saturday, November 26, 2011, In : Contest 
 
Wine, Cheese and Chocolate Contest
http://manzapress.com/submission-guidelines

$10 ENTRY FEE FOR TWO SUBMISSIONS Deadline December 31, 2011. Entries should incorporate wine, cheese, and/or chocolate in an elegant way. There are three prize categories: poetry, prose, and art/photography. Prizes will be awarded in each category:

1st Prize = $200
2nd Prize = $100
Honorable Mentions: Will be included in the publication and receive two copies of the book

All prize-winn...

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Kansas Writers Association 2011 Prose and Poetry Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Sunday, November 20, 2011, In : Contest 
 

Kansas Writers Association 2011 Prose and Poetry Contest

Entries Accepted Aug. 1 - Dec. 31, 2011

Many thanks to our sponsor, Susan's Floral, for supposrting the 2011 KWA Contest
FEES Per Entry: Adult KWA Member, $5, Nonmember Adult (over 18): $8. College students (full time, any age): $5, Youth (Grades K-12): $2.50
PRIZES: First Place: $50, Second Place $25, Third Place, $10
Honorable Mention certificates will be awarded at the judges’ discretion.

Categories

ADULT DIVISION – PROSE...

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Catch a Star Theatrical Players Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Saturday, November 19, 2011, In : Contest 
Catch a Star Theatrical Players Contest
 
$10 ENTRY FEE One-Act Playwriting Competition.  Aspiring playwrights of all ages who reside within the United States are invited to submit their unpublished works. All styles and genres are welcome. Top plays will be showcased at the 2012 One Act festival to be held in Beaumont, CA. The top ten plays and authors will be listed on CAST Players website through December 31, 2012.  The top six plays will each receive $100 an...

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SouthWest Writers 2011 Sixth Bi-Monthly Writing Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Thursday, November 17, 2011, In : Contest 
 
SouthWest Writers 2011 Sixth Bi-Monthly Writing Contest
A Poem about the Southwest
 
 
You don't necessarily have to write "about" the Southwest. You just have to make sure there is at least some Southwestern imagery in the poem. No word or page limit.
 
Postmark deadline: December 31, 2011. Please include your contact information (address, phone and email) and permission to publish or not on a separate sheet. Do not include a...

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2011 Anderbo Poetry Prize

Posted by Sally Clark on Sunday, November 13, 2011, In : Contest 
2011 Anderbo Poetry Prize
http://www.anderbo.com/anderbo1/anderprize2011.html

Submit up to six unpublished poems
Postmark Deadline: December 15
 
from: www.winningwriters.com


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Massachusetts State Poetry Society Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Saturday, November 12, 2011, In : Contest 
Massachusetts State Poetry Society Contest
http://mastatepoetrysociety.tripod.com/id14.html

ARTHUR (SKIP) POTTER MEMORIAL CONTEST

Deadline: December 15
Subject and Form: Poet's Choice
Line Limit: 40 Lines
Prizes:   $50   $30   $20
Poems entered must be original (written by entrant) and MAY have been previously published.

Contests are open to all poets.
Poets may enter as many poems as they wish but only one prize may be won by any poet.
Entry Fee is $3.00 per poem.
Send two copies of eah poem - one with...

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Lebanon Poets' Society 5th Annual Poetry Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Tuesday, November 8, 2011, In : Contest 
Lebanon Poets' Society 5th Annual Poetry Contest
 
Format: send two copies of each poem, include category and name of poem on both copies in left corner; on one copy include name and address in right corner.
Limits: poems should be 36 or fewer lines. Poets may enter as many poems as they wish in any category. Poems will not be returned. Poets retain the rights to their poems.
Enclose a self-addressed stamped envelope.
Deadline: Dec. 2, 2011
 
Categories:
1. Rhymed or blank verse, any s...

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St. Louis Writers Guild Annual Short Story Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Sunday, November 6, 2011, In : Contest 
 
St. Louis Writers Guild Annual Short Story Contest
http://www.stlwritersguild.org/zfiles/calendarprograms/contests/shortstory/shortstory.php
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$15 ENTRY FEE
Writers do not need to be a member of the Guild in order to participate in this contest. Any topic is allowed, but works that include pornography, extreme violence, racism, and/or other content that is not appropriate for a mainstream literary audience are not eligible. Limit: 3,000 words. Deadline Decembe...

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Writer's Digest Poetry Awards

Posted by Sally Clark on Saturday, November 5, 2011, In : Contest 
Writer's Digest Poetry Awards
Deadline: December 1, 2011
 
We’re pleased to announce the only Writer’s Digest competition exclusively for poets! Regardless of style—rhyming, free verse, haiku and more—if your poems are 32 lines or fewer, we want them all. The entry fee is $15 for the first poem submitted and $10 for each additional poem. You may enter as many poems as you wish. Prizes
  • First Place: $500 and a trip to the Writer’...

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The Mona Schreiber Prize for Humorous Fiction and Nonfiction

Posted by Sally Clark on Tuesday, November 1, 2011, In : Contest 
 
The Mona Schreiber Prize For Humorous Fiction And Nonfiction
http://www.bradschreiber.com/mona.htm
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$5 ENTRY FEE
Limit 750 words. All entries must be postmarked by December 1 for a December 24 announcement of three winners: 1st: $500.
2nd: $250. 3rd: $100. Entries are not returned and must be unpublished. Winners will have their entries posted on
www.brashcyber.com. All other rights belong to the authors. Humor is subjective. Uniqueness is suggested. Weirdness...

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Glass Woman Prize Exceptional Call for Ghost Stories

Posted by Sally Clark on Monday, October 31, 2011, In : Contest 
Glass Woman Prize Exceptional Call for Ghost Stories
http://www.sigriddaughter.com/GlassWomanPrize.htm
Deadline: November 18, 2011
NO ENTRY FEE

"An anonymous flesh and blood patron of the arts has offered a $100 prize for a ghost story written by a woman. Here is what she writes: 'Ghosts are with us all year round and in this season of mists they call for particular attention. I leave the definition of "ghost story" up to the author and look forward to the many embodiments and disembodiments of t...

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Springfield Poets & Friends 12th Annual Poetry Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Friday, October 28, 2011, In : Contest 

Springfield Poets & Friends 12th Annual Poetry Contest
http://christwriters.info/springfield-poets-and-friends-poetry-contest.php

Categories: Free Verse, Formal Verse, Contemporary Forms, Humorous, Haiku or Senryu

40 lines limit

$1.00 per poem entry fee. Enter up to 3 unpublished poems in each category.

Prizes: $25, $15, or $10 + 3 Honorable Mentions

Deadline: November 30, 2011.


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Bacopa Literary Review

Posted by Sally Clark on Thursday, October 27, 2011, In : Contest 
Bacopa Literary Review
Deadline: Nov. 30, 2011
 
Fiction and Nonfiction/Creative Nonfiction - 1,000-3,300 words
Short Fiction - up to 1,000 words
Poetry - up to 30 lines, 3 poems per entry
 
Entry fee: $11    Prizes: $200, $100 + publication
 

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The Writer Magazine Essay & Memoir Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Wednesday, October 26, 2011, In : Contest 
The Writer Magazine Essay & Memoir Contest
 
We're pleased to announce that The Writer, in collaboration with Gotham Writers' Workshop, is offering a new contest: a personal essay/memoir contest.

Here's your chance to tell us something about you! We're looking for your original, unpublished viewpoint about a particular topic or an experience you've had. Essays should be 1,000-1,200 words; the deadline is Nov. 30, 2011. For more details, check out the complete rules and guidelines at:
http:/...

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Adanna 2011 Poetry Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Sunday, October 23, 2011, In : Contest 
 
Adanna 2011 Poetry Contest
http://adannajournal.blogspot.com/p/poetry-contest.html

a Collection of Contemporary Love poetry
Open to all writers: (National and International submissions in English)
-         $100 cash prize for 1st place with centerfold placement
-         This collection will be limited to 50 of the best love poems
-         Adanna’s collection of love poetry will be a perfect bound print book publication
-         All winners will rece...

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WyoPoets National Poetry Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Thursday, October 20, 2011, In : Contest 
2011 WyoPoets National Poetry Contest
http://www.wyopoets.org/contests.html

Send poems for the National Contest any time afer Aug. 1, 2011. Postmark deadline Nov. 30, 2011. Poems may be published or unpublished, on any subject, any form, 40 lines or less (including title and line breaks), that has NOT won a prize larger than $50.00 in any one contest, or a money prize in a previous WyoPoets Annual contest. All poems must be original work of entrant. No pornography, racial or sexual slurs, or la...

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Women on Writing Fall 2011 Flash Fiction Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Wednesday, October 19, 2011, In : Contest 
WOMEN ON WRITING FALL 2011 FLASH FICTION CONTEST
http://wow-womenonwriting.com/contest.php  

OVERVIEW:
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 (upper right...

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Lucidity Poetry Journal Clarity Awards

Posted by Sally Clark on Tuesday, October 18, 2011, In : Contest 
Lucidity Poetry Journal Clarity Awards
http://lucidityjournal.00books.com
Deadline: Oct. 31, 2011

Twice-yearly neutral free contest offers prizes of $100, $50, and $25 for poems about the human experience. No entry fee. Authors must be 18+. Editor Ted Badger says: "Seeking poetry that deals with people, relationships, life issues and events, written in clear and concise English. Form of the poem is open but it must have something to say without resorting to v...

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SouthWest Writers Writing Contest: Personal Essay

Posted by Sally Clark on Monday, October 17, 2011, In : Contest 
 SouthWest Writers 2011 Fifth Bi-Monthly Writing Contest: Personal Essay
 
A personal essay on any subject whatever -- political or lifestyle choices, rants or praise, pet peeves or dear loves. Limit 500 words. Postmark deadline: October 29, 2011. Please include your contact information (address, phone and email) and permission to publish or not on a separate sheet. Do not include any identifying information on the manuscript itself. ...

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Abilene Writers Guild Annual Writing Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Sunday, October 16, 2011, In : Contest 

Abilene Writers Guild Annual Writing Contest

 
Deadline: November 30, 2011. Entry fee: $10 per entry per category. onte
 
Categories include: rhymed poetry, unrhymed poetry, flash fiction, children's stories 3-8, articles of general interest, compositions of inspirations, memoir/nostalgia, fiction for adults.   Prizes in each category: $100, $65, $35.


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Poetry Society of Oklahoma

Posted by Sally Clark on Saturday, October 15, 2011, In : Contest 
Poetry Society of Oklahoma

http://www.angelfire.com/poetry/pso/Contest_Rules.html

Postmark deadline: November 30, 2011.

Entry fee: $3 per contest entry. 9 cateogreis to enter including Your Favorite Biblical Character.

Prizes range from $5 to $40.



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Soul-Making Literary Competition

Posted by Sally Clark on Friday, October 14, 2011, In : Contest 
Soul-Making Literary Competition
 
Categories: poetry, short story, creative nonfiction, novel excerpt, prose poem, flash fiction, memoir, humor, and essay.
 
Prizes in each category, $100, $50, and $25.
 
Entry fee: $5 per entry. Postmark deadline: November 30, 2011.


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Writer's Digest Short Short Story Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Thursday, October 13, 2011, In : Contest 
 
Writer's Digest Short Short Story Competition 2011
http://www.writersdigest.com/competitions/short-story

We’re looking for fiction that’s bold, brilliant…but brief. Send us your best in 1,500 words or fewer.
But don't be too long about it - the deadline is Nov. 15, 2011.
 
PRIZES
First Place: $3,000 and a trip to the Writer's Digest Conference
Second Place: $1,500
Third Place: $500
Fourth Through Tenth Place: $100
Eleventh Through Twenty-Fifth Place: $50 gift certificate for Writer's...

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The Poetry Society of New Hampshire

Posted by Sally Clark on Wednesday, October 12, 2011, In : Contest 

The Poetry Society of New Hampshirehttp://www.poetrysocietyofnewhampshire.org/contest.html  

The Poetry Society of New Hampshire sponsors four National Contests open to all poets, members or not. Judges for the contests are not members of the Poetry Society of New Hampshire. Prizes are awarded to four places, 1st place, $100, 2nd place, $50, 3rd and 4th places $25 each. Winning poems will be published in our quarterly magazine, The Poets Touchstone, and winning poets will receive one copy of...


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2011 Dr. Doris Mueller Poetry & Prose Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Tuesday, October 11, 2011, In : Contest 
 
2011 Dr. Doris Mueller Poetry & Prose Contest
http://saturdaywriters.blogspot.com/p/contests.html

Dr. Doris Mueller was a passionate educator, author and poet. She was also a long-time member of the Missouri Writers’ Guild. As part of her legacy, the 2011 MWG Board of Directors has established this contest, with proceeds beyond the prize money to go toward an annual scholarship to be awarded to a creative writing or English student enrolled in a program in a Missouri college or universi...

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Poetry Society of South Carolina

Posted by Sally Clark on Monday, October 10, 2011, In : Contest 
Poetry Society of South Carolina

Deadline November 15
Judges to be announced
7 contests open to anyone. Prizes $50 - $500. Entry fee: $5 per poem.

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Georgia Poetry Society 2011 Poetry Contests

Posted by Sally Clark on Saturday, October 8, 2011, In : Contest 

Georgia Poetry Society 2011 Poetry Contests

The Georgia Poetry Society conducts contests in the fall of each year, with an October 31 postmark deadline for all entries. In addition to earning cash prizes, the top three poems in each contest may be published in The Reach of Song, the annual GPS poetry anthology. Eight specific categories and complete rules can be found at: 
http://www.georgiapoetrysociety.org/Contests.aspx  

Entry fees: GPS Life Members: No fee; GPS members: $2 per pome; Non-...


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The Society of Southwestern Authors 2011 Writing Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Friday, October 7, 2011, In : Contest 
 
The Society of Southwestern Authors 2011 Writing Contest

Deadline: October 31, 2011
 
 
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
 
Entry fee: $15 per entry
 
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Illinois State Poetry Society Annual Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Wednesday, October 5, 2011, In : Contest 

Illinois State Poetry Society Poetry Contest for 2011 (18th Annual) 
http://www.illinoispoets.org/contest.htm 

Categories: 1) free verse, 2) formal verse--please identify form, 3) a poem on Personal Growth (physical, mental, emotional or spiritual). Prizes $50, $30, $10 & three Hon. Mention.

Maximum length one standard page. Type size 12 or 14 pt. Original poems in English only.

Submit two copies of each poem; first copy with ID (name/address/e-mail or ph.) and category in upper left ha...


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Zocalo Public Square Poetry Prize

Posted by Sally Clark on Sunday, October 2, 2011, In : Contest 
ZOCALO PUBLIC SQUARE POETRY PRIZE
http://zocalopublicsquare.org/thepublicsquare/2011/06/26/zocalo-public-square-poetry-prize/read/poems/
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NO ENTRY FEE
The Zócalo Public Square Poetry Prize is awarded annually to the U.S. poet whose poem best evokes a connection to place. "Place" may be interpreted by the poet as a place of historical, cultural, political or personal importance; it may be a literal, imaginary or metaphorical landscape. We are looking for one poem that offers our readers a fres...

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RUMINATE Magazine William Van Dyke Short Story Prize

Posted by Sally Clark on Saturday, September 24, 2011, In : Contest 
RUMINATE Magazine William Van Dyke Short Story Prize

RUMINATE Magazine is currently accepting entries for the 2012 William Van Dyke Short Story Prize. $1000 will be awarded to the winner and publication in the Spring 2012 Issue will be awarded to both the winning and runner-up stories. The winning story from the 2011 contest, selected by author Leif Enger, appears in Issue 19 of Ruminate. 2009's winning story, selected by author Bret Lott, was awarded a notable mention in the Best American S...


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Massachusetts State Poetry Society Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Saturday, September 24, 2011, In : Contest 
 
Massachusetts State Poetry Society Contests
 
ANNUAL POET'S CHOICE CONTEST
 
Deadline:  November 1   
Subject and Form:  Poet's Choice
Line Limit:  40 Lines
Prizes:  $50     $25     $15
Poems entered must NOT have been published or won ANY prize.
 
Contests are open to all poets.
Poets may enter as many poems as they wish but only one prize may be won by any poet.
Entry Fee is $3.00 per poem.
Send two copies of each poem - ...

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2011 Saturday Writers 10th Annual Short Story Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Friday, September 23, 2011, In : Contest 
 
2011 Saturday Writers 10th Annual Short Story Contest
Open to Everyone
 
Deadline: November 1, 2011 (Postmarked) Word Limit: 2011
Contest is open to all writers. Open subject, open genre. (Please, no pornography or gore.)
Prizes: 1st place: $100, 2nd place: $50, 3rd place: $25. (4th through 6th places receive certificates.)
Entry fee: $7 per story, Maximum of three entries per person (separate fee for each entry, but may be incl...

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The Ledge 2011 Poetry Chapbook Competition

Posted by Sally Clark on Wednesday, September 21, 2011, In : Contest 
The Ledge 2011 Poetry Chapbook Competition
http://www.theledgemagazine.com/Annual%20Contests.html
 
$18 ENTRY FEE
Winner receives $1,000 and 25 copies of the published chapbook.
Submit 16-28 pages of original poetry. No restrictions on form or content. Deadline October 31, 2011.
 

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The Annual FundsforWriters Contest is Open

Posted by Sally Clark on Wednesday, September 21, 2011, In : Contest 
The Annual FundsforWriters Contest is Open

The 10th Annual FundsforWriters Essay Contest seeks nonfiction submissions. First prize $400. Five additional cash prizes. Zero entry fee and $5 entry fee categories. Theme: Diligence. Limit 750 words. Email submissions only. Deadline is October 31, 2011

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Burning the Midnight Oil Poetry Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Monday, September 19, 2011, In : Contest 

Burning the Midnight Oil Poetry Contest

 

Strange name for a poetry contest, right? Maybe, but you know what we mean. You stay up late at night, writing, writing, writing because the words won't leave you alone. Great poems are born at such times. One part angst, another part inspiration. Words that burn right through the paper and into your soul. Words that touch a nerve, twist your emotions. That's what we're looking for.

Submission Guidelines:

For a free critique, simply write "fr...


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Children's Writer Poetry or Verse Story Writing Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Saturday, September 17, 2011, In : Contest 
Children's Writer Poetry or Verse Story Writing Contest
http://www.thechildrenswriter.com/ad028/
 
$15 ENTRY FEE The contest is for a single poem, collection of poems, or verse story for children of any age, to 300 words. Entries may be serious or humorous, and take any poetic form. Winners will be selected based on quality of verse--including rhythm, meter, word choice, wordplay, imagery, and the use of other poetic devices (rhyme, alliteration, assonance, or others). Above all, the winning ent...

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The White Mice Poetry Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Wednesday, September 14, 2011, In : Contest 

The White Mice Poetry Contest

http://www.lawrencedurrell.org/mice.htm

 

"No, you should have picked one from a poem

Being written softly with a brush-

The breathless ideogram for love we writers hunt."

-Lawrence Durrell, "A Bowl of Roses"

 

A Call for Poems on WATER

First Prize: $200. Second Prize: $100. Honorable Mentions: Publication.

The winning poems will be published in Deus Loci: The Lawrence Durrell Journal.

Deadline: October 15, 2010. Submit one to three poems, all previ...


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Northern Colorado: Journalism/News Article

Posted by Sally Clark on Wednesday, September 14, 2011, In : Contest 

Northern Colorado Writers

http://www.ncwc.biz/upcoming-events-mainmenu-133/writing-contests.html

NOW OPEN: Journalism/News Article
DEADLINE: October 15, 2011

This nonfiction category is for journalistic writing about a topic of interest or controversy that has been researched, and generally will fall into 3rd person POV. Works may be previously published, but as with all of the contests you must own the rights to republish as the winners will be published in the winners' ...


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Mississippi Poetry Society 2011 Fall Festival Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Sunday, September 11, 2011, In : Contest 
Mississippi Poetry Society 2011 Fall Festival Contest
 
 
$2 per entry or $15 to enter all categories. Deadline October 6, 2011. 14 categories to enter including Our Confederate Heritage, Mothers, Nature, Small Regrets, Flowers, Teaching or Learning, and Villanelle. Prizes range from $10 - $75.

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San Antonio Writers Guild Annual Writing Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Saturday, September 10, 2011, In : Contest 
San Antonio Writers Guild Annual Writing Contest
 
Deadline: October 7, 2011

Entry fee: $20 for nonmember, $10 for members

•Fiction categories:
◦Novel, first chapter or up to the first 5,000 words
◦Short story, 4,000-word limit
◦Flash fiction, 1,000-word limit

•Non-fiction categories:

◦Memoir/personal essay, 2,500-word limit

•Poetry category:

◦One to three poems equal one entry for fee ...


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Atlantis Short Story Competition

Posted by Sally Clark on Saturday, September 10, 2011, In : Contest 

Deadline: 09-30-11
$10 ENTRY FEE
1st PRIZE: $300 + IN-DEPTH FEEDBACK
2nd PRIZE: $100 + IN-DEPTH FEEDBACK
3rd PRIZE: $50 + IN-DEPTH FEEDBACK
TOP 15: IN-DEPTH FEEDBACK

TOP 40: Name and short story title posted on website. Every submitted short story is professionally evaluated. Fiction and stories based on true events (Write fiction or non-fiction on your title page). No theme or genre restrictions. L...

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Newport Reivew Flash Fiction Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Tuesday, September 6, 2011, In : Contest 
Newport Review Flash Fiction Contest
http://www.newportreview.org/?contests.html
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ENTRY FEE $8
Deadline October 1, 2011. Limit 1,000 words. The contest is open to all writers ages 13 and above.

First Prize: $250 and publication in Newport Review
Second Prize: $150 and publication in Newport Review
Third Prize: $100 and publication in Newport Review
Honorable Mention: Publication in Newport Review
 

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Hallmark Greeting Cards Contest: Marriage & Baby Carriage

Posted by Sally Clark on Tuesday, September 6, 2011, In : Contest 

Hallmark Cards Greeting Card Contest: Marriage & Baby Carriage
http://www.hallmarkcontests.com/page/CONTESTS/contest/MarriageBabyCarriage/

First comes love, then comes marriage…then come the cards! Create a funny or sweet card using a photo* or a design with your original writing for any of the following categories:

1. Baby Boy
2. Baby Girl
3. Baby Shower or Wedding Shower
4. Wedding
5. Our Anniversary
6. Your Anniversary

You can enter one card per category. If you’re counting, that’s six ca...


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Art Affair Annual Writing Contests

Posted by Sally Clark on Tuesday, September 6, 2011, In : Contest 
Art Affair Annual Writing Contests for Fiction, Western Fiction, and Poetry
http://shadetreecreations.com/index.htm

Art Affair’s Short Fiction contest (maximum: 5,000 words) is open to any writer.  Enter your own original work only.  Entry Fee:  $5.00 per manuscript. Prizes:  $50, $25, $15.

Art Affair’s Western Fiction contest (maximum: 5,000 words) is open to any writer.  Enter your own original work only.  Entry Fee:  $5.00 per manuscript. Prizes:  $50, $25, $15. 

Art A...

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The New Guard Contests

Posted by Sally Clark on Sunday, September 4, 2011, In : Contest 
The New Guard Contests
http://www.newguardreview.com/

$15 ENTRY FEE
Deadline September 22, 2011.


Knightsville Poetry Contest - $1,000 for an exceptional work of narrative and/or experimental poetry. Three poems allowed per entry. Up to 300 lines per poem.

Machigonne Fiction Contest - $1,000 for an exceptional work of literary and/or experimental fiction. Submit up to 7,500 words of prose. We're accepting flash, long storiers and all in between. Novel excerpts welcomes...

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Springfield Writers Guild 18th Annual Literary Awards

Posted by Sally Clark on Saturday, September 3, 2011, In : Contest 

Springfield Writers Guild 18th Annual Literary Awards

http://www.swgsite.org/contests.html

JIM STONE GRAND PRIZE MEMORIAL AWARDS
#1 Poetry Any subject, any form Limit: 1 page, single spaced
#2 Fiction Any subject Limit: 1,000 words
#3 Non-Fiction Any subject Limit: 1,000 words
Awards: 1st Place
- $100 and Certificate Two Honorable Mentions and Certificates
(Fee: $3.00 per entry)

PROSE
(Limit: 750 words)
#4 Short Story, any genre
#5 Nostalgia/Reminiscence
#6 Humorous
#7 SWG Members Only: Essay/Op...


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Arizona State Poetry Society

Posted by Sally Clark on Friday, September 2, 2011, In : Contest 
Arizona State Poetry Society 2011 Annual Contest
 
http://azpoetry.webs.com/
 
Must be received by 09-13-11, better mail by 09-06-11. 14 categories to enter including Faith, Connections, Rainy Days, Long Free Verse, Humor, Change, Philosophical, Twitter Poetry, Nature, Lazy Sunday Afternoons, Aging Gracefully, Life Goes On: Birth & Death, The Wild West, Responsibility. Entry fees: $1 to $2. Prizes $10 to $50.


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RUMINATE Magazine William Van Dyke Short Story Prize

Posted by Sally Clark on Thursday, September 1, 2011, In : Contest 
RUMINATE Magazine: Chewing on Life, Faith, and Art
A Christian Liteary and Arts Magazine
William Van Dyke Short Story Prize
 
 
-The submission deadline for the short story contest is midnight October 1st, 2011.
-The entry fee is $15 (includes a free copy of the Spring 2012 Issue).
-You may submit one short story per contest entry and it must be 7000 words or less. There is no limit on the number of entries per pe...

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Connecticut River Review Poetry Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Sunday, August 28, 2011, In : Contest 
 
Open to all poets. NEW GUIDELINES AND PRIZE AMOUNTS
Contest Over: Aug. 1, 2010- Sept 30th 2010
 
Prizes of $400, $200, and $100. Send up to 3 unpublished poems, any form, 80 line limit each. Include two copies of each poem: one with complete contact info and one with NO contact info. Both copies should be marked CRR Contest. Include SASE for results only (no poems ...

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The Dynamics of a Woman Writer's Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Saturday, August 27, 2011, In : Contest 
The Dynamics of a Woman Writer's Contest (New - First Year)
http://www.beentertainment.org/2011-Writing-Contest.html

ENTRY FEE: $5 for Poems & $10 for Short Stories

We are looking for Short Stories & Poems about women displaying one or more of the following: Inspiration, Strength, Confidence, and Determination. Cash Prizes: $150 for the Poem and $250 for the Short Story. The Winners will also be featured in our Upcoming Publication as well as Interviewed on our Blog Talk Radi...

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Green River Writers Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Saturday, August 27, 2011, In : Contest 
Green River Writers Contest
 
http://greenriverwriters.org/pdf/2011ContestFlyer.pdf
 
Deadline: Sept. 30, 2011
 
15 categories to enter for fiction and poetry. $3 per entry or $18 for unlimited entries including up to 3 entries per category. Accepts previously published material.


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Pudding House Chapbook Competition

Posted by Sally Clark on Friday, August 26, 2011, In : Contest 
Pudding House Chapbook Competition
 
Deadline: September 30 annually
10-36pp ms. Prefer around 24-28pp.
$15 entry fee payable to Pudding House.

Send to:
Pudding House Chapbook Competition
81 Shadymere Lane
Columbus Ohio 43213
(614) 986-1881

$1000.00 First Place
plus publication
20 free copies; deep discounts on optional additionals
 

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Writers Unlimited/Mississippi Poetry Society 40th Annual Literary Competition

Posted by Sally Clark on Wednesday, August 24, 2011, In : Contest 
Writers Unlimited/Mississippi Poetry Society 40th Annual Literary Competition
 
http://www.misspoetry.net/  (scroll down about 1/2 way down the page)
 
13 categories to enter for poetry, short stories and essays. $5 per entry or $15 to enter all categories.
Deadline Sept. 25, 2011. Prizes range from $5 to $50. 



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Two Illinois poetry contests to enter

Posted by Sally Clark on Monday, August 22, 2011, In : Contest 
Poets & Patrons 55th Annual CHICAGOLAND Poetry Contest
 
$12 to enter all 10 categories including: religious, humorous, formal verse, free verse, social conscience and miniature poem. Four more contests open to Chicago residents only. Prizes: $45, $20, $10
 

Helen Schaible International Shakespearean/Petrarchan Sonnet Contest
 

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Your Story Flash Fiction Writing Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Saturday, August 20, 2011, In : Contest 
Your Story Flash Ficition Writing Contest
http://yourstorywritingcontests.blogspot.com/
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$10 ENTRY FEE
Deadline August 31, 2011. Stories limited to 500 words must contain one of these inspirational phrases:

Love poems for a girl
Best chocolate in the world
Romance village

1st Place Winner: $200 & publication
2nd Place Winner: $150 & publication
3rd Place Winner: $50 & publication
4th Place Winner: $25 & publication
5th Place Winner: $25 & publication
 

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United Planet Day Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Friday, August 19, 2011, In : Contest 
UNITED PLANET DAY CONTEST
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NO ENTRY FEE
The deadline is on the equinox: September 23, 2011. We are accepting all submissions through our online community: www.upcommunity.org . The winners of each category will be granted the choice of either one United Planet Volunteer Abroad Quest for up to two weeks to selected short-term locations around the world; or the monetary compensation of $300. The winning pieces will al...

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Real Simple Life Essay Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Thursday, August 18, 2011, In : Contest 
Real Simple Life Essay Contest

http://www.realsimple.com/work-life/life-strategies/inspiration-motivation/second-annual-life-lessons-essay-contest-00000000013682/index.html

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When did you first understand the meaning of love? Maybe you were a child, witnessing a generous act by your father or mother. Maybe the lesson came later, as you grappled with the challenges of being a friend, a spouse, or a parent yourself. Whatever made you understand love—and yoursel...

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Second Annual One-Act Play Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Wednesday, August 17, 2011, In : Contest 
Second Annual One-Act Play Contest
http://southfloridawritersassn.org/upcoming_meetings_and_special_events
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$10 ENTRY FEE
The South Florida Writers Association announces a contest for one-act plays.
Deadline October 15, 2011.

First-place winner $200 plus a public reading.
Second-place winner $125
Third-place winner $100

Plays can be comic or dramatic in theme and characterization. Although play length may vary, performance time should not exceed 30 minutes, includin...

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Literal Latte Essay Awards

Posted by Sally Clark on Wednesday, August 17, 2011, In : Contest 

Literal Latté Essay Awards

http://www.literal-latte.com/contests/#essay_awards

First Prize - $1000,
Second Prize - $300, Third Prize - $200

  1. Send unpublished personal essays. 8,000 words max. All topics.
  2. Postmark by September 15th.
  3. Name, Address, Telephone Number, Email Address (optional) — on Cover Page only.
  4. Include Self Addressed Stamped Envelope or Email Address for reply.
  5. Include $10 Reading Fee per essay — OR — $15 Reading Fee for two essays.

All entries considered for p...


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Family Circle Fiction Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Saturday, August 13, 2011, In : Contest 
FAMILY CIRCLE FICTION CONTEST
http://www.familycircle.com/family-fun/fiction/2011-family-circle-fiction-contest-rules/
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NO ENTRY FEE
Deadline September 9, 2011. Limit 2,500 words. Can submit up to two entries. Must be a legal resident of the US and 21 years of age or older. One grand prize is $750, a gift certificate to one mediabistro.com course, one year membership mediabistro.com and more. Second place $250 and membership.Third place $250 and membership. The grand prize ma...

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Oregon State Poetry Society Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Friday, August 12, 2011, In : Contest 
Oregon State Poetry Society
 
 The fall contest categories will be:
1.) Poet’s Choice (80 line limit) any form, any subject
2.) New Poets (30 line limit) any form, any subject
3.) Free Verse (40 line limit) any free form, any subject
4.) Traditional; Form: Prose Poem (250 word limit)
5.) Member’s Choice (6-12 lines) any form, any subject
6.) You Do, Too! A poem in any form but written in second person point...

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Robert Frost Foundation Annual Poetry Award

Posted by Sally Clark on Friday, August 12, 2011, In : Contest 
Robert Frost Foundation 15th Annual Robert Frost Foundation Annual Poetry Award
Postmark/Email Submission Deadline: September 15 (don't enter before March 1)
The Robert Frost Foundation welcomes poems in the spirit of Robert Frost for its 15th Annual Award. The winner will receive $1,000 and an invitation to present the winning poem this fall at the Frost Festival located at the Lawrence Public Library in Lawrence, Massachusetts, the library in which Frost first explored the traditions of English an...

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Missouri State Poetry Society Summer Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Thursday, August 11, 2011, In : Contest 
Missouri State Poetry Society Summer Contest

http://www.nfsps.com/mo/summer.htm

5 categories including: rhymed or blank verse, free verse, humorous verse, summer poems, and poet's choice. Entry fee $1 per poem, prizes $10-$25.

Poems may be 40 or fewer lines. They may be unpublished or previously published if the poet retains the rights to the poem. Poets may enter each category as many times as they wish. No poems will be returned.

Deadline: Septmeber 1, 2011.


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Good Housekeeping Short Story Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Wednesday, August 10, 2011, In : Contest 

GOOD HOUSEKEEPING SHORT STORY CONTEST
http://www.goodhousekeeping.com/win/fiction-contest?click=main_sr

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NO ENTRY FEE
Limit to 3,500 words. Story should reflect an aspect of women's lives today. Open to
US residents 21 years and older. Deadline September 1, 2011. Only one entry per person. Grant winner receives $3,000 and possible publication in May 2012 issue. Two runners-up will receive $750 and possible online publication.

 

from: www.hopeclark.blogspot.com


 

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Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley Prize for Imaginative Fiction

Posted by Sally Clark on Sunday, August 7, 2011, In : Contest 
Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley Prize for Imaginative Fiction
http://www.rsbd.net/NEW/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=76:shelley&catid=35:contests&Itemid=54

$10 ENTRY FEE
C/O Rosebud Magazine, N3310 Asje Rd., Cambridge WI 53523. Contest for original works of fantasy, science fiction, mystery, or horror, 4000w or less. Entries welcome any time. Deadline: September 1 in odd years. GRAND PRIZE: $1,000, 4 runners-up receive $100. All winners published in the magazine.
 
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Poets' Roundtable of Arkansas

Posted by Sally Clark on Saturday, August 6, 2011, In : Contest 
Poets' Roundtable of Arkansas Poety Day Contest
 
http://www.poetsroundtable.com/brochure_new.html
 
Deadline: August 15, 2011. 17 contests to enter for one $15 fee. Prizes range from $10 to $80. Categories include: free verse, Walmart, nature, memories, women of the Bible, poem in the arts, let the good times roll, friendship, sonnets, joy, and Christian poetry.




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Cowboy Up Contest - Short Story

Posted by Sally Clark on Friday, August 5, 2011, In : Contest 
Cowboy Up Contest - Short Story
http://www.moonlightmesaassociates.com/id10.html
 
$15 ENTRY FEE
Submissions open March 1 and close September 1, 2011. Western theme. 3,500-word limit. Must involve a cowboy or two, or other western characters. Must be a suspense, mystery or thriller. First place $250. Second place $150. Third place $75.
 
from: www.fundsforwriters.com




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Glamour Magazine Nonfiction Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Friday, August 5, 2011, In : Contest 
Glamour Magazine Nonfiction Contest
https://secure.glamour.com/contact/essay-2011

NO ENTRY FEE

Win $5,000. See your story published in an upcoming issue of Glamour. Meet with a top literary agent. Every woman has an inspiring true story somewhere inside her—and we want to hear yours. Is it about the time you overcame an obstacle, tested your courage or found your passion? Your nonfiction essay entry should be 2,500 to 3,500 words in length. All entries must be postmarked by A...

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SouthWest Writers 4th Bi-Monthly Writing Contest - Flash Fiction

Posted by Sally Clark on Wednesday, August 3, 2011, In : Contest 
SouthWest Writers Fourth Bi-Monthly Writing Contest - Flash Fiction

Tell a story -- with a beginning, middle and end -- in 200 words or less. Any subject, any genre will do
.
Postmark deadline: August 31, 2011. Please include your contact information (address, phone and email) and permission to publish or not on a separate sheet. Do not include any identifying information on the manuscript itself.
All entries $10. Prizes: $150/1st prize; $50/2nd prize; $25/3rd prize.
 
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Gemini Magazine Flash Fiction Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Monday, August 1, 2011, In : Contest 
GEMINI MAGAZINE FLASH FICTION CONTEST
http://www.gemini-magazine.com/contest.html
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ENTRY FEE $4
Grand Prize: $1,000. Second Place: $100. Four Honorable Mentions. Deadline: August 31, 2011. Maximum length: 1,000 words. All six finalists published online in the October 2011 Issue of Gemini. Absolutely no restrictions on content, style or genre. Simply send
your best, most powerful work.

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Haiku Society of America Contests

Posted by Sally Clark on Friday, July 29, 2011, In : Contest 
Three Haiku Society of America Contests -
 

Harold G. Henderson Award for Best Unpublished Haiku

Gerald Brady Memorial Awards for Best Unpublished Senryu

HSA Contest for Best Unpublished Haibun

 
All contest submissions must be inhand by Aug. 31st. Submit up to 10 unpublished haiku, not submitted for publication or to any other contest. Publication is defined as an appearance in a printed book, magazine, or journal (sold or given away), or in any online journal that presents...


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Women on Writing Summer 2011 Flash Fiction Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Thursday, July 28, 2011, In : Contest 
WOMEN ON WRITING SUMMER 2011 FLASH FICTION CONTEST
 


OVERVIEW:


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 ...


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Seven Hills Prose Literary & Penumbra Poetry & Haiku Contests

Posted by Sally Clark on Wednesday, July 27, 2011, In : Contest 
SEVEN HILLS PROSE LITERARY CONTESTS AND PENUMBRA POETRY & HAIKU CONTEST
 
http://sevenhillsreview.submishmash.com/Submit
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Deadline: Aug. 31, 2011 (Firm)
 
Seven Hill Literary Contest $4-$17 ENTRY FEES. $100 first place winners, $75 second, and $50 third plus publication in the Seven Hills Review.
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 trave...

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Detroit Writers' Guild Poetry Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Sunday, July 24, 2011, In : Contest 
Detroit Writers' Guild Poetry Contest
 
Entry fee: $10 for two poems. Line limit: 30 lines. Prizes: $100, $75, $50.

Deadline: August 30, 2011.

http://www.detroitwritersguild.com/
  Click on "Contests"  
 

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WRITERS' Journal Poetry Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Saturday, July 23, 2011, In : Contest 
WRITERS' Journal Poetry Contest

Prizes: $50, $25, $15, plus honorable mentions. First, Second, & Third prize winners will be published in WRITERS' Journal. Annual Deadlines: April 30, August 30, December 30. Line limit: 25 lines
Reading Fee: $3.00/poem U.S. funds only

Full details at:
www.writersjournal.com/PoetryContest.htm
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Poetry Society of Tennessee

Posted by Sally Clark on Thursday, July 21, 2011, In : Contest 
Poetry Society of Tennessee
 
http://www.tpstn.org/midsouthpoetryfestival.html
 
Deadline: Aug. 22, 2011
 
35 categories to enter including Country Preacher, Wife, & Children - Popular Music - It Happened on the Bus - Books - Moving On - War - Best Friends Forever - Wisdom -Pirates - and more. Prizes from $10 - $150. $10 registration fee + $1 for each poem entered.



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Past Loves Day

Posted by Sally Clark on Tuesday, July 19, 2011, In : Contest 
PAST LOVES DAY
http://www.ourpastloves.com/contest
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NO ENTRY FEE
Nearly everyone has memories of a former sweetheart. Write your true story of an earlier love, in no more than 700 words. Tell us about someone whose memory brings a smile or a tear, or both:What feelings arise if you allow yourself to be fully open to remembering that person? What is it about that special someone that you still cherish? IN PARTICULAR, how did that person's presence in your life change...

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Memoir (and) Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Monday, July 18, 2011, In : Contest 
MEMOIR (AND) CONTEST
 
Deadline - Tue, 8/16/2011
 
Categories - Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry
Entry Fees - None
Prizes - $500/$250/$100 and publication; $100 and publication for graphic and photography memoirs
Description - Memoir in prose, poetry, graphic memoir or photography. Given to most outstanding memoirs (traditional, nontraditional or experimental) drawn from the submission period.
 
Contact Information -
Memoir (and) Submissions
P.O....

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Oregon Writers Colony Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Sunday, July 17, 2011, In : Contest 
The Oregon Writers Colony is sponsoring two writing contests that both have a deadline of August 15, 2011.
 
One is for short stories, both True and Imagined, word limit - 2,500, prizes - $200, $100, $50, entry fee - $15 for non-members with an optional judges' constructive critique available for $10. http://oregonwriterscolony.org/short-story-contest/
 
The other is for poetry, up to 3 poems, any style, unpublished, prizes - $100, $50, $25, entry fee - $15 for 3 poems f...

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Writers Relief Poetry Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Friday, July 15, 2011, In : Contest 
Writers Relief Peter K. Hixson Memorial Award for Creative Writers Poetry Contest
 
DEADLINE: Friday, July 22, 2011
GENRE: Poetry (submit 5-10 poems)
FEE: This is a no-fee poetry contest.
PRIZE: $1300 in Writer's Relief submission services.


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Saturday Evening Post Limerick Laughs

Posted by Sally Clark on Thursday, July 14, 2011, In : Contest 
 

Limerick Laughs

 
 
The Saturday Evening Post will award $100 to the author of the winning limerick for this picture. Limericks must contain five lines. Entries will not be returned. Enter as many times as you wish. The Jul/Aug 2011 Limerick Laughs winner will be announced in the Nov/Dec 2011 issue. Entries must be postmarked by August 3.
 
Send entries on a postcard to:
Lime...

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Salem Literary Festival Writing Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Wednesday, July 13, 2011, In : Contest 
SALEM LITERARY FESTIVAL WRITING CONTEST
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Offering a $200 prize for the winning work of short fiction on a theme of A Classic Re-Told. Choose a childhood fairy tale or story from classic literature and rewrite it, or mash-up some old favorites with a modern twist! The winning author will receive a $200 honorarium. In addition, the winning author will be invited to read their piece at the Salem Literary Festival in Salem, MA, in ...

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2013 Poet's Market

Posted by Sally Clark on Tuesday, July 12, 2011, In : Contest 
2013 POET'S MARKET
http://blog.writersdigest.com/poeticasides/2011/05/31/CallForPoetrySubmissionsForThe2013PoetsMarket.aspx
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Considering poetry submissions for the 2013 Poet's Market. Twenty previously unpublished poems will be selected for publication in the book, and the poets will receive a paycheck for their poems. Decision made by December 15, 2011. Announcement made on this blog after individual poets notified. The contract will include publication, $50 payment, and a contributor copy o...

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How to Succeed in Busines and Life Through Your Stomach

Posted by Sally Clark on Monday, July 11, 2011, In : Contest 
HOW TO SUCCEED IN BUSINESS AND LIFE THROUGH YOUR STOMACH
http://sixteenoctober.com/blog/story-contest-how-to-succeed-in-business-and-life-through-your-stomach
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NO ENTRY FEE
Looking for stories about business and personal relationships that have been formed as a result of shared meals, including breakfast, lunch and dinner. Drinking stories are also wanted, as we all have friendships and business deals that have been made or broken after a night of cockta...

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Poetry Society of New Hampshire

Posted by Sally Clark on Saturday, July 9, 2011, In : Contest 

Poetry Society of New Hampshire
http://www.poetrysocietyofnewhampshire.org/contest.html

The Poetry Society of New Hampshire sponsors four National Contests open to all poets, members or not. Judges for the contests are not members of the Poetry Society of New Hampshire. Prizes are awarded to four places, 1st place, $100, 2nd place, $50, 3rd and 4th places $25 each. Winning poems will be published in our quarterly magazine, The Poets Touchstone, and winning poets will receive ...


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Poetry Society of Texas Annual Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Thursday, July 7, 2011, In : Contest 
Poetry Society of Texas Annual Contest

http://www.poetrysocietyoftexas.org/PST_2011_annual_contests.pdf


100 categories to enter. Enter 3 poems for $5 and $2 for each poem after that. Prizes range from $25 - $400.
 
Deadline: August 15, 2011.  


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Pockets Annual Fiction Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Tuesday, July 5, 2011, In : Contest 
Pockets: Connecting Kids and God the Other Six Days
Annual Fiction Contest
 
Entries are received beginning March 1 and must be postmarked no later than August 15.
• 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 disqualified.)
• Stories must be previously...

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Intergeneration Story Contest 2011

Posted by Sally Clark on Monday, July 4, 2011, In : Contest 

Intergeneration Storytelling Contest 2011

http://www.intergenerationday.org/storyboard.html

International Storytelling Contest asks you to tell a story that involves your parents, grandparents, great-aunt, distant cousin or black-sheep uncle. Everyone has family stories that cover humor, horror, incredulous events, sympathy and sorrow. It's what makes families bond, split, develop personality. Just tell the story about multiple levels of your family, sho...


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Poetry Society of Michigan

Posted by Sally Clark on Monday, June 27, 2011, In : Contest 
Poetry Society of Michigan
http://www.nfsps.com/mi/Contests.html
 
10 categories to enter including: humor, sonnet, family/friends, loss, food, nature, love, and spiritual. Prizes $15 - $75. Entry fee: $3 per poem.

Deadline: August 01, 2011.
   

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Massachusetts State Poetry Society Annual Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Friday, June 24, 2011, In : Contest 
Massachusetts State Poetry Society Annual Contest
 
 
27 categories open to all poets for one $10 fee. Categories include: Grief, Writer's Block, Nature, Food, Sisters, In-laws, Pets, Farming, Humor, "Your Hero," Success, Gratitude, Memories, City Life, The Sea, Special People, Grandparents, Teachers, and Young at Heart.  
 
Prizes range from $5 to $50. Deadline: August 1, 2011.

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League of Minnesota Poets 2011 Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Wednesday, June 22, 2011, In : Contest 
League of Minnesota Poets 2011 Contest
 
 
Postmark deadline: July 31, 2011. 18 categories to enter including: humorous, ancestry/heritage, rhymed couplets, a recipe, a ghazal, prose poem, annimals, crossword puzzles, moving on, bridges and haiku. Prizes range from $10 - $125. Entry fee: $1 per poem.


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Amazing Story Fiction Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Tuesday, June 21, 2011, In : Contest 

Amazing Story Fiction Contest

What do we mean by "Amazing Story," you ask? A story that grabs us by the throat, demanding we pay attention. A story that tugs at our heartstrings. Beautiful words with a lyrical quality. A well-told tale, showing the author is a master storyteller. These are some of the elements we're looking for ain an Amazing Story.

Free critique available upon request! Write "free critique" on your entry and provide either a SASE or an email address. For optional line edit, en...


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Windmill Women Writers General Fiction Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Sunday, June 19, 2011, In : Contest 
Windmill Women Writers General Fiction Contest

Here we go again with another contest.  In this contest we ask that you write a 1000 word, or less, story on any subject.  AND yes, men are welcome to enter.  Have fun! 

Guidelines:
Category: General Fiction 1000 Word Limit
Entry Deadline: July 30, 2011. 
Entry fee: $10.

$100 first prize
$50 second prize
$25 third prize

. Manuscript must be typed and double-spaced
 
. Staple all entries in the upper left hand corner 

. Include your name, ad...

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Literal Latte Poetry Award

Posted by Sally Clark on Thursday, June 16, 2011, In : Contest 

Literal Latte Poetry Awards
First Prize - $1000, Second Prize - $300,
Third Prize - $200

  1. Send unpublished poems, 2,000 words max. All styles welcome.
  2. Postmark by July 15th.
  3. Name, Address, Telephone Number, Email Address (optional) — on Cover Page only.
  4. Please put poem titles/first lines on Cover Page as well.
  5. Include Self Addressed Stamped Envelope or Email Address for reply.
  6. Include $10 Reading Fee per set of up to 6 poems ...

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White County Creative Writers 2011 Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Monday, June 13, 2011, In : Contest 
White County Creative Writers 2011 Contest
 
http://www.whitecountycreativewriters.org/id78.html
 
Postmark deadline: July 25, 2011
 
15 contests to enter including: contemporary fiction short story to 1500 words, poetry, creative nonfiction based on a childhood memory, western, ficiton short story to 2000 words, myth or fairy tale, poem praising Ireland, romance novel, lyric poetry, how-to article, and essay about family.
 
$5 for first entry, $3 for each entry after that. Prizes ran...

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Florida State Poetry Association Annual Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Monday, June 13, 2011, In : Contest 
Florida State Poetry Association Annual Contest
 
http://www.floridastatepoetsassociation.com/contests.php
 
Postmark deadline: July 15, 2011
 
25 categories to enter for $2 each including: free verse, formal verse, sonnet, villanelle, ballad, humor, peace, the dark side, time, remembering the movies, mountains, sleeping babies, and poetry for children.


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Northern Colorado Writers Poetry Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Thursday, June 9, 2011, In : Contest 
Northern Colorado Writers Poetry Contest
http://northerncoloradowriters.com/writing-contests.html

Poetry Submissions accepted: May 1-July 15, 2011
You may submit up to 3 poems for each entry fee. Former Denver Poet Laureate Chris Ransick is judging this year's poetry category.
 
Open Submissions
You do not need to be a member of NCW or in Colorado to enter the contests.
Prizes
Each category will be awarded the following:  
1st place: $200 
2nd place: $100 
3rd place: $50 
Winners and Honora...

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Whispering Prairie Press

Posted by Sally Clark on Tuesday, June 7, 2011, In : Contest 
WHISPERING PRAIRIE PRESS
http://www.kansascityvoices.com/03calendar/contest.shtml
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ENTRY FEE $5 or 3 entries for $10. (nonrefundable) Full-time college students: 2 entries for $5. May mix categories. Deadline June 30, 2011. Prizes in each category. 1st place $100, 2nd place $50, 3rd place $25, plus one honorable mention for every 10 entries. Open to all writers age 18 and up, except members of the Board of Directors of Whispering Prairie Press and the editorial boa...

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Walt Whitman Cooks Poetry Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Sunday, June 5, 2011, In : Contest 
WALT WHITMAN COOKS POETRY CONTEST
http://www.waltwhitman.org/component/eventlist/details/49
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$10 ENTRY FEE
Walt Whitman Birthplace Association is seeking poems about food with recipes to accompany them, for a cookbook anthology to be published in 2011. In addition, all poems submitted (only the poems) will be entered into a poetry contest awarding cash prizes. Deadline June 30, 2011. First place $150. Second place $75. Third place, $50.

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Grandmother Earth/Life Press Nat'l Writing Awards

Posted by Sally Clark on Friday, June 3, 2011, In : Contest 

GRANDMOTHER EARTH/LIFE PRESS NATIONAL AWARDS

Open to anyone who pays the entry fees of 1-3 entries: $10; $2 for each additional entry. No limit on the number of entries in each category as long as fees are paid. Critique: $10 for 1-4; $15 for up to 10 entries (limit 4 in each category to be critiqued, but no limit on the number of entries in category.)

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Dave's Travel Corner Essay Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Friday, June 3, 2011, In : Contest 
DAVE'S TRAVEL CORNER ESSAY CONTEST
http://www.davestravelcorner.com/press/pr250-travel-essay-contest2011.htm
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NO ENTRY FEE
The essay must be written by you and it must be about something that inspired you on one of your travels. It could be about a particular place, a person, a country, a culture or any other number of things that may have touched you on your travels. At least 775 words - no more than 5,000 words. Up to two (2) essays may be submitted per person.
Deadline Ju...

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SouthWest Writers 2011 3rd Bi-Monthly Writing Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Thursday, June 2, 2011, In : Contest 
SouthWest Writers 2011 3rd Bi-Monthly Writing Contest

http://southwestwriters.com/contestBiMonthlyCurrent.php

A Love Poem

It can be kind, cruel, about an occasion or an event, or for all time, to a romantic partner or to a cat. Anything you love, anything that brings out the passion is game. Can rhyme, or be just a bunch of cool words. Can be any length. Submit only one poem per entry.
Postmark deadline: June 30, 2011. Please note if you grant publication permission.
All entries $10. Prize...

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Literal Latte Short Shorts Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Tuesday, May 31, 2011, In : Contest 

Literal Latté Short Shorts Contest

First Prize $500

  1. Send unpublished shorts. 2,000 words max. All styles welcome.
  2. Postmark by June 30th.
  3. Name, Address, Telephone Number, Email Address (optional) — on Cover Page only.
  4. Include Self Addressed Stamped Envelope or Email Address for reply.
  5. Include $10 Reading Fee per set of up to 3 Shorts — OR —
    $15 Reading Fee per set of 6 Shorts.

All entries considered for publication.

More details at: http://www.literal-latte.com/contes...


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Massachusetts State Poetry Society

Posted by Sally Clark on Monday, May 30, 2011, In : Contest 
MASSACHUSETTS STATE POETRY SOCIETY, INC.

Contests are open to all poets.
Poets may enter as many poems as they wish but only one prize may be won by any poet.
Entry fee is $3.00 per poem.
Send two copies of each poem - one with name and address and one with no ID for judge.
For a winnter's list, send SASE (self-addressed stamped envelope) -
Send entries to:    M.S.P.S. CONTEST ENTRY
                           64 HARRISON AVE.
                           LYNN, MA  01905-1350
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Kentucky State Poetry Society Annual Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Friday, May 27, 2011, In : Contest 

Kentucky State Poetry Society Annual Contest
 
Deadline: June 30, 2011
 
Enter up to 26 categories for only $2 each, except for the Grand Prize - entry is $5. Prizes range from $10 to $100.
 
Categories to enter include Greats and Grands (ancestors), Shakespearean sonnet, traditional verse, compassion of man, sciencefiction/fantasy/horror, ekphrastic verse, winter, small town living, nature...

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Finishing Line Press 2011 Open Chapbook Competition

Posted by Sally Clark on Tuesday, May 24, 2011, In : Contest 

Finishing Line Press
2011 OPEN CHAPBOOK COMPETITION

http://www.finishinglinepress.com/submissionguidelines.htm

A prize of $1,000 and publication for a chapbook-length poetry collection. Open to all. Previous chapbook or full-length publication does not disqualify. International entries are welcome. Multiple submissions are accepted. All entries will be considered for publication. The top-ten finalists will be offered publication. Submit up to 26 pages of poetry, PLUS bio...


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Women on Writing Spring 2011 Flash Fiction Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Monday, May 23, 2011, In : Contest 
WOMEN ON WRITING SPRING 2011 FLASH FICTION CONTEST

OVERVIEW:

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 (upper right hand corner) and the flavor of our spon...


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Alabama State Poetry Chapbook Competition

Posted by Sally Clark on Saturday, May 21, 2011, In : Contest 
The Alabama State Poetry Society is accepting submisisons for the Annual
John and Miriam Morris Memorial Chapbook Competition

Deadline: May 31, 2011

Winner receives $100 an 50 copies of his/her winning chapbook. Poems may be previously published if poet retains all rights. Send 20-24 total pages of poetry, (poems may be longer than one page, but total page count must be 20-24) with two (2) title pages: one with author identification and one with NO author identification. Please send manuscript w...

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2011 Senior Poets Laureate Poetry Competition

Posted by Sally Clark on Wednesday, May 18, 2011, In : Contest 

2011 SENIOR POETs LAUREATE POETRY COMPETITION

PUBLISHED and UNPUBLISHED Poems okay

NO LIMIT to number of ENTRIES you may submit

 http://amykitchenerfdn.org/2011_rules.html

A literary contest open to all American poets age 50 and older who are U.S. Citizens regardless of where they live or are temporarily staying throughout the world, the 2011 SPL Contest is privately sponsored by WANDA SUE PARROTT, original co-founder of the competition and current admin...


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Poetry Society of New Hampshire

Posted by Sally Clark on Monday, May 16, 2011, In : Contest 
Poetry Contest: Poetry Society of New Hampshire

The Madonna Robinton Free Verse Contest

To honor Madonna Robinton, past president of the Poetry Society of New Hampshire. One winner will receive the $100 prize (sponsored by Madonna's sister, Barb Simpson), and the winning poem will be published in The Poets' Touchstone. Poems must be no longer than 40 lines and written in free verse. No poems will be returned. One poem entry per poet, please. Postmark deadline June...

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Word & Sound International Creative Writing Competitions

Posted by Sally Clark on Sunday, May 15, 2011, In : Contest 

Word & Sound International-2011 C r e a t i v e W r i t i n g C o m p e t i t i o n s
Albert Anthony Foundation for Cultural Arts, Grants, & Scholarships
Post Office Box 5464, Columbus, Mississippi 39704-5464 / 662.798.0667
 
DEADLINE: JUNE 30
Winners selected/notified: September 30. Winnings disbursed: December 30.
WSI Creative Writing Competitions were created to instill new writing. Entries m...


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Margaret Reid Poetry Contest for Traditional Verse

Posted by Sally Clark on Saturday, May 14, 2011, In : Contest 
Margaret Reid Poetry Contest for Traditional Verse

Welcome to the eighth annual Margaret Reid Poetry Contest sponsored by Tom Howard Books. First prize is $3,000. A total of $5,550 in prizes will be awarded.

Deadline:  June 30, 2011 (postmark dates)

What to Submit
Poetry in traditional verse forms. Your entry should be your own original work. You may submit the same poem simultaneously to this contest and to others, and you may submit poems that have been published or won prizes elsewhere, as...

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Saturday Evening Post Limerick Laughs

Posted by Sally Clark on Thursday, May 12, 2011, In : Contest 
Saturday Evening Post Limerick Laughs
 
http://www.saturdayeveningpost.com/2011/04/25/humor/jan-feb-limerick-laughs.html
 
The Saturday Evening Post will award $100 to the author of the winning limerick for this picture (click on link above to see picture). Limericks must contain five lines. Entries will not be returned. Enter as many times as you wish. The May/Jun 2011 Limerick Laughs winner will be announced in the Sep/Oct 2011 issue. Entries must be postmarked by June 3.




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SPS Poetry Card Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Wednesday, May 11, 2011, In : Contest 
SPS Studios Eighteenth Biannual Poetry Card Contest
Deadline: June 30, 2011
1st prize: $300  2nd prize: $150  3rd prize: $50
In addition, the winning poems will be displayed on our website
www.sps.com
Entry is free.

Poetry Contest Guidelines:
Poems can be rhyming or non-rhyming, although we find that non-rhyming poetry reads better.
We suggest that you write about real emotions and feelings and that you ahve some special person or occasion in mind as you write. Poems are judged on the basis of origi...

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The Dooley Prize in Nonfiction

Posted by Sally Clark on Tuesday, May 10, 2011, In : Contest 
THE DOOLEY PRIZE IN NONFICTION
http://owleyereview.com/contest

$6 ENTRY FEE
Deadline June 1, 2011. Submissions are limited to one piece of no more than 5,000 words. The winner will receive $200 and publication in our Fall 2011 issue. Honorable Mentions will be eligible for publication, though publication is not guaranteed.
 
from: www.fundsforwriters.com

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The Connecticut Poetry Award

Posted by Sally Clark on Thursday, May 5, 2011, In : Contest 

The Connecticut Poetry Award
http://ct-poetry-society.org/contests.htm#ctpoetryaward
April 1 - May 31, 2011 - deadline

The Connecticut Poetry Award honors Connecticut Poetry Society founders Winchell, Brodine and Brodinsky. It is open to all poets.

- Submit poems: April 1- May 31 (postmark)
-Send up to 3 unpublished poems, any form, 80 line limit.
-Include two copies of each poem: one with complete contact information and one with NO contact information.
-Include SASE (self-addressed, stamped e...


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2011 Professional Writers of Prescott Writing Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Wednesday, May 4, 2011, In : Contest 

2011 Professional Writers of Prescott Writing Contest http://www.prescottwriters.com/category/contests

Fiction, Non-fiction & Poetry

Prizes: The following prizes will be awarded in each category: First place, $100, second place $50, third place $25. Winners will be announced by September 30th. The names will be published in the PWP newsletter and on the PWP website, as well in general publicity and media. Winners will also be invited to read their entries at the November PWP meeting in Pre...


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Blue Light Press Chapbook Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Monday, May 2, 2011, In : Contest 
BLUE LIGHT PRESS Chapbook Contest. $100 and 50 copies of your book. We like imagistic, inventive, emotionally honest poems that push the edge. Send 10–24 page manuscript, SASE, $10 reading fee by June 15, 2011 to Blue Light Press Poetry Prize, 1563-45th Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94122. For guidelines, e-mail bluelightpress@aol.com.
 
Web site: http://www.bluelightpress.com/contests.php
 
 from: http://www.pw.org/classifieds


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Poetica Publishing Annual Chapbook Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Friday, April 29, 2011, In : Contest 

Poetica Publishing Companysponsors their 2011 Annual Chapbook Contest on the theme of "The Spirit of Nature."  Austin Poetry Society member Michal Mahgerefteh will judge.  Guidelines are available at http://www.poeticapublishing.com/contest.htm.

 

The deadline is June 1st, 2011. 


from: Austin, TX, Poetry Society newsletter



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Dallas Poets Community Fifth Annual Chapbook Competition

Posted by Sally Clark on Tuesday, April 19, 2011, In : Contest 
DALLAS POETS COMMUNITY FIFTH ANNUAL CHAPBOOK COMPETITION
http://www.dallaspoets.org/

$15 ENTRY FEE
Accepting entries through April 30. Please send 18 to 20 pages of poetry with two title pages: one with name and contact information and one with title only. Winner gets $200 and 30 copies of his/her chapbook. Send to Dallas Poets Community Chapbook Contest, P.O. Box 700865, Dallas, TX 75370. Additional copies of the chapbook will be sent to Illya's Honey subscribers and contributors to its current...

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2011 Hillerman Mystery Novel Competition

Posted by Sally Clark on Monday, April 18, 2011, In : Contest 
2011 Hillerman Mystery Novel Competition
 
All manuscripts submitted must be original, previously unpublished works of book length (no less than 220 typewritten pages or approximately 60,000 words) written in the English language by the entrant. Murder or another serious crime or crimes must be at the heart of the story and emphasis is on the solution rather than the details of the crime. The story's primary setting is the Southwestern United States, including at least one of the following ...

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2011 Professional Writers of Prescott Writing Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Thursday, April 14, 2011, In : Contest 
2011 PROFESSIONAL WRITERS OF PRESCOTT WRITING CONTEST
http://www.prescottwriters.com/category/contests/
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$10 ENTRY FEE
The following prizes will be awarded in fiction, nonfiction, and poetry: First place, $100, second place $50, third place $25. Winners will be announced by September 30th. The names will be published in the PWP newsletter and on the PWP website, as well in general publicity and media. Winners will also be invited to read their entries at the November PWP meeting in Prescott, A...

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74th Annual Ohio Poetry Day Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Wednesday, April 13, 2011, In : Contest 
Seventy-fourth Annual Ohio Poetry Day Contest
 
Deadline: May 31, 20111
 
Eligibility for all contests consists of payment of a single $10 fee sent with the poems and entry blank. For one $10 fee, you may enter up to 26 poetry contests with prizes ranging from $5 to $100, each category giving 3 awards.
 
I could not find a web site for this contest, but they sent me the guidelines and I have attached them to this email. If you have any difficulty opening or reading the guidelines, let ...

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Hallmark Cards: Life is Funny!

Posted by Sally Clark on Friday, April 8, 2011, In : Contest 
Hallmark Cards Greeting Card Competition: Life is Funny!
 
Wanted: Funny birthday cards featuring photos from your life.
 
Rule #1: Make it funny.
Rule #2: Make it a photo.
Rule #3: Write a birthday message that works for a guy, gal, or anyone.
 
http://www.hallmarkcontests.com/page/CONTESTS/contest/LifeisFunny/
 
Accepting submissions April 4 - 24, 2011.



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The Mountain Heritage Literary Festival Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Tuesday, April 5, 2011, In : Contest 
THE MOUNTAIN HERITAGE LITERARY FESTIVAL CONTEST
http://www.lmunet.edu/mhlf/guide.shtml

$10 ENTRY FEE
The Mountain Heritage Literary Festival at Lincoln Memorial University announces its fourth annual writing competition. Prize amounts of $150 for first place, $75 for second place and $50 for third place are awarded in each category.

Deadline May 20, 2011.
 
The Jesse Stuart Prize for Young Adult Fiction: Entries for this prize are limited to no more than 2,000 words and may not be en...

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Ruminate Magazine: Janet McCabe Poetry Prize

Posted by Sally Clark on Saturday, April 2, 2011, In : Contest 

Ruminate Magazine is now accepting entries for its annual Janet McCabe Poetry Prize. The entry fee is $15 and a prize of $1000 will be awarded to the winner as well as publication in the Fall 2011 Issue for the winning poem and runner-up poem. The deadline is May 1. For more information, please visit http://www.ruminatemagazine.org/contests/janet-mccabe-poetry-prize.html

Founded in 2006, Ruminate is a quarterly magazine of short stories, poetry, creative nonfiction, and visual art that reson...


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Arkansas Writers Conference Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Friday, April 1, 2011, In : Contest 
ARKANSAS WRITERS CONFERENCE CONTEST
http://www.arkansaswritersconference.org/2.html
http://www.arkansaswritersconference.org/5.html

$10 ENTRY FEE ENTITLES APPLICANT TO ENTER AS MANY CATEGORIES AS DESIRED - DOES NOT INCLUDE CONFERENCE FEE. Thirty categories and many genre and types of contests. Prizes pay from $10-$150. Three winners in each category.
 
Deadline: April 30, 2011. 
 
from:  www.fundsforwriters.com


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The Writer Magazine 2011 Short-Story Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Thursday, March 31, 2011, In : Contest 
Short-Story Contest logo

The Writer
is pleased to announce its 2011 Short-Story Contest is open!
Once again, we're partnering with Gotham Writers' Workshop to bring you this contest, which offers great prizes to the top three finishers: 
 
First prize: $1,000; a free 10-week creative writing workshop offered online by Gotham Writers' Workshop ($420 value); publication in The Writer and on WriterMag.com; and a one-year subscription to The Writer.

Second prize: $300; free enrollment in a four-week How to Get ...

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Enchanted Conversations Rapunzel Writing Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Wednesday, March 30, 2011, In : Contest 
From Enchanted Conversations Magazine: We promised a contest for this issue, and here it is! Your task is to do a retelling of "Rapunzel" in 2,000 words or less or write a poem. The normal rules for submissions guidelines apply in terms of content. You must also be a follower either through the Google system at left, or on Twitter. There is no fee to enter.

Up to four winners will be chosen -- stories and poems in any combination. The prize is a $...

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The Write Helper Novel Beginnings 1st Chapter Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Tuesday, March 29, 2011, In : Contest 
The Write Helper Novel Beginnings 1st Chapter Contest

http://thewritehelper.com/id74.html

The Great American Novel beckons! (Or any other country for that matter!) You accept the challenge. But first things first, you must write the opening chapter. Your objective: to write the best attention-grabbing, heart-stopping, thought-provoking chapter imaginable. So get started, your adoring public awaits!

Free critique available upon request! To request your free critique, write the words "free critiq...
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Echoes of the Right to God April Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Monday, March 28, 2011, In : Contest 
ECHOES OF THE RIGHT TO GOD APRIL CONTEST
http://www.righttogod.com/Rules.html

NO ENTRY FEE
Deadline April 16, 2011. Topic: Your personal, spiritual path. Tell us about your personal connection to God, the moment you felt God's presence, a realization that defies explanation. April's contest is open to essays, fiction and poetry, but all will compete for one prize only. The prize is $100 and publication in Echoes of The Right to God online magazine (and possible publication in a future print comp...

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Writer Advice Sixth Annual Flash Prose Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Monday, March 28, 2011, In : Contest 
WRITER ADVICE SIXTH ANNUAL FLASH PROSE CONTEST
http://www.writeradvice.com/
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$10 ENTRY FEE
WriterAdvice,
www.writeradvice.com, is searching for flash fiction, memoir, and creative non-fiction that grabs, surprises, and mesmerizes readers in fewer than 750 words. Deadline April 15, 2011. First Place earns $150; Second Place earns $75; Third Place earns $50; Fourth Place earns $25; Honorable Mentions will also be published.



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West Texas Writers Short Story Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Thursday, March 24, 2011, In : Contest 

West Texas Writers Short Story Contest

Cash awards to the top three entries  
Postmark deadline:  April  28, 2011

No specific theme required, adults only, no erotica; 0riginal work unpublished; 1000 to 2500 words. One copy, typed, double-spaced, one side only – 8-l/2 x 11 white paper, 1” margins. Times Roman font, l2 point or Courier, 12 point.

ON COVER PAGE ONLY - Author’s Name, complete address, telephone number, email address and WORD COUNT – Judge(s) will not know who entrants are...


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SouthWest Writers 2011 Second Bi-Monthly Writing Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Tuesday, March 22, 2011, In : Contest 
SouthWest Writers 2011 Second Bi-Monthly Writing Contest - A Pet Anecdote

http://southwestwriters.com/contestBiMonthlyCurrent.php
 
Let's hear a pet story -- can be funny, can be loving, can be a border collie, can be a toad. Submit no more than 500 words. Postmark deadline: April 29, 2011. Please note if you grant publication permission. All entries $10. Prizes: $150/1st prize; $50/2nd prize; $25/3rd prize.
 
Mail Entries to:
SWW Bi-Monthly Contest
3721 Morris St. NE, Ste A
Albuquerque, NM ...

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Whitman Cooks Poetry Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Monday, March 21, 2011, In : Contest 
Whitman Cooks Poetry Contest 

Walt Whitman Birthplace Association is seeking food poems with recipes that resonate with them, now through March 31, for a poetry-cookbook anthology. Cash prizes of $150, $75, and $50 awarded for the top three poems; copy of the anthology for those selected for publication. $10 entry fee. Visit
www.waltwhitman.org/component/eventlist/details/49 for guidelines.
 
from: http://www.pw.org/classifieds

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Alabama Writers' Conclave 2011 Writing Competition

Posted by Sally Clark on Friday, March 18, 2011, In : Contest 
ALABAMA WRITERS' CONCLAVE 2011 WRITING COMPETITION
http://www.alabamawritersconclave.com/2011_guidelines.html
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For all categories (EXCEPT Poem and First Chapter Novel): $5 per entry if AWC member, $8 per entry if non-member.
For First Chapter Novel: $10 if member, $12 if non-member.
For Poem: $3 per poem if member, $5 if non-member.
1st: $100; 2nd: $75; 3rd: $50; 4th: $25 and up to 4 Honorable Mentions. Entries must be original, unpublished, and may not have won a money prize in a previous...

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Gulf Coast Writers 23rd Annual "Let's Write" Literary Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Thursday, March 17, 2011, In : Contest 
Gulf Coast Writers 23rd Annual "Let's Write" Literary Contest
http://gcwriters.org/contest.html

Deadline: April 15, 2011

Poetry to 36 lines: fiction and nonfiction to 2,500 words
Entry fees: $8. Prizes $20-$80




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Hallmakr Greeting Card Contest: Furry, Funny, & Frightful

Posted by Sally Clark on Monday, March 14, 2011, In : Contest 
Hallmark Greeting Card Contest: Furry, Funny, & Frightful
 
Make a funny Halloween card for all ages featuring your pets!
 
Enter and read sample cards at: http://www.hallmarkcontests.com/page/CONTESTS/contest/FurryFunnyandFrightful/
 
Deadline: March 27, 2011.


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Oneal Walters' 3rd Annual Women Inspirational Poetry Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Sunday, March 13, 2011, In : Contest 
Oneal Walters' 3rd Annual Women Inspirational Poetry Contest
Postmark Deadline: April 12
This is a call to all poets who write about WOMEN. Write about someone who inspires you. You may use a character depiction, a triumphant situation... Surprise us with your talent. ALL writers welcome. Winners will be notified in May 2011 by Oneal Walters; their names and the title of their winning poems will be published in
OW News, a Monthly International Poetry Newsletter. All poems remain the property of...
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Writer's Digest: Your Story #33

Posted by Sally Clark on Saturday, March 12, 2011, In : Contest 

Writer’s Digest: Your Story #33

Write an opening sentence of 25 words or fewer based on the following prompt. You can be funny, poignant, witty, etc.; it is, after all, your story.

PROMPT #33: Write an opening sentence (only 1 sentence, and keep it to 25 words or fewer) to a story, incorporating the following three words:  lucky, charm, calamity

Deadline:
April 10, 2011

For full details and submission form: http://writersdigest.com/yourstory


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Windmill Women Writers 2011 Contest #1

Posted by Sally Clark on Friday, March 11, 2011, In : Contest 
Windmill Women Writers 2011 Contest #1
http://www.windmillwomenwriters.org/pb/wp_2a449b50/wp_2a449b50.html
 
Here we go again with another contest. In this contest we ask that you write a 1000 word, or less, story on any subject. AND yes, men are welcome to enter. Have fun! 

Guidelines:
Category: General Fiction 1000 Word Limit
Entry Deadline: April 8, 2011. 
Entry fee: $10.

$100 first prize
$50 second prize
$25 third prize

. Manuscript must be typed and double-spaced
 
. Staple all entries in the upp...

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America's Funniest Humor

Posted by Sally Clark on Monday, March 7, 2011, In : Contest 

America's Funniest Humor!TM is an excellent writing contest & publishing project, giving you a great opportunity to get published, add to your writing credits, receive valuable exposure and publicity, and get your share of $250.00 in PRIZE MONEY!

This humor writing contest is brought to you exclusively by Humor PressTM, one of America
's most popular humor contest sites. We want to see your funniest humor columns, humor essays and real-life humor stories.

You name it -- just keep it fairly clean...


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Menupoems, 2011

Posted by Sally Clark on Friday, March 4, 2011, In : Contest 
We want YOUR menupoems.

For our 5th year in a row Alimentum celebrate National Poetry Month with menupoems!
From Ester Cohen, Alimentum's menupoems editor:

We've been wondering
What menu of words
What words would make you
Really happy to see
On your menu
Words to replace
The ordinary army
Appetizer
Entree
Meat fish dessert?
For me, it may be
bright green
Incomparable you've never tasted
anything quite so good before
Winter kale. For you?

Submission period is from now till March 15, 2011
Send up to the three poe...

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Northern Colorado Writers Personal Essay/Creative Nonfiction Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Wednesday, March 2, 2011, In : Contest 
NORTHERN COLORADO WRITERS
PERSONAL ESSAY/CREATIVE NONFICTION CONTEST
www.northerncoloradowriters.com/writing-contests.html
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$15 ENTRY FEE ($10 if mailed)
The second contest in NCW's 2011 contest series for Personal Essay/Creative Nonfiction is now open. Deadline April 15, 2011. Cash prizes: 1st: $200, 2nd: $100, and 3rd: $50. Winners and honorable mentions will be published in the 2011 winners' anthology in December. Winners receive a free copy.  Final judge will be John Calderazzo, who has be...

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Wergle Flomp Humor Poetry Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Tuesday, March 1, 2011, In : Contest 
Wergle Flomp Humor Poetry Contest

Now in its tenth year. We seek today's best humor poems. Total cash prizes of $3,600 will be awarded, with a top prize of $1,500. This contest is free to enter.
 
Deadline: April 1, 2011

How to Submit Your Entry
We accept entries online. There is no fee to submit to the Wergle Flomp Poetry Contest. Poets of all nations may enter. Your poem must be in English (inspired gibberish also accepted). Please submit only one poem during the submission period. Your ...

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Big Fish Online Contest: The Lyric Essay

Posted by Sally Clark on Monday, February 28, 2011, In : Contest 
BIG FISH ONLINE CONTEST: THE LYRIC ESSAY
http://www.cutbankonline.org/page/contests

$9 ENTRY FEE
Open March  1 - April 1, 2011. The contest focuses on the lyric essay, self-referential works, and writers on writing. A prize of $200 and online publication given for the best piece of writing that we receive. The contest winner will be chosen by the CutBank editorial staff and announced on our website on May 1. All submissions will be considered for both online...

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Foley Poetry Prize

Posted by Sally Clark on Thursday, February 24, 2011, In : Contest 
Foley Poetry Prize
http://www.americamagazine.org/content/article.cfm?article_id=10540
 
Deadline: March 31, 2011
 
Recommended free contest from the Jesuit magazine 'America' offers $1,000 and publication for a poem of 30 lines or less. (Past winning poems have touched on morally significant issues, but have not been "religious" poetry in the conventional sense.) No simultaneous submissions.
 
from: www.winningwriters.com


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Telling Tales: A Literary Memoir Writing Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Tuesday, February 22, 2011, In : Contest 
TELLING TALES: A LITERARY MEMOIR WRITING CONTEST
http://www.talesfromthesouth.com/Telling_Tales.pdf
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NO ENTRY FEE
2011 Arkansas Literary Festival and the William Laman Public Library seek great true stories. The top three stories receive $100, and the writers will read their winning story on the internationally-syndicated radio show at Starving Artist Cafe in North Little Rock. Writers must live in or be from Arkansas, Texas, Mississippi, Louisiana or Alabama. Stories must be in first person a...

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Writecorner Press Poetry Prize

Posted by Sally Clark on Monday, February 21, 2011, In : Contest 
Writecorner Press Poetry Prize
http://www.writecorner.com/poetry_guidelines.asp

Postmark Deadline: March 31
First Place $500; Editors' Choices, $100.
Seeks the best unpublished poems of 40 lines and under. Any style, any theme. Send 2 copies of each poem, with author's name, address, phone, short bio, and email address on only one copy. Make other copy anonymous. Fee: $5 first poem, $3 each additional poem, payable to Writecorner Press.
 
from: www.winningwriters.com


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Massachusetts State Poetry Society Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Friday, February 18, 2011, In : Contest 
Massachusetts State Poetry Society Contest
http://mastatepoetrysociety.tripod.com/id14.html
 
THE GERTRUDE DOLE MEMORIAL AWARD
 
Deadline:  March 15
Subject and Form:  Poet's Choice
Line Limit:  40 Lines
Prizes:  $25     $15     $10
Poems must NOT have been previously published or have won ANY prize.
 
Contests are open to all poets.
Poets may enter as many poems as they wish but only one prize may be won by any poet.
Entry Fee is $3.00 per poem.
Send two copies of each poem...

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SouthWest Writers 2011 First Bi-Monthly Writing Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Thursday, February 17, 2011, In : Contest 
SouthWest Writers 2011 First Bi-Monthly Writing Contest
http://southwestwriters.com/contestBiMonthlyCurrent.php

Submit the opening two pages of a memoir, the intial hook, no longer than 500 words.
Postmark deadline: February 28, 2011. Please note if you grant publication permission.
All entries $10. Prizes: $150/1st prize; $50/2nd prize; $25/3rd prize.

Mail Entries to:
SWW Bi-Monthly Contest
3721 Morris St. NE, Ste A
Albuquerque, NM  87111


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SouthWest Writers 2011 First Bi-Monthly Writing Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Thursday, February 17, 2011, In : Contest 

SouthWest Writers 2011 First Bi-Monthly Writing Contest

http://southwestwriters.com/contestBiMonthlyCurrent.php

 

Submit the opening two pages of a memoir, the initial hook, no longer than 500 words.

Postmark deadline: February 28, 2011. Please note if you grant publication permission.

All entries $10. Prizes: $150/1st prize; $50/2nd prize; $25/3rd prize.

 

Mail Entries to:
SWW Bi-Monthly Contest
3721 Morris St. NE
, Ste A
Albuquerque, NM 87111



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Mississippi Valley Poetry Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Wednesday, February 16, 2011, In : Contest 
MISSISSIPPI VALLEY POETRY CONTEST
http://www.midwestwritingcenter.org/WhatWeDo/MCVP2011.htm

ENTRY FEE $9 for up to three poems; $2 for each additional poem.

Deadline March 31, 2011. Prizes will be given in two categories: National and Regional (for poets residing in the Northern Mississsippi Valley Region states of Illinois, Iowa, Minnesota, Missouri, and Wisconsin). First, second, and third place prizes for each category are as follows: $250, $175, and $100; the regional contest winner will als...

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Gemini Magazine Short Story Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Tuesday, February 15, 2011, In : Contest 
GEMINI MAGAZINE SHORT STORY CONTEST
http://www.gemini-magazine.com/contest.html

$4 ENTRY FEE
Gemini Magazine is pleased to announce its 2011 Short Story Contest featuring a grand prize of $1,000. Absolutely no restrictions on content, style, genre or length--just send your best. Second place wins $100 and there will also be three honorable mentions. All five finalists will be published in the June 2011 issue.
Deadline: March 31, 2011.
 
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9th Annual One-Page Poem Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Monday, February 14, 2011, In : Contest 
9th ANNUAL ONE-PAGE POEM CONTEST
http://saturdaywriters.blogspot.com/search?q=one+page+poem

$5 ENTRY FEE
Any style, subject, form allowed (no porn or gore.) Wow us in one page. One poem per single-spaced page. No identification on entries. Attach separate cover sheet with title, name, address, e-mail and phone number. Two Copies Per Entry!

Checks payable to: Saturday Writers. Mail FLAT, not folded, to: Saturday Writers Poetry Contest, PO Box 2093, St. Peters, MO 63376. Poems must be unpublishe...

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Tom Howard/John H. Reid Short Story Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Thursday, February 10, 2011, In : Contest 
The 19th annual Tom Howard/John H. Reid Short Story Contest sponsored by Tom Howard Books. Any type of original short story, essay or other work of prose is eligible. Prizes totaling $5,550 will be awarded, including a top prize of $3,000.
 
Deadline - March 31, 2011    Reading Fee: $15 per entry

What to Submit
Short stories, essays or other works of prose, up to 5,000 words each. There are no restrictions on style or theme. Each entry should be your own original work. You may submit the s...

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Foster City International Writer's Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Sunday, February 6, 2011, In : Contest 
FOSTER CITY INTERNATIONAL WRITER'S CONTEST
http://bwstore.biz/foster/categoriesinfo.html

$10 ENTRY FEE
First Place: $150. Second Place: $75. Deadline March 11.
 
Prizes to be awarded in the following five categories:
FICTION:  Personal experiences developed as fiction have proven to be popular favorites in this category. Not to exceed 3,000 words max.
HUMOROUS STORY:  Fictional or not, the story should be satirical, funny, whimsical, or joyous. 3,000 words max.
CHILDREN'S STORY:  Fictio...

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Lucid Books Publishing Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Friday, February 4, 2011, In : Contest 

Welcome to the Lucid Books Publishing Contest!

Entries will be accepted during the month of February and the finalists will be announced in mid-March. The First Place winner will have their book published at zero cost and receive the same great royalties package that every one of our authors receive, a $5,000 value!  Second place will win $1,500 off a publishing deal with us. All who enter will receive some goodies worth way more than the entrance fee. The winners will have up to 1-year to c...

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Women on Writing Winter Flash Fiction Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Thursday, February 3, 2011, In : Contest 
Women on Writing Winter FLASH FICTION CONTEST
http://www.wow-womenonwriting.com/contest.php
 
OVERVIEW: 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 (upper ...

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Young Christian Short Story Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Tuesday, February 1, 2011, In : Contest 
YOUNG CHRISTIAN SHORT STORY CONTEST
http://www.livinglightspublishing.com/p/about-contest.html

Cost: $15 entry fee 
 
THEME: In today's world, we see economic hardship and other troubles all around us, whether in Europe, North America, or the developing world.  How has your faith grown through difficult situations and hard times?  How has God helped you or your family with a particular great need?  Judges will be looking for well-written, heart-warming, realistic stories that portray the impo...

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Pell City Pens Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Monday, January 31, 2011, In : Contest 
PELL CITY PENS CONTEST
http://pellcity.submishmash.com/Submit

ENTRY FEES $7-$12
Deadline March 15, 2011. 1st Place: $150. 2nd Place: $75. 3rd Place: $40. Up to three honorable mentions. Contest open to all adult writers - international. Entries must be in English, original and unpublished. That includes Self-Published, eBooks, POD (Print on Demand) and Internet (your website or blog, or anyone else's website or blog).
 
Essay - 2,000 words max.
Short story - 2,500 words max.
First Chapte...

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National Federation of State Poetry Societies Annual Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Thursday, January 27, 2011, In : Contest 
National Federation of State Poetry Societies Annual Contest
 
Ends March 15, 2011.
33 categories including: the American South, Heritage, "death by..." Cats, the Rebel Within, the Art of Poetry, the Price of War, Nature, Humor, American Indians, Games, Let the Good Times Roll, Sonnets, Spring, Mountains, Poetry for Children, Wildlife, Music, When Trouble Comes to Visit, Circles or Rings, Learning or Education, the Sea, Unrequited Love, and more. Prizes range from $15 - $500. Entry fee: ...

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Annual Writers-Editors International Writing Competition

Posted by Sally Clark on Tuesday, January 25, 2011, In : Contest 
Annual Writers-Editors International Writing Competition
 
Nonfiction (Previously Published and Unpublished); Fiction (Short Story and Novel Chapter); Children's Literature; Poetry. Awards: $100, $75, $50. Entry fee: $3–$20. Deadline: March 15, 2011.
http://www.writers-editors.com/Writers/Contests/Contest_Guidelines/contest_guidelines.htm
 
from: http://www.writers-editors.com/Writers/Contests/contests.htm

 

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9th Annual Ukiahaiku Competition

Posted by Sally Clark on Monday, January 24, 2011, In : Contest 
9th Annual Ukiahaiku Competition

Dear Haiku Lovers,

The California town of Ukiah ("haiku" spelled backwards) continues its auspicious association with the venerable tradition of haiku by holding its 9th annual writing competition and festival. Entries can be made between January 1 and March 11, 2011, and a festival for winning poems takes place May 1, 2011.
 
Website Address:..................... http://www.ukiahaiku.org/haiku-guidelines.html
Fee:..........................................$5 ...

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Carteret Writers 20th Annual Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Thursday, January 20, 2011, In : Contest 
CARTERET WRITERS 20TH ANNUAL CONTEST
http://031a046.netsolhost.com/writingcontest2011.html

ENTRY FEE: $10 per entry for nonmembers. Five categories: fiction, flash fiction, nonfiction, poetry, children's. Cash prizes are awarded in each category: 1st place, $100; 2nd place, $50; 3rd place, $25. Deadline: March 8, 2011 (received by date).
 
from: www.fundsforwriters.com



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Oregon State Poetry Association Spring Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Wednesday, January 19, 2011, In : Contest 
Oregon State Poetry Association Spring Contest
 

http://tinyurl.com/25fcyf5

 
Poets Choice, Free Verse, Sonnet, New Poets, and Experiemental categories to enter. Prizes range from $20-$50. $4 per poem entry fee. Deadline: March 1, 2011.


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American Kennel Club Fiction Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Saturday, January 15, 2011, In : Contest 
American Kennel Club Fiction Contest The winners receive $500, $250 and $100 and will be published in the AKC Gazette and the AKC Family Dog publications. Entries may involve pure breds or mixed bred dogs. Limit 2,000 words. Deadline January 31, 2011, so don't delay. Only one entry allowed and no entry fee requested.
 
More details at: http://www.akc.org/pubs/fictioncontest/
 
from: www.hopeclark.blogspot.com

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Deep River Books Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Thursday, January 13, 2011, In : Contest 
Deep River is giving away $1000 to the winning manuscript submission!
Deep River Books (a Christian self-publisher) is looking for the next bestselling book to publish from a new author. We are offering a $1000 cash prize to the best manuscript submitted and accepted for publishing. We are also offering a $500 award for the second and third place manuscripts accepted in these categories for publication.  “Certificates of Merit” will be awarded for runner up contestants whose manuscripts ...

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Literal Latte Food Verse Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Wednesday, January 12, 2011, In : Contest 
Literal Latté Food Verse Contest  
First Prize  $500
  1. Send unpublished poems with food as an ingredient. 2,000 words max. All styles and subjects welcome.
  2. Postmark by January 31st.
  3. Name, Address, Telephone Number, Email Address (optional) — on Cover Page only.
  4. Please put poem titles/first lines on Cover Page as well.
  5. Include Self Addressed Stamped Envelope or Email Address for reply.
  6. Include $10 Reading Fee per set of up to 6 poems — OR —
    $15 Reading Fee for set of 12 poem...

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WRITERS Journal Write-to-Win Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Thursday, January 6, 2011, In : Contest 
WRITERS Journal Write-to-Win Contest
 
http://www.writersjournal.com/WritetoWinContest.htm
 
Deadline: February 20, 2011. Starter phrase - "Standing under the..."
Each contest will have a "starter phrase"—the story must start with this "starter phrase." This is a great opportunity for those of you who want to write, but don't know what to write about. Maximum 1500 words, and stories must start with the starter phrase, may be dialogue—author's choice. Entry fee: $5  Prize: $150.

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Hallmark Cards Contest: Remember When Last Call

Posted by Sally Clark on Tuesday, January 4, 2011, In : Contest 
Hallmark Cards Contest: Remember When Last Call
 
Deadline: Jan. 23, 2011
 
Turn a vintage photo into a funny card for any of these occasions: Love & Flirt, Miss You, Thank You, Congratulations, Just For Laughs. Send them a piece of your history. You can enter one card per occasion; that means as many as five cards.
 
You could win $250 + admiration from all your fans for a card they choose to sell at Hallmark.com and $250 more if we decide to also put your card in thousands of stores....

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Missouri State Poetry Society Winter Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Sunday, January 2, 2011, In : Contest 
Missouri State Poetry Society Winter Contest
 
http://www.nfsps.com/mo/winter.htm
 
Four categories open to anyone; one more open to members only. Prizes - $25, $15, $10. Entry fee: $2 per poem.
 
Deadline: February 15, 2011

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Poetry Society of South Carolina Spring Poetry Competition

Posted by Sally Clark on Thursday, December 30, 2010, In : Contest 
Poetry Society of South Carolina Spring Poetry Competition
 
Deadline: February 15, 2011. 5 categories open to anyone (more categories open to members only), entry fee $5.00 per poem, prizes are $50, $100, and $200.
 

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WRITERS Journal Fiction Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Wednesday, December 29, 2010, In : Contest 
WRITERS Journal Fiction Contest
 
http://www.writersjournal.com/FictionContest.htm
 
Deadline: January 30. 2011. $15 entry fee for up to 5,000 words. Prizes $500, $200, $100. First, Second, Third and selected Honorable Mentions will be published in WRITERS Journal magazine. 


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Seacoast Writers Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Tuesday, December 28, 2010, In : Contest 
SEACOAST WRITERS CONTEST
http://seacoastwritersassociation.org/Contestrules.aspx
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ENTRY FEE $7-$15
Deadline February 1, 2011. Short stories (3,500 word limit). Poetry (limit 3) and Personal Essays (1,500 word limit). Send in your best along with The SWA Contest Entry Form. Three prizes in each category: First Prize: $100; Second Prize: $75; Third Prize: $50. Winners will be Notified prior to the one-day 2010 Spring Conference in May. Prizes will be awarded at the Conference. First Prize Winner...

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Tiny Lights Annual Essay Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Monday, December 27, 2010, In : Contest 
TINY LIGHTS ANNUAL ESSAY CONTEST
http://www.tiny-lights.com/contest.php
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ENTRY FEE $15 for first essay, $10 each additional essay. Deadline February 18, 2011. Tiny Lights invites entries that feature a distinctive voice, discernible conflict and an eventual shift in the narrator's perspective. 2,000 word limit.
First Place: $350
Second Place: $250
Third Place: $150
Two Honorable Mention Prizes: $100 each.
Three FLASHPOINT prizes of $100 are also offered.
Awards will be determined by a panel of...

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Children's Writer Kindergarten Story Writing Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Thursday, December 23, 2010, In : Contest 
Children's Writer Kindergarten Story Writing Contest
 
 

Current Contest:
Kindergarten Story

A fictional story or nonfiction about family life or school for ages 5-6, up to 150 words. The story should be appropriate to five- and six-year-olds learning to read on their own. It should be fun, use vocabulary and syntax well, and have high interest for a kindergartener. Take great care not to write too high for this age. Know what a five- or six-year-old can and cannot read. Or...


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Echoes of the Right to God

Posted by Sally Clark on Wednesday, December 22, 2010, In : Contest 
Echoes of The Right to God online magazine sponsors a bimonthly essay contest. There is no fee. The most recent contest had its first international winners, with writers from Philippines, Nigeria and Turkey joining winning essayists from Wyoming and West Virginia. The deadline for the next contest is February 15, 2011 and, for the first time, will be accepting ficiton and poetry along with essays.
 
This month's contest is open to essays, fiction and poetry in adult and youth categories....

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NETX Writer's Organization 16th Annual Short Story Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Tuesday, December 21, 2010, In : Contest 
NORTHEAST TEXAS WRITERS' ORGANIZATION 16th ANNUAL SHORT STORY CONTEST
http://www.netwo.org/conference/sscontest08.htm
OR send a SASE to:
NETWO, P.O. Box 411, Winfield, TX  75493

ENTRY FEE: $8 for NETWO members, $10 for non-members. Deadline for entering: February 15, 2011. Word count: 1,000 to 2,500 words. Prizes: 1st-$150. 2nd-$100. 3rd-$50. 4th-25. First place winner to be published in The Storyteller. Winners determined by three separate, qualified judges. Enter online or by U.S. Mail. Winners...
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Dead of Winter Nonfiction Post

Posted by Sally Clark on Monday, December 20, 2010, In : Contest 
DEAD OF WINTER NONFICTION CONTEST

http://thewritehelper.com/id68.html


It's the dead of winter. Your hands are cold. Your feet are cold. Your earlobes are cold. Everything is cold. Outside, the landscape is a frozen whitish-blue. Dreary, if you think about it. But inside you beats a writer's heart, warm with thoughts of stories, old and new. Fond reminisces, important ideas, strong opinions. Send them our way. We're waiting for a good read over a steaming cup of hot chocolate!

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The Write Helper Winter Flash Fiction Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Wednesday, December 15, 2010, In : Contest 
THE WRITE HELPER WINTER FLASH FICTION CONTEST

http://thewritehelper.com/id83.html
 
You are a minimalist by nature. Don't need verbiage bogging you down. Story's the main thing, and the fewer the words, the better. So show us what you got and be brief about it! 500 words or less.
Note: Open theme. Winter Flash is the title of this contest only, NOT the theme.
 

Guidelines


Free critique available upon request! Write “free critique” on your entry and provide either a SASE or an email addr...

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The First Line

Posted by Sally Clark on Tuesday, December 14, 2010, In : Contest 
http://thefirstline.com/submissions.htm

Fiction or nonfiction, stories must start with the first line: "Sam was a loyal employee." Pays $20 for fiction, $10 for nonfiction + publication in their print magazine.

Fiction: All stories must be written with the first line provided. The line cannot be altered in any way, unless otherwise noted by the editors. The story should be between 300 and 3,000 words. The sentences can be found on the home page of The First Line's Web site, as well as in the pr...

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Vestal Review Flash Fiction Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Monday, December 13, 2010, In : Contest 
http://vestalreview.submishmash.com/Submit
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$4 ENTRY FEE
Size limit: 500 words. The contest is open for entries from November 9, 2010 to January 31, 2011. Guest judge Steve Almond http://www.stevenalmond.com/ will award the first prize of $100, the second prize of $50, and the third prize a signed copy of Mark Budman's novel "My Life at First Try" http://markbudman.net and publication in Vestal Review. Results will be announced at Vestal Review website on or about March 1, 2011.
 
from: ww...

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Leodegraunce

Posted by Sally Clark on Saturday, December 11, 2010, In : Contest 
http://www.leodegraunce.com/guidelines.html
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Leodegraunce accepts quality flash fiction of up to 200 words. Send one flash fiction story at a time, within the body of an email, to leodegraunceflashers@gmail.com. Put FLASH FICTION in the subject line. Include a short bio. Your flash fiction must follow the theme for the month. Leodegraunce prefers original fiction. Feel free to send more than one submission, but our aim is to present stories by four different authors each month. We accept a v...
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Snapshots Haiku Calendar Competition

Posted by Sally Clark on Friday, December 10, 2010, In : Contest 
http://www.snapshotpress.co.uk/competitionshaiku.htm#calendar_comp
 
Deadline: Jan. 31, 2011.
Haiku should ideally include a seasonal aspect (which may or may not be an established "season word"). This may be a direct reference to a specific day, month or season (e.g. New Year’s Day, June, winter), or to a phenomenon or activity associated with a particular season. Seasonality should ideally align with the traditional Japanese (and English) consideration that the equinoxes and solstices...

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Bite Size Query Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Thursday, December 9, 2010, In : Contest 
http://janesstories.submishmash.com/Submit
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NO ENTRY FEE
Size limit: 200 words. Your query letter--whether to agent or editor--must be concise yet compelling. It may be the most challenging writing you do. Send us your best effort, in 200 words or less. Veteran and highly respected agent Jane Gelfman of Gelfman Schneider Literary Agents, Inc. will make the final determination. Submission Deadline is January 31, 2011. Winner will receive $25. Judge's decision final.  
 
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Gemini Magazine First-Ever Poetry Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Wednesday, December 8, 2010, In : Contest 
http://www.gemini-magazine.com/poetryopen.html 
 
For poets interested in seeking a Web venue for their work, online journal Gemini Magazine, which holds annual competitions for short stories and flash fiction, is now accepting entries for its inaugural poetry prize. The winner, selected by editor David Bright, will receive one thousand dollars and publication in the February 2011 issue of Gemini.
 
Poets may submit as many poems as they wish, with an entry fee of five dollars for every...

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The Premises Writing Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Monday, December 6, 2010, In : Contest 
http://www.onthepremises.com/contests/rules.html
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NO ENTRY FEE
QUESTION - One or more characters try to answer an unusually difficult question of great importance to them. Your challenge: In at least 1,000 but no more than 5,000 words, write a creative, compelling, and well-crafted story that clearly uses the premise. If you have questions, ask us at Questions@OnThePremises.com
 
Deadline: 11:59 PM Eastern Time, Saturday, January 29, 2011. Send your submissions to  Entries@OnThePremises....

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Writer's Digest Your Story #30

Posted by Sally Clark on Sunday, December 5, 2010, In : Contest 
Writer's Digest Your Story #30:



Deadline: December 10, 2010

Prompt: Write the opening sentence (25 words or fewer) to a story based on the photo prompt shown above. You can be funny, poignant, witty, etc. After all, it is your story.


To submit your opening sentence by December 10, click on the Your Story submission form below: http://writersdigest.com/yourstory




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The Scent of an Ending Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Saturday, December 4, 2010, In : Contest 
http://thescentofanending.com/
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ENTRY FEE $6.37
Submit: the Title of an imaginary novel and the Final 25-125 Words. 1st Place $89.93, 2nd Place  $67.32, 3rd Place $31.18  plus dubious fame and publication for winners and all finalists. Initial publication on website, then in print. Deadline: extended to January 3, 2011. The entry must be original and unpublished. No restrictions on materials or subject.
 
from: www.fundsforwriters.com



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Poetry Society of Virginia 2011 Adult Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Thursday, December 2, 2010, In : Contest 
http://poetrysocietyofvirginia.webs.com/2011adultcontest.htm
 
Deadline: Jan. 19, 2011. $4 per poem entry fee. 25 categories to enter including: sonnets, gardens, mountains, the sea, women, limericks, nature, teachers, spiritual impact of losing a loved one, American heritage, America blues music, and song lyrics.


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Northern Colorado Writers Short Fiction Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Wednesday, December 1, 2010, In : Contest 
http://northerncoloradowriters.com/writing-contests.html
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$10 ENTRY FEE
Northern Colorado Writers announces its first annual short fiction competition.
1st place:  $200
2nd place:  $100
3rd place:  $50
Additionally, all winning entries and honorable mentions will be published in the 2011 NCW Anthology. Maximum 5,000 words. Open genre. You do not need to be a member of NCW to enter contests. Deadline for entries is January 15, 2011. See website for submission details and contact information.
 
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North Carolina Poetry Society Adult Contest and Awards

Posted by Sally Clark on Tuesday, November 30, 2010, In : Contest 
http://www.ncpoetrysociety.com/adultcontests
 
Deadline: Jan. 15, 2011. $3 per poem entry fee. 8 categories to enter including haiku, sonnet, poems for children, American heritage, limerick, courage, and love. Prizes range from $10 - $50. 

 

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Turtle Trails and Tales Magazine Writing Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Monday, November 29, 2010, In : Contest 
http://www.turtletrailsandtales.com/page5/page5.html
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$15 ENTRY FEE
First prize $300 and publication.
Second prize $150 and publication.
Third and Fourth prizes publication.
Writers of all ages are strongly encouraged. Winners published on the website and in the magazine. Entries must be under 900 words and written for children ages 6-11. Entries can be written on any age appropriate subject. Deadline December 27, 2010. Winners announced in January.
 
from: www.fundsforwriters.com


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Massachusetts State Poetry Society Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Friday, November 26, 2010, In : Contest 
http://mastatepoetrysociety.tripod.com/id14.html
 
Contests are open to all poets. Poets may enter as many poems as they wish but only one prize may be won by any poet. Entry Fee is $3.00 per poem. Send two copies of each poem - one with name and address and one with no. ID for judge. For a Winners' List, send SASE (self-addressed stamped envelope) - Send entries to:  Gertrude Callis, Contest Chm., 10 Pleasant Street, Apt. 106, Lynn, MA 01902
Mark name of contest on envelope.
 
 
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The Best Christmas Gift Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Wednesday, November 24, 2010, In : Contest 
Author Janice Hanna Thompson, along with www.freelancewritingcourses.com would like to announce a Christmas Writing Contest! For more information, click here: http://www.freelancewritingcourses.com/christmas-writing-contest

This year's topic is: The Best Christmas Gift

Submission Period: Now through Saturday, December 11th, 2010

Entry Fee: None. It’s Free. Join the fun.

Prizes: We will select 5 finalists. The winner will receive a free online course of their choice at Freelance...


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Pennsylvania Poetry Society 2011 Annual Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Tuesday, November 23, 2010, In : Contest 
 
http://www.nfsps.com/pa/   Click on "contests"
 
Deadline: Jan. 15, 2011. Entry fee: $2 per poem. 13 categories including art, nature, haiku, music, memories, sonnets, light verse, and stones. Prizes range from $20 - $100


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TaleBait's Get Hooked Write Away Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Monday, November 22, 2010, In : Contest 
http://talebait.blogspot.com/
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NO ENTRY FEE
Hook your readers in the first few lines. Your hook, or opener, sets up the tale and pulls your readers in. TaleBait's Get Hooked Write Away Contest challenges you to write a hook, 100 word maximum, that will get readers reading and writers writing. Sharpen your craft and increase your creativity. Winners receive a critique of 30 pages by a literary agent or a publisher/editor! You may submit pages of your manuscript for professional review. Skipper...
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Central Coast Writers Spring Writing Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Saturday, November 20, 2010, In : Contest 

The two winners of the Central Coast Writers Branch Spring 2011 Writing Contest will each receive $500 and have their work published (print and online) in the Spring 2011 Homestead Review produced by Hartnell College. *Winning entries also will be published on their Web site.

Eligibility: Open to all work not previously published. Simultaneous submissions allowed, but you must notify us immediately if your work is accepted elsewhere. Our contest is open to all writers — you do not need to...


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Women on Writing Fall Flash Fiction Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Friday, November 19, 2010, In : Contest 
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 and the flavor of our sponsor, if you are serious about winning. We love creativity, originality, and light-hearted ...

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Spirit First Poetry Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Sunday, November 14, 2010, In : Contest 
http://www.spiritfirst.org/poetry_contest.html
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NO ENTRY FEE
Deadline to Enter: January 31, 2011.
First Prize: $175
Second Prize: $125
Third Prize: $75
Special Category - Spoken Poem Prize: $75
Poetry submissions may be of any length and any style but must have a theme of meditation, mindfulness, stillness, or silence. Poems may reflect any discipline, any faith, or none. Poems must be previously unpublished.
 
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DreamQuest One Poetry and Writing Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Tuesday, November 9, 2010, In : Contest 
The Dream Quest One Poetry & Writing Contest is open to anyone who loves arranging words into the beautiful literary art of poetry or writing a story that is worth telling everyone! Write a poem, 30 lines or fewer on any subject or write a short story, 5 pages maximum length on any theme for a chance to win cash prizes. Writing Prizes: $500, $250, $100. Poetry Prizes: $250, $125, $50. Entry fees: $5 per poem/$10 per story.
 
Postmark deadline: December 31, 2010.
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http://www.dreamquest...

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Creative Writers Circle Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Monday, November 8, 2010, In : Contest 
http://www.creativewriterscircle.com/index.php?p=1_3_Contests
NO ENTRY FEE
This contest is being generously sponsored by Serenity Sales who will be awarding beautifully restored retro mystery novel cover art prints and magnets (winners' choice of Nancy Drew or Hardy Boys) to the winners.
 
Current Contest Prompt:
    
Silver moonlight spilled across the wilderness, shining like a searchlight on snow-dusted mountain peaks and filling the valleys like floodwater. Ara stood in the shadow of a ...

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Writer Advice Turns Thirteen

Posted by Sally Clark on Friday, November 5, 2010, In : Contest 

Details: http://www.writeradvice.com/guidelines.html

Help them celebrate with your brief prose or verse. Share a memory of your own thirteenth year in a mini-memoir (500 words or less for prose – 24 lines or less for poetry). Best submissions published in the winter issue (Jan-March).
Questions? Contact B. Lynn Goodwin: Lgood67334@comcast. net

Deadline: Dec. 10, 2010

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Mona Schreiber Prize for Humorous Fiction and Nonfiction

Posted by Sally Clark on Wednesday, November 3, 2010, In : Contest 
Detais: http://www.brashcyber.com/mona.html

Announcing the  annual competition: Writers of comedic essays, articles, short stories, poetry, shopping lists and other forms are invited to submit. Works up to 750 words in length should be typed, double-spaced, accompanied by a money order or check for $5 to cover administrative costs, payable to "The Mona Schreiber Prize." No limit to entries but each must have a separate fee. Put contact information on the first page.

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Berry Blue Haiku Photo Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Monday, October 25, 2010, In : Contest 


Traditional haiga originated in Japan in the seventeenth century. It combined brush and ink artwork with haiku penned in elegant calligraphy. Today, many modern forms of haiga exist, such as photo-haiku.

For this challenge, Berry Blue Haiku asks readers to create their own haiga by writing a haiku to accompany the photo displayed above.

The winning entry will be posted on our blog and the winner will receive a one-year subscription to Berry Blue Haiku

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Young Adult Novel Discovery Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Thursday, October 21, 2010, In : Contest 
Serendipity Literary Agency, in collaboration with Sourcebooks and Gotham Writers' Workshop, is hosting its second Young Adult Novel Discovery Competition at: http://www.writingclasses.com/ContestPages/YAPitch.php. If you've written a novel for young adults—or have an idea for one that you would like to write—submit an enticing title along with the first 250 words from the opening of your original YA novel.

The Grand Prize Winner will have the opportunity to submit an entire...

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Echoes of the Right to God Essay Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Tuesday, October 19, 2010, In : Contest 
http://www.righttogod.com/Rules.html

NO ENTRY FEE
Adults (16 and over): What does the right to God mean to you? 15-and-under: Tell us a true story of how God has worked in your life or in someone you know.
 
First prize is $100 for each category and publication in Echoes of The Right to God online magazine (and possible publication in a future print compilation). Word limit is
approximately 1,000 words. Deadline November 25, 2010.
 
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Saturday Writers Short Story Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Monday, October 18, 2010, In : Contest 
http://www.saturdaywriters.org/contest.htm
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$7 ENTRY FEE
Deadline November 1, 2010 (postmarked). Word Limit: 2010 (as in the year 2010). Open to all writers. Open subject, open genre. (Please, no pornography or gore.) Prizes: 1st place - $100, 2nd place - $50, 3rd place - $25, 4th place - $15, 5th place - $10. 6-10th places receive certificates. Winners may be invited to submit their story to Cuivre River Anthology. Short stories only (no poems, essays or articles) must be in English.
 
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Redrock Writers Chaparral Poetry Forum

Posted by Sally Clark on Sunday, October 17, 2010, In : Contest 

Four contests to enter:
Cholla Division:Prizes $200, $100, $50
Any subject, any form, 42 lines or less.

Chaqueta Division: $100, $50, $25
Southwest Theme: nature, people, history, etc. – any form, 42 lines or less

Chimera Division: $100, $50, $25
Imaginative or absurd/humorous – no vulgarity please – 42 lines or less

Chaparejos Divison: $100, $50, $25
Rhymed and metered poem, any subject, 42 lines or less

Entry fee: $3 per poem. Deadline: December 1, 2010.
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SouthWest Writers 2010 4th Quarter Writing Competition

Posted by Sally Clark on Friday, October 15, 2010, In : Contest 

Thanksgiving Fiction

http://southwestwriters.com/contestQuarterlyCurrent.php

Write a fiction story about a Thanksgiving dinner, 500 words total. First half is from the guest of honor's point of view, and second half from the host's point of view.

Postmark deadline: December 31, 2010. Please note if you grant publication permission.

All entries $10. Prizes: $150/1st prize; $50/2nd prize; $25/3rd prize.

Mail Entries to:
SWW Quarterly Contest
3721 Morris St. NE, Ste A
Albuquerque, NM 87111

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WyoPoets Eugene V. Shea National Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Thursday, October 14, 2010, In : Contest 
http://www.wyopoets.org/page4.html
 
Open to all poets world-wide, published or unpublished, any subject or form, 40 lines or less that have NOT won a prize more than $50 in any one contest.
 
Deadline: November 30, 2010. Prizes: $100, $50, $30, and $20. $2.00 entry fee + $1.00 per poem, i.e. 3 poems entered for $5.00, 5 poems entered for $7.00.
 

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Poetry Society of South Carolina Winter Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Tuesday, October 12, 2010, In : Contest 
Contest info: http://www.poetrysocietysc.org/contests.html
 
Contest guidelines: http://www.poetrysocietysc.org/guidelines.html
 
Deadline: November 15, 2010. Entry fee: $5 per poem.
 
Eight contests open to anyone including: religious, lyric, and folklore of the South.



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2010 World Haiku Competition

Posted by Sally Clark on Friday, October 8, 2010, In : Contest 
Theme: "Endings, Darkness, Coldness, Death"
 
The "World Haiku Competition is here again! Only previously unpublished haiku poems accepted. Seeking high quality haiku poetry. Please type "World Haiku" in subject line of your email to avoid deletion. Enter as often as you like by email (no attachments please) or by snail mail and you can make 1 total payment by paypal, US check or US money order. Simply email your poems, then  click on the paypal button at our website and enter the total cos...

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Blue Earth Review Eighth Annual Flash Fiction Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Thursday, October 7, 2010, In : Contest 
http://www.english2.mnsu.edu/ber/contests.html
 
We want only your brightest, boldest flash fiction—work that breaks boundaries in genre and content. The only requirement is that each entry is 600 words or less. Reading fee is $5 for up to three entries. You can enter online by going to our Submission Manager and pay online. You must set up two separate accounts: one in the Submission Manager for your contest submission and one on the Payment page for your $5 payment.

Please note: We wi...

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Heart Poetry Award $500

Posted by Sally Clark on Tuesday, October 5, 2010, In : Contest 

http://www.nostalgiapress.com/guidelines.htm

Winner, Honorable Mentions published HEART 2011

~   $10 covers 3 unpublished modern prose poems, reserves issue of HEART.
~   Each page include name, address, phone, E-mail.SASE or Website announces winners, poems discarded.
~   Deadline:  Postmark December 31, 2010
~   Mail to:   Nostalgia Press, 2003 Broughton St., Orangeburg, SC 29115

Sample copy HEART - $5   

E-mail: heart@sc.rr.com

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Chicken Soup for the Soul: Young at Heart

Posted by Sally Clark on Friday, October 1, 2010, In : Contest 
So, you've crossed that magic age and you are ready to retire or start a second career. But you're not ready to stop living! You feel energetic and young and there is still so much to see and do and enjoy. We are looking for stories that will share with our readers humorous and fun adventures from those who are actively enjoying their "senior years!" Tell us about your new careers, your volunteer work, your sports and sports cars, your new love interest, your travels, your families and all of...

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Affordable Insurance Options Essay Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Thursday, September 30, 2010, In : Contest 
http://www.affordableinsuranceoptionsonline.com/essay-contest/

NO ENTRY FEE
Deadline December 13, 2010. The contest is open to anyone who has a true story to tell about how any type of insurance policy
made a big impact on their lives and financial well being. Grand prize $200. Second prize $100. Third prize $50. Submit 200-350 words. Must be family friendly and unpublished.
 
from: www.fundsforwriters.com

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MSPS Arthur (Skip) Potter Memorial Poetry Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Wednesday, September 29, 2010, In : Contest 
MASSACHUSETTS STATE POETRY SOCIETY
ARTHUR (SKIP) POTTER MEMORIAL CONTEST
Deadline:  December 15
Subject and Form:  Poet's Choice
Line Limit:  40 Lines
Prizes:  $50     $30     $20
Poems entered must be original (written by entrant) and MAY have been previously published.
 
More details: http://mastatepoetrysociety.tripod.com/id14.html

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Smucker's Recipe and Essay Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Tuesday, September 28, 2010, In : Contest 
Submit to Smucker's an original recipe that's been passed down through at least two generations and tell the story behind it. Deadline December 10, 2010. One Grand Prize Winner will receive $20,000 for a family reunion, plus $1,000 for a personal planner. Five Runner-Up Prize Winners will receive a $100 Smucker's gift basket.

Visit the Smucker's website: http://www.smuckers.com/promotions/traditions2010/Default.aspx and complete the entry form. Entry must include your family's original recipe...

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Mississippi Poetry Society 2010 Fall Festival Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Wednesday, September 22, 2010, In : Contest 
Mississippi Poetry Society 2010 Fall Festival Contest offers 16 categories of competition, including several for students. $10 fee for all contests entered. Deadline October 16, 2010. Prizes range from $5 to $50. See rules and guidelines at:  http://christwriters.info/resources/Mississippi.pdf
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Soul Making Literary Competition

Posted by Sally Clark on Tuesday, September 21, 2010, In : Contest 

The annual Soul-Making Literary Competition is open to everyone, everywhere and looks for original, freshly creative and finely crafted works that embraces all creative interpretations of English poet, John Keats' statement:

"Some say the world is a vale of tears, I say it is a place of soul-making"

SOUL, in general, in many religions and philosophies, is conceived as the animating and vital spiritual principle in human beings; an inner, immaterial element that, together with the material...


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Abilene Wrtiers Guild Annual Writing Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Monday, September 20, 2010, In : Contest 
Entries accepted Oct. 1 - Nov. 30.This contest is open to everyone. Only those entries submitted in accordance with the posted rules for this year's 2010 contest will be eligible.
 
http://www.abilenewritersguild.org
 
Categories are Rhymed Poetry, Unrhymed Poetry, Flash Fiction, Children's Stories for Readers ages 3-8, Articles of
General Interest, Compositions of Inspiration, Memoir/ Nostalgia, Fiction for Adults: Adventure/ Science Fiction/ Mystery/ Fantasy/ Horror/ Young Adult OR Mai...

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Poetry Society of Oklahoma 2010 Annual Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Friday, September 17, 2010, In : Contest 
http://www.angelfire.com/poetry/pso/2010_Rules.html 

Click on "PSO Annual Spring Contest Rules" at the bottom of the page, #'s 1-4, 5-8, 9-12, 13-16, 17 & 18.
 
10 contests open to all poets; more open to PSO members. Prizes $10-$40.
 
Deadline: November 30, 2010.

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Massachusetts State Poetry Society Annual Poets Choice Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Tuesday, September 14, 2010, In : Contest 
Deadline:  November 1
Subject and Form:  Poet's Choice
Line Limit:  40 Lines
Prizes:  $50     $25     $15
Poems entered must NOT have been published or won ANY prize.
 
More details: http://mastatepoetrysociety.tripod.com/id14.html 

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On The Premises Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Monday, September 13, 2010, In : Contest 
http://www.onthepremises.com/current_contest.html
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NO ENTRY FEE
Deadline September 30, 2010. PREMISE: STRENGTH. One or more characters either exemplify strength themselves, or encounter someone, something, or some place that exemplifies strength. The "strength" can relate to any attribute that could reasonably be described as "strong"--it can be physical, emotional, olfactory, etc. Your challenge: In at least 1,000 but no more than 5,000 words, write a creative, compelling, and well-crafted s...
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Burning the Midnight Oil Poetry Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Friday, September 10, 2010, In : Contest 

Strange name for a poetry contest, right? Maybe, but you know what we mean. You stay up late at night, writing, writing, writing because the words won't leave you alone. Great poems are born at such times. One part angst, another part inspiration. Words that burn right through the paper and into your soul. Words that touch a nerve, twist your emotions. That's what we're looking for:

For a free critique, simply write "free critique" on your entry.

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FundsForWriters Essay Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Monday, September 6, 2010, In : Contest 
http://www.fundsforwriters.com/annualcontest.htm
Deadline: October 31, 2010
Two options: NO ENTRY FEE and $5 entry fee

"We want to know how someone's words made a difference. You could address another author of years long past, whose writing affected you, a classroom, or an entire population. You might talk about a mentor's writing. Maybe your writing impacted someone else and altered one person's life or the lives of thousands. Did your writing finally sell and pay off the wolf at the door and ...

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Children's Writers Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Saturday, September 4, 2010, In : Contest 

http://www.childrenswriter.com/contests.htm

Historical fiction for young teens, age 13, to 1,500 words. Balance originality with accuracy and provide strong sources. Create a voice and a story that is historical but relevant to contemporary readers. Include a bibliography of research sources. Publishability is the ultimate criterion.

Entries must be received by October 31, 2010. Current subscribers to Children’s Writer enter free.  For all others, the entry fee is $13, which includes an 8-mo...


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Saturday Evening Post Limerick Laughs Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Friday, September 3, 2010, In : Contest 
The Sept./Oct. 2010 issue of the Saturday Evening Post is featuring a limerick contest. Create a five line limerick to compliment the illustration featured on page 60 and win $100 plus publication. Enter as many times as you wish. The winner will be announced in the Jan/Feb 2011 issue. Entries must be postmarket by Oct. 6, 2010.

Send entries on a postcard to:
Limerick Laughs
The Saturday Evening Post
1100 Waterway Blvd.
Indianapolis, IN  46202


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Hint Fiction Writing Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Wednesday, September 1, 2010, In : Contest 
Gotham Writers' Workshop sponsors this unique competition for Hint Fiction. Hint Fiction is a story of 25 words or less. The judge is Robert Smartwood who is editor of the Anthology Hint Fiction: An Anthology of Stories of 25 Words or Fewer (scheduled release November 2010). Mr. Smartwood emphasizes that the title is important, adding complexity to the story. It's also important that the 25 words stand alone as a complete story, which can be quite challenging.

Deadline October 11, 2010. No ent...

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Art Affair Poetry Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Monday, August 30, 2010, In : Contest 
Art Affair's poetry contest is open to any writer. Poems may be any style, any subject, and no more than 60 lines in length. Enter your own original work only. Please do not include a SASE; entries will not be returned. 
Entries must be postmarked by October 1, 2010 and should be unpublished and/or unaccepted for publication when entered into the contest. 
Please type your name, address, telephone number, and title of manuscript on a cover page, which will be removed before judging. On your...

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Art Affair 2010 (General) Short Story Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Saturday, August 28, 2010, In : Contest 

Art Affair’s short fiction contest (maximum: 5,000 words) is open to any writer.  Enter your own original work only. Please do not include a SASE; entries will not be returned.

Entries must be postmarked by October 1, 2010 and should be unpublished and/or unaccepted for publication when entered into the contest. Manuscripts must be double-spaced and in 12-point font.

Please type your name, address, telephone number, and title of manuscript on a cover page which will be removed before ju...


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Art Affair Western Short Story Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Thursday, August 26, 2010, In : Contest 

Art Affair Western Short Story Contest Rules

Art Affair’s western fiction contest (max: 5,000 words) is open to any writer. Enter your own original work only. Please do not include a SASE. Entries will not be returned. Entries must be postmarked by Oct. 1, 2010, and should be unpublished and/or unaccepted for publication when entered into the contest. Manuscripts must be double-spaced and in 12-point font.

Please type Western and your name, address, telephone number, and title of manuscript o...


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Lit Magazine Nano-Fiction Writing Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Wednesday, August 25, 2010, In : Contest 
LIT MAGAZINE, a quarterly online literary magazine edited by Lori Simpson is hosting a "nano-fiction" writing contest. Nano-fiction is a form of prose that focuses on telling stories in as few as six words. It is a challenging but fun way for writers to express their creativity.  (If the stories submitted to LIT for the Autumn 2010 Issue are spooky or mysterious, in honor of Halloween hijinks, so much the better.)
 
Entry rules are simple-
 
-Stories must be six words long- no more or le...

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Art Affair Mystery Short Story Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Tuesday, August 24, 2010, In : Contest 

Art Affair’s mystery fiction contest (maximum: 5,000 words) is open to any writer.  Enter your own original work only.    Please do not include a SASE: entries will not be returned.

Entries must be postmarked by October 1, 2010 and should be unpublished and/or unaccepted for publication when entered into the contest. Manuscripts must be double-spaced and in 12-point.

Please type Mystery and your name, address, telephone number, and title of manuscript on a cover page which ...


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The Bloom Award

Posted by Sally Clark on Saturday, August 21, 2010, In : Contest 

In 2009, Blooming Tree Press began selecting new, undiscovered writing talents and rewarding them with publishing contracts. Named The Bloom Award, the prize strives to celebrate the life of Mildred Bloom, Matriarch of Blooming Tree Press.

T
his award is for unpublished authors only. Each year's award will consist of a different genre, age group and imprint. This award WILL result in the offer of a publishing contract for one lucky winner.

The second Bloom Award will only be open to the followi...


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Georgia Poetry Society 2010 Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Friday, August 20, 2010, In : Contest 
The Georgia Poetry Society conducts contests in the fall of each year, with an October 15 postmark deadline for all entries. In addition to earning cash prizes, the top three poems in each contest may be published in The Reach of Song, the annual GPS poetry anthology. Contests are listed on the web site: http://georgiapoetrysociety.org/Contests.aspx. Please click the links for descriptions of the contests, along with contest-specific requirements such as form and number of lines.

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Higher Faith Publications Christian Romance Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Thursday, August 19, 2010, In : Contest 
http://www.higherfaithpublications.com/index.php?act=viewDoc&docId=8
 
We are hosting a Writing Contest that begins August 1 and ends October 30 2010
First Place Winner will receive $30. All others will be read for a chance to be included on our website for sale and at Kindle. Theme is general Christian Romance.....Historical or Contemporary  and general Christian Suspense...Historical or Contemporary  (no graphic death or blood). Word Count 15000 to 30000 words. We suggest you read the...

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Springfield Writers Guild 17th Annual Literary Awards

Posted by Sally Clark on Monday, August 16, 2010, In : Contest 
Deadline: October 1, 2010
http://www.missouriwritersguild.org/mwg_contests2010.shtml  (scroll down to the middle of the page)
 
Poetry, fiction, nonfiction categories. Entry fees: $2 - $3. Prizes: $5 - $20.

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Missouri Writers Guild Flash Fiction Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Friday, August 13, 2010, In : Contest 
http://www.missouriwritersguild.org/mwg_contests2010.shtml
Deadline: September 30, 2010.
Entry fee: $10. Prizes $25 - $100.
Word limit: 500 words.

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Green River Writers Writing Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Thursday, August 12, 2010, In : Contest 
 
Deadline: September 30, 2010
 
16 contests to enter. 3 fiction, 13 poetry. Entry fee, $3 per entry. Prizes $15 - $175.
 

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Hallmark - It's a Teen Thing Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Tuesday, August 10, 2010, In : Contest 

Hallmark is accepting entries for their teen line of cards, particularly birthday. Create a card for a teen’s birthday. It can be a girl or a guy or one that works for both. Use photography, drawings or graphic design. Just make sure it’s a funny birthday card for someone 14-18 years old; applicable to many people; and cohesive (writing and images work well together).

You could win $250 and publication in the Hallmark line online. You could earn $250 more if they decide to distribute your...


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The Earlene Grey Tea Poetry Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Monday, August 9, 2010, In : Contest 
Tea poetry - poetry about tea, savouring tea, your favourite teacup or having tea with friends - is a lovely way to express one's self. Earlene Grey and The Tea Poetry Society of America is proud to present Tea Poetry 2010, the second annual tea poetry contest. Everyone has at least one poem in them somewhere. We invite you to write your tea poems down, if you haven't already, and submit them to Tea Poetry 2010.
 
An independent panel of professionals from within the tea, literary and publi...

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SouthWest Writers 2010 3rd Quarter Writing Competition: Poetry

Posted by Sally Clark on Friday, August 6, 2010, In : Contest 
http://southwestwriters.com/contestQuarterlyCurrent.php
Enter a poem of any form, any topic, but no longer than 2 pages, double-spaced, in length.
Please note if you grant
publication permission.
Postmark deadline: September 30, 2010
All entries $10. Prizes: $150/1st prize; $50/2nd prize; $25/3rd prize.
 
Mail Entries to:
SWW Quarterly Writing Competition
3721 Morris St. NE, Ste A
Albuquerque, NM 87111
(Print name of category under your return address)

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Illinois State Poetry Society 17th Annual Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Wednesday, August 4, 2010, In : Contest 

http://www.illinoispoets.org/contest.htm

Deadline: must be postmarked by September 30, 2010.

Categories: free verse, formal verse, a poem related to a family tradition, old or new.

Prizes : $50, $30, $10, 3 HM.

Maximum length: one poem per page. Type size 11 pt or higher; no columns. Poems in English only. Simultaneous submissions accepted. No poems which have won monetary awards or been published. Poems not returned. Submit two copies of each poem, first copy with ID (name/address...


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Carol E. Doering Poetry Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Monday, August 2, 2010, In : Contest 
Third annual contest is hosted by the Women's Artistic Network. Awards: $75, $50, $25. Original, unpublished work; 50 lines max; traditional or free-verse. Entry fee: $5 per poem or 3 for $10. Deadline: September 30, 2010. Info: www.womensartisticnetwork.org or send SASE to PO Box 1485, Simi Valley, CA 93063.
 

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Real Simple Life Lessons Essay Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Thursday, July 29, 2010, In : Contest 
http://www.realsimple.com/work-life/life-strategies/inspiration-motivation/second-annual-life-lessons-essay-contest-00000000013682/
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Finish this sentence: "I never thought I'd. . ." Enter Real Simple's Third-Annual Life Lessons Essay Contest and you could have your essay published in Real Simple; win round-trip tickets for two to New York City, hotel accommodations for two nights, tickets to a Broadway play, and a lunch with Real Simple editors; and receive a prize of $3,000. To enter, send ...

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Arizona State Poetry Society Annual Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Wednesday, July 28, 2010, In : Contest 
 
 
Entry fee: $1 - $2. Deadline: September 21, 2010. Prizes: $10 - $50.
 
13 categories to enter include: Inspirational, the good old days, love poems, grandchildren, your favorite movie star, birth and death, philosophical, water, humor, southwest, and more.

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Inspiring Stories of Animals Who Comfort and Heal Children

Posted by Sally Clark on Tuesday, July 27, 2010, In : Contest 
http://www.angelanimals.net/contestrules.html

Deadline September 15, 2010. The Angel Animals Network 2010 True Story Contest is now accepting submissions of real-life stories that depict the healing bond between children and a wide spectrum of animals -- dogs, cats, horses, birds, rabbits, gerbils, ferrets, rabbits, any family pet or animal in nature. The story should show an animal helping children, parents, or families to deal with difficult situations and circumstances.

Ea...

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Bartleby Snopes Dialogue Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Monday, July 26, 2010, In : Contest 

$10 ENTRY FEE
Compose a short story entirely of dialogue. You may use as many characters as you want. Your entry must be under 2,000 words. Your entry does not have to follow standard rules for writing dialogue. Your entry cannot use any narration (this includes tag lines such as he said, she said, etc.). These are the only rules. Manipulate them however you see fit. Deadline September 12, 2010.


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Family Circle Fiction Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Friday, July 23, 2010, In : Contest 
http://www.familycircle.com/family-fun/crafts/2010-family-circle-fiction-contest-rules/

NO ENTRY FEE
Deadline September 8, 2010. Submit an original (written by entrant), fiction short story of no more than 2,500 words. Legal residents of the 50 United States, and the District of Columbia, 21 years of age or older are eligible to enter. Grand Prize winner will receive $750, a gift certificate to one mediabistro.com course of his or her choice, one-year mediabistro.com AvantGuild membership value...

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Poets' Roundtable of Arkansas

Posted by Sally Clark on Tuesday, July 20, 2010, In : Contest 
Poetry Day Contest
 
http://www.poetsroundtable.com/brochure_new.html
 
Deadline: September 1, 2010. 16 contests to enter including: Christian, grandchildren, cobalt blue, little known historical facts, newspapers, music, childhood memories, the Old West, nature, and more.
 
$15 fee to enter all contests. Prizes range from $10-$30.

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Bananagrams Writing Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Monday, July 19, 2010, In : Contest 
http://www.newportreview.org/?contests.html

$7 ENTRY FEE
Deadline September 1, 2010. Writers must use all seven words from the 21-letter Bananagrams® grid displayed on the site. Writers may use words more than once. Stories up to 1,400 words; poems up to 21 lines. Two First Prizes (Story and Poem): $200, Bananagrams®, and publication in Newport Review. Two Second Prizes (Story and Poem): $50, Bananagrams®, and publication in Newport Review. Honorable Mention (Stories and Poems): Bananagrams...

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Dog Treat Recipe Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Friday, July 16, 2010, In : Contest 
http://www.bsolheim.com/dogtreatcontest.html

NO ENTRY FEE
Belly has a special talent. He sees dead people. In At Witt's End, Belly sniffs out a few ghosts and helps Sadie solve a murder. He also serves as taste-tester when it comes to Jane Witt's arguable cooking skills. Poor dog, no wonder he suffers from indigestion! What better way to reward Belly for his sleuthing skills than to create a dog treat recipe! The Witt sisters challenge you to create a dog treat recipe based on the At Witt's End...

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Missouri State Poetry Society

Posted by Sally Clark on Friday, July 16, 2010, In : Contest 
http://www.nfsps.com/mo/summer.htm
 
5 categories including: rhymed or blank verse, free verse, humorous verse, summer poems, and poet's choice. Entry fee $1 per poem, prizes $10-$25.
 
Deadline: September 1, 2010

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The Write Helper Amazing Story Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Tuesday, July 13, 2010, In : Contest 
THE WRITE HELPER AMAZING STORY CONTEST
http://www.thewritehelper.com/id73.html
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ENTRY FEE: $5 per entry, 3 entries max. What do we mean by "Amazing Story"? A story that grabs us by the throat, demanding we pay attention. A story that tugs at our heartstrings. Beautiful words with a lyrical quality. A well-told tale, showing the author is a master storyteller. These are some of the elements we're looking for in an Amazing Story. Free critique available upon request. Write "free critique" on yo...

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Tallahassee Writers Association 2010 Seven Hills Literary Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Thursday, July 8, 2010, In : Contest 
http://twaonline.org/pgs/contst/pnuba/PENUMBRAguidelines.pdf
 
Postmark deadline: August 31, 2010. Short stories to 2,500 words; creative nonfiction to 2,500 words; children's chapter book or short story for ages 6-12 to 2,500 words; flash fiction to 500 words. $15 entry fee per nonmember. Prizes $50, $75, $100.

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Oregon State Poetry Association Fall Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Tuesday, July 6, 2010, In : Contest 
http://www.oregonpoets.org
 
Postmark deadline: August 31, 2010.

5 contests to enter @ $4 a poem. Prizes range from $20 - $100.
 
 
 

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Ain't That Quaint Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Sunday, July 4, 2010, In : Contest 
http://www.awordwithyoupress.com/2010/06/15/gas-up-your-computer-and-fasten-your-seatbelts-new-contet

We are posting a full page advertisement from the magazine in which 20 truisms of the times are listed.  You may choose any two, plus everyone must have an entry for "A Square Jaw is a sign of Will Power," for a total of three entries. You can use the truism as a line in a dialogue, or as the theme. Fiction or narrative essay -your choice. 750 strict word limit per story. Deadline July 14, 201...
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Writer's Digest: Your Story

Posted by Sally Clark on Friday, July 2, 2010, In : Contest 
Writer's Digest presents a creative challenge for fun and prizes. We'll provide a short, open-ended prompt. In turn, you'll submit a short story of 750 words or fewer based on that prompt. You can be funny, poignant, witty, etc.; it is, after all, your story. The winner will receive publication in an upcoming issue of Writer's Digest.
Deadline: July 10, 2010

Start your story with: "I never would have purchased this house if I'd known that..." End it with: "That's why tomorrow I'm setting it ...

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Spruce Mountain Press Annual Past Loves Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Saturday, June 26, 2010, In : Contest 
Write your true story of a former sweetheart, in 700 words or less. Awards: $100, $75, $50. No entry fee. Deadline: August 17, 2010.
 
Details at http://ourpastloves.com/contest.

from: http://www.writers-editors.com/Writers/Contests/contests.htm

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Poetry Society of Texas 2010 Annual Contests

Posted by Sally Clark on Thursday, June 24, 2010, In : Contest 
http://www.poetrysocietyoftexas.org/PST2010Brochure.pdf
 
Postmark deadline: August 15, 2010.
100 different contests to enter.
3 poems for $5, additional poems $2 each.
Prizes range from $25 to $400.

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Frederik Van Eeden Poetry Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Tuesday, June 15, 2010, In : Contest 
http://www.hollandparkpress.co.uk/magazine_detail.php

NO ENTRY FEE

The Task - The history of a woman's life. How she sought the cool deeps wherein lies deliverance, and how she found it. These lines form the opening sentences of the novel Hedwig's Journey (Dutch title: Van de koele meren des doods) by Frederik van Eeden which was published by Holland Park Press earlier this year. They also define what the novel is about. You should take your inspiration from these lines and write a poem on the ...
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Whispering Prairie Press 2010 Poetry, Flash Fiction and Essay Writing Awards

Posted by Sally Clark on Monday, June 14, 2010, In : Contest 
http://www.kansascityvoices.com/03calendar/contest.shtml
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ENTRY FEE $5 / COLLEGE STUDENTS $5 for TWO ENTRIES. Deadline June 30, 2010. Prizes in each category are 1st place $100, 2nd place $50, 3rd place $25, plus one honorable mention for every 10 entries. Open to all writers age 18 and up.
POETRY - Any style, any subject. Limit: 36 lines.
FLASH FICTION - A complete fictional short story with a beginning, middle and end. 1,000 words or less.
NON-FICTION PERSONAL ESSAY - 1,000 words or less.
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Special Short Story Contest - Houston Writers Guild

Posted by Sally Clark on Sunday, June 13, 2010, In : Contest 
http://www.houstonwritersguild.org

$10 ENTRY FEE
Deadline June 30, 2010. Limit 15 pages. No limit on the
number of entries. First place $100.
-ALSO-
The Six-Word Story Contest!
No entry fee
First Prize: $25
Must accompany your short story entry
Example by Hemingway: "For sale: baby shoes. Never worn."
 

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Massachusetts State Poetry Society Annual Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Saturday, June 12, 2010, In : Contest 
Deadline: received by Aug. 1; mail by July 17th to assure acceptance.
 
http://mastatepoetrysociety.tripod.com/id16.html
 
$8 entry fee covers all 27 categories which include: love of animals, farming/gardening, humor, earth day, halloween, teachers, grandparents, small towns, any more. Prizes range from $5 to $50.

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Two contests from Mamazina magazine

Posted by Sally Clark on Thursday, June 10, 2010, In : Contest 

Mamazina Spring/Summer 2010 First-Line Contest

Deadline: August 9 , 2010
Entry Fee: $10.00
We are accepting submissions for our first-line writing contest starting April 12, 2010. It may be creative non-fiction or fiction and should be less than 500 words. The first line must be “If life is but a song, this one was written for me.” The work submitted will be judged by Mamzina editors and we will choose one grand prize winner to receive $100!http://www.mamazina.com/Contest.htm

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2010 Southern Illinois Writers Guild Writing Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Wednesday, June 9, 2010, In : Contest 
Deadline: Aug. 1, 2010
Entry fee: $5
Three categories: Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry.
Prizes: $100 - 1st, $50 - 2nd, $25 - 3rd, in each category.
Complete info: http://www.jalc.edu/activities/siwg/contest.html
Direct inquiries to Roger Poppen at drrock2k@yahoo.com
 
from: www.writergazette.com

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Grandmother Earth XVII National Writing Awards

Posted by Sally Clark on Monday, June 7, 2010, In : Contest 

http://www.grandmotherearth.org/Grandmother_Earth_National_Writers_Contest.html

Deadline: August 1, 2010 (postmark)

Works can be unpublished or published. Money award entries (and selected finalists if permission is given) will be published in Grandmother Earth XVII. Rights to previously published work must belong to the author. No profanity or new age (Mother Earth) material will be accepted.

Poetry Awards: any subject, any form,50-line limit. Prizes: $150, $50, $35, $25

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Dream Quest One Poetry and Writing Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Sunday, June 6, 2010, In : Contest 
Write a poem, 30 lines or fewer on any subject and/or write a short story, 5 pages maximum on any theme, for a chance to win cash prizes. All works must be original. Awards: Poetry Contest: $250, $125, $50; Writing Contest: $500, $250, $100. Entry fees: $5 per poem, $10 per story. Postmark Deadline: July 31, 2010. Mail entries/fees to: Dream Quest One, PO Box 3141, Chicago IL 60654. Info: www.dreamquestone.com.
 
from: http://www.writers-editors.com/Writers/Contests/contests.htm

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Haiku Society of America

Posted by Sally Clark on Friday, June 4, 2010, In : Contest 
Annual Haiku and Senryu contest deadline: in hand by August 31, 2010 --- mail by Aug. 17th to be assured of entry.
 
http://www.hsa-haiku.org/hsa-contests.htm
 
$1 per entry. Prizes: $150, $100, $50 plus publication in Frogpond.

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League of Minnesota Poets

Posted by Sally Clark on Wednesday, June 2, 2010, In : Contest 
www.mnpoets.org
Deadline: July 15, 2010
 
Entry fee, $1 per poem. 18 categories to enter, including crossword, scrabble, or word puzzle poem, sonnets, haiku, the mysterious, bridges, animals, and ancestry. Prizes range from $10-$85.

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Heart Poetry Award $500

Posted by Sally Clark on Saturday, May 29, 2010, In : Contest 
Postmark Deadline: June 30
http://nostalgiapress.com/guidelines.htm

The winner and all Honorable Mentions will be published in the Fall 2010 edition of Heart. $10 covers 3 poems and reserves your copy. We seek insightful, immersing, unpublished prose poems. Include on each page your name, address, phone, and email address (optional). Winners announced on website or include a self-addressed stamped envelope (SASE) for printed announcement. Your poems will not be returned—please keep a copy....

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SPS Stuido 16th Biannual Poetry Card Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Friday, May 28, 2010, In : Contest 
http://www.sps.com/poetry/index.html
Deadline: June 30, 2010
NO ENTRY FEE

This competition awards cash prizes ($300/$150/$50) plus online publication. "Poems can be rhyming or non-rhyming, although we find that non-rhyming poetry reads better. We suggest that you write about real emotions and feelings and that you have some special person or occasion in mind as you write."
 
from: http://www.practicing-writer.com

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WRITERS Journal Romance Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Thursday, May 27, 2010, In : Contest 
http://www.writersjournal.com/RomanceContest.htm
 
Prizes: $250, $100, $50. Entry fee: $7. Word limit: 2,000 words.

Postmark deadline: July 30.


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Missouri Writers Guild Annual Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Tuesday, May 25, 2010, In : Contest 
http://www.missouriwritersguild.org/mwg_contests2010.shtml
 
Deadline: June 30, 2010. Poems, short fiction, & essays. $5 for each entry or 3 entries for $10. Prizes: $100, $50, $25 in each category.

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White County Creative Writers 2010 Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Saturday, May 22, 2010, In : Contest 
16 contests to enter including: Children's stories, short & long fiction, essay, poetry, Western, romance, science or math article for young readers, inspirational essay, fantasy, and narrative poem. Prizes: $25, $15, $10. Fee: $5 for first entry, $3 for each additional entry.  

http://www.whitecountycreativewriters.org/id52.html
 
Postmark deadline: July 26, 2010

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Florida State Poetry Association

Posted by Sally Clark on Tuesday, May 18, 2010, In : Contest 

http://www.floridastatepoetsassociation.com

Postmark deadline: July 15, 2010

25 categories, including mountains, sonnets, the dark side, time, sleeping babies, and one to assume the persona of and speak as if you were any person from the Old Testament of the Bible.  Enter at only $1 for each category. Prizes range from $10-$100.


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Life Press Christian Writers Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Monday, May 17, 2010, In : Contest 


http://www.grandmotherearth.org/RULES_FOR_2010.html

Deadline: June 30, 2010 (Postmark)
Welcome, writers everywhere.
1. Poetry: 50 line limit. $75, $20, $10
2. Prose: 2000-word limit. Fiction or nonfiction or devotionals. $50, $20, $10

Contest Rules: All entries should be inspirational or on any subject suitable for a Christian publication, and may be previously published or unpublished. Entries will not be considered for publication, only for awards. No first place poems or prose from pre...


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2010 Kentucky State Poetry Society Adult Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Friday, May 14, 2010, In : Contest 

Deadline: June 30, 2010
All poems must be the poets original work and cannot be published elsewhere or have won a cash prize. Must be titled with something other than the contest category title, unless specified. Must be typed, photocopied or computer generated, single spaced on one side of 81/2 x 11 inch white paper. USE 56 CHARACTER LINE WIDTH, INCLUDING PUNCTUATION AND SPACES LINE WIDTH. Adhere to the style, form o subject stated in the category description. If there is no statement regar...

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Creative Writers Circle Short Story Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Wednesday, May 12, 2010, In : Contest 
Respond to our prompt with an original short story of 3,500 words or less. Award: $50. Entry fee: None. Deadline: June 15, 2010. Info: www.creativewriterscircle.com
 
from: http://www.writers-editors.com/Writers/Contests/contests.htm

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Daily Bread Contest: Short Essays of Workplace Humor

Posted by Sally Clark on Tuesday, May 11, 2010, In : Contest 
We're looking for true-life tales about bizarre tasks, wacky work environments, and ludicrous predicaments you've gotten into while trying to earn a living. Original work only. Maximum length: 1,000 words. You may enter up to three essays. Awards: $200, $100, $50. Entry fee: $5 per essay. Deadine: June 1, 2010. Info: http://laughatlifebooks.blogspot.com.
 
from: http://www.writers-editors.com/Writers/Contests/contests.htm
 

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2010 Seior Poets Laureate Poetry Competition

Posted by Sally Clark on Saturday, May 8, 2010, In : Contest 
A literary contest open to all American poets age 50 and older who are U.S. Citizens regardless of where they live or are temporarily staying throughout the world, the 2010 SPL Contest is sponsored by VERA-JANE GOODIN SCHULTZ and WANDA SUE PARROTT, original co-founders of the competition and current co-administrators of the 2010 event. Judges will include former Senior Poets Laureate of the Meeting The Muse Panel of Judges. Entries accepted Jan. 1 through June 30, 2010.
 
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What's in Your Ziploc?

Posted by Sally Clark on Friday, May 7, 2010, In : Contest 
http://www.tasteofhome.com/Contests/Ziploc-contest
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NO ENTRY FEE
Do you have a creative way you use Ziploc Brand Bags or Containers. Submit your solution in 100 words or less and you could win $25,000.
Deadline June 30, 2010. Only open in the US. Must be 18 years of age. Entrants are encouraged to be creative.
 
from: www.fundsforwriters.com  

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Bay Area Writers League Annual Writing Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Thursday, May 6, 2010, In : Contest 
Postmark deadline: May 15, 2010
 
Enter novel, book length non-ficton, essay, short story, or poetry. Prizes from $50-$250. Entry fees from $10 - $20. Contest is limited to the first 1,200 entrants. For more information, go to http://www.bawl.org/2010-writers/contests-awards/ 
 
Carol Pena, of the Bay Area Writers League Conference Chair, says that you do not have to register for the conference to enter the poetry contest.

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Ohio Poetry Day Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Tuesday, May 4, 2010, In : Contest 
http://ohiopoetry2.host56.com/1_25_Ohio-Poetry-Day-CONTESTS.html
 
Deadline: May 31, 2010
 
For a $10 entry fee, you may enter any or all of 28 categories, including a religious poem, a poem about our industrial heritage, a ballad, a poem about seasonings, a "so mad I could spit" poem, a contest for the best designed book cover, plus more. Prizes range from $5 -$75.

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Professional Writers of Prescott Writing Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Monday, May 3, 2010, In : Contest 
http://www.prescottwriters.com/WritingContest.html
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$10 ENTRY FEE
First place, $100, second place $50, third place $25. Winners will be announced by September 15th. The names will be published in the PWP newsletter, on the PWP website, and in the general publicity. Winners will also be invited to read their entries at the November PWP meeting in Prescott, AZ. Entries must be original writing that has never been published in any format including the Internet. Sorry, no erotica or children's st...

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The Janet B. McCabe Poetry Prize

Posted by Sally Clark on Sunday, May 2, 2010, In : Contest 
Ruminate: A Magazine of Faith in Literature and Art invites you to enter the 2010 Janet B. McCabe Poetry Prize. The finalist judge is poet, pastor, and musician Vito Aiuto of The Welcome Wagon. The submission deadline is May 15th, 2010; entry fee is $15 (includes a free copy of the Fall 2010 Issue). You may submit up to three poems per entry, no longer than 40 lines each. $800 will be awarded to the winner and publication in the Fall 2010 Issue will be awarded to the winning poem and runner-u...

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SouthWest Writers Quarterly Writing Competition

Posted by Sally Clark on Thursday, April 29, 2010, In : Contest 
Now here’s a challenge. Write a fiction story, 500 words limit. It MUST contain a man or a boy (any age), a dog (any kind), and a pair of scissors. The setting is your choice. Don’t forget--all stories have a beginning, middle and end, and contain conflict.
Postmark deadline: June 30, 2010
All entries $10. Prizes: $150/1st prize; $50/2nd prize; $25/3rd prize.
Mail Entries to:
SWW Quarterly Writing Competition
3721 Morris St. NE, Ste A
Albuquerque, NM 87111
(Print name of category under you...

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Massachusetts State Poetry Society

Posted by Sally Clark on Wednesday, April 28, 2010, In : Contest 
NAOMI CHERKOFSKY MEMORIAL CONTEST

Entry fee - $3 per poem
Deadline:  June 30
Subject and Form:  Poet's Choice
Line Limit:  40 Lines
Prizes:  $50     $30     $20
Poems entered must NOT have been published or won ANY prize.
 
Full details at: http://mastatepoetrysociety.tripod.com/id14.html

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Word & Sound International, 2010

Posted by Sally Clark on Tuesday, April 27, 2010, In : Contest 

In 2010, there are 8 subjects, any style, any form, including an all-inclusive “other” subject. We hope all poets and writers will have more fun with less to think about. You may enter poems, essays, stories of up to 1,500 words, or stories of more than 1,500 words. Entry fees from $3 - $6; prizes range from $20 - $50. Deadline June 30, 2010.


Subjects for 2010 include:
Aging Gracefully (or Not); Death& Dying; Earth, Nature, Seasons; Relationships, Special Days; Spiritual, Uplifting, R...


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Society of Southwestern Authors Writing Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Thursday, April 22, 2010, In : Contest 
http://www.ssa-az.org/contest.html
 
Submit short stories, poems, essays or short stories for children ages 6-12. Prizes: $250/$125/$75/$25 in each category. Top three entries and honorable mentions in each category will be published in The Story Teller. Deadline: June 1.
 
from: http://www.writermag.com/events.aspx?page=info&eventid=30342 
 

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Writer's Digest - Your Story

Posted by Sally Clark on Wednesday, April 21, 2010, In : Contest 
http://writersdigest.com/yourstory
 
Every other month, Writer's Digest presents a creative challenge for fun and prizes. We'll provide a short, open-ended prompt. In turn, you'll submit a short story of 750 words or fewer based on that prompt. You can be funny, poignant, witty, etc.; it is, after all, your story. The winner will receive publication in an upcoming issue of Writer's Digest.

Your Story #26: Bloody Knife in Your Hand
You wake up to find a dead body on the floor—and a bloody...

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WRITERS' Journal Short Story Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Tuesday, April 13, 2010, In : Contest 
Prizes: $350, $125, $75, plus honorable mentions.
Winning entries will be published in future issues of WRITERS' Journal.
Postmark deadline: May 30, 2010
Entry fee: $10
Word limit: 2,000
More details: http://www.writersjournal.com/ShortStoryContest.htm

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2010 SouthWest Writers Writing Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Friday, April 9, 2010, In : Contest 
The SouthWest Writers’ 28th Annual Writing Contest encourages and rewards excellence. Cash prizes are awarded to the top three entries in each of 14 categories. In addition, first-place winners in each category compete for the $1,000 Storyteller Award.
 
The contest is open to all original, unpublished work by English-language writers.

Deadline: Postmarked no later than May 1, 2010
Late entries: Postmarked no later than May 15, 2010 (late fee applies)

Categories to enter include: Mains...


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Friends of Acadia Poetry Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Tuesday, April 6, 2010, In : Contest 
http://www.friendsofacadia.org/events/poetrycompetition.shtml
Deadline: April 30, 2010
NO ENTRY FEE

"Established in 1998, the Friends of Acadia Poetry Prize is presented biannually to promote and recognize distinctive nature poetry....We will accept nature-based poems of 30 lines or fewer. Each author may submit only 3 poems for consideration. Entries must be original, unpublished, and not submitted elsewhere." Winning poems "will be published and awarded cash prizes."
 
from: www.practicingw...

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The Shine Journal Poetry Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Monday, April 5, 2010, In : Contest 
Free to enter. Prizes: $100 + Pushcart Nomination, $50, $25. Any type, any form, up to 100 lines.
Deadline April 30, 2010.
http://www.theshinejournal.com/poetrycontest.htm
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Novel Beginnings First Chapter Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Saturday, April 3, 2010, In : Contest 
More details: http://www.thewritehelper.com/id74.html
 
The Great American Novel beckons! (Or any other country for that matter!) You accept the challenge. But first things first, you must write the opening chapter. Your objective: to write the best attention-grabbing, heart-stopping, thought-provoking chapter imaginable. So get started, your adoring public awaits!

Free critique available upon request! To request your free critique, write the words "free critique" on your title page.
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Writecorner Press Short Fiction Awards

Posted by Sally Clark on Friday, April 2, 2010, In : Contest 
Annual Awards for Unpublished Fiction in Any Style, Any Theme. First Place Award, $1,100. Editor's Choice Awards: $100 each. Maximum length: 3,000 words. Stories must be unpublished. Postmark deadline: April 30, 2010.
 
Full details at: http://www.writecorner.com/award_guidelines.asp

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Alabama Writers Conclave 2010 Writing Competitions

Posted by Sally Clark on Wednesday, March 31, 2010, In : Contest 
http://www.alabamawritersconclave.com/contests.html
 
Deadline: April 20, 2010 (postmark)

Entry Fees: For First Chapter Novel: $10 if member, $12 if nonmember. For poem: $3 per poem if member, $5 if nonmember.
Prizes: 1st: $100, 2nd: $75, 3rd: $50, 4th: $25 and up to 4 Honorable Mentions.
Writing Competition Categories: Fiction, Short Fiction, Juvenille Fiction (ages 4-12), Nonfiction, Humor, Traditional Poem, Free Verse Poems, and First Chapter of Novel.


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WRITERS' Journal Write-to-Win Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Tuesday, March 30, 2010, In : Contest 
Postmark deadline: April 20, 2010

Starter phrase, "The lights went out..." Entry fee: $5. First Prize: $150, Honorable Mentions: one year subscription to WRITERS' Journal. Maximum word length: 1500 words.
 
http://www.writersjournal.com/WritetoWinContest.htm

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Massachusetts State Poetry Society

Posted by Sally Clark on Sunday, March 28, 2010, In : Contest 
Contests are open to all poets. Poets may enter as many poems as they wish but only one prize may be won by any poet. Entry Fee is $3.00 per poem. Send two copies of each poem - one with name and address and one with no. ID for judge. For a Winners' List, send SASE (self-addressed stamped envelope) -  Send entries to:  Gertrude Callis, Contest Chm., 10 Pleasant Street, Apt. 106, Lynn, MA 01902. Mark name of contest on envelope. 

http://mastatepoetrysociety.tripod.com/id14.html
 
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Gulf Coast Writers Assoc. "Let's Write" Literary and Photo Contest 2010

Posted by Sally Clark on Friday, March 26, 2010, In : Contest 
http://gcwriters.org/contest.html     Deadline: April 15, 2010
 
All categories--Poetry, Fiction, and Nonfiction are open to all writers, published or unpublished. We will accept most genres, except pornography, erotica, graphic violence/horror, or anything racial or biased toward any religious or moral preference.
 
ENTRY FEE: $8.00  for each Fiction or Nonfiction entry, $5.00 for each Poetry entry and $8.00 for each Photo entry.   Prizes: $80, $50, $20
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Writer's Digest: Your Story

Posted by Sally Clark on Thursday, March 25, 2010, In : Contest 
Every other month, Writer's Digest presents a creative challenge for fun and prizes. We'll provide a short, open-ended prompt. In turn, you'll submit a short story of 750 words or fewer based on that prompt. You can be funny, poignant, witty, etc.; it is, after all, your story. The winner will receive publication in an upcoming issue of Writer's Digest.

Your Story #25: April Fool's Day Joke
Two boys attempt to pull an April Fool's Day joke on a female classmate, only to find out that she's the...

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SouthWest Writers Quarterly Competition

Posted by Sally Clark on Wednesday, March 24, 2010, In : Contest 
Tell us your funniest winter memory in 500 words or less. Was it learning to snow ski? Or water ski? The time Santa showed up after having a bit too much eggnog? Or maybe the time snow camping sounded like fun. It doesn't have to be about snow. Many of us grew up without it. Double-spaced.
Postmark deadline: March 31, 2010.
All entries $10. Prizes: $150/1st prize; $50/2nd prize; $25/3rd prize.
See all the details and rules at: http://southwestwriters.com/contestQuarterlyCurrent.php

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Writecorner Press Annual Poetry Awards

Posted by Sally Clark on Tuesday, March 23, 2010, In : Contest 
Deadline: 03/31/10

Submit to: Writecorner Press, Koeppel Contest - Poetry, PO Box 140310, Gainesville, FL 32614.
Entry fee: $5. First prize: $500 and online publication. Editors' Choices: $100 each.
Type: Poetry (40 lines MAX).
URL:
http://www.writecorner.com/poetry_guidelines.asp
 
The winning poem and editors' choice are eligible to be published on www.writecorner.com and for inclusion in the permanent website writecorner.com anthology. Authors retain all rights to their works. Winners a...

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Foley Poetry Prize

Posted by Sally Clark on Sunday, March 14, 2010, In : Contest 
http://www.americamagazine.org/content/article.cfm?article_id=10540
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NO ENTRY FEE
Each entrant is asked to submit only one typed, unpublished poem of 30 lines or fewer that is not under consideration elsewhere.
Deadline March 31, 2010. The winning poem will be published in the June 7-14 issue of America. Three runner-up poems will be published in subsequent issues. Prize: $1,000.

from: www.fundsforwriters.com

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Lyrical Passion Poetry 2010 Think Tanka Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Friday, March 12, 2010, In : Contest 
http://lyricalpassionpoetry.yolasite.com/2010-think-tanka-contest.php
 
Only previously unpublished tanka poems accepted. Seeking high quality tanka poetry. There is no theme for this contest. Please type "TANKA" in subject line to avoid deletion. Enter as often as you like by email (no attachments please) or by snail mail and you can make 1 total payment by paypal, US check or US money order.
Fee: $2 per tanka   Prizes: $75, $50, $25   Snail mail entries must be postmarked by April 30, 2...

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Haiku this Haiga

Posted by Sally Clark on Tuesday, March 9, 2010, In : Contest 
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