TWP Weekly Writing Post 2014 November 2-8 Edition

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2014 November 2-8 Edition

Welcome to The Writing Pools Weekly Writing PostTM! We provide you with a free weekly newsletter filled with notices about contests, events, conferences, and other information that might be useful or of great interest to writers of all leanings. Meanwhile, calls for submission to literary publications as well as information about publishers can be found at The Writing PoolTM, your bottomless pool for great writing resources.

I’d like to apologize for missing the Weekly last week. As most of you know, I also create art, and I was so busy preparing for a booth to sell my art and book last Saturday, that I did not have time to do the weekly. I’m also preparing for another booth at the Fall Expo on Nov. 1 at the Murchison Centre in Charlottetown, but I made sure to get the weekly in before anything else. I definitely need to organize my time a little better, but that’s usually something we all tell ourselves and not always get done.

This November, we’re celebrating NaNoWriMo and I hope many of you will sign up for the challenge. I just might do it to make sure I finish the next book in my series. I finished my first novel (The Lost Amulets, available on Amazon and CreateSpace) in the 2012 NaNoWriMo and published it in 2013. It’s about time for the sequel (The Amulet of Fire) to come out.

If you’re in Charlottetown on November 1, join the PEI writing community to honour the winners of the COX & PALMER ISLAND LITERARY AWARDS at The Guild in Charlottetown.

Also, throughout the weekend, you’ll have several opportunities to check out Todd McLean’s Global Chorus book releases and launch events throughout this weekend and Roger Gordon’s Starting to Frame book launch on November 14.
If you want some of your writing to be featured on The Writing Pool blog, be sure to drop off an email, but do please let me know what it’s for, or at least include “The Writing Pool” in the subject line!

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Happy Writing!

PEI LOCAL/ATLANTIC

Don’t forget the Cox & Palmer Island Literary Awards Gala!

November 1, 2014, 7:00 p.m. at The Guild

2:00 p.m. for the Children’s Awards

Charlottetown

Global Chorus Book Releases, Launch Party, and Tour Kick-off events in Charlottetown, PEI

You have 5 events to choose from, from Oct. 31 to Nov. 3! All events will have books for sale, feature live music and ALL are invited to attend…

BOOK RELEASE & SIGNINGS:

Charlottetown – Bookmark – Oct. 31, 11am to 1pm

Charlottetown – Indigo – Nov. 1, 12 to 3pm

Summerside – Coles – Nov. 2, 1 to 3pm

Belfast – Belfast Rec Centre – Nov. 2, 7 to 9pm

LAUNCH PARTY

Charlottetown – PEI Brewing Co. – Nov. 3, 7 to 9pm

For more information on Global Chorus, check out our website: http://globalchorus.ca/

Starting to Frame

“Starting to Frame” written by local retired UPEI professor and past Dean of Science, Roger Gordon will be launched on Friday, November 14, at The Haviland Club Club, 1 Haviland St. in Charlottetown. The book launch will feature a 50-60’s theme in music, gastronomy, drinks, and costume. Attendees are invited, if they so wish, to come donned in 1950s–1960s attire. Reception begins at 6:30 PM and the official program will begin at 7 PM. All are welcome.

“Starting to Frame” speaks Roger’s upbringing in post-war Sheffield, UK, and gives the reader insight into many of the stigmas of that era, including marital infidelity, divorce, and mental illness. The darker elements of the author’s story are tempered by a nostalgic, informative, and often humorous look into post-WW2 life in a northern England industrial city. In a generous gesture, a portion of Gordon’s royalties will go to charitable organizations dealing with mental illnesses in Canada.

“Starting to Frame” will be available at the launch for sale as well as at local book hub, The BookMark, on www.amazon.com www.createspace.com or via the author’s website: http://startingtoframe.com/startingtoframe.com.

To contact Dr. Gordon, Email rgordon566@gmail.com

Winter’s Tales Reading Series @ UPEI

Richard Wagamese: November 3; and

Michael Crummey: November 27.

For the winter semester, we have Kathleen Winter, Lyndon MacIntyre, Craig Davidson; and Brian Bartlett.

Visit https://www.facebook.com/groups/winters.tales/ for updates.

2015 Commonwealth Short Story Prize

Open for Entry


Writers have two months to enter their short story.

Each year, we select five winning writers from five different Commonwealth regions who share a total prize money of £15,000. The overall winner receives £5,000, one of the highest amounts for an international short story prize open to unpublished writers. Regional winners receive £2,500.

The Commonwealth Short Story Prize brings stories from new and emerging voices, often from countries with little or no publishing infrastructure, to the attention of an international audience. You don’t need an agent, just an internet connection to submit your unpublished story of 2000-5000 words.

Entry is free. Stories translated into English are also eligible. 

The closing date is 15 November 2014.

Do have a look at the interviews and writings about the short story.

Submit your short story via the online application form between 15 September and 15 November 2014.

This year’s Commonwealth Short Story Prize is part-funded by The Sigrid Rausing Trust.

Port Bickerton Lighthouse Artist-in-Residence Programme

‘Call to Artists’ Residency Application

Established Atlantic Canadian professional writers and visual artists working in any medium, and whose work draws on the natural environment are invited to apply to the Port Bickerton Lighthouse Artist-in-Residence Programme. The programme is designed to provide work space and accommodation in a retreat environment where participants can work independently on their own project(s) for a two week time period.  

All applicants will be notified within two weeks of application deadline.

Some element of public access must be provided at the end of the residency, such as an artist’s talk, “open studio”, or workshop to be determined in consultation with The Port Bickerton and Area Planning Association. One artist will be selected yearly for the residency.  Artists must advise of their preferred length of stay with two preferences of time frames between May 1st and October 15, 2015.

NOTE:    A vehicle is highly desirable.

APPLICATION DEADLINE:    January 22, 2015

PEI Writers’ Guild

Anyone interested in joining or renewing membership to the PEI Writers’ Guild can use this link: Membership Application. This is an online application form that also accepts online payments. For more information about the Guild, events and services, visit the official website here.

Open invitation: the poetry engine awaits you at www.poetrypei.com!

PEI poet laureate Dianne Hicks Morrow wants new poets to know they are always welcome to submit a poem to this site, especially if they have never have done so before. The submission form —with complete guidelines and formatting tips—is at www.poetrypei.com/submit.

Poets already on the site: remember that you are welcome to replace your existing poem with a new one at any time, provided at least three months have passed since your last update.

CALLS FOR SUBMISSION

Note: All Calls for Submission and publications that accept submissions are now accessible in The Writing Pool: Publication Pool. Check out the new Submission Calls. Both dated and open submissions are listed. Check regularly for new calls and listings. Check out these new calls for submission:

https://thewritingpool.wordpress.com/publications-and-publishers/submission-calls/

COMPETITIONS

Stories of Resilience

Writing Contest

In recognition of October as Domestic Violence Awareness Month, you are invited to add your voice to Stories of Resilience. The contest is seeking submissions that reflect the broad impact of abuse. Contribute your story, personal essay or poem for consideration.

  • Entries can include stories, personal essays and poems.
  • Multiple entries are welcome.
  • Click here to submit: org. 
Title line should read: “Contest Submission.” Please include the title of your work, if any, at the top of the main body of the piece.
  • Name and valid email are required for the contest. 
If you prefer not to use your actual name, you may provide a pseudonym. 
Your email address will not be made public and will only be used to communicate with you about the contest.

Entries will be accepted until October 20, 2014.

For more details, visit http://ourstoryproject.herokuapp.com/pages/contest

New £5,000 first prize for Troubadour Poetry Prize 2014

sponsored by Cegin Productions

Coffee-House Poetry are delighted to announce that long-standing poetry supporters Cegin Productions are now sponsoring a top prize of £5,000 for the Troubadour International Poetry Prize 2014. Second & third prizes have also been increased as have the 20 additional prizes.

Submissions, via e-mail or post, by Mon 20th Oct 2014

For details, visit http://www.coffeehousepoetry.org/prizes

The 2014 Joy Harjo Poetry Award & the Rick DeMarinis Short Story Award

For more information call 1-970-903-7914or email us @ cutthroatmag@gmail.com

Mail manuscripts to:

CUTTHROAT Literary Award

(specify genre)

P.O. Box 2414

Durango, CO 81302

Submit up to three unpublished poems (100 line limit each) or one unpublished short story (5000 word limit), any subject, any style, postmarked BY OCTOBER 20, 2014.

MAIL ENTRIES:  Author name must not appear on MS.  Include a cover sheet with name, address, phone, email, genre and title(s). MUST include SASE for announcement of winners. A stamped postcard for receipt of ms. is optional.

Submit as often as you wish  (online and mail). Simultaneous submissions are accepted as long as writer informs us.  $17 fee for all entries. Make checks payable to Raven’s Word Writers.

ONLINE ENTRIES:  Do not include a cover sheet. AUTHOR NAME MUST NOT APPEAR ON MS!  $17 entry fee.

For more details, visit http://www.cutthroatmag.com/contest.html/index.html

Now Accepting Submissions for 
The 2014 Christopher Doheny Award!

The Christopher Doheny Award, supported by Audible, Inc. and the friends and family of Christopher Doheny, recognizes excellence in fiction or nonfiction on the topic of serious physical illness by a writer who has personally dealt or is dealing with life-threatening illness, either his or her own or that of a close relative or friend.

The winning book-length manuscript must demonstrate high literary standards while exploring the impact of illness on the patient, family and friends, and others. The award includes a $10,000 prize and publication and promotion of the book in print and audio editions. The award will be presented annually for a manuscript that is in process or completed but not yet published.

All submissions for the 2014 Christopher Doheny Award must be received by October 30th. VIEW GUIDELINES

http://centerforfiction.org/the-christopher-doheny-award

The RBC Taylor Prize

THE RBC TAYLOR PRIZE commemorates Charles Taylor’s pursuit of excellence in the field of literary non-fiction. The Prize will be awarded to the author whose book best combines a superb command of the English language, an elegance of style, and a subtlety of thought and perception. The Prize consists of $25,000 for the winner and $2,000 for each of the runners up as well as promotional support to help all shortlisted books stand out in the national media, bookstores, and libraries. Authors whose books have been shortlisted for the prize will be brought to Toronto for the awards ceremony, where the winner will announce his or her choice for the RBC Taylor Prize Emerging Writer’s Award, which consists of $10,000 and an opportunity to be mentored by the winner. The winner will be invited to read at the International Festival of Authors, held in October at Harbourfront Centre in Toronto.

Submission deadlines:

October 30 – for books published between September 3 and October 21, 2014.

For details: http://www.thecharlestaylorprize.ca/submissions.asp

Rhino Founders’ Prize Contest

We read for our Founders’ Prize Contest September 1 – October 31

  • The winner will receive $300.00, publication in the next issue, will be featured on our website, and nominated for a Pushcart Prize.
  • Two runners up will receive $50.00, publication in the next issue, and will be featured on our website. We occasionally nominate a runner-up for a Pushcart Prize.
  • All contest submissions are considered for publication.

Guidelines

Submissions must be postmarked or submitted online between September 1 – October 31.

For additional submission guidelines, visit our general submissions page.

Introducing the Newcomer Prize for Short Stories

Each of our writing competitions sets out to add something to the selection we offer our readers: the flash fiction competition brings in stories at a length we don’t usually publish, and the ghost story competition underlines our openness to genre fiction. Our latest writing competition is aimed at keeping things diverse and encouraging new talent.

The Newcomer Prize is open to writers who haven’t yet appeared in a Fiction Desk anthology, and have not yet published a novel or collection of stories in print.

There’s a first prize of £500 and a second prize of £250. Entry costs £8, and the deadline is October 31st. For full details of the Newcomer Prize, terms of entry, and the online entry form, visit our website.

http://www.thefictiondesk.com/submissions/newcomer-short-story-prize.php

The London Magazine’s Short Story Competition

Returning this September, we are proud to announce our Third Annual Short Story Competition.

The opening date for submissions is 1st September 2014 and the closing date is 31st October 2014.

As usual, the winner will be published in a future issue of The London Magazine and the runners up will be published on the website.

The winners will also be announced at a champagne reception at the House of Commons in early 2015. The event will be a fantastic networking opportunity.

Entry fee: £10 per short story

For details, visit

http://shortstops.info/2014/08/24/the-london-magazines-short-story-competition/

Sunken Garden Chapbook Prize Guidelines

August 1 — October 31, 2014

(postmark or online submission-date)

Final Judge: Peter Stitt

$1,000 Prize

The Sunken Garden Poetry Prize is a prestigious national poetry prize for adult writers. Established in 2002, the Prize has drawn submissions from around the country that have been judged by renowned poets such as Martha Collins, Patricia Smith and Tony Hoagland. The winner receives a cash prize, an introductory reading at the Sunken Garden Poetry Festival (check out the Festival here: www.sunkengardenpoetry.org), and publication of a chapbook. Hill-Stead began partnering with Tupelo Press for the publication of the chapbook in 2013.

The Sunken Garden Chapbook Poetry Prize includes a cash award of $1,000 in addition to publication by Tupelo Press, 25 copies of the winning title, a book launch, and national distribution with energetic publicity and promotion. Manuscripts are judged anonymously and all finalists will be considered for publication. Please read the complete guidelines before submitting your manuscript here: http://www.tupelopress.org/sunkengarden.php

Flash 500 Novel Opening Chapter & Synopsis Competition

Welcome to the second year of our Novel Opening Chapter & Synopsis Competition!

Have you started, or completed, a novel with strong, credible characters and a page turning plot? Have you honed the first chapter? Can you put together a compelling one page synopsis of the balance of the story? Yes? Then why not enter our Novel Opening Chapter competition and have your work judged by the senior editors at Crooked Cat Publishing? We welcome published, self-published and unpublished novelists. The only stipulation is that the entry must be unpublished.

We are looking for an opening chapter up to 3,000 words, plus a one page synopsis outlining the balance of the story. If your chapter is longer than 3,000 words, DO NOT SUBMIT A LONGER MANUSCRIPT. Simply close the entry within the 3,000 word limit and make a note at the end (which will not be included in the word count) stating the chapter continues beyond this point.

This is an annual competition: entries open on 1st May and close on 31st October.

Entry fee: £10

For more details, visit http://www.flash500.com/index_files/novel.htm

Elixir Press 14th Annual Poetry Awards

Elixir Press is sponsoring a poetry contest open to all poets writing in English. There will be a Judge’s Prize of $2,500 and an Editors’ Prize of $1,500.  Both winning manuscripts will be published by Elixir Press.  All entries will be considered for publication.  An outside judge, to be announced later, will make the final decision for the first prize.  The editors will make the final decision for the second prize.

Guidelines: http://elixirpress.com/annual-poetry-contest/

The entry fee is $30.

Manuscripts will be accepted from August 1 to October 31, 2013.

Submit to:

Elixir Press

  1. O. Box 27029

Denver, CO  80227

If you have questions, please contact us at info@elixirpress.com.

For electronic submissions, please use this link: Submit to Elixir Press

BRICK ROAD POETRY BOOK CONTEST

The first place winner receives a publication contract with  Brick Road Poetry Press and $1000  prize, publication in both print and  ebook formats, and 25 copies of the printed book. We may also offer publication contracts to the top finalists.

Adhere to all the “general submission” manuscript guidelines. (provided below)  See our preferences.

Entry fee $25, payable through the online submission manager. If sending hard copy, please include a Check or money order to “Brick Road  Poetry Press, Inc.”

Deadline: November 1, submission accepted starting August 1.

Submit via the Brick Road Poetry Press Submission Manager

http://brickroadpoetrypress.com/poetry-book-contest/

Annual Poetry Chapbook Contest Guidelines

  • Submission period: August 1st – November 1st
  • Reading fee: $20, may be paid through our PayPal account or by check or money order made out to Autumn House Press
  • Manuscript length: 12-20 pages
  • Please include with manuscript: Cover letter, Table of Contents, Acknowledgments of previously published poems, SASE
  • Simultaneous submissions permitted (*Please inform immediately of publication elsewhere)
  • Paper submissions mail to the address:

Autumn House Press


Coal Hill Review Chapbook Contest


PO Box 60100


Pittsburgh, PA 15211

  • Electronic submissions send to reviewcoalhill@gmail.com

Tennessee Wiliams One Act Play Contest

Our Annual One-Act Play Contest accepts submissions by mail and online from June 25th, 2014 through November 1st, 2014.  The winner will be announced before the Festival begins. The contest is judged by University of New Orleans’ Creative Writing Workshop and the Department of Film, Theatre, and Communication Arts.

Grand Prize:

  • $1,500
  • Professional Staged Reading at the next Festival
  • Full production at the Festival the following year
  • VIP All-Access Festival pass for two years ($1,000 value)
  • Publication in Bayou

For more details, visit http://contests.tennesseewilliams.net/play-contest/

Nilsen Literary Prize for a First Novel

Deadline: Entries must be postmarked by November 1, annually.

Fee: $25 check/money order/cash, made payable to Southeast Missouri State University Press, must accompany each entry.

Award, contest deadline of Nov. 1, 2014: $2,000 and publication by Southeast Missouri State University Press and an invitation to present a reading at the University.

For more details, visit http://www6.semo.edu/universitypress/Contests/Nilsen_Prize.htm

CBC Short Story Prize

The 2015 competition opens on September 1, 2014.

WHAT: Submit your original, unpublished stories stories between 1200 and 1500 words.

WHEN: Competition opens: September 1, 2014. Deadline to submit: November 1, 2014 at 11:59 p.m. ET

WHO: All Canadian citizens and permanent residents of Canada can submit.

HOW: While the competition is active, submit online by clicking the “submit” link below or, if you wish to submit by mail, you can download the offline submission form.

A fee of $25.00 (taxes included) for administration purposes is required for each entry.

For more details, visit http://www.cbc.ca/books/canadawrites/literaryprizes/shortstory/

The Malahat Review 2015 Open Season Awards

The Malahat Review, Canada’s premier literary magazine, invites entries from Canadian, American, and overseas authors for our annual Open Season Awards. An exciting spring showcase of literary excellence, Open Season bestows a prize of $1,000 in each of three marquee categories: poetry, short fiction, and creative nonfiction.

The deadline for the 2015 Open Season Awards is November 1, 2014.

For more details, visit http://web.uvic.ca/malahat/contests/open_season/info.html

CBC’s Stories of Belonging

From Wednesday, October 8, 2014 at 12:00 p.m. ET

to Monday, November 3 at 11:59 p.m. ET

Where do I belong? How do I belong? Why do I belong?

When do I belong? Who do I belong to?

 

For former Governor General Adrienne Clarkson, the question of belonging is at the heart of her 2014 Massey Lectures. Whether you are a new Canadian or a new high school student—no matter who you are, you have a story to tell.

THE CHALLENGE

Share your personal story about belonging for a chance to win one of two $1,000 prizes from the Canada Council for the Arts (two age categories: 12-18, and 19 and over). Write from the heart about a moment or journey that made you feel like you belonged—or like you didn’t.

Details:

http://www.cbc.ca/books/canadawrites/2014/09/stories-of-belonging-contest-rules.html

Kindergarten Story Contest

Submission Requirements: Any original, unpublished piece not accepted by any publisher at the time of submission is eligible.

Entries must be accompanied by a reading fee of $15 (credit card, check or money order accepted).  Please add GST for entries from Canada.

The fee will also entitle you to a six month subscription to Children’s Book Insider plus six months access to the CBI Clubhouse website, an interesting and active community for writers.

Deadline: November 7, 2014

For more details, visit http://institutechildrenslit.com/online-contest-rules.htm

HOWARD NEMEROV SONNET AWARD

$1,000 PRIZE

Final Judge:  R.S. Gwynn

Deadline: November 15, 2014

Sponsored by:

The Formalist

and

Measure: A Review of Formal Poetry

Competition Rules for the Howard Nemerov Sonnet Award:

  1. Sonnets must be original and unpublished. No translations. Writers may enter up to twelve sonnets. Sonnet sequences are acceptable, but each sonnet will be considered individually. Entry fee: $3 per sonnet, checks payable to Measure Press. Entry fees from outside the U.S. must be paid in cash — U.S. dollars — or by a check drawn on a U.S. bank. Author’s name, address, e-mail address, and phone number should be typed on the BACK of each entry.
  2. Final Judge for the 2014 competition will be R.S. Gwynn. The winning poem and eleven finalists will be published in a 2015 issue of Measure: A Review of Formal Poetry.
  3. Entries must be sent to the address listed below and postmarked no later than November 15, 2014. Enclose a SASE if you would like to be notified of the contest results. Entries cannot be returned.

All submissions should be sent to:

Howard Nemerov Sonnet Award

Creative Writing Department

University of Evansville

1800 Lincoln Avenue

Evansville, IN 47722

Click here to see a list of previous winners and judges.

Please note: these are the complete guidelines.

2015 Commonwealth Short Story Prize

Open for Entry


Writers have two months to enter their short story.

Each year, we select five winning writers from five different Commonwealth regions who share a total prize money of £15,000. The overall winner receives £5,000, one of the highest amounts for an international short story prize open to unpublished writers. Regional winners receive £2,500.

The Commonwealth Short Story Prize brings stories from new and emerging voices, often from countries with little or no publishing infrastructure, to the attention of an international audience. You don’t need an agent, just an internet connection to submit your unpublished story of 2000-5000 words.

Entry is free. Stories translated into English are also eligible. 

The closing date is 15 November 2014.

Do have a look at the interviews and writings about the short story.

Submit your short story via the online application form between 15 September and 15 November 2014.

This year’s Commonwealth Short Story Prize is part-funded by The Sigrid Rausing Trust.

First Annual Poets@Work Book Prize

to be Judged by Stephen Dunn

Poets@Work is happy to announce an open call for manuscripts of a full-length collection of poems in English from all over the world. Final judge will be Pulitzer Prize winning poet Stephen Dunn. All finalists will be considered for publication. Winners will receive $1000 and 25 copies of the winning collection. Standard publishing contract and royalties will also be issued.

Submission Deadlines are November 15, 2014 Postmark (mail) December 1, 2014 (Submittable).

For more details, visit http://poetsatwork.org/paw-press/first-annual-poetswork-book-prize-stephen-dunn-judge/

Tennessee Williams Annual Fiction Contest

Our Annual Fiction Contest accepts submissions by mail and online from June 25th, 2014 through 5pm CST November 16th, 2014.

The winner will be announced before the beginning of each Festival.

Please read our Guidelines and FAQ’s before you submit!

Grand Prize:

  • $1,500
  • Domestic airfare (up to $500) and French Quarter accommodations to attend the next Festival in New Orleans
  • VIP All-Access Festival pass for the next Festival ($500 value)
  • Public reading at a literary panel at the next Festival
  • Publication in Louisiana Cultural Vistas magazine

For details, visit http://con13.tennesseewilliams.net/fiction-contest/

New Millenium Writings

New Millennium Writings is now accepting submissions for our Thirty-ninth Consecutive Awards for Fiction, Poetry, and Nonfiction.

Writing competition winners will be published in NMW and on the NMW website.

$4,000 offered in Literary Grants and Awards, Plus Publication

$1,000 for best Poem

$1,000 for best Fiction

$1,000 for best Nonfiction †

$1,000 for best Short-short Fiction

  • No restrictions as to style, content, number of submissions, or nationality. Enter as often as you like.

Send between now and November 17, 2014, Midnight, all U.S. time zones.

For more details, visit http://www.newmillenniumwritings.com/awards.php

The Cesar Egido Serrano Foundation Announces the IV Edition of the International Flash Fiction Competition “Museum of Words”

The Cesar Egido Serrano Foundation Announces the IV Edition of the International Flash Fiction Competition “César Egido Serrano Foundation”.

  • The prize of $ 20,000 goes to the winning story. Three consolation prizes of $ 1,000 each.
  • In the Third Edition.22.571 writers from 119 countries participated in the contest.
  • In addition to Spanish, flash fictions may be submitted in English, Arabic, and Hebrew.

The Cesar Egido Serrano Foundation Announces the IV Edition of the International Flash Fiction Competition “César Egido Serrano Foundation”

The call is part of the activities that the Foundation carries out to gain its objectives. One of the goals of the Foundation is to unite peoples by using words. This is why the motto of the Museum of Words is “Words are the bond of humankind”. Words being used by their double condition of communicative elements and language as cultural heritage of human beings.

In this competition (like in the previous), short stories may be submitted in Spanish, English, Arabic and Hebrew. This lists the languages in which the three monotheistic religions of the world express their religious feelings.

In this fourth edition is expected to exceed the level of participation of the third edition where 22.571writers from 119 countries entered. Deadline: November 23, 2014.

InkTears International Short Story Competition 2014

Open for entries until 30 November 2014

(If you are looking for our flash fiction competition, that opens on 01 Feb 2015 – in the meantime, please have a go at our short story contest!).

The Prize

There are six prizes which will be awarded by the InkTears judging panel:

  • Winner: £1,000
  • Runner-up: £100
  • 4x Highly Commended: £25

All prize winners will get their:

  • Story published to the InkTears Readership
  • Bio published on InkTears site

For details, visit http://www.inktears.com/Inktears/WritersNewWritersContest.html

The William Dickey Memorial Broadside Contest

First Prize: $1,000, plus the publication of a limited edition of letterpress broadsides.

Entry Fee: $10. One entry per poet (may be previously published).

Format: Poems must be between 12-30 lines. Include a separate cover sheet with your contact information. Do not put your name on the poem. Deadline: Nov. 30, 2014.

Judge: Tony Hoagland.

Submission: Mail to hit & run press, 1563 Solano Ave. #379, Berkeley, CA 94707.

Winner will be announced on the website on March 1, 2015. A ceremonial reading will be held at Housing Works Bookstore in NYC on April 13, 2015.

http://www.mrbebop.com/the-william-dickey/

Jane Lumley Prize For Emerging Writers

The first annual Jane Lumley Prize For Emerging Writers is open for submissions till November 30th 2014!

The Jane Lumley Prize is awarded annually to a writer who has yet not published a full length book of poetry or prose. The prize alternates each year between prose and poetry, and the inaugural year will seek to recognize the brilliance of an exceptional piece of poetry.

The winner, selected by our editor, will receive a prize of $300 and will be featured in Issue 6, to be published in January 2015. Publication will also be awarded to the first two semi-finalists. In addition, all the entries will be considered for publication.

Hermeneutic Chaos will cease to accept submissions for The Jane Lumley Prize on the midnight of November 30, 2014. A response will be sent to all the entrants by December 3rd, 2014.

Kindly note that there is no entry fee for this contest.

For details, visit http://www.hermeneuticchaosjournal.com/contest.html

Green Lady Award for Fiction

Annual competition. Short story up to 3,000 words on the theme of ‘Resistance’. Looking for innovative interpretations. All genres. First prize £50. Second prize £25. Selected entries will be published in an anthology. Deadline is 30 November.

For details, visit http://www.greenladypress.com/#!competition/c18g4

www.greenladypress.com

The Magic Oxygen Literary Competition

Our short story and poetry competition has an incredible prize fund of £3,000, which will be awarded to each category as follows:

  • First Prize – £1,000
  • Second Prize – £300
  • Third Prize – £100
  • Two Highly Commended – £50

In addition, we will be planting a tree in Kenya for each entry, so every entrant is a winner! When the contest closes we will email the GPS co-ordinates of your tree to you.

  • Short Stories up to 4,000 words, excluding title
  • Poetry up to 50 lines, excluding title and lines between stanzas
  • The theme is open
  • Online entries preferred but written entries are also accepted (Click here for the address and postal details)
  • £5 per entry
  • Closing date midnight 30th November 2014

For more details, visit http://www.magicoxygen.co.uk/competition/

Contemporary & Mainstream Novel Writing Contest 2014 – The Somerset Awards

1st Place Category Award Winners for the Somerset Awards will compete for the 2014 Grand Blue Ribbon Prize.

Deadline: November 30th, 2014.

Two Divisions: Published (Legacy, Indie, Self-Pub, Small Press, E-pub) and Manuscripts

For details, visit: http://chantireviews.com/store/#!/~/product/category=5193080&id=21521214

The Taming of Chance Short Story Competition

Prizes

Winter Youth Prize: $500 (Submissions due by December 1, 2014)

Grand Prize: $2000 (Submissions due by December 15, 2014)

This story competition asks you to tell a story that happens in this alternative reality, where the Normal Curve had not been discovered. What if the Normal Curve was a secret? Would those who held it use it for good or evil? Let your imagination run wild in a world where chance was yet to be tamed! (see The Taming of Chance, by Ian Hacking for more information, and to get a glimpse into the inspiration for this competition)

Open to All Types of Storytellers

Whether you are the next George Lucas, James Cameron, or more prone to prose, we know that you might have a story worth sharing. Enter into the category which best suits your work.

Team submissions are allowed (and encouraged)!

For more details, visit http://tamingofchance.vretta.com/

Mothering Through the Darkness: A Call for Submissions and a Writing Contest

The HerStories Project is seeking unpublished, first-person essays from mothers about their experiences with postpartum depression, anxiety, or other mental health struggles during or after pregnancy.* We’re looking for well-crafted, true accounts that explore and examine aspects of this experience.

Submissions must feature a strong and compelling narrative. We’re looking for well-written prose, rich detail, and a strong, distinctive voice. (For more about what we’re looking for, here is an article that I wrote about personal essay writing with a few more suggestions.)

Guidelines: Previously unpublished and between 1,500 and 3,000 words. Please also submit a short bio of 50-100 words, including previously publications. To submit, see the link at the bottom of this page.

Deadline: December 1, 2014

For more details, visit: http://www.herstoriesproject.com/next-call-submissions-writing-contest/

The Tenth Anthony Hecht Poetry Prize

The Waywiser Press is now accepting submissions of poetry 
manuscripts for the tenth annual Anthony Hecht Poetry Prize. 

Collections may be submitted online (in which case the deadline is midnight on December 1st 2014)
or by post (in which case the postmark deadline is December 1st 2014).

The Winner Receives

1) £1,750 or US$3,000, paid in May 2015.

2) Publication of the winning manuscript by Waywiser both in the UK and in the USA in the autumn of 2015.

3) A reading with the judge at the Folger Shakespeare Library in Washington, D.C., in autumn 2015.

For details, visit http://waywiser-press.com/hechtprize10.html

The Schneider Family Book Awards

The Schneider Family Book Awards honor an author or illustrator for a book that embodies an artistic expression of the disability experience for child and adolescent audiences.

Click here for the Schneider Family Book Award Manual (PDF)

Bibliography of Children’s Books about the Disability Experience (pdf)

Deadline: December 1, 2014

For details, visit http://www.ala.org/awardsgrants/awards/1/apply

Tethered by Letters’ Fall Literary Contests

We are currently accepting submissions for our short story contest (1,000 to 7,500 words, open genre), flash fiction contest (55, 250, or 500 words), and poetry contest (max of three pages per poem). TBL strives to publish writers with engaging stories, vivid characters, and fresh writing styles. All winners will be published in Tethered by Letters’ Summer 2015 Quarterly Journal. All finalists will receive free professional edits on their submission and be considered for later publication. The prizes are $250 (USDA) for the short story winner, $50 (USDA) for the flash fiction winner, and $100 (USDA) for the poetry winner. Winners will be announced publicly in November. Multiple entries accepted. International submissions welcome. Good luck to all our authors!

Deadline: December 15, 2014

Prize: $250 for Short Story, $50 for Flash Fiction, $100 for Poetry

Entry Fee: $10 per Short Story; $4 per Flash Fiction OR $10 for three Flash Fictions; $5 per poem OR $12 for three poems

URL: http://tetheredbyletters.com/submissions/contest-submission

Contact Info: Joe Reinis, jreinis@tetheredbyletters.com

Tethered by Letters’ Fall Short Story Contest

We are currently accepting short stories of any genre ranging from 1,000 to 7,500 words. The short story contest winner will be published as the featured short story in the Summer 2015 Quarterly Journal. Five finalists will be considered for subsequent quarterly journal publications or a TBL monthly feature. Each finalist will also receive free professional edits on their submission. International submissions welcome.

Deadline: December 15, 2014

Prize: $250 and publication in the quarterly journal

Entry Fee: $10 per entry

URL: http://tetheredbyletters.com/submissions/contest-submission

Contact Info: Joe Reinis, jreinis@tetheredbyletters.com

Tethered by Letters’ Fall Flash Fiction Contest

We are currently accepting flash fiction submissions of 55, 250, or 500 words in length. The flash fiction contest winner will be published as the featured flash fiction in the Summer 2015 Quarterly Journal. Three finalists will be considered for subsequent quarterly journal publications or a TBL monthly feature. Each finalist will also receive free professional edits on their submission. International submissions welcome.

Deadline: December 15, 2014

Prize: $50 and publication in the quarterly journal

Entry Fee: $4 per entry OR $10 for three entries

URL: http://tetheredbyletters.com/submissions/contest-submission

Contact Info: Joe Reinis, jreinis@tetheredbyletters.com

Tethered by Letters’ Spring Poetry Contest

We are currently accepting poetry submissions of all genres and styles—from traditional form to free verse. Length requirements are no more than three pages per poem, single spaced with double spacing between stanzas. The poetry contest winner will be published as the featured poem in the Summer 2015 Quarterly Journal. Three finalists will be considered for subsequent quarterly journal publications or a TBL monthly poetry feature. Each finalist will also receive free professional edits on their submission. International submissions welcome.

Deadline: December 15, 2014

Prize: $100 and publication in the quarterly journal

Entry Fee: $5 per entry OR $12 for three entries

URL: http://tetheredbyletters.com/submissions/contest-submission

Contact Info: Joe Reinis, jreinis@tetheredbyletters.com

2nd Annual Jeff Marks Memorial Poetry Prize

december is proud to sponsor the 2nd Annual Jeff Marks Memorial Poetry Prize. This year’s judge is Mary Szybist, Winner of the 2013 National Book Award for Incarnadine.

1st Prize: $1,500 and publication

Honorable Mention: $500 and publication

All finalists listed in Spring 2015 Awards issue.

$20 entry fee includes copy of Awards issue.

Submit up to three poems per entry between Oct. 1 and Dec. 15.

Name and address on cover letter only.

Submit online at www.december.submittable.com/submit

or by mail at PO Box 16130, St. Louis, MO 63105.

For more details, visit http://decembermag.org

University of Arizona Poetry Center’s Summer Residency Program

Since 1994, the Poetry Center’s Residency Program has offered writers an opportunity to develop their work. The Poetry Center will award one residency each summer for a poet to spend two weeks in Tucson, Arizona developing his/her work. Writers at any stage of their careers may apply; emerging writers are welcome. The residency includes a $500 stipend and a two-week stay in a studio apartment located within steps of the Center’s renowned library of contemporary poetry. The residency is offered between June 1 and August 31.

2015 Contest:

We are delighted to announce Eduardo C. Corral as our 2015 Summer Residency judge! Submissions are open via Submittable as of September 15, 2014, and will close on December 15, 2014 at midnight (MST).

Eduardo C. Corral is the author of Slow Lightning, winner of the 2011 Yale Series of Younger Poets competition. He’s the recipient of a Whiting Writers’ Award and a National Endowment for the Arts fellowship. He teaches in the low-residency MFA program at Pacific University.

This is a blind submission process. Students or family members of the judge are not eligible to apply. Current University of Arizona faculty, staff, students, and Tucson residents are not eligible to receive the residency. International applicants are welcome.

The Poetry Center will contact finalists to receive their CV/Resumes, as well as the contact information for three professional/personal references, before selecting a winner.

Submissions should include:

  • Submit a typed poetry manuscript totaling no more than ten pages. Please make sure that your name and/or contact information is not included on your manuscript or in the title of your submission.
  • We only accept DOC, DOCX, PDF, and RTF files.

To submit, please visit our Submittable page here. With questions, contact Hannah Ensor (hensor@email.arizona.edu).

  1. Ron Hubbard’s Writers of the Future Contest

Next deadline: December 30, 2014

Writer Contest Rules

  • ENTRANTS RETAIN ALL PUBLICATION RIGHTS
  • NO ENTRY FEE IS REQUIRED
  • ALL AWARDS ARE ADJUDICATED BY PROFESSIONAL WRITERS ONLY
  • PRIZES EVERY THREE MONTHS: $1,000, $750, $500
  • ANNUAL GRAND PRIZE: $5,000 ADDITIONAL!
  • OPPORTUNITY FOR NEW AND AMATEUR WRITERS OF NEW SHORT STORIES OR NOVELETTES OF SF OR FANTASY

The Contest has four quarters, beginning on October 1, January 1, April 1 and July 1. The year will end on September 30. To be eligible for judging in its quarter, an entry must be postmarked or received electronically no later than midnight on the last day of the quarter. Late entries will be included in the following quarter and the Contest Administration will so notify the entrant.

For more details, visit http://www.writersofthefuture.com/Contest-Rules-Writers/

The 2015 Press 53 Award for Short Fiction

Now Open for Entries!

We’re looking for an outstanding, unpublished story collection, and we’ll not only publish the winner and provide a $1000 advance, we’ll also bring the winner to Winston-Salem, North Carolina, for a book launch party weekend celebration!

Deadline: December 30.

Complete details here or visit http://www.press53.com/Award_for_Short_Fiction.html

2014 Walker Percy Prize in Short Fiction

$15.00 USD

Deadline: December 31, 2014

Enter previously unpublished original stories up to 7,500 words. The author’s name should not appear on the manuscript. Entries may be simultaneous submissions but the entry fee is nonrefundable if the story is accepted elsewhere. Please notify us immediately to withdraw a story that is taken elsewhere. There is no limit on the number of entries you may submit.

Contest open to all writers in English with the exception of current students or employees or others affiliated with New Orleans Review or Loyola University New Orleans. Writers who have a personal or professional relationship with the editorial staff or with the final judge are asked to abstain from entering the contest in order to prevent any conflict of interest. We comply with the Council of Literary Magazines and Presses (CLMP) Code of Ethics. This year’s final judge is Tim Parrish, author of Red Stick Men, The Jumper, and Fear and What Follows.

Winner receives $1,000 and publication in New Orleans Review. All finalists considered for publication. Winner announced and published in 2015.

For more details, visit https://walkerpercy.submittable.com/submit

Christine Eldin Memorial Fellowship

The Lascaux Review will host an annual contest to choose a “best” middle grade novel work-in-progress, along with a short list of finalists, among entries submitted. The contest will be conducted initially in 2014 (for award of the 2015 fellowship) and scheduled annually thereafter. A middle grade novel is understood to mean a work of fiction, typically a chapter book, for readers between the ages of eight and twelve.

Any unpublished middle grade manuscript, in whole or part, for which no publication contract exists at the time of submission, is eligible. Only English language submissions will be considered.

The first year’s fellowship is $1000 and a trophy. The first year’s judge is Louise Hawes. Deadline for submissions is 31 December.

For more details, visit http://eldinfellowship.org

$1600 top prize for short fiction in Writers’ Village Contest Winter 2014

$1600 is the top prize on offer for short fiction in the Writers’ Village International Short Fiction Award winter 2014. The second prize is $800, third prize $400 and there are five runner up prizes of $80. A further ten Highly Commended entrants will receive a free entry in the next round.

Everyone wins because every contestant, win or lose, gains feedback on how their stories were graded – plus tips for improvement.

Winners will be awarded the title ‘Winner, the Writers’ Village International Short Fiction Award winter 2014’ and see their work showcased online.

Any genre of prose fiction may be submitted up to 3000 words, except playscripts and poetry. Entries are welcomed world-wide. The fee is $24 and multiple entries are permitted. Deadline is midnight 31st December 2014. Entry rules plus all winning stories since 2009 can be found at:

http://www.writers-village.org

Vernice Quebodeaux “Pathways” Poetry Prize for Women

Little Red Tree Publishing is proud to launch the 5th Vernice Quebodeaux “Pathways” Poetry Prize for Women, which includes a $1000 cash award and offer to publish a full-length collection of poetry with a generous royalty contract. The book will be published sometime in 2015.

Vernice Quebodeaux, born in Egan, LA (on the banks of the Bayou Plaquemine Brûlé), was a poet who spent a lifetime struggling with the demands of raising children, family feuds, bigotry, apathy, and indifference to her writing aspirations. On her death the beginnings of a book of poetry called “Pathways” was found by her daughter Tamara Martin and incorporated into a book, Sundays in the South. We are honoring her life and cherished goals by creating this competition to recognize the specific unique voices of women poets.

The judge for the Vernice Quebodeaux “Pathways” Poetry Prize will be announced shortly.

  • Manuscript submission to include a $20 reading fee. Authors can pay online, or via online PayPal invoice if email provided, or a mailed check to address below with submission.
  • The competition is open to women from any country but the submission must be in English.
  • Submissions must be postmarked (or emailed date of transmission) no later than December 31, 2014.

Little Red Tree: International Poetry Prize

Deadline: December 31. Little Red Tree Publishing is proud to announce its 5th International Poetry Prize, with a first prize of $1,000, runner-up $250, and $50 to five finalists.

The prizewinner, runner-up, and third-place poet will feature prominently, with full biography, in a special collection called The Little Red Tree International Poetry Prize 2015 Anthology. The book will also include a wide selection of poetry from those submitted that did not make the final selection but were considered worthy of publication. The book will be published in the summer of 2015.

A book launch will be scheduled at a suitable venue in New London, CT. All winners and published poets will be invited to read their poems. See the complete contest guidelines at Little Red Tree.

http://littleredtree.com/international-poetry-prize-2013/

River Styx 2015 Schlafly Beer Micro-Brew Micro-Fiction Contest

$1500 First Prize plus one case of micro-brewed Schlafly Beer
Judged by the editors of River Styx
Submissions open August 1, 2014

  • 500 words maximum per story, up to three stories per entry.
  • Entry fee: $10 or $20. $20 entry fee includes a one-year subscription (3 issues). $10 entry fee includes a copy of the issue in which the winning stories will appear.
  • Include name and address on the cover letter only.
  • All stories will be considered for publication.
  • Previously published stories, including those that have appeared on websites, blogs, and personal home pages, are not eligible.
  • Though submissions are anonymous, judges will remove from consideration any entries they recognize as having been written by writers with whom they have worked or studied.
  • 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place winners and honorable mentions will be published in the spring issue.
  • Contest results will be announced in April.

Enter by mail or online via Submittable. To enter by mail, include an S.A.S.E. for notification of contest results and a check payable to River Styx Magazine. Entries must be received by December 31. Mail entries to:

River Styx Schlafly Beer Micro-Brew Micro-Fiction Contest

3547 Olive Street, Suite 107

St. Louis MO 63103

Tupelo Quarterly

TQ6: Prose Open Contest accepting submissions until January 1, 2015




Please come visit the site! http://www.tupeloquarterly.com

We read for approximately 6-8 weeks with the launch of each issue, then close submissions so we can design the forthcoming TQ.

Please note: in order to make it possible to give your work the consideration it deserves, we will take up to 300 open submissions for each issue. Once we reach that volume, we will close the “Open Submissions” category in Submittable until the next round, so be sure to submit early.

As of the launch of TQ4, during poetry contests we will only consider prose, photographs, videos, and other multimedia but not poetry in the open submissions category. During the prose contests, we will only consider poetry, photographs, videos, and other multimedia, etc in the open submissions category.

For TQ6 we are currently accepting POETRY, visual and mixed media art, and hybrid work in the Open Submissions Category.

Mississippi Review Contest

Our annual contest awards prizes of $1,000 in fiction and in poetry. Winners and finalists will make up next winter’s print issue of the national literary magazine Mississippi Review. Contest is open to all writers in English except current or former students or employees of The University of Southern Mississippi. Fiction entries should be 1000-8000 words, poetry entries should be three to five poems totaling 10 pages or less. Please attach as one document. There is no limit on the number of entries you may submit. Online entry fee is $16 per entry.  Each entrant will receive a copy of the prize issue.

No manuscripts will be returned. Previously published work is ineligible. Simultaneous submissions are welcomed and encouraged as long as you notify us immediately of acceptance elsewhere. Contest opens August 1. Deadline is January 1st, 2015. Winners will be announced in early March and publication is scheduled for June next year. Entries should have “MR Prize,” author name, address, phone, e-mail and title of work on page one.

Key dates:

Contest opens: August 1, 2014

Postmark deadline: January 1st, 2015

Winners and finalists announced: March 2015

Issue publication: June 2015

For more details, visit https://mississippireview.submittable.com/submit

THE FIFTH ANNUAL

GeminiMAGAZINE

POETRY OPEN

GRAND PRIZE: $1,000

SECOND PLACE: $100

Four Honorable Mentions ($25 each)

ENTRY FEE: $5 (up to three poems)

DEADLINE: January 2, 2015

 

All Six Finalists Will Be Published in

The March 2015 Issue of Gemini

http://www.gemini-magazine.com/poetryopen.html

Canadian Authors 2015 Literary Awards

Entries are now being accepted for the Canadian Authors Association’s 2015 Literary Awards.

Criteria and submission details are available in the CAA 2015 Literary Awards Guidelines. Complete the CAA 2015 Awards entry form online, print it and send it to us along with your submission and entry fee.

The deadline for submissions is January 15, 2015.

Now in its 40th year, the CAA Literary Awards program honours writing that achieves excellence without sacrificing popular appeal. Past winners have included Margaret Atwood, Timothy Findley, Leonard Cohen, Micheal Ondaatje, Carol Shields, Patrick DeWitt, Nino Ricci, Michael S. Cross, Don McKay, Charlotte Gray, Joseph Boyden and countless other literary stars – some relatively unknown at the time they received the award.

For more information about past winners, shortlisted authors, and awards events, visit our website at http://canadianauthors.org/national/caa-literary-awards/.

WNBA Writing Contest

Begins August 15, 2014 and ends January 15, 2015

This year, the WNBA Writing Contest will feature three categories of writing:

  • Fiction
  • Creative Non-Fiction
  • Poetry

Guidelines:

WNBA Writing Contest is open to all adults over 18 years of age writing in English. International submissions are welcome if they are able to accept the winning prize in US dollars.

Online submissions only

Previously published work is acceptable

Simultaneous submissions are acceptable, and please contact the contest chairperson Joan Gelfand (joan@joangelfand) if the work is accepted elsewhere.

Writing Contest Flyer

Fiction: 2,500 word limit – short fiction only; no novels

Creative Non-Fiction: 2,500 word limit

Poetry: 3- 5 pages maximum

For more details, visit http://www.wnba-books.org/contest

Orlando Prize Deadline

Next deadline: January 31, 2015

Our answer to the rigors of the Gift of Freedom grant, AROHO’s Orlando Prizes celebrate Virginia Woolf’s title character’s liberation from conventional constraints.  AROHO’s multi-genre competition is an invitation and opportunity for women writers to bring their shorter works to publication via a brief online application process.  We accept multiple submissions, and are on the lookout for diverse topics and styles.  Simultaneous submissions are also welcome; please let us know if your work is accepted elsewhere.

With Finalist Judges:

Aimee Liu (Short Fiction)

Joni B. Cole (Flash Fiction)

Camille Dungy (Poetry)

Pam Houston (Creative Nonfiction)

To Submit online: Orlando Application

For more details, visit http://aroomofherownfoundation.org/awards/orlando/

2014-2015 RhymeZone Poetry Prize

This year’s theme: “Understanding”

http://www.rhymezone.com/contest/

RhymeZone will make unconditional grants totalling $5,000 to 10 authors of thought-provoking poetry in the United States or Canada.

The submission deadline is Sunday, February 1, 2015 and winners will be announced on Sunday, March 1, 2015.

To enter, compose an original poem related to theme of “Understanding” and share it with the RhymeZone community by posting it to the RhymeZone 2014-2015 Poetry Prize Entries section of the RhymeZone Forum.

Poems will be judged on the basis of how thought-provoking, well-crafted, and original they are. All entries must be original poems that have not won any award previously. Ten winners will be selected from the bunch by the beginning of March 2015, with each winner awarded $500 USD.

Top of the Mountain Book Award

Two Categories:

Fiction & Creative/Narrative Nonfiction

Dates of submission: September 15, 2014 to February 1, 2015

http://www.NorthernColoradoWriters.com

PRIZE: $1,000

Finalists will be announced and notified on or around March 1, 2015 and the winners will be announced in March 27, 2015 during dinner at the NCW 10th Anniversary Writers Conference. Attendance at the conference is not required.

Robert Frost Foundation Poetry Award

Deadline: February 1, 2015.

The Robert Frost Foundation welcomes poems in the spirit of Robert Frost for its Annual Award. The winner will receive $1,000 and the opportunity to read at a Frost Foundation event. Up to ten runners-up will be shortlisted at the discretion of the judge.

Poems should be postmarked (or email timestamped) between September 1, 2013 and February 1, 2014 to be considered for the 2013 award.

For details, visit https://frostfoundation.submittable.com/submit

The 2nd Annual Vine Leaves Vignette Collection Award

CLICK HERE to see this year’s winner.

Submissions open: June 1, 2014 – February 28, 2015

Prize: $500 + Publication no later than early 2016 by Vine Leaves Press + 20 copies

Guest Judge: Sara Sargent

The Vine Leaves Vignette Collection Award includes a cash prize of $500, publication by Vine Leaves Press (paperback and eBook), 20 copies of the paperback, worldwide distribution, and promotion through Vine Leaves Literary Journal and staff websites. Author will receive a 70% net royalty on all eBook and print sales. A copy of the publishing contract for your perusal can be downloaded HERE.

upstreet

Submitting to upstreet

We invite you to submit your poetry, fiction, and creative nonfiction for the tenth issue of upstreet.

  • Please read these guidelines carefully. If they are not followed, your submission will not be considered.
  • We take submissions only through the upstreet Submission Manager, an online system that will be found here.
  • The submission period for upstreet number ten is from September 1, 2013, to March 1, 2014. The Submission Manager will take work only within that time period.
  • Visit http://www.upstreet-mag.org/guideline_layers.html for details.

To the Lighthouse & Clarissa Dalloway Book Prize

AROHO’s To the Lighthouse Poetry and Clarissa Dalloway “everything but poetry” Book Prizes are awarded annually to one woman’s excellent unpublished collection of poetry (48 to 96 pages) and prose (50,000 to 150,000 words), respectively. We encourage and enjoy a diverse range of topics and styles for both competitions. For the Clarissa Dalloway Book Prize, accepted genres include but are not limited to memoir, biography, novel or novella, young adult literature, and graphic novels. Winners receive $1000 and publication of their submitted collection by Red Hen Press. In addition, AROHO will provide promotional efforts and coverage of some related travel expenses, constituting an additional $1000 in value.

Judged by esteemed writers and poets such as Alice Quinn, Tracy K. Smith, Eloise Klein Healy, C.D. Wright, and Kate Gale, whose reputations accompany the winning publication into the marketplace, these awards proliferate the number of prized women poets and writers seeing their words in print.

 

Next deadline: April 1, 2015

With Finalist Judges:

Alicia Stallings (To the Lighthouse)

Kate Gale (Clarissa Dalloway)

More details at http://aroomofherownfoundation.org/awards/to-the-lighthouse-clarissa-dalloway/

 

To Submit online:  To The Lighthouse and Clarissa Dalloway Applications  

Zone 3 Press

Creative Nonfiction Book Award

Prize: $1,000 and Publication

Guidelines:
• One copy of your manuscript of 150-300 pages.
• An acknowledgments page may be included.
• $25.00 reading fee made payable to Zone 3 Press. Reading fee includes a one-year subscription to ZONE 3. Deadline: April 1, 2015.

For details, visit http://www.apsu.edu/zone3/contests

River Styx 2015 International Poetry Contest

$1500 First Prize
2015 Judge: TBA
Submissions open January 1, 2015

  • Send up to three poems, no more than 14 pages. Please include all poems in a single document.
  • Entry fee: $10 or $20. $20 entry fee includes a one-year subscription (3 issues). $10 entry fee includes a copy of the issue in which the winning poems will appear.
  • Include name and address on the cover letter only.
  • All poems will be considered for publication.
  • Previously published poems, including those that have appeared on websites, blogs, and personal home pages, are not eligible.
  • Though submissions are anonymous, judges will remove from consideration any entries they recognize as having been written by writers with whom they have worked or studied.
  • 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place winners and honorable mentions will be published in the fall issue.
  • Contest results will be announced in October

Enter by mail or online via Submittable. To enter by mail, include an S.A.S.E. for notification of contest results and a check payable to River Styx Magazine. Entries must be received by May 31, 2015. Mail entries to:

River Styx International Poetry Contest

3547 Olive Street, Suite 107

St. Louis MO 63103

LUNAFEST

CALLING ALL WOMEN FILMMAKERS…

SEEKING FILMS BY, FOR AND ABOUT WOMEN

Whether you are a film student with a serious documentary, a rising indie star or an accomplished animator, LUNAFEST wants to see your work! We accept short film submissions from September 14th through April 1st each year, we seek unique stories created by, for and about women.

If your film is chosen by our LUNAFEST Board of Advisors, you get a $2,500 award. Even better, it will be screened by audiences at more than 190 venues throughout North America and serve as vehicle for raising awareness and funds for causes that women care about.

See more at: http://www.lunafest.org/submit-a-film

Darker Times Fiction

We currently run three monthly competitions for UK and international writers, all on the theme of “Darker Times.” You can take this as straight up horror, or you can interpret it in any creative way you wish. Entries for all competitions cost £5 / $8 US and can be paid via paypal. The winner of each competititon each month will receive a percentage of the money raised by the entry fees for their particular competition (a minimum of £15 / $24), plus publication on the website and in an upcoming Darker Times Anthology (available both as an ebook and as a paperback). Runners up and honourable mentions will receive no cash prize but will also be included on the site and in an upcoming publication. Each writer will have the opportunity to provide an author bio and a link to their website/blog; we want to promote new writers as much as we can! All of the information can be found on the website – www.darkertimes.co.uk . It’s open to UK and international writers and ends on the last day of each month.

FJORDS REVIEW ANNUAL CONTEST

Rolling deadlines

Fjords will announce the 2013-14 contest winner(s) on August 15, 2014. Publication will follow in Fall 2015. We read manuscripts throughout the year and publish our winner and shortlist on the same day. Notification to the winner is sent on July 15, 2014.

Each manuscript should be between 45-300 pages and may be a collection of poetry, short stories or different kinds of literary pieces. Full-length visual art, illustrated and collaborative books are also considered.

To enter: send one word file or .pdf containing

  • Cover page with author name, telephone number, email and postal address and manuscript name
  • Page that includes only the title of the manuscript.
  • Manuscript with numbered pages and table of contents.

Judging for the contest is blind. All work submitted is considered for book publication and for publication in an edition of Fjords

http://fjordsreview.com/contest/contest.html

Neil Postman Award for Metaphor

Rolling Deadline
(no fee)
Although primarily known as an educationist and a media critic, Neil Postman was, at his core, a “noticer”—and he particularly noticed what we do with metaphor and how metaphor shapes and creates our cognitive world. Postman maintained that words (and words, in truth, are metaphors) are as much the driver of reality as they are the vehicle. Consequently, metaphor was not a subject to be relegated and limited to high school poetry units wherein a teacher drones on about the difference between “like” and “as” and considers the job finished. For Postman, the study of metaphor was unending and metaphors were as crucial as they were omnipresent; they served to give form to and dictate experience.

In honor and remembrance of Neil Postman, who died on October 5, 2003, we have established the Neil Postman Award for Metaphor. The motivation for the award is simple and two-fold: To reward a given writer for his or her use of metaphor, and to celebrate (and hopefully propagate) Postman’s work and the typographical mind.

Each spring the editors will choose one poem from all of the submissions received by Rattle during the previous year. The author of the chosen poem will receive $500. There are no entry fees or special submission guidelines. Send up to 5 unpublished poems plus a self-addressed stamped envelope (SASE) to: Rattle, 12411 Ventura Boulevard, Studio City, CA 91604. To browse previous winners, and for information on how to submit electronically, visit our website: http://www.rattle.com/poetry/extras/postman/

Nonfiction Book Awards

Welcome to the NEW Nonfiction Book Awards! As an extension of the Nonfiction Authors Association, we are committed to honoring excellence in nonfiction books and welcome submissions by self-published and traditionally published authors alike, in both print and ebook formats. Publishers are also welcome to submit books for award consideration.

About the Nonfiction Book Awards

Our program honors books year-round so you can submit your entry at any time. Books are not judged against competing titles, but are reviewed by our judges based on a scoring system that evaluates the quality of the writing and production of the book (editing, design and other details). A book can receive a bronze, silver or gold award provided the final evaluation score qualifies. As with other awards programs, not all books receive an award, but many do.

Winning a Nonfiction Book Award is like adding a seal of approval to your book. It tells readers and media professionals that you have a high quality book worth reading!

Award recipients receive the following:

  • Beautiful award certificate mailed directly to you (or sent via email if outside of the U.S.)
  • Review posted to your book sales page on Amazon
  • Digital award badge for display on your website
  • Featured listing for your book on our website
  • Award stickers for your books, available for purchase

Additional Benefits of Winning a Book Award

Aside from the items listed above, winning a book award brings tremendous personal gratification.  You will instantly earn the title of “award-winning author!” This designation can be added to your marketing materials, website, author bio, and the cover of the book. When potential readers learn that a book has been honored with an award, it can help influence buying decisions.

We are proud to offer this program to nonfiction authors world-wide. We firmly believe that nonfiction books have the power to change the world and the Nonfiction Book Awards provides a powerful way to help elevate the status of your book.

– See more at: http://nonfictionauthorsassociation.com/nonfiction-book-awards/#sthash.H0SVcAFl.dpuf

The Thistle Dew Theatre & KTDT Dramady seeks plays for Stage and Radio

http://thistledewtheatre.blogspot.com/

 

Call for play submissions: monologues, short plays, one act or full-length plays for stage and radio.

! Competition !

Monthly themed monologues and short plays needed.  On-going, no submission fee, no deadline.   This is a competition with one winner per production: $25.00.

Continuing call:   No fees… no deadlines….

Tales/Lies for THE LIAR’S LAIR

Zone 3 Nonfiction Award

Zone 3 is accepting submissions for its nonfiction contest. For online submissions, click here to complete the submission manager form, choose “Zone 3 Nonfiction Award” for your genre, and upload your essay. You will be directed to another webpage for secure payment. For paper submissions, submit one essay with SASE and $10 entry fee to: Zone 3, APSU, P.O. Box 4565, Clarksville, TN 37044. No deadline.  All entrants will receive a one-year subscription. The winner will be announced on our website. Prize: $250 and publication. For details, visit http://www.apsu.edu/zone3/contests

Zone 3 Fiction Award

Zone 3 is now accepting submissions for its twelfth annual fiction award. For online submissions, click here to complete the submission manager form, choose “Zone 3 Fiction Award” for your genre, and upload your story. You will be directed to another webpage for secure payment. For paper submissions, submit one story with SASE and $10 entry fee to: Zone 3, APSU, P.O. Box 4565, Clarksville, TN 37044. No deadline. All entrants will receive a one-year subscription to Zone 3. The winner will be announced on our website. Prize: $250 and publication. For details, visit http://www.apsu.edu/zone3/contests

Zone 3 Poetry Award

Zone 3 is now accepting submissions for its annual poetry award. Submit up to three poems via our online submissions manager. Click here to log in and upload your poems; choose “Zone 3 Poetry Award” for your genre. You will be directed to another webpage for secure payment. No deadline. All entrants will receive a one-year subscription to Zone 3. The winner will be announced on our website.  Prize: $250 and publication. For details, visit http://www.apsu.edu/zone3/contests

Wielding Power Essay Writing Contests

Prizes

Winner- The winner will have their answer published, receive ten free copies of the issue (pdfs), and $1000. There will be one winner.

Finalists- The finalists will be published and receive ten free copies of the issue (pdfs). There will be two finalists.

Who May Submit

Submissions are open to all US and Canada residents (except Quebec) above the age of 18. Submission is free. You may submit up to 10 entries per question. Submissions cannot be the work of multiple authors.

How and What to Submit

IMPORTANT: failure to adhere to the following may result in disqualification. See Official Rules for complete details.

  • All entries should be between 500 and 2000 words.
  • To ease reading and ensure uniformity of entries- please format your answer in 12pt Times New Roman, double spaced.
  • Please send your entries as a Microsoft Word or Google Document attachment to submit@wieldingpowerpublishing.com

For more information, visit http://www.wieldingpowerpublishing.com/submit/

Ongoing deadlines.

Readers’ Favorite 2014

International Book Award Contest

Become an award-winning author!

We accept manuscripts, published and unpublished books, ebooks, audio books, comic books, poetry books and short stories in 100 genres. No publication date requirement and no word count restriction. Entries accepted worldwide.

http://readersfavorite.com/annual-book-award-contest.htm

Hillerman Prize

Sponsored by St. Martin’s Press and WORDHARVEST, the Tony Hillerman Prize is awarded annually for the best first mystery set in the Southwest. The winner receives a contract with St. Martin’s Press for publication of the novel and $10,000. Named after New Mexico’s best known mystery author, the Tony Hillerman Prize competition is open to any professional or non-professional writer who has never been the author of a published mystery, or under contract with a publisher for publication of a mystery. Murder or another serious crime or crimes must be at the heart of the story, with the emphasis on the solution rather than the details of the crime.

Only one manuscript entry is permitted per writer. All entries must be received or postmarked no later than June 1 of the given year. All manuscripts submitted: a) must be original works of book length (no less than 220 typewritten pages or approximately 60,000 words) written in the English language by the contestants; b) must not violate the rights of any third party, and c) must generally follow the guidelines.

For details, visit http://www.hillermanprize.com/

Ekphrasis Prize for Poetry

Ekphrasis is a poetry journal looking for well-crafted poems, the main content of which addresses individual works from any artistic genre. Please identify the specific work that is the focus of your poem. Acceptable ekphrastic verse transcends mere description: it stands as transformative critical statement, an original gloss on the individual art piece it addresses.

All poems published in Ekphrasis within a given calendar year will be considered for the Ekphrasis Prize for Poetry.

The winning poem will be selected by the editors of Ekphrasis.

No entry fees are required and there is no self-nomination procedure for the prize.

For submission guidelines, visit http://www.ekphrasisjournal.com/home

GLENNA LUSCHEI PRIZE FOR AFRICAN POETRY

Under the auspices of the African Poetry Book Fund and in partnership with the literary journal, Prairie Schooner, is an annual award of USD $5,000. Named for the literary philanthropist Glenna Luschei, this Pan African Poetry Prize is the only one of its kind in the world and was established to promote African poetry written in English or in translation and to recognize a significant book published each year by an African poet.

Each year, the prize will be judged by an internationally renowned poet. This judge for the inaugural prize is Nigerian poet and novelist Chris Abani.

Manuscripts are accepted annually between May 1st and July 1st.

For details, visit http://africanpoetrybf.unl.edu/?page_id=21#glenna

2014 Bellevue Literary Review Prizes

The annual Bellevue Literary Review Prizes award outstanding writing related to themes of health, healing, illness, the mind, and the body. The contest is open each year from February 1 – July 1.

The winners of the 2014 prizes are Abby Horowitz for “Pediatricology” (fiction), Will McGrath for “Forty-One Months” (nonfiction), and Laurie Clements Lambeth for “Chronic Care: ‘Broken Leg’ by Keith Carter, Photograph” (poetry). Find out more.

Contest guidelines

See more at: http://blr.med.nyu.edu/submissions/BLRPrizes#sthash.UNzlpPcL.dpuf

Diana Woods Memorial (DWM) Award

Creative nonfiction authors are invited to submit an essay of up to 5,000 words on the subject of their choice to be considered for the Diana Woods Memorial (DWM) Award in creative nonfiction. Winners will receive $250 and their work will be featured in the next issue of Lunch Ticket. Each award recipient must submit a 100-word biography, current photo, and send a brief note of thanks to the Woods’ family.

For more details and to submit, visit http://lunchticket.org/the-diana-woods-memorial-award/

The reading period for the award will be the month of February for the issue that publishes in June, and the month of August for the issue that publishes in December. Please note that previously published work will not be accepted.

EVENTS & WORKSHOPS

Proposals Wanted

Fellows, Artists in Residence, and Program Contributors impact the Retreat experience in profound ways. Submit your Fellowship, Artist in Residence, and Proposal Application to help shape the 2015 Retreat, August 10-16.

SUBMIT HERE

We will be accepting general applications for attendance beginning Oct. 31, 2014. Read more about applying to the Retreat under the “Applications & Admissions tab” on the Retreat homepage.

You can also apply to be a 2015 Retreat Intern!

Learn more about all current AROHO Internship opportunities

NaNoWriMo PEI

Hi everyone,

I don’t send a lot of these mass messages, I prefer to talk in person at the write-ins, or through our direct messages, or even on the forums, but there are a few times throughout the month that I will reach out and touch base with the whole PEI region, just to make sure everyone knows I’m here.

My job for the next little while is to help you.

As a municipal liaison I am here to encourage you in any way I can, answer your questions, and help connect you to a worldwide community of writers, a community that you are already a part of. Welcome!

….

And then we’re off and writing, and if you are like me, you’ll be looking forward to the write-in events that will happen every Wednesday @ 4:00 and Sundays @ 1:00 at the Confederation Centre public library. Come for a few minutes or a few hours whenever you feel like it.

If this is your first time, the challenge may seem daunting, but the journey is so worth it. You’ll have a blast, whether you finish or not. See you soon I hope.

Geronimo!

Richard Haines, ML

30 Days To A Novel with Stephanie Domet 2014

 Nov 7 – Nov 9, 2014 Fri 7:00 PM – Sun 1:00 PM

$380.00

“This workshop was a great way to start writing the novel I’ve always wanted to write!” Past Participant

Join award-winning author Stephanie Domet for a 2-day workshop to help you write your novel, no matter how much writing experience you have!  Stephanie took up the NaNoWriMo task of writing a novel in a month back in 2003, and now she’s sharing her tips and tricks on getting started with anyone who’s up for the challenge. Come with your work-in-progress, or start from scratch! For more information check out: www.nanowrimo.org

Program Cost: $380 ($225 tuition + $155 meals/accommodations)   

Please register at least 2 weeks in advance to secure your place in this program.

For more information, visit https://www.tatacentre.ca/index.php/programs/details/2215

Writer’s Block Festival 2014

Since 2011, Louisville Literary Arts has transformed Louisville’s dynamic NuLu shopping and entertainment district on East Market Street into a writer’s block.  We are pleased to announce the next festival will be Friday and Saturday, November 14 & 15.

The Writer’s Block Festival celebrates literature and the writing craft.  The event is free and open to the public (except for craft workshops, which are available for a small fee). We invite all persons who share a love of reading and/or writing.

The festival begins with the INKY Reading Series on Friday night, November 14 at 7 PM, at the Bard’s Town Tavern with poet, Dave Baker (Treatise on Touch, Arc Publications, 2007), and novelist, Jacinda Townsend (Saint Monkey, Norton, 2014).  Both of these featured readers will conduct workshops on the following day.

Beginning at 9 AM on November 15, participants will attend lectures, readings, workshops and panel discussions by local and national writers in various genres.

Nick Flynn

Our keynote speaker on November 15 is poet and memoirist Nick Flynn.  Thanks to University of Louisville and its Anne and Bill Axton Reading Series, for making Nick Flynn’s visit possible.  Mr. Flynn will be at the U of L Cressman Center, on 1st and Main Street, beginning with a reception at 5 PM following days activities in NULU. The reading is free but reservations are required.

For more details, visit http://louisvilleliteraryarts.org/writersblock/

Winter Poetry & Prose Getaway

January 16-19, 2015, Stockton Seaview Resort, Atlantic City area

Advance your craft and energize your writing at the 22nd Annual Winter Getaway featuring Kim Addonizio and Stephen Dunn. Enjoy challenging and supportive workshops, insightful feedback and an encouraging community. Choose from fiction, nonfiction, memoir, screenwriting and poetry. Scholarships available.

Register by November 20 and save: http://wintergetaway.com/

Banff Literary Arts Programs Upcoming Deadlines

Writing Studio

Deadline:                  Jan 14, 2015

Program Dates:       Apr 27, 2015

May 30, 2015

Digital Narratives Publishing on a digital platform

Deadline:                  Dec 10, 2014

Program Dates:       May 4, 2015

May 23, 2015

Spoken Word

Deadline:                  Dec 3, 2014

Program Dates:       Mar 30, 2015

Apr 11, 2015

Literary Journalism

Deadline:                  Mar 18, 2015

Program Dates:       Jul 6, 2015

Aug 1, 2015

2015 WGA Banff Retreat

Deadline:                  Nov 14, 2014

Program Dates:       Jan 30, 2015

Feb 8, 2015

For more details, visit http://www.banffcentre.ca/writing/programs/

Tennessee Williams New Orleans Literary Festival

The Festival features literary panel discussions, theatrical performances, master classes, and a variety of other events, including our Scholars’ Conference, “Drummer and Smoke” music program, Literary Late Night Series, as well as literary walking tours and food events.

We’re busy planning our 29th annual Festival (March 25-29, 2015). You’ll find a partial list of who’s coming and more here. See our 2014 Festival program below for a taster.

*Sign up for our enewsletter to receive program updates.

For more details, visit http://www.tennesseewilliams.net/

RESOURCES

Access Copyright Foundation Research Grants Program

The Access Copyright Foundation promotes and supports Canadian culture by providing grants intended to encourage the development and dissemination of publishable Canadian works. The Foundation endeavours to make a modest but important contribution to the Canadian cultural community, while also broadening public awareness of the creative vitality of Canadian writers, visual artists and publishers.

The Access Copyright Foundation grants program is administered by the Saskatchewan Arts Board.

See the website for further details and eligibility criteria: http://acfoundation.ca/

Please contact Joanne Gerber at the Saskatchewan Arts Board with any questions about the program.

Joanne Gerber

Program Consultant

Saskatchewan Arts Board

(Toll free) 1 800 667 7526

1 306 964 1163

joanne@artsboard.sk.ca

A.I.R. Studio Paducah

A.I.R. Studio Paducah is an Artist-in-Residence Studio and efficiency apartment located in the Lower Town Arts District of Paducah, Kentucky six blocks from the Ohio River. We welcome self-motivated, focused artists working in a range of visual arts practices, as well as writers and composers. Residents are encouraged to have a clear objective for their residency. Stays usually range from two weeks to three months. Collaborative artists and couples are welcome to apply.

PROGRAM BENEFITS

The residency affords the artist time and space for focused, independent studio work, the development of new ideas and experimentation. Visits to local galleries and studios as well as short trips to regional arts facilities can open a range of networking possibilities. The A.I.R. Studio building features a storefront with a front wall gallery space for exhibiting work while in residence. Artists may also conduct workshops at the studio during their stay. Opportunities to work in collaboration with other artists and galleries in the Paducah community are often available.

For more details, visit http://airstudiopaducah.com

DEADLINE: November 1, 2014 for 2015 Residencies.

“A.I.R. Studio is for serious artists who want to have a creative respite from their own environment and is ideal for artists on sabbatical or who want a focused period of time to start or complete a body of work.”

CALL FOR APPLICATIONS:

WRITER AND/OR STORYTELLER-IN-RESIDENCE

Deadline: November 7, 2014

A professional writer and/or storyteller is sought for the position of Writer/Storyteller-in-Residence at the University of Manitoba’s Centre for Creative Writing and Oral Culture.  The three-month residency, from September 8 to December 8, 2015, will require the successful candidate to spend approximately 16 hours per week providing mentorship and practical artistic advice to developing writers and storytellers at the University of Manitoba, to give a limited number of readings and/or performances on campus, and to lead an informal non-credit workshop.  The remaining time is to be devoted to the writer or storyteller’s own artistic projects. The successful candidate will receive a salary of $15,000.00 CAD, plus rent-free accommodation and return transportation to Winnipeg.  There may also be a separate additional residency from January 3 to April 3, 2016, subject to availability of funds, so applicants are encouraged to mention their availability during this period as well.

Artist Residency

A different kind of Artists’ Colony in Costa Rica

http://www.odysseyscostarica.org/Home.html

Open Call to writers and artists of all disciplines worldwide, emerging or established. Currently accepting applications for spring and summer of 2014. If making plans on shorter notice space may or may not be available, so please inquire first: OdysseysCostaRica@gmail.com.

Can Serrat

Can Serrat is located in a rustic farmhouse just 45 kilometres outside Barcelona, within the confines of Montserrat Natural Park.  We enjoy supporting artists as they develop their ideas in a communal atmosphere, while free from the usual demands of daily life. Can Serrat operates as an open residency; there is no formal application procedure for attending.  Booking depends on space availability.  Each year, we offer a number of stipends to selected artists for a one month residency at Can Serrat.  We are happy to accommodate those who wish to accompany you. For more details, visit http://www.canserrat.org/

Cullman Center Fellowships

The Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center for Scholars and Writers offers fellowships to people whose work will benefit directly from access to the research collections at the Stephen A. Schwarzman Building at Fifth Avenue and 42nd Street (formerly the Humanities and Social Sciences Library). Renowned for the extraordinary comprehensiveness of its collections, the Library is one of the world’s preeminent resources for study in anthropology, art, geography, history, languages and literature, philosophy, politics, popular culture, psychology, religion, sociology, and sports.

Criteria and Terms

The Cullman Center’s Selection Committee awards up to 15 fellowships a year to outstanding scholars and writers – academics, independent scholars, journalists, and creative writers. Foreign nationals conversant in English are welcome to apply. Candidates who need to work primarily in The New York Public Library’s other research libraries – The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, and the Science, Industry and Business Library – are not eligible for this fellowship, nor are people seeking funding for research leading directly to a degree.

For more details, visit http://www.nypl.org/help/about-nypl/fellowships-institutes/center-for-scholars-and-writers/fellowships-at-the-cullman-center

EST-NORD-EST RESIDENCY

http://www.transartists.org/article/est-nord-est-artists-curators-and-writers-residency-2014

Three residencies are offered per year, in the spring, summer and 
fall. Up to four artists and a curator or a writer may participate 
in each residence, eight weeks for the artists, four weeks for the 
curator or the writer. Curators and writers receive a $572 stipend 
and free lodging for the four-week period of the residence. A $260 
writer’s fee will also be paid for texts on the residency produced 
for publication by Est-Nord-Est (250 words per artist). Curators and 
writers have access to an individual studio space, documentation on 
the artists, certain electronic equipment, logistical support… and 
a bicycle. Location Quebec.

NOTE: Check the website for upcoming deadlines for 2014-2015.

Hawthornden Castle

International Retreat for Writers

Any creative writer, from any part of the world, who has already published may apply for a Fellowship at Hawthornden. Please send a letter of interest via postal mail and they should get back to you with more information to apply.

For details, visit http://www.transartists.org/air/hawthornden-castle

ISLAND Hill House Artist Residency Program

Hill House Residency supports talented emerging songwriters, writers at all stages of their career and non-studio artists (see a more complete definition below) with a two, three or four week stay in a semi-secluded log cabin near East Jordan, Michigan. It includes a well-stocked kitchen, a selection of instruments and some basic recording gear, as well as opportunities for community exchange through performance, readings and workshops (only at your request, of course). The emerging musician residency also offers a small stipend to aid in your professional development.

Artists age 21 and older from anywhere in the world may apply. Solo artists as well as collaborating teams of up to four people may apply.

The residency lasts a minimum of two weeks and a maximum of four weeks.

There is a $25 application fee. This fee is per application period. Applying for an entire year will cost $50. While there is no additional cost to you, you will still need money for incidentals, materials and transportation to and from the residency. Also consider indirect costs: time away from your job and paying bills at home while you are in residence.

For more details, visit http://www.artmeetsearth.org/artistresidency.html

Osage Arts Community Residency

Osage Arts Community is a place that provides temporary time, space, and support for the creation of new work in a retreat format. These creative residencies are generally anywhere from one week to one year but average around six months. OAC serves creative people of all kinds – visual artists, composers, poets, fiction and nonfiction writers.

OAC is located on a 152-acre farm in an isolated rural mountainside setting in Central Missouri bordered by ¾ of a mile of the Gasconade River. We provide a solitary retreat to those working alone, as well as welcoming collaborative teams, offering a living space and a country environment in addition to workspace to emerging and mid-career artists.

We are committed to a unified belief in the creative process, and we support this by offering dedicated time and space for the creation of new work.

Visit us at Facebook, see our page at Alliance of Artist Communities or see current artist blog at OAC_Blogs.

For more details, visit http://www.artistcommunities.org/residencies/osage-arts-community

Port Bickerton Lighthouse Artist-in-Residence Programme

‘Call to Artists’ Residency Application

Established Atlantic Canadian professional writers and visual artists working in any medium, and whose work draws on the natural environment are invited to apply to the Port Bickerton Lighthouse Artist-in-Residence Programme. The programme is designed to provide work space and accommodation in a retreat environment where participants can work independently on their own project(s) for a two week time period.  

All applicants will be notified within two weeks of application deadline.

Some element of public access must be provided at the end of the residency, such as an artist’s talk, “open studio”, or workshop to be determined in consultation with The Port Bickerton and Area Planning Association. One artist will be selected yearly for the residency.  Artists must advise of their preferred length of stay with two preferences of time frames between May 1st and October 15, 2015.

NOTE:    A vehicle is highly desirable.

APPLICATION DEADLINE:    January 22, 2015

Red Gate Residency

Red Gate Residency was founded in 2001, by the leading art gallery in China and has since been committed to the promotion of multicultural art dialogue within an immersion setting. Each year, they host over 70 artists from all over the world in the residency. In order to provide artists-in-residence with abundant opportunities to explore the local art scene, they also cooperate with art spaces and projects in Beijing and coordinate exhibitions and activities.

Eligible Applicants

There is no limitation by medium nor by nationality. We are open to multicultural and cross-disiplinary exchange. We work with artists who can organize their own funds and or have received grants to cover their residency.

Application Process

We ask that all applicants apply using our online application form. Portfolio and brief bigography are required. Applicants also need to outline their residency objectives. 

The length of residencies range from 1 month to 6 months (we prefer to take bookings by the month). Applications are received on a rolling basis. Although at times we may have last minute space available, our facilities commonly fill six months in advance so we encourage an early application.

AMERICAN ACADEMY IN ROME

http://www.aarome.org/apply/rome-prize/procedure-requirements

The Rome Prize is awarded to thirty emerging North American artists and scholars in the early or middle stages of their careers who exemplify the highest standard of excellence in arts and humanities scholarship. Fellows are chosen from the disciplines of architecture, design, historic preservation and conservation, landscape architecture, literature, musical composition, visual arts, ancient studies, Medieval studies, Renaissance and Early Modern studies, and Modern Italian studies. Each Rome Prize winner is provided with a stipend, meals, a bedroom with private bath, and a study or studio. Winners of six-month and eleven-month fellowships receive stipends of $16,000 and $28,000, respectively.

Deadline November 1, 2014.

BRITISH COLUMBIA ARTS COUNCIL PROJECT ASSISTANCE

http://www.bcartscouncil.ca/guidelines/artists/creativewriters/creativewriter.htm

This program assists professional writers with the writing of specific 
creative projects. Awards are available for projects in the genres of 
drama, fiction, juvenile, non-fiction and poetry.

BRUSH CREEK RESIDENCIES

http://www.brushcreekarts.org

The Foundation for the Arts is located on the historic Brush Creek Ranch, a century old, 15,000-acre guest and working cattle ranch at the base of the Medicine Bow National Forest in Saratoga, Wyoming. The residency program is situated in the riparian corridor of Brush Creek, in between the Sierra Madre and Snowy Mountain ranges. Open to all artists over 18. There is a $30 application fee. Residents are responsible for transportation to Ranch or Laramie Regional Airport.

CAMAC RESIDENCY FOR ARTISTS

http://www.camac.org/english/intro.htm

Brings together artists in all disciplines from all over the world. Does not cover travel, but all expenses are paid upon arrival. Two-month residencies. Location France. Offer each year a residency 
bursary to one visual artist, one writer and one musician or composer 
in order to create new career prospects for artists.

Capacity Building Initiative: Travel Grants from Canada Council for the Arts

The Canada Council for the Arts is committed to equity and inclusion, and welcomes applications from diverse Aboriginal, cultural and regional communities, including people with disabilities.

Please refer to the complete Program Guidelines [PDF, 307.7 KB].

Applicants who cannot view the documents in PDF format can contact the Equity Office to receive documents in alternative formats.

Program Description

Signed, audio and captioned videos summarizing this program are available.

These grants contribute to travel costs associated with participation in professional and career development activities in order for applicants to network, share knowledge, gain skills in specific arts practices and engage in dialogue about equity in the arts. No deadline. You may apply for one of the following fixed amounts to help cover your travel costs, based on excursion fares: $500, $750, $1,000, $1,500, $2,000 or $2,500. However, the two highest amounts ($2,000 and $2,500) are available only if you are traveling to or from northern Canada or to international destinations other than the United States and Europe. These grants cannot be used for travel that occurs before the date that the application is submitted. You might not be awarded the full amount requested.

For more information, visit: http://canadacouncil.ca/en/council/grants/find-a-grant/grants/capacity-building-initiative-travel-grants

FANSNEXTDOOR

http://www.fansnextdoor.com/en

Another crowdfunding site. FansNextdoor is a platform for all creative 
professionals to promote and fund their projects together with their 
fans. Create your project, its financing goal and deadline. If the 
financing goal is met or exceeded by deadline, all contributions are 
transferred to your PayPal account. If the financing goal is not met, 
all funds are returned.

GRANTS FOR PROFESSIONAL CANADIAN WRITERS

http://canadacouncil.ca/en/council/grants

The Grants for Professional Writers program covers subsistence, project and travel expenses. The Creative Writing Grants component gives Canadian authors (emerging, mid-career and established) time to write new literary works, including novels, short stories, poetry, children’s and young adults’ literature, graphic novels, exploratory writing and literary non-fiction. $3,000 to $25,000 depending on level of experience.

Deadline October 1, 2014.

GUGGENHEIM FOUNDATION FELLOWSHIPS – US AND CANADA

http://www.gf.org/

Fellowships for advanced professionals in all fields – including the natural sciences, social sciences, humanities, and creative arts, except the performing arts. Last year, the program awarded fellowships to one hundred and eighty-one scholars, artists, and scientists. Often characterized as “mid-career” awards, the fellowships are intended for individuals who have already demonstrated exceptional capacity for productive scholarship or exceptional creative ability in the arts. The program seeks to further the development of scholars and artists by helping them engage in research in any field of knowledge and creation in any of the arts, under the freest possible conditions. The foundation understands the performing arts to be those in which an individual interprets work created by others. Accordingly, the foundation will provide fellowships to composers but not conductors, singers, or instrumentalists; choreographers but not dancers; filmmakers, playwrights, and performance artists who create their own work but not actors or theater directors. Grant amounts vary, and the foundation does not guarantee it will fully fund any project.

Application deadline is September 19, 2014.

INDIEGOGO

http://www.indiegogo.com

IndieGoGo offers anyone with an idea — creative, cause-related, 
entrepreneurial — the tools to build a campaign and raise money. 
Project categories include gaming, film, design, education, mobile, 
and technology. Integrates with Facebook, Twitter, and other social 
media platforms. Offers a widget to showcase your campaign on your 
website. Unlike many crowdfunding sites, you keep all the money you 
raise, even if you don’t meet your goal. Track contributions with 
the analytics tools and stay on top of fulfillment with the dashboard. 
There is a 4 percent fee on the money you raise when you meet your 
funding goal.

Kickstarter

Kickstarter has launched in Canada, and The Banff Centre is getting involved.

Kickstarter is an online crowdfunding platform for creative projects ranging from films, games, and music to art, design, and technology. If you’re currently seeking funding for a project you want to pursue at The Banff Centre, we want you to join us on Kickstarter. Contact us so we can support you by curating your project on our Kickstarter page (please include a link to the project).

View some projects on Kickstarter that successfully reached their funding goals and made their way to The Banff Centre. As you send us your projects, we’ll continue to curate them on our Kickstarter page. If you’re an alumni or your project has already been successfully funded, we’d still love to showcase your work. Get in touch!

 Have questions? Find answers on Kickstarter’s FAQ pages.

 

Millay Colony for the Arts

We now offer two chances to apply annually:

March 1 and October 1

Next Application Deadline: October 1, 2014

Each year Millay Colony invites 52 visual artists, writers and composers for a colony residency. Residents are chosen anonymously by a panel of jurors in each discipline. The application process is competitive and based solely on the merit of the artist statement and work sample. Past jurors and their bios can be viewed on our Juries page. An article on the jury process can also be found in our Spring 2008 newsletter.

We look to make our programs accessible to as many artists as possible. Toward that end, we offer Month-long Residencies, Two-week Residencies in June & September, Virtual Residencies, and Group Residencies.

The Millay Colony accepts residents on the basis of artistic merit. Our admissions policy does not discriminate with regard to race, sex, sexual preference, religion, marital status, disability or nation of origin.

For more details, visit http://www.millaycolony.org/apply

Online Writing Classes

FanStory.com is a writing site founded in 2000.

On this writing community all posts receive feedback from writers and readers. Feedback includes a detailed comment on the posted work and a rating. The site uses a six star ratings scale with “1” being the worst and “6” being the best.

Writers are ranked based on the feedback they receive. Separate rankings are available for Poets, Novelists, Short Works (short stories and essays) and Script Writers (television and other forms of screenplays). Trophies are rewarded to the top five writers in each of the individual rankings at the end of the year.

The site recognizes writing with “Recognized”, “All Time Best” and “Seal of Quality” levels. Each level is more difficult to receive with the final level determined by the Seal of Quality committee. The committee is made up of published authors and stand-out reviewers. They offer feedback to help writers get published.

The site features free writing contests with cash prizes. Site members also have the ability to create their own contests to challenge other writers to write about a specific topic or a specific form of writing (such as writing using specific poetry format).

The welcome page includes featured writing. It also includes writing that has been well received in the past 24 hours.

Each day over 200 stories and poems are posted. Over 7,000 comments are written on the writing posted daily. Writers keep full copyright to their posted work.

PEERBACKERS

http://www.peerbackers.com

Peerbackers is for business owners to raise capital from their peers — 
in small increments — in exchange for tangible rewards. Create a 
personal and venture profile. Share your story through social media 
share buttons on your project page. Once your campaign is launched, 
send updates on your progress. If you reach at least 80 percent of your 
funding goal by deadline, your funding is released to you. Peerbackers 
charges a 5 percent fee, in addition to third party processing fees.

PLACES FOR WRITERS

There are a number of interesting calls with deadlines coming up shortly. For more information visit: http://www.placesforwriters.com/calls/

Plum Alley

Plum Alley is a site for women to raise money for ventures of all kinds– women entrepreneurs, women in the arts, women in academia and the media.

https://plumalley.co/en/projects

Public Engagement in the Arts

The Canada Council is launching a dialogue about how the arts bring value to the lives of Canadians and we invite you to join the conversation.
Read the discussion paper, Public Engagement in the Arts, on current thinking and practices in public engagement or check out Simon Brault’s blog post on ways Canadians can have rich artistic experiences. Then share your thoughts on how to become actively engaged in the arts. Tell us what public engagement in the arts means to you by posting comments on the blog, on our Facebook page or on Twitter at hashtag #artsandpublic.
In its 2011-16 Strategic Plan, the Council identified public engagement in the arts as a strategic theme that infuses all of its work. We hope to broaden and enhance the public conversation about this topic and use this discussion to inform the development of future Council activities.

TRAVEL GRANTS FOR PROFESSIONAL CANADIAN WRITERS

Travel Grants enable writers, translators, literary performers, spoken word artists and storytellers to respond to invitations to specific international literary events that are important to their artistic development and career, or within Canada, participate in a writer’s residency. No deadline. $500 to $2,500.

For more details, visit http://www.canadacouncil.ca/en/council/grants/find-a-grant/grants/travel-grants-for-professional-writers

UCROSS FOUNDATION RESIDENCIES

http://www.ucrossfoundation.org/

Provides uninterrupted time, workspace, and living accommodations to competitively selected visual artists, writers, and composers. Accepting applications for its 2015 Spring Residency program, which runs from late-February to mid-June. Residencies vary in length from two weeks to six weeks. Most meals are provided, and there is cell phone service on the property as well as wireless Internet connection for resident use. Residents are responsible for providing their own working materials and for their travel to Sheridan, Wyoming. There is no charge for a residency. Artists, writers, and composers from the United States and around the globe in any stage of their professional careers are invited to apply.

Deadline October 1, 2014.

unbound

Unbound is a new way to connect authors and readers. Authors present a pitch, you pledge, and when the goal is reached the book is written. It’s really that simple.

Writers’ Coalition – Benefits You Can Afford

Join the Writers’ Coalition program today – as long as you’re a resident of Canada and under the age of 71, you are eligible to join.

There is no medical required to join so you will not be refused coverage for pre-existing conditions – it is guaranteed acceptance.

The program offers a pay direct drug/dental card that is accepted nationally at pharmacies and dental offices across the country which means direct settlement of prescription drug claims (you pay only your portion at the pharmacy) and no waiting for re-imbursement on dental claims (no submission of a paper claim and your re-imbursement cheque is usually in the mail within 4 or 5 working days).

The Writers’ Coalition

  • Not-for-profit insurer
  • Unbeatable service – we only service artists
  • Affordable, comprehensive coverage
  • Convenience of a drug/dental card
  • Medical is not required to purchase coverage
  • Access to other insurance offerings, including home/auto

http://www.writerscoalition.com

writerscoalition@actrafrat.com

1 800-387-8897 x238

WRITING CERTIFICATE PROGRAMS

UNIVERSITY OF CALGARY

Do you have a passion for creative writing? Perhaps you work in a field that requires strong writing skills? Whatever your reasons for wanting to be a better writer, University of Calgary Continuing Education can help.

Three writing certificate programs are offered, all of which are delivered completely online. When you enroll in a course, you will be required to work within scheduled start- and end-dates and will be expected to meet assignment timelines. During the duration of the course, you will work whenever-and from wherever-you choose, as long as you have a computer and a reliable internet connection. Each program requires 200 hours of instruction time, and in some cases, courses can be applied to more than one certificate. One or more of the following certificate programs may be exactly what you need:

 

Professional Writing specializing in Business and Technical Writing

Professional Writing specializing in Marketing and Public Relations

Creative Writing

For more information, go to http://conted.ucalgary.ca/writing/

PUBLICATIONS & PUBLISHING

Authority Publishing for Non-fiction Authors

http://authoritypublishing.com/

Authorspress

Publishers of Scholarly Books

New Delhi, India

Website: www.authorspressbooks.com

Blog: www.authorspressbooks.wordpress.com

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/authorspressindia?ref=hl

Email id: info@authorspressbooks.com

THE BEGINNER’S GUIDE TO EBOOKS

All you need to know about ebooks: how to read them, the different ebook formats, choosing an ebook reader, and where to find the best specials and free ebooks.
http://www.EbookIntroduction.com

Book Markets for Children’s Writers 2014

brokenpencil

The magazine of zine culture and independent arts

http://www.brokenpencil.com/

Commonwealth Writers: A world of new fiction

                                           http://www.commonwealthwriters.org/

GOOSE LANE EDITIONS

http://gooselane.com/submissions.php

Goose Lane Editions specializes in Canadian literary fiction and poetry, and in creative non-fiction on subjects such as art, history, politics, biography, travel, nature, popular culture, and the big ideas of our time. We are principally interested in submissions from Canadian writers. We only consider submissions from outside of Canada if the author is Canadian and if the book has extraordinary interest to Canadian readers. We do not publish books for children or young adults, personal memoirs, how-to books, mystery novels, fictional crime stories or works of science fiction. We do publish books with a distinctive flair and a clear, resounding voice, and vision. We are interested in books that take the reader on an original journey that fascinates, resonates, and captivates.

Guide to Canadian Copyright

http://www.cipo.ic.gc.ca/eic/site/cipointernet-internetopic.nsf/eng/h_wr02281.html

107 Countries, 193 Airlines, 212 Publications!

If You Would Like To Do Freelance Work For In-Flight Publications Then This Is A Great Resource For You. You’ll Save Weeks Of Time Tracking Down All This Information

In-Flight Magazines Report

INKSHARES

Inkshares is a crowd-driven publisher. Our goal is to connect writers with readers. We produce, market and distribute books people want to read. In doing so, we can bring quality literary work to life, paying authors more and costing readers less. We’re crowdfunding meets publishing.

https://www.inkshares.com

The Journaling Place

http://www.createwritenow.com/

 

Get started: write a journal!

MADE IN BANFF

New newsletter weekly!

The Banff Centre Blog

http://www.banffcentre.org

Magazine Markets for Children’s Writers 2014

https://www.writersbookstore.com/sc/wbs_order_items.htm

THE MALAHAT REVIEW

http://web.uvic.ca/malahat/

Summer issue of Malahat lite and Malahat Review now available!

Mythic Dragon Publishing

~We are on the hunt for compelling stories with unique characters,

engaging settings, and intense conflict.~

If this fits your manuscript(s), we invite you to submit your story.

We publish almost all genres.

http://www.mythicdragonpublishing.com/welcome.html

Neon

Neon is a British literary magazine published three times a year in print and online. Its tastes tend towards the dark and the surreal. It publishes literary and slipstream short-form writing: poetry, fiction and experimental forms. Submissions are accepted from writers anywhere in the world, and the magazine is available for free online. Neon also publishes chapbooks and pamphlets, as well as a free micro-anthology titled Battery Pack. See the website for more information: http://www.neonmagazine.co.uk/

PEACHTREE PUBLISHERS

http://peachtree-online.com/index.php/resources/submission-guidelines/manuscript-guidelines.html

For children’s picture books, send full manuscript. For all others, send either full manuscript OR table of contents plus three sample chapters. Peachtree does not accept query letters where no manuscript is included. Peachtree currently publishes the following categories: Children’s fiction and nonfiction picture books, chapter books, middle readers, young adult books, education, parenting, self-help, and health books of interest to the general trade. Peachtree does not publish historical novels (except children’s/young adult), science fiction, fantasy, romance, westerns, horror, poetry, short stories, plays, business, scientific or technical reference, or books intended specifically as textbooks.

PEN Canada

envisions a world where

writers are free to write,

readers are free to read,

and freedom of expression prevails

http://pencanada.ca

Scriggler

is a writing, blogging and debating platform.

A place for anyone who wants to write and read on any topic,

in any level of detail.

See more at: https://scriggler.com/

Shelf Unbound

New issue of Shelf Unbound!

Click on this link to start reading your new issue right now:

http://www.pagegangster.com/p/QIEbm/

VerbalArt

http://www.verbalart.in/submission.php

VerbalArt welcomes unsolicited submissions all about poet, poetry and poems. We also publish translation in English, book reviews, interviews, biographies, autobiography, memoirs, essays, travelogue and creative writings pertaining to poets and poetry. We will only consider work that has not been previously published, whether in print or on the web.

Poems submitted for the journal, VerbalArt can also be considered for its sister journal, Phenomenal Literature: A Journal Devoted to Language & Literature.

WARREN PUBLISHING

http://www.warrenpublishing.net/overview.html

Currently searching for the following manuscripts:

Non-fiction (psychology, sociology, sustainable living and building topics)

Health and Wellness, including nutrition topics

Fiction (historical, suspense, general fiction)

Mind-Body-Spirit topics

Young Adult (pre-teen and young adult)

Children’s (for ages 2 up through 12)

Coffee Table Books (travel, photography, biography, cooking and lifestyle topics)

Worldwide Freelance Writer
http://www.worldwidefreelance.com

WOW! Women on Writing

An e-zine promoting the communication between women writers, Authors, Editors, Agents, Publishers, and Readers

http://www.wow-womenonwriting.com/

Writers Digest

http://www.writersdigest.com/

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The Writing Pool

http://www.thewritingpool.com

 

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