TWP Weekly Writing Post 2014 November 16-22 Edition

                 The Writing Pools            

Weekly Writing PostTM

2014 November 16-22 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.

Join us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/129774893747229/

Follow The Writing PoolTM blog at https://thewritingpool.com/. Share a link, an article, a poem, or something else literary. Send your submission to cindy@artnwords.ca

If you want to include a notice or announcement in the Weekly, please email your submission to cindy@artnwords.ca

PEI LOCAL/ATLANTIC

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

Chris McGarry’s Summer of Fear

at Confederation Centre Public Library

Island author, Chris McGarry will be reading from his new novel, Summer of Fear, at Confederation Centre Public Library Saturday, Nov. 15, 2 pm.  In Summer of fear we meet Antonio Guardini, veteran NYPD homicide detective, devoted husband and father, devout Roman Catholic and prolife activist. A mysterious killer who believes he is receiving orders from God begins targeting abortion doctors in New York City. Antonio and six other detectives are assigned to a task force to investigate the murders. Caught in a moral dilemma, Antonio is forced to temporarily place his personal convictions aside in order to catch the murderer, who is closer to him than he could ever imagine…

Open Mic Confederation Centre Public Library

Thursday, Nov. 20, 7 pm – Want to read your poetry or prose in a public venue… Join our Open Mic. Share your love of poetry and prose by reading before a live audience.  Meet other writers in your area and find out about your local writing community. Not interested in speaking? Feel free to come along and listen.  Please keep speaking time to five minutes.

Winter’s Tales Reading Series @ UPEI

Michael Crummey reading and book signing of Sweetland: November 27, 7:30 p.m. at the Confederation Centre Art Gallery

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

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 calls for submission at: https://thewritingpool.com/

COMPETITIONS

Check out our great new listing of contests and awards with live links!

https://thewritingpool.com/contests-and-awards.php

Wilda Morris Poetry Blog Contest

Submit a poem built around the multiple meanings of one word in the English language (or a couple of words that sound alike). Read example poems and complete directions at http://wildamorris.blogspot.com/. Contest deadline is November 15. No entry fee. Prize for winning poems is publication on the blog, which has a contest each month.

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

Kindergarten Story Contest

To enter our Kindergarten Contest, submit a fiction or nonfiction story about family, friends, life, play, or school—really anything—for ages 5 to 6, up to 150 words. The story should be appropriate for kindergarteners who are just learning to read on their own. It should be fun, use appropriate vocabulary and syntax, and be interesting to youngest readers.

Please take care to not write too high for this age group. Know what a five- or six-year-old can and cannot read. Originality and the overall quality of writing will be important. Publishability is the ultimate criterion.

Deadline extended
Entries must be received by November 21, 2014

Entrants pay an entry fee of $15, which includes a six-month subscription to Children’s Book Insider newsletter and a six-month membership in the writer’s community CBI Clubhouse. Winners will be announced in the January eNews newsletter.

You may enter multiple manuscripts, but please use an entry form and enclose a $15 reading fee for each one.

The contest’s rules are important. Please read them very carefully.

Note the deadline is now November 21st! Be sure to get your entry in on time. Our online entry alternative is the fastest option.

https://www.writersbookstore.com/sc/wbs_order.htm?p=iclya&mc=BX099

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 Sillerman First Book Prize for African Poets

The African Poetry Series has been made possible through seed funding from philanthropists, Laura and Robert F. X. Sillerman, whose generous contributions have facilitated the establishment of the African Poetry Book Fund.  Mr. and Mrs. Sillerman have also welcomed the use of their name for the First Book Prize for African Poets.

The Prize

The winner receives USD $1000 and publication through with the University of Nebraska Press and Amalion Press in Senegal.

Manuscripts are accepted annually between September 15 and December 1st.

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

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

GENEii Writing Contest
The GENEii Writing Contest is for factual articles: either family history or local history, character sketches, or memoirs. Winning entries capture a sense of a family’s experience(s), the character of a locality, or reveal an individual’s character and personality. We feel the best articles help illuminate the human drama—and will also illuminate the era, and/or the historical or social context of the subject.

Prizes are awarded in two categories. Category 1 is for articles between 1,000 and 2,000 words in length. Category 2 is for articles under 1,000 words in length. Both categories are for family history or local-history stories, memoirs, or character sketches. Submissions may be either unpublished or previously published.

The GENEii Writing Contest is open to the public and is presented each year by the SCGS. Entries must be received between November 1 and December 31. The contest closes on December 31 for each calendar year. Winners are notified individually by May 1st of the following year. A listing of winning entries is posted on the SCGS website and the winners’ names will be printed in the summer issue of The Searcher, the quarterly journal of SCGS.

For details, visit http://www.scgsgenealogy.com/geneii/index.html

James Knudsen Prize for Fiction

Deadline: December 31, 2014

Judged by Jesmyn Ward

WINNER: $1000, publication and a year subscription

FINALISTS: will be named on our website

  • Submissions must be original, previously unpublished works of fiction, no longer than 7,500 words.
  • Reading fee: $20 (includes a copy of contest issue)
  • You may enter more than one story, but each submission must arrive in a separate envelope or online submission with its own cover sheet and entry fee.
  • We accept novel excerpts only if the submission stands alone as a complete short story.
  • Please include a cover sheet with your name, address, phone number, email, and the title of your submission. DO NOT include your name on any part of the submission. Any story with identifying material will be disqualified.

We highly encourage all submissions be made online through our submissions manager.

To submit via snail mail, follow the above submission guidelines and mail with $20 check or money order made out to:

UNO Foundation
Bayou Magazine c/o
(James Knudsen Prize for Fiction or Kay Murphy Prize for Poetry)
Department of English University of New Orleans
2000 Lakeshore Drive
New Orleans, LA 70148

Kay Murphy Prize  for Poetry

Deadline: December 31, 2014

Judged by Jane Miller

WINNER $1000, publication and a year subscription

FINALISTS: will be named on our website

  • Submissions must be original, previously unpublished poetry.
  • Reading fee: $20 (includes a copy of contest issue)
  • You may enter up to three poems per entry.
  • You may enter multiple submissions, but each submission must be in a separate envelope or online submission with its own cover sheet and entry fee.
  • On the cover sheet, please include your name, address, phone number, email address, and the title of your submission. DO NOT include your name on the pages of the manuscript. Any submission with identifying material will be disqualified.

We highly encourage all submissions be made online through our submissions manager.

To submit via snail mail, follow the above submission guidelines and mail with $20 check or money order made out to:

UNO Foundation
Bayou Magazine c/o
(James Knudsen Prize for Fiction or Kay Murphy Prize for Poetry)
Department of English University of New Orleans
2000 Lakeshore Drive
New Orleans, LA 70148

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

The Boiler Flash Contest

The Boiler Flash Essay Contest Judged by Daniel Nester

The Boiler challenges you to submit flash essays under 600 words. We’re open to hybrid forms of poetry, essay, and memoir. The only thing that matters are whether you can sustain our attention and craft a well-written, sleek, beautiful little thing.

Two winners will receive $600 and publication in our spring issue.
Finalists will be considered for publication in our spring issue and other prizes.

Submissions open October 31st and close January 15th. We will announce the winner in the spring of 2015. To get an idea of what we like, read magazines like Brevity, Sweet, or other flash journals.

For details, visit http://theboilerjournal.com/500-word-challenge/

LOCKED HORN PRESS

$10.00 USD

Ends on 3/15/2015

Submissions for the 2015 Publication Contest should be in conversation with the LHP 2015 theme: America(s).

The winner will receive: $250 and 2 contributor copies, along with print and online publication.
Reading fee is $10. All work will be considered for publication.
Reading period: October 15th, 2014 to March 15th, 2015

Please send up to 3 unpublished poems in a single file. If one or more of these poems is accepted for publication prior to hearing back from us, please notify us at lockedhornpress@gmail.com.

Stacy Doris Memorial Poetry Award

We are now accepting submissions for the Stacy Doris Memorial Poetry Award. The winning poet will receive $500 and publication in the Spring 2015 issue of Fourteen Hills. There is no submission fee. Poems not chosen for the award will be considered for publication in Fourteen Hills.

Stacy Doris was a poet, translator, and an Associate Professor in San Francisco State University’s Department of Creative Writing, where she taught for ten years. Her poetry is widely recognized; Fledge: A Phenomenology of Spirit, published shortly after her death, is available from Nightboat Books. Poet Maxine Chernoff has referred to it as “a miracle of attentiveness.” She was also highly regarded for her writing in French and her contribution to interactions among contemporary French and American poetry and poets.
Doris created new worlds with her unexpected poetics. Following upon her spirit of creative invention, engaging wit and ingenious playfulness, discovery in construction, and radical appropriations based on classical forms, pastiche, etc., and love, the Stacy Doris Memorial Poetry Award is given to a poet with a truly inventive spirit. The judge for the award is Chet Wiener.
Additional Requirements:

Submission deadline: January 15, 2015

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

The Weather

Deadline: April 13, 2015

For an upcoming issue, Creative Nonfiction is seeking new essays about THE WEATHER. We’re not just making idle chit-chat; the weather affects us all, and talking about the weather is a fundamental human experience. Now, as we confront our changing climate, talking about the weather may be more important than ever.

Send us your true stories—personal, historical, reported—about fog, drought, flooding, tornado-chasing, blizzards, hurricanes, hail the size of golfballs, or whatever’s happening where you are. We’re looking for well-crafted essays that will change the way we see the world around us.

Creative Nonfiction editors will award $1,000 for Best Essay and $500 for runner-up. All essays will be considered for publication in a special “Weather” issue of the magazine.

Guidelines:  Essays must be previously unpublished and no longer than 4,000 words. There is a $20 reading fee (or $25 to include a 4-issue subscription to Creative Nonfiction—US addresses only); multiple entries are welcome ($20/essay) as are entries from outside the United States (though due to shipping costs we cannot offer the subscription deal).

You may submit essays online or by regular mail:

By regular mail
Postmark deadline April 13, 2015.
Please send manuscript, accompanied by cover letter with complete contact information including the title of the essay and word count; SASE or email for response; and payment to:

Creative Nonfiction
Attn: WEATHER
5501 Walnut Street, Suite 202
Pittsburgh, PA 15232

Online
Deadline to upload files: 11:59 pm EST April 13, 2015
To submit, please click the appropriate link:

Reading fee + 4-issue subscription ($25; US submitters only)
Reading fee only ($20)

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

FJORDS REVIEW ANNUAL CONTEST

Rolling deadlines

We read manuscripts throughout the year and publish our winner and shortlist on the same day.

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

Governor General’s Awards for Literature

The seven English-language winners will read from their GG-winning books and sign copies!

Wednesday November 26, 11:30 to 1:30 pm
Canada Council for the Arts
150 Elgin, Ottawa

(Event with French-language winners : November 27, 11:30 to 13:30)

RSVP to prizes@canadacouncil.ca to reserve a spot at this free event and be entered into a draw for a set of the winning books.

Bring your books to be signed. Our partner Chapters Indigo, will be selling books on site, should you wish to purchase winning books.

Winners’ announcement: November 18 at 10 am on our ggbooks.ca. In the meantime, visit the site to find out who’s in the running!

AROHO

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

The Naming Of Cancer at the Scottish Poetry Library

On Thursday 27th November poet Tracey S Rosenberg will be launching her second chapbook The Naming Of Cancer at the Scottish Poetry Library. Proceedings begin at 18:00, and there will be refreshments and possibly a reading. Entry is free, but please book your place through Eventbrite.

Tracey S Rosenberg was awarded a Scottish Book Trust New Writers Award in 2010, and wrote or revised many of the poems in The Naming Of Cancer during her award. The Naming Of Cancer is the first chapbook to be produced by new chapbook publisher Neon Books.

You can pre-order a copy or find out more about the event on the chapbook’s home page.

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

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

Check out our new page containing live links to Grants, Fellowships, and Residencies

https://thewritingpool.com/grants-fellowships-and-residencies.php

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.

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.

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.

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/

The Weekly Writing Post is brought to you by

The Writing Pool

http://www.thewritingpool.com

 

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s