TWP Weekly Writing Post™ 2017 June 4 Edition

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“I wonder what it would be like to live in a world where it was always June.”
L.M. Montgomery, Anne of the Island

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One of the delights of living on Prince Edward Island is the experience of June. Although associated with summer and one of the hottest months of the year in most countries, June in Prince Edward Island is, to say the least, pleasurable. The temperature in June ranges in the teens with occasional spikes to the low and mid 20s and nights hovering around the low double digits. If you come from a tropical country like I did, that might sound chilly, since the coolest temperatures in the coldest days of January might drop to 18. Here on the Island, that would be the perfect June day sans rain. We do have the occasional sprinkle or thunderstorm, especially at the cusp of May and June, when temperatures might still drop to single digits overnight or in the early morning. The atmosphere does border on muggy when the higher teens climb to the 20s. The best days are when the temperature remains above 16 and below 23 and the sky is the purest blue from one horizon to another, perhaps a dotting of fluff or even a thin blanket of shredded cotton spread across and over the countryside, a whisper of air ruffling the uppermost leaves and branches of the trees. On such a day, you can go anywhere on the Island, be it the beach, a park, a pond, river, or trail—or even just your porch, deck, or balcony—and bask in its luscious glory.

Need tips on writing?  Ask us in The Writing Pool™! You can also read about other aspects of writing at Creativity Unlimited.

Happy writing!

~cpl

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NEWS

PEI LOCAL/ATLANTIC

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 Canadian Creative Writers and Writing Programs Conference

Cargo Literary’s Editor Mo Duffy Cobb will be joining forces with Editor Katherine Barrett of Understorey Magazine to present a workshop at the Canadian Creative Writers and Writing Programs conference, entitled, “Publishing Literature in the Digital Age”. Read more about CCWP here: http://www.ccwwp.ca/

Together, they will explore the perspectives of publishing literary journals in a shifting digital landscape. Through the lens of diversity and accessibility, the two editors will examine the language of their platforms and share ways to build and grow readership, while discussing how to create inclusive environments for emerging writers and artists. They will also explore new frontiers in marketing and web design, and consider how the worlds of their journals can inspire real-life community action.

To register for the conference being held in beautiful Fredericton, New Brunswick on June 9-11th, please follow the links here: http://www.ccwwp.ca/conference/registration/

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The Insider’s Guide to Writing and Publishing for Young Readers Summer Workshop in Charlottetown, P.E.I.

Type: Two-Day Workshop          

Dates: July 13-15, 2017        

Location: University of Prince Edward Island, Charlottetown, P.E.I.

Workshop Fees: Regular Rate: $300, plus 15% PEI HST; Seniors (65+) & Students: $250, plus 15% PEI HST

Presented by Humber College and the University of Prince Edward Island, through the generous support of the Access Copyright Foundation, The Insider’s Guide to Writing and Publishing for Young Readers is an intensive workshop for writers of young adult and children’s literature. No matter what stage of writing you’re at – from concept to first draft or beyond – here’s the lowdown on the world of publishing and self-publishing. Led by Cynthia Good and Rick Wilks, two of the most experienced professionals in the business, this workshop, held in in beautiful Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, is full of practical suggestions and writing inspiration.

For more details, please visit http://bit.ly/2pBZ9qx

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Cargo Lit Submissions

Hey all you lovers of travel and passion and adventure, Cargo’s reading period is open for Issue 6, due out next month. Whether it’s a photo you took, an experience you want to share, or a piece of art you created inspired by your place in a new world, we at Cargo Lit want to hear about it.

Don’t forget we are always looking for portrait shots for our covers – your photo or art could make the next cover of Cargo.

To drop your submission in our box, follow the links here through Submittable: http://cargoliterary.com/submit/

We are waiting for you!

the cargo team

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Writer in Residence – Call for Expressions of Interest 2017

Do you write romance novels and short stories? Vancouver, B.C., is the perfect setting for writing your next romantic masterpiece. Spend the coziest days of fall surrounded by mountain views and water vistas while ensconced in a beautiful library full of surprises and opportunities guaranteed to spark your creativity. Enjoy four months writing in Vancouver, home to a remarkable natural environment and a lively cultural community.

Vancouver Public Library will host a resident romance author between Aug. 28 and Dec. 15, 2017. The Writer in Residence program promotes Canadian writing and literature to Vancouver citizens. The aims of the residency are to foster greater public appreciation for Canadian writing, provide opportunities to interact with the resident author and to provide the space, time and resources for a Canadian author to write.

For more details, please visit http://bit.ly/1PkBW1e

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Open Invitation

The poetry engine awaits you at www.poetrypei.com!

New poets 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.

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CONTESTS AND CALLS

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See more at www.thewritingpool.com

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2017 WORLD’S BEST STORY CONTEST IS ON!

Writers from around the world can submit stories for free in several fiction and nonfiction genres while readers across the world vote on those stories using our easy and fun to use proprietary blockbuster story potential™ voting algorithm. All winning stories receive a pedigree building publishing deal represented by WBS Entertainment Inc.

For details, please visit https://worldsbeststory.com/.

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Tethered By Letters

The deadline for our Spring Contest has been extended to June 15!

 

Tethered by Letters has launched a new Twitter micro fiction contest, #Blink! Stories must be 140 characters or less. A winner will be selected every two weeks. For more details, follow @TethrdbyLettrs and @FrictionSeries on Twitter.

 

For details, please visit http://tetheredbyletters.com/submissions/contest/

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Glimmer Train 2015 SUBMISSION CALENDAR AND CATEGORIES

We have five submission categories from which to choose, including our standard category (no reading fees and payment for accepted pieces is $700), and four contests (reading fees allow for 1st place prizes from $1,500 to $2,500). Contests vs. standards. Click on the names of the categories for details.

NOTE: There is always a one-week grace period after the deadline (last day of the month).

Very Short Fiction (1st place – $1,500): Welcome in January, April, July, and October.

Short Story Award for New Writers (1st place – $1,500): Welcome in February, May, August, November.

Fiction Open (1st place – $2,500): Welcome in June and December.

Family Matters (1st place – $1,500): Welcome in March and September.

Standard Category ($700): Welcome in January, May, September.

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The Monthly Writing Contest

Here at Writing Maps we believe good writing should be encouraged, cherished, shared, and most importantly, published.

We hold a monthly Writing Maps Writing Contest to coincide with the launch each month of a new Writing Map product. We challenge you to write and share a 150-word piece in response to our Prompt of the Month.

Each month’s two winning entries will be published in The A3 Review, the new Writing Maps Journal, a fold-out literary magazine to be published every six months. The first issue appeared in September 2014. Winning entries will also receive free Writing Maps and contributor copies of The A3 Review.

To make sure you don’t miss future contests, you can sign up to our newsletter by clicking on this link. Follow us on Twitter for conversation, updates and inspiration.

The Rules:

  1. Entry is $5 (approx £3). Multiple entries accepted.
  2. Enter online through Submittable. Click here to enter.
  3. The contest closes at midnight (GMT) on the fourth Saturday of the month.
  4. Any entries submitted after the deadline will not be eligible.
  5. The Writing Maps Writing Contest is open to all writers over 16.
  6. There is no restriction on theme or style. We encourage prose, poems, prose poems, graphic stories and hybrid forms.
  7. Maximum number of words is 150.

 

For more details, please visit http://www.writingmaps.com/pages/contest

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Flash Fiction Competition

This quarterly open-themed competition for fiction up to 500 words has closing dates of 31st March, 30th June, 30th September, and 31st December.

Entry fee: £5 for one story, £8 for two stories

Prizes: £300 plus publication in Words with JAM, £200 and £100

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2017 Publishizer Book Proposal Contests

Reading is food for the heart, mind and soul. Here at Publishizer, we’re passionate about finding and helping more authors get their books published. We strongly believe that there is an urgent need for more book diversity, so we’re proud to be hosting bi-monthly themed book proposal contests in 2017.

There are no entry fees or purchases required to join. For a chance to land a publisher for your book and a shot at the US$2000 cash prize for each contest:

  • Write a compelling 1000-word book proposal based on an unpublished book idea
  • Submit the proposal within the appropriate contest category for approval
  • Launch your campaign within the contest month to be entered into the 45-day book proposal contest

The campaign with the highest number of pre-orders for each contest wins US$2000, though every author that successfully launches a campaign on Publishizer has a chance to get published! Needless to say, the more pre-orders you get, the more publishers will express an interested in acquiring your book.

For details, please visit https://publishizer.com/contests/

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SUMMER 2017 FLASH FICTION CONTEST

WOW! hosts a (quarterly) writing contest every three months, and has done so since 2006. The mission of this contest is to inspire creativity, great writing, and provide well-rewarded recognition to contestants. The contest is open globally; age is of no matter; and entries must be in English. We are open to all styles and genres of flash fiction, although we do encourage you to take a close look at our guest judge for the season (upper right hand corner) if you are serious about winning. Please make sure you download our Contest Terms & Conditions PDF below for complete guidelines. Get creative, and let’s have some fun! We look forward to reading your work!

WORD COUNT:

Maximum: 750
Minimum: 250

The title is not to be counted in your word count. We use MS Word’s word count to determine the submitted entry’s word count.

PROMPT:

OPEN PROMPT!

That’s right, this is your chance to shine, and get creative. You can write about anything, as long as it’s within the word count and fiction. If you’re feeling inspired, write something new, or dig out those stories you started way back when and tailor them to the word count.

We’re open to any style and genre. From horror to romance. So, get creative, and most of all, have fun.

Click to Download the SUMMER 2017 FLASH FICTION Contest Terms & Conditions PDF

CONTEST DEADLINES:

FALL: September – November 30th 11:59 PM (Pacific Time) – CLOSED
WINTER: December – February 28th, 11:59 PM (Pacific Time) – CLOSED
SPRING: March – May 31st, 11:59 PM (Pacific Time) – CLOSED
SUMMER: June – August 31st, 11:59 PM (Pacific Time) – NOW OPEN!

ENTRY FEE: $10.00

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The Peter Hinchcliffe Short Fiction Award

(sponsored by the St Jerome’s University English department)
For a work of short fiction by a writer in the early stages: someone who has not yet published a novel or story collection.

For more details, please visit https://tnq.ca/product/the-peter-hinchcliffe-short-fiction-award/
Deadline: EXTENDED to June 12, 2017

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Submissions Call: Indentured Labour Anthology. Deadline 5 June 2017

Commonwealth Writers and the School of Advanced Study, University of London, are looking for submissions from writers whose heritage includes the experience of indentured labour.

The anthology (title tbc) will include poetry, nonfiction and fiction and will be published in 2018 by the School of Advanced Study to mark the 100th anniversary of the end of indentured labour. Twenty of the 52 countries of the Commonwealth were affected by indentured labour migration in the twentieth century. The anthology will explore and be shaped by the legacy of indentured labour.

All writers from the Commonwealth are eligible.

Please submit only ONE of the following:

One Poem or

One nonfiction proposal or

One short story

Please ensure your name, the title and page numbers are included on the document you submit.

The length of the short story/nonfiction should be between 1,500 and 5,000 words. Please include a short biography, stating what your nationality is, and your writing history.

Send your submissions to: commonwealthwriters@gmail.com. Please write ‘Indentured Labour Anthology’ in the subject heading.

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NEW! Twist in the Tale Writing Competition

 

1st Prize: £500.00
2nd Prize: £300.00
3rd Prize: £200.00

Closing date: June 5th 2017

Entry fee: £3.50 or FREE to Write, Learn and Publish members

Would you like full feedback on your entry? Pay an additional £5 using the relevant PayPal buttons at the website. Write, Learn and Publish members can request feedback – simply pay for the evaluation and submit entry in the usual way.

Want to brush up your technique before entering? Sign up for the Twist in the Tale course.

Our Twist in the Tale competition is sure to be popular. All you need to do is craft a story that has a surprise ending. That’s it. But, they are not always as easy as they seem so remember to build up the momentum in the story and surprise us at the end.

You have 800 words or less including the title.

This creative writing competition has great cash prizes and publication for the overall winning submission. Do check out all the rules first and if you would like feedback on your submission, this is available for this writing competition.

 

Find out more here

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Murderous Intent Writing Competition

To coincide with the launch of our Characters That Kill writing course, we are pleased to announce a brand new creative writing competition that utilises many of the skills provided in the course.

1st Prize: £500.00

2nd Prize: £300.00

3rd Prize: £200.00

Closing date: June 25, 2017

Entry fee: £3.50 or FREE to Write, Learn and Publish members

We do want to see a crime story where the characters are cleverly crafted and highly believable. We want to feel their emotions, to feel their sense of fear and trepidation and we want to understand why the crime happens.

Focus on the plot, whether the murder happens by mistake, is a crime of passion or is planned to perfection, your story must be original, in-depth and the characters must be brimming over with emotion.

You have up to 1500 words excluding the title

For more details, please visit http://bit.ly/2qF8dOO

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9th Annual Flash Fiction Challenge

The 9th Annual Flash Fiction Challenge is a competition that challenges writers around the world to create short stories (1,000 words maximum) based on genre, location, and object assignments in just 48 hours. Each writer will participate in at least 2 writing challenges and as many as 4 depending on how well they place in each challenge.  Feedback from the judges is provided for every submission and there are thousands in cash and prizes for the winners.  Sound like fun?  Learn more, register, and read past winning stories at the link below.  The competition kicks off on July 14th and space is limited, so make sure to register soon.  Good luck writers!

 

It’s easy to register.  First, download the Official Rules and Participation Agreement.  Once you have read through the rules, you are ready to register by clicking the button below.  The entry fee is US$45* until the early entry deadline of June 8, 2017 and US$55* until the final entry deadline of July 13, 2017.

 

For more details, please visit http://www.nycmidnight.com/Competitions/FFC/Challenge.htm

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Booksie Poetry Competition

Calling all poets. Booksie is looking to crown its 2017 Poet Laureate. Get your poems out and submit them to the contest.

The poetry can be of any type, length, or content, but it must be your own. The poetry can be serious or whimsical, fact or fiction, but it should strike a chord that makes us sit up and take notice. We’re looking for poems will attract reader’s attention as we feature the winners on the homepage and across the site. You may submit as many entries as you like.

Cost: $4.95 / entry

Start: April 06, 2017

Deadline: June 09, 2017

Prize: Winner Crowned Booksie Poet Laureate and Receives $200
For more details, please visit https://www.booksie.com/contest/The+Booksie+2017+Poetry+Competition-9

 

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Open Poetry Competition


1st Prize: £500.00
2nd Prize: £300.00
3rd Prize: £200.00

Closing date: June 10th 2017
Entry fee: £3.50 or FREE to Write, Learn and Publish members
Our Open Poetry Competitions are always popular and if you love poetry, why not share some with us? You could walk away with our top prize of £500. This poetry competition is open to all poets across the globe and if you have a favourite poem, make sure you enter it on or before the closing date.
You have a maximum of 40 lines.
Poems can be on any topic but must be previously unpublished.

 

Read the rules or enter HERE

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Miami Book Fair/de Groot Prize

The winner of the Miami Book Fair/de Groot Prize will receive a $6,000 cash award, publication by Melville House, a critically acclaimed independent press, an expense-paid (hotel, travel, per diem) trip to the Miami Book Fair after publication, and a chance to read/participate in programs at the fair. The two runners-up will each receive $2,000, an expense-paid (hotel, travel, per diem) trip to the 2018 Miami Book Fair, and a chance to read/participate in programs at the Fair. The three winners work will be publicized in print and online media.

Prize Timeline

  • Submissions will be received beginning May 1, 2017
  • All submissions must be received online and paid for by midnight EST on June 15, 2017
  • The three finalists will be notified once the jury has made its decision on or before October 20, 2017.
  • The winners of the Miami Book Fair/de Groot Prize will be publicly announced on or before November 1, 2017

For more details, please visit https://www.miamibookfair.com/degroot/

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SLATE ROOF PRESS POETRY CHAPBOOK CONTEST

Slate Roof Press offers an Annual Poetry Chapbook Contest.  The winner of this year’s contest will be awarded the 2017 Elyse Wolf Prize of $500.

Submit $10 reading fee. Deadline: June 15, 2017.

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

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2017 Wells Festival of Literature Competitions

This year, to celebrate our Silver Anniversary, we have raised the prize money to 1st: £750, 2nd: £300 and 3rd: £200 in all three categories. We are continuing to offer the Hilly Cansdale local poetry prize of £100 and the Wyvern local short story prize, also £100. In addition, there will be a £100 local prize in the Book for Children category.

Short Story Competition
Entries may be on any subject and should be between 1,000 and 2,000 words in length.

Poetry Competition
Entries may be on any subject but must not exceed 40 lines in length.

A Book for Children Competition
Stories in this category may be on any subject. We ask, however, that the stories are aimed at readers aged 9+; this allows entrants to write either middle grade or teenage novels. We also ask for the first three chapters only, plus a synopsis

The deadline for all entries is midnight on 30th June 2017

For more details, please visit http://www.wellsfestivalofliterature.org.uk/2017-competitions/

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2017 Lois Cranston Memorial Poetry Prize

CLICK HERE TO SUBMIT ONLINE

Read the 2016 Winners Here!

Prize: $300 cash prize. Winner and all finalists will receive a one-volume subscription to CALYX Journal and publication on CALYX’s website.

Dates: March 1 – June 30, 2017, postmarked

Please submit up to three unpublished poems (six pages maximum). Simultaneous submissions are discouraged. The CALYX editorial collective reads all manuscripts first, then selects 10-20 finalists to send to the final judge.

 

For postal submissions:

Please send up to three unpublished poems (six pages maximum), cover letter with name and contact information, and $15 reading fee (checks payable to CALYX, Inc.).

Send materials to:

CALYX, Inc.

Lois Cranston Memorial Poetry Prize

PO Box B

Corvallis, OR 97339

For online submissions:

Please upload three unpublished poems (six pages maximum) in a single .doc, .docx, .rtf, or .pdx file to our online submission manager.  Reading fee ($15 + $1 paypal processing fee) is payable with Visa or Mastercard through our secure online payment portal. Do not include name on poems—submissions will be read blind.

To submit online, please visit: www.calyxpress.org/submissions

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 Two Sylvias Press 2017 Poetry Prize for Full-Length Manuscript

(Submission Dates: April 1 – June 30)

See more at: http://twosylviaspress.com/poetry-prize.html#sthash.xGuS9gPP.dpuf

 

Winner receives $1000
Manuscript published as both print book and eBook
20 author copies
A vintage inkwell 

 

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The Griffin Poetry Prize

  • The Griffin Poetry Prize, valued at C$130,000, is awarded annually in two categories – International and Canadian. Each prize is worth C$65,000.
  • In each category, the prize is for the best collection of poetry in English published during the preceding year. One prize goes to a living Canadian poet or translator, the other to a living poet or translator from any country, which may include Canada.
  • Translations are assessed for their quality as poetry in English; the focus is on the achievement of the translator.
  • Should a prize-winning book be a translation from a living poet, the prize is awarded 60% to the translator and 40% to the original poet. If the original poet is dead, but his/her work is within copyright, 40% of the prize is given to the original poet’s estate. Otherwise, the disbursement of that portion of the prize is left to the discretion of the judges.

Deadline: June 30, 2017

For details, please visit http://www.griffinpoetryprize.com/how-to-enter/rules/

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North Street Book Prize

3rd year. Your self-published book can win up to $1,500 plus expert marketing services.

Please submit during February 15-June 30, 2017. We are accepting self-published books in the categories of General Fiction, Young Adult Fiction, and Creative Nonfiction & Memoir. You may submit a collection of short stories or essays as a single entry. Length limit: 150,000 words. All contestants receive a free PDF download of How to Get Great Book Reviews Frugally & Ethically by Carolyn Howard-Johnson.

The winner of each category will receive $1,500, a marketing analysis and one-hour phone consultation with Carolyn Howard-Johnson, a $300 credit at BookBaby, and 3 free ads in the Winning Writers newsletter (a $450 value). Two honorable mentions in each category will receive $250. No restrictions on age or country. Please click the Submittable button below for full details. The results will be announced on February 15, 2018. Fee: $60 per book.

For more details, please visit https://winningwriters.com/our-contests/north-street-book-prize

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2017 Autumn House Press Full-Length Poetry Contest

Ends on June 30, 2017

$30.00

  • All full-length collections of poetry 50-80 pages in length are eligible.
  • The winner will receive book publication, $1,000 advance against royalties, and a $1,500 travel/publicity grant to promote his or her book.
  • The deadline is June 30, 2017.
  • We ask that all submissions from authors new to Autumn House come through one of our annual contests.
  • All finalists will be considered for publication.
  • The final judge for the Poetry Prize is Alberto Rios.

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

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 2017 Autumn House Press Full-Length Fiction Contest

Ends on June 30, 2017

$30.00

  • Fiction submissions should be approximately 200-300 pages. All fiction sub-genres (short stories, short-shorts, novellas, or novels) or any combination of sub-genres are eligible.
  • The winners will receive book publication, $1,000 advance against royalties, and a $1,500 travel/publicity grant to promote his or her book.
  • The deadline is June 30, 2017.
  • We ask that all submissions from authors new to Autumn House come through one of our annual contests.
  • All finalists will be considered for publication.
  • The final judge for the Fiction Prize is Amina Gautier.

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

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2017 Autumn House Press Full-Length Nonfiction Contest

Ends on June 30, 2017

$30.00

  • Nonfiction submissions should be approximately 200-300 pages. All nonfiction subjects (including personal essays, memoirs, travel writing, historical narratives, nature or science writing…) or any combination of subjects are eligible.
  • The final judge for the Nonfiction Prize is Alison Hawthorne Deming.
  • The winner will receive book publication, $1,000 advance against royalties, and a $1,500 travel/publicity grant to promote his or her book.
  • The deadline is June 30, 2017.
  • We ask that all submissions from authors new to Autumn House come through one of our annual contests.
  • All finalists will be considered for publication.

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

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Eden Mills Writers’ Festival Literary Contest 2017

The EMWF Literary Contest is open internationally to aspiring and/or modestly published writers over the age of 16.  Writers can submit a short story, poetry collection, or creative nonfiction.  Winners in each category will receive a $250 prize and will be invited to read a short selection from their work at the festival on Sunday, September 10, 2017.
Please see our website for submission details.

Submission Deadline:  June 30, 2017

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Eden Mills Writers’ Festival Fringe Competition

The Fringe Competition invites writers unpublished in book format to submit their work for an opportunity to read at the festival on Sunday, September 10, 2017. Up to two festival reading sets are dedicated to the winners of The Fringe competition. Writers can submit prose or poetry. Over the years, several readers at The Fringe have returned to the Festival as published authors. So sit down at the keyboard or pick up your pen and get working on this year’s submission.
Submission details are available on our website.

Submission Deadline:  June 30, 2017

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Banff Mountain Book Competition

Inviting all authors and publishers to submit entries to this internationally recognized literary competition that celebrates mountain literature in all its forms. Over $16,000 in cash and prizes. Deadline: June 30, 2017. For more details, please visit http://bit.ly/2pOAVgF

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2017 Adventure Writers Competition is open for submissions through June 30, 2017!

$1000 cash prize and some great marketing help as well!

Start your engines! Get those manuscripts ready! If you have a complete manuscript, or are even published, we can’t wait to read your novel!

 

For more details, please visit http://www.adventurewriterscompetition.com/

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Canadian Women Artists’ Award

Ends on June 30, 2017

The Canadian Women Artists’ Award is open to female Canadian citizens between the ages of 21 and 35 who are living and working in New York, New Jersey, or Connecticut, including students in bachelor’s or master’s degree programs. The $5,000 award is supported by funding granted to NYFA by the Canadian Women’s Club (CWC) of New York as a way to continue its philanthropic work when it disbanded. The award is designed to provide financial support to an emerging or early career artist working in any discipline, and can be used in any manner the recipient deems necessary to further her artistic goals.

For more details, please visit https://apply.nyfa.org/submit/46175/canadian-women-artists-award

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Banff Mountain Book Competition

The Banff Mountain Book Competition and Banff Mountain Photo Essay Competition celebrate the best in mountain literature and photography. Both these competitions are now open!

Inviting all authors and publishers to submit entries to this internationally recognized literary competition that celebrates mountain literature in all its forms. Over $16,000 in cash and prizes. Deadline: June 30, 2017.

For more details, please visit http://bit.ly/2lZSdFv

 

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2nd Annual 10-minute Play Festival

We had so much fun producing last year’s fest we decided to do it again!

Theme: “That’s so gay.”
The words, “That’s so gay.” Must be spoken by a character.

The context? Author’s choice.

Every script must have 2-4 characters.
No children’s shows or musicals.
10 pages (10 minutes) max.
Will be staged in strict “black box” style.

NO PLAY MAY HAVE BEEN PUBLISHED, READ IN PUBLIC, OR PRODUCED BEFORE. NO EXCEPTIONS.
 
POSTMARK DEADLINE: June 30, 2017

Plays will be produced in September of 2017.  Dates to be announced.

 8-10 plays will be produced.

1st prize $300.00 – plus a trophy
2nd prize $200.00 – plus a medal
3rd prize $100.00 – plus a medal

Entry fee: $10.00– check or money order.

 

For more details, please visit http://www.etcmemphistheater.com/upcoming-season.html

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The 2018 Saturday Evening Post Great American Fiction Contest is underway!

In its nearly two centuries of existence, The Saturday Evening Post has published short fiction by a who’s who of great American authors, including Ray Bradbury, William Faulkner, F. Scott Fitzgerald, Louis L’Amour, Sinclair Lewis, Jack London, Joyce Carol Oates, Edgar Allan Poe, Anne Tyler, and Kurt Vonnegut, among so many others.

Now you have the opportunity to join our illustrious lineup by entering The Saturday Evening Post’s Sixth Annual Great American Fiction Contest.

“This contest is a tribute to the Post’s legacy of featuring the most renowned American fiction writers,” says Steven Slon, editorial director and associate publisher for The Saturday Evening Post. “Our goal is to continue the tradition of finding and featuring compelling stories and the authors behind them.”

The winning story will be published in the January/February 2018 edition of The Saturday Evening Post, and the author will receive $500. Five runners-up will each receive $100 and will also have their stories featured online.

Submission Guidelines

  • Stories must be between 1,500 and 5,000 words in length.
  • All stories must be previously unpublished (excluding personal website and/or blog publication).
  • Think local. The Post has historically played a role in defining what it means to be an American. Your story should in some way touch upon the publication’s mission: Celebrating America — past, present, and future.
  • All entries must be received electronically or be postmarked by July 1, 2017.
  • There is a $10 entry fee, which helps defray a portion of the cost of operating the contest.

For more details, please visit http://www.saturdayeveningpost.com/fiction-contest

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Screencraft 2017 Horror Screenplay Contest

Open for entries!

“The industry’s #1 horror screenplay contest.”  – Indiewire

Last year’s winners were signed by a literary manager at Zero Gravity Management! 

Our Hollywood judges have produced some of the most iconic horror and dark-genre films of the last decade. Get your screenplay to these killer producers and launch your screenwriting career. Horror is one of the proven genres for newcomers to the craft – and we are looking for talented new writers.

Final Deadline: July 1

For details, please visit https://screencraft.org/horror/

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The Rehoboth Beach Reads Short Story Contest

The 2017 contest is now open!

Theme: Beach Life

$500 1st Prize, $250 2nd Prize, $100 3rd Prize

Deadline: July 1, 2017

Entry fee: $10

The Rehoboth Beach Reads Short Story Contest is sponsored by Browseabout Books, Rehoboth Beach, DE

The goal of the Rehoboth Beach Reads contest is to showcase good writing while creating a great book for summer reading. One of the most popular activities for residents and visitors is reading on the beach, and the contest seeks to collect the kinds of short, engaging stories that help readers relax, escape, and enjoy their time at the beach.

Each story must incorporate the chosen theme and also have a strong connection to Rehoboth Beach (writers do not have to live in Rehoboth).

For more details, please visit http://catandmousepress.com/contest/

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2017 Hopper Poetry Prize

The Hopper, a literary magazine from Green Writers Press, is open for submissions of full-length manuscripts to its 2017 Hopper Poetry Prize. This contest is open to poets with an identified interest in the natural world and whose work explores issues tied to our ever-changing environment. The winning poetry manuscript will be selected by the editors of The Hopper in collaboration with Dede Cummings, publisher of Green Writers Press, to be published by Green Writers Press as a collection in the spring of 2018. The winning poet will also receive $250 in prize money.

The competition is open to all poets, regardless of publication history. Publication is contingent on the poet’s agreeing to the terms of the publishing agreement.

There is an entry fee of $25. Deadline: July 1, 2017.

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

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Big Break Contest Launches Careers

  • Enter your screenplay or teleplay in the Big Break Contest by July 14, 2017 and launch your writing career
  • 11 Feature Genre and TV Format Winners share over $80,000 in cash and prizes, including The Final Draft®/New York Film Academy Fellowship in Writing for Film & Television
  • Two Grand Prize Award Winners are flown to Hollywood for a series of meetings and networking with industry professionals
  • Join past winners who scored representation with A-list executives and have seen their scripts optioned, sold, and produced
  • We’re excited to bring you two new Diversity categories to help celebrate and promote stories from underrepresented writers

For more details, please visit http://bit.ly/2nvPZid

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Rattle Poetry Prize

Deadline: July 15

The annual Rattle Poetry Prize is once again offering $10,000 for a single poem to be published in the winter issue of the magazine. Ten finalists will also receive $200 each and publication, and be eligible for the $2,000 Readers’ Choice Award, to be selected by subscriber and entrant vote.

With the winners judged in a blind review by the editors to ensure a fair and consistent selection, an entry fee that is simply a one-year subscription to the magazine—and a runner-up Readers’ Choice Award to be chosen by the writers themselves—the Rattle Poetry Prize aims to be one of the most writer-friendly and popular poetry contests around.

We accept entries online and by mail. See www.rattle.com for the complete guidelines and to read all of the past winners.

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The Francine Ringold Awards for New Writers

The Francine Ringold Awards for New Writers honor the work of writers at the beginning of their careers.

 

Prizes: $500 prizes will be awarded in both the fiction and poetry categories, and the winning manuscripts will appear in the spring issue of Nimrod. Winners will have the chance to work with the Nimrod board of editors to refine and edit their manuscripts before publication.

 

Open only to writers whose work has not appeared or is not scheduled to appear in more than 2 publications.

  • Poetry: Up to 5 pages of poetry (one long poem or several short poems)
  • Fiction: 5,000 words maximum (one short story or a self-contained excerpt from a novel)

Dates: Contest opens May 1st, 2017. Postmark Deadline: July 15th, 2017.

For more details, please visit https://nimrod.utulsa.edu/Francine_Ringold_awards.html

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2017 Tomaž Šalamun Prize

$500 + chapbook published by Factory Hollow Press + one-month residency in Ljubljana, Slovenia

Judge: Matthew Zapruder

The Tomaž Šalamun Prize is open to poets at any stage of their career. Previous publication is neither a requirement nor a restriction. You can enter if you’ve published no books or 100 books.

Translations into English are acceptable if the author is still living and has given written permission.

Prose poetry and hybrid forms are also acceptable.

The winning chapbook will be published by Factory Hollow Press in Amherst, MA.

The prize winner will receive $500, 10 free copies of their chapbook, and a free one-month residency at the Tomaž Šalamun Center for Poetry in Ljubljana, Slovenia.

If a translation wins the prize, the translator will receive $500, 10 copies of the chapbook, and the residency.

Matthew Zapruder will judge the 2017 prize. Current/former students and close friends of the judge are not eligible. (If in doubt about your eligibility, query editorversemag@gmail.com.)

Entry fee: $12

Deadline: July 15, 2017

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

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International 3-Day Novel Contest

Can you produce a masterwork of fiction in three short days? The 3-Day Novel Contest is your chance to find out. For 40 years, hundreds of writers have stepped up to the challenge each Labour Day weekend, fuelled by nothing but adrenaline and the desire for spontaneous literary nirvana. It’s a thrill, a grind, a 72-hour kick in the pants and an awesome creative experience. How many crazed plotlines, coffee-stained pages, pangs of doubt and moments of genius will next year’s contest bring forth? And what will you think up under pressure?

Prizes

1st Prize: Publication*
2nd Prize: $500
3rd Prize: $100

*The first prize winner will be offered a publishing contract by Anvil Press after the winner announcement in the spring following the contest. Once the contract is signed, the winning novel will be edited, published and released by next year’s contest.

Early registration deadline: The deadline for early registration is July 31st, 11:59 p.m. Normal registration must be made by September 1, 2017, 11:59 p.m. Early entry fee is $35; normal entry fee is $50.

 

Early registration fee: $35 in Canada; $35USD elsewhere

For more details, please visit http://www.3daynovel.com/registration/

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Screencraft Short Screenplay Contest 2017

This contest is open for entries!

Early Deadline: June 17, 2017

Final Deadline: August 1, 2017

Last year’s Winner Announcement Here

Rules and eligibility.

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Second Annual Ex Ophidia Press Poetry Book Contest

$25.00 USD

Deadline: August 15, 2017 

Fee: $25.00 USD for each manuscript

The prize: The winning author shall receive a $1,000 cash prize and 15 author copies of the book.

Eligibility: Open to all English-language authors (of any age, ethnicity, gender or orientation) for a book of poetry. Suggested length of manuscript is between 64 and 84 pages, single-spaced; Word document ONLY. By submitting, all authors attest that the work is their own.

For more details, please visit http://www.exophidiapress.org/poetry-book-prize.html

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Violet Reed Haas Prize for Poetry

75-100-page manuscript

$1,000 prize and publication

An entry fee of $25 must accompany the manuscript

Previously published eligible

Deadline: August 31, 2017

For more details, please visit

 http://www.snakenationpress.org/wordpress/submission-guidelines/

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Serena McDonald Kennedy Award

No more than 50,000-word novella or 200-page manuscript of short stories will be accepted. Any well written manuscript on any topic will be considered. Previously published works may be entered.

An entry fee of $25 must accompany the submission.

$1,000 award and publication

Deadline: August 31, 2017

For more details, please visit

http://www.snakenationpress.org/wordpress/submission-guidelines/

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THE NINTH ANNUAL Gemini Magazine FLASH FICTION CONTEST

FIRST PRIZE: $1,000

Second Prize: $100
Four Honorable Mentions: $25 each
Entry fee: $5 ($4/each additional entry)
Deadline: August 31, 2017
Maximum length: 1,000 words

All Six Finalists Will Be Published Online in the
October 2017 Issue of Gemini

WE ARE OPEN TO ANY SUBJECT, STYLE OR GENRE

Entries must be unpublished, but stories displayed on
personal blogs are eligible.

 

For more details, please visit http://www.gemini-magazine.com/contest.html

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BIOM Narrative Medicine Essay Competition

The BIOM Narrative Medicine Essay Competition is an inaugural BIOM competition aimed at letting osteopathic medical students and residents explore global health and clinical medicine through the written word. Students and residents are invited to submit an original creative nonfiction essay up to 1,500 words in length on any firsthand global health experience they have had. The winner will receive a cash prize and the opportunity to present the work at the BIOM Seminar. Learn more about the essay competition.

The deadline for all competitions, including submitting a poster to the poster session, is Tuesday, Sept. 5, 2017, at 11:59 p.m.

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Pilot Launch TV Script Contest

Opens for entries: June 19
Early Deadline: July 13
Final Deadline: September 13

For details, please visit https://screencraft.org/pilot/

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Action & Thriller Script Contest

Opens for entries: July 17
Early Deadline: August 9
Final Deadline: October 11

For details, please visit https://screencraft.org/action/

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 Flash 500’s 5th 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 close on 31st October 2017.

 

Entry fee: £10/€13

Optional Critique of Chapter and Synopsis: £25/€32.50

 

Prizes will be awarded as follows:

First: £500

Runner up: £200

 

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

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St. Martin’s Minotaur/ Mystery Writers of America First Crime Novel Competition Contests for Writers

Sponsored by Minotaur Books and Mystery Writers of America (MWA)

The Competition is open to any writer, regardless of nationality, aged 18 or older, who has never been the author of any Published Novel (in any genre), as defined by the guidelines below, (except that authors of self-published works only may enter, as long as the manuscript submitted is not the self-published work) and is not under contract with a publisher for publication of a novel.

Deadline for 2018 is December 2017. Please check the official website for details at http://mysterywriters.org/about-mwa/st-martins/

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Gover Story Prize

Best New Writing accepts unpublished fiction and creative nonfiction under 10,000 words for publication and consideration for the Gover Story Prize ($250). The story must be new and unpublished, including on-line publication. Submissions are read quarterly following the last day of March, June, September, and December. You will receive a response within two weeks of those dates. Simultaneous submissions cannot be considered. Please, no more than one submission per quarter, and STRIP YOUR NAME from the story pages. If your story was previously published, including on-line publications, please do not submit it.

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Free Novel Contest

  • Inkitt Invests A Minimum $6,000 in Your Book Marketing
  • Proven Amazon Top 100 Strategy
  • A Dedicated Marketing Team
  • Professional Editing & Cover
  • 25% Royalties

Inkitt is a new boutique publishing house. Our first novel launched mid 2016, and since then we’ve published 18 books, 17 of which became Amazon Bestsellers in their categories and ranked Top 100 among the four million books on Amazon. In the months to come we will be publishing one book every week.

For more details, please visit http://bit.ly/2qLFPb8

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Metamorphose Short Story Publication

We are currently accepting short stories in the fantasy and science fiction genres ranging from 1,000 to 7,500 words for publication on our website. Each year the top 3-5 stories will be published as the featured short story in Metamorphose’s Anthology in the fall. All accepted submissions receive free professional edits on their submission. International submissions welcome.
Open: Always
Pay: Stories published in the anthology are eligible for royalty sales.
Submission Fee: $5
URL: http://www.metamorphoselit.com/submit/
Contact Info: Tammy Davies, contact@metamorphoselit.com

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New England Poetry Club Contests

New England Poetry Club has always recognized the outstanding work of poets with its annual awards and contests. Some awards, such as The Golden Rose and the May Sarton Award, are given in recognition of career excellence, while others are run as contests. This page is a complete listing of annual awards and contests. If you choose to enter a contest, please be sure to read the guidelines before entering, as they may have changed from previous years. The link to submit entries online can be found in the guidelines tab.

Submissions accepted only in May and June each year.

For more details, please visit http://www.nepoetryclub.org/contests/

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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/

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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.

 

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

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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

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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

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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

 

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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

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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.

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The People’s Book Awards

Welcome to the people’s Book Awards where anyone can nominate or vote for titles available on the *Amazon sites worldwide, or support those important people who provide services to authors. Monthly winners.

The monthly and annual voting closes at 17:00 hours British Standard Time on the last day of each month and the votes of non-winning titles are carried forward, except in December. Monthly winning titles are taken out of the competition and will be returned in December if confirmed as a nomination for the Annual Awards by a direct message (DM) on Twitter or email to winner@thebookawards.com. Each year the voting closes on December 31st following the Annual Awards and all votes are returned to zero for the coming year.

To learn more, visit http://thebookawards.com/awards/

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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

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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.

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L. Ron Hubbard Writers of the Future Contest

  • 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

There shall be three cash prizes in each quarter: a First Prize of $1,000, a Second Prize of $750, and a Third Prize of $500, in US dollars. In addition, at the end of the year the winners will have their entries rejudged, and a Grand Prize winner shall be determined and receive an additional $5,000. All winners will also receive trophies.

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. (Deadlines: December 31, March 31, June 30, September 30). Late entries will be included in the following quarter and the Contest Administration will so notify the entrant.

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events & workshops

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The 2017 Creative Nonfiction Writers’ Conference

May 26-27, Pittsburgh, PA

The 2017 Creative Nonfiction Writers’ Conference will walk you through everything you need to know about writing and publishing narrative nonfiction today, including:

  • Connecting your personal story to larger trends;
  • Combining research and memory into an engaging narrative;
  • Creating characters who defy stereotypes and come to life on the page;
  • Finding the best publisher for your work;
  • Working effectively with editors; and more.

Plus, writers of all levels will have opportunities to meet one-on-one with literary agents, get concrete advice from publishing professionals, hear what different kinds of editors are looking for, and hone your skills in inspiring small-group sessions. You’ll also meet and mingle with writers from across the country who share your excitement about the writing process.

Friday night culminates with a special keynote conversation: “The State of the American Magazine.” Featuring editors from some of the most thoughtful magazines in America, including ESQUIRE, HARPER’S, the NEW YORKER, the NEW YORK TIMES MAGAZINE, and the PARIS REVIEW, the keynote promises to be a lively and thought-provoking evening.

Admission to the keynote is included in the price of conference registration, but individual tickets are also available.

For more details, please visit https://www.creativenonfiction.org/2017-creative-nonfiction-writers-conference

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ThrillerFest XII

July 11 – 15, 2017

Grand Hyatt, New York City

Welcome to ThrillerFest XII. We’re excited to present a blockbuster line-up featuring 2017 ThrillerMaster Lee Child, 2017 Silver Bullet Award recipient Lisa Gardner, 2016 ThrillerMaster Heather Graham, 2016 Silver Bullet recipient John Lescroart, and the authors of ITW’s new anthology MATCH UP, including Lara Adrian, Steve Berry, C.J. Box, Sandra Brown, Nelson DeMille, Diana Gabaldon, Andrew Gross, Charlaine Harris, Lisa Jackson, Peter James, J.A. Jance, Michael Koryta, Eric Van Lustbader, Gayle Lynds, Val McDermid, David Morrell, Kathy Reichs, John Sandford, Lisa Scottoline and Karin Slaughter.

 

For more details, please visit http://thrillerfest.com/

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Port Medway Readers’ Festival

The Port Medway Readers’ Festival is a literary festival that takes place in Port Medway, Nova Scotia, during July and August.

Tickets are $20.00 per person per event. They include a reading at the Old Meeting House at 7 PM, followed by a book signing, sandwiches, and refreshments at the fire hall. These may be purchased by downloading and mailing our ticketing form (click HERE to download or print), or in person at one of our ticketing locations:

NOTE: Tickets will be at these locations after April 21.

  • Lane’s Privateer Inn, 27 Bristol Ave., Liverpool NS (902) 354-3456
  • Bridgewater Library, 135 N. Park St., Bridgewater: (902) 543-9222
  • Lunenburg Library, 19 Pelham St., Lunenburg: (902) 634-8008
  • Thomas Raddall Library, 145 Old Bridge St., Liverpool: (902) 354-5270

A festival sponsorship, available for $175.00, includes two tickets to each of the three readings.

For more details, please visit https://portmedwayreadersfestival.com/tickets/

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2017 San Francisco Writing for Change Conference

September 9th at the Unitarian Universalist Center, San Francisco, CA.  This full-day event is for all writers who write to change the world.
Online registration is now open. http://sfwritingforchange.org/

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The Independent Authors Conference

The Independent Authors Conference is taking place November 3rd-5th, 2017 in the Sonesta hotel in the heart of downtown Philadelphia.

The Independent Authors Conference is a skills-building educational weekend event for 500 independent authors. Our goal is to bring together bright minds to lead sessions that will improve skills, foster learning, and inspire creativity.

Our purpose is to give independent authors the practical skills they need to publish and market their books and manage careers as independent authors.

There will be two tracks – publishing and marketing, plus keynote presentations, panel discussions, and workshops.

For more details, please visit https://sites.grenadine.co/sites/rps/en/bookbaby

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The 15th SAN FRANCISCO WRITERS CONFERENCE

FEBRUARY 15-18, 2018 at the Mark Hopkins Hotel
The San Francisco Writers Conference is on President’s Day Weekend next year—February 15-18 on your calendar and register as soon as possible.  As you know, the SFWC sells out every year so it is never too early to register and save your seat.  CLICK HERE to register now.

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