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 FundsforWriters Essay Contest

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FundsforWriters and its annual sponsor IdeaWeaver, creator of writing and creativity software, announce the 8th Annual FundsforWriters Essay Contest. THEME: "Invisible Writing" As is the FundsforWriters trademark, applicants enter with or without an entry fee, their choice. Prize monies range from $10 to $200.  Limit 750 words.  Direct any questions to Hope Clark at

Deadline October 31, 2009.

21st Century Howlers: A New Generation Jazz and Blues Anthology

In the past ten to twenty years, a new generation of poets has emerged that seeks to expand and deepen the call-and-response tradition of Jazz and Blues music into the 21st century. Many of these poets may have not experienced a time when Blues or Jazz were the country’s common vernacular or were played with any heavy rotation on their local radio stations.

As we quickly approach the centennial of Jazz and Blues, this anthology
seeks to gather the voices of a new generation of Howlers: those poets
whose work embodies or addresses the musical traditions of Jazz and Blues,
and who began actively publishing no earlier than 1995. Editors are
particularly interested in innovative approaches, reinterpretations, and
engagements with the contemporary socio-historical moment and/or Jazz and
Blues scene. Each poet featured in the anthology will provide a short
commentary or anecdote on the ways Blues and/or Jazz have affected their

E-mails should contain a cover letter and submission as one attachment in
Microsoft Word. Previously published work must be acknowledged in the
cover letter. Submissions will be taken on an ongoing basis until March
15, 2010
, e-mail 

Co-editors of this anthology are

Tyehimba Jess, Duriel E. Harris, and Patricia Smith.

 A Face to Meet the Faces:  An Anthology of Contemporary Persona Poetry. 

Seeking poems that work within the literary tradition of persona poetry: poems written as dramatic monologues, whose speakers employ masks, or whose character and voice are different from the poet's own.

 Please submit up to 5 unpublished poems.  We will also consider poems whose rights have reverted back to the author. 

 All submissions will be accepted electronically.  Please send an email to the editors at

with the poet's name and "Submission for Persona Anthology" as the subject line, with the poems as an attachment.

Submissions will be accepted October 1, 2009 through January 1, 2010. 


HURRAY GOD! seeks stories about answered prayer

Seeks to publish stories about real people who have experienced real life answers to prayer. Stories that will bring hope, inspiration, and encouragement to people the world over.

If you have such a story, they want to hear about it. Check out the
Writers Guidelines.


American Book Review Call for Submissions - Bad Books


Richard Ford once said that it takes as much effort to produce a bad book as a good book.

And as disheartening as that sounds, what Ford’s assertion might raise, and what most everyone who has attempted the task of a book-length work already knows, is the notion that effort alone does not ensure a book’s success, and that there are probably more ways for a good book to be overlooked than a bad book to never make it into print.

That said, what constitutes a bad book?  Is it an overrated “good” book? Can an otherwise good author produce a “bad” book? Is the badness in style, in execution? Or is it in theme or outlook?

In the spirit of such focuses as 100 Best Last Lines of Novels and Why Teach Creative Writing? and the most recent Fiction’s Future, American Book Reviewseeks entries for consideration in an upcoming “Bad Books” focus. Whether it’s a novel, memoir, collection of  poems, how-to or self-help book, select a book that you think belongs on the “Bad Books” list and accompany it with a two hundred and fifty word essay illustrating just what’s bad about it.

Submissions are due by Nov. 1, 2009

American Book Review

School of Arts & Sciences

University of Houston-Victoria

3007 N. Ben Wilson

Victoria, TX 77901





Amy Writing Awards

Details: or The Amy Foundation, PO Box 16091, Lansing MI 48901.

—for articles that present the biblical position in a sensitive, thought-provoking manner - must be published in a mainstream, non-religious publication during January 1 and December 31 of the current calendar year.. No entry fee.. Awards: $10,000 - $1,000.

Deadline: January 31, 2009

Strix Varia: Call for Essay Submissions


Smith Browne, editor of the new poetry-reading e-zine "Strix Varia" is calling for submissions of essays on contemporary poetry.


Submission guidelines:
Versal wants your poetry, prose, and art for its seventh issue due out
in May, 2009. Internationally acclaimed literary annual published in
Amsterdam; perfect bound, 100 pages of the urgent, involved, &
unexpected. See website for guidelines and to submit: We only accept submissions through our
(easy-to-use) online submission manager. Inquiries (only) can be
directed to:
Deadline: January 15, 2009.

FundsforWriters Annual Essay Contest

 Details: and present an annual essay contest.
Submit 750 words or less on the theme: Invisible Writing. Interpret it as you
like. Enter the $5 entry fee category and vie for $200 or the NO entry fee
category and compete for $50. Deadline October 31, 2009. Winners
announced December 1, 2009. 



Announcing the  annual competition:

 Writers of comedic essays, articles, short stories, poetry, shopping lists and


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other forms are invited to submit. Works up to 750 words in length should be typed, double-spaced, accompanied by a money order or check for $5 to cover administrative costs, payable to "The Mona Schreiber Prize." No limit to entries but each must have a separate fee. Put contact information on the first page.

No SASEs, please. Include e-mail address for notification of winners.

Three winners: 1st: $500, 2nd: $250, 3rd: $100.

Entries should be stapled, are not returned and must be unpublished.
Humor is subjective. Uniqueness is suggested. Weirdness is
encouraged. The Mona Schreiber Prize for Humorous Fiction and
Non-Fiction, 11362 Homedale Street, Los Angeles, CA 90049.

Call for Submissions

The Survivor’s Review, a not-for-profit quarterly online journal encouraging the
creative expression of cancer survivors, is seeking stories, essays and poems
by those who are intimately familiar with the cancer journey.
If you have written a piece that explores the heart of what it means to
be a cancer survivor or caregiver, please consider submitting your work to us
at Our word count is flexible, but most of our
features range from 100 to 1,000 words. Please visit the site and contact us
with any questions.
Question: Who is a cancer survivor?
Answer: Anyone living with a history of cancer from the moment of
diagnosis through the remainder of life.

SPS Studios
Announces Its Fifteenth Biannual Poetry Card Contest

1st prize: $300 * 2nd prize: $150 * 3rd prize: $50

In addition, the winning poems will be displayed on our website

 Poetry Contest Guidelines:

  1. Poems can be rhyming or non-rhyming, although we find that non-rhyming poetry reads better.
  2. We suggest that you write about real emotions and feelings and that you have some special person or occasion in mind as you write.
  3. Poems are judged on the basis of originality and uniqueness.
  4. English-language entries only, please.
  5. Enter as often as you like!

Poetry Contest Rules

All entries must be the original creation of the submitting author. All rights to the entries must be owned by the author and shall remain the property of the author. The author gives permission to SPS Studios, Inc. to publish and display the entry on the Web (in electronic form only) if the entry is selected as a winner or finalist. Winners will be contacted within 45 days of the deadline date. Contest is open to everyone except employees of SPS Studios and their families. Void where prohibited.

How to Submit

Go to to complete the contest form, or if you prefer, you may send your submission via snail mail* to:

SPS Studios Poetry Card Contest,
P.O. Box 1007, Dept. E,
Boulder, CO 80306.

Deadline: December 31, 2009

American Literary Review


The American Literary Review welcomes submissions of previously unpublished poems, short stories, and creative non-fiction. We also accept submissions for cover art. Please include an SASE and cover letter with your submission. Also include enough postage to return your work. Please mark envelopes and cover letters Fiction, Poetry, or Nonfiction. .

The reading period extends from October 1 to May 1. Unsolicited manuscripts received outside this reading period will be returned unread.

American Literary Review


PO Box 311307
University of North Texas
Denton, TX 76203-1307

The Dream Quest One Poetry & Writing Contest 

Now open to  anyone who loves arranging words into the beautiful art of poetry or to write a short story that is worth telling everyone! And to all who have the ability to dream… Write a poem or short story for a chance to win cash prizes. All works must be original.

Visit for further details or to enter!


Write a poem, thirty lines or fewer on any subject, style, or form, typed or neatly hand printed.

And/or write a short story, five pages maximum length, on any subject or theme, creative writing fiction or non-fiction (including essay compositions, diary, journal entries and screenwriting). Also, must be typed or neatly hand printed.

Multiple poetry and short story entries are accepted.

All winners will be announced on January 31, 2009


Writing Contest First Prize is $500. Second Prize: $250. Third Prize: $100.

Poetry Contest First Prize is $250. Second Prize: $125. Third Prize: $50.

Entry fees:

Writing Contest entry fee: $10 per short story submitted.

Poetry Contest entry fee: $5 per poem.

To send entries: Include title(s) with your story (ies) or poem(s), along with your name, address, phone#, email, brief biographical info. (Tell us a little about yourself), on the coversheet. Add a self-addressed stamped envelope for entry confirmation. Mail entries/fees payable to: "DREAMQUESTONE.COM"

Dream Quest One

Poetry & Writing Contest

P.O. Box 3141

Chicago, IL 60654


Postmark deadline: December 31, 2009




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