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Inspiring Stories of Animals Who Comfort and Heal Children 
Angel Animals Network 2010 True Story Contest

 

Contest Rules

The Angel Animals Network 2010 True Story Contest is now accepting submissions of real-life stories that depict the healing bond between children and a wide spectrum of animals -- dogs, cats, horses, birds, rabbits, gerbils, ferrets, rabbits, any family pet or animal in nature. The story should show an animal helping children, parents, or families to deal with difficult situations and circumstances. (Read "Contest Announcement" for further information about the types of stories to submit for this contest.)

Click the ENTRY FORM. Complete the entry form and include it with each story submission. Either the person who wrote the story or the parent or guardian of a child under the age of 18 may submit a total of three stories and complete the entry form.

Story submissions must be no more than 2,000 words in English. They should be typed.

Stories must be original, not copyrighted by anyone else, and based on real animals, people, and events.

For judging and awards, preference will be given to emotionally evocative and well-written narrative nonfiction stories. Please do not submit journalistic articles, profiles, testimonials, essays, or fiction for this contest.

Contest story submissions will not be returned. Please do not include photographs.

You may view the list of 1st place and 2nd place winners on the Angel Animals Network Website after winners are announced on October 15, 2010. You can also subscribe to the free weekly, online Angel Animals Story of the Week Newsletter and look for winners to be announced there.

To be eligible, contest entries must be postmarked no later than September 15, 2010.  

Entry Fee:

There is no entry fee to submit a story for the contest.

Number of Entries:

Each individual is limited to submit three separate entries. Fill out an entry form for each story you enter.

Eligibility:

Employees/volunteers and the immediate family (spouse, mother, father, sister, brother, daughter or son, regardless of where they live) or members of the same households (whether related or not) of such employees/volunteers are not eligible. There are no citizen status or resident country restrictions for contestants.

Anyone who is eligible can submit a contest story but the Andersons are especially interested in stories by:

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parents, grandparents, or legal guardians of children or teens

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children or teens with consent of parents or legal guardians

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adults recalling their child or teenage experiences

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health care professionals, social workers, teachers, animal-assisted therapy volunteers or staff of organizations with stories about a child or teen

Judging:

Judging the stories for this contest will be based on the exceptional nature of the animal(s) who demonstrates or performs some type of extraordinary physical, emotional, or spiritual service to the child or teen. Other categories on which stories will be judged are: readability, spiritual connection between human and animal, dramatic/emotional appeal, inspirational, and representation of good practices for animal health and welfare. A panel of judges, who are known for their service to animals, will select the finalists.

All decisions are final.

call for submissions: Relief: A Quarterly Christian Expression

Details: http://www.reliefjournal.com
 

We are currently accepting submissions for Relief: A Quarterly Christian Expression.  This new literary journal is designed for authors who want to write seriously, but struggle to find an outlet for poetry and prose that have a faithful slant.  Our goal is to publish poems, creative nonfiction, and short stories that push the envelope beyond stereotypically "fluffy" Christian writing, so please feel free to stand out on the edge. We are seeking short fiction, creative nonfiction, and poetry.

 
 

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Your true stories may be in demand.  See dozens of possible anthology titles at: http://www.chickensoup.com/ 

 

MANHATTANVILLE COLLEGE
MASTERS OF ARTS IN CREATIVE WRITING PROGRAM
&
INKWELL
ANNOUNCE

THE ANNUAL SHORT FICTION COMPETITION
$1500 GRAND PRIZE & PUBLICATION IN INKWELL
 

Details: www.inkwelljournal.org

Submissions for Contests must be postmarked between August 1 and October 30, 2010
 

THE 13TH ANNUAL SHORT FICTION CONTEST
$1500 GRAND PRIZE & PUBLICATION IN INKWELL
COMPETITION JUDGE: Catherine Lewis

GUIDELINES

  1. Up to 3 previously unpublished stories, 5,000-word limit
  2. Text must be typed, 12pt. font, double-spaced, one-sided
  3. Cover sheet with name, address, phone, e-mail, titles and word counts
  4. No name or address anywhere on manuscripts
  5. SASE for contest notification only – manuscripts will be recycled
  6. Entry fee: $15 per story
  7. Checks (USD ONLY) made out to Manhattanville – INKWELL

 

THE 14TH ANNUAL POETRY CONTEST
$1000 GRAND PRIZE & PUBLICATION IN INKWELL
COMPETITION JUDGE: Mark Doty

GUIDELINES

  1. Up to 5 previously unpublished poems, 40-line limit per poem
  2. Only typed entries will be considered; 12pt. font
  3. Cover sheet with name, address, phone, e-mail, titles and line counts
  4. No name or address anywhere on manuscript(s)
  5. SASE for contest notification only – manuscripts will be recycled
  6. $10 for first poem, $5 per each additional poem
  7. Checks (USD ONLY) payable to Manhattanville – INKWELL
     

NOTE: Please indicate Poetry or Fiction Competition on envelope.
If submitting to both Poetry and Fiction Competitions, please use separate envelopes.

Submissions not adhering to the above guidelines will not be considered.
 

Mail to:
 

INKWELL - Manhattanville College
2900 Purchase Street
Purchase, NY 10577

 

 

 

The Missouri Review Contests


http://www.missourireview.com/contest/audio_competition.php
(go to URL above to download required entry form)

AUDIO COMPETITION GUIDELINES
The Missouri Review invites all writers and writers/producers to participate in our Audio Competition. We have categories suitable for all kinds of writers.

Voice-Only Literature. If you have a short story, a piece of creative nonfiction, or poetry that you think worthy of recording, enter this category. Pieces in this category are author-read and will not contain other tracks of sound (no music beds or sound effects, etc.) Entries will be judged on literary merit, technical proficiency, and suitability for broadcast. Note: Poets may enter one or more poems as a single entry as long as the total recorded time does not exceed the six-minute limit.
Time: 6 minutes or less.
Category award amount: $500

10-minute Play. Playwrights-here´s a chance to reach a broad audience with your short play. Assemble your voice talent (including yourself if desired) and make your recording. Include verbal stage directions as needed. Entries will be judged on the strength of the script, appropriate voice talent and technical proficiency, and suitability for broadcast.Time: 10 minutes or less.
Category award amount: $500.

Narrative Essay. Just as in a personal essay, the subject matter and approach is broad. The "I" is present, and the essay is author-read. Additionally, the entry may contain additional layers of sound, including music, ambient sounds, sound effects, etc. Entries will be judged on literary merit, technical proficiency, use of sound, and suitability for broadcast. Time: 7 minutes or less.
Category award amount: $1,000.

Documentary. This category is devoted to pieces that examine in some depth a time, place, person, event, pastime, trend, or other noteworthy topic. Entries will be judged on the strength of the writing and reporting, technical proficiency, use of sound, and suitability for broadcast.Time: 10 minutes or less.Category award amount: $1,000.



Also, up to five finalists selected from all categories will receive the
Editors´ Choice Award and a cash prize of $100 each. Winning entries will be
featured on the website of The Missouri Review, as Podcasts, and made available to
subscribers of the print version of the magazine.
In addition to cash prizes, each entrant receives a one-year subscription to
The Missouri Review.
All entries must be produced in English.

ENTRY FEE AND DEADLINE
$24 for each entry. You may send multiple audio pieces in a single envelope,
but each piece must be submitted on a separate CD. (For example, three entries
on three CDs, with a total payment enclosed of $72.)
Entries must be postmarked by September 15, 2008.
Payment may be made by credit card, check or money order. Checks in US
dollars should be made payable to The Missouri Review.

Technical requirements:
Entries are accepted on CD only. CDs should not contain other audio other
than entry material.

Submissions must include:
Completed entry form for each entry
A copy of the entry on a CD, labeled with writer/producer, title and length
Brief program synopsis (short writer/producer bio optional)
Entry fee payment

Send Entries to:

The Missouri Review Audio Competition
357 McReynolds Hall
University of Missouri
Columbia, MO 65211

For more information: contest_question@missourireview.com
 

Bellevue Literary Review’s  contest  

The Bellevue Literary Review Prizes recognize exceptional writing about health, healing, illness, the mind, and the body.

First prize is $1000 and publication in the Spring 2010 issue of the Bellevue Literary Review.

 

$1000 Bellevue Literary Review Goldenberg Prize for Fiction ~~ Judged by Rosellen Brown

$1000 Bellevue Literary Review Prize for Poetry ~~ Judged by Naomi Shihab Nye

$1000 Bellevue Literary Review Prize for Nonfiction ~~ Judged by Natalie Angier

 

Deadline: August 1, 2010

 

Prose should be limited to 5000 words. Poetry submissions should have no more than 3 poems (max 5 pages). Previously published work cannot be considered. Entry fee is $15 per submission. For an additional $5, you will receive a 1-year subscription to the BLR.  For complete guidelines and to submit your work, visit www.BLReview.org  

 


 

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Seeking submissions for Words for Things: How We Learn About Sex, a collection addressing the dawning of sexual awareness and sexuality. What formal and informal messages guide our sexual formation and identity? How does this initiation—literal or metaphorical—affect us in later life? How do we look back on this induction into adulthood, if that's what it is? From whom do we learn, and what are the consequences? Are there generational and social differences, or is such discovery a constant? We welcome the true, the gross, the mythic, and the humorous, in essays, memoir, creative nonfiction, or poetry. Please no fiction or porn/erotica.

Please email submissions to editors Ed Madden, Ray McManus, and Carl Jenkinson <words4things(at)gmail.com> (replace (at) with @)
as a Word document (preferred), or mail to Ray McManus, Division of Arts and Letters, University of South Carolina Sumter, 200 Miller Road, Sumter, South Carolina 29150-2498.

Deadline for submission: September 1, 2010.

 

Seeking A Writing Residency?

Millay Colony for the Arts is located at Steepletop, the beautiful historic estate of Edna St. Vincent Millay, in upstate New York.  We are offering one month residency stays with rooms, studios and meals provided for writers and poets from April-November.  Those invited are  selected by a jury through our application process.  The next application deadline is October 1st. For more details and to download the application, go to our website, www.millaycolony.org.