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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, 2010.

Writer Advice Turns Thirteen


Help them celebrate with your brief prose or verse. Share a memory of your own thirteenth year in a mini-memoir (500
words or less for prose – 24 lines or less for poetry).

Best submissions published in the winter issue (Jan-March).

Questions? Contact B. Lynn Goodwin


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.





Writing Revenge: Don’t Get Mad, Get Even

Seeking submissions for an anthology about crazy exes, the brother who stole your fiancée, inattentive spouses, domineering bosses, inept co-workers, nosy neighbors, and anybody else who’s angered you so much you had to shame them by writing about them. We want poems, stories, essays, and memoir, serious or otherwise, for a proposal to send
to potential publishers. E-mail attachments preferred.

Email: Carl Jenkinson & Stephen Powers at
Snail mail (with SASE for response) to: Dr. Carl Jenkinson, Mount Ida College,

777 Dedham Street, Newton, MA 02459.

Deadline: May 15th, 2011

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, 2010



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, 2010.



Announcing the  annual competition:

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

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.


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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, 2010

A Call for Submissions for CRAB ORCHARD REVIEW

Special Issue: New & Old ~ Re-Visions of The American South

Crab Orchard Review is seeking work for our Summer/Fall 2011 issue focusing on writing exploring the people, places, history, and new directions that have shaped and are reshaping the American South.
All submissions should be original, unpublished poetry, fiction, or literary nonfiction in English or unpublished translations in English (we do run bilingual, facing-page translations whenever possible). Please query before submitting any interview.
The submission period for this issue is August 10 through November 1, 2010. We will be reading submissions throughout this period and hope to complete the editorial work on the issue by the end of March 2011. Writers whose work is selected will receive $25 (US) per magazine page ($50 minimum for poetry; $100 minimum for prose) and two copies of the issue. Mail submissions to:

American South issue
Faner 2380, Mail Code 4503
Southern Illinois University Carbondale
1000 Faner Drive
Carbondale, IL 62901
United States of America


The submission period for this issue is August 10, 2010 through November 1, 2010. We will be reading submissions throughout this period and hope to complete the editorial work on the issue by the end of March 2011. Writers whose work is selected will receive $25 (US) per magazine page ($50 minimum for poetry; $100 minimum for prose) and two copies of the issue.
Include SASE for reply or for manuscript return.
Address correspondence to: Jon Tribble, Managing Editor

The deadline for submissions is November 1, 2010. This is a postmark deadline, so there is no need to express mail, overnight, or fax any submission. Crab orchard review does not consider electronic submissions at any time, so please do not email your submission.

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.


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, 2010



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