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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
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
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
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
to potential publishers. E-mail attachments preferred.
Email: Carl Jenkinson & Stephen Powers at firstname.lastname@example.org
Snail mail (with SASE for response) to: Dr. Carl Jenkinson, Mount Ida
777 Dedham Street, Newton, MA 02459.
Deadline: May 15th, 2011
Amy Writing Awards
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
A VERSAL CALL
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:
http://versal.wordsinhere.com. We only accept submissions
(easy-to-use) online submission manager. Inquiries (only) can be
directed to: email@example.com.
Deadline: January 15, 2010.
THE MONA SCHREIBER PRIZE FOR HUMOROUS FICTION AND
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 www.survivorsreview.org. 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.
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
Poems can be rhyming or non-rhyming, although
we find that non-rhyming poetry reads better.
We suggest that you write about real emotions
and feelings and that you have some special person or occasion in mind as
Poems are judged on the basis of originality
English-language entries only, please.
Enter as often as you like!
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.
http://www.sps.com/poetry/index.html to complete the
contest form, or if you prefer, you may send your submission via
SPS Studios Poetry
Deadline: December 31, 2010
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:
CRAB ORCHARD REVIEW
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
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.
for further details or to enter!
poem, thirty lines or fewer on any subject, style, or form, typed or neatly
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
Multiple poetry and short story entries are accepted.
Contest First Prize is $500. Second Prize: $250. Third Prize: $100.
Contest First Prize is $250. Second Prize: $125. Third Prize: $50.
Contest entry fee: $10 per short story submitted.
Contest entry fee: $5 per poem.
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
Chicago, IL 60654
deadline: December 31, 2010
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