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Browsing Archive: March, 2011

The Writer Magazine 2011 Short-Story Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Thursday, March 31, 2011, In : Contest 
Short-Story Contest logo

The Writer
is pleased to announce its 2011 Short-Story Contest is open!
Once again, we're partnering with Gotham Writers' Workshop to bring you this contest, which offers great prizes to the top three finishers: 
 
First prize: $1,000; a free 10-week creative writing workshop offered online by Gotham Writers' Workshop ($420 value); publication in The Writer and on WriterMag.com; and a one-year subscription to The Writer.

Second prize: $300; free enrollment in a four-week How to Get ...

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Enchanted Conversations Rapunzel Writing Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Wednesday, March 30, 2011, In : Contest 
From Enchanted Conversations Magazine: We promised a contest for this issue, and here it is! Your task is to do a retelling of "Rapunzel" in 2,000 words or less or write a poem. The normal rules for submissions guidelines apply in terms of content. You must also be a follower either through the Google system at left, or on Twitter. There is no fee to enter.

Up to four winners will be chosen -- stories and poems in any combination. The prize is a $...

Continue reading ...
 

The Write Helper Novel Beginnings 1st Chapter Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Tuesday, March 29, 2011, In : Contest 
The Write Helper Novel Beginnings 1st Chapter Contest

http://thewritehelper.com/id74.html

The Great American Novel beckons! (Or any other country for that matter!) You accept the challenge. But first things first, you must write the opening chapter. Your objective: to write the best attention-grabbing, heart-stopping, thought-provoking chapter imaginable. So get started, your adoring public awaits!

Free critique available upon request! To request your free critique, write the words "free critiq...
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Echoes of the Right to God April Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Monday, March 28, 2011, In : Contest 
ECHOES OF THE RIGHT TO GOD APRIL CONTEST
http://www.righttogod.com/Rules.html

NO ENTRY FEE
Deadline April 16, 2011. Topic: Your personal, spiritual path. Tell us about your personal connection to God, the moment you felt God's presence, a realization that defies explanation. April's contest is open to essays, fiction and poetry, but all will compete for one prize only. The prize is $100 and publication in Echoes of The Right to God online magazine (and possible publication in a future print comp...

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Writer Advice Sixth Annual Flash Prose Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Monday, March 28, 2011, In : Contest 
WRITER ADVICE SIXTH ANNUAL FLASH PROSE CONTEST
http://www.writeradvice.com/
---
$10 ENTRY FEE
WriterAdvice,
www.writeradvice.com, is searching for flash fiction, memoir, and creative non-fiction that grabs, surprises, and mesmerizes readers in fewer than 750 words. Deadline April 15, 2011. First Place earns $150; Second Place earns $75; Third Place earns $50; Fourth Place earns $25; Honorable Mentions will also be published.



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Rock & Sling: A Journal of Literature, Art, and Faith

Posted by Sally Clark on Sunday, March 27, 2011, In : Christian Print Magazine 
 

Attractively produced journal publishes poetry, prose, and artwork that engages with Christian spirituality in complex and subtle ways. The journal was launched in 2004 to find a middle ground between "the narrow religious market, which is driven more by theology than literary quality, and the literary world which is often dismissive of faith." Contributors include award-winning writers such ...

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Fun for Kidz

Posted by Sally Clark on Saturday, March 26, 2011, In : Children's 

Fun for Kidz

PAY: $.05/word

Fun For Kidz is a magazine created for boys and girls from 6 to 13 years, with youngsters 8, 9, and 10 the specific target age. The magazine is designed as an activity publication to be enjoyed by both boys and girls on the alternate months of Hopscotch and Boys' Quest magazines. Our point of view is that every child deserves the right to be a child for a number of years before he or she becomes a young adult. As a result, Fun For Kidz looks for activities th...


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Cooking From Scratch

Posted by Sally Clark on Friday, March 25, 2011, In : Poetry Anthology 
Cooking From Scratch
 
From Ramsfield Press: "If you have a short story about cooking or food - or can WRITE one - that could be included in an anthology about Cooking from Scratch that will also include recipes, please submit it. We are looking, of course, for your best work." Pays: $25 plus three copies of the book. Deadline: April 30, 2011.
 
 

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West Texas Writers Short Story Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Thursday, March 24, 2011, In : Contest 

West Texas Writers Short Story Contest

Cash awards to the top three entries  
Postmark deadline:  April  28, 2011

No specific theme required, adults only, no erotica; 0riginal work unpublished; 1000 to 2500 words. One copy, typed, double-spaced, one side only – 8-l/2 x 11 white paper, 1” margins. Times Roman font, l2 point or Courier, 12 point.

ON COVER PAGE ONLY - Author’s Name, complete address, telephone number, email address and WORD COUNT – Judge(s) will not know who entrants are...


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Chicken Soup for the Soul: Brides and Weddings

Posted by Sally Clark on Wednesday, March 23, 2011, In : Nonfiction Anthology 
Chicken Soup for the Soul: Brides and Weddings
 

You are engaged! How lucky you are to have found that one person you want to share the rest of your life with. We are looking for stories about this very special experience in your life. From the proposal, to the planning, to actual wedding day events, both touching and hilarious - these stories will capture your heart and your emotions. Stories from the groom or the proud parents would be great too! Please share the mem...

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SouthWest Writers 2011 Second Bi-Monthly Writing Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Tuesday, March 22, 2011, In : Contest 
SouthWest Writers 2011 Second Bi-Monthly Writing Contest - A Pet Anecdote

http://southwestwriters.com/contestBiMonthlyCurrent.php
 
Let's hear a pet story -- can be funny, can be loving, can be a border collie, can be a toad. Submit no more than 500 words. Postmark deadline: April 29, 2011. Please note if you grant publication permission. All entries $10. Prizes: $150/1st prize; $50/2nd prize; $25/3rd prize.
 
Mail Entries to:
SWW Bi-Monthly Contest
3721 Morris St. NE, Ste A
Albuquerque, NM ...

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Whitman Cooks Poetry Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Monday, March 21, 2011, In : Contest 
Whitman Cooks Poetry Contest 

Walt Whitman Birthplace Association is seeking food poems with recipes that resonate with them, now through March 31, for a poetry-cookbook anthology. Cash prizes of $150, $75, and $50 awarded for the top three poems; copy of the anthology for those selected for publication. $10 entry fee. Visit
www.waltwhitman.org/component/eventlist/details/49 for guidelines.
 
from: http://www.pw.org/classifieds

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Catholic Forester, USA

Posted by Sally Clark on Sunday, March 20, 2011, In : Christian Print Magazine 
CATHOLIC FORESTER, USA
 
Full-color quarterly magazine published for members of Catholic Order of Foresters, a fraternal insurance society. Nonfiction topics include health and wellness, money management and investing, parenting and family life, senior issues, inspiration, and nostalgia. Also publishes humor and light fiction or a good story specifically for children. Pays approx $0.50 per word, and $50 for reprints.
 
Guidelines: http://tinyurl.com/6ehllwh


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Thin Threads of Moms & Grandmas

Posted by Sally Clark on Saturday, March 19, 2011, In : Poetry Anthology 
THIN THREADS
http://www.thinthreads.com/submit.php
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Kiwi Publishing is looking for true, inspirational stories of 1,200 words or less that will make readers laugh, cry, or sigh. Stories should be positive, universal, and non-controversial. The "point" or "message" should be evident without preaching. No essays, commentaries, tributes, philosophical or biographical pieces will be accepted. Should your story be selected and be included in one of the Thin Thread book series, a permission fee of ...

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Alabama Writers' Conclave 2011 Writing Competition

Posted by Sally Clark on Friday, March 18, 2011, In : Contest 
ALABAMA WRITERS' CONCLAVE 2011 WRITING COMPETITION
http://www.alabamawritersconclave.com/2011_guidelines.html
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For all categories (EXCEPT Poem and First Chapter Novel): $5 per entry if AWC member, $8 per entry if non-member.
For First Chapter Novel: $10 if member, $12 if non-member.
For Poem: $3 per poem if member, $5 if non-member.
1st: $100; 2nd: $75; 3rd: $50; 4th: $25 and up to 4 Honorable Mentions. Entries must be original, unpublished, and may not have won a money prize in a previous...

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Gulf Coast Writers 23rd Annual "Let's Write" Literary Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Thursday, March 17, 2011, In : Contest 
Gulf Coast Writers 23rd Annual "Let's Write" Literary Contest
http://gcwriters.org/contest.html

Deadline: April 15, 2011

Poetry to 36 lines: fiction and nonfiction to 2,500 words
Entry fees: $8. Prizes $20-$80




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Parent:Wise

Posted by Sally Clark on Wednesday, March 16, 2011, In : Online magazine 
Parent:Wise is accepting poetry to 24 lines and essays to 1,000 words for its Mothers' Day and Fathers' Day issues. They will pay for published pieces.
 
The deadline for submissions is March 25th. For complete submission guidelines, log on to: http://www.parentwiseaustin.com/Were-Accepting-Mothers-Day-and-Fathers-Day-Essays
 
From: http://austinpoetrysociety.org/PDF_files/February2011Newsletter.pdf


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Persimmon Tree - Short Takes Nonfiction

Posted by Sally Clark on Tuesday, March 15, 2011, In : Literary Journal 
Persimmon Tree’s mission is to bring the creativity and talent of women over sixty to a wide audience of readers of all ages.
Call for Submissions: SHORT TAKES

We invite you to submit a short nonfiction piece (250-500 words) for our special section, "Short Takes." This section will appear twice a year, in the Summer and Winter issues.

See the list of topics listed below-they’re general, so you can relate to them as you wish. We’re especially interested in hearing about your exp...

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Hallmakr Greeting Card Contest: Furry, Funny, & Frightful

Posted by Sally Clark on Monday, March 14, 2011, In : Contest 
Hallmark Greeting Card Contest: Furry, Funny, & Frightful
 
Make a funny Halloween card for all ages featuring your pets!
 
Enter and read sample cards at: http://www.hallmarkcontests.com/page/CONTESTS/contest/FurryFunnyandFrightful/
 
Deadline: March 27, 2011.


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Oneal Walters' 3rd Annual Women Inspirational Poetry Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Sunday, March 13, 2011, In : Contest 
Oneal Walters' 3rd Annual Women Inspirational Poetry Contest
Postmark Deadline: April 12
This is a call to all poets who write about WOMEN. Write about someone who inspires you. You may use a character depiction, a triumphant situation... Surprise us with your talent. ALL writers welcome. Winners will be notified in May 2011 by Oneal Walters; their names and the title of their winning poems will be published in
OW News, a Monthly International Poetry Newsletter. All poems remain the property of...
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Writer's Digest: Your Story #33

Posted by Sally Clark on Saturday, March 12, 2011, In : Contest 

Writer’s Digest: Your Story #33

Write an opening sentence of 25 words or fewer based on the following prompt. You can be funny, poignant, witty, etc.; it is, after all, your story.

PROMPT #33: Write an opening sentence (only 1 sentence, and keep it to 25 words or fewer) to a story, incorporating the following three words:  lucky, charm, calamity

Deadline:
April 10, 2011

For full details and submission form: http://writersdigest.com/yourstory


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Windmill Women Writers 2011 Contest #1

Posted by Sally Clark on Friday, March 11, 2011, In : Contest 
Windmill Women Writers 2011 Contest #1
http://www.windmillwomenwriters.org/pb/wp_2a449b50/wp_2a449b50.html
 
Here we go again with another contest. In this contest we ask that you write a 1000 word, or less, story on any subject. AND yes, men are welcome to enter. Have fun! 

Guidelines:
Category: General Fiction 1000 Word Limit
Entry Deadline: April 8, 2011. 
Entry fee: $10.

$100 first prize
$50 second prize
$25 third prize

. Manuscript must be typed and double-spaced
 
. Staple all entries in the upp...

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Forrest Fest Poetry Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Thursday, March 10, 2011,
Forrest Fest – Peggy Zuleika Lynch Poetry Contest
Participants should send adult and children’s category poems on a single page, less than 32 lines,
with a cover page that includes the title of the poems and the name of the poet; Your presence at
the festival to receive a first place award for these two categories this year, 2011, is requested.
Certificates can be mailed. Any other honoarariums for these two categories will need to be picked up at the 6pm awards presentation in Pioneer Pa...

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Saturday Evening Post Limerick Laughs

Posted by Sally Clark on Wednesday, March 9, 2011, In : Print Magazine 

Saturday Evening Post Limerick Laughs

The Saturday Evening Post will award $100 to the author of the winning limerick for this picture. Limericks must contain five lines. Entries will not be returned. Enter as many times as you wish. The Mar/Apr 2011 Limerick Laughs winner will be announced in the Jul/Aug 2011 issue. Entries must be postmarked by April 4, 2011.
More information: http://www.saturdayeveningpost.com/2011/02/28/humor/post-scripts/limerick-laughs-2.html


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Tin House Literary Journal

Posted by Sally Clark on Tuesday, March 8, 2011, In : Literary Journal 
TIN HOUSE
http://www.tinhouse.com/magazine/submission-guidelines.html
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Tin House accepts submissions September 1 through May 31, and, as always, our summer and winter issues are not themed. Please submit only one story or essay (ten-thousand-word limit), or up to five poems at a time.
 
Fall 2011 theme: THE ECSTATIC
We are looking for poetry, fiction, and essays addressing the ecstatic and its counterparts--the comedown and ecstasy thwarted, whether by internal or external means. Deadline:...

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America's Funniest Humor

Posted by Sally Clark on Monday, March 7, 2011, In : Contest 

America's Funniest Humor!TM is an excellent writing contest & publishing project, giving you a great opportunity to get published, add to your writing credits, receive valuable exposure and publicity, and get your share of $250.00 in PRIZE MONEY!

This humor writing contest is brought to you exclusively by Humor PressTM, one of America
's most popular humor contest sites. We want to see your funniest humor columns, humor essays and real-life humor stories.

You name it -- just keep it fairly clean...


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Thriving Family: Humorous Anecdotes

Posted by Sally Clark on Sunday, March 6, 2011, In : Christian Print Magazine 
Another opportunity from Thriving Family magazine:

I am looking for something funny that your children have said or done.

Theme: Do you have a humorous anecdote that you’d like to share? Although I am most interested in end of summer and back-to-school ideas, I’d be happy to consider all things funny when it comes to parenting kids.  

Word Count: 50 to 250 words

Article type: A true, funny parenting experience written in first person

Rights: First nonexclusive right...

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Thriving Family: Thanksgiving Traditions

Posted by Sally Clark on Saturday, March 5, 2011, In : Christian Print Magazine 
Writing Opportunity from Thriving Family:

Theme: Do you have a great Thanksgiving tradition or activity that has allowed you and your guests to show gratitude to each other or to God, or has helped your family adopt a spirit of gratefulness? I am not looking for the corn on the plate or going around the table and talking about one thing that you are grateful for, but something unique and easy (and preferably fun) for a family, extended family or spouses to do together or to do as a means for t...

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Menupoems, 2011

Posted by Sally Clark on Friday, March 4, 2011, In : Contest 
We want YOUR menupoems.

For our 5th year in a row Alimentum celebrate National Poetry Month with menupoems!
From Ester Cohen, Alimentum's menupoems editor:

We've been wondering
What menu of words
What words would make you
Really happy to see
On your menu
Words to replace
The ordinary army
Appetizer
Entree
Meat fish dessert?
For me, it may be
bright green
Incomparable you've never tasted
anything quite so good before
Winter kale. For you?

Submission period is from now till March 15, 2011
Send up to the three poe...

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Writers Weekly

Posted by Sally Clark on Thursday, March 3, 2011, In : Online magazine 
WRITERS WEEKLY
 
Have a freelance success story to share? Check the guidelines for WritersWeekly.com: "In each issue, we publish a freelance success story and pay $40 for non-exclusive rights to these. Success stories average 300 words....Freelance success stories should, through your personal story, offer advice to other writers on how they, too, can succeed. Please note we do not publish 'one-shot' success stories - meaning we don't publish stories on how a writer sold one story to one pu...

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Northern Colorado Writers Personal Essay/Creative Nonfiction Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Wednesday, March 2, 2011, In : Contest 
NORTHERN COLORADO WRITERS
PERSONAL ESSAY/CREATIVE NONFICTION CONTEST
www.northerncoloradowriters.com/writing-contests.html
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$15 ENTRY FEE ($10 if mailed)
The second contest in NCW's 2011 contest series for Personal Essay/Creative Nonfiction is now open. Deadline April 15, 2011. Cash prizes: 1st: $200, 2nd: $100, and 3rd: $50. Winners and honorable mentions will be published in the 2011 winners' anthology in December. Winners receive a free copy.  Final judge will be John Calderazzo, who has be...

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Wergle Flomp Humor Poetry Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Tuesday, March 1, 2011, In : Contest 
Wergle Flomp Humor Poetry Contest

Now in its tenth year. We seek today's best humor poems. Total cash prizes of $3,600 will be awarded, with a top prize of $1,500. This contest is free to enter.
 
Deadline: April 1, 2011

How to Submit Your Entry
We accept entries online. There is no fee to submit to the Wergle Flomp Poetry Contest. Poets of all nations may enter. Your poem must be in English (inspired gibberish also accepted). Please submit only one poem during the submission period. Your ...

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Browsing Archive: March, 2011

The Writer Magazine 2011 Short-Story Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Thursday, March 31, 2011, In : Contest 
Short-Story Contest logo

The Writer
is pleased to announce its 2011 Short-Story Contest is open!
Once again, we're partnering with Gotham Writers' Workshop to bring you this contest, which offers great prizes to the top three finishers: 
 
First prize: $1,000; a free 10-week creative writing workshop offered online by Gotham Writers' Workshop ($420 value); publication in The Writer and on WriterMag.com; and a one-year subscription to The Writer.

Second prize: $300; free enrollment in a four-week How to Get ...

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Enchanted Conversations Rapunzel Writing Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Wednesday, March 30, 2011, In : Contest 
From Enchanted Conversations Magazine: We promised a contest for this issue, and here it is! Your task is to do a retelling of "Rapunzel" in 2,000 words or less or write a poem. The normal rules for submissions guidelines apply in terms of content. You must also be a follower either through the Google system at left, or on Twitter. There is no fee to enter.

Up to four winners will be chosen -- stories and poems in any combination. The prize is a $...

Continue reading ...
 

The Write Helper Novel Beginnings 1st Chapter Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Tuesday, March 29, 2011, In : Contest 
The Write Helper Novel Beginnings 1st Chapter Contest

http://thewritehelper.com/id74.html

The Great American Novel beckons! (Or any other country for that matter!) You accept the challenge. But first things first, you must write the opening chapter. Your objective: to write the best attention-grabbing, heart-stopping, thought-provoking chapter imaginable. So get started, your adoring public awaits!

Free critique available upon request! To request your free critique, write the words "free critiq...
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Echoes of the Right to God April Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Monday, March 28, 2011, In : Contest 
ECHOES OF THE RIGHT TO GOD APRIL CONTEST
http://www.righttogod.com/Rules.html

NO ENTRY FEE
Deadline April 16, 2011. Topic: Your personal, spiritual path. Tell us about your personal connection to God, the moment you felt God's presence, a realization that defies explanation. April's contest is open to essays, fiction and poetry, but all will compete for one prize only. The prize is $100 and publication in Echoes of The Right to God online magazine (and possible publication in a future print comp...

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Writer Advice Sixth Annual Flash Prose Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Monday, March 28, 2011, In : Contest 
WRITER ADVICE SIXTH ANNUAL FLASH PROSE CONTEST
http://www.writeradvice.com/
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$10 ENTRY FEE
WriterAdvice,
www.writeradvice.com, is searching for flash fiction, memoir, and creative non-fiction that grabs, surprises, and mesmerizes readers in fewer than 750 words. Deadline April 15, 2011. First Place earns $150; Second Place earns $75; Third Place earns $50; Fourth Place earns $25; Honorable Mentions will also be published.



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Rock & Sling: A Journal of Literature, Art, and Faith

Posted by Sally Clark on Sunday, March 27, 2011, In : Christian Print Magazine 
Rock & Sling: A Journal of Literature, Art, and Faith
 
http://rockandsling.submishmash.com/submit

Attractively produced journal publishes poetry, prose, and artwork that engages with Christian spirituality in complex and subtle ways. The journal was launched in 2004 to find a middle ground between "the narrow religious market, which is driven more by theology than literary quality, and the literary world which is often dismissive of faith." Contributors include award-winning writers such ...

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Fun for Kidz

Posted by Sally Clark on Saturday, March 26, 2011, In : Children's 

Fun for Kidz

PAY: $.05/word

Fun For Kidz is a magazine created for boys and girls from 6 to 13 years, with youngsters 8, 9, and 10 the specific target age. The magazine is designed as an activity publication to be enjoyed by both boys and girls on the alternate months of Hopscotch and Boys' Quest magazines. Our point of view is that every child deserves the right to be a child for a number of years before he or she becomes a young adult. As a result, Fun For Kidz looks for activities th...


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Cooking From Scratch

Posted by Sally Clark on Friday, March 25, 2011, In : Poetry Anthology 
Cooking From Scratch
 
From Ramsfield Press: "If you have a short story about cooking or food - or can WRITE one - that could be included in an anthology about Cooking from Scratch that will also include recipes, please submit it. We are looking, of course, for your best work." Pays: $25 plus three copies of the book. Deadline: April 30, 2011.
 
Please see http://www.ramsfieldpress.com/call-for-short-stories.html for more info.
 
from: www.erikadreifus.com


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West Texas Writers Short Story Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Thursday, March 24, 2011, In : Contest 

West Texas Writers Short Story Contest

Cash awards to the top three entries  
Postmark deadline:  April  28, 2011

No specific theme required, adults only, no erotica; 0riginal work unpublished; 1000 to 2500 words. One copy, typed, double-spaced, one side only – 8-l/2 x 11 white paper, 1” margins. Times Roman font, l2 point or Courier, 12 point.

ON COVER PAGE ONLY - Author’s Name, complete address, telephone number, email address and WORD COUNT – Judge(s) will not know who entrants are...


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Chicken Soup for the Soul: Brides and Weddings

Posted by Sally Clark on Wednesday, March 23, 2011, In : Nonfiction Anthology 
Chicken Soup for the Soul: Brides and Weddings
 
www.chickensoup.com

You are engaged! How lucky you are to have found that one person you want to share the rest of your life with. We are looking for stories about this very special experience in your life. From the proposal, to the planning, to actual wedding day events, both touching and hilarious - these stories will capture your heart and your emotions. Stories from the groom or the proud parents would be great too! Please share the mem...

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SouthWest Writers 2011 Second Bi-Monthly Writing Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Tuesday, March 22, 2011, In : Contest 
SouthWest Writers 2011 Second Bi-Monthly Writing Contest - A Pet Anecdote

http://southwestwriters.com/contestBiMonthlyCurrent.php
 
Let's hear a pet story -- can be funny, can be loving, can be a border collie, can be a toad. Submit no more than 500 words. Postmark deadline: April 29, 2011. Please note if you grant publication permission. All entries $10. Prizes: $150/1st prize; $50/2nd prize; $25/3rd prize.
 
Mail Entries to:
SWW Bi-Monthly Contest
3721 Morris St. NE, Ste A
Albuquerque, NM ...

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Whitman Cooks Poetry Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Monday, March 21, 2011, In : Contest 
Whitman Cooks Poetry Contest 

Walt Whitman Birthplace Association is seeking food poems with recipes that resonate with them, now through March 31, for a poetry-cookbook anthology. Cash prizes of $150, $75, and $50 awarded for the top three poems; copy of the anthology for those selected for publication. $10 entry fee. Visit
www.waltwhitman.org/component/eventlist/details/49 for guidelines.
 
from: http://www.pw.org/classifieds

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Catholic Forester, USA

Posted by Sally Clark on Sunday, March 20, 2011, In : Christian Print Magazine 
CATHOLIC FORESTER, USA
 
Full-color quarterly magazine published for members of Catholic Order of Foresters, a fraternal insurance society. Nonfiction topics include health and wellness, money management and investing, parenting and family life, senior issues, inspiration, and nostalgia. Also publishes humor and light fiction or a good story specifically for children. Pays approx $0.50 per word, and $50 for reprints.
 
Guidelines: http://tinyurl.com/6ehllwh


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Thin Threads of Moms & Grandmas

Posted by Sally Clark on Saturday, March 19, 2011, In : Poetry Anthology 
THIN THREADS
http://www.thinthreads.com/submit.php
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Kiwi Publishing is looking for true, inspirational stories of 1,200 words or less that will make readers laugh, cry, or sigh. Stories should be positive, universal, and non-controversial. The "point" or "message" should be evident without preaching. No essays, commentaries, tributes, philosophical or biographical pieces will be accepted. Should your story be selected and be included in one of the Thin Thread book series, a permission fee of ...

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Alabama Writers' Conclave 2011 Writing Competition

Posted by Sally Clark on Friday, March 18, 2011, In : Contest 
ALABAMA WRITERS' CONCLAVE 2011 WRITING COMPETITION
http://www.alabamawritersconclave.com/2011_guidelines.html
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For all categories (EXCEPT Poem and First Chapter Novel): $5 per entry if AWC member, $8 per entry if non-member.
For First Chapter Novel: $10 if member, $12 if non-member.
For Poem: $3 per poem if member, $5 if non-member.
1st: $100; 2nd: $75; 3rd: $50; 4th: $25 and up to 4 Honorable Mentions. Entries must be original, unpublished, and may not have won a money prize in a previous...

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Gulf Coast Writers 23rd Annual "Let's Write" Literary Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Thursday, March 17, 2011, In : Contest 
Gulf Coast Writers 23rd Annual "Let's Write" Literary Contest
http://gcwriters.org/contest.html

Deadline: April 15, 2011

Poetry to 36 lines: fiction and nonfiction to 2,500 words
Entry fees: $8. Prizes $20-$80




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Parent:Wise

Posted by Sally Clark on Wednesday, March 16, 2011, In : Online magazine 
Parent:Wise is accepting poetry to 24 lines and essays to 1,000 words for its Mothers' Day and Fathers' Day issues. They will pay for published pieces.
 
The deadline for submissions is March 25th. For complete submission guidelines, log on to: http://www.parentwiseaustin.com/Were-Accepting-Mothers-Day-and-Fathers-Day-Essays
 
From: http://austinpoetrysociety.org/PDF_files/February2011Newsletter.pdf


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Persimmon Tree - Short Takes Nonfiction

Posted by Sally Clark on Tuesday, March 15, 2011, In : Literary Journal 
Persimmon Tree’s mission is to bring the creativity and talent of women over sixty to a wide audience of readers of all ages.
Call for Submissions: SHORT TAKES

We invite you to submit a short nonfiction piece (250-500 words) for our special section, "Short Takes." This section will appear twice a year, in the Summer and Winter issues.

See the list of topics listed below-they’re general, so you can relate to them as you wish. We’re especially interested in hearing about your exp...

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Hallmakr Greeting Card Contest: Furry, Funny, & Frightful

Posted by Sally Clark on Monday, March 14, 2011, In : Contest 
Hallmark Greeting Card Contest: Furry, Funny, & Frightful
 
Make a funny Halloween card for all ages featuring your pets!
 
Enter and read sample cards at: http://www.hallmarkcontests.com/page/CONTESTS/contest/FurryFunnyandFrightful/
 
Deadline: March 27, 2011.


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Oneal Walters' 3rd Annual Women Inspirational Poetry Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Sunday, March 13, 2011, In : Contest 
Oneal Walters' 3rd Annual Women Inspirational Poetry Contest
Postmark Deadline: April 12
This is a call to all poets who write about WOMEN. Write about someone who inspires you. You may use a character depiction, a triumphant situation... Surprise us with your talent. ALL writers welcome. Winners will be notified in May 2011 by Oneal Walters; their names and the title of their winning poems will be published in
OW News, a Monthly International Poetry Newsletter. All poems remain the property of...
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Writer's Digest: Your Story #33

Posted by Sally Clark on Saturday, March 12, 2011, In : Contest 

Writer’s Digest: Your Story #33

Write an opening sentence of 25 words or fewer based on the following prompt. You can be funny, poignant, witty, etc.; it is, after all, your story.

PROMPT #33: Write an opening sentence (only 1 sentence, and keep it to 25 words or fewer) to a story, incorporating the following three words:  lucky, charm, calamity

Deadline:
April 10, 2011

For full details and submission form: http://writersdigest.com/yourstory


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Windmill Women Writers 2011 Contest #1

Posted by Sally Clark on Friday, March 11, 2011, In : Contest 
Windmill Women Writers 2011 Contest #1
http://www.windmillwomenwriters.org/pb/wp_2a449b50/wp_2a449b50.html
 
Here we go again with another contest. In this contest we ask that you write a 1000 word, or less, story on any subject. AND yes, men are welcome to enter. Have fun! 

Guidelines:
Category: General Fiction 1000 Word Limit
Entry Deadline: April 8, 2011. 
Entry fee: $10.

$100 first prize
$50 second prize
$25 third prize

. Manuscript must be typed and double-spaced
 
. Staple all entries in the upp...

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Forrest Fest Poetry Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Thursday, March 10, 2011,
Forrest Fest – Peggy Zuleika Lynch Poetry Contest
Participants should send adult and children’s category poems on a single page, less than 32 lines,
with a cover page that includes the title of the poems and the name of the poet; Your presence at
the festival to receive a first place award for these two categories this year, 2011, is requested.
Certificates can be mailed. Any other honoarariums for these two categories will need to be picked up at the 6pm awards presentation in Pioneer Pa...

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Saturday Evening Post Limerick Laughs

Posted by Sally Clark on Wednesday, March 9, 2011, In : Print Magazine 

Saturday Evening Post Limerick Laughs

The Saturday Evening Post will award $100 to the author of the winning limerick for this picture. Limericks must contain five lines. Entries will not be returned. Enter as many times as you wish. The Mar/Apr 2011 Limerick Laughs winner will be announced in the Jul/Aug 2011 issue. Entries must be postmarked by April 4, 2011.
More information: http://www.saturdayeveningpost.com/2011/02/28/humor/post-scripts/limerick-laughs-2.html


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Tin House Literary Journal

Posted by Sally Clark on Tuesday, March 8, 2011, In : Literary Journal 
TIN HOUSE
http://www.tinhouse.com/magazine/submission-guidelines.html
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Tin House accepts submissions September 1 through May 31, and, as always, our summer and winter issues are not themed. Please submit only one story or essay (ten-thousand-word limit), or up to five poems at a time.
 
Fall 2011 theme: THE ECSTATIC
We are looking for poetry, fiction, and essays addressing the ecstatic and its counterparts--the comedown and ecstasy thwarted, whether by internal or external means. Deadline:...

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America's Funniest Humor

Posted by Sally Clark on Monday, March 7, 2011, In : Contest 

America's Funniest Humor!TM is an excellent writing contest & publishing project, giving you a great opportunity to get published, add to your writing credits, receive valuable exposure and publicity, and get your share of $250.00 in PRIZE MONEY!

This humor writing contest is brought to you exclusively by Humor PressTM, one of America
's most popular humor contest sites. We want to see your funniest humor columns, humor essays and real-life humor stories.

You name it -- just keep it fairly clean...


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Thriving Family: Humorous Anecdotes

Posted by Sally Clark on Sunday, March 6, 2011, In : Christian Print Magazine 
Another opportunity from Thriving Family magazine:

I am looking for something funny that your children have said or done.

Theme: Do you have a humorous anecdote that you’d like to share? Although I am most interested in end of summer and back-to-school ideas, I’d be happy to consider all things funny when it comes to parenting kids.  

Word Count: 50 to 250 words

Article type: A true, funny parenting experience written in first person

Rights: First nonexclusive right...

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Thriving Family: Thanksgiving Traditions

Posted by Sally Clark on Saturday, March 5, 2011, In : Christian Print Magazine 
Writing Opportunity from Thriving Family:

Theme: Do you have a great Thanksgiving tradition or activity that has allowed you and your guests to show gratitude to each other or to God, or has helped your family adopt a spirit of gratefulness? I am not looking for the corn on the plate or going around the table and talking about one thing that you are grateful for, but something unique and easy (and preferably fun) for a family, extended family or spouses to do together or to do as a means for t...

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Menupoems, 2011

Posted by Sally Clark on Friday, March 4, 2011, In : Contest 
We want YOUR menupoems.

For our 5th year in a row Alimentum celebrate National Poetry Month with menupoems!
From Ester Cohen, Alimentum's menupoems editor:

We've been wondering
What menu of words
What words would make you
Really happy to see
On your menu
Words to replace
The ordinary army
Appetizer
Entree
Meat fish dessert?
For me, it may be
bright green
Incomparable you've never tasted
anything quite so good before
Winter kale. For you?

Submission period is from now till March 15, 2011
Send up to the three poe...

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Writers Weekly

Posted by Sally Clark on Thursday, March 3, 2011, In : Online magazine 
WRITERS WEEKLY
 
Have a freelance success story to share? Check the guidelines for WritersWeekly.com: "In each issue, we publish a freelance success story and pay $40 for non-exclusive rights to these. Success stories average 300 words....Freelance success stories should, through your personal story, offer advice to other writers on how they, too, can succeed. Please note we do not publish 'one-shot' success stories - meaning we don't publish stories on how a writer sold one story to one pu...

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Northern Colorado Writers Personal Essay/Creative Nonfiction Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Wednesday, March 2, 2011, In : Contest 
NORTHERN COLORADO WRITERS
PERSONAL ESSAY/CREATIVE NONFICTION CONTEST
www.northerncoloradowriters.com/writing-contests.html
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$15 ENTRY FEE ($10 if mailed)
The second contest in NCW's 2011 contest series for Personal Essay/Creative Nonfiction is now open. Deadline April 15, 2011. Cash prizes: 1st: $200, 2nd: $100, and 3rd: $50. Winners and honorable mentions will be published in the 2011 winners' anthology in December. Winners receive a free copy.  Final judge will be John Calderazzo, who has be...

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Wergle Flomp Humor Poetry Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Tuesday, March 1, 2011, In : Contest 
Wergle Flomp Humor Poetry Contest

Now in its tenth year. We seek today's best humor poems. Total cash prizes of $3,600 will be awarded, with a top prize of $1,500. This contest is free to enter.
 
Deadline: April 1, 2011

How to Submit Your Entry
We accept entries online. There is no fee to submit to the Wergle Flomp Poetry Contest. Poets of all nations may enter. Your poem must be in English (inspired gibberish also accepted). Please submit only one poem during the submission period. Your ...

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