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Browsing Archive: March, 2012

SouthWest Writers Contest: Story-Telling Hook

Posted by Sally Clark on Saturday, March 31, 2012, In : Contest 
SouthWest Writers 2012 Second Bi-Monthly Writing Contest: Story-Telling Hook
 
The first 500 words of a novel of any genre or the first 500 words of a short story of any genre.
Postmark deadline: April 30, 2012. Please include your contact information (address, phone and email) and permission to publish or not on a separate sheet. Do not include any identifying information on the manuscript itself.
All entries $10. Prizes: $150/1st ...

Continue reading ...
 

Dallas Poets Community Annual Chapbook Competition

Posted by Sally Clark on Friday, March 30, 2012, In : Contest 

Dallas Poets Community Annual Chapbook Competition

http://www.dallaspoets.org

 
Win $200 & 30 copies

Send 16 to 20 pages of poetry with 2 title pages: one with contact information and one with title only along with a $15 reading fee to:

DPC Chapbook Contest

P.O. Box 700865, Dallas, TX 75370

Postmark Deadline: April 30, 2011 


Continue reading ...
 

Forrest Fest Poetry Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Thursday, March 29, 2012, In : Contest 

Forrest Fest Poetry Contest
http://forrestfest.org/about2.html

Submission Deadline April 01, 2012
Peggy Zuleika Lynch Competition
Adults and Children, Submit your poem now:
1. 32 line limit, in the subject line of your e-mail submission put contest
2. by e-mail, add contact info ten lines below poem to forrestpoetry@live.com
3. or by snail mail to: 301 N. 19th,
Lamesa, TX 1st Place Adult. 18 and over, $75, 1st Place
Children, under 12, $75.00, 1st Place young people 14 - 17, $75.00
THERE IS NO ENTR...


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The Writers Short Story Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Thursday, March 29, 2012, In : Contest 
The Writer Short Story Contest
www.writermag.com/storycontest
---
$10 ENTRY FEE
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 Published seminar taught online by a literary agent and Gotham Writers' Workshop ($150 value); publication on WriterMag....

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2012 Passager Poetry Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Wednesday, March 28, 2012, In : Contest 

2012 Passager Poetry Contest
FOR WRITERS OVER 50

http://www.ubalt.edu/passager/guidelines.htm

Submit work through- April 15, 2012 (postmarked date)
Winner receives $500 and publication.
Honorable mentions will also be published.

  • Reading fee: $20, check or money order payable to Passager
    Reading fee includes a one-year, two-issue subscription to Passager.
  • Submit 5 poems, 40 lines max. per poem
  • Introduce yourself with a cover letter and brief bio.
  • Include name and address on every page....


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Calkins Creek

Posted by Sally Clark on Monday, March 26, 2012, In : Children's 
Calkins Creek
http://www.boydsmillspress.com/reviews/calkins-creek
---
Calkins Creek Books introduces children to the many people, places, and events that shaped our country's history. Our picture books, chapter books, and novels--nonfiction and historical fiction for ages eight and up--combine original and extensive research with creative, energetic writing. History is key at Calkins Creek-front and center. Our authors transport their readers back in time to recognizable places with living an...

Continue reading ...
 

Thriving Family Magazine: 2012 Advent Calendar

Posted by Sally Clark on Monday, March 26, 2012, In : Christian Print Magazine 

Thriving Family Magazine

http://www.thrivingfamily.com/extra/call-for-submissions

Theme: 2012 Advent Calendar

We’re looking for a short piece for each day of Advent. This year’s theme will be “The Names of Jesus.”

-Start with a fun activity — something that can be done in about 5 minutes and includes motion or movement (not “talk about” or “discuss”) and explains the topic of the day.

-Explain the concept in simple terms.

-Mention a craft, traditional ...


Continue reading ...
 

Arkansas Writers' Conference Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Sunday, March 25, 2012, In : Contest 
Arkansas Writers' Conference Contest
http://www.arkansaswritersconference.org/2.html

15 contest open to all writers including: mystery, flash fiction, poetry, articles, ghost stories, the beauty of God's creation (poetry), poetry honoring the Lord Jesus Christ, short story, humorous fantasy short story, essay, and narrative poem.
 
Postmark deadline: April, 30, 2012.
Fee to enter any or all categories is $10.

Continue reading ...
 

Poetry International Prize

Posted by Sally Clark on Saturday, March 24, 2012, In : Contest 

Poetry International Prize

http://poetryinternational.sdsu.edu/Contests.htm#guidelines

A prize of $1,000 and publication in Poetry International is given annually for a single poem. Jericho Brown will judge. Submit up to 3 poems with a $15 entry fee. You may submit additional poems for a $3 reading fee per poem. Please make checks payable to Poetry International. The winner will be announced on our website in the fall of 2012.

Please mail your submissions to:

Poetry Internationa...


Continue reading ...
 

2012 Clockwise Chapbook Competition

Posted by Sally Clark on Saturday, March 24, 2012, In : Contest 

The 2012 Clockwise Chapbook Competition

 

Competition Guidelines: http://tebotbach.org/clockwise.html

Winner will receive Book Publication in Perfect Bound Editions

Winner announced in September 2012 with Publication in April 2013

Deadline: April 30, 2012

Judge: Gail Wronsky

The competition is open to all poets writing in English.

Individual poems in the manuscript previously published in magazines, print or web journals, or anthologies are acceptable, but the work ...


Continue reading ...
 

Whispering Angel Books

Posted by Sally Clark on Friday, March 23, 2012, In : Poetry and Prose Anthology 

Whispering Angel Books is pleased to announce that we are now accepting submissions for our next anthology.

http://www.whisperingangelbooks.com/submissions.html

We are looking for uplifting and inspirational short stories, essays and poems about children and their positive influence on our lives.
 
There is a $5 (USD) non-refundable reading fee per story or for up to five poems. You may pay electronically via the "Add to Cart" PayPal button below. When using this option for multiple poems,...

Continue reading ...
 

Gulf Coast Writers Association

Posted by Sally Clark on Thursday, March 22, 2012, In : Contest 
Gulf Coast Writers Association
"Let's Write" Literary Contest 2012
http://gcwriters.org/contest.html
 
Deadline: April 15, 2012
 
Entry fee for two poems up to 50 lines - $8
Entry fee for fiction and nonfiction up to 2500 words - $8
 
Prizes: $80, $50, $20 plus publication

 

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Mad as a Hare Writing Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Wednesday, March 21, 2012, In : Contest 

Mad as a Hare Writing Contest

Scribophile.com is pleased to announce the Mad as a Hare writing contest.

This fee-free contest has a $50 first prize and a $25 second prize, and is for fiction or non-fiction of 2500 words or fewer. 

Entries must be about personified animals in some way, shape, or form. 

Beyond that, there are no limits!

Entry is free!

Contest deadline March 31, 2012. 

This contest is hosted by Scribophile–a friendly, knowledgeable, and ...


Continue reading ...
 

Solstice: A Magazine of Diverse Voices Literary Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Tuesday, March 20, 2012, In : Contest 
Solstice: A Magazine of Diverse Voices
Third Annual Literary Contest for Fiction, Nonfiction, and Poetry
http://solsticelitmag.org/contests

Entry fee: $18 for fiction and nonfiction up to 23 pages. Poetry up to 3 poems
Prizes: $1000 for fiction, $500 for nonfiction, $500 for poetry. Winners and finalists will be published.
 
Deadline: April 5, 2012.

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The Cancer Poetry Project

Posted by Sally Clark on Monday, March 19, 2012, In : Contest 

The Cancer Poetry Project
http://www.cancerpoetryproject.com

$5 ENTRY FEE

The Cancer Poetry Project is accepting cancer-related poems for the second volume of its award-winning national anthology. Approximately 150 poems will be selected for the new book. Of those selected, a dozen winning poets will each receive both a cash prize and an invitation to select a cancer organization to which the Cancer Poetry Project will make a donation. Poems will be accepted through April 30, 2012.

Three wi...


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971 Short Fiction Menu Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Sunday, March 18, 2012, In : Contest 
971 Short Fiction Menu Contest
http://www.971menu.com/misc.html
---
$3 ENTRY FEE

The 971 Prize: $200 US and publication in our Prize Issue.

Runners-up:
1st: $100 US and publication in our Prize Issue
2nd-4th: recognition and publication in our Prize Issue

Deadline: April 1, 2012. Fiction stories word limits: 1,500 - 4,500.
Word limits may be met with a single piece or with a combination of up to three pieces (three 500-word stories will get the job done, as will two 750-word stories, or a 1,000-word ...

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Dramatics Magazine

Posted by Sally Clark on Sunday, March 18, 2012, In : Print Magazine 
Dramatics Magazine
http://schooltheatre.org/publications/dramatics/guidelines
---
Dramatics is the monthly magazine (published during the academic year, September through May) for high school theatre students and teachers. Features include new plays, practical articles on acting, directing, design, production, and other facets of theatre, and career-oriented profiles of working theatre professionals. Two annual special issues focus on college theatre programs (December) and summer theatre work...

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Gemini Magazine Short Story Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Saturday, March 17, 2012, In : Contest 
 Gemini MAGAZINE
http://www.gemini-magazine.com/contest.html

We are pleased to announce the third annual Gemini Magazine Short Story Contest featuring a Grand Prize of $1,000. Second place wins $100 and there will also be three honorable mentions.

There are no restrictions on content, style, genre or length--just send your best. All five finalists will be published online in the June 2012 issue of Gemini.

Entry fee: $4. Deadline: March 31, 2012. Enter by email or snail mail.

Best wishes!

David Br...

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Hallmark Cards: A Very Tacky Christmas

Posted by Sally Clark on Saturday, March 17, 2012, In : Greeting Cards 

Hallmark Cards: A Very Tacky Christmas
http://www.hallmarkcontests.com/page/CONTESTS/contest/AVeryTackyChristmas/

Sometimes the holidays don’t go exactly as planned. Your challenge is to create a funny holiday card featuring your less-than-picture-perfect yuletide moments. Maybe it’s a kitschy homemade gift, a holiday food disaster, some gaudy decor, or tacky Christmas fashions.

Use a photo* with your original writing to make a holiday card that could be sent to anyone. (Photos only this t...


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Chicken Soup for the Soul: The Power of Positive

Posted by Sally Clark on Friday, March 16, 2012, In : Nonfiction Anthology 
Chicken Soup for the Soul: The Power of Positive
www.chickensoup.com
 
The Power of Positive
Everyone knows about the power of positive thinking. After the success of our book, Chicken Soup for the Soul: Think Positive, we are ready to make another book full of stories about how you changed your life, solved a problem, or overcame a challenge through a positive attitude, counting your blessings, or an epiphany of some kind. Tell us your success story about using the power of positive!
 
...

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Children's Sports Poetry Anthology

Posted by Sally Clark on Thursday, March 15, 2012, In : Poetry Anthology 
Children's Sports Poetry Anthology

CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS
Submission Deadline: April 30, 2012
An independently-published e-book anthology of children's poetry dedicated to the wide world of sports is currently in the works. ONLY ADULTS WHO WRITE CHILDREN'S POETRY ARE INVITED TO SUBMIT THEIR WORK.
Looking for original, unpublished poems, aimed at 5-12 years old, that deal with various aspects of athletics such as but not limited to the following:
 
*Oly...

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Thriving Family Magazine

Posted by Sally Clark on Wednesday, March 14, 2012, In : Christian Print Magazine 

Thriving Family Magazine is looking for a variety of submissions:

Drive Time Devos: Each family devotional includes three sections – play, talk, pray. Audience: 5-8 year olds. Word count: 150 words. Payment $50. Due date: March 20, 2012

Walking Through Grief: Tween ages 8-12 year olds
Share one practical idea that you found helped your tween understand and walk through grief.
Word count: 130-250 words. Payment: $50. Due date: March 23, 2012

Teaching a Life Skill/Laundry: Tween ages 8-1...


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Saturday Writers 2012 Writing Contest: Poetry and Flash Fiction

Posted by Sally Clark on Tuesday, March 13, 2012, In : Contest 

Saturday Writers 2012 Writing Contest:
Poetry and Flash Fiction
http://www.saturdaywriters.org/sw-contests.html

Deadline:  April 28, 2012
Entries will not be accepted until the dates listed for this contest
Poetry - 50 lines or less
Prose - 500 words or less
Entries may be submitted beginning March 24, 2012 with deadline of April 28, 2012 - see Official Rules for Submission Information

Entry Fees:
Members: $5.00 per entry (limit three entries per contest per member)
Non-Members: $7.00 per e...


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Willamette Writers 2012 Kay Snow Writing Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Monday, March 12, 2012, In : Contest 

Willamette Writers 2012 Kay Snow Writing Contest

http://www.willamettewriters.com/1/guidelines.php
The purpose of this annual contest, named in honor of Willamette Writer's founder, Kay Snow, is to help writers reach professional goals in writing in a broad array of categories.

Entry Dates

Beginning Date: November 1, 2011

Postmark Deadline: April 23rd, 2012

Category Guidelines

Adult Fiction - maximum 2500 words. One complete short story (or novel excerpt; excerpt can be any p...


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Alabama Writers' Conclave Competition

Posted by Sally Clark on Sunday, March 11, 2012, In : Contest 
Alabama Writers' Conclave Competition
http://www.alabamawritersconclave.com/
---
ENTRY FEE $5/$8 EXCEPT NOVEL EXCERPT $10/$12 and POETRY $3/$5.
Deadline April 20, 2012. Prizes $100, $75, $50, and up to 4 honorable mentions receive $25. Limit 2,500 words fiction, 1,000 words short fiction, 2,500 words juvenile fiction, 2,500 words nonfiction, 2,000 words humor, 50 lines humor poetry, 40 lines traditional poetry. 60 lines free verse, 10 double-spaced pages for first chapter of novel.
from: www.f...

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Harbourlight Publishing

Posted by Sally Clark on Saturday, March 10, 2012, In : Christian Publisher 
Harbourlight Publishing
http://www.pelicanbookgroup.com/ec/write-for-us
---
All stories must be Christian fiction between 25,000 and 80,000 words. Harbourlight books should convey life as it is lived, or can be lived, by people of faith. Because life can be humorous, mysterious, hazardous, and even a bit otherworldly, with angels popping in at times, Harbourlight books can encompass a variety of elements. The setting for Harbourlight books can be contemporary, historical or f...

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Texas Writers Conference Poetic Voices

Posted by Sally Clark on Friday, March 9, 2012, In : Speciality Products 

Texas Writers Conference Poetic Voices
April 3-5, 2012
Lectures, Coffeehouse, Workshops in Kerrville, Texas
All events & workshops are free and open to the community.
http://www.schreiner.edu/cil/texas_writers.html


For more information:

Dr. Kathleen Hudson
khudson@schreiner.edu  
830-792-7409

Tuesday, April 3, 2012
Workshop and reading, with Kirpal Gordon (http://www.kirpalg.com)
3:30-5:00 pm Display of writing projects & student work
6:30 pm Open Mic
7:00 pm Kirpal Gordon
Cailloux Activity...


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Massachusetts State Poetry Society Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Friday, March 9, 2012, In : Contest 

Massachusetts State Poetry Society Contest
http://mastatepoetrysociety.tripod.com/id14.html

AMBASSADOR OF POETRY AWARD

Deadline:  April 15 
Subject and Form:  Poet's Choice
Line Limit:  40 Lines
Prizes:  $50     $30     $20
Poems must NOT have been previously published or won ANY prize.

Contests are open to all poets.
Poets may enter as many poems as they wish but only one prize may be won by any poet.
Entry Fee is $3.00 per poem.
Send two copies of each poem - one with name and addre...


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Idaho Writers Rendezvous Writing Contests

Posted by Sally Clark on Thursday, March 8, 2012, In : Contest 
Idaho Writers Rendezvous Writing Contests
http://www.idahowritersrendezvous.com/contest.htm
 
Short Story (4,000 words max), Short Screenplay (10 pages max), Poetry. Awards: $100 each category plus books and software. Entry fee: $15 poetry; $30 short story and short screenplay. Deadline: March 30, 2012.
 
from: http://www.writers-editors.com/Writers/Contests/contests.htm


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Wergle Flomp Humor Poetry Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Wednesday, March 7, 2012, In : Contest 
Wergle Flomp Humor Poetry Contest

11th annual free contest. Fifteen cash prizes totaling $3,600. Top prize $1,500.

Submit one humor poem by April 1 deadline. No entry fee.

All entries that win cash prizes will be published on WinningWriters.com (over one million page views per year) and announced in the Winning Writers Newsletter, with over 40,000 subscribers. Final judge: Jendi Reiter.

Sponsored by Winning Writers, one of the "101 Best Websites for Writers" (Writer's
Digest, 2005-2011).

Guideli...

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The Secret Place

Posted by Sally Clark on Tuesday, March 6, 2012, In : Christian Online Magazine 
The Secret Place
http://www.judsonpress.com/catalog_sp_guidelines.cfm

THE SECRET PLACE is written solely by freelance writers, and anyone may submit original, unpublished meditations for consideration. Send an original meditation of 100 to 200 words that relates to your Scripture reading and "Thought for Today." Pays $20.

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All About the Poetry Award

Posted by Sally Clark on Monday, March 5, 2012, In : Contest 
All About The Poetry Award http://www.poetrymatterscelebration.com/poetrymatterscelebration.com/About_the_Poetry_Award.html
---
NO ENTRY FEE
Deadline March 23, 2012. Location Evans, GA.

Awards categories:
Middle School
High School
Adult - Poets between age 20 and 60.
Senior - Poets age 61 and beyond.

Cash Prizes are given to 1st ($100), 2nd ($75), 3rd ($50) and 4th ($35) place winners. To receive the cash prize winners must have their poem read (in person or via video) at the poetry reading event.
 
...

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Thriving Family Magazine: Advent Calendar

Posted by Sally Clark on Sunday, March 4, 2012, In : Christian Print Magazine 

Thriving Family Magazine: Advent Calendar

http://www.thrivingfamily.com/extra/call-for-submissions

Theme: 2012 Advent Calendar

We’re looking for a short piece for each day of Advent. This year’s theme will be “The Names of Jesus.”

-Start with a fun activity — something that can be done in about 5 minutes and includes motion or movement (not “talk about” or “discuss”) and explains the topic of the day.

-Explain the concept in simple terms.

-Mention a cr...


Continue reading ...
 

Pockets: Connecting Kids and God the Other Six Days

Posted by Sally Clark on Saturday, March 3, 2012, In : Children's 

Pockets: Connecting Kids and God the Other Six Days

http://pockets.upperroom.org/writers-guidelines

Designed for 8- to 12-year-olds, Pockets magazine offers wholesome devotional readings that teach about God’s love and presence in life. The content includes fiction, scripture stories, puzzles and games, poems, recipes, colorful pictures, activities, and scripture readings. Freelance submissions of stories, poems, recipes, puzzles and games, and activities are welcome. The magazine is ...


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Relate Magazine

Posted by Sally Clark on Friday, March 2, 2012, In : Online magazine 
Relate Magazine
http://www.relatemag.com/about/
---
The mission is to inspire teen girls to pursue their dreams with confidence and to teach them to be an example for others in their speech, life, love, faith and purity. Topics include design, entertainment, the future in terms of college and jobs, beauty, faith, life, quizzes. Average article is between 650 and 1,600 words in length although longer work will be considered. Sidebar information is also encouraged, as...

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Serendipity Writing contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Friday, March 2, 2012, In : Contest 
Serendipity Writing Contest

Entries are accepted in two categories:
    very short fiction (1,000 word limit)
    short story (5,000 word limit)
A grand prize of $250 will be awarded for the best entry. Additional prizes will be awarded for 1st ($75) and 2nd ($50) place in each category.
 
Here are the rules.
    Any genre is acceptable but no kidlit or porn.
    Winners agree to first time publication rights in...

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SLO Nightwriters Annual Short Story & Poetry Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Thursday, March 1, 2012, In : Contest 
SLO Nightwriters Annual Short Story and Poetry Contest 
http://slonightwriters.org/Default.aspx?pageld=962273

$10 ENTRY FEE SLO NightWriters has launched its 23rd annual writing contest, with two contest streams: a 750-word Short Story Contest and 40-line Poetry Contest. Theme this year is any aspect of "Forgiveness." Each stream has a first place prize of $100 and a plaque, second place of $75 and a certificate, third place of $25 and a certificate and certificates for honorable mention. Deadl...

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Browsing Archive: March, 2012

SouthWest Writers Contest: Story-Telling Hook

Posted by Sally Clark on Saturday, March 31, 2012, In : Contest 
SouthWest Writers 2012 Second Bi-Monthly Writing Contest: Story-Telling Hook
 
The first 500 words of a novel of any genre or the first 500 words of a short story of any genre.
Postmark deadline: April 30, 2012. Please include your contact information (address, phone and email) and permission to publish or not on a separate sheet. Do not include any identifying information on the manuscript itself.
All entries $10. Prizes: $150/1st ...

Continue reading ...
 

Dallas Poets Community Annual Chapbook Competition

Posted by Sally Clark on Friday, March 30, 2012, In : Contest 

Dallas Poets Community Annual Chapbook Competition

http://www.dallaspoets.org

 
Win $200 & 30 copies

Send 16 to 20 pages of poetry with 2 title pages: one with contact information and one with title only along with a $15 reading fee to:

DPC Chapbook Contest

P.O. Box 700865, Dallas, TX 75370

Postmark Deadline: April 30, 2011 


Continue reading ...
 

Forrest Fest Poetry Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Thursday, March 29, 2012, In : Contest 

Forrest Fest Poetry Contest
http://forrestfest.org/about2.html

Submission Deadline April 01, 2012
Peggy Zuleika Lynch Competition
Adults and Children, Submit your poem now:
1. 32 line limit, in the subject line of your e-mail submission put contest
2. by e-mail, add contact info ten lines below poem to forrestpoetry@live.com
3. or by snail mail to: 301 N. 19th,
Lamesa, TX 1st Place Adult. 18 and over, $75, 1st Place
Children, under 12, $75.00, 1st Place young people 14 - 17, $75.00
THERE IS NO ENTR...


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The Writers Short Story Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Thursday, March 29, 2012, In : Contest 
The Writer Short Story Contest
www.writermag.com/storycontest
---
$10 ENTRY FEE
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 Published seminar taught online by a literary agent and Gotham Writers' Workshop ($150 value); publication on WriterMag....

Continue reading ...
 

2012 Passager Poetry Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Wednesday, March 28, 2012, In : Contest 

2012 Passager Poetry Contest
FOR WRITERS OVER 50

http://www.ubalt.edu/passager/guidelines.htm

Submit work through- April 15, 2012 (postmarked date)
Winner receives $500 and publication.
Honorable mentions will also be published.


Continue reading ...
 

Calkins Creek

Posted by Sally Clark on Monday, March 26, 2012, In : Children's 
Calkins Creek
http://www.boydsmillspress.com/reviews/calkins-creek
---
Calkins Creek Books introduces children to the many people, places, and events that shaped our country's history. Our picture books, chapter books, and novels--nonfiction and historical fiction for ages eight and up--combine original and extensive research with creative, energetic writing. History is key at Calkins Creek-front and center. Our authors transport their readers back in time to recognizable places with living an...

Continue reading ...
 

Thriving Family Magazine: 2012 Advent Calendar

Posted by Sally Clark on Monday, March 26, 2012, In : Christian Print Magazine 

Thriving Family Magazine

http://www.thrivingfamily.com/extra/call-for-submissions

Theme: 2012 Advent Calendar

We’re looking for a short piece for each day of Advent. This year’s theme will be “The Names of Jesus.”

-Start with a fun activity — something that can be done in about 5 minutes and includes motion or movement (not “talk about” or “discuss”) and explains the topic of the day.

-Explain the concept in simple terms.

-Mention a craft, traditional ...


Continue reading ...
 

Arkansas Writers' Conference Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Sunday, March 25, 2012, In : Contest 
Arkansas Writers' Conference Contest
http://www.arkansaswritersconference.org/2.html

15 contest open to all writers including: mystery, flash fiction, poetry, articles, ghost stories, the beauty of God's creation (poetry), poetry honoring the Lord Jesus Christ, short story, humorous fantasy short story, essay, and narrative poem.
 
Postmark deadline: April, 30, 2012.
Fee to enter any or all categories is $10.

Continue reading ...
 

Poetry International Prize

Posted by Sally Clark on Saturday, March 24, 2012, In : Contest 

Poetry International Prize

http://poetryinternational.sdsu.edu/Contests.htm#guidelines

A prize of $1,000 and publication in Poetry International is given annually for a single poem. Jericho Brown will judge. Submit up to 3 poems with a $15 entry fee. You may submit additional poems for a $3 reading fee per poem. Please make checks payable to Poetry International. The winner will be announced on our website in the fall of 2012.

Please mail your submissions to:

Poetry Internationa...


Continue reading ...
 

2012 Clockwise Chapbook Competition

Posted by Sally Clark on Saturday, March 24, 2012, In : Contest 

The 2012 Clockwise Chapbook Competition

 

Competition Guidelines: http://tebotbach.org/clockwise.html

Winner will receive Book Publication in Perfect Bound Editions

Winner announced in September 2012 with Publication in April 2013

Deadline: April 30, 2012

Judge: Gail Wronsky

The competition is open to all poets writing in English.

Individual poems in the manuscript previously published in magazines, print or web journals, or anthologies are acceptable, but the work ...


Continue reading ...
 

Whispering Angel Books

Posted by Sally Clark on Friday, March 23, 2012, In : Poetry and Prose Anthology 

Whispering Angel Books is pleased to announce that we are now accepting submissions for our next anthology.

http://www.whisperingangelbooks.com/submissions.html

We are looking for uplifting and inspirational short stories, essays and poems about children and their positive influence on our lives.
 
There is a $5 (USD) non-refundable reading fee per story or for up to five poems. You may pay electronically via the "Add to Cart" PayPal button below. When using this option for multiple poems,...

Continue reading ...
 

Gulf Coast Writers Association

Posted by Sally Clark on Thursday, March 22, 2012, In : Contest 
Gulf Coast Writers Association
"Let's Write" Literary Contest 2012
http://gcwriters.org/contest.html
 
Deadline: April 15, 2012
 
Entry fee for two poems up to 50 lines - $8
Entry fee for fiction and nonfiction up to 2500 words - $8
 
Prizes: $80, $50, $20 plus publication

 

Continue reading ...
 

Mad as a Hare Writing Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Wednesday, March 21, 2012, In : Contest 

Mad as a Hare Writing Contest

Scribophile.com is pleased to announce the Mad as a Hare writing contest.

This fee-free contest has a $50 first prize and a $25 second prize, and is for fiction or non-fiction of 2500 words or fewer. 

Entries must be about personified animals in some way, shape, or form. 

Beyond that, there are no limits!

Entry is free!

Contest deadline March 31, 2012. 

This contest is hosted by Scribophile–a friendly, knowledgeable, and ...


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Solstice: A Magazine of Diverse Voices Literary Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Tuesday, March 20, 2012, In : Contest 
Solstice: A Magazine of Diverse Voices
Third Annual Literary Contest for Fiction, Nonfiction, and Poetry
http://solsticelitmag.org/contests

Entry fee: $18 for fiction and nonfiction up to 23 pages. Poetry up to 3 poems
Prizes: $1000 for fiction, $500 for nonfiction, $500 for poetry. Winners and finalists will be published.
 
Deadline: April 5, 2012.

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The Cancer Poetry Project

Posted by Sally Clark on Monday, March 19, 2012, In : Contest 

The Cancer Poetry Project
http://www.cancerpoetryproject.com

$5 ENTRY FEE

The Cancer Poetry Project is accepting cancer-related poems for the second volume of its award-winning national anthology. Approximately 150 poems will be selected for the new book. Of those selected, a dozen winning poets will each receive both a cash prize and an invitation to select a cancer organization to which the Cancer Poetry Project will make a donation. Poems will be accepted through April 30, 2012.

Three wi...


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971 Short Fiction Menu Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Sunday, March 18, 2012, In : Contest 
971 Short Fiction Menu Contest
http://www.971menu.com/misc.html
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$3 ENTRY FEE

The 971 Prize: $200 US and publication in our Prize Issue.

Runners-up:
1st: $100 US and publication in our Prize Issue
2nd-4th: recognition and publication in our Prize Issue

Deadline: April 1, 2012. Fiction stories word limits: 1,500 - 4,500.
Word limits may be met with a single piece or with a combination of up to three pieces (three 500-word stories will get the job done, as will two 750-word stories, or a 1,000-word ...

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Dramatics Magazine

Posted by Sally Clark on Sunday, March 18, 2012, In : Print Magazine 
Dramatics Magazine
http://schooltheatre.org/publications/dramatics/guidelines
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Dramatics is the monthly magazine (published during the academic year, September through May) for high school theatre students and teachers. Features include new plays, practical articles on acting, directing, design, production, and other facets of theatre, and career-oriented profiles of working theatre professionals. Two annual special issues focus on college theatre programs (December) and summer theatre work...

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Gemini Magazine Short Story Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Saturday, March 17, 2012, In : Contest 
 Gemini MAGAZINE
http://www.gemini-magazine.com/contest.html

We are pleased to announce the third annual Gemini Magazine Short Story Contest featuring a Grand Prize of $1,000. Second place wins $100 and there will also be three honorable mentions.

There are no restrictions on content, style, genre or length--just send your best. All five finalists will be published online in the June 2012 issue of Gemini.

Entry fee: $4. Deadline: March 31, 2012. Enter by email or snail mail.

Best wishes!

David Br...

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Hallmark Cards: A Very Tacky Christmas

Posted by Sally Clark on Saturday, March 17, 2012, In : Greeting Cards 

Hallmark Cards: A Very Tacky Christmas
http://www.hallmarkcontests.com/page/CONTESTS/contest/AVeryTackyChristmas/

Sometimes the holidays don’t go exactly as planned. Your challenge is to create a funny holiday card featuring your less-than-picture-perfect yuletide moments. Maybe it’s a kitschy homemade gift, a holiday food disaster, some gaudy decor, or tacky Christmas fashions.

Use a photo* with your original writing to make a holiday card that could be sent to anyone. (Photos only this t...


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Chicken Soup for the Soul: The Power of Positive

Posted by Sally Clark on Friday, March 16, 2012, In : Nonfiction Anthology 
Chicken Soup for the Soul: The Power of Positive
www.chickensoup.com
 
The Power of Positive
Everyone knows about the power of positive thinking. After the success of our book, Chicken Soup for the Soul: Think Positive, we are ready to make another book full of stories about how you changed your life, solved a problem, or overcame a challenge through a positive attitude, counting your blessings, or an epiphany of some kind. Tell us your success story about using the power of positive!
 
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Children's Sports Poetry Anthology

Posted by Sally Clark on Thursday, March 15, 2012, In : Poetry Anthology 
Children's Sports Poetry Anthology

CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS
Submission Deadline: April 30, 2012
An independently-published e-book anthology of children's poetry dedicated to the wide world of sports is currently in the works. ONLY ADULTS WHO WRITE CHILDREN'S POETRY ARE INVITED TO SUBMIT THEIR WORK.
Looking for original, unpublished poems, aimed at 5-12 years old, that deal with various aspects of athletics such as but not limited to the following:
 
*Oly...

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Thriving Family Magazine

Posted by Sally Clark on Wednesday, March 14, 2012, In : Christian Print Magazine 

Thriving Family Magazine is looking for a variety of submissions:

Drive Time Devos: Each family devotional includes three sections – play, talk, pray. Audience: 5-8 year olds. Word count: 150 words. Payment $50. Due date: March 20, 2012

Walking Through Grief: Tween ages 8-12 year olds
Share one practical idea that you found helped your tween understand and walk through grief.
Word count: 130-250 words. Payment: $50. Due date: March 23, 2012

Teaching a Life Skill/Laundry: Tween ages 8-1...


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Saturday Writers 2012 Writing Contest: Poetry and Flash Fiction

Posted by Sally Clark on Tuesday, March 13, 2012, In : Contest 

Saturday Writers 2012 Writing Contest:
Poetry and Flash Fiction
http://www.saturdaywriters.org/sw-contests.html

Deadline:  April 28, 2012
Entries will not be accepted until the dates listed for this contest
Poetry - 50 lines or less
Prose - 500 words or less
Entries may be submitted beginning March 24, 2012 with deadline of April 28, 2012 - see Official Rules for Submission Information

Entry Fees:
Members: $5.00 per entry (limit three entries per contest per member)
Non-Members: $7.00 per e...


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Willamette Writers 2012 Kay Snow Writing Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Monday, March 12, 2012, In : Contest 

Willamette Writers 2012 Kay Snow Writing Contest

http://www.willamettewriters.com/1/guidelines.php
The purpose of this annual contest, named in honor of Willamette Writer's founder, Kay Snow, is to help writers reach professional goals in writing in a broad array of categories.

Entry Dates

Beginning Date: November 1, 2011

Postmark Deadline: April 23rd, 2012

Category Guidelines

Adult Fiction - maximum 2500 words. One complete short story (or novel excerpt; excerpt can be any p...


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Alabama Writers' Conclave Competition

Posted by Sally Clark on Sunday, March 11, 2012, In : Contest 
Alabama Writers' Conclave Competition
http://www.alabamawritersconclave.com/
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ENTRY FEE $5/$8 EXCEPT NOVEL EXCERPT $10/$12 and POETRY $3/$5.
Deadline April 20, 2012. Prizes $100, $75, $50, and up to 4 honorable mentions receive $25. Limit 2,500 words fiction, 1,000 words short fiction, 2,500 words juvenile fiction, 2,500 words nonfiction, 2,000 words humor, 50 lines humor poetry, 40 lines traditional poetry. 60 lines free verse, 10 double-spaced pages for first chapter of novel.
from: www.f...

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Harbourlight Publishing

Posted by Sally Clark on Saturday, March 10, 2012, In : Christian Publisher 
Harbourlight Publishing
http://www.pelicanbookgroup.com/ec/write-for-us
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All stories must be Christian fiction between 25,000 and 80,000 words. Harbourlight books should convey life as it is lived, or can be lived, by people of faith. Because life can be humorous, mysterious, hazardous, and even a bit otherworldly, with angels popping in at times, Harbourlight books can encompass a variety of elements. The setting for Harbourlight books can be contemporary, historical or f...

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Texas Writers Conference Poetic Voices

Posted by Sally Clark on Friday, March 9, 2012, In : Speciality Products 

Texas Writers Conference Poetic Voices
April 3-5, 2012
Lectures, Coffeehouse, Workshops in Kerrville, Texas
All events & workshops are free and open to the community.
http://www.schreiner.edu/cil/texas_writers.html


For more information:

Dr. Kathleen Hudson
khudson@schreiner.edu  
830-792-7409

Tuesday, April 3, 2012
Workshop and reading, with Kirpal Gordon (http://www.kirpalg.com)
3:30-5:00 pm Display of writing projects & student work
6:30 pm Open Mic
7:00 pm Kirpal Gordon
Cailloux Activity...


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Massachusetts State Poetry Society Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Friday, March 9, 2012, In : Contest 

Massachusetts State Poetry Society Contest
http://mastatepoetrysociety.tripod.com/id14.html

AMBASSADOR OF POETRY AWARD

Deadline:  April 15 
Subject and Form:  Poet's Choice
Line Limit:  40 Lines
Prizes:  $50     $30     $20
Poems must NOT have been previously published or won ANY prize.

Contests are open to all poets.
Poets may enter as many poems as they wish but only one prize may be won by any poet.
Entry Fee is $3.00 per poem.
Send two copies of each poem - one with name and addre...


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Idaho Writers Rendezvous Writing Contests

Posted by Sally Clark on Thursday, March 8, 2012, In : Contest 
Idaho Writers Rendezvous Writing Contests
http://www.idahowritersrendezvous.com/contest.htm
 
Short Story (4,000 words max), Short Screenplay (10 pages max), Poetry. Awards: $100 each category plus books and software. Entry fee: $15 poetry; $30 short story and short screenplay. Deadline: March 30, 2012.
 
from: http://www.writers-editors.com/Writers/Contests/contests.htm


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Wergle Flomp Humor Poetry Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Wednesday, March 7, 2012, In : Contest 
Wergle Flomp Humor Poetry Contest

11th annual free contest. Fifteen cash prizes totaling $3,600. Top prize $1,500.

Submit one humor poem by April 1 deadline. No entry fee.

All entries that win cash prizes will be published on WinningWriters.com (over one million page views per year) and announced in the Winning Writers Newsletter, with over 40,000 subscribers. Final judge: Jendi Reiter.

Sponsored by Winning Writers, one of the "101 Best Websites for Writers" (Writer's
Digest, 2005-2011).

Guideli...

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The Secret Place

Posted by Sally Clark on Tuesday, March 6, 2012, In : Christian Online Magazine 
The Secret Place
http://www.judsonpress.com/catalog_sp_guidelines.cfm

THE SECRET PLACE is written solely by freelance writers, and anyone may submit original, unpublished meditations for consideration. Send an original meditation of 100 to 200 words that relates to your Scripture reading and "Thought for Today." Pays $20.

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All About the Poetry Award

Posted by Sally Clark on Monday, March 5, 2012, In : Contest 
All About The Poetry Award http://www.poetrymatterscelebration.com/poetrymatterscelebration.com/About_the_Poetry_Award.html
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NO ENTRY FEE
Deadline March 23, 2012. Location Evans, GA.

Awards categories:
Middle School
High School
Adult - Poets between age 20 and 60.
Senior - Poets age 61 and beyond.

Cash Prizes are given to 1st ($100), 2nd ($75), 3rd ($50) and 4th ($35) place winners. To receive the cash prize winners must have their poem read (in person or via video) at the poetry reading event.
 
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Thriving Family Magazine: Advent Calendar

Posted by Sally Clark on Sunday, March 4, 2012, In : Christian Print Magazine 

Thriving Family Magazine: Advent Calendar

http://www.thrivingfamily.com/extra/call-for-submissions

Theme: 2012 Advent Calendar

We’re looking for a short piece for each day of Advent. This year’s theme will be “The Names of Jesus.”

-Start with a fun activity — something that can be done in about 5 minutes and includes motion or movement (not “talk about” or “discuss”) and explains the topic of the day.

-Explain the concept in simple terms.

-Mention a cr...


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Pockets: Connecting Kids and God the Other Six Days

Posted by Sally Clark on Saturday, March 3, 2012, In : Children's 

Pockets: Connecting Kids and God the Other Six Days

http://pockets.upperroom.org/writers-guidelines

Designed for 8- to 12-year-olds, Pockets magazine offers wholesome devotional readings that teach about God’s love and presence in life. The content includes fiction, scripture stories, puzzles and games, poems, recipes, colorful pictures, activities, and scripture readings. Freelance submissions of stories, poems, recipes, puzzles and games, and activities are welcome. The magazine is ...


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Relate Magazine

Posted by Sally Clark on Friday, March 2, 2012, In : Online magazine 
Relate Magazine
http://www.relatemag.com/about/
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The mission is to inspire teen girls to pursue their dreams with confidence and to teach them to be an example for others in their speech, life, love, faith and purity. Topics include design, entertainment, the future in terms of college and jobs, beauty, faith, life, quizzes. Average article is between 650 and 1,600 words in length although longer work will be considered. Sidebar information is also encouraged, as...

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Serendipity Writing contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Friday, March 2, 2012, In : Contest 
Serendipity Writing Contest

Entries are accepted in two categories:
    very short fiction (1,000 word limit)
    short story (5,000 word limit)
A grand prize of $250 will be awarded for the best entry. Additional prizes will be awarded for 1st ($75) and 2nd ($50) place in each category.
 
Here are the rules.
    Any genre is acceptable but no kidlit or porn.
    Winners agree to first time publication rights in...

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SLO Nightwriters Annual Short Story & Poetry Contest

Posted by Sally Clark on Thursday, March 1, 2012, In : Contest 
SLO Nightwriters Annual Short Story and Poetry Contest 
http://slonightwriters.org/Default.aspx?pageld=962273

$10 ENTRY FEE SLO NightWriters has launched its 23rd annual writing contest, with two contest streams: a 750-word Short Story Contest and 40-line Poetry Contest. Theme this year is any aspect of "Forgiveness." Each stream has a first place prize of $100 and a plaque, second place of $75 and a certificate, third place of $25 and a certificate and certificates for honorable mention. Deadl...

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