Posts made in August, 2007

The Earth Vision nature writing contest 2007

short fiction, creative non-fiction, or poetic prose First Prize $600 and elegibility to co-write a future EV work. Entries are now invited for the EV nature writing contest. Only winners will be notified and entries will not be acknowledged or returned. The deadline for receipt of entries is October 15, 2007. The EV nature writing contest is held for three reasons: 1. to support the cause of writing on the subject of nature and deep ecology. 2. to find a co-author for a future volume of the Earth Vision project. 3. any outstanding proceeds support the EV project. First prize: $600 and eligibility to co-write a future work* with EV author Josef Graf. Second prize: $100 and eligibility to co-write a future work* with the EV author. Three honorable mentions. This contest is open to any writer in English producing an original short piece of fiction, creative non-fiction, or poetic prose (no lined or rhymed poetry) on a theme of nature, deep ecology, or spiritual ecology. Submissions can be published or unpublished material, length to range between 500 and 2500 words per entry. One title per entry, you can enter as many times as you like, new entry fee to accompany each entry. Winners will retain all rights, and will be invited to post their entries on the Earth Vision website. Entry fee: $12 (U.S.) You can either donate $12, or purchase two or more E-books from the Earth Vision site (at $6 each). Instructions: – there is no form for this contest. – peruse the Earth Vision material – either by reading the excerpts on the site, or buying any two of the E-books. Winners will comprise the best potential co-authors for future EV material, as judged by EV author, Josef Graf. – either donate $12 through the link below – or purchase two or more E-books from the five available on the site – then email your entry through the address below, as either a Word, or PDF document. – enter “EV contest” on the subject line of your email – and remember to attach your entry. – include a cover page with title, contact, and author information, plus a short biography. The deadline is Oct 15th, 2007. No late entries will be considered. Only winning entries will be notified. Winners will be posted on this site by November 15th, 2007. * Neither winners, nor the EV author, are bound in any way to enter into a co-writing agreement. That option would only proceed under full mutual agreement between both...

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The Arabesques Print Review — Call for Submissions

The Arabesques Print Review is currently seeking submissions from international writers for upcoming issues. Arabesques publishes original poetry, literary criticism, interviews, fiction, non-fiction, stories, essays, translations, social and political commentary, art works and photographs. Please use the following guidelines when submitting manuscripts for consideration. Do not send more than five poems, two stories or essays at a time. Submissions should be made by post or emailed to: submissions@arabesquespress.org Upcoming Issues Vol 03, Issue 03 Globalization, Peace & Cultures Dialogue >>> Submissions Deadline: July 30, 2007 Vol 03, Issue 04 Dreams >>> Submissions Deadline: August 30, 2007 Vol 04, Issue 01 Rumi in Love: A tribute to Contemporary Love Poetry >>> Submissions Deadline: September 30, 2007 All submissions must be in English and previously unpublished. Translations are acceptable and should be accompanied by a copy of the original text. Simultaneous submissions are also acceptable, so long as we are notified immediately if the manuscript is accepted for publication elsewhere. Be sure to include email contact information. Important Note: To all authors who submitted texts to the Globalization and Rumi in Love issues, please resend us your texts including them both in Word file attachment or past in the body of the email including a short bio note no longer than 400...

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Senior’s Writing Contest

www.elderstribune.com/seniors-write-and-win-100 Eligibility 1. Author of winning article must be 65 years of age or older to win. Anyone else can participate for fun. 2. The article must be original and 500 words or more. 3. Article must be submitted between July 9, 2007 00:01am to September 30, 2007 at 11:59pm Eastern Standard Time to be...

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Gather.com First Chapters Writing Competition

Aspiring romance writers can enter their manuscripts in the Gather.com First Chapters Writing Competition, in order to win a guaranteed publishing contract with the Pocket Books imprint of Simon & Schuster! Detailed information is pasted below, or you can go directly to http://romancenovel.gather.com The submission period is from tomorrow through 8/22/07. How to Enter: Before 11:59PM (EST) August 22, 2007, you must complete the following in order to enter this Competition: 1) Be a registered member of Gather.com. To register, please visit http://www.gather.com and click on the “Join today – it’s FREE” button. You must create a user profile that contains your full name, your hometown, and a valid e-mail address. You must also join the First Chapters Romance group by going to http://romancenovel.gather.com and clicking “Join This Group.” 2) If any excerpt from your Submission has been previously published on Gather.com, remove it from the site. 3) Click on “Publish” at the top of any page, select “Article” and enter the title of your book in the article title space, in the following format: “Book Title – First Chapter.” You may type your first chapter only directly into the body of the submission page or copy and paste in your entry if you have written it elsewhere. The chapter should be between 2,000 and 5,000 words in length. In the “Tags” field, you must insert the tag “romance” and under “Who can view my article,” you must select “Everyone” and the “First Chapters Romance” Group. Note: do not publish your chapter to any other Gather group or you will be disqualified. Click “Publish.” Please note that while your chapter will be “live” on the website, it will not appear in the First Chapters Romance group until the reading and voting period begins on August 27. Any votes cast before 12:00 AM EST will not be considered. Any chapters edited on or after August 27 will be disqualified. For help posting your chapter, see our publishing FAQs. 4) Email your completed romance manuscript as an MS Word file attachment or equivalent to: romancenovel@gatherinc.com. The length of the completed manuscript must not exceed 100,000 words, and chapters 1 and 2 should each be between 2,000 and 5,000 words. The manuscript must be delivered in complete form, drafted in 12 pt. Times New Roman font, 1 inch margins throughout, paginated and double-spaced and must include numbered chapter breaks. You must also attach the first two (2) chapters, sequentially, in a separate document.The subject of your email should read First Chapters Romance Competition Entry. In the email body you must include: 1. Your full, legal name (first, last) 2. Email address 3. Phone number 4. Manuscript title 5. Manuscript word count 6....

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Dzanc Prize

Dzanc Books announces the inaugural Dzanc Prize – a monetary award to a writer with both a work in progress, and an interest in performing some form of literary community service. The award itself will be a total of $5,000 to be distributed in two payments over the course of a twelve month period. The purpose of this prize is to give monetary aid to a writer of literary promise, in order to provide a budgetary cushion for them, allowing the author to concentrate his/her efforts on the completion of their work in progress. Eligibility: Any author with a Work in Progress, and a project in mind that can be deemed Literary Community Service. The author must be working on literary fiction, and the community service must occur within the United States of America. Timing: The Inaugural Dzanc Prize will be issued for the 2008 calendar year. We will accept submissions from authors from now through November 1, 2007. The announcement of the winning author will be made during the month of December 2007. The announcement will be made via email to the author, here on the website, as well as sent to trade journals (P&W, Publisher’s Weekly, etc.). Submissions: Authors please send your current cv, a description of your Work in Progress, along with a ten page excerpt, and your planned Literary Community Service. These should be sent as MS Word Attachments in an email to info@dzancbooks.org. Dzanc Books will be selecting the author who will receive this $5,000 Prize based on a combination of the Work in Progress, and the intended Literary Community Service. It would probably benefit authors who are submitting to become familiar with Dzanc Books and the types of authors we will be publishing, as well as the Educational Programs Dzanc Books sets up and runs. Some examples of Literary Community Service: – Running a series of writing workshops in a school – Volunteering to do a storytime session or series at your local library – Volunteering to work at a local book festival (if the festival is run as a non-profit) The winner of the Dzanc Prize will receive a check for $2500 in the month of January 2008. The remaining $2500 will be paid once the Literary Community Service has been completed. Dzanc Books will make no claims towards the winner and their Work in Progress. If at the time the author has completed the work, they wish to submit it to Dzanc Books, we will be delighted to have a look. Their manuscript will go through the same reading process every other submission goes through. The submissions for the Dzanc Prize will be reviewed by, and the prize will be awarded...

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