Posts made in November, 2008

Scribophile December Poetry Contest

Flex your poetic muscle with the Scribophile December Poetry Contest! This month’s challenge is to write a Rondeau: a short, 15-line rhyming poem. Read more about rondeaus at our contest page. Any theme will be accepted. 1st prize is a $50 Amazon.com gift card. Entry is free and submissions will be accepted through Dec. 31, 2008. The URL is here: www.scribophile.com/contests Note that the December contest will only be visible on Dec. 1. Additionally, we’re extending the deadline of our November Writing Contest to Dec 31, 2008. The November contest is accepting up to the first 4000 words of a longer work of prose (think NaNoWriMo). 1st prize is a $50 Amazon.com gift card and entry is...

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Folded Word Press Contest

Entries taken from January 2nd to February 2nd folded.wordpress.com/contest Folded Word Press is pleased to announce their first contest. “The Paper Plane Prize” is for the best piece of writing (fiction, non-fiction, poetry, plays, comics etc all genres all forms of writing considered) received during our contest submission period. Since all submissions will also be considered for publication in Shape of a Box we are asking for previously unpublished work. To enter the contest you will send your entry fee, via paypal, to user foldedwordpress@gmail.com. Once we have received your entry fee we will send you an email confirmation and ask that your entry be sent in the body of the email , by .doc or .rtf file or by google shared document. The entry fees will be $5 for each 500 words. Each entry can contain more than one piece but the group can not exceed 500 words. You can submit multiple entiries of 500 words. If you have a piece that is over 500 words but under 750, I will consider it for a $10 fee. I will update this site with the links to make your official entries. Entries will be taken from January 2nd through February 2nd with an announcement of the winners by March 2nd. Prizes 1st – $50, publication in Shape of a Box and production of an “item” depending on the length of the winning entry it might be a T-shirt, a broadside? We s hall see! 2nd- $25 and publication in Shape of a Box 3rd – Publication in Shape of a Box and return of entry...

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Freshwater Call for Submissions

Freshwater, Asnuntuck Community College’s poetry journal, is accepting submissions for our landmark tenth anniversary issue to be published in May 2009. www.acc.commnet.edu/documents/2009FreshwaterPoetryJournalSubmissions.pdf Deadline: December 15, 2008 To celebrate ten years of Freshwater, we are offering a $200 Editors’ Prize for Outstanding Poem. Submit no more than 5 poems, with name, address, and e-mail address on each poem, together with a brief biographical note, and a stamped self-addressed envelope for notification only to: Freshwater Asnuntuck Community College 170 Elm Street Enfield Ct 06082 Or submit by e-mail to...

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Call for submissions: NEW PLAINS REVIEW theme issue

The NEW PLAINS REVIEW seeks writing on the theme of “Service” for its spring 2009 issue. We invite you to interpret “service” broadly: military and community service, school service requirements, jury duty, all forms of volunteering, religious services, food service, customer service, serving a subpoena or tennis ball, etc. We’re interested in poetry, fiction, essays and creative nonfiction that is thoughtful and compelling, and we’ll reprint previously published work (provided the author owns the copyright). NEW PLAINS will also run a “letters” column of short, informal pieces relating experiences of “service.” The editors are looking for detail, honesty and brevity in these letters. Deadline is February 16, 2009. Submit by email (as a Word attachment) to Executive Editor Douglas Goetsch at doug@janestreet.org or send hard copies to NEW PLAINS REVIEW, Submissions, Box 184, University of Central Oklahoma, Edmond, OK 73034. Please put email, phone and postal contact on the first page of your...

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TheNextBigWriter Contest

Dear Sir or Madam, Below is information on TheNextBigWriter’s Times Are Tough Droubble/Drabble writing competition. Thank you in advance for providing a link: Take a look at the picture below: It is of a homeless man leaning against a storefront during the Great Depression. Write about this man and the picture. What is he doing there? Where is he? Who is he? Why is he there? Why is he homeless? These are some of the questions open to exploration. We’ll be awarding two $100 prizes. One for the best Droubble and the other for the best Drabble. Per Wikipedia: “A drabble is an extremely short work of fiction exactly one hundred words in length, although the term is often misused to indicate a short story of less than 1000 words. The purpose of the drabble is brevity and to test the author’s ability to express interesting and meaningful ideas in an extremely confined space. Richard N. Hill recently coined the phrase “dribble” to describe a story that is only 50 words. Michael Kent of The Next Big Writer added “droubble” for a double drabble, a story in exactly 200 words.” To enter: Posting your writing story anytime during the Contest period. The Drabble submission must include the tags Tough Drabble (entered as tough_drabble) while the Droubble must include the tags Tough Droubble (entered as tough_droubble). Deadline: 11:59 PM ET on January 15, 2009 Awards: * $100 to the best Droubble. * $100 to the best Drabble. Submit Your...

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