Posts made in October, 2009

Grace Notes Books 1st Annual Book/Memoir Contest “Discovering the Undiscovered”

Opens November 1st. Entry fee $25 (check website for rebates as we are trying to be as financially friendly as possible). Open to all genres. Manuscripts from 70,000-100,000 words. Winner receives $1000, publication, and 3 contributor copies. Feedback given on every entry, as well as the option to rework the manuscript and resubmit for half the entry fee. Check notesandgracenotes.com for more information. There is a second contest for Short Story/Essay Collections as...

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The 2009-10 Write it Down Writing Contest (high school)

The 2009-10 Write it Down Writing Contest is for high school students all over the world who want to compete along with their peers to win international fame! The Write it Down Writing Contest is run by the acclaimed Thassophobia Literary Club of Menomonee Falls High School, Menomonee Falls, Wisconsin. Rules for the contest: * Poetry or prose. * Submissions must be sent by mail to: Write it Down Writing Contest c/o Brian Jaeger Menomonee Falls High School W142 N8101 Merrimac Dr. Menomonee Falls, WI 53051 * You must have your name, contact information, and year in school on your work (cover page) * The deadline for all submissions is May 1st, 2010 * Limit one work of prose per person and five poems * Winners will be announced by June 1st, 2010 * Prizes TBD based on availability of funds, but we are planning on a winner from each of the following: 9th and 10th grade poetry; 9th and 10th grade prose; 11th and 12th grade poetry; 11th and 12th grade prose * Your submission represents consent to immortalize your work on this site...

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CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS – PERMANENT VACATION: LIVING AND WORKING IN OUR NATIONAL PARKS

Bona Fide Books seeks literary essays for a collection about life and work in our national parks. Diverse park experiences desired. Although we enjoy tree-hugging epiphanies, we also want to read about day-to-day life, and the societal, environmental, and existential implications of living in the park. What happened there, and how did it influence your life? Writers will receive $100 for their essay and one copy of the collection. Deadline: January 5, 2010. See www.bonafidebooks.com for...

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Poetry That Moves Contest – Highland Park Poetry

Highland Park Poetry is pleased to announce its first ever Poetry That Moves Contest. This is open only to people of all ages who live, work or study in Illinois. Judges are selecting up to 12 poems for a monthly display on north suburban PACE buses. Selected poets will receive a copy of the printed placard at a 2010 reception in Highland Park, IL (date to be determined). Selected poems will also appear on website – www.highlandparkpoetry.org Poems should be no more than 16 lines. There is no theme – it’s poet’s choice. Submissions must be received no later than Saturday, November 14, 2009. Forms may be downloaded from website at...

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Third Coast Poetry and Fiction Contest

Third Coast, a national literary journal, is currently accepting submissions for our 2010 Poetry and Fiction Contest, and we’re hoping you’d consider listing our contest on your website. The Third Coast Poetry Contest is being judged by Pulitzer Prize finalist David Wojahn. The fiction contest will be judged by Anne Beattie. First prize is $1000 and publication in the journal. Entrants should send three poems and a $15 reading fee to: Third Coast 2010 Poetry Contest, Department of English, Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, MI 49008-5331. All entrants receive a one year subscription to Third Coast. The deadline for submissions is Dec. 1, 2009. Complete guidelines available at...

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