Posts made in May, 2010

The 2010 Caketrain Chapbook Competition

The 2010 Caketrain Chapbook Competition is now open to entries in the fiction genre. Deadline: October 1, 2010 Final Judge: Deb Olin Unferth, author of Minor Robberies and Vacation Awards: publication, $250 cash prize, and 25 contributor copies to winner publication and 25 contributor copies to runner-up Eligibility: This competition is open to English language fiction manuscripts. While previously-published stand-alone pieces or excerpts may be included in a manuscript, the manuscript as a whole must be an unpublished work. Translations and previously self-published works are ineligible. Simultaneous submissions are acceptable; please note, however, that reading fees are non-refundable, and Caketrain is to be notified as soon as possible if a manuscript is accepted elsewhere. Manuscript revisions will not be considered during the reading period. Please do not include cover artwork or photographs with your submission. The author must not have a close personal or professional relationship with Deb Olin Unferth or any Caketrain Journal and Press staff member; if an author is unsure whether this policy applies to him or her, Caketrain will gladly address inquiries. Reading Fee: Entrants may choose between two reading fee amounts: either $15 for consideration or $20 for consideration and a copy of the winning chapbook upon its release in May 2011. (The $20 option is available to domestic U.S. entrants only.) Guidelines (for print submissions): Print entries must be postmarked no later than October 1, 2010. Please submit 40 to 80 pages of typed fiction. Include page numbers, table of contents, and, if applicable, an acknowledgments page. Submissions should include two cover pages: one with the manuscript’s title, the other with the title, author’s name, postal address, and e-mail address. The author’s name should not appear anywhere else in the manuscript. Print manuscripts will be recycled at competition conclusion. Please submit manuscripts through the United States Postal Service. A reading fee of either $15 or $20 (entrant’s choice, as detailed above) must accompany each submission, made payable to Caketrain Journal and Press. Submissions may include an SASE for notification of competition results. Results will also be announced via e-mail and posted at www.caketrain.org in January 2011. Submit print entries to Caketrain Journal and Press, Box 82588, Pittsburgh, PA 15218. Guidelines (for Electronic Submissions): Electronic entries must be received no later than October 1, 2010. Please submit 40 to 80 pages of typed fiction as an e-mail attachment in either DOC, PDF, or RTF format. Include page numbers, table of contents, and, if applicable, an acknowledgments page. Submissions should include two cover pages as the first two pages of the attached document: one with the manuscript’s title, the other with the title, author’s name, address, and e-mail address. The author’s name should not appear...

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Scinti Story Contest

Everyone has a story. We want yours. We are looking for true stories that astound, enchant, enlighten and startle us. We want to be swept up and away, pulled from our moorings, left shaken and inspired. We want to think, wonder, imagine, believe. Do you have a story that is especially meaningful to you, something hilarious or harrowing that touched you deeply, changed your heart, your soul, your way of seeing the world? It can be the story of you, a loved one, a stranger, a moment, a day, a lifetime. We hope you’ll share it here with us and people around the world. Entry Requirements: 1. Become a fan of Scinti on Facebook 2. You can express yourself in any format – stories (10 to 1000 words), poems, photo stories, hand written letters, drawings, … – whatever you can imagine! 3. All formats must be digital (emailed) Feel free to send previously published stories you have written, such as stories from your blog. If you are using previously-published material, please provide a link (if applicable) to your work so we can give credit where credit is due. Rules: 1. Must be at least 18 2. Submissions must be true stories, not fictional 3. Submissions must be your own original content. 4. Although entries remain the property of the writer, finalists agree to acknowledge first publication in Scinti.com in the credit line for all subsequent publications (unless your work has been published previously). Process and Prizes: Deadline: Wednesday, June 30 After reviewing each submission, we will pick the most scintillating stories for our finalists and the winners will be by popular choice, based on # of tweets, Facebook likes on our fan page, and story comments. The prizes are as follows: 1. First Prize – $100 2. Second Prize – $50 3. Third Prize – $25 Finalists and winners will be announced by mid-July, 2010. Visit http://www.scinti.com/contest/ for more info and to...

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Poems and Gifts.com Montly Writing Contests

www.poemsandgifts.com We offer writers a $1,000 monthly cash prize with increasing cash prizes each month as the membership grows.  Writers can win in multiple categories, which include:  Poems, Quotes, and Short Stories.  We also offer excellent artwork on which, writers can overlay their poems and inspirational sayings.  Quality writing receives bonus votes in each monthly contest.  We also offer other gifts too. For contest rules visit:...

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BURNER MAGAZINE: CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS!

Burner is that girl. She’s witty, pretty, and doesn’t dumb herself down.  By day, she’s a kindergarten teacher and by night, dances gogo.  She’s the chick you knew in high school who quoted Kirkegaard by heart and kept a copy of Cosmo under her bed.  She’s a muse and amusing, compelling and never complacent.  Burner contributors’ work gets your blood pumping, heart racing, and induces literary, musical, visual crushes.  You don’t need to be of the fairer sex to contribute, nor should your submission necessarily have anything to do with women’s interests or issues.  We’re not ruling that out; we’re not ruling anything out. The Burner woman, after all, could just as well be a man.  (An angel-faced, Rimbaud-spouting, great haircut kind of man, but a man all the same.)  We’re interested in science, art, truth, conspiracies, naturalism, cyborgs, music, beauty, sex, and everything in between.  We will, however, toss your submission into the proverbial wastebasket faster than you can say ‘Exile on Main Street’ if it remotely resembles the uninspired and pretentious academia which so bored us to death we had to create a magazine.  It’s pretty simple, really: send us your guts on a page (not always literally, please and thank you) and you’ll probably hear back from us.  Send us something that you’d give a professor and you probably won’t.  For our first issue, we’re looking for you crazy, beautiful Burner girls and boys to send the following to us at burnermag@gmail.com by no later than June 15, 2010.  Poetry:  3-5 poems that you feel fit the Burner Magazine ethos. Please attach all poems in a single document with full formatting, and include the word ‘POETRY’ in the subject line.  Short fiction/non-fiction:  Submissions of short fiction and non-fiction should be limited 500-1000 words and attached in a single document.  Include the words “FICTION” or “NON-FICTION” in the subject line.  Photography/Visual Art:  We need your most incendiary and inspiring visual works to bring our first issue to life.  Please send us high-resolution images and include the word “PHOTO” in the subject line.  Music:  Since Burner’s first issue will be online, we’d love to hear from all you bands, producers and music lovers! If we absolutely adore it, it’s quite possible that we’ll find a way to slip in audio files and music-related write-ups.  Please ensure the word “MUSIC” is included in the subject line.  Gak: Have you been working on something that you feel is right up Burner’s alley but doesn’t fit into any of the above categories? Send it anyways!  Include the word “Gak” in the subject line.  Happy journies darlings!  xxx. Please find more information at our temporary home at: http://www.burnermagazine.tumblr.com! Burner Magazine, Editorial Staff –...

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Vermont Studio Center – Full Fellowship Awards

Vermont Studio Center – Upcoming Fellowship Deadline – Applications due by: June 15th, 2010 VSC awards a number of Fellowships for 4-week residencies throughout the year. Open to all artists and writers. In addition to VSC Fellowships, a variety of special fellowships are also available for full or partial funding. Please visit our website for more information and to download an application:...

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