Posts made in July, 2010

Last Call for Entries: Dream Quest One Poetry & Writing Contest

  The Dream Quest One Poetry & Writing Contest is open to anyone who loves expressing innermost thoughts and feelings into the beautiful art of poetry or writing a short story that is worth telling everyone! And to all who have the ability to dream… Write a poem or short story for a chance to win cash prizes. All works must be original. http://www.dreamquestone.com Guidelines: Write a poem, thirty lines or fewer on any subject, style, or form, typed or neatly hand printed. And/or write a short story, five pages maximum length, on any subject or theme, creative writing fiction or non-fiction (including essay compositions, diary, journal entries and screenwriting). Also, must be typed or neatly hand printed. Multiple poetry and short story entries are accepted. Extended deadline: August 9, 2010 All winners will be announced on September 11, 2010 Prizes: Writing Contest First Prize is $500. Second Prize: $250. Third Prize: $100. Poetry Contest First Prize is $250. Second Prize: $125. Third Prize: $50. Entry fees: $10 per short story/$5 per poem To send entries: Include title(s) with your story (ies) or poem(s), along with your name, address, phone#, email, brief biographical info. (Tell us a little about yourself), on the coversheet. Add a self-addressed stamped envelope for entry confirmation. Fees payable to: “DREAMQUESTONE.COM” Mail to: Dream Quest One Poetry & Writing Contest P.O. Box 3141 Chicago, IL 60654   Visit http://www.dreamquestone.com for details and to enter! No one who achieves success does so without acknowledging the help of others. The wise and confident acknowledge this help with gratitude. “And remember, in whatever you do, it’s okay to dream, for dreams do come true.” –Dream Quest...

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Ghost Story/Haunted House Tale Writing Contest

Do you have a ghost story or haunted house tale to tell? Type it up, make it less than 3,000 words and email it editor@litfestmagazine.com with GHOST STORY in the subject link.  All stories must be in the body of the email, all attachments will be immediately deleted. Begins July 1, 2010, ends July 31 2010. The winner will win an autographed copy of Donald Allen Kirch’s novel “Manchester House”, which was voted #1 for “Best Occult Detective Novel Fiction”,  #1 for “Haunted House Novels”(it beat “The Shining”) and #1 in “New Authors to Watch For” on GoodReads. Mr. Kirch can also be found writing “The Silent Pulpit”, sharing one chapter at a time, on our Spectacular Writing Page. Visit the website:...

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Medulla Publishing Chapbook Contest

 Open to submissions from July 1, 2010 until September 30, 2010. Free-verse, non-rhyming poetry with surrealistic edge is preferred. The entry fee for the competition is $10.00.  Please send $10.00 via paypal to medullapublishing (AT) gmail (DOT) com prior to send your chapbook submission, then send your submission to the same eMail address.  Send manuscripts between fifteen and twenty poems with one poem per page. Include a title page, bio page, acknowledgments, and table of contents. You may also send cover art and a marketing plan with your submission, but these are not requirements. You will receive a response to your submission within approximately one to three months. The winner of the contest will receive 10% of the entry fees and publication, but all submissions will be considered for publication.  Medulla Publishing offers chapbook authors 50% of the royalties. Anthology Submissions: Anthology Submissions are currently open to short stories between 2,000 and 4,000 words for Surreal Smut, the first anthology to be published by MEDULLA PUBLISHING. The title, “Surreal Smut,” is open to interpretation, but I definitely want stories that are experimental, original, and graphically erotic. Think Anne Rampling meets Franz Kafka, Alice in Wonderland meets Anais Nin, or Pablo Neruda meets H.P. Lovecraft. Please send your submissions to medullapublishing (AT) gmail (DOT) com. Include a cover letter and short bio. You will receive a response to your submission within approximately one to three months. I plan to publish approximately ten stories for the anthology, and each author will receive a percentage of the royalties. No upfront payment will be provided. Visit the website for details:...

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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 2000 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. Submissions must be true stories, not fictional. 2. Submissions must be your own original content. 3. 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: July 31, 2010 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-August, 2010. Visit the website for details on how to enter:...

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First Annual Rogue Bud Writing Competition

Joel Muska is my co-worker who is retiring and I wanted to do something to honor his persistence, reliability, great attitude and stellar work ethic. Are you a hard worker and a team player? If so, this contest is for you! I am stepping out as an Independent Publisher and First Place Prize is that I will turn your manuscript into a novel. I will help you on your journey of becoming a published author. Email me your story in 800 words or fewer as to why I should partner with you to make your vision of a book a reality. Please include a one page synopsis with your story. Synopsis will not be included in word count. Contact: Audrey Semprun at Joyfulnoizministries@yahoo.com Visit my website at http://Joyfulnoizministries2.blogspot.com/ for contest guidelines and details. Initial submission deadline is September 15, 2010. No late entries will...

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