Posts made in August, 2010

“If I Had a Million Dollars Essay Contest”

 This contest is open to anyone over the age of 18 with a legal U.S. mailing address. There is no entry fee. Winning essays will retain rights after publication. Non winning entries will be given the option of being included along with winning entries and will retain rights after publication. There are three prizes: First place $100, Second place $50, third place $25, and three honorable mentions. DETAILS: What would you do with a million dollars, tax free? In three to four pages, (1000 words max, 500 words minimum), describe how a million dollars would change your life, your family’s life, and the community in which you live. The entries will be judged by a panel of three people; one English professor, an entrepreneur, and a psychology instructor. Submissions will be accepted from August 15th 2010-October 31st 2010. They can be emailed in the body of an email or in Word as an attachment to brian@briankeithforeman.com or mailed to:  B. Foreman  PO BOX 273  Hubbell MI, 49934 The chosen entries will be included in a publication, (book or ebook), of the same title. For any additional questions feel free to email me at the above...

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Rozlyn Press: Call for Submissions

Rozlyn Press is currently seeking female fiction authors with unpublished manuscripts. Please read the following criteria: Genre literary fiction (mystery and suspense) contemporary fiction magical realism Electronic Submission Link: http://rozlynpress.submishmash.com/submit Mailing Format Your submission should have a cover letter with the following information in the upper left corner: your name, address, phone number, email, the proposed title of your work, and number of words.  Below the name block please type a brief synopsis (300 words or less) of your manuscript. All submissions should be printed on 8 1/2 by 11 white paper, double spaced, with 1 inch margins, in a legible typeface and font size. Pages should be numbered consecutively, with printing on one side only. Submissions should be clipped together, not loose pages. Please enclose a self-addressed, stamped envelope with your submission for our correspondence. If your manuscript is not selected for publication and you wish to have it returned, please include a self-addressed prepaid media mail envelope with your submission and we will return your manuscript after the reading period. Unchosen manuscripts will be recycled at the end of the reading period if no prepaid media mail envelope is included. The deadline is: September 30, 2010 Details Please mail your submissions to: Alayne Bushey-Fiore, 34 Main Street, Apt. 36, Malden, MA 02148 Our reading period is two months after the submission deadline. Please do not expect a response prior to December. Please visit our Technicals page to learn more information about our editorial, design, and printing process. Authors will receive royalties on...

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Word * Play – Short Script Competition

CALL FOR ENTRIES!   IN THE MOMENT Films (Minnesota) is currently accepting submissions for its inaugural fundraiser. WORD*PLAY Short Script Competition seeks screenplays and theatre script submissions from nation-wide writers of original works which have not been produced. A panel of accomplished Twin Cities writers, producers and directors will be reading and judging all entries, and the top Six plays selected will be presented to the public by a cast of talented actors as Staged Readings to be held at InterMedia Arts in Minneapolis, Minnesota on Monday, November 29, 2010.    The Evening of the Staged Readings promises to be a lively night of performance, live music, a silent auction, and complimentary light appetizers and beverages. One of the six pieces presented will be selected (by audience vote) as the Word Play Competition winner, and the winning writer will receive $200.       The suggested donation to attend the evening’s festivities is $25. There is NO FEE to submit a short script.  All funds raised go towards producing the original short film “M 4 W” written by Cynthia Uhrich and slated to shoot in January, 2011.   Additionally, checks written specifically to aid in funding film project can be made out to: Springboard for the Arts with “In the Moment Films” in the memo line. Those project-specific donations are tax-deductible!    COMPETITION RULES    * Screenplays must be original material which has not been produced/filmed. Prior staged readings are acceptable.    * Maximum of 15 Pages per Screenplay (not including Title Page.)    * Screenplays must be formatted in 12-point Courier or Times New Roman, with one-inch margins. Pages must be numbered and the title of the screenplay should appear on the top of each page.    * This is a “blind entry” submission–we do not want the judges to know whose work they are reading. Please staple a cover page with the following information to your entry: Script Title, Your Name, Address, Email and Telephone Number.  * You may submit no more than two (2) screenplays per writer. Each script must have it’s own paperwork and Title Page. Collaborations must have all authors named on all paperwork submitted along with the script.    * There is NO FEE to enter. If you’d like, send a self-addressed, stamped postcard which we will mail to you upon receipt of your submission.  * Entries must be post-marked by October 30th, 2010.    * The authors of the Top Six Selections will be notified by November 15th.     * The Winner of the WORD*PLAY competition will be based on audience ballots the evening of the staged reading. The winner of the Competition will be notified on November 30th. The winner of the competition will receive $200....

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Writing Group in a Box: 10-Minute Flash Fiction Contest

Writing Group in a Box: 10-Minute Flash Fiction Contest Prize: Publication Deadline: Ongoing Fee: Purchase of book containing writing prompts Can you write a great story in ten minutes? The authors of “Writing Group in a Box” challenge you to set a timer, open their book to a random writing prompt, and get scribbling! If you end up with a gem of flash fiction genius, we want to publish it! A total of 156 winning entries will be chosen and published in a fabulous volume of fresh flash fiction. Think you have what it takes? Visit www.writinggroupinabox.com and get...

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Call for submissions: August 2010 WordSprint

Submissions are now being accepted for the August 2010 WordSprint. Please submit online at www.lagosliteraryjournal.com or send by email to editor@lagosliteraryjournal.com August 1 to August 31 – Submissions accepted September1 t o September 30 – online voting October 1 – Announcement of winner. August 2010 prize – $100 For more information visit http://www.lagosliteraryjournal.com NO ENTRY FEES Last Winner Ella Mai – The Hanging...

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