Posts made in November, 2010

Win $500 for a 500 word book review writing contest!

To promote the launch of Derek Murphy’s new book Jesus Potter, Harry Christ, and to generate online buzz and support, Holy Blasphemy is sponsoring a $500 writing contest! All you have to do is post a review of the book (500 words or less) on Amazon.com before February 1st. Reviewers will download a pre-release version of the eBook for free and post a short review, testimonial or comment on Amazon.com during the contest dates. The winner will be chosen according to Amazon’s online customer feedback system – “Was this review helpful to you? Yes/No”.  See details here:...

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Blue Mesa Review Poetry Contest

Blue Mesa Review invites you to enter our first ever poetry contest! One winner will receive a prize of $750, and publication in Blue Mesa Review #24. Send us: – 4 poems or 7 pages of poetry – Unpublished work – $17 entry fee (checks should be payable to UNM-BMR) -Our judges for 2011 are poets:  Lisa Gill, Richard Vargas, and Danny Solis Please submit via our new online submission manager: http://bluemesareview.submishmash.com/Submit OR: Please mail submissions to: Poetry Contest Blue Mesa Review Creative Writing Program University of New Mexico MSC 03-2170 Albuquerque, NM 87131-0001 Entry Deadline: Postmarked by December 31st,...

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Creative Nonfiction is seeking narrative blog posts to reprint in our upcoming Food issue.

Attn: Food Bloggers: We’re seeking narrative blog posts to reprint in our upcoming Food Issue (March 2011). We’re looking for: interesting, true stories that focus on food, including restaurant reviews; tales of meals gone awry; secrets, tips and kitchen short cuts; confessions from cooks, chefs and/or servers; an examination of the kitchen life; and so on. To nominate, you’ll need to know the title or specific URL of the post. Nominate your own work, or that of someone else. Nominate as many posts as you like, though we ask that you not nominate the same post multiple times. The deadline for nomination is 11:59 PM EST, Monday, November 29, 2010.  Nominate at:...

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Winners Announced for Ninth Annual War Poetry Contest

Northampton, MA (PRWEB) November 15, 2010: Gerardo Mena of Columbia, Missouri is the winner of the ninth annual War Poetry Contest sponsored by Winning Writers. This contest seeks today’s best poetry on the theme of war. Mr. Mena’s poem “So I Was a Coffin” was judged the best of 656 entries from around the world. He received a $2,000 award. $5,000 was awarded in all. The winning entries are published at http://www.winningwriters.com/contests/war/2010/wa10_pastwinners.php   Mr. Mena is a decorated Iraqi Freedom Veteran who served in Special Operations with the Reconnaissance Marines for six years. His poem, a tribute to a fallen comrade from the war in Iraq, personifies objects from the battlefield–flags, weapons, bandages–as metaphors for dutiful and doomed men. Mena’s measured, elegiac lines combine a solemn respect for his comrades’ sacrifice with quiet outrage at the exploitation of their naiveté. Full press release with pictures of the winners and video presentation of “So I Was a Coffin”:...

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Stage of Life Monthly Student Writing Contest

StageofLife.com features a monthly writing contest for high school and college students dealing with real world issues.  Our short essay (500 words or less) writing contest has been featured on Forbes.com, CNBC.com, FoxBusiness and other media outlets.  Past contests have dealt with the Gulf Oil Spill, America’s relationship to food and the obesity epidemic, education improvement, stress management for teens, etc.  This student writing competition is a non-fiction, memoir, blogging, essay-style contest for teenagers in high school or young adults in college. Awards:  Cash or Gift Card prize from a national merchant (value of $25 or more) is issued each month to the winning essayist, along with Stage of Life SWAG (T-Shirt, Pen).  StageofLife.com also sends out a PR Newswire press release about each contest, naming the winner. Example:  http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/mom-ranks-1-on-teens-hero-list-104940114.html.  This particular press release resulted in a feature story about the winner that’s being written for a metro newspaper paper in CT. Entry Fee:  None Deadline:  Monthly.  Essay for current contest topic is due the last day of each month by 12am PST. Web Site URL: –Master site domain:  www.stageoflife.com –Contest url – High School: http://www.stageoflife.com/StageHighSchool/OtherResources/WeeklyHighSchoolWritingContest.aspx –Contest url – College: http://www.stageoflife.com/StageCollege/OtherResources/CollegeWritingContest.aspx Contact Email:  eric@stageoflife.com  (Eric Thiegs, CEO of...

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