Posts made in December, 2010

Call for Entries: Dream Quest One Poetry & Writing Contest

The Dream Quest One Poetry & Writing Contest is open to anyone who loves arranging words 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. Deadline: July 31, 2011 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 further details, to print out an entry form or to enter online. 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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New Exposure Opportunity for Children’s Authors… For Free

HOBOKEN, NJ (12/14/10) —  There are countless tips for children’s authors at the beginning of their careers, as well as those looking to grow a career that has recently taken off.  These tips all center around the importance of exposure for the authors work.  In the past this important exposure has relied on the author investing in marketing, but there are new avenues for exposure that do not cost anything such as online publication with freechildrenstories.com. FreeChildrenStories.Com is visited regularly by thousands of parents, teachers and children around the globe.  The website, www.freechildrenstories.com was founded with the goal of making access to new and original stories as easy as possible for children regardless of whether their family could afford costly hardbound books.  The site is always accepting submissions from children’s authors, in any language, to be selected by the review team for publication at no cost.  The level of exposure provided by the website can be leveraged when trying to obtain a literary agent, and included in submissions to publishers.   FreeChildrenStories.com publication can also be used for transfer to ebook...

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The Short Story Competition

The competition is open-themed and run on a quarterly basis. The closing dates are 31 March, 30 June, 30 September, 31 December. If you miss a closing date you will be entered into the following quarter’s competition. Stories received now are for inclusion in the competition closing on 31 March 2011. Entry fee is £5 for the first story, £3 for additional stories. Critiques are available for £5 per story. First Prize is £250. Second Prize is £100. Third Prize is £50. Winners will be notified within 4 weeks of the closing date. Winners will be announced, and winning stories published on this site, within 6 weeks of the closing date. For competition rules and details of how to enter visit:...

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Naming Contest

The contest takes place on www.iamasource.com, has a value of 800 € for the winner and the deadline is scheduled for December 21st.  The contest is about the creation of a name for a new startup, headed by an Italian multinational company, that sells a new Business Intelligence Product (data analysis, reports…) in an innovative way: a service that can be used via web through pc, smartphones and devices. You can find the complete breef on...

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Win a compatible eReader!

iwritereadrate.com is a new, exciting online community for unpublished writers that gives you a place to publicise and sell your work direct to readers who love to find new voices and explore new ideas. As an unpublished writer myself I understand the trials, tribulations, and disappointments of sending your hard work off to agents and other people within the industry only to receive a standard reply – it can be a very frustrating experience for budding authors.  Our website is about building a constructive community where unpublished writers can upload, sell, and receive valuable ratings & reviews on their work to help them improve their writing.  The final goal, in our opinion, of any aspiring writer is to be published in the traditional manner, however sometimes we all need some support in getting there…(There’s more information to look through about our mission in the FAQs section of our website). We’re also running a registration competition to win a compatible eReader at the sites full launch – more details on the site at: http://www.iwritereadrate.com/ You’ll receive constructive feedback so you can prove and improve your writing with the ultimate objective of being published. We encourage you to read the FAQ’s section to find out more. Register interest today to receive regular updates and to gain access to the site pre-launch. Be among the first iwritereadraters! By registering now you will be entered into a competition to win a compatible eReader at the site’s full launch. Visit the website: http://www.iwritereadrate.com/...

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