Posts made in January, 2011

The Bellevue Literary Review Prizes in Fiction, Nonfiction, & Poetry

Bellevue Literary Review A journal of humanity and human experience The Bellevue Literary Review Prizes in Fiction, Nonfiction, & Poetry The Bellevue Literary Review Prizes recognize exceptional writing about health, healing, illness, the mind, and the body. First prize is $1000 and publication in the Spring 2012 issue of the Bellevue Literary Review. $1000 Goldenberg Prize for Fiction (Judged by Francine Prose) $1000 Marica and Jan Vilcek Prize for Poetry (Judged by Cornelius Eady) $1000 Burns Archive Prize for Nonfiction (Judged by Susan Orlean) Guidelines: http://blr.med.nyu.edu/submissions/prizes •       Prose limited to 5000 words. Poetry limited to 3 poems (maximum 5 pages). Submissions that exceed these limits will be disqualified. •       Deadline is July 1, 2011. Winners will be announced by December 2011. •       Entry fee is $15 per submission. For an additional $5, you will receive a 1-year subscription to the Bellevue Literary Review. You may enter more than once (maximum two submissions). •       Manuscripts may be submitted electronically at www.BLReview.org (Files should be in Microsoft Word. Please combine all poems into one document, with first poem as title.) •       Do not put your name on the manuscript. (Our website will allow you to enter biographical information separately.) •       Work previously published in print or electronically will not be considered. •       Simultaneous submissions are permitted, but we ask that you notify us immediately if your work is accepted elsewhere. We regret that there can be no refunds or substitutions for withdrawn work. •       Students/friends/colleagues/relations of a judge are not permitted to enter submissions to that judge’s genre. •       BLR acquires first-time North American rights. After publication, all rights revert to the author and may be reprinted as long as appropriate acknowledgement to BLR is made. All entries will also be considered for regular publication. Visit the website for details:...

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THE CUPBOARD holds its first contest.

The Cupboard’s first-ever contest! Featuring guest judge Michael Martone! The winning author will receive $500 and the manuscript will be published as an upcoming volume of The Cupboard. Deadline: Please submit manuscripts between 4,000 and 10,000 words, of one piece or many, through Submishmash between February 1st and March 31st. The entire manuscript should not have been published previously, but if individual pieces have appeared elsewhere, please include an acknowledgments page. All submissions will be read blind so do not include your name or contact information anywhere on the manuscript, but do include this information in your cover letter. Simultaneous and multiple submissions are fine, though each submission will require the $10 contest fee. Also, with your submission you are eligible for a discounted $12 subscription to The Cupboard that will begin with the contest winner. If interested, please click below. The contest entry period will be open February 1, 2011. Entry fee: $10. All entries will be considered for general publication as a volume of The Cupboard. For more info. visit: http://www.thecupboardpamphlet.org/submit.html Website: http://www.thecupboardpamphlet.org/ Email: cupboard@thecupboardpamphlet.org with any...

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Next Generation Indie Book Awards

Next Generation Indie Book Awards® Open to independent authors and publishers worldwide The largest not-for-profit awards program for independent publishers Enter books released in 2010 or 2011 or with a 2010 or 2011 copyright date 60 categories to choose from Cash prizes and fabulous awards Exposure of top 60 books to leading New York literary agent Gala awards reception held at the world famous Plaza Hotel in New York City Earn recognition and receive other benefits from having an award-winning book CALL FOR ENTRIES Calling all indie book authors and publishers – including small presses, mid-size independent publishers, university presses, e-book publishers, and self-published authors. Entries are now being accepted for the 2011 Next Generation Indie Book Awards (the “Indie Book Awards”), the most exciting and rewarding book awards program open to independent publishers and authors worldwide who have a book written in English and released in 2010 or 2011 or with a 2010 or 2011 copyright date. The Indie Book Awards is presented by Independent Book Publishing Professionals Group (www.IBPPG.com). Deadline: With 60 categories to choose from, enter by March 2, 2011 (all books must be received in our offices by March 2, 2011) to take advantage of this exciting opportunity to have your book considered for cash prizes, awards, exposure, possible representation by a leading literary agent, and recognition as one of the top independently published books of the year! Awards given to the Finalists and Winners of the 2011 Indie Book Awards are: $1,500 Cash Prize and trophy awarded to the best Fiction Book $1,500 Cash Prize and trophy awarded to the best Non-Fiction Book $750 Cash Prize and trophy awarded to the second best Fiction Book $750 Cash Prize and trophy awarded to the second best Non-Fiction Book $500 Cash Prize and trophy awarded to the third best Fiction Book $500 Cash Prize and trophy awarded to the third best Non-Fiction Book $250 Cash Prize and trophy awarded to the Best Design Book entry $100 Cash Prize and a Gold Medal awarded to the winner of each of the 60 categories Finalist Medals will be awarded to up to three finalists in each of the 60 categories Entry fees: The 2011 entry fee is $75 per title for the first category entered. Plus, there is a $50 fee for each additional category entered. For example, if you enter one book in one category, the total fee is $75. However, if you enter one book in three categories, the total fee is $175 ($75 for the first category plus $50 for the second category plus $50 for the third category). Click here to find out what else the Finalists and Winners of the 2011 Indie Book...

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Scriptapalooza International TV Writing Competition

Welcome to the 12th Year of Scriptapalooza’s Television Writing Competition! Our intention is to open doors for the aspiring television. There are four categories you can submit to, which include 1 hour existing shows, 1/2 hour existing sitcom, original pilots and reality shows. The participants we have chosen to read the winning scripts are from established product companies. Whether you are already an aspiring television writer or a writer interested in exploring other avenues, Scriptapalooza tv is here to promote careers in television and provide exposure for the undiscoverd writer. We are accepting tv entries – deadline April 15 – entry fee is $40 need an application? CLICK HERE For Official Rules visit: http://www.scriptapaloozatv.com/rules.htm Contact email:...

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2011 Sylvia K. Burack Writing Award

The Sylvia K. Burack Writing Award is a writing contest for high school students in grades 11 and 12 in the U.S. and Canada. The award is made in memory of Sylvia K. Burack, longtime editor and publisher of The Writer. Burack was known for her dedication to helping writers and editors. The winning writer will receive: • $500 • Publication in The Writer magazine and on WriterMag.com • A one-year subscription to The Writer • A copy of the Gotham Writers’ Workshop anthology Fiction Gallery Submission: To enter, submit a previously unpublished 600- to 800-word personal essay in English on the following topic: “Select a work of fiction, poem or play that has influenced you. Discuss the work and explain how it affected you.” No song lyrics. For essay writing tips, visit WriterMag.com. Eligibility: You must be a student in grade 11 or 12 attending a U.S. or Canadian high school at the time you submit the essay. The winner will be asked to provide proof of enrollment in grade 11 or 12 in a U.S. or Canadian high school. Employees of The Writer, Kalmbach Publishing Co. and Gotham Writers’ Workshop and their families are not eligible to participate.   Entry deadline: March 31, 2011 Click “here” for more info. and to...

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