Posts made in January, 2011

The Suvudu Writing Contest: Win an Editorial Review

At Suvudu, we’re aware that getting your work into the hands of a professional editor can be a major hurdle in the road to publication. Many New York publishers do not accept submissions except from literary agents. That’s why we’re making available this limited opportunity to put your best manuscript of  science fiction, fantasy, horror, or paranormal romance into consideration by the Del Rey/Spectra staff. Del Rey/Spectra through Suvudu will be accepting submissions from now through March 18, 2011, of  previously unpublished manuscripts of no more than 150,000 words. Over the next few months, they will be judged on the basis of originality, creativity, and writing style. The top submission will receive a full edit of the submitted work by Betsy Mitchell, Editor-in-Chief of Del Rey Publishing, and the story will be considered for publication. Three runners-up will receive a set of Del Rey/Spectra titles selected by Suvudu. When you’re ready to submit, click here to fill out the entry form. Once you’ve done so, you’ll receive an e-mail from Suvudu. Send your submission in response to the e-mail to enter the contest. Click here for official contest rules. The winners will be announced on May 18, 2011. Contest is from January 18, 2011 to March 18, 2011 (EST), and open only to legal residents of the United States, excluding Puerto Rico, who are age 18 and over as of January 18, 2011. Void wherever prohibited or restricted by law. Sponsor: Suvudu.com, a website of Random House,...

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The Writer 2011 Short-Story Contest

Is your work ready to reach a wider readership? If so, then we invite you to enter The Writer 2011 Short-Story Contest.   We’re looking for original fiction on any theme that is brilliant, bold, and concise (no more than 2,000 words). We’re offering great prizes and great exposure for your work, including publication in The Writer.  What are you waiting for? Submit your entry today!   PRIZES First Place: $1,000; publication, along with the finalist judge’s comments, in The Writer magazine;  a free 10-week creative writing workshop offered online by Gotham Writers’ Workshop ($420 value); and one-year subscription to The Writer magazine.  Second Place: $300; free enrollment in a four-week How to Get Published seminar taught online by a literary agent and Gotham Writers’ Workshop ($150 value); publication on The Writer Web site (WriterMag.com); and a one-year subscription to The Writer magazine.  Third Place: $200; free enrollment in a four-week How to Get Published seminar taught online by a literary agent and Gotham Writers’ Workshop ($150 value); publication on The Writer Web site (WriterMag.com); and a one-year subscription to The Writer magazine.   Finalist judge: Michelle Wildgen – novelist and executive editor at Tin House.  Entry fee $10 per entry, payable to Gotham Writers’ Workshop. Payments must be in U.S. funds. Entry fees are nonrefundable. Deadline Entry must be submitted online by midnight, EST, April 30, 2011. ENTER THE CONTEST CONTEST OVERVIEW 1. Entries must be submitted online only, using the official entry form you’ll find by clicking here or the blue “ENTER THE CONTEST” phrase above. Mailed entries will not be accepted.  2. All entries must be original and previously unpublished in a book, nationally distributed periodical or Web-based magazine. Entries must be in English and submitted by the author, who must be at least 18 years old at the time of entry. 3. Entries may not exceed 2,000 words (including title). No explicit sex, graphic language, or graphic violence. 4. A $10 nonrefundable entry fee, payable to Gotham Writers’ Workshop, must accompany each entry. If you do not wish to pay by credit card, you may send a check for $10 per entry, payable to “Gotham Writers’ Workshop” to the address below. You must include the title of your entry and your name on the check. Your entry will not be forwarded to the judges until payment is received. Mail checks only (entry must be submitted online using form above) to: Gotham Writers’ Workshop 555 8th Avenue #1402 New York,  NY  10018-4358 Att: The Writer Short-Story Contest 5. You will receive an email confirmation upon the successful processing of your entry. Please allow five business days after submission for processing. 6. You may submit more than one entry, but each entry must be accompanied by a...

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The 2011 Breakthrough Novel Award Contest

We’re accepting General Fiction and Young Adult Fiction entries through February 6, 2011. Enter now. The 2011 Amazon Breakthrough Novel Award Contest: Submit Your Novel Amazon.com, along with Penguin Group (USA) and CreateSpace, is pleased to announce the fourth annual Amazon Breakthrough Novel Award Contest, the international competition seeking the next popular novel. The competition will once again award two grand prizes: one for General Fiction and one for Young Adult Fiction. Each winner will receive a publishing contract with Penguin, which includes a $15,000 advance. Manuscript submissions are now being accepted through February 6, 2011, at 11:59 p.m. (U.S. Eastern Standard Time), or when 5,000 entries have been received in each category, whichever is earlier. Go to www.createspace.com/abna to register and submit your manuscript following the instructions on the entry...

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The Pinch Literary Awards

The Pinch Literary Awards   A prize of $1,000 and publication in the award-winning Pinch literary journal is given annually for a single poem; Jeffrey McDaniel will judge this year. A prize of $1,500 and publication in the Pinch is given annually for a short story; Rick Bass will judge. Submit up to three poems or a story of up to 5,000 words with a $20 entry fee ($10 for each additional entry), which includes a one-year subscription to the Pinch, by March 15. Visit the Web site for complete guidelines and see Recent Winners http://www.thepinchjournal.com/. The Pinch, Literary Awards, English Department, University of Memphis, Memphis, TN 38152-6176. (901) 678-4591. Kristen Iversen, Editor in Chief. The Pinch Literary Awards Prize: $1,500.00. Entry fee: $20.00. Deadline: 03-15-2011.  ...

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Lorian Hemingway Short Story Competition 2011

$2,500 Awaits Winners of Lorian Hemingway Short Story Competition Writers of short fiction are encouraged to enter the 2011 Lorian Hemingway Short Story Competition. The competition has a thirty-year history of literary excellence, and its organizers are dedicated to enthusiastically supporting the efforts and talent of emerging writers of short fiction whose voices have yet to be heard. Lorian Hemingway, granddaughter of Nobel laureate Ernest Hemingway, is the author of three critically acclaimed books: Walking into the River, Walk on Water, and A World Turned Over. Ms. Hemingway is the competition’s final judge. Prizes: The first-place winner will receive $1,500. The second and third-place winners will receive $500 each. Honorable mentions will also be awarded to entrants whose work demonstrates promise. Eligibility requirements for our 2011 competition are as follows:   What to submit: • Stories must be original unpublished fiction, typed and double-spaced, and may not exceed 3,500 words in length. We have extended our word limit for the first time in thirty years to 3,500 words rather than 3,000. There are no theme or genre restrictions. Copyright remains property of the author.   Who may submit: • The literary competition is open to all U.S. and international writers whose fiction has not appeared in a nationally distributed publication with a circulation of 5,000 or more. Writers who have been published by an online magazine or who have self-published will be considered on an individual basis.   Submission requirements: • Submissions may be sent via regular mail or submitted online. Please visit our online submissions page for complete instructions regarding online submissions. Writers may submit multiple entries, but each must be accompanied by an entry fee and separate cover sheet. We do accept simultaneous submissions; however, the writer must notify us if a story is accepted for publication or wins an award prior to our July announcements. No entry confirmation will be given unless requested. No SASE is required. • The author’s name should not appear on the story. Our entrants are judged anonymously. Each story must be accompanied by a separate cover sheet with the writer’s name, complete mailing address, e-mail address, phone number, the title of the piece, and the word count. Manuscripts will not be returned. These requirements apply for online submissions as well. Deadlines and Entry Fees: • The entry fee is $15 for each story postmarked by May 1, 2011. The late entry fee is $20 for each story postmarked by May 15, 2011. We encourage you to enter by May 1 if at all possible, but please know that your story will still be accepted if you meet the later deadline. Entries postmarked after May 15, 2011 will not be accepted. Entries...

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