Posts made in March, 2011

Last call! Oneal Walters 3rd Annual Women Inspirational Poetry Contest

This is a call to all poets who write about WOMEN. Write about someone who inspires you. 1st Place $110 US 2nd Place $60 US 3rd Place $30 US Submission fee $7.00 US per poem $17.00 US three poem submissions. Multiple submissions accepted, submission fee per poem. Contest Deadline is April 12, 2011 http://www.facebook.com/l/40717EEnWwDq3k15yQxcaW-9hag/www.onealwalters.com/contests.html 3rd Annual Women Inspirational Poetry Contest Sponsorship We are accepting sponsors for the 3rd Annual Women Inspirational Poetry Contest, a contest that empowers women. Interested parties can contact me at oneal@ http://www.facebook.com/l/40717J–5A7eo90Vjj-_sbm8qPw/theagebegins.com to receive our sponsorship package. Previous sponsors: Poetic Monthly, Chapter & Verse, and, World Poetry Cafe Radio Show 102.7 FM. Gold Sponsors http://www.facebook.com/l/40717E4KmXDf2nPerjjlc2COEtw/www.WinningWriters.com: Subscribe to our free email newsletter for access to The Best Free Poetry Contests, our constantly-updated database of over 150 quality poetry contests that are free to enter. We are one of the Writer’s Digest “101 Best Websites for Writers” (2005-2010). Are you tired of living in fear, in distress, feeling like you are on a tread mill of life? Have you tried multiple attempts to get a head in life, but end up in the same position? What are you going to do about it? What is the defining event that will allow you to jump off the treadmill?? Fortunately the http://www.facebook.com/l/40717b43rG4DVhnIH0P2HtYGnNg/Wissharing.com social community is here to help you....

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Susan Leigh Picking: Wonder in the Wander Promotion -Writing Contest

Susan Picking is an award winning singer song writer who wrote Wonder in the Wander while on safari in Tanzania.  The song brings to life the notion that there are no accidents, and they happen everyday.  We seek to inspire people to share their moments of seredepity in the form of a short 2,000 word essay.   The winning essayist will receive a free airline ticket in the United States.  Long-term Susan seeks to publish a short book that includes twenty of these inspirational stories. There will be one winner awarded a plane ticket in the contiguous United States, or they may opt for $250 cash.  There will be  four (4) $25 prizes awarded to the runners up.website: www.susanpicking.com Visit the The contest will go to June 30, 2011 and the winner will be notified by email within two weeks by July 14, 2011.  How to enter:...

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MASON’S ROAD NEXT READING PERIOD OPEN for SUBMISSIONS & WRITING CONTEST

$1,000 Contest Option Fiction * Creative Non-Fiction * Poetry * Drama Deadline: May 1, 2011 Mason’s Road, sponsored by Fairfield University’s MFA in Creative Writing program, is now accepting submissions for Issue #3, to be published in July 2011. Dedicated to the writing craft, each issue of Mason’s Road focuses on a particular craft theme; the theme for Issue #3 is “arc.” For submission instructions, go to: http://masonsroad.com/submissions For more on the theme, go to: http://www.masonsroad.com/about-2/submission-guidelines/ — Contest Details — All submissions to Mason’s Road will be considered for publication, but only those entered for the contest will be considered for the $1,000 Writing Contest Prize. Judge: Sarah Manguso, author of “The Two Kinds of Decay” (2008), “Hard to Admit and Harder to Escape” (2007), “Siste Viator” (2006) and “The Captain Lands in Paradise” (2002). More at http://sarahmanguso.com Reading Fee: $15 Deadline: May 1, 2011 Theme: “Arc – the rise and fall of dramatic tension, whether subtle or steep, upward or downward, singular or recurrent, that draws the reader in (and keeps him or her there).” The Editors, Mason’s Road...

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Association of Italian Canadian Writers (AICW)

Theme:  “I’m just a stranger here myself.” – finding one’s bearings in a strange time, place or condition. Maximum length:  500 words Prizes: 1st prize  – $500,  2nd prize: $250 Deadline:  September 30th, 2011 Eligibility: Contest open internationally to writers of any cultural affiliation. Entries accepted in English, French, and Italian. Multiple entries welcome Unpublished work only – no simultaneous submissions. Entry Fee $20 Canadian, and $10 (Canadian) for AICW members for each entry. Send cheque or money order payable to: Association of Italian Canadian Writers: AICW contest,  c/o Michael Mirolla 7 McMullen Drive Stouffville, Ontario L4A  7X4 Canada For those with PayPal accounts the fee is $22, payment may be made to mmirolla@rogers.com. How to enter, visit the website: http://www.aicw.ca/contests.htm Winners will be contacted by phone or e‐mail and posted on AICW website: www.aicw.ca...

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Ventura County Writers Club has a New Home at Pleasant Valley Senior Center

(Ventura, CA – March 21, 2011) After being moved out of two Borders locations as each closed, the Ventura County Writers Club has found a new home in the Pleasant Valley Senior Center in Camarillo, CA. Located inside the Community Center Park at 1605 Burnley, corner of Burnley and Carmen Drive, the Senior Center is the last building as one drives into the parking lot. “This has been a harrowing adventure as the club makes its third move in less than 4 months,” stated Lee Wade, Club President and primary new location spotter. ” We have looked at many locations and used a new site last month in Thousand Oaks, but were unable to use it for April.  The Senior Center will be available to VCWC for many months and we hope to stay here for a long time.” Since April is National Poetry Month, the Ventura County Writers Club will celebrate local poets and the winners of the club’s annual poetry contest at their meeting on April 12th.  Maxine Landis, a local poet with nine chapbooks and a new book, Wildflowers and Weeds, just published, will be the guest speaker. She will discuss the various styles and forms of poetry and give some illustrations of styles. Opening the evening will be the announcement and presentation of the winners of the 10th Annual VCWC Poetry Contest.  There are three categories: Adults, Youth 12 to 18 and Youth under 12.  Winners will be given cash prizes and will read their winning poems at the meeting. Over 300 entries were received and poet Kate Buckley has selected the final winners. The meetings begin promptly at 7 PM. The public is welcomed to all meetings, which are free. Directions to Pleasant Valley Senior Center: Take the Carmen Drive exit in Camarillo off the 101 Freeway and go north on Carmen to Burnley Drive, about _ mile.  Turn right and enter the parking lot using the second driveway on the left side of the street.  Park near the last building with Senior Center on the front and enter there. CALENDAR INFORMATION April Meeting of the Ventura County Writers Club April 12, 7 PM Pleasant Valley Senior Center, 1605 Burnley St, Camarillo, CA Guest speakers: Maxine Landis and winners of Poetry Contest Open to Members and non-members.  No fee. For more information on the Ventura County Writers Club, visit:...

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