Posts made in April, 2011

Call for Entries! Dream Quest One Poetry & Writing Contest

The Dream Quest One Poetry & Writing Contest is open to anyone who loves expressing innermost thoughts and feelings 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. Postmark deadline: December 31, 2011 All contest winners will be announced on January 31, 2012. 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: Writing Contest entry fee: $10 per short story. Poetry Contest entry fee: $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 details and to enter! 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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MAG Poetry Prize 2011

MAG Poetry Prize 2011 Online Submission Deadline: 30 April 2011    The winner will take away a 1st Prize of a least £2,000. The total prize fund accumulates at the rate of £2 per entry up to £10,000.   The competition is judged anonymously by the entrants themselves. The judging takes place over three rounds. In the first two rounds, groups of 12 poems are randomly allocated out to the participants. In the third round all participants can read the final shortlist of 12 poems.   This is the third year of the competition. Last year entries were received from 27 countries.   The entry fee is £6 per poem. Poems should be a maximum of 42 lines and previously unpublished.   All profits from the competition will be donated to MAG (Mines Advisory Group). MAG is a neutral and impartial humanitarian organisation that clears the remnants of conflict for the benefit of communities worldwide.   All entry is online at...

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Black Heart Magazine seeks NOIR submission​s

Black is back. Actually, black never left, though many have tried to claim various shades as the “new black.” At Black Heart, we’ve always known darkness, like spilled ink or a night without stars. We like it best with the lights out and the projector humming with a good, old-fashioned noir. Help us create our NOIR issue, an homage to the black-and-white crime novels of yesteryear, featuring delicious dames, gregarious gumshoes, Sam Spades, Maltese falcons, Vincent Price charmers and bathtub typists. And don’t forget your femme fatale! Give us mystery, suspense, guns and girls. Give us a new twist on the old black-and-whites we can quote line for line. We’re looking for the following: FLASH – 800 words or less POETRY – up to 3 per author ARTWORK – original drawings, photos, paintings & more inspired by our theme Items selected for inclusion will be published in our new digital issue, a quarterly themed event that will be available for digital download on the website starting in June 2011. Issues will be run separately from general submissions and feature up to 10 artists whose work we love. For more info, please see http://blackheartmagazine.com. DEADLINE: April 30, 2011  Full details about whatwe’re looking for, and any submissions can be made online here:...

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The Fine Line Short Story Competition

The Fine Line’s inaugural short story competition is now open for entries.  Whatever your taste, style or inspiration, submit your tale and you could win £200 ($320/€230) and publication in The Fine Line Short Story Collection.  A percentage of all entry fees goes to charity so you’ll be doing good while getting your work out there. Entry Fee: £5 ($8/€6). Deadline for entries: 31st of May 2011. To read on and enter, please go to:...

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On the Same Page FESTIVAL announces Writers Competition

West Jefferson, NC – Ashe County’s Literary Festival, On the Same Page, now in its fourth year, has for the first time announced a writing competition as part of the Festival.  In association with the 2011 Festival, which will take place September 14-17 in Ashe County, NC, the Page Crafter’s Prize will recognize writers of fiction, nonfiction, and poetry with cash awards.  Winning writers will have the opportunity to read their work during the On the Same Page Literary Festival. The writer’s competition is designed to encourage and acknowledge emerging writers and to reinforce the annual theme of the On the Same Page Literary Festival.  In 2011, the festival’s theme is “Family Matters.” Page Crafter’s Prizes will be awarded for first, second, and third place in fiction, non-fiction and poetry. Prize money totaling $1,200 will be presented: $250 for first place, $100 for second place, and $50 for third place in each category. The competition opens on April 15, 2011.   Deadline for submissions is July 8, 2011, (postmarked snail mail or email submissions).   Winners will be notified by August 15, 2011.  Entries must be centered on the 2011 festival theme “Family Matters.”  There is a 1,000-word limitation for prose and no more than 50 lines of poetry.  A non-refundable entry fee of $10 (U.S.) per submission is required. There is no limit to the number of entries per person.  Please see the website: www.onthesamepagefestival.org for further details and format requirements for the blind copy submission process.  Only previously unpublished entries qualify; winning entries will be published on the On the Same Page Literary Festival website.  Authors will retain all rights to submitted works; winners need not be present to win, but are encouraged to attend the Festival and read their work. Visit the website: www.onthesamepagefestival.org Find us on...

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