Posts made in December, 2011

Call for Entries! Dream Quest One Poetry & Writing Contest – Summer – 2012

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. 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: July 31, 2012 All winners will be notified, announced and published online in the Dare to Dream pages, on August 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: $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 details and 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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Call for Submissions: Sawmill Fiction Issue #1

With the fiction issues, Sawmill ups the proverbial ante on web-based publications. By forging partnerships with authors, illustrators, and graphic designers, we present digital packaging as gorgeous and important as the literature housed within. We want to show you a journal created with love and attention to detail, as memorable and honest as any book you’ve ever held in your own hot hands. In other words, something worth coming back for time and again. A new issue of Sawmill arrives every January and July, with a featured visual artist showcased in each issue alongside some of the most compelling fiction we can get our mitts on. Submissions: If you’re an illustrator, or graphic designer interested in contributing to this great experiment, please e-mail wesley@typecastpublishing.com for complete submission guidelines. Sawmill does not discriminate against any genre or brand of fiction writing. Please send your fiction submission to wesley@typecastpublishing.com as a .pdf, .doc, or Pages attachment. Submissions should be 6,500 words or less. For Summer 2012: Open submissions begin on December 1, 2011 and close on March 1, 2012. Visit the website for submission details:...

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Call for Entries: 2012 Blue Mesa Review Poetry Contest

2012 Blue Mesa Review poetry contest guidelines: All unpublished poetry manuscripts of 5  poems maximum will be considered. The winner will receive $750 and publication in Blue Mesa Review Issue 25, and two copies of issue 25. Please submit and pay $17 online to our new online submission manager ENTRY DEADLINE: BY DECEMBER 31st, 2011 Submit...

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Call for Submissions: Bayou Magazine Fiction and Poetry Editor’s Prizes

Bayou Magazine Literary Journal of the University of New Orleans FICTION AND POETRY EDITOR’S PRIZES CALL for Submissions October 1 – December 31 JAMES KNUDSEN EDITOR’S PRIZE FOR FICTION WINNER: $500, publication and a year subscription. FINALISTS will be named on our website. 2011 Judge: Joseph Boyden Submissions must be original, previously unpublished work of fiction, no longer than 7500 words. Reading fee: $15, includes a one-year subscription to Bayou. You may enter more than one story, but each submission must arrive in a separate envelope with its own cover sheet and entry fee. We accept novel excerpts if the submission stands alone as a complete short story. KAY MURPHY PRIZE FOR POETRY WINNER: $500, publication and a year subscription. FINALISTS will be named on our website. Inaugural Judge: Kay Murphy Submissions must be original, previously unpublished poetry. Reading fee: $10, includes a one-year subscription to Bayou. You may enter up to three poems per entry. ALL ENTRIES: Please include a cover sheet with your name, address, phone number, email address, and the title of your submission. Do not include your name on the pages of the story. Any story with identifying material will be disqualified. We accept simultaneous submissions, but please indicate this on your cover sheet. You must notify us immediately if your work has been accepted elsewhere. All manuscripts should be in 12pt Times New Roman and double spaced with standard 1” margins. Send your submission, cover sheet and check made payable to UNO FOUNDATION to: Bayou Magazine Department of English University of New Orleans 2000 Lakeshore Dr. New Orleans, LA 70148 For more information about Bayou:...

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Fish Short Story Prize

NEWS FLASH. The deadline for the Fish Short Story Prize had been extended to 6 December 2011. The website will stop taking entries at midnight GMT on that day. This is to facilitate writers who are unfamiliar with the new Fish website and have had difficulties submitting their stories. So if you haven’t had time to submit your story this year, here’s your chance. Please note that the website has been updated since last July, and so writers who were registered with Fish previously will have to re-register under the new system. We apologise for any inconvenience. There is a link to a video on the Registration Page explaining the process. Visit the website for details:...

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