Posts made in March, 2012

Abandoned Towers Writings Contest 2012

To help celebrate the official relaunch of Abandoned Towers we are holding a writing contest!  Please read the whole page for complete details. Theme: The theme for the first Abandoned Towers writing contest is: The concept of “abandoned towers” must be incorporated into the piece, as a phrase, allusion, metaphor, physical tower… however you choose. Genres: Short Story: any genre is acceptable for the contest Poetry: any form is acceptable for the contest Flash Fiction: any genre is acceptable for the contest Length: Short Story: 5,000 words or less Poetry: 10 pages or less (aprox 250 lines or less) Flash Fiction: 1000 words or less Entry fees: Short Story: $10 per entry or $25 for 3 entries Poetry: $5 per entry or $12 for 3 entries Flash Fiction: $2 per entry or $5 for 3 entries Note: all entry fees and prizes are in US dollars. Prizes: Total Prizes: $1,265.00. All winners and honourable mentions receive publication and a free electronic copy of the Abandoned Towers issue in which their entry appears.  They also receive an author page on AbandonedTowers.com where they can include a biography and links to their assorted websites, works and accomplishments.   Abandoned Towers Magazine is hosting it’s first writing contest with separate prizes for Flash Fiction, Short Stories and Poetry with a total purse of $1,265.   Submissions are now open until May 18th, 2012.   Full details can be found here:...

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Mad as a Hare Writing Contest from Scribophile.com

Scribophile.com is pleased to announce the Mad as a Hare writing contest. This fee-free contest has a $50 first prize and a $25 second prize, and is for fiction or non-fiction of 2500 words or fewer.   Entries must be about personified animals in some way, shape, or form.   Beyond that, there are no limits! Entry is free! Contest deadline March 31, 2012.   This contest is hosted by Scribophile–a friendly, knowledgeable, and intensive online critique community for writers and poets.   E-mail entries will not be accepted. For full rules and guidelines, see:...

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The Just One Book Project- Writers

My name is Laura and I’m working on getting the Just One Book Project off the ground. We are looking for writers and I would like to know how I could get our project featured on your website. There is no fee for submission and we are looking for writers from the LGBT community and its supporters. For all the info check out our website or facebook page. For more info, visit: justonebookproject.com...

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MONSTROSITIES OF THE MIDWAY: Literary Contest

Step right up! We want to see mysteries, anomalies, and clashing energies. Bring your giant rats, conjoined twins, Fiji mermaids, and bearded ladies. We invite any writing that complicates issues of performance and identity. Real and unreal. Exposed and concealed. Submit: March 5th – May 31st Fee: $15 per entry Prize: $1000 + publication in Midway Journal for a winning poem (or group of poems), story, or essay. Judges: Ana Božičević and Amy King Contest Guidelines: Entries and payments must be received through Midway Journal‘s online submission manager under “Monstrosities of the Midway Contest.” Paste the title of your submission and your contact information (name, mailing address, telephone number, and email address) in the cover letter box. Your name and contact information must not appear anywhere on the manuscript you upload. Friends and students (current and former) of the judges are not eligible; please do not submit if you know the judges personally. You may submit multiple entries, but a new entry fee must be paid for each new submission. Previously published work will not be accepted. Simultaneous submissions are permitted, but must be withdrawn from the contest if accepted elsewhere. Poetry: up to 5 poems per entry. Not more than one poem per page. Maximum of 20 pages per entry. Prose (Fiction and Nonfiction): 1 piece per entry, up to 6,000 words. All submissions will be considered for publication. For more information, please...

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Lorian Hemingway Short Story Competition 2012

**IMPORTANT NOTICE: Due to a web hosting problem that has now been resolved, we have extended our 2012 deadline to May 31, 2012. This applies to our 2012 competition only. Lorian Hemingway Short Story Competition 2012 Writers of short fiction are encouraged to enter the 2012 Lorian Hemingway Short Story Competition. The competition has a thirty-one 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 and Publication: The first-place winner will receive $1,500 and publication of his or her winning story in Cutthroat: A Journal of the Arts. The second – and third-place winners will receive $500 each. Honorable mentions will also be awarded to entrants whose work demonstrates promise. Cutthroat: A Journal of the Arts was founded by editor-in-chief Pamela Uschuk, winner of the 2010 American Book Award for her book Crazy Love: New Poems, and by poet William Pitt Root, Guggenheim Fellow and NEA recipient. The journal contains some of the finest contemporary fiction and poetry in print, and the Lorian Hemingway Short Story Competition is both proud and grateful to be associated with such a reputable publication. Eligibility requirements for our 2012 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...

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