Posts made in May, 2012

The BookBaby’s Ultimate Book Publishing Sweepstakes

Enter to win BookBaby’s ultimate book publishing sweepstakes Join the thousands of authors who have turned to BookBaby to help realize their dream of publishing their book. BookBaby offers an affordable way for authors to publish eBooks, distribute them to the world’s biggest online bookstores, and get custom, premium quality printed books in the format that best fits their genre – and now you have a chance to win all of this and more! You can win: eBook Premium Publishing: Conversion of your electronic files to ePub and MOBI including graphics, electronic proofs of your final files, ISBN and priority distribution to our retailers. Worldwide eBook Distribution: Your eBook available for sale at Amazon, Apple’s iBookstore, Barnes & Noble and many other stores and catalogs. Cover Design: Deluxe cover design for both your eBook and printed books. Custom Printed Books with Interior Book Design: 100 premium quality printed books in the format that best fits your genre, shipped directly to you. Includes professionally formatted text and graphic design for the interior of your book and ISBN. Author’s Website Hosting: One year hosting subscription and domain registration on HostBaby for Authors, your online book marketing hub. Total prize package value: $2,000! No purchase necessary. Entry deadline: June 30, 2012. Winning name and email address chosen at random on July 2, 2012 and will be notified by email. See website for complete entry details. CLICK HERE — >Learn more about the Sweepstakes Prize Package...

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Submit Poetry and Short Fiction to the 2012 LitPOP Awards

Enter the 2012 LitPOP Awards Matrix Magazine and POP Montreal are searching for poetry and short fiction submissions to the 2012 LitPOP Awards. Prize includes airfare, accommodation and a VIP pass to the POP Montreal Festival plus publication in Matrix Magazine. Entry fee $25. Visit: www.matrixmagazine.org/litpop and www.popmontreal.com for more information. Deadline: July 1, 2012. Incredible prizes for incredible writing: The POP Montreal International Music Festival and Matrix Magazine have joined forces to bring you Canada’s most innovative and exciting literary competition. We are looking for writing that makes ears ring and throats hoarse. So if you can bring the rock heat with poetry and/or short fiction, it’s time to break some hearts and/or scare some parents. If you have what it takes, you will get your work published in Matrix, and get free travel to POP Montreal for a night in your honour. The winners, one from each category, will receive a round-trip ticket to POP Montreal from September 19-23, 2012, a VIP pass to the Pop Montreal Festival, free accommodation at a bed and breakfast, fall publication in Matrix Magazine with full honorarium, and presentation at a special Matrix Litpop event during the festival. Submit by July 1, 2012. Winners will be notified in August. Poets are asked to send no more than 5 poems; fiction and non-fiction writers should send stories of no more than 3000 words. Each entry is 25$ and entries and entry fees should be mailed to Matrix Publications, 1400 de Maisonneuve Blvd W., LB 658, Montreal QC, H3G 1M8. Please include your email address. Cheques or money orders should be made out to “Matrix Publications.” PayPal is also available. Multiple entries are welcome. Entries can also be emailed to litpop2012@gmail.com and will be considered valid once payment is verified. Full contest rules and regulations can be found at popmontreal.com and matrixmagazine.org/litpop. The POETRY judge is Ken Babstock, the author of Methodist Hatchet (Anansi 2011) and Airstream Land Yacht (Anansi, 2006) winner of The Trillium Prize for Poetry, finalist for the Governor General’s Award, The Griffin Prize for Poetry, and The Winterset Award. Earlier collections include Mean, winner of The Atlantic Poetry Prize and The Milton Acorn Award, and Days into Flatspin, winner of a K.M. Hunter Award and finalist for the Winterset Prize. All three books were listed in The Globe and Mail‘s Books of the Year. His poems have won Gold at the National Magazine Awards, appeared widely in anthologies in Canada, The US, and Ireland, and have been translated into French, German, Dutch, Serbo-Croatian and Czech.  The FICTION judge is Melanie Little. Her debut book, the story collection Confidence, was shortlisted for the Danuta Gleed Award and named one of the Globe and Mail’s Top 100 books of 2003. Her writing has appeared in the anthologies Scribner’s Best of...

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Red Hen Press Writing and Poetry Awards Listing

Benjamin Saltman Poetry Award For a full manuscript of poetry. 48 page minimum. Judge: Katharine Coles Award: $3,000 and publication of the collection with Red Hen Press. Entry: $25 Deadline: August 31, 2012  ~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Short Story Award Up to two stories can be submitted, maximum 25 pages each. Judge: Mary Guterson Award: $1,000 and publication in The Los Angeles Review. Entry: $20 Deadline: June 30, 2012  ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Ruskin Art Club Poetry Award Up to three poems can be submitted, maximum 120 lines each. Judge: Cynthia Hogue Award: $1,000 & publication in The Los Angeles Review. Entry: $20 Deadline: September 30, 2012   All submission to be submitted to: Red Hen Press, [Award Name], P.O. Box 40820, Pasadena, CA 91114 Include SASE for notification. Names on cover sheet only.   Further information about all contests can be found at...

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Salamander Fiction Contest

Salamander 2012 Fiction Prize $1,500 Honorarium and Publication Final Judge: Carolyn Cooke Submit May 15 through June 15, 2012 Reading Fee: $15 Carolyn Cooke’s short fiction has appeared in AGNI, The Paris Review, Ploughshares, and several volumes of Best American Short Stories and Prize Stories: The O. Henry Awards. Her short-story collection, The Bostons, was a winner of the PEN/Bingham Award and named one of the best books of the year by the Los Angeles Times and the New York Times. Her new novel, Daughters of the Revolution, was short-listed for the Flaherty-Dunnan First Novel Prize and appeared among the New Yorker Magazine Reviewers Favorite Books of 2011. She teaches at the California Institute of Integral Studies in San Francisco. Submit Entries Online or by Mail to: 2012 Fiction Prize Salamander/Suffolk University English Dept. 41 Temple Street Boston, MA 02114 www.salamandermag.org Further information and guidelines can be found at http://salamandermag.org/contests/ Questions can be sent to...

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The Fifth Annual Real Simple Life Lessons Essay Contest Rules

Enter the Fifth Annual Real Simple Life Lessons Contest (http://www.realsimple.com/work-life/life-strategies/inspiration-motivation/second-annual-life-lessons-essay-contest-00000000013682/)  and You Could Win $3000. Tell us:  If you could change one decision that you made in the past, what would it be? ONE WINNER WILL RECEIVE:  •  $3,000  •  Round-trip tickets for two to New York City, hotel accommodations for two nights, tickets to a Broadway play, and a lunch with Real Simple editors  •  Publication in Real Simple Magazine  Contest entries should be typed, double-spaced, and a maximum of 1,500 words.  No purchase necessary.  Contest begins at 12:01 A.M. on May 12, 2012, and ends at 11:50 P.M. on September 13, 2012.  Open to legal residents of the United States 19 or older at the time of entry.  Void where prohibited by law.  (All entries will not be returned.)  TO ENTER send your typed, double-spaced submission (1,500 words maximum, preferably in a Microsoft  Word attachment) by e-mail to  lifelessons@realsimple.com.   For contest rules, visit:...

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