Posts made in August, 2012

Modern Grimmoire: Fairy Tales, Fables & Folklore Anthology Contest

| $1,000 Writing Prize | $500 Illustration Prize | Details for the competition are below, and full guidelines and online submission are available here: http://www.indigoinkpress.org/submissions/ The anthology Modern Grimmoire: Contemporary Fairy Tales, Fables & Folklore will be open to submissions from Apr. 1 to Sept. 1, 2012. SUBMIT ONLINE A single award of $1,000 and publication will be given to the best emerging author of an unpublished work, either a selection of poems, a short story, or short drama. The winning work will be selected by publisher’s editorial committee. In addition, a $500 prize and publication will be awarded to the best illustration submitted. Contest winners and finalists will be published in 2013. Winners and finalists will be announced in Oct. 2012. All finalists (authors and artists) published in the book will receive one (1) copy of the anthology. No other compensation aside from the two anthology awards, and these copies, will be paid to any authors or artists included in the anthology (see terms, below). SUBMISSION DETAILS: For a reader’s fee of $15, original, previously unpublished/unproduced works in English, and illustrations, may be submitted as follows: • Three (3) poems (under 100 lines) • One (1) short story (up to 5,000 words)* • One (1) piece of short drama (not to exceed 35-minute running time)* • Two (2) black & white illustrations (must be digitally created or scanned, and submitted at no less than 300 dpi) *Please include a brief synopsis. All submissions must be submitted electronically using the online form. Absolutely no mailed manuscripts will be accepted and any hardcopy submissions received will be discarded without being opened. Simultaneous submissions are acceptable, but please alert us ASAP if your work is accepted for publication elsewhere. Winners and finalists will be notified and a full list will be posted online at IndigoInkPress.org in Oct. 2012. CREATIVE GUIDELINES: Fairy tales, folklore and fables are bound in magic and mischief, with entertainment and enlightenment, with savagery and anticipation, with romance and cruelty, with heroism and symbolism. We are seeking submissions for an anthology that captures modern, literary tales told through poetry, short fiction, short drama and illustrations. Two hundred years ago, Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm, better known as The Brothers Grimm, published a collection of tales to ensure that the various German fables, tales and folklore of their age and before would not die out. In 2013, two centuries later, we will publish our third book, Modern Grimmoire: Contemporary Fairy Tales, Fables & Folklore. The goal of the anthology is to offer emerging writers and artists the opportunity to showcase new literary tales, fables and folklore, weaving new threads into the literary fabric. The recent resurgence in fairy tale fandom, evidenced by both silver screen and television screen debuts, the long-lasting success of the...

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Meridian Writing Autumn competition 2012

Meridian Writing Autumn competition Length: max 3,000 words but with no lower limit Theme/Genre: Any Prizes: 1st Place – £100, 2nd Place – £50 and 3rd Place – £25, plus a firstwriter.com voucher worth £10 for each winner Entry Fee: £5 per story Eligibility: New and Published authors Other info: Critique service available Website: www.meridian-writing.co.uk Guidelines: http://www.meridian-writing.co.uk/competiton_2.html Closing Date – 30th...

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48 iPad Apps That Teachers Love

48 iPad Apps That Teachers Love by Staff Writers Apple’s iPad and other tablet computers have certainly been garnering ardent support from the edtech community. Gadget geek teachers love the thousands of apps available to give their courses a multimedia edge, and students love how so many reach out to different learning styles. For the connected classroom, the following stand out as either great supplements to various lessons or essential, time-saving streamlining strategies.   Visit the website:...

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The Backacrehomestead.com Writing Contest

Enter to Win the backacrehomestead.com Writing Contest! You could win $100 visa gift card! Share with us your knowledge or experiences about homesteading, or growing food, raising live stock, simple living, saving money, etc… and win some money! Please note that any writing contest submission not meeting the criteria below will be disqualified. Rules: Your submission must be on original work. Plagiarism is absolutely not allowed. Quoting other work must be cited. Always. Quotes should be kept short and to a minimum. If quoting, you must use quotes and site the original author. Your submission must be related to the topics discussed on our website. Articles related to homesteading, self sufficiency, farming, gardening, and survival will have an advantage. Your submission must be at least 750 words. 1000 or more is preferred. You retain ownership of your submission, granting backacrehomestead.com use of your work in perpetuity. You may use your work anywhere else one month after it is published on backacrehomestead.com as long as you link to the original post on backacrehomestead.com. Anyone sending a letter or article grants the right for posting, reproduction, or any other use. Non-fiction articles only. (No fiction, poetry, or prose pieces accepted.) We reserve the right to edit your submission for length, grammar, spelling, punctuation, and to remove any off topic sections. We reserve the right to accept and publish only what we deem acceptable. Assumption or Conjecture is not allowed. You can submit as many entries as you like during the contest period as long and they are relevant and original works. Please submit your work to us via email at mail@backacrehomestead.com As a plain text document. (notepad is great) I can open .doc files but not .docx, so please, no newer word documents. HTML is okay too. We reserve the right to cancel or modify the contest at any time. (Highly unlikely) By submitting your work you agree to the terms of the contest Deadline: August 31st,...

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Are YOU the next AMERICAN LITERARY MERIT AWARD recognized writer?

Prizes: **1st Place: $1,000 cash, acceptance into the 2013 ALMA Short Story Compilation, author bio and link to author’s website or social media page on AmericanLiteraryMeritAward.com **2nd Place: $100 cash, story featured as a free read and link to author’s website or social media page on AmericanLiteraryMeritAward.com **3rd Place: $50 cash, story featured as a free read and link to author’s website or social media page on AmericanLiteraryMeritAward.com ****All three places will receive a digital award medal to use on their website and social media. Honorable Mentions may be recognized.**** To ENTER please visit: www.AmericanLiteraryMeritAward.com ______________________________________________________________ Entry Guidelines (partial): ALMA CONTEST: Word Count: Stories must be a maximum of 3,000 words (computer word count). Stories over the word limit will not be judged. Entry Deadline: November 10, 2012 Entry Fee: Early registration (until August 20, 2012) $15.00 (US). Standard registration $20.00 (US) after August 20, 2012. Also check out American Literary Merit Award THEMED CONTESTS (PRIZES for Themed Contests are listed on the website. Prizes for Themed Contests are NOT the same as listed above.) THEMED Word Count: Stories must be a maximum of  1,500 words (computer word count). Stories over the word limit will not be judged. Entry Deadlines Vary.  See Website www.americanliterarymeritaward.com for details. CRITIQUES ARE OFFERED FOR ANY ENTRY: (Optional) Critique Fee: $10.00 (US) Entrant may elect to purchase a critique of their entry. Critiques will be professional and given in the spirit of helping the entrant improve his/her craft. Critiques are the opinion of a single judge, and should be received as such by the entrant. Note: If you don’t want honest feedback, DO NOT elect to purchase a critique. No refunds will be issued for critiques. This is a service offered primarily for new and/or unpublished authors who are looking to improve their craft. For full entry guidelines and details, please visit:...

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