Posts made in September, 2012

INKTEARS SHORT STORY COMPETITION 2012 Now open for entries – winner’s prize £1,000 Deadline: 30 November 2012 Type: Short story (UK + International) Prizes: £1,000, £100, £25 x 4, plus all prizewinners get their story published to the InkTears Readers and consideration for a short story collection/anthology publication.   Full results will be announced by 30 March 2013. Fee: £6.00.  Length: 1000-3000 words, any theme NB: stories may have been previously published (prior to 30 April 2012) or previously unpublished. for full details: http://www.inktears.com/Inktears/Welcome.html Follow us on Twitter / Join us on Facebook http://www.twitter.com/inktears...

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Call for Submission: Unmanned Press’s Short of the Month

SHORT OF THE MONTH As part of our commitment to emerging and underserved writers, beginning in November 2012, each month we will publish a short work of fiction on our blog and feature that author on our website. Selected authors are paid $250. This year it’s an experiment. Next year, it’s an annual anthology and maybe a podcast. It’s a fluid experiment, OK?  Please visit our Submittable page to send your freakishly awesome short stories our way. Submissions to our Short of the Month are accepted year round, rain or shine. We look for stories that exhibit literary skill and those that bite. Submission Guidelines: All submissions must go through our Submittable page All submissions must be previously unpublished ​Length is entirely up to the author You are welcome to submit more than one story, albeit not at the same time. Please wait until we respond before sending another submission. We suggest a $3 reading nod (100% optional) The $3 reading fee is put toward our small but diligent operation, which means you’ll be supporting awesome small press authors and the independent literary community. That being said, this is NOT a required fee. Unmanned welcomes writers to submit to our Short of the Month series, fee or no fee, and whatever choice you make; it will have absolutely no bearing on your submission(s). We are grateful for the opportunity to read your work and thank you in advance for your interest, support, and readership. We adore you. Please visit Unmanned Press’s website for more information and to get a general feel for the...

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Last Call! Writers’ Village Story Contest

Prizes total $1600 in Writers’ Village story contest A first prize of $800 can be won in the autumn round of the Writers’ Village contest for short fiction up to 3000 words in any genre. Second prize is $400, third is $160 and there are three further prizes of $80. Every story, win or lose, also gains a free helpful critique – a feature thought to be unique among low-fee writing contests. Winning stories will be showcased at the site. Fee is $16 per story. Entries are welcomed worldwide. Deadline is 30th Sept 2012. Details at: http://www.writers-village.org Email: cwriting@btinternet.com. Address: Writers’ Village, The Old School House, Leighton Buzzard, LU7 9DP,...

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Words with JAM BIGGER Short Story Competition 2012

Words with JAM BIGGER Short Story Competition 2012 Our Annual Short Story Competition just got BIGGER. Not only do we have our usual 2500 word Short Story Category, but now we have a Shorter Story Category for stories up to 1000 words and a Shortest Story Category for stories up to 250 words. Overall Prize Pot £1500 1st prize in each category – £300 2nd prize in each category – £100 3rd prize in each category – £50 5 runners up in each category will be published in the first volume of our Short Story Anthology (of which they will receive a copy), and awarded £10. All winners and runners up will receive a printed copy of our first Short Story Anthology (inclusion optional*) Closing Date 31st October 2012 Results All three winning entries will be published in the February 2013 issue of Words with JAM. Winners will each receive a printed copy. To Enter ·         Stories can be up to, but not exceeding the category word limits of 2500, 1000 and 250 words, excluding the title. ·         You can submit more than one story. First story submitted is £6 and £4 per story thereafter, regardless of category. ·         Stories must be uploaded as Word Documents. Please DO NOT UNDER ANY CIRCUMSTANCES put your name ANYWHERE on your Word Document as it will be judged anonymously. ·         To enter please pay by Paypal using the options below or post a cheque made payable to Quinn Publications to 2 Malt Kiln Road, Newbiggin, Ulverston, Cumbria, LA12 0TU, then complete the entry form below and upload your entries. ·         If you have any problems completing the online entry form, please email your Word Document(s) to submissions@wordswithjam.co.uk and include the information requested on the entry form in the body of the email. A Few Rules It is vital that you read the competition rules before submitting. There aren’t many! ·         We will not return or keep entries after the winners have been announced. Please keep your own copy. ·         Entries must be in English. ·         You must be 16 years or over. ·         Stories must be previously unpublished either online or in print, and must not have been accepted for publication elsewhere. We do, however, accept stories that have been on critique forums or are currently submitted to another competition. ·         Online entries will be acknowledged within 48 hours, when we have had chance to give them a reference on our system. ·         No alterations may be made to a story once it has been submitted. ·         Copyright remains with the author. However, Words with JAM retain the right to publish the winning stories in its magazine and on its website, and...

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Fading Light- Open Call for Writing – Juried Book Competition

Open to Interpretation brings together photographers and writers in an exciting and innovative book project that has never been done before. Each book begins with a themed call for photos. The chosen photos become the literary inspiration for the writers’ submissions. A book is created that matches each winning photo with two stories or poems that offer different interpretations of the image.     ANNOUNCING FADING LIGHT The photographers sent us their images of shadows, absence of light, twilight, darkness, losing light, and transformation. Now it’s your turn to use the images to inspire your words. Your poems and stories may include the literal description of the work, personal memories, metaphorical associations, or your mood inspired by the image.   Poetry, flash fiction, narrative, ekphrastic poetry, short story, memoir, non-fiction, song lyrics, myth, tall tale or fairy tale – all genres are acceptable.   ______________________________     Book Title: Open to interpretation Theme: Fading Light Judge: Jacqueline Kolosov,  Submission Fee: $20 for 3 images, $10 additional   Deadline for submission: November 13, 1012 Results Announced: February 7, 2013 Results Posted Online: February 10, 2013   Awards:  $500 Judge’s Selection Award For full details go to:...

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