Posts made in October, 2012

FanStory.com Writing Contests – Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry

FanStory.com Writing Community Get Feedback For Your Poetry and Stories Join Writing Contests! Over 50 Poetry and Story Writing Contests Now Available FanStory.com, helping writers improve their craft since the year 2000 —————————————————— A Love Poem Contest Write a love poem. Your love poem can be fictional or non-fictional. Cash prize for the winner of this poetry contest. FanStory.com Information: http://www.fanstory.com ——————————————————— Flash Fiction Contest Write a flash fiction story using only 800 words on the topic provided. The topic is “the white picket fence”. Cash prize to the winner. Info On FanStory.com: http://www.fanstory.com Full Contests Listing:...

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The Empire State Building Short Story Competition

The Empire State Building is an iconic landmark that has been featured in pictures, movies, plays, and novels. Built during the Great Depression it was at one time the tallest building in the world. The building was named one of the seven wonders of the world by the American Society of Civil Engineers. You can learn more about the building and its stories history here. For this contest, write a short story in the past, present, or future that includes the Empire State Building in it. The story can be of any genre. Judging will be based on how well the writer integrates the building into a creative, original, and entertaining story. Deadline: 11:59 PM ET on December 21, 2012 Prize: $150.00 Receive feedback on every pitch you submit. Meet other authors, get motivated, and get noticed. Learn more about the Empire State Building Short Story Contest Official Rules: http://www.thenextbigwriter.com/competition/empire-state-building-writing-contest.html Read current...

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The New Writer Magazine: Prose & Poetry Prizes 2012

Prose and Poetry Prizes This is the 13th year of the Prose & Poetry Prizes sponsored by The New Writer magazine, although it is the 16th consecutive year of the Poetry Prizes – previous winners include Judi Moore, Sharon Black, Wes Lee, Alexandra Fox, Cathy Whitfield, Mo McAuley, Alesha Racine, David Grubb, Katy Darby and Graham Clifford, whose award winning entries appeared in our anthologies – find details on this website. Prizes are awarded in the following categories: The next closing date for the annual prose and poetry prizes is 30th November 2012/ FACT Essays, Articles, Interviews – covering any writing-related or literary theme in its widest sense up to 2,000 words. 1st prize £150, 2nd £100, 3rd £50. FICTION Short Stories, Micro Fiction – short stories 500 to 5,000 words, micro fiction up to 500 words; on any subject or theme, in any genre (not children’s). Previously published work is not eligible. Short Stories: 1st prize £300, 2nd £200, 3rd £100. Micro Fiction: 1st prize £150, 2nd £100, 3rd £50. POETRY Single Poems and Collections – Single Poems up to 40 lines; Collections of between 6 – 10 poems – no restriction on length of poems in the Collection category. Single poem entries must be previously unpublished; previously published poems can be included as part of a Collection. Collection: 1st prize £300, 2nd £200, 3rd £100. Single: 1st prize £100, 2nd £75, 3rd £50. Total Prize Fund £2,500 How to Enter the Prose & Poetry Prizes If sending poetry by email please send as an attachment – either Microsoft Word (.doc) or plain text (.txt) formats. However, we would prefer to receive longer MSS of poetry collections, short stories and features in the post to The New Writer at the address at the foot of this page along with a covering sheet with your name, address, tel/fax/email, and the title(s) of your work. For payment details see the Rules of entry and Entry Form page. These are annual prizes – for more information contact The New Writer tel 01580 212626 or email <editor@thenewwriter.com> Click Here For Rules of Entry and online entry form Click Here for previous...

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call for submissions: Ekphrastia Gone Wild

This is an open call for submissions for “Ekphrastia Gone Wild” an anthology of poetry inspired by other works of art to be produced and released in 2013 by Ain’t Got No Press. The book will be compiled, designed and edited by Poetry Super Highway‘s Rick Lupert. We welcome submissions to this anthology of poems inspired by other works of art. We are especially looking for work that is inspired by the experience of encountering another work of art (as opposed to an ‘interpretation’ of the artwork…though we’re open to that too.) We’re wide open to (but not limited to) your interpretation of what ekphrastic poetry is, to humor (take a cue from the anthology title) and are especially susceptible to modern, accessible work that might be appealing to those who might not identify themselves as readers of poetry. Take a sharp turn, surprise us, make us experience what you experienced when you encountered the artwork…and please, when submitting, follow these guidelines: Submission Guidelines: Send no more than 3 pieces of any style or length. For each poem you submit, please indicate the artwork that inspired it. Please include the artist’s name, title of the piece (or ‘untitled’) and the year it was created. (ie: if you’re ekphrastic poem was inspired by the Mona Lisa, you would include with your poem: “Mona Lisa, Leonardo Davinci, 1503″) The artwork you are writing about must be by a different artist than yourself. Previously published poems are okay. If previously published, please indicate where and when so we can properly credit if accepted. Simultaneous submissions are okay but please let us know immediately if your work is accepted elsewhere. Please include a maximum 100 word bio written in the third person. Please submit via email only to egw@poetrysuperhighway.com (.doc, rtf or text pasted into an email). Please include your contact info in the body of the email, including your full name, email address, phone number and mailing address. The deadline to submit work for Ekphrastia Gone Wild is December 31, 2012. (You will be notified whether or not your work has been accepted by February 28, 2012) If your work is accepted, you will receive one copy of the published book and a 50% author’s discount on any copies you wish to purchase. Please do not send images with your submission. Although this is an anthology of ekphrastic poetry, it is not an anthology of the artwork that inspired it. Visit The Poetry Super Highway, Ain’t Got No Press website:...

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$2,500 Awaits Winners of Lorian Hemingway Short Story Competition

Writers of short fiction are encouraged to enter the 2013 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 2013 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 story must be accompanied by a separate cover sheet with the writer’s name, complete mailing address, e-mail address, phone number, the title of the piece, and the word count. Manuscripts will not be returned. These requirements...

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