Posts made in November, 2012

Last Call for Entries! Dream Quest One Poetry & Writing Contest – Winter 2012 – 2013 – Enter Now!

The Dream Quest One Poetry & Writing Contest is open to anyone that loves expressing innermost thoughts and feelings into the beautiful art of poetry or writing a story that is worth telling everyone! And welcome to all having the ability to dream… Write a poem or short story for a chance to win cash prizes. All works must be original. http://www.dreamquestone.com Guidelines: Write a poem, thirty lines or fewer on any subject, style, or form, typed or neatly hand printed. And/or write a short story, five pages maximum length, on any subject or theme, creative writing fiction or non-fiction (including essay compositions, diary, journal entries and screenwriting). Also, must be typed or neatly hand printed. Multiple and simultaneous poetry and short story entries are accepted. Extended Postmark deadline: January 28, 2013 All contest winners will be announced on March 9, 2013 Prizes: Writing Contest First Prize is $500. Second Prize: $250. Third Prize: $100. Poetry Contest First Prize is $250. Second Prize: $125. Third Prize: $50. Entry fees: $10 per short story, $5 per poem. To send entries: Include title(s) with your story (ies) or poem(s), along with your name, address, phone#, email, brief biographical info. (Tell us a little about yourself), on the coversheet. Add a self-addressed stamped envelope for entry confirmation. Fees payable to: “DREAMQUESTONE.COM” Mail to: Dream Quest One Poetry & Writing Contest P.O. Box 3141 Chicago, IL 60654 Visit http://www.dreamquestone.com for details on how to enter! No one who achieves success does so without acknowledging the help of others. The wise and confident acknowledge this help with gratitude. “And remember, in whatever you do, it’s okay to dream, for dreams do come true.” –Dream Quest...

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WinningWriters.com – Free 10 day Trial of Poetry Contest Insider

FREE 10-DAY TRIAL OF POETRY CONTEST INSIDER View over 1,250 poetry and prose contest profiles online Choosing which contests to enter this year? The expert online database at Poetry Contest Insider will save you time and money. Search and sort contests by deadline, prize, fee, recommendation level and more. We don’t just list contests, we point you to the ones that will gain the most attention for your work, whether you are just starting out or are well-established. Exclusive interviews with contest judges and editors help you understand how your submissions are evaluated. Recent honors for our subscribers include wins and runner-up prizes in contests such as Atlanta Review’s Poetry 2012 International Poetry Competition, the Connecticut Poetry Award, the Contemporary American Poetry Prize from ChicagoPoetry.com, the Eric Hoffer Award for Independent Books, the Gulf Coast Ethnic & Heritage Jazz Festival Poetry Contest, the Inspired by Tagore Writing Competition, the Little Red Tree International Poetry Prize, the Lucidity Poetry Journal Clarity Awards, the Nantucket Directory Poetry Contest, the Nautilus Book Awards, the Next Generation Indie Book Awards, and the Poetry Society of New Hampshire National Contest. Poetry Contest Insider is published by Winning Writers, one of the “101 Best Writing Websites” (Writer’s Digest, 2005-2012). Get instant access for just $9.95 per quarter, with a free 10-day trial at the start. Cancel at any time. Learn more and start your free trial now at...

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6th Annual – Jr. Authors Short Story Writing Contest 2013

Jr Authors Short Story Writing Contest 2013 Attention! – Writing Contest Opens: January 1, 2013 Deadline: Postmarked by June 30, 2013 Top 10 finalists in each Category Announced: September 20, 2013 Winners Announced LIVE at Junior Authors Writers Conference STILL Free to Enter MORE Categories NEW Prizes NEW Submission Dates NEW Digital Submission Process NEW Story Feedback Service NEW Writers Conference Category I Ages 18 – 21* Top 6 writers receive Amazon gift cards and a certificate of achievement. First place writer will be published on this website and be eligible for paid writing opportunities with Laura Thomas Communications. Plus, a press release about your winning short story will be sent to your local community newspaper. See rules below. *You can be no more than 21 years old as of June 30, 2013. Category 2 Ages 15 – 17 Top 6 writers receive Amazon gift cards and a certificate of achievement. First place writer will be published on this website and be eligible for paid writing opportunities with Laura Thomas Communications. Plus, a press release about your winning short story will be sent to your local community newspaper. See rules below. Category 3 Ages 12 – 14 Top 6 writers receive Amazon gift cards and a certificate of achievement. First place writer will be published on this website. Plus, a press release about your winning short story will be sent to your local community newspaper. See rules below. Category 4 Ages 9 – 11 Top 6 writers receive Amazon gift cards and a certificate of achievement. First place writer will be published on this website. Plus, a press release about your winning short story will be sent to your local community newspaper. See rules below. Junior Authors Short Story Writing Contest Rules: Contest open to any student between 9 and 21 years old as of June 30, 2013. Proof of age may be required. It does not matter where you call home. Entries from any country are welcome. Your story can be about anything you like. Be creative and have fun. Your story must be in English. Maximum length is 1000 words. No images, illustrations or fancy fonts. Keep it easy to read. Not sure which font to use? Try Times New Roman 12 pt. Make sure your name and the title of your story are on the first page of your story. Complete the online entry form and upload your story. This will be available on January 1st. No entries will be accepted early. Pay the optional FEEDBACK fee.* One story per student. *New FEEDBACK OPTION for 2013. For a small fee paid when your story is submitted, you will receive a feedback package after the contest winners...

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“BETRAYAL” – A Cha Poetry contest

This contest is run by Cha: An Asian Literary Journal. It is for unpublished poems about “Betrayal”.   Judges: Tammy Ho is a Hong Kong-born poet. She is a founding co-editor of Cha and an assistant editor of Fleeting Magazine. Andrew Barker is the creator of the online lecture website Mycroft, where examples of his poetry lectures can be seen. He is the author of the poetry collection snowblind: from my protective colouring (Chameleon Press) and holds a PhD in American Literature and an MA in Anglo-Irish Literature. He currently teaches at the University of Hong Kong and Lingnan University. Rules: Each poet can submit up to two poems (no more than 80 lines long each). Poems must be previously unpublished. Entry is free. Closing date: 15 January 2013 Prizes: First: £85, Second: £55, Third: £35, Highly Commended (up to 5): £15 each. (Payable through Paypal.) All winning poems (including the highly recommended ones) will receive first publication in a special section in the March 2013 issue of Cha. The prizes were generously donated by a reader from the San Francisco Bay Area. Submission: Submissions should be sent to t@asiancha.com with the subject line “Betrayal”. Poems must be sent in the body of the email. Please also include a short biography of no more than 30 words. Previous Cha contests: “Encountering” (poetry) “The Past” (poetry) “Misinterpretation” (flash fiction) Visit the website for details: http://asiancha.blogspot.hk/2012/11/cha-betrayal-poery-contest.html Contact:...

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Sleighing With the Devil: A Very Special Christmas Fairy Tale Contest

Enchanted Conversation normally now has monthly, non-themed fairy-tale-inspired fiction and poetry contests. We will resume the monthly contests in January of 2013. But for December, there is no monthly contest. Instead, there will be a very, very EC fairy tale contest: That’s right, instead of a regular December fairy tale contest — which will not actually be held, EC is celebrating the spirit of Krampus instead. The basics of content, etc., are the same as under the regular submission guidelines, so PLEASE check those. But stories for the Krampus contest must feature Krampus somehow. They must be stories OR poems. No non-fiction will be accepted. Stories must be between 1,000 and 3,000 words long. Only one submission per person. The stories should reflect an understanding of Krampus lore, but he needn’t be the focal point of the story. As ever, the stories should NOT be for very young audiences, but rather well-read teens on up in age. Five winners will be chosen and each will receive a $25 give certificate from Amazon (in US dollars only). The submission deadline is DECEMBER 13, 2012 at 11:59 p.m., EST. The winning entries will be published in December. PLEASE FOLLOW ALL OTHER NORMAL RULES FOR SUBMITTING FOR WRITING CONTESTS LISTED UNDER SUBMISSION GUIDELINES. The rules for submitting here are pretty specific, if you aren’t a big fan of rules, this may not be the contest for you. As always, there is NO FEE for entering this contest. Who or What is Krampus? Krampus has been around a very long time in countries like Austria and Germany. I guess you could say he’s a scary, devilish-looking figure who hangs with St. Nicholas and punishes bad children for the jolly old gift giver. But that’s a pretty meager description. For an in-depth look at Krampus, check out the awesome site, Krampus.com. There, you kind find absolutely everything you could want to know about Krampus and see some outstanding and disturbing old Krampus images. For a less pro-Krampus take on St. Nicholas’s evil helper, check out The St. Nicholas Center, a far more benign destination. One thing seems pretty sure: Krampus serves Santa, meting out punishment to naughty children. In the US, Krampus never got real traction, as we even dropped the “lump of coal” tradition for bad kids on Christmas morning. Yet, in recent years, Krampus has begun to become popular, as more Americans look for a different way to have holiday fun. More on Krampus as the need arises, but here are some more images to inspire you. But before I go, one thing needs to be said: This Krampus contest is not about religion–for it or against it. It’s still about fairy...

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