Posts made in February, 2013

Last Call for entries! Stories Space “Darkness and Light” Story Competition

Darkness and light… one cannot exist without the other. Competition Theme Two ageless companions that have been complementing each other since the dawn of time. Most of us yearn for a life filled with light, but often forget that without the dark we cannot gaze up at the stars, for only out of the darkness can light be born. Our imaginations are as limitless as darkness and light, so allow it to carry you to places you have never explored before; we would be delighted to take the journey with you. Stories must centre around the theme “Darkness and Light”. There is no limit to the amount of entries you may submit into the competition. All our standard story contest rules apply. The following prizes will be awarded via Paypal or Amazon e-gift certificate: Prizes Winner: $200 cash prize Second Place: $100 cash prize Third Place: $50 cash prize Entering the Competition On the story submission page you’ll find a competition section under the standard story categories. Please ensure you check the button relating to the contest otherwise your story will not be entered. Important Dates The closing date for this competition is Feb 27, 2013. The earlier you get your entry in, the more likely you are to get a higher number of story views and votes. Winners will be announced on the Mar 06, 2013. If you have any questions regarding this contest or rules, please contact us. Visit the website for details: http://www.storiesspace.com/competitions/stories-space-%E2%80%9Cdarkness-and-light%E2%80%9D.aspx...

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The X.J. Kennendy Award for Nonfiction – 7th Biennial Contest

THE X.J. KENNEDY AWARD FOR NONFICTION $10 ENTRY FEE ($15 if you desire a copy of the winning publication) Deadline March 1, 2013. Winner will receive $1,000, publication of the work in Rosebud, and three copies. Four runners-up will receive $100 and publication. 3,500 words more or less. Up to 4,500 words will be considered. Submit any kind of nonfiction, including essays of all kinds, nature and travel writing, and memoir. Visit the website for details:...

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Nicole Blizzard Short Story Contest – (Open to all women living in Alaska)

NICOLE BLIZZARD SHORT STORY CONTEST NO ENTRY FEE Radical Arts for Women encourages writers to write and sponsors the Nicole Blizzard Short Story Contest, open to all women living in Alaska. The fiction pieces must be between 250 and 5,000 words and contain some lesbian content. The grand prize is $500. Deadline March 15, 2013. Visit the website for details:...

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Looking@Democracy: A national contest for creative media pieces about strengthening American democracy.

LOOKING@DEMOCRACY CONTEST FOR CREATIVE MEDIA NO ENTRY FEE Tired of partisan bickering? Feel your voice is left out of our democracy? Have a great idea about how we can all work together? Deadline April 30, 2013. Create and send us short digital media content that either: (a) Tells a story about why government is important to our lives, or (b) Tells how we might together strengthen American democracy. Your submission can come in many formats such as short videos, audio stories, animation, music videos, public service announcements, infographics, graphic art, even Facebook and iPhone apps. They all just need to be digital Then Looking@Democracy is the national competition for you! Prizes range from $5,000 to $25,000. Visit the website for details:...

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The Diana Woods Memorial Award in Creative Nonfiction – (No Entry Fees)

DIANA WOODS MEMORIAL AWARD IN CREATIVE NONFICTION NO ENTRY FEE Creative nonfiction authors are invited to submit an essay of up to 5,000 words on the subject of their choice to be considered for the Diana Woods Memorial (DWM) Award in creative nonfiction. Winners will receive $250 and their work will be featured in the next issue of Lunch Ticket. Each award recipient must submit a 100-word biography, current photo, and send a brief note of thanks to the Woods’ family. All submissions for the award will be considered for publication in Lunch Ticket. Deadline March 31, 2013. Visit the website for details:...

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