Posts made in March, 2013

WRITER ADVICE ANNOUNCES ITS 8TH FLASH PROSE CONTEST

WriterAdvice seeks flash fiction, memoir, and creative non-fiction running 750 words or less. Enlighten, dazzle, and delight us. Finalists receive responses from all judges. DEADLINE: Submit to the 8th WriterAdvice Flash Prose Contest by April 18, 2013. JUDGES: Former prizewinners, Marcelle Soviero,  JLSchneider, and Madeline Stevens are this year’s judges. Read their pieces and biographies by clicking on the Archived Contest Entries button at www.writeradvice.com . PRIZES: First Place earns $200; Second Place earns $100; Third Place earns $50; Honorable Mentions will also be published. FOR BEST RESULTS: 1. Include your name, contact information, and title in the cover    letter, but only include your title in the submission so it remains anonymous. 2. Tell us if the submission is fiction or memoir in the cover letter. 3. Since we judge these anonymously, please don’t tell us your background or where you’ve been published. If you are a finalist, we’ll ask for a bio. 4. Please double-space your submission. SUBMISSIONS: All entries should be submitted through Submittable, Submit to Writer Advice You may enter UP TO THREE stories, but each is a separate submission with a separate fee of $13. Names of all winners will be announced in the summer issue of WriterAdvice, www.writeradvice.com. E-mail questions, but not submissions to editor B. Lynn Goodwin at  Lgood67334@comcast.net. Visit the website:...

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L. RON HUBBARD’S WRITERS OF THE FUTURE CONTEST

WRITERS OF THE FUTURE CONTEST RULES “A culture is as rich and as capable of surviving as it has imaginative artists. The artist is looked upon to start things. The artist injects the spirit of life into a culture. And through his creative endeavors, the writer works continually to give tomorrow a new form.”—L. Ron Hubbard     >>  ENTRANTS RETAIN ALL PUBLICATION RIGHTS     >>  NO ENTRY FEE IS REQUIRED     >>  ALL AWARDS ARE ADJUDICATED BY PROFESSIONAL WRITERS ONLY     >>  PRIZES EVERY THREE MONTHS: $1,000, $750, $500     >>  ANNUAL GRAND PRIZE: $5,000 ADDITIONAL!     >>  OPPORTUNITY FOR NEW AND AMATEUR WRITERS OF NEW SHORT STORIES OR NOVELETTES OF SF OR FANTASY 1. No entry fee is required, and all rights in the story remain the property of the author. All types of science fiction, fantasy and dark fantasy are welcome. 2. By submitting to the Contest, the entrant agrees to abide by all Contest rules. 3. All entries must be original works, in English. Plagiarism, which includes the use of third-party poetry, song lyrics, characters or another person’s universe, without written permission will result in disqualification. Excessive violence or sex, determined by the judges, will result in disqualification. Entries may not have been previously published in professional media. 4. To be eligible, entries must be works of prose, up to 17,000 words in length. We regret we cannot consider poetry, or works intended for children. 5. The Contest is open only to those who have not professionally published a novel or short novel, or more than one novelette, or more than three short stories, in any medium. Professional publication is deemed to be payment, and at least 5,000 copies, or 5,000 hits. 6. Entries submitted hardcopy must be typewritten or a computer printout in black ink on white paper, printed only on the front paper, double spaced, with numbered pages. All other formats will be disqualified. Each entry must have a cover page with the title of the work, the author’s legal name, a pen name if applicable, address, telephone number, email address and an approximate word count. Every subsequent page must carry the title and a page number, but the author’s name must be deleted to facilitate fair, anonymous judging. Entries submitted electronically must be double-spaced and must include the title and page number on each page, but not the author’s name. Electronic submissions will separately include the author’s legal name, pen name if applicable, address, telephone number, email address and approximate word count. 7. Manuscripts will be returned after judging only if the author has provided return postage on a self addressed envelope. 8. We accept only entries for which no delivery signature is required by us to...

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The erbacce-prize for 2013 is now OPEN for submissions

The erbacce-prize for 2013 is now OPEN for submissions The winner’s prize:            1) Publication of your collected works in perfect-bound format                with full-colour gloss or matt cover           (the winner chooses)              2) A publishing contract with erbacce-press              3) Generous royalties              4) Your own dedicated Sales-Page              5) 10 free copies of your book THE PRIZE IS WORTH IN TOTAL AT LEAST A THOUSAND POUNDS STERLING! AND IT IS ENTIRELY FREE TO ENTER! NO PHONY ‘READING FEES’ OR ‘ENTRY FEES’ it REALLY is FREE This year, as in the previous seven years, a New Poet WILL be launched world-wide in what we believe to be the only totally FREE competition ever! NOTE: At the discretion of the judges up to three runners-up will also be awarded the prize of a personal collection published by erbacce-press as a chap-book. They will also have their own dedicated sales-page, a publishing contract and six copies of their new book. The rules are simple but if they are not followed     exactly then your submission will not be read: All submissions must come in ONE single MS Word attachment OR in the body of an email with ‘erbacce-prize’ in the subject line You should submit five pages of poetry; we don’t mind if it has been previously published but do let us know: NOTHING ELSE; no bios… no photos… no frames… nothing… just poetry… ONE (five page) submission per poet only please Please include a full name and snail-mail address in the body of the email. If yo do not do this, then your submission will not be read. ********************************** ……and that’s all there is to it; nothing complicated, no fees, just submit by clicking on the button at the foot of the page (If you have problems with the link, send your submission to alan@erbacce.com) Once we have your submission we will acknowledge it and then your identification will be removed and the poems will be sent to five members of our selection panel who are all widely published poets and/or academics and they will make the recommendations for a short-list from which the winner will be chosen. In June 2013 we will place a short list on this page and then towards the end of June 2013 the winner(s) will be announced. We would hope to have the winner’s book(s) ready for sale by Christmas 2013 but that depends on how quickly the winner(s) get their MS and wishes to us at erbacce We will work with the poet to produce a book they will be proud of; consulting and suggesting at every crucial stage… PLEASE do enter! There really is no catch; it’s entirely FREE!!!!! A word...

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BOROUGHS 2013 NOVELLA CONTEST

What’s in a Name? Boroughs 2013 Novella Contest Has the title of a song ever inspired you to write? We’re betting it has…and that you can take that title and make it your own. We invite you to submit your 25,000-40,000 word, completed novella based on the title of a song – any song – that you adopt as the title of your story to: Submissions@BoroughsPublishingGroup.com no later than May 31st 2013. Your submission MUST include a two paragraph synopsis of your story. The first round of voting will begin on June 10th 2013 and will be based upon your two paragraph synopsis so make it snap, crackle and pop. First Round of Voting: By noon, PST, Monday, June 10th 2013 story titles and your synopsis will be posted ANONYMOUSLY on our website. Those that receive the top 25% of the vote in their sub-genre will be selected as SEMI-FINALISTS to go on to the… Second Round of Voting: By noon PST, Monday, June 24th 2013 the story’s first 300 words (approximately 1 page) will be posted ANONYMOUSLY on our website for votes along with the title and the synopsis. In this phase, our Editors will weigh in and the top three vote-getting stories in each sub-genre will be selected as FINALISTS to go on to the… Third Round of Voting: By noon PST, Monday, July 8th 2013, votes will be tallied one last time. The first 1,000 words (approximately 3-4 pages) of the story will be posted ANONYMOUSLY for consideration, along with the title and synopsis. The Winner of the WHAT’S IN A NAME contest will be announced at our Open House during the RWA national convention in Atlanta, Georgia (July 17th – 20th 2013) and we will have the results publicized on our website, FB page, Twitter feed and on Pinterest. TO VOTE Beginning Monday, June 10th 2013, and for each phase of the contest, you and everyone you know should visit www.BoroughsPublishingGroup.com find the link to the WHAT’S IN A NAME contest, then cast your votes for stories that tickle your fancy and make you want more. You may vote for every story you like. PRIZES ALL FINALISTS will be offered: A contract to have their story published and sold by Boroughs Publishing Group A full editorial process to make their story shine THE FINALIST with the most popular website votes will be offered: A critique by an editor of a full-length manuscript submission to Boroughs, with a turn-around time of two months THE WINNER, chosen from our FINALISTS by our editorial staff, will receive: cover art specifically tailored to the story a blog tour promoting your novella A critique by our Editor-in-Chief of a full-length...

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ODE TO OLYMPIANS SPRING CONTEST

DEADLINE: April 30, 2013 GENRE: Poetry DETAILS: The Tapestry of Bronze is sponsoring a series of international poetry contests to celebrate Greek and Roman mythology and the Olympian gods. The subject of the current contest is Hephaestus (also known as Vulcan), the God of the Forge. 30 lines max. There are two age ranges under 18 and adult. PRIZE: $50 in each category URL:...

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