Posts made in May, 2013

Last Call! Sports Fiction & Essay Contest

Sports Fiction & Essay Contest Submit Online by May 31 It’s last call to enter the 2013 Sports Fiction & Essay Contest sponsored by Winning Writers. The final judge is Jendi Reiter. We’ll award $3,000 in prizes. Fiction Category First Prize, $1,000 cash Five Honorable Mentions, $100 cash each Essay Category First Prize, $1,000 cash Five Honorable Mentions, $100 cash each Entries should be original and unpublished Each entry may contain up to 6,000 words You may submit any number of entries Fee per entry: $15 Deadline: May 31, 2013 Submit entries at winningwriters.com/sports   All winners of cash prizes will be announced in our email newsletter and published on WinningWriters.com. Read last year’s winning entries and the judges’...

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Northwind 2013 Story Contest

Northwind Story Contest Prize: $1,000.00 Entry fee: $15.00 Deadline: 07-31-2013. The Story Contest is open to all fiction and narrative non-fiction writers. Entries must be previously unpublished, either in print or online, between 1,500 and 8,000 words, and must not have been previously chosen as a winner or runner-up in another contest. First Prize is $1,000 and publication. Second Prize is $250 and publication. Third Prize is $100 and publication.Visit the website for details: http://www.northwindmagazine.com/contests/2013_story_contest.html About: Northwind is an independent literary magazine, started in 2011 by editors Tom Howard and Abbe Steel. It is published...

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The Strongest Start Novel Competition 2013

Over $4,000 in Prizes, Feedback and Exposure! Submit the first three chapters of your novel. Grand prize award of: $1,806 self-publishing solution from CreateSpace. $300 cash. Feedback on every chapter you submit. The chance to meet other authors, get motivated, and get noticed.   Two runner-ups will receive: CreateSpace copyediting service valued at approximately $600. $150 in cash Feedback Everyone who enters receives feedback, motivation, and advice. Keep Us Reading We know that writing a compelling start isn’t easy. So, for the seventh year we’ve put together a motivational competition to help you hone your first three chapters to perfection (if you haven’t already). We’re looking for opening chapters that will create a burning need to find out what happens, how the characters turn out, how the novel resolves itself. The kind of start that gets an agent to call back, a publisher to show interest, and a reader to plunk down their hard earned money. Above all, give us three opening chapters that will keep us reading. Submission deadline: June 29, 2013 Learn more about the Strongest Start Novel...

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The Saturday Evening Post 2014 Great American Fiction Contest

The Saturday Evening Post   2014 Great American Fiction Contest In its nearly three centuries of existence, The Saturday Evening Post has published short fiction by a who’s who of American authors including F. Scott Fitzgerald; William Faulkner; Kurt Vonnegut, Jr.; Ray Bradbury; Louis L’Amour; Sinclair Lewis; Jack London; and Edgar Allan Poe. Now you have the opportunity to join that illustrious line-up by taking part in The Saturday Evening Post’s Second Annual Great American Fiction Contest.   The winning story will be published in the Jan/Feb 2014 edition of the magazine and on our website. The winning writer will receive a payment of $500. Five runners-up will be published on our website and receive payment of $100 each.   Helpful Hints:   * We like a good story! Entries should be character- or plot-driven pieces in any genre of fiction, but keep it readable, please! “We are looking for stories with universal appeal touching on shared experiences and themes that will resonate with readers from diverse backgrounds and experience,” says Joan SerVaas, publisher of The Saturday Evening Post. * Think local. The Post has historically played a role in defining what it means to be an American. Your story should in some way touch upon the publication’s mission: Celebrating America, Past, Present, and Future.   Submission Guidelines:   Stories must be submitted by the author, previously unpublished (excluding personal websites and blogs), and 1,500-5,000 words in length. No extreme profanity or graphic sex scenes, please. All stories must be submitted online and should be in Microsoft Word format with the author’s name, address, telephone number, and email address on the first page. There is a $10 entry fee, which helps defray a portion of the cost of operating the contest. Deadline for entry is 11:59 p.m. (EST), July 1, 2013. Visit the website for complete details on how to enter: ...

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Salamander 2013 Fiction Prize

  Salamander 2013 Fiction Prize $1,500 Honorarium and Publication Final Judge: Edith Pearlman SUBMIT: Online or by mail from May 15 through June 15, 2013; on-​​line submission available at end of day on May 15th. Reading fee: $15.00 All entries will be considered for publication. All entries will be considered anonymously. Send no more than one story per entry. Each story must not exceed 30 double-​​spaced pages in 12 point font. Multiple entries are acceptable, provided that a separate reading fee is included with each entry. Please submit two separate cover sheets with each entry, one with the title of the story only, and the other with the title of the story and your name, address, phone number, and email. Your name should not appear anywhere on the story itself. Simultaneous submissions are acceptable, but the contest fee is non-​​refundable if the submission is withdrawn. Please notify the editors as soon as possible if a submitted story is accepted elsewhere. Previously published works and works accepted for publication elsewhere cannot be considered. Salamander’s definition of publishing includes electronic publication. No handwritten, faxed, emailed, or poorly copied/​printed manuscripts will be considered. Salamander will not consider work from anyone currently or recently (within the past 4 years) affiliated with Suffolk University or the prize judge. If you wish to be notified of the arrival of your manuscript, please enclose a self-​​addressed stamped postcard. Please also include a self-​​addressed stamped business-​​sized envelope for notification of contest results. Manuscripts cannot be returned. Contest results will be emailed to entrants and will be posted on salamandermag​.org Contest reading fee includes a one-​​year subscription. Checks should be made out to Salamander. We will send your subscription to the address on your cover sheet unless instructed otherwise. Overseas addresses, please add $10 for subscription postage ($5 for addresses in Canada). Please note that we cannot accept money orders or checks from foreign banks. Online contest submissions and payment will be available starting May 15. Edith Pearlman’s most recent collection of short stories, Binocular Vision, received the 2011 National Book Critics Circle Award. Her other books are How to Fall, Love Among the Greats, and Vaquita. She has published more than 250 works of short fiction and nonfiction in national magazines, literary journals, anthologies, and online publications. Her work has appeared in Best American Short Stories, The O. Henry Prize Stories, and New Stories from the South. Deadline: JUNE 15, 2013 Visit the website: ...

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