Posts made in June, 2013

Dream Quest One Poetry & Writing Contest is now accepting entries! – Winter 2013-2014

The Dream Quest One Poetry & Writing Contest is international, open to anyone who 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, 30 lines or fewer on any subject, style, or form, typed or neatly hand printed. And/or write a short story, 5 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. Postmark deadline: January 16, 2014 All contest winners will be announced on February 28, 2014. Prizes: Writing First Prize is $500. Second Prize: $250. Third Prize: $100. Poetry 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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Rescue Press’ 2013 Black Box Poetry Prize

The Black Box Poetry Prize June, 2013 Judge: Heather Christle Rescue Press presents The Black Box Poetry Prize, a contest for full-length collections of poetry, open to poets at any stage in their writing careers. This year’s submissions will be accepted during the month of June 2013. To enter: 1. Attach your manuscript and cover letter to an email (.pdf or .doc only) addressed to: rescuepressprize@gmail.com. The cover letter should briefly introduce yourself and include any biographical details, acknowledgements, contact information, or notes you may wish to send. Your name should not appear in the manuscript beyond the title page, and simultaneous submissions are allowed but please notify the editors if your manuscript is accepted elsewhere. Students or close friends of the judge are ineligible. 2. Participants have the option to submit a reading fee via this Paypal link. Rescue Press is supporting an offer-what-you-will payment method. In other words, you are not required to pay a fee in order to enter the contest but donations of any amount are appreciated and go toward publishing the winning manuscript and potentially an editor’s choice. Let us know if you have questions. 3. Rescue Press editors will send a select number of anonymous manuscripts to our judge, Heather Christle, who will choose the 2013 Black Box Poetry Prize winner. Results will be announced in Fall 2013 on our website and via email, and the winning manuscript(s) will be published in Fall 2014. Judge: Heather Christle is the author of What Is Amazing (Wesleyan University Press, 2012), The Difficult Farm (Octopus Books, 2009), and The Trees The Trees (Octopus Books, 2011), which won the 2012 Believer Poetry Award. Her poems have appeared in publications including Boston Review, Gulf Coast, The New Yorker, and The Best American Poetry. She has taught poetry at Sarah Lawrence College, the University of Massachusetts Amherst, and Emory University, where she was the 2009-2011 Poetry Writing Fellow. She is the Web Editor for jubilat and frequently a writer in residence at the Juniper Summer Writing Institute. A native of Wolfeboro, New Hampshire, she lives in Yellow Springs, OH. See our website or blog for submission guidelines and previous winners: www.rescue-press.org. Previous Winners: 2011 Judge’s Choice: Blueberry Morningsnow’s WHALE IN THE WOODS, selected by Sabrina Orah Mark Editor’s Choice: Philip Sorenson’s OF EMBODIES 2012 Judge’s Choice: Todd Melicker’s RENDEZVOUS, selected by Zach Savich Editor’s Choice: Hannah Brooks-Motl’s THE NEW...

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2013 Robert and Adele Schiff Awards in Poetry and Prose

The Cincinnati Review is now accepting entries for the 2013 Robert and Adele Schiff Awards in Poetry and Prose. One poem and one prose piece (fiction or creative nonfiction) will be chosen for publication in our 2014 prize issue, and the two winners will each receive $1,000. The entry fee of $20 includes a year-long subscription, and submissions will be accepted from June 1st to July 15th. All entries will be considered for publication. Please submit up to 8 pages of poetry or 40 pages of prose per entry. All entries should be submitted through our online submission manager here. For complete contest guidelines, please visit www.cincinnatireview.com...

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Underground Voices Short Story Competition

NOW OPEN Underground Voices is sponsoring an exciting short story competitionwith partial proceeds going to READING IS FUNDAMENTAL, a nonprofit program that gets books and literacy resources to kids who need them most. The competition runs until September 21st (postmarked by September 21st or received via email by September 21st.) The winner wins $700, publication in the 2013 print anthology of Underground Voices and the story online at the Underground Voices’ website. 2nd place wins $300, publication in the 2013 print anthology of Underground Voices and the story online at the Underground Voices’ website. 3rd place wins $100, publication in the 2013 print anthology of Underground Voices and the story online at the Underground Voices’ website. The entry fee is $15. Submit up to two stories of no more than 25 pages each. Submissions can be mailed to: Underground Voices 2046 Hillhurst Ave, #116 Los Angeles, CA 90027 OR submissions can be emailed to uveditor@undergroundvoices.com Put ‘COMPETITION’ in the subject line with payments being made via Paypal to uveditor@undergroundvoices.com Please see more details here: http://www.undergroundvoices.com/UVCompetition.html And more about us here:...

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WILDA HEARNE Flash Fiction Contest

 Deadline: October 1. $500, publication in Big Muddy. Best short-short story, 500 words or less. $15 fee includes copy of Big Muddy with winning story. Wilda Hearne Flash Fiction Contest, Southeast Missouri State University Press, MS 2650 One University Plaza, Cape Girardeau, MO 63701....

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