Posts made in October, 2013

Enter Sentinel Annual Poetry & Short Story Competitions 2013

SENTINEL ANNUAL POETRY COMPETITION 2013 CLOSING DATE: 30 NOVEMBER 2013 Now in its 4th year, this competition is for original, previously unpublished poems in English Language, on any subject, in any style, up to 60 lines long. Poets of all nationalities, age or gender, living in any part of the world are eligible to enter. Judge: ROGER ELKIN – author of Marking Time Prizes: £500 (First), £250 (Second), £125 (Third), £25 x 5 (High Commendation) Fees: £5 per poem (1st 2 poems), £3.50 per poem thereafter (£5/1, £10/2, £13.50/3, £17/4, £20.50/5, £24/6, £27.50/7, £31/8, £34.5/9, £38/10 poems.) Send Cheques/Postal Orders payable to: SENTINEL POETRY MOVEMENT to: Sentinel Poetry Movement Unit 136 113-115 George Lane South Woodford London E18 1AB United Kingdom Enter the POETRY CONTEST online or print off Entry Form (for postal entries) at: http://www.sentinelpoetry.org.uk/sawc/poetry.html ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ SENTINEL ANNUAL SHORT STORYCOMPETITION 2013 CLOSING DATE: 30 NOVEMBER 2013 Now in its 2nd year, this competition is for original, previously unpublished short stories in English Language, on any subject, in any style, up to 2000 words long. Authors of all nationalities, age or gender, living in any part of the world are eligible to enter. Judge: DAVID CADDY – Editor of Tears in the Fence Prizes: £500 (First), £250 (Second), £125 (Third), £25 x 5 (High Commendation) Fees: £5 per story (1st 2 stories), £3.50 per story thereafter (£5/1, £10/2, £13.50/3, £17/4, £20.50/5, £24/6, £27.50/7, £31/8, £34.5/9, £38/10 stories.) Send Cheques/Postal Orders payable to: SENTINEL POETRY MOVEMENT to: Sentinel Poetry Movement Unit 136 113-115 George Lane South Woodford London E18 1AB United Kingdom Enter the SHORT STORY CONTEST online or print off Entry Form (for postal entries) at:...

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Tribe Yoga Teacher Training and Retreats: Yoga Scholarship Competition 2014

Yoga Scholarship Competition 1st Annual Tribe Scholarship Writing Competition Win a scholarship on a forthcoming Tribe Yoga Teacher Training or 500 Euros cash prize! SCHOLARSHIP COMPETITION DEADLINE EXTENSION YOU HAVE MORE TIME TO WRITE YOUR STORY RELAUNCH OF COMPETITION IN JANUARY 2014 Competition ends 31st March 2014. POST NOTE: after cancelling the scholarship competition due to very few entries some people wrote in to tell us they were still writing!! If you have a story hold on to it. We will relaunch the competition in Jan 2014. The 3 entries we did receive were truly beautiful reads and worthy to be shared . We still would love to make a yoga stories book and with your participation we can. So please prepare your story and tell your friends to send in their stories too. The winning TTC scholarships will be for 2014/2015 The entry fee has been reduced to 15 euros per entry Tribe is offering a great opportunity to combine the art of writing with the spirit of Yoga. If you have experienced yoga, practiced yoga, lived yoga or just observed yoga, then you probably have a story to tell. We hope this competition motivates you to pick up a pen and paper and write down yoga stories that will inspire, educate, enthuse or simply entertain others about the yoga world, yoga community or yoga practice. Submit your stories, memoirs, essays, poetry, etc before the end of March 2014 for the chance to get your entry published and/or win a scholarship for one of our upcoming Yoga Alliance-Certified Yoga Teacher Trainings or 500 euros prize money. A selection of yoga stories from those submitted will be chosen for publication in a book which will also offer insight into yoga practice and yogic living. All featured yoga stories will be complimented by text that explores the theme, message, experience, etc. that each story tells. Not sure what yoga story you have to tell? Here are a few suggestions to get you started: A specific incident that happened on the yoga mat, that magical moment when everything clicked into place. Your story of healing through yoga. Experiencing a particular yoga practice or discipline. How yoga changed the way you live, think, love, exist? A funny experience in a yoga retreat or in a yoga class. How learning about the yamas & niyamas can impact one’s life. A tangible experience of the chakras. A mind-blowing breakthrough, that ‘Eureka’ yoga moment which brought you to a new understanding of yourself or the practice. Meeting a ‘famous’ yoga personality, an Indian Guru, a well-known yoga teacher. Your yoga story can be something you want to share or something you want to say. It can be...

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YA Novel Discovery Contest

Serendipity Literary Agency in conjunction with Sourcebooks Inc. is hosting their fifth annual  YOUNG ADULT DISCOVERY COMPETITION No query? No pitch? No problem! Have a young adult novel—or a YA novel idea—tucked away for a rainy day? Are you putting off pitching your idea simply because you’re not sure how to pitch an agent? No problem! All you have to do is submit the first 250 words of your novel and you can win exposure to editors and a review of your manuscript from one of New York’s TOP young adult literary agents, Regina Brooks.? NOVEMBER IS NaNoWriMo In honor of National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo.org)—an international event where aspiring novelists are encouraged to write an entire novel in 30 days—this contest is meant to encourage the aspiring YA author to get started on that novel by offering an incentive for completing the first 250 words. The contest opens November 1st and closes November 30th, 2013 at 11:59PM. GREAT PRIZES The Grand Prize Winner will have the opportunity to submit an entire manuscript to YA literary agent Regina Brooks AND receive a free, 10-week writing course, courtesy of Gotham Writers’ Workshop, plus a collection of gourmet teas from Possibiliteas.co! The Top Five Entrants (including the Grand Prize winner) will receive a 15-minute, one-on-one pitch session with Regina Brooks, one of New York’s premier literary agents for young adult books. They will also receive commentary on their submissions with editors from Scholastic, Feiwel and Friends, Random House/Penguin, Kensington, Kimani Tru, Candlewick, Bloomsbury, Simon and Schuster, and Sourcebooks. In addition, they will receive a year’s subscription to The Writer magazine! First 50 Entrants will receive a copy of Writing Great Books for Young Adults by Regina Brooks. YA literary agent Regina Brooks and her team will read all of the entries and determine the top 20 submissions. These submissions will then be read by Deidre Jones Little Brown, Nicole Raymond Candlewick, Aubrey Poole Sourcebooks, Kendra Levin Viking Penguin, Mercedes Fernandez Kensington, Annie Nybo Simon and Schuster, Erica Finkel Abrams Books, Monica Jean Random House/Penguin , Catherine Laudone Simon and Schuster, Stacey Friedberg Penguin Group, Laura Whitaker Bloomsbury, Anna Roberts Feiwel and Friends. These judges will whittle the top 20 down to five, and each of the five winners will be provided commentary on their submissions. One entry per person; anyone age 14+ can apply. Open to the U.S. & Canada (void where prohibited). Entries for the YA Novel Discovery Contest will be accepted from 12:01am (ET) November 1st, 2013 until 11:59pm November 30th, 2013 (ET). There is a $15 entry fee.” What are the judges looking for in a submission?  Entries will be judged based upon creativity, word usage, and the ability to instantly draw a reader into a story. Since the contest is limited to a title and 250 words,...

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Call for Submissions – The Round Up Writer’s Zine

The Round Up Writer’s Zine is a fresh space devoted to trangressive pieces, dark humor and works laced in sarcasm. In fact we are partisan to works that are edgy and/or possibly offensive. We are currently looking for submissions for our next full fledged issue to come out in January 2014. Submissions include short stories, poetry and essays or musings. To be considered for our next issue of the Round Up you must submit by December 20, 2013. For information specifications and guidelines go to...

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Last call for the Last Word Press Flash Ficton Halloween Contest

Last Word Press Flash Fiction Halloween Contest Closing date: October 30, 2013   Max word length : 750 No entry fee As the solstice approaches, and our thoughts turn (well, occasionally) to thoughts of otherworldly activity, what better time than to think up a tale or two to tell by candlelight? In celebration of Halloween therefore, Lost World Press is hosting a Flash Fiction Competition: Whether recalling the ancient Samhain or Celtic Calan Gaeaf, or plain pumpkin bashing in your neighbourhood, think up something speculative (lost worlds, sci-fi, parallel/alternative, parody,steam/clockpunk…) pertaining to that special time of year when : “  … the Night Hag shall ride And all her nine-fold sweeping on by Her side, Whether the wind sing lowly or loud, Stealing through moonshine or swathed in cloud…”                                                                   (Sir Walter Scott) Authors are welcome (actively encouraged in fact!) to illustrate their own tales (if you use an image not created by you, please ensure it is either in the public domain or that you have the artist’s permission to use it).   Max word length : 750 Entries in by October 30th via the main contact page, or email as attachments either to: contact@hhousebooks.com or: submission@hhousebooks.com (with ‘Halloween Flash’ as email heading) Winning entries will be posted here on the competition page; and to further whet the appetite of potential spooky scribes there will also be special prizes of Amazon gift vouchers: 1st prize: £20 Voucher (approx $32.00) 2nd prize:£15 Voucher (approx $24.00) 3rd prize £10 Voucher (approx $16.00) Visit the website:...

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