Posts made in January, 2014

2014 Ledge Fiction Awards Competition

PRIZES: First prize: $1,000 and publication in The Ledge Magazine. Second prize: $250 and publication in The Ledge Magazine. Third prize: $100 and publication in The Ledge Magazine. ENTRY FEE: $15 for the first story; $7 for each additional story. $22 subscription (two issues) to The Ledge gains free entry for the first story. ALL STORIES must be previously unpublished and not exceed 7,500 words. Simultaneous submissions are acceptable but we must be notified if your story is accepted elsewhere for publication. PLEASE include your name, mailing address and email address on each story. Please also enclose a SASE for the competition results or manuscript return. POSTMARK DEADLINE: February 28, 2014. SEND ENTRIES TO: The Ledge 2014 Fiction Awards Competition 40 Maple Avenue Bellport, NY 11713 Visit the website for details: http://www.theledgemagazine.com/Annual%20Contests.html Thunderbird Stories Writing Contest — No Entry Fee Prize: $1,000.00. Entry fee: $0.00. Deadline: 02-28-2014 WRITING CONTEST WEBSITE Thunderbird Times has launched its first Thunderbird Stories Writing Contest and invites Canadian writers to submit stories about legends that have become a foundation of Canadian culture, history, and society. The finalist will receive a cash prize of $1,000; the second-place winner will receive $500, and a third-place winner will receive $250. Thunderbird Times will publish their stories as well as stories from other honorable mentions in a special book. All stories must feature Indigenous subject matter. Word length: under 2K words.Read more at: http://www.freelancewriting.com/freewritingcontests/FWC-thunderbird-stories-writing-contest.php Copyright © FreelanceWriting.com – All content on our website is copyrighted in the U.S. and internationally and may NOT be re-produced, or re-printed, online or...

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SUSTAINABLE ARTS FOUNDATION SPRING GRANTS

Deadline February 28, 2014. $2,000 and $6,000 awards. To be eligible, the applicant must have at least one child under the age of 18. The foundation offers awards in two major categories: visual arts and writing. We encourage writers working in fiction, nonfiction, playwriting, and poetry to apply. $10 application fee. Writing portfolios should be no more than 25 pages. Visit the website:...

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MSLEXIA SHORT STORY COMPETITION

A competition for unpublished short stories of up to 2,200 words. We accept work on all subjects, so write about anything and everything you fancy – we love to read it. First prize £2,000 plus two optional extras: a week’s writing retreat at Chawton House Library, and a day with a Virago editor. Second prize: £500. Third prize: £250. Three other finalists each receive £100. Deadline March 17, 2014. All winning stories will be published in the Jun/Jul/Aug 2014 edition of Mslexia. Visit the website: https://www.mslexia.co.uk/whatson/msbusiness/scomp_active.php...

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THREE CONTESTS OPEN AT WINNING WRITERS – SEE OUR SPIFFY NEW WEBSITE!

Each one accepts published as well as unpublished work. Winners are promoted online and in our email newsletter, with over 50,000 subscribers. Follow us on Twitter at @winningwriters. Wergle Flomp Humor Poetry Contest No fee, $2,000 in prizes, April 1, 2014 deadline https://www.winningwriters.com/wergle Tom Howard/John H. Reid Fiction & Essay Contest All subjects welcome. $16 fee, $3,000 in prizes, April 30, 2014 deadline https://www.winningwriters.com/tomstory Sports Fiction & Essay Contest $16 fee, $3,000 in prizes, May 31, 2014 deadline...

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The Poetry Market Ezine – poetry news and updates‏

Send in your poetry news for inclusion in an upcoming issue (as space permits). Poetry news can be poem publications, chapbook or book publications, awards, etc. News items must be poetry or writing related. Poetry contest info should include contact info and be a short paragraph (don’t send a press release or a link only) TIPS: Do not send Press Releases. No poems. We don’t publish poems. DONATIONS: Donations very much appreciated. http://www.thepoetrymarket.com Click on Advertising & Donations Email news items to: thepoetrymarket@yahoo.com For general info: tpme@thepoetrymarket.com Submissions wanted: Currently accepting poetry reviews submissions of poetry book or chapbooks. Guidelines: http://www.thepoetrymarket.com click on ABOUT) or email for guidelines. Thanks for subscribing! The Poetry Market Ezine www.thepoetrymarket.com www.twitter.com/frugalpoet @frugalpoet Like us on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/pages/The-Poetry-Market-Ezine/128969983785986 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ NEED YOUR POEMS TWEAKED? You can have your poems critiqued to get them in shape and ready to go. Affordable rates. Poems critiqued for theme, style, grammar, punctuation, word use, form, content, etc to make them publication ready. 1 Poem Critique: http://tinyurl.com/3podrvf 2 Poems Critique: http://tinyurl.com/3j3yxe2 3 Poems Critique: http://tinyurl.com/3jqntjj 5 Poems Critique: http://tinyurl.com/3tswymn The Poetry Market Ezine www.thepoetrymarket.com Click on Poetry Critique Service. More critique options available. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ THE POET’S SURVIVAL GUIDE 1 “How to Write and Make $ With Your Poetry” 17 chapters for new or established poets trying to earn and make a living with poetry. THE POET’S SURVIVAL GUIDE 2 “In The Trenches” Features more of what you should know and do to make a living or a part-time living writing poetry. 11 chapters on how and where to sell your poems. Includes PR tools. TO ORDER: The Poet’s Survival Guide 1 – Book http://tinyurl.com/2aelqah The Poet’s Survival Guide 1 – E-book http://tinyurl.com/asfoon The Poet’s Survival Guide 1 – Kindle http://tinyurl.com/6b6er22 The Poet’s Survival Guide 2 – E-book http://tinyurl.com/2b4hrkj The Poet’s Survival Guide 2 – Kindle...

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