Posts made in February, 2014

EVENT Magazine’s Annual Non-Fiction Contest is now open for entries!

EVENT is one of Canada’s most prestigious literary journals, and a strong supporter of literary non-fiction. Stories first published in EVENT have won numerous National and Western Magazine Awards, and have been featured in The Journey Prize, Pushcart Prize and Best Canadian Stories anthologies. EVENT MAGAZINE’S ANNUAL NON-FICTION CONTEST Writers are invited to submit manuscripts exploring the creative non-fiction form. Deadline: April 15, 2014 (postmarked) Entry Fee: $34.95 (includes 1 year of EVENT) Multiple entries are allowed; however, each entry must be accompanied by a separate fee. No simultaneous submissions. Maximum entry length is 5000 words, typed, double-spaced. Prizes:  $1500 in prize monies available, plus payment for publication! This year’s judge is Deborah Campbell. Visit www.eventmagazine.ca/contest-2014 for complete contest...

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From Page to Stage Competition

Calling all playwrights! Have you always wanted the chance to stage your story? The Tacchi-Morris re-launches its Page to Stage competition, a unique opportunity to develop your work for the stage. Scripts, excerpts or works in development are invited and should be no more than 20 pages in length or 20 minutes in performance time.  Up to 6 entered scripts will be chosen for a performance night, with audience feedback as part of The Page is Printed Festival. Entries will be read by a professional team with the winners having the opportunity to utilise Tacchi-Morris Arts Centre’s professional rehearsal facilities to develop your work. Please note you will need to source your own actors and directors, although the Tacchi-Morris may be able to support you with this. Deadline for entries: Thursday 3rd April 2014 Entry Fees: Adults – £10, Under 16s – Free (All entries receive a ticket to the Page to Stage scratch night on Thursday 26th June 2014, at 7pm)  £350 of bursaries to help develop work! 2 of £100 3 of £50 To enter or download an application form visit www.tacchi-morris.com Entries should be emailed to info@tacchi-morris.com.  The Tacchi-Morris Arts Centre, School Road, Taunton, TA2 8PD, England 01823 41414101823 414141             www.tacchi-morris.com       info@tacchi-morris.com Visit the website: http://www.tacchi-morris.com/whats-on/shows/theatre-somerset/from-page-to-stage1.html Call Send SMS Add to Skype You’ll need Skype CreditFree via...

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CALL FOR RADIOPLAYS

The Parislab, a new hour-long radio show on the digital radio station, World Radio Paris, that performs and records radio plays and spoken word shorts live in front of a Paris audience, is seeking submissions for it’s upcoming March show. The theme for the show is Superheroes.  What’s your take on the superhero?  Write a fiction radio play or a nonfiction narrative story about the superhero in your life.  Write a radio play or spoken word story and send it to us for consideration. The theme for the March show is inspired by the upcoming exhibit at the Mona Bismarck American Center.  Please see the link for information on the exhibit: http://monabismarck.org/  If you have a story to tell share it it with us.  The guidelines for submissions are listed below. Deadline for submissions: February 28, 2014 No financial remuneration, but selected works are performed by professional actors based in Paris, in front of a live audience, and then broadcasted on our show. To submit entries, send your properly formatted radio scripts in pdf format to theparislab@gmail.com Guidelines 1. Length: all radio plays submitted must be between ten minutes to thirty minutes in length. If you have an excellent radio drama or comedy that is 9 minutes long or 31 minutes long, that’s ok! We are aiming for quality over duration, but try to aim for pieces that are between 10 and 30 minutes. All spoken word stories must be 5 to 15 minutes in length. 2. Genres: All genres will be considered. Again, if it grips us and entertains us, we’ll be interested. Having said that, for radio plays it is recommended that writers keep their cast sizes small, and special effects and other requirements simple and inventive to facilitate effective staging and recording. 3. Remuneration: This non-profit radio program is just beginning and cannot, at this point, offer financial compensation to the writers whose works are selected. But if your piece is selected, it will be performed in front of a live audience and recorded, then broadcast on our show on World Radio Paris. 4. Language: All submissions must be in English. 5. Radio play script guidelines. While every radio play is different and unique, there are particularities to a radio play that distinguish it from screenplays or theatre plays. We recommend you follow BBC radioscript format guidelines when submitting a pdf version of your radio play. You can find their guidelines here: http://downloads.bbc.co.uk/writersroom/scripts/bbcradiocue.pdf. Other useful information about writing radio plays can be found here:http://www.storyinsight.com/techniques/media/BBCradio.html 6. Spoken word story submission guidelines: Stories must be 5-15 minutes in length. Selected stories will be performed by the storyteller live, in front of a Paris audience, without notes or script in hand. For spoken...

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Share Your Story At Tell It My Way (Contest)

Two Contests Pave the Way for TellitMyWay Launch! As Tell it my Way prepares for public launch, we’d like to invite children’s writers and storytellers to enter our exclusive contests, Something New to Love, which begin on February 14, 2014. Highest-scoring Original Story. Between February 14, 2014 and March 14, 2014, writers will post their own original children’s stories on Tell it my Way. A week after the posting period ends, the author of the original story on the website with the highest score (determined by other users who can vote stories “up” if they like them or “down” if they do not) will receive a $50.00 Amazon gift card and will be featured on Tell it my Way! Highest-scoring Retold Story. Between February 14, 2014 and March 14, 2014, writers are invited to retell any story on Tell it my Way. A week after the submission period ends, the author of the retelling with the highest score with also receive a $50.00 Amazon gift card and will also receive recognition on Tell it my Way! You may enter both contests, and you may also enter as many original stories and retellings as you’d like! One writer may win both contests. To enter either or both contests, all you have to do is sign up on TellitmyWay.org and publish an original story or retell a story on Tell it my Way between February 14, 2014 and March 14, 2014. Winners will be notified by email. Winners must reply to the email within a week to assure us that the email address is legitimate, and then they will each be emailed a $50 Amazon gift card. The winners of the contests and their winning entries will be highlighted on the site as well as the runners-up. The same rules that apply to normal usage of Tell it my Way apply to the contests: Don’t plagiarize. Only post original stories or retellings of stories on Tell it my Way. More info Don’t spam. More info Don’t try to manipulate votes or rankings. More info Don’t post anyone’s personal information. More info Don’t use this site for bullying or harassing anyone. More info Do not write anything that is sexually suggestive. Keep it clean. More info If you violate one of these rules, your story may be permanently deleted, and any retellings of your story will also be deleted. So be nice! Furthermore, entries cannot be removed from the website by their writers once they have been published on Tell it my Way. In addition, employees of Tell it my Way may not enter the contests. They are welcome to publish original stories and retell stories, but if an employee’s story or retelling receives the highest score, the prize will...

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Ploughshares Emerging Writers Contest 2014

The 2014 Emerging Writers Contest will be open for submissions from March 1 to May 15, 2014. Submissions are accepted in fiction, nonfiction, and poetry and the winner in each category will receive $1,000 and publication in Ploughshares. Fiction stories have a 6,000 word limit and the submission fee is $24. Please find the contest webpage here. http://www.pshares.org/submit/emerging-writers-contest.cfm Ploughshares 120 Boylston Street Boston, MA 02116-4624 Tele.# (617) 824-3(617) 824-3757 Twitter: @pshares marketing@pshares.org The Winter Issue of Ploughshares features staff-edited poetry and prose. Read selections and subscribe at http://www.pshares.org. Call Send SMS Add to Skype You’ll need Skype CreditFree via...

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