Posts made in June, 2014

2014 Platt Family Scholarship Prize Essay Contest

2014 Platt Family Scholarship Prize Essay Contest 1st Prize $1500 | 2nd Prize $750 | 3rd Prize $500 Our Topic for 2014 – “Lincoln and the Hard Hand of War” In 1864 the American Civil War became even more savage. Casualties rose and prisoner exchanges stopped. During William Tecumseh Sherman’s March to the Sea and Phil Sheridan’s Shenandoah Valley campaign, civilian property was deliberately targeted. Was Lincoln in part responsible for this hardening and brutalization of war in 1864, or was it an unpreventable development–a consequence of war’s inertia? Should he have tried to mitigate it? Was this more brutal war and its hundreds of thousands of casualties and endless destruction justified in the effort to save the Union and destroy slavery – or was it not acceptable for any reason? Contest Rules Please examine the rules below closely before contacting The Lincoln Forum or the contest coordinator with eligibility questions. The scholarship essay contest is designed for students who are FULL TIME, undergraduate students in an AMERICAN COLLEGE OR UNIVERSITY during the Spring 2014 semester. The July 31, 2014 deadline is designed to give these students time to finish their essays, if need be, after final exams. You do not have to be an American citizen, but you do need to be attending an AMERICAN COLLEGE OR UNIVERSITY during the eligibility period. It is NOT open to high school students. Key question to consider; when we contact your college or university registrar will they be able to confirm that you were enrolled as a full-time college student during the spring 2014 semester? If the answer is no, you are not eligible. The eligibility of entrants will be confirmed by the Lincoln Forum prior to the awarding of prizes. Entries will be judged by the essay committee of The Lincoln Forum. Deadline for entries is July 31, 2014 Entries must contain a minimum of 1,500 and a maximum of 5,000 words. Essays may be submitted via regular mail (postmarked by July 31, 2014) or via e-mail (time stamped before midnight PST July 31, 2014) to the address below. The essay must be typed and include a works-cited page or bibliography. End notes are suggested but not required. There is no application form for the contest. The essay and your contact information serves as your application. Applicants must include the name of their college or university with their entire and all contact information (regular and email address) must be put on the essay proper. Judging will take place during the fall. The three winners will be announced at the Lincoln Forum annual meeting in Gettysburg on November 18th. Checks from the Lincoln forum will be sent to the winners in...

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The Linda Bruckheimer Series in Kentucky Literature

DEADLINE: July 31, 2014 NO ENTRY FEES PRIZES: $3,000 DETAILS: Open to Kentucky residents, or writers whose work is set in or is about Kentucky. Winner must be willing to travel to KY for readings and events. Submissions may include: a collection of poetry (48-100 pages); a collection of short stories, one or more novellas, a short novel, a collection of essays or creative nonfiction (to 250 pages). No history, scholarly works, children’s literature, plays, genre literature. No single stories or poems under 150 pages. CONTACT: The Linda Bruckheimer Series in Kentucky Literature, Sarabande Books, Inc. 2234 Dundee Road Suite 200, Louisville, KY 40205 WEBSITE:...

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BEST PRIVATE EYE NOVEL COMPETITION

DEADLINE: July 1, 2014 PRIZES: Advance against royalties of $10,000 DETAILS: Open to any professional or non-professional writer who has never been the author of a published “private eye” novel and who is not under contract with a publisher for publication of a “private eye” novel. Must be book-length (approx. 60,000 words) in English. A “private eye” novel is defined as: A novel in which the main character is an independent investigator who is not a member of any law enforcement or government agency, and who receives a fee for his or her investigative services. CONTACT: PWA Best First Private Eye Novel Competition, Thomas Dunne Books, St. Martin’s Press, 175 5th Avenue, New York, NY 10010 (entry form will provide submission address) WEBSITE:...

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Submit Work to Teen Ink & Get Published!

Teen Ink has no staff writers; we depend completely on you to send writing, art, and photos. There is no charge to submit or be published. All submissions will be considered for publication in Teen Ink’s print magazine and website. General Guidelines All submissions of writing and artwork will be considered for publication in our monthly print magazine and on TeenInk.com, and are also automatically entered into any relevant contests. Teen Ink has no deadlines. We accept submissions year round. If, however, you are sending work that is holiday-specific, please submit it at least two months ahead. You must be 13 to 19 years old to be a TeenInk.com user and be published in Teen Ink magazine. Requesting anonymity. If, due to the personal nature of a piece, you don’t want your name published, please check the anonymous box when submitting your work. We will respect your request and not publish your name in print or online, but we must still have accurate name and address information for every user. All materials submitted become the property of Teen Ink. By submitting your work to us, you are giving Teen Ink and its partners, affiliates, and licensees the non-exclusive right to publish your work in any format, including print, electronic, and online media. However, all individual contributors to Teen Ink retain the right to submit their work for non-exclusive publication elsewhere, and you have our permission to do so. Teen Ink is copyrighted by the Young Authors Foundation, Inc. Plagiarism. Teen Ink has a no-tolerance policy for plagiarism. We check the originality of all published work through WriteCheck. How to submit, visit: ...

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THE SIXTH ANNUAL GeminiMAGAZINE FLASH FICTION CONTEST

GRAND PRIZE: $1,000 Second Place: $100 Four Honorable Mentions: $25 each Entry fee: $4 ($3 for each additional entry) Deadline: September 2, 2014 Maximum length: 1,000 words All Six Finalists Will Be Published Online in the October 2014 Issue of Gemini. Any subject, style or genre: experimental, mainstream, noir, fantasy, humor, erotica…. Simply send your best, most powerful, unpublished work. Why such a low entry fee? So EVERYONE can have a chance. Both new and experienced writers have won our contests. Visit the website for details on how to enter:...

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