Posts made in October, 2014

New Call for Cross-Genre Travel Writing!

Here is a little blurb about our journal: This is not so much a journal as a collaborative literary geography of the places we’ve read about, and subsequently visited. We live thousands of lives through the pages of our beloved books, and sometimes we are blessed with the luck of being able to physically visit the spaces occupied by our fictional friends (or foes). This is a place to discover those spaces; and perhaps find a new one or two near you. If you know of a destination or landmark that can be found in a book, or you have a sneaking suspicion of one, please, submit to us your encounter. Give us your thoughts, feelings, even pictures. The strange, funny, sad, and silly are all welcome here. And here is a description of what we are looking for specifically: Any piece published on this site must contain two things: 1. It must contain a physical place. 2. It must contain a specific geographical point from an actual book, author, genre, or period of writing. I am looking for engaging, touching, funny, soulful, sad, silly, enchanting, and interesting pieces about the interactions between the fictional books we love (and the people that wrote them) and the places they wrote about, the places they wrote in, or the places they wished existed which now exist. The only exception to this is literary landmarks that stand on their own such as libraries. Preferably posts would come with pictures, but it is not necessary. Visit our website for details:...

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Bethlehem Writers Roundtable 2015 Short Story Award

We are now accepting submissions of short fiction or memoir (2000 words or fewer) once again on the theme “Food Stories” for our 2015 Short Story Award Contest runs from 10/1/14 – 1/31/15 The First Place winner story will receive a $200 cash award and publication of the winning story either in the Bethlehem Writers Group’s upcoming anthology of food stories, A Readable Feast: Sweet, Funny, and Strange Tales for Every Taste, or as a featured story in Bethlehem Writers Roundtable. Our first anthology, A Christmas Sampler: Sweet, Funny, and Strange Holiday Tales (2009), won two Next Generation Indie Book Awards: Best Anthology and Best Short Fiction. Our second anthology, Once Around the Sun: Sweet, Funny, and Strange Tales for All Seasons came out on November 5, 2013, and was a Finalist for Best Anthology in the 2014 Next Generation Indie Book Awards. Second and Third Place winners will receive a cash award ($100 and $50 respectively) and publication in Bethlehem Writers Roundtable. Entry Requirements: • Stories must be submitted using the form below • Entries must be no more than 2000 words • All entries must be previously unpublished, and adhere to our Terms and Conditions. (visit website) • Submissions open at 12:01 a.m. on October 1, 2014 and must be received by 11:59 p.m. EST, January 31, 2015. • Payments are requested within 24 hours of submissions. All payments must be received through PayPal no later than 11:59 p.m. EST on February 2, 2015. Entry Fee: • $10 per story. Prizes: • First prize: $200 and consideration for inclusion in the upcoming BWG anthology, A Readable Feast: . If it is not accepted for publication in the print anthology, it will be featured in an upcoming edition of the Bethlehem Writers Roundtable. (There is no guarantee of print publication, but all previous contest winners have been accepted to be published in print.) • Second prize: $100 and publication in the Bethlehem Writers Roundtable. • Third prize: $50 and publication in the Bethlehem Writers Roundtable. • Honorable Mentions: Stories may be selected for Honorable Mention and offered publication in the Bethlehem Writers Roundtable. Judging: • Initial blind judging will be performed by members of the Bethlehem Writers Group, LLC. Finalists will be notified by March 30, 2015. • Final selection of winners will be done by author Curtis Smith. Prize winners will be notified by April 30, 2015. • Contest winners will be announced on the Bethlehem Writers Roundtable website and on the Bethlehem Writers Group website (www.bethlehemwritersgroup.com) by May 1, 2015. Visit the website for Terms and Conditions: ...

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Table 4 Writers Foundation – 3rd Annual Writing Competition

The Table 4 Writers Foundation, formed to honor the legendary restaurateur Elaine Kaufman, will award a grand prize of $5,000 and two runner-up prizes of $2,500 apiece to promising writers as part of its third annual competition. What’s at Stake: One grand prize of $5,000; two runner-up prizes of $2,500 apiece. Who’s Eligible: Writers 21 and older; Previous winners not eligible. What to Submit: 1. A completed application form obtained from the foundation’s website (www.table4.org). Information will include your full name, home address, phone number(s), email address, and title of the entry. In addition, the entrant must explain how the grant will be used to further their work. Identifying information should appear only on the entry form and should not appear on the title page or any other page of the entry. 2. Four hard copies of one piece of unpublished prose (fiction or nonfiction) that deals with some aspect of New York City in a meaningful way. Submissions are limited to short stories, essays, and book excerpts. Each entry should be about 4 to 10 pages long, or 1,000 to 2,500 words. The work can be self-contained or an excerpt of a longer work, but must be the work of only one person (no collaborative entries). Submissions must be the original work of the entrant and may not be based, in whole or in part, on any other fiction or nonfiction material, published or unpublished. 3. A $10 entry fee (check or money order), made out to The Table 4 Writers Foundation. Where to Submit: Send by U.S. Mail to 1650 Broadway, Suite 405, New York, NY, 10019. No electronic submissions will be accepted. The Deadline: Entries must be postmarked no later than Nov. 15, 2014. Download the 2014 Grant Guidelines Download the 2014 Entry Form > Where to Submit: Send by U.S. Mail to: Table 4 Writers Foundation 1650 Broadway, Suite 405 New York, NY 10019 No electronic submissions will be accepted. The Deadline: Entries must be postmarked no later than Nov.15, 2014. Additional Terms: • All entries must be written in English • Submissions will not be returned • Members, employees, competition judges of the Table 4 Writers Foundation and their immediate families, and previous winners are not eligible to take part in the competition • Grant recipients will be notified no later than Feb. 1, 2015 • Grants will be awarded at the annual spring event in 2015 Visit the website: ...

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22nd ANNUAL MEMOIRS COMPETITION

Deadline: Postmarked by November 30, 2014. AWARDS: 1ST Place:  Your choice of a 2 night stay at The Mountain Muse B&B in Asheville; or 3 free workshops (in person or online); or 50 pages line-edited and revised by our editorial staff 2nd Place: Two free workshops; or 35 pages line-edited 3rd Place:  One free workshop, or 25 pages line-edited 10 Honorable Mentions GUIDELINES: Submit a memoir of 5,000 words or less.  Multiple entries are accepted.  All work must be unpublished. Pages should be paper clipped, with your name, address, email, phone and title of work also on a cover sheet. Double-space, and use 12 point font. The entry fee is $25 per story, or $20 for Workshop members.  Enclose self-addressed stamped envelope for critique and list of winners. Please make check or money order payable to The Writers’ Workshop, and mail to: Memoirs Contest, 387 Beaucatcher Road, Asheville, NC  28805. Emailed submissions may be sent to: writersw@gmail.com, with “Memoirs Contest” in the subject. No SASE is necessary. The entry fee is payable online at...

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2nd GINOSKO FLASH FICTION CONTEST

$500 Award, $10 entry fee, deadline: March 1, 2015 Submit up to 2 pieces, 800 words maximum each piece. Final Judges:  Maggie Heaps, Michael Hettich, Gary Lundy, E M Schorb, Larissa Shmailo, Andrena Zawinski, Andrei Guruianu, Robert Paul Cesaretti. Awarded work will be published on Ginosko Literary Journal website. Guidelines and Eligibility: The Ginosko Flash Fiction Award is for an unpublished work of flash fiction. Awarded piece is selected through a submission process open to all writers with the following exception: Relatives or individuals having a personal or professional relationship with any of the final judges where they have taken any part whatsoever in shaping the submitted manuscript. Procedures and Considerations: Please submit work, along with a brief bio, and cover letter if desired, to GinoskoContest@gmail.com.  Attachments must be in .wps, .doc, .rtf, or .pdf form, otherwise they will not be considered (please include last name on every page submitted). Send print submissions to: CONTEST Ginosko Literary Journal PO Box 246 Fairfax, CA 94978 Payment Procedures: Online submissions will receive emailed invoices via PayPal, though you do not need a PayPal account. Print submissions may send $5 in cash or check (made payable to Ginosko Literary Journal) to the above address.  Visit the website: ...

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