Posts made in November, 2014

The Boston Review: Annual Poetry Contest

Deadline: June 1, 2015 Judge: TK First Prize: $1,500 and publication Complete guidelines: The winning poet will receive $1,500 and have his or her work published in the November/December 2015 issue of Boston Review. Submit up to five unpublished poems, no more than 10 pages total. Any poet writing in English is eligible, unless he or she is a current student, former student, relative, or close friend of the judge. Mailed manuscripts must be submitted in duplicate, with a cover note listing the author’s name, address, email, and phone number. No cover note is necessary for online submissions. Names and other identifying information must not be on the poems themselves. Simultaneous submissions are not permitted, submissions will not be returned, and submissions may not be modified after entry. Failure to comply with any contest guidelines may result in your submission being disqualified. A non-refundable $20 entry fee, payable to Boston Review in the form of a check or money order or by credit card, must accompany all submissions. All submitters receive a complimentary half-year subscription (3 issues) to Boston Review. Mailed submissions must be postmarked no later than June 1, 2015. The winner will be announced in the fall on the Boston Review Web site. All poems submitted to the contest will be considered for publication in Boston Review. Please enter online using our contest entry manager. This requires payment using a credit card. Or mail submissions to: Poetry Contest, Boston Review PO Box 425786 Cambridge, MA...

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Doubleday Books presents the Haunted City Short Story Contest

Want to see your frightening and fantastic work in 2015’s most entertaining collection of horror fiction? Blumhouse Books, from the producers of Paranormal Activity, Insidious, and The Purge, will launch in July 2015, with the publication of THE BLUMHOUSE BOOK OF NIGHTMARES: THE HAUNTED CITY, an anthology of original short fiction written by some of the most inventive voices in horror today. And you have the chance to be included! Doubleday and Blumhouse Books invite you to submit your short story, on the theme of urban horror, for inclusion in The Blumhouse Book of Nightmares: The Haunted City. Your story: – Must fit the theme of urban horror. – Must be less than 2000 words. – Must be your original work. – Must be written in English. Once submissions close, on December 1, 2014, Doubleday and Blumhouse will select six finalists. Final stories will be posted on the Blumhouse Books and Knopf Doubleday websites and social media, where fans can vote on their favorite story. Voting will be open for a period of two weeks after finalists are announced and stories are posted. The winning story will be announced on or around January 1, 2015 and will be included in the e-book and print editions of The Blumhouse Book of Nightmares: The Haunted City. All finalists will receive a hardcover edition of The Blumhouse Book of Nightmares: The Haunted City. Enter...

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Share Your Driving Stories and Earn Cash!

Share Your Driving Stories and Earn Cash! Safe2Drive is seeking true stories about your experiences as a new or young driver to be published in our driver education course and textbook. We want to hear from teens about what it’s really like out there on the road. What experiences challenged you? Changed you? Scared you straight? Made you proud of your defensive driving skills? Below are some of the topics you may choose to write about, though you are not required to write about any of these topics as long as your story is related to driving. • Getting your permit or license • Challenges or fears you faced when you first started driving • Mistakes you made or witnessed while driving • Aggressive driving or road rage • Drinking and driving • Texting and driving • Being distracted while behind the wheel • A time you did or did not use IPDE • An accident caused by tailgating or not using proper space management • Giving the right-of-way correctly/incorrectly • Parallel parking • Sharing the road with trucks, motorcycles or vulnerable roadway users • Vehicle breakdowns or malfunctions • Taking a road trip Writing Guidelines: • Your story must be written in the first person and be about you. • Your story must be true. No fictional accounts. • Your story must be between 250-1,200 words. Writing Tips: • Make it a story—something funny, exciting, or scary—that readers can relate to. We are not looking for an essay with a thesis or a journalistic article that you would see in a newspaper. This should feel personal. • Try incorporating dialogue and descriptions of the people and setting to draw the reader in and make them feel like they are really there, experiencing this along with you. Try evoking the five senses. • Think about having a beginning, middle, and end to the story. In the beginning, you should introduce the setting (i.e. time and place). • Start as close to the main action/event as possible. If Your Story is Chosen If we choose your story for publication in our course, we will notify you by email and request your permission to publish it. You will be paid $100 for all rights to your work. You may use a pen name if you do not feel comfortable using your real name. Submission Deadline: January 1, 2015 Please submit your story to:  safe2drive1@gmail.com Visit the website: ...

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Last Call for Submission: Poetic License 6@6 Reading Series – Deadline: November 20, 2014

Poetic Theater Productions is seeking submissions for the 6@6 Reading Series in Poetic License: our 4th annual festival of new poetic theater, taking place February 2-22, 2015 at Wild Project. To Submit: Please fill out the form on our website, poetictheater.com, and e-mail a PDF of your play to submit@poetictheater.com by Thursday, November 20, 2014 for consideration. Please include your name and contact information along with the script in .PDF format with the file name LastName_FirstName.PDF (i.e. Doe_John.PDF). Due to the festival time constraints, scripts should be no more than 75 minutes in length. 17 shows have previously been read in the 6@6 Reading Series. Highlights include: Foreign Bodies by Eboni Hogan, faith by Caroline Rothstein, Ricky’s Way by Maurice Decaul, and Paradox of the Urban Cliché by Craig muMs Grant Poetic Theater Productions seeks to define the modern genre of “poetic theater” by connecting and fostering a community of artists who are passionately creating relevant and accessible work and reinvigorating a conscious theater of language.  Through a multi-runged platform of developmental programming, Poetic Theater Productions offers resources and opportunities for poets, playwrights, and theater artists to develop new work and see it through to production. PTP seeks out and creates opportunities to connect with communities affected by the issues of topic within our productions, in NYC and nationwide, through collaborative projects and exchanges of art and ideas. Visit the website: ...

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Essaymama’s Christmas Writing Contest

Christmas is fast approaching and Essaymama is here to treat the most talented writers with great prizes!With what do you associate Christmas? For EssayMama there are Christmas decorations, flashlights, frosty smell of pine needles and of course “A Christmas Carol” by Charles Dickens. Christmas gives us inspiration; you just need to add a little motivation and effort! So, (attention!), EssayMama essay writing helper announces Christmas Writing Contest! Yes, exactly. This is a great opportunity for all talented writers to express themselves. Why compete in Essaymama Christmas Writing Contest? Get published. Fame and popularity! 15 best works will be added to the printed “Best EssayMama’s Stories: Christmas Edition” book and published on the best resources for writers. Get cash. $ 330 will be given to each of the top 3 writers. Get discovered. Share your Christmas spirit with the world! Terms and Conditions: Deadline – December 25, 2014. Submit your stories from November 5 till December 25, 2014. One participant can send only one story! Stories will be checked by our team during the period from December 26, 2014 till January 04, 2015. The final results will be announced January 05, 2015. The winners will be published on our site. Also, each winner will receive a personal email alert. Entry Fee $ 0. Just “like” Essaymama Facebook page and share on your own Facebook page the post about Essaymama Writing contest. Link to your shared post on Facebook is the ‘entry fee’ to the competition, so do not forget to add it to your letter! Submit to:  info[at]essaymama.com First prize. Each of the top 3 writers will be awarded with $330. Additional Prizes. 15 best works will be added to the printed “Best EssayMama’s Stories: Christmas Edition” book and published on the best resources for writers. Every winner will get his/her own copy via mail. Christmas dreams come true – you will become popular! Submission Guidelines Type Prose (no min, 4,000 words MAX). Topic Christmas. The story can be written in any style – instructive, funny, sad, for children. The main thing – it must be about Christmas. Language English only Formats .doc, .rtf, .odt, and .docx 100% unique All submissions will be checked via Copyscape. Participation in the contest automatically constitutes your agreement to the Terms and Conditions and the rejection of any claim. Mail title should be [EssayMama Christmas Writing Contest], your name. – See more at:...

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