Posts made in December, 2014

2015 Arizona Mystery Writers 4th Annual – Jim Martin Memorial Story Contest

2015 Arizona Mystery Writers 4th Annual- Jim Martin Memorial Story Contest Opens January 1, 2015 Deadline is: June 1, 2015 $10 entry fee. Prizes: 1st=$200 2nd=$100 3rd=$75 We are now accepting – Mystery, suspense, or thriller stories. 2500 word maximum length. Blind judging. Contest rules and entry form on the website:  http://www.arizonamysterywriters.com/?page_id=1449 Past winners are posted on the website. We are an independent, nonprofit club supporting mystery writing in Arizona. Contest deadline: June 1, 2015. This contest is open to all. Contact: amwcontest@gmail.com Visit our website for details:...

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Write a Play – Save an Endangered Species

Dear Ladies and Gentlemen: We are a new and unique playwriting competition and we’d like to introduce ourselves.  Saving Endangered Species Int’l Playwriting Prize aims to get people talking about, and doing something about, saving our endangered species. SES Prize is seeking 10-minute plays where writers will chose one or more species as listed with CITES, World Wildlife Fund, or other organizations that list endangered species.  8-10 plays will be chosen for a Staged Reading at a California theatre with an award of $100usd for each play. Plays may be comedic, dramatic or for young audiences (performed by adult actors).  No adaptations or musicals.  Max. 4 actors.  Plays must be in English, or have been translated into English.  Previously produced plays are accepted, published plays are not. NO ENTRY FEE.  Please go to sesprize.com for complete Guidelines. Deadline is November 30, 2015. We look forward to receiving exciting plays from around the world that will astonish the audience with the magnificence of the species – take us on an adventure – make us laugh, make us cry, make us weep if they’re gone – motivate us to save them! Visit the website: ...

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WEATHERVANE PLAYHOUSE 5th ANNUAL 8X10 THEATREFEST

Weathervane Playhouse (Akron, OH) is accepting original 10 minute plays for production at its annual TheatreFest on July 10, 11, 12, 2015.   8 Finalist plays will be performed over that weekend and cash prizes awarded, based on audience votes: 1st place $350 2nd place $250 3rd place $150 5 Runners-up $50 each.    Deadline for entries is: Friday, May 15, 2015 at 5:00PM There is a $10 administrative fee per playwright. Playwrights may submit a maximum of 2 entries for this fee. (CLICK HERE to read “why we charge a fee.”) Please note that plays will not be considered until the fee is received. IMPORTANT: Before submitting, please go to http://www.weathervaneplayhouse.com/8x10TheatreFest  for full and complete entering...

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Annual Spirit First Poetry Contest

Annual Spirit First Poetry Contest Deadline: January 31, 2015  First Prize: $200  Second Prize: $150  Third Prize: $100 Complete Guidelines:  Spirit First is pleased to announce its Sixth Annual Meditation Poetry Contest. Poetry submissions may be of any length and any style but must have a theme of Meditation, Mindfulness, Silence, Stillness, or Solitude (we are referring to peaceful solitude—not loneliness). Poems may reflect any discipline, any faith, or none. Poems must be previously unpublished.  Enter up to three submissions. Sending more than three poems will lead to those poems being disqualified.  Please submit your poems by email unless you do not have access to the Internet. Poems will be accepted by U.S. Postal Service for those who do not have Internet access. All others are requested to be emailed. Poems sent by U.S. Postal Service will not be returned. Poems must be received by January 31, 2015.  Please submit your poems all in one file or inside the body of an email (rather than three poems in three separate files). Be sure to include the author’s name, address, telephone number, and email address. There is no cost to enter this contest. Submissions must be received no later than January 31, 2015. Please note: We are sorry to say we are unable to provide personal evaluations/reviews of individual poems (we receive many requests for this).  Winners will be announced on or before April 30, 2015, on the Spirit First website at www.spiritfirst.org . Winning poems will be published on the Spirit First website, the Spirit First Facebook page, the Spirit First blog, and in a Spirit First newsletter (authors retain full rights to their poems). How to submit: By email: send to meditate@spiritfirst.org  By U.S. Postal Service (for those without Internet access): send to the following address:  Spirit First Poetry Contest PO Box 8076 Langley Park, MD 20787 Visit the website for entry details:  http://www.spiritfirst.org/poetry_contest2015entry.html  To all our participating poets, thank you for your beautiful words. We look forward to reading your...

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Call for submissions: the 2015 Lindquist & Vennum Prize for Poetry

Milkweed Editions is pleased to open submissions for the 2015 Lindquist & Vennum Prize for Poetry. This annual prize awards $10,000 as well as a contract for publication to the author of the winning manuscript. Finalists will be selected by the editors of Milkweed Editions. The winner will be selected by an independent judge. The judge for the 2015 prize will be *Dana Levin. Poets currently residing in North Dakota, South Dakota, Minnesota, Iowa, or Wisconsin are eligible to be considered for the Lindquist & Vennum Prize for Poetry. Manuscripts must be complete, previously unpublished, book-length collections. Submissions will be accepted from December 12, 2014 until February 15, 2015, with the winning collection to be announced in April 2015. Hard copy submissions only, please. Emailed or online submissions will not be considered. There is no entry fee. For complete eligibility and submission guidelines, please visit our website: http://milkweed.org/about-us/editorial/lindquist-vennum-prize-for-poetry/   *DANA LEVIN is the author of three collections of poems. Her first, In the Surgical Theater was awarded the American Poetry Review/Honickman First Book Prize, the John C. Zacharis First Book Award from Ploughshares, the Witter Bynner Prize from the Academy of Arts and Letters, and the PEN/Osterweil Award. Levin’s honors include awards and fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts, the Rona Jaffe Foundation, the Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference,the Guggenheim Foundation, and the Whiting Foundation. Her work has been widely anthologized and has won several Pushcart Prizes. She currently resides Santa Fe and teaches at the Santa Fe University of Art and Design and Warren Wilson College. Contact info: LINDQUIST & VENNUM PRIZE FOR POETRY • MILKWEED EDITIONS • 1011 WASHINGTON AVENUE SOUTH • OPEN BOOK, SUITE 300 • MINNEAPOLIS, MN • 55415 Visit the website for details:  http://milkweed.org/about-us/editorial/lindquist-vennum-prize-for-poetry/ QUERIES:...

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