Posts made in December, 2014

2014 Kids Write 4 Kids – Creative Challenge

Kids Writing Contest – Open to Canadian Residents Kids Write 4 Kids is excited to launch its third annual writing contest!  This year, we are seeking out students in grades 4 to 8 share their creative stories. Selected story (or stories) will be published as an e-book. Over the last two years our panel of judges have selected six authors. Each author has their ebook available on iBookstore, Amazon Kindle and Kobo. Click here to take a look at some of the previously published Kids Write 4 Kids ebooks. The selected story (or stories) will be published as an e-book, and proceeds from its sale will go to support the author’s school. E-books are sold for $3.99 and net proceeds for all KW4K books sold in 2015 will be donated to the school(s) of this year’s author. Entries are accepted online only. View complete contest rules and download Kids Write 4 Kids brochure. ENTRY DETAILS To be eligible, authors must be enrolled full-time in an educational institute in Canada Authors must be in grades 4, 5, 6, 7 or 8 Stories must be original and written entirely by the author Only one entry per author will be accepted; all subsequent entries will be disqualified Only single author stories qualify (no co-authored stories) Stories are accepted in English only Stories can be fact or fiction, prose or poetry Stories will be published in their original format, so please check spelling, etc. prior to submitting There are no entry fee and no purchase is necessary WORD COUNT Story must have a minimum of 500 words and a maximum of 7,500 words. The word count includes “a,” “an,” and “the,” but not the words on non-story pages such as the title page or those captions for illustrations or photography. Invented spelling is accepted. FILE FORMAT AND SUBMISSION Story must be typed and submitted as Word .doc Optional images including photography can be submitted to accompany the story but must be original images created by the author All images must be scanned and submitted in .jpg file format Please keep original copies of images, if your story is selected a representative from Ripple Digital Publishing will contact you to obtain original images SUBMISSION Submission deadline: March 31, 2015. Only entries submitted on this online form will be considered for publication. – See more at:...

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The “Nivalis” Short Story Contest 2015

Word Limit: Min 2500 words, maximum 6000 words Theme: Nivalis, meaning winter. Prizes: Three Prizes – 1. First prize: US$150, publication and 2 copies of the anthology 2. Second Prize: US$100, publication and 2 copies of the anthology 3. Third Prize: US$100, and publication All published authors get a copy of the anthology. Entry fee: US$10 Submission deadline: 28 Feb 2015 Visit the website for details: Past and present contest judges include Clare Wallace (literary agent with Darley Anderson), Joanna Ezekiel (Author), Brett Alan Sanders (Author), Leela Devi Paniker (Author), Anisha Bhaduri (Award winning...

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Last Call for entries! Dream Quest One Poetry & Writing Contest – Winter 2014 – 2015

The Dream Quest One Poetry & Writing Contest is open to anyone who loves expressing innermost thoughts and feelings into the beautiful literary art of poetry or writing a story that is worth telling everyone! And welcome to all having the ability to dream… Write a poem or short story for a chance to win cash prizes. All works must be original. Guidelines: Write a poem, thirty lines or fewer on any subject, style, or form, typed or neatly hand printed. And/or write a short story, five pages maximum length, on any subject or theme, creative writing fiction or non-fiction (including essay compositions, diary, journal entries and screenwriting). Also, all entries must be either typed or neatly hand printed. Multiple and simultaneous poetry and short story entries are accepted. Extended Postmark deadline: January 10, 2015, 11:59PM, CST. All contest winners will be announced on February 25, 2015 Prizes: Writing First Prize is $500. Second Prize: $250. Third Prize: $100. Poetry First Prize is $250. Second Prize: $125. Third Prize: $50. Entry fees: $10 per short story, $5 per poem. To send entries: Include title(s) with your story (ies) or poem(s), along with your name, address, phone#, email, brief biographical info. (Tell us a little about yourself), on the coversheet. Add a self-addressed stamped envelope for entry confirmation. Fees payable to: “DREAMQUESTONE.COM” Mail to: Dream Quest One Poetry & Writing Contest P.O. Box 3141 Chicago, IL 60654 Visit for details on how to enter! No one who achieves success does so without acknowledging the help of others. The wise and confident acknowledge this help with gratitude. “And remember, in whatever you do, it’s okay to dream, for dreams do come true.” –Dream Quest...

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