Posts made in February, 2015

The Red Line Short Fiction Competition

Deadline: Saturday, February 28, 2015 Entry Fees: No Fees Prizes: Fifty Pounds Sterling/equivalent Description: The Red Line is an online magazine publishing English Language short stories from International writers. We run a free-to-enter, bi-monthly, themed competition which carries a fifty pound cash prize and is judged by different people every time. These can be reading groups, editors of other magazines, writers, or maybe somebody with a specific interest in the theme. At the end of each competition we turn all of the stories and the feedback into a magazine which is available for free on this website and via Issuu. Themes and deadlines here: http://overtheredline.com/submissions/ Contact Information: http://overtheredline.com/submissions/ Visit the website for details: http://overtheredline.com/submissions/...

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Nivalis Short Story Contest 2015

Deadline: Saturday, February 28, 2015 Entry Fees: $10 Prizes: First Prize: US$150, publication and 2 copies of the anthology Second Prize: US$100, publication and 2 copies of the anthology Third Prize: US$100 and publication in the contest anthology Description: “Nivalis”, the theme of the contest, represents the winter season. Interpretation of the theme is left to the writer’s fancy – the story may have winter as the backdrop, or may convey a sense of chill. It may be a gloomy tale up in the north, or a pleasant story away from the tropical heat. We are not too choosy about the genre either – we love what is known as literary fiction, but your story could as easily belong to the crime / mystery genre, or it may be a tale of horror if you have Edgar Poe in you. In other words, so long as there is a commonly accepted or acceptable interpretation of the theme embedded in the plot, it works for us. However, this contest is not for children’s stories, science fiction, fantasy, young adult, chick lit or similar such. The contest will be judged by four independent judges, including Clare Wallace, Literary Agent for Darley Anderson. Contact Information: editors@fabulapress.com Visit the website for details:...

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Bethlehem Writers Roundtable Short Story Award

Deadline: Saturday, February 28, 2015 Entry Fees: $10.00 Prizes: First: $200.00 Second: $100.00 Third: $50.00 Description: Short Story Contest: 2015 Bethlehem Writers Roundtable Short Story Award http://bwgwritersroundtable.com/ Once again we are accepting submissions (2000 words or fewer) on the theme of “Food Stories” for the Bethlehem Writers Roundtable Short Story Award. In addition to a $200 prize, the first place winner’s story will be considered for print publication in the Bethlehem Writers Group, LLC’s next anthology or as a featured story in Bethlehem Writers Roundtable. Our first publication, A Christmas Sampler: Sweet, Funny, and Strange Holiday Tales (2009), won two Next Generation Indie Book Awards for Best Anthology and Best Short Fiction. Our second anthology, Once Around the Sun: Sweet, Funny, and Strange Tales for All Seasons, was a finalist for Best Anthology in the 2014 Next Generation Indie Book Awards. Second place will receive $100 + publication in the BWG Writers Roundtable on-line literary magazine Third place will receive $50 + publication in the BWG Writers Roundtable on-line literary magazine Honorable Mentions may also be published in the BWG Writers Roundtable on-line literary magazine in a month selected by the editors. All stories must be submitted by February 28, 2015 Our Celebrity Judge: Curtis Smith. Contact Information: http://bwgwritersroundtable.com/ Website:...

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Doris Betts Fiction Prize

Deadline: Sunday, February 15, 2015 Entry Fees: $10 (members/subscribers) / $20 (non-members, non-subscribers) Prizes: $250 and publication in North Carolina Literary Review Description: The Doris Betts Fiction Prize awards the first-prize winner $250 and publication in the North Carolina Literary Review. Finalists will also be considered for publication in the NCLR. Eligibility and Guidelines: The competition is open to any writer who is a legal resident of North Carolina or a member of the North Carolina Writers’ Network. North Carolina Literary Review subscribers with North Carolina connections (lives or has lived in NC) are also eligible. The competition is for previously unpublished short stories up to 6,000 words. One entry per writer. No novel excerpts. Stories do NOT have to relate to NCLR’s annual special feature topic. Submit previously unpublished stories online at https://nclr.submittable.com/submit . Submittable will collect your entry fee via credit card ($10 NCWN members or NCLR subscribers / $20 for non-members/non-subscribers). To pay submission fees by check or money order, make payable to the North Carolina Writers Network and mail to: Ed Southern, PO Box 21591, Winston-Salem, NC 27120- 1591 Documents must be Microsoft Word or .rtf files. Author’s name should not appear on manuscripts. Instead, include a separate cover sheet with name, address, phone number, e-mail address, word count, and manuscript title. (If submitting online, do not include a cover sheet with your document; Submittable will collect and record your name and contact information.) If you have any problems submitting electronically, email NCLR’s Submission Manager. The winner and finalists will be announced in April. The winning story and select finalists will be published in the next year’s issue of the North Carolina Literary Review. Contact Information: Questions may be directed to Margaret Bauer, Editor of the North Carolina Literary Review, at BauerM@ecu.edu . Visit website for details: http://www.ncwriters.org/2014-01-07-18-35-09/network-news/5186-submit-to-the-2014-doris-betts-fiction-prize  ...

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Worldwide Essay Contest: Education In 50 Years

Deadline: Sunday, February 15, 2015 Entry Fees: *No entry fees* Prizes: 1st place prize – $500 2nd place prize – $200 special 3rd prize: 3Doodler 3D Printing Pen Description: For college students and young writers from all over the world: Bid4papers announces an international essay writing competition. Show your creativity and writing skills, take part in this contest, and win $500 doing what you like most – composing. Write an essay “Education In 50 Years: A Futurist’s Perspective” Be creative, use your imagination, and try to cover some of the following questions in your essay: How do you imagine education of the future? What will it look like? Will technologies play an important role to education process? What will the role of a teacher be? What will a student of the future look like? Contact Information: contact@bid4papers.com Website:...

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