Call for Submissions

Call for Submissions: 5th Annual Free 6-Month Fellowship to theOffice

Looking for a writer’s sanctuary? A place where you can leave the distractions of life behind and just sit down in peace to put words on the page? That’s what we offer here at theOffice – a quiet, communal workspace on the westside of Los Angeles. We have a roster filled with A-list screenwriters, novelists and more, but sometimes the cost of membership can be too much for up-and-coming writers. That’s why five years ago we started our free fellowship to theOffice. And we’re happy once again to offer it to you. Announcing our 5th Annual Free 6-Month Fellowship to theOffice. It works like this: You send us an example of your best piece of writing along with a paragraph or two explaining why this fellowship would help you. We select one winner who will receive 6 months of free 24/7* access to the space. This is equivalent to a Premium Membership, the highest level of membership we offer, worth upwards of $2500. Winner gets his/her own door code to the space with the ability to come and go even when staff isn’t here. You wanna write at 2AM on a Wednesday night? The space is all yours. You also get all the other perks of membership including unlimited, free coffee & tea, wifi, ergonomic workstations with Aeron chairs, a small reference library and all the peace and quiet you can handle. The fellowship starts May 1st and goes through October 31st, 2015. It is completely free to enter. Winner will be announced the last week of April. Contest is open to all new/aspiring/struggling writers who are looking to kick their productivity into overdrive. Think of this as your very own writer’s retreat right here in the city. Here’s what we need from you: An email with your contact information: Full name, phone, and email address. We will contact the winner via email. In the body of the email, please explain why you need this fellowship and what you hope to gain from it. (200 words or less, please) A 10 page .pdf writing sample of your work. Attach this to the email. Your best 10 pages. Do not submit pages that need to be set up or explained. Send 10 pages that stand alone. Only pdf submissions. All other attachments will be deleted. Email to: theOfficeFellowship(at)gmail(dot)com by April 15, 2015. That’s it. You’re done! Some important points to remember: Do your research on theOffice. Don’t submit if you’re not local, if you’re not sure you’ll be available, if you don’t like writing in a room with others. Be honest, if you live in Pasadena and won’t want to drive across town to write every day, then this fellowship isn’t for you. If you don’t flourish in...

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Wergle Flomp Humor Poetry Contest – Last Call (no fee)‏

Enter Our Wergle Flomp Humor Poetry Contest Our 14th annual Wergle Flomp Humor Poetry Contest welcomes your entry through April 1, 2015. There’s no fee to enter. Jendi Reiter will judge, assisted by Lauren Singer. We’ll award $2,000 in prizes, including a top prize of $1,000. Winners are published on our website. This contest welcomes published and unpublished work. Your poem may be of any length. Click to submit online. After screening last year’s 4,484 entries, Lauren has advice for this year’s contestants: Parodies based on Poe, “The Night Before Christmas”, Yeats, and Frost: If you are going to have a “With Apologies To…” poem, it needs to be clever enough to back up the fact that it is based on a famous original. So many of these poets jumped ship somewhere in the middle and did not utilize any clever parodying qualities, and merely wrote poems that were completely separate from the originals. Just stealing the voice of a dead poet does not a good poem make! Poems that I found particularly arduous to read: Poems about pooping, farting, vomiting, getting fat, having saggy boobs, tricking your husband so that he would stay with you, tricking your wife so that she would leave you, wrinkles, chocolate addiction, unoriginal limericks that began “There once was a man from Nantucket” that ended with “f*** it!”, poems that invented their own language without a glossary and just translated as wan gibberish. Poems that were offensive: Ones that embraced a pro-rape culture (there were more of these than you might think, and it was quite disheartening); poems that described women as objects; poems that led the reader to believe they were about women and then turned into poems about an object (odes to a car, boat, La-Z-Boy, golf club, burger, guitar, etc.); homophobic, sexist, xenophobic, racist poems, of which there were many; poems that mock a lifestyle in attempts to undermine it (making light of stay-at-home moms/dads, that sort of thing); poems that made light of mental illness, addiction, and recovery, in an offensive way as opposed to a self-deprecatingly humorous way. “I’m getting so old” poems: These were by far the highest number of poems submitted in 2014. These have the ability to be funny, but more often than not there is SO much overlap. “I used to be so attractive, thin, energetic. Now I’m fat, wrinkly, and don’t have sex. I can’t bend over anymore, I can’t sit up without grunting, I can’t eat fried foods, I can’t enjoy life because I’m over 60.” These become tiring and disheartening after a while. There were a few that embraced an original voice and those made the cut, but the vast majority...

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My Dream Blog Writing Contest 2015

My Dream Blog Writing Contest 2015 Do you have a blog? Or would you love to start one soon? Then tell us why you started your blog or why you would love to start a blog, and you could win one of our amazing prizes. My Dream Blog Writing Contest by HowToStartABlogOnline.net is open to anyone of any age and nationality. There are 2 topics and you’re to write on only one: “Why I started my blog” (write on this if you already have a blog) “Why I would love to start a blog” (write on this if you don’t have a blog yet) All entries MUST quote at least one sentence from this article: 29 Reasons Everyone Should Blog. In responding to the contest question, you can provide just one reason or many reasons. The choice is yours. Seriously, let your imagination take over. Write the piece you want. Just make sure you read the above article on 29 reasons to start a blog and quote at least one sentence from it. You’re welcome to agree with or disagree with the quoted sentence from the article. Here are the prizes you could win… First place: A self-hosted WordPress blog with a premium theme and professional design (value: $354) Second place: A self-hosted WordPress blog (value: $137) Third place: Honourable mention There are a few rules to note… Each entry must be between 300 and 700 words and be formatted in Times New Roman, font size 12 with double line spacing. On the first page of your entry, include your name, email, phone number and country of residence. The entry must be in MS Word (.doc or .docx) and the file name should be “Your Name_My Dream Blog Writing Contest” You must read and quote at least one sentence from the above-linked article: 29 Reasons To Start A Blog. Only one entry per participant is allowed. Save your entry in MS Word and submit it as an email attachment to Abdullahi [at] HowToStartABlogOnline [dot] net The deadline for submission of entries is 12 April, 2015 (by 23:59 GMT). Any entry received after this date will not be considered. For more details and to ask any question about the contest, see the contest page. So, get your creative juice flowing, express yourself freely and enjoy your writing. You could be our winner! Visit the website for details: ...

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Rat’s Ass Review Call for Submissions

Rat’s Ass Review is back in business and once again soliciting submissions. Submissions info is at:  http://ratsassreview.net/ Submissions are to be sent to:  ratsassreview@gmail.com The info which you showed before remains correct: Editor plans to publish poetry that he likes.   No theory, no themes, just his personal taste.   Also no pay.   Online only. Visit the website: ...

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Palaver Journal call for submissions

Palaver is UNCW’s online interdisciplinary journal housed in the Graduate Liberal Studies program. Palaver seeks creative and academic submissions that defy the confines of a single discipline. We accept art submissions in any medium, including video, still image, and multimedia. Visit us at palaverjournal.com to peruse our past issues and to submit your work! Deadline April 1, 2015. Email us at:  admin@palaverjournal.com with any questions. Please make sure you follow us on Twitter and like us on Facebook. Visit the website:...

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FormSwift $1,000 Scholarship Contest (New April 30, 2015 Deadline)

Either Write a One-Page Business Plan, Make a Brief PowerPoint, or Make a Two-Minute Video about one of the following topics for a chance to win the FormSwift Scholarship: How Student Organizations Could Use FormSwift The Benefit of FormSwift to Schools & Colleges Registration Documents That Should Be Online How Volunteer Groups Could Use FormSwift The Environmental Benefits of E-Signature/Paperless Documents   Scholarship Prize: $1000       To be eligible: 1. You must be a graduating senior in high school or either a freshmen, sophomore or junior in college. 2. You may not be related to any of FormSwift’s staff or our extended family. 3. You must be graduating high school or in college between the ages of 16 and 35. 4. We reserve the right to verify date of high school graduation and/or college enrollment. Here is how you enter: 1. As mentioned above, either write a one-page business plan, make a brief PowerPoint, or make a two-minute video about one of the suggested topics. 2. Send your entry to jamie[at]formswift.com by April 30, 2015 with the email subject line “FormSwift Scholarship Entry” 3. Make sure to include your full name, state, and date of birth within your submission. We will notify and announce the winner on May 15, 2015. *All submissions become the property of FormSwift.com Visit the website for details: ...

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