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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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The Poetry Super Highway: Send a Book and Get a Book

The 14th Annual Poetry Super Highway Great Poetry Exchange The mission of the Poetry Super Highway is to expose as many people to as many other people’s poetry as possible. What? – Send a book – Get a book In February 2015, the Poetry Super Highway will coordinate a great free exchange of poetry publications amongst poets worldwide. It’s not a contest. There are no judges, entry fees, winners, or losers. Last year, 71 poets participated both sending their book and receiving another poet’s book from another randomly selected participant By agreeing to participate, someone will be exposed to your poetry, and you will be exposed to someone else’s poetry. How? To participate you must volunteer to mail one copy of one poetry book that you have written to one other person participating. Just one book. In exchange, you will receive in the mail one copy of one poetry book written by another participating poet. E-books are not eligible for the Great Poetry Exchange. Your book must be physical entity. Even if it’s self published, or one of one that you printed from your computer and stapled together…but please no e-books. (Though we will be repeating our annual Great E-Book Free For All later in the year!) To Join In: Go to http://poetrysuperhighway.com/psh/great_poetry_exchange/. Make sure you’ve read all the guidelines and click on “ONLINE SUBMISSION FORM” to enter your book’s information In early March, we will randomly assign the books to each participant and email to you the name and address of the person you are supposed to send your book to. We will also list your book and description on this web page along with the link to your website for all to see. In addition we will list the new books in our weekly e-mailed update which goes out to thousands of people. What else? Please note, as the Great Poetry Exchange is open to everyone on planet Earth, it’s possible that you will be required to send your book to someone outside of your own country which will, of course cost you more in postage than it would to send it domestically. Also, we’ll ask that you send us an e-mail in March once your book has actually been sent so we can keep track and make sure that all participants who send a book also get one. You also must agree to send out your book within 2 weeks of being notified of who to send your book to. Please note, it’s a circular exchange: You will be sending a book to a different person than you will be receiving one from. Get all the details at:...

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FormSwift $1,000 Scholarship Contest

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                                                                                   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 February 28, 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 March 30, 2015.    Visit the website:...

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HAWKSNEST WRITERS CONFERENCE

Speakers include Lyle Ernst, Kim Sigafus, Lori Perkins, Anthony Wedgeworth and Keynote C. Hope Clark of FundsforWriters and The Carolina Slade Mystery Series   Saturday, July 12, 2914 9 a.m. — 4 p.m. State Bank of Cross Plains Conference Room Black Earth, WI Cost $50 (includes catered lunch) To register of for further information call: 608-278-8575 or email Kathy Erdman at:...

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Upcoming BlueCat Screenwriting Workshops

The BlueCat Screenwriting Workshops UPCOMING SCHEDULE http://www.bluecatscreenplay.com/workshops/ Gordy Hoffman, the Sundance award-winning writer/director (LOVE LIZA, A COAT OF SNOW) and founder of the BlueCat Screenplay Competition, is leading upcoming screenwriting workshops in LA, Pittsburgh, Honolulu, and San Francisco. Winner of the Waldo Salt Screenwriting Award at the Sundance Film Festival for LOVE LIZA, Gordy Hoffman has taught screenwriting at the USC School of Cinematic Arts in Los Angeles, as well as led workshops all over North America, Poland, Australia, New Zealand and the UK. He has served as a panelist for the IFP Script to Screen Conference in NYC, Women in Film’s Script DC Conference in Washington, DC, and the George Eastman House Film Festival, as well as a judge for the McKnight Screenwriting Fellowships in Minnesota. Gordy Hoffman founded the BlueCat Screenplay Competition in 1998 and remains its judge. He’s currently developing a movie with Abigail Spencer. UPCOMING WORKSHOPS: Los Angeles – Saturday, July 19th Pittsburgh – Monday, August 4th Honolulu – Saturday, September 20th Online Workshop – Thursday, September 25th San Francisco – Saturday, October 25th THE FULL SCRIPT WORKSHOP (Limit 7 Writers) Participants read seven screenplays in advance of the workshop. During the workshop, Gordy provides direct and in-depth feedback on each screenplay, with everyone encouraged to contribute his or her own thoughts and concerns. Each writer will leave with a great sense of what they can do specifically to improve their screenplay, as well as a better awareness of where they might properly develop as a professional screenwriter as a whole. Writers benefit from the direct focus placed on their screenplays by the workshop, along with the analysis of the six other scripts. Screenplays can be first drafts or rewrites, incomplete or partial, with first time writers and veterans all welcome. Scripts are due 10-14 days prior to the date of the workshop. Note: Screenplays submitted to the workshop are not eligible to be entered into the BlueCat Screenplay Competition. Regular Registration Option: Do you want to participate, but do not have a script to submit at this time? Regular registration for the workshop allows you to attend without submitting written material, read the scripts in advance and still participate in the discussion. For more info and to register: http://www.bluecatscreenplay.com/workshops For more info on The BlueCat Screenplay Competition, you can visit: http://www.bluecatscreenplay.com/ For more info on Gordy Hoffman:...

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ON THE SAME PAGE FESTIVAL ANNOUNCES OPENING OF 2014 WRITER’S COMPETITION

West Jefferson, NC – Ashe County’s On the Same Page Literary Festival, now in its seventh year, is opening the Festival’s annual writing competition. In association with the 2014 Festival, which will take place September 16-20 in Ashe County, NC, the Page Crafter’s Prize recognizes writers of fiction, nonfiction, and poetry with cash awards. Winning writers will have the opportunity to read their work during the On the Same Page Literary Festival. The Page Crafter’s competition is designed to encourage and acknowledge emerging writers and to reinforce the On the Same Page Literary Festival’s commitment of celebrating the creation of new work. Page Crafter’s Prizes will be awarded for first and second place in fiction, non-fiction and poetry. Prize money totaling $900 will be presented: $200 for first place, $100 for second place, in each category. Deadline for submissions is July 17, 2014, (postmarked snail mail or email submissions) and winners will be notified by August 21, 2014. Prose entries are limited to 1,000-words; no more than 50 lines of poetry will be accepted. A non-refundable entry fee of $10 (U.S.) per submission is required. There is no limit to the number of entries per person. The Festival’s website, www.onthesamepagefestival.org , provides further details, including format requirements for the blind-copy submission process. Only previously unpublished entries qualify. Authors retain all rights to submitted works. Winners need not be present to win, but are encouraged to attend the Festival and read their work at the Saturday, September 20, 2014, 2:30 p.m. Page Crafter’s award presentations. Visit the website: ...

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