Prose Writing Contests

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

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

Jim Martin Memorial Story Contest 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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Wasafiri New Writing Prize 2015 – Now Open!

The 2015 Wasafiri New Writing Prize is now open! Entries are now welcome for the 2015 Wasafiri New Writing Prize. We are looking for submissions in three categories: Poetry, Fiction and Life Writing. Prize for each category: £300 and publication in Wasafiri Magazine Deadline: 5pm GMT on Friday 24 July 2015. Judges Toby Litt Yasmin Alibhai Brown Roger Robinson The competition is open to anyone worldwide who has not published a complete book in their chosen category. Entries for Fiction and Life Writing should be no longer than 3000 words, and Poetry submissions should comprise of no more than five poems. To Enter: DOWNLOAD ENTRY FORM HERE  Email your entry along with the form and proof or notice of payment to wasafiriprize@open.ac.uk. Or you can post the form, along with your entry and cheque or paypal receipt to: The Wasafiri New Writing Prize, Wasafiri, 1-11 Hawley Crescent, London, NW1 8NP, UK Fees” £6 – one category £10 – two categories £15 – three categories Further Queries: Email wasafiriprize@open.ac.uk for any further details. Visit the website for further details and to enter:...

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Ploughshares Emerging Writer’s Contest

In the spirit of the journal’s founding mission, the Ploughshares Emerging Writer’s Contest recognizes work by an emerging writer in each of three genres: fiction, nonfiction, and poetry. One winner in each genre per year will receive $1,000 and publication in the literary journal.  We consider writers “emerging” if they have not published or self-published a book.  Submit three to five pages of poetry or up to 6,000 words of prose with a $24 entry fee (there is no entry fee for current subscribers), which includes a subscription to Ploughshares, Deadline: May 15, 2015 at noon EST. Visit the website for complete guidelines at:...

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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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