Science Fiction & Fantasy Contest

Call for entries! Dream Quest One Poetry & Writing Contest – Summer 2015

The Dream Quest One Poetry & Writing Contest is open to anyone who enjoys expressing innermost thoughts and feelings into the beautiful literary art of poetry or writing a story that is worth telling everyone! Welcome to all having the ability to dream… We are now in the 10th year of our mission to inspire, motivate, and encourage anyone having the desire or love for poetry and writing, to continue doing so without fear of failure or success. Write a poem or short story for a chance to win cash prizes totaling $1275.00! All works must be original. http://www.dreamquestone.com 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, fiction or non-fiction (including essay compositions, diary, journal entries and screenwriting). Also, all entries must be either typed or legibly hand printed. Multiple and simultaneous poetry and short story entries are accepted. Postmark deadline: July 31, 2015 All winners will be announced on September 26, 2015 Prizes: Writing First Prize is $500. Second: $250. Third: $100. Poetry First Prize is $250. Second: $125. Third: $50. Entry fees: $10 per 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 http://www.dreamquestone.com 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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Spring 2015 Leapfrog Press Fiction Contest

Fiction Contest Welcome to the 2015 Leapfrog Fiction Contest page! Deadline: May 1, 2015 Adult, YA, and middle grade novels, novellas and story collections; minimum length 22,000 words.  Finalist: $150 plus manuscript critique by this year’s finalist judge, author Mark Brazaitis. First prize: Finalist awards plus publication contract with $1,000 royalty advance. Past Winners: 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009 the entry fee is $30. What to Enter Adult, young adult (YA) and middle grade (MG) novels, novellas, and short story collections are accepted. Minimum word count: 22,000. Individual stories in a collection may have been published in journals. Books that have been self-published will be considered “:unpublished” if fewer than about 200 copies were printed. We look for literary fiction and mainstream fiction, including science fiction. Generally we are less interested in strict genre fiction, but if a manuscript is good and grabs our attention, we don’t care what the genre is. How to Enter All entries must be submitted by email to fictioncontest@leapfrogpress.com . Subject line: “Contest entry Book Title–adult novel.” Use your actual manuscript title or part of it, and indicate whether it is a novel, story collection, novella, YA novel, or MG novel. If you are unsure whether it is for adults or young adults, or should be called a novel or a novella, just take a guess. We are not picky about category. In the body of your email message, please include your name, complete manuscript title, mailing address, and email address. Please do not include any biographical information. Indicate whether your entry fee will be coming by check or via PayPal/credit card. This helps us match PayPal payments to manuscripts. Attach your complete manuscript to your message as a Word or PDF file. Please REMOVE any identifying information from the file before sending: no author name or address should be included. This includes information in page headers/footers, title pages, and so forth. If you forget, don’t worry: we’ll remove the information before the manuscript reaches the judges. We ask that you do not attach a file greater than bout 1.5 MB. If this is a problem, please contact us. You may send larger files by Hightail or some other file-sharing system, but we need to know in advance if you are doing so. However, there is no reason for any manuscript file to exceed a couple of MB at the most. If yours does, it has illustrations that need to be removed or made smaller (lower resolution). Finally, use the PayPal link below for your entry fee of $30, or send a check to Leapfrog Press 2015 Fiction Contest, PO Box 505, Fredonia, NY 14063. Visit the website for complete guidelines: ...

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New Call for Cross-Genre Travel Writing!

Here is a little blurb about our journal: This is not so much a journal as a collaborative literary geography of the places we’ve read about, and subsequently visited. We live thousands of lives through the pages of our beloved books, and sometimes we are blessed with the luck of being able to physically visit the spaces occupied by our fictional friends (or foes). This is a place to discover those spaces; and perhaps find a new one or two near you. If you know of a destination or landmark that can be found in a book, or you have a sneaking suspicion of one, please, submit to us your encounter. Give us your thoughts, feelings, even pictures. The strange, funny, sad, and silly are all welcome here. And here is a description of what we are looking for specifically: Any piece published on this site must contain two things: 1. It must contain a physical place. 2. It must contain a specific geographical point from an actual book, author, genre, or period of writing. I am looking for engaging, touching, funny, soulful, sad, silly, enchanting, and interesting pieces about the interactions between the fictional books we love (and the people that wrote them) and the places they wrote about, the places they wrote in, or the places they wished existed which now exist. The only exception to this is literary landmarks that stand on their own such as libraries. Preferably posts would come with pictures, but it is not necessary. Visit our website for details:...

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Call for submissions: GeminiMagazine

We have no guidelines or restrictions on writing style or content—nada, zilch, keine. As Charlie “Bird” Parker pointed out, “There’s no boundary line to art.” We don’t want to set any boundaries so we use a clean, simple selection process: if it strikes a chord with us we print it. Payment: $10 per published piece TO SUBMIT BY EMAIL (except contest entries): Paste previously unpublished fiction, poetry, essays, memoirs, short plays or other interesting work into body of email and send to: submissions@gemini-magazine.com No attachments except JPEG images for art and photography. Don’t send contest entries to this email address. See box at top for contest info. TO SUBMIT BY SNAIL MAIL: Gemini Magazine P.O. Box 1485 Onset, MA 02558 USA (include SASE/email address for reply) ***** Submission period: 365 days per year Response time: We have a large backlog and are making every effort to catch up. After 60 days please feel free to inquire about your submission. We will respond to all submissions. Rights: All rights revert to author upon publication in Gemini Magazine. Visit the website: ...

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