AWARDS/CONTESTS/COMPETITIONS 11/03/08

Dylan Thomas Centre

Dylan Thomas Prize

Deadline: April 30, 2008 – Check back on February 15 for Upcoming Deadline ENTRY FEE: $195
Web site: www.dylanthomasprize.com

E-mail address: tim@dylanthomasprize.com

A prize of £60,000 (approximately $117,173) is given biennially to honor a book of poetry or fiction that “displays creative, imaginative, and innovative use of the English language” by a writer under 30. Publishers may submit three copies of a book published after April 23, 2007, with a £100 (approximately $195) entry fee by April 30. Visit the Web site for the required entry form and complete guidelines.

 

Diagram

Innovative Fiction Contest

Deadline: March 15, 2008 – Check back on February 15 for Upcoming Deadline

ENTRY FEE: $5
Web site: thediagram.com/contest.html
E-mail address: nmp@thediagram.com

A prize of $1,000 and publication in Diagram is given annually for an innovative short story. All entries will be considered for publication. Kelly Link will judge. Submit a story of 5 to 10,000 words with a $5 entry fee by March 15. Send an SASE, e-mail, or visit the Web site for complete guidelines.

 

Diagram

Chapbook Contest

Deadline: April 1, 2008 – Check back on February 15 for Upcoming Deadline

ENTRY FEE: $15
Web site: thediagram.com/contest.html
E-mail address: nmp@thediagram.com

A prize of $1,000, publication by New Michigan Press, and 25 author copies is given annually for a chapbook-length collection of poetry, fiction, creative nonfiction, or mixed-genre work. All entries will be considered for publication. Submit a manuscript of 18 to 44 pages with a $15 entry fee by April 1. Send an SASE, e-mail, or visit the Web site for complete guidelines.

 

Ellen Meloy Fund

Desert Writers Award

Deadline: December 31, 2008

Web site: www.ellenmeloy.com
E-mail address: fund@ellenmeloy.com

A prize of $2,000 is given annually to enable creative nonfiction writers to spend creative time in a desert environment. Submit up to 10 pages of creative nonfiction, a project description, and a biography via e-mail by December 31. There is no entry fee. Visit the Web site for complete guidelines.

 

Fence Books

Motherwell Prize

Deadline: November 30, 2008

ENTRY FEE: $25
Web site: www.fenceportal.org
E-mail address: fence@albany.edu

A prize of $1,000 and publication by Fence Books is given annually for a first or second book of poetry by a woman. Submit a manuscript of 48 to 60 pages with a $25 entry fee during the month of November. Send an SASE or visit the Web site for the required application and complete guidelines.

 

Finishing Line Press

New Women’s Voices Chapbook Competition

Deadline: February 15, 2008 – Check back on December 15 for Upcoming Deadline

ENTRY FEE: $15
Web site: www.finishinglinepress.com
E-mail address: FinishingBooks@aol.com

A prize of $1,000 and publication by Finishing Line Press is given annually for a chapbook-length poetry collection written by a woman who has not yet published a full-length collection. Judy Montgomery will judge. All entries will be considered for publication. Submit up to 26 pages of poetry with a $15 entry fee by February 15. Send an SASE, e-mail, or visit the Web site for complete guidelines.

 

Fish Publishing

Fish Short Story Prize

Deadline: November 30, 2008

ENTRY FEE: $29
Web site: www.fishpublishing.com
E-mail address: info@fishpublishing.com

A prize of 2,500 euros (approximately $3,675) and publication in a Fish Publishing anthology is given annually for a short story. The winner must attend a reading at the West Cork Literary Festival in July 2009. All entries will be considered for publication. Using the online submission system, submit a story of up to 5,000 words with an entry fee of 20 euros (approximately $29) by November 30. Visit the Web site for complete

 

Fishtrap

Fellowships for Summer Fishtrap

Deadline: February 1, 2008 – Check back on December 15 for Upcoming Deadline

Web site: www.fishtrap.org
E-mail address: rich@fishtrap.org

Up to five fellowships, valued at $850 each, to attend a weeklong workshop and conference at Wallowa Lake in eastern Oregon, are awarded annually to poets, fiction writers, and creative nonfiction writers. The fellowships include the workshop fee, food, lodging, and a $100 travel stipend. Submit up to eight pages of poetry or 2,500 words of prose and a brief biography by February 1. There is no entry fee. Send an SASE or visit the Web site for complete guidelines.

 

Gival Press

Poetry Award

Deadline: December 15, 2008

ENTRY FEE: $20
Web site: www.givalpress.com
E-mail address: givalpress@yahoo.com

A prize of $1,000, publication by Gival Press, and 20 author copies is given annually for a poetry collection. Richard Carr will judge. Submit a manuscript of at least 45 pages with a $20 entry fee by December 15. Send an SASE, call, or visit the Web site for complete guidelines.

 

Glimmer Train Press

Fiction Open

Deadline: December 31, 2008

ENTRY FEE: $20
Web site: www.glimmertrain.org

A prize of $2,000 and publication in Glimmer Train Stories is given quarterly for a short story. Submit a short story of up to 20,000 words with a $20 entry fee during the month of December. Visit the Web site for complete guidelines.

 

SPECTRA PULSE FICTION CONTEST

http://www.randomhouse.com/bantamdell/spectra/spectrapulseshortfiction.html

NO ENTRY FEE
Presenting a new short fiction contest for unpublished
writers of science fiction, fantasy, and horror. For its
third edition of Spectra Pulse, Bantam Spectra is allowing
unpublished writers to get their work featured alongside
some of the most well-respected names in science fiction
and fantasy. One lucky winner will receive $100 and have
his/her story published in the Summer 2009 issue of Spectra
Pulse, Bantam Spectra’s exclusive magazine distributed at
Comic-Con San Diego and select conventions and bookstores
(available July 2009). Deadline January 13, 2009. Up to
2,000 words. Open to US residents over 18.

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RHODE ISLAND WRITERS CIRCLE POETRY CONTEST

http://www.riwriterscircle.com/deadlines.html

$10 ENTRY FEE
Contest open to residents of the United States and Canada
Deadline December 29, 2008. Poems must be unpublished.
5 pages of poetry considered a submission. Open: free or
formal verse. First Place: $200. Second Place: $150. First
and second place winners receive cash awards, staged readings,
and are published in the RI Writers’ Circle Anthology.  A
number of other poems will be recognized for artistic merit.

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BUFFALO CARP FLASH FICTION

http://www.buffalocarp.blogspot.com/

$10 ENTRY FEE
Prize is $250 USD, plus five copies of Buffalo Carp,
Volume 6. All entries will be considered for publication.
Send no more than three (3) flash fiction stories, each
one being no longer than 600 words. ONLY unpublished flash
fiction stories may be submitted. Deadline January 16,
2009.

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APOCALYPSE FICTION CONTEST

http://www.furtivelabors.com/contest.htm

NO ENTRY FEE
Contest sponsored by Furtive Labors Publishing. Deadline
November 30, 2008. The author of the first-place story
will receive $20 and a gift bag of Furtive Labors
literature. Submissions must be original, previously
unpublished works of fiction of less than 500 words.
Entries must be science fiction, fantasy or horror and
incorporate the theme of apocalypse in some way.

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HOLLYWOOD POETS CONTEST

http://hollywoodpoetsconsortium.books.officelive.com/default.aspx

$15 ENTRY FEE
Prizes ranging from $50 to $300 awarded for the finest
positive, motivational, inspirational  poetry, prose and/
or short story. Deadline November 28, 2008.

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NORTHERN WOODS LITERARY AWARDS

http://www.northernwoodsliteraryawards.blogspot.com/

THEME: Cats

The 2008 Northern Woods Short Story Award will be accepting
entries through December 31st of 2008. Short stories of up
to 3,000 words will be considered. All short stories must
be centrally related to the noted thematic element of this
year’s contest. Submissions that are not apropos to the
listed theme will not be considered, nor will those
received after the deadline of December 31, 2008. Top prize
expected to surpass $250 -Prizes to be determined by total
number of entries.

 

RAW SHORT STORY CONTEST

http://www.radicalartsforwomen.org

NO ENTRY FEE
Radical Arts for Women is giving away the most money yet
for its third annual short story contest, open to all women
living in Alaska. The fiction pieces must be between 250 and
5,000 words and contain some lesbian content. The grand prize
is $500, publication and an opportunity to read her work. The
second place winner will receive $300 and third place $100.
Deadline is January 15, 2009.

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FIELDREPORT.COM

http://www.fieldreport.com

NO ENTRY FEE
November 15th is perhaps FieldReport’s most important date
of 2008; it is your final chance to enter a FieldReport in
a grand prize qualifying contest. Grand prizes include the
$250,000 prize and the $25,000 TeenReport prize, awarded at
the beginning of January. And I see some gaping opportunities
for you to exploit:

1. Our Breaking News category has received very few qualifying
submissions. To qualify for this category, you must have been
an eyewitness to a real news story, and write about it as a
field report, from your own first-person perspective. With the
elections coming up, there ought to be a lot to observe. Maybe
you’ll be a part of a victory celebration–or a scandal!

2. Sport + Challenge still hasn’t quite come to life. Maybe
we’re mostly coddled intellectuals, but surely we must KNOW
someone who once climbed a mountain or at least took an
aerobics class. Tell that someone about FieldReport, and
you’ll be doing them a favor.

3. TeenReport is the greatest opportunity of all. In January
we’ll be giving away $25,000 to the best teen submission,
and because we started late with this category, we have only
a score of entries to date. The teen category is also unlike
other categories in that you don’t have to win a monthly
qualifying contest to become a finalist for the $25,000 prize.
The top-ranked 7 teen submissions also become finalists. I
hope every member of this site will tell a 13 to 17 year old
about these astounding odds, and maybe they’ll have you to
thank for their college education.

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FOURTH RIVER POETRY AND CREATIVE

NONFICTION AWARDS

http://fourthriver.chatham.edu/submit.cfm

ENTRY FEE $5 for three poems or one essay (7,000 word maximum).
We are looking for poetry and creative nonfiction that
capture the places–natural, built and imagined, urban,
rural or wild–where humans and nature converge and collide.
First place winner in each category will be published in
the Fourth River and will receive a $500 cash prize upon
publication. Deadline November 15, 2008.

~ by jwoodall on November 3, 2008.

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