AWARDS/COMPETITIONS and CONTEST 11/24/2008

CURBSTONE PRESS

 
Miguel Mármol Prize
info@curbstone.org
www.curbstone.org

An advance of $1,000 and publication by Curbstone Press is given annually for a first book of fiction in English by a Latino writer that “reflects a respect for intercultural understanding and fosters an appreciation for human rights and civil liberties.” Writers who have not previously published a book of fiction are eligible. Submit a manuscript of any length with a $15 entry fee by December 31. Send an SASE, call, e-mail, or visit the Web site for complete guidelines.
Curbstone Press, Miguel Mármol Prize, 321 Jackson Street, Willimantic, CT 06226. (860) 423-5110.

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LIVINGSTON PRESS

Tartt Fiction Award
jwt@uwa.edu
www.livingstonpress.uwa.edu

A prize of $1,000 and publication by Livingston Press is given annually for a first collection of short stories. Fiction writers who have not published a short story collection may submit 160 to 350 pages of fiction with a $15 entry fee by December 31. Send an SASE, e-mail, or visit the Web site for complete guidelines.

Livingston Press, Tartt Fiction Award, Station 22, University of West Alabama, Livingston, AL 35470. Joe Taylor, Director.

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UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA

Ann Stanford Poetry Prize
scr@college.usc.edu
www.usc.edu/scr

A prize of $1,000 and publication in Southern California Review, the literary journal of USC’s Master of Professional Writing Program, is given annually for a single poem. Submit three to five poems with a $10 entry fee, which includes a copy of Southern California Review, by December 31. Send an SASE, call, e-mail, or visit the Web site for complete guidelines.
University of Southern California, Ann Stanford Poetry Prize, Master of Professional Writing Program, Southern California Review, 3501 Trousdale Parkway, Mark Taper Hall, THH 355J, Los Angeles, CA 90089-0355. (213) 740-3253. Annlee Ellingson, Editor in Chief.

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UNIVERSITY OF TAMPA PRESS

Tampa Review Prize for Poetry
 tampareview.ut.edu

A prize of $2,000 and publication by the University of Tampa Press is given annually for a book-length poetry collection. Selected poems from the winning manuscript will also be published in Tampa Review. Submit a manuscript of 60 to 100 pages with a $25 entry fee by December 31. Send an SASE, call, or visit the Web site for complete guidelines.
University of Tampa Press, Tampa Review Prize for Poetry, 401 West Kennedy Boulevard, Tampa, FL 33606-1490. Richard Mathews, Editor.

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SCIENCE FICTION AND FANTASY PROSE POEM/FLASH FICTION CONTEST

http://oddcon.com/contest.html

Adult division: 18 and over, $10 entry fee per story/poem;
multiple entries allowed. Prizes: $500 + OddCon membership
to first place; books, etc. to top three.
  
Youth division: under 18 as of January 1, 2009. No entry fee,
but send no more than one entry. Prizes: $50 + OddCon membership
to first place; books, etc. to top three.

Send 500 words or less of speculative (SF & F) fiction or
prose poetry (paragraph form) by January 1, 2009.

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FIRST ANNUAL DOS COSAS AWARD

http://wordsandimagesjournal.wordpress.com/the-first-annual-dos-cosas-award/

$15 ENTRY FEE
Words and Images will give this award to the poem or short
story that best explores the following topic: the ways in
which seemingly disparate arts (literary and visual) can
affect and inform one other, thus erasing the boundaries
between them. This is vague, pseudo-intellectual babble for
the following: we’re looking for poems and short stories
which take their influence from, say, film, or painting, or
popular music, or [insert your own]. Prize is $1,000, in
addition to publication in the 2009 issue of Words and Images.
Deadline February 1, 2009.

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ROOMS CHAPBOOK CONTEST

http://roomsoutlastus.wordpress.com/

$15 ENTRY FEE
Rooms announces its inaugural chapbook contest.  The winning
submission, chosen by Rooms’ editors, will be published by
Articles Press, its parent non-profit organization and
publisher. The chapbook will receive a first printing of
200 copies to be sold for $5 each on the Rooms and Articles
websites. Each entrant receives a one-year subscription to
ROOMS. The winner of the contest will receive half the proceeds
from the contest and 25 copies of the chapbook. Deadline March
15, 2009. 

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MICHAEL MARTONE FICTION CHAPBOOK CONTEST

http://www.keyholemagazine.com/contest

$15 ENTRY FEE
Prize: $250 and 25 copies of the chapbook. Deadline:
December 1, 2008. Manuscripts must be between 20 and
50 pages. Entries cannot have been previously published
as a collection/chapbook.

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CREATIVE CREDIT CRUNCH FICTION COMPETITION

http://www.creative-competitor.co.uk/competitions.htm

ENTRY FEE: £3.50
1st Prize:  £150
2ND Prize: £100
3rd Prize:  £50
Deadline November 30, 2008. Everyone has been affected
by the recent ‘credit crunch’ financial gloom, so here
is your chance to make yourself a little money by writing
a story based around this theme. What happens in the story
is entirely up to you, but come up with a creative and
enjoyable interpretation and you could find yourself in
the money before Christmas. Maximum word length should be
1,500 words and stories must be original and unpublished.

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DESIGN AN ELECTRONIC CHRISTMAS CARD

http://www.creative-competitor.co.uk/competitions.htm

ENTRY FEE £2
1st Prize:  £75
2nd Prize: £ 25
Deadline December 1, 2008. Design a card which you feel
would make the perfect Christmas card for family or friends.
Your card can be humorous or serious but it must capture
the true spirit of Christmas. Please save your image as a
jpg or gif or alternatively send in PDF format to
info@creative-competitor.co.uk

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HUMOROUS POETRY COMPETITION

http://www.creative-competitor.co.uk/competitions.htm

ENTRY FEE £2
1st Prize: £ 70
2nd Prize: £30
3rd Prize: Free Critique (story, article or e-book worth up to £20)
Deadline December 6, 2008. December can be a stressful
time with the build up to Christmas looming, so why not
inject a little humor into your life and enter our
Humorous Poetry Competition? Maximum 40 lines. Poems must
be previously unpublished and be original. Poems can be in
any form and the theme is open.

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THE SURPRISE VISITOR FICTION COMPETITION

http://www.creative-competitor.co.uk/competitions.htm

ENTRY FEE £5
1st Prize: £500
2nd Prize: £300
3rd Prize: £200
4th Prize: £75
Deadline January 10, 2009. Picture the scene, it is early
in January and the door bell rings, you are not expecting
anyone to call but you make your way to the door. Imagine
your surprise when you see……………. Who is the surprise visitor?

The answer to that is entirely up to you but we want you
to impress us with your ingenuity. Imagine winning the
first prize of £500 for your creative endeavors. What a
wonderful start to the year that would be. Maximum word
count is 2,000 and stories must be original and previously
unpublished.

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THE DINNER PARTY FICTION COMPETITION

http://www.creative-competitor.co.uk/competitions.htm

ENTRY FEE: £3.50
1st Prize: £ 200
2nd Prize: £150
3rd Prize: £100
Deadline December 14, 2008.
Who comes to the dinner party and what happens there is
entirely your interpretation of the theme. But one of
your guests MUST have a surprise announcement. Maximum
word count is 2,000. Stories must be original and previously
unpublished.

~ by jwoodall on November 24, 2008.

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