Contest and Awards for March 2009

Alabama Writers Conclave Contest ENTRY FEES $3 to $10 Deadline: April 30, 2009. 1st: $100; 2nd: $75; 3rd: $50;  4th: $25 and up to 4 Honorable Mentions. Categories: Fiction – maximum 2,500 words. Short Fiction – maximum 1,000  words. Juvenile Fiction (stories for ages 4-12) – maximum 2,500 words. MUST LIST GENRE AND TARGETED AGE GROUP (i.e.  picture book, 3 & up). Nonfiction – maximum 2,500 words  (PLEASE SPECIFY IF WRITTEN FOR ADULT OR CHILDREN). Humor  (fiction, nonfiction, or poetry) – maximum 2,000 words or  50 lines (for poems). Traditional Poem (any “form” poem,  i.e. villanelle, sonnet, sestina) – … Continue reading Contest and Awards for March 2009

Playwright Festivals/Calls for Entries

*courtesy The Fund for Women Artists New York Musical Theatre Festival’s Next Link Project (September 28-October 18, 2009)* The largest musical theatre event in the U.S. Seeking submissions of musicals by emerging artists for potential full production in the 2009 NYMF. 12 full production slots are reserved for Next Link participants, with the goal of advancing their careers through exposure by providing the training and relationships needed to mount a full production, and by subsidizing production costs. Submissions should be ready for developmental production and may be submitted by authors with or without industry representation. Submissions should include a demo … Continue reading Playwright Festivals/Calls for Entries

Contests and Awards for February 2009

Alabama Writers Conclave Annual Competition Deadline: April 30, 2009. Prizes: 1st: $100; 2nd: $75; 3rd: $50; 4th: $25 and up to 4 Honorable Mentions. For all categories (EXCEPT Poem and First Chapter Novel): $5 per entry if AWC member, $8 per entry if non-member. For First Chapter Novel: $10 if member, $12 if non-member. For Poem: $3 per poem if member, $5 if non-member. Categories: fiction, short fiction, juvenile fiction, nonfiction, humor, traditional poem, free verse poem, first chapter of a novel. ===== American Fiction American Fiction Prize A prize of $1,000 will be given annually for a short … Continue reading Contests and Awards for February 2009

Amazon Breakthrough Novel Award: A Publishing Contest for Fiction Writers‏

This contest announcement came to me via email from Amanda Wilson the public relations manager at Create space.  I felt that this contest was important enough to publish separately from our regular announcements.  Please note that the window for submissions is only six days beginning February 2, so do not delay. Best of Luck, Joellen Kubiak-Woodall Editor The Write Room   The Contest Recently, and Penguin Group (USA) announced the second annual Amazon Breakthrough Novel Award (ABNA), an international competition seeking fresh new writing voices. One Grand Prize winner will receive a full publishing contract with Penguin including a … Continue reading Amazon Breakthrough Novel Award: A Publishing Contest for Fiction Writers‏


ACC WRITERS STUDIO THE 5TH ANNUAL LITERARY CONTEST. $250 first prizes in poetry, fiction, and creative nonfiction for unpublished work. Colorado residents only. Deadline: February 2. Winners honored at the Writers Studio Literary Festival in April. Submission guidelines at Writers Studio Web site: E-mail: Phone: (303) 797-5815. PLAN B PRESS 5TH ANNUAL POETRY CHAPBOOK CONTEST. Prize: $225 plus 50 copies. Entry fee: $15. Deadline: March 1.For details and prospectus call (215) 732-2663 or visit AMERICAN POETRY JOURNAL 2009 BOOK PRIZE.  For a full-length collection, 50-65 pages. $1,000 plus publication; all entries considered for publication. Deadline: February 28. … Continue reading CONTESTS and AWARDS for JANUARY 2009


 REDLANDS AROMATHERAPY FOUNDATION WRITING CONTEST — $15 ENTRY FEE Categories poetry, short fiction and personal recollection essays. Publication on the web site and in newsletter. Looking for original literary works based on the healing power of nature, including, but not limited to: gardens, nature, flowers, and aromatherapy. The contest is open to any genre and is open to any writer of any age, writing in English. Entries should be limited to less than 3,000 words. Deadline December 31, 2008. Winners will be contacted January 15-20, 2009. First Prize: $300 Second Prize: $150 Third Prize: $50 ===== PECAN GROVE PRESS … Continue reading AWARDS, CONTESTS and COMPETITIONS 12/14/08


10TH ANNIVERSARY ISSUE OF FRESHWATER Seeks imaginative, original, well-crafted poetry. Editors’ Prize: $200. Send up to five unpublished poems with bio, contact info, e-mail, and sase for notification only. Deadline: December 15. Payment: 2 copies. Sample copy: $7. For complete submission guidelines visit website. ===== FULTON PRIZE FOR SHORT FICTION — $10 ENTRY FEE The winner will receive $400 and publication in The Adirondack Review. Entrants whose stories receive honorable mention will also have their stories published in The Adirondack Review. In addition, they will be awarded an honorarium of $30. Contest deadline: January 31, 2009. Winners will … Continue reading AWARDS/CONTESTS AND COMPETITIONS 12/08/08