Contests and Awards June & July

ABZ Press First Book Prize A prize of $1,000, publication by ABZ Press, and 50 author copies will be given annually for a first poetry collection. Mark Halliday will judge. Submit a manuscript of 48 to 80 pages with a $25 entry fee by June 30. Call, e-mail, or visit the Web site for complete guidelines. ABZ Press, First Book Prize, P.O. Box 2746, Huntington, WV 25727-2746. (304) 733-5054. John McKernan, Editor. ===== Academy of American Poets Lenore Marshall Poetry Prize A prize of $25,000 is given annually for an outstanding book of poems written by a living … Continue reading Contests and Awards June & July

Freelance Markets/Job Opportunities

Abbey Hill Literary Invites Submissions Unique short fiction contests. Please visit Abbey Hill, review the challenges and rules there, then craft and submit original work of up to 1000 words. Most genres welcome. Entry: $12. Prizes $500, $200, $100, Evolving Talent $50. Electronic entries preferred; snail mail OK. Deadline 2-28-09. Results 1st week of April. Email: | Website: ===== Anonymity Ronald Goldfarb, AWP counsel and occasional contributor, is researching a book on the subject of Anonymity. He is interested in any suggested readings or information on the subject.  Pseudonyms, for example, will be covered. Examples are solicited. Readings, fiction or nonfiction, … Continue reading Freelance Markets/Job Opportunities

Contests and Awards for May

The Memoir (and) Prize for Memoir in Prose and Poetry The Memoir (and) Prize for Graphic Memoir Four prizes awarded up to $500.   Memoir (and) reading period for Spring +Summer 2010 (Issue 6): 5/1/09 – 8/15/09. Accepting traditional and experimental prose, poetry, graphic memoir, narrative photography, lies, and more. All submissions eligible for contest entry. Submit online or mail to: Memoir (and), P.O. Box 1398, Sausalito, CA 94966. Guidelines at   ***   ADDITIONAL CONTEST INFO   The Memoir (and) Prizes for Memoir in Prose or Poetry are awarded to the most outstanding prose or poetry memoir-traditional, … Continue reading Contests and Awards for May

Berkley Mystery Writing One Day Intensive Workshop

BERKELEY MYSTERY WRITING INTENSIVE A ONE-DAY WORKSHOP ON SATURDAY, APRIL 18 How did a Berkeley mom with twins write a first novel nominated for an Edgar? What does a San Francisco writer do to create page-turning suspense? What are the most common mistakes crime novelists make when they create fictional cops and P.I.’s? Join crime fiction writers Cornelia Read, David Corbett, Juliet Blackwell, Tim Maleeny, and Sophie Littlefield at the Berkeley Mystery Writing Intensive. Bay Area authors, emerging writers, and law-enforcement professionals will teach you how to polish your fiction, find an agent, and get published. The $140 Registration fee … Continue reading Berkley Mystery Writing One Day Intensive Workshop

Workshop with David Corbett: Demonstrate Character: Make a Scene

Demonstrate Character: Make a Scene Saturday, April 4, 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM Book Passage 51 Tamal Vista Blvd Corte Madera, CA 94925 (415) 927-0960 Building strong, credible characters who engage our empathy requires a dynamic understanding of their inner life, not a laundry list of traits. This demands an understanding of the primacy of scene-character is revealed more in what is said and done than described. By sketching scenes that dramatize the core conflicts of the character’s lives, students learn to give flesh and blood to their fiction. For more information or to register click on the following link: … Continue reading Workshop with David Corbett: Demonstrate Character: Make a Scene

American Short(er) Fiction Prize

American Short(er) Fiction Prize *Our new contest highlights great work in shorter fiction–stories of 1,000 words or less, to be exact.* * *First prize *receives $500 and publication. *Second prize* receives $250 and publication. Judged by the editorial staff of American Short Fiction. Contest is open from February 16 to May 1. Submissions accepted online via the /ASF /Submission Manager. *Guidelines* 1. All entries must be unpublished and 1,000 words or less. Please type and double-space. 2. The entry fee is $15, payable through our publisher’s online store [ <>%5D. Please pay the entry fee before submitting your work through … Continue reading American Short(er) Fiction Prize