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 Send up to five unpublished poems with bio, contact info, e-mail, and sase for notification only.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


THE PICCOLO FICTION OPEN — $10 ENTRY FEE The PFO is a literary competition in its ninth year of the Piccolo Spoleto Arts Festival. This year the theme is One Hundred Dollars. The word limit is 1,300. Please submit four copies of your original, unpublished work by January 9, 2009. Include one separate cover page with your contact information and title of the story. At the top of your story, include your phone number only. $200 will be awarded for the top story, followed by a $150 and a $50 prize, as well as runners-up. One story (or more) … Continue reading AWARDS, COMPETITIONS and CONTESTS 12/01/08


CURBSTONE PRESS   Miguel Mármol Prize 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) … Continue reading AWARDS/COMPETITIONS and CONTEST 11/24/2008


ATLANTIC MONTHLY STUDENT WRITING CONTEST Sponsored by Atlantic Monthly (The) Prestigious free contest for poetry and prose by US full-time college or graduate school students. Work that has previously appeared in school publications is eligible. Individual Poems, Short Fiction & Creative Nonfiction: Essay may be personal or journalistic $1,000 in each category (poetry, fiction, essay) each category, 2nd Prize $500, 3rd Prize $250, plus seven runners-up receive one-year subscriptions. Winners will be named in the May issue of The Atlantic. Deadline 12/01/08  Guidelines URL: ===== GLAMOUR MAGAZINE “My Real-Life Story” Essay Contest Sponsored by Glamour Magazine Free contest from … Continue reading AWARDS/CONTESTS and COMPETITIONS 11/17/08



Val-Tech Media

Physical Address:
PO Box 394
Perham MN 56573
United States

Description: Offered annually for unpublished works; length not to exceed 5,000 words; mss must be typed, double-spaced on 8 1/2 x 11 white paper. One copy of each entry required. Writer’s name must not appear on submission. A separate cover sheet must accompany each entry with the following information: Name of contest, title of submission, number of words, writer’s name, address, telephone number & e-mail (if available). Mss will not be returned, photocopies accepted. For those without Web access, a winners list can be obtained by sending a No 10 SASE. Reading fee of $15 per entry must be included (US funds only). Requires only one-time publishing rights to winning entries. No profanity.

Phone: 218-346-7921
Fax: 218-346-7924
Partner & Publr John Ogroske
Partner & Editor Leon Ogroske



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Dylan Thomas Centre Dylan Thomas Prize Deadline: April 30, 2008 – Check back on February 15 for Upcoming Deadline ENTRY FEE: $195 Web site: E-mail address: 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 … Continue reading AWARDS/CONTESTS/COMPETITIONS 11/03/08