Tuesday, December 29, 2009

A Few Contests

Need something to get your mind off the holidays? How about entering a contest? Below are a few I recently ran accross and thought were interesting.

Good Luck!

(Note: I'm not familiar with any of these contests. Please do your research before entering.)

 Announcing the 2010 FlashFiction Contest Of the Pikes Peak Branch of National League of American Pen Women

Deadline: March 1, 2010 (postmarked)

Entry fee: $10 per manuscript

Theme: “The Power of Three”. Prizes: 1st -$75; 2nd - $40; Judge’s Merit Award - $20. A complete but very short story of 100 words or fewer (titles not included in word count). Multiple entries may besubmitted, $10 entry fee for each entry, check or money order payable to PikesPeak Branch NLAPW (a non-profit organization). Entries must pertain to the theme, should benarrative in form, that is, should “tell a story.” All genres welcome, no poetry. Submitters need not live in Colorado orbe a member of Pen Women to enter; male writers are welcome to participate. Obtain an EntryForm, with rules for submission, by accessingon-line at: www.ppb-NLAPW.org Click on “Contests,” then on “Click Here”for Entry Form and submission rules. Forquestions or further information, e-mail dodeq@msn.com(inquiries only/no submissions). Winners will be notified byApril 15, 2010.
NEW MILLENNIUM WRITINGS semi-annual writing awards

Deadline: January 31, 2009

Entry Fee: $17.00
Categories: fiction, poetry, short-short fiction, & creative non-fiction
Prizes: $4,000 ($1,000 for first prize in each category) plus print & online publication
For Contest Rules & Online Submissions: http://www.newmillenniumwritings.com/

William Saroyan International Prize for Writing

Submission deadline: January 31, 2010

Nominations for the 2010 William Saroyan International Prize for Writing will be accepted through January 31, 2010. This award, given by Stanford University Libraries in partnership with the William Saroyan Foundation, recognizes newly published works of fiction and non-fiction with a $5,000 award for the winner in each category. The prize is designed to encourage new or emerging writers and honor the Saroyan literary legacy of originality, vitality and stylistic innovation. For more information, including official entry forms, contest rules, a press release, and other information on the prize, visit the Saroyan Prize website: http://library.stanford.edu/saroyan/


DEADLINE: January 15, 2010
GENRE: Poetry, short stories, nonfiction and books
DETAILS: Literary manuscripts or published books that "best portrays the spirit, character, strength, and deeds of those who lived in the Republic of Texas" (1836-46). Entries may be fiction, nonfiction, poetry, essays, plays, short stories, novels, or biographies (all genres compete together).
PRIZE: $2500



DEADLINE: January 31, 2010
GENRE: Short Stories
OPEN TO: Anyone 16+
DETAILS: Write a children's story based on your family. Stories may be any length up to 750 words. Stories for beginning readers should not exceed 475 words.
PRIZE: 3 prizes of $1000 or tuition for the Highlights Foundation
Writers Workshop at Chautauqua. http://www.highlights.com/highlights-fiction-contest

Postcard contest with cash prizes

Deadline: January 15, 2010
Entry Fee: $20
Deadline extended. Geist (Vancouver, BC) invites entries for their 6th Annual Geist Literal Literary Postcard Story Contest. First prize: $250. Submit a postcard along with a story that relates to the image. 500 words max. Entry Fee: $20 (includes subscription), $5 for each additional entry.


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