Thursday, October 22, 2009

Writing Contests

Here are some writing contests with approaching deadlines:

Ruminate Magazine
Short Story Contest
Deadline October 26

We have extended the entry deadline to Monday, October 26th, so be sure to submit now! We are thrilled to announce that the finalist judge for our annual Short Story Prize is David James Duncan--best-selling author of The Brothers K and The River Why. We invite you to enter our annual Short Story Prize now! You can also read last year's winning story, selected by award-winning author Bret Lott.

Writers Digest
Short Shorts
Deadline December 1

We're looking for fiction that's bold, brilliant...but brief. Send us your best in 1,500 words or fewer.
Deadline October 31

Submit an unpublished essay of up to 10,000 words by October 31, 2009. The prize is $1,000 + publication. We'll shoot for publishing several of our finalists with the winner in DIAGRAM. We still don't know exactly what we mean by hybrid, and we would certainly prefer to leave definitions up to you. We don't like them. We think the term hybrid suggests a resistance to definition. We guess the only way to describe it is we're looking for essays that are in some way outside the traditional boundaries of the genre.

The Mona Schreiber Prize for Humorous Fiction and Nonfiction
Short Fiction/Nonfiction
Deadline December 1

Works up to 750 words in length should be typed, double-spaced, accompanied by a money order or check for $5 to cover administrative costs, payable to "Mona Schreiber Prize." No limit to entries but each must have a separate fee. Put contact information directly above the title and text on your first page. No SASEs, please. Include e-mail address for notification of winners. All entries must be postmarked by December 1 for a December 24 announcement of three winners: 1st: $500. 2nd: $250. 3rd: $100. Entries are not returned and must be unpublished.

The Duckabush Prize for Poetry
Deadline October 31

Poetry submissions are limited to three poems per entry, regardless of length. Simultaneous submissions are allowed, but writers must inform RSR staff if any submitted work has been accepted elsewhere and withdraw it from the contest. First place prize will be $500, plus a featured spot on a future RSR Live Production and publication in an upcoming issue of our journal.

Living and Working in our National Parks
Deadline January 5, 2010

Bona Fide Books seeks literary essays for a collection about life and work in our national parks. Diverse park experiences desired. Although we enjoy tree-hugging epiphanies, we also want to read about day-to-day life, and the societal, environmental, and existential implications of living in the park. What happened there, and how did it influence your life? Writers will receive $100 for their essay and one copy of the collection.

Happy Writing!


Windy Lynn Harris said...

Thank you for posting writing opportunities! I'm working on a novel right now, and contests are a good way to give me deadlines for other projects.

Kerrie said...

I am so glad these helped. Good luck with your novel and keep me posted about all the contests you win.

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