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Upcoming Writing Contests!

17 Oct

CHRISTIAN POETRY CONTEST

The 2015 Utmost Poetry Contest is now open, and is accepting entries.

Old TypewriterFor All Christian Poets – Total Prizes: US$3,000.00

Major Prizes:
FIRST PRIZE: 1,000.00
SECOND: $500.00

HONORABLE MENTIONS (10): 100.00 each

Special Prizes:
BEST RHYMING POEM: $300.00
HONORABLE MENTION RHYMING POEM: $200.00

Entrant can win Special Prizes in addition to Major Prizes.

We award all prizes, regardless of how few entries we receive. Some contests advertise big awards, but in the “fine print” you see that the prizes are only paid if a certain number of poets enter. Utmost is different. We guarantee to pay all prizes in our poetry contests, and we always announce publicly the winners.

 

ATHANATOS CHRISTIAN MINISTRIES 2015 CHRISTIAN WRITING CONTEST

ACM has been hosting writing contests for more than 5 years.  This year, it created a writer’s community so that poets, short story authors, and other writers can share their stories, get feedback, and consider carefully how their writing can exhibit a defense of the Christian faith (known as ‘apologetics.’)

2015 Novel Contest Details

  • Deadline:  October 6, 2014 — Noon.  New Deadline:  October 20th, Noon (CST)
  • Entry Fee:  $75 (Dwolla) / $80 (Paypal, Credit Card, Check)
  • $1,500 first prize! $1,000 second prize! Plus possible publication!
  • Winners to be announced in March-May 2015.
  • Winning authors’ books to be published Summer/Fall of 2015.
  • Manuscript length: recommend between 40,000 and 90,000 words.

Content: Manuscripts should be fiction, but can be in any genre: action/adventure, fantasy fiction, young adult, historical, etc. Stories can be written even for young people, say junior high, but illustrated books for children would not qualify. Think: Chronicles of Narnia, Wrinkle in Time, etc. If you have a specific audience in mind for your story please indicate as much in the story summary which must accompany your submission.

—-> Top 10-12 entries will be invited to revisit their entry in order to revise it for a final round of judging in light of judges’ feedback.

—-> All entries will receive a copy of the winning books–if the offers to publish the entries are extended and accepted–in digital editions (epub, mobi, or pdf).

—-> All entries will receive at least a 1 page document providing feedback from one or more of the contest judges. You may decline receiving the feedback.

—-> Manuscript length: recommend between 40,000 and 90,000 words.  Compelling stories will not be penalized for their length.  Just make sure your novel warrants whatever length you choose.  When considering whether or not to offer to publish, ACM will take the length in consideration.

Discounts: Second entry is an additional $65. Third entry is an additional $45. It is possible for the same author to win both prizes!

 

29th Annual Hook Line and Sinker

Ever hear an editor tell you that if the first three pages don’t hook them they will stop reading. Sad but true. Hone your skills in hooking an editor with our Hook Line and Sinker contest. Three judges at least two of them published will critique your first three pages. The top five entries will be ranked by Allison Lyons from Harlequin.  

Deadline to enter – November 1, 2014.

 

WRITER’S DIGEST SHORT SHORT STORY COMPETITION

We’re looking for short stories! Think you can write a winning story in less than 1,500 words? Enter the 15th Annual Writer’s Digest Short Short Story Competition for your chance to win $3,000 in cash, get published in Writer’s Digest magazine, and a paid trip to our ever-popular Writer’s Digest Conference! The winning entries will be on display in the 15th Annual Writer’s Digest Competition Collection.

Wondering what’s in it for you?

  • A chance to win $3,000 in cash
  • Get national exposure for your work
  • A paid trip to the ever-popular Writer’s Digest Conference

Early-Bird Entry Deadline: November 17, 2014

Entry Deadline: December 15, 2014

One First Place Winner will receive:

  • $3,000 in cash
  • Their short story title published in Writer’s Digest magazine’s July/August 2015 issue
  • A paid trip to the ever-popular Writer’s Digest Conference!
  • A copy of the 15th Annual Writer’s Digest Short Short Story Competition Collection
  • A copy of the 2015 Novel & Short Story Writer’s Market
  • A copy of the 2015 Guide to Literary Agents

The Second Place Winner will receive:

  • $1,500 in cash
  • Their short story title published in Writer’s Digest magazine’s July/August 2015 issue
  • A copy of the 15th Annual Writer’s Digest Short Short Story Competition Collection
  • A copy of the 2015 Novel & Short Story Writer’s Market
  • A copy of the 2015 Guide to Literary Agents

The Third Place Winner will receive:

  • $500 in cash
  • Their short story title published in Writer’s Digest magazine’s July/August 2015 issue
  • A copy of the 15th Annual Writer’s Digest Short Short Story Competition Collection
  • A copy of the 2015 Novel & Short Story Writer’s Market
  • A copy of the 2015 Guide to Literary Agents

Fourth through Tenth Place Winners will receive:

  • $100 in cash
  • Their short story titles published in Writer’s Digest magazine’s July/August 2015 issue
  • A copy of the 15th Annual Writer’s Digest Short Short Story Competition Collection
  • A copy of the 2015 Novel & Short Story Writer’s Market
  • A copy of the 2015Guide to Literary Agents

Eleventh through Twenty-Fifth Place Winners will receive:

  • A $50 gift certificate for writersdigestshop.com
  • A copy of the 15th Annual Writer’s Digest Short Short Story Competition Collection

Early-Bird Entry Deadline: November 17, 2014

Entry Deadline: December 15, 2014

For more information on how to enter the Writer’s Digest Short Short Story Competition click here.

 

CHICKEN SOUP FOR THE SOUL HOLIDAY STORIES CONTEST

We want to hear about your holiday memories and traditions. During that time of the year we reunite with scattered family members, watch the wonder in a child’s eyes, and feel the joy of giving gifts. The rituals of the holiday season give a rhythm to the years and create a foundation for our lives, as we gather with family, with our communities at church, at school, and even at the mall, to share the special spirit of the season, brightening those long winter days. Please share your special stories about the holiday season with us. DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSIONS IS JANUARY 31, 2015.

~ post compiled by Kara Hunt.

Photo credit – stock.xchng

 
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Posted by on October 17, 2014 in Kara Hunt, Writing Contests

 

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2 responses to “Upcoming Writing Contests!

  1. rpatchen

    October 17, 2014 at 9:56 am

    Roses are red,
    Violets are blue,
    I stink at poetry,
    But I bet you’re pretty good at it, ’cause like, you can rhyme words and stuff…

    Liked by 1 person

     

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