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Upcoming Writers Contests!

14 Nov

Old TypewriterCHICKEN 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.

2014 OWL Anthology

The Ozarks Writers League is calling for submissions to the OWL Anthology, of Ozark-centric short fiction and poetry under the prompt: the people you meet along the journey.

SHORT STORIES: Complete stories between 2,000 and 5,000 words on the theme put forth above.

POETRY: No more than three pages on the subject of the prompt, no style excluded.

NONFICTION: Complete essays or memoir between 1,000 and 5,000 words on the theme put forth above.

SUBMISSION: All documents must be in Times New Roman, twelve-point font, double spaced, with one inch margins all around. Please do not include extra space between paragraphs. Do not write in all caps. Please avoid excessive use of Italics, bold, and exclamation marks. All files must be in .doc format. Submissions not following guidelines will be excluded from consideration. All submissions must be sent by December 1st, 2014.

NewsflashThe literary journal, Tethered by Letters has the following call for submissions:


Tethered by Letters’ Fall Short Story Contest

We are currently accepting short stories of any genre ranging from 1,000 to 7,500 words. The short story contest winner will be published as the featured short story in the Summer 2015 Quarterly Journal. Five finalists will be considered for subsequent quarterly journal publications or a TBL monthly feature. Each finalist will also receive free professional edits on their submission. International submissions welcome.

Deadline: December 15, 2014

Prize: $250 and publication in the quarterly journal

Entry Fee: $10 per entry

URL: http://tetheredbyletters.com/submissions/contest-submission

Tethered by Letters’ Spring Poetry Contest

We are currently accepting poetry submissions of all genres and styles—from traditional form to free verse. Length requirements are no more than three pages per poem, single spaced with double spacing between stanzas. The poetry contest winner will be published as the featured poem in the Summer 2015 Quarterly Journal. Three finalists will be considered for subsequent quarterly journal publications or a TBL monthly poetry feature. Each finalist will also receive free professional edits on their submission. International submissions welcome.

Deadline: December 15, 2014

Prize: $100 and publication in the quarterly journal

Entry Fee: $5 per entry OR $12 for three entries

URL: http://tetheredbyletters.com/submissions/contest-submission

Contact Info: Joe Reinis, jreinis@tetheredbyletters.com

Tethered by Letters’ Fall Flash Fiction Contest

We are currently accepting flash fiction submissions of 55, 250, or 500 words in length. The flash fiction contest winner will be published as the featured flash fiction in the Summer 2015 Quarterly Journal. Three finalists will be considered for subsequent quarterly journal publications or a TBL monthly feature. Each finalist will also receive free professional edits on their submission. International submissions welcome.

Deadline: December 15, 2014

Prize: $50 and publication in the quarterly journal

Entry Fee: $4 per entry OR $10 for three entries

URL: http://tetheredbyletters.com/submissions/contest-submission

Contact Info: Joe Reinis, jreinis@tetheredbyletters.com

 

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

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

Entry Deadline: December 15, 2014

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

 

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

For 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. Entries must be POSTMARKED February 28, 2015 or earlier.

 

And for those writers that have the knack for short storytelling, you definitely want to check out Wanted: Short Fiction Stories!!

Mark for your calendars for Friday, Nov. 28th for the latest releases in Christian fiction, and Friday. Dec. 6th for more Upcoming Writers Contests!

 

~ post compiled by Kara Hunt.

Photo credits – stock.xchng

 

 
2 Comments

Posted by on November 14, 2014 in Kara Hunt, Writing Contests

 

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2 responses to “Upcoming Writers Contests!

  1. rpatchen

    November 14, 2014 at 12:47 pm

    Exciting. Are you entering any, Kara?

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    • Quid Pro Quills

      November 14, 2014 at 2:07 pm

      Hi Robin! These are some great ones, aren’t they? I am horrible at writing poetry, flash fiction and short stories, so maybe not those. But anthologies? Mmm. I think I can, I think I can, I think I can …. 🙂

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