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Sledgehammer 36-Hour Writing Contest

Form a team or write solo in this quirky writing contest to shatter writer’s block! Contest involves completing a scavenger hunt to collect writing prompts (either online from anywhere or in person in Portland, Ore.), writing a story within 36 hours, and competing for prizes collectively worth over $9,000. Judges include writing experts at Indigo Editing and New York Times bestseller Ariel Gore.

Who: Writers of all ages, anywhere

When: July 26–27

Cost: $40 for adults, $10 for ages 11–17, and $5 for ages 10 and under. Preregistration is required. Preregistration is open at www.sledgehammercontest.com.

Also, we invite you to sponsor the contest with a donation of membership to your organization. Sponsors receive visibility on our website, social media, and all events in 2014. Donations can be as little or as much as you'd like. Our winners love to be part of new writing communities! Learn more at http://sledgehammercontest.com/sponsor/.

And of course, if you have any questions, please feel free to ask.

Ali McCart, Founder & Executive Editor

Indigo: editing, design, and more

www.indigoediting.com

  

HARD TIMES ESSAY CONTEST

DEADLINE JULY 30, 2014

AWARDS:

1ST PLACE: Your choice of a 3 night stay at our Mountain Muse B&B, 3 free workshops, or 100 pages line-edited and revised by our editorial staff

2nd PLACE: 2 night stay at our B&B; or 2 free workshops; or 50 pages line-edited

3rd PLACE: One free workshop; or 25 pages line-edited

10 Honorable Mentions

Guidelines: Write about a difficult experience in your life, how you overcame this obstacle, and how you were changed by it. Winning stories will be chosen for originality and creative writing style. Stories should be previously unpublished, and should not exceed 5,000 words (double-spaced, 12 point font).

Your name, address, email and title of work should appear on a separate cover sheet. The entry fee per submission is $25 ($20 for Workshop members).Multiple entries are accepted. Enclose legal size self-sealing SASE for critique and list of winners. Do not use Fedex, certified mail, etc.

Make check or money order payable to The Writers' Workshop, and mail to:

Hard Times Contest, 387 Beaucatcher Road, Asheville, NC 28805.

Emailed submissions may be sent towritersw@gmail.com, with "Hard Times Contest" in the subject. Please put your entry and cover sheet in one document (Word).

The entry fee is payable online.

      

Tethered by Letters' Spring Literary Contests

Deadline: September 30, 2014

We are currently accepting submissions for our short story contest (1,000 to 7,500 words, open genre), flash fiction contest (55, 250, or 500 words), and poetry contest (max of three pages per poem). TBL strives to publish writers with engaging stories, vivid characters, and fresh writing styles. All winners will be published in Tethered by Letters’ Spring 2015 Quarterly Journal. All finalists will receive free professional edits on their submission and be considered for later publication. The prizes are $250 (USDA) for the short story winner, $50 (USDA) for the flash fiction winner, and $100 (USDA) for the poetry winner. Winners will be announced publicly in November. Multiple entries accepted. International submissions welcome. Good luck to all our authors!

Prize: $250 for Short Story, $50 for Flash Fiction, $100 for Poetry

Entry Fee: $10 per Short Story; $4 per Flash Fiction OR $10 for three Flash Fictions; $5 per poem OR $12 for three poems

Contact Info: Joe Reinis, jreinis@tetheredbyletters.com

 

Tethered by Letters' Fall Short Story Contest

Deadline: September 30, 2014

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 Spring 2014 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.

Prize: $250 and publication in the quarterly journal

Entry Fee: $10 per entry

Contact Info: Joe Reinis, jreinis@tetheredbyletters.com

 

Tethered by Letters' Fall Flash Fiction Contest

Deadline: September 30, 2014

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 Spring 2014 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.

Prize: $50 and publication in the quarterly journal

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

Contact Info: Joe Reinis, jreinis@tetheredbyletters.com

 

Tethered by Letters' Spring Poetry Contest

Deadline: September 30, 2014

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 Spring 2014 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.

Prize: $100 and publication in the quarterly journal

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

Contact Info: Joe Reinis, jreinis@tetheredbyletters.com

  

 
Contests with Revolving Deadlines
 

Women on Writing Quarterly Contest

Creative Print Publishing

Monthly winners receive a contract with paid royalties, and full promotion.

UNPUBLISHED FICTION AUTHORS PRINT READY COMPETITION

This is a genuine, no fee competition that stretches over 12 months. Each month a different genre; each month a winner. Winners are offered a contract, paid royalties, and receive full promotion and marketing strategies.

This is not a competition with prizes. There is no entry fee. Only novels of genuine merit will be chosen. Your book could be a winner.

Hallmark monthly Contest

Carpe Articulum will award $10,000 this year!

These dates are ANNUAL, REVOLVING deadlines

SHORT FICTION……..MAR 30, SEPT 30
POETRY………………MAR 30, SEPT 30
NOVELLA……………..JAN 7
ESSAY/NON-FICT…..JAN 7, AUG 30
PHOTOGRAPHY……. AUG 30

Winners to be published in our international, cross-genre, quarterly review, and receive 2 copies. Requirements: Cover sheet with full contact information. Title only on actual piece. $15 reading fee per entry. See complete details and submit online at or mail to: Carpe Articulum Literary Review, CLPW Department, [your contest genre], P.O. Box 409, Lake Oswego, OR 97034. Checks payable to Carpe Articulum Literary Review. Optional editorial feedback fee: $49. The new Screenwriting Competition has a limit of 20 pages and is for the best opening scene only. All other guidelines apply as do for short fiction. Entries may be for plays as well. Good luck to everyone!

         

WritersWeekly.com's 24-Hour Short Story Contest!

Please note: You must be entered in the contest before the topic is posted in order to submit your story. You cannot write your story first, then enter the contest.

24-Hour Short Story Contest! - $5.00

Select this to register for a 24-Hour Short Story Contest. held quarterly and limited to 500 entrants. Don't miss out on the ultimate source for creative stress...and tons of fun! More than 85 prizes! (When you purchase this, you'll download a PDF file of the guidelines. There is also a link to them in the email receipt.)

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Caliterary Review Contest

Stories or novellas previously published are eligible, as long as the publication did not exceed 2,000 copies.

*Reading Fee $25.00. AWARDS: FIRST $1,000, SECOND $300 THIRD $200 (each additional entry in this SAME category, $10, not to exceed 5 total submissions)

GUIDELINES FOR POETRY: Not to exceed three pages per poem. Maximum: three poems per entry.

*Reading Fee 15.00 (for 3 poems) AWARDS: FIRST $400, SECOND $200, THIRD $100 (each additional poem entry in this SAME category, $10 each, not to exceed 5 total submissions)

These dates are ANNUAL, REVOLVING deadlines

SHORT FICTION .......MAR 30, SEPT 30
POETRY..................... MAR 30, SEPT 30
NOVELLA....................................... JAN 7
 ESSAY/ non-Fiction......... JAN 7, AUG 30
PHOTOGRAPHY ....................... AUG 30

NOTES AND GRACE NOTES MONTHLY CONTEST

The deadline is the last day of each month.
NO ENTRY FEE
Notes and Grace Notes offers a monthly contest in Poetry, Fiction, Non-Fiction and Historical Fiction. The prize starts at $25 (and sometimes it ends up being a bit more depending on if we get donations). Finalists get judges feedback, but also all entries submitted on the site can be open for general feedback if the author chooses. The word limit for the monthly contest is 3,500. Entries are limited to 2 per category. No themes. All entries will also be considered for the Literary Mag.

Inamorata Romance Books (an imprint of Stony Meadow Publishing) is sponsoring its

First Romantic Short Story Contest

Contest Deadlines: The 1st of every month for the following month's contest.

The contest is open to all writers, whether published or unpublished, and we are looking forward to reading some great short stories!

Monthly Winner: $20 and e-publication as the winning entry in the current month's contest. (Monthly winners may also be considered for eventual inclusion in an upcoming Anthology of Romance Short Stories Collection.)

LORIAN HEMINGWAY SHORT STORY COMPETITIONS

Writer's Digest - Contests

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