Fiction & Nonfiction Reprint Award 2015

Over the course of our Reprint Award, our staff worked with some of the most talented, established writers and presses in the industry, and while that was one of the best experiences in our time as editors, it made us eager to return to our roots. Working with name brand talents is exciting, but discovering new, unheralded voices is a bit like nicotine to editors: We’re genetically predisposed to wanting more, and quitting gives us night terrors.

From its advent, the mission of Sequestrum has been to feature new and emerging writers alongside literary heavyweights. With our New Writer Awards, hundreds in cash prizes and publication in a future issue of Sequestrum will be awarded to up-and-coming writers of fiction and nonfiction.

New Writer Awards Details:

  • Open only to writers who have not yet published a book-length manuscript.
  • One first-prize winner will receive $200, plus publication in our Spring ’16 issue.
  • Runner up prize(s) of $25-$50 cash, plus publication.
  • One submission up to 12,000 word per $15 entry fee, or two short pieces of 1,000 words or less.
  • Submissions read and reviewed on a rolling basis.
  • Contest doors close October 15, 2015*.
    • Depending on submission volume, doors may close early. This insures our small staff can give every submission the time and consideration it deserves.
    • The short and long: Don’t dawdle.
  • Winners announced in January. Publication in our Spring ’16 Issue.

General Guidelines:

  • We will only consider submissions through our online submission system.
  • Entries must not have been previously published in any format.
  • Simultaneous submissions are allowed.
  • Multiple entries are allowed, following the guidelines above.
  • Include a brief 3rd person bio in your cover letter to be used as a contributor bio in the event of publication.
  • Do not include any identifying information on your manuscript. This should be in your cover letter.

Happy submitting, and best of luck.

source: http://www.sequestrum.org

GOLFWELL’S STORY CONTEST – Deadline: December 31, 2015

GOLFWELL’S STORY CONTEST – Deadline: December 31, 2015. First Prize $300.00 – 2nd Prize $150.00 – 3rd Prize $50.00 and First, Second and Third Prizes receive Publication on our website as the “Golfwell.net Best Golf Stories Ever Heard.” Winners will also receive an Award Certificate Of Acknowledgement from www.Golfwell.net.

No Entry fee.

We’re looking for original unpublished golf stories. Fact or Fiction (Yes, that’s right, we’re lumping fiction and non-fiction together to compete in this contest – since non-fiction golf stories are usually stretched into fiction Haha!). What should be common to both fact and fiction is a golf theme. How creative or dramatic are you? Are you a great story teller? Golfers from all countries and all ages are welcome to enter (Yes, that’s right were lumping all ages together – this is our first contest). Stories should be 700 words or less. Enter as often as you wish.

To Enter: Email your story to: Golfwellnet@yahoo.com

PLEASE INCLUDE:

1. Your name, address and age.
2. Your story (no longer than 700 words).

source: http://www.golfwell.net

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Writing Contest in August and September 2015

Writing Contest 2015 – In the month of August and Septemper there are many writing competitions. You certainly do not want to miss the information. Therefore we present some info existing writing competition in August and September 2015.

For more details about the writing contest information you can directly visit the organizer’s website.

Writing Contest in August and September 2015

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WORK STEW “OOPS” CONTEST
Deadline: August 15, 2015 (midnight PST)
NO ENTRY FEE

In no more than 600 words, entrants are asked to “describe a moment on the job, real or imagined, when you realized you made a mistake. A terrible, *terrible* mistake.” Prize: “$200 for the winner, to be announced on August 22, 2015. The winning entry, and perhaps some other entries, will be published here on Work Stew.” – Free Writing Contest

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YOUNG LIONS FICTION AWARD
Deadline: August 31, 2015 (received)
NO ENTRY FEE

“Established in 2001, The New York Public Library Young Lions Fiction Award is a $10,000 prize awarded each spring to a writer age 35 or younger for a novel or a collection of short stories. Each year, five young fiction writers are selected as finalists by a reading committee of Young Lions members, writers, editors, and librarians. A panel of judges selects the winner.” Entrants must be U.S. citizens.

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PAST LOVES DAY STORY CONTEST
Deadline: September 17, 2015
Writing Contest No Entry Fee

“Nearly everyone has memories of a former sweetheart. Write your true story of an earlier love, in no more than 700 words. Tell us about someone whose memory brings a smile or a tear, or both….Your story may be heart-warming or humorous. Just tell about your earlier sweetheart as if you were talking to your best friend.” Cash prizes will be awarded: $100/$75/$50. “Winning stories will be posted (anonymously, if requested by author) on this website.”

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KENYON REVIEW FELLOWSHIPS

Applications: “Applications will be accepted electronically beginning August 15 and ending September 15, 2015.”

NO APPLICATION FEE INDICATED

“This two-year post-graduate residential fellowship at Kenyon College offers qualified individuals time to develop as writers, teachers, and editors. Fellows will receive a $33,150 stipend, plus health benefits.” Check announcement for eligibility requirements (including “an MFA or PhD in creative writing, English literature, or comparative literature completed before September 15, 2015 but no earlier than January 1, 2010″) and other information.

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IOWA SHORT FICTION AND JOHN SIMMONS SHORT FICTION AWARD

Submissions: August 1-September 30 (postmarked)
NO ENTRY FEE

“Any writer who has not previously published a volume of prose fiction is eligible to enter the competition. Previously entered manuscripts that have been revised may be resubmitted. Writers are still eligible if they have published a volume of poetry or any work in a language other than English or if they have self-published a work in a small print run. Writers are still eligible if they are living abroad or are non-US citizens writing in English. Current University of Iowa students are not eligible. The manuscript must be a collection of short stories in English of at least 150 word-processed, double-spaced pages. We do not accept e-mail submissions. The manuscript may include a cover page, contents page, etc., but these are not required. The author’s name can be on every page but this is not required. Stories previously published in periodicals are eligible for inclusion.” NB: “Award-winning manuscripts will be published by the University of Iowa Press under the Press’s standard contract.”

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HUDSON REVIEW SHORT STORY COMPETITION
Deadline: September 1, 2015
NO ENTRY FEE

“For a special fiction issue, The Hudson Review is sponsoring a short story competition. First prize is $500, second and third are $250 each. 10,000 words and under.”

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AMERICAN PSYCHOANALYTIC ASSOCIATION AWARD FOR EXCELLENCE IN JOURNALISM

Deadline: September 18, 2015
NO ENTRY FEE

“The Award for Excellence in Journalism recognizes professional reporting of outstanding merit that contributes in an exceptional way to the public understanding of psychoanalytic and psychological principles and phenomena. The $500 award is broadly conceived. Nominated work need not be specifically about psychoanalysis or psychotherapy per se. And, nominated work may critique or question psychoanalysis as long as it advances understanding of human relationships and/or the life of the mind. The Award is juried by a panel of professional journalists as well as by psychoanalysts.”

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That was some of the latest information writing competitions in August and September. may be useful for you