2015 Creative Non-Fiction Contest

Creative Non-Fiction. Cost: $34.95 per entry; includes a one-year subscription to EVENT and all applicable taxes and shipping—a great deal!

Prize: $1,500 in prizes plus publication in EVENT. EVENT reserves the
right to award the prize money as it sees fit (e.g., two prizes valued
at $750, three at $500, or one at $1000 and one at $500, etc.) in
accordance with the judge’s decision. Published entries will be paid our
standard publication payment in addition to any prize money.

Payment can be made on our buy page via PayPal. Or send a cheque or international money order, payable to EVENT, to the address below. American entrants please pay in US dollars.

Deadline: April 15, 2015 (postmarked or submitted online)

How to Submit: You can email stories to event@douglascollege.ca (Subject: Non-Fiction Contest Entry) and pay the entry fee on our buy page via PayPal. Or send your manuscript to:

EVENT
Non-Fiction Contest
PO Box 2503, New Westminster, BC
Canada, V3L 5B2

Genre: Creative Non-Fiction.

Prize: $1,500 in prizes plus publication in EVENT. EVENT reserves the right to award the prize money as it sees fit (e.g., two prizes valued at $750, three at $500, or one at $1000 and one at $500, etc.) in accordance with the judge’s decision. Published entries will be paid our standard publication payment in addition to any prize money.

Cost: $34.95 per entry; includes a one-year subscription to EVENT and all applicable taxes and shipping—a great deal!

Payment can be made on our buy page via PayPal. Or send a cheque or international money order, payable to EVENT, to the address below. American entrants please pay in US dollars.

Deadline: April 15, 2015 (postmarked or submitted online)

How to Submit: You can email stories to event@douglascollege.ca (Subject: Non-Fiction Contest Entry) and pay the entry fee on our buy page via PayPal. Or send your manuscript to:

EVENT
Non-Fiction Contest
PO Box 2503, New Westminster, BC
Canada, V3L 5B2

Rules

  1. 5,000 word limit on entries.
  2. No previously published material, or material accepted for publication elsewhere, either in print or online.
  3. No simultaneous submissions.
  4. Do not identify yourself on the entry. Include a separate cover sheet with name, address, phone number / email, and title(s).
  5. Multiple entries are allowed; however, each entry must be accompanied by its own $34.95 entry fee.
  6. If already subscribed to EVENT, you will receive a one-year extension.
  7. Entries will not be returned.
  8. If entrants wish feedback and commentary on manuscripts, please check out our Reading Service for Writers. 
  9. Preliminary judging is done by the Editor and editorial assistants at EVENT.
  10. Douglas College students, employees and their immediate family members are not eligible to enter.
  11. Douglas College students may enter two years after completing courses.
  12. Entries must be postmarked or submitted online by April 15.
  13. Contest results are posted on our website and through social media in August. The winning entries and judge’s essay are published in the December issue of EVENT.
  14. For more information, contact us at event@douglascollege.ca or 604-527-5293.

Regard
source: http://www.eventmagazine.ca/contest-nf/
Writing Contest 2015

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The 2015 New South Writing Contest

Writing Contest – Contest guidelines applicable from January to April ONLY. Deadline for contest submissions is April 15, 2015 at 11:59 PM. (Submittable submissions will close automatically).

The 2015 New South Writing Contest will be be judged by Roger Reeves in the genre of poetry and Rebecca Makkai in the genre of prose. The contest awards $1,000 to one winner in poetry and one winner in prose, and a $250 runner’s up prize in each category. Please take care that you are submitting under the contest genre; regular submissions received during the contest period WILL NOT be entered into the contest. Your $15 entry fee also includes a one-year subscription to New South. You may submit electronically via Submittable ONLY. All paper mailed entries will be destroyed.

Each entry must include:

1) A reading fee of fifteen dollars ($15). Entry fee includes a one year subscription to the journal!
2) The submitter’s contact info, including a mailing address for your subscription. (Do not include any identifying information in the manuscript).

2015 New South Writing Contest

POETRY
Submit up to three (3) poems per document.

PROSE
Non-fiction is welcomed and encouraged.
Submit one (1) short story or non-fiction piece per $15 Reading Fee.
Please limit your submissions to 9,000 words.

OTHER DETAILS:

While we take the greatest care in handling your entries, we assume no responsibility for lost manuscripts. Only unpublished work will be considered, and only writers who have not published a book of prose or poetry are eligible. Simultaneous submissions will be considered with notification. All rights revert to author after publication. Current students, staff, and faculty at Georgia State University are not eligible.

New South publishes quality literary art promoting the work of emerging and established writers. New South holds no subject biases. The staff will select the best work regardless of style or genre. The final round of judging will be anonymous (the names will be removed from the manuscripts before the final judges see the entries). Judges from outside the staff will pick the winners from finalists selected by the New South staff.

source: https://newsouth.submittable.com/submit/38182 Writing Contest 2015

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The 2015 Waterman Fund Essay Contest

Contest name: The 2015 Waterman Fund Essay Contest
The deadline for submissions is April 15th, 2015
Awarded $1500 and published in Appalachia Journal.
The Honorable Mention essay will receive $500.

Detail

2015 Essay Writing Contest – Thank you so much for your interest in the Essay Contest. The 2015 Essay Contest is underway (see theme and instructions below). For more information, please contact Bethany Taylor at essays@watermanfund.org.

Guy and Laura Waterman spent a lifetime reflecting and writing on the Northeast’s mountains. The Waterman Fund seeks to further their legacy of stewardship through essays that celebrate and explore issues of wilderness, wildness, and humans through the Fund’s annual essay contest.

In conjunction with the Museum of the White Mountains’ exhibit on Woman and the Mountains, the 2015 essay contest invites emerging writers to explore the question of who the stewards of wilderness are. Statistically, more men than women explore professional careers in the stewardship of wilderness and public land management. What, if any, bearing does the gender of stewards have on our shared and individual perceptions of, and relationship to, wilderness?

Essay Writing Contest

Do you find a difference in how men and women experience and steward wilderness, personally or professionally? Alternately, does the spirit of wilderness transcend anything so human as gender? Is there a relationship between gender, wilderness exploration, and the management of these invaluable public lands?

Emerging writers are encouraged to explore the interplay between men, women, and wilderness, with particular regard to how this shapes our individual and cultural perceptions and stewardship of wild places.

The deadline for submissions is April 15th, 2015. We will announce the winners at the end of June. The winning essayist will be awarded $1500 and published in Appalachia Journal. The Honorable Mention essay will receive $500. Both essays will be published on our website as well. Submissions should include contact information and a few lines about why the writers feel their essay is appropriate for the contest. A word count of 2,000-3,000 is encouraged and appreciated. Online submissions are appreciated, but not required. If submitting online, double-spaced manuscripts in a 12-point font, Word doc compatible file, are preferred. If submitting by mail, please include a SAS postcard or an email address. The receipt of all submissions will be acknowledged.

The Waterman Fund’s objective is to strengthen the human stewardship of the open summits, exposed ridgelines and alpine areas of the Northeast. We welcome personal, scientific, adventure, or memoir essays; fiction, poetry or songs are not eligible for this contest. More information about the writing essay competititon visit here .

writing contest 2015

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Historical Novel Society New Novel Award

novel writing award 2015

PLEASE MAKE SURE YOU HAVE READ THE RULES THOROUGHLY BEFORE SUBMITTING YOUR NOVEL

Submission

  1.     Your novel can be in any genre of historical fiction. For the purpose of these rules, historical fiction shall mean fiction set in the main at least fifty years ago.
  2.     To qualify as a novel, your book must total at least 60,000 words. Novels submitted should be no longer than 150,000 words.
  3.     You may submit up to 5,000 words which must comprise the first words of the novel entered. Any preface, prologue or introduction must be included in your submission up to 5000 words. Please include a synopsis of up to a maximum of 500 words.
  4.     Your novel NEED NOT be complete before entering. Shortlisted entrants will however be asked to submit a full manuscript for the final stages of the judging process. Entrants will have a further three months after the announcement of the shortlist to complete their manuscript. Unfinished manuscripts will not be eligible for the prize.
  5.     The closing date for submissions is 1st April 2015.
  6.     Submissions may be made online only, via our submission form. All documents must be double spaced in Word with each page numbered in sequential order.
  7.     Your novel will be judged anonymously, so do not put your name or pseudonym anywhere on any document other than the submission form.
  8.     No alterations may be made to the beginning of a novel following submission until the shortlist has been chosen. No alterations may be made to a complete novel following submission of the final manuscript.
novel writing award 2015

Eligibility

  1.     Anyone may enter, regardless of age or nationality and whether or not previously published. Posthumous entries are not acceptable.
  2.     Novels should be in English and should not have been published or accepted for publication by a commercial publisher anywhere in the World.
  3.     Novels which are under contract to be published by a commercial publisher either in print or digitally are ineligible.
  4.     Novels that are self-published in print or digitally are eligible if *first* published after 1st December 2014.
  5.     Any novel entered must be your own original work and not a translation of another author’s work.
  6.     This Award shall not be open to anyone involved in its organization or judging or their families.

How to enter

  1.     Entries can be received online only via the 2015 competition entry page and entrants must follow the instructions on our submissions form carefully.
  2.     The entry fee of $35 ($20 for members of the Historical Novel Society) allows you to enter the beginning of one novel (up to 5000 words). You may enter as many novels as you like, provided each submission is accompanied by the entry fee.
  3.     Entry fees must be in US dollars. If you bank in another currency, PayPal will convert your fee automatically into US dollars.
  4.     If you would like a brief reader’s report on your submission, please add $15 to your entry fee for each entry. (Reader’s reports will not be full critiques and will not advise editorial changes. They will simply indicate where, in the reader’s opinion, the chapters fell short. No correspondence will be entered into by the society about reader’s reports, which are offered anonymously).

Judging

  •     Extracts and synopses will be assessed in the first instance by a panel of experienced readers and reviewers for the Historical Novel Society. The assessment will be moderated by the Chairman of the Society, Richard Lee.
  •     From the initial submissions a longlist of 15 will be selected for announcement on 1st July 2015 and the longlisted authors will be asked to submit full manuscripts by 1st October 2015.
  •     Full manuscripts will be assessed by the HNS reader panel and a shortlist of 5 selected for announcement on 1st January 2016.
  •     The winner will be chosen from the shortlist by three experienced and influential judges, and the result declared in March 2016.
  •     Longlisted authors must be prepared to give interviews and/or comment for publicity purposes and to supply author photographs.

Prize

  •     The prize for the Award will be £2000.

Application of rules

  •     Failure to comply with any of these rules will make entry liable to disqualification. The decision of the Award organizers as to the interpretation and application of these rules shall be final.

Enter the 2015 HNS New Novel Award visit here

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Poetry and Fiction Contest – Prize $4,500

Contest name: Grain Magazine’s 27th Annual Short Grain Writing Contest$4,500 in prizes to be won!
Prize: $4,500

Detail
Grain and the Short Grain Writing Contest have featured the work of such literary luminaries as Lorna Crozier, Xi Chua, Tim Lilburn, Guy Maddin, Patrick Lane, Miriam Toews, Zsuzsi Gartner, and Eleanor Wachtel. You could join them in the pages of Grain.

Contest Guidelines

Contest prizes donated in part by Cheryl & Henry Kloppenburg, Barristers and Solicitors, Saskatoon.

$4,500 in prizes to be won!

Poetry and Fiction Contest

Each entrant receives a FREE subscription to Grain Magazine!

DEADLINE: APRIL 1, 2015 (POSTMARKED)
Judges:
Poetry: George Elliott Clarke, Author of Execution Poems
Fiction: Sandra Birdsell, Author of Waiting for Joe
Categories:

Poetry: Poetry of any style – including prose poetry – up to 100 lines.
Fiction: Short fiction in any form – including postcard fiction – to a maximum of 2500 words.

Prizes:

3 prizes will be awarded in each category:
1st = $1,000
2nd = $750
3rd = $500
Entry Guidelines

1. The basic fee for Canadian entrants is $40 (includes GST) for a maximum of two entries in one category (Poetry or Fiction). The fee for US entrants is $50 and the fee for international entrants is $60, payable in US or Canadian funds. Please make your cheque or money order payable to Short Grain Contest. You may also pay online via PayPal (see below).

2. Every entrant receives a one-year (four-issue) subscription to Grain Magazine, starting with the Summer (August) issue.

3. All entries must be POSTMARKED or EMAILED by April 1. Entries postmarked or received by email after this date will not be accepted.

4. Each entry must be original, unpublished, not submitted elsewhere for publication or broadcast, nor accepted elsewhere for publication or broadcast, nor entered simultaneously in any other contest or competition. Work that has appeared online is considered published and is not eligible.

5. All entries in this contest will be judged anonymously, on merit alone. The judges’ decisions are final. Judges reserve the right not to award a prize in a given category if no entry is of sufficient quality to warrant publication.

6. Entries must be accompanied by one cover page, regardless of the number of entries submitted, and must provide the following information. If you are submitting via email, include this information in the body of your email.
Your name, complete mailing address, telephone number, and email address.
Title of your entry(ies).
Category you are entering: Poetry (to a max of 100 lines) or Fiction (to a max of 2,500 words)
Word Count (Fiction) / Line Count (Poetry). An absolutely accurate word or line count is required.
Method of Payment (if submitting by email)

Judging is blind. Do not print, type, or write your name on the text pages of your entry.

7. Your entry must be typed (double-spaced for fiction) on 8 1/2 x 11 inch paper.

8. Mailed entries will not be returned. Keep a copy of your entry.

9. Names of the winners and titles of the winning entries of the Short Grain Contest will be posted on the Grain website in August. Contest winners will be notified directly either by telephone or by email.

10. Make your cheque or money order payable to Short Grain Contest. If you want to pay online, use the PayPal order form below. If payment is from a name other than that which is on your submission, please let us know.

11. Send your entry or entries to:

Short Grain Contest
P.O. Box 67
Saskatoon, SK
Canada, S7K 3K1

12. Entries by fax will not be accepted.
Submit by Email

Now accepting email entries.

1. Send entries as an attachment to: grainmag@skwriter.com Judging is blind. Do not put your name on your entry. Acceptable file formats are Word (.doc or .docx) or PDF.

2. All emails must include a subject line that contains the author’s full name, genre(s), and payment method (cheque , money order, or PayPal). For example: Jane Grain, Fiction, Cheque OR Jim Grain, Poetry, PayPal

3. Follow instructions as listed above.

DEADLINE: APRIL 1, 2015 (postmarked)

Pay Online!You may pay for your online entry by paper means (cheque or money order) or online via PayPal. Use the form below to submit your online payment. Remember: each entry of UP TO two poetry entries or UP TO two fiction entries requires one entry fee. If you submit a poetry entry and a fiction entry, that’s two entry fees. If you submit four fiction entries, that’s two entry fees. All fees are subject to GST (5 %). source visit here