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Writing Contest 2015 – Call for Entries

Writing Contest 2015 – The 2015 Writers-Editors Network (WEN) Writing Competition Call for Entries is online at the WEN website (writers-editors.com), giving all serious writers, book authors, and poets the opportunity to have their best work judged and compared to their peers.

The WEN Writing Competition recognizes excellence and promise in the written word, from nonfiction articles and book chapters (previously published and unpublished/self-published) to fiction (unpublished and self-published short stories and novel chapters) to children’s literature to poetry.

Writing Contest 2015

To enter the 32nd Annual Writers-Editors International Writing Competition, go to http://goo.gl/XsMg3G for the guidelines. You can download an entry form and submit via email, using PayPal to send in your entry fee. Or, you can print out the handy entry form and mail in your entry, entry form and entry fee.

The deadline for entries to be postmarked is March 15 each year; however, because March 15 falls on a Sunday this year, entries postmarked on March 16, 2015 will be accepted. Entries may also be submitted online 24 hours a day, seven days a week at http://www.writers-editors.com/Writers/Contests/Contest_Guidelines/contest_guidelines.htm

Writers-Editors Network and Florida Freelance Writers Association have sponsored the annual contest for over three decades. “During that time, we have been pleased to ‘introduce’ a number of excellent writers,” said Dana K. Cassell, executive director. “In fact, just recently two of our winners have received traditional publishing contracts, illustrating how seriously we take our judging.”

The stories behind those two winning entries can be read online at the Network’s blog: http://goo.gl/u9pcfU and http://goo.gl/o6jWbz

Entry deadline is March 15, 2015 (postal deadline March 16) – If you
haven’t yet entered – or have entered, and would like to submit more
entries – you have just a few days left to do so.

Contest Tip Sheets

Writers-Editors Network also provides several Tip Sheets for writers entering any literary contests. These can be read online at http://goo.gl/qFebrP

For detail of this contest please contact   Dana K. Cassell
P.O. Box A
North Stratford, NH 03590
Tel: 1 (603) 922-8338
Fax (603) 922-8339
dana@writers-editors.com

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2015 Song Writing Competition – Songs of Protest, Songs of Hope

Contest name:Sing-Along Song Writing ContestTimeline: Entries must be submitted by March 15, 2015.
Finalists will be notified by April 7, 2015.
Finalist’s songs will be performed April 26, 2015.
The winning song will be performed May 1, 2015.

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Gil’s Hootenanny & Writer’s Bloc in conjunction with Ottawa Grassroots Festival & Spirit of Rasputin’s present the 2nd Annual: Sing-Along Song Writing Contest

2015 Song Writing Competition

Objective
To encourage the writing and performing of new sing-along songs along the Gil’s Hootenanny theme of “Songs of Protest, Songs of Hope”.

Criteria

  • Songs will reflect the topics of “Songs of Protest, Songs of Hope”.
  • Songs are easily taught to an audience without song sheets.
  • Finalist songs must be performed at Ottawa Grassroots Festival on April 26, 2015.
  • The winning song must be performed at Gil’s Hootenanny in Ottawa on May 1, 2015.
  • If not performed by the writer, the writer is responsible for providing a performer.
  • New songs are preferred; new lyrics for older songs are allowed.
  • Songs from composers 16 or younger are also eligible for the Young Songwriters prize.

What Qualities Should the Winning Song Have?

  1. It is a song of protest and/or hope.
  2. It is very easy for the audience to learn and sing along with.
  3. It provides lots of opportunity for audience participation.
  4. It is memorable.

NOTE: This sets the bar very high! Give it your best shot. We know you can do it.

Grand Prize

  1. The Grand Prize winner will be paid to perform their song at Gil’s Hootenanny on May 1st. Optionally, the winner may arrange for an alternate performer.
  2. All submissions are eligible for the Grand Prize. The judges will select four finalists. Three finalists will be selected from all submissions. The fourth finalist will be the winner of the Young Songwriters Prize.
  3. The four finalists will perform their entries at the Ottawa Grassroots Festival where the Grand Prize winner will be selected. Optionally, a finalist may arrange for an alternate performer.
  4. All finalists as well as the Young Songwriters Prize winner will be paid to perform their songs before an audience at The Ottawa Grassroots Festival.

Young Songwriters Prize

  1. Songs from composers 16 or younger are eligible for the Young Songwriters Prize.
  2. Young songwriters are also eligible for the Grand Prize.
  3. The Young Songwriters Prize winner will be paid to perform their song before an audience at The Ottawa Grassroots Festival on April 26 and at Gil’s Hootenanny on May 1st. Optionally, the winner may arrange for an alternate performer.

Submission process

  1. Complete the form below.
  2. Upload one lyric sheet (accepted formats: .doc, .docx, .odt, .txt, .pdf, .rtf)
  3. Upload one sound file (accepted format: .mp3 only)
  4. NOTE: 10MB filesize limit. Recommended compression: 128kbps or less.
  5. To avoid confusion, use the following file naming convention for uploaded files:
  6. ComposerName-SongTitle.ext

For more information on the contest or if you experience problems
submitting your entry contact Hollis Morgan at hmorgan@hollismorgan.com
or 613-832-9235

source and submit visit here

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THE BATH NOVEL AWARD – Prize: £1,000

Contest Name: THE BATH NOVEL AWARD
an international prize for unpublished & independently published novelists
Close: March 31st 2015

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The Bath Novel Award 2015 is currently OPEN for entries. Submissions are invited for the first 5,000 words of novels in any genre written for adults or young adults, to be received by us no later than midnight GMT on March 31st 2015. Prize: £1,000.

RULES & ENTRY

    2015 novel writing contest

  • The winner of The Bath Novel Award 2015 will receive a cheque for £1,000 plus our Minerva trophy, designed by Jessica Palmer
  • Entries close at midnight GMT on March 31st 2015
  • Novels can be in any genre written for adult or young adult (13+) readers. Children’s novels are not eligible.
  • Submissions should include (up to) the first 5,000 words of your novel plus a one page synopsis and separate covering page
  • Your novel extract should be double-spaced (apart from the synopsis which should be single-spaced) in a size 12 font. Include the title. As entries are read anonymously, your name should not appear anywhere on the novel extract or synopsis
  • On your cover page, state your name, address, telephone number, email address, novel title, genre, submission word count, method of payment plus where you heard about us
  • Hard copy submissions should be typed on single-sided A4 paper. If you require acknowledgement for a postal entry, please enclose a SAE
  • The entrance fee is £20 per novel. You may enter more than one novel. Entrants should not have had a novel accepted for publication by a traditional publishing house. Self-published novels are eligible
  • Longlisted entrants will be contacted during April 2015 and asked to submit their full manuscript, which should be at least 50,000 words long, for the final judging stage
  • Shortlisted entrants will be contacted in June 2015 and listed on our site. The winner of The Bath Novel Award 2015 will be announced in July 2015
  • Novels must be your original work and in English
  • Submissions cannot be altered after entry
  • Entrants must be 16 years or over
  • Entries are open to any nationality and country
  • The winner agrees to an interview which may be published on our site and in any media for publicity purposes
  • Entrants retain full copyright of their submissions, however by entering, all entrants give The Bath Novel Award permission to post the first chapter (or 3,000 words) of any shortlisted entries on our site
  • Entrants employed by The Bath Novel Award or represented by United Agents are not eligible
  • Entries that do not comply with the competition rules may be disqualified
To ENTER, please pay the entry fee of £20 GBP per novel by one of the below three options:
  • PAYPAL or BANK TRANSFER: a/c # 22562591 (“The Bath Novel Award”) Sort Code 60-24-77 (NatWest Bank, Bath, UK)
  • CHEQUE or POSTAL ORDER (UK currencies only) payable to “The Bath Novel Award” sent to The Bath Novel Award, 12 Great Pulteney Street,
    Bath BA2 4BR 
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Then SUBMIT your novel by one of the two below options:

  • ONLINE: Save your novel extract and synopsis in ONE pdf or Word Doc, save your cover sheet in another then email as two attachments to entries@bathnovelaward.co.uk quoting the title of your novel in the email subject box.
  • POSTAL: Mail your cover sheet, novel extract and synopsis to: The Bath Novel Award, 12 Great Pulteney Street, Bath BA2 4BR, England, UK

source: http://bathnovelaward.co.uk/

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2015 Award for Poets, Story Writers and Novelists

Contest Name:  ALL NEW MAJOR AWARDS
Catagories:  Award for Poets, Story Writers and Novelists
Presented by Cinnamon Press

writers award 2015

Cinnamon Press has a range of competitions to help writers establish a writing profile, including ALL NEW MAJOR AWARDS for poets (with categories for single poem, debut collection and pamphlets), story writers and novelists and a rolling programme of mini competitions. Scroll down to find out more about the competitions and the exciting opportunities they give to writers.

The MINI COMPETITIONS are a great way to showcase your work with us.

The first Liquorice Fish competition on the theme of ‘Lost Voices’ closed at the end of October. Many, many thanks to everyone who entered. The results will be announced soon.

The mini-competition returns to its normal format for the next competition, which is now open.

ALL NEW MAJOR PRIZES

We’ve given our main competitions a fresh new approach with even more opportunities thanks to an incredibly generous donation, which has opened up the possibility of adding new categories, with fabulous prizes and outstanding adjudicators. Click on the title of each of the competitions for full details and to enter.

You can submit to the new competitions any time from now to the deadline of each category.

You will find results of the last adjudicated prize in each category here

Annual Short Story Prize

New prizes of £500, £100 & £50 + publication of the winners and up to 10 runners’ up stories. The competition will be judged by tbc
Open to all writers, published and beginners.
There is a £12 fee.
Deadline: 31 May, 2015.

Poetry Pamphlet Prizes

We have a brand new annual for pamphlets, opening to all poets.
There will be 4 prizes of £100 each + publishing contracts for each of the four winners judged by Ian Gregson.
Open to all writers, published and beginners.
The fee is £10.
Deadline: 31 March, 2015

Annual Debut Novel (or Novella) Prize

£700 first prize plus publishing contract.
Open to those who have not had a previous novel published.
The fee is £12.
Deadline: 31 July, 2015
Debut Poetry Collection Prize


Prize of £500 + a publishing contract & up to 25 runners up published in a poetry anthology.
Open to those who have not had a full collection published.
The fee is £12.
Deadline: 30 November, 2015

Single Poem Prize

There are prizes of £1000, £200 & £50 + publication.
Open to all writers, published and beginners.
Adjudicated by Judy Kendall.
The fees are £4 for 1 poem, £10 for 3 poems.
Deadline; 30 September, 2015

General Guidelines (please click on the category headers for specific fees, dates and full rules for each genre)

  1. Entrants for the novel/novella and poetry collection categories should not previously have had a novel/novella or full poetry collection published (single poem, pamphlets and story genres are open to all writers, both new and established).
  2. Entries should be submitted electronically if possible, but we will also accept hard copy – send as two email attachments – one with the work and the other with contact details – please ensure you have up to date virus protection and send as a .doc or .docx or .rtf file. (If you have problems preventing electronic submission please email for guidance) or send your work by post without your name on it and add a cover sheet with full details including the name of your work.
  3. Submit up to 6 poems of up to 50 lines each (single poem); 10 poems up to 40 lines (unpublished); 15-25 poems of up to 50 lines each (pamphlet); the first ten thousand words of your novel/novella or a story of 2,000-4,000 words (unpublished) in a clear type script, double spaced for prose.
  4. Please mark your story/poetry/novel/la with a nom de plume and working title in the header (this is simply for reading purposes to guarantee that all pieces are read blind and judged fairly)
  5. Do not put any other identification on the work, but enclose a separate attachment with name, address, email contact & nom de plume and titles of poems/working title of novel/story title.
  6. Deadlines fall throughout the year between 30 September and 31 July, depending on genre – please check the individual pages.
  7. Entry is £4 for single poems (£10 for 3) or £10 for the pamphlet prize or £12 per entry for novels, stories, and full poetry collections. You can optionally add £4 to this to include a copy of the winners’ anthology for the poetry collection and short story categories, or a novel/la by a previous competition winner for the novel/la category (worth £8.99) or one of the winning pamphlets.
  8. Payments can be made online at www.cinnamonpress.com/ using PayPal or sent direct to jan@cinnamonpress.com via PayPal or by cheque made to ‘cinnamon press’. You will find a payment button on each of the individual category pages.
  9. Work will not be returned, so please keep a copy.
  10. Contact details: Cinnamon Press New Writing Prizes, Meirion House, Glan yr afon, Tanygrisiau, Blaenau Ffestiniog, Gwynedd, LL41 3SU or email to jan@cinnamonpress.com
  11. Results will be sent individually to all winners and runners up; published on the Cinnamon website and included in the newsletter.
  12. All enquiries: jan@cinnamonpress.com

For Detail please visit here

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2015 The Prairie Schooner Book Prize Series

Prizes: $3000 and publication through the University of Nebraska Press.
Contest Name: The Prairie Schooner Book Prize Series.
Deadline: Accepted between January 15 and March 15, 2014.

About:
2015 writing awardThe Prairie Schooner Book Prize Series welcomes manuscripts from all living writers, including non-US citizens, writing in English. Both unpublished and published writers are welcome to submit manuscripts. However, we will not consider manuscripts that have previously been published, which includes self-publication. Writers may enter both contests. Simultaneous submissions are accepted, but we ask that you notify us immediately if your manuscript is accepted for publication somewhere else. No past or present paid employee of Prairie Schooner or the University of Nebraska Press or current faculty or student at the University of Nebraska will be eligible for the prizes.

When to Send

Manuscripts will be accepted between January 15 and March 15, 2014.

Manuscript

We prefer that fiction manuscripts be at least 150 pages long and poetry manuscripts at least 50 pages long. Novels are not considered; we will consider manuscripts comprised either entirely of short stories or one novella along with short stories (please do not send a single novella or a collection of novellas). Prairie Schooner accepts electronic submissions as well as hard copy submissions. Please see below for further formatting guidelines and the link to submit electronically.

Electronic Submissions
The author’s name should not appear
anywhere on the manuscript. All entries will be read anonymously. An
acknowledgements page listing the publication history of individual
stories or poems may be included, if desired. No application forms are
necessary. Visit here to submit via Submittable.


Hard Copy Submissions

The author’s name should not appear on the manuscript. All entries will be read anonymously. Please include two cover pages: one listing only the title of the manuscript, and the other listing the author’s name, address, telephone number, and email address. An acknowledgements page listing the publication history of individual stories or poems may be included, if desired. No application forms are necessary.

For hard copy submissions, photocopies are acceptable. Please do not bind manuscripts with anything other than a binder clip or rubber band. Please include a self-addressed postage-paid postcard for confirmation of manuscript receipt. Please use a standard postcard—small index cards will not be accepted by the U.S. Postal Service. A stamped, self-addressed business size envelope must accompany the submission for notification of results. No manuscripts will be returned. All manuscripts that do not win will be recycled.

Entry Fee

A $25 processing fee must accompany each submission, payable to Prairie Schooner.

Notification

Winners will be announced on this website on or before July 15, 2014. Results will be emailed or mailed shortly thereafter.

Address

Prairie Schooner Prize Series
Attn: Fiction or Poetry
123 Andrews Hall
Lincoln, NE 68588-0334

For information on submitting to the journal, please see our submission guidelines.

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