Fiction Contest 2015 Deadline June

Bywater Prize for Fiction 

About: Bywater Books is dedicated to excellence in publishing, producing notable commercial fiction for lesbians and all readers.

Bywater Prize for Fiction First Prize: $1,000.00.
Entry fee: $13.
Deadline: 06-30-2015.

The Bywater Prize for Fiction seeks to highlight and promote novels written for and about lesbians. The competition is open to all authors, published and unpublished. Novel must be for and about lesbians. Novel must fall within general fiction, mystery, or romance genres. Novel length manuscript (min. of 60,000 words). Novel must not been previously published, or slated for publication either under contract or under an option clause. The first place winner receives an honorarium of $1,000, and publication by Bywater Books, the sponsor of the contest. Second and third place winners will receive honorariums of $200 and $100 respectively.

Official Website http://www.bywaterbooks.com/bywater-books-writing-contest/

Southern Gothic Revival Anthology Short Fiction Contest

Road Publications is seeking stories that reveal the lives of marginalized groups and individuals by developing complex characters and realistic settings. “Southern Gothic” means examining the social order of the new south, which the judges believe is as fragile and the realities behind it as disturbing as anything Faulkner imagined. However, since some of the best stories in the “Gothic” tradition are from outside the region, entries do not necessarily have to be set in the south.

Winning entries will be awarded the following: 1st place: $500; 2nd place: $250; 3rd place: $100. Winners, Honorable Mentions, and Editor’s Picks will be published in the anthology, (due out by September 1, 2016) and receive 2 free copies.

About: Bestselling author Dorothy Allison will select the final winners of the Twisted Road Publications Southern Gothic Fiction Short Story Anthology Contest. Southern Gothic Revival Anthology Short

Fiction Contest First Prize: $500.00.

Entry fee: $16.

Deadline: 07-31-2015.

website: http://twistedroadpublications.com/contests/

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Writers Festival: Novel, Short Story, Writing For Children, Flash Fiction, Poetry

The Winchester Writers’ Festival offers fabulous opportunities for emerging writers via its ten writing competitions. Writers do not need to attend the Festival in order to enter. The deadline for submissions is 15 May 2015.

Please read the General Rules for Submitting Entries below the competitions before entering. The link for competition entry forms follows the General Rules.

Writers Festival

POETRY

Entrants are invited to submit poems on any subject up to a maximum of 40 lines for each entry. Single spaced.

1st prize: £125 and The Echo Poetry Trophy
2nd prize: £75
3rd prize: £50
Adjudicator: Joan McGavin, Hampshire Poet 2014-2015
Sponsor: The Southern Daily Echo Southern Daily Echo

WRITING CAN BE MURDER

Entrants are invited to submit the first 500 words of a short story or novel with a murder thriller theme.

1st prize: Books to the value of £60
2nd prize: Books to the value of £40
3rd prize: Books to the value of £20
Adjudicator: Lindsay Ashford, Author
Sponsor: P&G Wells Ltd., Booksellers
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FLASH FICTION

A flash fiction is a short, short story which does much more than its size would suggest. It shows a glimpse which implies a larger story, and every word works its hardest to bring meaning, plot, character and theme alive. In 500 words, send us a flash fiction which will intrigue, excite and entertain, and which will linger in the mind long after reading.

1st prize: Telephone consultation with Janklow & Nesbit to receive a detailed editorial report on the winning entry.
2nd prize: Book prizes
3rd prize: Book prizes
Adjudicator: Calum Kerr
Sponsor: Janklow & Nesbit UK
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MEMOIR

Entrants are invited to submit a memoir of up to 2500 words. This may be a self-contained piece, or it may be the first chapter of a full-length memoir.

Entrants are reminded that memoir is not the same as fact-based autobiography. Memoir emphasises story. It is subjective, distinctive and usually focuses on a specific theme or series of memories or even a single event in order to engage the reader and illuminate an aspect of ourselves.

1st prize: A copy of either the Writers’ & Artists’ Yearbook or the Children’s Writers’ & Artists’ Yearbook plus either attendance at one of the Writers’ & Artists’ one-day conferences or one of our popular ‘How to Hook an Agent’ lunches. Full details at www.writersandartists.co.uk/events 2nd prize: A copy of either the Writers’ & Artists’ Yearbook or the Children’s Writers’ & Artists’ Yearbook plus £50 worth of other writing advice books selected from: www.writersandartists.co.uk/store 3rd prize: A copy of the Writers’ & Artists’ Yearbook AND the Children’s Writers’ & Artists’ Yearbook Adjudicator: Paul Dodgson
Sponsor: Writers’ & Artists’ Yearbook
Writers and Artists logo.wpmThe Writers’ & Artists’ Yearbook, updated and published annually by Bloomsbury, is the perfect guide to all aspects of the media and publishing worlds. It gives invaluable advice on how to prepare a submission and which agents and publishers to approach. Essential reading for all writers of journalism, fiction, non-fiction, poetry and screen plays.
‘The writers’ bible’, Susan Hill

WRITING FOR CHILDREN – Picture Book For readers aged 3-6

Entrants are invited to submit a text of no more than 600 words in prose or verse for children aged 3-6

1st
prize: Editorial meeting with the Little Tiger to discuss the winning
submission, either in their offices in London or via telephone (travel
not provided)
2nd prize: Book prizes
3rd prize: Book prizes
Adjudicators: Editorial Department, Little Tiger Press and Stripes Publishing (Magi)
Sponsor: Little Tiger Press and Stripes Publishing (Magi)
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CHILDREN’S FUNNY FICTION For readers aged 8-12

Entrants
are invited to submit the opening chapter or section (maximum 1000
words) of a humorous work for children and a one-page synopsis of the
remainder.

1st prize: Editorial meeting with the Little Tiger to
discuss the winning submission, either in their offices in London or
via telephone (travel not provided)
2nd prize: Book prizes
3rd prize: Book prizes
Adjudicators: Editorial Department, Little Tiger Press and Stripes Publishing (Magi)
Sponsor: Little Tiger Press and Stripes Publishing (Magi)
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FIRST THREE PAGES OF A NOVEL

Entrants are invited to send the first three pages of their novel plus a two page synopsis. Any theme or period.

1st prize: Nancy Smith Memorial Trophy and editorial meeting with Little, Brown to discuss the winning submission, either in their offices in London or via telephone (travel not provided)
2nd prize: Books to the value of £70
3rd prize: Books to the value of £30
Adjudicator: Anna Boatman, Little, Brown Book Group
Sponsor: Little, Brown Book Group
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SHORT STORIES

Entrants are invited to submit quality short stories on any subject, theme or period (no children’s stories). Length 1500 to 3000 words for each entry. Each entry must be a complete story. Entries will be judged on their originality and excellent story-telling qualities.

1st Prize: Writing Magazine creative writing course (choose one of nine home study courses – with a value of £150-£180)
2nd Prize: Writing Magazine reading and critique service (choose from a synopsis and the first three chapters of a novel/three short stories OR three pieces of non-fiction. Maximum 9000 words)
3rd Prize: Writing Magazine reading and critique service (choose from a synopsis and the first three chapters of a novel/three short stories OR three pieces of non-fiction. Maximum 9000 words)
Adjudicator: The Chandlers Ford Writers
Sponsor: Writing Magazine Writing-Magazine-460×460

for detail please visit: http://writersfestival.co.uk/competitions

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Ploughshares Emerging Writer’s Contest 2015

Writing Contest Name: Ploughshares Emerging Writer’s Contest 2015
By: Ploughshares
Deadline:  Friday 15 May 2015.
Categories: fiction, nonfiction and poetry who have yet to publish or self-publish a book

Details:

Ploughshares literary magazine was established in 1971 and is widely considered to be one of the most prestigious magazines in the United States. Its writers have frequently been recognised by The Pushcart Prize and selected for The Best American Short Stories.

Ploughshares Emerging Writer’s Contest 2015 is open to writers of fiction, nonfiction and poetry who have yet to publish or self-publish a book. The winning story, essay and poems from the 2015 contest will be published in the Winter 2015-16 issue of Ploughshares, and each writer will receive $1000.

Emerging Writer’s Contest 2015

The contest is open to fiction and nonfiction pieces up to 6000 words; poetry entries must be between 3 and 5 pages.

The winners of the 2014 Ploughshares Emerging Writer’s Contest can be read in full online: Tomiko M. Breland’s Rosalee Carrasco (fiction); Eliese Colette Goldbach’s In the Memory of the Living (nonfiction) and Rosalie Moffett’s Three Poems.

Entries for the Ploughshares Emerging Writer’s Contest open on Sunday 1 March and close on Friday 15 May 2015.

For full entry details visit the Ploughshares website. Writers are also encouraged to subscribe to the magazine’s email newsletter for advice and exercises from the Ploughshares blog to help in the writing process.

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Writing Contest 2015: The Moth International Short Story Prize

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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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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

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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