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Tuesday, March 12, 2013

7 Writing Opportunities

DIANA WOODS MEMORIAL AWARD IN CREATIVE NONFICTION http://lunchticket.org/the-diana-woods-memorial-award/ NO ENTRY FEE. Creative nonfiction authors are invited to submit an essay of up to 5,000 words on the subject of their choice to be considered for the Diana Woods Memorial (DWM) Award in creative nonfiction. Winners will receive $250 and their work will be featured in the next issue of Lunch Ticket. Each award recipient must submit a 100-word biography, current photo, and send a brief note of thanks to the Woods family. All submissions for the award will be considered for publication in Lunch Ticket. Deadline end of March.

Chicken Soup for the Soul - Messages from Heaven: Love Never Dies http://www.chickensoup.com/form.asp?cid=possible_books We have heard many terrific stories about your own after-death communication experiences since our first Messages from Heaven book came out. It was a national bestseller so we have decided to make another edition, with the theme "Love Never Dies." If you have a story about receiving a sign or communicating with a loved one after his or her death, we would love to consider it. The deadline date for story and poem submissions is March 31, 2013.
BLACK LILAC KITTY "GRACIE" CONTEST http://www.blacklilackitty.com/feature.html NO ENTRY FEE. This contest is for adults age 18 and older and only accepts fiction. Any genre, however, erotica/porn will NOT be considered. The story must include a cat. The story must include a Rottweiler. The Rottweiler cannot be a "mean" dog. The cat and Rottweiler can belong to the same person or have different owners. Somewhere in the story must be the phrase "it was a dark and stormy night." The word count must be at least 2,000 words and no more than 7,000 words. Due April 1, 2013.

MGSA CONSTANTINIDES MEMORIAL TRANSLATION PRIZE COMPETITION http://www.mgsa.org/Prizes/Constant.html NO ENTRY FEE. For original, new translations into English of a literary work published in Modern Greek. A prize of $500 will be awarded for a piece of Modern Greek literature (poetry, prose, theatre) translated into English. We welcome work by scholars of Modern Greek and other fields and languages as well as creative writers, students, and anyone knowledgeable of Greek and English engaged in the work of translation. The winner will be formally announced and congratulated at the MGSA 2013 Symposium of November 14-16, 2013 at Indiana University in Bloomington, Indiana. The MGSA Executive Director will mail the $500 award to the winner. Submissions are due April 15, 2013. (Thanks www.erikadreifus.com)

LOOKING@DEMOCRACY CONTEST FOR CREATIVE MEDIA http://lookingatdemocracy.org/ NO ENTRY FEE. Tired of partisan bickering? Feel your voice is left out of our democracy? Have a great idea about how we can all work together? Deadline April 30, 2013. Create and send us short digital media content that either: (a) Tells a story about why government is important to our lives, or (b) Tells how we might together strengthen American democracy. Your submission can come in many formats such as short videos, audio stories, animation, music videos, public service announcements, infographics, graphic art, even Facebook and iPhone apps. They all just need to be digital then Looking@Democracy is the national
competition for you! Prizes range from $5,000 to $25,000.

TAPESTRY OF BRONZE ODES TO OLYMPIANS SPRING CONTEST http://www.tapestryofbronze.com/OdeForm.html The Tapestry of Bronze is sponsoring a series of traditional poetry contests to celebrate Greek and Roman mythology and the Olympian gods. The subject of the current contest is Hephaestus (also known as Vulcan), the God of the Forge. The deadline is April 30, 2013. Limit 30 lines. MAKE SURE your poem is about Hephaestus / Vulcan. The first prize winner in each age group will receive $50 (US). Categories are over 18 and under 18. No entry fee.

The First Line - http://www.thefirstline.com/ Summer: “I started collecting secrets when I was just six years old.” Due date: May 1, 2013


LM Preston said...

Great list of ways to get engaged in your writing.

Unknown said...

Fun list. The contest with the cat and rottweiler was funny-- very specific guidelines!

Erica said...

There's certainly something for everybody. Thanks for compiling and sharing.