February 5, 2011

Some writing contests to consider

Okay, so what does the newbie writer want? To be published, right? What might just help you get an agent for a new novel? Being published. Well, contests can be a great way to get published, plus they look great on your CV. Here are a few contests that merit consideration:

Writer’s Digest Writing CompetitionDeadline May 2, 2011, entry fee $15 for first entry then $10 for additional entries. Categories:
    • Inspirational Writing (Spiritual/Religious)
    • Memoirs/Personal Essay
    • Magazine Feature Article
    • Genre Short Story (Mystery, Romance, etc.)
    • Mainstream/Literary Short Story
    • Rhyming Poetry
    • Non-rhyming Poetry
    • Stage Play
    • Television/Movie Script
    • Children's/Young Adult Fiction
Grand prize is $3000 and a meeting with an agent in New York.

The 2011 Stella Kupferberg Memorial Short Story PrizeDeadline March 1, 2011, entry fee $25, short story must address the theme, Restaurants and Bars and must be no longer than 750 words.

Grand prize $1000 and a reading on the radio

2011 Wabash Prize for FictionDeadline March 1, 2011, entry fee $15 for each entry, maximum submission length 10,000.

Grand prize $1000 and publication in the Summer/Fall 2011 issue of the Sycamore Review.

………..And now … for those creative nonfiction writers out there:

Michael Steinberg Essay PrizeDeadline February 28, 2011, entry fee $15 per entry, maximum length 6000 words.
Grand prize $1000 and publication in an upcoming issue of Fourth Genre

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