Friday, March 12, 2010

Bonus Saturday - Contests

Grant for writers 50 and older - sponsored by the Speculatice Literature Foundation with a application deadline of March 31 so apply now.  This is an annual event so remember for next year.


Win a Publishing Contract....CRR has some “breaking news” for all aspiring authors, so I’m letting you all know before the word gets “out there” officially. CRR Publishing is officially launching on 7th April 2010. It’s something we’ve been working towards for a long time, and we’re hugely excited. Our First Flight Contest, which we have put together for aspiring authors (i.e. not published or contracted) is part of the launch and we are now able to offer a publishing contract for our winner! (For more information, visit: their website for all the details.   


The School of Humanities at East Texas Baptist University is sponsoring the 2010 East Texas Christian Writers Conference on April 9 and 10. A writing contest is part of the conference with a Grand Prize, First, Second and Third Place prizes available in three categories: Essay, short story and poetry. An entrance fee of $10 for each submission is required and entries must be received by March 19, 2010.


Warren Adler, Short Story Contest, Stonehouse Press, 300 East 56th Street, New York, NY 10022.
(212)350-9357. Evan Nisenson, Assistant
Deadline: April 11, 2010  Entry Fee: $15

A prize of $1,000 and publication on the Warren Adler web site is given annually for a short story. Warren Adler will judge. Visit the Web site for complete guidelines.


Crab Orchard Review, Literary Prizes, English Department, Faner Hall, 2380, Mail code 4503, Southern Illinois University, 1000 Faner Drive, Carbondale, IL 62901. Jon Tribble, Managing Editor.
Deadline: April 30, 2010    Entry Fee: $10

Three prizes of $1,500 each and publication in Crab Orchard Review are given annually for a group of poems, a work of fiction, and a work of creative nonfiction. Submit three poems of up to 100 lines each for the Richard Peterson Poetry Prize, a fiction manuscript of up to 6,000 words for the Jack Dyer Fiction Prize, or a creative nonfiction manuscript of up to 6,500 words for the John Guyon Literary Nonfiction Prize. The $10 entry fee includes a copy of the prize issue. The deadline is April 30. Send an SASE or visit the Web site for complete guidelines.


Glimmer Train Press, 1211 NW Glisan Street, suite 207, Portland, OR 97209. (503)221-0836. Susan Burmeister-Brown and Linda Swanson-Davies, coeditors.
Deadline: April 30, 2010  Entry Fee: $15
A prize of $1,200 and publication in Glimmer Train Stories is given biannually for a short story about family. Submit a story of up to 12,000 words with a $15 entry fee by April 30. Visit the Web site for complete guidelines.


The Journal, Short Story Contest, English Department, 164 West 17th Avenue, Ohio State University, Columbus, OH 43210. (614)292-4076. Michelle Herman, Prose Editor.
Deadline: May 1, 2010

A prize of $1,000 and publication in the Journal is given annually for a short story. Kee K. Abbott will judge. Submit a short story of up to 7,500 words. Send an SASE or visit the Web site for complete guidelines.


JoElle Martín said...

Wow! Great information and several that are right up my tree branch. Thanks Speckie!

~ Elfie

Jean said...

Welcome Elfie! Best of luck with any you enter. :-)

Cheryl said...

How do you come across all of these? Thanks for sharing.


Anonymous said...

great post...invaluable info. Thanx!

V.R. Leavitt said...

Great info!! Thanks for sharing!