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FundsforWriters and its annual sponsor
IdeaWeaver, creator of writing and
creativity software, announce the 8th Annual FundsforWriters Essay Contest.
THEME: "Invisible Writing" As is the FundsforWriters trademark,
applicants enter with or without an entry fee, their choice. Prize monies
range from $10 to $200. Limit 750 words. Direct any questions to Hope
Deadline October 31, 2009.
CALL FOR POEMS
21st Century Howlers: A New Generation Jazz and Blues Anthology
In the past ten to twenty years, a new generation of poets has emerged that
seeks to expand and deepen the call-and-response tradition of Jazz and Blues
music into the 21st century. Many of these poets may have not experienced a
time when Blues or Jazz were the country’s common vernacular or were played
with any heavy rotation on their local radio stations.
As we quickly approach the centennial of Jazz and Blues, this anthology
seeks to gather the voices of a new generation of Howlers: those poets
whose work embodies or addresses the musical traditions of Jazz and Blues,
and who began actively publishing no earlier than 1995. Editors are
particularly interested in innovative approaches, reinterpretations, and
engagements with the contemporary socio-historical moment and/or Jazz and
Blues scene. Each poet featured in the anthology will provide a short
commentary or anecdote on the ways Blues and/or Jazz have affected their
E-mails should contain a cover letter and submission as one attachment in
Microsoft Word. Previously published work must be acknowledged in the
cover letter. Submissions will be taken on an ongoing basis until
15, 2010, e-mail
Co-editors of this anthology are
Tyehimba Jess, Duriel E. Harris, and Patricia Smith.
A Face to Meet the
Faces: An Anthology of Contemporary Persona Poetry.
Seeking poems that work within the literary tradition of
persona poetry: poems written as dramatic monologues, whose speakers employ
masks, or whose character and voice are different from the poet's own.
Please submit up to 5 unpublished poems. We will also consider poems whose
rights have reverted back to the author.
All submissions will be accepted electronically. Please send an email to
the editors at
with the poet's name and "Submission for Persona Anthology" as the subject
line, with the poems as an attachment.
Submissions will be accepted October
1, 2009 through January 1, 2010.
GOD! seeks stories about answered prayer
Seeks to publish stories about real people who have
experienced real life answers to prayer. Stories that will bring hope,
inspiration, and encouragement to people the world over.
If you have such a story, they want to hear about it. Check out the
American Book Review Call
for Submissions - Bad Books
Richard Ford once said that it takes as much
effort to produce a bad book as a good book.
And as disheartening as that sounds, what Ford’s assertion might raise, and
what most everyone who has attempted the task of a book-length work already
knows, is the notion that effort alone does not ensure a book’s success, and
that there are probably more ways for a good book to be overlooked than a
bad book to never make it into print.
That said, what constitutes a bad book? Is it an overrated “good” book? Can
an otherwise good author produce a “bad” book? Is the badness in style, in
execution? Or is it in theme or outlook?
In the spirit of such focuses as 100 Best Last Lines of Novels and Why Teach
Creative Writing? and the most recent Fiction’s Future, American Book
Reviewseeks entries for consideration in an upcoming “Bad Books” focus.
Whether it’s a novel, memoir, collection of poems, how-to or self-help
book, select a book that you think belongs on the “Bad Books” list and
accompany it with a two hundred and fifty word essay illustrating just
what’s bad about it.
Submissions are due by Nov. 1, 2009
American Book Review
School of Arts & Sciences
University of Houston-Victoria
3007 N. Ben Wilson
Victoria, TX 77901
Amy Writing Awards
or The Amy Foundation, PO Box
16091, Lansing MI 48901.
—for articles that present the
biblical position in a sensitive, thought-provoking manner - must be published
in a mainstream, non-religious publication during
January 1 and December 31 of the current calendar year..
No entry fee.. Awards: $10,000 - $1,000.
Deadline: January 31, 2009
Strix Varia: Call for Essay Submissions
Smith Browne, editor of the new poetry-reading e-zine "Strix Varia" is
calling for submissions of essays on contemporary poetry.
A VERSAL CALL
Versal wants your poetry, prose, and art for its seventh
issue due out
in May, 2009. Internationally acclaimed literary annual published in
Amsterdam; perfect bound, 100 pages of the urgent, involved, &
unexpected. See website for guidelines and to submit:
http://versal.wordsinhere.com. We only accept submissions
(easy-to-use) online submission manager. Inquiries (only) can be
directed to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Deadline: January 15, 2009.
FundsforWriters.com and VIPAuthors.com
present an annual essay contest.
Submit 750 words or less on the theme: Invisible Writing. Interpret it as
like. Enter the $5 entry fee category and vie for $200 or the NO entry fee
category and compete for $50. Deadline October 31, 2009. Winners
announced December 1, 2009.
THE MONA SCHREIBER PRIZE FOR HUMOROUS FICTION AND
Announcing the annual competition:
Writers of comedic essays,
articles, short stories, poetry, shopping lists and
other forms are invited to submit. Works up to 750 words in length should
be typed, double-spaced, accompanied by a money order or check for $5 to cover
administrative costs, payable to "The Mona Schreiber Prize." No limit to entries
but each must have a separate fee. Put contact information on the first page.
No SASEs, please. Include e-mail address for notification of winners.
Three winners: 1st: $500,
2nd: $250, 3rd: $100.
Entries should be stapled, are not returned and must be unpublished.
Humor is subjective. Uniqueness is suggested. Weirdness is
encouraged. The Mona Schreiber Prize for Humorous Fiction and
Non-Fiction, 11362 Homedale Street, Los Angeles, CA 90049.
Call for Submissions
The Survivor’s Review, a not-for-profit quarterly online journal encouraging the
creative expression of cancer survivors, is seeking stories, essays and poems
by those who are intimately familiar with the cancer journey.
If you have written a piece that explores the heart of what it means to
be a cancer survivor or caregiver, please consider submitting your work to us
at www.survivorsreview.org. Our word count is flexible, but most of our
features range from 100 to 1,000 words. Please visit the site and contact us
with any questions.
Question: Who is a cancer survivor?
Answer: Anyone living with a history of cancer from the moment of
diagnosis through the remainder of life.
Announces Its Fifteenth Biannual Poetry Card Contest
1st prize: $300 * 2nd prize: $150 * 3rd prize: $50
In addition, the winning poems will be displayed on our website
Poems can be rhyming or non-rhyming, although
we find that non-rhyming poetry reads better.
We suggest that you write about real emotions
and feelings and that you have some special person or occasion in mind as
Poems are judged on the basis of originality
English-language entries only, please.
Enter as often as you like!
All entries must be
the original creation of the submitting author. All rights to the entries
must be owned by the author and shall remain the property of the author. The
author gives permission to SPS Studios, Inc. to publish and display the
entry on the Web (in electronic form only) if the entry is selected as a
winner or finalist. Winners will be contacted within 45 days of the deadline
date. Contest is open to everyone except employees of SPS Studios and their
families. Void where prohibited.
http://www.sps.com/poetry/index.html to complete the
contest form, or if you prefer, you may send your submission via
SPS Studios Poetry
Deadline: December 31, 2009
American Literary Review
The American Literary Review welcomes submissions of previously
unpublished poems, short stories, and creative non-fiction. We also accept
submissions for cover art. Please include an SASE and cover letter with your
submission. Also include enough postage to return your work. Please mark
envelopes and cover letters Fiction, Poetry, or Nonfiction. .
The reading period extends from October 1 to May 1. Unsolicited
manuscripts received outside this reading period will be returned unread.
American Literary Review
PO Box 311307
University of North Texas
Denton, TX 76203-1307
The Dream Quest One Poetry & Writing Contest
open to anyone who loves arranging words into the beautiful art of poetry
or to write a short story that is worth telling everyone! And to all who
have the ability to dream… Write a poem or short story for a chance to win
cash prizes. All works must be original.
for further details or to enter!
poem, thirty lines or fewer on any subject, style, or form, typed or neatly
write a short story, five pages maximum length, on any subject or theme,
creative writing fiction or non-fiction (including essay compositions,
diary, journal entries and screenwriting). Also, must be typed or neatly
Multiple poetry and short story entries are accepted.
winners will be announced on January 31, 2009
Contest First Prize is $500. Second Prize: $250. Third Prize: $100.
Contest First Prize is $250. Second Prize: $125. Third Prize: $50.
Contest entry fee: $10 per short story submitted.
Contest entry fee: $5 per poem.
Include title(s) with your story (ies) or poem(s), along with your name,
address, phone#, email, brief biographical info. (Tell us a little about
yourself), on the coversheet. Add a self-addressed stamped envelope for
entry confirmation. Mail entries/fees payable to: "DREAMQUESTONE.COM"
Dream Quest One
Poetry & Writing Contest
Chicago, IL 60654
deadline: December 31, 2009
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