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Publisher Seeks Submissions
for 2010 MOTIF Anthology
MOTIF is an anthology series published annually by MotesBooks of Louisville, Ky.
Volume 1: Writing By Ear featured 116 writers, including Patty Griffin, Silas
House, Buddy & Julie Miller, Maurice Manning, Evie Shockley, Neela Vaswani,
Frank X Walker and Pamela Duncan.
Each volume in the MOTIF series focuses on a theme – for Volume 3 the theme is
Submissions may be poems, short stories, song lyrics, short memoirs, essays,
letters, creative nonfiction, or other forms. Combinations of forms are
acceptable up to the limits described: Prose must be under 3,000 words. Send no
more than three poems/lyrics. All genres will be considered as long as
“chance” is referenced or illuminated in the works. Submissions may
address the theme either directly or indirectly, but “chance” should figure
significantly and artfully in the piece. The definition or concept of
“chance” can be interpreted in any way the writer sees fit, but could include
ideas related to chaos, serendipity, mistake, the occasion for wonder, kismet,
accident, fate, destiny, cause and effect, encounters, and/or predestination.
Each contributor whose work is accepted will receive one (1) complimentary copy
of the book upon publication as payment. Contributors will also receive an
ongoing contributor's discount for unlimited purchases of additional copies to
use or resell. Marketing outlets include Amazon.com, BarnesandNoble.com, and the
publisher's website, MotesBooks.com. Special marketing strategies will also be
utilized, including one or more public readings with selected contributors by
invitation of the editor or publisher.
Submit by email only. Send manuscript (Arial 12 pt., single-spaced) as a .doc or
.rtf file (MS Word) to MOTIF@MotesBooks.com.
IMPORTANT: Use "MOTIF Anthology" as the subject line (email containing blank
subject lines will automatically be deleted; other subject lines may
inadvertently be tagged as spam). Include all author contact information
(including phone, snail mail, and e-mail address) with each submission.
Include a 50-60 word biographical note to appear in Contributor's section of the
anthology in case of acceptance.
Do not send previously published or simultaneously submitted material.
Submission period closes September 1, 2010.
The Malahat Review's 2010
Creative Non-Fiction Prize
Deadline: August 1, 2010 (postmarked)
Prize: $1000 CAD
Submit one piece of creative non-fiction between 2000 and 3000 words in length.
Entry fee: $35 CAD for residents of Canada
$40 USD for residents of the United States
$45 USD for entries from elsewhere
(entry fee includes a one year subscription to the magazine)
For more information:
the next contest is:
The Malahat Review's 2011 Open Season Awards
Deadline: November 1, 2010 (postmarked)
Prize: $1000 CAD in each of three genres
Enter either: up to 3 poems; one short story under 2500 words; OR one piece of
creative non-fiction under 2500 words
Entry fee (per entry): $35 CAD for residents of Canada
$40 USD for residents of the United States
$45 USD for entries from elsewhere
For more information:
1st Prize: $60 plus publication
2nd Prize: $30 plus publication
Length: 500 words or fewer
Deadline: July 21, 2010 (postmark)
Entry Fee: $2.00 per story
- Write a self-contained short story in 500 words or fewer. No predetermined
theme this year, so let your imaginations run wild!
- Be original. Be concise. Be spelled correctly.
- Send your story in plain text in the body of an e-mail to
(subject line = "Annual Contest Submission") or to the
address above. Do not indent
paragraphs. Leave one line space between each paragraph.
- All stories MUST have a title.
- Be sure to include your full name and e-mail address. If your story wins,
we'll contact you for your preferred method of payment.
- Enter as often as you like, but payment must be received for each entry.
- You retain copyright of your story.
- All entries will be acknowledged if an e-mail address is included.
- By entering the contest, you agree to have your name and email address
added to the subscriber list for InkSpotter News, our monthly ezine. Contest
news and winning stories appear in the newsletter. (Our subscriber list will
never be shared with or sold to a third party.)
NOTE: Please, do not submit fan fiction.
Oregon Writers Colony Annual
Short Stories Both True and Imagined (fiction and non-fiction)
Awards: 1st place-$200, 2nd place-$100, 3rd place-$50, 1st Honorable
Mention-Certificate of Achievement, Additional Honorable Mention credited in Colonygram and
on the website oregonwriterscolony.org
Deadline: Aug. 15, 2010
HORROR SCREENPLAY CONTEST - CALL FOR ENTRIES!
CA - www.ScreenplayContests.com and
Executive Producer, Michael David Jensen present the 2010 Horror Screenplay
$5,000.00 in cash and prizes will be given away this year. Winning
material has been requested by over 100 agents, managers, producers and
studios. This contest is open to all writers, eighteen years and older. The
contest is limited to the first 600 entries and the submission deadline is
Writers may also submit their material online.
Open call for submissions for a
Queer Gothic Anthology
Start writing for the next
Queer (GLBT) Empires out among the stars, where Amazon Queens command Space
Armadas, Guilded Ambassadors spin intrigue and diplomacy and magenta nebulae
boil away under the furies of destruction and creation...
Your character MUST be part
of a GLBT interstellar empire, how the
intricacies work is to you but please
DO NOT send any lone gay captain/cadet of the USS Straight, or stories
set aboard the only gay crewed vessel in the galaxy et cetera--we're not looking
for angsty tales of isolation or unrequited acceptance. This anthology is about
the glorious melodrama of drag queens in space, sauve queer captain romeos and
beautiful alien amazons dancing the light fantastic among glitterball stars! We
want action, we want drama, we want Space Opera! We are
NOT looking for parodies! (3,000
Submissions open: TBA
Reading period begins:
TBATo be published by
Fourth River Award for Poetry 2010
Fourth River Award for Creative Nonfiction 2010
We are looking for poetry and creative nonfiction that capture the
places—natural, built and imagined, urban, rural or wild—where humans and nature
converge and collide.
First place winner in each category will be published in the Fourth River and
will receive a $500 cash prize upon publication.
Contest judges to be announced.
Submissions should be postmarked no later than October 15,
Previously published works and works accepted for publication elsewhere are not
eligible. Students, faculty and employees of Chatham University are not
Include a title page with your name, address, phone number and the title of your
submission(s). Your name must not appear on the actual manuscript.
The reading fee is $5 for three poems or one essay (7,000 word maximum), and
includes a copy of Issue 7. Please make checks payable to Chatham University.
Multiple submissions are acceptable, but each submission must be accompanied by
a reading fee. Manuscripts will not be returned.
(Please note: the reading fee does not apply to regular submissions.)
Send your submission, your reading fee and a self-addressed stamped envelope
The Fourth River
Pittsburgh, PA 15232
Attention: Fourth River Award for (please insert genre here--Poetry or
Isotope Editors’ Prizes
in Nonfiction, Fiction and Poetry
July 1 - October 15
Milwaukee Irish Fest
POETRY CONTEST 2010
An award of $100 will be given to the winning poem. This contest
is open to all.
The Joseph Gahagan prize of $100 will be awarded in memory of the man who served
as poetry consultant to Irish Fest for many years and was a lecturer in the
English department of the University of Wisconsin—Milwaukee. Only current
residents of Wisconsin are eligible for this prize.
The awards will be given to the entries best reflecting Irish or Irish-American
poetry traditions. While the poems do not necessarily need to have direct Irish
or Irish-American themes, the winning entries should have a cultural/literary
relation to either Ireland or Irish-America.
Each contestant should submit no more than one poem; however, Wisconsin
residents may submit one poem for each contest.
Entries must be received between June 15 and August 1, 2009. All entries must be
typewritten and mailed. No handwritten,faxed, or e-mail submissions will
Each entry should have a cover sheet that contains the poet’s name, address,
telephone number, and/or FAX and/or e-mail address. It should indicate whether
the poem is be
ing submitted for the Goodwin or for the Gahagan Prize, and it should be stapled
to the entry. The poet’s name or other identifying information should not appear
on the poem.
Each entry should be the poet’s original work and should not have appeared
previously in any publication.
No entries will be returned. Contestants are urged to keep copies of their
submissions and to put a clear return address on the envelope in case of
Send entries to Irish Fest Poetry Contests, c/o Milwaukee Irish Fest, 1532
Wauwatosa Avenue, Wauwatosa, WI 53213. The deadline is
August 1, 2010.
Winners will be announced on the Hedge School stage at Irish Fest at 3:00 p.m.
on Sunday, August 16, during the poetry events. All entrants who are present
will be invited to read their poems. The names of the winning poems and poets
will be posted on the Irish Fest Web site (http://.irishfest.com) by
September 1 , 2009. Winners who are within the Milwaukee area during this year’s
Irish Fest (August 13-16 ) will be notified by August 10 and will be sent free
tickets and invited to read their poems at the Fest. Irish Fest is held on the
Maier Festival Grounds (Summerfest) on the lakefront in downtown Milwaukee.
The Dream Quest One Poetry & Writing Contest
Open to anyone who loves arranging words into the beautiful art of poetry or
writing 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.
for further details, to print out an entry form or to enter online.
All works must be original.
Write a poem, thirty lines or fewer on any subject, style, or form, typed or
neatly hand printed.
And/or 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 hand printed.
Multiple poetry and short story entries are accepted.
Postmark deadline: July 31, 2010
Writing Contest First Prize is $500. Second Prize: $250. Third Prize: $100.
Poetry Contest First Prize is $250. Second Prize: $125. Third Prize: $50.
Writing Contest entry fee: $10 per short story.
Poetry Contest entry fee: $5 per poem.
To send entries: 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. Fees payable to: DREAMQUESTONE.COM
Dream Quest One
Poetry & Writing Contest
P.O. Box 3141
Chicago, IL 60654
for further details, to print out an entry form or to enter online.
Poemeleon: A Journal of Poetry is now
accepting prose poetry submissions
In addition to prose poems we are looking for relevant reviews, interviews, and
essays. Previously published is fine, as long as it was in print and not online.
Simultaneous submissions are also fine, but please notify us promptly when work
is accepted elsewhere.
*Please read all guidelines before submitting. New submissions procedure.*
Deadline: July 31, 2010
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The Voices Israhel
Group of Poets in English annually publishes an Anthology of poetry.
submissions: October 9st , 2010
57 Littlefield St.
Avon, Massachusetts 02322, USA
Schreiber Prize for Humorous Fiction and Non-Fiction
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.
announcement of three winners: 1st: $500. 2nd: $250. 3rd: $100.
All receive copies of What Are You Laughing At?: How to Write Funny
Screenplays, Stories and More by Brad Schreiber.
Entries 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.
For more information and to read previous winners:
Storytech Literary Consulting
All entries must be postmarked by
Juniper's National Writing Contest
Alligator Juniper's National Writing Contest
$500 First Place Prize
Creative Non-Fiction, Poetry
An annual publication of
Prescott College since 1995,
Alligator Juniper recently won the AWP Directors' Prize for
Undergraduate Literary Magazines
Annual contest awards $500
plus publication for the first place winner in fiction, creative nonfiction, and
poetry. Additional winners selected for publication will be paid in copies (4).
A $10 fee per entry goes toward payment of awards and guest judges. Every
entrant receives one copy of the 2007 issue, a $10 value. The issue will come
out in summer 2007. There is no theme for the 2007 issue. Work is selected
upon artistic merit. By entering our contest you agree to allow us to select
your work for publication even if it does not place first.
Postmarked Deadline: October 1, 2010
Annual Personal Essay Contest
Memoirs Ink is looking for original, well-written personal
essays, memoirs, or stories that are based on autobiographical experiences. The
narrative must be in first person, other than that, the contest is open to any
type, genre or style of story. Stories can be funny or sad, serious, artsy or
fragmented. We are intersted in pushing the boundaries of memoir and also in
just regular memoir that doesn't try too hard--so long as it moves us. This
contest is open to any writer, any age, writing in English--that means
Canadians, Brits, Australians, Ugandans and anyone else anywhere can enter.
Contest submission form - To enter,
- Entry must be previously unpublished (this includes
websites and blogs).
- Entry fee: $15 -we
lowered it! And previous entrants get at $2 discount on entry fee. (Make check
or money order to Memoirs, Ink. Pay online at
Paypal. The payment
address is: memoirsink at gmail dot com. Please make sure to mail your reciept
with your entry form and story.
- Prizes: First Prize: $1000. Second Prize: $500.
Third Prize: $250.
- Word Limit: February
Deadline: less than 1500 words; August Deadline: less than 3000 words.
- Annual Contest Deadline:
August 14, 2010 (postmark); Late deadline: August 31, 2010
(late entries require additional $5 fee per entry);
- Half-Yearly Contest Deadline:
February 15, 2011 (postmark) Late Deadline: March 1, 2011 (Postmark - Late
entries require additional $5 entry fee per entry).
- Winners will be announced October 7 and April 30,
respectively. We will announce them by e-mail and on our website.
- Send entries to:
Memoirs Ink Writing Contest
10866 Washington Blvd, Suite 518,
Culver City, CA 90232
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