Emerald City Writing Contest 

Emerald City Writing Competition provides a writing award contest with the famous writer Scott Moore as the panelist judge for the best new original fiction about American history that is both enticing fiction and based on an even in American history. Once awarded the top prize, the book can be published by any press or publisher without any restrictions or exclusions. The book may also be self-published, agent promoted, or published by a subsidized publishing house. The prize is awarded every year for the best book selected each year at the Emerald city Writing Competition and the information release on the web. Please see the general guidelines for additional details on contest rules and deadlines.

Writing Contest Description: You must be the original author of your book or manuscript (two or more authors will be eligible to enter as long as their submission is in both names), and this novel must be between 10,000 and 100,000 words. All poems, collection of pieces of work by multiple authors, short stories, and collections of works are not eligible. Your book or manuscript must be your own work of writing and original creation without having been previously published and it must be fictional and in the English language.

Prize: $2,000 for first prize winner. $750 for second & third place winners.

Entry Fees: $0 for the first entry. One entry per contestant.

Start Submission Date: November 15th, 2013 (No submissions prior to this date please)

Closing Submission Date: June 15th, 2014

Special Requirements: You are eligible to enter the Writing Contest if you are at least 18 years old at time of entry and a legal resident of one of the following countries: Australia, Canada (excluding the Province of Québec), India, Ireland, the Netherlands, New Zealand, South Africa, the United States (the 50 states and D.C.), or the United Kingdom. We highly encourage self-publishing after the successful winning of the contest prize. Self-publishing may be for some authors which is a form of publishing enabling the author to retain full content and distribution rights to their work without pre-conditions or complex legal agreements and terms required by some aggressive publishing companies. Part of the prize is the a free consulting service to help the writer with self-publishing and online selling and distributing via a shopping cart system as well as other direct and indirect channels without paying setup fees or having contractual controls over the royalty or the content of the book.

Manchester Fiction Writing Contest 

Alexandra Manchester Fiction Writing Contest is a joint sponsorship by Alexandra Manchester Foundation and 3 publishing houses that offer their semi-annual writing competition and are now accepting submissions for its 2012 debut fiction, fiction, nonfiction, and young author award categories. In addition, this years contest is part-sponsored by Clinton Literary Awards Foundation and provides all the judging panelists for the final award and ceremony. The names and poem titles of the First through Tenth-Place winners will be published in the Foundation newsletter to its members and publishing houses may make an offer for publishing the original works of art.

Writing Contest Description: All of literary prizes will be presented in person at the award ceremony. This writing contest is open only to writers and authors, of all levels, in United   States and Canada only. See the submissions instructions for additional details.

Prize: $2,500 for first prize winner. $1,000 for second place winner.

Entry Fees: $0 for the first entry. Multiple submissions not allowed.

Start Submission Date: July 1st, 2013

Closing Submission Date: January 31 st, 2014

Special Requirements: All entries must be the original creation of the submitting author/writers. All rights to the entries must be owned by the author and shall remain the property of the author during the entire process of the competition. The author gives permission to Manchester Foundation to publish and display the entry on its Website (in electronic form only) if the entry is selected as a winner or finalist. Winners will be contacted within 60 days of the closing submission date. This writing contest is open to everyone except employees and family members of Manchester Foundation and the participating publishing houses and Clinton Literary Awards Foundation.

Blue Mountain Arts

Announces Its Twenty-second Biannual Poetry Card Contest
Deadline: June 30, 2013
1st prize: $300 * 2nd prize: $150 * 3rd prize: $50

In addition, the winning poems will be displayed on our website sps.com.
Please read the following, then scroll down to submit your poem.

Poetry Contest Guidelines:

  1. Poems can be rhyming or non-rhyming, although we find that non-rhyming poetry reads better.
  2. We suggest that you write about real emotions and feelings and that you have some special person or occasion in mind as you write.
  3. Poems are judged on the basis of originality and uniqueness.
  4. English-language entries only, please.
  5. Enter as often as you like!

Poetry Contest Rules

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 Blue Mountain Arts, 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 Blue Mountain Arts and their families. Void where prohibited.

How to Submit

Simply complete the contest form below, or if you prefer, you may send your submission via snail mail* to:

BlueMountain Arts Poetry Card Contest,
P.O. Box 1007, Dept. E,
Boulder, CO 80306.

Upcoming Conference

Writer’s Digest Conference East April 5 – 7, 2013

  • Individual Full Conference: Regular price $499; On-site Price (Beginning April 5) $599
  • Saturday Only Option:$349 — Includes all sessions on Saturday, April 6, and Pitch Slam.  On-site price (beginning April 5) $449
  • All Access: Regular price $599 — Includes conference pass for Screenwriters World East, Writer’s Digest Conference East, and one Pitch Slam session for Writer’s Digest only. On-site Price (Beginning April 5) $699
  • Boot Camp: You are able to add a Boot Camp(s) to any type of registration for an additional fee of $149.00 per Boot Camp.  Boot Camps will take place on Friday, April 5, 2013 before the conference begins.  Boot Camps are three hours long and will begin at 9:00 am and 12:30 pm.
  • Writer’s Digest Self-Publishing Conference: Includes eight sessions on Friday, April 5 from 8:30 am – 3:30 pm before the main conference begins.  Add on to your current registration for $229 regular price or register for just this conference for $299 regular price.
  • Student Conference: $299 – requires a copy of student ID and proof of 12 current credit hours to qualify. – Student discounted rate cannot be combined with any other discount offers. Inquire at writersdigestconference@fwmedia.com.