Write 2 Be Magazine

For the Artists Who Like to Remain Strictly Out of the Box

Writing Contests Update

The Character-Driven Tale Writing Contest 

The Character-Driven Tale contest is about writing great characters.

To enter, submit a short story of under 3,000 words in which

the focus of the story is on the characters.

Acclaimed author David Corbett will judge the entries based on the richness,

uniqueness, and complexity of the characters you create.

Entry is free 

Deadline is April 30, 2013.

1st place receives a 50-page manuscript critique from David Corbett (worth $350), $100 in cash, and a copy of The Art of Character (Penguin). 2nd place receives $75 in cash and a copy of The Art of Character. 3rd place receives $50 in cash and a copy of The Art of Character.

The URL for the contest is: http://www.scribophile.com/contests/the-character-driven-tale-contest-with-david-corbett

You can find Scribophile at: http://www.scribophile.com 

On The Premises Short Story Contest (no fee)

Online Submission Deadline: May 31, 2013
77% of web-based fiction magazines pay their fiction writers nothing.

So do 60% of print-only fiction magazines!

If you’d like to try getting paid for your fiction, why not consider us? Since 2006, On The Premises magazine has aimed to promote newer and/or relatively unknown writers who can write creative, compelling stories told in effective, uncluttered, and evocative prose. We’ve never charged a reading fee or publication fee, and we pay between $40 and $180 for short stories that fit each issue’s broad story premise. We publish stories in nearly every genre (literary/realist, mystery, light/dark fantasy, light/hard sci-fi, slipstream) aimed at adult readers (no children’s fiction).

The premise of our 20th contest is “Inner Workings”. One or more characters must examine the inner workings of something important to the story. The “something” can be a physical object, a person’s mindset, a relationship, an idea…anything so long as the concept of “inner workings” can be applied to it literally or metaphorically.

Any genre except children’s fiction, exploitative sex, or over-the-top gross-out horror is fine. We will not accept parodies of another author’s specific fictional characters or world(s). No exceptions!

You can find details and instructions for submitting your story at http://www.onthepremises.com/current_contest.html. To be informed when new contests are launched, subscribe to our free, short, monthly newsletter.

On The Premises magazine is recognized in Duotrope, Writer’s Market, Ralan.com, the Short Story and Novel Writers guidebooks, and other short story marketing resources.


Established in 1986, Urban Stages’ EMERGING PLAYWRIGHT AWARD has been presented to the best of new, innovative playwrights whose works speak to the whole of our society. Winners receive a cash prize of $500 (in lieu of royalties) and receive a staged production of their play after the process of staged readinds and workshops. To be consider for this award, please submit your full length play on any topic (however special attention is again given to innovative plays that touch on social issues). Plays must require 7 actors or less (doubling is encouraged). *Also note, we are paying special attention to plays that only require 2 or 3 characters.


All Plays must include a biography and/or author’s history of the play, character breakdown, and brief description or synopsis of the play.

All Plays may have been developed elsewhere, but never produced in New York City. There is no limit to submission. Subject matter and character variations are open. *However, we pay special attention to plays focused on social, racial and/or cultural issues.

All submissions must be sent via mail (ABSOLUTELY NO EMAILS!):
Urban Stages
555 Eighth Avenue, RM 1800
New York, NY 10018

Include a SASE (a small one for a response letter or a large one with appropriate postage if you would like us to return your play – otherwise scripts will be recycled.)

There is no submission fee.

All scripts must be firmly bound. No changes or revisions accepted after submission. No double-sided pages.

It usually takes two to six months for us to read and process your script. We ask that you do not call or email our offices to inquire on the status of your play.

Bookmark our website to keep up to date on our Mainstage production and traveling plays and workshops!


About jcladyluv

Jimmetta Carpenter was born and raised in the Prince George’s County Maryland and has had a very big imagination since a very early age. She has been writing poetry since she was in elementary school around the age of ten. Her love of words has allowed her to express herself in ways in which verbally she can not. She is a freelance writer, blogger, and the author of a collection of poetry, The Art of Love under the Pseudonym Gemini, and a novel titled The Diary: Succession of Lies under the Pseudonym Jaycee Durant. She is looking forward to producing two new online magazines, Write 2 Be, and Write 2 Be*Kids, in 2013 under Write 2 Be Media Co. She is currently working on her third and fourth novels and is looking forward to having a very long and rewarding career in writing and hopes that through living out her dreams she can inspire someone else out there to realize theirs. Her advice to other up and coming authors is to NEVER stop believing in your dreams and don’t ever be afraid to dream big.

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