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Writing Contests

Here are some writing contest or opportunities that you may not know about yet:

Sustainable Arts Foundation

Writing Awards

Deadline:

February 28, 2014

Entry Fee:

$10

Website:

http://www.sustainableartsfoundation.org

Up to five awards of $6,000 each and up to five Promise Awards of $1,000 each are given twice yearly to poets, fiction writers, and creative nonfiction writers with children. Writers with at least one child under the age of 18 are eligible. Using the online submission system, submit a writing sample of any length with a biography, an artist statement, a curriculum vitae, and a $10 entry fee by February 28. Visit the website for the required entry form and complete guidelines.

Sustainable Arts Foundation, Writing Awards, 1032 Irving Street #609, San Francisco, CA 94122.

Wag’s Revue

Winter Writers’ Contest

Deadline:

February 28, 2014

Entry Fee:

$20

Website:

http://www.wagsrevue.com

E-mail address:

editors@wagsrevue.com

A prize of $1,000 and publication in Wag’s Revue is given annually for a poem or group of poems, a short story, or an essay. The editors will judge. Using the online submission system, submit up to 10 pages of poetry or up to 8,000 words of prose with a $20 entry fee by February 28. All entries are considered for publication. Visit the website for complete guidelines.

Wag’s Revue, Winter Writers’ Contest, 313 Sackett Street #3, Brooklyn, NY 11231.

Atlanta Review

International Poetry Competition

Deadline:

March 1, 2014

Entry Fee:

$5

Website:

http://www.atlantareview.com

A prize of $1,000 and publication in Atlanta Review is given annually for a poem. Dan Veach will judge. Submit a poem of any length by mail with a $5 entry fee ($3 for each additional poem), or one to two poems via e-mail with a $10 entry fee ($5 for one or two additional poems) by March 1. All entries are considered for publication. Send an SASE or visit the website for complete guidelines.

Atlanta Review, International Poetry Competition, P.O. Box 8248, Atlanta, GA 31106. Dan Veach, Editor.

Lotus Press

Naomi Long Madgett Poetry Award

Deadline:

March 1, 2014

Website:

http://www.lotuspress.org

E-mail address:

lotuspress@comcast.net

A prize of $500 and publication by Lotus Press is given annually for a poetry collection by an African American poet. Submit two copies of a manuscript between 60 to 90 pages by March 1. There is no entry fee. Send an SASE, e-mail, or visit the website for complete guidelines.

Lotus Press, Naomi Long Madgett Poetry Award, P.O. Box 21607, Detroit, MI 48221. (313) 861-1280. Constance Withers, Contact.

Binghamton University

Book Awards

Deadline:

March 1, 2014

Website:

http://www2.binghamton.edu/english/creative-writing

E-mail address:

mgillan@mail.binghamton.edu

Two prizes of $1,000 each are given annually for books of poetry and fiction published during the previous year. The Milt Kessler Poetry Book Award is given for a poetry collection of at least 48 pages. The John Gardner Fiction Book Award is given for a novel or a short story collection. Publishers may submit three copies of books published in 2013 by March 1. There is no entry fee. Visit the website for the required entry form and complete guidelines.

Binghamton University, Book Awards, Creative Writing Program, Department of English, General Literature, and Rhetoric, Library North Room 1149, Vestal Parkway East, P.O. Box 6000, Binghamton, NY 13902. Maria Mazziotti Gillan, Director.

James Jones Literary Society

First Novel Fellowship

Deadline:

March 1, 2014

Entry Fee:

$30

Website:

http://www.wilkes.edu/pages/1159.asp

E-mail address:

jamesjonesfirstnovel@wilkes.edu

A prize of $10,000 is given annually for a novel-in-progress by a U.S. writer who has not published a novel. A selection from the winning work is published in Provincetown Arts, and the winner also receives free travel and lodging to attend the annual James Jones Literary Society Conference in Robinson, Illinois. Runners-up will receive $1,000. Submit the first 50 pages of a book-length fiction manuscript and a one- to two-page outline of the book with a $30 entry fee ($33 for electronic submissions) by March 1. Send an SASE or visit the website for complete guidelines.

James Jones Literary Society, First Novel Fellowship, Creative Writing Program, Wilkes University, 84 West South Street, Wilkes-Barre, PA 18766. Bonnie Culver, Program Director.

Center for Fiction

Flaherty-Dunnan First Novel Prize

Deadline:

March 14, 2014

Entry Fee:

$50

Website:

http://www.centerforfiction.org/awards

E-mail address:

info@centerforfiction.org

A prize of $10,000 is given annually for a first novel published in the United States during the current year. Finalists receive $1,000 each. Publishers may submit eight copies of a novel published in 2014 (or bound galleys) with a $50 entry fee by March 14. Visit the website for the required entry form and complete guidelines.

Center for Fiction, Flaherty-Dunnan First Novel Prize, 17 East 47th Street, New York, NY 10017. (212) 755-6710.

Finishing Line Press

New Women’s Voices Chapbook Competition

Deadline:

March 15, 2014

Entry Fee:

$15

E-mail address:

flpbookstore@aol.com

A prize of $1,000 and publication by Finishing Line Press is given annually for a poetry chapbook by a woman who has not published a full-length collection. Leah Maines will judge. Submit a manuscript of up to 26 pages with a $15 entry fee by March 15. All entries are considered for publication. Send an SASE, e-mail, or visit the website for complete guidelines.

Finishing Line Press, New Women’s Voices Chapbook Competition, P.O. Box 1626, Georgetown, KY 40324. (859) 514-8966. Chris Kincaid, Editor. www.finishinglinepress.com/guidelines.php

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About jcladyluv

Jimmetta Carpenter is the Editor and Creator of the Free Fall Literary E-Zine and the Spoken Like A Queen E-Zine. She has dedicated herself to the power of the words and given into her passion for writing and has been writing poetry officially since the age of ten. She has a book of poetry titled “The Art of Love” published through lulu.com under the pen name Gemini. She is currently finishing up with her first novel and already working on her second. In 1998 she had her poem “Rest In Peace” published in an anthology put out by the International Library of Poetry and in the Spring of 2007 will have another poem titled “Through The Eyes of an Angel” published in another anthology also put out by the International Library of Poetry. She was also awarded the Editor’s Choice Award for that poem as well. She 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 N your dreams and don’t ever be afraid to dream big. Jimmetta can be contacted by sending her an e-mail at freefall_lbp@yahoo.com or jcladyluv@yahoo.com.

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