HWG fan and friend of authors everywhere reminds us the deadline for entry is looming!
Would you like to see your manuscript turned into a book ready to sell? Enter it in AuthorU’s Draft to Dream Book Publishing Competition and you could win $7000 in publishing services for your book, Ideal for the self-published or independent author.
AuthorU is on the hunt for books in 5 categories:
Children’s – Juvenile – Young Adult – Fiction – Non-Fiction
One Winner will be selected from each of the 5 categories, PLUS the winner with the highest average score will receive a check for $1,000
Deadline is May 1st 2017. Enter promocode WDDTD to get $20 off your submission.
Details at AuthorU.org/Competition.html
This is the 26th FREE Dear Lucky Agent online contest with agent judges and super-cool prizes. Here’s the deal: With every contest, the details are essentially the same, but the niche itself changes-meaning each contest is focused around a specific category or two. If you’re writing any kind of fantasy or science fiction novel (for adults), then this 26th contest is for you! The contest is live through end of day, Thursday, Nov. 10, 2016. The contest is judged by agent Mike Hoogland of Dystel & Goderich. (Dystel and Goderich will be repped at the 2017 LV Writers’ Conference.)
All you have to do is submit the first double-spaced page of your completed work of adult speculative fiction. Read more at Writers Digest
Then if you decide to go forward – what hav eyou got to lose, it’s free! – send E-mail entries to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please paste everything. No attachments.
Idaho Writers Guild announces annual contest.
This year’s categories:
* Short Story (3500 word max)
* Novel first ten pages (adult or new adult novel)
* Non-fiction (2500 word max)
b. newspaper/magazine article/essay
So, let the writing begin! Entries can be submitted now through the first of March. Final deadline March 5, 2017! But wait…there’s more! Each entry will be judged by two or more industry professionals AND you will receive the Judges’ scorecards – FREE with each entry! For questions contact the Contest Director at email@example.com. Download your submission guidelines and application today at https://idahowritersguild.blogspot.com/p/entries-must-be-received-by-march-5-2017.html $100 – First place winner in each category $50 – Second place winner in each category Third place certificate *Entries must score above a 75 to qualify as a winner.
Don’t forget the 3rd Annual Spooky Story Night, Friday, October 28, 6:30pm. There will be food and fun. Costumes are optional, but encouraged. Plus, it’s the Spooky Story Flash Fiction contest with prizes!
Flash Fiction Rules
Contestants must attend Spooky Story Night event in order to be entered.
Entries cannot exceed 500 words.
Only one entry per person.
All entries must be e-mailed to info@HendersonWritersGroup.com, with SPOOKY STORY NIGHT as the subject heading, no later than Wednesday, October 26.
Entries limited to first 20 stories submitted. (first come, first serve)
But wait…there’s more. (Didn’t think we’d make it that easy, did you?) To be considered, each piece MUST contain the following ten words somewhere in the story.
Let’s see how creative you can be.
Henderson Writers’ Group
Spooky Story Night attendees will vote on their favorite story. Winner’s (top 3 places) will receive a prize.
Tickets are $10 and Guests are Welcome and Encouraged!
The Neon Museum Visual Prompt Contest with Helen Magazine is now on progress. There’s no entry fee for this one, and the award is $25 and a Neon Museum gift bag with tickets, and a goodie bag provided by The Writer’s Block indie bookstore. Deadline is October 31, 2016; winner will be announced November 15, 2016.
Submission details and Images: Helen Magazine
Helen Stewart Poetry Award, an annual poetry contest for local Clark County poets, celebrates and honors the life of educator Helen Stewart. This year’s adjudicator is Lois Roma-Deeley. Three-place cash awards: 1st – $100; 2nd – $50; 3rd – $25. Submission deadline if February 1, 2017. Submission details at Helen Magazine.
The Masters review announces their Fall Fiction Contest. Accepting submissions until November 15. This one will be judged by Kelly Link.
- Winner receives $2000, a year’s subscription to Duotrope, and publication
- Second and third place prizes ($200, $100, and publication)
- Stories under 7000 words
- Simultaneous and multiple submissions allowed
- Emerging writers only (We are interested in offering a larger platform to new writers. Self-published writers and writers with story collections and novels with a small circulation are welcome to submit.)
- International submissions allowed
- $20 entry fee
- Please no identifying information on your story
- All stories are considered for publication
Submit to: The Masters Review
Writer Advice, www.writeradvice.com, has been running contests for over 10 years. They are known for their feedback and have cut fees this year. Plus, this year, they’re running four contests instead of two.
Enter a piece of flash fiction. Or a short story.
Dazzle, delight, mesmerize, or enlighten us. Do all four if you can. Writer Advice’s Flash Fiction Contest, www.writeradvice.com
seeks your best short-short stories. There is a small $10 fee in exchange for for detailed feedback
The WaterSedge Poetry Chapbook competition is hosted by Writer’s Relief, Inc. The chapbook contest runs until May 25, 2016. The winning poet will receive a $500 cash prize; publication of the poetry chapbook in both print and e-book formats; Amazon distribution for Kindle and print; and 25 free copies. The contest is limited to poetry chapbooks 24 – 48 pages in length, and the entry fee is $20.
Judging the competition is Ohio poet laureate Amit Majmudar. He is the author of two novels and several poetry collections. He was a finalist for a Poetry Society of America’s Norma Faber First Book Award, and his poetry was selected for a Donald Justice prize. His most recent collection of poems, Dothead, was published on March 29. Majmudar’s poetry has appeared in The New Yorker, The New York Review of Books, The Atlantic Monthly, Poetry Magazine, and The Antioch Review. His work has been featured in several anthologies, including Best of the Best American Poetry, 1988-2012.
For complete guidelines: Writers Relief