Category Archives: Submissions

Stories From the Heart Call for Writers

 

Everyone has a good story to tell or would like to hear told.
We’ve launched Stories from the Heart for anyone who wants to read or write an uplifting story.
If your story gets the most ‘likes’, you’ll win an award from one of our sponsors.
There is no limit to the number of stories you can publish.
Click HERE to register and submit your stories, or click here for more information.

Call For Submissions From Writer’s Relief

From: Ronnie L. Smith, President, Writer’s Relief, Inc.

RE: Deadline Thursday, June 22

Here’s my personal invitation: Submit your work for our consideration TODAY.

We want to add a few new clients to our list. We are accepting work in the following genres only: novel/memoir, poetry, and short prose (fiction or personal essays). Please do not send children’s books or poetry collections. Thursday, June 22, is the deadline.

Hire us to do the research and the legwork involved in making submissions, and you’ll have more time to write. We have a service for every budget. However, entering our Full Service client list does require Review Board approval, and fewer than 20% of applications are accepted, so send your strongest work.

Submit your work today using our quick and easy online form. Click this link: http://www.writersrelief.com/review_board

Deadline for submissions is Thursday, June 22.

Admission to our client list is by invitation only, so please send your best writing. Please note: Not all work is accepted.

Submission guidelines may be found at this link: http://www.writersrelief.com/submission-guidelines-for-review-board

We’ve been helping creative writers find the best markets for their work for over 20 years. If your writing is strong, we may be able to help you too.

QUESTIONS? Give us a call today.

We look forward to reading your writing sample!

Sincerely,

Ronnie L. Smith
President, Writer’s Relief, Inc.
(866) 405-3003 (toll-free)
www.WritersRelief.com/Review_Board

P.S. Whether or not our reviewers send an invitation to join our client list, every writer who applies to our Full Service will receive a FREE copy of our digital workbook, The Goal-Oriented Writer: How to Define and Organize Your Writing Goals, once they’ve submitted work for Review Board consideration. We love this workbook, and we think it will help you become a better writer.

P.P.S. This is a great time of year to get started. The majority of agents and editors in our database read through the summer months. Regular submissions = more acceptances. Submit your strongest writing samples to our Review Board today, and we’ll find the best markets most likely to be interested in accepting your work. Deadline is Thursday, June 22.

If you have already submitted for this Review Board call, we thank you. Our readers will respond to your submission shortly.

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“A deadline puts you up against the wall. That’s how I do all my writing. If I don’t have a deadline from someone else, I make a deadline.” ~Natalie Goldberg

“Make your characters live, make them real. If your readers do not empathize with your characters, your story, no matter how clever, must surely fail. Make them love your characters or hate them. Let the reader be envious of them or repelled or fascinated; but make the reader believe. There is only one way to do that: YOU must believe.” ~Sidney Sheldon

Call for screenplays

Calling all screenwriters!

Scriptapalooza Fellowship 2017 is here! This is your chance to take your screenwriting to new levels. For those who make the grade:

Fellowship Recipient Will Receive:

  • Fellowship recipient will be sent to a Robert McKee Story Seminar.
  • Airfare and Hotel to Los Angeles or New York.
  • 6 month mentorship with Scriptapalooza mentor.
  • Access to over 90 producers thru Scriptapalooza’s network.
  • Attend an Aaron Sorkin MasterClass online class.

Five Recipients Will Receive:

  • 3 month mentorship with Scriptapalooza mentor.
  • Access to over 90 producers thru Scriptapalooza’s network.
  • Attend an Aaron Sorkin MasterClass online class.
  • We will offer advice, guidance and direction on your script.

Scriptapalooza Fellowship Entry Fees

  • Fellowship entry only $45
  • Fellowship entry with 4-5 pages of feedback $105

Application Requirements:

  • Completed application and fee.
  • Your screenplay emailed to us in PDF format.
  • Applicant must answer the following essay question:
    Why are you interested in this fellowship and what do you hope to gain from it? (1 page maximum)

Timeline:

  • Fellowship currently accepting screenplays. Deadline is July 1st.
  • Applicants get their feedback between July thru September.
  • We announce the top 6 Fellows on October 9th.
  • We announce the Fellowship recipient on October 23rd.
  • Fellowship recipient attends the McKee Story Seminar in 2018.

Full info and to enter: SCRIPTAPALOOZA FELLOWSHIP

Special contest

2 Elizabeths announce a special contest with a $325.00 Grand Prize. 

Send your short fiction (1,000 – 6,000 words) or poetry collection (3 – 10 pages). The grand prize is $325. The second place prize will be $100, and the third place prize will be $75. Each of the three winners will have their work published, and will also have a full feature interview on our website and in our bi-monthly electronic magazine.

Please send your work to in either a Google Doc or Microsoft Word document. Double spacing with a legible font like Times New Roman is preferred. Please include contact information, title, and word count at the top of your document.

One short fiction entry should be between 1,000 and 6,000 words in length.
Alternatively, one poetry entry should consist of a short collection, between three and ten pages. 

They do accept multiple and simultaneous submissions, but ask that you let them know if your work is accepted elsewhere in a timely manner.

They require first rights and electronic rights of a piece we select to publish. Works will first be available on the website and then in the bi-monthly electronic magazine.

For more information, please join us at 2Elizabeths.

Author U Dream Book

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

FREE adult SciFi-Fantasy contest

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: dearluckyagent26@gmail.com.

Please paste everything. No attachments.

Idaho Writers Guild

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)
a. Memoir
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 sherryabriscoe@gmail.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.

Anthology deadline approaching

For members of the HWG who are considering submitting to the annual anthology, the deadline for submissions on Writer’s Bloc 8 is fast approaching. You have until midnight of October 31, 2016. Rules are below:

What to Submit:
Your best one (1) edited work of fiction, nonfiction, poetry, or a teaser from your novel
How to Submit:
Email your completed submission to —
HWG Secretary Audrey Balzart at audrey101@aol.com
Formatting Guidelines
No more than 4,000 words
Word document (Word 97-2003 or later, electronic format only)
One (1) inch margins all around
Double-spaced
Times New Roman or Courier 12 pt font
Work should include a Header with the Work Title and Page Numbers (may include author’s name)
Cover page with:
Author’s Name
     Title of Work
     Type of work (fiction, nonfiction, poetry, teaser)
     Word count
The cover page can be part of the work’s document or a separate Word document—NOT just in the body of the email.  Do not add the words from the cover to the work’s overall word count.
Submissions not following these guidelines will be returned and can be resubmitted if they meet the deadline.

No entry fee Visual Prompt Contest

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