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August Writing Contests

International Publication Opportunities and Contests:

Domestic Publication Opportunities and Contests:

International Publication Opportunities and Contests

Pavement Saw Press Transcontinental Poetry Award
Entry fee: £20 and $23 Canadian, add $3 for US and for other countries to cover the extra postal charges; $27 for electronic copies, world-wide.
: The author receives $1000 and five percent of the 1000 copy press run.
Deadline:Postmarked August 15, 2012 or earlier only

All US contributors to the contest will receive books, chapbooks and journals equal to, or more than, the entry fee. The manuscript should be at least 48 pages of poetry and no more than 70 pages of poetry in length. Separations between sections are NOT a part of the page count. Send a 1 page cover letter, include a brief bio, the book’s title, your name, address and telephone number and, if you have e-mail, your e-mail address. For additional instructions, see their website. Poems must be original, no translations or fiction are acceptable. Submit on-line using PayPal or mail with fees to:

Pavement Saw Press, Transcontinental Award
Entry, 321 Empire Street, Montpelier, OH 48543.


Domestic Publication Opportunities and Contests:

High Desert Journal Obsidian Prize for Poetry
Entry fee: $12
Prizes: A prize of $1,000 and publication in High Desert Journal if given annually for a poem “inspired by the West: big sky or big city.”
Deadline:  August 15, 2012.

Kim Stafford will judge. Using the on-line submission system, submit up to three poems totaling no more than 100 lines with a $12 entry fee.Visit their website for complete guidelines.


North Caroline Humanities Council; Linda Flowers Award
Entry fee: There is no entry fee
Prizes: : $500, and a stipend for a writer’s residency at Weymouth Center for the Arts & Humanities in Southern Pines, North Carolina. His/her original work will be published in the Council’s bi-annual magazine North Carolina Conversations.
Deadline:  Postmarked by August 15, 2012

The council invites original, unpublished works of up to 2,000-2,500 words, typed and double-spaced.  Five copies of each submission are required with a cover letter. In your cover letter, be sure and include how you found out about the contest. For additional information and complete guidelines, go to their website.

Send entries to:

The North Carolina Humanities Council
22 North Elm Street, Suite 601
Greensboro, NC 27401.


Springfield Writer’s Guild 2012 Annual Literary Awards – 3 Awards
Entry fee: Jim stone Grand Prize – $3 per submission; Prose and Poetry Award – $2 per submission
Prizes: Jim Stone Grand Prize – 1st Place – $100, 2nd Place – $50, 3rd place – $25, one Honorable Mention, plus Certificates; Poetry/Prose – 1st place – $25, 2nd place – $15, 3rd place – $10, one Honorable Mention, plus Certificates
Deadline: All entries must be postmarked no later than September 30, 2012. SWG is not responsible for late, lost, misdirected or postage-due entries.

1.  All entries must be the original, unpublished (including hard copy and on-line) work of the contestant. Do not enter the same prose or poetry in more than one category.

2. All manuscripts must be typed on 8 ½ x11″ paper in standard manuscript form. Prose must be double spaced and poetry single spaced. All entries must have a title (except haiku, which is always untitled).

3. Place the category number and name, prose word count or poetry form in the upper left corner of each entry. Number prose pages.

4. DO NOT PUT YOUR NAME ON THE ENTRY. Include one typed cover sheet with your name, address, phone number and email address, and list ALL entries by category number, name, title and first line.

5. Keep all originals; no copies will be returned. No entries will be published.

6. Winners will be announced and awards given at the October 27, 2012, regular SWG meeting or mailed to those unable to attend.

7. DEADLINE: All entries must be postmarked no later than September 30, 2012. SWG is not responsible for late, lost, misdirected or postage-due entries.

8. For a list of winners, include a SASE with your entry. The list will also be posted on the SWG  website.

9. Any entry that does not follow these guidelines will be disqualified without reimbursement.

10. Make check or money order payable to Springfield Writers’ Guild. Mail contest fees and entries to:

SWG Contest
Lee Ann Russell
1004 N. Rogers (subject: Contest)
Springfield, MO 65802-3517

Questions? email: lar1111@sgcglobal.net or phone: 417 866-0638


St. Louis – Let’s Get Hooked on Cross-Cultural Engagement
Entry fee: No Entry Fee
Prizes: Publication Opportunity
Deadline: August 10, 2012.

Let us know about the obstacles you had to overcome in this relationship. What have you learned from this person? What have they learned from you? Why do you think a commitment to cross-cultural engagement is important for St. Louis. Submit photographs, stories, and/or videos to info@gitana.org. We are committed to sharing great stories with the media, on our website, and in our newsletters. We may even write a play about you!

For additional information, go to their website.


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