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July Writing Contests

International

Munster Literature Centre – Sean O’Faolain Short Story Competition

Domestic

International

Munster Literature Centre – Sean O’Faolain Short Story Competition

Entry fee: €15 (approximately $20 U.S.) paid via PayPal.
Prizes: First Prize is €2,000 (Approximately $2,600 U.S.) and publication in Southword, an online literary journal published in Cork, Ireland. The winner also receives a weeklong residency at the Anam Cara Writer’s Retreat on the Beara Peninsula in West Cork. If the winner comes to Cork to collect the prize, they will be lavished with hotel accommodations, meals, drinks and VIP access to the literary stars of the Cork International Short Story Festival (Sept. 18-22, 2013).  Second Prize: € 500 (approximately $520 U.S.)
Deadline: Entries must be received with payment by midnight on July 31, 2013.

This competition is an annual short story competition open to writers from around the world Joyce Russell, author of Bloodlines, will judge. Anam Cara Writer’s and Artist’s Retreat www.anamcararetreat.com is again awarding a week-long residency to the first prize winner. Located just outside the colorful village of West Cork, Anam Cara is a tranquil sport structured to provide support and sanctuary for people working in the creative arts. It offers private and common working rooms as well as five acres of walking paths, thirty-four nooks and crannies, a river cascades and a river island, gardens and a labyrinth meadow. Editorial consultation is always available. The prize is valued at €700. Email submissions as a word document (files ending with “doc”) Please do not send PDF files. Include the story and cover letter as separate docs in the same email. For complete guidelines and additional information, please go to www.munsterlit.ie/SOF%20Page.html.

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Domestic

A Room of Her Own Foundation – Orlando Prizes

Entry fee: $15 for a poem, short story, a short-short story and an essay by a woman writer.
Prizes: Four prizes of $1,000 each will be selected; one for each of the above categories.
Deadline: July 31, 2013

Submit a poem of no more than 36 lines, a short short story of up to 500 words, a short story of up to 1,500 words, or an essay of up to 1,500 words, Phone: (505)867-5373, email tracey@aroomofherownfoundation.org, or visit the website, www.aroho.org for complete guidelines and submission instructions.

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Indiana Review—“1/2 K” Prize for a poem or a work of fiction

Entry fee: $20
Prizes: $1,000 and publication in Indiana Review is given annually for a poem or a work of fiction under 500 words. All entries are considered for publication.
Deadline: August 1, 2013.

American Essayist, Dinty Moore, M.F.A., English Professor at Ohio University and author of fiction will judge.

Send no more than three poems per entry, 8 pages maximum. Entrant’s name should not appear on the entry. A cover letter should list the author’s name, address, email address, phone number and entry titles. Online submissions and payments preferred. For additional information and complete guidelines, please visit: http://indianareview.org/prizes/2013-poetry-prize-guidelines.

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Journal of Experimental Fiction –Kenneth Patchen Award–novel

Entry fee: $25
Prize: $1,000 and publication by Journal of Experimental Fiction is given annually for an innovative novel.
Deadline: July 31, 2013.

James R. Hugunn (author of novels, Sleepers Awake, The Memoirs of a Shy Pornographer and The Journal of Albion Moonlight) will judge. The submission can be of any length, but must be submitted in Word or PDF format. Manuscripts should be emailed or sent as CDs. The manuscript itself should not contain the author’s name or address, but a separate sheet should be submitted with the title of the submission and the author’s contact information. Additionally, all entries need to include a four-digit identifying number of the author’s choosing. This number should appear in the subject line of the email, on the manuscript, and on the contact information form. Payment can be sent by check to:

Eckhard Gerdes Publishing
2 Simpson Street, #D
Geneva, IL 60134

Do not make checks out to Kenneth Patchen or to JEF Publishing.

Payment can also be made by Paypal to: egerdes@experimentalfiction.com. Please go to the website: www.experimentalfiction.com/kenneth_Patchen_Award.html for additional information.

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Narrative—Spring Poetry Contest (note a different submission deadline than story contest)

Entry fee: There is a $22 fee for each entry. And with your entry, you’ll receive three months of complimentary access to Narrative Backstage.
Prizes: First Place: $1,500; second place: $750; third place: $300, and top finalists will each receive $75. All submissions will be considered for publication.
Deadline: The contest entry deadline is July 19, 2013, at midnight, Pacific daylight time.

In a continuing effort to encourage and support talented poets, we’re offering prizes and widespread public announcement of all winners and finalists via the Internet, social media, Kindle, and our Apple and Android Apps. Narrative is always looking for new voices, so all entries will be considered for publication in the magazine.

The contest is open to all poets. Entries must be unpublished and must not have been previously chosen as winners, finalists, or honorable mentions in other contests. Each entry may contain up to five poems. The poems should all be contained in a single file. You may enter as many times as you wish, but we encourage you to be selective and to send your best work. Narrative is a nonprofit organization, and its poetry program, like its other programs, depends largely on the support of many dedicated individuals who contribute resources and time to make the magazine possible. We are committed to paying our authors as well as possible and to creating as much attention as possible for their work. Narrative has more than 150,000 readers, and our audience is steadily growing.

The contest will be judged by the editors of the magazine. Winners and finalists will be announced to the public by September 27, 2013. All writers who enter will be notified by email of the judges’ decisions. The judges reserve the option to declare ties and to designate and award only as many winners and/or finalists as are appropriate to the quality of contest entries and of work represented in the magazine. Submissions may contain up to five poems. Your submission should give a strong sense of your style and range. We accept submissions of all poetic forms and genres but do not accept translations. Please visit their website: www.narrativemagazine.com for complete submission and formatting guidelines.

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Narrative—Spring Story Contest

Entry fee: $22
Prize: First-place prize of $2,500 and publication in Narrative is given annually for a short story, a short short story, an essay, or an excerpt from a work of fiction or creative nonfiction. A second-place prize of $1,000 is also awarded. The third prize is $500, and up to ten finalists will receive $100 each. All entries will be considered for publication. All contest entries are eligible for the $4,000 Narrative Prize for 2013 and for acceptance as a Story of the Week. And with your entry, you’ll receive three months of complimentary access to Narrative Backstage.
Deadline: The contest deadline is July 31, 2013, at midnight, Pacific daylight time.

The spring contest is open to all fiction and nonfiction writers. They are looking for short shorts, short stories, essays, memoirs, photo essays, graphic stories, all forms of literary nonfiction, and excerpts from longer works of both fiction and nonfiction. Entries must be previously unpublished, no longer than 15,000 words, and must not have been previously chosen as a winner, finalist, or honorable mention in another contest. They are looking for works with a strong narrative drive, with characters we can respond to, and with effects of language, situation, and insight that are intense and total. They look for works that have the ambition of enlarging our view of ourselves and the world. Please visit their website: www.narrativemagazine.com for complete submission and formatting guidelines. Judging: The contest will be judged by the editors of the magazine. Winners and finalists will be announced to the public by August 31, 2013. All writers who enter will be notified by email of the judges’ decisions, which will be final. The judges reserve the option to declare ties and to designate and award only as many winners and/or finalists as are appropriate to the quality of contest entries and of work represented in the magazine.

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Sixfold – Short Story and Poetry Awards

Entry Fee: $6 for up to 5 poems or $6 for up to 20 pages (5,000 word) maximum of prose
Prize: Two prizes of $1,000 each and publication in Sixfold are given quarterly for a short story and a group of poems.
Deadline: 11:59 p.m. on July 24, 2013

Using the online submission system, submit up to five poems totaling no more than 10 pages or up to 20 pages (5,000 words) of prose in a PDF format. This is a completely writer-driven journal. If you submit, you must agree to read and offer judgment on 6 other works. You must read three times within the scheduled time. If you fail to complete your readings, your own work will be withdrawn from the contest. For a complete explanation, and submission requirements, please go to www.sixfold.org.

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