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Writing Contests for October

International Publication Opportunities and Contests:

Domestic Publication Opportunities and Contests:

International Publication Opportunities and Contests


Harper Voyager Announces Global Digital Publishing Opportunity Horror, Dystopian and supernatural fiction

Entry fee: None
Prizes
: Publication
Deadline:  Postmarked October 14 2012

In this time of perpetual evolution and advancement in digital publishing Harper Voyager is delighted to announce a new venture that will offer talented aspiring writers the chance to join the global science fiction and fantasy imprint.

For the first time in over a decade, Harper Voyager will open its doors to unsolicited submissions in order to seek new authors with fresh voices, strong storytelling abilities, original ideas and compelling story lines. Harper Voyager publishes some of the biggest names in science fiction and fantasy, including George R. R. Martin, Kim Harrison, Raymond E. Feist, Robin Hobb, Richard Kadrey, Sara Douglass, Peter V. Brett and Kylie Chan, among others, and plans to expand this illustrious list with the digital originals.

Submissions will be open for a limited two-week period from 1st to the 14th of October, 2012. The manuscripts will then read and those most suited to the Harper Voyager list will be selected globally by editors in the UK, USA and Australia teams for world English language distribution.

Voyager will be seeking all kinds of adult and young adult speculative fiction for digital publication, but particularly novels written in the epic fantasy, science fiction, urban fantasy, horror, dystopia and supernatural genres. Submission guidelines and key information can be found at www.harpervoyagersubmissions.com.

The submissions and digital publications are a joint, global effort by Harper Voyager worldwide, spearheaded by Deputy Publisher Director Emma Coode in the United Kingdom, Associate Publisher Deonie Fiford in Australia, and Executive Editor Diana Gill in the United States.

The three editors note that: “This is the first truly global digital submission—no other publishing company has done a coordinated, global submission period for un-agented authors across three continents–and all of us at Harper Voyager and at HarperCollins Publishers are absolutely thrilled to be launching this huge opportunity. We look forward to discovering and digitally publishing many new exciting voices globally at Harper Voyager.”

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Domestic Publication Opportunities and Contests


Amy Lowell Poetry Traveling Scholarship

Entry fee: None
Prizes: $52,000
Deadline: October 15, 2012

An award of approximately $52,000 is given annually to a U.S. Poet for a year of travel and study abroad in the country which the poet most feels would advance her work. The recipient must agree to spend the year abroad, as the will required. Publication is not required, but recent winners have been published poets.

You must send in a brief curriculum vitae and a representative sample of your poetry. Go to www.amylowell.org/instructions.htm for additional information on requirements and to secure the application form.

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Dana Awards—Poetry, Fiction, Creative Nonfiction, essay, a novel or novel-in-progress

Entry fee: $15.00 for five poems; $15.00 per short story; $15.00 per essay; $25.00 per novel entry
Prizes: Four prizes of $1,000 each are given annually for a not previously awarded or published work.
Deadline:Postmarked by October 15, 2012

For questions only, e-mail: danaawrads@pipeline.com. All work must be by writers over the age of 16.

  • Regarding poetry: Submit a group of five poems; poems longer than 100 lines are discouraged.
  • Regarding a short story: Send your short fiction (no memoirs), Maximum 10,000 words per short story;
  • Regarding the Essay: Send your personal essay, memoir, or creative non-fiction essay, maximum 10,000 words;
  • Regarding the novel or novel-in-progress: the term “manuscript” does not mean a full book; send only the first 40 pages for a novel or novel-in-progress; 1 short story; 1 essay; 5 poems. For additional guidelines, go to www.danaawards.com/guidelines.htm.

No e-mail or on-line submissions are accepted. Snail Mail all entries to:

Mary Elizabeth Parker, Chair,
Dana Awards,
200 Fosseway Drive,
Greensboro, North Carolina, USA 27455.

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Dogwood Literary Prize

Entry fee: $15.00
Prizes: $1,000 and publication in Dogwood
Deadline: October 15, 2012

Submit up to three poems totaling no more than 10 pages and up to 25 pages of prose. To submit, go to their website: www.dogwoodliterary.com/submissions. You will be taken to an online database where you can upload you submission along with a very short cover letter. Please include a brief bio with contact information, but no name should appear on the manuscript. For complete guidelines, go to their website above.

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Narrative—below 30 contest—Poetry, fiction, creative nonfiction

Entry fee: $22.00
Prizes: $1,500 and publication in Narrative is given annually for a poem, a short story, an essay, or an excerpt from a work of fiction or creative nonfiction by a writer between the ages of 18 and 30; second prize: $750; third prize: $300; and then ten finalists will receive $100 each.
Deadline: October 29, 2012.

We’re looking for the traditional and the innovative, the true and the imaginary. All N30B entries are eligible for the $4,000 Narrative Prize and for acceptance as a Story of the week (280) or Poem of the week (744). For additional guidelines and to submit on-line, go to www.narrativemagazine.com/node/181953.

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Ruminate: William Van Dyke Short Story Prize

Entry fee: $15.00 (includes a free copy of the Spring 2013 issue)
Prizes: $1,000 and publication in Ruminate is given annually for a short story that has not been previously published
Deadline: October 26, 2013.

Submit a story of up to 5,500 words. The author, Mark Richard, will be the judge. Please read the submission details in full and contact them if you have additional inquiries. They highly recommend that you read the publication to better understand what they are seeking. All submissions must be submitted on line via our online submission form. Visit the Website for complete details: http:www.ruminatemagazine.org.

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Writer’s Digest Crime Competitions

Entry fee: $20.00 per entry
Prizes: : A chance to win the Popular Fiction Awards Grand Prize including $2,500 and a trip to the 2013 Writer’s Digest Conferences in New York City; a chance to win the $500 Category First Prize; Get your crime story promoted in Writer’s Digest and on WritersDigest.com; Win $100 off a purchase @writersdigest.com; Receive a copy of the 2013 Novel and Short Story Writer’s Market.
Deadline: October 31, 2012.

Submit a fiction manuscript, 4,000 words or less will be accepted. For full guidelines, go to www.writersdigest.com.

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Writer’s Digest Horror Story Competitions

Entry fee: $20.00 per entry
Prizes: : A chance to win the Popular Fiction Awards Grand Prize including $2,500 and a trip to the 2013 Writer’s Digest Conferences in New York City; a chance to win the $500 Category First Prize; Get your crime story promoted in Writer’s Digest and on WritersDigest.com; Win $100 off a purchase @writersdigest.com; Receive a copy of the 2013 Novel and Short Story Writer’s Market.
Deadline: October 31, 2012.

Submit a fiction manuscript, 4,000 words or less will be accepted. For full guidelines, go to www.writersdigest.com.

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Writer’s Digest Sci-Fi Competitions

Entry fee: $20.00 per entry
Prizes: : A chance to win the Popular Fiction Awards Grand Prize including $2,500 and a trip to the 2013 Writer’s Digest Conferences in New York City; a chance to win the $500 Category First Prize; Get your crime story promoted in Writer’s Digest and on WritersDigest.com; Win $100 off a purchase @writersdigest.com; Receive a copy of the 2013 Novel and Short Story Writer’s Market.
Deadline: October 31, 2012.

Submit a fiction manuscript, 4,000 words or less will be accepted. For full guidelines, go to www.writersdigest.com.

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