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Writing Contests for June

Moth International Short Story Prize
Entry fee:  €9 (approximately $12 US)
Prizes: € 3,000 (approx. $4,082 US) and publication in the “Moth.” A second prize of €1,000 (approx. $1,381 US) and a third place prize that includes a weeklong writing retreat at Circle of Misse, in Misse, France and €250 (approx. $340 US) for travel expenses will also be given. The latter two winners will receive publication of their stories in the autumn 2014 issue of the Moth and will be invited along with the first place winner to read at the Writing Stair Bookshop in Dublin in September.
Deadline: June 30, 2014

Submit any number of stories totaling no more than 6,000 words with the required entry fees; submissions may be sent through the online submission system or by mail (with the required entry form, to The Moth Short Story Prize, The Moth, 81 Church Street, Cavan Co, Cavan, Ireland. Irish fiction writer, Mike McCormack will judge. For additional guidelines and the official submission forms, please go to: http://www.themothmagazine.com/.


Bellevue Literary Review
Entry fee:  Entry fee: $20
Prizes: Three prizes of $1,000 each and publication in Bellevue Literary Review (BLR) are given annually to a poet, a fiction writer and a creative nonfiction writer for works about health, healing, illness, the mind and the body. In addition, Honorable Mention winners will be awarded $250 and publication in the Spring 2015 issue of the Bellevue Literary Review.
Deadline: July 1, 2014

Prose should be limited to 5,000 words. Poetry submissions should have no more than three poems. Please include all poems in one document. Submissions that exceed these limits will be disqualified. Entry fees are $20 per submission. For an additional $10, you will receive a one-year subscription to the BLR. (Maximum: four submissions per person). If no entry fee is received, the manuscript will be considered as a general submission. Manuscripts should be submitted electronically as a Microsoft Word document or PDF. Please combine all poems into one document and use first poem as title. Do not put your name on the manuscript document (This will be considered separately on our website). A cover letter is not required. Work previously published in print or electronically will not be considered. For a full list of all requirements, please refer to http://blr.med.nyu.edu/submissions/BLRPrizes/guidelines.


Cultural Center of Cape Cod
Entry fee:  Entry fee: $15
Prizes: $1,000
Deadline: Postmarked June 16, 2014.

A national prize of $1,000 will be awarded for a single, unpublished poem that has not won 1st prize in any national competition. Open to all U.S. residents 18 years or older. Judge: George Bilgere.

General guidelines: Submit up to three poems of any style or subject totaling no more than five pages with the entry fee. All entries should be typewritten on plain, white paper. The poet’s name should NOT appear on any page except the cover page, which should include name, address, phone number and email address, the titles of the poems submitted and a brief bio. Simultaneous submissions are permitted, but please notify immediately if submissions are accepted for publication elsewhere.

Manuscripts will not be returned. The names of the winners will be posted on the Cultural Center’s website in September 2014.

Make checks payable to Cultural Center of Cape Cod. Mail submissions to: Poetry Competition, Cultural Center of Cape Cod, 307 Old Main Street, So. Yarmouth, MA 02664.


Glimmer Train Press
Entry fee:  $19
Prizes: $2,500 and publication in Glimmer Train Stories is given twice yearly for a short story
Deadline: June 30, 2014
Using the online system, submit a story of 2,000 to 20,000 words with a $19 entry check made out to Glimmer Train. For complete guidelines, please go to http://www.glimmertrain.org. Glimmer Train Press, P.O. Box 80430, Portland, OR 97280. (503) 221-0836. Susan Burmeister-Brown and Linda Swanson-Davies, Coeditors.


Money for Women
Entry fee:  $25
Prizes: Grants of $500 to $1,500 each are given to feminist writers who are citizens of the United States or Canada.
Deadline: Postmarked by June 30, 2014

Barbara Deming (1917 to 1984) was a feminist, lesbian, poet, writer and nonviolent activist in the civil rights, anti-war and women’s movements. After her death, her friends established the memorial fund. While other grant sources have come and gone, this fund is in its third decade. We are still feminists and still willing to take risks. The fund gives encouragement and grants to individual feminists in the arts (writers, and visual artists). The Fund relies on a volunteer board and judges to collaborate in making awards. The organization is interested in funding projects which you have begun or which are well underway and for which you have work to show. They request that the majority of your submitted materials be related to and part of this project (See the award notes for examples of recently funded projects).

Please take time to download and read the guidelines and application forms carefully. Submissions which do not include the required documents in the requested order may be refused. They do not accept electronic applications—all materials must be mailed by US Postal Services. Application with a late postmark will be refused at the post office and returned to you. You will be notified about the grant decision approximately five months after the deadline date. The current round of grants will be awarded to women poets and creative non-fiction writers. To see what kind of writings are granted awards, it is advised that you go to http://demingfund.org/apply-pd-11.php.


New Millennium Writings
Entry fee:  $20
Prizes: 4 prizes of $1,000 each and publication in New Millennium Writings and on the Journals website.
Deadline: Postmarked on or before June 17, 2014

No restrictions as to style, content, number of submissions, or nationality. Enter as often as you like. Send between now and June 17, 2014, midnight, all U.S. time zones. Simultaneous and multiple submissions welcome. Previously published material welcome if under 5,000-circulation or if previously published online only.

Each fiction or nonfiction piece is counted as a separate entry and should total no more than 6,000 words, except short-short fiction (no more than 1,000 words).

Each poetry entry may include up to three poems, not to exceed five pages total per entry. All poetry Honorable Mentions will be published. Save cover sheet or letter with the submission you’ll be uploading and send as one file.

Should you forget to include such covers, however, it’s OK, as contact information is automatically forwarded to us when you pay online. Payment is $20 per submission in order to cover our many expenses and reserve your book. Payment may be made by credit card or echeck through PayPal. (See rule 10).

Each entry must be in a separate file (up to 3 poems in one file) Many file formats are accepted. Go to www.newmillenniumwritings.com/awards.php to submit online.

To send in entries by snail mail, mail to NMW, 4021 Garden Drive, Knoxville, TN 37918. Enclose a $20 check or money order drawn on an American bank, payable to New Millennium Writings. Include a cover letter or title page with name, address, phone, and email address. Paperclips preferred. Send a SASE or email address for a list of winners. Manuscripts recycled, not returned unless specifically requested (Include SASE with sufficient postage).


Red Hen Press
Entry fee:  $20
Prizes: A prize of $1,000 and publication in Los Angeles Review is given annually for a short story.
Deadline: June 30, 2014

Pete Fromm will judge. Submit up to two stories of no more than 25 pages each with a $20 entry fee.

The winner of the 2014 Red Hen Press Short Story Award will be announced in 2015. Established in 2001, in celebration of the new century and a new tradition in literature, this award is open to all writers and themes. Please include your name on the cover sheet only. Send SASE for notification. See the guidelines for a list of people who are ineligible to win, employees, relatives, etc. To be certain that every manuscript finalist receives the fairest evaluation, all manuscripts shall be submitted to the judges without any identifying materials. Bios, acknowledgments, and other identifying material will be removed from judged manuscripts until the conclusion of the competition. Red Hen Press shall not use students or interns as readers at any stage of its competitions.

Judges will excuse themselves from considering any manuscript where they recognize the work. Please submit materials to:

Attn: Red Hen Press Short Story Award, Red Hen Press,
P.O. Box 40820, Pasadena, CA 91114

or use the online submission tool by clicking on the link at https://redhenpress.submittable.com/submit.


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