February Deadlines For Writers

These cold days are finally getting longer, but the time before these deadlines is only getting shorter! If you want to make it in time, you must write like the winter wind, polish up your work, and submit!

Masters Review Anthology Prize VII with Rebecca Makkai

Every year The Masters Review opens submissions to produce our anthology, a collection of ten stories or essays written by the best emerging authors. Our aim is to showcase ten writers who we believe will continue to produce great work. The ten winners are nationally distributed in a printed book with their stories and essays exposed to top agents, editors, and authors across the country. Our third volume was awarded the Silver Medal for Best Short Story Collection through the INDIEFAB Awards, and our fourth volume was an honorable mention for best anthology.

 

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You are a literary genius. When someone starts reading your work, they can’t seem to stop. You leave them hanging on every last word. But are you getting the accolades you deserve for your writing?

If national prestige, $5,000 in cash, coverage of your win in Writer’s Digestand these great prizes are what you’re looking for, enter the Writer’s Digest Annual Writing Competition. For more than 80 years, talented writers of all genres have been celebrated in this renowned competition. And this year, the spotlight could be on YOU.

Submit your best work in up to 9 categories, including Memoir/Personal Essay, Rhyming Poetry, Genre Short Story (Mystery, Romance, etc.) and more!

If you’re ready to watch your writing career soar, enter your best work in Writer’s Digest Annual Writing Competition today!

 

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Hard Times Writing Contest

Hard Times Writing Contest

Hard Times Writing Contest
Deadline: May 31, 2018

Write about a difficult experience in your life, how you overcame this obstacle, and how you were changed by it. Winning stories will be chosen for originality and creative writing style. Stories should not exceed 5,000 words (double-spaced, 12 point font).
Multiple entries are accepted. Your name, address, email and title of work should appear on a separate cover sheet. The entry fee is $25 ($20 for Workshop members) for up to three entries.
All contest entries will be returned with judges’ comments. Authors retain all rights. All contests have a $25 entry fee ($20 for members). Fee payable online through PayPal, or by check on money order.
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Awards for all contests:
1st: Choice of a 2 night stay at our Mountain Muse B&B, 3 free workshops, or 50 pages (or 10 poems) line-edited and revised by our editorial staff
2nd: Choice of a 1 night stay at our B&B, 2 free workshops, or 35 pages (or 8 poems) line-edited
3rd: Choice of 1 free workshop, or 25 pages (or 5 poems) line-edited
Up to 10 Honorable Mentions
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Deadline: February 28, 2018

Each poem should not exceed two pages.
Your name, address, email and title of work should appear on a separate cover sheet. Multiple entries are accepted. The entry fee is $25 ($20 for Workshop members) for every three poems.
All contest entries will be returned with judges’ comments. Authors retain all rights. All contests have a $25 entry fee ($20 for members). Fee payable online through PayPal, or by check on money order.
Scroll down for submission instructions.
Awards for all contests:
1st: Choice of a 2 night stay at our Mountain Muse B&B, 3 free workshops, or 50 pages (or 10 poems) line-edited and revised by our editorial staff
2nd: Choice of a 1 night stay at our B&B, 2 free workshops, or 35 pages (or 8 poems) line-edited
3rd: Choice of 1 free workshop, or 25 pages (or 5 poems) line-edited
Up to 10 Honorable Mentions

Poetry & Short Fiction Submissions Now Open
Call for Entries: Aesthetica Creative Writing Award 2018

Celebrating excellence in contemporary writing and new work, the Creative Writing Award is a platform for emerging and established poets and writers to showcase their work to an international audience, which I believe would be of interest to those in your network at The Gulf Coast Writers Association.

The award has two categories for entry; Poetry and Short Fiction. There are no limitations on themes or subject matters, only encouragement to submit work that harnesses the boundless potential of language, offering limitless and unforgettable worlds.

Creative Writing Award Prizes include:

  • £1,000 for each winner (Poetry and Short Fiction)
  • Publication in the Aesthetica Creative Writing Annual
  • Consultation with Redhammer (Short Fiction Winner)
  • Full Membership to The Poetry Society (Poetry Winner)
  • One year subscription to Granta
  • Selection of books courtesy of Bloodaxe and Vintage

Poetry entries should be no more than 40 lines and Short Fiction entries should be no more than 2,000 words. Works previously published are also accepted and you may enter as many times as you wish. Entries are open until 31 August 2018.

It is £12 to enter the Poetry category and £18 to enter the Short Fiction category.

​For more information visit: ​http://www.aestheticamagazine.com/creative-writing-award/​

CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS

An Evening of Poetry will be held at the Visual Arts Center in Punta Gorda on Monday, March 12, 2018, at 7 p.m., in connection with the 11th Biennial National Art Exhibition. The exhibit opens on February 2, 2018, and runs through March 20, 2018.

We are inviting anyone who is interested in participating in the Evening of Poetry to write a poem inspired by one of the works of art on display in the exhibit and submit it for consideration.

Ten poems will be selected from those submitted by a committee chosen by the Visual Arts Center. Each of these poems will be read by the poet at the event on March 12. The poems will be selected anonymously, so it is important to follow the steps outlined below.

To submit:

  • View the exhibit (after Feb. 2) and choose a painting that will inspire your poem. (You may photograph only the artwork that you have chosen.)
  • Poems must be in 12 pt. text in .doc or .docx format, and no more than 30 lines

To submit the poem, send an email to Nanette Crist at ncrist17@gmail.com with “Poetry” in the Subject line and two attachments:

  • The first attachment with your identifying information: name, phone #, email address, and the poem title
  • The second with the poem, including its title, the title of the painting in the exhibit and the artist’s name (not the poet’s name!)
  • No identifying information about the poet may be on the poem itself, or the poem may be disqualified
  • The deadline for submissions is March 1, 2018
  • Those selected to participate in the reading will be notified by phone or email on or before March 6, 2018.

Any questions, please contact Dorothy Brooks at dhbrooks430@gmail.com or 941-661-4607.

By submitting your work, you agree that your poem may be used by the Visual Arts Center on its website, or on Facebook.  All poems submitted will be available for viewing in a binder at the exhibit. A copy of the poem will be provided to the artist whose artwork inspired your writing.  Care will be taken to give each poet proper credit.

Poetry Chapbook

Chapbook Poetry

Chapbook PoetryTo celebrate National Poetry Month, the Alliance will partner with local poets in creating its’ inaugural Chapbook.

Online submissions are due by February 23, 2018. To be eligible for entry, poets must be able to attend the Chapbook reading on April 5, 2018. Poets chosen to participate will be notified in mid-February.

  • Submissions will be accepted now through February 23, 2018.
  • Poets must reside in southwest Florida and read their work at the publication launch Celebration on April 5, 2018 at the Alliance for the Arts in Fort Myers, Florida
  • Simultaneous submissions are great, but you must tell us immediately if the work is accepted elsewhere.
  • If your work is selected, we ask for first-time publishing rights on our website and social media sites as well as print the publication.
  • We charge a nominal fee of $5 for submissions, which covers the cost of publication
  • Send a bio (up to 50 words) and up to three poems in a single document, in .pdf, .rtf, .doc, .docx, or .txt format. Please use a standard 12 point font (Times Roman). Poems should not exceed one page and must be unpublished in any form.Submit to Chapbook

2018 GCWA Writing Contest

GCWA

GCWA will be accepting entries for the 2018 Writing Contest from October 21, 2017 through January 31, 2018.

Writing Contest is open to GCWA members and the public. Categories are Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, and Children’s Stories. The winners submissions will be posted on the website and may appear in the summer issue of Ft. Myers Magazine. Winners will be announced at the GCWA meeting April 21, 2018. List of winners will be posted on our website by April 31, 2018.

For more information and entry form click here.

Extended Deadline January 15, 2018

Submit your best short fiction stories!

We’ll make this quick. Writer’s Digest is on the prowl for standout short stories in 1,500 words or fewer.

Think your short story has what it takes? Enter it in the Writer’s Digest Short Short Story Competition for a chance to win $3,000 in cash, a paid trip to the Writer’s Digest Annual Conference, recognition in the pages of Writer’s Digest and more.

Make your story bold, brilliant and of course, make it brief.

Enter today!