KaleidoscopeWomen writers, submit your true, short story for consideration of publication in a Kaleidoscope Wojo™ anthology.

Ladies get those pens and laptops ready.  We recently started our next writing contest.  Below is a brief description.  When you are ready to get started click here https://www.kaleidoscopewojo.com/submissions

Lessons from the Pandemic

Submission Deadline: 08/01/20           Announcement Date: 08/17/20

We may not be out of the woods by a long stretch, but most of us are learning to live with our current reality in new and varied ways.  What are you learning during this time?  What is this experience triggering in your coping abilities, overall outlook in general, and any other insights you may be experiencing?  We would like to read stories that cross the many reactions that people are having; the humorous to the profound and everything in between.

We will again be offering a $100 prize for the best essay and will also recognize the Runner-up and Honorable Mention entries by publishing them online via our website.

Masters List May Deadlines

They say that April showers bring May flowers, and oh boy, has the last month been a deluge! We can only hope that you may have managed to create something beautiful, and that perhaps you might share it with the world through one of these ten remaining contests. Go forth, and be well!

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Masters Review Flash Fiction

The Masters Review Flash Fiction Contest
Judged by Sherrie Flick!

$3000 Grand Prize
DEADLINE: MAY 31

Our annual Flash Fiction Contest is now open for submissions! We’re looking for your very best stories under 1,000 words—and the winner receives $3000! This year’s contest is judged by the spectacular Sherrie Flick, who will be selecting the finalists from a shortlist chosen by our editors.

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Writer’s Digest Competition

Want to jumpstart your writing career? Let us help!

For 89 years, Writer’s Digest has been looking for and shining the light on new and up-and-coming writers in any genre or category.

And it’s that time again—we’re looking for writing that strikes and grabs us, that we can’t put down. We’re looking for standout writing in any and all of the following categories:

  • inspirational/spiritual
  • memoirs/personal essays
  • print or online article
  • genre short story (think romance, thriller, mystery, sci-fi, etc.)
  • mainstream/literary short story
  • rhyming poetry
  • non-rhyming poetry
  • script (think stage play or television/movie script)
  • children’s/young adult fiction

That’s a lot of options, but we’re sure something you’ve written or are writing will fit in. And we’ve seen a wide range of winners in the past several years. Just be sure to check our website for entry details—we have strict word count restrictions for each category.

So, how will this competition help you? That’s easy. The grand prize winner will receive $5,000 in cash, a trip to New York City for the Writer’s Digest Annual Conference, and an interview for a feature article in our magazine. Ten first place winners in each category receive $1,000, ten second place winners in each category win $500, and on and on!

Ready to be the next writer we spotlight? Enter by May 4 for the best price!

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Poetry & Short Fiction Submissions Now Open
Call for Entries: Aesthetica Creative Writing Award 2020

The Aesthetica Creative Writing Award is an international literary prize that is a hotbed for new talent in Poetry and Short Fiction. Now in its 14th year, the Prize supports both emerging and established writers. By entering, writers can showcase their work to key industry figures and organisations including The Poetry Society, Granta, VINTAGE and more.

Winners are selected for both categories and awarded with £1,000. Publication within the Aesthetica Creative Writing Anthologyis also awarded to a further 60 writers whose works are highly commended.

Aesthetica is proud to champion new writing talent and supports its writing alumni beyond the Prize, offering print and digital publicity and continued exposure across our channels.

January Sale – Save 25% on Entries

Poetry NOW £9 | Short Fiction NOW £13.50

Submissions close 31 August 2020

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

CALL FOR ENTRIES!

THE DREAMQUESTONE POETRY & WRITING CONTEST is open to anyone who loves expressing innermost thoughts and feelings into the beautiful literary art of poetry and/or writing a story that is worth telling everyone. Guidelines: (1) Write a poem, thirty lines or fewer on any subject, form or style. And/or (2) Write a short story, five pages maximum length, single or double line spacing, on any subject or theme, fiction, nonfiction or creative nonfiction. Multiple entries are accepted. Prizes: Writing First Prize is $500; Second: $250; Third: $100. Poetry First Prize: $250; Second: $125; Third: $50. Entry fees: $5 per poem/$10 per story. Postmark deadline: DECEMBER 28, 2019. How to enter, visit https://www.dreamquestone.com

GCWA Officer at Large

Open GCWA Officers Positions

Officer at Large. The Officer at Large shall serve as an officer without portfolio; shall be available to assume the role of any other officer except the President for a short term until said office can be filled by appointment or election. The person serving in this position shall have no specific responsibilities but shall provide advice and counsel to the rest of the Executive Committee and shall have voting rights.

GCWA Secretary

Open GCWA Officers Positions

Secretary. The Secretary shall record minutes of Executive Committee meetings and business meetings of GCWA. The draft minutes shall be distributed to the Executive Committee within ten business days of the meeting. The Secretary shall prepare and distribute, following the annual business meeting, the report of election of new officers. The Secretary shall maintain GCWA archives of minutes, reports of other officers, business correspondence, Policies and Procedures, and amendments to the Constitution and Bylaws.