WOW! is proud to introduce our newest essay contest! The mission of this contest is to inspire creative nonfiction and provide well-rewarded recognition to contestants. The contest is open globally; age is of no matter; and entries must be in English. Your story must be true, but the way you tell it is your chance to get creative. We are open to all styles of essay—from personal essay to lyric essay to hybrid essay, and beyond! Please make sure you download our Contest Terms & Conditions PDF below for complete guidelines. Get creative and let’s have some fun! We look forward to reading your work!

WORD COUNT:

Maximum: 1000
Minimum: 200

$12 entry fee; critique option for an additional $13. Deadline: July 31, 2020

TOPIC:

OPEN TOPIC!

You can write about any subject you want to explore, as long as it’s within the word count and nonfiction. If you’re feeling inspired, write something new, or dig out those essays you started way back when and tailor them to the word count.

Click to Download the CREATIVE NONFICTION ESSAY CONTEST Terms & Conditions PDF

http://www.wow-womenonwriting.com/contest.php#EssayContest

WOW flash fiction

SUMMER 2020 FLASH FICTION CONTEST

Deadline: 08/31/2020

OVERVIEW:

WOW! hosts a (quarterly) writing contest every three months, and has done so since 2006. The mission of this contest is to inspire creativity, great writing, and provide well-rewarded recognition to contestants. The contest is open globally; age is of no matter; and entries must be in English. We are open to all styles and genres of flash fiction, although we do encourage you to take a close look at our guest judge for the season (upper right hand corner) if you are serious about winning. Please make sure you download our Contest Terms & Conditions PDF below for complete guidelines. Get creative, and let’s have some fun! Remember, we only allow for 300 entries, so enter early to ensure your spot. We look forward to reading your work!

WORD COUNT:

Maximum: 750
Minimum: 250

OPEN PROMPT!

That’s right, this is your chance to shine, and get creative. You can write about anything, as long as it’s within the word count and fiction. If you’re feeling inspired, write something new, or dig out those stories you started way back when and tailor them to the word count.

We’re open to any style and genre. So, get creative, and most of all, have fun.

Click to Download the SUMMER 2020 FLASH FICTION Contest Terms & Conditions PDF

https://www.wow-womenonwriting.com/contest.php#FlashFictionContest

Aesthetica
Aesthetica Magazine is looking for new writing talent and we want to make sure as many writers know about the opportunities with the Aesthetica Creative Writing Award as possible.
The Aesthetica Creative Writing Award is an outlet for expression and just one way to keep connected with the world. We are looking for Poetry and Short Fiction entries. It would be great if you could share this opportunity with your network at The Gulf Coast Writers Association. Below please find further information as well as suggested copy for your social media.
The award is supported by some of the biggest names in the literary world, including The Poetry Society, Granta, VINTAGE, Bloodaxe Books and Redhammer Management.
Prizes include: £1,000 awarded to both the Poetry and Short Fiction winners, and publication within the inspiring Aesthetica Creative Writing Anthologywhich is awarded to 60 writers, shortlisted by a prestigious judging panel.

Entry Fee:  Poetry £12 | Short Fiction £18)

Submissions close 31 August 2020

Poets meet Politics

Hungry Hill Writing is pleased to announce this year’s
POETS MEET POLITICS INTERNATIONAL OPEN POETRY COMPETITION

We are especially delighted that BERNARD O’DONOGHUE has agreed to judge for us again, as this year marks Hungry Hill Writing’s 10 Year Anniversary.

We will be awarding:
a first prize of €500
a second of €170
& a third of €90

We invite entries, worldwide, for poems on any theme related to politics.

hungryhillwriting.com/competitions.html

For more details on the prizes, our judge, entry requirements and other competition details, please click the box above.

The closing date for entries is July 28th 2020.

Please feel free to forward this to anyone who you think may be interested in entering, and we look forward to seeing your work.

How Has the COVID-19 Pandemic Affected Authors

Attention writers and creative people! How has the COVID-19 pandemic affected your life – how has it changed your thoughts about the future, about life, about the world? We are taking essay submissions, poems, photographs, and pictures of artwork inspired by this sentinel event in our lives. The selected items will be published in a printed book to be available on Amazon. All proceeds will be donated to the Florida Nurses Association. Essays should not exceed 1,500 words.

If you have a submission for “Pandemic in Paradise,” please email your submission to pandemic@palmango.com

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.

SAN FRANCISCO _ The 2020 San Francisco Book Festival has issued a call for entries to its annual competition honoring the best books of the spring.

Entry Deadline Sept. 25, 2020.

The 2020 San Francisco Book Festival will consider non-fiction, fiction, biography/autobiography, children’s books, compilations/anthologies, young adult, how-to, cookbooks, science fiction, business, history, wild card, gay, photography/art, poetry, unpublished, technology and spiritual/religious works. There is no date of publication deadline.

Submitted works will be judged by a panel of industry experts using the following criteria:

1) General excellence and the author’s passion for telling a good story.
2) The potential of the work to reach a wider audience.

TO ENTER: Entry forms are available online at sanfranciscobookfestival.com or may be faxed/e-mailed to you. Please contact our office at 323-665-8080 for fax requests. Applications must be accompanied by a non-refundable entry fee of $50 in the form of a check, money order or PayPal online payment in U.S. dollars for each submission. Multiple submissions are permitted but each entry must be accompanied by a separate form and entry fee.

AWARDS: The San Francisco Book Festival selection committee reserves the right to determine the eligibility of any project.

CONTACT:

SanFranciscoBKFest@yahoo.com
323-665-8080

Book Blurb Contest

The QueryLetter.com Writing Contest

Can you write a blurb for a hypothetical book?

This writing contest is all about book blurbs. The twist? We want blurbs about completely made-up, nonexistent books. Get creative!

Write and submit a back cover blurb of 100 words or fewer that sets the stage for a novel, establishes the characters, and raises the stakes in a way that makes readers want to find out more.

Let your imagination go wild—and who knows? You may be inspired to turn your blurb into a novel of your own one day.

The award
We will award one prize of $500 to the best blurb.

Please apply by noon (US Eastern time) on September 15, 2020

More details

Apply Here

Aesthetica Creative Writing Award

Aesthetica

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.

Poetry £12 | Short Fiction £18

Submissions close 31 August 2020
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