This is an opportunity for southern LGBTQ+ writers to tell their stories and have their talents recognized. We are accepting plays, feature films, short films, and web series scripts for cash awards, grants toward production, and opportunities to meet with producers in Los Angeles.
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The 2022 London Book Festival has issued a call for entries for its annual program celebrating the best of international publishing.
The London Book Festival will consider books in English, Spanish, French, German, Portuguese and Italian in the competition. The works may be published, self-published or independent publisher non-fiction, fiction, biography/autobiography/memoir, children’s books, cookbooks, compilations/anthologies, genre-based, how-to, photography/art, spiritual, young adult, unpublished, business, wild card (anything goes!), science fiction, and poetry.
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.
Deadline: January 25, 2022
Indignor House Publishing is proud to introduce the start of our annual writing competition (INDIGNOR PLAYHOUSE Short Story Annual Competition) with the first award and publication in August of 2022. Submissions will be accepted starting September 1st of each previous year and closing on March 31st of the publication year. Up to 25 submissions will be accepted for inclusion in the annual book publication. Book format will be in three media formats (hardback with jacket, softback, and e-book).
Every year, a theme will be announced in June for the next year’s competition. The 2022-year theme is RESENTMENT and short stories can be of any genre. Maximum word count for short stories is up to 5,000 words.
Cost for submission is $15.00 to cover administrative and production costs. Three levels of award – First Place – $500, Second Place – $250, and Third Place – $150. A ribbon medal and book publication is included. Each awardee will receive a complementary hardback copy, and the others chosen for publication will receive a softback. Books will be available through standard book distribution via Ingram Distribution for online and bookstores purchase.
We will be responding to each submittal with a critique.
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Early Bird Special! 2022 Next Generation Indie Book Awards Call for Entries – Over $10,000 in Monetary prizes, +80 categories.
Early Bird Discount $75 – Call for Entries: 2022 Next Generation Indie Book Awards
If you would like to receive greater recognition, monetary prizes, awards and exposure for your books, here is an opportunity not to miss. Enter the 2022 Next Generation Indie Book Awards.
Calling all indie book authors and publishers – including small presses, mid-size independent publishers, university presses, e-book publishers, and self-published authors who have a book written in English released in 2020, 2021 or 2022 or with a 2020, 2021 or 2022 copyright date to enter the most rewarding book awards program.
Take advantage of this offer and enter by September 30, 2021 and receive the second category for free! Final Deadline: February 11, 2022
The Bedford Competition
Let your talent flow and compete with authors from around the world! We invite you to submit stories up to 3000 words and poems up to 40 lines long.
1st Prize £1000
2nd Prize £200
3rd Prize £100
The Bedford Writer’s Competition is a non profit group. All net proceeds will go to Schoolreaders, Bedford, a charity giving free one-to-one reading support to children, and The King’s Arms Homeless Project.
Competition opens 1st May and closes 31st October 2021.
The standard entry fee is £7.50 per story or poem.
To enter visit our website: http://www.bedfordwritingcompetition.co.uk/
The Bedford Competition Flyer
A Mark of Distinction
Honoring Children’s Literature of Exceptional Merit
The Northern Lights Book Awards considers children’s books to be an art form and honors books that excel in aesthetic and literary qualities with an emphasis on permanency. We are seeking works that will leave a lasting impression, ones which will resonate with the reader not only now but in years to come.
Entries must be postmarked no later than October 15, 2021.
Guidelines and more information
FanFictionReview.com is currently calling for submissions of fan fiction short stories. If you or someone you know is interested in submitting a short story, visit their call for submissions page for information about submission requirements, deadlines, and how to submit.
GCWA 2021 Writing Contest Winners
1st — K.J. (Kathy) Boyd — Too Many Kids
2nd — Mariah Julio — Where is Everything?
3rd — Nancy Leake — Sammy Snail’s Wild Ride
1st — Vic Larson — Drafted
2nd — Carol Light — A Tough Nut to Crack
3rd — Pat McAnulty — The White Side of Aurora
1st — Jeanne Meeks — Ode to Otis
2nd — Geneva Kelly — Ready or Not
3rd — Alina Steele — Mrs. Murphy
1st — Jeannette Batko — Critique-Mystique
2nd — Maya Fleischmann — Patience Stillwater’s Sestina
3rd — Teresa Falsani — A Single Dolphin
Poetry — Christopher Kozlowski — Silencing the Star of David
Fiction — Samadhi Salazar — The Mother of All Natures
Nonfiction — Nishini Fernando — The Wicked Wall of Water