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Tuesday, January 7, 2014

Writing Contests in Fiction, Poetry and Creative Nonfiction open now


The North Carolina Writers' Network is holding four annual writing contests, three of which are currently open for submissions (and the fourth opens next week). Whether you write fiction, creative nonfiction or poetry one of these contests are for you. Some contests are for North Carolina residents only. Check the website for each one to see the guidelines. 

1.       The Rose Post Creative Nonfiction Competition encourages the creation of lasting nonfiction work that is outside the realm of conventional journalism and has relevance to North Carolinians. Subjects may include traditional categories such as reviews, travel articles, profiles or interviews, place/history pieces, or culture criticism. The first-, second-, and third-place winners will receive $300, $200, and $100 respectively. The winning entry will be considered for publication by Southern Cultures magazine. The deadline is January 17.

2.       The Thomas Wolfe Fiction Prize honors internationally celebrated North Carolina novelist, Thomas Wolfe. The winner receives $1,000 and possible publication in The Thomas Wolfe Review. The deadline is January 30.

3.       The Doris Betts Fiction Prize awards the first-prize winner $250. Up to ten finalists will be considered for publication in the North Carolina Literary Review. The deadline is February 15.

4.       The Randall Jarrell Poetry Competition awards the winner publication in storySouth and $200. This contest opens January 15 and runs through March 1.

Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Call for Submissions - Poetry and Flash Fiction

My friends at FutureCycle Press are calling for poetry and flash fiction submissions now. Take this opportunity to send in your work Diane Kistner and Robert S. King put out good books. Check out their website below.


Call for Submissions

FutureCycle Press is now reading poetry and flash fiction written in the English language for books, chapbooks, and anthologies to be published globally in both print-on-demand and Kindle ebook formats. We read year-round, simultaneous submissions are okay, and we try to respond within three months or less. Detailed guidelines and to submit: www.futurecycle.submittable.com. Catalog: www.futurecycle.org. (Tip: Amazon’s “Look Inside” feature is a great free way to get a feel for what we like. Also see our Good Works and Archives tabs and Free Kindle Saturdays promotions.)

GOOD WORKS PROJECTS

In 2013, FutureCycle Press introduced its Good Works projects, thematic anthologies with all proceeds donated to a related worthy cause. Previously published work is considered if all English-language print and digital rights have reverted to the author and a credit to the original publisher is provided.
Malala: Poems for Malala Yousafzai.Poems in honor, and in the spirit, of the young Pakistani girl shot on October 9, 2012, by the Taliban for bravely advocating for the education of girls in her region. Malala was runner-up for Time’s 2012 Person of the Year and has been nominated for a Nobel prize. We will publish this anthology to commemorate Malala Day, November 10, as declared by U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon. Reading Fee: None. Deadline: August 1.
Homeland: Writings About Homelessness. Poetry and flash fiction on the theme of homelessness with an emphasis on understanding. Reading Fee: None. Deadline: None.
Our Place: Writings About the Earth. Poetry and flash fiction dealing with themes of the environment, climate change, humans in the context of our ecosystems, etc. Reading Fee: None. Deadline: None.
Metamorphosis: Writings About Aging. Poetry and flash fiction on aging: the good, the bad, the ugly, the transcendent. Reading Fee: None. Deadline: None.

BOOKS AND CHAPBOOKS

Our tastes in poetry are eclectic; we ask only that you send fresh, well-honed work that hangs together well as a book. Our flash fiction line presents quick reads that can be serious or light-hearted, irreverent or quirky, fantastic or futuristic, or just plain fun. Include an acknowledgments page and bio with your submission. Reading Fee: $15. Deadline: None.

SELECTED POEMS SERIES

Our Selected Poems series will feature contemporary poets with a substantial body of work to their credit. Reading Fee: $15. Deadline: None.

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