Monday, April 27, 2015

interesting writing contests

Some interesting contests courtesy of the UK-based (free) writers’ site

Personify your pet

Write a poem about your favorite pet with four 4-line verses. The title of the poem is the pet's name. 24 lines total, including: Title, Verses, skipped spaces, and By-line.

One entry per submission. Send your poem in the body of an email (no attachments), or (preferred) hard-copy on paper (US Mail).

Winners will be published in Lone Stars magazine.

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TARA Contest

The TARA Contest is open to unpublished and published authors of novel length fiction. The author does not have to be a member of Romance Writers of America (RWA) to enter the TARA Contest, however the entry must be the author’s original work, unpublished and not contracted as of the time of the contest deadline. No entry may have been previously published in any format. (on author’s website visible to the public, self-published, ebook, mass market, etc.)

Entry fee is $25 and the closing date is May 1, 2015.

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Heart of Denver Romance Writers announces the 2015 Molly Contest for unpublished writers

Participation is open to all unpublished authors of novel length romance fiction and those who have not published within three years prior to contest deadline. Entries are to be up to the first 25 pages (including prologue) PLUS up to 5 pages of a synopsis. (The synopsis is not judged, but is helpful in helping the judges score your entry, and judges will often give comments on the synopsis.)

Entry fee is $40 and the deadline is May 1, 2015.

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Erbacce Prize for Poetry 2015

The erbacce-prize for 2015 is now accepting submissions up until midnight on the first of May, 2015.

The competition is free to enter, and welcomes submissions from around the world.

The winner will have their collected works published in perfect-bound format with the winner's choice of full-colour gloss or matt cover; a royalty-paying publishing contract; and five free copies.

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