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Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Writing Contests: March 2009 Deadlines

"In all honesty, at that time, I never saw myself as an author. I was just a Mom in a state of panic, trying to enter a short story contest to win the prize money in order to keep the lights on in my home."—Leslie Banks

Annual Writers-Editors International Writing Competition

Genre: Nonfiction Division: (A) Previously Published Article/Essay/Column/Nonfiction Book Chapter — (B) Unpublished or self-published Article/Essay/Column/Nonfiction Book Chapter

Genre: Fiction Division: (C) Unpublished or self-published Short Story — (D) Unpublished or self-published Novel Chapter

Genre: Children's Literature Division: (E) Unpublished or self-published Short Story/Nonfiction Article/Book Chapter/Poem (judged together as one category)

Genre: Poetry Division: (F) Unpublished or self-published Free Verse/Traditional (judged together as one category)

Entry Fee: Entry fee of $5 (active or new Writers-Editors Network members) or $10 (non-members) must accompany each fiction/nonfiction entry under 3,000 words. Entry fee of $10 (members) or $20 (non-members) must accompany each entry of 3,000 words to 5,000 words. Entry fee of $3 (members) or $5 (non-members) must accompany each poem entered.

Prizes: First Place in each Category - $100 plus certificate. Second Place in each Category - $75 plus certificate. Third Place in each Category - $50 plus certificate. Honorable Mention certificates will be awarded in each category as warranted.

Deadline: March 15, 2010

2009 Human Potential Writing Contest

Genre: Short Story, 1000 words maximum.

Entry Fee: None

Prizes: The winner (first prize) will be published online.

Deadline: March 28, 2009

Jane Austen Short Story Award

Deadline: March 31, 2009

Genre: Fiction, 2000-2500 words, inspired by Jane Austen or her writing.

Entry Fee: £10

Prize: Win £1000, 2 runners-up £200, all three win week's writing retreat at Chawton House, 15 shortlisted win £40, publication in annual prize anthology. Postal entry. £10.

Review Fuse Short Story Contest

Genre: Short story, Stories must be 3000 words or fewer and adhere to clean content policy.

Entry Fee: There are no entry fees or purchases of any kind required to enter and win the contest. After you submit your story to the contest, you will be required to complete assigned critiques of other authors (4 for free members and 3 for premium members). You will receive three critiques of your story in return. Those who do not complete their critiques will not be eligible to win the contest.

Prize: $50

Deadline: March 31, 2009

Annual Writecorner Press Prize

Genre: Poetry. Any style. No erotica. Maximum lines: 40.

Entry Fee: $5 first poem, $3 each additional poem.

Prizes: $500, $100. Winners published on Web site.

Deadline: March 31, 2009

The Wilde Times Sci-Fantasy Writing Contest

Genre: Science Fiction, Fantasy

Entry Fee: $10

Prizes: $1,000, $500, $350, $75, $75 plus other awards.

Deadline: March 31, 2009

OnceWritten.com Annual Poetry Contest

Genre: Poetry

Entry Fee: Daily Writing Sparks Subscribers: $10, General Public: $15

Prizes: First Prize: $500 and publication; Runner Up: $100 and publication

Deadline: March 31, 2009

Tom Howard/John H. Reid Short Story Contest

Genre: Short stories, essays or other works of prose, up to 5,000 words each.

Entry Fee:
$15 per entry.

Prizes: First prize: $2,000. Second prize: $1,000. Third prize: $500. Fourth prize: $250. There will also be five High Distinction Awards of $200 each, and six Most Highly Commended Awards of $100 each. The top 15 entries will be published on the Winning Writers website (over one million page views per year) and announced in Tom Howard Contest News and the Winning Writers Newsletter, a combined audience of over 25,000 readers.

Deadline: March 31, 2009

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