- Poetry awards: enter a poem of up to 32 lines; the deadline is October 3, 2016.
- Self-published e-Book awards: Eight categories; the deadline is August 6, 2016.
- Short story awards: enter a story of up to 1500 words; the deadline is November 15, 2016. Information on contests may be found at www.writersdigest.com.
May 6, 2016 is the deadline to enter Writer’s Digest 85th Annual Writing Competition for your chance to win cash, a paid trip, interviews or other prizes. Categories for entries include: Inspirational Writing (Spiritual/Religious) Memoirs/Personal Essay Magazine Feature Article Genre Short Story (Mystery, Romance, etc.) Mainstream/Literary Short Story Rhyming Poetry Non-rhyming Poetry Stage Play Television/Movie Script Children’s/Young Adult Fiction For details go to http://www.writersdigest.com/writersdigest-competitions/annual-writingcompetition
Meenu Kaur, Student Editor-in-Chief of COG magazine (a publication of Cogswell Polytechnical College, sent the following invitation to Guild members to submit short stories and creative non-fiction.
I’m reaching out on behalf of COG (www.cogzine.com (Links to an external site.)) as we have identified fiction authors from within groups like The Guild tend to submit high-caliber work. Please consider sharing news with your writers regarding the COG Page to Screen Awards, judged this year by Daniel Handler (AKA Lemony Snicket). The contest closes March 31. The winner will receive:
Publication online and in the print issue, as well as a $250 prize.
A blurb about your short story by Daniel Handler.
Your story adapted as an animated short film, 2D animation, graphic novel or series of interpretive illustrations by students in Cogswell (Links to an external site.)‘s celebrated Digital Art & Animation program.
“A literary contest is like a full moon. It casts a striking and comforting glow across the bleak sky, and turns a small number of people into werewolves.”
– Daniel Handler, AKA Lemony Snicket: Judge, 2015-16 COG Page to Screen Awards
Meenu K, Student Editor-in-Chief of COG
Additional information from the COG website of possible interest–
- Unpublished short stories and creative nonfiction pieces no longer than 7,000 words.
- Multiple submissions.
- Simultaneous submissions, so long as you notify us immediately should the piece be accepted elsewhere.
Deadline: April 1, 2016
Whether you’re a professional writer, a part-time freelancer or a self-starting student, here’s your chance to enter the premier self-published competition exclusively for self-published books. Writer’s Digest hosts the 24th annual self-published competition–the Annual Self-Published Book Awards. This self-published competition, co-sponsored by Book Marketing Works, LLC spotlights today’s self-published works and honors self-published authors.
For more information, check this out.
Contest: The Zebulon – Pikes Peak Writers Fiction Writing Contest – Multiple genres. Deadline is November 1.
And David Weinberger’s book, Everything is Miscellaneous, is worth reading, too.