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September Deadlines:

March 3, 2010
updated 2010

 

The 2nd Annual Complete Your Draft Challenge!

“Contest is open to any writer at any stage (first-timer, agented-but-not-yet-published, or published authors; also hobbyists, etc.) to encourage the completion of a draft or writing project.”

submission period Sept. 1 – 30, 2010

details @ http://annemariewrites.livejournal.com/45428.html

 

Riddle Fence: A Journal of Arts and Culture

is currently considering submissions of previously unpublished fiction, creative non-fiction, and artwork…”

for its Seventh Issue (no poetry for this issue, please)

deadline September 1, 2010

details @ http://riddlefence.com/submissions/

 

Island Writer Magazine

seeks “poems, fiction, creative non-fiction, and articles on the craft of writing or life as a writer”

for Victoria Writers’ Society’s Island Writer Volume 8 Issue 2

deadline September 1, 2010

details @ http://victoriawriters.ca/?page_id=22

 

Mapping Me

seeks poetry, short stories, art, essays and interviews

“currently seeking expressions of interest from all women” for anthology

deadline September 1, 2010

details @ http://www.mapping-me.blogspot.com/

(check under right column heading: Who Are We?)

 

Lazy Gramophone

seeks writers and illustrators for next booklet

theme: Guilt

deadline September 1, 2010

details @ http://www.lazygramophone.com/journal/competition-illustrators-and-writers

 

«Refuse the Silence»: Women of Color Students Speak Out

seeking “vivid and honest personal stories and essays about the experiences of women of color…” accepted submission accepted “in the form of a letter, journal entry, video, personal reflection, and/or essay”

deadline September 1, 2010

details @ http://www.refusethesilence.com/

(click on top menu: Call for Submissions)

 

PANK Magazine

October special online issue theme: Queer

seeking fiction, poetry, art, and unidentified or hybrid literary text objects

deadline September 1, 2010

details @ http://www.pankmagazine.com/pankblog/?page_id=3910

  

Holiday Velvet Competition

choose one of four titles then write your short travel story

deadline September 1, 2010

details @ http://www.holiday-velvet.com/competition/index.html

 

AdmitTwo

new guidelines, still accepting collaborative works…

accepting subs until 9/1/10

details @ http://www.admit2.net/submit.htm

 

5 X 5 Lit Mag

Accepting Poetry, Fiction, Nonfiction,

Comics, & Visual Art (all mediums)

 Theme: Nourishment

deadline 9/1/10

http://www.5x5litmag.org

 

Promise of Light Haiku Contest

accepting both modern and traditional haiku

deadline September 1, 2010

details @ http://www.promiseoflight.com/haikucontest.htm

 

2010 Family Circle Fiction Contest

seeking short story fiction

deadline 9/8/10

details @

http://www.familycircle.com/family-fun/crafts/2010-family-circle-fiction-contest-rules/

 

Priory Publications Poetry Competition 2010

seeking submissions of happiness, reflective, love, lament and humorous poems

deadline September 9, 2010

details @ http://www.poetry.mx/index.php

 

Strange Weird and Wonderful October 2010 issue

accepting horror, fantasy, and science fiction

submissions with Horror/Halloween theme

deadline September 10, 2010

details @ http://www.strangeweirdandwonderful.com/

(click ‘submissions’ on left margin)

 

A GREAT DAY FOR FISHING! Contest

sponsored by World Fishing Network

submit story 250 words or less or video up to 2 minutes

deadline September 10, 2010

details @ http://www.wfn.tv/greatday/enter.php

 

Rio Grande Review

accepting fiction, poetry, non-fiction, translations, flash fiction,

 screenplays, memoir, interviews, ART (all mediums),

photography, experimental texts, & visual poetry,

in English and/or Spanish

deadline September 10, 2010

details @ http://www.utep.edu/rgr/submissions.html

  

New Media Writing Prize

“This award is breaking genuinely new ground in looking at how digital technology is transforming written communication…”

submit entries that “create an engaging and interactive narrative, through the use of digital technologies.”

deadline midday on September 15th 2010.

details @ http://www.poolelitfest.com/new-media-prize.php

 

Hometown Tales Writing Competition

seeking story submissions theme: Home Town

deadline September 15, 2010

details @ http://www.shortbreadstories.co.uk/competitions/view/hometown_tales/

 

First Annual Rogue Bud Writing Competition

submit an “essay on why I should select your novel to be considered for publication. Include a one page synopsis of your novel with the entry essay…”

deadline September 15, 2010

details @ http://joyfulnoizministries2.blogspot.com/2010/06/first-annual-rogue-bud-writing.html

 

Rick Magazine

seeks” stories of accommodations we’ve known or made or imagined, and how they shape us”

theme: Accommodations

deadline September 15, 2010

details @ http://rickmagazine.net/upcoming/

 

French Toast: “Show Us The Real ‘U’ in Uniform” Contest

sponsored by L T Apparel Group

seeks 300 word or less essay submissions along w/ photo

entries from students age 13 and up

deadline September 15, 2010

details @ http://www.uinuniform.com/

 

The COLEMAN CAMPSITE MAKE OVER “Contest”

open to “legal residents of Canada; who have reached the age of majority according to their province/territory of residence…”

submit a 200 word essay on Camping in Ontario (read guidelines carefully)

deadline September 15, 2010

details @ http://www.colemancanada.ca/promotions/makeover/prizes/index.en.aspx

(click on rules and regulations at bottom menu)

 

Damsel Fly Press

seeking fiction, poetry, and nonfiction Issue 13

deadline September 15th, 2010

details @ http://damselflypress.net/2010/07/12/publication-of-twelfth-issue-and-call-for-submissions/

 

Angel Animals Network 2010 True Story Contest

seeks Inspiring Stories of Animals Who Comfort and Heal Children

deadline September 15, 2010

details @ http://www.angelanimals.net/contestrules.html

 

GuideGecko Writing Contest 2010

International writing contest for travel, lifestyle and entertainment guidebooks

calling “bloggers, writers, and established authors…travel, lifestyle or entertainment guides”

deadline September 15, 2010

details @ http://www.guidegecko.com/writing-contest

 

Drunken Boat: online journal of art & literature 

seeks submissions for issue theme: /Slant/Sex/

deadline September 15, 2010

details @ http://www.drunkenboat.com/?p=842

  

Glamour’s Seventh Essay Writing Contest

submit essay of 2500-3500 words describing “an inspiring story about a life changing event, an obstacle overcome, a relationship or passion that’s defined you”

deadline 9/15/10

details @ https://secure.glamour.com/contact/essay-2010

 

Awana’s Honeymoon Contest

organized by the Awana Porto Malai Langkawi resort

submit essay of less than 150 words along with photo

deadline September 16, 2010

details @ http://mmail.com.my/content/48262-awanas-contest-newlyweds

 

Atlas Shrugged Essay Contest

fro 12th graders & College/University Students

deadline 9/17/10

details @ http://www.aynrand.org/site/PageServer?pagename=education_contests_atlas

 

Church’s Spicier Spicy Chicken Song Video Contest

deadline September 19, 2010

details @ http://www.spicierspicychickensong.com/

(click on submission rules: top left margin)

 

Trans-Scripts

new online journal in the Humanities and Social Sciences based at the University of California, Irvine

seeks graduate students to submit work

Theme: “Race: Theories, Identities, Intersections, Histories, and the ‘Post-Racial’ Society.”

deadline September 19, 2010

details @ http://www.humanities.uci.edu/collective/hctr/trans-scripts/

 

Fiction Writing Contest

sponsored by Cavewriters.com

accepting fictional short-stories: must star you as the protagonist

deadline September 24, 2010

details @ http://www.cavewriters.com/Articles/Articleview.aspx?id=33

 

Third Annual Life Lessons Essay Contest

sponsored by Real Simple Magazine

Finish this sentence: “I never thought I’d. . .”

deadline Sept. 24, 2010

details @ http://www.realsimple.com/work-life/life-strategies/inspiration-motivation/second-annual-life-lessons-essay-contest-00000000013682/index.html

 

I Love Fair Trade Contest

“creatively express how you feel about fair trade commerce…through a submission of words, video, images, music, or other media.”

sample entries available

deadline September 26, 2010

details @ http://news.yourolivebranch.org/ilovefairtrade/

 

Be Our Texas Lone Star Contest

Submit an essay 300 words or less along with a photo

Deadline Sept 28 2010

Details @ http://beourtexaslonestar.com/

 

2010 RES Essay Prize

Sponsored by Oxford Journal: The Review of English Studies

Accepting submissions from grad students

Deadline Sept. 30, 2010

Details @ http://www.oxfordjournals.org/our_journals/revesj/essay_awards.html

 

“Henkel Helps Get Kids Fit” Contest

Winning entry will benefit school  “…public, private or charter, grades Kindergarten through 12”

Deadline September 30, 2010

Details @ http://www.henkelhelps.com/25KSchoolEntryForm.aspx

 

Travel CUTS: Get Away video contest

 “write a story explaining your reasons for free trips home for the 2010/2011 academic year and submit the video…”

deadline September 30, 2010

details @ http://www2.travelcuts.com/youtube-contest.aspx

 

Great Hurricane Blowout “Dine in the Dark Recipe Contest”

accepting recipes prepared using disaster preparedness plans…

deadline September 30, 2010

details @ http://www.greathurricaneblowout.org/dine.php

(to submit use right margin)

 

Search for the Worst Workspace Contest

accepting essays 25 – 250 words

theme: Why your workspace needs a makeover…

deadline September 30, 2010

details @ http://www.csnoffice.com/worstworkspace/worstworkspace.asp

 

Great Organizing Solutions Contest

accepting photo and essays

theme: What’s the most organized spot in your home?

deadline September 30, 2010

details @ https://lifestyle.timeinc.net/realsimple/organizedhome/?xid=sweeps-RS-great-organizing-solutions-contest

 

The Colonel’s 120th Birthday Contest

accepting sketch to become visual art

theme: Colonel Sanders

deadline Sep 30, 2010

details @ http://www.kfc.com/portrait/

 

Winter Harvest: Jewish Writing in St. Louis

seeking fiction, poetry, folklore, life stories, essays, modern midrashim and art

for a sequel “to the anthologies First Harvest: Jewish Writing in St. Louis, 1991-1997 and New Harvest: Jewish Writing in St. Louis, 1998-2005 edited by Howard Schwartz and Barbara Raznick” 

deadline September 30, 2010

details @ http://brodskylibrary.org/documents/WinterHarvestsubmissionguidelines_000.doc

 

Nefarious Ballerina

accepting poetry and art images

must be over 18 to enter site

current reading period open until Sept 30, 2010

details @

http://www.shoemusicpress.com/nefariousballerina/nbsubmissions.html

 

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