Contests and Such

My apologies to those of you who stopped by yesterday hoping to find an updated version of Writing Opportunities. A family emergency kept me away from my desk, but I am back, and the list is below. In addition to contests, I found an unusual competition for prom attendees, which opens in March: heads up all you creative teens!


The Fifteenth Annual

PARSEC Science Fiction and Fantasy

Short Story Contest

theme: The Color of Silence

deadline 4/15/10

details @


2010 Friends of Acadia Poetry Competition

seeks nature-based poems

deadline 4/30/10

details @


L. Ron Hubbard’s Writers of the Future Contest

Quarterly cash prize awarded

deadline for current quarter is 3/31/10

details @


The New Beginnings Contest

Short Story Theme: New Beginnings

deadline 3/31/10

details @


The Nicholas A. Virgilio Memorial Haiku

Competition for Grades 7-12

winner published in Frogpond & on HSA website

deadline 3/25/10

details @  (scroll down)


Notes and Graces

added new contest category: Historical Fiction


partnered w/ Fried Fiction for Serialized Stories Contest

details for both @

seeking best online serial novel

cash prize $1,000 & publication

deadline 8/31/10

details @


Write It Down Contest

open to high school students around the world

entries of poetry or prose

deadline 5/1/10

details @


upcoming fun, non-writing competition:


“Stuck at Prom®” Scholarship Contest


opens in March

details @


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