July Deadlines

updated 2011

The Mothman Files: Anthology

Seeks stories up to 3000 words

Deadline July 1, 2011

Details @  http://michaelknost.blogspot.com/2010/08/new-anthology-guidelines.html


 updated 2010


White Pine Press Marie Alexander Poetry Series’ Open Submissions Period

“submit a manuscript of at least 48 pages…an award of $500 and publication…”

entries must be postmarked between July 1 and July 31, (annually)

details @ http://www.whitepine.org/submission_guidelines.php

(scroll down to find MA Poetry Series)


Polari Journal: An International Queer Creative Writing Journal

seeks short stories, poetry, essays, one act plays/scripts, & reviews

from LGBT and queer writers for its Second Issue – due for publication October 1st 2010

deadline July 1, 2010

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


“My Imaginary Jesus” Contest 

sponsored by Tyndale House Publishers 

write us a story, an essay, or a poem, 


create an 8 ½ x 11 drawing (or even a painting or sketch or a computer illustration) 


create a video clip between 3 to 5 minutes long 

each must depict your experience with an imaginary Jesus 

deadline July 1, 2010 

details @ http://myimaginaryjesus.com/ 


Hope for Joy – 2010 “Dancing in the Rain” Writing Contest 

 seeking submissions for anthology promoting ALS awareness  

two differing deadlines: guidelines page lists July 1, 2010  

details @ http://www.hopeforjoy.ca/writingcontest.html  


Richard J. Margolis Award  

seeking works from “new journalist or essayist whose work combines  

warmth,  humor, wisdom and concern with social justice”  

accepting applications with unpublished or published work  

deadline July 1 2010  

details @ http://www.margolis.com/award/  


Perfectly Formed Short Story Competition  

sponosrs: Waterstone’s, the Arvon Foundation and PanMcMillian  

seeks short fiction in any genre from residents in Ireland or UK  

deadline July 1, 2010  

details @ http://www.wbqonline.com/feature.do?featureid=505  


Backyard Photo Contest  

sponsored by Birds and Blooms  

deadline July 1, 2010  

details @  



Hope for Joy – 2010 Writing Contest  

seeking stories of hope, inspiration, joy, & life  

deadline 7/1/10  

details @ http://www.hopeforjoy.ca/writingcontest.html  


“The Life Poetic iPoem Contest”! 

accepting poetry with theme: “spirit of the life poetic” 

deadline July 4, 2010 

details @ 



  Sunny D “Time to Shine” Contest 

  write an essay of 100 words or less…  

deadline 7/4/10  

details @ http://martina.sunnyd.com/#/home  

(takes a few seconds to load)  


A Word With You Press’ “Ain’t That Quaint?” Contest

choose any two truisms (from list on site), plus everyone must have an entry for “A Square Jaw is a sign of Will Power,” for a total of three entries. Fiction or narrative essay–your choice, as a line in a dialogue or as the theme…

deadline July 14, 2010

details @ http://www.awordwithyoupress.com/2010/06/15/gas-up-your-computer-and-fasten-your-seatbelts-new-contet/


Viz. Inter-Arts

seeks “poetry, prose, visuals, performance-writing, essays, videos or any combination…explores the relationship between the arts”

for second issue: Interventions

deadline July 15, 2010

details @ http://viz.ucsc.edu/wp/


Skive Magazine (August 2010 issue)

seeks vampire stories / poems / articles: serious, humorous…also non-vampire stories / poems / articles

deadline is July 15, 2010

details @ http://www.skivemagazine.com/submission_guidelines.html


World’s Best Pet Parent Contest       

sponsored by Petfinder.com 

enter to win $$$ for favorite animal shelter or rescue group 

accepting essays & photos 

deadline July 15, 2010 

details @ http://www.petfinder.com/best-pet-parent-contest/enter 


UPC Science Fiction Award 2010  

sponsored by Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya  

accepting unpublished narrative science fiction genre  

written in Catalan, Spanish, English or French  

deadline July 15, 2010  

details @  



The Cheerios® New Author Contest  

sponsored by General Mills  

seek unpublished children’s stories  

deadline 7/15/10  

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


Vagabondage Press  

seeking short stories of fine erotica for anthology series: Lyrotica  

Submissions close on July 15th, 2010  

details @ http://www.vagabondagepress.com/submissionsanthology.html  


100 Words or Fewer Writing Contest #5  

seeks short short fiction  

deadline July 18, 2010  

details @ http://www.100wordsorfewerwritingcontest.com/  


Technology Apology Contest

sponsored by Office Depot

submit an esaay of 100-300 words…

deadline July 20, 2010

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


Dyson in the City Contest

“share urban photos, illustrations, sketches – any artwork that you feel portrays Quebec’s unique city lifestyle…and write an essay…”


deadline July 23, 2010

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


13th Annual NFWL/NRA Bill of Rights Essay Contest 

the National Foundation for Women Legislators (NFWL) and the National Rifle Association (NRA) 

open to college bound female high school juniors and seniors 

deadline July 30, 2010 

details @ http://www.womenlegislators.org/news.php?id=5568 


The Last 72 Writing Contest 

sponosored by Everest Production and The Fountain Magazine  

“Share your real stories and be a part of a life-changing social experiment!”  

deadline July 30, 2010  

details @ http://www.last72.com/  


Nair Step Out Challenge

“Document your experience in a video or written testimonial”

submissions open to ages 16 and up

deadline July 30, 2010

details @ http://nair.myplay.com/sweepstakes


The Vilcek Prize For Creative Promise in Literature

open to foreign-born writer who demonstrates outstanding early achievement…

The Vilcek Prize for Creative Promise in Biomedical Science

open to foreign-born scientist who demonstrates outstanding early achievement…

deadline for Vilcek prizes: July 30, 2010

details for both @ http://www.vilcek.org/print/prizes_creative_promise.php

(scroll down)


Strange Circle Magazine

seeks “dark fiction and poetry from around the world”

deadline for current issue July 31, 2010



“How To” Writing Competition

How To Books Ltd, Spring Hill House

seeks “How to articles” on any topic

deadline July 31, 2010



“I My Hometown” Contest

sponsored by Baymont Inn & Suites

write “a story (up to 100 words) explaining what makes his/her hometown so special”

submissions accepted from legal residents of the 50 United States, the District of Columbia, and Canada (excluding Quebec) who are age 18 or older

deadline July 31, 2010

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

(rules on top right menu—angled)


Strange Circle Magazine

accepting short stories, flash fiction, and poetry in the horror and dark fiction genre

submissions “…accepted from anywhere in the World. Entries must be in English.”

deadline July 31, 2010

details @ http://strangecircle.org.uk/Strange_Circle/Strange_Circle__The_Magazine.html


Scribes Valley Annual Short Story Contest  

seeks general short stories for anthology  

deadline July 31, 2010  

details @ http://www.scribesvalley.com/contest.html  


Also at Scribes Valley: U-Write-It Online Writing Challenge  

New beginning of story each week online  

see details @ http://www.scribesvalley.com/uwriteit.html  


Frontenac House News Poetry Contest  

deadline July 31, 2010  


(scroll down to find Apr 20, 2010 entry: Get your  

poem published by Frontenac House in Extravaganza)  


Peculiar Pages  

Monstors & Mormons Anthology  

accepting themed fiction, poetry, plays & monologues,  

illustration & photography, and graphic art  

deadline July 31, 2010 (may change)  

details @ http://b10mediaworx.com/peculiarpages/



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