December Deadlines

updated 2010

 

 

The Lyric College Poetry Contest

“Directed toward undergraduate enrolled full time

in an American or Canadian college or university…”

Entries must be postmarked by December 1, 2010

Details @ http://www.thelyricmagazine.com/colleage_all.html

 

2011 International Thriller Awards

Best Hard Cover Novel

Best Paperback Original Novel

Best First Novel

Best Short Story

Deadline 12/1 annually

Details @ http://thrillerwriters.org/join-itw/thriller-awards/

 

Atlantic Monthly Student Writing Contest

seeking submissions from undergrad or grad students

$1K prize for poetry, fiction, and personal or journalistic essays

Deadline 12/1 annually

details @ https://docs.google.com/viewer?url=http%3A%2F%2Fassets.theatlantic.com%2Fstatic%2Ffront%2Fdocs%2FstudentWritingContest%2F2010.pdf

 

The International Association of Crime Writers is sponsoring

the 2010 Hammett Prize for “…excellence in the

field of crime-writing…winner receives a ‘Thin Man’ trophy,

designed by sculptor Peter Bolger.”

Submissions nominated by

members of the Nominations Committee

OR

publishers, agents, or authors by December 1, 2010

details @ http://www.crimewritersna.org/hammett/index.htm

 

dislocate (University of Minnesota)

accepting Poetry, Fiction, Nonfiction, everything else

Reading Period July 15 – December 1

Print & Online Journal Guidelines @ http://dislocate.org/submit/

 

Coastlines

Florida Atlantic University

seeks submissions from students enrolled during the term of submission

deadline for the 2011 issue is Dec. 1

details @ http://wise.fau.edu/coastlines/Guidelines.php

 

Affordable Insurance Options Online Essay Contest

accepting stories about pet insurance plans, homeowners insurance plans, etc.

deadline December 13, 2010

details @ http://www.affordableinsuranceoptionsonline.com/essay-contest/

 

Sidney Taylor Manuscript Award

“$1,000 cash will be given for the best fiction manuscript appropriate for readers ages 8-11, written by an unpublished author”

Deadline December 15, 2010

Details @ http://www.jewishlibraries.org/ajlweb/awards/st_ms.htm

 

Lilith Magazine’s

Annual Fiction Competition

and

The Charlotte Newberger Prize in Jewish Women’s Poetry at Lilith

“Lilith Magazine is looking for unpublished original stories with heart, soul and chutzpah illuminating issues in the lives of Jewish women.”

deadline for both December 15, 2010

details for both @ http://www.lilith.org/writers.htm

(scroll down to find competition guidelines)

 

2010 Governor-General’s Undergraduate Essay Competition

open to Australian undergrads

submissions include competition questions

deadline December 17, 2010

details @ http://www.cefa.org.au/content/category/5/17/44/

 

Holland Park Press

Living Under Fire: Short Story Competition

submissions of short stories less than 1,000 words

Theme: Conflict Zone

deadline December 31, 2010

details @ http://www.hollandparkpress.co.uk/magazine_detail.php?magazine_id=76&language=English

 

The Wallace Stegner Prize in Environmental and American Western History

sponsored by University of Utah

one manuscript “will be awarded to the best monograph submitted to the Press in the subject areas of environmental and American western history”

deadline December 31, 2010

details @

http://www.uofupress.com/portal/site/uofupress/menuitem.e68c1caf70ae8b401989dd10c1e916b9/?vgnextoid=db0e7ac82782f110VgnVCM1000001c9e619bRCRD

 

Invisible Girl Contest by author Mary Hanlon Stone

“To all girls and guys who are future movie directors, actors, singers, musicians, or writers, this is your chance!

Post an original video on YouTube enacting a scene from invisible girl or sing or play a song you’ve written about any of the characters in invisible girl or sing or play a song you’ve written about any of the characters in invisible girl.”

deadline Midnight December 31, 2010

details @ http://maryhanlonstone.com/contests.html

Author will “fly to wherever you live and personally present your prize to you at the bookstore closest to you!!!”

 

The Dead & Deader Contest

accepting stories under 3000 words

theme: “something or someone is killed: even though they are already dead”

deadline December 31, 2010

details @ http://www.scribophile.com/contests/

 

SFReader’s Short Story 9th Annual Contest
open to submissions from 12/1 – 12/31, 2010

“SFReader also offers free web pages

for writers and fans of speculative fiction.”

details @ http://forums.sfreader.com/content.php/269-Ninth-Annual-(2010)-SFReader-Short-Story-Contest

 

Make Us Laugh! Writing Contest

sponsored by Merlyn’s Pen

open to “students in grades 6-12 or homeschool or international equivalent”

deadline December 31, 2010

details @ http://www.merlynspen.org/contentmgr/showdetails.php/id/43199

 

29th Annual William Carlos Williams Poetry Competition 

sponsored by The Behavioral and Community Health Sciences Department of the Northeastern Ohio Universities Colleges of Medicine and Pharmacy (NEOUCOM)

Open to Medical Students (M.D. or D.O.)

at US & Canadian Universities

deadline 12/31/10

details @ http://www.neoucom.edu/audience/about/departments/BCS/poetry

 

 

 

updated 2009

 

Deadline 12/1      Books for Books Blog Contest!

By participating in blog contest, you can help get books to kids and inspire little readers everywhere. HURRY deadline 12/1! Read all details @ http://bit.ly/5exSi1.

 

The International Association of Crime Writers is sponsoring

the 2009 Hammett Prize for “…excellence in the

field of crime-writing…winner receives a ‘Thin Man’ trophy,

designed by sculptor Peter Bolger.”

Submissions nominated by

members of the Nominations Committee

OR

publishers, agents, or authors by December 1, 2009

http://bit.ly/BztXh

 

Liquid Imagination Beginning Writers Short Story Contest

Deadline December 1, 2009

“Every entrant will receive comments from two judges on their story…”

No entry fee, small compensation details @ http://bit.ly/E0TgQ

 

The Lyric College Poetry Contest

“Directed toward undergraduate enrolled full time

in an American or Canadian college or university…”

Entries must be postmarked by December 1, 2009

Details @ http://bit.ly/1SFzvI

 

Breathless Press’ Romance Contest

for Valentine’s Day-Themed Stories

Deadline is December 1, 2009

Details @ http://bit.ly/4hnsEk

 

2010 International Thriller Awards

Best Hard Cover Novel

Best Paperback Original Novel

Best First Novel

Best Short Story

Deadline 12/1/09

Details @ http://bit.ly/NqURI

 

Atlantic Monthly Student Writing Contest
$1K prize for unpub’d poetry, fiction, etc.
Deadline 12/1
Details @ http://bit.ly/1SAL0p

 

Retro Spec: Tales of Fantasy and Nostalgia

anthology of speculative flash fiction, short stories, and poetry

Submissions Deadline: December 8, 2009

Details @ http://bit.ly/7HAl9A

 

Sidney Taylor Manuscript Award

$1,000 cash for Fiction

Deadline December 15, 2009

Details @ http://bit.ly/20k6Fr

 

Spec the Halls Contest
Christmas stories w/ a twist
Deadline is 12/18/09
Unusual guidelines @ http://bit.ly/3VAc5q

 

Lame Goat Press

Seeks subs by 12/20/09

for their Inner Fears Anthology

See their Cover Art @ http://bit.ly/5KRiHj

Sub Details @ http://bit.ly/7gjBWH

 

Lilith Magazine’s poetry prize

due by 12/21

no fee, snail submissions only

Details @ http://bit.ly/3l3Jzn

 

SFReader’s Short Story 8th Annual Contest!
open to submissions from 12/1 – 12/31, 2009

“SFReader also offers free web pages

for writers and fans of speculative fiction.”

Details @ http://bit.ly/8NtGCH

 

Encounter with an Angel

sponsored by Daily Lit

“In exactly 50 words, tell a story of an encounter with an angel.”

Deadline 12/31/09

Details http://bit.ly/7Q1pB9

 

War of the Worlds: Front Lines Anthology

Published by Northern Frights Publishing

Submission deadline: December 31, 2009

“We love Horror and Science Fiction especially,

but we’re open to anything of quality.”

Details @ http://bit.ly/6Irkn4

 

You Don’t Say

December/January 2010 photo contest

sponsored by Birds and Blooms

Details @ http://bit.ly/7LoGj9

Poor Mojo’s Almanac(k) sponsoring

 

The 33-and-a-⅓ Contest

Topic “The Best Recipe You’d Never Guess.”

Rant & Recipe required

No entry fee, due before 12/31/09

Details @ http://bit.ly/5eCQFs

 

Arkansas Press’ Moon City Review 2010

An Annual of Poetry, Story, Art, & Criticism

extended submissions until 12/31/09

Details @ http://bit.ly/4VRyHn

 

William Carlos Williams Poetry Competition 

Open to Medical Students (M.D. or D.O.)

at US & Canadian Universities

Deadline 12/31/09

Details @ http://bit.ly/1ccVvJ

 

Ellen Meloy Fund for Desert Writers

$2K grant for a Nonfiction Piece

Deadline 12/31

Details @ http://bit.ly/2Zdu0W

 

Eagle Wings Press

accepting subs for next anthology

small pay, nice bio

Deadline 12/31

Details @ http://bit.ly/3ghyXi

 

Euphoria’s Annual Poetry Contest

Win $100 (no entry fee)

Deadline 12/31/09

Details @ http://bit.ly/dt4aK

 

Thoroughbred Times Fiction Writing Contest

“The work of fiction can pertain to any aspect of the Thoroughbred industry…”

Entries must be submitted by December 31, 2009

Details @ http://bit.ly/37BRGO

 

Delacorte Press Books for Young Readers

annual contest for a First Young Adult Novel

“The award consists of $1,500 in cash

AND

$7,500 advance against royalties.”

Deadline December 31, 2009

http://bit.ly/4sGTU9

Do you want to write greeting card poetry?

 

Blue Mountain Arts/SPS Studios is sponsoring their 15th annual

poetry card contest thru December 31, 2009.

There is no entry fee: www.sps.com/poetry/index.html.

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