Writing Contests, Awards and more no entry fee, no reading fee

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


publishers, agents, or authors by December 1, 2010

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


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


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“$1,000 cash will be given for the best fiction manuscript appropriate for readers ages 8-11, written by an unpublished author”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


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/



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