Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Upcoming Contests

I should have done this a while back, as a few of the deadlines are fast approaching! Ahh well, what good do shouldacouldawouldas do anybody?

I'll be creating a calendar page in a while, and will hopefully do a new contest update prior to the beginning of every month. If you read the list and remember one I've missed a/o faulty information a/ faulty links, let me know via comment and I'll edit the post to include it--and when I get the calendar page up and running, I'll mark it there as well. All monetary figures will be listed in USD unless I mention otherwise.

Onward and upward writers! Here's the list so far:


Yahoo! Contributor Network September 11 "Share Your Story" ~~ For each entry, Yahoo! donates $10 to the 9/11 Memorial Fund. I'm mad at Yahoo! right now, but as long as this isn't bogus, it's a great cause. View info here: http://news.yahoo.com/blogs/newsroom/share-story-changed-since-9-11-223629538.html

The Galaxy Project Contest ~~ DEADLINE: Sept. 2. ENTRY FEE: Free?  LENGTH: 15-20,000. PRIZE: $1,000 and publication. View contest info here: http://www.thegalaxyproject.com/

American Zoetrope Screenplay Contest ~~ DEADLINE: Sept. 6. ENTRY FEE: $50. LENGTH: N/A  PRIZE: $5,000. View contest info here: http://www.zoetrope.com/contests/. Must be 18 to enter.

McSweeney's 3rd Annual Column Contest~~ DEADLINE: Sept. 9. ENTRY FEE: Free. LENGTH: Open. PRIZE: $500 and one-year contract for top five. View contest info here: http://www.mcsweeneys.net/articles/our-3rd-annual-column-contest

Microstyle Writing Contest ~~ DEADLINE: Sept. 15 ENTRY FEE: Free. LENGTH: 20 words max. PRIZE: One ten-week Gotham Writing Workshop class, a $50 Barnes & Noble Card,  1-yr subscription to The Writer, and copy of Microstyle: The Art of Writing Little. View contest info here: http://www.writingclasses.com/ContestPages/microstyle.php

And keep in mind the following:

Fifteenth Annual Zoetrope All-Story Short Fiction Contest ~~ DEADLINE: Oct 3. ENTRY FEE: $15. LENGTH: 5,000 word max. PRIZE: $1000, $500, $250. View contest info here: http://www.all-story.com/contests.cgi

The Writer  Essay & Memoir Contest ~~ DEADLINE: Nov 30. ENTRY FEE: N/A. LENGTH: 1,200-2,000. PRIZE: $1,000, $300, $200, each receiving Gotham Writers Workshop class, publication, and a subscription or two. View contest details here: http://www.writingclasses.com/ContestPages/essay2011.php

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