Supplement to Edition 39 of Spoken/Written Bulletin S.W.
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Gemini Magazine Short Short Story Contest
No Entry Fee. Prize: $100 and publication in the October Issue of Gemini. Stories should be 1,000 words or less - excluding title & byline. Any style, any theme. Open to anyone. Deadline: Aug. 31st 2009.
UK – Poetry;
Sentinel Literary Quarterly Poetry Competition
For poems up to 40 lines on any subject. Deadline 7th July.
Entry Fees: £3.00 per poem or £12.00 for 5 poems
First Prize: £100.00 Second Prize: £60.00 Third Prize: £40.00
First Publication: The top three poems will receive first publication in the July issue Vol.2 No.4 of Sentinel Literary Quarterly aka SLQ.
Competition Pamphlet: A pamphlet fed by the competition titled Champion Poems: Top poems from the Sentinel Literary Quarterly Competition #1 with editors Andy Willoughby and Bob Beagrie. All included poets will receive 1 Free contributor's copy each. Judges: Andy Willoughby and Bob Beagrie. For more details and to enter online, see; http://www.sentinelpoetry.org.uk/slq2.3/poetry_competition.htm
Leaf Books invites you to submit poems (max 35 lines) on any subject. All selected entries will be published in an anthology. Enter online or by post.
£3 per single submission;
£10 for four submissions.
Winner receives £200 plus a copy of the anthology plus complete collection of pocket-sized Leaf Books. Runner up receives complete collection of pocket-sized Leaf Books and a copy of the anthology
Deadline 31st July. Full details and to enter online; www.leaf-books.co.uk
The Manchester Fiction Prize 2009
First prize: £10,000. Deadline for entries: 7th August 2009 Entry fee: £15
The Writing School at Manchester Metropolitan University is launching The Manchester Fiction Prize – a new literary competition celebrating excellence in creative writing. Entry fee £15. Deadline 7th Aug.
The Manchester Fiction Prize is open internationally and will award a cash prize of £10,000* to the writer of the best short story submitted. The competition is open to entrants aged 16 or over; there is no upper age limit.
A bursary for study at MMU will also be awarded to an entrant aged 18-25 as part of the Jeffrey Wainwright Manchester Young Writer of the Year Award*. Eligible entrants are asked to indicate on the entry form if they would like to be considered for the Manchester Young Writer of the Year Award in addition to the main prize.
All entrants are asked to submit a complete short story of up to 5,000 words in length. The story can be on any subject, and written in any style, but must be new work, not published or submitted for consideration elsewhere. The competition will be judged by distinguished novelists and short story writers Sarah Hall, M. John Harrison and Nicholas Royle.
The Manchester Fiction Prize celebrates the substantial cultural and literary achievements of Manchester, building on the work of MMU’s Writing School and enhancing the city's reputation as one of Europe's most adventurous and creative spaces. The prizes will be awarded at a gala ceremony, held as part of the 2009 Manchester Literature Festival. To enter the competition, online, go to; http://www.manchesterwritingcompetition.co.uk/fiction/index.php
If you would like a printed entry pack for postal submission, or if you have any queries, please contact: James Draper, Project Manager: Writing School, Department of English, Manchester Metropolitan University.Telephone: +44 (0) 161 247 1787. E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
The creative writing free paper Notes from the Underground is teaming up with
the good people at Latitude Festival, to run a short story competition the winner of which gets to read their story in the Literary Arena of the Suffolk festival this July. The winner will of course as a performer be able to stick around at the festival and hang out with all of the movers and shakers that go with the territory of a performer's wristband. If you are looking for validation then look no further.
The simple requirement is that you send in your short stories to Notes – e-mail address: email@example.com and that they are no longer than 2000 words and that you do so before 10:00am this July 1st. Notes from the Underground will then decide on a shortlist of three, with the winner to be announced on July 8th. Latitude festival will take place July 16th-19th in Henham Park, Suffolk, and with acts like Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds and Doves already confirmed along with writers such as Richard Milward and Danny Wallace in the Literary Arena, it really is a great opportunity to get your scribblings noticed.
Editorial Note; Strangely, there seem to be two competitions to get to the Latitude Festival – looking pretty similar…which you choose is up to you.
Blogger, writer, thinker? If you love telling the world your thoughts, have a travel experience to document, something to groan about, glorify or generally discuss, then this competition is definitely for you. Leaf Books invites you to submit blog posts (max 500 words), taken from your existing blog or written specifically for the competition (so you don’t need to have a blog to enter), on any subject imaginable (that doesn’t offend or slander or any of those things, obviously). It can be a work of fiction with a fictional author, a philosophical musing, a comment on current affairs: anything you like. The work will be judged on the written content only: the appearance of the blog is irrelevant, as is everything other than the specific post submitted.
Enter online and pay via PayPal, or by post. If entering online, you can send us your entry as an attachment to firstname.lastname@example.org or just send us a link to a specific entry in your own blog.
ENTRY FEE: £3 per entry; four entries for £10
The winning piece and selected commended entries will be published on the Leaf Competition Showcase site.
You can enter online or by post - please visit http://www.leafbooks.co.uk/New/For%20Writers/CurrentCompetitions.html#blog to download the entry form and to access the paypal options.
Closing date: 31 August 2009
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