by Sandra Murphy, Editor Special Announcement As we’ve been telling you, changes are coming to SPAWN, including a change in leadership. Please read on for details. In the coming months you’ll see even more changes as new officers find their way around SPAWN’s virtual office. We’re standing in front of the YOU ARE HERE map [...]
Glimmer Train contests are held monthly. Fees vary. Prizes range from $1,200 to $2,000 plus publication. All stories must be submitted online during the month noted. For more information email@example.com or go to the website www.glimmertrain.org.
The Hammet Prize is an award to recognize work of literary excellence by a US or Canadian writer in the field of crime writing. Awards will be presented for novels, story collections or nonfiction by one author. No entry fee. Deadline December 1, 2009. Prize – The Thin Man trophy. Entries must be previously published. [...]
The DIY Book Festival will consider self-published or independent publisher non-fiction, fiction, biography/autobiography, children’s books, teenage, how-to, cookbooks, science fiction, audio/spoken word, photography, art, comics, ‘zines, fan fiction, poetry and ebooks published on or after Jan. 1, 2006. All entries must be in English and have been self-published or issued by an independent publishing house. [...]
The 2009 London Book Festival will consider books in English, Spanish, French, German, Portuguese and Italian in the competition. The works may be published, self-published or independent publisher non-fiction, fiction, children’s books, poetry, art/photography, teenage, how-to, audio/spoken word, comics/graphic novels, ebooks, wild card (anything goes!), science fiction, romance and biography/autobiographical works. Entry forms are available [...]
The 2009 New England Book Festival has issued a call for entries to its annual program celebrating the best books of the holiday season. The competition will accept entries in numerous categories, including a “wild card” category—books that don’t fit anywhere else. All entries must be in English. Grand prize for the 2009 New England [...]
View House Publishing is pleased to announce their first annual short story contest for aspiring writers. The theme is open to short stories from all genres. They are looking for original, creative, and poignant pieces featuring convincing characters and great plots. Dr. Shadrach Linscomb will be the judge for the contest. Prizes for the Winners: [...]
Ten Minute Play Contest—open to US citizens or residents, one entry per person, submit a previously unproduced ten minute play of up to ten pages. No entry fee. Prize is $1,000 Heideman Award. Deadline November 1, 2009. www.actorstheatre.org/humana_contest.htm
Cordon D’Or-Gold Ribbon International Annual Culinary Academy Awards – Crystal Academy Awards are presented in several categories including culinary literature, illustrated cookbook, cookbook cover and title, international travel cookbook, and self-published cookbook. Prize $1,000 to overall winner. Deadline October 31, 2009. www.corsondorcuisine.com or www.goldribboncookery.com for more information.
Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley Award for imaginative fiction. Submit unpublished, original work of fantasy, fiction, mystery and horror with an ideal length of 1,000—3,000 words. Editors are willing to consider submissions of stories that reach beyond the boundaries of those genres, take literary and creative risks and tell a good story. Entry fee $10 per entry. [...]