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Contest for Self-published Books

Shelf Unbound book review magazine announces the Shelf Unbound Writing Competition for Best Self-Published Book. Any self-published book in any genre is eligible for entry. Entry fee is $10 per book. The winning entry will be selected by the editors of Shelf Unbound magazine.

To submit an entry, email a PDF of your entire book, including […]

Plan Ahead for Fall Conferences and Contests 2012

The WordWeavers writing group of Bartlesville, Oklahoma will be teaming up with the Bartlesville Library in September to offer an authors’ event on September 15 from 10:30 a.m. until 4 p.m.

The targeted audience is the reading public, but writers will have the opportunity to sell books. Owing to limited space, organizers will give first […]

The Southern Sin Essay Contest

Creative Nonfiction (CNF) and the Oxford Creative Nonfiction Writers Conference & Workshop are looking for essays that capture the South in all its steamy sinfulness. For example: skipping church to watch football, coveting your neighbor’s Real Housewife of Atlanta, or just drinking an unholy amount of sweet tea.

Contest sponsors invite writers to confess their own […]

May 14 Deadline for Fiction500 Contest

Contest Writing Prompt

The entry fee is $12, the window for submission is May 1-14, and the first prize is $500.

The Fiction500 contest is sponsored by the not-for-profit Fiction500 Foundation (status pending) in San Diego, California. According to its website, the contest was inspired by the Three-Minute Fiction Writing Contest that National Public Radio began in […]

Lorian Hemingway Release Good Example of How Not to Ask for Publicity

I just got a lengthy email asking me to announce a short story contest. Naturally I wanted to pass the information on to Arkansas writers, but when I started reading the announcement, I found myself wandering in a morass of irrelevant material, looking for information that should have been presented in the first 300 […]

Deadline for Sandy Writing Contest

Vicki Law of the Rocky Mountain Fiction Writers sends this announcement:

The entry deadline for the Sandy Writing Contest sponsored by Crested Butte Writers is
February 12, 2012.

The 2012 Sandy Final Judges are:

Romance – Sue Grimshaw, Editor at Large & Category Specialist for Ballantine & Bantam Dell
Mainstream Adult Fiction – Kevan Lyon, Agent at Marsal […]

Gemini Link Now Active

Thanks to Laura for bringing a broken link to my attention.

The link to the Gemini Magazine short story contest is now working.

Sign up now for 2012 MWG Conference

Registration for the Missouri Writers’ Guild’s 2012 Write Time! Write Place! Write Now! Conference in Chesterfield, Missouri is open. Conference dates: April 20—22, 2012. If you’re planning to go, you can save money by registering before the end of December.

Early Bird registration ends on December 31. After that, rates will go up $25.

Early Bird Rates
Missouri […]

Contest Deadlines

Oklahoma Writers’ Federation, Inc. (OWFI)
The 2012 OWFI conference (May 3-5) is almost half a year away, but the deadline for contest entries is February 1, 2012. Check the website for rules and detailed category information.

Gemini Magazine
The deadline for the Third Annual Gemini Magazine Short Story Contest is March 31, 2012. Take a shot at the […]

Sept. 9 Deadline for entries in Grand Prairie Art Festival

In its 55th year, the Grand Prairie Art Festival will feature the work of artists September 23-25, […]