Kaleidoscope Short Story Contest for Women Only

Kaleidoscope is a publishing project for women, mostly online. Its purpose is to anthologize short stories and memoirs that capture a uniquely female experience. The current short story contest, “Summer Vacation,” ends August 8, 2019. The winner and honorable mentions will be announced on September 2, 2019. Read the submission guidelines here. Another Kaleidoscope submissions… Continue reading Kaleidoscope Short Story Contest for Women Only

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2019 Nimrod Awards

Submissions to the 41st annual Nimrod Literary Awards must be postmarked April 30, 2019. The awards are the Pablo Neruda Prize for Poetry and the Katherine Anne Porter Prize for Fiction.  First prizes are $2,000 and publication. Second and prizes are $1,000 and publication, together with a trip to Tulsa to receive the awards and to take part in… Continue reading 2019 Nimrod Awards

2018 Red Sneakers Conference Contest Winners

Arkansas writers Nancy Hartney and Maeve Maddox ranked among the winners of the 2018 Red Sneakers Conference writing contest. Maeve Maddox took First Place in the Flash Fiction category with a Christmas story named “Priorities.” Nancy Hartney’s submissions earned recognition in Fiction and Flash Fiction. Held in Oklahoma City, the 2018 Red Sneakers conference took… Continue reading 2018 Red Sneakers Conference Contest Winners

How Not To Win A Poetry Contest

For you Arkansas Poets who would like to win a poetry contest, here is a blueprint of how NOT to do it. Kate Lacy, Poets Northwest, submitted it to inspire fellow Arkansas poets. The next meeting of Poets Northwest is scheduled for Saturday, May 19, at 1 p.m. at the Springdale Public Library, 405 S Pleasant… Continue reading How Not To Win A Poetry Contest

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2018 Sybil Nash Abrams Student Poetry Contest Winners

Sponsored by the Poets Roundtable of Arkansas (PRA), this year’s Sybil Nash Abrams Student Contest received entries from 88 Arkansas middle, junior, and senior high schools. Cash awards for first, second, and third place winners of the Abrams contest are $1,000, $400, and $250. Winners in the Senior Division: First Place: Annie Knight, Little Rock… Continue reading 2018 Sybil Nash Abrams Student Poetry Contest Winners

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Deadline January 8 Egen Competition

A reminder to Arkansas poets and fiction writers that the deadline for the Maureen Egen competition sponsored by Poets&Writers magazine is upon us. Take that final look at your work and get your manuscripts in the mail before January 8, 2018. Everything you need to know about submitting

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Calling All Arkansas Writers of Fiction!

Arkansas is the chosen state for the Maureen Egen Writers Award competition for 2018. The competition is sponsored by Poets&Writers Magazine. This is an incredible opportunity for the state’s fiction-writing community, so get your skates on. The January 8, 2018 deadline will be here before you know it. Guidelines: Fiction manuscripts should not exceed 25 pages… Continue reading Calling All Arkansas Writers of Fiction!

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Calling All Arkansas Poets

Arkansas is the chosen state for the Maureen Egen Writers Award competition for 2018. The competition is sponsored by Poets&Writers Magazine. This is an incredible opportunity for the state’s poetry-writing community, so get your skates on. The January 8, 2018 deadline will be here before you know it. Guidelines: Poetry manuscripts should not exceed ten… Continue reading Calling All Arkansas Poets

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