More Contests Available

Spring is finally here and the abundance of contests are available for you to enter. Some with a nominal fee but with the list I have available there must be something that catches your interest.

writing contest

1. The 6th Annual Alaska Breakup Contest
Fee: $30.00
Deadline: May 1, 2013
Info: http://www.akrwa.org

2. The Golden Claddagh
Fee: $20 – $25.00
Deadline: May 5, 2013
Info: http://www.celtichearts.org

3. American Zoetrope Screenplay Contest
Fee: $35.00 (early) $50.00 (deadline)
Deadline: Aug 1 (early) Sept. 6 (final)
Info: http://www.zoetrope.com/contests

4. Autumn House Poetry, Fiction and Nonfiction Contests
Fee: $30.00
Deadline: June 30, 2013
Info: http://www.autumnhouse.org/contest-submissions

5. Bloodroot Literary Magazine Annual Poetry Contest
Fee: $15.00 for 3 poems
Deadline: September 15, 2013
Info: http://www.bloodrootlm.com

6. The David Nathan Meyerson Prize for Fiction
Fee: $25.00
Deadline: May 1, 2013
Info: http://www.smu.edu/southwestreview

7. The Emergency Press 2013 International Book Contest
Fee: $20.00
Deadline: May 15, 2013
Info: http://www.emergencypress.org

8. Family Circle Fiction Contest
Fee: None
Deadline: September 16, 2013
Info: http://www.familycircle.com/family-fun/fiction/fiction-contest-rules-2013

9. Fanstory.com Contests
Fee: None
Deadline: Varies
Info: http://www.fanstory.com/contests.jsp

10. Fineline Competition for Prose Poems, Short Shorts and Anything In Between
Fee: $10.00 per each set of three
Deadline: June 1, 2013
Info: http://www.bgsu.edu/studentlife/organizations/midamericanreview

11. Glimmer Train Contests
Fee: Up to $20.00
Deadline: Varies
Info: http://www.glimmertrain.com

12. Hard Times Writing Contest
Fee: $25.00
Deadline: June 30, 2013
Info: http://www.twwoa.org/contests.html

13. Jerry Jazz Musician Short Fiction Contest
Fee: None
Deadline: May 31, 2013
Info: http://www.jerryjazzmusician.com

14. Leapfrog Press Fiction Contest
Fee: $30.00
Deadline: May 1, 2013
Info: http://www.leapfrogpress.com/contest.htm

15. Literal Latte Short-Shorts Contest
Fee: $10.00 per set of three shorts or $15.00 for a set of six
Deadline: June 30, 2013
Info: http://www.literal-latte.com

16. Marguerite McGlinn Prize for Fiction
Fee: $10.00
Deadline: June 1, 2013
Info: http://www.philadelphiastories.org

17. New Millennium Writings Contest
Fee: $20.00
Deadline: June 27, 2013
Info: http://www.newmillenniumwritings.com

18. Pearl Short Story Prize
Fee: $15.00
Deadline: May 31, 2013
Info: http://www.pearlmag.com

19. River Styx International Poetry Contest
Fee: $20.00 (includes a one year subscription)
Deadline: May 31, 2013
Info: http://www.riverstyx.org

20. Slapering Hol Press Chapbook Competition
Fee: $20.00
Deadline: May 15, 2013
Info: http://www.writerscenter.org/shpcompetition.html

Try a contest or competition. This will give you a way of finding out how well your work will do among the readers and it will give you a good critique, for either free or a nominal fee, if your story is chosen.

In some contests, your entry will be read and critiqued even if you don’t win. For others, if you win, this could give you a chance of winning money, a book publication, publication in a magazine, free subscriptions and/or books.

As I mentioned in a previous blog entry, it’s always worth getting your work out there and seen by editors and publishing companies.

Take a chance and let me know how well you did.

Happy Writing!

Jenn Andrew
Freelance Writer and Book Reviewer

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