Summer Contests

OK writers. Have you been scribbling tales on napkins at the beach this summer? Did any festivals inspire poetry within your breast? Would that camping trip make for a great creative non-fiction tale to share with the world? Time to think about polishing them up for a writing contest or two, I’d say. Here are some of my latest finds;
Summer Inspiration

Summer Writing Contests

The Malahat Review – Constance Rooke Creative Nonfiction Prize 2014

– DEADLINE: August 1st, 2014
– ENTRY FEE: $35 (CAD) for Canadian entries, $40 (USD) for American entries, $45 (USD) for Mexico and outside North America – Additional entries $15 from anywhere
– Cash prize: $1000
– All entries receive a one year subscription to the Malahat Review
– Entries must be between 2,000 and 3,000 words
“The Constance Rooke Creative Nonfiction Prize is awarded to the best work submitted to the magazine’s annual contest for a genre that embraces, but is not limited to, the personal essay, memoir, narrative nonfiction, social commentary, travel writing, historical accounts, and biography, all enhanced by such elements as description, dramatic scenes, dialogue, and characterization.”

The Ontario Poetry SocietyFood for Thought Poetry Competition

– DEADLINE: September 30th, 2014
– ENTRY FEE: 1 poem $5, 3 poems for $10
– Cash Prizes: 1st $200, 2nd $150, 3rd $100, 2 honourable mentions $25 each & 19 Judge’s Choice awards. All winning poems entered into chapbook and contributors receive free chapbook
– Poems not to exceed 36 lines. Any style welcome
“Poems must include at least one of the following Food themes:
breakfast, lunch, dinner, snacks, illnesses brought on by food including
food poisoning, bulimia, anorexia nervosa, obesity, diabetes, food stains,
poems may be about a specific food item such as bread, meat, chocolate, fruit,
vegetables or only one fruit or vegetable, poultry, dairy, or poems about restaurant(s),
truck stop(s), fast food or fast food place(s) or any poem food-related.
No recipes, please.”

Polar Express PublishingSummer Contests: Poetry & Short Story

– DEADLINE: July 31st, 2014 (postmarked mail), August 10th (email or fax)
– ENTRY FEE: $0 Free!!!
– Cash Prizes: 1st $500, 2nd $250, 3rd $100, 10 honourable mentions. All winners receive free copy of anthology
– Poems not to exceed 48 lines. Short stories 750 words or less.

The PuritanThomas Morton Memorial Prize

– DEADLINE: September 30th, 2014
– ENTRY FEE: $15
– Cash Prizes: $1000 for poetry, $1000 for fiction. Winners also receive a prize pack of books worth $750
– Poetry is limited to 4 poems or 4 pages. Fiction should be no more than 8,000 words

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