Sunday, January 3, 2010

Mini-Scoop! Writing Markets with Upcoming Deadlines

Here's a jumpstart on your resolution to submit your writing this year. You may have some writing ready to go, or you may be inspired enough to prepare something in time. These are examples of what comes in The Scoop, the monthly guide of 30-50 current paying writing markets and contests you get for FREE with your subscription the the Excuse Editor Newsletter.

The new edition of The Scoop will arrive in a few weeks. Until then, enjoy the current one (or sign up if you haven't yet) and Keep Writing!

Deadline: 1/7/10
Novellas/short story collection contest
26 to 150 double spaced pages
Carpe Articulum Novella Contest
$25 entry fee
Prize range--$200-$1000

Deadline: 1/15/10
Poetry (Group of Poems)
10 pages
"Discovery"/Boston Review Poetry Prizes
$10 Entry Fee
Prizes: Four prizes of $500 each and publication; winners also receive one night hotel stay in and transportation to and from New York City to read at the 92nd Street Y Unterberg Poetry Center.

Short Story Prize
8000 word max
Literal Latte
$10 Entry Fee
Snail Mail Entry
Prizes: $1000/$300/$200

Short memoir
1000 word max
Leaf Books
Entry Fee: £4 per submission; 3 submissions for £10
Payment: £200 and free copy of anthology

Short fiction
2500 word max
Writer's Trust of Canada
See website: Entrants must be under 35, Canadian citizens or residents and more restrictions.
Prize Range-- $1000-$5000

10 pages max
Julia Peterkin Award
$15 Entry Fee
Snail Mail Submission Only
Prize: $1000 and travel expenses for a reading at Converse College

Creative Nonfiction
6500 words max
William Allen Creative Nonfiction Prize
$10 Entry Fee
Snail Mail Entry
Prize: $500/publication

Deadline: 1/30/10
Fiction Contest
5000 words max
Writer's Journal Fiction Contest
$15 Entry Fee
Snail Mail Entry
Prizes: $500/$200/$100

Good Luck! Please let me know if you have any success with any of the markets you find on Excuse Editor, or the Fan Page, or The Scoop. I will announce it here with a link to your blog or website!

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