Tuesday, July 19, 2011

5 Current Writing Contests


 I try to include 20 or so new listings in the monthly "Scoop", including those with deadlines that are close (in case you have something collecting dust that would be perfect to submit). It never fails, once the list is complete, and the email's been blasted, I come across one or two more. Sometimes I share them on the Facebook and Twitter pages (so like and follow, if you don't already!), but today I'll share a few with July 31 deadlines  (where is this year going?!). If you are not a subscriber, this gives you a taste of what you get every month from the Excuse Editor. Enjoy.

Deadline: July 31


  • Glimmer Train
    • Very Short Fiction Award 
      • 3000 word max
      • $15 entry fee 
      • 1st place wins $1,200, publication in Glimmer Train Stories, and 20 copies of that issue; 2nd-place: $500;3rd-place:$300


    • Standard Submissions
      • 12,000 word max
      • NO ENTRY FEE
      • $700 payment for accepted stories (and 10 copies of that issue)

  • Journal of Experimental Fiction
    • Kenneth Patchen Award
      • Novel contest (no word max)
      • $25 entry fee
      • Prize: $1000, publication, and 20 author copies

  • Munster Literature Center
    • Short Story Competition
      • 3000 word max
      • $20 US Entry Fee
      • Prize: 1500 euros (approximately $2000 US), publication, and invitation to give a reading.

  • Narrative Magazine
    • Spring Story Contest
    • Short Story, Flash Fiction, essay, excerpt from a work of fiction or creative nonfiction
    • 15,000 word max
    • $20 Entry Fee
    • 1st Prize: $3250 and publication; 2nd: $1500

Would you like to see the Excuse Editor contest and market listing for July? Sign up for the newsletter, and it will be in your inbox in no time. A new list will be sent the first week in August. Members of the Coaching Connection also receive the listing, as well as a mini-course on turning writing thoughts into writing Action!

Happy writing!

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