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Writing Contest: 2012 Family Circle Fiction

31 Mar

“Art has never been a popularity contest.” – James Levine

2012 Family Circle Fiction Contest

2011 Contest Winners

One crucial way to prepare for a contest is to study the previous winners. Click to here to read 2011’s winning entries.

OFFICIAL CONTEST RULES

*From the official Family Circle Contest Website, for full details please visit this site.

Contest begins March 1, 2012, and ends September 7, 2012. Entries must be postmarked on or before September 7, 2012, and received by September 14, 2012. Entries will not be acknowledged or returned.

ENTRY: Submit an original (written by entrant), fiction short story of no more than 2,500 words, typed, double-spaced and page numbered on 8-1/2x11paper. Entries must be unpublished and may not have won any prize or award.

LIMIT: Up to two (2) entries per person will be accepted but each entry must be a unique short story. No group entries.

ELIGIBILITY: Legal residents of the 50 United States, and the District of Columbia, 21 years of age or older are eligible to enter.

WINNER SELECTION: On or about October 15, 2012, a qualified panel of judges will judge eligible entries equally on the basis of sustained writing ability (25%), topic creativity (25%), originality (25%), and overall excellence (25%). One (1) grand prize winner and two (2) runners-up will be selected. In the event of a tie, a qualified panel of judges will determine the winner based on the criterion of overall excellence.

PRIZING: One (1) Grand Prize winner will receive a prize package including a check for $750.00, a gift certificate to one (1) mediabistro.com course of his or her choice, up to a value of $610.00, one (1) year mediabistro.com AvantGuild membership valued at $55.00, and a one (1) year mediabistro.com How-to Video membership valued at $99.00. Total approximate retail value of grand prize package $1,514.00. One (1) Second Place winner will receive a check for $250.00, a one (1) year mediabistro.com AvantGuild membership valued at $55.00, and a one (1) year mediabistro.com How-to Video membership valued at $99.00. Total retail value (?RV?) of second place prize package $404.00. One (1) Third Place winner will receive a check for $250.00 and a one (1) year mediabistro.com AvantGuild membership valued at $55.00. Total RV of third place prize package $305.00. One (1) prize per household.

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Writing Contest: The Writer’s Short Story 2012

27 Mar

From The Writer Website:

Here’s your chance to win money and get published!

In collaboration with Gotham Writers’ Workshop, Writer’s Magazine is sponsoring The Writer2012 Short-Story Contest, which offers great prizes to the top three finishers!

Contest prizes:

 First prize: $1,000; a free 10-week creative writing workshop offered online by Gotham Writers’ Workshop ($420 value); publication in The Writer and on WriterMag.com; and a one-year subscription to The Writer. • Second prize: $300; free enrollment in a four-week How to Get Published seminar taught online by a literary agent and Gotham Writers’ Workshop ($150 value); publication on WriterMag.com; and a one-year subscription to The Writer. • Third prize: $200; free enrollment in a four-week How to Get Publishedseminar taught online by a literary agent and Gotham Writers’ Workshop ($150 value); publication on WriterMag.com; and a one-year subscription to The Writer.

Contest Overview: We’re looking for your original, unpublished short stories up to 2,000 words. Entries must be in English and submitted by the author, who must be at least 18 years old at the time of entry. No explicit sex, graphic language or graphic violence. Entries will be judged based on creativity, sense of story, characterization, and overall quality of writing, including grammar, punctuation and syntax. Writers may submit more than one story, but each story must be accompanied by a separate entry fee. Complete rules and FAQs are available at WriterMag.GothamWriters.com.

Entry fee:$10 per story submitted.Deadline: All entries must be submitted online by midnight (EDT) on April 30, 2012.


CONTEST: Twas the Night Before Christmas Remix

21 Dec

Twas several nights before Christmas and you have a chance to find an extra gift under the tree this year. All you need is some holiday cheer, a plateful of rhyme, and a stocking full of creativity. Interested? Then enter an online contest asking participants to pen an original version of “Twas the Night Before Christmas.” To enter or find out more head on over to Susanna Leonard Hill’s blog! But you better hurry up as entries are due no later than Thursday, December 22nd at 11:59pm.

To read the original 1822 poem by Clement Clarke Moore click here.

Special thanks to Erik from “This Kid Reviews Books” for spreading the good word about this festive contest!

Check back soon as I’ll be posting my entry.

Happy holiday contest writing imaginators!

CONTEST: Delacorte Press – YA Novel

22 Nov

Opportunity is knocking. Will you open the door?

DELACORTE PRESS CONTEST FOR A FIRST YOUNG ADULT NOVEL

Website: http://www.randomhouse.com/kids/writingcontests/

Deadline: December 31, 2010 (postmarked after October 1, 2010)

Fee: FREE!

Prize: A book contract worth $1,500 in cash and a $7,500 advance against royalties.

Type: Young Adult Novel

Specifics: 100-224 page typewritten manuscript with a contemporary setting, suitable for readers ages 12 to 18 Include abrief plot summary and cover page. See website for more details.

Special Notes: Unpublished (YA Novels) US & Canadian writers. Manuscripts submitted to a previous Delacorte Press contest are not eligible. Exclusive submissions only (including agents). The judges reserve the right not to award a prize (as was the case recently in 2008, 2007 & 2004).

How:

Delacorte Press Contest

Random House, Inc.

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New York, New York 10019