Writing Contest: Jay Trisolino Poetry Contest

If you have a few poems to spare, you should consider entering the Jay Trisolino Poetry writing contest. The Utica Writers Club, whictype your way into writing contestsh sponsors the contest, will accept submissions through March 7, 2015. Interested poets can submit up to two works (there is a $5 per poem fee) of up to 1,000 words each.

Submit your work and entry fee to: Jay Trisolino Poetry Contest, 9562 Roberts Road, Sauquoit, N.Y. 13456.

For more information visit UticaWritersClub.org.

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Writing Contest: West Virginia is for writers

Finish your entry to some writing contests.Writers across the state of West Virginia are sharpening their pencils for the upcoming writing contest that could net them some cash prizes.

Residents of West Virginia (or out-of-state members of WV Writers Inc.) are invited to enter a previously unpublished work that fits into one of the following categories: children’s book, short story, nonfiction, poetry, novella or screenplay. New this year are two additional categories for survival and genre-fantasy.

There is a $10 fee per entry ($12 fee for the book-length category) and all submissions are due by March 15, 2015 (although there is a late deadline of March 31, 2015.) You can submit your work here.
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Writing Contest: Enter the Cabin

Writing contests require your final draftThis writing contest will let you submit up to five entries, but you’ve got to stick to the theme. Sponsored by The Cabin, winning entries will be published in the literary center’s yearly anthology Writers in the Attic.

Keep in mind that there is a $15 non-member ($10 for members) entry fee per submission and that all entries are due by February 27, 2015.

Still interested? OK, here’s this year’s theme:

“An animal – a mammal – a sentient creature distinct from a mineral or a plant. An animal – any such living thing other than a human being. But, wait, there is an animal in every human being –it’s the carnal, physical or sensual part of the self. A tiger – a wild, untamed beast; A Guinea pig – a harmless, squeaky, stinky pet; Your former neighbor – a womanizer, a squirrel poacher, a brutish backyard grill master; all animals. Four-footed, two-footed, a flock, a herd…or a lone wolf – tell us about an animal.”

You can submit your entry here.

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Writing Contest: Writer’s Digest Prompt

Pull out your quill and enter some writing contestsFor this writing contest, Writer’s Digest has provided a photo and they want you to write the opening sentence (25 words or fewer) to a story based on it.

From there it is all yours – be funny, be dramatic, be clever – just be done in time to submit your entry by February 23, 2015. You can find submission details here.

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Writing Contest: Get into the “Write Start”

type your way into writing contestsThe folks at Paste Magazine have teamed up with Biographile to create a writing contest to celebrate how hard it is to get the story started. For their “Write Start” contest, they are asking writers to submit a single opening paragraph of no more than 75 words that would inspire a reader to keep reading. To win this competition, you’ll need to be compact, descriptive and yet intriguing.

Besides bragging rights, winners will receive their opening words published on Paste and Biographile and an iPad Mini.

To enter, submit only one previously unpublished opening paragraph to their online form before January 26, 2015.

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