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Writing Contests: Arts & Letters Prizes

Finish your entry to some writing contests.Enter one of the writing contests sponsored by Arts & Letters and you could win $1,000. Authors are encouraged to enter their best unpublished short story, poetry one-act play or essay before March 24, 2014, for the chance to be considered for a prize. Entry fees vary on submission type, so make sure to check the literary magazine’s guidelines.

U.S. and international writers are encouraged to apply and submissions can be sent either by post or online. Better hurry to get your entry in before the deadline.

Good luck!

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Writing Contests: Narrative Magazine Winter Contest

Warm up your fingers by typing a new creative fiction or non-fiction work for Narrative Magazine’s winter writing contests. Previously unpublished entries (no longer than 15,000 words) with a strong narrative and relatable characters could win you $2,500 and publication. There is a $22 entry fee per submission; hurry, all submissions are due by March 31, 2014.Pull out your quill and enter some writing contests

For more information on the contest, where to submit your works and previous winners, you can visit Narrative Magazine’s website here.

Good luck!

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Writing Contests: Sponsored by Crab Orchard Review

Choose your weapon for these writing contestsPick your favorite category in the writing contests sponsored by Crab Orchard Review and you could win up to $2,000. The literary magazine is looking for previously unpublished poetry, fiction and non-fiction entries for its annual contest. Writers can submit their entries here, keeping in mind that there is a $22.50 online entry fee per entry. There is a limit of one entry per author (poetry entries can consist of three poems).

For additional guidelines on submissions and length of entries, visit the literary magazine’s website. All submissions are due by April 21, 2014.

Good luck!

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My story: The Repetition of an Unlived Life

In my story today, we take a look at the repercussions of our final words. Some people claim that if they could repeat their lives, they wouldn’t change a thing. That can’t be true — just think of all the heartache and pain that you could save yourself if you could relive your life.My story revolves around a lot of pennies.

But what if you truly couldn’t make any changes? How would you feel about being stuck in an endless loop of living and déjà vu and memories? Would you believe your own predicament?

The next afternoon…he saw the few words he had scribbled on the crinkly brown paper bag:
Your life is a repeat and you have to go through it all again. You’re not crazy, Gerald. Just drunk.
Gerald sat there on the floor, holding the cracked words from his paper bag confession and wondering about the sanity of a drunken mind. Drunks were always honest, he thought, although they might not always make sense. And it was this reasoning that lead Gerald to believe himself.

Enjoy today’s story: The Repetition of an Unlived Life.

That’s my story. Tell me one of yours.

Writing Contests: From Autumn House

For a bunch of writing contests to enter, look no further than Autumn House. The nonprofit corporation is sponsoring several contests for early Spring.

Enter writing contests to tell your storyPoetry contest: Full-length collections of poetry (50-80 pages) are eligible.

Fiction contest: Looking for works of 200-300 pages in any fiction sub-genre (short story collections are allowed).

Nonfiction contest: Submit your work of 200-300 pages in travel writing, historical narrative, nature, science memoirs or personal essays.

Prizes include book publication and cash rewards up to $2,500. All contests have a $30 entry fee. For more information on submitting, visit the Autumn House website. The deadline to enter is April 30, 2014.

Good luck!

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Writing Contests: From Little Pond Publishing

Choose your weapon for these writing contestsLittle Pond Publishing has two writing contests for you to consider entering.

Those of you who are great at writing characters in turmoil, love scenes and star-crossed lovers, should consider entering your manuscript to the Love Letters contest. Writers who prefer the simpler plot lines of children’s tales, should enter their stories to the Cotton Tales category.

Both contests are free to enter; and interested writers can fill out an entry form on Little Pond Publishing’s website.

Better hurry — the contest ends April 30, 2014. Good luck!

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Writing Contests: Tell a future story

Finish your entry to some writing contests.Are you ready to enter the writing contests of the future? Several institutions are looking for a short story (500-600 words) set in the “near future” that includes science fiction that is plausible. The winning entries will be performed as a radio play on Wisconsin Public Radio’s nationally syndicated show, “To The Best of Our Knowledge.”

Entries are due March 1, 2014, with the winning entries announced April 9, 2014 at a symposium on science and creativity at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

For themes and additional rules and entry guidelines, visit here.

Good luck!

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