Author Archives: Lauren Markman

Lauren Markman is a writer, a wife and a mother. On her good days, she is entertaining. On her bad days, she is only mildly entertaining.

Writing Contest: East Meets West

Writing contests require your final draftThe literary magazine East Meets West American Writers Review is now accepting entries for its Spring writing contest. There is no theme, so writers can opine on any topic they wish; and stories and poems alike are welcome. The entry fee is $15 per story or up to three poems. The magazine makes it easy to submit with their online process which can be found on its website. The first place winner will receive $100, but you better get started as the deadline is March 30, 2015.

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Writing Contest: Prairie Schooner Book Prize

Enter writing contests to tell your storyPolish that unfinished manuscript you have and get ready to enter it in The Prairie Schooner Book Prize writing contest. Manuscripts should be at least 150 pages long and can cover one tale or be a collection of short stories. (Manuscripts that include several novellas are not admissible.) Details for submission (either hard or soft copies), including information around the $25 entry fee, can be found on the contest’s website.

Write fast, as the deadline to enter is March 15, 2015.

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Writing Contest: Carteret Writers’ Open Competition

Finish your entry to some writing contests.Flash Fiction, Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry and Writing for Children are all categories in Carteret Writers’ 24th annual writing contest. The club says that you don’t have to be a member of the organization to enter, although the entry fee is a bit more for non-members.

To enter, send your best, previously non-published work via electronic submission ($7 for members and $12 for non-members) or via mail ($5 for members and $10 for non-members) before March 10, 2015. Word lengths and additional criteria for the contest can be found at carteretwritingcontest.org.

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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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