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Submission window open for Flannery O’Connor Award for Short Fiction

Submissions are open from April 1 to May 31, 2019.

Flannery O’Connor Award for Short Fiction

“More than seventy short-story collections have appeared in the Flannery O’Connor Award series, which was established to encourage gifted emerging writers by bringing their work to a national readership. The first prize-winning book was published in 1983; the award has since become an important proving ground for writers and a showcase for the talent and promise that have brought about a resurgence in the short story as a genre.

Winners are selected through an annual competition that attracts as many as three hundred manuscripts. Submissions are open from April 1 to May 31 each year. Winners of the Flannery O’Connor Award for Short Fiction include such widely read authors as Ha Jin, Antonya Nelson, Rita Ciresi, and Mary Hood.”

Roxane Gay is the series editor.

Submissions are open from April 1 to May 31, 2019.

https://ugapress.org/series/flannery-oconnor-award-for-short-fiction/

#ownvoices #weneeddiversebooks Contest

Forever Books (Romance imprint of Grand Central) has a very short submission window for its diverse/own voices Romance and Women’s Fiction contest. You must send your complete full-length, adult novel and a synopsis.

Submissions close mid-April.

Find more information about the “All Love, All Voices” contest HERE: https://www.read-forever.com/imprint/grand-central-publishing/forever/page/diverse-romance-open-submissions/

Good luck!

Louise Meriwether First Book Prize— Feminist Press

SUBMISSION WINDOW CLOSES JUNE 30, 2018

There is just a couple of days left to enter, so put this contest on your calendar to be ready to submit next year.

This one is for women of color and nonbinary people of color who haven’t yet published a book.

Check it out!

https://www.feministpress.org/louise-meriwether-first-book-prize/

Deadline Approaching (6/30/18): Pages From The Heart Contest 2018

CONTEST IS FOR RWA MEMBERS ONLY

A lot of us dream of adding “Award-Winning Author” to our electronic signature. Here’s another shot at a title. This one is open to RWA members only and for unpublished manuscripts. Putting yourself out there for criticism is terrifying, but it’s also immensely rewarding. The entry fee is equal to a night at the movies, at least where I live when I calculate parking, the ticket, and snacks. There isn’t much to lose and a whole lot to gain. See the link below for submission guidelines.

GO FOR IT!

Submission period June 1 – June 30, 2018. Entry Electronic entry will be no more than the first 6,000 words of your original, unpublished, and uncontracted work-in-progress or completed manuscript. Eligibility – Published Author: the writer is contracted or published, but the entry itself must not be contracted or published as of June 30, 2018. Self-published authors are welcome. The manuscript must be your original work. – Unpublished Author: the writer has not accepted a publishing offer for, or self-published, a work of original fictional narrative prose of 20,000 words or more (by June 30, 2018). The manuscript must be your original work. Pages from the Heart Contest is open to RWA Members only. Previous winners of the Pages from the Heart contest may not re-enter the same manuscript during the 2018 contest. All other finalists may enter the same manuscript as they had in previous years. Contest Categories Contemporary Novel – SHORT: (category romance, includes Novel with

Source: Pages From The Heart Contest 2018

North Street Book Prize – Winning Writers

CONTEST ALERT!

There are just a couple of weeks left to submit your self-published books to this contest. The details are below.

Good luck!

Source: North Street Book Prize-Winning Writers

North Street Book Prize

4th year. Your self-published book can win up to $3,000 plus expert marketing services.

Please submit during February 15-June 30, 2018. Submit one or more self-published books in these categories:

  • Mainstream/Literary Fiction
  • Genre Fiction
  • Creative Nonfiction & Memoir (definition)
  • Poetry (new!)
  • Children’s Picture Book (new!)

PRIZES

  • One grand prize winner will receive $3,000, a marketing analysis and one-hour phone consultation with Carolyn Howard-Johnson, a $300 credit at BookBaby, and 3 free ads in the Winning Writers newsletter (a $450 value)
  • The top winner in each category will receive $1,000, a marketing analysis and one-hour phone consultation with Carolyn Howard-Johnson, a $300 credit at BookBaby, and one free ad in the Winning Writers newsletter (a $150 value)
  • One honorable mention in each category will receive $250
  • We will publish online excerpts (1,000-6,000 words) from all entries that win a prize, along with critiques from the judges

Length limit: 150,000 words. You may submit a collection of short stories or essays as a single entry. No restrictions on age or country. No restriction on year of publication. All contestants receive a free PDF download of The Frugal Book Promoter by Carolyn Howard-Johnson and free guides from BookBaby. Read about the winners of our third contest. The results of our fourth contest will be announced on February 15, 2019. Entry fee: $60 per book. Click the Submittable button below for full details.

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19 Fiction and Romance Writing Contests for 2015

Darla G. Denton

19 Fiction and Romance Writing Contests for 2015

There is nothing like a writing contest to either give you confidence to move on with your writing or give you doubts! 

A writing contest, done right, will not only give you valuable feedback on what you are working on but will also give you the kind of exposure necessary to get your foot in the door with agents and publishers.

Let’s not forget the benefit of winning cash prizes as well 😉

Here is a list of just some of the writing contests offered this year.

Take a moment and browse through the list to see if there is anything that calls out to you.

Click on each name to learn about their contests fees, guidelines and prizes.

Warning:

  • Some of these contests are Romance only while others are open to all genres of fiction.
  • There are also contests that are only open to those who become members of…

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Authors Supporting Authors Giveaway

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My Passion’s Pen is participating in Authors Supporting Authors’ week-long event. Join us! There are some great prizes that will stoke any book nerd’s fire.

Perhaps you’ll discover your new favorite author. Maybe you’ll expand your network. Or maybe you’ll make some new friends.

Visit The Book Enthusiast Promotions to participate in the raffle. http://bookenthusiastpromotions.com/authors-supporting-authors/

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