Â Here are a few writing competitions I thought you might like to know about:
The Arts & Letters Prizes competition offers publication and a $1000 Prize for winners in: Fiction (Short Story), Poetry, and Drama (One-Act Play), and a NEW prize for Creative Nonfiction (Essay). A $15 submission fee, payable in U.S. dollars, includes a two-issue subscription to Arts & Letters. Please make checks or money orders payable to â€œGCSUâ€ (note â€œArts & Lettersâ€ in the memo section). All submissions will be considered for
publication. Deadline: March 15, 2007.
Writer's Digest (WD) Annual Writing Competition
Writer's Digest is now accepting entries in its 76th Annual Writing Competition. There are over $30,000 in cash and prizes. Top winners will be listed in the December 2007 issue of Writer's Digest. You can compete and win in all 10 categories. GRAND PRIZE: $3,000 cash and a trip to New York City to meet with editors or agents. WD will fly you and a guest to The Big Apple, where you'll spend three days and two nights in the publishing capital of the world. While you're there, a WD editor will escort you to meet and share your work with four editors or agents! Plus, you'll receive a free Diamond Publishing Package from Outskirts Press. Deadline: May 15, 2007.
The Chelsea Awards for Poetry & Short Fiction
For the Poetry Competition: Submit 4-6 poems. The entire entry should not exceed 500 lines. The editors look for overall excellence; it is not necessary that the poems be related thematically. Deadline: December 15, 2007.
For the Fiction Competition: Send only one work of fiction. The manuscript should not exceed 30 typed pages, or about 7,500 words. The editors welcome both traditional and experimental fiction. Deadline: June 15, 2007.
Short Story Contest - Now accepting submissions for 2007. The Lorian Hemingway Short Story Competition Honors Emerging Writers. For more than a quarter-century, the short story contest draws between 600-900 entries each year from around the U.S. and the world â€” and Lorian and her small judging panel still give every one of them their complete attention and respect. The first-place winner each year receives $1,000.
Second and third-place winners receive $500 apiece, and others are awarded honorable mentions. For details: