Black People : Opportunities For the Creative Minds

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    From C. Hope Clark's FundsforWriters.com Newsletter


    CONTESTS AND COMPETITIONS


    ELIXIR PRESS POETRY COMPETITION
    http://www.elixirpress.com/guidelines.html#book
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    $25 ENTRY FEE
    Elixir Press is sponsoring a poetry contest open to all poets
    writing in English. There will be a Judge's Prize of $2,000 and
    an Editors' Prize of $1,000. Both winning manuscripts will be
    published by Elixir Press. All entries will be considered for
    publication. Deadline October 31, 2007.

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    KAREN FREDERICKS AND FRANCES WILLITTS PRIZE
    http://hotmetalpress.net/PoetryPrize.html
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    NO ENTRY FEE
    Submit one poem. Also submit a photo in jpg format and bio.
    Must be unpublished. All rights revert to the author. $350 prize
    and publication. Deadline December 25, 2007.

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    HARLEQUIN CONFLICT OF INTEREST CONTEST
    https://www.eharlequin.com/articlepa...1199&chapter=0
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    NO ENTRY FEE
    Send the scene or moment that best illustrates the emotional
    conflict between the hero and heroine of your novel, the first
    chapter of a romance novel with realistic, believable characters
    in an emotionally involving story, and an outline (no greater
    than ten (10) pages in length) of the complete novel. Contest
    is open only to legal residents of the U.S. and Canada (excluding
    Quebec) who have reached the age of majority. Three (3) winners
    will each receive a detailed editorial evaluation by a Superromance®
    Books editor. Sponsor may, in its sole discretion, request a full
    manuscript for a possibility of publication. Winners will also
    receive a one (1) year free subscription to the Superromance series.
    Approximate retail value of the prize is $355.68.

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    CREAM CITY REVIEW CONTESTS
    http://www.uwm.edu/Dept/English/ccr/index2.html
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    ENTRY FEE: $10/story (no longer than 30 pages) or 3-5 poems
    Cream City Review sponsors annual Fiction, Nonfiction, and
    Poetry contests judged by established writers. Deadline
    December 1, 2007. Prize: $100 plus publication.

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    TOASTED CHEESE DEAD OF WINTER CONTEST
    http://www.toasted-cheese.com/ezine/contest.htm
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    NO ENTRY FEE
    Dead of Winter is a fiction contest (any genre) for stories
    with supernatural elements or themes. Ideally, stories should
    be set in autumn or winter. The most original, most haunting
    stories will be chosen for publication. Details, including
    specific theme and length, are announced November 1. Deadline
    for submissions is December 21, 2007. Entries are blind-judged.
    Winners are announced January 31. Winning stories are published
    in the March issue of Toasted Cheese. Winners receive Amazon
    gift certificates: $20 for first, $15 for second, $10 for third.

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    PERIGEE
    http://www.perigee-art.com/blog/
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    ENTRY FEE $10 FOR THREE POEMS
    Perigee is excited to announce that our annual poetry contest
    is now open and ready to receive your submissions. As usual,
    we are feeling generous. We're giving away $650 in cash prizes
    to the top four entries--with a whopping $300 going to the first
    place entry! Deadline December 31, 2007.

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    WILD VIOLET FICTION CONTEST
    http://www.wildviolet.net/fictioncontest.html
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    $5 ENTRY FEE
    Deadline November 30, 2007. Each story entered must be
    less than 2,500 words. The first prize winner will receive
    a cash award of $100 as well as publication in Wild Violet;
    two honorable mentions will receive publication in Wild
    Violet. Authors, including the winners, retain ownership of
    copyright for the entries they submit in the contest.

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    WILD VIOLET POETRY CONTEST
    http://www.wildviolet.net/poetrycontest.html
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    $5 ENTRY FEE
    Deadline November 30, 2007. Each poem entered must be
    less than 200 lines. The first prize winner will receive
    a cash award of $100 as well as publication in Wild Violet;
    two honorable mentions will receive publication in Wild
    Violet. Authors, including the winners, retain ownership of
    copyright for the entries they submit in the contest.

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    WRITING IT REAL CONTEST
    http://www.writingitreal.com/contest.html
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    $15 ENTRY FEE - entitles entrant to a six-month subscription
    to Writing It Real, five years of archives and one new
    article a week.

    Writing It Real, is sponsoring its third personal essay contest
    --reading period now till December 1, 2007. The prizes are $150
    plus a copy of LifeJournalforWriters software, $75 dollars plus
    the software, $50 dollars plus the software and ten honorable
    mentions receive detailed comments from Sheila Bender.
    Submissions can be on any personal experience topic and length
    is up to ten pages double-spaced. Electronic submissions can
    be made at or submissions can be mailed to 394 Colman Drive,
    Port Townsend, WA 98368.

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    THE SUZANNAH CONTEST - ROMANCE WRITING
    http://www.nolastars.com/page-contest.html
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    $25 ENTRY FEE
    Submission period is SHORT - October 1 - 5, 2007.
    Each entry must have 25 or fewer total pages. The
    synopsis may be any length and shall be included in
    the total page count. You will have an excellent
    opportunity to try a new kind of contest that closely
    simulates an editor's desk and you will get anonymous
    feedback from writing professionals. All entrants will
    receive scoresheets and feedback from the first round
    judges. Opportunity for your work to be reviewed by
    six agents and editors, all hoping to discover the next
    sensational romance author. First prize is $300 and a
    charm.

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    STORYTELLER MAGAZINE
    http://www.storytellermagazine.com/guidelines.htm
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    Storyteller is a general fiction magazine. Our readers
    especially enjoy humour, adventure, mystery, drama, suspense,
    horror, SF and fantasy. However, some genre stories can be
    too "hard core" for us, and are better suited to a specialty
    magazine. ½¢ /published word for original stories, ¼¢ /
    published word for reprints (our count), plus 2 contributor
    copies.

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    SYBIL'S GARAGE
    http://www.sensesfive.com/guidelines.php
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    Sybil's Garage accepts all works of speculative fiction
    (science fiction, fantasy, horror, slipstream, etc.), but
    we have a tendency to prefer the strange. No more than
    5,000 words. For all works of fiction, 2,000-5,000 words,
    $15, plus 2 print copies. For all works of fiction, 1-1,999
    words, $10, plus 2 print copies. For all works of poetry,
    $10, plus 2 print copies.

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    STORY STATION
    http://www.viatouch.com/Learn/Storys...guidelines.jsp
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    Story Station is the home of exciting, fun stories for kids
    and adults, stories that can be read online, or printed out
    to be shared with classrooms or families. Our goal is simple:
    to entertain. At least one protagonist in the 6-12 year old
    age range. Any genre is acceptable (i.e. Science Fiction,
    Mystery, Horror, Western, Historical), as long as it is
    suitable for all ages. 1,500-3,000 word range. Story Station
    is currently offering 1 cent/ word payment for stories.

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    DRABBLECAST
    http://web.mac.com/normsherman/iWeb/...uidelines.html
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    Needs flash fiction 1,000 to 2,000 words. We generally publish
    stories of a fantasy/sci-fi nature that are often humorous or
    have some bizarre and unexpected turn of events. Really dark,
    heavy pieces that have lots of disturbing images or language
    stand less of a chance of being published. Pays up to $20.

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    1097 MAGAZINE
    http://www.1097mag.com/submit.html
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    Currently seeking submissions of poetry, short fiction,
    photography, visual art, and other art forms for both our
    print and web editions. We currently pay $5 US per accepted
    poem, plus a free one-year subscription to the print edition.
    We currently pay $5 US for flash fiction and $10 US for short
    stories, as well as a free one-year subscription to the print
    edition.

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    THE EDGE OF PROPINQUITY
    http://www.edgeofpropinquity.net/
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    The Edge of Propinquity is a paying market: $50/per story.
    This flat rate fee is payable through PayPal within 7 days
    of the story's publication. The theme for the first year of
    the Edge of Propinquity was "Revelations." The theme for the
    second year is "Consequences." The theme "Consequences" should
    be considered to encompass and expand on the previous
    "Revelations" theme. Your story must be an original, unpublished
    2,000 - 6,000 word, stand-alone short story not based in any of
    the other Edge of Propinquity story worlds.

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    ELECTRIC SPEC
    http://www.electricspec.com/
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    We will consider any story between 250 and 7,000 words with a
    speculative fiction element to it. We prefer science fiction,
    fantasy, and the macabre, but we're willing to push the limits
    of traditional forms of these genres. We will not consider
    poetry, stories with over-the-top sex or violence, serials,
    novels, fan fiction, or non-fiction. We pay $20 for each story
    we publish.
     
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