From C. Hope Clark's FundsforWriters.com Newsletter CONTESTS AND COMPETITIONS ELIXIR PRESS POETRY COMPETITION http://www.elixirpress.com/guidelines.html#book --- $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. ===== KAREN FREDERICKS AND FRANCES WILLITTS PRIZE http://hotmetalpress.net/PoetryPrize.html --- 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 Must be unpublished.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. ===== HARLEQUIN CONFLICT OF INTEREST CONTEST https://www.eharlequin.com/articlepa...1199&chapter=0 --- 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. ===== CREAM CITY REVIEW CONTESTS http://www.uwm.edu/Dept/English/ccr/index2.html --- 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. ===== TOASTED CHEESE DEAD OF WINTER CONTEST http://www.toasted-cheese.com/ezine/contest.htm --- 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. ===== PERIGEE http://www.perigee-art.com/blog/ --- 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. ===== WILD VIOLET FICTION CONTEST http://www.wildviolet.net/fictioncontest.html --- $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. ===== WILD VIOLET POETRY CONTEST http://www.wildviolet.net/poetrycontest.html --- $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. ===== WRITING IT REAL CONTEST http://www.writingitreal.com/contest.html --- $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. ===== THE SUZANNAH CONTEST - ROMANCE WRITING http://www.nolastars.com/page-contest.html --- $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. ===== STORYTELLER MAGAZINE http://www.storytellermagazine.com/guidelines.htm --- 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. ===== SYBIL'S GARAGE http://www.sensesfive.com/guidelines.php --- 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. ===== STORY STATION http://www.viatouch.com/Learn/Storys...guidelines.jsp --- 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. ===== DRABBLECAST http://web.mac.com/normsherman/iWeb/...uidelines.html --- 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. ===== 1097 MAGAZINE http://www.1097mag.com/submit.html --- 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. ===== THE EDGE OF PROPINQUITY http://www.edgeofpropinquity.net/ --- 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. ===== ELECTRIC SPEC http://www.electricspec.com/ --- 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.