Friday, September 24, 2010

Contests and Calls for Submissions: poets, memoirists, children's writers, humorists, novelists & feminists

A competition with absolutely no restrictions on content, length or type of poetry. Grand prize is $1,000. Second and third place win $100 and $50, and there will also be three honorable mentions. All six finalists will be published in the February 2011 issue of Gemini.
Entry fee: $5 for up to three poems.
Deadline: December 31, 2010

Memoir (and)
Prizes for Memoir in Prose or Poetry are awarded to the most outstanding prose or poetry memoirs—traditional, nontraditional or experimental—drawn from the reading period.
Our next submission period—for works eligible for Issue 9 Prizes and publication—will open at noon Pacific time, November 1, 2010 and close at noon Pacific time, February 16, 2011. Snail mail submissions must be postmarked no later than February 16, 2011 in order to be considered.

Prose or Poetry
  • Grand Prize $500 cash award & publication
  • Second Prize $250 cash award & publication
  • Third Prize $100 cash award & publication

Graphic Memoir
  • Prize $100 cash award & publication

·     Prize $100 & publication

  • There is no contest entry fee.
  • All submissions are automatically entered in the Contest.
  • Submissions not chosen as Contest winners are still eligible for publication.
For more information, please read submission guidelines and contest details.

Canadian children's magazine for pre-school ages. Designed to show relationships between words and pictures. Puzzles, games, stories and crafts are published to help prepare kids for reading. Pays up to 60 cents/word.

MAD magazine
Pay: $500+
We're actively looking to expand our pool of freelance comedy writers and there's more opportunity to join The Usual Gang Of Idiots than ever. If you have a twisted sense of humor, a peculiar way of looking at the world, or are simply eager to express your immature, strange or just plain silly side, then we want to see your stuff!

ENTRY FEE - $8.50
DEADLINE - Postmarked or Emailed by November 15, 2010
First prize - $150. Second prize - $75. Third prize - $40. 6
Email/Snail Mail:
1. First 5 pages of a novel, 1,500 words max.
2. One-sentence synopsis of the novel, 25 words or less. (Novel does not have to be complete.) Entry pages not published. Authors keep all rights. Feedback posted on website. Please see website for complete rules.

Money for Women Grants
$20 Application fee
Offers grants of up to $1,500 to poets, fiction and nonfiction writers, visual artists, and for a mixed- genre category (illustration and text) to feminist women in the arts. Two deadlines each year:
December 31 (art and fiction) and June 30 (nonfiction and poetry). Fund does not maintain an email, phone, or website. To request application materials, write to the postal address and be sure to include a SASE.
Susan Pliner, Executive Director 
Money for Women/Barbara Deming Memorial Fund, Inc. 
P.O. Box 309 
Wilton, NH 03086 

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