Thursday, June 21, 2007

Write to Win - a few current contests

New Works of Merit Playwriting Contest - 'an international contest whose mission is to seek out extraordinary, socially conscious scripts from around the world'. Deadline postmarked by July 15, 2007. First Prize: $300 and a reading in an established New York City theatre. Second Prize: a reading in an established New York City theatre. Third Prize: a reading in an established New York City theatre. Submission guidelines and application form here.

The Rejected Quarterly

Someone actually wants your rejected fiction! Fiction to 8,000 words. You must also submit 5 rejection slips with your entry. Entry fee: $200 / Deadline: June 30, 2007. Check it out

Arc - Canada's National Poetry Magazine contest
Deadline: June 30 / Entry Fee: $23 (includes one-year subscription). Prizes: $1,500 / $1000 / $750. Accepts email entries; more info.

Surrey International Writer's Conference
$1,000 First Place
prize in each of four categories: Fiction, nonfiction, poetry, and writing for children. Note the earlier than usual deadline: Must be received by 4 p.m., August 3. Entry fee: $15. Details
here. Accepts email entries.

Federation of BC Writers: Annual Literary Writes Contest
Open to BC writers. This year's topic - Foreign Affairs: Travel Writing With a Twist. Entry fee: $15 members / $20 non-members. Prizes: $500 / $300 / $150 . Details

Want to know some useful strategies for entering contests? Check out the back issue of Imprint for my article Writing to Win. here. More contests listed at Place for Writers and The Writing Circle of Durham Region website (Canadian listings).

1 comment:

kc dyer said...

Hi Lois,

Our SIWC contest now proudly has four categories (including Writing for Young People) and the deadline this year is August 3, 2007 (at 4 pm)! If your readers want to find out more, they can check out the website at