It’s time to finish your short stories (1500 words), essays (1500 words) and poems and submit them for a national literary competition. The Cascade Writers’ Group and Great Lakes Commonwealth of Letters are offering great prizes: $1000 for first place, $500 for second place and $250 for third place—plus publication in the second annual Imagine This! An ArtPrize Anthology for the top twenty entries. Open to any writer over 18 writing in English. Submission fee is $20. The anthology will be sold through the ArtPrize e-store and other venues. ArtPrize is an international art competition held in Grand Rapids, Michigan, with over 1,000,000 visitors and 25,900,000 page views each year. Named by Time as one of the top five festivals of the year. This is an opportunity to be part of a great celebration of art and writing. For information and to submit by March 31, 2014, please go to: http://www.readwritelive.org/anthology-competition.
Our 32nd Annual SouthWest Writers International Contest opened for submissions Feb. 1st.
The 32nd Annual SouthWest Writers International Competition is open to all original, unpublished work by English-language writers in 10 categories for novels, creative nonfiction, essay, short stories, children’s picture books, and poetry.
Prizes: $300 First Place. $200 Second Place, $150 Third Place in each of the 10 categories. Winners are selected by agents or editors unaffiliated with SouthWest Writers. First Place winning entries in prior SWW contests may not be resubmitted for judging in 2014.
Visit www.swwcontest.com for complete rules and entry form. Entries are open from February 1 to May 1, 2014 and may be submitted after May 1 until May 15 with payment of a late fee.”