Friday, September 27, 2013

Take Advantage of Opportunities

Every week the NC Writers' Network sends an email to all members that is entitled "Opportunities". These opportunities are a great way to earn money for your writing and to gain recognition. Since we know that we are an organization of great writers, we hope that you will all try one or more of these opportunities. When you win, let us know, and you can be featured on our News blog and the Network's Hat's Off feature. 

Here are some samples of this week's award based opportunities. Note: Most do require a small entry fee:

NEW! MALAHAT REVIEW OPEN SEASON AWARDS
Deadline: November 1
Award: $1,000 CAD (each genre)
Fee: $35 CAD (Canada) / $40 (USA) / $45 USD (Other) (includes 1-yr subscription to Malahat Review)
Enter either three poems (100 lines max. each), one work of short fiction (2,500 words max.), or one work of creative nonfiction (2,500 words max.).

NEW! RASH AWARDS IN FICTION AND POETRY
Deadline: November 15
Award: $500 and publication
Fee: $15
The Broad River Review invites submissions to the 2013 Rash Awards in Fiction and Poetry. We will award $500 to the winner of each contest, as well as publication in the next volume of the Broad River Review, which will appear in Spring 2014. Finalists will also be considered for publication. Wiley Cash will judge the fiction contest, while Joseph Bathanti will judge the poetry contest.

LENA M. SHULL BOOK AWARD
Deadline: November 15
Award: $250, 50 contributor copies, reading, publication
Fee: $25
The Lena M. Shull Book Award is an annual contest for a full-length poetry manuscript written by a resident of North Carolina. The  manuscript must not have been previously published, although individual poems within the collection may have been published elsewhere. The winning manuscript will be published by a NC press. Sponsored by the Poetry Council of NC.

PRESS 53 AWARD FOR SHORT FICTION
Deadline: December 31
Award: $1,000 cash advance, publication, travel
Fee: $30
Press 53 is proud to announce the Press 53 Award for Short Fiction, to be awarded annually to an outstanding, unpublished collection of short stories. This contest is open to any writer, regardless of his or her publication history, provided the manuscript is written in English and the author lives in the United States. The winner of this contest will receive publication, a $1,000 cash advance, travel expenses and lodging for a special reading and book signing party at Press 53 headquarters at the Community Arts Café in downtown Winston-Salem, North Carolina, attendance to the 2014 Press 53/Prime Number Magazine Gathering of Writers, and ten copies of the book; all prizes will be awarded upon publication.

NATURE POETRY COMPETITION 2013
Deadline: September 30
Award: £1,000 / £500 / admission to writing workshop
Fee: £6
As a BirdLife International Partner, RSPB works for birds and nature on an international scale. As well as offering poets the chance to win considerable cash prizes and publication of their poems, the competition will raise money for conservation and poetry. We are working in partnership with leading independent UK poetry magazine, The Rialto, as we feel the magazine will be the perfect place to showcase the winning entries. Please do note the term "Nature Poetry" will be given a wide interpretation by the judge.

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