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Writing Contests

6

contests due within 30 days

Barrelhouse: Conversations & Connections, Pittsburgh

Conversations and Connections is a one-day writer's conference at Chatham University in Pittsburgh that brings together writers, editors, and publishers in a friendly, supportive environment. The conference is organized by Barrelhouse magazine, and has been held for the past 11 years in Washington DC, and the past 4 in Pittsburgh. All proceeds go to participating small presses and literary magazines, and to Barrelhouse.

Fee: $65 – 75   |   Categories: Workshops/Conferences

prize

N/A

length

N/A

deadline

5 days

October 20

Zoetrope Internships

Zoetrope: All-Story, located in San Francisco, California, offers college juniors and seniors and recent college graduates an opportunity to participate in many aspects of literary publishing, including editorial, production, and administration. Intern responsibilities include, but are not limited to, reading and critiquing short story submissions, managing the annual short fiction contest, and assisting with circulation and general administration, and will require at least fifteen hours per week.

Fee: FREE   |   Categories: Internships/Volunteering

prize

Internship

length

N/A

deadline

6 days

October 21

Sirens Writing Conference

Sirens is a conference about voice: the voice of our attendees, how those voices come together to create conversations, and how those conversations coalesce into a community. The core of Sirens is the numerous conversations that take place both within and outside our conference schedule. Many of those conversations will occur as part of our programming, which will constitute most of our schedule during the Friday and Saturday of Sirens. Beyond programming, Sirens features keynote addresses, events, and other activities. Scholarships are available.

Fee: $225   |   Categories: Workshops/Conferences

prize

N/A

length

N/A

deadline

10 days

October 25

The Join Our Story Paradigm Prize

Best original story under 3,000 words utilizing our platform. Winner featured on site. All entries considered for publication. $15 fee. Judge: Celeste Davidson—IRA, CLA, NCTE winner. Entry period opens August 27, 2018. Deadline: October 25, 2018. We foster happier souls and healthier minds through self-expression, personal development, and social connection. Guidelines: joinourstory.com.

Medium: online   |   Fee: $15   |   Categories: Short Stories, Fiction Prose

prize

$1,234

length

3,000

words

deadline

10 days

October 25

Brick Road Poetry Press

This contest seeks poetry manuscripts. First place winner will receive a publishing contract with Brick Road Poetry Press and $1,000, publication in both print and ebook formats, and 25 copies of the printed book. Publication contracts may be offered to the top finalists as well. WInner will be notified by the end of February.

Medium: print and online   |   Fee: $25   |   Categories: Poetry, Book Awards

prize

$1,000

length

50 – 100

pages

deadline

17 days

November 01

CBK Comics

Corners are physical and mental places. Whether it’s is in your room or by the street down the block, they can be mysterious and shady spots. Corners have secrets to hide and stories to tell. They host dust and spider webs, they might be grimy and smell terrible, but overall corners are meeting points. Literally the angle made when two ways intersect. But also where two feelings or two people collide. Streets are packed with them, but so are the insights of the mind and its verging thoughts; so are comics as a panelled narration form.

Medium: print   |   Fee: FREE   |   Categories: Graphic Stories

prize

10 Contributor Copies

length

30

pages

deadline

17 days

November 01