Category Archives: Contests

The 2012 Ig Nobel Prizes

There’s still time to get tickets for the September 20 Ig Nobel Prize award ceremony at Harvard, where ten researchers will receive recognition for unusual discoveries.  The prizes are the brainchild of Marc Abrahams, editor and co-founder of “The Annals … Continue reading

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Two short story competitions

If you happen to have a 4000 word short story in your drawer all ready to go, you’re in luck. I haven’t been paying too much attention to writing contests this summer, so the deadline for the 2012 Writer’s Digest … Continue reading

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American Literary Merit Short Story Contest

A friend on a writer’s mailing list sent this notice of the ALMA short story contest.  First prize is $1000 and inclusion in the ALMA Short Story Compilation for 2013.  Word limit is 3000.  Due date is Nov. 12, 2012. … Continue reading

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Historical Novel Contest

I haven’t been posting writing contests recently, but a local author sent this one out, and I know several readers who may be interested.  Sponsored by The Historical Novel Society International, this contest has an $8000 prize plus ebook publication … Continue reading

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And We Have A Winner!

That’s right, a winner in the: Caption the Condom Cartoon Contest  (announced here last week http://wp.me/pYql4-1MT). There were at least a few positive outcomes after Rush Limbaugh’s slur of law student, Sandra Fluke, which inspired the contest. 1) One positive result:  I … Continue reading

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My First Ever, Caption the Cartoon Contest!

My recent resolution to stay more positive on this blog is challenged almost every time I pick up a newspaper or turn on the evening news.  Believing that laughter is better than tears, and in keeping with this week’s headlines, … Continue reading

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Writer’s Digest Annual Writing Competition

I just received this announcement for the 81st annual Writer’s Digest writing competition, seeking entries in ten categories: Inspirational Writing (Spiritual/Religious) Memoirs/Personal Essay Magazine Feature Article Genre Short Story (Mystery, Romance, etc.) Mainstream/Literary Short Story Rhyming Poetry Non-rhyming Poetry Stage … Continue reading

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Contests for Short-Short Stories and Poetry

Fall seems to be the busy time for writing contests and here are details on two new ones from Writer’s Digest.  How does $3000 for a 1500 word story sound?  Nice work if you can get it, and someone will! … Continue reading

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