Three New Writing Contests

Here are several new contests I spotted:

The Writer 2011 short story contest:

“We’re looking for original fiction on any theme that is brilliant, bold, and concise (2000 word limit).”
Finalist judge: Michelle Wildgen – novelist and executive editor at Tin House.
Prizes:  $1000, $300, $200.  Entry fee, $10.  Deadline April 30, 2011.  Notification by Aug. 30.

http://tinyurl.com/4ea4bqn

The Nicholl Fellowship in Screenwriting competition:

Up to five, $30,000 fellowships for the year to be awarded to entrants who have not made more than $5000 writing for film or television.  Looks like stiff competition (typically more than 3500 entries each year).  Deadline, May 2.  That’s obviously not enough time to start from scratch, but if you want to get a jump on next year, have a look.  http://www.oscars.org/awards/nicholl/about/index.html

And finally, both last and least, here is the The ‘Write’ of Spring Tweet Writing Contest:

140 characters max, due April 24.  Prizes include a year’s subscription to The Writer, a 10 week writing workshop, a $25 Barnes and Noble gift card, and as the notice says, bragging rights.  The sample given, by Ana Maria Shua is really quite clever:

I have nothing against fried eggs. They’re the ones who look at me with amazement, terrified, wide-eyed.

http://tinyurl.com/66mf3lj

Good luck, rev your engines, etc.

Advertisements
This entry was posted in Uncategorized. Bookmark the permalink.

3 Responses to Three New Writing Contests

  1. Selena says:

    Thanks, Morgan. They are added to my list!

    Like

  2. Rosi Hollinbeck says:

    Thanks, Morgan. The best tiny story I ever read (wish I could remember who wrote it — someone famous, I think) was “For sale. Baby shoes. Never used.” It breaks my heart every time I think of it. Pretty power for six words.

    Like

  3. Thanks, Morgan, I’m new to your side, coming from Rosi’s blog. Great info here that I’ve bookmarked. Rosi, the story you quoted was by Hemingway.

    Like

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s