Another New Writing Contest – This Time For Short Stories

I’m not a contest judge! I’d never be able to decide among the likes of Emily Hill, Jeff Bennington and John McDonnell. 

Is your work ready to reach a wider readership? If so, then we invite you to enter The Writer2012 Short-Story Contest
We’re looking for original fiction on any theme that is brilliant, bold, and concise (no more than 2,000 words). We’re offering great prizes and great exposure for your work, including publication in The Writer.
What are you waiting for? Submit your entry today!
(You can submit multiple entries.)

Get the details here

PBS Kids Go! Writer’s Contest (SoCal K-3)

Kids love books, museums and animals. So why not writing? Kids are special, let them feel special!

Few things capture a child’s imagination like a good book. That’s why PBS SoCaL is looking for your child’s original stories!

PBS SoCaL encourages Southern California children to create an original story as part of the PBS KIDS GO! Writer’s Contest. Open to kids in grades k-3, each entry must be an original work written and illustrated by the student. Stories can be fact or fiction, prose or poetry and each grade level will be judged separately. First, second, and third place winners will be chosen from each grade and receive prizes locally. First place winners will also be entered in to the national contest.

Get the details!

$5,000 Prize – No Entry Fee ~ WRITING CONTEST

NEW TARCHER/PENGUIN WRITING CONTEST

$5,000 Prize – No Entry Fee

SEEKING THE NEXT TOP ARTIST WRITING CONTEST
Tarcher/Penguin is celebrating the continued success of Julia Cameron’sThe Artist’s Way by presenting the Seeking the Next Top Artist Writing Contest. The top prize is $5,000 and a manuscript review by a Penguin editor. Julia Cameron will select the winning entry from among 10 semi-finalists. 

Writers residing in the USA are invited to submit an unpublished novel, novella-length fiction, or a work of narrative nonfiction. (Limit one entry per person.) Entry is free.

For complete rules and entry information, click TarcherEntry deadline is March 2, 2012.

Writing Contest News: General Fiction and Young Adult

AMAZON BREAKTHROUGH NOVEL COMPETITION
Amazon.com, in partnership with Penguin Group (USA) and CreateSpace, has announced the fifth annual Amazon Breakthrough Novel Award,an international competition seeking the next popular novel.

The competition will again award two grand prizes: one for General Fiction and one for Young Adult Fiction. The 2012 competition is also open to novels that have previously been self-published. Each winner will receive a publishing contract with Penguin, which includes a $15,000 advance.

Open submissions for manuscripts begin January 23 and continue through February 5, 2012. Don’t delay—only the first 5,000 entries will be accepted in each category. There is no entry fee.

To learn more, visit Amazon.

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A 2012 Writing Contest From Amazon

Amazon Breakthrough Novel Award

The 2012 Amazon Breakthrough Novel Award

We’ll start accepting General Fiction and Young Adult Fiction entries on January 23, 2012. Visit CreateSpace to learn more. 

On the Contest

The Amazon Breakthrough Novel Award brings together talented writers, reviewers, and publishing experts to find and develop new voices in fiction. The 2012 international contest will award two grand prizes: one for General Fiction and one for Young Adult Fiction. Each winner will receive a publishing contract with Penguin, which includes a $15,000 advance.

Open submissions for manuscripts will begin on January 23, 2012 and run through February 5, 2012. If you’re an author with an unpublished or previously self-published novel waiting to be discovered, visit CreateSpaceto sign up for regular contest updates.

See the official contest rules, or read details on how to enter.

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