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August/September 2017 Writing Contests

Writing contests for August and September 2017

AUGUST 2017

Genre: Flash Fiction/Non-Fiction/Poetry
Theme: N/A
Website: Blue Earth Review
Deadline: August 15, 2017
Entry Fee: $5
Prize: $500

Genre: Non-fiction
Theme: Miracles and More
Website: Chicken Soup for the Soul
Deadline: August 31, 2017
Entry Fee: N/A
Prize: $200

Genre: Non-Fiction
Theme: Stories of Redemption
Website: Chicken Soup for the Soul
Deadline: August 31, 2017
Entry Fee: N/A
Prize: $200

Genre: Fiction
Theme: Very Short (flash)
Website: Glimmer Train
Deadline: August 31, 2017
Entry Fee: $16
Prize: First – $2,000

Genre: Fiction
Theme: N/A
Website: Glimmer Train
Deadline: August 31, 2017
Entry Fee:$21
Prize: First – $3,000

September 2017

Genre: Nonfiction
Theme: My Crazy Family
Website: Chicken Soup for the Soul
Deadline: September 5, 2017
Entry Fee: None
Prize: $200

Genre: Fiction, Creative Nonfiction, or Poetry
Theme: None
Website: Still: The Journal
Deadline: September 9, 2017
Entry Fee: $12
Prize: First – $200

Genre: Essay
Theme: None
Website: Literal Latte
Deadline: September 30, 2017
Entry Fee: $10/1 essay or $15/2 essays
Prize: First – $1,000

Please be sure to read through the guidelines for each contest. Information may change.

Do you know any other contests with deadlines coming up? Are you thinking of submitting to any of these contests? Let me know in the comments below! Good luck if you do!

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July/August 2017 Writing Contests

Writing Contests for July and August 2017

 

JULY 2017

Genre: Poetry
Theme: N/A
Website: Literal Latte
Deadline: July 15, 2017
Entry Fee: $10/6 poems or $15/10 poems
Prize: First – $1,000

Genre: Poetry, Fiction
Theme: Fairy Tale
Website: Fairy Tale Review
Deadline: July 15, 2017
Entry Fee: $10
Prize: First – $1,000

Genre: Fiction
Theme: Flash Fiction
Website: Gigantic Sequins
Deadline: July 15, 2017
Entry Fee: $5
Prize: $100

Genre: Any
Theme: “The End”
Website: Visible Ink
Deadline: July 31, 2017
Entry Fee: $7
Prize: $75

Genre: Flash Fiction
Theme: N/A
Website: The Golden Key
Deadline: July 31, 2017
Entry Fee: $4
Prize: $150

Genre: Fiction (New writers only)
Theme: N/A
Website: The Masters Review
Deadline: July 31, 2017
Entry Fee: $20
Prize: First – $3,000

AUGUST 2017

Genre: Fiction/Non-Fiction
Theme: Self-published ebooks
Website: Writer’s Digest
Deadline: August 1, 2017
Entry Fee: $99
Prize: Grand – $5,000

Genre: Flash Fiction/Non-Fiction/Poetry
Theme: N/A
Website: Blue Earth Review
Deadline: August 15, 2017
Entry Fee: $5
Prize: $500

Genre: Non-fiction
Theme: Miracles and More
Website: Chicken Soup for the Soul
Deadline: August 31, 2017
Entry Fee: N/A
Prize: $200

Genre: Non-Fiction
Theme: Stories of Redemption
Website: Chicken Soup for the Soul
Deadline: August 31, 2017
Entry Fee: N/A
Prize: $200

Genre: Fiction
Theme: Very Short (flash)
Website: Glimmer Train
Deadline: August 31, 2017
Entry Fee: $16
Prize: First – $2,000

Genre: Fiction
Theme: N/A
Website: Glimmer Train
Deadline: August 31, 2017
Entry Fee:$21
Prize: First – $3,000

Please be sure to read through the guidelines for each contest. Information may change.

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June/July 2017 Writing Contests

June/July 2017 Writing Contest Deadlines

JUNE 2017

Genre: Short Story Fiction (Unpublished writers only!)
Theme: N/A
Website: Glimmer Train
Deadline: June 30, 2017
Entry Fee: $18
Prize: First place – $2,500

Genre: Nonfiction
Theme: My Crazy Family
Website: Chicken Soup for the Soul
Deadline: June 30, 2017
Entry Fee: None
Prize: $200

Genre: Short short fiction
Theme: N/A
Website: Literal Latte
Deadline: June 30, 2017
Entry Fee: $10 (for up to 3 shorts)
Prize: First – $500

JULY 2017

Genre: Poetry
Theme: N/A
Website: Comstock Review
Deadline: July 1, 2017
Entry Fee: $5 (mail) | $25 (online)
Prize: First – $1,000

Genre: Poetry, Fiction, or Nonfiction
Theme: Mental health, the mind, the body, illness, etc.
Website: Bellevue Literary Review
Deadline: July 1, 2017
Entry Fee: $20
Prize: First – $1,000

Genre: Poetry
Theme: N/A
Website: Literal Latte
Deadline: July 15, 2017
Entry Fee: $10/6 poems or $15/10 poems
Prize: First – $1,000

Genre: Poetry, Fiction
Theme: Fairy Tale
Website: Fairy Tale Review
Deadline: July 15, 2017
Entry Fee: $10
Prize: First – $1,000

Please be sure to read through the guidelines for each contest. Information may change.

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May/June 2017 Writing Contests

Writing contests for May and June 2017

MAY 2017

Genre: Any
Theme: Annual contest
Website: Writer’s Digest
Deadline: May 5, 2017
Entry Fee: Yes, but the amount isn’t written
Prize: $5,000

Genre: Nonfiction
Theme: Step Outside Your Comfort Zone
Website: Chicken Soup for the Soul
Deadline: May 15, 2017
Entry Fee: None
Prize $200

Genre: Nonfiction
Theme: Positively Happy
Website: Chicken Soup for the Soul
Deadline: May 31, 2017
Entry Fee: None
Prize: $200

Genre: Fiction
Theme: None
Website: Glimmer Train
Deadline: May 31, 2017
Entry Fee: $2
Prize: $700

JUNE 2017

Genre: Short Story Fiction (Unpublished writers only!)
Theme: N/A
Website: Glimmer Train
Deadline: June 30, 2017
Entry Fee: $18
Prize: First place – $2,500

Genre: Nonfiction
Theme: My Crazy Family
Website: Chicken Soup for the Soul
Deadline: June 30, 2017
Entry Fee: None
Prize: $200

Genre: Short short fiction
Theme: N/A
Website: Literal Latte
Deadline: June 30, 2017
Entry Fee: $10 (for up to 3 shorts)
Prize: First – $500

Please be sure to read through the guidelines for each contest. Information may change.

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April/May 2017 Writing Contests

Writing contests for April and May 2017

April 2017

Genre: Fiction or poetry
Theme: None
Website: Prime Number Magazine
Deadline: April 15, 2017
Entry Fee: $15
Prize: First – $1,000

Genre: Fiction, Nonfiction, or Poetry
Theme: None
Website: New Ohio Review
Deadline: April 15, 2017
Entry Fee: $20
Prize: $1,000

Genre: Fiction, Nonfiction, or Poetry
Theme: None
Website: The Olive Press
Deadline: April 15, 2017
Entry Fee: None
Prize: Publication

Genre: Very short fiction
Theme: None
Website: Glimmer Train
Deadline: April 30, 2017
Entry Fee: $16
Prize: First – $2,000

Genre: Fiction
Theme: None
Website: Glimmer Train
Deadline: April 30, 2017
Entry Fee: $21
Prize: First – $3,000

May 2017

Genre: Any
Theme: Annual contest
Website: Writer’s Digest
Deadline: May 5, 2017
Entry Fee: Yes, but the amount isn’t written
Prize: $5,000

Genre: Nonfiction
Theme: Step Outside Your Comfort Zone
Website: Chicken Soup for the Soul
Deadline: May 15, 2017
Entry Fee: None
Prize $200

Genre: Nonfiction
Theme: Positively Happy
Website: Chicken Soup for the Soul
Deadline: May 31, 2017
Entry Fee: None
Prize: $200

Genre: Fiction
Theme: None
Website: Glimmer Train
Deadline: May 31, 2017
Entry Fee: $2
Prize: $700

Please be sure to read through the guidelines for each contest. Information may change.

Are you thinking of submitting to any of these contests? Let me know in the comments below! Good luck if you do!

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March/April 2017 Writing Contests

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March 2017

Genre: Poetry
Theme: Food
Website: Literal Latte
Deadline: March 15, 2017
Entry Fee: $10 for up 6 poems or $15 for up to 12 poems
Prize: First place – $500

Genre: Fiction and Nonfiction
Theme: None
Website: Narrative Magazine
Deadline: March 31, 2017
Entry Fee: $25
Prize: First place – $2,500

Genre: Fiction
Theme: None
Website: Colorado Review
Deadline: March 14, 2017
Entry Fee: $15 – snail mail, $17 – online submission
Prize: First – $2,000

Genre: Fiction
Theme: None
Website: Fabula Press
Deadline: March 31, 2017
Entry Fee: $10
Prize: First – $250

Genre: Nonfiction
Theme: My Kind of America
Website: Chicken Soup for the Soul
Deadline: March 31, 2017
Entry Fee: None
Prize: $200

Genre: Nonfiction
Theme: Step Outside Your Comfort Zone
Website: Chicken Soup for the Soul
Deadline: March 31, 2017
Entry Fee: None
Prize: $200

April 2017

Genre: Fiction or poetry
Theme: None
Website: Prime Number Magazine
Deadline: April 15, 2017
Entry Fee: $15
Prize: First – $1,000

Genre: Very short fiction
Theme: None
Website: Glimmer Train
Deadline: April 30, 2017
Entry Fee: $16
Prize: First – $2,000

Genre: Fiction
Theme: None
Website: Glimmer Train
Deadline: April 30, 2017
Entry Fee: $21
Prize: First – $3,000

*I had a tough time finding contests with April deadlines. Let me know if you know any good ones!

Please be sure to read through the guidelines for each contest. Information may change.

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February/March 2017 Writing Contests

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February 2017

Genre: Fiction, Nonfiction, or Poetry
Theme: Sentence starter – use the first line given
Website: The First Line
Deadline: February 1, 2017
Entry Fee: None
Prize: $25-$50 for fiction, $5-$10 for poetry, and $25 for nonfiction

Genre: Poetry
Theme: Love
Website: Don’t Talk To Me About Love
Deadline: February 14, 2017
Entry Fee: $20 for 1-3 poems
Prize: First place – $1,000

Genre: Fiction
Theme: N/A
Website: Glimmer Train
Deadline: February 28, 2017
Entry Fee: $18
Prize: First place – $2,500

Genre: Flash Fiction
Theme: N/A
Website: WOW! Women On Writing
Deadline: February 28, 2017
Entry Fee: $10
Prize: First place – $350

March 2017

Genre: Poetry
Theme: Food
Website: Literal Latte
Deadline: March 15, 2017
Entry Fee: $10 for up 6 poems or $15 for up to 12 poems
Prize: First place – $500

Genre: Fiction and Nonfiction
Theme: None
Website: Narrative Magazine
Deadline: March 31, 2017
Entry Fee: $25
Prize: First place – $2,500

Genre: Fiction
Theme: None
Website: Colorado Review
Deadline: March 14, 2017
Entry Fee: $15 – snail mail, $17 – online submission
Prize: First – $2,000

Genre: Fiction
Theme: None
Website: Fabula Press
Deadline: March 31, 2017
Entry Fee: $10
Prize: First – $250

Please be sure to read through the guidelines for each contest. Information may change.

Are you thinking of submitting to any of these contests? Let me know in the comments below! Good luck if you do!

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January/February 2017 Writing Contests

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January 2017

Genre: Fiction
Theme: Family Matters
Website: Glimmer Train
Deadline: January 2, 2017
Entry Fee: $18
Prize: First place – $2,500

Genre: Fiction, Nonfiction, or Poetry
Theme: N/A
Website: Glass Mountain Magazine
Deadline: January 9, 2017
Entry Fee: $5
Prize: $100

Genre: Fiction
Theme: N/A
Website: Literal Latte
Deadline: January 15, 2017
Entry Fee: $10 for one entry or $15 for two entries
Prize: First place – $1,000

Genre: Fiction, Nonfiction, or Poetry
Theme: N/A
Website: Women’s National Book Association
Deadline: January 15, 2017
Entry Fee: $20 for non-members, $15 for members
Prize: $250

Genre: Fiction
Theme: N/A
Website: The Masters Review
Deadline: January 15, 2017
Entry Fee: $20
Prize: $2,000

Genre: Short Short Story
Theme: N/A
Website: Writer’s Digest
Deadline: January 16, 2017
Entry Fee: $25
Prize: First place – $3,000

Genre: Nonfiction
Theme: Dreams, Premonitions, and the Unexplainable
Website: Chicken Soup for the Soul
Deadline: January 31, 2017
Entry Fee: None
Prize: $200

Genre: Nonfiction
Theme: Stories About Cats/Dogs
Website: Chicken Soup for the Soul
Deadline: January 31, 2017
Entry Fee: None
Prize: $200

February 2017

Genre: Fiction, Nonfiction, or Poetry
Theme: Sentence starter – use the first line given
Website: The First Line
Deadline: February 1, 2017
Entry Fee: None
Prize: $25-$50 for fiction, $5-$10 for poetry, and $25 for nonfiction

Genre: Poetry
Theme: Love
Website: Don’t Talk To Me About Love
Deadline: February 14, 2017
Entry Fee: $20 for 1-3 poems
Prize: First place – $1,000

Genre: Fiction
Theme: N/A
Website: Glimmer Train
Deadline: February 28, 2017
Entry Fee: $18
Prize: First place – $2,500

Genre: Flash Fiction
Theme: N/A
Website: WOW! Women On Writing
Deadline: February 28, 2017
Entry Fee: $10
Prize: First place – $350

Please be sure to read through the guidelines for each contest. Information may change.

Are you thinking of submitting to any of these contests? Let me know in the comments below! Good luck if you do!

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Goodbye, 2016!

It’s so weird to think that another year has come and gone. I accomplished a lot this past year, yet it’s all kind of a blur at the same time. I started taking author requests for book reviews, I started having guests on my blog, and I started a newsletter!

Let’s recap what happened this year…

Goodbye 2016

January

-I edited George Florence
-I edited Take Over
-Most popular post: January/February 2016 Writing Contests

February
-I wrote and researched George Florence some more
-I wrote some Short Story Sundays in bulk
-I started a new blog about video games, Double Jump with Kris
-Most popular post: February/March 2016 Writing Contests

March
-I edited George Florence some more
-I outlined The Lost Girl and prepped for Camp NaNo
-Most popular post: March/April 2016 Writing Contests

April
-It was Camp NaNo and I wrote The Lost Girl (I wrote about 50,000 words)
-Most popular post: World Building: Build a World You Love (Part Four) (a guest post written by Nthato)

May
-I went back to editing George Florence
-Most popular post: Work is Hard

June
-It was Mystery Month
-I edited George Florence for the first half of the month
-I edited The Lost Girl the second half of the month
-I attempted to do a 24-hour read-a-thon, which didn’t go as well as I had planned
-I outlined and prepped for Camp NaNo
-Most popular post: How To Plan a Crime When Writing a Mystery Novel

July
-I wrote 50,000 words of Hunter, the novel you guys voted for me to write for Camp NaNo
-I attempted to edit George Florence a little bit too, but I don’t think I did
-I read two books a week
-Most popular post: July/August 2016 Writing Contests

August
-I edited both George Florence and The Lost Girl
-I read two books a week
-Most popular post: 5 Techniques to Edit a Novel

September
-I finished writing The Lost Girl (I never finished the full story during Camp NaNo… and yes, I started editing before the story was over)
-Most popular post: 5 Quotes by Mark Twain

October
-I wrote The Lost Girl
-I wrote and edited two short stories for two contests
-I prepped for NaNo
-Most popular post: October/November 2016 Writing Contests

November
-I wrote 50,000 words in Short Story Sundays for 2017 for NaNo
-Most popular post: November/December 2016 Writing Contests

December
-I barely wrote, just prepped and planned for the new year with writing and blogging
-Most popular post: December/January 2016/2017 Writing Contests

I did a lot of editing this year… but George Florence is still not ready. I’ve been trying to figure out the series instead of looking at each individual novel. Sounds complicated, I know, but I have my reasons for doing it that way.

I’m sure 2017 will be great, if not better!

Happy New Year, everyone!

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December 2016/January 2017 Writing Contests

December 2016/January 2017 Writing Contests

December 2016

 

Type: Fiction (Short Short Story)
Hosted by: Writer’s Digest
Deadline: December 15, 2016
Entry Fee: $20

Type: Flash fiction, nonfiction, or poetry
Hosted by: Redivider
Deadline: December 15, 2016
Entry Fee: $6

Type: Nonfiction (Inspiration for Teachers)
Hosted by: Chicken Soup for the Soul
Deadline: December 31, 2016
Entry Fee: None

Type: Fiction
Hosted by: River Styx
Deadline: December 31, 2016
Entry Fee: $10

January 2017

Type: Fiction (Family Matters)
Hosted by: Glimmer Train
Deadline: January 2, 2017
Entry Fee: $18

Type: Fiction
Hosted by: Literal Latte
Deadline: January 15, 2017
Entry Fee: $10 for one entry or $15 for two entries

Type: Nonfiction (Dreams, Premonitions, and the Unexplainable)
Hosted by: Chicken Soup for the Soul
Deadline: January 30, 2017
Entry Fee: None

Type: Nonfiction (Stories About Cats/Dogs)
Hosted by: Chicken Soup for the Soul
Deadline: January 31, 2017
Entry Fee: None

Please be sure to read through the guidelines for each contest. Information may change.

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