July & August 2018 Writing Submissions [Writing Contests]

2018 July & August Writing Submissions | Writing Contests | Creative Writing | RachelPoli.com

July 2018

Genre: Poetry
Website: Literal Latte
Deadline: July 15, 2018
Entry Fee: $10/6 poems or $15/10 poems
Prize: First – $1,000

Genre: Poetry
Website: Narrative Magazine
Deadline: July 15, 2018
Entry Fee: $26
Prize: First – $1,500

Genre: Nonfiction
Theme: More Messages from Heaven
Website: Chicken Soup for the Soul
Deadline: July 15, 2018
Entry Fee: N/A
Prize: $200

Genre: Nonfiction
Theme: Stories about Angels
Website: Chicken Soup for the Soul
Deadline: July 15, 2018
Entry Fee: N/A
Prize: $200

Genre: Nonfiction
Theme: Stories about Miracles
Website: Chicken Soup for the Soul
Deadline: July 15, 2018
Entry Fee: N/A
Prize: $200

Genre: Fiction, nonfiction
Website: Narrative Magazine
Deadline: July 31, 2018
Entry Fee: $26
Prize: First – $2,500

Genre: Fiction
Website: Lit Mag
Deadline: July 31, 2018
Entry Fee: $3
Prize: $1,000

Genre: Nonfiction
Website: Lit Mag
Deadline: July 31, 2018
Entry Fee: $3
Prize: $1,000

Genre: Fiction, nonfiction, poetry (for online publication)
Website: Lit Mag
Deadline: July 31, 2018
Entry Fee: $3
Prize: $250

August 2018

Genre: Contemporary fiction, romance, fantasy, science fiction, mystery/thriller, young adult, memoir, nonfiction
Theme: Self-published book awards
Website: Writer’s Digest
Deadline: August 1, 2018
Entry Fee: $125
Prize: Grand – $5,000

Genre: Nonfiction
Theme: Grandparents
Website: Chicken Soup for the Soul
Deadline: August 31, 2018
Entry Fee: N/A
Prize: $200

Genre: Fiction
Website: Glimmer Train
Deadline: August 31, 2018
Entry Fee: $21
Prize: First – $3,000

Genre: Very short fiction
Website: Glimmer Train
Deadline: August 31, 2018
Entry Fee: $16
Prize: First – $2,000

Ongoing

Genre: Stories, essays, plays, poetry, art
Website: Literal Latte
Entry Fee: $3

Genre: Various
Website: Narrative Magazine
Entry Fee: Yes, but amount is not listed

Genre: Short story, flash fiction, creative nonfiction, novel excerpts, poetry
Website: Rejected Manuscripts
Entry Fee: N/A
*Your piece must have been rejected for publication or failed to win a prize at a literary competition in order to qualify.

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

Do you know any other deadlines coming up? Are you thinking of submitting to any of these? Let me know in the comments below. Good luck! If you liked this post, please share it around!

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October/November Writing Contests

October November Contests

Here is a reminder for the October 2015 contests. Below are contests for November 2015.

October 2015:

Type: Poetry
Hosted by: Writer’s Digest
Deadline: October 1, 2015
Entry Fee: $15

Type: The Joy of Less
Hosted by: Chicken Soup
Deadline: October 30, 2015
Entry Fee: None

Type: Alzheimer’s and Dementias Family Caregiving
Hosted by: Chicken Soup
Deadline: October 30, 2015
Entry Fee: None

Type: Very Short Fiction
Hosted by: Glimmer Train
Deadline: October 31, 2015
Entry Fee: $15

November 2015:

Type: Short Short Story
Hosted by: Writer’s Digest
Deadline: November 16, 2015 (early-bird)
Entry Fee: $20

Type: Angels and Miracles
Hosted by: Chicken Soup
Deadline: November 30, 2015
Entry Fee: None

Type: Military Families
Hosted by: Chicken Soup
Deadline: November 30, 2015
Entry Fee: None

Type: The Spirit of America
Hosted by: Chicken Soup
Deadline: November 30, 2015
Entry Fee: None

Type: Short Story (New Writers only)
Hosted by: Glimmer Train
Deadline: November 30, 2015
Entry Fee: $18

*Please note that any contests are subject to change their deadlines or fees at any time. Please check their websites often to make sure I’m not giving you the wrong information. Remember, a lot can change in one month. Thank you!*

Writer’s Digest

If you love to write then I’m sure you’ve heard of Writer’s Digest before. You’ve probably checked back there more than once to help with your own writing.

I just wanted to give Writer’s Digest a shout out on my blog because it’s really a great community.

If you go on their website you’ll find writing contests, prompts, helpful articles, writing resources, different blogs and events, and so much more.

I check on the website often (mostly for the contests), but pretty much everything on their site is helpful in more ways than one.

Their website is good, but I do love their magazine. Kris is subscribed to it so we get it whenever the next issue is out.

She just got the latest issue in the mail the other day and it had a list of agents all seeking new authors.

Since my children’s book is in the querying stage at the moment, I loved this. There are a few agents on the list that I have never come across before who represent my genre, so querying to them will definitely be on my to-do list soon.

Plus, one of the main articles was all about the mystery, thriller, and suspense genre. Which, as you guys probably know by now, is the genre of my first novel.

I think my personal favorite is the issue that has the annual list of 101 best websites for writers. That issue already came out so I’m sure you can find the list somewhere if you’re not subscribed to Writer’s Digest already.

If you are a writer, I would highly recommend utilizing Writer’s Digest as often as you can if you don’t already.

It helps a lot more than you would think.

Editing Day

I edited 50 pages today. That’s a lot (for me) in one day. I did ten pages at a time taking breaks in between. These breaks consisted of me reading or playing my new Ninja Turtles video game. Or…chasing my real turtle, cat, and dog. I had all three of them in my office with me wanting to play each time l sat down to edit. They slept when l was on my own break. They’re good helpers, aren’t they?

I also worked a bit on my Popular Fiction contest for Writer’s Digest today. The deadline is the 15th, so l have to get going on that. I decided to write a short story based off of my Short Short Sunday #18. I revised and edited what l wrote so far and figured out some characters and such. Tomorrow l’ll have to actually write it and see how that turns out.

Tomorrow is also the first day of school, so l’m not sure if l’m going to be able to get as much editing done. It’s only the first day, so l’m not going to have a mountain of homework, but l still have to keep checking on the website. I hope to get a lot done, though.

Only time will tell.