2012 Guide to Writing Competitions: Where and how to enter every major writing competition in the United States

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Writer's Digest Books, Dec 9, 2012 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 154 pages
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Are you competitive? Do you believe that your writing stands above that of your peers? If so, then look inside and you'll find all the information you need to enter every major writing competition in the Unitied States. Hundreds of opportunities are listed, with each entry providing information on when and how to submit your work, what it costs (if anything) to participate, what the judges are looking for, when winners are selected, and what prizes are offered. If you believe in your work and think you have what it takes to outshine your peers, this is the refernece for you!
 

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BINGHAMTON UNIVERSITY MILT KESSLER POETRY BOOK AWARD
THE FREDERICK BOCK PRIZE
BOULEVARD EMERGING POETS CONTEST
BARBARA BRADLEY PRIZE
BRICK ROAD POETRY BOOK CONTEST
BRITTINGHAM PRIZE IN POETRY FELIX POLLAK PRIZE IN POETRY
THE CENTER FOR BOOK ARTS POETRY CHAPBOOK COMPETITION
JOHN CIARDI PRIZE FOR POETRY

CHRISTIAN SCREENWRITER
COE COLLEGE PLAYWRITING FESTIVAL
THE CONTEST OF CONTEST WINNERS
DRURY UNIVERSITY ONEACT PLAY CONTEST
EERIE HORROR FILM FESTIVAL SCREENPLAY COMPETITION
FESTIVAL OF NEW AMERICAN PLAYS
RHODE ISLAND INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL FEATURE SCREENPLAY COMPETITION
GIMME CREDIT SCREENPLAY COMPETITION
GOTHAM SCREEN FILM FESTIVAL AND SCREENPLAY CONTEST
THE MARILYN HALL AWARDS FOR YOUTH THEATRE
HENRICO THEATRE COMPANY ONEACT PLAYWRITING COMPETITION
HORROR SCREENPLAY CONTEST
MCKNIGHT ADVANCEMENT GRANT
MOONDANCE INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL
NANTUCKET FILM FESTIVAL SCREENPLAY COMPETITION
NATIONAL LATINO PLAYWRIGHTS AWARD
NICKELODEON WRITING FELLOWSHIP
ONEACT PLAY CONTEST
THE PAGE INTERNATIONAL SCREENWRITING AWARDS
SCREENPLAY FESTIVAL
SCRIPTAPALOOZA SCREENPLAY COMPETITION
SHOOT IN PHILADELPHIA SCREENWRITING COMPETITION
SHRIEKFEST HORRORSCIFI FILM FESTIVAL SCREENPLAY COMPETITION
SOUTHEASTERN THEATRE CONFERENCE NEW PLAY PROJECT
SOUTHEASTERN THEATRE CONFERENCE SECONDARY SCHOOL PLAY CONTEST
SOUTHERN PLAYWRIGHTS COMPETITION
SOUTHWEST WRITERS
THEATRE IN THE RAW ONEACT PLAY WRITING CONTEST
VERMONT PLAYWRIGHTS AWARD
WATERFRONT FILM FESTIVAL AND INDIE SCREENPLAY COMPETITION
YEAR END SERIES YES FESTIVAL OF NEW PLAYS
YOUNG PLAYWRIGHTS INC WRITE A PLAY NYC COMPETITION
ADVANCED ARTIST AWARD
AKC GAZETTE ANNUAL FICTION CONTEST
ARROWHEAD REGIONAL ARTS COUNCIL INDIVIDUAL ARTIST SUPPORT GRANT
DOBIE PAISANO PROJECT
DOCTORAL DISSERTATION FELLOWSHIPS IN JEWISH STUDIES
THE HODDER FELLOWSHIP
LITERARY GIFT OF FREEDOM
MCKNIGHT ARTIST FELLOWSHIPS FOR WRITERS LOFT AWARDS IN CHILDRENS LITERATURECREATIVE PROSEPOETRY
MINNESOTA EMERGING WRITERS GRANT
NEBRASKA ARTS COUNCIL INDIVIDUAL ARTISTS FELLOWSHIPS
NORTH CAROLINA ARTS COUNCIL REGIONAL ARTIST PROJECT GRANTS
OREGON LITERARY FELLOWSHIPS
RHODE ISLAND ARTIST FELLOWSHIPS AND INDIVIDUAL PROJECT GRANTS
WALLACE STEGNER FELLOWSHIPS
WISCONSIN INSTITUTE FOR CREATIVE WRITING FELLOWSHIP
AMERICAN SCANDINAVIAN FOUNDATION TRANSLATION PRIZE
AMERICAN SHORT STORY CONTEST
ANNUAL GIVAL PRESS NOVEL AWARD
BEST LESBIAN EROTICA
BINGHAMTON UNIVERSITY JOHN GARDNER FICTION BOOK AWARD
THE CAINE PRIZE FOR AFRICAN WRITING
CANADIAN AUTHORS ASSOCIATION MOSAID TECHNOLOGIES INC AWARD FOR FICTION
THE ALEXANDER PATTERSON CAPPON FICTION AWARD
THE CHARITON REVIEW SHORT FICTION PRIZE
CHIZINE SHORT STORY CONTEST
CRAZYHORSE FICTION PRIZE
JACK DYER FICTION PRIZE
MARY KENNEDY EASTHAM FLASH FICTION PRIZE
FIRSTWRITERCOM INTERNATIONAL SHORT STORY CONTEST
FISH UNPUBLISHED NOVEL AWARD
JACK DYER FICTION PRIZE
MARY KENNEDY EASTHAM FLASH FICTION PRIZE
FIRSTWRITERCOM INTERNATIONAL SHORT STORY CONTEST
GLIMMER TRAINS FAMILY MATTERS CONTEST
GLIMMER TRAINS SHORTSTORY AWARD FOR NEW WRITERS
GLIMMER TRAINS VERY SHORT FICTION AWARD JANUARY
GOVERNOR GENERALS LITERARY AWARD FOR FICTION
LYNDALL HADOWDONALD STUART SHORT STORY COMPETITION
LYNDALL HADOWDONALD STUART SHORT STORY COMPETITION
TOM HOWARDJOHN H REID SHORT STORY CONTEST
L RON HUBBARDS WRITERS OF THE FUTURE CONTEST
L RON HUBBARDS WRITERS OF THE FUTURE CONTEST
INKWELL SHORT FICTION CONTEST
INTERNATIONAL 3DAY NOVEL CONTEST
JERRY JAZZ MUSICIAN NEW SHORT FICTION AWARD
JESSE JONES AWARD FOR FICTION
JUST DESSERTS SHORTSHORT FICTION CONTEST
LITERAL LATTÉ FICTION AWARD
THE LONG STORY CONTEST INTERNATIONAL
THE MARY MACKEY SHORT STORY PRIZE
MARY MCCARTHY PRIZE IN SHORT FICTION
MILKWEED NATIONAL FICTION PRIZE
NATIONAL WRITERS ASSOCIATION NOVEL WRITING CONTEST
THE NELLIGAN PRIZE FOR SHORT FICTION
FRANK OCONNOR AWARD FOR SHORT FICTION
PATERSON FICTION PRIZE
PEARL SHORT STORY PRIZE
PENFAULKNER AWARDS FOR FICTION
THE KATHERINE ANNE PORTER PRIZE FOR FICTION
THOMAS H RADDALL ATLANTIC FICTION PRIZE
RROFIHE TROPHY
THE SCARS EDITORS CHOICE AWARDS
JOANNA CATHERINE SCOTT NOVEL EXCERPT PRIZE
THOROUGHBRED TIMES FICTION CONTEST
STEVEN TURNER AWARD FOR BEST FIRST WORK OF FICTION
WAASMODE FICTION CONTEST
WORLD FANTASY AWARDS
WRITERS JOURNAL ANNUAL ROMANCE CONTEST
WRITERS JOURNAL ANNUAL SHORT STORY CONTEST
JOHN AND PATRICIA BEATTY AWARD
THE GEOFFREY BILSON AWARD FOR HISTORICAL FICTION FOR YOUNG PEOPLE
BOSTON GLOBEHORN BOOK AWARDS
ANN CONNOR BRIMER AWARD
CHILDRENS BOOK GUILD AWARD FOR NONFICTION
DELACORTE PRESS CONTEST FOR A FIRST YOUNG ADULT NOVEL
THE NORMA FLECK AWARD FOR CANADIAN CHILDRENS NONFICTION
GOLDEN KITE AWARDS
GOVERNOR GENERALS LITERARY AWARD FOR CHILDRENS LITERATURE
IRA CHILDRENS AND YOUNG ADULTS BOOK AWARD
THE VICKY METCALF AWARD FOR CHILDRENS LITERATURE
JOHN NEWBERY MEDAL
PATERSON PRIZE FOR BOOKS FOR YOUNG PEOPLE
POCKETS FICTIONWRITING CONTEST
MICHAEL L PRINTZ AWARD
PURPLE DRAGONFLY BOOK AWARDS
QUILL AND SCROLL INTERNATIONAL WRITINGPHOTO CONTEST
TOMÁS RIVERA MEXICAN AMERICAN CHILDRENS BOOK AWARD
SCBWI MAGAZINE MERIT AWARDS
SHABO AWARD FOR CHILDRENS PICTURE BOOK WRITERS
SYDNEY TAYLOR MANUSCRIPT COMPETITION
TD CANADIAN CHILDRENS LITERATURE AWARD
VIRGINIA LIBRARY ASSOCIATIONJEFFERSON CUP
RITA WILLIAMS YOUNG ADULT PROSE PRIZE
ALICE WOOD MEMORIAL OHIOANA AWARD FOR CHILDRENS LITERATURE
WORKINPROGRESS GRANT
WRITE IT NOW
AUSTRALIAN CHRISTIAN BOOK OF THE YEAR AWARD
DAFOE BOOK PRIZE
THE FOUNTAINHEAD ESSAY CONTEST
THE GLENNA LUSCHEI PRAIRIE SCHOONER AWARDS
MLA PRIZE IN UNITED STATES LATINA LATINO AND CHICANA CHICANO LITERARY AND CULTURAL STUDIES
DAVID RAFFELOCK AWARD FOR PUBLISHING EXCELLENCE
BYRON CALDWELL SMITH AWARD
THE AMERICAN LEGION FOURTH ESTATE AWARD
FRANK LUTHER MOTTKAPPA TAU ALPHA RESEARCH AWARD IN JOURNALISM
THE MADELINE DANE ROSS AWARD
SOVEREIGN AWARD
DIANA DERHOVANESSIAN TRANSLATION PRIZE
FENIA AND YAAKOV LEVIANT MEMORIAL PRIZE IN YIDDISH STUDIES
SOEURETTE DIEHL FRASER AWARD FOR BEST TRANSLATION OF A BOOK
GOVERNOR GENERALS LITERARY AWARD FOR TRANSLATION
PEN TRANSLATION PRIZE
LOIS ROTH AWARD FOR A TRANSLATION OF A LITERARY WORK
ALDO AND JEANNE SCAGLIONE PRIZE FOR A TRANSLATION OF A SCHOLARLY STUDY OF LITERATURE
ACORNPLANTOS AWARD FOR PEOPLES POETRY
ANGELS DEVILS POETRY COMPETITION
ANNUAL GIVAL PRESS OSCAR WILDE AWARD
ANNUAL WORLD HAIKU COMPETITION ANNUAL WORLD TANKA CONTEST
THE PATRICIA BIBBY FIRST BOOK AWARD
CLEVELAND STATE UNIVERSITY POETRY CENTER PRIZES
CLOCKWISE CHAPBOOK AWARD
THE COLORADO PRIZE FOR POETRY
CRAB ORCHARD SERIES IN POETRY FIRST BOOK AWARD
CRAB ORCHARD SERIES IN POETRY OPEN COMPETITION AWARDS
THE ROBERT DANA PRIZE FOR POETRY
DREAM HORSE PRESS NATIONAL POETRY CHAPBOOK PRIZE
FALL POETRY CHAPBOOK CONTEST
JANICE FARRELL POETRY PRIZE
FISH POETRY PRIZE
FOOD VERSE CONTEST
ALLEN GINSBERG POETRY AWARDS
GIVAL PRESS POETRY AWARD
GOVERNOR GENERALS LITERARY AWARD FOR POETRY
THE GRIFFIN POETRY PRIZE
KATHRYN HANDLEY PROSE POEM PRIZE
THE LYNDA HULL MEMORIAL POETRY PRIZE
ILLINOIS STATE POETRY SOCIETY ANNUAL CONTEST
INDIANA REVIEW POETRY PRIZE
RANDALL JARRELL POETRY COMPETITION
BARBARA MANDIGO KELLY PEACE POETRY AWARDS
THE LAUREATE PRIZE FOR POETRY
THE LEAGUE OF MINNESOTA POETS CONTEST
THE LEVINSON PRIZE
LEVIS READING PRIZE
THE RUTH LILLY POETRY PRIZE
THE MACGUFFIN NATIONAL POET HUNT
THE MALAHAT REVIEW LONG POEM PRIZE
THE MORTON MARR POETRY PRIZE
VASSAR MILLER PRIZE IN POETRY
NATIONAL POETRY COMPETITION
NATIONAL WRITERS ASSOCIATION POETRY CONTEST
HOWARD NEMEROV SONNET AWARD
THE JOHN FREDERICK NIMS MEMORIAL PRIZE
GUY OWEN AWARD
PAUMANOK POETRY AWARD
PEARL POETRY PRIZE
PENVOELCKER AWARD FOR POETRY
POETS PATRONS ANNUAL CHICAGOLAND POETRY CONTEST
MARGARET REID POETRY CONTEST FOR TRADITIONAL VERSE
ROANOKECHOWAN POETRY AWARD
ERNEST SANDEEN PRIZE IN POETRY
MAY SARTON AWARD
SLIPSTREAM ANNUAL POETRY CHAPBOOK COMPETITION
HELEN C SMITH MEMORIAL AWARD FOR POETRY
THE SOWS EAR POETRY COMPETITION
SPIRE PRESS POETRY CHAPBOOK CONTEST
THE EDWARD STANLEY AWARD
THE ELIZABETH MATCHETT STOVER MEMORIAL AWARD
TEXAS INSTITUTE OF LETTERS BOB BUSH MEMORIAL AWARD FOR FIRST BOOK OF POETRY
KATE TUFTS DISCOVERY AWARD
UTMOST CHRISTIAN POETRY CONTEST
DANIEL VAROUJAN AWARD
CHAD WALSH POETRY PRIZE
WERGLE FLOMP HUMOR POETRY CONTEST
WHITE PINE PRESS POETRY PRIZE
ZONE 3 POETRY AWARD
Nonfiction
ANTHEM ESSAY CONTEST
ATLAS SHRUGGED ESSAY CONTEST
CANADIAN AUTHORS ASSOCIATION LELA COMMON AWARD FOR CANADIAN HISTORY
THE DOROTHY CHURCHILL CAPPON CREATIVE NONFICTION AWARD
MORTON N COHEN AWARD
CARR P COLLINS AWARD FOR NONFICTION
THE DONNER PRIZE
EVANS BIOGRAPHY HANDCART AWARDS
DINA FEITELSON RESEARCH AWARD
GOVERNOR GENERALS LITERARY AWARD FOR LITERARY NONFICTION
ALBERT J HARRIS AWARD
THOMAS J HRUSKA MEMORIAL PRIZE IN NONFICTION
KATHERINE SINGER KOVACS PRIZE
THE LINCOLN PRIZE
TONY LOTHIAN PRIZE
RICHARD J MARGOLIS AWARD
KENNETH W MILDENBERGER PRIZE
MLA PRIZE FOR A DISTINGUISHED SCHOLARLY EDITION
MLA PRIZE FOR INDEPENDENT SCHOLARS
NATIONAL PEACE ESSAY CONTEST
NATIONAL WRITERS ASSOCIATION NONFICTION CONTEST
OUTSTANDING DISSERTATION OF THE YEAR AWARD
PRESERVATION FOUNDATION CONTESTS
EVELYN RICHARDSON NONFICTION AWARD
SASKATCHEWAN NONFICTION AWARD
ALDO AND JEANNE SCAGLIONE PRIZE FOR COMPARATIVE LITERARY STUDIES
ALDO AND JEANNE SCAGLIONE PRIZE FOR ITALIAN STUDIES
ALDO AND JEANNE SCAGLIONE PRIZE FOR STUDIES IN SLAVIC LANGUAGES AND LITERATURES
ALDO AND JEANNE SCAGLIONE PUBLICATION AWARD FOR A MANUSCRIPT IN ITALIAN LITERARY STUDIES
MINA P SHAUGHNESSY PRIZE
CHARLES S SYDNOR AWARD
TORREY HOUSE CREATIVE LITERARY NONFICTION CONTEST
VFW VOICE OF DEMOCRACY
THE WRITERS TRUST NONFICTION PRIZE
YEARBOOK EXCELLENCE CONTEST
AMERICAN ASSOCIATION OF UNIVERSITY WOMEN AWARD IN JUVENILE LITERATURE
HANS CHRISTIAN ANDERSEN AWARD
AUSTIN PUBLIC LIBRARY FRIENDS FOUNDATION AWARDS FOR BEST CHILDRENS BOOK 500 AND BEST YOUNG ADULT BOOK 500
AESTHETICA CREATIVE WORKS COMPETITION
AMERICAN MARKETS NEWSLETTER COMPETITION
A MIDSUMMER TALE
ARIZONA AUTHORS ASSOCIATION ANNUAL NATIONAL LITERARY CONTEST AND BOOK AWARDS
ARTIST TRUST FELLOWSHIP AWARD
THE ART OF MUSIC ANNUAL WRITING CONTEST
ATLANTIC WRITING COMPETITION FOR UNPUBLISHED MANUSCRIPTS
AWP AWARD SERIES
THE BOARDMAN TASKER AWARD FOR MOUNTAIN LITERATURE
THE BOSTON AUTHORS CLUB BOOK AWARDS
BURNABY WRITERS SOCIETY CONTEST
CANADIAN AUTHORS ASSOCIATION AWARDS PROGRAM
CHRISTIAN BOOK AWARDS
THE CITY OF VANCOUVER BOOK AWARD
COLORADO BOOK AWARDS
CORDON D ORGOLD RIBBON ANNUAL INTERNATIONAL CULINARY ACADEMY AWARDS
CWW ANNUAL AWARDS COMPETITION
DANA AWARDS IN THE NOVEL SHORT FICTION ESSAY AND POETRY
THE VIRGINIA FAULKNER AWARD FOR EXCELLENCE IN WRITING
FREEFALL SHORT PROSE AND POETRY CONTEST
GOVERNOR GENERALS LITERARY AWARDS
GRANDMOTHER EARTH NATIONAL AWARD
GRANTS FOR ARTISTS PROJECTS
ERIC HOFFER AWARD
THE JULIA WARD HOWEBOSTON AUTHORS AWARD
INSIGHT WRITING CONTEST
IOWA AWARD IN POETRY FICTION ESSAY
BRENDA MACDONALD RICHES FIRST BOOK AWARD
THE MCGINNISRITCHIE MEMORIAL AWARD
MIDLAND AUTHORS AWARD
NATIONAL OUTDOOR BOOK AWARDS
NORTHERN CALIFORNIA BOOK AWARDS
OHIOANA BOOK AWARDS
OPEN SEASON AWARDS
OREGON BOOK AWARDS
PEN CENTER USA LITERARY AWARDS
THE PINCH LITERARY AWARD IN FICTION AND POETRY
PRAIRIE SCHOONER BOOK PRIZE
PUDDING HOUSE CHAPBOOK COMPETITION
THE RBC BRONWEN WALLACE AWARD FOR EMERGING WRITERS
ROYAL DRAGONFLY BOOK AWARDS
SASKATCHEWAN BOOK OF THE YEAR AWARD
MARGARET JOHN SAVAGE FIRST BOOK AWARD
THE BERNICE SLOTE AWARD
SOULMAKING LITERARY COMPETITION
SOUTHWEST WRITERS ANNUAL CONTEST
TOMMY AWARD FOR EXCELLENCE IN WRITING
TORONTO BOOK AWARDS
WESTERN HERITAGE AWARDS
WESTMORELAND POETRY SHORT STORY CONTEST
WORLDS BEST SHORT SHORT STORY FICTION CONTEST NARRATIVE NONFICTION CONTEST SOUTHEAST REVIEW POETRY CONTE...
WRITERSEDITORS NETWORK ANNUAL INTERNATIONAL WRITING COMPETITION
THE YOUTH HONOR AWARD PROGRAM
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