writing contest announcements

Maria in NYC

Hey Folks, Maria is in New York City this week and put Zac and I in charge of holding down the WD fort—oh yes, there’s actually a WD fort, and it’s made up of empty Mt. Dew cans, Gatorade bottles and various office supplies. But just because she’s OOO (Out Of Office) doesn’t mean...

PROJECT 20/20: BUILD MY BLOGROLL WEEK #15 ADD!

Hi Writers, This is week 15 in my Project 20/20 Build My Blogroll projectPlease follow the link for details about the project where you’ll find many of the writer’s blogs nominated in the comments section of that original post. There’s still no shortage of great writer’s blogs to add to my blogroll, as you’ll...

The Hemingway Foundation/ Pen Award

Hi Writers,Here’s the press release for a prestigious award for a debut author. This is open to books published in 2007 (self-pub books not eligible): Go here for more info: The Hemingway Foundation/PEN Award Entry Requirements, Deadlines and Application PEN New England is now accepting submissions for the Hemingway Foundation/PEN Award for books published...

The 15th Annual WD Self-Published Book Awards Winner

Hi Writers, A big congratulations to Norma Lehmeier Hartie, winner of our 15th annual Writer’s Digest Self-Published Book Awards. She took home the prize (including $3,000 in cash) for her book Harmonious Environment: Beautify, Detoxify & Energize Your Life, Your Home & Your Planet, which was entered in the Inspirational category. You can read...

Amazon Breakthough Novel Award

Hi Writers, There’s another new contest bringing the Web 2.0 concept to the publishing world. Here’s a blurb, “Publishers seek talent online” that ran in yesterday’s New York Times: Joining the growing list of publishers that use public votes to decide what to publish, Penguin Group is teaming with Amazon.com and Hewlett Packard for...

2007 ZOETROPE: ALL-STORY SHORT FICTION CONTEST

Here’s an announcement I received for the Zoetrope short story contest, for anyone who’s interested. The deadline is next week! I’m a big fan of Zoetrope. Keep Writing,Maria ***** www.all-story.com/contests e-mail: contests@all-story.com THE JUDGE: Joyce Carol Oates, the National Book Award-winner and Zoetrope contributor, will award the top prizes. PRIZES: The first-place prize is...

PROJECT 20/20: BUILD MY BLOGROLL WEEK 6 ADD!

Hi Writers, It’s FRIDAY! the most exciting day of the week in writing blogdom. It’s the day of the week I add another writer’s blog to my ever-expanding blogroll in my Project 20/20: Build my Blogroll contest. I’m adding one blog a week, each Friday, for 20 weeks. And today I’m announcing sweet number...

The third William Saroyan International Prize for Writing

Hi Writers, I get quite a few requests to post writing contests. This one seems intriguing so I thought I’d share it with you. Maria The third William Saroyan International Prize for Writing Call for Submissions:Nominations are now being accepted for the third William Saroyan International Prize for Writing.  This award, given by Stanford ...