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message 1: by Cathy (new)

Cathy (cgraceh) | 236 comments Mod
Please post any contests you see listed online, in magazines, word of mouth, etc etc.


message 2: by Cathy (last edited Feb 24, 2010 10:34AM) (new)

Cathy (cgraceh) | 236 comments Mod
There used to be a "Get Your Stiletto In The Door" Contest, put on by the Chick Lit Writers portion of the Romance Writers of America...but am not sure if it still exists...I keep checking and hoping...

http://chicklitwriters.com/2009/11/10...


message 3: by Suzanne (new)

Suzanne | 50 comments Good Housekeeping magazine did a writing contest last year. My mom gets the magazine and told me about it. I entered, mostly because Jodi Picoult was one of the judges! Maybe they will run the contest again this year? I think the winning story is supposed to run in the May issue, so I am going to check it out. Maybe there will be info on another contest.


message 4: by Alicia (new)

Alicia (diva2416) Memoir Contest, does cost $10 to submit.

http://www.writeradvice.com/


message 5: by Cathy (new)

Cathy (cgraceh) | 236 comments Mod
https://www.webook.com/poll/writers.aspx

Check it out! Become famous with one page...great practice writing an opening page to a book..although same as the memoir looks like it costs money to submit...but you can read others' first pages for free and rate them...maybe good way to get tips...


message 6: by Cathy (new)

Cathy (cgraceh) | 236 comments Mod
Look out for the next quarterly writer's contest on www.wow-womenonwriting.com for Spring 2010. Looks like entries will close May 31st although they have not officially opened up the entries. It says there is a fee of $10 that pays for the winners' prizes. Check out the site for more info.


message 7: by Alicia (new)

Alicia (diva2416) It seems to be common that there is a submission fee. I don't have a problem if this place is legit. I guess if you win it is totally worth the $10. I am just surprised I guess, I never thought you would have to send in money.


message 8: by Stacy (new)

Stacy (stacymarie913) Alicia wrote: "It seems to be common that there is a submission fee. I don't have a problem if this place is legit. I guess if you win it is totally worth the $10. I am just surprised I guess, I never thought yo..."

At least it's not $100 though. I'm more comfortable parting with $10 than $100. Especially if I thought I had a good chance at winning.


message 9: by Cathy (new)

Cathy (cgraceh) | 236 comments Mod
Here's a free short story contest that is initiated monthyl with a creative fiction prompt by Writer's Digest....http://www.writersdigest.com/YourStory/

This month's story is due April 10th. Seems like a good way to brush up on writing skills. I might try to enter. Although I"m personally having a hard time grasping the idea/ability to write a short story. Please, if anyone has any ideas/tips techniques, please post in our How To Section.


message 10: by Tara (new)

Tara Thanks Cathy. I will check that out.


message 11: by Cathy (new)

Cathy (cgraceh) | 236 comments Mod
Here's a short fun contest to get the creative juices flowing...and it's free..you jsut need to create a membership at writing.com...
Sign up at: http://www.writing.com

They want you to create an "Acrostic", which is a poem that spells something with the letters of each line, using the word "Wonder" in tribute to Alice in Wonderland...winner takes home $1,000!!

Details on the contest:

http://www.writingclasses.com/Contest...


message 12: by Jencey/ (new)

Jencey/ (jencey) I think I might try some of these competitions.


message 13: by Cathy (new)

Cathy (cgraceh) | 236 comments Mod
I don't know if any of our members are from the UK or Ireland, but there is a wonderful short story contest that was started by Chick lit writer, Rowan Coleman, with a deadline of July 16, 2010. Write 1000 words with the theme of "Starting Over".

Bummer for us US residents but I thought I'd pass the word along...here is her website for deets!

http://rowancoleman.blogspot.com/2010...

Can you tell I'm procrastinating writing today? haha


message 14: by Cathy (new)

Cathy (cgraceh) | 236 comments Mod
Here is a short story (2000 words) open to ANTYONE and EVERYONE! The winner at teh end of each month will be entered into a drawing for 300 pounds (whatever that converts to in US $). So check it out if you get a chance.

http://strictlywriting.blogspot.com/


message 15: by Jencey/ (new)

Jencey/ (jencey) Cathy wrote: "I don't know if any of our members are from the UK or Ireland, but there is a wonderful short story contest that was started by Chick lit writer, Rowan Coleman, with a deadline of July 16, 2010. Wr..."

So US writer's can't enter the competition? I could have read this wrong on the site.


message 16: by Cathy (new)

Cathy (cgraceh) | 236 comments Mod
Yeah unfortunately the Rowan Coleman short story contest is UK only...I know I was bummed too thought it sounded cool especiallly coming from chick lit writer


message 17: by Cathy (new)

Cathy (cgraceh) | 236 comments Mod
I know I mentioned in another post about Allison Winn Scoth's new book contest to have your Chapter One read, but I just saw on her website, http://www.allisonwinn.com/ that if you buy the book you can email her the recipt to receive a bookplate (wiht any inscription you choose) and to be entered into a contest to win one of five cool prizes. Check it out for yourself! I just entered. Today is the last day.


message 18: by Jencey/ (new)

Jencey/ (jencey) I just found this contest sort of on my fb page: Are you a college student living in or near NYC? Do you want to get your writing out there? If yes, and you’re interested in learning more, and helping B&N improve a product, click the link below and take our survey. If you’re selected to come in for an interview, you’ll receive a gift card for your time!
Aspiring Writer Survey. From Barnes and Noble.


message 19: by Cathy (new)

Cathy (cgraceh) | 236 comments Mod
I have been following some of the Chick Lit short stories posted at http://www.chicklitshorties.com/

Get out your pen, laptop or napkin (a la JK Rowling) and get in your Chick Lit short story submission by August 25th! Check out the site for all the deets!

Two of the best details: You can submit AS MANY TIMES as you want. And it's TOTALLY FREE!!


message 20: by Cathy (new)

Cathy (cgraceh) | 236 comments Mod
Finally, the Get YOur Stiletto in the Door Contest is BACK!!!

Submit a sample of your full manuscript by October 1, 2010 for consideration by the Chick Lit Writers of America. Yay!

http://chicklitwriters.com/home/get-y...


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