Writing Contests: Week of June 12, 2013

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July 19

Narrative Magazine Fifth Annual Poetry Contest: Entries must be unpublished and must not have been previously chosen as winners, finalists, or honorable mentions in other contests. Each entry may contain up to five poems. The poems should all be contained in a single file. Entry fee: $25 for each entry (includes three months of complimentary access to Narrative Backstage). Prize: first – $1,500; second – $750; third – $300; ten finalists will receive $75 each. All entries will be considered for publication.


Closing soon

June 14

2013 Dave Greber Freelance Writers Book and Magazine Awards for Social Justice Writing: As of 2012, the book award is valued at five thousand dollars and the magazine award is valued at two thousand dollars. Both awards are made available to freelance writers of non-fiction for social justice writing that is exceptionally written, well researched and demonstrates excellence of storytelling.

June 30

The Walrus Poetry Prize: $25 for each entry (includes a complimentary one-year, ten-issue subscription to The Walrus magazine, starting with the October 2013 issue). Two prizes of $2,500 each, one to be selected by contest judges and one Readers’ Choice Award.

Women Who Write 2013 International Poetry & Short Prose Contest: Prose pieces can be fiction or non-fiction and are limited to 3,000 words or less. Entry fee includes one story or two poems. First place: $300, publication in Calliope (the annual anthology of Women Who Write) and up to five copies of Calliope. Second place: $200, publication in Calliope and up to five copies of Calliope. Third place: $100, publication and up to five copies of Calliope. Entry fee: $12


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Hilary Friesen

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