Tag Archives: contest

Contest for novels, book-length poetry or book-length short story collection


The Asheville Award; deadline May 17, 2013; cash prize of $500; entry fee is $25; details HERE:


FREE fun photo caption short-short story contest!


Mitch Lavender is holding a very cool contest!

In 101 words or fewer, write a caption / flash fiction piece for the stunning photo on his website:


Contest closes April 1, 2013. The winner gets:

– a retail version of Office 2013 for Windows (valued at $219)

– a well-used paperback copy of Stephen King’s book, “On Writing” with all the good parts highlighted! (NOTE FROM WENDY: This is one of my favorite books of all time!)

– a copy of Mitch’s book, “Untrue Stories, Volume One – It Didn’t Happen This Way”

Contest One: Spark – poetry and prose


prize is $500 plus subscriptions; deadline is March 1, 2013; no erotica or profanity; submissions must contain the word “spark”; $10 entry; details HERE:


“Love on the Road 2013” contest for fiction and nonfiction


prize is $200 plus publication; deadline is March 30, 2013; entry fee is $10; 5,000 – 6,000 words; details HERE:


Contest for engaged couples


Maggiano’s Bliss List Contest for 2013; deadline is Feb. 28, 2013; read details here:


Sports Fiction & Essay Contest


deadline May 31, 2013; $3,000 in prizes; $1,000 each for best story and essay; 6,000 words max; entry fee is $15; details HERE:


Dream Quest One Poetry & Short Story Writing Contest


entry fee is $5 per poem; $10 per short story; deadline Jan. 13, 2013; prizes $250 poetry, $500 fiction; entry fee is $5 per poem and $10 per story; details HERE:


Chicken Soup call-out: Devotional stories for wives

Chicken Soup for the Soul:
Devotional Stories for Wives

One of the biggest roles that a woman can take on in her lifetime is to become a wife. It is easier to love during the early years of the relationship when everything is fresh and new. But it takes commitment and dedication to remain loving as the years go by, especially when children and the busyness of daily life can sometimes be overwhelming. If you have a devotion that speaks to the heart of marriage and the many challenges and rewards that are integral to being a wife, we invite you to submit your story. Our hope is that your personal story will inspire, comfort and encourage others who are going through — or about to embark on — the journey of being a wife.Please share your true stories written in the first person of no more than 500 words, along with an applicable Bible verse (from the NIV version of the Bible) and a 2-3 sentence prayer. If you have already submitted a story to the Devotional Stories for Wives database, please do not submit it again as we have received it.Stories should not have been previously published by Chicken Soup for the Soul or other major publications.

Here are some suggested topics, but we know you can think of many more:

  • Improving communication
  • Rising above the irritating habits
  • Praying for your husband
  • Military wives
  • Money problems
  • Uniting family traditions or religious beliefs
  • Aging together
  • Health issues and concerns
  • Making your marriage a priority
  • Inviting God into your marriage
  • Rekindling love

If your story is chosen, you will be a published author and your bio will be printed in the book if you so choose. You will also receive a check for $100 and 10 free copies of your book, worth more than $100. You will retain the copyright for your story, as well as the right to resell it.

SUBMISSIONS GO TO http://chickensoup.com
Select the Submit Your Story link on the left tool bar and follow the directions.

The deadline for story and poem submissions is February 28, 2013.