Competitions to sink your teeth into

As summer approaches you’ll find that there is a rise in the number of writing competitions released too. Below are the details of a few competitions that are currently seeking entries. Why not place an entry? And if you need any help, you know where to find Us

THE BBC NATIONAL SHORT STORY PRIZE
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DEADLINE: May 5, 2011
GENRE:    Short Stories
OPEN TO: UK nationals aged 18+ with some publication clips.
DETAILS:  One story, 8000 words maximum.
PRIZE:    £15,000, £3000, £500 plus broadcast on BBC.
URL:  http://www.theshortstory.org.uk/nssp/2011.php

PARSEC SHORT STORY CONTEST
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DEADLINE: May 7, 2011
GENRE:   Short Stories
DETAILS: 1-4 stories, maximum 3,500 words each on the theme of
“Last Contact”.
PRIZE: $200, $100. $50 plus publication
URL:  http://www.parsec-sff.org/contest/contest11.html

ROBERT TRAVER FLY-FISHING WRITING AWARD
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DEADLINE: May 16, 2011
GENRE: Short Stories, Nonfiction
DETAILS: A distinguished original essay or work of short fiction
that embodies an implicit love of fly-fishing, respect for the
sport and the natural world in which it takes place, and high
literary values. 3,500 words maximum.
PRIZE:  $2000, $750, $250 plus publication.
URL: http://tinyurl.com/63pkvn6

JERRY JAZZ MUSICIAN FICTION CONTEST
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DEADLINE: May 31, 2011
GENRE: Short Stories
DETAILS: The Jerry Jazz Musician reader has interests in music,
social history, literature, politics, art, film and theatre,
particularly that of the counter-culture of mid-20th century
America. Your writing should appeal to a reader with these
characteristics. 1000 – 5000 words.
PRIZE: $100 plus publication
URL: http://tinyurl.com/yeuyaah

BLACK ORCHID NOVELLA AWARD
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DEADLINE:  May 31, 2011
GENRE: Books
DETAILS:  15,000 – 20,000 words mystery novella. See site for
detailed guidelines and suggestions.
PRIZE:  $1000 and publication in Alfred Hitchcock’s Mystery
Magazine.
URL: http://tinyurl.com/6z23wps

INGLIS HOUSE POETRY CONTEST
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DEADLINE: June 1, 2011
GENRE: Poetry
DETAILS:  Poetry on the theme of disability.  Two categories
competing: open and disabled entrants.  Entrants in the open
category must write a poem about disability.  Entrants in the
disabled category can write a poem on any theme. Maximum 75 lines
per poem; 1-2 poems per author for open contest, 1-3 poems for
disabled contest
PRIZE: $50, $35, $20 in each category plus publication in an
anthology.
URL: http://www.wordgathering.com/issue17/contestguidelines.html

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