For its annual contest, Submit a personal essay or epic poem about a ‘Contemporary Pilgrim, Prophet, or Unsung S/Hero.’ Must be original and previously unpublished, 2000 words or less.See more guidelines at the website below. Deadline: Nov. 1. First prize – $1000, Second Prize – $500. Both will be published.
Cosmographia Books is hosting a monthly poetry contest. One poem a month will receive publication and $50. Any style, any length. Submissions are open on a rolling basis. Poems are chosen after the 25th of each month. There is a $3 entry fee. More guidelines, and online submission at https://cosmographia.submittable.com/submit
Cosmographia Books is also accepting CHAPBOOK submissions – 40-60 pages, any style poetry. Poems may have been previously published, but not in book form. $15 submission fee. Winner of the CHAPBOOK CONTEST received $250 plus publication and author copies.
Two Sisters Writing & Publishing Contests for 2018
THEME: “A Dog’s Life” short story contest
Deadline: February 28, 2018
Use first person from the dog’s POV in 1000-1200 words. Previously unpublished and original.
First Prize – $75 and publication in anthology
Entry fee – $8
THEME: “The Day Before Vacation” short story contest
Deadline: March 31, 2018, 1000-1200 words. Previously unpublished and original.
First Prize – $75 and publication in anthology; Entry fee – $8
The Love & Romance Contest from 2 Elizabeths is open to amorous short fiction and poetry.
Creative nonfiction – true stories, vivid narratives in 4000 words or less. $20 submission fee. THEME: “RISK” Deadline Nov. 6, 2017 – $1000 first prize and $500 for runnerup. See more guidelines and submit at http://www.creativenonfiction.org/submissions/risk
Deadline December 10. TCK Publishing, a self-publishing and book-marketing service provider, is offering this prize for self-published and indie authors. Entrants may submit one book for free. There are several categories including general fiction, thriller, romance, fantasy, business, self-help, and religion. The editorial committee chooses the finalists, which are then shared on the Readers Choice Voting Page for public vote. The grand prize winner (across all genres) receives a Kindle Fire HD8 Tablet and a book review on the site, and winners in each category receive special badges and promotion on social media.
The AT&T Film Awards is an open competition seeking imaginative, undiscovered short films shot on a mobile device (smart phone, tablet, drone) Limit -10 minutes film. No entry fee. 1st prize – $10,000; 2nd prize – $3,000, 3rd prize – $2,000. Deadline –Nov. 26, 2017
POEMS FOR GREETING CARDS CONTEST
Hosted by BLUE MOUNTAIN ARTS, this biannual contest gives prizes up to $350 for poems suitable for a greeting card. No length limit, but shorter poems are best. Deadline: December 31.