Etc Caraibe Playwriting Competition

Etc_caraïbe, whose goals are to discover, train, promote and support Caribbean playwrights, launches its third Playwriting Competition.

Prizes: grants, artists residencies, publishing and creation support.

Beaumarchais prize: awarded to a French speaking playwright (2 500€ grant, 1000€ publishing support, 5 000€ creation support)

Ville de Paris second prize: awarded to a non-French speaking Caribbean playwright (1 000€ grant subject to a month writing residency in Guadeloupe). Readings of the laureate’s text will be held in his/her presence on October 2014 , during the Festival de Limoges (France).

Marius Gottin third prize: awarded to a creole speaking Caribbean playwright (1300€ grant)
Submit your curriculum vitae, contact information, play synopsis and the first 20 dialogue pages of your script to :
Email : etc_caraibe@yahoo.com

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Artistic director: Danielle Vendé

Bath Short Story Award 2013 – Deadline March 30th

The Bath Short Story Award 2013 is open for entries until 30/03/13

  • 1st Prize £500 / 2nd Prize £100 / 3rd Prize £50 / Extra Local Prize £50
  • Opportunity to be published in an international e-anthology
  • Main Prize shortlist judges: Cornerstones Literary Consultancy http://cornerstones.co.uk
  • Longlisted stories will be announced here late April 2013, followed by the shortlist in mid May. The winners will be announced at a prize-giving on 8th June 2013 and published here shortly afterwards
  • For full details, please see our Rules and Entry pages

http://bathshortstoryaward.co.uk/?page_id=116

Bridport Prize – Deadline May 31

The mission of the Bridport Prize is to encourage emerging writers and promote literary excellence through its competition structure.

The Bridport Prize was founded by Bridport Arts Centre in 1973 and has steadily grown in stature and prestige. Right from the start the competition attracted entries from all parts of the UK and from overseas.

All entries submitted can be on any subject, and written in any style or form.  However, we do not recommend poems or stories written for children.

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Ideas Tap Short Story Competition

Are you a short-story writer looking for expert feedback?

Mardibooks are looking for short stories of between 1,200 and 5,000 words from IdeasTap members of all ages. Up to 12 submissions will be selected to receive one-to-one expert feedback from Mardibooks’ founders, writers Martin Godleman and Belinda Hunt. Stories selected for feedback will also be considered for entry into a Mardibooks short-story anthology, to be published as an ebook on Amazon at the end of 2013.

Belinda and Martin founded Mardibooks in 2011, to publish and promote writers with talent but no access to the closed publishing world. Mardibooks primarily give their time to writers, providing advice, editing, proof reading and preparing texts for publication as ebook and/or hard copy. They then manage the publishing and distribution, including advising writers on how best to promote themselves.

A Mardibooks short-story competition will be open twice a year on IdeasTap; the next one will open on Wednesday 28 August and close on Tuesday 26 November. Up to 12 writers will be offered feedback each time, totalling up to 24 over the whole of 2013.

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Caribbean Short Story Competition – Deadline August 31st

At Potbake Productions, part of our vision is promoting the growth of literature. In light of this, we are launching another Caribbean Short Story Competition, a short story competition with a twist. The last competition had 16 winners and their titles were released in a book called Across The Caribbean. The book launch was at NAPA, Trinidad.

This time around, there will be a total of 10 finalists. The overall winner gets USD $ 250.00 and their story, along with the 9 other winning stories, will be published as a short story collection in 2013.

 Guidelines

  • Entrants must be citizens of the Caribbean.
  • Entrants must be greater than or equal to 13 years of age.
  • A maximum of 2 entries per entrant.
  • Finalists from the last competition set the bar high. Great, logical plots, clean, careful work, a variety of appropriately-used literary techniques. Do the same. You’re competing at a high level and want to stand out.
  • Stories must be a minimum of 2,500 words but no greater than 3,000 words. Other entries will not be considered.
  • Stories must be original works, having never been featured in any other publication, newspaper, magazine or otherwise.
  • Submissions must be in MS WORD or PDF format and must include the word count, author’s name and contact information
  • Entries submitted after Saturday, 31st August 2013, will not be considered.
  • Entries can be sent via hard or soft copy
    • Email: submissions@potbake.com. Subject line must be: “CSSC.2011/2012”.
    • Hard copy submissions must be made to #3, 3rd Street West, Beaulieu Avenue, Trincity, Trinidad, West Indies. Continue reading

Kenyon Review Short Fiction Contest – Deadline Feb 28th

The submissions period for the 2013 Short Fiction Contest is now open!

2013 Guidelines

The contest is open to all writers who have not yet published a book of fiction. Submissions must be 1200 words or fewer. There is no entry fee. Katharine Weber, the Richard L. Thomas Chair in Creative Writing at Kenyon College and author of five critically-acclaimed novels, including Triangle and True Confections, will be the final judge. The Kenyon Review will publish the winning short story in the Winter 2014 issue, and the author will be awarded a scholarship to attend the 2013 Writers Workshop, June 15th-22nd, in Gambier, Ohio. Additional info on the Writers Workshop is available here.

Submission Guidelines

  • Writers must not have published a book of fiction at the time of submission. (We define a “published book of fiction” as a novel, novella or short story collection written by you and published by someone other than you in print, on the web, or in ebook format.)
  • Stories must be no more than 1200 words in length.
  • One submission per entrant.
  • Please do not simultaneously submit your contest entry to another magazine or contest.
  • Please do not submit work that has been previously published.
  • The submissions link will be active February 1st to February 28th. All work must be submitted through our electronic system. We cannot accept paper submissions.
  • Winners will be announced in the late spring. You will receive an e-mail notifying you of any decisions regarding your work.

http://www.kenyonreview.org/contests/short-fiction/