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Poetry Contest to benefit River of Words

Poet Stacy Savage is excited to announce the Rhyme Time Poetry Contest. Submissions are now being accepted.
Poets entering the contest must be 16 years or older. All poems must rhyme and can be up to 32 lines. There is a $2 per poem entry fee. Winner will receive forty percent of the entry fees and a copy of the book “Mimes Chimes and Rhymes” by Ian Graham. Sixty percent of the entry fees will go to the Indiana winners of River of Words (http://www.in.gov/library/row.htm).
To enter, send poems along with the entry fee and cover sheet with name, address, phone number, email address and titles of poems submitted to: Rhyme Time Poetry Contest, 3121 Mounds Rd., Anderson, IN  46016. Previously published poems are acceptable.
The deadline for submissions is March 8, 2014. 



Spring clean your writing!

Midwest Writers Workshop invites you to "Think Spring!" and join us in one of our most popular offerings: The Manuscript Makeover. These one-day intensive sessions will be offered at the Ball State University Alumni Center, Muncie, IN on March 22, 2014 (9 am to 3 pm) and will help you to de-clutter and polish your manuscript, guided by some of our most popular faculty: Holly Miller and Dennis Hensley, Dianne Drake, and Rebecca Kai Dotlich.
So here's how it works:
1) Register for the mini.
2) Submit the requested number of manuscript pages by MARCH 1, 2014.
3) Come to Muncie, IN on March 22 from 9 am. to 3 p.m. for personalized instruction and a chance to network with other writers.

Click here for more information and to register:

William Saroyan International Prize for Writing

The Stanford University Libraries and the William Saroyan Foundation jointly award the William Saroyan International Prize for Writing, a biennial competition for newly-published books.  The prize commemorates the life, legacy and intentions of William Saroyan - author, artist, dramatist, composer - and is intended to encourage new or emerging writers, rather than to recognize established literary figures.  This award, given by Stanford University Libraries in partnership with the William Saroyan Foundation, recognizes newly published works of fiction and nonfiction with a $5,000 award for the winner in each category. 

Entries are now being accepted for the 2014 Prize and must be received by January 31, 2014. Please view the FAQ page for further information.


Poetry Contest

Tim Harmon is doing an art project with the Harrison Center. He is inviting people to write a poem about the King Park neighborhood. ( Fall creek to the North.  The interstate to the south.  Monon Trail to the east and Pennsylvania Ave. to the west. Poems will be included in art pieces that Tim makes.  Each poem used will receive $50.00 if and when the art sells. He will be doing one piece a month for 2014.

Accepting poems from now till September 14. Mail your poems to: timjharmon@gmail.com or mail to 1035 Hosbrook st. Indianapolis, IN. 46203.  If you have more questions, call: 317-627-0498


Self-Publishing Course


The nonprofit Career Resource Center of Brown County, Indiana (45 miles south of Indy, 15 miles east of Bloomington, 15 miles west of Columbus) wants to invite you to attend the CRC's latest "Self-Publish a Book at Little or No Cost" course.

Please see http://www.u-publish.com/crc for details




Call for Entry, Durango 10-Minute Play Contest, Durango, CO


The Durango Arts Center announces its 2014 10-Minute Play Contest seeking original plays, never before produced. Each play should require two-to-four characters, and minimal props and costumes. The play, exclusive of title and cast pages, may be no more than 10 pages. Script submissions should include an optional cover letter, two copies of the play, $10 entry fee (checks made to Durango Arts Center). For a copy of the entry flyer, format for the plays, judging process and schedule of events, please email TenMinutePlayDirector@gmail.com. for entry is Deadline February 14, 2014. 



Save the Date!

Magna cum Murder Crime Writing Festival

in association with CrimeFest
October 24-26, 2014
The Columbia Club, Indianapolis, IN



Butler Bridge Program


The Butler Bridge workshops are designed to develop the writing skills of pre-college students(grades 3-12). Participation in such an individualized writing workshop program will help students prepare for college while also nurturing their talents and imaginations.  This semester we are particularly lucky to have YA writers Ben Winters and John Green on board! 
Go to http://www.butler.edu/english/writing-camp/butler-bridge/ to get all the details.

If you are interested in signing up for any (OR ALL!) of the Butler Bridge Programs, please fill out a registration sheet found at http://www.butler.edu/english/writing-camp/butler-bridge/ or by emailing coordinator Mindy Dunn at butlerbridge@butler.edu. Your registration will be confirmed upon payment. 


Kid's Magazine


Indiana Kids magazine, a brand new family project (not a commercial one) written, edited and published for kids, about kids and by kids, is seeking submissions from Indiana kids across the state. 

This online quarterly magazine is a family project of the Miller and Anderson families of central Indiana, founded to teach our own family's Indiana kids how to work together, how to interview people (which involves a lot of listening), how to interpret and write about what they've learned, and to introduce them to many other interesting Indiana kids around the state they might otherwise not get to meet.  Please send us your poetry, short stories, art work and photography. Make sure the photographs are a jpg file. The drawings can be pdf files. The poems and stories can be either Microsoft Word or just written in the body of the email. 

If your submission fits the themes and mission of the magazine, we will publish it in future issues of Indiana Kids. Please send your work to indianakidsmag@gmail.com  and put "submission" in the subject line.  Please let us know what you would like to see us write about in Indiana Kids in future issues. Take a look at the magazine via this link: http://issuu.com/indianakids



Freight Stories   



The best new fiction on the web. Or anywhere else, for that matter.Freight Stories is now reading submissions for their next issue. Writers of excellent fiction should consider submitting via the online submission manager. Or drop in and read the stories in our current issue.




Poets & Writers: New Writing Contest Deadlines!


For information regarding writing contests and deadlines: Go to the Writing Contest Database

Written by Roxanna Santoro — January 07, 2014

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