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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. 

Poetry Contests for a Cause-Mother Nature's Trail

Contests organized by poet Stacy Savage. All contests benefit charity or raise awareness for something.

Write a poem with the title "Mother Nature's Trail". The poem must reflect the title. The poem can be up to 20 lines. The poem chosen will be published on the first page of the book. The poet whose work is chosen will receive $20 and a free copy of the book. Email submissions to stacyrsavage@yahoo.com. Deadline for submissions is March 15, 2014. The poet whose work is chosen will be contacted by March 30. Check back soon on the Facebook page, Poetry Contests for a Cause: https://www.facebook.com/poetrycontestsforacause, for the call for submissions for the rest of the book.


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:

Announcing The Missouri Review’s Audio Literary Competition:

$1,000 prizes awarded in 3 categories

The Missouri Review invites all writers and writer/producers to send us your recordings of original poetry or prose or your audio documentaries on any subject. All you need is a computer, microphone, software such as GarageBand or Audacity, and a great script! This year, in an effort to expand the contest, we have opened submissions (previously $20) to a pay-by-donation entry fee. Your contribution of any amount includes a one-year, digital subscription to The Missouri Review, and all of your donation goes to support the production of The Missouri Review and its related programs.

Winners and select runners up will have their work featured on The Missouri Review’s website and as part of our iTunes podcast series. Entries will be judged by TMR’s editors in collaboration with guest judge, independent radio producer, editor, and audio artist Brendan Baker.

Deadline: March 15th, 2014
Entries and payments are accepted by mail or online. For details, or to submit, please visit our website: http://www.missourireview.com/audiovisual/submissions/


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 Workshop

The nonprofit Career Resource Center of Nashville, Indiana, is pleased to announce that new courses about self-publishing (paperback and e-Book) will be starting on March 4.

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


The Martha's Vineyard Institute of Creative Writing

The Martha's Vineyard Institute of Creative Writing is now open for registration and scholarship applications for our 2014 Summer Writing Program (July 13-18). A detailed description of the 2014 Summer Writing Program, along with registration and scholarship application information is available at our website: http://mvicw.com/

This year we have an amazing faculty line-up, including award-winning authors and poets, *Amina Gautier, Marcus Wicker, Robert James Russell, and
Keith Leonard.*

Each summer, the institute invites published authors and poets, literary journal editors, and university creative writing faculty to lead writing workshops, work one-on-one with writers, and provide the necessary tips and tools for editing and publishing their work.  MVICW offers scholarships to help make the program a possibility for all writers.  Comprehensive details about the program can be found at our website: http://mvicw.com/



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 Indiana Writers Center — February 05, 2014

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