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This weeks competitions that have caught my eye:

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The CWA Debut Dagger

Fancy a stab at crime writing?

All these authors were short-listed for the Crime Writers’ Association’s Debut Dagger Competition. Think you’ve got what it takes to be a published author? Read on.

The 2012 Competition opens on 22 October 2011 and closes on 21 January 2012. The shortlisted entries will be announced at Crimefest in May. The overall winner will be announced at the CWA Awards ceremony in July.

Website: http://www.thecwa.co.uk/daggers/debut/

A Woman’s Write Good Read Fiction Book
Category:   Fiction
Closes:   30th November 2011
Fees:   $40 for one entry. Includes Professional critique
Prizes:   $500 for first place. Annual Prize.
Details:   A fiction book competition for aspiring women writers, each entry receives a thorough, professional and prompt critique and the chance to re-enter the contest after making suggested changes. Now in our 10th year, we have inspired many new writers to take the plunge. We highlight the success of our authors and support them as they pursue their dreams.
Country:   United States
Email:   editor@awomanswrite.com
Website:   http://www.awomanswrite.com

American Short Fiction Short Story Comp.
Category:   Fiction
Closes:   8th December 2011
Fees:   $20 for one entry.
Prizes:   $1,000 for first place. Also publication. $500.
Details:   For unpublished short fiction up to 6,000 words.
Country:   United States
Email:   editors@americanshortfiction.org
Website:   http://www.americanshortfiction.org/index.php?option=com_content&%3bview=article&%3bid=38-contest&%3bcatid=6-announcements

Wanna win €100?
Category:   Fiction
Closes:   15th December 2011
Fees:   €5 for one entry.
Prizes:   €100 for first place.
Details:   Just write a story to make us laugh and send it to our next quarterly competition. Maximum length is 1500 words. For the full list of rules and regs, visit our website, where you can also read the winning entries from the first three competitions. Get writing, have fun, and we hope to hear from you soon.
Country:   Portugal
Website:   http://cheerreader.co.uk

Flash 500
Category:   Fiction
Closes:   31st December 2011
Fees:   £5 for one entry. £8 for two stories.
Prizes:   £250 for first place. 2nd £100. 3rd £50.
Details:   500 word flash fiction story open-themed. Open to 18 years and over. The results will be announced within six weeks of each closing date and the three winning entries each quarter will be published on this website.The winner will also be published. Optional critiques available at £10 per story. Highly Commended a copy of The Writer’s ABC Checklist.
Country:   France
Website:   http://www.flash500.com/

The TRYAngle Project Short Story
Category:   Fiction
Closes:   10th November 2011
Fees:   £5 for one entry. £8/2 stories, £11/3 stories
Prizes:   £150 for first place. 2nd Prize £75.00, 3rd Prize £40, High Commendation £10 x 2
Details:   For previously unpublished short stories on the theme of Domestic Violence and Abuse. Stories must be in English Language up to 1,500 words long. Top 5 stories will receive first publication. A third of net entry fees goes to help the charity helping victims of domestic violence.
Contact:   Excel for Charity, Eastern Light EPM International, Unit 136, 113-115 George Lane, South Woodford, London E18 1AB
Country:   United Kingdom
Email:   excelforcharity@easternlightepm.com
Website:   http://easternlightepm.com/excelforcharity/tryangle-short-story-competition-2011/

Robert J. Demott Short Prose Contest
Category:   Fiction
Closes:   1st December 2011
Fees:   $15 for one entry.
Prizes:   $1,000 for first place. Also publication.
Details:   For short prose up to 500 words.
Contact:   Quarter After Eight, Ohio University, 360 Ellis Hall, Athens, OH 45701
Country:   United States
Website:   http://www.quarteraftereight.org/submissions.htm

Halloween Horror Story
Category:   Fiction
Closes:   31st October 2011
Fees:   £0 for one entry.
Prizes:   £0 for first place. The winner will be published online on the blog.
Details:   The kind of story we’re looking for will be heart-thumpingly thrilling, spine-tinglingly scary, and maybe just a bit stomach-churningly gory. If you think you can step up to the challenge, get writing and send us your story!
Country:   United Kingdom
Email:   ongoingworlds@gmail.com
Website:   http://ongoingworlds.wordpress.com/2011/10/01/halloween-story-competition/

In Development Anthology
Category:   Fiction
Closes:   20th May 2012
Fees:   £0 for one entry. Free to enter.
Prizes:   £0 for first place. Selected works will appear in an anthology. Authors receive free copy.
Details:   We’re looking for stories between 3-8,000 words by aid workers, development workers, international volunteers and disaster relief personnel. Have you got a story to tell? Then we’d like to read it. Follow the website link for more information. All entries will be treated in confidence. Pseudonyms are accepted.
Country:   United Kingdom
Email:   info@authormgw.co.uk
Website:    http://tinyurl.com/6exxzw9

FictionGarden Ghost Story Writing Comp.
Category:   Fiction
Closes:   29th October 2011
Fees:   £3 for one entry. £5 for two.
Prizes:   £100 for first place. £40; £20.
Details:   For stories up to 2,500 words on a ghostly theme.
Country:   United Kingdom
Email:   GhostStoryComp@yahoo.co.uk
Website:   http://www.fictiongarden.co.uk/ghoststorywritingcontest.html

ROMANCE WRITERS OF AMERICA:

2012 Award of Excellence
Sponsor: Colorado Romance Writers
Fee: $20.00
Receipt Deadline: January 13, 2012
Eligibility: Books published in 2011. Bound hard copies of e-books also eligible.
Categories: Short Contemporary (60,000 words or less), Long Contemporary (over 60,000 words), Historical, Romantic Suspense, Single Title, P/TT/F/F, Inspirational, Mainstream w/Romantic Elements, Erotic Romance.
Judges: Readers, booksellers, published authors.
Top Prize: Award of Excellence Trophy and certificate; letter congratulating the editor.
FMI, contact Jessica Aspen (aoecoordinator1@yahoo.com) or see www.coloradoromancewriters.com.

2012 Booksellers Best Award Contest
Sponsor: Greater Detroit RWA
Fee: $27.00, add’l $6.00 Best First Book
Deadline: January 15, 2012
Entry: See Website for criteria, published authors only
Judges: booksellers and librarians
FMI, www.gdrwa.org/contests.html#bba or email pattishenberger@comcast.net.

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This weeks competitions that have caught my eye:


Times/Chicken House Children’s Fiction
Category:   Fiction
Closes:   28th October 2011
Fees:   £15 for one entry.
Prizes:   £10,000 for first place. Also publishing contract.
Details:   For chilren’s books up to 80,000 words aimed at children aged 9-16.
Contact:   The Chicken House, 2 Palmer Street, Frome, Somerset, BA11 1DS
Country:   United Kingdom
Email:   chickenhouse@doublecluck.com
Website:   http://www.doublecluck.com/submissions

William Richey Short Fiction Contest
Category:   Fiction
Closes:   30th November 2011
Fees:   $10 for one entry.
Prizes:   $1,000 for first place. Also magazine publication.
Details:   For short stories up to 10,000 words.
Country:   United States
Website:   http://yemassee.submishmash.com/submit

Meridian Writing Winter Competition
Category:   Fiction
Closes:   31st December 2011
Fees:   £5 for one entry.
Prizes:   £100 for first place. 2nd Place – £50, 3rd Place – £25 with firstwriter.com voucher for each winner.
Details:   Short stories wanted in any theme/genre. 3000 words max but with no lower limit. Open to new and published authors. Critique service available. See website for full submission details.
Country:   United Kingdom
Email:   info@meridian-writing.co.uk
Website:   http://www.meridian-writing.co.uk

Harvest the Cash Fall Contest
Category:   Fiction
Closes:   21st October 2011
Fees:   $10 for one entry.
Prizes:   $400 for first place.
Details:   1500 Word Limit Entry fee: $10. Critique fee: $5 (optional) First prize – $400, Second prize – $150, Third prize – $50. See website for additional guidelines.
Contact:   Hamilton Writers Guild P.O. Box 1205 Hamilton, OH 45012
Country:   United States
Email:   ldswink@cinci.rr.com
Website:   http://www.hamiltonwritersguild.org

Benjamin Franklin House Literary Prize
Category:   Fiction
Closes:   15th October 2011
Fees:   £0 for one entry.
Prizes:   £750 for first place. £500.
Details:   For fiction and nonfiction by writers aged 18-25 on the theme: Light often arises from a collision of opinions, as fire from flint and steel.
Country:   United Kingdom
Email:   info@benjaminfranklinhouse.org
Website:   http://www.benjaminfranklinhouse.org/site/sections/news/literary_prize.html

BBC TELEVISION Opportunities

Collabor8te
Deadline: 03 October 2011
Win a budget of up to £10,000 to have your short film developed and produced.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/writersroom/opportunity/collabor8ate_2011.shtml

Newsjack
Deadline: 17 October 2011
BBC Radio 4 Extra’s topical sketch show is now open for submissions of sketches and short jokes.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/writersroom/opportunity/newsjack_2011_2.shtml

Face 2 Face with Stephen Butchard
Deadline: 18 October 2011
An opportunity to put your questions to Stephen Butchard, one of the leading screenwriters of his generation.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/writersroom/opportunity/face_to_face.shtml

Channel 4 Drama presents….4Screenwriting
Deadline: 01 November 2011
Channel 4 Drama are looking for 12 talented writers who currently have no broadcast credit.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/writersroom/opportunity/4screenwriting_2011.shtml

Immersive Writing Lab Competition
Deadline: 21 November 2011
Create a cross-platform storyworld and win a £6k development fund.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/writersroom/opportunity/immersive_writing_lab_2011.shtml

Steyning Festival Theatre Trail 2012
Deadline: 02 December 2011
Steyning Festival Theatre Trail 2012 is seeking 6 new plays from playwrights in the South East.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/writersroom/opportunity/steyning_festival_theatre_trail_2012.shtml

The BBC Writersroom Future Talent Award for Writers
Deadline: 15 December 2011
Opportunity for north-based student/recent graduate drama writers to access development opportunities and mentoring from the BBC.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/writersroom/opportunity/future_talent_award_for_writers.shtml

RWA Competitions

**The Write Stuff 2011/2012
Sponsor: Connecticut RWA
Fee: $20–30.00
Deadline: December 5, 2011
Eligibility: Non-PAN Recognized Authors
Entry: Electronic entry only. First 20 pages, no synopsis.
Categories: Contemporary Romance, Historical Romance, Paranormal Romance, Adult Mainstream Fiction, Young Adult Fiction
Judges: Trained published and unpublished authors.
Final Judges: Editors & Agents TBA.
Top Prize: $100 for 1st place in each category.
FMI, http://ctrwa.org/writestuff/.

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This weeks competitions that have caught my eye:


The Dedicated to Write Competition Sept 
Category:   Fiction
Closes:   10th October 2011
Fees:   £0 for one entry.
Prizes:   £0 for first place. 10 Page Line Edit of your novel and £25 worth Amazon vouchers for 2nd and 3rd place.
Details:   On the website, in the Comments: State you Name… or your Writing Name Provide your Twitter ID Provide the address of your blog/website. Will only accept entries from those working on a Novel/MS/etc. Give a two sentence Elevator Pitch of your current Novel/MS State the first sentence of your Novel/MS.
Country:   United Kingdom
Website:   http://www.imranwrites.com/2011/09/26/the-dedicated-to-write-competition-sept-2011/

The 7th Annual Accenti Writing Contest
Category:   Fiction
Closes:   7th February 2012
Fees:   $20 for one entry. Canadian Dollars.
Prizes:   $1,000 for first place. Canadian dollars
Details:   Open to all writers, established and emerging, worldwide. Open to fiction and nonfiction on any topic, in English. Maximum length 2,000 words. Entries must be previously unpublished and not under consideration by any other publication. Entries must be original and not a translation of a previously published work. For more information, please, visit our website.
Country:   Canada
Email:   accenti@accenti.ca
Website:   http://www.accenti.ca/writing-contest

Narrative Magazine Fall Story Contest
Category:   Fiction
Closes:   30th November 2011
Fees:   $20 for one entry.
Prizes:   $3,250 for first place. $1,500; $750; $100 x 10.
Details:   For fiction and nonfiction up to 15,000 words.
Country:   United States
Website:   http://www.narrativemagazine.com/node/149075

TRYangle Project Short Story Competition
Category:   Fiction
Closes:   10th October 2011
Fees:   £5 for one entry. £8 for two; £11 for three.
Prizes:   £150 for first place. £75; £40; £10 x 2.
Details:   For unpublished short stories up to 1,500 words on the theme: Domestic Violence and Abuse.
Contact:   Excel for Charity, Eastern Light EPM International, Unit 136, 113 – 115 George Lane, London, E18 1AB
Country:   United Kingdom
Email:   lyla@tryangle.org.uk
Website:   http://easternlightepm.com/excelforcharity/tryangle-short-story-competition-2011/

First Crime Novel Competition
Category:   Fiction
Closes:   30th November 2011
Fees:   $0 for one entry.
Prizes:   $10,000 for first place. Book publication and $10,000 advance.
Details:   For crime novels by unpublished authors.
Country:   United States
Email:   MB-MWAFirstCrimeNovelCompetition@StMartins.com
Website:   http://us.macmillan.com/Content.aspx?publisher=minotaurbooks&id=4933

Dream Quest One Writing Contest
Category:   Fiction
Closes:   31st December 2011
Fees:   $10 for one entry. Add $2 transaction fee for electronic entries
Prizes:   $500 for first place. All contest winners will be published online in the Dare to Dream pages!
Details:   Writing contest open to anyone who has a story that’s worth telling everyone! Write a short story, 5 pages maximum, on any subject or theme, neatly hand printed or typed, single or double line spacing for a chance to win cash prizes! First Prize: $500, 2nd: $250, 3rd: $100. Entry fee is $10(USD) per short story submitted. Postmark deadline: December 31, 2011. Visit the website below for details and enter!
Contact:   Dream Quest One, Poetry & Writing Contest, P.O. Box 3141, Chicago, IL 60654
Country:   United States
Email:   alwest56@hotmail.com
Website:   http://www.dreamquestone.com

Yellow Room Autumn Short Story Comp
Category:   Fiction
Closes:   30th September 2011
Fees:   £4 for one entry. £10 for three.
Prizes:   £80 for first place. £45; £20.
Details:   For short stories up to 2,500 words, in any style or genre, on any theme.
Contact:   The Yellow Room Competition, 1 Blake Close, Bilton, Rugby CV22 7LJ
Country:   United Kingdom
Website:   http://www.theyellowroom-magazine.co.uk/www.theyellowroom-magazine.co.uk/Competitions.html

John Steinbeck Award
Category:   Fiction
Closes:   1st November 2011
Fees:   $15 for one entry.
Prizes:   $1,000 for first place. Also magazine publication.
Details:   For short stories up to 6,000 words.
Contact:   Reed Magazine,
SJSU English Department,
One Washington Square,
San Jose, CA 95192-0090
Country:   United States
Email:   reed@email.sjsu.edu
Website:   http://www.reedmag.org/drupal/?q=node/19

The Television Show Writing Contest
Category: Fiction
Closes: 31st October 2011
Fees: $0 for one entry. Free for all members.
Prizes: $100 for first place. 1st place wins $100 cash via Paypal; 2nd wins $50 cash via Paypal; 3rd wins $25 cash via Paypal.
Details: Television is a fantastic storytelling medium, and there’s much to be learned from how TV weaves stories. To enter this contest, submit a piece of flash fiction (under 1000 words) inspired by themes, character types, plot devices, or any other storytelling devices from your favorite TV show. Don’t include specific characters or plots–this isn’t fan fiction! Entry is free, and your work will be judged by an acclaimed author.
Country: United States
Website: http://www.scribophile.com/contests/television-show-contest/
RWA Competitions

26th Annual Hook, Line & Sinker
Sponsor: Hudson Valley RWA
Fee: $10.00
Deadline: November 1, 2011
Eligibility: Published and unpublished authors.
Entry: Hone your skills for hooking an editor or an agent. Submit the first three pages of your manuscript. Electronic or paper entries accepted.
Judges: Experienced published and unpublished authors.
Final Judge: Brenda Chin, Harlequin Editor.
Top Prize: $50.00.
FMI, entry form, rules, and a sample of the scoresheet, please email hudsonvalleycontest@gmail.com or visit www.hudsonvalleyrwa.com.
 
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