This week is a bit crazy! I worked today, am off tomorrow to get packed and ready for my residency at Wilkes University. I have to take two copies of the final manuscript with me, as well as the other projects due. It's exciting and a bit scary all at once. The blg will be light for a few days, but I'll always find time to drop a note and let you all know how things are going. For now, don't forget to check out Funds for Writers where these next two challenging contests came from. Have a good night!
INTERNATIONAL THREE-DAY NOVEL CONTEST
$50 ENTRY FEE
Can you produce a masterwork of fiction in three short days? The
3-Day Novel Contest is your chance to find out. For more than 30
years, hundreds of writers step up to the challenge each Labour
Day weekend, fuelled by nothing but adrenaline and the desire for
spontaneous literary nirvana.
1st Prize: Publication*
2nd Prize: $500
3rd Prize: $100
*The first prize winner will be offered a publishing contract by
3-Day Books after the winner announcement in the January following
the contest. Once the contract is signed, the winning novel will be
edited, published and released by the next year's contest. 3-Day
Books are distributed by Arsenal Pulp Press. Paid registration must
be in the mail by the Friday before the contest (Sept. 3, 2010).
HUNGER MOUNTAIN CREATIVE NONFICTION PRIZE
$20 ENTRY FEE
One first place winner receives $1,000 and publication! Two
honorable mentions receive $100 each. Deadline September 10, 2010.
Submit one piece of creative nonfiction, not to exceed 10,000 words.
Writing must be original, written in English.