Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Writer's Resources ~ July Edition: Book Contests

We all love driving ourselves mindlessly insane by entering writing contests, right? After all, who needs the sleep? Pacing the floorboards, sucking caffeine and trying to slide that double cheeseburger in with all those flutterbys can mean a quick 5 pound drop just in time for the beach.

Here's some writing contests with July 2011 deadlines.

THE STORY: WRITERS ON THE INFLUENCE OF CINEMA will be an e-anthology of essays by authors exploring the relationship between movies and their work. Edited by Cynthia Hawkins. Forthcoming from Calavera Books. Deadline July 22, $5 Entry Fee
http://writersontheinfluenceofcinema.submishmash.com/Submit

ACCENTS PUBLISHING 2011 International Poetry Book Contest: Two winners will be selected – one by an independent judge, Lisa Williams, and one by the Senior Editor and founder of Accents Publishing, Katerina Stoykova-Klemer. Each winner will have his/her submission published and will receive a $500 cash prize. Additionally, the winners will be invited for a featured reading at a book premiere celebration event. All contest entries will be considered for regular publication with Accents Publishing, as well. 60-120 pages of poetry. Deadline July 31, $20 Entry Fee
http://www.accents-publishing.com/contest.html

MISSISSIPPI VALLEY Mississippi Valley Poetry Chapbook Contest: Submit between 16 to 24 pages of poetry; manuscripts should be paginated and secured with a binder clip (no staples). No names or identifying information should appear on the poems. Deadline July 31, $15 Entry Fee.
http://midwestwritingcenter.org/WhatWeDo/Mississippi_Chapbook_Contest.htm

WHITE PINE PRESS: Marie Alexander poetry series. Deadline is July 31, No Reading Fee
http://www.whitepine.org/malexander.php