Monday, June 13, 2011

Literary Contests & Prizes

Beginning today, we will provide information about different literary contests, scholarships, fellowships, and grants for writers around the world. We will provide links to the organizations sponsoring the contests. Please note that, as always, you should do your homework on each contest before submitting. By posting these links below, TWC is not actively endorsing the contests & prizes here. We're merely passing them on for others.

2011 Aesthetica Creative Works Competition
The 2011 Aesthetica Creative Works Competition is now open for entries! Aesthetica Magazine is inviting all artists, photographers, writers and poets to submit their work into the Aesthetica Creative Works Competition. Now in its fourth year, the competition is dedicated to celebrating and championing creative talent across the disciplines and welcomes entries from poets and writers working in short fiction.
• The Competition has three categories: Artwork & Photography, Poetry and Fiction
• Winners and finalists are published in the Aesthetica Creative Works Annual
• Winners of each category receive £500 prize money (apx. $800) plus other prizes.
• Entry to the Creative Works Competition is £10 (apx. $16).
• The entry fee allows the submission of 2 images, 2 poems or 2 short stories.
• The deadline for submissions is the 31st August 2011.
• Visit the website for more details:

New Millennium Awards

New Millennium Writings is accepting submissions of works that have not appeared in a print publication with a circulation of over 5,000 copies. Writers can submit poems, short stories, essays, and short- short stories for consideration.
• The writing competition has four categories: poems , short stories, essays, and short-short stories.
• The winner in each of the four categories receives $1,000 and publication in New Millennium Writings and on the journals website.
• Entry to the competition is $17.
• Multiple submissions are welcome, but each fiction or nonfiction piece is judged as a separate entry. Each entry must be uploaded as separate word documents.
• The short-short story may not exceed 1,000 words. The essays and the short stories may not exceed 6,000 words.
• Each poetry entry can include up to three poems , but may not exceed five pages.
• The deadline for submissions on the journal's website is June 17,2011.
• Visit the website for more details:

Bechtel Prize
The Teachers & Writers Collaborative annually rewards the Bechtel Prize for an essay that relates to creative writing education or literary studies. Some potential topics include contemporary issues in classroom teaching and the intersection between literature and imaginative writing. Patricia Hampl, author of the acclaimed novel, The Florist’s Daughter, will judge the 2011 Bechtel PrizeThe winner of the Bechtel Prize wins $1000 honorarium and publication in the Teachers and Writers print magazine and website.
• Finalists receive $500. Their essays may be published in the Teachers and Writers Magazine.
• Submissions must be previously unpublished and may not exceed 3,500 words.
• Submissions will be judged anonymously. The author’s name and address must not appear anywhere on the essay.
• Two copies of the entry must be submitted. The submission must include a cover page with the authors name, mailing address, email address, telephone number, title of submission, and where the author learned about the Bechtel Prize. The other copy should just include a cover page with the title of the submission.
• Submissions must be typed, double-spaced and paginated.
• Entry into the contest is $20.
• The deadline to enter an essay for the Bechtel Prize is Thursday June 30,2011
• Visit the website for more details:

Red Hen Press Short Story Award
The Red Hen Press Short Story Award was established in 2001 in order to celebrate the new century and new tradition of literature. The award is for an original short story.The contest is open to all writers.
• The story may not exceed twenty- five pages.
• The winner of this contest receives $1,000 and publication in the Los Angeles Review.
• Entry for this contest is $25.
• The deadline for submissions is Thursday June 30, 2011.
• More guidelines on this contest is found on their website:

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