Friday, August 12, 2016

Free flash fiction contest, a paying market for fiction, poetry, essays, reviews & essays, plus the Dialogue Only contest and prose and poetry wanted from health care workers

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Brilliant Flash Fiction literary quarterly runs free writing contests on a regular basis. Right now, they want your entries for their “Special Delivery” writing contest.
Prompt: “It Came in the Mail”
No entry fee. Word limit: 500 words, excluding title
Prizes: 
50 euro first prize (or equivalent amount in your currency)
25 euro second prize
15 euro third prize
Judge Paul Beckman says: “I’m looking for writing I haven’t read before. Original, emotional, creative – a story I’ll want to share and want others to share. Good luck!”
Deadline: September 15, 2016. Full contest rules here.

Entries are open for the Bartleby Snopes literary magazine's 8th annual Dialogue Only Contest. First prize: $300 minimum (higher if 50+ entries received). Compose a short story entirely of dialogue — no narration — that delivers a powerful and engaging story. Length: 2,000 words max. Entry fee: $10 for unlimited entries.
Deadline: September 15, 2016. Note: Bartleby Snopes also accepts regular submissions. Guidelines here.

The Puritan magazine seeks submissions year round and pays high bounties for quality work:
$100 per interview,
$100 per essay,
$100 per review,
$50 per work of fiction
$15 per poem (or page, capped at $60 for poems running four pages or more).
All submissions must be previously unpublished (this includes self-publishing, publishing on blogs, and in chapbook format). 
Full submission guidelines here.

Dear Brian,
My company, Winter Wind Press is a micro-press focused on creating exceptional books for exceptional kids (Young adult and teen books, currently a self-publishing model only).
I am putting out a Call for Submissions (from nurses and nursing-related professionals)for an anthology of creative nonfiction works (short story, anecdote, poetry, quips and quotes) by nurses and healthcare professionals about their career experiences in Canada.
For anyone interested in learning more, I can be reached at: info.editor@winterwindpress.ca
Thanks very much.
Geraldine Mac Donald
Winter Wind Press, Kingston, Ontario 

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