Monday, August 10, 2015

Brilliant free contest, Song for Scugog, Stories for Reader's Digest, and Writing inspired by visual art

Brilliant Flash Fiction (Dublin, Ireland) free contest
Brilliant Flash Fiction Freestyle Writing Contest
No Entry Fee! Word limit: 600.
50 euro first prize (or equivalent amount in your currency)
25 euro second prize
15 euro third prize
“We are looking for your most interesting, creative, soulful writing. Take some chances. Move us. No poetry, please. No erotica or hardcore genre stuff like alien steampunk zombies or speculative transgressive comic noir. Other than that, have fun and surprise us!”
All winning entries (including shortlisted stories) will be published in the September issue of Brilliant Flash Fiction.
Deadline September 15, 2015. Full guidelines here.

Serious muskie caught in Lake Scugog
Hi, Brian.
We are looking for three singer/songwriters to write a “Tribute to Scugog” song to be premiered at our 6th Annual Mayor’s Gala for the Arts, Thursday November 5th, 2015.
Each winner will receive a $500 cash prize. Deadline for entries is Tuesday, September 8, at midnight. Please find Entry form and rules here.
Eveline Klamt
Scugog Council for the Arts

Hi, Brian.
I’ve submitted a story to Reader's Digest (Canada). It’s quite a process. See the guidelines for writers interested in pitching a story here.
Patricia Stephenson

Ekphrastic is a new online journal of art and writing, seeking poetry, flash fiction, and short essays inspired by visual art. We will consider writing about any work of art, but hope you will use the writing prompts and exercises on the site, too.
Deadline: ongoing. Guidelines here.

See Brian Henry's schedule here, including writing workshops and creative writing courses in Algonquin Park, Barrie, Bracebridge, Brampton, Burlington, Caledon, Cambridge, Collingwood, Georgetown, Guelph, Hamilton, Ingersoll, Kingston, London, Midland, Mississauga, Newmarket, Orillia, Oakville, Ottawa, Peterborough, St. Catharines, St. John, NB, Sudbury, Thessalon, Toronto, Windsor, Halton, Kitchener-Waterloo, Muskoka, Peel, Simcoe, York, the GTA, Ontario and beyond.

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