Poetry Northwest introduces the quarterly poetry competition The Pitch. Each round features a writing prompt drawn up by a notable writer and work submitted must adhere to the specifications outlined in the prompt. Pitch #1, Find Direction Out, features a prompt by Seattle poet Rebecca Hoogs.
One Forty Fiction calls for online submissions.
Think you're good at writing short stories? One Forty Fiction is looking to post writers who can submit stories using only 140 words or less. Stories must be complete, featuring a beginning, middle and end and submitted through One Forty Fiction's website
Immortality: A Southern Methodist University Press Project.
Seeking new essays from a variety of perspectives on recent scientific developments and the likelihood, merits and ramifications of biological immortality. We're looking for essays by writers, physicians, scientists, philosophers, clergy--anyone with an imagination, a vision of the future, and a dream (or fear) of living forever. Submit an unpublished essay using 5,000 words or less, cover letter and author's information to Creative Nonfiction before September 17th. Visit their online submission page here.
Women in Judaism’s First Annual Fiction and Non-fiction Competition
Now accepting submissions for its 2010 annual writing competition. The e-journal is looking for unpublished submissions of short fiction, poetry, and essays on Jewish themes that touch the lives and experiences of Jewish women. First prize is $250 and ranges from short fiction, poetry and essay. Winning manuscripts will be published in the two yearly issues of the journal. $10 dollar entry fee required for short story and fiction, $5 for poetry. All entries are to be submitted before September 1st. Visit their contest page
Milwaukee Irish Fest Poetry Contest 2010
Milwaukee Irish Fest will award two poets this year at it's 30th Annual event. Authors are able to submit and qualify for two awards throughout the event: the Donn Goodwin prize, which is intended for any poet who exemplifies an understanding of Irish and Irish American styles of poetry, and The Joseph Gahagan Prize, which is open to any resident of Wisconsin. The awards will be given to the entries best reflecting Irish or Irish-American poetry traditions. While the poems do not necessarily need to have direct Irish or Irish-American themes, the winning entries should have a cultural/literary relation to either Ireland or Irish-America. Entries are due no later than August 1st. All other stipulations and guidelines can be found at MIF's Poetry Contest Page.
Main Street Rag Fiction Anthology releases it's current themes for submissions
Authors are able to choose from three subjects: Altered States, Sports and The Book of Villains and submit as many as two stories at a time per theme, and no more than 10,000 words each. If you fancy yourself a sci-fi/ fantasy fan, a sports nut or someone who just likes the bad guy then this is definitely the place to submit your work. Visit Main Street Rag's homepage