June/July 2017 Writing Contests

Rachel Poli

June/July 2017 Writing Contest DeadlinesJUNE 2017

Genre: Short Story Fiction (Unpublished writers only!)
Theme: N/A
Website: Glimmer Train
Deadline: June 30, 2017
Entry Fee: $18
Prize: First place – $2,500

Genre: Nonfiction
Theme: My Crazy Family
Website: Chicken Soup for the Soul
Deadline: June 30, 2017
Entry Fee: None
Prize: $200

Genre: Short short fiction
Theme: N/A
Website: Literal Latte
Deadline: June 30, 2017
Entry Fee: $10 (for up to 3 shorts)
Prize: First – $500

JULY 2017

Genre: Poetry
Theme: N/A
Website: Comstock Review
Deadline: July 1, 2017
Entry Fee: $5 (mail) | $25 (online)
Prize: First – $1,000

Genre: Poetry, Fiction, or Nonfiction
Theme: Mental health, the mind, the body, illness, etc.
Website: Bellevue Literary Review
Deadline: July 1, 2017
Entry Fee: $20
Prize: First – $1,000

Genre: Poetry
Theme: N/A
Website: Literal Latte
Deadline: July 15, 2017
Entry Fee: $10/6 poems or $15/10 poems
Prize: First – $1,000

Genre: Poetry, Fiction

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Weekly Writing Prompt #92

the secret keeper

Weekly Writing Challenge
Poetry and/or Flash Fiction
June 5th 2017 #92

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(5) Words: | ABOVE | ANCIENT | PART | DEVIL | POOR |

*A brilliant idea has been brought to my attention regarding the (5) word prompt. Please feel free to substitute any of the words with a synonym.🎈 🎭 ✨

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Poetry Suggestions
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Haiku (5 – 7 – 5)
Tanka (5 – 7 – 5 – 7 – 7)
Shadorma (3 – 5 – 3 – 3 – 7 – 5)
6 lines – no rhymes – multiple stanzas [your choice] – just follow meter
Villanelle (19 line poem[no word limit]–2 repeating rhymes & 2 refrains)… Excellent example is Dylan Thomas’s “Do not go gentle into that good night”
Nonet (9 – 8 – 7 – 6 – 5 – 4 – 3 – 2 – 1) progression downward of syllables
Cinquain (2 – 4…

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Writing Links 6/5/17

Where Genres Collide Traci Kenworth YA Author

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Writing Links…6/5/17

Traci Kenworth

Fantasy/Dystopian/UF/Paranormal/SF:

  1. http://storitorigrace.blogspot.com/2017/06/monthly-summary-may-2017.html Some fun fan things.
  2. http://www.magicalwords.net/roundup/magical-words-link-roundup-5-31-2017/ David Farland on Honorable Mentions and more.
  3. https://legendsofwindemere.com/2017/05/31/powers-of-the-windemere-sky-fantastic-fliers/ The flying city.

MG/YA:

  1. http://www.brenda-drake.com/2017/05/day-15-part-2-pitch-wars-query-1st-page-workshop-mentors-hayley-stone-amy-trueblood/
  2. http://avajae.blogspot.com/2017/06/are-ya-and-adult-category-books-that.html The four differences between YA and Adult category books.
  3. http://storitorigrace.blogspot.com/2017/06/megacon-orlando-2017-report.html Have you been to a convention?
  4. http://scbwimithemitten.blogspot.com/2017/06/michigan-kidlit-advocate-debbie.html Do you need a guide for your MG & YA projects? This sounds like a neat idea!
  5. http://yatopia.blogspot.com/2017/06/weaving-in-normal-abnormal.html Add a character new to the environment.
  6. http://www.adventuresinyapublishing.com/2017/06/writing-101-ill-make-you-offer-you-cant.html Don’t settle for any agent, get the right fit for you.
  7. http://www.talesoftheravenousreader.com/2017/06/youre-worth-it-chooseyou-over-bad.html Four tips to improve your self-worth.

Romance/Women’s Fiction:

  1. http://romanceuniversity.org/2017/06/02/create-characters-your-reader-will-care-about-by-liz-fielding/ Get your readers to identify with the heroine, that’s the key.
  2. http://www.rubyslipperedsisterhood.com/stretch-your-wings/ Top ten tips for introverts at a conference.

Christian:

  1. http://www.novelrocket.com/2017/05/birthing-book.html In today’s market, you must work to sell your book.
  2. http://www.booksandsuch.com/blog/4-qualities-strong-author-legacy/ What kind of legacy do you want to leave behind with your books? I hope to bring hope to my readers in whatever genre I write in.

Historical:

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RonovanWrites #Weekly #Haiku #Poetry Prompt #Challenge #152 Color&Warmth

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Remember to come back and visit the comments section during the week for your fellow poets entries!

Haiku Poetry Prompt Writing Challenge Useful Links.
Thesaurus: Color, Warmth.
HowManySyllables.com
Thesaurus.com

Ronovan Writes Haiku Challenge Image 2016

The Guidelines are simple.

  1. Take the two words and write a Haiku. I use Haiku in Englishas my style, which is 5 syllables for the first line, 7 for the second, and 5 for the third, but you can use what you like. The link above has links within it to articles about how to write Haibun, Tanka, and even a new form I created called Freku. You can also do the 3/5/3 form if you likeinstead of the 5/7/5 that I usually use. Write, share, and have fun. For syllable help visit HowManySyllables.com. (You would be surprised at how many syllables some words actually have.)
  2. The two words can be used as you…

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34 Writing Contests in June 2017 – No entry fees! + more from Publishing and Other Forms of Insanity

Trish Hopkinson

Publishing … and Other Forms of Insanity is the blog and writing resource site by writer Erica Verillo. Her site is loaded with great articles for writers and the writing life, including listings of publishers, agents, where to get reviews, submission calls, free contests, writing conferences and more.

This list of 34 FREE writing contests includes several for poets and are listed in order of their deadlines, from June 1 – June 30, 2017.

Click here to read the complete list of 34 contests.


Erica Verrillo has written seven books and published five. She doesn’t know why anyone with an ounce of self-preservation would ever want to publish. But, if you insist on selling your soul to the devil, learn how to do it right: marketing, literary agents, book promotion, editing, pitching your book, how to get reviews, and … most important of all … everything she did wrong. In…

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