Writing Scholarships and Contests
Posted 28 October 2005 - 06:51 PM
But just so we're clear, thanks to everyone who posts in the future!
Posted 28 October 2005 - 06:52 PM
Here are some scholarships and contests I've found:
All-Ink.com Scholarship: The All-Ink.com College Scholarship Program is available to students who are enrolled or planning to enroll in an accredited college or university with a minimum 2.5 GPA. You must be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident to be considered for this award. To apply for this scholarship, you must submit a 50- to 200-word essay on who has had the greatest impact on your life, and a 50- to 200-word essay on what you hope to achieve in your personal and professional life after college.
Deadline: December 31, 2005
Elder and Leemaur Publishers University Writing Scholarship:
The Elder & Leemaur Publishers University Writing Scholarship is available to university students. You must submit an essay no longer than 500 words on one of the topics listed on the sponsor's Web site to be eligible for this award.
Deadline: Dec. 1, 2005
Helen McCloy/MWA Scholarship for Mystery Writing: The Helen McCloy/MWA Scholarship for Mystery Writing is available to students who have talent in writing mystery fiction, nonfiction, playwriting or screenwriting. In addition to the application, you must submit a copy of official description of program printed by your institution/sponsor of program, a writing sample, two letters of recommendation and a short essay on your interest in mystery writing. This scholarship is to be used to offset tuition and fees for U.S. workshops, seminars, or university/college-level writing programs.
Deadline: Feb. 26, 2005
Literary Achievement Award - Golden Key National Honor Society: The Literary Achievement Award is open to members of the Golden Key National Honor Society who excel at creative writing. An award will be given in each of the following four categories: fiction, non-fiction, poetry and news/feature writing. All entries must be previously unpublished original works. You must be an undergraduate, graduate, or post-graduate student currently enrolled in a degree-granting program to qualify.
Deadline: April 1, 2006
Sylvia K. Burack Scholarship: The Sylvia K. Burack Scholarship is available to full-time college students enrolled in a university or college in the U.S. or Canada. To be considered, you must submit a 600-800 word essay describing a writer or book you turn to again and again for inspiration and how this influences your writing. You must also be at least 18 years old to qualify.
Deadline: March 1, 2006
Writers of the Future Contest: The Writers of the Future Contest is open to amateur writers. Your entry must be a new short story or novelette with a science fiction, fantasy, horror or speculative fiction theme, that has not been previously published. Poetry and children's literature cannot be accepted for this contest. There are four quarterly deadlines each year (September 30, December 31, March 31 and June 30) with three prizes per quarter of $1000, $750, $500 and a yearly grand prize of $4000 is offered.
Paul Zindel First Novel Award: The award is given annually to the winner(s) of a competition for a work of contemporary fiction set in the United States that reflects the diverse ethnic and cultural heritage of our country. The prize is a book contract on the publisher's standard form, covering world rights including but not limited to hardcover, paperback, e-book and audio book editions with an advance against royalties of $7500 and a $1500 cash prize. The prize is not redeemable for cash or transferable; and no substitution is allowed.
You can also find the entry forms on the website.
There are also some good websites and contests on this site:
Posted 28 October 2005 - 11:04 PM
Posted 29 October 2005 - 07:54 PM
They tell you the status of certain agents so you don't waste time sending anything to them if they aren't accepting at the moment.
Meg's agent is there, but she's currently not accepting manuscripts.
Posted 10 November 2005 - 07:45 PM
Just like life.
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Posted 17 November 2005 - 09:54 AM
This a small swedish mahazine publishing short stories from all over the world. The readership is mainly adults. The current topic in "school". The last one was "Insanity", and I got a short story published. You get paid around 10$, or whatever the equivalent in your currency might be, and get a free issue. They don't pay you more, since they're just starting and trying to get people to read them.
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Posted 25 February 2006 - 03:14 PM
Just to let y'all know.
Please DO NOT chat in this thread or have the "thanks!" or anything.
Posted 03 May 2006 - 05:07 PM
The Bellwether Prize for Fiction, awarded in even-numbered years, consists of a $25,000 cash payment to the author of the winning manuscript, and guaranteed publication by a major publisher. The author will collect royalties in accordance with a publisher’s contract.
OPEN TO US WRITERS ONLY
Hobson Foundation offers financial support and resource links to writers who want to make a difference in the world. Their primary goal is to give writers the tools to get published. They offer $800 Dream Grants, a “no strings attached" award in support of writers’ dreams.
OPEN WORLD WIDE, MUST BE 18 or older
Deadline - Postmarked no later than JUNE 1, 2006[b]
[url=http://www.americanantiquarian.org/artistfellowship.htm] (AAS), a national research library and learned society of American history and culture, sponsors visiting fellowships for historical research by creative and performing artists, writers, film makers, journalists, and other persons whose goals are to produce imaginative, non-formulaic works for the general public dealing with pre-twentieth-century American history.
Those are the general awards, when I have more time I'll post more.
Posted 04 June 2006 - 02:46 PM
Please DO NOT chat in this thread or have the "thanks!" or anything.
Posted 18 August 2006 - 10:17 AM
Particularly this one --> WA competitions I'm too old
Lists of different competitions
This one looks AWESOME
More competitions. Some young writers, some not.
opinionated piece for writers aged 18-28
good luck to anyone who wants to enter.
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Posted 26 September 2006 - 02:39 PM
£18,000 WRITER'S BURSARY
Medical Case Notes Assessment Ltd has announced that it is awarding an £18,000 Writer's Bursary to allow an aspiring writer to dedicate up to 12 months writing a work of fiction.
The Bursary is open to everyone and anyone who wants to write. Its aim is to provide the successful candidate with the financial assistance to allow time for writing, with a view to completing the novel within 12 months.
You can write about any subject as long as it is substantially a work of imagination and fiction and you retain full copyright over your work.
This is the first year that they are running the Writer's Bursary and their intention is to award the Bursary on an annual basis.
The closing date for applications is Thursday 30th November 2006 and the successful applicant will be announced on Friday 26th January 2007.
See http://www.medicalca....co.uk/bursary/ for more details.
UH Writing Award
The University of Hertfordshire has launched the UH Writing Award to celebrate creative writing and supporting flourishing new talent.
The UH Writing Award is free to enter. Entrants are invited to submit a short story of up to 3,500 words on the theme of 'vision'.
1st prize £1,000 2nd prize £500 3rd prize £300 4th prize £200
The winner will also be able to apply for the UH Writing Award three-year scholarship to the University of Hertfordshire, study commencing in 2007. Eligibility terms and conditions apply, these can be viewed on the Entry Form.
The top twenty stories will be published in an anthology by the University of Hertfordshire Press.
The Entry Form and Rules can be found here.
Deadline for Entries 15 January 2007
Academi Cardiff International Poetry Competition
The Academi Cardiff International Poetry Competition is open for submissions until 26th January 2007. Poems can be on any subject but should be no more than 50 lines long. Entries cost £5 / $9. There is a first prize of £5,000 / $8,000 with £500 / $870 and £250 / $435 for the second and third prizes respectively.
Previous winners have come from England, America, Canada and Japan and their entries are available to read on the website.
For further information and an entry form please visit www.academi.org.
Undiscovered Authors is a UK competition in search of new literary talent, offering a £10,000 top prize. There are three categories: General Fiction, Non-Fiction and Academic.
Works on Crime, Sci-fi, Romance, Music, Cookery, Biographies, Home, Garden, Sport, Motoring, Travel, History, Business and Education Guides can all be entered.
Entrants should register on-line and enter a sample chapter and synopsis by 31st January 2007. Visit www.undiscoveredauthors.co.uk to register. Entry is free.
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Posted 27 October 2006 - 11:00 PM
try it out there are prizes and everything. Meg is also one of the judges, i think.
Posted 28 October 2006 - 01:38 AM
I made a sight though I don't know if you mean me. Hey Jammi...I used to be *sweet_dreamer*.
Ahh, yes. I'm pretty sure it was you. And for the Harperfanlit hasn't it closed? I thought there was a deadline on when you could join or something.
Posted 29 October 2006 - 05:11 PM
p.s. sorry I'm a little bitter about the stupid people
Posted 15 December 2006 - 12:56 AM
There is an application process that all participents much do first and writing samples needed. If you are interested go to: http://teenink.com/S...ndonSummer.html and email them at the email address offered on that page and ask for more information. They will send you and email with how to go about the application process, cost, daily schedule outline, ect.
They accept on a rolling submission so if you interested go take a look!
Posted 17 January 2007 - 10:02 PM
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