The Galtellì Literary Prize 2017

Galtelli Literary Prize 2017The village of Galtellì, Sardinia, is launching the second edition of its international prose contest dedicated to the great Sardinian writer Grazia Deledda, winner of the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1926, who set her masterpiece Canne al Vento, or Reeds in the Wind, right in Galtellì.

The novel selected to inspire and stimulate writers is Canne al Vento. Submissions should reflect or echo the issues that preoccupied Grazia Deledda’s writing, such as identity, class and religion. One unpublished submission per writer. The applicants must write a cover letter explaining why they believe their piece dovetails with Grazia Deledda’s work. Maximum number of words per piece: 5,000

Deadline: April 15, 2017

Entry fee: FREE

Prize:  1st place wins 1,000 euros, travel to (up to 1,000 euros*), accommodation in Sardinia and publication; 2nd, 3rd, 4th and 5th places win travel to (up to 1,000 euros*), accommodation in Sardinia and publication.

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Mother’s Day 2017 Essay Contest

swift river mothers day writing contestFor Mother’s Day, in honor of the strength and commitment mothers provide for their families, Swift River and Shame Kills are sponsoring the “My Mother, My Hero” essay contest. In 250 words or less, they want to know why your mother is your hero..

Deadline: May 1, 2017, 11:59 p.m.

Entry fee: FREE

Prize: $200

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The Sun Magazine Is Accepting Submissions

the sun magazineThe Sun Magazine publishes essays, interviews, fiction, and poetry. They tend to favor personal writing, but are also looking for provocative pieces on political and cultural issues. They rarely run anything longer than seven thousand words; there’s no minimum length.
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Deadline: None stated.

Entry fee: None noted.

Payment: $300 to $2,500 for nonfiction, from $300 to $1,500 for fiction, from $100 to $250 for poetry, and from $1,000 to $2,000 for interviews. Contributors also receive a complimentary one-year subscription to The Sun.

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2017 Wergle Flomp Humor Poetry Contest

winning writers logoThe Wergle Flomp Humor Poetry Contest, sponsored by the folks at Winning Writers, is now in its fifteenth year. The contest is seeking the best in original humor poems. Published and unpublished poems of any length are welcome. One poem per person, please.

Entry Fee: NONE

Deadline: April 1, 2017

Prizes: First Prize: $1,000; Second Prize: $250; Honorable Mentions: 10 awards of $100 each. The top 12 entries will be published online

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