2016 Nightlight Readings Short Story Writers Contest

2014 Nightlight Readings Short Story Writers ContestThe 2016 Nightlight Readings Short Story Writers Contest is open to short stories up to 5000 words. Stories should appeal to at-risk boys in the 10-12 year age group who often stop reading for pleasure. This year’s theme is mystery.

Prizes: First, second, and third place winners will receive prizes of up to $1,000 award plus certificate and publication of the story. All award winners will be publicized nationally by Nightlight Reading.

Entry fee: FREE

Deadline: Entry must be postmarked December 31, 2016.

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2016 Brooklyn Non-Fiction Prize

brooklyn film and artsThe Brooklyn Non-Fiction Prize will be awarded to the best Brooklyn-focused non-fiction essay which is set in Brooklyn and is about Brooklyn and/or Brooklyn people/characters. They are seeking compelling Brooklyn stories from writers with a broad range of backgrounds and ages who can render Brooklyn’s rich soul and intangible qualities through the writer’s actual experiences in Brooklyn. Submissions should be between 4 to 10 pages. (Up to 2500 words).

Prizes: $500 and five authors will be selected to read from their work and discuss their Brooklyn stories with the audience at the December 2016 event.
Deadline: November 15, 2016.
Entry fee: Free

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Declaration of Independents ​Audiobook Contest

Declaration of Independents Audiobook ContestListenUp Audiobooks is excited to announce its first annual Declaration of Independents Contest! The winner of the contest will receive a full produced audiobook, from narration to mastering, and will retain all rights. The contest is open to all independent authors, with work that has not been previously published in audio. All genres of fiction and non-fiction stories are welcome. Eligible entries are original works of prose up to 70,000 words in length. .

Deadline: July 4, 2016

Entry fee: FREE

Prize: The winning title will be fully produced by ListenUp Audiobooks, including narration, editing, and mastering. The winner will receive master mp3 and WAV files of his or her finished audiobook. The winner will retain all rights.

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Jerry Jazz Musician Short Story Award

Short_Fiction_Contest_Details_-_Jerry_Jazz_Musician_-_2016-05-17_20.55.46Three times a year, Jerry Jazz Musician awards a writer who submits the best original, previously unpublished work of short fiction up to 3,000 words in length.  The Jerry Jazz Musician reader has interests in music, social history, literature, politics, art, film and theater, particularly that of the counter-culture of mid-twentieth century America.  All story themes are considered.

Deadline: May 31, 2016

Entry fee: FREE

Payment: $100. Winning stories are announced on the home page of Jerry Jazz Musician, and it will reside on the website permanently.

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