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 Published and unpublished poems of any length are welcome.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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The Binnacle Annual Ultra-Short Competition

The Binnacle Ultra Short Fiction CompetitionThe Binnacle will sponsor its Fourteenth International Ultra-Short Competition in 2016 and 2017. They are looking for prose works of 150 words or fewer and poetry of sixteen lines or fewer and fewer than 150 words.  A minimum of $300 in cash prizes will be awarded, with a minimum prize of $50. At least one of the prizes will go to a UMM student.

There is no submission fee. The deadline for submissions is March 15, 2017.

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