2016 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 Published and unpublished poems of any length are welcome.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, 2016

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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carte blanche Is Accepting Submissions

carte blanche logocarte blanche, the literary journal of the Quebec Writers’ Federation, is currently accepting submissions of short fiction, creative nonfiction, memoir, personal essay, literary journalism, and more. They consider previously unpublished works up to 3500 words using narrative: a story that moves from some kind of a beginning to some kind of an end, are preferred.

Prizes: a modest honorarium and publication

Deadline: Submissions are open September 1, 2015 – January 1, 2016

Entry fee: Free

For more information and submission guidelines, please visit their website.


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2015 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.

Prizes: $500
Deadline: November 15, 2015.
Entry fee: Free

For more information and submission guidelines, please visit their website.


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The Eighth Annual Life Lessons Essay Contest

real_simple_logo_a_lReal Simple Magazine is accepting entries for its eighth annual Life Lessons Essay Contest. Real Simple wants to hear about a random choice that changed your life forever. All entries will be judged by Real Simple editors, based on the following criteria: originality (25 percent), creativity (25 percent), use of language (25 percent), and appropriateness to contest theme (25 percent). All submitted essays must be nonfiction.

Prizes: The first-place winner will receive $3,000. The second-place winner will receive $750. The third-place winner will receive $500.
Deadline: September 28, 2015.
Entry fee: Free

For more information and submission guidelines, please visit their website.


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