2017 Readers Choice Awards by TCK Publishing

Readers-Choice-Awards-circle-blue-n-gold-300x227TCK Publishing is recognizing indie, self-published, and traditionally published authors with this year’s Readers Choice Book Awards contest. Self-published and indie authors may submit one (1) book in any of the given categories for FREE. Entries are subject to evaluation and review by the TCK Publishing Readers Choice Awards committee.

Prizes: The grand prize winner receives a Kindle Fire HD8 and a book review. The winners in each category receive special badges and promotion on social media.

Entry fee: FREE for the first entry

Deadline: December 10, 2017.

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Futurescapes Writing Contest

futurescapes contest logoFor 2017, the Futurescapes Contest theme is “Blue Sky Cities.” They’re seeking stories set in a near-future city where significant strides have been made toward improving air quality, climate adaptation, or even net positive impacts on climate and air quality. Entries must be works of prose not to exceed 8,000 words in length.

Prizes: $2,000 Prize for first place; 5 runners up each receive $500; Publication in anthology distributed to mayors, governors, and members of the U.S. Congress.

Entry fee: FREE for the first entry

Deadline: October 13, 2017.

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The Diana Woods Memorial Award in Creative Nonfiction

Diana Woods

Authors of creative nonfiction are invited to submit previously unpublished essays of up to 5,000 words on the subject of their choice to be considered for the Diana Woods Memorial (DWM) Award in creative nonfiction. All submissions will be considered for publication in Lunch Ticket.

Prizes: $250 and publication in the next issue of Lunch Ticket.

Reading fee: None.

Deadline: Reading period for next issue ends August 31, 2017. For more information, please visit their website.


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L. Ron Hubbard’s Writers of the Future Contest

L Ron Hubbard writers of the futureL. Ron Hubbard’s Writers of the Future Contest is an opportunity for new and amateur writers of new short stories or novelettes of science fiction or fantasy. To be eligible, entries must be works of prose, up to 17,000 words in length. We regret we cannot consider poetry, or works intended for children. The contest is open only to those who have not professionally published a novel or short novel, or more than one novelette, or more than three short stories, in any medium.

Deadline: Revolving/Ongoing, Quarterly

Entry Fee: Free

Prizes: Prizes every three months: $1,000, $750, $500, Annual Grand Prize: $5,000 additional!

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