Writing Contest: Chicago Tribune Seeks Short Stories for Nelson Algren Awards

Writing Contest: Chicago Tribune Seeks Short Stories for Nelson Algren Awards

The Chicago Tribune is looking for original and unpublished short stories no longer than 8,000 words for the Nelson Algren Literary Awards. A grand prize of $3,500 and possible publication in the newspaper will be awarded to one winner. Nine other prizes will also be given.

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Writing Contest: Ink Smith Publishing Launches First Annual Book Awards

Writing Contest: Ink Smith Publishing Launches First Annual Book Awards

Ink Smith Publishing is seeking entries for its first annual contest—the 2015 ISP Book Publishing Awards—for unpublished science fiction, horror, and fantasy manuscripts written in English. The publisher will pick a first-, second-, and third-place winners for each of the three genres and give away a total of $4,000 worth of prizes, which include a three-year publishing contract and a full marketing campaign and book tour.

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Love, Lattes, Mutants…And a Chance to Win a Prize

Love, Lattes, Mutants…And a Chance to Win a Prize

Romance author Sandra Cox is giving away unique raffle prizes to celebrate the release of her fantasy paranormal book, “Love, Lattes and Mutants.” Even with several books under her belt, Cox continues to learn about the publishing process, which she describes as “ever evolving.”

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Kensington Publishing Seeks Manuscripts for Writing Contest and Submission Call

Kensington Publishing Seeks Manuscripts for Writing Contest and Submission Call

Kensington Publishing Corp. is sponsoring a writing contest and accepting submissions for its Lyrical Press imprint. If you have an unpublished romance, suspense/thriller, young adult, or new adult manuscript, get ready to submit. In the spirit of full disclosure, I should say that Kensington’s Lyrical Press is the publisher of my debut romance book, “In His Corner,” which will be released on April 14.

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Writing Contest: Full Fathom Five Digital Seeks Manuscripts in Four Genres

Writing Contest: Full Fathom Five Digital Seeks Manuscripts in Four Genres

Full Fathom Five Digital (FFF Digital), a publisher of electronic books, is looking for unpublished or self-published novels in four genres—romance, mystery/thriller, horror, and science fiction/fantasy—through a writing contest. A $10,000 grand prize and a publishing deal will be awarded to one winner, while three finalists will each be offered a publishing contract.

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Writing Contest: Harlequin Seeks Unpublished Romance Novels

Writing Contest: Harlequin Seeks Unpublished Romance Novels

So You Think You Can Write? It’s not just a question. It’s the name of a contest for unpublished romance writers sponsored by Harlequin/Mills & Boon. The winner will receive a two-book series contract from the publisher.

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New Writing Contest: Write About Love!

New Writing Contest: Write About Love!

It’s the peak of summer, but Good Housekeeping magazine wants you to write about the stuff that Valentine’s Day is made of. Enter your nonfiction story about your first love or a crush or the one who got away and win some cash prize, plus possible publication.

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