Thursday, March 2, 2017

April 27, 2017 deadline for contests in the Arkansas Writers' Conference (and related contests)

Contests 1-3 (open to state of Arkansas residents) (but look out below for many others)

Contests OPEN TO ALL. Cash Awards for contests 4-13 vary.

4. David Goodgame Memorial Award ($100/$60/$40). Free verse poem. 40 line limit. Chair: Rita Goodgame
5. Fiction Who-Dunnit Award. ($50/$30/$20). Short Mystery Story. The Case of the Lost Family Heirloom. 1500 words. Chair: Brenda Iannacone
6. AR Pioneer Branch NLAPW Prose Award. ($50/$30/$20) Humorous short story about humorous marriage proposal. 1000 words Chair: Brenda Iannacone
7. WOW! Press Award. ($50/$30/$20) Personal memoir story. Subject: Life changes- A personal reflection. “My How Things Have Changed.” 1000 wd. max. Chair: Janis F. Kearney
8. AR Pioneer Branch NLAPW Poetry Award. ($50/$30/$20) Free Verse. Any subject. 24 line limit. Chair: Brenda Iannacone
9. LaViness Award for Living Mystery, ($25/$15/$10) Mystery Short Story, Not a murder mystery, No deaths allowed., 3000 words max. Chair: Renee LaViness
10. Scott Plantation Settlement Award. ($25/$15/$10) Memoir. Feature a Country Church. 2500 word limit. Chair: Sara Gipson
11. LIGHTS OUT! ($25/$15/$10) Fantasy Short Story. Humorous fantasy whose protagonist is afraid of the dark. 2500 word limit. Brief critique given if requested on top of page one of submission. Chair: Carol Hodges
12. Penpoint Writers Group Contest. ($25/$15/$10) Fiction Any Genre, Subject: “Summertime”, 3 page limit. NO poems or porn. Must include “summertime” somewhere in body of the written prose. Chair: Pinpoint Writers Group
13. South Arkansas Poets of the Pines Poetry Contest. ($25/$15/$10) Form: RONDELET, 7 lines, Syllables: 4-8-4-8-8-8-4; Rhyme: a-b+R-a-b-b-R, R=refrain. Chair: South Arkansas Poets of the Pines

Contests 14-18 (open to state of Arkansas residents)


19. Henry & Betty Heidelberger Memorial Poetry Award. ($25/$15/$10) Subject: Farming, Any form, 32 lines. Chair: Brenda Iannacone
20. Dorothy Truex Memorial Prose Award. ($25/$15/$10) Romance Short Story that involves dance. 1500 words. Chair: Ellen Withers

More information:  here