Ploughshares Emerging Writers Contest 2014

Starting tomorrow you can enter as an emerging writer…

Creative Writing Contests

The 2014 Emerging Writers Contest will be open for submissions from March 1 to May 15, 2014. Submissions are accepted in fiction, nonfiction, and poetry and the winner in each category will receive $1,000 and publication in Ploughshares. Fiction stories have a 6,000 word limit and the submission fee is $24. Please find the contest webpage here.


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The Winter Issue of Ploughshares features staff-edited poetry and prose.

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Share Your Story At Tell It My Way (Contest)

Creative Writing Contests

Two Contests Pave the Way for TellitMyWay Launch!

As Tell it my Way prepares for public launch, we’d like to invite children’s writers and storytellers to enter our exclusive contests, Something New to Love, which begin on February 14, 2014.

Highest-scoring Original Story. Between February 14, 2014 and March 14, 2014, writers will post their own original children’s stories on Tell it my Way. A week after the posting period ends, the author of the original story on the website with the highest score (determined by other users who can vote stories “up” if they like them or “down” if they do not) will receive a $50.00 Amazon gift card and will be featured on Tell it my Way!

Highest-scoring Retold Story. Between February 14, 2014 and March 14, 2014, writers are invited to retell any story on Tell it my Way. A week after…

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Honeycomb hive book sculpture celebrates 400th anniversary of English library

The honeycomb installation interacts with people as they walk past triggering sensors to make the books rustle.  It has been built by artists, engineers and designers from the University of the West of England with animatronics company Rusty Squid. Andrew Cox, from Bristol Central Library, said: "We embrace the digital but we all still love … Continue reading Honeycomb hive book sculpture celebrates 400th anniversary of English library

EVENT Magazine’s Annual Non-Fiction Contest is now open for entries!

Creative Writing Contests

EVENT is one of Canada’s most prestigious literary journals, and a strong supporter of literary non-fiction. Stories first published in EVENT have won numerous National and Western Magazine Awards, and have been featured in The Journey Prize, Pushcart Prize and Best Canadian Stories anthologies.


Writers are invited to submit manuscripts exploring the creative non-fiction form.

Deadline: April 15, 2014 (postmarked)

Entry Fee: $34.95 (includes 1 year of EVENT)

Multiple entries are allowed; however, each entry must be accompanied by a separate fee. No simultaneous submissions.

Maximum entry length is 5000 words, typed, double-spaced.
Prizes:  $1500 in prize monies available, plus payment for publication!
This year’s judge is Deborah Campbell. complete contest guidelines.

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Library services for students and staff — did you know:

That you can renew your books up to three times, as long as there are no holds on them?  And even better, you don't need to cart them into the Library to renew them.  You can call us, or you can log in to your library account on the website and renew your materials there.  … Continue reading Library services for students and staff — did you know:


For your information, all you aspiring writers out there…

Creative Writing Contests

The Parislab, a new hour-long radio show on the digital radio station, World Radio Paris, that performs and records radio plays and spoken word shorts live in front of a Paris audience, is seeking submissions for it’s upcoming March show.

The theme for the show is Superheroes.  What’s your take on the superhero?  Write a fiction radio play or a nonfiction narrative story about the superhero in your life.  Write a radio play or spoken word story and send it to us for consideration. The theme for the March show is inspired by the upcoming exhibit at the Mona Bismarck American Center.  Please see the link for information on the exhibit:  If you have a story to tell share it it with us.  The guidelines for submissions are listed below.

Deadline for submissions: February 28, 2014
No financial remuneration, but selected works are performed by professional actors based in Paris…

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You are not allowed to read these books: and why

Objection—The stories, which are set in an alternative universe populated with talking animals, undermine belief in God and organized religion and promote atheism. Teachers said the book was inappropriate for children because it contains rhymes on “how to get girls pregnant, put-downs of homosexuals, racism and profanity." Terry Lewis, a member of the Reform party’s … Continue reading You are not allowed to read these books: and why