Tuesday, September 22

some contests i might enter



glimmer train is doing this contest:
Best Start (not to exceed 1,000 words)

Prizes:
The 50 most engaging pieces will each win $50 and make Glimmer Train's Best Start list, which will be announced in our December bulletin as well as on other major blogs for writers.

Other considerations: Reading fee is $10 per piece. Open only to new writers
whose fiction has not appeared in a nationally distributed print publication with a
circulation over 3,000.
i wish there were more contests like this. i like the idea of 50 different small prizes. it seems like there's a better chance to win your money back and then some.

i also wish i could enter. i am sad but it seems i am "too big" to enter (pen america's circulation is above 3,000), although this is sort of new and cool at the same time

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the boston review is doing this contest, judged by chang-rae lee:

Rules: First prize is $1500 and publication in our summer 2010 issue. Entries must be 4,000 words or less, and accompanied by a $20 fee. All entrants recieve a year's subscription to Boston Review and are considered for regular publication. Our judge this year is novelist Chang-Rae Lee, and the contest is supervised, as always, by fiction editor Junot Díaz.

Send stories to:
Short-Story Contest
Boston Review
35 Medford St. Suite 302
Somerville, MA 02143

5 comments:

Alec Niedenthal said...

"too big to enter" lol

James said...

zing!

Nicolle Elizabeth said...

dont forget about the mississippi review contest. deadline is oct. 1 i think black warrior is also open right now too, actually

sasha fletcher said...

i want to say that i had planned on saying exactly what the comment above me says, which may make this a waste of space, but also it should serve as a reminder that if two people independently tell you the same thing you should probably fucking do it.

James said...

entered:

boston review
missouri review
mississippi review