Thursday, February 12, 2015
Creative Contests and Calls for Submissions...
If you're like most serious writers, I'm betting that one of your goals for 2015 is to increase your exposure and your bottom line. If so, you'll love today's post.
This new year is filled with an array of creative opportunities to get in gear, get published, and get the recognition you desire and deserve. And winning contests is a great way to write a happy ending for all your efforts. As someone who has garnered a few blogging awards and poetry prizes over the years, I can attest that it is rewarding on many different levels.
Accordingly, I'd like to share a listing of publications and places eager to receive your creative projects.
Some competitions pay in cash; while others offer other perks like gift cards, free products, mass exposure, a badge and title for your blog, and of course...bragging rights and brownie points with people in the publishing and blogging industries.
So what are you waiting for?
Here are a few to get you started on an epic year!
Good luck, and be sure to read the fine print. :-)
Bryan Hutchinson is seeking entries for a great topic idea, "How writing has positively influenced my life."
Contest runs from Feb.1-June 1, 2015.
See Positive Writer for details.
You happy? Heinz would like to find out the "secret sauce" of your story. In 122 characters or less, share what makes you happy. Or if video entries would be more your style, you have 6 seconds to win them over. Game? Contest details are available at the Heinz site.
One of the most popular anthology publishers ever, is accepting stories for their "Make Your own Luck" edition. Deadline for submissions is March 15, 2015. Get more "Chicken" and details on other
calls at Chicken soup.com.
FLASH FICTION CONTEST
Jenine Boisits, publisher of Literary Beginnings, is sponsoring a competition for unpublished writers only. First prize is $200.00. Deadline is March 1, 2015. Enter at Literarybeginnings.org.
Publishes a compilation of ongoing contests and competitions for poets, visual artists, and others in the creative community. Check out their classified section to get in where you fit in.
Here's wishing you much success! There's a winner in you.
If you found this post useful, or would like to see more in the future, please let me know in the comments.
Have you ever won a creative contest? Do share.