The Monday Five: Free-Entry Novel-Length Manuscript Contests (April 1)

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Horatio Nelson Fiction Prize
from Black Balloon Publishing
Novel or short story collection, minimum 50,000 words
Deadline April 30

Henry Hazlitt Contest for Business Fiction
from Fiscal Press
Pro-business novel with theme of business, finance, entrepreneurship, or economics
Deadline April 30

St. Francis College Literary Prize
from St. Francis College
Open to writers who have recently published 3rd to 5th work of fiction (self-pubbed is okay)
Deadline May 1

Emerging Writer Fellowship
from The Writer’s Center
Must have 1 or 2 books published previously to be considered
Deadline May 3

Milt Kessler Poetry Book Award
from Binghamton University’s Center for Writers
deadline March 1, 2014

Monday, March 11: Writing Opportunities (Free-Entry Contests)

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Welcome back to The Daily Word!

Subscribers, thank you for sticking with us through our brief hiatus.
Our new schedule is as follows:

Monday: Writing Opportunities
Tuesday: Writing Process
Wednesday: Publishing Process
Thursday: Marketing/Social Media
Friday: Free Stuff
Saturday: Humor
Select Sundays: Special Edition

We’ll be making some improvements to the blog in the coming weeks, namely organizing our massive number of links into a handful of painless-to-navigate page headers. If you have suggestions or requests for additions to the site, please feel free to drop us a line.

Note: Contest details are copied here truthfully with the best of intentions, but always verify said details through the original website before entering any contest. Please let us know if you notice any discrepancies so we may fix the error here.

Who: Follow responses to stories on Twitter @damiengwalter
What: The Great Sci-Fi Hunt (“the search is on for the best sci-fi, fantasy, horror – or just plain weird – books that might otherwise go unseen and unloved”)
When: ASAP
Entry requirements: Already (independently) published sci-fi, fantasy, horror, or weird novels
Note: Nominate stories, spread the word, give your opinion on stories nominated

Who: musings of mistress of the dark path
What: March 2013 Writing Contest – St. Patrick’s Day Theme
When: Due March 29th at midnight
 place: $20 Amazon gift card (and eligibility to have your book, if already published, advertised on blog’s front page)
2nd place: $10 Amazon gift card
Entry requirements: 800-2200 words, plus a few creative stipulations

Who: Southern Pacific Review
What: 2013 South American Short Story Writing Contest
When: Online submission deadline March 30th
Prizes: Winning prize $100 USD and publication in Southern Pacific Review
Entrant Requirements: Must have previous writing experience either in print publication or online in a blog
Note: Submit previously published work with entries

Who: Smokelong Quarterly
What: 2013-14 Kathy Fish Fellowship Application
When: March 31st, 2013
Prizes: Winner will be considered “writer in residence” at SmokeLong for four quarterly issues (June, Sept, Dec ’13; Mar ’14), each issue will include one flash by Fellowship winner; winner will also receive $500: $100 upon announcement, $100 upon publication of each of the four issues

Who: TL Publishing Group
What: 2013 2nd Annual Romancing the Craft of Poetry & Fiction Contest
When: March 1st-June 30th
Prizes: All winners will receive recognition in Torrid Literature Journal and on website
1st place: $100 USD Visa gift card and 1 year print subscription to Torrid Literature Journal
2nd place: $50 USD Visa Gift Card and 1 print copy of TLJ
3rd place: $25 USD Visa Gift Card and 1 print copy of TLJ
Entry Requirements: Fiction story of any genre, 3000 words or less