Swiftly approaching contest deadlines

Amazon Breakthrough Novel Award
Open to: individual authors with completed fiction manuscripts of 175,000 words or less
Deadline: November 5, 2007
Prize: a full publishing contract with Penguin Group

The Court TV Search for the Next Great Crime Writer Contest
Open to: unpublished mystery/crime fiction writers with completed book-length manuscripts who are registered members of Gather
Deadline: November 11, 2007
Prize: a publishing and exclusive distribution contract with Borders and a $5,000 advance

25th Consecutive New Millennium Awards for Fiction, Poetry, and Nonfiction
Open to: any style, content, or number of submissions, including pieces previously published online or in a print publication with a circulation of less than 5,000
Entry fee: $17
Deadline: November 17, 2007
Prize: $1,000 and publication in New Millennium Writings

American Short Fiction Short Story Contest
Open to: authors of unpublished fiction of 6,000 words or less
Entry fee: $20
Deadline: December 1, 2007
Prize: $1,000 and publication in American Short Fiction

Letters About Literature
Open to: any reader in grades 4 through 12 who writes “a personal letter to an author, living or dead, from any genre—fiction or nonfiction, contemporary or classic—explaining how that author’s work changed the student’s way of thinking about the world or themselves”
Deadline: December 14, 2007
Prize: cash awards

The PSA National Chapbook Fellowships
Open to: any US resident who has not published a full-length poetry collection
Entry fee: $12
Deadline: December 21, 2007
Prize: $1,000 and chapbook publication and distribution by the Poetry Society of America

National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo)
NaNoWriMo 2007Open to: registered participants who begin writing on November 1, 2007, with the goal of completing a 175-page (50,000-word) novel in one month
Deadline: November 30, 2007
Prize: “To write without having to obsess over quality. To be able to make obscure references to passages from our novels at parties. To be able to mock real novelists who dawdle on and on, taking far longer than 30 days to produce their work.”

2 Replies to “Swiftly approaching contest deadlines”

  1. Was just wondering if you had a list of contests that aren’t closing… day after tomorrow! LOL. No really… I’d like to try a few contests. What’s coming up next summer?

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