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The Write Way
Get It In Writing!s
ABC Book Contest
Press, Inc. Short Story Contest
Love, The Write Way
Romancing The Skyze
Contact: Tina Snyder c/o Romancing The
Address: PO Box 773, Cohoes, NY 12047
Entry Fee: $2
Deadline: December 99s contest
deadline is Nov. 15, 1999. February 2000s contest
deadline is January 15, 2000.
Prizes: $25 and publication.
How to Enter: Send manuscript, entry fee,
and SASE to the address above. Entries must be postmarked
by the dates indicated.
Wants: Up to 1,500 word romantic story. You
must follow the theme given. December 99 contest: Mistletoe
is hanging, will I do be in the air? Write a
Christmas love story. February 2000 contest: Valentines
Day--Send me your sweetest love story.
Comments: Love The Write Way is a
bi-monthly contest from
Romancing the Skyze.
It In Writing!s ABC Book Contest
(psst! Its not just for kids!)
Address: PO Box 20336, Carson City, NV
Entry Fee: 20˘. Send two thin dimes.
Deadline: Postmarked by December 8, 1999.
Prizes: 1st: 60% of entry fees. 2nd:
30% of entry fees. 3rd: 10% of entry fees. 4th and 5th
places receive honorable mention, and all places receive
a free newsletter with the winning names in it. In order
to protect your first rights, we do not print the winning
pieces, you are welcome to submit them anywhere you like,
at any time.
How to Enter: Send entry to address above.
Dont e-mail entries. SASE to have entry returned.
Wants: Write your version of an ABC Book.
Write it in your genre. Let us know what genre that may
be. Nothing offensive! Limit yourself to 260 words
(average 10 words per letter). Please use the English
Comments: Must have at least 5
entries! In the event that less than five participate, I
will put their names and titles in the appropriate
newsletter, and offer them a free entry in the next
Glimmer Train Press, Inc.
Short Story Contest
Address: 710 SW Madison Street, Suite 504,
Portland, Oregon 97205
Entry Fee: $10 per story
Deadline: Postmark deadline is January 31.
Winners will be telephoned by April 1.
Prizes: 1st place: $1,200, publication in
Glimmer Train Stories, and 20 copies of that issue. 2nd
place: $500, 3rd place: $300.
How to Enter: Submission must be typed,
double-spaced, and not previously published. Staple all
pages together. Cover letter is optional. First page of
story to include word count and your name, address, and
phone. Keep a copy of your work; materials will not be
returned. Winners will be contacted at the address on
their check, so make sure the address is correct. Write
Very Short Fiction Award on the envelope and
mail it to the address above.
Wants: Up to 2,000 word short story.
Comments: Glimmer Train holds this contest
twice yearly. For a list of other yearly contests, visit
the website at http://www.glimmertrain.com/glimmertrain/writguid1.html.
For a list of contest winner, send a SASE marked List
of winning VSF entries, please.