PEN Center USA 2013 Annual Literary Awards
PEN Center USA’s annual awards program, established in 1982, is a unique, regional competition that recognizes literary excellence in eleven categories: fiction, creative nonfiction, research nonfiction, poetry, children’s literature, graphic literature, translation, journalism, drama, teleplay, and screenplay. PEN Center USA accepts submissions of work produced or published in the current calendar year by writers living west of the Mississippi River. Entries in the eleven categories are reviewed and judged by panels of distinguished writers, critics and editors.
The Good Men Project Theme Issue: Men's Stories of Cancer
For an upcoming theme on The Good Life, we are soliciting submissions by and about men who have been affected by cancer. First-person stories and feature articles on men and cancer are both welcome. If you have a story or a pitch for an article, email Justin Cascio at email@example.com by the August 18 deadline for consideration.
The Paris Literary Prize
The Paris Literary Prize is an international novella competition for unpublished writers. Any topic is welcome. When the de Groot foundation came to us with the idea for the Paris Literary Prize in 2010, we immediately said yes. Shakespeare and Company has a long-standing tradition of opening its doors to aspiring writers and in keeping with that philosophy, the 10,000€ Paris Literary Prize is open to writers from around the world who have not yet published a book.
LitReactor Flash Fiction Smackdown: August Edition
The Los Angeles Review
We at The Los Angeles Review are delighted to announce that our thirteenth issue will be dedicated to Dana Gioia. Former Chairman of the National Endowment for the Arts, Gioia holds a BA and an MBA from Stanford and Harvard, respectively, and has published several collections of poetry. His Interrogations at Noon won the 2002 American Book Award, and his critical volume Can Poetry Matter?, a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award, is credited with helping revive the role of poetry in American culture. As Chairman of the NEA, Gioia garnered rare, bi-partisan congressional support for the mission of the Arts Endowment, leading Business Week Magazine to call him “The Man Who Saved the NEA.”
Andrea Brown Literary Agency (Children's & YA Authors)
The Andrea Brown Literary Agency was founded in August 1981 and has offices in the San Francisco Bay area, San Diego, Los Angeles, New York, and Chicago. Our agency works to bring to light the voices and perspectives of new writers as well as to nurture and develop the careers of experienced authors. Our goal, whether seeking to secure a publishing contract for a first book or a fiftieth book, is to make sure that clients are not only published, but published well.
Memoir Journal Prize for Memoir in Prose or Poetry
Through its twice yearly publication, Memoir, Memoir Journal publishes the best works of personal prose, poetry and narrative-driven imagery chosen from new and emerging memoirists like you, from around the world. Prizes for Memoir in prose or poetry, graphic memoir and narrative photography are awarded to the most outstanding submissions drawn from each period. Each prizewinner will receive three complimentary copies of the publication and their work will be featured on the Memoir Journal website.
Tennessee Williams/New Orleans Literary Festival Writing Contests
Finding fresh literary talent is at the heart of the Festival’s mission. Our one-act play, fiction and poetry contests have nurtured writers at the start of their careers–and helped them move on to further publications, book deals, and in one case, a Pulitzer Prize.