The contest notifications have been piling up in my inbox, so today I've grouped a bunch of them together for your review. Good luck!
NPR: Three Minute Fiction Contest
And another installment of NPR's Three Minute Fiction Contest has been released. For this one, the parameters are for a fictional story that uses all of the following words, which may be used as nouns, adjectives or verbs of any tense: plant, fly, trick, button. And, as usual, it must be able to be read in under three minutes. For a full set of rules and guidelines, go to Three-Minute Fiction Round Four Official Rules. There is no entry fee, and the deadline is 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time on April 11, 2010.
Garden Verse Poetry Awards
The deadline has been extended for the Garden Verse Poetry Awards to May 3rd. So if you haven't gotten your entry in yet, there's still time.
Garden Photography Awards
And for those of you who dabble in photography like I do, you might want to check out this contest. The deadline is June 1st, and is open to photographers anywhere in the world. There's a $20 entry fee per image, and full rules can be viewed at Horticulture Magazine.
Puzzler #51 - Poetry Puzzler
Narrative Magazine is running a contest in honor of National Poetry Month in April. The contest can be viewed on the contest page, and the deadline is Monday 4/12/10 at noon.
Book Award Series
Narrative Magazine is offering a $25,000 award to any book-length work chosen for inclusion in their Narrative Library Book Award Series. They accept submissions of previously unpublished book-length works, year round, for publication in the Narrative Library and for the $25,000 Book Award Series. All works considered for publication in the Narrative Library will also be considered for the Book Award.