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Sunday, January 17, 2010

Writing Contest Part 2

Today, I’m listing three more contests with no entry fees. Check out the Websites for more information and follow the guidelines. Good luck!

1. Free Short Story Writing Contest "Family Stories"

The short stories could be about your family in the past, your family in the future, an imaginary family, a family of ducks or a family of your friends.

Enter your short story about families in BookRix’s free writing contest “Family Stories” now. The story must relate to families in some way. Tell us your story and share it with other readers to win cash and fame. In addition to the cash prize, the contest winner will receive free proofreading and editing services (of up to 3,000 words), courtesy of Elite Editing.

Community Voting – December 21, 2009 to February 23, 2010
Jury Voting– February 24, 2010 to March 15, 2010 DEADLINE: 02-23-2010.
PRIZES: $1,000.00.
ENTRY FEE: $0.00.

For more details check out

2. The Bloom Award 2010 is for unpublished authors only. Each year's award will consist of a different genre, age group and imprint. This award WILL result in the offer of a publishing contract for one lucky winner. (Disclaimer:If all parties come to an agreement)

2010 Details

The second Bloom Award will only be open to the following type of manuscript:

* Age Group: Young Adult
* Genre: Light Romance Fiction (However, sex is not appropriate for books at our press. The romance should be along the lines of the stuff found in Life in the Pit.)
* Imprint: "Tire Swing" (our children's/YA paperback imprint)

Submissions begins: May 17, 2010
Submissions Deadline is: October 31, 2010

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3. Sourcebooks is launching a new Young Adult division called Sourcebooks Fire and they’re celebrating for two whole months!
Submissions for the contest will run 2/1/2010 – 2/28/2010.
For more details check out

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