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Crazyhorse Prizes–Writing Contest

Writing Contest

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The College of Charleston literary magazine is hosting a writing contest with $2,000 and publication for the winners. For all my readers interested in having a credible publication to list in your byline, you should take a look. If you don’t know about Crazyhorse or their history, here’s more from their website:

Crazyhorse has been publishing the best established and emerging writers for over 50 years.

Recent contributors include fiction from Rebecca Makkai, Melanie Rae Thon, Christine Sneed, Anthony Tognazzini, and Michael Kardos and Nonfiction from Lia Purpura, Robin Hemley, Dinty Moore, Sue Allison, and Tom Lynch. The goal with our poetry pages is to publish work that reflects the multiple poetries of the twenty-first century. Recent poets include: Monica Berlin, Marianne Boruch, Kevin Ducey, Carolina Ebeid, Sarah Gridley, Bob Hicok, Cynthia Hogue, Edward Mayes, Lo Kwa Mei-en, Wayne Miller, Donald Platt, Mary Ann Samyn, Joshua Ware, Kerri Webster, and Martha Zweig.

In their standard publication, Crazyhorse welcomes submissions from a variety of genres, including fiction, nonfiction, and poetry. However, Crazyhorse Prizes is a writing contest for short stories, essays, and poems. They entry fee is $20, but it includes a one-year subscription to Crazyhorse. In addition, winners will receive $2,000 and publication. Not a bad haul for us struggling writers.

The deadline for submissions is January 31. Take a look at the full rules at the link above or you can submit your entry here. Good luck and let us know how you do!



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Creative Writing Contest

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LifeofWriters is hosting a creative writing contest. All my readers that enjoy creative writing, or all of you that for so long have wanted to try your hand at writing a short story, you should go for it!

The theme of the contest is “Rainy Wednesday Morning”, but there is not much guidance beyond that. Although the lack of direction as to length or word count is concerning, the freedom otherwise will really allow your creativity to flow.

Have you always wanted to try to write a short story? Take a stab at putting a short 500 word piece together. What’s the harm?

You could even put a time limit on it. Sit down with an alarm ready to sound after 90 minutes. That’s all you get. Spend 90 minutes writing whatever “Rainy Wednesday Morning” story comes to mind. Then step away from your story for a week. Let it sit. Don’t touch it. Come back to it after a week and edit the parts that need editing. Then submit it.

I say take a shot! You could enjoy it.

Here’s the full information:

Writing Contest



Go for it. Let me know if you submit to the contest. And good luck!



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