"The Hudson Review is sponsoring a competition for young critics of film and music. The prize for the best entry in each category is $500 plus publication in The Hudson Review." Entrants should be younger than 30 at the closing date, October 31, 2008. No entry fee indicated. Details here. (via the Hayden's Ferry Review blog)
From the latest Writer's Market newsletter: "Alice Pope, who will be editing the 2010 edition of Novel & Short Story Writer's Market, welcomes submissions for the next edition of NSSWM. Alice would like pitches for articles and interviews that fit the following sections in the book: The Writing Life, Craft & Technique, Getting Published, For Mystery Writers, For Romance Writers, and For Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Writers. To get an even better idea of what is wanted, you should check out a copy of the 2009 Novel & Short Story Writer's Market at your local bookstore or library. Queries can be sent to Alice's attention at nsswm(at)fwpubs(dot)com."
The San Francisco Writers Conference, taking place in February 2009, offers several scholarships. Its MFA Scholarships are for "three lucky Master of Fine Art students from San Francisco Bay Area colleges and universities"; two Kevin Smokler Scholarships are available for adult writers of nonfiction. There will also be a limited number of one-day scholarships for Bay Area high school students. For more information, click here. Deadline for all scholarship applications is December 15, 2008.
Here's a new contest to let you know about: Oceanview Publishing invites writers to send "an original, unpublished short story that has something out of the ordinary about it. We want the story to reflect our own unique approach to publishing. We want something that, like our young company, takes risks, denies the word impossible, and might even be a little twisted." No children's, young adult, or poetry. Follow the guidelines at the Web site. Winner will receive $250 in cash and $150 worth of Oceanview's books, plus publication (with permission) on the Oceanview Web site. Two finalists will receive $100 in cash and $150 worth of Oceanview's books. There is no entry fee. Deadline: November 17, 2008.
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