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Samuel L. Jackson Could Read Your Writing Out Loud

If you share a 300-word monologue on Reddit, you could win a chance to have the great actor and audiobook narrator Samuel L. Jackson read your work.

Jackson posted about the online event yesterday, so you only have until the end of the day (Thursday night PST) to write your passage. The whole writing contest will help raise funds for the Alzheimer’s Society. Check it out:

It’s simple, write 300 words and the most upvoted post I’ll read out loud in monologue form. I’m doing this for one of my favorite non-profits, Alzheimer’s Society, as my family have been unfortunate enough to have been affected by the disease. As a BONUS, I’m offering you all the chance to be flown to the UK for lunch with ME in return for just a tiny donation to this amazing cause. I’ll also sign a beloved Kangol hat and mail it to anyone that donates $200 or more! Check it out at Prizeo.

Flavorwire Hosts Short Fiction Contest

Flavorwire has launched a short fiction contest and one winner will receive a $500 prize.

Writers are invited to send in original stories that contain 5,000 words or less. Only previously unpublished work can be submitted, and the deadline is Friday, May 17th. Here’s more about how to submit:

Flavorwire Literary Editor Emily Temple will judge all entries and announce the results on the 24th. We’ll publish the winning story, along with a handful of honorable mentions, on Flavorwire throughout the final week of May. While all styles of short fiction are fair game, we can’t consider nonfiction or poetry submissions. Due to time constraints, Flavorwire can only accept entries via email and will be unable to provide feedback on individual stories.

Saturday Evening Post Hosts Great American Fiction Contest

The Saturday Evening Post has launched the 2014 Great American Fiction Contest. One winner will receive $500 in prize money and publication in both the January/February 2014 edition of the magazine as well as the website.

Five other writers will be selected as runners-up; they will also be published on the website and collect $100 each.

Only previously unpublished writers are eligible to enter. Each written piece must contain 1,500-5,000 words. Those who enter will have to pay a $10 entry fee. A deadline has been set for 11:59 p.m. EST on July 1, 2013. Follow this link to read all the rules and learn all the details about this contest.

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Warner Brothers TV Writing Workshop Now Accepting Applications

Warner Brothers TV Writing Workshop will accept applications from today until June 1, 2013.

You must pay $30 to apply, but accepted screewriters spend the intensive workshop in weekly lectures with “a mix of showrunners, directors, actors and agents.” This learning period is followed by an intensive writing program. Check it out:

In the winter, the Workshop participants are divided into smaller groups for an intensive writing experience. Each participant will be required to complete a new spec script under the same deadlines found on a show currently in production. How participants perform during this exercise will determine whether they will be chosen for a possible staffing position on a Warner Bros. show … Upon completion of the program, Studio executives will help participants, who pass the Writers’ Room, obtain a staff position on a Warner Bros. television show currently in production. We can’t guarantee you will get staffed, but we will get your material in front of the people who make the ultimate decisions – the showrunners.

Saturday Evening Post Hosts Writing Contest to Honor Our Troops

Writers are invited to submit 200-word pieces for the “Honor the Troops, Win a Watch” essay contest.

The Saturday Evening Post partnered with the watch company Speidel for the contest. Each winner will be given a Women’s Tortoise Shell Fashion Watch or Men’s Pilot Watch manufactured by Speidel.

Altogether, twenty winners will be chosen. The winning submissions will be shared on The Saturday Evening Post‘s website. The contest will take place starting April 17th and conclude on July 4th.

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Prada Sponsors a Writing Contest

Italian fashion company Prada has opened a writing contest, asking entrants to write about the subject of “the reality and its perception.” You can win 5,000 euros and the company will distribute your story as an eBook.

Follow this link to download a PDF with all the rules. At 1 P.M. C.E.T. on June 18th, 2013, Prada will allow writers to upload their entry for the contest at the contest website. You can write pradajournal [at] prada [dot] com with any problems. Here’s more from the company:

PRADA has called a Contest aimed at the accomplishment of short stories of a minimum of 10 (ten) pages and a maximum of 20 pages on A4 sized sheets, each page to contain approximately 400 words, written in Bodoni –DTC dim. 11 style, focusing on the inquire of the reality and its perception, especially: Views of the world. Images, marks, idea. The Short Story may be proposed in any language chosen by the Contender without any restriction.

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Submit Your Short Fiction to the Literary Upstart Contest

The L Magazine will host four reading events for this year’s Literary Upstart writing contest.

You can submit your short fiction until May 28th; submissions must be no longer than 1,300-words. The grand prize winner will get a $500 award and be published in the annual Summer Fiction Issue.

The top writers will be invited to one of three semi-final round readings on April 17th, May 1st or May 22nd. All the contestants who place first in the semi-final rounds will move on to perform one more time at the grand finale reading on June 4th.

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Riverhead Counters American Men of Letters Sweepstakes with Global Women of Letters

When Vintage Books announced its American Men of Letters Sweepstakes earlier this week, Riverhead countered with a Global Women Sweepstakes of Letters contest.

To enter the Vintage Books contest, you need to “like” James Salter’s Facebook page for a chance to win a collection of books by male authors. If you comment on the Riverhead Instagram page, you could win a collection of books by female authors. Check it out:

Riverhead has the honor of publishing incredible fiction by talented female writers from around the world. Head over to our Instagram and leave a comment for you chance to win a collection of novels by Helen Oyeyemi, Meg WolitzerEmma Straub, Danielle Evans, Dina Nayeri (page), Danzy Senna and Catherine Chung! … Leave a comment for a chance to win a set of 7 books by these writers. We’ll announce the winner on 4/16 (US addresses only).

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Win $3,000 in ‘The Shadow Man’ Book Trailer Contest

Savannah Morning News columnist and The Shadow Man author Mark Murphy has launched a book trailer contest. Three cash prizes will be awarded and the first place winner will receive $3,000.

Contestants should create a trailer (no more than 1 to 3 minutes in length) and submit it before April 30th. The entries will be judged on the following criteria: creativity, originality, and how well the video can be used as a marketing tool.

Here’s more from the announcement: “Trailers (1-3 minutes in length) should try and take advantage of the Savannah setting while incorporating aspects of the city that are present in the story. The iconic cover shot of the Forsyth Park Fountain at night must be incorporated into each video as well links to the author’s website and Facebook page.”

Win $500 in a Team Writing Contest

The first ever Stanford Story Slam has opened, a chance for a team of writers to win $500. Anybody can enter the writing contest and the deadline is April 22.

To enter, you must collaborate to write about this prompt: “There are over 15,000 bikes used by students, staff, and faculty to get around Stanford campus. Over 300 bikes are stolen each year. Where do they go?” The Stanford Arts Review will publish the winning entry. Here’s more from the organizers:

Feel free to interpret this prompt broadly and in unexpected ways. You can write in any safe-for-work genre you like. The story must be written and submitted through the Ensemble system. For example, you can’t write the story in Google Docs and then copy-paste it into Ensemble. The story must be no more than 1000 words. A reader should be able to read the story in one sitting. The story must be original, unpublished, and not have been entered in any previous competition or contest.

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