Writing Contests Galore! Win lots of cool prizes …

Posted March 7, 2010 by Sara | Novel Novice 1 Comment

We have a bevy of writing contests going on right now … and we want to share them all in one place, so you can see what the contests are about, when they’re due, and what the cool prizes include!

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The Lonely Hearts Club Writing Contest

Choose ONE of the writing prompts below, and send us your 250-1,000 word response:

1. Briefly tell us about a time when you got “dumped” by a friend when she got a boyfriend. How did it work out?

2. Keeping it rated PG (please!), tell us the craziest/most extreme thing you’ve ever done to get a guy’s attention (or keep it). Was it worth it?

3. Would you ever swear off dating for the rest of high school/college? How do you think it would play out?

4. Have you ever been cheated on like Penny? What did you do to get over it?

The Prizes:

Three winners will each receive a free copy of The Lonely Hearts Club that is signed & personalized by author Elizabeth Eulberg!

Honorable mentions/runners-up will receive a set of Novel Novice bookmarks.


Entries are due by midnight (PST) on Wednesday, March 31st.

E-mail your entries to clumzbella@yahoo.com

See the Lonely Hearts Club Contest page for more details.

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Literary Lovers Mash-up Writing Contest

Write a short scene in which two unlikely literary heroes meet or fall in love for the first time (Think Edward Cullen meets Tess of the D’Ubervilles, or Clary from The Mortal Instruments meets Mr. Darcy. Get creative!)

* Keep it 500 words or less!

* YES, spelling & grammar count — so proofread!

* E-mail your entries to sara.novelnovice@comcast.net

* Entries are due by midnight (PST) on Sunday, March 28th.

* The best entries will be posted on Novel Novice, and U.S. winners will receive a set of Novel Novice bookmarks!

See the Literary Lovers Mash-up Writing Contest page for more details.

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Eclipse Fan Fiction Challenge

Our sister site Novel Novice Twilight has a fun new prompt for their March-April Fan Fiction Challenge:

Write a scene from Eclipse from the point-of-view of a character other than Bella.

All entries are due by11:59PM (PST) on Friday, April 30.

Winners will receive a prize pack of Twilight Saga goodies, including trading cards & a pen. Winners will also get a graphic banner to post with their stories, and the winning stories will be featured on Novel Novice Twilight.

E-mail all entries to christie.novelnovice@gmail.com

See NNT’s Fan Fiction Challenge page for more rules & details.

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Alice in Wonderland Creative Writing Prompt

Okay, so no prizes here … but if you want help getting your creative juices flowing, check out our writing prompt inspired by Alice in Wonderland:

  • Write a prose poem
  • Use a character from – or inspired by – Alice in Wonderland
  • Include at least two portmanteaus in the poem …
  • Include at least one ellipses …
  • Consider including some dialog between characters …
  • Incorporate lines from Alice in Wonderland or another poem …

See more on the Alice in Wonderland Creative Writing Prompt page — and get more ideas from past Creative Writing Prompts.

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Sara | Novel Novice

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One response to “Writing Contests Galore! Win lots of cool prizes …

  1. Jade Gregson

    Just wondering if there is any short-story contest’s going?
    i’ve got a short-story that i would like others to read and judge.
    it would be great if you could get back to me, thnx!

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