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The Times of India’s Attempt at Rights Grab

July 20, 2016 2 comments

Check out Victoria Strauss’s post on Writer Beware on why it is critical that writers read the fine print carefully before they submit their writing to contests or publishers.

This is what Victoria says of the Write India contest run by the Times of India: “I’ve rarely seen such a greedy rights grab in contest guidelines. If anyone had contacted me to ask about this contest, I would have advised them not to enter.” 

If you’ve not heard about the Times of India writing contest debacle (or even if you have), you should check out this excellent post by Sharath Komarraju.

This all started when Sid Balachandran wrote an emotional Facebook post on the rights grab by The Times of India (see previous post on this blog).

#TimesofIndia #RightsGrab #SidBalachandran #SharathKomaraaju #WriteIndia #WriteIndiaContest

#Contest for Books and #Novels

January 15, 2013 Leave a comment

The Amazon Breakthrough Novel award is open until January 27, 2013. No entry fee. Click here for details.

Book #Awards for #Indie #ebooks

December 13, 2012 Leave a comment

I came across a great listing of various awards open to Indie/self-published writers. Click here for details.

UK based #writing #contests

December 2, 2012 Leave a comment

I came a great site today that lists writing competitions. Some have entry fees, some not.

Click here for details.

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No-fee Contest, Big Prize Money

October 1, 2012 Leave a comment

The Ladies Home Journal is running the 2012 Personal Essay Contest.

Deadline: Dec 7, 2012

Entry Fee: None

Prize money: $3000

Click here for details.

Fiction Contest in Multiple Genres

March 13, 2012 Leave a comment

Novelty fiction is running a short story (500-1,500 words) contest in multiple genres:

  • Action
  • Humor/comedy
  • Romance
  • Thriller/suspense
  • Realistic drama
  • Horror
  • Science fiction.

Click here for details.

Call for Entries – 2012 Independent Publishers

March 12, 2012 Leave a comment

This from the website: The Independent Publisher Book Awards (the “IPPYs”) are intended to bring increased recognition to the thousands of exemplary independent, university, and self-published titles published each year.

Deadline:arch 15, 2012

Click here for details.

Contest For Unpublished Mystery Writers

January 29, 2012 Leave a comment

Poisoned Pen Press has just announced a contest open to writers who have not published a full-length book in the mystery genre. The winner will receive $1,000, a publishing contract, and the Discover Mystery Award. The deadline is April 30th, 2012, and the details are here.

Call For Self-Pubbed/Indie Authors and Publishers

January 22, 2012 Leave a comment

The http://www.indiebookawards.com/ invites entries from  indie book authors and publishers – including small presses, mid-size independent publishers, university presses, e-book publishers, and self-published authors.

Open to independent publishers and authors worldwide who have a book written in English with a 2011 or 2012 copyright date.

Click here for details.

Scriptapalooza, The Screenplay Competition

December 13, 2011 Leave a comment

Scriptapalooza, the annual screenplay writing competition, with its prize money of $10,000, is back.

Contests will have their individual entries read by more than 90 leading filmmakers, production companies and literary agencies. In addition, Scriptapalooza will offer its full support to the winner; finalists and semifinalists of the screenwriting challenge by promoting each work for one year after the winners’ announcement.

Deadline Jan 5, 2012.

Click here for details.