Category Archives: Contests

Contempoary Romance Writers Hosts Pitch Contest for Editors from Harlequin Presents 

Date: June 24, 2015 Guests/Judges: Editors Carly Byrne & Pippa Roscoe, Harlequin Presents Fee: FREE! Eligibility: The pitch contest is open to everyone – CRW members or non-members. But CRW invites non-members to consider joining its RWA chapter so you don’t miss out on … Continue reading

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The Hugo Nominated Movies

The movie category, in Hugo Award language, is “Dramatic Presentation, Long Form.” Some years there are great science fiction movies to pick from, some years not so much. This year five movies received nominations, each noteworthy in its own way. … Continue reading

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Write a Poem a Day in April

April is National Poetry Month, and writers and aspiring writers are encouraged to join many others (experienced and beginner poets) in the exciting free challenge: the 2015 April Poem-A-Day (PAD) Challenge. Each day’s poems will be judged by a top … Continue reading

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Time is Running to Nominate for Hugos

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The nomination period is open for the 2015 Hugo Awards and John W. Campbell Award for Best New Writer and will remain open until 11:59 p.m. Pacific Daylight Time on Tuesday, March 10, 2015. Eligibility to Nominate You may nominate for … Continue reading

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Apex Magazine Sponsors Steal the Spotlight Micro Fiction Contest

A contest for Micro Fiction writers everywhere, in time for Halloween. But this will not feature vampires, zombies, witches, and ghosts. Apex Magazine wants something a little different. “There’s more out there. Monsters waiting in the wings to give you … Continue reading

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A Close Look at the 2014 Hugo Winners

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With the close of Loncon 3 today, we now know the winners of the coveted 2014 Hugo Awards for best works in science fiction and fantasy published in 2013. Here is a rundown of the works in the fiction writing … Continue reading

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Hugo Awards Voting Blasts Past Previous Record

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From THE HUGO AWARDS, the official site of the Hugo Awards. This year’s Worldcon, Loncon 3, has announced that participation in the Hugo Awards is now officially at an all-time high. Loncon 3 received 3,587 valid Hugo Award final ballots … Continue reading

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Audie Awards 2014 Winner and Finalists for Literary Fiction

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The Audie Awards are presented to the best works in an important and growing part of the book market–audiobooks. Audiobooks are not the lion’s share of the book market. That battle is being waged between eBooks and print books. But … Continue reading

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Audie Awards 2014 Winner and Finalists for Science Fiction

I am a fan of audio books, and the AUDIE AWARDS offer a great selection of audio books considered to be the latest and greatest. Sponsored by the Audio Publishers Association, a not-for-profit trade association that advocates the collective business interests … Continue reading

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Spotlight on the Retro Hugo Awards

This year brings something rare and special to the Hugo Awards–the Retrospective Hugo Awards for the best work in science fiction and fantasy from year 1938–75 years ago. The Retro-Hugo is a traditional award following the same rules and categories of … Continue reading

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