A Suitable Anthology for Easter

Helen Lowe alerted me to the following competition and anthology, which seems like a suitable one to post about at Easter:

Spiritual Writing Competition

Closes: End of May

Judged by a church-based panel led by Pleasant Point writer Karalyn Joyce

Prizes: 1st $500; 2nd $250; 3rd $100

Up to 50 submissions are to be published in a new “Spiritual Anthology” launched in November 2009

Calling for all non-published poems/fiction/non-fiction work with a “words to inspire” based theme; i.e., life; death; creation; peace; miracles; wonder; reflection from new and established writers of all ages

For entry form send a stamped self-addressed envelope to: “Spiritual Anthology”, 4a Horton Street, Pleasant Point, South Canterbury; or email: daphnej (at) xtra.co.nz

The entry form has further details:

  1. Submissions (fiction/non-fiction or poetry) must be the original work of the entrant, previously unpublished and not under consideration elsewhere. A suggested length for stories is up to 1,500 words. Poetry is suggested to be no more than 50 lines. The editing team reserves the right to select work from the submissions received and will contact the writer to gain publishing rights but copyright will remain with the writer.
  2. Contributors published in the anthology to receive a free copy in lieu of payment, and the right to order further copies at a special rate. Prizes to be presented at special launch of the anthology in November, or forwarded to the writer following the launch.
  3. The theme is: “words to inspire” (i.e., life; death; love; peace; grace; miracles; healing; creation; reflection; spirituality).
  4. Winners and the writers of the chosen work for the anthology will be notified by email/telephone, others will be destroyed unless there is a stamped self-addressed envelope with the submission.
  5. The entry fee is $2 per poem/ $5 per short story and writers are welcome to enter two or more times. The competition is open to all ages.
  6. Entries are to be typed single sided A4 paper and double spaced.
  7. Judge’s decision is final.
  8. The writer’s name must not appear on the manuscript. Please use the entry form below. Photocopies are acceptable.
  9. The closing date is the 31st May 2009.

2 thoughts on “A Suitable Anthology for Easter

  1. Congratulations on a nice, informative site. I can sense the joy of writing (not just the endless pitfalls and disapointments) running right through it. Will try and get hold of your short stories: New Zealand is one of those places I\’ve always wanted to visit, bit fear I never will (the closest I ever got was Tasmania, and that was 20 years ago!)Keep up the good work!Philiphttp://thiswriterstale.blogspot.com/

  2. Thanks, Philip, that\’s a very kind comment.The best place for overseas readers to get hold of Transported at the moment is through the excellent and hard-working New Zealand Books Abroad, http://www.nzbooksabroad.comYour blog looks very interesting – I have added a link to it from mine.

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